Peer-to-peer Patents (Class 707/622)
  • Patent number: 10671598
    Abstract: A client information management apparatus comprises a hardware processor. The hardware processor performs: detecting a change in a department where one client member belongs and updating a department about one client member in client information if member name in client personal information is the same as a member name about the one client member registered with the client information and if the department in the client personal information differs from the department about the one client member registered with the client information; referring to the communication information and extracting a member relating to the one client member as an update target member from different client members registered with the client information; and updating a department about the update target member registered with the client information to the same department as the one client member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kouichi Tomita
  • Patent number: 10671596
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for determining a consistent point in time in a replication environment comprising determining periods of time that no IO was received from sources; wherein the periods are determined to account for differences between the clocks of the sources and the clock at a replication appliance, adjusting the periods of time that no IO was received by at least one delay factor, comparing the adjusted periods of time from the sources to determine a common period of time; wherein the common point in time denotes that each source was in a consistent state and marking the adjusted point in time as a consistent point in time in a journal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Assaf Natanzon, Leehod Baruch, Jehuda Shemer, Saar Cohen, Slavik Neymer
  • Patent number: 10614064
    Abstract: The present approach assigns a code to each node class of a data tree modeling a database. The node class codes may be used to generate a node class path for each node class. This class path may be used as a discriminator to reference a given node class or portion of the tree including the class path and may be stored in a field of the database and/or cached. Use of the class path in query operations reduces the complexity of certain queries, thereby speeding up query performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Davis, Joey Mart
  • Patent number: 10581892
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically grouping malware based on artifacts are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system, process, and/or computer program product for automatically grouping malware based on artifacts includes receiving a plurality of samples for performing automated malware analysis to generate log files based on the automated malware analysis; processing the log files to extract features associated with malware; clustering the plurality of samples based on the extracted features; and performing an action based on the clustering output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Shadi Rostami-Hesarsorkh, Sudarshan Vasudevan, William Redington Hewlett, II, Farshad Rostamabadi
  • Patent number: 10530789
    Abstract: Techniques for alerting and tagging using a malware analysis platform for threat intelligence made actionable are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system, process, and/or computer program product for alerting and tagging using a malware analysis platform for threat intelligence made actionable includes receiving a plurality of samples for performing automated malware analysis to generate log files based on the automated malware analysis; processing the log files to extract artifacts associated with the log files; determining whether a tag matches any of the plurality of samples based on the artifacts; and performing an action based on whether the tag matches any of the plurality of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshad Rostamabadi, Shadi Rostami-Hesarsorkh, Sudarshan Vasudevan, Bilal Malik
  • Patent number: 10496603
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for an information management system storing electronic objects being associated with metadata having properties, the method comprising determining a first condition, wherein the first condition specifies a value for a metadata property; determining a second condition; determining if an electronic object has the value specified in the first condition in the electronic object's metadata; and if so determining if the electronic object fulfills the second condition; and if so storing the electronic object to a local storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: M-FILES OY
    Inventors: Antti Nivala, Paivi Yli-Olli, Ari Laaja
  • Patent number: 10484404
    Abstract: Techniques for alerting and tagging using a malware analysis platform for threat intelligence made actionable are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system, process, and/or computer program product for alerting and tagging using a malware analysis platform for threat intelligence made actionable includes receiving a plurality of samples for performing automated malware analysis to generate log files based on the automated malware analysis; processing the log files to extract artifacts associated with the log files; determining whether a tag matches any of the plurality of samples based on the artifacts; and performing an action based on whether the tag matches any of the plurality of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshad Rostamabadi, Shadi Rostami-Hesarsorkh, Sudarshan Vasudevan, Bilal Malik
  • Patent number: 10394485
    Abstract: A target storage system in one embodiment receives from a source storage system a plurality of content-based signatures of respective data pages of a storage object that is subject to replication from the source storage system to the target storage system. For a given one of the received content-based signatures having a particular logical address, the target storage system compares at least a portion of the received content-based signature with a particular one of a plurality of entries of an address-to-signature table maintained by the target storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Xiangping Chen, David Meiri
  • Patent number: 10372734
    Abstract: The operation of a machine can be controlled by performing reconciliation using a cluster of nodes. In one example, a node can receive parent timestamped data from a parent dataset and child timestamped data from child datasets that are children of the parent dataset in a hierarchical relationship. The parent timestamped data and the child timestamped data can relate to an operational characteristic of the machine. The node can generate computer processing-threads. Each computer processing-thread can solve one or more respective reconciliation problems between a parent data point that has a particular timestamp in the parent timestamped data and child data points that also have the particular timestamp in the child timestamp data to generate a reconciled dataset. An operational setting of the machine can then be adjusted based on the reconciled dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Michele Angelo Trovero, Byron Davis Biggs, Jennifer Leigh Sloan Beeman, Michael James Leonard
  • Patent number: 10360118
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for processing external inbound messages with failover protection having low latency and high availability. The system includes a primary data processing host and a secondary data processing host. Each of the primary and secondary data processing hosts include a memory space shared by separate data processing components. The memory spaces of the primary and secondary data processing hosts are synchronized using a low-latency remote direct memory access. The synchronization is performed on data items stored in the memory spaces associated with one inbound message at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cboe Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig G. Murphy, Paul F. Ciciora, Steven P. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10356273
    Abstract: The image reading device includes a scanner, a controller, and storage. The controller replicates first original image data specified by a replication instruction among the original image data stored in the storage to generate second original image data and stores information indicating a replication destination of the first original image data in the storage. Upon acquiring third original image data that is original image data from an image of an original document that is newly read by the scanner, the controller determines whether or not original document data volume indicating volume of the third original image data is greater than available capacity of the storage. Upon determining that the original document data volume is greater than the available capacity, the controller deletes one or more parts of the first original image data for which the replication destination information fulfills a predetermined condition from the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ken Saratani
  • Patent number: 10353805
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include a method, system and computer program product for using customer workload profiling and analytics to better understand customer workload execution. The method includes a processor collecting data relating to a customer workload for a particular customer from among a plurality of customers; determining one or more relationships between the customer data, activity, and work units; collecting from the particular customer multiple sets of data relating to the work unit distribution based on customer execution data; responding to one or more changes in one or more activities in the work unit distribution; determining, by the processor, to view the one or more activities in the work unit distribution; and displaying for viewing the one or more activities in the work unit distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas W. Conti, Kyle R. Moser
  • Patent number: 10339010
    Abstract: A method involves synchronization of one or more secondary backup copies with a primary backup copy. The synchronization does not require additional reading of the original data, as the primary backup copy serves as a source of data. The synchronization process identifies difference between the primary backup copy and the secondary backup copy, so that only differential data is transferred and stored during the synchronization, eliminating the need to repeatedly transfer an entire copy to a secondary location. The method can leverage data compression and de-duplication for more efficient resource utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce Talley, Nail Ahmad Amin Abdallah, Oleksii Serhiovych Osypov, Veniamin Serhiovych Simonov, Sergii Iazvinskyi
  • Patent number: 10296711
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for archiving image, audio, and text data with metadata encapsulation in a client-server storage library is described. The server receives and holds the images, audio, or text to be archived in an image, audio or text logical partition which includes a directory of the images, audio, or text. The information is encapsulated in a metadata wrapper and stored in the library as a closed image, audio, or text file along with a closed copy of the directory. The closed image, audio, or text directory is also stored in the client. The images may be encapsulated in MXF, DICOM, Tape Archive (TAR) or GZIP formats. The storage library may have magnetic tapes, magnetic disks or optical disks as storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Allen Keith Bates, Louie Arthur Dickens, Timothy A. Johnson, Craig Anthony Klein, Yun Mou, Stephen Leonard Schwartz, Anna W. Topol, Daniel James Winarski
  • Patent number: 10264516
    Abstract: Apparatus, method, and computer program product for controlling network discovery of a wireless mesh network, wherein a modified implementation of the network discovery process is suggested. For a touchlink target device, it is sufficient to receive one of all scan request commands that a touchlink initiator node broadcasts for device discovery on a predetermined channel. It is thus enough for the touchlink target device to intermittently switch its receiver to the predetermined channel for a specific duration to receive at least one of those scan command commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus Wilhelmus Adrianus Alphonsus Van Leeuwen
  • Patent number: 10104034
    Abstract: In order to invite individuals to join a social network, telephone contact information of a user of the social network is extracted, with the user's permission, from a phonebook associated with a telephone application on the user's portable electronic device. Then, the extracted telephone contact information is shared across different platforms to the user's desktop computer, and telephone numbers in the extracted telephone contact information are identified. These telephone numbers are associated with other portable electronic devices, and with individuals that are not currently members of the social network. After receiving confirmation of a telephone number from the user (e.g., via the desktop computer), the location of the associated portable electronic device is determined. Based on the telephone number and the location, an invitation to join the social network is conditionally provided to the portable electronic device, via a Short Message Service (SMS) message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Damien Albert Louis Coullon, Brad C. Ciraulo, Joonhyung Lim, Bhavana Chowdary Challa, Da Huo, Yang Zhou, Xin Fu, Barry P. Huang
  • Patent number: 10037249
    Abstract: Various systems, processes, and products may be used to manage remote data replication. In particular implementations, a system and process for managing remote data replication may include the ability to store versions of a disk at a first site, a second site, and a third site. The version of the disk at the first site may store input/output for a host system, the version at the second site may be a synchronous replication of the version at the first site, and the version at the third site may be an asynchronous replication of the version at the first site. The system and process may also include the ability to synchronize the version at the first site with the version at the third site if the second site is unavailable and synchronize the version at the second site with the version at the third site if the first site is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: John P. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10037250
    Abstract: Various systems, processes, and products may be used to manage remote data replication. In particular implementations, a system and process for managing remote data replication may include the ability to store versions of a disk at a first site, a second site, and a third site. The version of the disk at the first site may store input/output for a host system, the version at the second site may be a synchronous replication of the version at the first site, and the version at the third site may be an asynchronous replication of the version at the first site. The system and process may also include the ability to synchronize the version at the first site with the version at the third site if the second site is unavailable and synchronize the version at the second site with the version at the third site if the first site is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: John P. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10021120
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for protection of data servers configured for data replication of a database. As an example, one apparatus includes at least one processing circuit configured to receive records indicating respective modifications performed on a first version of the database stored in a first data server of the plurality of data servers. The at least one processing circuit is configured to delay replication of the modification in one or more additional servers in the plurality of data servers for a respective length of time specified for the servers in a security profile. While delaying replication of the modification, the processing circuit determines a probability that the modification is malicious based on a first set of factors indicated in a security profile. If the probability is greater than a threshold specified in the security profile, the processing circuit prevents the modification from being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Salour, Raghu Rengarajan
  • Patent number: 9998535
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are provided for coordinating multiple peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. A device operates a first P2P communications protocol to participate in a first P2P network. The device also operates a second P2P communications protocol to participate in a second P2P network. The device can modify at least one of the first P2P network's parameters and at least one of the second P2P network's parameters to minimize conflicts between operations of the P2P networks. To enable it to modify these parameters, the device may configure or reconfigure its operating parameters to cause it to take on a supervisory role (e.g., master, group owner).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Su Khiong Yong, Chiu Ngok E Wong
  • Patent number: 9959178
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for replicating a database transaction to a replica table. An embodiment operates by receiving a replication log entry and an associated transaction commit log entry for a database transaction to be replayed to a row at a replica table. A row-ID value of the replication log entry is compared to a row-ID column value of the row at the replica table. The replication log entry is then replayed at a parallel log replayer based on the comparison. The database transaction is then committed to the replica table by replaying the associated transaction commit log entry at a transaction log replayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Juchang Lee, Chang-Gyoo Park, Hyoung-Jun Na, Kyu-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9959245
    Abstract: A method includes the following steps. One or more records are accessed from a database memory bypassing a database access mechanism of a database system. Data representing access frequency of the one or more records are collected. The collected access frequency data for the one or more records are maintained. The access frequency data for the one or more records are aggregated until the access frequency reaches a threshold value. The aggregated access frequency data are asynchronously reported for the one or more records to the database system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bishwaranjan Bhattacharjee, Mustafa Canim, Mohammad Sadoghi Hamedani, Kenneth A. Ross
  • Patent number: 9934226
    Abstract: A solution is proposed for managing each one of a plurality of computing machines. A corresponding method comprises taking one or more snapshots of the computing machine or part thereof, the snapshots being organized in a snapshot tree of nodes representing the snapshots according to a dependency thereof, expanding the snapshot tree of the computing machine according to each sub-tree of the snapshot tree of each other computing machine having the snapshot of a parent node of the sub-tree matching a graft node of the snapshot tree of the computing machine, the sub-tree being appended to the graft node, selecting a snapshot of the other computing machines represented by a selected node of the snapshot tree of the computing machine, and restoring the selected snapshot on the computing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Enrica Alberti, Gianluca Mariani, Antonio Secomandi, Michele Tomassi, Viviana Tripodi
  • Patent number: 9917920
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for implementing reciprocal data sharing in a data exchange system. Limitations may be placed on the amount of data an exchange member may access based on the amount of data that exchange member has contributed. The system may include determining a data contribution associated with a first member of the data exchange, determining a limit for the first member based on the data contribution, and providing data to the first member when the first member has not exceeded the limit. In some embodiments, there may be separate limits for each member of the data exchange, so that a first member may have different access limits when accessing data from a second member, data from a third member, and data from a fourth member. Further, the system may limit a requester to a type of data that corresponds to the type of data contributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: XOR DATA EXCHANGE, INC
    Inventors: Michael Cook, Gregor R. Bonin, Aaron Antonio Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9910712
    Abstract: In an example, a method of replication between computing systems includes replicating virtual machine files from primary storage in a primary computing system to secondary storage in a secondary computing system. The virtual machine files implement a plurality of virtual machines in the primary computing system and a plurality of replica virtual machines in the secondary computing system. The method further includes replicating configuration data, from virtualization software in the primary computing system to secondary virtualization software installed on a host computer in the secondary computing system, through a platform management system in the host computer while the host computer is in a low-power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Jinto Antony
  • Patent number: 9881044
    Abstract: A method and system for ensuring consistency in data updates transactions in a distributed storage system (DSS) are provided. The method includes receiving an aggregated transaction request comprising monotonous transaction requests, wherein each monotonous transaction request is initiated by at least one computing node of a plurality of computing of nodes in the DSS, wherein the root computing node and the plurality of computing nodes are arranged in a tree structure; generating a range of transaction indexes based on the aggregated transaction request; and passing the generated range of transaction indexes along the plurality of computing nodes according to their respective level in the tree structure hierarchy, wherein each of the plurality of computing nodes initiating the monotonous transaction request is allocated with a unique portion of the aggregated transaction indexes, thereby ensuring time-order access to at least one storage device in the DSS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Reduxio Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Nir Peleg, Or Sagi
  • Patent number: 9800926
    Abstract: Systems and methods of peer-to-peer video data sharing are disclosed. A particular system includes a television receiver to receive television data from a server. The system also includes an instant channel change (ICC) module to send a request for ICC data to one or more peer network elements via a peer-to-peer service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jian Li, Raghvendra Savoor, Zhi Li
  • Patent number: 9639700
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for UEFI firmware database management of keys and certificates during a UEFI secure bootstrap enabled boot of a computer. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for UEFI firmware database management for secure bootstrap of a computer includes initially receiving a request to modify a database in UEFI firmware of an operating computer. Thereafter, an impact of the request is determined in memory of the operating computer in terms of the operability of an accessory driver. As such, a prompt warning of the determined impact is generated in the memory and displayed in a display of the operating computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Nathan K. Campbell, Doug W. Oliver, Wen Wei Tang
  • Patent number: 9547707
    Abstract: For synchronizing replication status, a copy module continuously replicates data from a first device designated with a device status of primary to a second device designated with a device status of secondary. A first peer-to-peer remote copy (PPRC) relationship is established between the first and second devices. The first and second devices store replication information comprising a bitmap with a replication status for each data block of the first device. The copy module further copies an instant point-in-time copy of the data from the second device to a copy device. In addition, the copy module copies the replication information from the second device to the copy device and links the replication information of the second device and copy devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Nicolas M. Clayton
  • Patent number: 9438601
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, a group server, and an apparatus for operating a group resource; a member resource operation request sent to a member device carries an operation request identifier, so that the member device that the member resource belongs to determines, according to the operation request identifier, whether operation request identifiers stored by the member device include the operation request identifier, and processes the member resource operation request according to a determination result. Therefore, repeated processing or cyclic processing of the member resource operation request may be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Gao, Lei Jin, Yongjing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9396242
    Abstract: A multi-master replication system is disclosed. The multi-master replication system allows a large set of peer instances to collaboratively replicate data to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Ian Varley, Scott Hansma, Paul Burstein
  • Patent number: 9292831
    Abstract: The invention described here is a computer-related method for analyzing and reporting the current status of a wide array of processes and conditions across multiple networks and systems. It employs independent software entities called “Blades” to control the retrieval, analysis and characterization of each situation, combined with a common presentation system that displays those characterizations in a simple graphical vocabulary for expressing degrees of positive and negative significance. By employing Tiles or similar independent graphical reports, shown together on the screen of a desktop computer, notebook, tablet, mobile device or wearable interactive display, the invention described here allows the user to see his or her world at a glance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Burns, John Woolley
  • Patent number: 9280739
    Abstract: The present invention envisages a system and method for automating the generation of business decision analytic models. The system uses a plurality of predictor variables stored in a plurality of data sets, to automatically create a business decision analytic model. The system includes a processor configured to process the data sets and determine the total number of records present in each of the data sets and the number of columns containing only numerical values. The processor selects a column containing only numerical values, from a dataset under consideration, and counts the number of unique numerical values in the selected column, and the total number of records present in the selected column. The two counts are compared and the selected column is transformed using a non-linear transformation to obtain a column of transformed values. The transformed values and corresponding time stamps are utilized for the purpose of model generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Baskar Jayaraman, Debashish Chatterjee, Kannan Govindarajan, Ganesh Rajan
  • Patent number: 9277348
    Abstract: Embodiment of the disclosure set forth methods for sharing data in a wireless network. Some example methods include storing in a database a content related information associated with a first mobile device, receiving a request for the content related information from a second mobile device, searching the database for the content related information, and transmitting a search result to the second mobile device to enable the transfer of content between the first mobile device and the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Mung Chiang
  • Patent number: 9239852
    Abstract: A distributed database management system comprising a plurality of computing nodes may distribute data evenly across all nodes. A definition of a primary key that divides the primary key into at least a first key portion and a second key portion may be utilized to locate items related by a first key portion to a specific computing node. Application-consistent queries, local transactions and pivoting operations may be performed on items related by a first key portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Alan Lutz, Xianglong Huang, Wei Xiao, Stefano Stefani, Timothy Andrew Rath, Somasundaram Perianayagam
  • Patent number: 9122642
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a hybrid (e.g., local and remote) approach for data backup in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment). In a typical embodiment, a set of storage configuration parameters corresponding to a set of data to be backed up is received and stored in a computer data structure. The set of storage configuration parameters can comprise at least one of the following: a recovery time objective (RTO), a recovery point objective (RPO), and a desired type of protection for the set of data. Regardless, the set of data is compared to previously stored data to identify at least one of the following: portions of the set of data that have commonality with the previously stored data; and portions of the set of data that are unique to the set of data (i.e., not in common with any of the previously stored data). The above-described process is referred to herein as “de-duplication”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kavita Chavda, Nagapramod S. Mandagere, Sandeep M. Uttamchandani, Pin Zhou
  • Patent number: 9094408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for capturing call events and other information in a platform independent way. The method includes generating call event records in response to a SIP call events. A call event file is created that includes all the call event records collected by a server over a predetermined period of time. The call event file is an XML document that includes generic, uniformly formatted records that can be read by any network device equipped with an XML parser. XML documents include embedded instructions that enable a receiving computer to decode the records without needing a special proprietary interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Sharadha Vijay
  • Patent number: 9036169
    Abstract: A multi-function printer (MFP) supporting Wi-Fi Direct includes a print engine to perform a print operation, a first wireless interface to connect the MFP to an access point (AP) of an infrastructured network, a second wireless interface to Wi-Fi Direct connect the MFP to an external wireless terminal, a soft AP to allow the MFP to perform as an AP when the MFP is Wi-Fi Direct connected, a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server unit to allocate an internet protocol (IP) address to the wireless device that is Wi-Fi Direct connected to the MFP, a Wi-Fi Direct connection manager to manage the Wi-Fi Direct connection, and an automatic group owner (AGO) manager activate Wi-Fi direct so as to drive the soft AP and operate the MFP as a group owner (GO) when the MFP receives a Wi-Fi Direct activation request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-joon Park, Jin-hyung Kim, Hyun-wook Park
  • Publication number: 20150134609
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for data movement. An activity is created that overrides existing security, that is associated with a user, that defines one or more source tables in a relational database and one or more target tables that are available to the user for the activity, and that provides security credentials of an author of the activity for use by the user, wherein the one or more target tables represent data in one or more target files in a file system. The activity is executed using the security credentials of the author to move data in a source table of the one or more source tables to a target file of the one or more target files, wherein a target table of the one or more target tables is defined over the target file. Access is provided to the user to the moved data using the target table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Manish A. Bhide, Veera R. Maddipati, Jean-Claude Mamou, Alan P. Plante
  • Patent number: 9032025
    Abstract: A distributed tree protocol is provided for managing computing devices that form a peer-to-peer overlay network, and for modifying data that is synchronized between the devices. A method for modifying the data includes representing data in a tree structure. The tree structure includes at least one tree node identified by a tree node ID, the tree node ID including a numerical value representing a path from a root node to the at least one node. The root node and the tree structure are identified by a root node ID. The device can send or receive a peer-to-peer message with an other computing device. The message includes a format value specifying a format of the numerical value, the root node ID, an operation value specifying modification of the data, and at least one tree node ID associated with the modification of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventor: Elvis Melo Vieira
  • Publication number: 20150106328
    Abstract: A distributed database management system provides a central database resident on a server that contains database objects. Objects, e.g., program guide data, to be replicated are gathered together into distribution packages called “slices,” that are transmitted to client devices. A slice is a subset of the central database which is relevant to clients within a specific domain, such as a geographic region, or under the footprint of a satellite transmitter. The viewer selects television programs and Web content from displayed sections of the program guide data which are recorded to a storage device. The program guide data are used to determine when to start and end recordings. Client devices periodically connect to the server using a phone line and upload information of interest which is combined with information uploaded from other client devices for statistical, operational, or viewing models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Beach, David C. Platt
  • Patent number: 9009109
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the invention, there is disclosed a profile exchange method comprising providing first profile data comprising a first plurality of data elements; receiving exchange signals from a device, the exchange signals carrying exchange data, the exchange data comprising an exchange property; identifying the exchange property as one of an approved property and an unapproved property; and at least one of transmitting first profile signals to and receiving second profile signals from the device in response to the exchange property being an approved property, the first profile signals containing the first profile data and the second profile signals containing a second profile data, the second profile data comprising a second plurality of data elements. More specifically, the exchange property is one of an identifier of the device, a characteristic of the second profile data and one of the second plurality of data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Jook, Inc.
    Inventor: Min-Liang Tan
  • Patent number: 8989359
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically changing contact information is presented. The system and method includes receiving a contact information change associated with a contact in a first contact list, determining that the contact is also in a second contact list and modifying the second contact list based on the contact information change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Vonage Network LLC
    Inventors: Tzahi Efrati, Boaz Zehavi
  • Patent number: 8990158
    Abstract: For synchronizing replication status, a copy module continuously replicates data from a first device designated with a device status of primary to a second device designated with a device status of secondary. A first peer-to-peer remote copy (PPRC) relationship is established between the first and second devices. The first and second devices store replication information comprising a bitmap with a replication status for each data block of the first device. The copy module further copies an instant point-in-time copy of the data from the second device to a copy device. In addition, the copy module copies the replication information from the second device to the copy device and links the replication information of the second device and copy devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Nicolas M. Clayton
  • Patent number: 8984510
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method, system and computer program product for performing migration of a virtual execution environment from one network node to another node on the network. All active processes executing on a virtual execution environment are frozen and the state of these processes, including virtual execution environment network connectivity information, are saved into a dump file. The dump file is transferred to the destination network node. Using the information stored in the dump file, the execution state of all active processes and the state of network connections of the virtual execution environment are restored at the destination node to the state existing immediately prior to the migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
    Inventors: Pavel Emelianov, Alexander G. Tormasov
  • Patent number: 8977592
    Abstract: Architecture for restoring nodes. After restoring a node, fix-up occurs to make the node appear as a different node than before the restore operation. The node appears as a new node, which new node knows the data up to a certain point from when the new node had the prior identity. This enables new changes generated by the new node to flow to the other nodes in the topology, as well as have the changes that the prior identity sent to other nodes flow back to the new node. In other words, the architecture maintains information to create the new node in the topology while maintaining prior data knowledge. Additionally, item level metadata of associated data items is updated to correlate with the updated data items so that changes can be correctly enumerated and applied. This metadata update occurs across scopes of which the data items are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Daniel Piwonka, Lev Novik, Sundarshan Chitre
  • Patent number: 8972364
    Abstract: A system and method for actively validating a network device is provided. Nodes in a network game community are prompted to engage in interrogation and response to facilitate the identification of nodes operating with hacked, modified and non-typical game configurations. In one embodiment, a query is presented to a user's machine which triggers a response, and where the response indicates whether certain data at the user is valid and wherein invalid data is suggestive of illegal community behavior. Functions are triggered and data is queried to determine whether the state of game environment is operating according to known metrics or constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Adam P. Harris, Steve C. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8972346
    Abstract: Operating a parallel database server system, where the database server system comprises at least two database servers and one data source. A client identifier is received from a client requesting services from one of said database servers. Information associated with said client is retrieved. The client is allocated to one of said database servers based on the retrieved information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James W Pickel, Wolfgang Reichert, Johannes Schuetzner
  • Patent number: 8938459
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for efficient search in a peer-to-peer network topology. In various embodiments, search methods and systems provide for response times and network traffic that are independent from the number of query terms, thereby producing constant run-time searches and bandwidth hits in a P2P network search implementation. By distributing inverse indexes between peers, and storing with each inverse index a Bloom filter populated with selected keywords, multi-term search and analysis can be conducted on one network node without requiring exchange of posting lists between various network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Wolf Garbe
  • Publication number: 20150019484
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for configuring, designing, and/or implementing integrated data modeling methods for configuring interoperability between multiple data system based upon compliance with data integration standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Mack