Distributed Or Remote Access (707/10) Patents (Class 707/999.01)
  • Patent number: 10769580
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling inventory in a medical facility include providing a medical device into a medical treatment area within a wireless range of a medical facility network and automatically identifying the medical device upon introduction into the medical treatment area. Patient records are automatically updated to reflect that the medical device has been assigned to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Andrew Sobie
  • Patent number: 10764128
    Abstract: This application discloses a method for commissioning an electronic device in a smart home environment. The electronic device receives from a client device signals that are encoded with communication data. The client device executes a client-side application associated with a user account that generates the encoded signals. The encoded communication data includes at least one or more network credentials of a local area network, and an authentication token that provides sufficient information to identify the user account. The electronic device generates a link approval request including the authentication token, and device identification information that identifies the electronic device. The electronic device then accesses the local area network using the network credentials provided by the client device, and sends the link approval request to a server via the local area network for association with the user account and addition to the smart home environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: John Kozura, Jeff Mathews, Andrew Zimmer, Haley A. Taylor, Edward Hill
  • Patent number: 10755293
    Abstract: Customer journey prediction and resolution is accomplished via a predictive model in which each user is mapped onto all available user journey information corresponding to a specific business. The predictive model is analyzed to understand the characteristics, preferences, and lowest effort resolution for the user related to the services that are subscribed to by the user. The predictive model is analyzed to predict the service or collection of services for each user. Embodiments interact with, provide and receive information from, and react to and/or deliver action to the customer across channels and across services. All customer and system behavior, data, and action is tracked and coordinated and leveraged for continuous feedback and performance improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: [24]7.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Chang, Pallipuram V. Kannan
  • Patent number: 10747710
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for the dynamic association of components in a multi-tier application to different layers of a corresponding multi-tier application infrastructure. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for dynamically associating components in a multi-tier application to different layers of a corresponding multi-tier application infrastructure includes defining in memory of a host computing system a pattern that has an inventory of components of a multi-tier application. The method also includes associating each of the components with a corresponding tier label for an n-tier architecture. The method yet further includes loading the pattern into a pattern engine. Finally, the method includes deploying by the pattern engine each component of the pattern to a layer of the n-tier architecture corresponding to a tier label associated with the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay A. Apte, Roy F. Brabson, Orvalle T. Kirby, III, Jason R. McGee, Scott C. Moonen, Donald R. Woods
  • Patent number: 10740412
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query inputted at a client device. The method includes searching a local cache of the client device to identify one or more objects stored in the local cache that match the search query, each object being associated with the online social network. The method includes generated, at the client device, a local search-results page including one or more local search results corresponding to one or more of the identified objects, respectively, and one or more search pivot elements corresponding to one or more object-types, respectively. Each local search result may be retrieved from the cache of the client device for display responsive to receiving the search query. Each search pivot element may be activatable to send the search query to the online social network and retrieve from the online social network one or more remote search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwin Bhat, Rousseau Newaz Kazi, Taylor Dancy Rogalski, Christine Morck Rode
  • Patent number: 10726029
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for selecting a database from a plurality of databases to forward a SQL query request based on a property of the SQL request. A device intermediary to a plurality of clients and databases may establish a plurality of connections to the plurality of databases. The device may receive, from a client of the plurality of clients, a request to execute a SQL query. The device may evaluate one or more properties of the request to execute the SQL query responsive to a policy. The device may select a database from the plurality of databases based on a result of evaluation of the one or more properties of the request to execute the SQL query. The device may forward the request to execute the SQL query to the selected database via a connection of the plurality of connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Akshat Choudhary, Pratap Ramachandra
  • Patent number: 10728329
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for secure data storage is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving data at a receiver. The method may further include integrating a storage device with the receiver, and storing the received data on the integrated storage device. The method may further include communicating the received data from the integrated storage device to be stored on a remote distributed storage network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Alen Lynn Peacock, Spencer Nugent, Clint Huson Gordon-Carroll
  • Patent number: 10719409
    Abstract: Cloud-based storage services are provided for storing and/or sharing content across multiple devices, where the content is periodically synchronized between the devices and the storage service. Embodiments are directed to retainment of locally deleted content at the storage service to prevent accidental or nefarious deletions of locally stored content on a device from being propagated to the storage service. For example, a selectable feature to retain locally deleted content, at the storage service may be presented through a display of a client device. A deletion of the content from the client device may be detected. The retained content may be prevented from being downloaded and stored locally on the client device when content at the storage service and the client device are synchronized if the feature was selected. If the feature was not selected, deletion options for the content may be presented through the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Rodrigues, Adam Czeisler, Steven Bailey
  • Patent number: 10719408
    Abstract: Cloud-based storage services are provided for storing and/or sharing content across multiple devices, where the content is periodically synchronized between the devices and the storage service. Conventionally, if locally stored content is deleted from a device, the delete would be propagated to the storage service causing the content to not only be deleted from the storage service but from any other devices where the content was locally stored and synchronized with the storage service. Embodiments are directed to retainment of locally deleted content at the storage service to prevent accidental or nefarious deletions of locally stored content on a device from further causing the content to be deleted universally from the storage service and/or multiple other devices. For example, the storage service may be configured to receive content stored locally on the device, detect a deletion of the content on the device, and retain the content at the storage service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Rodrigues, Steven Bailey, Adam Czeisler
  • Patent number: 10719563
    Abstract: A method for providing information to a mobile handheld device from a database system is provided. The method embodiment includes receiving by a node hosting an information management service a request for data. The request is received from a network enabled mobile handheld device that has intermittent network connectivity. The information management service is configured for identifying unrequested anticipated data based on the requested data. In an embodiment, the anticipated data is identified based on a data request pattern associated with the requested data. Once identified, the requested data and the anticipated data is retrieved from a database system. The requested data and at least a portion of the anticipated data is sent to the network enabled mobile handheld device via a network. By providing anticipated data along with requested data, a mobile user has direct access to unrequested anticipated data when network connectivity is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Leo Tenenblat, Marko Koosel, Thomas Sola, Siuling Ku, Andrew Tran, Ning Song, Doug Chasman
  • Patent number: 10715484
    Abstract: A domain management system that manages domain names, network addresses, and other aspects of a computing network domain is provided. The domain management system obtains domain data, such as domain name system (“DNS”) records, from any number of network-accessible providers of the domain data, such as DNS servers. The domain management system can store, transform, and synchronize the domain data among the network-accessible providers, even if the network-accessible providers do not all use or recognize the same format and/or content of domain data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CALLFIRE, INC.
    Inventor: William Christopher Albert
  • Patent number: 10712913
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for event-based architectures for implementing expand-collapse input-output operations in user interfaces. Certain techniques are disclosed herein that allow for a expand and/or collapse functionality via passing asynchronous events to a datasource module, which may or may not be routed through a view module. The datasource module determines what data is to be shown or hidden and issues an insert/delete event back to the view module. The insert/delete event may include additional data to be inserted into the user interface, and may include an identifier of where, within the displayed user interface, data is to be inserted or deleted. A view module may be configured to receive insert or delete events, and, in response, cause the user interface to be modified based upon the event. The view module may perform these updates by inserting or removing Document Object Model (DOM) nodes from a DOM associated with the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Max Starets, Chadwick Chow, Hendrick van den Broek
  • Patent number: 10706026
    Abstract: A system for selective purging includes an interface and a processor. The interface is to receive a selection of one or more data types for selective purging. The processor is to walk through a data audit memory; and to selectively remove data based at least in part on the one or more data types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathy Hansen, Ken Pugsley, Jasmine Schladen, Jonathan Walsh
  • Patent number: 10701148
    Abstract: A framework supporting content delivery and comprising a plurality of devices, each device configured to run at least one content delivery (CD) service of a plurality of CD services, wherein the plurality of CD services comprise: collector services, reducer services, storage services, and control services; and wherein at least some of the plurality of devices run storage services, and wherein the storage services running on the at least some of the plurality of devices comprise at least one storage services network. At least one storage service is configured to provide persistent storage that is locally and/or globally addressable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis Robert Varney, Laurence R. Lipstone, William Crowder, Andrew Swart, Christopher Newton
  • Patent number: 10701014
    Abstract: Contextual messaging systems and message implemented through a mobile device associated with a sender of a message include composing a message to a recipient via a messaging application; selecting one or more unique characters or pictures to trigger one or more of functionality, an application, or a service on a mobile device associated with the recipient; selecting one or more additional details subsequent to selecting the one or more unique characters or pictures, wherein the one or more additional details are used in the functionality, application or service; and sending the message to a mobile device associated with the recipient with the one or more unique characters or pictures and the one or more additional details. The mobile device is configured to receive the message and automatically perform one or more actions based on the one or more unique characters or pictures and the one or more additional details.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Companyons, Inc.
    Inventors: Paolo Perazzo, Navin Goel, Brett Galloway
  • Patent number: 10691574
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and articles for determining compatibility of a mobile application and operating system on a mobile device. In some aspects, a method includes receiving one or more data values from a mobile device having a mobile medical software application installed thereon, the data value(s) characterizing a version of the software application, a version of an operating system installed on the mobile device, and one or more attributes of the mobile device; determining whether the mobile medical software application is compatible with the operating system by at least comparing the received data value(s) to one or more test values in a configuration file; and sending a message to the mobile device based on the determining, the message causing the software application to operate in one or more of a normal mode, a safe mode, and a non-operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Issa Sami Salameh, Douglas William Burnette, Tifo Vu Hoang, Steven David King, Stephen M. Madigan, Michael Robert Mensinger, Andrew Attila Pal, Michael Ranen Tyler
  • Patent number: 10693531
    Abstract: A communication network encrypts a first portion of a transaction associated with point-to-point communications using a point-to-point encryption key. A second portion of the transaction associated with end-to-end communications is encrypted using an end-to-end encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Lee R. Boynton, Trevor A. Fiatal, Scott M. Burke, Mark Sikes
  • Patent number: 10692092
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for providing on-line advertising with dynamic content is disclosed. The system in an example embodiment includes an advertisement (ad) generator configured to provide an advertisement template with an embedded region for dynamic content; to retrieve dynamic content; to modify the presentation of the advertisement to include the dynamic content; and to serve the modified advertisement including the dynamic content to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Deepak Seetharam Nadig
  • Patent number: 10691605
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a processor core generates a store operation by executing a store instruction in an instruction sequence. The store operation is marked as a high priority store operation in response to the store instruction being marked as high priority and is not so marked otherwise. The store operation is buffered in a store queue associated with a cache memory of the processor core. Handling of the store operation in the store queue is expedited in response to the store operation being marked as a high priority store operation and not expedited otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy L. Guthrie, Hugh Shen, Jeffrey A. Stuecheli, Derek E. Williams
  • Patent number: 10666745
    Abstract: A system for providing network services is provided. The system includes a device configured to interface with the network to receive a container, where the container is configured to interface with an operating system of the device and a plurality of applications operating on the device. The container is further configured to interface with a network services provider of one or more network services and one or more third party service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM USA, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan A. Smith, Matthew Oommen, Pallavur A. Sankaranaraynan
  • Patent number: 10664389
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for system testing using time compression. A first program and a second program of a workload are executed in accordance with a test clock, wherein the test clock is independent of a computer system clock, and wherein the first program and the second program are to be run in a specified sequence and each at a specified date and time. In response to the first program completing, the test clock is dynamically updated to the specified date and time of the second program to start execution of the second program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hassan A. Shazly, Debra K. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10664322
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for balancing workload among one or more locations is disclosed. The method may comprise: receiving data associated with a workload forecast for a first location and a second location, the data comprising a number of orders expected to be received for the first and second locations for a predetermined period of time; determining a first set of ratios of workload forecast for the locations relative to a first sum of the workload forecast for the first and second locations, the first set of ratios comprising at least a first forecast ratio for the first location and a second forecast ratio for the second location; receiving electronic orders for the predetermined period of time, the electronic orders comprising one or more groups of items and being assigned to one of the locations; and reassigning a first subset of electronic orders for the first location to the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: Hyun Sik Eugene Minh, Jin Kwang Kim, Hyunjun Park, Christopher Carlson
  • Patent number: 10666732
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a network apparatus at a store for allowing digital amenities to be accessed at the store by a mobile device of a user. The network apparatus includes a network interface, a storage module to keep digital amenities and a computing module. The network interface can be designed to couple to the mobile device at the store, and to a computing device outside the store. The network interface can be designed to recognize the mobile device at the store based on a piece of software related to the store in the mobile device. The computing module can be designed to help the mobile device to access a first digital amenity from the storage module in view of the piece of software. Based on the access, a second digital amenity from the computing device can be pre-stored at the storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: IPLContent, LLC
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter Tong
  • Patent number: 10664479
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for receiving user input indicating a value of a first setting of one or more settings, the first setting defining a data integrity scenario that is be applied during a query session with a database system, the data integrity scenario defining data sources for reading data in response to one or more navigation requests, if a concurrent change occurs in the database system, receiving a query, reading, data from one or more data sources based on the query and the first setting, selectively caching at least a portion of the data based on the first setting, and providing a result for display to a user that submitted the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sebastian Schroetel, Stefan Dipper, Stefan Unnebrink, Dirk Janning
  • Patent number: 10664517
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for constructing, evaluating, and improving a search string for retrieving images are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes constructing, by a processing device, a search string based at least in part on a tuple including an item class, an action, and an actor. The method further includes retrieving, by the processing device, a plurality of images based at least in part on the search string for an item. The method further includes evaluating, by the processing device, the retrieved plurality of images based on a similarity to determine whether the search string is effective at indicating a common item use. The method further includes, based at least in part on determining that the search string is ineffective at indicating the item use, generating, by the processing device, an alternative search string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sujatha Kashyap, Anne E. Gattiker, Kaipeng Li, Samuel Thomas, Minh Ngoc Binh Nguyen, Thomas Hubregtsen
  • Patent number: 10659561
    Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory on which is stored machine readable instructions that are to cause the processor to receive, from a first node, a client request and a response corresponding to the processed client request, in which the first node is configured to generate the response by processing the client request on a service and processed client request is configured to change a state of the service. The instructions are also to cause the processor to receive, from the first node, a response corresponding to the received request, generate an entry including the received request and response, commit the generated entry into a journal, and send an acknowledgement of the received request and response to the first node after the generated entry is committed into the journal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Romit Chattopadhyay, Peter Alfred Zabback, Mariyan D. Fransazov
  • Patent number: 10657322
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to maintain a plurality of templates that specify presentation of types of content items in a news feed, each template of the plurality of templates having an identifier. An identifier of a template associated with a content item to be presented in the news feed is received. It is determined whether the identifier of the template associated with the content item matches an identifier of a template of the plurality of templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Daniel Amerige, Tirunelveli R. Vishwanath
  • Patent number: 10657109
    Abstract: A method is provided for backing up and restoring a web applications platform. The method includes backing up web applications platform databases to a backup system. A search index of the web application platform is backed up. An application programming interface (API) is queried to discover internet information services (IIS) virtual directories associated with the web applications platform. Discovered IIS virtual directories associated with the web applications platform are backed up to the backup system. IIS configuration data, IIS metabase data and registry data for the web applications platform are then backed up to the backup system. A similar process enables the restoration of this data to allow for disaster recovery for the web applications platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Anupam Chakraborty, Pradeep Anappa, Tushar Dethe, Sunil K. Yadav, Amarendra Behera, Manjesh V. Chikkanayakanahally, DharmaTeja Challa
  • Patent number: 10657285
    Abstract: Minimizing data security risks may be provided. A number and type of confidential data in a computing environment may be determined to generate a metric for the type of confidential data in the computing environment. The metric of the type of confidential data may be compared to a predetermined metric for the type. Responsive to determining the metric for the type of confidential data exceeding a predetermined metric for the type, an action may be performed to prevent more entries of the type of confidential data in the computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Arthur R. Francis, Eduardo A. Patrocinio
  • Patent number: 10657134
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for executing a query on data items located at different places in a stream of near real-time data to provide near-real time intermediate results for the query, as the query is being executed, the method including: from time to time, executing, by one or more computer systems, the query on two or more of the data items located at different places in the stream, with the two or more data items being accessed in near real-time with respect to each of the two or more data items; generating information indicative of results of executing the query; and as the query continues being executed, generating intermediate results of query execution by aggregating the results with prior results of executing the query on data items that previously appeared in the stream of near real-time data; and transmitting to one or more client devices the intermediate results of query execution, prior to completion of execution of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventors: Rajesh Gadodia, Joseph Skeffington Wholey, III
  • Patent number: 10657034
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for system testing using time compression. A first program and a second program of a workload are executed in accordance with a test clock, wherein the test clock is independent of a computer system clock, and wherein the first program and the second program are to be run in a specified sequence and each at a specified date and time. In response to the first program completing, the test clock is dynamically updated to the specified date and time of the second program to start execution of the second program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hassan A. Shazly, Debra K. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10649668
    Abstract: A computer program product having a computer readable medium tangibly recording computer program logic for providing data access in a storage system, the computer program product including code to analyze a plurality of data access requests directed to a source volume of the storage system, code to generate a mirror volume of the source volume, the mirror volume including a subset of data items of the source volume, in which the first subset of data items is selected for the minor volume based at least in part on data access patterns revealed by analyzing the data access requests, and code to access the mirror volume in parallel with accessing the source volume to fulfill read requests from a plurality of hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NetApp Inc.
    Inventor: Raghunatha Reddy
  • Patent number: 10650185
    Abstract: An accessible processing method of webpage contents and accessible webpage device are provided. The foregoing accessible processing method may include the follows. A document outline list tag is added to a webpage. After the document outline list tag obtains a focus, the following is further included. All title tags of a specified level in current webpage may be traversed. An anchor point may be added to each title tag of the specified level. Text information of each title tag of the specified level may be respectively copied to a corresponding link newly established. The link newly established may be enabled to point to an anchor point of a corresponding title label. Each link newly established may be taken as a list item. The list item may be added to the document outline list tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: He Wen, Liyong Li, Xu Zhang, Wei Guo, Yang Li, Weijian Jin, Xiaojun Tang
  • Patent number: 10652318
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for routing requests for information based on predictive data. The systems and methods may receive measurement data indicative of states of each of a plurality of destination servers, and generate predicted measurement data values for each of the plurality of destination servers based on the retrieved measurement data. The predicted measurement data values may represent predicted states of each of the destination servers at a time later than a time corresponding to the received measurement data. The systems and methods may also receive requests for information from a client computer, and route the received requests for information to one of the plurality of destination servers based on the predicted measurement data value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VERISIGN, INC.
    Inventor: John Ernest Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10642999
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computing system, such as a monitoring computer, receives a request from a user to monitor an account of the user with an online service provider. The request may include personal information and user preferences for one or more protective actions. The system periodically monitors external data sources for indications of changes to personal information associated with the account, and detects changes or attempted changes to personal information associated with the account. The system may determine risk levels associated with detected changes or attempted changes, and transmit a notification to the user via a communication channel selected based on the determined risk level and/or the user preferences. The system may also initiate protective actions, so that further unauthorized access to the account may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ConsumerInfo.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Burger, Mark Joseph Kapczynski
  • Patent number: 10635807
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for implementing platform security on a consumer electronic device having an open development platform. The device is of the type which includes an abstraction layer operable between device hardware and application software. A secured software agent is provided for embedding within the abstraction layer forming the operating system. The secured software agent is configured to limit access to the abstraction layer by either blocking loadable kernel modules from loading, blocking writing to the system call table or blocking requests to attach debug utilities to certified applications or kernel components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: IRDETO B.V.
    Inventor: Ron Vandergeest
  • Patent number: 10616334
    Abstract: According to certain aspects, an information management system can include a client computing device residing in a primary storage subsystem configured to: identify a first application to archive to one or more secondary storage devices residing in a secondary storage subsystem, the first application being one of a plurality of applications installed on the client computing device; identify first data associated with the first application, the first data stored in the one or more primary storage devices associated with the client computing device; forward an executable instance of the first application and the first data to a first secondary storage computing device to copy the executable instance of the first application and the first data to the one or more secondary storage devices; and delete the first application from the one or more primary storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhavyan Bharatkumar Mehta, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Tirthankar Chatterjee, Jun H. Ahn
  • Patent number: 10616157
    Abstract: An electronic message is transformed into moving images uttering the content of the electronic message. Methods of the present invention may be implemented on devices such as smart phones to enable users to compose text and select an animation character which may include cartoons, persons, animals, or avatars. The recipient is presented with an animation or video of the animation character with a voice that speaks the words of the text. The user may further select and include a catch-phrase associated with the character. The user may further select, a background music identifier and a background music associated with the background music identifier is played back while the animated text is being presented. The user may further select a type of animation and the animation character will be animated according to the type of animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITII, INC.
    Inventors: Miroslawa Bruns, Michael M. Ahmadshahi
  • Patent number: 10606584
    Abstract: Gamified computerized project/workflow/activity management system and method which harnesses the innate human desire for playful competition and continual skill advancement to improve organizational productivity. The system allows team member (or team group) bidding on project tasks, where the members or groups accumulate points according to various criteria including how well their work product meets previously established criteria, as well as an opportunity to acquire additional points from mastering various task related learning material. Other factors, such as providing assistance to other team members, evaluating work product, and the like are also awarded points. Competition is fostered by allowing team members or groups to see where their point score ranks versus other players or groups, while teamwork and member skill growth is also encouraged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: QUEST 2 EXCEL, INC.
    Inventor: Mahesh C. Rao
  • Patent number: 10606567
    Abstract: A method for creating processes in a software application. The method includes obtaining an activity fragment. The activity fragment includes an activity fragment name and an activity fragment configuration. The method further includes obtaining a process specification specifying an activity, and obtaining activity configuration instructions. The activity configuration instructions specify inclusion of the activity fragment in the activity. The method also includes building, based on the process specification, a process. Building the process includes associating the activity fragment with the activity. In addition, the method includes deploying the software application, including the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashraf Ali Syed, Sachin Gopaldas Totale, Satyapal Reddy, Swathi Natarajan, Prasad Kumar Thotakura
  • Patent number: 10599749
    Abstract: When an image object that is referred to from a plurality of portions overlaps under an area to which blotting-out instructions are given, the effect of blotting out is prevented from affecting another portion against a user's intention. An information processing apparatus determines, upon receipt of instructions to apply blotting out to a specified area, whether an image object that is referred to from a plurality of reference destinations overlaps the specified area. When the image objects overlap under the specified area, it increases the number of image objects to at least two by duplicating the image object. It sets so that reference destination overlapping the specified area refers to the duplicated data of the image object for which blotting out processing is performed, and reference destination non-overlapping the specified area refers to the data of the image object for which blotting out processing is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kinya Honda
  • Patent number: 10601938
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure help improve the functionality of electronic messaging software and systems by providing selective push notifications to users of such systems in response to new content being published. Embodiments of the present disclosure may provide notifications to some users based on the relevance of published content to such users, while abstaining from notifying users for whom the content is irrelevant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Haon, Nathaniel Terrell Clinton, Dmitriy Meyerzon, Adri Verlaan, Nikita Voronkov, Jeffrey L. Wight, Kristen Kamath, Zhihua Dong, David M Cohen, Ryan Nakhoul
  • Patent number: 10599570
    Abstract: Map data is fetched into a memory of a computing device for generating a digital map of a geographic area. In response to a request for the digital map, the map data is retrieved from the memory to generate the digital map. A determination is made whether a user of the computing device is likely to request the digital map again within a certain period of time, and a time when the map data should be removed from the memory is then determined based at least in part on this determination. The map data is removed from the memory at the determined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yiyang Joy Ding, Jennifer Maurer
  • Patent number: 10592377
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for tracking website performance and providing a user with website performance data. Embodiments include systems, methods and apparatus for identifying that the user has accessed a website from a user device, obtaining one or more website performance metrics and forwarding one or more website performance metrics to a performance information generator associated with a website performance tracking server. A performance information message is then created by the performance information generator and the performance information message is transmitted to the user device. The performance information message may be displayed to the user on the user device. In selected embodiments, the performance information message is displayed to the user in real-time as the user accesses the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10592136
    Abstract: Performing block based striped backups in a storage system, by: obtaining a used block bitmap for a source volume to be backed up, defining a number of parallel save streams to simultaneously transmit separate data streams from the source volume to backup media of the storage system, converting the used block bitmap to the respective data streams based on the number of defined parallel save streams, embedding each data stream in a differencing disk payload, and maintaining a differencing disk chain across all data streams to create a last differencing disk that refers to all preceding differencing disks. The storage system may include AFTD devices in which the method mounts the last differencing disk to present a complete saveset, or data domain devices in which case the method synthesizes the respective data streams after a backup operation to present a complete saveset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Manjunath Jagannatha, Ravi Shankar Panem
  • Patent number: 10585561
    Abstract: A document management system that is adapted to allow users to share files or folders by: (1) creating a link to the files or folders; and (2) sharing the link with other users. In particular embodiments, the system is adapted to keep track of any links generated by, sent by, and/or received by a particular user. The system may display a listing of the links upon request by a user, so that the user may re-use or deactivate the links, or modify attributes of the links. Having a centralized listing of the links may be particularly advantageous in helping a user keep track of the files and folders that they have shared and received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Kirigin
  • Patent number: 10585887
    Abstract: Techniques are described to evaluate an operation from an execution plan of a query to offload the operation to another database management system for less costly execution. In an embodiment, the execution plan is determined based on characteristics of the database management system that received the query for execution. One or more operations in the execution plan are then evaluated for offloading to another heterogeneous database management system. In a related embodiment, the offloading cost for each operation may also include communication cost between the database management systems. The operations that are estimated to be less costly to execute on the other database management system are then identified for offloading to the other database management system. In an alternative embodiment, the database management system generates permutations of execution plans for the same query, and similarly evaluates each permutation of the execution plans for offloading its one or more operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Khai Tran, Rajkumar Sen, Sabina Petride, Sam Idicula
  • Patent number: 10579449
    Abstract: Methods, information handling systems and computer readable media are disclosed for automatically converting from one message queue service to another. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving identification of an application program, a current message queue service employed by the application program, and a target message queue service to be employed by the application program instead of the current message queue service. The method embodiment further includes identifying current message queue object instances for the application program and mapping identifiers of the current message queue object instances to identifiers of target message queue object instances for use with the target message queue service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Hung T. Dinh, Vinod Kumar, Panguluru Vijaya Sekhar, Vinay Sathyanarayana, Abhijit Mishra, Satish Ranjan Das, Nagireddy Bonthu
  • Patent number: 10581771
    Abstract: Techniques for a messaging agent platform are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a intermediary server operative to send a page-scoped identifier to a front-end application, the front-end application associated with an entity, the page-scoped identifier identifying a user account with a messaging system in relation to a representation for the entity within the messaging system; receive a user information request from a contact application at the intermediary server, the contact application associated with the representation for the entity within the messaging system, the user information request for the page-scoped identifier; determine a user access consent setting for the page-scoped identifier for the user account; and send a user information data package to the contact application in response to the user information request when the user access consent setting for the page-scoped identifier indicates user consent. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Seth Garrett Steinberg Rosenberg, Aditya Gopal Bhandarkar, Yoram Talmor, Jeremy Harrison Goldberg, Mikhail Larionov, Jessica Lee, Nicolas Andrij Bushak
  • Patent number: RE48159
    Abstract: A method for acquiring and disseminating network node characteristics to enable policy decisions including receiving a resolution request from one or more clients in a network environment. Information, for example, network address, is then acquired front one or more sources regarding a specific location in a network, for example, a network node. A list of the network addresses is then generated and ranked based on one or more parameters that merit making traffic handling decisions. The network addresses are then associated with a host name on at least one directory server and then propagated to the one or more clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ThreatSTOP, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomas L. Byrnes