Of Access To Content, E.g., By Caching, Etc. (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.12)
  • Patent number: 10963348
    Abstract: A summary change log indexed by inode number is disclosed. An indication is received that a file system object associated with a corresponding file system index node (inode) has been modified. A summary change record is stored for the corresponding inode, including by: locating or creating an entry for the inode in an inode translation file; storing data associated with the modification in a summary change record located within a summary change file at an offset indicated in the entry; and using the summary change record to perform a backup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kedar Shrikrishna Patwardhan, Navneet Upadhyay, Venkatraman Venkatasubramanyam
  • Patent number: 10936795
    Abstract: A snapshot of a page is stored in response to navigation away from the page. When the user navigates back to the page, the snapshot is displayed while the page is loaded. When the page is sufficiently loaded, the snapshot is replaced by the (fully or partially) loaded page. Determining whether the page is sufficiently loaded is based on monitoring of pre-selected criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Decker, Darin B. Adler, Beth M. Dakin, Brady K. Eidson, Craig M. Federighi
  • Patent number: 10922721
    Abstract: Transmedia scheduling systems and methods are described in which a user interface is generated via a channel engine that includes first and second channels. The channels are based on one or more channel templates stored in a channel database, and are preferably populated with concurrent transmedia stories. Each of the transmedia stories can be based on at least one transmedia object stored in a transmedia database and may be dynamically generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Elan Lee, Michael Sean Stewart, James Stewartson
  • Patent number: 10827026
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for eviction of session data from a cache are disclosed. In the method and apparatus, an aspect of data of a plurality of aspects of data is associated with a corresponding set of conditions for eviction of a plurality of sets of conditions for eviction from a cache. The set of conditions for eviction corresponding to the aspect of the plurality of aspects of the data are evaluated and the aspect of the data of the plurality of aspects of the data is evicted from cache based at least in part on the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Vincent Kaukl, Geoffrey Scott Pare, Mohanish Hemant Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10785280
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, apparatus and systems for selectively delivering content through one of two communication channels, one being origin to client and the other being from or through a CDN to client. Thus a client may choose to request content from a CDN and/or from an origin server. This disclosure sets forth techniques for, among other things, distinguishing between which channel to use for a given object, using the CDN-client channel to obtain the performance benefit of doing so, and reverting to the origin-client channel where content may be private, sensitive, corrupted, or otherwise considered to be unsuitable from delivery from and/or through the CDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Akami Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Gero, Guy Podjarny
  • Patent number: 10785155
    Abstract: Network devices, servers, and modules operating within MCA capable to selectively defer delivery of non-time sensitive content are provided. A network device (315) includes a communication interface (410) configured to enable communication with a client device (310), and to receive a request for a content delivery from the client device (310). The network device also includes a processing unit (420) configured to determine whether to defer the request depending on a network load at a time when the request has been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ayodele Damola, Krister Svanbro
  • Patent number: 10778680
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided in order to protect user information by applying fingerprint signature authentication to a webpage being accessed by user. A method is provided comprising generating a user fingerprint signature in accordance with a user's local cookie information of a current website and original URLs of all webpages of the current web site related to the user to generate encrypted URLs of all webpages of the current website related to the user and having the generated user fingerprint signature; and in response to an access request to the encrypted URLs by the user, verifying the user, wherein verifying the user comprises determining based, at least in part, on the generated user fingerprint signature, whether the user has authority to access the encrypted URLs. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Jie Liang
  • Patent number: 10747559
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a support user interface for a customer support application that allows a customer support representative to categorize and subcategorize a customer service issue in order to populate a set of probing questions, wherein selected answers to the probing questions can filter from multiple potential root causes, the most likely root cause of the customer service issue. Upon identifying the potential root cause to the customer service issue, one or more potential solutions can be implemented to resolve the customer service issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Caldwell, Jie Hui
  • Patent number: 10652350
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first access request that indicates a first data object stored as encoded slices in a plurality of storage units. A first desired slice set is selected, based on the requesting module, that includes a first subset of encoded slices of the first data object. Absent slice data is generated based on searching a local cache, indicating an encoded slice not present in the local cache. A read request to read the encoded slice indicated by the absent slice data from one of the storage units is transmitted. The encoded slice indicated by the absent slice data from the storage unit is received and the local cache is updated to include the encoded slice. The first data object is regenerated for transmission to the first requesting module by decoding the first subset of encoded slices in the first desired slice set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ethan S. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 10614047
    Abstract: In one example, a method for data protection in a cluster environment includes identifying data in the cluster environment that is to be backed up, where the identified data includes data that resides on a shared disk of the cluster environment. Next, a physical proxy node, from which a backup of the identified data will be performed, is selected. The selected physical proxy node is in the cluster environment. A federated backup of the identified data is then performed from the physical proxy node and generates a backup. The backup is then stored for later restoration to a node of the cluster environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Soumen Acharya, Sunil Kumar Yadav, Upanshu Singhal, Poornima Ramu, Suman Tokuri
  • Patent number: 10585891
    Abstract: A virtual assistant receives natural language interpretation hypotheses for user queries, determines entities and attributes from the interpretations, and requests data from appropriate data sources. A cost function estimates the cost of each data source request. Cost functions include factors such as contract pricing, access latency, and data quality. Based on the estimated cost, the virtual assistant sends requests to a plurality of data sources, each of which might be able to provide data necessary to answer the user query. By including user credits in the cost function, the virtual assistant provides better quality of results and answer latency for paying users. The virtual assistant minimizes latency by answering using data from the first responding data source or provides a latency guarantee by answering with the most accurate data received by a deadline. The virtual assistant measures data source response latency and caches responses for expensive requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SOUNDHOUND, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Halstvedt
  • Patent number: 10586274
    Abstract: Systems and methods of applications for wearable devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wearable device receives data from a personal computing device communicatively coupled to the wearable device. The data can correspond to content of an online marketplace. In response to receiving the data, the content can be caused to be displayed on the wearable device. The wearable device can detect an input from a user. The input can correspond to a requested action. The wearable device can transmit at least one instruction to the personal computing device. The instruction(s) can be configured to cause the personal computing device to perform the requested action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Tapley, Charles Lin, Krystal Rose Higgins
  • Patent number: 10572452
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for a method and system for improving B+Tree scan performance by receiving a data access instruction that specifies pages to be accessed in a data store utilizing a B+Tree data structure; defining a read-ahead context comprising an array of page numbers corresponding to the specified pages; loading the read-ahead context array into a read-ahead cache; and reading the first page of the read-ahead context in a synchronous manner, and each of the subsequent pages of the read-ahead context in an asynchronous manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Pranay Singh, George Mathew, Pengju Shang
  • Patent number: 10523734
    Abstract: A method for recovering content such as an HTML page corresponding to a URL address by a client device, includes, based on a URL address corresponding to the content, the client device checks for the presence of the content of the URL address in a cache memory of the client device; in absence of the content of the URL address in the cache memory, the client device creates a short message including the URL address; the message is transmitted to a server device by a one-way transmission protocol without establishment of a connection; the server device downloads the content corresponding to the URL address from the internet network; the content is transmitted to the client device by the server device via a one-way protocol with coding without acknowledgement; the content is received by the client device; and the content is recovered and stored by the client device in the cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: EUTELSAT S A
    Inventors: Daniele Vito Finocchiaro, Antonio Arcidiacono
  • Patent number: 10503406
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a plurality of scale-out storage devices, and a controller configured to determine a characteristic of data and configured to transmit and receive the data to or from a first scale-out storage device among the plurality of scale-out storage devices based on the determined characteristic. Each of the plurality of scale-out storage devices includes a volatile memory, a nonvolatile memory, and a scale-out controller configured to control the volatile memory and the nonvolatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nam Wook Kang
  • Patent number: 10498663
    Abstract: A system and method for profile-based cache management is disclosed. A cache management service can obtain a plurality of requests for network resource and corresponding responses, group the requests based, at least in part, on various criterion or technique, determine and cache content parts of the responses corresponding to each group of requests. Cache profiles corresponding to each group of requests and identifying corresponding cached content parts can be built, maintained or updated by the cache management service. A subsequent request for network resource can be matched to one or more cache profiles for retrieval of applicable cached content and for generation of a partial response to the request therefrom. Non-cached content or updates to cached content can be further retrieved for generation of updating data to the partial response, and thus completing a full response to the request for network resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aakarsh Nair, Bryan Moffatt
  • Patent number: 10491703
    Abstract: The present application relates to systems, apparatus, and methods of accelerating web transactions. One embodiment includes a method including observing at least a portion of a web page transaction between a computer system and a content server, the web page transaction comprising: a root request for a root web resource, a root response, and at least one child request for a child resource; identifying feedback information based on the observing; communicating the feedback information to a browser assistance server in a communication separate from the web page transaction; transmitting, to the browser assistance server, information regarding a target web page associated with the web page transaction; receiving hint information from the browser assistance server in response to transmitting the information regarding the target web page, the hint information based on the feedback information; and performing a prefetch operation using the hint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Lepeska, William B. Sebastian
  • Patent number: 10482506
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards employing multiple profiles to track identification of users across multiple domains. Multiple application-domain profiles and multiple web-domain profiles may each include a statistical identifier. A profile enrichment store may be generated from the application-domain profiles and web-domain profiles, where each entry in the profile enrichment store may be based on statistical identifiers. The profile enrichment store may be utilized to determine categories associated with a statistical identifier for a request from a client device. A targeted advertisement may be determined based on the determined category and may be provided to the client device. A client caching identifier may be used in a mobile web domain, in combination with the statistical identifier, to track mobile web users. If a request is associated with a profile that includes an affirmative opt-out flag, categories in the profile enrichment store for a corresponding statistical identifier may be cleaned up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE KAI, INC.
    Inventors: Omar Tawakol, David Abraham Wiener, Fang Fang, Jason Leon Walsh, Raja Bishara Daoud, Jeffrey Charles Frantz
  • Patent number: 10462055
    Abstract: Content distribution system cache management may be provided. First, a sync packet may be received by a cache server from a first server. The sync packet may include a list indicating a cache server where a chunk is to be stored and the address for the chunk. Next, an address for the chunk may be obtained by the cache server by parsing the sync packet. The cache server may then determine that the chunk is not stored on the cache server by using the address for the chunk. Next, in response to determining that the chunk is not stored on the cache server, a connection may be opened between the first server and the cache server. The cache server may then receive the chunk over the connection and cache the chunk on the cache server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Surcouf, William Mark Townsley, Stefano Benedetto Previdi, Eric Vyncke
  • Patent number: 10462249
    Abstract: A globally distributed virtual cache is configured to provide storage resources for users around the globe. A user of the virtual cache uses a computing device to access data that is stored in storage centers included within the virtual cache. Those storage centers may be surface-based, atmosphere-based, or space-based. When the user accesses the same data repeatedly, the virtual cache migrates that data to a storage center that is closer to the user, thereby reducing latencies associated with accessing that data. When the user attempts to communicate with another user also coupled to the virtual cache, the virtual cache buffers data that is exchanged between those users to facilitate real-time or near real-time communication between those users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventor: Farid Bavandpouri
  • Patent number: 10462247
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to customize web content using customization services are disclosed. An example method includes accessing, by executing an instruction with a processor of a first server, a first request for web content. The web content resides on the first server and the first request originates from a client device and includes indication of a characteristic of the client device. The method further includes generating, by executing an instruction with the processor of the first server, a second request to transform the web content into modified web content based on the characteristic of the client device. The second request includes a universal resource locator of the web content. The method also includes obtaining the modified web content from a second server in response to the first server transmitting the second request to the second server and transmitting the modified web content, from the first server to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lalitha Suryanarayana, Sreenivasa Rao Gorti
  • Patent number: 10452654
    Abstract: In a networked computer system that includes multiple nodes and multiple networks interconnecting the nodes, a database query optimizer takes network choice into consideration when optimizing a query. The query optimizer logs historical information for queries that includes network information. A network monitor determines network characteristics of the multiple networks. The query optimizer then selects a network for a query based on the network characteristics, and optionally based on the historical information as well. The result is a query optimizer that takes network choice into consideration, thereby providing a query that is optimized according to the characteristics of the networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, David L. Darrington, Amanda Randles, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10387059
    Abstract: According to an example, memory-driven OOB management may include OOB management of a computing node of a plurality of computing nodes. The OOB management may be executed independent of an OS of the computing node. A memory fabric may be used to provide for shared access to a plurality of NVM nodes by the plurality of computing nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Zhikui Wang, Andy Brown, Stephen B. Lyle, Dejan S. Milojicic, Chandrasekar Venkatraman
  • Patent number: 10389599
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for monitoring and quantifying the performance of a content delivery network (CDN) from a client side perspective based on server side events. In one particular embodiment, one or more content servers of the CDN may provide connectivity or other performance information to a collector device or site. This information may be reported by each of the content servers for each request for content received at the server. The collector site may then store the received performance information in a database for analysis by one or more systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William Hopkins, William R. Power
  • Patent number: 10382565
    Abstract: A mechanism for adjusting a resource availability of a data center is disclosed. A processing device may receive a first request from a client device, wherein the request includes a set of instructions and a host name assigned to an internet protocol (IP) address of a server at a first data center to execute the set of instructions. The processing device may determine that a resource availability of the second data center is less than the resource availability of the first data center. The processing device may send a second response to the client device to send the set of instructions to the IP address of the first data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Huamin Chen
  • Patent number: 10372748
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for organizing audio/visual content and prefetching selected audio/visual content configured to be displayed to a user. In one embodiment, the methods and apparatuses for presenting content identifies a preference corresponding to a user; detects a current display window; and prefetches at least one audio/visual content in response, in part, to the current display window and the preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Eytchison, Dan M. Phan, Nisha Srinivasan, Ganesh B. Gopalakrishnana
  • Patent number: 10360279
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program code which when executed by an apparatus causes the apparatus to effect the method, for pre-fetching web content. Preferably, a proxy server performs the pre-fetching. Techniques such, for example, as executing Javascript in pre-fetched pages, modifying pre-fetched pages to address URL generation involving random numbers or dates, using cookie information or browser specifics when performing pre-fetching of pages, and injecting Javascript to measure response time may be performed, by way of example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas M. Dillon
  • Patent number: 10346186
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a system and a method of simulating internet browsing system without a graphical user interface. The method comprises the steps of extracting browser characteristics of a real user browser. The internet browsing system is simulated without graphical user interface by including the browser character of a real user browser within the simulated virtual user browser to makes the simulated virtual user digitally identical to the real user browser. Further, the tracking elements of the real user browser are shared with the simulated virtual user browser to divert the internet trackers away from the real user browser. Further, a fingerprint on the real user browser is duplicated in the simulated virtual user browser. The method uses an algorithm to simulate the simulated virtual user browser. The algorithm is intent to sell and purchase goods and services, thereby misguiding the internet trackers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Rohan Kalyanpur
  • Patent number: 10341453
    Abstract: Facilitating content caching in a local network by using software-defined network (SDN) controller to centrally coordinate data plane behavior. One or more packets forwarded from a component of the plurality of network components is received because no flow has been installed at the component to instruct on how to handle the one or more packets. Responsive to a deep packet inspection identifying a request for external content, a caching server is queried on the local network to determine if the requested content is available locally. A response is received from the caching server that the requested content is not available, and in response, a first flow is installed within the local network to route copies of response packets associated with the requested content to the station. A second flow is installed within the local network to route copies of response packets associated with the requested content to the caching server. A third flow routes subsequent requests for the same content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurabh Kumar Agarwal, Lakshmi Narayana Dronadula
  • Patent number: 10339159
    Abstract: Overlay datasets provide an efficient, flexible and scalable mechanism to represent the logical replication of one or more prior defined datasets. Only changes made to an entity in an overlay dataset's underlying dataset are replicated into the overlay dataset (such changes do not affect the underlying dataset). Read operations directed to the overlay dataset will find entities in the overlay dataset if they exist and in the underlying dataset(s) if no overlay-specific entity exists. Accordingly, overlay datasets provide an efficient mechanism for making changes to an existing dataset without suffering the high processing time and storage overhead associated with prior art copying and versioning techniques. Overlay datasets also provide a natural mechanism to keep two or more datasets in synchronization because changes to a base or underlying dataset's entities are “visible” in its associated overlay dataset (unless the entity has been modified in the overlay dataset).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Mueller, Jiani Chen
  • Patent number: 10326848
    Abstract: A method of modeling user behavior in an IP network, comprising the steps of allowing a testing user to create a behavior profile specifying one or more user activities from a plurality of user activities performed by a user over the IP network, one or more bandwidth usage levels corresponding to the one or more user activities, and an importance level associated with each user activity; associating one or more applications from a plurality of applications with the one or more user activities; emulating the behavior profile over the IP network by performing the one or more user activities using the one or more applications; and measuring a quality of experience (QoE) score for each user activity from the one or more user activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EMPIRIX INC.
    Inventors: Anuj Nath, David Hsing-Wang Wong, Sergey Eidelman, Anne-Marie Turgeon, Tibor Ivanyi
  • Patent number: 10321206
    Abstract: Present application discloses a method for switching an audio/video (AV) application, an apparatus and a smart TV. The method includes: receiving an instruction for switching to a target AV application; starting a preset intermediate interface and setting a AV application currently in use to be a background program, where a resource occupied by the intermediate interface is less than a resource occupied by the target AV application; and when the intermediate interface has been completely loaded, triggering the AV application, which has been set to be a background program, to release an AV decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: QINGDAO HISENSE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chenglong Liu, Zhiqiang Li
  • Patent number: 10299001
    Abstract: There is provided a method including rendering a gating media content segment presentation, providing a user interface to a user viewing the gating media content segment presentation, and determining two user interaction indices, including an under-threshold index and an over-threshold index, associated with the gating media content segment presentation. The method determines the under-threshold index using a first user interaction data measured before a threshold event and determines the over-threshold index using a second user interaction data measured after the threshold event, the threshold event occurs after beginning the rendering of the gating media content segment presentation and makes a user interactive mechanism selectable, the second user interaction data includes data corresponds to a user selection of the user interactive mechanism, and one of the under-threshold index and the over-threshold index is calculated using a user interaction with the user interface using an input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariff Sidi, Skarpi Hedinsson, Giuseppe Manzari, Yii Lih Liu
  • Patent number: 10284686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of network data communication, and discloses a server, a client, a system and a method for preloading a browsed page in a browser. The server includes: a link extraction module configured to extract, from a currently browsed page on a client, links included in the page; a page downloading module configured to download pages corresponding to the links from websites; a page compression module configured to compress the downloaded pages to generate page compression packages corresponding to the links and store the page compression packages into a storage module; the storage module configured to store the page compression packages corresponding to the links; a communication transceiving module configured to receive a request transmitted by the client for loading a page of a link in the page currently browsed and transmit the page compression package corresponding to the link to be loaded to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited
    Inventor: Zhe Wen
  • Patent number: 10282172
    Abstract: A content management system (CMS) for graphically authoring and deploying a television app and pages for access and display by end user devices. The CMS displays a canvas in a GUI and receives input graphically specifying page appearance using a component on the canvas. The component is compatible for rendering in a webpage format and in a television app page format. The webpage format of the component is used for rendering the component on the canvas. The CMS deploys the page so it can be rendered in either the television app page format or the webpage format depending upon which type of page is requested. The CMS can also enable authoring and deploying configuration information and application logic that is accessed by a shell app on the end user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: David Benge, Dylan Depass
  • Patent number: 10282399
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for receiving, by a computing device, a selection of one or more presentation templates of a plurality of presentation templates for at least a portion of a web page, wherein the one or more presentation templates define, at least in part, a display format for one or more display types. At least a portion of the one or more display types is mapped to one or more content elements within a content type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Baldwin, Mark C. Hampton, Stefan A. Hepper, Eric Martinez de Morentin
  • Patent number: 10275169
    Abstract: Multiple partitions can be run on a computing device, each partition running multiple processes referred to as a workload. Each of the multiple partitions, is isolated from one another, preventing the processes in each partition from interfering with the operation of the processes in the other partitions. Using the techniques discussed herein, some memory pages of a partition (referred to as a sharing partition) can be shared with one or more other partitions. The pages that are shared are file backed (e.g., image or data files) or pagefile backed memory pages. The sharing partition can be, for example, a separate partition that is dedicated to sharing memory pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yevgeniy M. Bak, Mehmet Iyigun, Landy Wang
  • Patent number: 10268408
    Abstract: In a storage cluster having nodes, blocks of a logical storage space of a storage object are allocated flexibly by a parent node to component nodes that are backed by physical storage. The method includes maintaining a first allocation map for the parent node, and second and third allocation maps for the first and second component nodes, respectively, executing a first write operation on the first component node and updating the second allocation map to indicate that the first block is a written block, selecting the second component node for executing a second write operation, and executing the second write operation on the second component node. Upon execution of the second write operation, the third allocation map is updated to indicate that the second block is a written block and the first allocation map is updated to indicate that the second block is allocated to the second component node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Mansi Shah, Eric Knauft, Jin Zhang, Christian Dickmann, Pascal Renauld, Radhika Vullikanti, Christos Karamanolis
  • Patent number: 10268656
    Abstract: Enforcing a policy based at least in part on URL information is disclosed. A uniform resource locator (URL) is received. A portion of the URL, or a transformation thereof, is matched against a bloom filter. Based on a result of the match, a first query is performed. A policy is enforced based at least in part on a category received as a result of a second query. In some cases, the first and second query are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Yonghui Cheng, Siu-Wang Leung, Wilson Xu, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10261938
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for content preloading using predictive models are disclosed. A system includes computing devices that generate a model to determine a predicted set of additional network content assets anticipated to be requested by a client after the client has requested a given set of assets. The devices determine, based on characteristics of a client's content request, whether to initiate an asset preload operation using the model. If a decision is made to initiate an asset preload, the devices identify, using the model, the predicted set of assets corresponding to the request, and initiate delivery of at least a portion of the predicted set to one or more destinations on behalf of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Jenkins, Nathan Alan Dye, Bradley E. Marshall, Brett R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10257249
    Abstract: A content delivery network and method for operating the same includes a content delivery network (CDN) origin server and a content delivery network edge server receiving a request for a first content from a first client device and communicating the request for the first content to the content delivery network origin server. The CDN origin server communicates a pull signal to a publisher origin server when the request for the first content is a first request, receives the first content from the publisher origin server and stores the first content. The CDN origin server communicates the first content to the first client through the CDN edge server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thai Lam, Michael A. Makhijani, Michael S. Xie
  • Patent number: 10255255
    Abstract: In one embodiment, receiving, at a first computing device from a second computing device, a request for a view of a user interface of a native application executing on the second computing device, wherein the view includes one or more first user interface components; determining, by the first computing device, a user agent type of the second computing device; selecting, by the first computing device, one or more second user-interface components to be included in the view based on the user agent type of the second computing device; generating, by the first computing device, code implementing a structured document that represents the view, wherein the structured document comprises the one or more first user-interface components and the one or more second user-interface components; and transmitting, from the first computing device to the second computing device, the code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Philip Fung, Yariv Sadan
  • Patent number: 10250938
    Abstract: An example described herein may include sending a request to access a media stream from a content delivery network; receiving program content of the media stream from the content delivery network; sending a request, for supplemental content information, to a supplemental content server based on receiving the program content, where the supplemental content information is associated with an upcoming time period of the media stream, and where the request includes information identifying the upcoming time period; obtaining, prior to the upcoming time period, the supplemental content information associated with the media stream for the upcoming time period; and during streaming of the media stream, inserting the supplemental content associated with the supplemental content information in one or more breaks of the media stream during the upcoming time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Rodrigo Meneses, Mahesh Kumar Vasanthusomashekar
  • Patent number: 10242038
    Abstract: Techniques for block-based indexing are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a multicore processor element, an assignment component for execution by the multicore processor element to generate a plurality of block-attribute pairs, each block-attribute pair corresponding to an attribute value and one of a plurality of data blocks, and an indexing component for execution by the multicore processor element to generate an index block for the plurality of data blocks based on the plurality of block-attribute pairs, the indexing component to perform parallel indexing of the plurality of block-attribute pairs using multiple indexing instances. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gang Deng, Xi Tang, Zhongyan Lu, Ting Lou, Tao Zhong, Heyuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10235459
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to creating entries in a personal cache of a user and/or a personal index of a user. Entries may be created in a personal cache and/or a personal index of a user based on web-based documents visited by the user and one or more of the entries may include content specific to the user's experience with a web-based document. The personal cache and/or personal index may enable a user to view all or aspects of previously visited web-based documents and/or search previously visited web-based documents. An entry of a user's personal cache and/or personal index may optionally include information that may not be found in a public cache and/or public index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alasdair John Mackintosh, Aayush Kumar
  • Patent number: 10228995
    Abstract: Examples discussed herein are directed to last writers of datasets in storage array errors. In some examples, a dataset integrity error detection is recorded. The dataset integrity error may be in a write path of a storage array and the write path may include a first controller node and a second controller node of the storage array. A detector of the dataset integrity error may be determined. A last writer of the dataset in the write path prior to the dataset integrity error detection may also be determined. A processing location in the write path associated with the dataset integrity error may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Tim Silversides, Stuart McCool
  • Patent number: 10225351
    Abstract: A system and method for communication across browser-based applications, and from a crashed application to a web server are disclosed. The system can store structured data in local storage for each instance (e.g., tab, window, frame) of an browser-based application (e.g., website, web application). The data can be structured to group blocks of data according to instances of an application in different tabs. A first session can locate a block of data created by a second session to achieve synchronization between two sessions. In addition, if one session has crashed, data written by that session can be accessed by another session and sent to a web server. In some implementations, a session, when writing to a block of data, can include meta-data for another session or for the web server, such as a timestamp, valid-until time, data-item identifier, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Harold Levithan
  • Patent number: 10218811
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for utilizing unused network capacity for prefetch requests. One method includes: receiving, over a network, network traffic information from a network provider of the network; determining a threshold value for prefetch request fulfillment based on the received network traffic information; receiving, over the network, a plurality of prefetch requests from an application running on a mobile device connected to the network of the network provider; determining, for each prefetch request of the plurality of prefetch requests, a score for the prefetch request based on the received plurality of prefetch requests; and responding to, for each prefetch request of the plurality of prefetch requests, the prefetch request based on the determined threshold value and the determined score for the prefetch request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Oath (Ameericas) Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Mitchell Demsey
  • Patent number: 10212046
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are directed to facilitating avatar representation of users within proximity using approved avatars. In one embodiment, logic may be configured to determine communication devices that are within a proximity threshold. The determined communication devices may include first and second communication devices that are associated with first and second users, respectively. The first user may be associated with a first avatar and the second user may be associated with a second avatar. The logic may also be configured to determine a request initiated at the first communication device for avatar information associated with one or more users of the determined communication devices. The logic may further be configured to provide the second avatar to the first user via the first communication device based on determining that the second avatar is included in an approved avatar set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gene M Chang, Charlie D Lenahan, Marc A Funston
  • Patent number: 10200499
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for reducing network traffic by using delta transfers may include (1) receiving, from a client device, an original request message that requests at least one action from a server, (2) storing the original request message to serve as a foundation for a delta transfer that includes the original request message and at least one subsequent request message that builds upon the original request message, (3) receiving, from the client device, a subsequent request message that excludes at least a portion of the original request message to reduce redundancy between the original request message and the subsequent request message, and (4) applying the subsequent request message to the original request message to achieve the delta transfer while reducing the redundancy between the original request message and the subsequent request message. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Shavell, Gregory Chagnon