Miscellaneous Patents (Class 709/200)
  • Patent number: 10848798
    Abstract: Disclosed is a broadcast signal transmitting method. A broadcast signal transmitting method according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: generating low level signaling (LLS) information; processing the LLS information into IP packets; generating link layer packets by link layer processing the IP packets; and generating a broadcast signal by physical layer processing the link layer packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Seungryul Yang, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 10846398
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, device, and system for intercepting traffic to malicious websites. The method includes obtaining, by one or more processors, a network request from a terminal, obtaining, by one or more processors, domain information from the network request, determining, by one or more processors, whether the domain information corresponds to an access-prohibited website domain, and communicating, by one or more processors, a web page response to terminal, wherein the web page response is based at least in part on the determining whether the domain information corresponds to an access-prohibited website domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Meichao Zhang, Zhijian Deng
  • Patent number: 10848810
    Abstract: A television playout system provided in a broadcast provider system receives a playout schedule, which corresponds to a live video feed of a channel broadcasted to one or more multichannel video program distributors (MVPDs), from a playout schedule source, and generates a new channel comprising one or more video on demand (VOD) content assets, based on one or more scheduling rules of the playout schedule, to be transmitted to a plurality of MVPDs at a time specified in the received playout schedule. The received live video feed of the channel is sanitized by removal of a lower third graphical content overlay from the live video feed for the generation of the new channel. A discontinuity is inserted between program segments to allow dynamic ad insertion (DAI) within the program segments of the live video feed for the new channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Steven Ernest Riedl, Mark Cooper Pope, V, Nishith Kumar Sinha
  • Patent number: 10833988
    Abstract: A SDN controller calculates forwarding paths for a traffic flow based on SDN technology. The controller determines a maximum flow rate and flow rate identify of each forwarding path, generates ingress flow table entries based on packet characteristic information of the traffic flow, the flow rate identify and an output port of an ingress node on each forwarding path, and sends the ingress flow table entries and maximum flow rate and flow rate identify to the ingress node; generates intermediate flow table entry for each intermediate node base on the packet characteristic information, flow rate identify and an and the output port of each intermediate node, and send each intermediate flow table entry to corresponding intermediate node; generates an egress flow table entry based on packet characteristic information and an output port of an egress node for sending the traffic flow, and sends the egress flow table entry to the egress node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Jinglin Li
  • Patent number: 10826861
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for managing notifications from published applications. The described system provides a remote application server that listens for notifications from one or more published applications launched by a user at a client device, detects a notification from the one or more published applications, forms an intercepted notification packet containing information from the notification, determines whether the client device has enabled polling and adding the notification packet to a queue of notifications when polling is enabled, pushes the queue of notifications when a polling request is received from the client device; and pushes the intercepted notification packet when polling is not enabled. The described system further includes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Borg, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10824758
    Abstract: A system for managing personal data stored by an enterprise includes an interface, a permissions database, a processor, and non-transitory computer readable media. The interface is configured to receive a request to access at least some of the personal data, the request defining a purpose for the request. The permissions database that stores a plurality of records that define permissions associated with the personal data. The non-transitory computer readable media in communication with the processor that stores instruction code which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to locate, within one or more disparate source databases within the enterprise, personal data associated with one or more individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hankeln, Paul van der Linden, Sven Scheuring
  • Patent number: 10825564
    Abstract: A method and system may use computer vision techniques and machine learning analysis to automatically identify a user's biometric characteristics. A user's client computing device may capture a video of the user. Feature data and movement data may be extracted from the video and applied to statistical models for determining several biometric characteristics. The determined biometric characteristic values may be used to identify individual health scores and the individual health scores may be combined to generate an overall health score and longevity metric. An indication of the user's biometric characteristics which may include the overall health score and longevity metric may be displayed on the user's client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Dingchao Zhang, Michael Bernico, Peter Laube, Utku Pamuksuz, Jeffrey S. Myers, Marigona Bokshi-Drotar, Edward W. Breitweiser
  • Patent number: 10817556
    Abstract: A method comprising: accessing a record of past emails or IM messages between a first user and other users; receiving a search query from the first user; from amongst a set of entities, identifying a subset as preferred entities of the first user; causing a graphical user interface to selectively display a list of the preferred entities; in response to the receipt of the received search query, automatically causing the graphical user interface to display, simultaneously in association with each respective one of the preferred entities in the list, a separate respective numerical count of search results found for the respective entity based on the received search query; and based on the first user selecting one of the entities from the list, causing the graphical user interface to display to the first user a filtered-down list formed from some or all of the search results for the selected entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jon Meling, Berit Herstad, Michael N Snow
  • Patent number: 10820232
    Abstract: A system with distributed proxy for reducing traffic in a wireless network satisfies data requests made by a mobile application. The system includes a mobile device having a local proxy for intercepting a data request made by the mobile application. The local proxy simulates application server responses for the mobile application on the mobile device for data requests where responses are available in the local cache. A proxy server is coupled to the mobile device and an application server to which the data request is made. The proxy server is able to communicate with the local proxy. The local proxy forwards the data request to the proxy server for transmission to the application server for a response to the data request. The proxy server queries the application server for any changes to the data request that the mobile application has previously made and notifies the local proxy of such changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Petersen, Michael Luna, Ari Backholm
  • Patent number: 10798164
    Abstract: Introduced here are computer-implemented techniques for facilitating communication between a central processing system and one or more computing devices. The central processing system can intelligently communicate with at least some of the computing device(s). Moreover, the central processing system can simultaneously or sequentially utilize sensor data generated by multiple computing devices that are known to be associated with one another. For example, if multiple computing devices are known to be in the same general geographical location, then the central processing system may only require that one computing device upload geographical metadata for analysis. If the computing device experiences any issues that prevent the geographical metadata from being uploaded, then the central processing system can automatically prompt another computing device to temporarily or permanently assume the role of leader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Terrill Holmes, Ulf Schwekendiek
  • Patent number: 10791050
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method operable in a content delivery network (CDN), includes receiving a request a service in said CDN; determining a particular classification of an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with said request, said determining using a first function that maps IP addresses to one or more classifications, said particular classification being one of said one or more classifications; and processing said request based on said particular classification of said IP address associated with said request. A location-specific response to a request may be based on a geographic location associated with said IP address associated with said request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis Robert Varney, Laurence R. Lipstone, William Crowder, Andrew Swart, Christopher Newton
  • Patent number: 10791112
    Abstract: A message right management method, and a device and storage medium for implementing the method, are provided. The message right management method includes obtaining a message created by a source user, and sending a message notification to a target user in a social platform. The method further includes verifying the target user when receiving a request for logging onto a message page from the target user, and controlling logon of the target user to the message page on the basis of a verification result. The method further includes, when receiving a service request of the target user with respect to the message, determining, based on a message right control policy, whether the target user has a right corresponding to a service requested by the service request, and controlling a response to the service request according to a determining result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yao Guang Chen, Bo Dong Liu
  • Patent number: 10783229
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for implementing a robotic process automation using controller execution model. The present invention is configured to receive electronically, from a user computing device, a request to establish a communication link with a hosted virtual desktop (HVD) bot; determine a controller hosted virtual desktop (CHVD) hub associated with the HVD bot, wherein the CHVD hub comprises one or more HVD bots connected to the CHVD hub in a hub-and-spoke configuration, wherein the HVD bot is accessible only via the CHVD hub; receive one or more authentication credentials associated with the CHVD from an encrypted credential repository; validate the one or more authentication credentials associated with the CHVD, wherein validating further comprises authorizing the user computing device to access to the CHVD hub; and establish a communication link between the user computing device and the HVD bot, via the CHVD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Nagaraju Buddhiraju, Nye Walter Allen
  • Patent number: 10782961
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a process for analyzing components related to a software application in a software development environment is disclosed. The process includes obtaining metadata information for each of a plurality of components from the software development environment, and generating an entry including extracting attribute information from the obtained metadata information for each component for use by a developer of the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Tae Yol Jon Kwon, Louis Fox
  • Patent number: 10783568
    Abstract: Users are matched to items and recommended friends in a social merchandising system. During registration, a user profile is created for a user among a plurality of users in the peer-to-peer marketplace. To calculate a compatibility score, a social genome is determined for the user based on social networking characteristics associated with the user. Also, a merchandise genome is determined for the user based on item characteristics associated with the user. Results are organized into a feed for the user based on the compatibility score and time. Feeds display items of friends, or as influenced by social connections and interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Poshmark, Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Chandra, Gautam Golwala, Tracy Sun
  • Patent number: 10776081
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to systems, methods, and computer program products that allow developers to build applications supported by Platform as a Service (“PaaS”) utilizing integrated webhooks, allowing developers to hook discrete actions into PaaS systems contingent on defined occurrence of requisite triggering events. In some embodiments developers utilize webhooks to invoke a POST method HTTP call with a payload describing the discrete action in response to the requisite triggering event, wherein the actions may be selected from a list comprising: builds, releases, add-on changes, formation changes or scale events, application destruction, logging disconnect actions, logging connect actions, and pipelined builds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: O.C. Tanner Company
    Inventors: Trevor Forbes Linton, Murray Lucas Resinski, Michael Raymond Felix, Cory Alexander Christopher
  • Patent number: 10778635
    Abstract: Enabling management of contacts includes passively recognizing a set of contacts that are, as a group, repeatedly sent communications by a member, bringing the member's attention to the recognized set of contacts, enabling the member to name the set of contacts, and enabling the member to address future communications to the set of contacts through use of the name associated by the member with the set of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Valerie Kucharewski, Michael Traylor, Michael Anthony Buonomo, John Panzer, Jack Mazzeo
  • Patent number: 10768979
    Abstract: Described is a framework (or technique or method) and system for providing a distributed computing network including different types of devices. The framework allows peer devices to transmit “packages” of information (e.g. messages) throughout the network as conceptual units of a job or data. The framework allows portable code, which is used to perform one or more jobs, to be transportable between peer devices. A device may transmit portable code describing a computation to another device, and the receiving device may then compile the code into executable form that is compatible with the architecture of the particular device. The compiled code may execute functions to perform one or more computations to fulfill job requests as part of a distributed computing protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Oliver M. Williams
  • Patent number: 10771531
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network receives a path computation agent configured to determine a path in the network that satisfies an objective function. The device executes the path computation agent to update state information regarding the network maintained by the path computation agent. The device selects a neighbor of the device in the network to execute the path computation agent based on the updated state information regarding the network. The device instructs the selected neighbor to execute the path computation agent with the updated state information regarding the network. The device unloads the path computation agent from the device after selecting the neighbor of the device to execute the path computation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Pascal Thubert, Patrick Wetterwald, Jean-Philippe Vasseur
  • Patent number: 10769665
    Abstract: A computerized method of transmitting content to a first device and a second device may include receiving a first identifier and first location data of the first device, and a second identifier and second location data of the second device. The method may include comparing the first location data with the second location data, and generating a co-location score in response to the comparison. The method may include determining that the co-location score is greater than a threshold, and responsively generating household data indicative of a relationship between the first device and the second device. The method may further include generating and transmitting a report indicating the relationship to a content provider that transmits content to the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: comScore, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Malloy, Paul Barford
  • Patent number: 10761758
    Abstract: Embodiments include a data aware deduplicating object store. The data aware deduplicating data store includes a consistent hashing logic that manages a consistent hashing architecture for the object store. The consistent hashing architecture includes a metadata ring and a bulk ring. The consistent hashing architecture may be a multiple ring architecture comprising a metadata ring and two or more bulk rings. A bulk ring may include a key/value (k/v) data store, where a k/v data store stores a shard of an index and a reference count that facilitates the individual approach to garbage collection or data reclamation. The data aware deduplicating data store also includes a deduplication logic that provides data deduplication for data to be stored in the object store. The deduplication logic performs variable length deduplication and provides a shared nothing approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventors: Don Doerner, Michael Zeis, Roderick Wideman, Greg Wade, Steve Lord, Turguy Goker
  • Patent number: 10762096
    Abstract: Mail service method for searching for mail in a mail service system. At least one of a plurality of items configuring a format of mail data is set as at least one card item. A keyword is received, and for mail data that includes the keyword is searched for. A separate mail list for the at least one card item is configured by selecting mail data including the keyword in the at least one card item, and creating a mail card including a tag indicating the at least one card item and a link to the configured separate mail list. A search result that including the created mail card is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jung Sub Shin, Chang Hwan Lee, Eungyo Jung, Jinsu Park, Yeon Ah Park, Myungpyo Shim, Sungwoo Choo, Hye Ryun An
  • Patent number: 10757597
    Abstract: Resource health indication for new and/or emerging nodes is provided in the form of a a resource stability/confidence indicator that is based at least on, and in some instances solely on, the conventional resource health indicators of downstream nodes (i.e., nodes that receive resources from the new/emerging node in exchange for objects and/or services), and, in some embodiments, upstream nodes (i.e., nodes that receive objects and/or services from the emerging new node in exchange for resources) and/or secondary downstream and/or upstream nodes (i.e., nodes that receive or provide resources from or to the primary downstream and upstream nodes). The emerging/new node is provided with a resource stability indicator that can be used to acquire resources for obtaining objects and/or services from downstream nodes and/or provide confidence that the new/emerging node will provide objects/resources to upstream nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Manu Jacob Kurian
  • Patent number: 10757088
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products and methods implementing YARN service protection are described. A reverse proxy in a cluster of computers in a distributed computing system can intercept a request to access a YARN service. The request can be associated with requester credentials. The reverse proxy determines that the request includes a REST API call. The reverse proxy determines, based on authentication configuration information, that the call needs to be authenticated. The reverse proxy authenticates the call based on the requester credentials using an authentication mechanism specified in the configuration information. Upon successful authentication of the call, the reverse proxy makes authorization checks based on specified configuration information. If the authorization checks pass, the reverse proxy forwards the request to a server that provides the YARN service in the cluster. If the authentication or authorization checks fail, the reverse proxy denies the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sridhar Shanmugam Sailappan, Dilli Dorai Minnal Arumugam
  • Patent number: 10757195
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for allowing network enabled devices to interconnect via auto-discovery and manual discovery. The interconnections are made via a communication cloud, which is a resource on a server that acts as a transmission channel between authorized devices. The protocol includes a Communication Cloud Assignment that defines a process for designating a device to a cloud. Once a device is connected to a cloud, it uses a Service Discovery/Delivery Protocol to request and/or advertise its services to other devices on the cloud. Devices with appropriate criteria such as the same IP address, subnet, service protocol etc. will be placed on the same cloud; thus, those devices will automatically discover each other and their services. A device may be manually directed from its originating cloud to another cloud when a special code is entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, SONY DADC US INC
    Inventor: Aekkarin Rojvongpaisal
  • Patent number: 10757024
    Abstract: A load distribution apparatus connected, via a network, to a plurality of relay apparatuses that relay communication performed by a terminal, and to the terminal, including: storage means configured to store relay apparatus identifiers that identify each of the plurality of relay apparatuses, installation site information that indicates installation sites of each of the plurality of relay apparatuses, and load information that indicates loads of each of the plurality of relay apparatuses; load management means configured to collect the load information from each of the plurality of relay apparatuses to store the load information in the storage means; selection means configured, when receiving a request from the terminal, to select a relay apparatus for relaying communication performed by the terminal from among the plurality of relay apparatuses based on the installation site information or the load information; and transmission means configured to transmit, to the terminal that transmits the request, a relay
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NTT Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiya Nakakura, Sho Yamamura
  • Patent number: 10754627
    Abstract: A system may determine one or more data sources which the system is configured to access. The system may provide a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for interacting with data stored in one or more data sources. The APIs may be accessible to one or more web applications which the system is configured to serve. The system may determine that a web application has requested an operation for interacting with the data through one or more APIs in the set of APIs. The system may determine one or more responses based at least in part on the operation requested by the web application. The system may provide the response(s) to the web application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ryan, Allen Chang, William Bindi, Brian Lee, John Carrino, Julie Tibshirani, Timothy Wilson
  • Patent number: 10756923
    Abstract: Systems and methods systems and methods for efficiently and securely forming a communication network. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of the present disclosure provide systems and methods, for example utilizing a plurality of different security modes, for forming a premises-based network (e.g., a MoCA network).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Hebron, Na Chen, Ronald Lee
  • Patent number: 10747623
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal for performing a data backup function with an external device, and a controlling method therefore. The controlling method for the mobile terminal for performing a data backup function with an external device comprises the steps of: receiving authentication information of the external device when the external device is connected with an interface unit; identifying, using the received authentication information, whether the external device is a pre-registered device for performing the data backup function; and if the external device is the pre-registered device as a result of the identifying, transmitting at least a part of data stored in a memory to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Minwoo Kim, Seungyup Chang
  • Patent number: 10742699
    Abstract: Techniques for low latency streaming, for example in a broadcasting environment, are described herein. In some examples, a playlist may include both currently encoded segments, which are segments that are fully encoded at or before playlist generation, and also future encoded segments, which are segments that have not yet been fully encoded at playlist generation. In some cases, the inclusion of future encoded segments in a playlist may result in a player requesting a segment that has not yet been fully encoded at the time that the request is received by the server. In some examples, even though the segment is not yet fully encoded, the server may nevertheless save and process the request, for example by transmitting encoded portions of the requested segment as those portions are made available by the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Yueshi Shen, Martin Hess, Shawn Hsu, Eran Ambar, Abhinav Kapoor, Jorge Arturo Villatoro, Spencer Nelson, Jeffrey Garneau, Cyrus Hall, Jyotindra Vasudeo, Andrew Francis, Yuechuan Li, Chih-Chiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10735361
    Abstract: A method of generating a digital media message includes receiving a script of the digital media message, receiving a digital video segment based on the script, determining text of the digital media message corresponding to at least a portion of the video segment, and providing the text via a display of an electronic device. The method also includes providing a plurality of images, each indicative of a respective digital content segment, and receiving first input indicating selection of a first digital content segment. The method further includes associating the first digital content segment with either a first portion or a second portion of the video segment, and associating the various portions and the first digital content segment with a play sequence of the digital media message such that the first digital content segment will be presented simultaneously with at least part of the first portion when the digital media message is played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nightlight Systems LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Weil, Andrew Jarecki, Robert Gukiesen
  • Patent number: 10736164
    Abstract: A method of associating multiple user endpoints (UEs) with a single IMS session in an IMS network having a serving node for controlling at least one IMS session for a user and at least a first access network for providing access to UEs. The method involves associating a first UE with the user and with an IMS session; discovering a second UE in a proximity of the first UE; discovering information about the second UE; communicating the information about the second UE to the serving node; the serving node utilizing computer-implemented policy logic to determine whether to associate the second UE with the user and the EMS session; and if the policy logic determines that the second UE is to be associated, the serving node associating the second UE with the IMS session while retaining the association with the first UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AYLUS NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Shamim A. Naqvi, Prasad S. Dorbala, Ellis L. Wong, Mahesh N. Ganmukhi
  • Patent number: 10725798
    Abstract: A method for dynamic development of an application programming interface (API) including: receiving a first data file; generating an API configured to receive client data associated with a transaction message, where the generating the API includes: providing a data agnostic template; for each specific data parameter of the plurality of specific data parameters, assigning each template field with a corresponding specific data entry associated with the specific data parameter; and configuring a second user interface associated with the API by associating at least one display parameter with each specific data parameter of the plurality of specific data parameters; and displaying the second user interface such that a field displayed by the second user interface is configured to receive the data associated with each specific data parameter of the plurality of specific data parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Libby Annie Kurien, Maria Julieta Licup-Fajarda
  • Patent number: 10728056
    Abstract: A method of redirecting traffic on a network includes receiving a subscriber request to use a parental control service, assigning to the subscriber's access device an Internet protocol (IP) address from a block of addresses reserved for the service, receiving a transaction, determining that the transaction is from an address in the block, and redirecting the transaction to a parental control device on the network. A network-based parental control system includes an access device for an account that uses a parental control service, a dynamic host configuration protocol server that assigns to the access device an IP address from a block of addresses reserved for the parental control service, a parental control policy device, and a router that receives a transaction from the access device, determines that the transaction is from an address in the block, and redirects the transaction to the parental control policy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Harp, Toby Bearden, Jason M. Godfrey
  • Patent number: 10720237
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating a device by controlling the device based on input received from group members, uses a sensor for monitoring each group member for detecting an instruction provided by a group member. The instruction includes a visual or audible instruction. Upon detecting, a controller associates a control command with the instruction. The controller provides the control command to the device. For establishing the group, an authentication is performed for adding a user as a group member. For identifying the control command, the detected instruction is associated with the instructing group member, where the member profile is accessed from a memory including a set of reference instructions, and the instruction is matched with a reference instruction selected from the set of reference instructions in the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Iulia Dobai, Njin-Zu Chen, Marleen Johanna Jacoba Van Leengoed
  • Patent number: 10719062
    Abstract: A telecontrol arrangement observes and/or controls an installation. The telecontrol arrangement is set up to communicate with field devices of the installation and with a control center arrangement. In order to specify a comparatively flexible telecontrol arrangement which can be adapted to change intended purposes with a smaller amount of effort, provision is made for the telecontrol arrangement to be formed in a data processing cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wiebke Froehner, Thomas Werner
  • Patent number: 10715443
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable storage mediums are disclosed for the management of rejected traffic in a WCCP protocol. A request is received from a switch to redirect traffic from a client device to a cache engine. The cache engine determines that it cannot process traffic from the client device, and in response to the determination, sends a command to the switch to suspend traffic to the cache engine. The command includes instructions for one or more of removing a particular rule regarding routing of the traffic to the cache engine or modifying an access control list rule to exclude the cache engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Ashwin Kumar T C, Rahul Gupta, Rajesh Mullangath Sakthidharan
  • Patent number: 10715385
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for switching between software agents. A first software agent communicatively coupled to a host device and at least one server may be identified. A configuration file associated with the first software agent may be transformed for operation with a second software agent. The first software agent may be switched to the second software agent in response to transforming the configuration file associated with the first software agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anca Sailer, Mahesh Viswanathan, Jing Min Xu, Bo Yang
  • Patent number: 10713365
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for a simulation platform that can generate simulated activity data for testing a security monitoring and control system. In various examples, the simulation platform can parse the activity data from a cloud service to determine the fields associated with each action in the activity data. The simulation platform can then generate a template, where each entry in the template describes an action and the fields associated with the action. The simulation platform can further generate a configuration that describes a test scenario. The simulation platform can use the configuration and the template to generate the particular action, including randomizing some or all of the fields of the action. When input into the security monitoring and control system, the system can operate on the simulated activity data in the same way as when the system ingests live activity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kamalendu Biswas, Gaurav Bhatia, Shachi Prasad, Kiran Shriniwas Doddi
  • Patent number: 10708120
    Abstract: One or more embodiments identify server management actions for resolving problems associated with one or more nodes in information technology infrastructure. In one embodiment, a node-ticket record for an information processing node associated with at least one problem ticket is generated. A set of node-ticket clusters is queried based on the node-ticket record. Each of the set of node-ticket clusters maps a set of server management actions to set of historical node-ticket records associated with the node-ticket cluster. The set of server management actions was previously performed to resolve at least one operational problem associated with at least one information processing node. At least one set of server management actions associated with at least one of the set of node-ticket clusters corresponding to the node-ticket record within a given threshold is identified based on the querying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolaos Anerousis, Anuradha Bhamidipaty, Shang Q. Guo, Suman K. Pathapati, Daniela Rosu, Mitesh H. Vasa, Anubha Verma, Frederick Wu, Sai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10706279
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a program for verifying content, the program executing a process includes identifying, among a plurality of elements included in a content to be verified and displayed in two browsers that display the content respectively, a dynamic element whose attribute relating to display changes over time or whose element image changes over time in at least one of the two browsers; and identifying an area in which displayed content is different between the two browsers by comparing element images of the plurality of elements other than the dynamic element between the two browsers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Eigo Segawa
  • Patent number: 10705492
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods of physical-model based building automation using in-situ regression to optimize control systems are presented. A simulation engine is configured to simulate a behavior or a controlled system using a physical model for the controlled system. A data stream comprises data from a controlled system. A training loop is configured to compare an output of a simulation engine to a data stream using a heuristic so that a physical model is regressed in a manner that the output of the simulation engine approaches the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Troy Aaron Harvey
  • Patent number: 10701560
    Abstract: A technique for generating a diversified encryption key for a contactless legacy magnetic stripe card is disclosed. The diversified key can be generated using a master key, a key diversification value and an encryption algorithm. In one example embodiment, the key diversification value can be provided by the user as a fingerprint, numeric code or photo. The user can provide the key diversification value to the card or a cellphone. The card can generate the diversified key using the user provided key diversification value. The card or the cellphone can transmit the user provided diversification value to the server and the server can regenerate the diversified key using the user provided diversification value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Evan Lerner, Lara Mossler
  • Patent number: 10682763
    Abstract: A remote controlled robot system that includes a robot and a remote control station that communicate through a communication network. Communication with the robot is limited by a firewall coupled to the communication network. A communication server establishes communication between the robot and the remote control station so that the station can send commands to the robot through the firewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Marco Pinter
  • Patent number: 10679290
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that, among other things, can reduce the burden on receiving computers, increase data throughput, reduce system failure, and provide components of a scalable and flexible network architecture. Specifically, the system and method provide a multichannel-multicast network environment for use in dynamically assigning data to channels. This configuration is particularly useful in a trading network environment, as it effectively performs channel reassignments in a way not to disturb the receipt of the underlying data. While the example embodiments described herein pertain to electronic trading, the principles of the present invention may be equally applied in other environments where the advantages presented herein are beneficial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Sagy P. Mintz, Alexander D. Deitz
  • Patent number: 10671521
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating with power tools using a universal protocol. The universal protocol may be implemented using a universal core module that is installed across a variety of power tools and other devices to enable communications therewith. Communications to and from the power tools are translated to a universal protocol once received. The translated communications are handled by the universal core module of a particular tool according to a set of rules. In response, the universal core module outputs communications according to the universal protocol and the set of rules, which may be translated to another protocol for receipt by components of the tool or an external device. The communications may be used, for example, to obtain tool performance data from the tools and to provide firmware updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew J. Mergener
  • Patent number: 10674083
    Abstract: A system creates an electronic file corresponding to a printed artifact by launching a video capture module that causes a mobile electronic device to capture a video of a scene that includes the printed artifact. The system analyzes image frames in the video in real time as the video is captured to identify a suitable instance. In one example, the suitable instance is a frame or sequence of frames that contain an image of a page or side of the printed artifact and that do not exhibit a page-turn event. In response to identification of the suitable instance, the system will automatically cause a photo capture module of the device to capture a still image of the printed artifact. The still image has a resolution that is higher than that of the image frames in the video. The system will save the captured still images to a computer-readable file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip J. Emmett, Raja Bala, Michael R. Furst, Lina Fu
  • Patent number: 10666511
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an internet service provider (ISP) system capable of delegating network policy configuration tasks to ISP franchisee accounts. For example, the ISP system can establish, via a backhaul channel, a network tunnel from an access point hosting a local area network (LAN) to a gateway server connected to a wide area network (WAN). The ISP system can authenticate an ISP franchisee account operating a mobile device. The ISP franchisee account can configure, from the mobile device, a network usage policy associated with using the network tunnel, the gateway server, and/or application services available through the gateway server. The ISP system can authenticate a subscriber account operating a subscriber device to connect with the WAN from the LAN. The ISP system can enforce, at the gateway server, the network usage policy when the customer device is using the access point to access the WAN through the gateway server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Viswanath Poosala, Philip Lewis Bohannon, Maksim Kamenetsky, Debra Vaughn Hester, Christopher Andrew Daniels
  • Patent number: 10664399
    Abstract: A filter comprises interface circuitry, to intercept coherency protocol transactions exchanged between a master device comprising a first cache and an interconnect for managing coherency between the first cache and at least one other cache or other master device. The filter has filtering circuitry for filtering the coherency protocol transactions in dependence on memory access permission data defining which regions of an address space the master device is allowed to access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Håkan Lars-Göran Persson, Ian Rudolf Bratt, Andrew Brookfield Swaine, Bruce James Mathewson
  • Patent number: RE48311
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for isolating at least one of a plurality of applications included in an electronic device are provided. The method includes selecting at least one of the plurality of applications included in the electronic device, preprocessing the at least one selected application so as to be at least one modified application included in a sandbox isolating the at least one selected applications from others of the plurality of applications, and installing the at least one modified application on the electronic device so as to be executed only according to the sandbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manikandan Sankaranarasimhan, William Swaney, Victor Havin, Toru Ishihara