Processing Agent Patents (Class 709/202)
  • Patent number: 10667874
    Abstract: Systems, methods, software and apparatus that enable dynamic audio transducer control include obtaining attribute information relating to multiple communication nodes that are communication node group members. A group management system or other computing system receives attribute information from two or more of the communication nodes and determines settings for one or more audio transducers (e.g., speakers and microphones) in the group's communication nodes based on the attribute information. An audio transducer command is transmitted to or imposed on one or more of the nodes. Attribute information can include node attributes and/or changes to attributes. Audio transducer commands transmitted or otherwise imposed on nodes can include muting and unmuting commands, as well as setting volume levels and other audio settings associated with a node's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Orion Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Robbins, Greg Albrecht, Ellen Juhlin, Roger Wood, Neil Girling
  • Patent number: 10671589
    Abstract: A system may utilize a combination of real-time and polling connectors for data crawling. A real-time connector may use a collector to write data associated with a new event from a database to a channel and record external identifiers (IDs) associated the data. A polling connector may use a verifier to compare the recorded IDs with IDs associated with a batch of data, and may write any data of the batch of data to the channel that has not been written previously written by the collector. The system may include an onboarder for reading data previously stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Ankush Goyal, Shardul Vikram, Nathaniel Richard Price, Sudarshan Vijay Sarolkar, Scott Walter Bishel, Praveen Innamuri, Jon Tomas Gretarsson
  • Patent number: 10664868
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for synchronizing communications between two disparate computing systems. A context capture module is configured to capture interactions of a first computing system with an application to determine a current context of the first computing system's interactions. A communications initiation engine is configured to determine one of a plurality of other computing systems is to be queried for communication with the first computing system. When one of the other computing systems is to be queried, an initiation communication is provided to a particular one of the other computing systems, where the initiation communication includes data describing the current context of the first computing system's interactions. An availability indication is received from the particular other computing system. A communications module is configured to facilitate communications between the first computing system and the particular other computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Five9, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny Hsiang-Kuo Wang, James J. Hickey, Ilya A. Harahap, John R. D'Amour, Piotr K. Chojnowski, Gaurav Passi
  • Patent number: 10664445
    Abstract: A Bloom filter generation method and apparatus is presented, where the method includes acquiring to-be-combined files, when a quantity of deletion records in the to-be-combined files falls within a false positive permission range, acquiring a Bloom filter of each to-be-combined file, where capacities of Bloom filters of different to-be-combined files are the same, and performing a bitwise OR operation on bit values at same locations in Bloom filters of the different to-be-combined files, in order to obtain a target Bloom filter and use the target Bloom filter as a Bloom filter of a combined file obtained by combining the different to-be-combined files, and hence an amount of calculation processing in Bloom filter generation is reduced, a system resource is reduced, and resource overheads are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Li, Junhua Zhu
  • Patent number: 10659500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an application that is configured to be operated in a multi-participant environment on a computer network. The application manages participants in an online session of a multi-user application so that if one of the participants exits the session, the session can continue without interruption. The application initiates an online session of the multi-user application, wherein the online session includes two or more participants comprised of network computers that are communicatively linked to a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Masayuki Chatani, Glen Van Datta
  • Patent number: 10659611
    Abstract: A callback window for initiating an electronic communication session with a customer communication endpoint is received. A request from an agent communication endpoint is received to not handle any electronic communication sessions during a time period. For example, a contact center agent may want to take a lunch break. A determination is made that the callback window (or a portion of the callback window) is within the time period. In response to determining the callback window is within the time period, the system may take various steps, such as, automatically denying the request, automatically adjusting the time period, and sending various messages to the agent communication endpoint to identify ways to handle the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant Jangale, Prashant Jawale, Umesh Mahajan
  • Patent number: 10659291
    Abstract: Techniques are described for detecting and correcting mis-programming of label information in a router of a label switched path (LSP) without initially triggering a tear-down of the LSP. For example, techniques described in this disclosure enable an ingress router to determine whether label information is correctly programmed between a routing engine (e.g., control plane) and a forwarding engine (e.g., forwarding plane) of a router in the LSP, and to correct any mis-programming of label information by informing the router to reprogram the forwarding engine with original forwarding label information associated with the LSP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Boyapati, Devendra Dilip Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10652113
    Abstract: A system for computing an optimal deployment of at least one web application in a multi-datacenter system comprising a collector for collecting performance measurements with regard to a web application executed in the multi-datacenter system and grouping the performance measurements according to locations of a plurality of clients accessing the web application; a data repository for maintaining at least a performance table including at least the performance measurements grouped according to the plurality of client locations and a service level agreement (SLA) guaranteed to clients in the plurality of client locations; and an analyzer for processing at least information stored in the performance table for generating a recommendation on an optimal deployment of the web application in at least one combination of datacenters in the multi-datacenter system by computing an expected SLA that can be guaranteed to the clients in each combination of datacenters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Radware, Ltd.
    Inventors: Amir Peles, Shy Marom
  • Patent number: 10650076
    Abstract: A media content placement system is provided. The system may determine a first parameter corresponding to a media object of a plurality of media objects displayed according to a presentation sequence, the first parameter based on a predetermined quantity of times a media object is displayed. The system may determine a second parameter corresponding to the media object, the second placement parameter may be based on of a positive feedback for the media object. The system may determine a third parameter corresponding to the media object, the third parameter may be based on a negative feedback for the media object. The system may determine a presentation index corresponding to a media object. The presentation index may reference a position in a presentation sequence used to display media objects. The system may determine the presentation index based on the first parameter, the second parameter and the third parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiwang Yang
  • Patent number: 10649979
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for maintaining consistency between a NoSQL database and non-transactional content associated with one or more files. In operation, the system identifies one or more files including non-transactional data for maintaining consistency between the non-transactional data and a NoSQL database associated with the system. The system stores the non-transactional data associated with the one or more files in a transaction file. The system stores artifacts associated with the non-transactional data in a file with an ending marker and stores the non-transactional data with a corresponding transaction ID. The system stores data of the transaction file in the NoSQL database associated with the system. The system stores the transactional data with the corresponding transaction ID. The system scans the transaction file utilizing an asynchronous process to locate successful transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Eyal Matzlavi, Moshe Yechiel Shtein
  • Patent number: 10645166
    Abstract: A data management circuit with network functions and a network-based data management method are provided. The network-based data management method is employed to manage a storage device coupled to a computer that includes a processor. The method includes steps of: receiving a network packet through a network; sending the network packet to the processor or accessing the storage device, according to a network header of the network packet; and requesting the processor to access the storage device according to a remaining capacity of the storage device and/or a content of the network packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sheng-Kai Hung, Hung-Tai Chen, E-Cheng Cheng, Chi Yang
  • Patent number: 10642879
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Victor Latushkin, Ankit Gureja, Kenneth Dunlop
  • Patent number: 10635575
    Abstract: Application servers, AS, for use in live and test enterprise resource planning, ERP, systems and a test ERP system for testing an update to the live ERP system are described. A system transaction recorder of the live ERP system captures live system transaction data comprising a plurality of live system transaction inputs and a plurality of live system transaction outputs. A receiver of an AS of the test ERP system receives the system transaction data and a system tester applies the plurality of live system transaction inputs to a plurality of test ERP system transactions corresponding to the plurality of system transactions undertaken in the live ERP system, such that a plurality of test system transaction outputs are produced. An error detector determines whether there has been any error in the test ERP system based on the plurality of test system transaction outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Basis Technologies International Limited
    Inventors: Craig Douglas Oliver, Darren John Thorpe
  • Patent number: 10628222
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving, by a fog computing platform, a request from a wireless device to perform a compute task on behalf of the wireless device, determining a first computing resource, of a plurality of computing resources, required to perform the compute task, associating the request with a first level of priority, of a plurality of levels of priority, for accessing the first computing resource, allocating, based at least in part on the first level of priority, a portion of the first computing resource to perform the requested compute task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Eric J. Rozner, Chin Ngai Sze, Yaoguang Wei
  • Patent number: 10628148
    Abstract: An inter-platform application manager may require a platform-specific resource template to be mapped to a resource proxy before it can be deployed to the platform. The mapping requirement can prove incompatible to automation software requiring a stateless API and may also limit accessibility by some human users. A front end can be provided that automates mapping (or provides for administrator mapping) of templates to proxies. Only mapped resources are made available to a user for selection. Accordingly, user-selected resource can then be deployed without risk of interruption due to a lack of mapping. The front end can provide a RESTful API so as to be compatible with conforming automation programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ventsyslav Raikov, Zahari Ivanov, Anna Delcheva
  • Patent number: 10621153
    Abstract: In one respect, there is provided a method. The method can include processing a first data chunk to generate a first intermediate result. A key map can be generated based on a determination that a quantity of the key-value pairs in the first intermediate result exceeds a threshold. The key map can be generated to include keys in the first intermediate result. A second data chunk can be processed to generate a second intermediate result. The second data chunk can be processed based on the key map. The processing of the second data chunk can include omitting a key-value pair in the second data chunk from being inserted into the second intermediate result based on a key associated with the key-value pair being absent from the key map. A preview of the processing of the dataset can be generated based on the first intermediate result and the second intermediate result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frederik Transier, Kai Stammerjohann, Nico Bohnsack
  • Patent number: 10621765
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for efficiently reconstructing a pattern, such as a fingerprint, from a set of multiple impressions of portions of that pattern. The system may evaluate images of patterns taken from a series of multiple impressions and reconstruct the pattern from the image portions while providing the operator with realtime feedback of a status of the set of images. As each new image portion is evaluated, a display graphic or other indicator provides feedback when a new image portion is added to the reconstruction image, or when a new image portion is not added (such as it representing a duplicate). Other status indications may be provided, and when the indication is visual, a degraded resolution of the pattern map may be provided on the display graphic to improve security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventors: Roger A. Bauchspies, Sigmund Clausen, Arne Herman Falch
  • Patent number: 10623235
    Abstract: A method for correlating computing network events includes identifying computing resources to be deployed. An identification of a correlation pattern comprising a set of the resources to be deployed is received and a correlation identifier is assigned to the correlation pattern. Each resource of the correlation pattern is configured to include the correlation identifier with an event generated by the respective resource. The resources are then deployed in a computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edith H. Stern, Kristian J. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10623928
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide communications between applications in terminal nodes and applications agents in access nodes. The APP-agent cooperative communications can be used to improve quality of experience for users or the terminal nodes. An access node may, for example, have a parameterized scheduling system that incorporates information from the APP-agent cooperative communications in determining scheduling parameters. An application at a terminal node may, for example, modify requests for communication based on information about communication capabilities received from an access node. For APP-agent cooperative communications for multiple applications, an access node may include a master application agent to facilitate and coordinate communications to specific application agents that address APP-agent cooperative communications for specific applications. Similarly, a terminal node may use a master application and specific applications for APP-agent cooperative communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haibo Xu, Gopinath Murali Chinnathambi, David Gell, Kenneth L. Stanwood, Erik Colban
  • Patent number: 10623362
    Abstract: Technology for message grouping is provided. In one example, a method may include identifying message addresses to group together. Messages from the message addresses may be modified to include a common sender group attribute according to a defined address grouping rule. The messages exchanged with the message senders may be arranged as a grouped conversation using the common sender group attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Loren Stephen Hills
  • Patent number: 10623275
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems, computer program products, and methods for a network operational decisional engine (NODE) to allow individual users to set resource distribution constraints on various accounts over a number of different networks. By providing a centralized user interface and storing and tracking user profile and account data, the invention recognizes and filters resource distribution requests based on operational decisions as specified by users in order to provide increased control over the authorization or denial of resource distribution requests. The NODE provides the ability to proactively control resource distribution constraints before requests for resource distribution are initiated, and allows for tailored operational decisions to be easily implemented based on a wide range of user-defined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Castinado, Jeetendra Hukmichand Jain
  • Patent number: 10616151
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting graphical user interfaces corresponding to users and including portions of one or more chat sessions the users are participants in, the chat sessions facilitating synchronous textual communication between the users that takes place through a chat system are disclosed. Some implementations may: obtain chat information characterizing participants in the chat sessions; and effectuate presentation, responsive to receiving user input indicating a selection of the first user by the second user, of a first graphical user interface corresponding to the first user via a client computing platform associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Asana, Inc.
    Inventor: David Cameron
  • Patent number: 10616264
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein enhances how security actions are implemented within a computing environment. In one example, a method of implementing security actions for a computing environment comprising a plurality of computing assets includes identifying a security action in a command language for the computing environment. The method further provides identifying one or more computing assets related to the security action, and obtaining hardware and software characteristics for the one or more computing assets. The method also includes translating the security action in the command language to one or more action procedures based on the hardware and software characteristics, and initiating implementation of the one or more action procedures in the one or more computing assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Friedrichs, Atif Mahadik, Govind Salinas, Sourabh Satish
  • Patent number: 10615984
    Abstract: Embodiments for providing content authentication of job containers in a Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) network cluster having a name node and a data node, by inputting job specific files and encryption elements into a file signing engine component executed on the name node to generate a first identity value for the content; inputting the job specific files and the encryption elements into a file signing engine component executed on the data node to generate a second identity value for the content; comparing the first identity value with the second identity value; and proceeding with a task processing the content if the comparing yields a match or aborting the task if the comparing does not yield a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Dong Wang
  • Patent number: 10613712
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing information of an electronic document includes: a display unit configured to display at least one recommended item indicating user interest information in a first electronic document, and a controller configured to provide to the display unit for displaying the at least one recommended item in the first electronic document based on user information collected from the first electronic document, and to provide to the display unit for displaying user interest information through a function corresponding to a selected item of the at least one recommended item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Hyup Jwa, Kyung-Tae Kim, Hye-Rim Bae, Yang-Wook Kim, Sun-Kee Lee, Doo-Suk Kang, Chang-Ho Lee, Sae-Mee Yim, Yong-Joon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10614041
    Abstract: A technique provides sync capability as an independent backend service, which developers can include, at their option, in their cloud-based applications. In accordance with the improved technique, a sync service runs in a backend system in connection with a set of data. The sync service syncs changes in the set of data among application instances that have access to the set of data. Sync services may be specified selectively for different sets of data, e.g., by specifying syncing for one set of data but not for another set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Dale McFerrin, Gustavo Teixeira Pinto, Philip John Wiebe
  • Patent number: 10606660
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method of managing hardware resources of a plurality of client nodes. The method includes providing a plan that indicates when to execute a plurality of applications and identifying one or more concurrent applications which are one or more of the plurality of applications that are scheduled to execute concurrently according to the plan. The method also includes determining which of the one or more concurrent applications to execute on which of a plurality of client nodes by maximizing a utility function that factors in aspects of each of one or more concurrent applications and the hardware resources of the plurality of client nodes. Respective client nodes of the plurality of client nodes are instructed to execute respective applications as determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy E. Hartley, Ranga S. Ramanujan
  • Patent number: 10606535
    Abstract: Internet based digital content services, as well as mobile client devices for accessing the Internet based digital content services, are herein disclosed and enabled. In one example, user digital content, such as documents, audio, or video content, may be uploaded to a content server for storing. The user may share the user digital content with other client devices or users having appropriate authentication or security procedures. A user play list or rendering list may include a list of pointers or references to the user digital content. The stored user play list or the stored user digital content may be further edited, stored, or shared subsequently for access and rendering. The Internet based digital content services are accessible by smart devices, such as smart phones, information pads, TVs, audio output devices, and printers. The smart devices that access the Internet services may require client software for accessing the Internet services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ho Chang, Christina Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10609246
    Abstract: A system and method for ascertaining and printing supplemental forms identified from content of a scanned form includes a multifunction peripheral having an intelligent controller with a processor, memory, a network interface. The MFP includes a print engine and a scan engine operable from instructions issued by the controller. The scanner generates an electronic form document from a scan of tangible form document comprised of user supplied information in a user fillable form. The electronic form document includes content data associated with at least one, preexisting supplemental form that related to the electronic form. A generated electronic document is sent to a server via a network interface, which network interface then receives a supplemental electronic form identified by the server in accordance with the content data. The controller generates a printout of the supplemental electronic form via the print engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Devon Stanley, Phong Huynh
  • Patent number: 10609184
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for consistently applying rules to messages may include (i) identifying a user account on a message server that comprises both unarchived messages to which message rules are applied by default and archived messages to which the message rules are not applied by default, (ii) detecting a new message rule that specifies an action to be performed on relevant messages within the user account on the message server, (iii) locating at least one archived message within the user account on the message server to which the new message rule applies, and (iv) applying the new message rule to the at least one archived message by performing the specified action on the at least one archived message. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Rashmi Vijayvargiya
  • Patent number: 10608993
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a central firewall management system that can be used to manage different firewall devices from a single management interface. This management interface provides a uniform interface for defining different firewall rule sets and deploying these rules sets on different firewall devices (e.g., port-linked firewall engines, firewall service VMs, network-perimeter firewall devices, etc.). Also, this interface allows the location and/or behavior of the firewall rule sets to be dynamically modified. The management interface in some embodiments also provides controls for filtering and debugging firewall rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Kaushal Bansal, Uday Masurekar, Serge Maskalik, Shadab Shah, Aravind Srinivasan, Minjal Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10599750
    Abstract: The state of an application is capture in a conversation by accessing an electronic document representation of a user interface at a time corresponding to a post to the conversation. The user interface is of an application associated with the conversation. The representation is processed to generate an image representative of a state of the application at the time. The image or a representation thereof is caused to be displayed in the post to reflect the state of the application at selected point along a timeline defined by the conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Olga Shershevsky, Efrat Arvats, Kobi Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 10600219
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for efficiently mapping a pattern, such as a fingerprint, from a set of multiple impressions of portions of that pattern. The system may evaluate images of patterns taken from a series of multiple impressions and map the pattern from the image portions while providing the operator with realtime feedback of a status of the set of images. As each new image portion is evaluated, a display graphic or other indicator provides feedback when a new image portion is added to the reconstructed image, or when a new image portion is not added (such as it representing a duplicate). Other status indications may be provided, and when the indication is visual, a degraded resolution of the pattern map may be provided on the display graphic to improve security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventor: Roger A. Bauchspies
  • Patent number: 10601946
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for pre-loading video chunks of a video program at an edge server are disclosed. For example, a processor may receive a manifest file for a video program, determine a bitrate for a first segment of the video program, request a video chunk of the first segment at the first bitrate from an edge server in accordance with the manifest file, and request a subset of a video chunk of a second segment of the video program from the edge server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Arsenault, Denny Lai, Thai Lam, Michael A Makhijani
  • Patent number: 10594748
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of establishing a conversation between intelligent assistants includes subdividing content of a user's conversation monitored over a predetermined period of time into a plurality of segments, and associating a time stamp with each segment; hashing each of the plurality of segments wherein a hash value is associated with each segment; matching pairs of the hash values and their time stamps with hash values and time stamps received from one or more intelligent assistants associated with the one or more other persons; and establishing a connection between the user's intelligent assistant and an intelligent assistant of at least one of the one or more other persons, when the user's hash value and time stamp for one or more segments of the conversation match hash values and time stamps of one or more conversation segments of the at least one of the one or more other persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kun Shang, Ting Yin, Yin Xia
  • Patent number: 10592534
    Abstract: An electronic device is configured with a social contact group aggregation system that operates to identify similar groups of contacts that are associated with different social applications and aggregate those groups into a single, unified group with which the device user may interact. When the device user uses a social application to create or import a new group of social contacts, the aggregation system can apply one or more of various aggregation factors to determine if the new group matches a pre-existing group and then aggregate the new group into the existing group if a match is identified. The aggregation factors illustratively include the similarity of names between the new and an existing group, the degree to which social contacts in the groups are already linked, the similarity of profile information among members of the groups, and other associative factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Zaoyang Gong
  • Patent number: 10592294
    Abstract: A multiprocessor computer system facility is provided for selectively reallocating a logical processing unit. The logical processing unit is one logical processing unit of multiple logical processing units backed by a socket of a plurality of sockets of a multiprocessor computer system. The selectively reallocating includes: monitoring, during execution of program code, a performance metric of a hardware resource of the socket, the hardware resource being shared by the multiple logical processing units; and reassigning the logical processing unit, based on the monitoring, to a different socket of the plurality of sockets of the multiprocessor computer system to, in part, improve the performance metric of the hardware resource of the socket. The reassigning includes reassigning the logical processing unit based on the monitoring determining that a differential between a resource utilization rate of the socket and a resource utilization rate of the different socket exceeds a set threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oliver Benke, Hartmut E. Penner, Klaus Theurich
  • Patent number: 10586283
    Abstract: A service consumer may receive a market data message associated with a security. The market data message may be parsed to determine health status reference data identifying a service provider or a subprovider of the service provider. A health status subscription request may be generated using the determined health status reference data. The service consumer may receive a health status message in response to the health status subscription request. The service consumer may determine health status information associated with the service provider or the subprovider by analyzing the health status message, and may utilize the determined health status information in a selected application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Refinitiv US Organization LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Downer, Robert Bonaguro, Mark Ryall
  • Patent number: 10587682
    Abstract: Disclosed are aspects of resource allocation diagnosis for distributed computer systems. In one example, a user interface creates a user-modified version of a snapshot of a distributed computing system. A hypothetical resource allocation is determined for the user-modified version of the snapshot. The hypothetical resource allocation is calculated based on at least one of load balancing and resource scheduling. The hypothetical resource allocation for the user-modified version of the snapshot is implemented in the distributed computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Aashish Parikh
  • Patent number: 10587570
    Abstract: Announcing new users of an electronic communications system includes receiving an indication of a new user of an electronic communications system. The new user has an identifier for the electronic communications system. Existing users of the electronic communications system that are known to the new user are identified. The identified existing users are sent a message notifying the identified existing users of the identifier of the new user. The identified existing users may be enabled to add the identifier of the new user to participant lists used by the identified existing users. The new user may be enabled to add identifiers of the identified existing users to a participant list of the electronic communications system used by the new user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Appelman, Edmund J. Fish
  • Patent number: 10579597
    Abstract: A tiering service that supports multiple cold tier quality of service (QoS) policies includes a configuration manager that receives a specification for one or more QoS parameters for a cold tier and reserves resources of a provider network to implement the cold tier in accordance with the specified QoS parameters. The QoS parameters may specify one of a plurality of supported cold tier access level policies for the cold tier. Also other QoS parameters may be specified. The cold tier access level policies may specify combinations of local and/or remote resources to be used for the cold tier. In some embodiments, a client may specify or modify cold tier QoS policies in order to perform different tasks. Also a client may modify the specified QoS policies for the cold tier after completion of the tasks or to perform other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Manu Anand
  • Patent number: 10581851
    Abstract: Aspects described herein allow for systems and methods to monitor production changes to resources in a cloud computing environment and determine whether those changes were performed in accordance with a change management policy. A change order monitoring application receives data from cloud computing audit logs to detect infrastructure changes and combines that data with application information to determine which application was affected. The change order monitoring application then uses a machine learning algorithm to cluster multiple change events together when it is likely that the change events were part of the same change. If cluster of change activity does not appear to be authorized, the change order monitoring application sends an alert to a change management team and an application team to get more information about the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Dan File, Hao Liu, Rajesh Kanna Durairaj, Peter Terrana
  • Patent number: 10579506
    Abstract: An aspect includes generating instrumentation data for software that is executing on a computer and writing the instrumentation data to a memory located on the computer. An analytics application is provided with access to the instrumentation data. The writing the instrumentation data and the providing access are performed in real-time with respect to the generating. A request is received from the analytics application for at least a subset of the instrumentation data. Based on receiving the request, at least a subset of the instrumentation data is transmitted to the analytics application. A portion of the instrumentation data is migrated on a periodic basis to a non-volatile memory device that is external to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Theresa Y. Tai, Elpida Tzortzatos
  • Patent number: 10579610
    Abstract: Read-only nodes of a distributed database system may perform replicated database startup for common database storage. A read-only node may request a view of a database from a master node to initialize the read-only node for servicing queries. An indication of the view may be received and portions of data maintained for the distributed database may be read from a common data store maintaining the data for the database according to the indicated view of the database. In-memory data structures at the read-only node for servicing queries may be initialized based on the portions of data read from the common data store. The read-only node may then be made available for servicing queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tengiz Kharatishvili, Hyungsoo Jung, Andrew Scott Richardson, Alexandre Olegovich Verbitski
  • Patent number: 10582013
    Abstract: A system designed for increasing network communication speed for users, while lowering network congestion for content owners and ISPs. The system employs network elements including an acceleration server, clients, agents, and peers, where communication requests generated by applications are intercepted by the client on the same machine. The IP address of the server in the communication request is transmitted to the acceleration server, which provides a list of agents to use for this IP address. The communication request is sent to the agents. One or more of the agents respond with a list of peers that have previously seen some or all of the content which is the response to this request (after checking whether this data is still valid).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LUMINATI NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 10579952
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for transportation of a shipment container. An example method includes receiving, by a first client device, a document schema from a document schema server, the document schema corresponding to a second client device. The method further includes creating, by the first client device, an electronic document according to the document schema, the electronic document created for transmission to the second client device. The creating includes generating, by the first client device, the electronic document including data-fields as specified by the document schema, and filling the data-fields of the electronic document as specified by the document schema. The computer-implemented method also includes transmitting, by the first client device, the electronic document for receipt by the second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Venkat Raghavan, Dinesh C. Verma
  • Patent number: 10581679
    Abstract: Techniques for migrating a plurality of communications services in a data communication network are disclosed. Aspects include accessing a migration map for the plurality of communications services in the data communication network; identifying a communications dependency between a first service and a second service in the plurality of communications services, wherein according to the migration map the first service is configured to migrate from a first route to a second route, the second service is configured to migrate from a third route to a fourth route, and the third route overlaps with the second route; determining, based on the identified communications dependency, a migration sequence for migrating the plurality of communications services in the data communication network; and migrating the plurality of communications services from a first plurality of configurations to a second plurality of configurations according to the migration sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ECI Telecom Ltd.
    Inventor: Shirel Ezra
  • Patent number: 10574750
    Abstract: Network services may include data associated with one or more entities. An aggregator service may host respective application programming interfaces (APIs) of the services at a single endpoint of the network such that the entities, including associations and relationships between entities, may be federated. For example, the services may register the entities of which the data of each of the services is associated with through a declarative entity model to establish an API schema for each of the services, which may be published at the aggregator service. In response to receipt of a request for entity related data from a client, the aggregator service may employ the declarative entity model to determine which of the services are associated with the entity related data such that a query may be submitted to the services, and how to aggregate responses to the query received from the services for transmission to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yina Arenas, Dmitry Pugachev, Robert Howard, Sriram Dhanasekaran, Marek Rycharski, Vijaya Manohararaj, Daniel Kershaw, James Kleewein, Anthony Bloesch, Titus Miron, Vikrant Arora, Murli Satagopan, Jon Rosenberg, Yordan Rouskov
  • Patent number: 10574527
    Abstract: As disclosed herein a computer-implemented method includes providing a plurality of resource allocation zones corresponding to a plurality of overcommit policies. The method further includes receiving a request for a resource for a tenant, and determining a selected overcommit policy corresponding to an anticipated resource need. The method further includes selecting a resource allocation zone for the tenant from the plurality of resource allocation zones, and providing the resource to the tenant. A computer program product and a computer system corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ashish Billore, Sudheesh S. Kairali
  • Patent number: 10558448
    Abstract: A method for downloading an application includes, after learning an application downloaded by a second user equipment, sending, by a first user equipment that has an association relationship with the second user equipment, a downloading request for the application downloaded by the second user equipment to an application server, where the downloading request carries capability information of the first user equipment, and receiving, by the first user equipment, an application to be downloaded, where the application matches the capability information of the first user equipment and is sent by the application server. Using the foregoing technical solution, the application does not need to be manually downloaded for the user equipment, thereby saving manual operation and improving flexibility of downloading an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiqin He, Liu Fang, Hongjie Yao, Zheng Xu, Kewen Wu