Remote Data Accessing Patents (Class 709/217)
  • Patent number: 10999094
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for processing packets in a network. A received packet includes title materials which include one or more of a title object, a component of the title object, or a reference to the title object. The title object is a digital bearer instrument representing at least one right relating to processing of the packet in the network which may be redeemed by presentation of the title object to a title-enabled device or process operating in the network. Upon validation of the title object, the packet is processed in the network in accordance with the at least one right represented by the title object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: API Market, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Roever, Karl Ginter
  • Patent number: 10997358
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for tracking user clicks on result links in a search result webpage disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes generating one or more webpages each including a link to a destination document; specifying a style for the link in each webpage according to a style sheet language, the style including a behavior trigger indicating user selection of the link and a display property that causes retrieval of a resource from a remote server when the behavior trigger is activated; providing the webpages with the specified style to a plurality of clients; receiving at the remote server one or more requests from at least one of the plurality of clients for the resource; and in response to the receiving, recording a count for user selection of the destination document based on a number of received requests for the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Dustin Long
  • Patent number: 10997617
    Abstract: An information processing system, apparatus and method are provided. The information processing system receives input of a service scale of a user service from a terminal device, determines a charge plan, performance, and optimum number of virtual servers for providing the user service with a usage amount and number of devices included in the service scale that is received, by referring to a table in which the performance and the charge plan of the virtual server are associated with each other, and displays information including the charge plan and the number of virtual servers that are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayori Nishida
  • Patent number: 10997613
    Abstract: Cross-channel and cross-source data are aggregated into an aggregated data store. Custom segmentation is generated from the aggregated data. A campaign is monitored for the custom segmentation with successes and failures provided as dynamic feedback to a machine learning process that dynamically adjusts the segmentation and the campaign for optimal performance. In an embodiment, a final recommendation is provided identifying a final optimal segmentation and campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Chiwai Leung, Yehoshua Zvi Licht, Pragya Tripathi, David Allen Turner
  • Patent number: 10999866
    Abstract: A WiFi system comprising two or more access points operating in the same network and a plurality of nodes. Each node is in communicative association with each access point. A plurality of nodes transmits data in a scheduled communication with a first access point of the two or more access points and subsequently re-transmits some or all of the data in a scheduled communication with a second access point of the two or more access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Adnan Aijaz, Parag Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10999149
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for flow stitching network traffic flow segments at a middlebox in a network environment. In some embodiments, flow records of traffic flow segments at a middlebox in a network environment are collected. The flow records can include transaction identifiers assigned to the traffic flow segments. Sources and destinations of the traffic flow segments with respect to the middlebox can be identified using the flow records. Further, the traffic flow segments can be stitched together to form a plurality of stitched traffic flows at the middlebox based on the transaction identifiers and the sources and destinations of the traffic flow segments in the network environment with respect to the middlebox. A configuration of the middlebox operating in the network environment can be identified based on the stitched traffic flows at the middlebox in the network environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Supreeth Rao, Navindra Yadav, Umamaheswaran Arumugam, Michael Watts, Shashi Gandham, Prasannakumar Jobigenahally Malleshaiah, Duy Nguyen, Hai Vu, Aiyesha Ma, Tapan Shrikrishna Patwardhan, Kai Zhu, Jothi Prakash Prabakaran
  • Patent number: 10992758
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses may provide virtualization of device management services (e.g., device drivers) dedicated managing a particular device and designed under for or under the assumption the particular device and the device management service will be utilized in a single session/user environment, so that virtual instances of the device management services may be used in a multi-session environment. Further, a redirection and/or virtualization layer may be created for each session in the multi-session environment to perform global database redirection, object name translation, and file system translation to ensure session boundaries are maintained and global/shared resources are not inappropriately altered by a session. As an example, the redirection/virtualization layer may redirect communications associated with a session and for a global resource to access a virtual instance of the resource specific to the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Terry N. Treder
  • Patent number: 10992788
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a modeling method of a semantic gateway is provided, which includes: inputting a plurality of protocol data from a plurality of devices that each use a different protocol to the semantic gateway; performing, at the semantic gateway, a protocol analysis and syntax induction on the inputted plurality of protocol data respectively, to obtain a plurality of protocol ontology instances corresponding to the plurality of protocol data; performing, at the semantic gateway, a semantic query and matching operation for the plurality of protocol ontology instances using a dictionary library and a model ontology library to obtain a plurality of model ontologies corresponding to the plurality of protocol ontology instances; and merging, at the semantic gateway, the plurality of model ontologies to generate a generic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Zhirong Zeng
  • Patent number: 10992608
    Abstract: A method, device, and computer-readable medium provide for receiving, from an first presence server at a proxy presence device, a presence status request for presence information associated with a user device in a home carrier network; sending the presence status request to a second presence server in the home carrier network; receiving the presence status of the user device and storing the presence status of the user device in an associated database; sending presence status to the first presence server; receiving at least one subsequent request for the presence status of the user device; and sending the presence status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Christian D. Lair, Amol Tuli, Khalil M. Kajani
  • Patent number: 10990750
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for dynamically bundling web page resources. A request for web page resources is received in response to a web page being downloaded at a connection speed. In response to determining that the web page performance data is stored and determining that a resource loading issue indicator in the web page performance data indicates one of that the web page has a resource loading issue and that the resource loading issue indicator is not set, the web page resources are retrieved to form a bundle of web page resources. The web page is displayed using the bundle of web page resources. In response to determining that the web page performance data is not stored, the web page performance data is stored for use in determining whether to bundle web page resources for a subsequent request of the web page at the connection speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Wood, Giacomo G. Chiarella, Eunjin Lee, Daniel T. Cunnington
  • Patent number: 10991005
    Abstract: The relevance of advertisements to a user's interests is improved. In one implementation, the content of a web page is analyzed to determine a list of one or more topics associated with that web page. An advertisement is considered to be relevant to that web page if it is associated with keywords belonging to the list of one or more topics. One or more of these relevant advertisements may be provided for rendering in conjunction with the web page or related web pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Adgate Dean, Georges Harik, Paul Buchheit
  • Patent number: 10985945
    Abstract: The disclosure herein describes a virtual extensible local area network (VXLAN) gateway. During operation, the VXLAN gateway receives, from a physical host, an Ethernet packet destined for a virtual machine residing in a remote layer-2 network broadcast domain that is different from a local layer-2 network broadcast domain where the physical host resides. The VXLAN gateway then determines a VXLAN identifier for the received Ethernet packet. The VXLAN gateway further encapsulates the Ethernet packet with the virtual extensible local area network identifier and an Internet Protocol (IP) header, and forwards the encapsulated packet to an IP network, thereby allowing the packet to be transported to the virtual machine via the IP network and allowing the remote layer-2 network broadcast domain and the local layer-2 network broadcast domain to be part of a common layer-2 broadcast domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Thayumanavan Sridhar, Margaret Petrus, Mallik Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 10984882
    Abstract: The subject technology provides implementations, which may be included as part of firmware of the flash memory device, that will not solely rely on a flash controller interpreted status but includes additional checks to the returned flash status byte. Each flash read, write, and erase command requires a status read command to determine the state of operation. Depending on the particular command issued, each bit of the returned status has a different meaning. The flash memory device firmware can check whether an illogical or inconsistent status is present. For example, if an overall pass/fail bit indicates a “pass” but a plane pass/fail bit indicates a “fail” then there could be an erroneous detection. Also, for every operation, the firmware can read status twice when the flash memory is ready. If the second status byte fails to match the first status byte then a die may be flagged as failing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sanghoon Chu, Scott Jinn, Yuriy Pavlenko
  • Patent number: 10981306
    Abstract: A system and method operate on a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first device has a control system and a cryptographic communications module. The second device has a key generator, a user interface, and a cryptographic communications module. The second device generates a single-mission cryptographic key that is securely programmed into the first device, and the first device is deployed to a remote location. The user interface receives a command for controlling the first device. The second device encrypts the command according to the cryptographic key, and transmits the encrypted command to the first device. The first device authenticates the command, decrypts it, and passes the decrypted command to the control system. The first device may be actively guided ordnance, and the second device may be a control element for controlling the actively guided ordnance. The key may be automatically obfuscated upon mission completion or termination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Weinstein, James M. Zagami, Joshua B. Weader
  • Patent number: 10983872
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data synchronization are provided. The system may include a first Hadoop service cluster, a second Hadoop service cluster and a third service cluster. The first Hadoop service cluster may store the file metadata from a client. The second Hadoop service cluster connects to the first Hadoop service cluster. The third service cluster may back up updated data block of the first Hadoop service cluster to the second Hadoop service cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guoquan Shen
  • Patent number: 10986204
    Abstract: When playback of content has been requested, the terminal device according to the present invention determines whether or not an edge server has cache data for the content on the basis of information that is received from the edge server and that relates to the cache data retained by the edge server, and if it is determined that the edge server has cache data for the content, the terminal device determines whether or not the terminal device is communicating with the edge server via a base station capable of high-speed or high-capacity communication. If it is determined that the communicating base station is capable of high-speed or high-capacity communication, then the terminal device transmits, to the edge server, a request to change the delivery control method for the cache data for the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10983940
    Abstract: A remote technical support system includes an edge device that operates as a highly secured conduit for a technician to view, access, and control a target device via a secure protocol over a connection medium between the edge device and the target device. The edge device's architecture allows it to selectively present numerous peripheral devices to the target device. The architectural components of the edge device can be controlled by a technician through a secure connection with a trusted server which allows authorized to access the edge device. The edge device also relays technician commands to and obtains diagnostic information from the target device and communicates feedback to the technician over the secure connection. The commands may be relayed to the target via the one or more selectively connected USB peripherals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Infinity Tribe Group Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Lefebvre, Joseph Jonathan Stubbs, Gregory Thomas McMullin
  • Patent number: 10986065
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for dynamically assigning data sets to cells within a cell-based architecture, in which individual cells individual cells operate independently of one another within the cell-based architecture. In response to a request to create a data set on the cell-based architecture, a system can dynamically assign the data set to a cell based on cell information, which can reflect cell health, utilization, configuration, and the like. The system can create a record that associates the data set to the selected cell, such that subsequent requests to access the data set can be routed to the selected cell based on the record. Dynamic assignment of data sets to cells improves on fixed assignment techniques, for example, by enabling heterogeneous cell configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alireza Farhangi, Mykhailo Delegan, Yifei Zhuang, Gurkaran Singh Poonia
  • Patent number: 10986160
    Abstract: Disclosed is a new approach for client-side contextual engagement with a website visitor. A browser loads a page containing a reference to a script file implementing a visitor client. The visitor client may store visitor client data including site rules and a visitor profile locally on the client device. The visitor client may include a context monitor for calling the decision engine, a decision engine for evaluating the site rules relative to a context defined at least partially by events occurring on the page and the visitor profile, and a widget manager for managing visitor client data persisted on the client device. The content monitor may call the decision engine when the context changes. The decision engine may determine, in real time and relative to the context, that proactive or reactive engagement(s) may be appropriate and call the widget manager to launch and display corresponding engagement channel(s) on the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Moxie Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Galloway, Randy Nasson, Jonathan Lee Bell, Jonathan Pollock
  • Patent number: 10979780
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a receiving device, a receiving method, a transmission device, and a transmission method for operation of various services. The receiving device acquires trigger information for providing various functions, the trigger information containing type information indicating the type of trigger information and channel information indicating a series for each function provided by the trigger information. The receiving device performs processing corresponding to each function on the basis of the trigger information identified by the type information and the channel information. The present technology is applicable to a television receiver being able to receive a digital broadcast signal, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Naohisa Kitazato, Yasuaki Yamagishi, Yoshiharu Dewa, Jun Kitahara
  • Patent number: 10979292
    Abstract: A method of installing an application on a mobile user device is disclosed. A request for the application is received. Information is received related to the mobile user device on which the application is to be installed. A version of an application is determined to send in response to the request for the application and the information related to the mobile user device. The application version is sent to the mobile user device. Information is received related to the performance of the application version. Adapted application determination information is stored related to at least a portion of the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Sean N. Byrnes, Gabriel J. Vanrenen, Karl B. Harris
  • Patent number: 10977747
    Abstract: A content delivery network (CDN) comprises a set of edge servers, and a domain name service (DNS) that is authoritative for content provider domains served by the CDN. The CDN is extended into one or more mobile or wireline networks that cannot or do not otherwise support fully-managed CDN edge servers. In particular, an “Extender” is deployed in the mobile or wireline network, preferably as a passive web caching proxy that is beyond the edge of the CDN but that serves CDN-provisioned content under the control of the CDN. The Extender may also be used to transparently cache and serve non-CDN content. An information channel is established between the Extender and the CDN to facilitate the Extender functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Blumofe, Vinay Kanitkar, Dane S. Walther, Charles E. Gero
  • Patent number: 10979359
    Abstract: A polling resource management system and methodology for facilitating the management of polling resources for polling message queues. A user interacts with customer applications within a web services system. A polling manager within the web services system utilizes polling resources, such as polling threads, polling assignments, and polling workers to access and implement messages in the message queues. A polling resource manager automatically scales the polling assignments, polling threads, and invoke threads to better utilize the polling resources and to reduce latency experienced by the user when interacting with the customer applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gyanendra Mishra, Surya Prakash Dhoolam, Cecilia Deng, Hans-Philipp Anton Hussels
  • Patent number: 10977146
    Abstract: By selecting, as a monitoring API, an API which does not involve modifying information when executing a request, from APIs called by an AP to be monitored, transmitting a pseudo-request to the monitoring API, and receiving a response to the request, a monitoring node for determining whether or not the monitoring API is operating normally is created and is included in the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Emiko Kobayashi, Jun Mizuno, Takashi Tameshige, Nobuhiro Maki, Junji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10979507
    Abstract: Switching among sensor feeds for optimum performance includes disposing a processor in communication with sensors, each said sensor providing a primary data stream. A data stream standard is established in the processor. The primary data streams are communicated from the sensors to the processor, and are compared against the data stream in the processor. A secondary data stream is selected from among the primary data streams or synthesized from one or more of the primary data streams, based on which primary data stream(s) most closely match the data stream standard. The secondary data stream is communicated to a data stream recipient. The data stream recipient may identify input in the secondary data stream, and an input executor may execute control commands corresponding to the input so as to control a device or system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Fink
  • Patent number: 10972450
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are disclosed for securely migrating data between devices. An example method includes receiving a request at a first time for data migration between a first user device and a second user device each associated with a first user. The method further includes retrieving a baseline attribute dataset associated with the first user generated before the first time and generating a first attribute dataset associated with the first user. The method includes authenticating a session between the first user device and the second user device at the first time and causing data transfer between the first user device and the second user device. The method further includes generating a second attribute dataset associated with the first user at a second time after the first time and authenticating the session at the second time based on the first attribute dataset and the second attribute dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Abhijit Rao
  • Patent number: 10970421
    Abstract: A method and apparatus prevents hacker code from infecting an application program by requiring decryption of the application program prior to running the application program on a computer. The method includes steps of: providing a storage device that is a separate unit from components necessary to operate the computer; storing a symmetric private key on the storage device; using the symmetric private key to produce an encrypted application program upon first installation; thereafter decrypting that part of the encrypted application program needed implement a command to run the application program; precluding the computer from running any part of the application program that has not been first encrypted with the symmetric private key; and, decrypting, on the fly, only those follow-on parts of the encrypted application program needed to perform functions called for during operation of the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: John Almeida
  • Patent number: 10970354
    Abstract: A method for increasing interaction speed between a website and a client device includes storing on an HTML5 local storage database on the client an ECMAScript file and a parameter from a web server of the website, and subsequently comparing a web server version number of the ECMAScript from the web server with the local version number of the parameter stored on the HTML5 local storage database. The parameter specifies a local version number of the ECMAScript file. The method can also include updating the ECMAScript stored on the HTML5 local storage database with the ECMAScript file from the web server when the web server version number is greater than the local version number. The method can also include loading the website on the client by retrieving the ECMAScript file from the HTML5 local storage database. Retrieving the ECMAScript file from the HTML5 local storage database can occur when the web server version number is the same as the local version number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONGTRADR, INC.
    Inventor: Helge Christian Steffen
  • Patent number: 10967278
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a description of systems and methods for providing anonymity to users of computing devices engaged in communication to facilitate truthfulness by the users. A first mobile computing device may establish, with a plurality of other mobile computing devices, a game between a first user of the first mobile computing device and a plurality of other users respectively of the plurality of other mobile computing devices. The first mobile computing device may transmit a first original question and preset answer options for display. The first mobile computing device may determine a first follow-up question to the first original question, a correct answer to the first follow-up question, and one or more incorrect answers to the first follow-up question based on the answer to the first original question from the first user and the plurality of answers to the first original question from the plurality of other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Kieran Goodwin
  • Patent number: 10970540
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a real-world object in a scene viewed by a camera of a user device, matching the real-world object with a tagged object based at least in part on image recognition and a sharing setting of the tagged object, the tagged object having been tagged with a content item, providing a notification to a user of the user device that the content item is associated with the real-world object, receiving a request from the user for the content item, and providing the content item to the user. A computer readable storage medium stores one or more computer programs, and an apparatus includes a processor-based device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 10969456
    Abstract: The disclosure describes embodiments for modifying an operation of a vehicle component based on a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving, by a V2X receiver, a V2X message including context data that describes a context of a V2X transmitter in an environment, wherein the V2X receiver is not sufficiently able to identify the V2X transmitter as an originator of the V2X message within the environment. The method includes determining, by the V2X receiver, digital data describing an identity of the V2X transmitter as the originator of the V2X message within the environment based on the context data. The method includes modifying the operation of the vehicle component of the V2X receiver based on the digital data describing the identity of the V2X transmitter. The vehicle component includes, for example, one or more of an autonomous driving system and an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Zhihao Jiang
  • Patent number: 10963927
    Abstract: Provided are a system and a method for providing a message-based application interlocking screen advertisement, which collect advertisement information about an application corresponding to link information linked to an advertisement-related push message received by a user apparatus to generate advertisement contents for a lock screen and then provide the generated advertisement contents to the user apparatus to display the corresponding advertisement contents through the lock screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Buzzvil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ho Lee, Gwan Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10965741
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable media are described herein. In some embodiments, a computing platform may deploy a cloud application comprising a first instance of the cloud application. Further, the computing platform may direct a DNS to the first instance of the cloud application. Next, the computing platform may determine that a second instance of the cloud application should be deployed. Additionally, the computing platform may create a first global traffic manager configured with at least a first endpoint and a second endpoint, where the first endpoint is associated with the first instance and is enabled, and where the second endpoint is associated with the second instance, and is disabled. Subsequently, the computing platform may direct the DNS to the first global traffic manager. The computing platform may then direct the DNS to the first global traffic manager, enable the second endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Keller, Thomas J. Hammond, Thomas Michael Kludy
  • Patent number: 10963973
    Abstract: A user of a content sharing platform is identified a playlist is generated for the user. The playlist is generated based on one or more of the user's social interactions with other entities and the user's actions associated with other media items. The playlist may be modified or deleted if the user does not access the playlist or does not consume media items from the playlist within a threshold period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Schneider, Benoît de Boursetty
  • Patent number: 10958657
    Abstract: A computer system receives a first information detailing a TLS fingerprint. A computer system determines an amount of bad transactions associated with the TLS fingerprint, wherein a bad transaction is a transaction involved in one or more fraudulent activities. The computer system determines whether the amount of bad transactions associated with the TLS fingerprint exceeds a threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuval Arie Bercovich, Ido Kantor, Maayan Liat Zohar, Elad Bichman, Zahid Nasiruddin Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10958988
    Abstract: The techniques described herein relate to methods, apparatus, and computer readable media configured to process asset change point locations. A processor or encoder is configured to operate according to a set of constraints that constrain the encoding process for asset changes, wherein the set of constraints configures a set of allowable asset change point locations from a set of possible asset change point locations, wherein the set of allowable asset change point locations is a subset of the set of possible asset change point locations, and configures a set of allowable data access types from a set of possible data access types, wherein the set of allowable data access types is a subset of the set of possible data access types. Video data is encoded based on the set of constraints to generate encoded first video data, such that the encoded first video data comprises a set of asset change point locations and associated data access types in compliance with the set of constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventor: Lulin Chen
  • Patent number: 10958751
    Abstract: Method for verifying an association between a user and a group of users sharing a common subscription, comprising intercepting a message between a user and a service provider; adapting the message with information to include a guarantee to the service provider that the message is sent from a location allowed by the common subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Marcel Mampaey
  • Patent number: 10956945
    Abstract: Social interaction-based policies are provided to a digital content owner and are applied to uploaded content matching digital content owned by the digital content owner. Social interaction-based policies enable the content owner to obtain various benefits to the content owned by the content owner within a video hosting site and outside the video hosting site. The benefits include using content owner's successful digital content to drive traffic or subscriptions to content owner's social interaction platforms and increase engagement with viewers of the digital content within and outside the video hosting site. The social interaction-based policies also enable content uploaders of digital content matching content owned by others to participate in sharing revenue generated from their uploaded videos subject to social interaction-based policies applied to the uploaded videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Kevin Greene
  • Patent number: 10956880
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a mixed deployment architecture are provided. A data center system may include a core compute grid system and a plurality of distributed compute grid systems. The core compute grid system may provide one or more non-distributable services for a payment service provider, such as a database service, and may include one or more isolated environment zones. Each distributed compute grid system provides one or more distributable services for the payment service provider, and each distributed compute grid system provides an identical set of distributable services. The data center system also includes a network coupling the core compute grid system and plurality of distributed compute grid systems. The plurality of distributed compute grid systems transmit queued writes generated by the distributable services to the database service provided by the core compute grid system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Towle
  • Patent number: 10958966
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for tracking streaming of media content on a second computing device, detecting termination of the streaming of media content on the second computing device, determining when the streaming of the media content was terminated on the second computing device, and automatically resuming streaming of the media content on a first computing device, at a point where the streaming of the media content was terminated on the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GRACENOTE, INC.
    Inventors: Suresh Jeyachandran, Roger Tsai, Paul Emmanuel Quinn, Markus K. Cremer
  • Patent number: 10949063
    Abstract: A system is provided for selectively presenting a portion of an event to a user. The system includes a first device, a second device, and a network allowing communication between the first and the second device. An application at the first device displays a plurality of sub-events that characterize an event; receives an input from a user whereby the user selects a sub-event from the plurality of sub-events; sends a request to a second device, the request comprising information associated with the selected sub-event; receives media data from the second device whereby the media data represents the selected sub-event; and presents the received media data. An application at the second device receives the request from the first device, selects the media data that represents the selected sub-event from a database using the information associated with the selected sub-event, and sends the selected media data to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BAMTech, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Bowman, John Dinn Mann, Justin Alexander Shaffer, Joseph Francis Choti
  • Patent number: 10949533
    Abstract: A virus scanning router may manages a local network, including routing network traffic between devices on the network and routing network traffic being sent to and from such devices via an external communication system. The virus scanning router remotely scans for viruses the files stored on one or more such devices on the network. The virus scanning router may be a device trusted by the other devices on local network to facilitate the virus scanning router reading and scanning one or more files stored on such devices for viruses. The virus scanning router also takes corrective actions such as isolating the infected device or isolating an affected network zone to which the remote device belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: William Michael Beals
  • Patent number: 10949194
    Abstract: An update system is provided that generates a service list of services and sorts the services in the service list from least dependent services to most dependent services. Services that are unaffected by updates as determined based on the sorting are removed. An update runbook is generated with steps for updating the services. An order of the steps is based on the sorted service list, and the steps indicate target services, hosting machines and actions to perform on target services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shailesh Nikam, YenPing Yu, Zhonghua Chu, Satish Thomas
  • Patent number: 10952264
    Abstract: Provided is a device that persistently distributes connectionless traffic across different simultaneously executing server instances in a manner that allows a first set of server instances of the device to commence a new first set of connectionless data streams during a first interval, and a different second set of server instances of the device to commence a different second set of connectionless data streams as the first set of server instances respond to ongoing connectionless data streams of the first set of connectionless data streams during a subsequent second interval. The persistent distribution further supports virtual connection migration by distributing, to the same server instance, data packets that are directed to the same connectionless data stream even when the sending user equipment changes addressing during the connectionless data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Leonardo Ruiz, Derek Shiell
  • Patent number: 10952123
    Abstract: Systems and methods for ultra-high reliability (UHR) wireless communications systems and methods are disclosed. The disclosed UHR wireless communications systems and methods make the networked components on a communications infrastructure robust to interference caused by unintentional jamming, intermittent connectivity, weather, and physical barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: John L. Russell, David A. Wiegandt, Dahlon D. Chu, Kevin Robbins, Douglas G. Brown, Dominic A. Perea, Loren E. Riblett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10951708
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of a network connected data storage system, the method including receiving, via the network, and storing a data set including a plurality of data items encrypted using an index-based searchable encryption scheme, wherein the searchable encryption scheme has associated a server index and a client index; receiving, via the network, and storing a set of hashed information for each of a plurality of queries of the data set, each item of hashed information including a hash of a query and a hash of an expected result of executing the query using the server index; receiving, via the network, a query from a data requester to retrieve a set of data items from the data store and a hash of an expected result of executing the received query using the server index; generating a result of the received query for the data set based on the server index; and responsive to a comparison of a hash of the generated result, the received hash of the expected result, and the hashes of expected results in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Joshua Daniel, Gery Ducatel
  • Patent number: 10943023
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and apparatus for document retrieval. The method comprises: determining, in response to receiving a request to retrieve a document from a user, information for the user; obtaining, based on the determined information, ACL information for the user from an ACL index, the ACL index indicating access right of at least one user to the document; and determining, based on the ACL information of the user, a document to be provided to the user from retrieved documents in response to the request. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, the retrieval efficiency may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Zed Minhong Zhou, Wei William Zhou, Dingmeng Xue, Jason Muhua Chen
  • Patent number: 10944771
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for computing network operations. For example, methods may include identifying one or more partial matches between a value associated with a configuration item and a value associated with one or more computing resource types from a set of computing resource types; forming a search query based on the one or more partial matches; invoking a search of one or more information sources using the search query to obtain ranked search results; selecting one computing resource type from the set of computing resource types based on a ranking of the search results; and updating the configuration item to associate the configuration item with the selected computing resource type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SERVICENOW, INC.
    Inventors: Apolak Borthakur, Manish Srivastava, Yu Xia
  • Patent number: 10943003
    Abstract: An example system may include a processor and memory, wherein the processor is configured to perform one or more of acquire a first biometric sample of a user, compare the first biometric sample of the user against a pre-recorded second biometric sample, in response to the match, access shared data of the user stored on a blockchain, generate a question based on the shared data, receive an answer to the question from the user, and authenticate the user based on the answer to the question and the first biometric sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel W. Bingham, Petr Novotny, Qi Zhang, Palani Sakthi, Salman Abdul Baset, Nitin Gaur
  • Patent number: 10942836
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for user-specific curation of applications from heterogeneous application sources. Multiple components are interconnected to perform user-specific curation operations. The user-specific curation operations comprise accessing application metadata corresponding to a plurality of applications from a plurality of application sources. The application sources may be heterogeneous and may be situated at local sites or at remote sites. A set of rules are applied to the application metadata to determine if one or more applications are authorized for use by a particular user or group. Publication attributes that control accessibility by a particular user or particular group of users are associated with the authorized applications. Based on the publication attributes as they apply to a particular user, one or more curated applications are selected from the authorized applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nutanix, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahesh Vinayak Patil, Balaji Janakiram, Pranav Yogesh Gupta, Rohit Jayprakash Girme, Siyu Wei, Vinod Gupta, Aditya Dipankar, Jasnoor Singh Gill, Aaditya Sood, Ashutosh Kumar