Remote Data Accessing Patents (Class 709/217)
  • Patent number: 10263958
    Abstract: A system for mediating Internet service includes a DNS server and a DNS policy engine associated with the DNS server. The DNS policy engine can be configured to apply one or more DNS policies selected by the DNS policy engine to DNS queries received by the DNS server from a client, analyze the DNS query based on predetermined criteria, and based on the analysis, and selectively redirect a data request associated with the client to a proxy server for further mediation. The system can further include a proxy server and a proxy policy engine associated with the proxy server. The proxy policy engine can be configured to apply one or more proxy policies selected by the proxy policy engine to at least one of data requests received by the proxy server from a client and data responses returned to the proxy server from an IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nominum, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Bremen, Erik Bremen, Jonathan P. Wood, Robert Thomas Halley, Tom C. Tovar
  • Patent number: 10264054
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for transferring files. The system provides for a data transfer system comprising a processor unit and a data transfer manager. The method identifies a group of local copies of files, in a cloud storage system, that are stored in a group of mobile devices. The method then tracks a location of the group of mobile devices and provides a report of availability of the group of local copies of files on the cloud storage service based on an identification of the group of local copies of files on the cloud storage service that are stored in the group of mobile devices and the location of the group of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10263969
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for authenticated key exchange using a password and an identity-based signature, by which robustness is provided in order to prevent a server impersonation attack when a password is exposed, and by which a client may be provided with convenient authentication using an ID and a password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung-Yeon Hwang, Seok-Hyun Kim, Soo-Hyung Kim, Seung-Hyun Kim, Jong-Hyouk Noh, Sang-Rae Cho, Young-Seob Cho, Jin-Man Cho, Seung-Hun Jin
  • Patent number: 10264063
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for scheduling a cloud server. A specific implementation mode of the method comprises: monitoring whether current time is in a first pre-set time period; in response to the monitoring that the current time is in the first pre-set time period, scheduling a cloud server in a first cloud server cluster having a running state being an idle state, as a target cloud server, to a second cloud server cluster, so that the target cloud server executes a task obtained by the second cloud server cluster; monitoring whether the current time is in a second pre-set time period; in response to the monitoring that the current time is in the second pre-set time period, rescheduling the target cloud server to the first cloud server cluster, so that the target cloud server executes a task obtained by the first cloud server cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiaxing Wang, Kai Zhou, Faen Zhang, Qian Wang, Yuanhao Xiao
  • Patent number: 10262139
    Abstract: The embodiments herein disclose a system and method for detecting a ransomware and preventing data breach. The method identifies whether a process for file access is initiated and executed by a user or by a malware program. The method uses keystrokes, mouse events along with OCR output extracted from recorded background screen image for checking if user has initiated the process. If a new process or file replication request is initiated automatically without any pattern in Key Strokes, Mouse Strokes and background screen, then the process is identified as a ransomware or data breach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH IN BANXING TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiran Viswanath, Babu Mahadappa Mehtre
  • Patent number: 10261769
    Abstract: Disclosed examples to configure an application blueprint involve selecting, during a runtime phase, a first service and a second service from a plurality of services mapped to a service template, the service template bound to a node by an application blueprint, the application blueprint generated during a design phase; generating, during the runtime phase, a first deployment profile to deploy a first application on the node in a cloud environment, the first deployment profile based on the application blueprint, the first deployment profile identifying the first service; and generating, during the runtime phase, a second deployment profile to deploy a second application on the node in the cloud environment based on the application blueprint, the second deployment profile identifying the second service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Agila Govindaraju, Kiran Singh, Ashish Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 10263826
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method can include notifying, from a mainframe, a virtual tape server that the mainframe is available to accept a job over a virtual tape channel. The method can also include, responsive to receiving at least one job data message of the job, sending, from the mainframe, a job receipt confirmation to the virtual tape server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. McCloskey, Karyn M. Kelley, Sandra J. Goodwin-Jette
  • Patent number: 10263282
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for delivering dynamically-rendered web experiences via implementing a provider interface in a provider framework where the interface defines supported behaviors for interfacing with external content in an external content repository, and where the interface defines at least one external object and specifies at least one method for implementing the supported behaviors for the object. The provider framework discovers supported behaviors upon instantiation of a provider implementation class embodied in implementation of the provider interface. A connection is engaged to the external repository with the supported behaviors using the interface to connect to and expose the external content. During web content delivery, the system accesses the provider connection and dynamically integrates external content with system-managed content in a delivered web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Jaskiewicz, Claiborne Holt Johnson, III
  • Patent number: 10263855
    Abstract: A messaging system enables client applications to send and receive messages. The messaging system includes independent component programs performing different functions of the messaging system, such as connection managers that maintain network connections with the client applications, a message router that sends received messages to recipient applications through network connections, and a dispatcher that authenticates other component programs. A messaging server may authenticate client applications using certificate-based authentication (e.g., private and public keys), authentication transfer from another trusted messaging server, or other methods (e.g., user name and password). To authenticate a component program, the dispatcher compares instantiation information (e.g., user identity, process identifier, creation time) of the component program provided by the operating system with instantiation information saved in a shared memory at the time of the component program's instantiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot Hamburger, Jonathan S. Harris, Jeffrey A. Litvin, Sauhard Sahi, John D. Valois, Ara Basil, Randall B. Fradin
  • Patent number: 10262285
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for correlating resource utilization requirements based on utilization of affiliated resources. The present invention is configured to retrieve information associated with one or more resources associated with a user; receive a query, wherein the query is associated with a resource distribution goal; determine one or more peers associated with the user; retrieve one or more resource distribution profiles associated with each of the one or more peers associated with the user from one or more network platforms; determine a first resource distribution profile determined to enable the user to achieve the resource distribution goal from the distribution profiles of the one or more peers; and implement the first distribution profile to the one or more resources associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward J. Achtner, Suma Nagappa Kumaraswamy, Natalie Elizabeth Tolles, Caitlin Chrisman Bullock
  • Patent number: 10264053
    Abstract: A method for reducing data transmission pressure of a server and to save network bandwidth resources includes sending advance backup data corresponding to multimedia files to N types of user terminals, where N>1; receiving a data request that is sent by an (N+1)th type of user terminal and is used for requesting a multimedia file; and sending, to the (N+1)th type of user terminal, a link address, of advance backup data corresponding to the multimedia file, in the N types of user terminals, the link address being used for instructing the (N+1)th type of user terminal to acquire, from the N types of user terminals, data corresponding to the multimedia file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zheming Zhang, Le Wan, Zirong Zhu, Kun Yang, Jinhui Ruan, Hualiang Yan
  • Patent number: 10263948
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining at a first directory server of a first regional call processing system whether a new name authority pointer associated with a telephone number is within a first geographic region of the first regional call processing system, transmitting the new name authority pointer to a first name server of the first regional call processing system for provisioning the name authority pointer to the first name server responsive to determining that the telephone number is located within the first geographic region, and transmitting the new name authority pointer to a second directory server for provisioning the new name authority pointer to a second name server of a second regional call processing system responsive to determining that the telephone number is not located within the first geographic region. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James W. Forsyth, Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu
  • Patent number: 10255104
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include a system, a computer-readable medium and a computer-implemented method for processing a system call (SYSCALL) request. The SYSCALL request from an invisible processing device is stored in a queueing mechanism that is accessible to a visible processing device, where the visible processing device is visible to an operating system and the invisible processing device is invisible to the operating system. The SYSCALL request is processed using the visible processing device, and the invisible processing device is notified using a notification mechanism that the SYSCALL request was processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Thomas Sander, Michael Clair Houston, Keith Lowery, Newton Cheung
  • Patent number: 10255615
    Abstract: A system and method for presenting advertising, the method including but not limited to presenting on a first end user device, a first personalized advertisement in a first avatar's view of a virtual world and presenting on a second end user device, a second personalized advertisement in a second avatar's view of the virtual world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Keith Aubrey Crowe, James Pratt, Marc Andrew Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10257113
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to throttle resource access by web crawlers. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes a data interface to obtain a media request message for media hosted by a server, the media request message requesting access to the media. The example apparatus also includes a category handler to determine a source indicator of a media-requesting source associated with the media request message, the source indicator indicating whether the media-requesting source is associated with a media provider to provide audience measurement information associated with the media provided by the media provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Bradley R. Lawrence, III
  • Patent number: 10257160
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for resolving Internet of Things heterogeneous identifiers. The method provides a special description mechanism for a resolution protocol for an Internet of Things heterogeneous identifiers, which not only forms a heterogeneous identification coding rule corresponding to the heterogeneous identifier, but also accordingly forms a corresponding heterogeneous identification resolution protocol rule, and conducts registration binding on the above-mentioned rules and the corresponding Internet of Things heterogeneous identifier. By resolving and querying standard identification code corresponding to the Internet of Things heterogeneous identification, the disclosed method can obtain the bound heterogeneous identification coding rule and heterogeneous identification resolution protocol rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Ning Kong, Shuo Shen, Bing Liu, Xiaodong Li, Xiangyang Huang
  • Patent number: 10255226
    Abstract: A format agnostic data transfer system and methods for transferring between disparate components can include a transmitting component having a data push controller, a receiving component having a processor, and a memory connected to the processor. The data push controller can receive configuration instructions from the receiving component processor transfer said data to said memory, without requiring the use of direct memory access (DMA) at said transmitting component. The reconfigurable nature of the data push controller can allow for both fixed and variable stream data to be sent, making the system data format agnostic. The receiving component can be a processor, while the transmitting component can be a field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) or an application specific integrated circuits (ASIC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brent L. Anderson, Justin Sellers, Lance Gorrell, Jude Seeber
  • Patent number: 10257231
    Abstract: A DNS server receives from a receiving email system, a DNS query for an email domain stored at the DNS server, the DNS query including identifying information of a sender of an email. The DNS server extracts the identifying information of the email sender from the DNS query and identifies one of a plurality of delivering organizations from the information. The DNS server determines whether the identified delivering organization is authorized to deliver email on behalf of the email domain. In response to determining that the identified delivering organization is authorized to deliver email on behalf of the email domain, the DNS server generates a target validation record based on the identity of the authorized delivering organization and the email domain, the target validation record including one or more rules indicating to the receiving email system whether the delivering organization is an authorized sender of email for the email domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: VALIMAIL INC.
    Inventor: Peter Martin Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10257289
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for capturing configuration items from hybrid-cloud provisioning data. A processor of a service-management system intercepts a service request requesting that the hybrid cloud's orchestration mechanism provision or deprovision a configuration item of the hybrid cloud. The service-management system identifies the configuration item by examining the service request and then forwards the request to the cloud-orchestration mechanism. After confirming that the request has been satisfied, the service-management system retrieves from the orchestration mechanism provisioning information that describes attributes of the newly provisioned or deprovisioned configuration item and uses this information to update a configuration-management database, marking any provisioning information newly stored in the database as being authorized for use by other management systems of the hybrid cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George Africa, Jianwen Chen, Michael A. Shallcross, Hsiao C. Thio
  • Patent number: 10250841
    Abstract: Real-time metadata tracks recorded to media streams allow search and analysis operations in a variety of contexts. Search queries can be performed using information in real-time metadata tracks such as closed captioning, sub-title, statistical tracks, miscellaneous data tracks. Media streams can also be augmented with additional tracks. The metadata tracks not only allow efficient searching and indexing, but also allow insertion of content specific advertising during appropriate portions of a media stream based on the content of the metadata tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Stiers
  • Patent number: 10249000
    Abstract: In a distributed network, there are different data rates on different connections between a central computer system and remote terminal. The central computer system includes one or more sets of data to be distributed to the remote terminals by extracting subsets of data from the set(s) of data. The subsets of data are distributed to selected groups of remote terminals based on an infrastructure load in order to adaptively distribute the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nasdaq Technology AB
    Inventors: Daniel Jensen, Ulf Ahlenius, Anne Von Corswant
  • Patent number: 10250601
    Abstract: A method for updating drivers. The method may include transmitting a connection request from a first computer to a second computer. The method may include creating a connection handshake in the first computer in response to the transmitted connection request, whereby the connection handshake includes client credentials and driver information. The method may include transmitting the created connection handshake from the first computer to a second computer. The method may include determining the first computer is authorized to connect to the second computer based on the client credentials. The method may include determining a first version level of a first plurality of drivers associated with the first computer is a lower version level than a second version level of a second plurality of drivers associated with the second computer based on the driver information. The method may include transmitting a driver update. The method may include installing the driver update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pallavi Priyadarshini, Parameswara R. Tatini
  • Patent number: 10250419
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for allowing signals across electrical domains. The method includes applying a clock signal (of at least 1 GHz) to an electronic element in a location having first electrical properties. Data is output from the first electronic element; and received at a second electronic element located in a location having second electrical properties. The first and second electrical properties are different by either voltage and clock frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Sung, Leon Lai, Daniel Wang
  • Patent number: 10250600
    Abstract: A method for updating drivers. The method may include transmitting a connection request from a first computer to a second computer. The method may include creating a connection handshake in the first computer in response to the transmitted connection request, whereby the connection handshake includes client credentials and driver information. The method may include transmitting the created connection handshake from the first computer to a second computer. The method may include determining the first computer is authorized to connect to the second computer based on the client credentials. The method may include determining a first version level of a first plurality of drivers associated with the first computer is a lower version level than a second version level of a second plurality of drivers associated with the second computer based on the driver information. The method may include transmitting a driver update. The method may include installing the driver update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pallavi Priyadarshini, Parameswara R. Tatini
  • Patent number: 10242322
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for generating request decision models for use by client computing devices to determine request paths or modes for content requests. The request modes may correspond to direct requests (e.g., requests made from a client device directly to a content server hosting requested content) or to indirect requests (e.g., requests made from the client device to the content server via an intermediary system). The request decision models may be trained by a machine learning algorithm using performance data (e.g., prior content load times), contextual information (e.g., state information associated with devices at times content requests are executed), and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Saral Jain, Ameet Nirmal Vaswani, Matthew Lloyd Trahan
  • Patent number: 10244550
    Abstract: A technique for enhancing presentation of content comprising a plurality of objects in an access network (201) is disclosed. An object scheduler (2002) for scheduling transmission of content in an access network (201) comprises at least one memory storing program code and at least one processor configured to execute the program code. The content is provided for download to a user equipment, UE, (2001) from a content server. The program code is configured to cause the processor to schedule (S2-2), in response to receipt (S2-1) of a privilege request from the UE (2001) requesting privileged transmission of content comprising a plurality of objects, transmission of the plurality of objects to the UE (2001), and to trigger transmission (S2-3) of the scheduled plurality of objects to the UE (2001). At least a portion of the plurality of objects is scheduled with a higher priority than a default priority assigned by the object scheduler (2002) to the UE (2001).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Geza Szabo, Sándor Rácz
  • Patent number: 10235375
    Abstract: In a mirrored database system, a careful write of intentions to perform file system actions is recorded in a persistent file system objects table that is flushed to disk prior to the actions being taken. The table durably and accurately records identities of file system objects that were in use by the database to facilitate creation and deletion of physical file directories and files on a database during crash recovery and during mirror resynchronize. In the event of a failure, crash recovery may quickly and easily identify file system objects which need to be cleaned up by reference to the persistent file system objects table. Similarly, resynchronization of the mirror database can be performed quickly by referring to the persistent file system table data to detect changes since the last database checkpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. McCline, Milena Bergant
  • Patent number: 10235205
    Abstract: A cloud-based management system for distributed datacenters provides remote management of the datacenters from terminals at various locations. A virtual cloud-based operating system facilitates a transparent system call architecture, permitting subscribers to deploy, configure and manage operations at machines operating on different local operating systems. The virtual operating system can canonicalize available resources into a namespace to expose the resources as files at terminals. Asynchronous execution of subscriber commands across a group of target machines is provided with a notification procedure to control bandwidth and resource allocation. A file distribution model without a central controller for a group of target machines is provided to alleviate interaction with the management cluster for file distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Balaji Srinivasa
  • Patent number: 10237360
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a communication system including: a first apparatus and a second apparatus being communication terminals at least one of which resides on a mobile object; and a server apparatus. The server apparatus includes: a determination block configured to determine whether the first and the second apparatuses are in close proximity to each other based on position data of the first apparatus and on position data of the second apparatus; and a communication block configured such that if the determination block determines that the first and the second apparatuses are in close proximity to each other, the communication block transmits preinstalled content data to at least one of the first and the second apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kakihara
  • Patent number: 10235217
    Abstract: Method and system for aggregating data regarding a system component from multiple data sources to provide a single aggregated Common Information Model (“CIM”) object are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises requesting data regarding a system component from a first one of the data sources; upon receipt of the requested system component data from the first one of the data sources, updating an aggregate CIM object for the system component using the received system component data in accordance with a priority of the first one of the data sources relative to the remaining data sources; and repeating the requesting and updating in connection with each of the remaining data sources in accordance with a relative priority of the remaining data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Carey, Bart Wise, Norman W. Paxton
  • Patent number: 10235472
    Abstract: One embodiment of a guest browser system, among others, includes a guest browser interface configured to provide an address bar interface for accepting a network address for retrieving a first web page. The guest browser interface is rendered from code of a second web page, where content of the second web page is rendered by an installed web browser. The system further includes a guest browser engine configured to retrieve contents of web pages. The guest browser engine is built from code provided by the second web page and is used to update content of the second web page with content from the first web page. Other systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett Kreiner, Amy Zwarico
  • Patent number: 10235008
    Abstract: An avatar display system monitors the activities or status of different members on a network site. Avatars representing the different members are displayed in conjunction with an on-line application according to the different identified member activities or status. Different avatar display techniques and filtering schemes are used to both promote and improve interactions between different members of the on-line application or website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIAL CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph William Lee, Peter August Grendler, Michael R. Hedlund
  • Patent number: 10237322
    Abstract: A method of providing media content from a server to a client device, by providing a URL which allows access to media content by client the device, receiving a request from the client device for the media content corresponding to the single URL; determining an operating system of the client device requesting the media content; selecting a delivery protocol to stream to the client device based on the determined operating system; and providing said client device a streaming media file based on the selected delivery protocol, wherein the determination of the operating system of the client device includes parsing a user-agent string of the client device making the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TATA COMMUNICATIONS (AMERICA) INC.
    Inventor: Vijayaraghavan Jagannathan
  • Patent number: 10237333
    Abstract: A file with a unique filename is transferred from a client computer to a server computer in chunks, which can be packaged into packets including metadata. The server computer can record indices of received chunks in a local metadata file associated with the file. Upon receiving the filename in a subsequent client request after a connection loss, the server computer can use the associated metadata file to determine whether portions of the file are missing. If so, the server computer can send indices corresponding to missing ranges instead of the client computer resending the whole file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Oron Perahia, Arkadi Brover
  • Patent number: 10237264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrative legacy context management are disclosed herein. An example computer hardware system may include at least one processing unit coupled to a memory, and the memory may be encoded with computer executable instructions that when executed cause the at least one processing unit to receive a set of credentials associated with a user from a user device, cross-reference the set of credentials with a first set of credentials of an agent associated with the user to determine whether the set of credentials is valid; and if the set of credentials is valid, provide a second set of credentials of the agent to the user device in response to a request for the second set of credentials from the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Document Storage Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph Katieb
  • Patent number: 10237364
    Abstract: One embodiment of a method, executed by one or more processors, includes receiving a request from a client for a network resource, selecting a previously-serviced client as a proxy client, forwarding the request to the proxy client, receiving the network resource from the proxy client, and forwarding the network resource to the client. In another embodiment, the method includes receiving a request from a client for a network resource, selecting a proxy client from a dynamic pool of proxy clients that are each capable of requesting the network resource, and directing the request from the client to the proxy client. The selected proxy client may be the client whose request immediately preceded the current request. A computer system and computer program product corresponding to the method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Nimrod Megiddo
  • Patent number: 10237599
    Abstract: Synchronization of users between a CATV system and a disparate video distribution system is provided. A network account identifier tied to a household subscriber account may be linked to a plurality of users in the household. A strong authentication may only be required once (or at infrequent intervals) to initially validate credentials and authorize a requesting device. Subsequently, the device may be configured to retrieve accounts for all users in the household. Because the device is now known to the service provider, easy user-switching rules may be applied. Each user in a household may get his own personalized recommendations, use his own preferences, or tie to other individualized service personas. Any changes or updates in personalized information for a video user may be synchronized back to the originating system such that the next time the particular video user uses a CATV system device, any changes/updates may be reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas D. Gravino, Charles P. Scarborough, Thomas G. Holzman
  • Patent number: 10230784
    Abstract: A technique is provided for configuring an interface device. The interface device includes a plurality of device elements, such as objects configured in accordance with object-oriented programming concepts. A query from a general purpose viewer is received by the interface device, such as originating from a configuration station where the general purpose viewer is operative. The query is interpreted by server-side scripting executed in the interface device to identify the device elements and to display visual representations of the device elements in a design-time environment. The design-time environment and the visual representations are then transmitted to a configuration station. The device elements, their properties and functionalities may be altered by means of the design-time environment and the server-side scripting to create interface screens, alter device elements and their properties and functions, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clinton Duane Britt, Joseph Francis Mann
  • Patent number: 10230793
    Abstract: A method, corresponding apparatuses, and a computer program product for data-sharing are provided. The method comprises transmitting, from a user equipment of a plurality of user equipments within a local area, a first data-sharing request message to at least another user equipment of the plurality of user equipments. The method also comprises receiving, at the user equipment, at least one second data-sharing request message transmitted from at least the other user equipment, wherein the first data-sharing request message and at least one second data-sharing request message each include a timestamp indicating a time at which the data-sharing request message is transmitted. The method further comprises comparing the timestamp included in the first data-sharing request message and the timestamp included in the at least one second data-sharing request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Zhenghao Jiang, Fangqian Wang, Guoxin Ma, Chaomin Xue
  • Patent number: 10229205
    Abstract: The Messaging Search and Management Apparatuses, Methods and Systems (“MSM”) transforms message, ranking request inputs via MSM components into work graphs, ML structure input data, ML structure, ranking response outputs. A work graph generation request that includes group level access control data may be obtained. A set of metadata access control carrying messages, a set of users, a set of channels, and a set of topics with access control data corresponding to the group level access control data may be determined. A user priority score for each of the other users, a channel priority score for each of the channels, and a topic priority score for each of the topics, from the perspective of each user, may be calculated. A work graph data structure may be generated that includes, for each user, data regarding the calculated user priority scores, channel priority scores, and topic priority scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Myles Grant, Serguei Mourachov, Renaud Bourassa-Denis, Jason Liszka, John Gallagher, Isabella Tromba, Noah Weiss, Daniel Stewart Butterfield, Callum Henderson-Begg
  • Patent number: 10230780
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for collaborative content rendering are disclosed. From a first device, the rendering capabilities of one or more devices that are within a proximity to the first device are determined, at least one of the one or more devices is identified that supports a delivery of first content that is not natively supported by the first device, and the delivery of the first content is initiated from the at least one of the one or more devices to the first device. The initiation of the delivery of the first content includes a negotiation of characteristics of content presentation and quality level of rendering capabilities. The first content that is received from the at least one of the one or more devices is rendered at the same time as second content that is natively supported by the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Poornachandran, Rajneesh Chowdhury, Karthik Veeramani
  • Patent number: 10230753
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mapping IP addresses to an entity include receiving at least one domain name associated with the entity. Embodiments may further include determining one or more variations of the at least one domain name based on analysis of domain name data collected from a plurality of domain name data sources that mention a variation of the at least one domain name. Some embodiments may also include identifying one or more IP addresses pointed to by the one or more variations of the entity's domain name based on analysis of IP address data collected from a plurality of IP address data sources. Additional embodiments include assigning weights to each of the identified one or more IP addresses and creating a mapping of IP addresses to associate with the entity based on analysis of the weighted one or more IP addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SecurityScorecard, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksandr Yampolskiy, Rob Blackin, Samuel Kassoumeh, Nick Matviko
  • Patent number: 10230803
    Abstract: A system and method for improved mapping and routing. A request for the determination of a route is received over a network. The request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and at least one objective. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network which relating to the requesting user and the request objectives are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. At least one entity which satisfies at least one request objective and which has a physical location known to the network is selected using the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data. At least one physical route is mapped between a starting location and the selected entity and is displayed on a display medium. Sponsored and recommended content available to the network which relates to the requesting user, and at least one objective can additionally be displayed on the display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Eliot Davis, Ronald Martinez, Joseph James O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 10229213
    Abstract: A content management system server can obtain a protocol based data transmission via a computer network from a script that executes at the publisher device server, and can obtain search result content items from an index of electronic documents that include snippets of text extracted from the search result content items and that include hypertext links to the search result content items. The system can extract feature vectors and document identifiers of the search result content items, and can determine information retrieval scores of search result content items. Based on the network identifier, location probabilities of device locations can be ranked and compared to thresholds. The system can determine a confidence threshold representing a minimum degree of certainty of the geographical location of the devices and can select content for protocol based transmission accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Krzysztof Duleba, Amin Charaniya, Vibhor Nanavati, Aileen Tang
  • Patent number: 10230892
    Abstract: An information terminal includes an image-capturing information acquisition unit that acquires image-capturing information added to a captured image selected from among one or more captured images; a position information acquisition unit that acquires position information; a communication unit that acquires, from the outside, environmental change information in the past and environmental change information in the future on the basis of the image-capturing information and the position information; a comparison unit that compares the environmental change information in the past with the environmental change information in the future; and a report unit that reports an image-capturing opportunity on the basis of a result of the comparison performed by the comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Naoto Funakoshi
  • Patent number: 10225320
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided in which a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) device exposes a service for mapping a UPnP discovered content item to a server message block (SMB) location. The service is arranged to expose an SMB share path to a user at a remote client using a UPnP protocol. The user is then enabled with access to the share via SMB to gain file access, write changes or exercise file level control of the discovered content item. Authentication is optionally utilized to verify that the user is authorized to receive the SMB share location from the service or to verify that the user is authorized to access the SMB share.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: James Walter, Daniel Plastina, Srinivas Kasy Aiyar, Anders Klemets, William F. Schiefelbein
  • Patent number: 10225085
    Abstract: A system includes hardware processors and a token exchange module configured to create a uniquely identified first digital token including an owner ID field identifying the current possessor of the digital token, associate the first digital token with digital content presented to the first user in a mixed reality environment, present the digital within the MR environment, make the first digital token available for acquisition, receive a request to acquire the first digital token, assign possession of the first digital token, via the owner ID field, to the first unique user ID of the first user based on the request to acquire the first digital token, receive a request to transfer the first digital token from the first user to the second user, the second user having a second unique user ID, and changing the owner ID field to the second unique user ID based on the request to transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventors: Sylvio Herve Drouin, Colin James Alleyne
  • Patent number: 10225322
    Abstract: A system and method for the management of client computing device DNS queries and subsequent resource requests within a content delivery network service provider domain are provided. The management of the DNS queries can include the selection of computing devices corresponding to various Point of Presence locations for processing DNS queries. Additionally, the management of the content requests can include the selection of computing devices corresponding to resource cache components corresponding to various Point of Presence locations for providing requested content. The selection of the computing devices can incorporate logic related to geographic criteria, performance threshold criteria, testing criteria, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Richardson, John Cormie, Colm MacCarthaigh, Benjamin W. S. Redman
  • Patent number: 10225366
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method involves selecting, by a computing device, a message to be output to a user; determining a classification group to which the user belongs; using the determined classification group to which the user belongs as a basis to select a device from among a plurality of devices associated with the user; and transmitting, by the computing device, an instruction via a communication network, wherein the instruction is configured to cause the selected device to output the selected message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Katherine Chou, Diane Tang
  • Patent number: 10224027
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for distributing syndicated content or content with one or more distribution restrictions. In one aspect, a method may include assigning a unique ID to a plurality of content items, where the unique ID of at least one of the content items is associated with one or more property distribution restrictions. The method may further include streaming in a video stream the content items to at least two properties and monitoring the unique IDs of the plurality of content items streamed in the video stream to detect least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions. The distribution of the least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions may be blocked from the one or more properties concurrently with streaming the video stream, based on the one or more property distribution restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts