Remote Data Accessing Patents (Class 709/217)
  • Patent number: 9838839
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for maintaining user anonymity in content statistics. A system can first receive a media content request from a client device. The media content request can include a user account identifier and a content identifier. The content identifier can be different and separate from the user account identifier and a device identifier associated with the client device, and the content identifier can identify content presented at the client device. Next, the system can store the user account identifier and the content identifier in separate locations without attributing the content identifier to the user account identifier. In response to the media content request, the system can transmit a media content item to the client device based on the user account identifier. The system can also report the content presented at the client device with the content identifier and without the user account identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Madhusudhan Vudali, Prasad Rallabandi, Jason Novak, Sagar Joshi, Todd Michael Teresi, Erik C. Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 9836752
    Abstract: A method comprises providing a first set of geographically distributed pods for storing account information on a first set of advertisements associated with web properties associated with a first set of geographically distributed users; enabling the first set of users to update the account information on the first set of pods, each user being associated with at least one advertisement and a particular pod that is not the most distant pod from the user; recognizing that the first set of pods cannot satisfy a user demand threshold; coupling an additional pod for storing additional account information on a second set of advertisements for a second set of users; enabling the second set of users to update the additional account information, the additional pod being not the most distant pod from the second set of users; receiving a content request; and identifying a particular advertisement based on the content request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Collins
  • Patent number: 9838868
    Abstract: A mated pair of Universal Serial Bus (USB) wireless dongles are disclosed. The dongles comprise a first USB dongle that comprises a first processor, a first read only memory (ROM) storing an address of a second USB dongle, a first radio transceiver, a first USB connector, and a first application. When executed by the first processor, the first application receives a USB formatted message from the first USB connector; transcodes the USB formatted message for wireless transmission; transmits the transcoded message to the address of the second dongle. The dongles further comprise the second dongle, which comprises a second processor, a second ROM storing an address of the first dongle, a second radio transceiver, a second USB connector, a second application that, when executed by the second processor, receives the message from the first dongle; confirms that the first USB is its mate; and communicates with the first dongle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Tracy L. Nelson, Lyle W. Paczkowski
  • Patent number: 9838530
    Abstract: A device and method of sound interference avoidance is provided. The device includes: a speaker; an electronic component; a memory storing data defining a plurality of different sounds associated with a given action at the electronic component; a communication interface; and, a controller configured to: communicate, using the communication interface, with one or more of a server and other devices to determine sounds currently in use by the other devices; select one sound, of the plurality of different sounds, to indicate the given action based on the sounds in use by the other devices; and, when the given action is detected at the electronic component, control the speaker to play the one sound that has been selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robustelli, Dror Moshe
  • Patent number: 9838457
    Abstract: A system can include an interface that receives a URL that includes information; circuitry that processes at least a portion of the information for entity information and Internet merchant information; circuitry that accesses database entries in an entity field and in an affiliate program criterion field; circuitry that associates the URL with an entity field database entry based at least in part on the entity information; circuitry that includes selection logic that selects at least one affiliate program from a plurality of affiliate programs based at least in part on an affiliate program criterion field entry associated with the entity field database entry; and circuitry that formulates a redirection URL based at least in part on the Internet merchant information wherein the redirection URL comprises affiliate program information for the at least one selected affiliate program. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse Lakes, Jesse Pasichnyk
  • Patent number: 9838166
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting data is provided. The method includes receiving by a first interface device, data. The data is divided into a plurality of data packets and stored within an internal buffer. A first group of data packets are transmitted to a network node communicatively coupled to the first interface device. The first group of data packets are transmitted from the first communication device to a second interface device via a first communication network. A second group of data packets are transmitted to a first communication device communicatively coupled to the first interface device. The second group of data packets are transmitted from the first communication device to the second interface device via a second communication network associated with the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST PRINCIPLES, INC
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Patent number: 9836287
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and machine-readable storage mediums for selectively performing storage optimization processes in a computing device. In at least some embodiments, a method includes monitoring access patterns in association with data of one or more files accessed by a user of the computing device, determining a classification of the computing device, and utilizing the user access patterns and the device classification in determining execution of a storage optimization process based on a storage optimization policy. The storage optimization policy can specify downsampling, lossy compression, lossless compression, or a combination thereof to be applied to the files based on thresholds associated with the user access patterns and/or the device classification. Utilization of the storage optimization policy can enable the computing device to have an infinite local storage capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Michael A. Chan, Justin Quan, Daniel R. Bornstein, Tom Moss, Linda Tong
  • Patent number: 9838844
    Abstract: Systems and methods include receiving notification of an anomaly in a particular component within a data center environment. Such systems and methods include receiving configuration information identifying positions of tags disposed proximate to and representing respective infrastructure components within the data center environment. Such systems and methods include detecting a first tag representing a first infrastructure component and, in response thereto, determining, using the configuration information, a first positional relationship between the first tag and a second tag representing the particular component. Such systems and methods include determining a second positional relationship between the mobile device and the particular component based on the first positional relationship and providing, based on the second positional relationship, directional guidance from the first infrastructure component to the particular component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Emeis, Robert C. Hendrich, Craig A. Vosburgh
  • Patent number: 9838345
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generation of a relationship history or text for a new message. In one embodiment, a method includes: scanning, by a computing device, a set of messages to or from a user to generate a plurality of profiles for persons associated with the messages, each person being a sender or a recipient of at least one of the set of messages, and the persons including a first person; generating, via the computer, a relationship history using the plurality of profiles, wherein the relationship history is for a relationship between the user and the first person; and presenting the relationship history to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Monaco, Angel Steger
  • Patent number: 9838485
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a geofeed based on one or more geofeed parameters including altitude parameters, ambient condition parameters, and orientation parameters is provided. A geofeed includes a collection of content, aggregated from various content providers, that is relevant to one or more geographically definable locations. The generated content may include, for example, video, audio, images, text, hyperlinks, and/or other content that may be relevant to a geographically definable location. The content providers may include, for example, social media platforms, online knowledge databases, individual content creators, and/or other providers that can distribute content that may be relevant to a geographically definable location. The system may filter content into the geofeed and/or out of the geofeed based on one or more geofeed parameters and/or display the geofeed comprising the filtered content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TAI Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip B. Harris, Scott K. Mitchell, Michael J. Mulroy
  • Patent number: 9838413
    Abstract: A method in a cloud-based security system includes operating a Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, proxy, or monitor in the cloud-based security system; receiving DNS records with time-to-live (TTL) parameters; checking the TTL parameters for indication of a fast flux technique; and detecting domains performing the fast flux technique based on the DNS records. A cloud-based security system includes a plurality of nodes communicatively coupled to one or more users; and a Domain Name System (DNS) service providing a resolution service, proxy, or monitor in the cloud-based security system; wherein the DNS service is configured to receive DNS records with time-to-live (TTL) parameters; check the TTL parameters for indication of a fast flux technique; and detect domains performing the fast flux technique based on the DNS records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Zscaler, Inc.
    Inventor: Subbu Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 9836205
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present disclosure include a content management system that allows a user to easily activate a camera while viewing digital content. For example, a content management system can provide a graphical user interface that includes a scroll element that allows a user to navigate through digital content. In addition, a user can interact with the scroll element to activate a camera. For instance, a user can activate a camera by scrolling the scroll element to and/or beyond a particular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Ramesh Balakrishnan, Christopher Lee, George Milton Underwood, IV
  • Patent number: 9838362
    Abstract: The method and system enable secure forwarding of a message from a first computer to a second computer via an intermediate computer in a telecommunication network. A message is formed in the first computer or in a computer that is served by the first computer, and in the latter case, sending the message to the first computer. In the first computer, a secure message is then formed by giving the message a unique identity and a destination address. The message is sent from the first computer to the intermediate computer after which the destination address and the unique identity are used to find an address to the second computer. The current destination address is substituted with the found address to the second computer, and the unique identity is substituted with another unique identity. Then the message is forwarded to the second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MPH Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sami Vaarala, Antti Nuopponen
  • Patent number: 9830624
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide resource utilization management, such as with respect to resources available through one or more accessible resource facilities, are disclosed. Embodiments provide resource utilization management systems and methods which facilitate user controlled reservation, access, and accounting for resource utilization. Resource utilization management systems of embodiments implement an electronic user key based infrastructure to enable access to and accounting for resources, such as resources of one or more accessible resource facility. Embodiments comprise unique tags for each resource for which resource utilization management is provided. A user device, such as a smart phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), or tablet computer, executing a resource utilization management application may be configured to provide a resource key device which is operable to scan the unique tag of a resource for accessing and relinquishing that resource, whether on an ad hoc and/or reservation basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BAU LLC
    Inventor: John Frederick Thye
  • Patent number: 9832181
    Abstract: A social networking system contains information describing users of the social network and various connections among the users. A user can access multiple external systems that communicate with the social networking system to access information about the users of the social networking system. Login status of the user account on the social networking system is maintained. If the login status of the user account on the social networking system indicates that the user is not logged in, the user is required to provide authentication information. If the login status of the user account indicates that the user is logged in, social network information is provided to the user via an external system, subject to the privacy settings of users of the social networking system. If the user logs out from an external system, the user is also logged out from the social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steven Vernal, Wei Zhu, James M. Leszczenski, Joshua E. Elman, David Brookes Morin, Charles Duplain Cheever, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Patent number: 9832086
    Abstract: Provided is an initiator apparatus that, when issuing access requests for remote access via wireless communication to a storage section that processes only one access request at a time, can easily detect timeouts with one timer irrespective of the number of access requests issued via wireless communication. In this apparatus, an access-request processor (102) sends one or more access requests to a target apparatus (110) provided with a storage section that processes only one access request at a time and receives access acknowledgments for the access requests from the target apparatus (110). Until all the access requests are completed, a timeout detector (103) resets the timer operation and starts it again each time an access request is sent or an access acknowledgment is received, and detects a timeout when the timer operation exceeds a timeout period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Nishioka, Satoshi Senga
  • Patent number: 9832508
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein enable automated home security monitoring via a television connected to a set-top box, such as a cable set-top box. Such techniques integrate the television with a home security system. A television viewer can use the television to control, interact, and automatically receive information about home security events in real-time. A television viewer can control lighting, and room temperature, and arm/disarm sensors in the home such as door sensors, motion detectors, cameras, etc, as well as access camera images. Events from such sensors can be monitored or viewed on the television set when they are triggered. For example, when triggered, an icon representing the sensor can be shown on the television screen, or in case of a camera, an image or video can be shown that cause the triggered event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: John Anthony Chen, Geoff Filippi, Jian Yu
  • Patent number: 9832257
    Abstract: Improved service acquisition techniques for wireless communications systems are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a processor circuit, a service acquisition application for execution by the processor circuit to select multiple services for attempted acquisition, and a service management module for execution by the processor circuit to attempt to acquire the multiple services according to a connection mode, the service management module to attempt to acquire the multiple services concurrently when the connection mode comprises a concurrent connection mode. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carlos Cordeiro, Emily H. Qi, Bahareh Sadeghi
  • Patent number: 9832600
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first communication terminal and a second communication terminal. The first communication terminal provides first terminal identification information read out from a memory to a first mobile terminal. The second communication terminal obtains the first terminal identification information from a second mobile terminal, the second mobile terminal being a mobile terminal that has received the first terminal identification information from the first mobile terminal through a first communication session. The second communication terminal further transmits a request for starting communication with the first communication terminal to establish a second communication session with the first communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga Kato, Haruomi Higashi, Atsushi Itoh, Kazunori Ide
  • Patent number: 9832703
    Abstract: In an embodiment, there is provided a method for optimization of application layer traffic carried by an IP connection over a multi-access technology mobile network between a User Equipment UE and an IP connection endpoint in an IP network, the optimization being based on network information provided using a network information service, the network information including path costs capable of indicating preferences in terms of network paths for the IP connection, the preferences in terms of network paths including preferences in terms of access technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Sabine Claire Randriamasy, Telemaco Melia
  • Patent number: 9832676
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is provided with a first wireless module, a second wireless module, and a controller module. The first and second wireless modules perform wireless transmissions and receptions to and from a telecommunication network and an AP using a cellular technology and an SRW technology, respectively. The controller module receives, from the telecommunication network via the first wireless module, at least one RAN rule and information concerning an amount of the data traffic to be offloaded and a level of granularity of the data traffic to be reported for offloading. Also, the controller module receives a first traffic offloading request from the telecommunication network via the first wireless module in response to determining that one of the RAN rule is satisfied, and offloads data traffic indicated by the first traffic offloading request from the telecommunication network to the AP via the second wireless module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Shiang-Rung Ye
  • Patent number: 9825925
    Abstract: In one aspect, relates to a system and method of seamlessly encrypting data files before uploading them to a public cloud storage system by providing an encrypted drive system (EDS) that forms a security layer around existing cloud storage services to provide enhanced protection to data. The EDS also provides a convenient interface to specify data protection policies across connected cloud storage applications. The EDS implements standard functionalities like accessing, search and sharing directly on the encrypted data using secure indexing and querying of encrypted data. The EDS is able to guarantee a much higher level of security for data in the cloud without the user having to compromise on the features of the various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Bijit Hore
  • Patent number: 9824027
    Abstract: An apparatus and system are disclosed for a storage area network (“SAN”). In one embodiment, a computer system includes an internal storage device and an internal storage controller. In this embodiment, the internal storage controller is configured to implement a SAN that includes at least the internal storage device and a storage device external to the computer system. In this embodiment, the internal storage controller is further configured to service a storage request received from a client that involves data stored by the internal storage device. In this embodiment, the internal storage controller is configured to communicate with the external storage device via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: David Flynn, David Atkisson, Bert Lagerstedt, John Strasser, Jonathan Thatcher, Michael Zappe
  • Patent number: 9825971
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying an application data modification are described herein. In one example, a method includes detecting modified application data in a computing device and determining the modified application data did not originate from an automatic program. The method also includes sending an identifier and the modified application data to a signing server. Furthermore, the method includes receiving encrypted data comprising the identifier and the modified application data from the signing server. Additionally, the method includes storing the encrypted data in the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shuo Chen, Zhenbin Xu, Boxin Li
  • Patent number: 9826020
    Abstract: A request for content is sent, using a client device, to a content server through a first network connection. A root document is received from the content server. The root document includes at least one content stub, where each content stub identifies a respective portion of the content as a deferred portion of the content and includes a content identifier of the respective deferred portion of the content. A network connection change to the content server from the first network connection to a second network connection is detected. A determination is made to download at least one deferred portion of the content through the second network connection based upon a configured download constraint assigned to the deferred portion of the content and a network characteristic of the second network connection. The deferred portion of the content identified by the respective content stub is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald P. Doyle, David L. Kaminsky
  • Patent number: 9824239
    Abstract: A system for and method of securely provisioning a module with cryptographic parameters, such as cryptographic keys and key tables, is presented. Such modules may be used to enable encrypted communications between mobile phones to which they are coupled. The system and method prevent a malevolent individual involved in manufacturing the modules from compromising the security of the module. In particular, the modules are provisioned by an entity different from the manufacturer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: KOOLSPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Fascenda, Emil Sturniolo, Robert Cichielo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 9825910
    Abstract: The captive portal environment exists where there is only a single available communication service that is available to the user. An example of a captive portal environment is on board an aircraft in flight, where the passengers have no access to any communication services, other than the aircraft resident wireless Local Area Network. The Restricted LAN Internet Access System functions in the aircraft to grant the user a temporary Internet session so they can download a prerequisite application from the Internet to make use of an application/service resident on the Restricted LAN in the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: GOGO LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Walsh, Bryan A. Lauer, Richard Clay Dunham, Vijay Karthik, Jason Cohen, Barry Atkinson
  • Patent number: 9817969
    Abstract: There are provided a device for detecting a cyber attack and a method thereof. The device for detecting a cyber attack includes an event receiving unit configured to receive an event generated in at least one user terminal according to a behavior of a user who accesses a web server and uses web services provided from a web page, a model generating unit configured to generate an event model by extracting an event pattern corresponding to a behavior of the user based on the received event, and an attack detecting unit configured to detect whether access of the web server by a specific user terminal is an attack by comparing the event model with an event received from the specific user terminal. Therefore, various forms of cyber attacks are rapidly and accurately detected, and it is possible to provide a security service having high availability and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: PENTA SECURITY SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Seok Woo Lee, Sang Gyoo Sim, Duk Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9817985
    Abstract: A content management system including a content management server and a client terminal connected to the content management server via a communication network, wherein the content management server transmits, to the client terminal, a management server ID identifying the content management server and a content deletion request, the client terminal receives the management server ID and the content deletion request from the content management server, determines whether or not the received management server ID matches a management server ID saved on the client terminal side, and if they match, deletes the content saved on the client terminal side, in a removable media, the content corresponding to the deletion request. A content, that is saved in various forms on the client terminal side is disabled for playback at an appropriate timing; accordingly, it is possible to reduce risks such as information leakage to ensure security, and also ensure content integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Tatsuo Manago, Hideki Mizukami
  • Patent number: 9819551
    Abstract: A controller may control switches such as physical and software switches in a network. The controller may generate virtual switches from groups of end hosts in forming a virtual network topology. The controller may receive one or more network policy rules that govern network traffic through the switches. For a given network policy rule, the controller may perform a test in determining whether the network satisfies the network policy rule. The test may be performed based on a testing rule identifying test parameters and expected test results. The controller may perform tests in determining whether the network satisfies the testing rule and the corresponding network policy rule. The tests may be performed via simulation at the controller or by injecting a tagged test packet into the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Big Switch Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Kyle Forster, Shudong Zhou, Robert W. Sherwood, Jason Parraga
  • Patent number: 9819714
    Abstract: A content sharing method includes: selecting, by a content sharing terminal, content; transmitting, by the content sharing terminal, identification information of the selected content to an external device; and reproducing, by the content sharing terminal, the selected content while the external device is reproducing the selected content based on the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-young Song, O-hoon Kwon, Jong-ho Lea
  • Patent number: 9817583
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor. The processor is configured to allocate a plurality of allocation unit areas to a virtual volume from a first storage device and a second storage device. The processor is configured to generate evaluation information related to access for each of a plurality of divided areas into which each of the plurality of allocation unit areas is divided. The processor is configured to determine based on the generated evaluation information, when allocation to the virtual volume is changed from a first allocation unit area of the first storage device to a second allocation unit area of the second storage device, a first data transfer order of transferring data in divided area units from the first allocation unit area to the second allocation unit area. The processor is configured to transfer the data in accordance with the first data transfer order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazutaka Ogihara, Kazuichi Oe, Motoyuki Kawaba
  • Patent number: 9820252
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement for providing a wire-free mesh network are provided. An approval procedure is carried out in situations in which a subscriber who is registering on the mesh network transmits an MAC address which already exists in the mesh network, such that two different subscribers within the mesh network never have identical MAC addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rainer Falk, Florian Kohlmayer
  • Patent number: 9819647
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for performing multi-level tagging of encrypted items for additional security and efficient encrypted item determination. A device intercepts a message from a server to a client, parses the message and identifies a cookie. The device processes and encrypts the cookie. The device adds a flag to the cookie indicating the device encrypted the cookie. The device re-inserts the modified cookie into the message and transmits the message. The device intercepts a message from a client and determines whether the cookie in the message was encrypted by the device. If the message was not encrypted by the device, the device transmits the message to its destination. If the message was encrypted by the device, the device removes the flag, decrypts the cookie, removes the tag from the cookie, re-inserts the cookie into the message and transmits the message to its final destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anoop Reddy, Craig Anderson
  • Patent number: 9817958
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for authenticating users may include (1) identifying at least one digital device with which a user interacts, (2) gathering information about how the user interacts with the digital device, (3) generating, based on the gathered information, an authentication protocol for authenticating the user, and (4) using the authentication protocol to authenticate the user. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce McCorkendale
  • Patent number: 9811834
    Abstract: A method of delivering digital content for use on an electronic cutting machine. The method includes displaying at least one themed project in a rich internet application, where the themed project has at least one glyph of a glyph collection. The method further includes providing access to the rich internet application over a network and offering purchased access to the glyph collection. Any glyphs of the glyph collection can be added to the themed project. The themed project is cuttable on an electronic cutting machine in communication with the rich internet application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Aaron Johnson
  • Patent number: 9813525
    Abstract: In-vehicle communication and, more particularly, a signal conversion method in a vehicle having Ethernet and controller area network (CAN) communication coexisting therein and an apparatus to perform the same are provided. The signal conversion method includes determining, by a processor, a start bit of at least one CAN signal disposed in a CAN message and generating an Ethernet signal having the CAN signal and the start bit that corresponds to the CAN signal in different fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Dong Ok Kim, Sang Woo Yu
  • Patent number: 9813906
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile device to provide enhanced security based upon contextual sensor inputs. The mobile device may include: a biometric sensor; a contextual sensor; and a processor. The processor may be configured to: determine an authentication score based upon a biometric input received from the biometric sensor; modulate the authentication score based upon a contextual sensor input from the contextual sensor related to an event; and determine if the modulated authentication score falls below a predetermined threshold. If the authentication score falls below the predetermined threshold, the processor may command that a secondary authentication be performed or the destruction of a biometric template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Fitzgerald John Archibald, John Schneider
  • Patent number: 9811568
    Abstract: A method performed by a mobile communications device, including: populating a central database on the device with a title for each of a plurality of software modules installed on the device and associating each title with its software module; populating the central database with at least one keyword associated with each of the plurality of software modules and associating each keyword with its software module; receiving at the device a search query; displaying at the device a search result identifying at least one of the software modules installed on the device having either a title or one or more associated keywords matching the search query; and in response to receiving at the device a selection of a software module identified in the search result, activating the selected software module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Karthigesu Niranjan
  • Patent number: 9806960
    Abstract: A network traffic monitoring system monitors communications that a large number of personal electronic devices will direct to various services via various proxies. When a detection system determines that the volume of requests directed to at least one of the services exceeds a capacity limit threshold, a control system will command the proxies to instruct the devices to slow or stop the service requests until the system determines that it is clear to resume communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Subir Jhanb, Tal Dayan
  • Patent number: 9806954
    Abstract: In general, techniques for integration of diverse software applications in i) a co-location facility, ii) communication interconnection network facility, or iii) both, are described. For example, a transformation engine for datacenter colocation and network interconnection products may assist in a dynamic i) transformation of commands and ii) data structure translation as well as data structure transformation between a source application (SA) and a target application (TA) via two or more translation assist templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventors: Prabhakar Gundugola, Vijaay Doraiswamy, Jaganathan Jeyapaul, Brian James Lillie
  • Patent number: 9802553
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a first surface, a closure panel, an interactive display panel and a controller. The first surface has a first edge extending along an exterior portion of a vehicle and a second edge opposite the first edge extending along an interior portion of the vehicle. The first surface at least partially defines a door opening. The closure panel is movably coupled for movement between an open position exposing the first surface and a closed position covering the first surface such that a closure panel surface overlays the first surface. The interactive display panel is disposed along the first surface and is covered by the closure panel with the closure panel in the closed position and is exposed with the closure panel in the open position. The controller is in communication with the interactive display to display user inputted data on the interactive display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhargav Sura, Norbert Weinert, Quan Cat, Randall Johnson, Nelson Phan
  • Patent number: 9805174
    Abstract: This system provides wired and/or wireless access throughout a multimedia network built on a distributed architecture which can be transparent to the user. This multimedia network includes content which is imported or generated within the network. The system allows for the content provider to determine the license status of content and update the license status of content which was previously provided by that provider. The external content can be accessed in real time or downloaded and stored within the system for later access at the convenience of the user. The usage of some content is controlled by the use of encryption and other protection methods. The system allows for storage of live video by storing the digitized video and allowing the user to control how, when and where the content is viewed. The system makes available multiple multimedia services to all users in the network or connected via the internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Philip Drope
  • Patent number: 9805121
    Abstract: A database request can be processed at least partly based on one or more differences between multiple database systems and/or environments. The differences can, for example, include differences between one or more database capabilities respectively provided by the multiple database systems, differences between the representation of data in the multiple database systems, and differences in the interfaces for accessing the multiple database systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas P. Brown, Michael G. Coutts, Sergio Ferragut
  • Patent number: 9805087
    Abstract: A cleaning application that can monitor one or more browser applications that are executed on a computer, and that can, for at least one browser application, clean at least one of one or more files or a registry associated with the at least one browser application is provided. The cleaning application can include a cleaning module. The cleaning module can monitor one or more browser applications that are executed on a computer. The cleaning module can further detect a closing of at least one browser application. The cleaning module can further perform a pre-defined action in response to the closing of the at least one browser application. The pre-defined action can include cleaning at least one of one or more files or a registry associated with the at least one browser application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PIRIFORM LTD.
    Inventor: Guy Saner
  • Patent number: 9805221
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a system on a chip (SoC) that has a first agent with an intellectual property (IP) logic, an interface to a fabric including a target interface, a master interface and a sideband interface, and an access control plug-in unit to handle access control policy for the first agent with respect to incoming and outgoing transactions. This access control plug-in unit can be incorporated into the SoC at integration time and without any modification to the IP logic. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Manoj R. Sastry, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Robert J. Toepfer, Alpa T. Narendra Trivedi, Men Long
  • Patent number: 9801134
    Abstract: A communication method of a coordinator in a bidirectional event transmission sensor network comprising a sensor node and the coordinator is provided. The method includes sensing, in an uplink section, whether a signal having energy greater than or equal to a predetermined magnitude is received, the signal indicating occurrence of an uplink event detected by the sensor node, and transmitting, to the sensor node in a downlink section, a synchronization packet that is used for receiving the uplink event or for transmitting a downlink event in response to the coordinator detecting the downlink event or sensing the signal having energy greater than or equal to the predetermined magnitude in the uplink section. The bidirectional event transmission sensor network has a structure of a super frame that includes at least one standby slot (SS) including the uplink section and the downlink section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea University Industrial & Academic Collaboration Foundation
    Inventors: Hyo Sun Hwang, Chi Sung Bae, Seung Ku Kim, Jae Ho Lee, Doo Seop Eom
  • Patent number: 9799033
    Abstract: Using cryptographic techniques, sensitive data is protected against disclosure in the event of a compromise of a content delivery network (CDN) edge infrastructure. These techniques obviate storage and/or transfer of such sensitive data, even with respect to payment transactions that are being authorized or otherwise enabled from CDN edge servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: F. Thomson Leighton
  • Patent number: 9800481
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for communicating health status when a management console is unavailable for a server in a mirror storage environment. A determination at a first server is made that a management console is unavailable over the console network. The first server determines a health status at the first server and the first storage in response to determining that the management console cannot be reached over the console network. The health status indicates whether there are errors or no errors at the first server and the first storage. The first server transmits the determined health status to the second server over a mirroring network mirroring data between the first storage and a second storage managed by the second server. The determined health status is forwarded to an administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew G. Borlick, Lokesh M. Gupta, Micah Robison
  • Patent number: 9800535
    Abstract: A social networking system selects a set of contacts for presentation to a user of the social networking system. A contact is an additional user or a group of users maintained by the social networking system. To select the set of contacts, the social networking system generates scores associated with additional users of the social networking system and groups of users based on interactions between the user and various additional users and between the user and groups of users. Based on the scores associated with additional users and with groups of users, the social networking system selects a set of contacts from the additional users and the groups of users. Information identifying the set of contacts is communicated from the social networking system to a client device for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksandar Ilic, Chuang Wu, Peter Henry Martinazzi, Ziqing Mao