Remote Data Accessing Patents (Class 709/217)
  • Patent number: 10038672
    Abstract: A system for generating virtual private network (VPN) sessions from VPN server log messages uses and displays a VPN sessions table in which each row contains attributes of a corresponding VPN session. Processing of a log message causes a session to be generated when there is no ACTIVE session in the table for a username extracted from a log message. A time extracted from the log message is stored as the session start time and as a temporary end time associated with the session. If a gap between a temporary end time and a time extracted from a log message for the associated ACTIVE session is less than a threshold amount, the temporary end time is set to the extracted time. If the gap is equal to or exceeds the threshold, the status of the session is changed from ACTIVE to CLOSED, and a new ACTIVE session is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kineret Raviv, Carmit Sahar, Eyal Kolman
  • Patent number: 10037436
    Abstract: An appliance is capable of storing and processing data related to details surrounding its ownership, behavior, and history within itself in a secure and unalterable way. The appliance may experience multiple transfers in ownership during its lifetime. Certain data stored in the appliance may be encrypted such that only qualifying parties (e.g., owners) may be able to access the data. Some data may remain private to an individual owner while other data may be made available to subsequent owners by passing a shared secret that can be utilized to decrypt the other data. Data may be stored in the appliance in chronological order and may be signed by appropriate parties such that it is not possible to alter the data without detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: David White
  • Patent number: 10033599
    Abstract: A method of quantifying resolution times through external networks includes receiving, from an external network, a transmission indicating an incident. The transmission includes a first time at which an indication of the incident was posted to the external network. The method may also include generating an incident record associated with the incident, submitting the incident record to an incident management process to resolve the incident, and receiving an indication that the incident is resolved. The method may additionally include submitting a request to the external network to post the indication that the incident is resolved, and receiving, from the external network, a second time at which the indication that the incident is resolved was posted by the external network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ben Fisher, Kevin Dean Miller, Kevin Fenger, Hari Krishna Menon, Timothy Gradl
  • Patent number: 10031918
    Abstract: A file system and method of file access are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method is performed at a host device coupled to a data storage device, where the host device includes a memory storing a file data structure. The host device receives a request to open a file and, in response to the request, retrieves location data of the file from the file data structure. The host device reads data of the file from the data storage device based on the location data and extracts metadata from the data of the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Robert Chang, Po Yuan, Xian Jun Liu, Bahman Qawami, Haluk Tanik
  • Patent number: 10031518
    Abstract: Various techniques are described to facilitate controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and viewing feedback received from a UAV. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided that allows a user to view a display window. The display window may indicate structures or portions of structures in which additional image data is desired by highlighting these portions within the display window. Static imagery may be leveraged to provide smooth and consistent feedback transitions. When a delay exists between the time the UAV sends live video data and the time it may be displayed in the GUI, the static images may be shown in the display window initially until the live video data may be displayed. The opacity of structures included in an initial display window may also transition to a greater opacity over time, with the live video eventually being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathan L. Tofte, Brian N. Harvey
  • Patent number: 10033804
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a pull model for delivery of data such as content metadata among interconnected content delivery networks (CDNi), allowing for accurate metadata information in appropriate edge servers in a large CDNi system. When a request for an asset in a CDN (CDN A) is to be served by another, interconnected CDN (CDN B), a link to the location where the metadata is stored within CDN A can be provided along with the request for CDN B to serve the content to the user. The link can be passed to the appropriate edge device in CDN B, which can retrieve the metadata to set up and support the content session. The encrypted information can also be passed recursively by CDN B to other CDNs with which it is interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Agustin Schapira, Yiu Lee
  • Patent number: 10032122
    Abstract: A computer stores connection information with respect to data items that are management targets. The connection information identifies connection sources and connection destinations. The computer executes a process including performing analysis based on the connection information with respect to first and second data, which are specified as output targets of information indicating connections; outputting first connection information as information indicating a connection between first and second data, when one or a plurality of data items that are connection destinations are traced from the first data set as a connection source, and the second data is reached as a connection destination; and outputting second connection information as information indicating a connection between third and fourth data, when one or a plurality of data items that are connection destinations are traced from the third data set as a connection source, and the fourth data is reached as a connection destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Hashiguchi, Kou Kawanobe, Yasuo Kurosaki, Hiroshi Ishida
  • Patent number: 10031693
    Abstract: Whether a replication relationship is established between a first and a second storage device is determined. If it is determined that the replication relationship is established between the first and second storage device, then whether data in the first region of the first storage device has changed since a previously completed asynchronous data replication process is determined. If the data in the first region of the first storage device has changed since the previously completed asynchronous data replication process, then whether the changed data in the first storage device is data copied from the second region of the first storage device is determined. If the changed data in the first region of the first storage device is data copied from the second region of the first storage device, then data from the second region of the second storage device is replicated to the first region of the second storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Manish Bansode, Shrirang S. Bhagwat, Pankaj Deshpande, Subhojit Roy
  • Patent number: 10033592
    Abstract: A method of monitoring network links is disclosed which includes: issuing, by a primary node module, a configuration file to a plurality of secondary node modules; receiving, by the secondary node modules, the configuration file, and performing a least link coverage algorithm to the configuration file, obtaining a set of least link coverages of a data detection stream between the secondary node modules; performing, by the secondary node modules, a one-way delay detection algorithm, performing one-way delay detection to the set of least link coverages, obtaining a one-way delay detection result, and returning the one-way delay detection result to the primary node module; and determining, by the primary node module, whether to trigger an alarm program based on a set alarm threshold. Links of the entire network are monitored more accurately and efficiently, while solving the asymmetric link delay issue, and may locate a failed link quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zecheng Zhuo, Pengfei Zhang, Bixi Wang, Bin Liu, Wenbo Liu
  • Patent number: 10032031
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for detecting unknown software vulnerabilities and system compromises. In a first implementation, a monitoring service records an indication of which portions of an imported software package are invoked by a service during a learning period. After the learning period, the monitoring service determines that a different portion of the imported software package is invoked by the service. The portion is different than those invoked by the service during the learning period. An action is then performed in response to determining that the different portion of the imported software package is invoked by the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nima Sharifi Mehr
  • Patent number: 10033964
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may capture images using a camera system at a location associated with a user, transmit video content representative of the images over a network for presentation by another media processor at another location, receive at a media processor object content and second video content representative of second images that are associated with the second user, and present at a display device of the location the object content and the second video content in a telepresence configuration that simulates a presence of the other user at the location, where at least one of the object content and the video content is presented as three dimensional content or holographic content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tara Hines, Andrea Basso, Aleksey Ivanov, Jeffrey Mikan, Nadia Morris
  • Patent number: 10027745
    Abstract: An improved system and method are disclosed for peer-to-peer communications. In one example, the method enables an endpoint to use a tunneling server to bypass a network address translation (NAT) device that is blocking messages to an endpoint on the other side of the NAT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Damaka, Inc.
    Inventors: Sivakumar R. Chaturvedi, Satish Gundabathula
  • Patent number: 10027750
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for utilizing a network identifier that is based on a media item. A computing device receives a network identifier for a network. The computing device detects that the network identifier is based on a media item and generates a user interface having information related to the media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: IMDB.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Hilliard Bruce Siegel
  • Patent number: 10027538
    Abstract: A method includes providing account enable data from a multi-tenant hosted communication system to a premises based communications system. The method also includes receiving user configuration data at a remote portal of the hosted communications system, the configuration data including the account enable data and user data describing properties of each of a plurality of users in the premises based communications system including at least one user group to which a subset of the users belongs. The method also includes providing enablement data to the premises based communications system via the portal to identify which resources in the multi-tenant hosted system are enabled for the plurality of users in the premises based communications system based on the user configuration data. Changes in the enablement data further can be synchronized based on changes in the user configuration data received from the premises based communications system via the portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Mitel Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen K. Okita, Amy S. Pendleton, Laurent Dinard, Yaniv Schahar Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10027739
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performance-based content delivery are disclosed. A performance management service can define client performance categories based on performance data regarding content requesting, delivery and rendering, and thereby enable content providers to generate or update content based on characteristics of different performance categories in order to improve user experience. The performance management service may also predict performance categories for clients with respect to their currently submitted content requests based on applicable client classification criteria. The performance management service can provide the category prediction to content providers so that a version of the requested content appropriate for the predicted category is transmitted to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasanth Krishnan Krishnasamy Navaneetha Krishnan, Vengadanathan Srinivasan, Saharsh Tibrewal, Rajeev Kumar Pandey
  • Patent number: 10025839
    Abstract: Frame data is received from an agent instrumented on a software component, the frame data describing a particular request from the software component to a database access component intercepted at the agent. The particular request corresponds to a transaction involving a database and the software component can interface with the database using the database access component. A service mode is identified that corresponds to the transaction and virtualization data is generated based on the service model and the particular request. The virtualization data is sent to the agent that describes a virtualized response to be provided by the agent to the software component as a response to the particular request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-David Dahan, James Stephen Kress
  • Patent number: 10027740
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increasing data transmission rates through a content distribution network by generating a customized aggregation comprising data packets selected to maximize a data acceptance rate are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory including a content library database having a plurality of data packets and a user profile database. The system can further include a server that can: receive aggregation information identifying a set of delivery data packets and a set of assessment data packets; receive data packet data from the content library database; identify a recipient cohort; determine a recipient cohort lapsed time; generate an estimate of data packet transfer time for the aggregation; generate an updated aggregation based on the recipient cohort lapsed time and the estimate of data packet transfer time; and provide the updated aggregation to the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: José Pablo González Brenes, Ilya Goldin, Johann A. Larusson, John Behrens, Thomas Mctavish
  • Patent number: 10025623
    Abstract: Some computing devices have limited resources such as, for example, battery power. When a user ceases to interact with an application, execution of the application can be moved to background and the application can be paused. During the time period in which the application is paused, the application consumes no CPU cycles because executing managed threads of the paused application are stopped, and native threads are prevented from running using asynchronous procedure calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abhinaba Basu, Jan Kotas
  • Patent number: 10021181
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for identifying a LAN sync candidate are disclosed. A synchronized content management system may receive a request from a first client device to synchronize a content item. The synchronized content management system may identify a second client device that has a current copy of the content item. The second client device may belong in the same local area network as the first client device. The second client device can be identified based on a characteristic of the LAN as well as the public and local addresses of the first and second client devices. The synchronized content management system can send a LAN sync instruction to the first client device. The instruction may identify the second client device as a LAN sync candidate. The first client device may then initiate LAN sync by requesting synchronization of the content item from the second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Endahl, Sujay Jayakar
  • Patent number: 10021131
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an origin whose content is distributed by a third party content distributor control over invoking attack protections from the third party content distributor. The origin independently monitors requests and messaging the content distributor passes to the origin as a result of the content distributor needing to retrieve content from the origin before redistribution or because requested content is dynamic or uncacheable. Upon detection of an attack, the origin signals the content distributor to perform one of several attack protections on its behalf. In this manner, the origin leverages the content distributor distributed platform architecture to shield itself from attack. Based on the origin signaling, the content distributor rate limits, blocks, redirects, or performs other attack protections to reduce the load on the origin server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Michael Daniel, Tin Zaw, Thomas Handley
  • Patent number: 10019177
    Abstract: A method and system for updating a collection of software resources in a virtual desktop infrastructure system. Virtual machines associated with sets of virtual disk elements in a hierarchy of disk layers, such as basic, department, or user virtual disks are offered updates for one or more available software resources. Updates available for deployment in the virtual desktop infrastructure system are recorded in a database by a controller server. The controller server takes an inventory of all the virtual machines associated with each disk layer in the hierarchy of disk layers on which to apply the available updates. The controller server applies the one or more updates to the identified virtual machines, and stores the update application results in a database. The controller server may apply the one or more updates to virtual machines associated with descendant disk layers in the hierarchy of disk layers in view of previous applications of the updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Larkin, Shashikiran Uli, William Deforeest
  • Patent number: 10017117
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant viewing system and a corresponding method for displaying a vehicle occupant on an image display unit. The system may comprise one or more vehicle interior cameras for obtaining occupant images of one or more occupants in rear seats of the vehicle. The system may include two vehicle interior cameras, one in a forward facing orientation and another in a rear facing orientation, which can capture occupant images of occupants in forward facing positions and occupants in rear facing positions such as infants in car seats. The system may also include one or more modular vehicle interior cameras that are moveable between various orientations in order to capture occupant images of either forward or rear facing passengers. Adjustments can be made to display the occupant images to the driver in a more intuitive arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Allan K. Lewis, Michael T. Chaney, Jr., Mohammad Naserian
  • Patent number: 10019625
    Abstract: A wearable device and method are provided for reporting the time based on a wrist-related trigger. In one implementation, a wearable apparatus for providing time information to a user includes a wearable image sensor configured to capture real-time image data from an environment of a user of the wearable apparatus. The wearable apparatus also includes at least one processing device programmed to identify in the image data a wrist-related trigger associated with the user. The processing device is also programmed to provide an output to the user, the output including the time information, based on at least the identification of the wrist-related trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: OrCam Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 10020979
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for allocating resources in a multi-core computing environment. The method comprises selecting, by one or more processors, at least one dedicated core for execution of a resource allocation algorithm. After selection of the dedicated core, the dedicated core allocates, based on the resource allocation algorithm, a network resource to a client. Furthermore, the dedicated core assigns the network resource to network packets associated with the client for processing by data cores. After the assigning of the network resource, the data cores process the network packets according to the allocated network resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: A10 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Oshiba, Hong Xiao
  • Patent number: 10015237
    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, testing criteria, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Richardson, John Cormie, Colm MacCarthaigh, Benjamin W. S. Redman
  • Patent number: 10015227
    Abstract: According to embodiments described in the specification, a method and system for replicating an application on an auxiliary computing device are provided. The system includes the auxiliary computing device, a mobile computing device executing the application, and at least one server. The server provides the auxiliary computing device with a web application, and the auxiliary computing device presents a code generated using the web application on its display. The mobile computing device captures the code, and uses the code to establish a connection with the auxiliary computing device via the server. The server then routes data between the auxiliary computing device, the mobile computing device and other devices. The data includes application control data, which is routed between the mobile computing device and the auxiliary computing device; and message data, which is routed between the mobile computing device and other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KIK INTERACTIVE INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Best
  • Patent number: 10015326
    Abstract: Individual setting values are previously associated with an image forming apparatus to be removed and information regarding the association is stored on a medium. When the medium is connected to the image forming apparatus to be removed and an automatic installation program is executed, the association is removed. Subsequently, when the medium is connected to an image forming apparatus to be installed and the automatic installation program is executed, individual setting values that are not associated with an image forming apparatus to be removed are identified and imported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Sato
  • Patent number: 10014201
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for transferring wafers between processing steps in the fabrication of solar cells. The wafers may be processed using a cluster tool including a load-lock, a plurality of processing modules, and a central robot to transfer wafers between the plurality of modules. Each module may include a pedestal including wafer recesses to support the wafers, and puck recesses for supporting ferromagnetic pucks below the wafers. The central robot includes electromagnets for attracting the ferromagnetic pucks toward the electro magnets in order to clamp the wafers between the ferromagnetic pucks and the electromagnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Sung
  • Patent number: 10015279
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer-implemented methods for reconciling application assignments of different types to users and devices, and associating appropriate licenses for the applications to the users from purchase accounts managed by an external application store. An example method includes identifying a change in an assignment configuration for a user, the assignment configuration including a plurality of assignments of an application to the user; determining a winning assignment from the plurality of assignments; in response to determining the winning assignment, determining that the winning assignment requires a change to an external application store; and in response to determining that the winning assignment requires a change to the external application store, instructing the external application store to perform a configuration change corresponding to the winning assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Christopher Smith, Haseem Ul Haq Kheiri, Qiusheng Wang, Paul Douglas Morley, Kelsey McKinnon Smith
  • Patent number: 10013490
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a search engine for software applications. An application and first application metadata are received, and the application is scanned to identify second application metadata. The first and second application metadata are added to a search index corresponding to a plurality of applications offered via an application marketplace system. A search query is received, and a search of the search index is performed for the search query. One or more search results are generated from the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mandar Mulherkar, Matthew Alan Jones, Sunbir Gill
  • Patent number: 10015175
    Abstract: Significant and aggregate user authentication activity may be analyzed across a population of users and computers in one or more networks to differentiate between authorized users and intruders in a network, and/or to detect inappropriate behavior by otherwise authorized users. Dynamic graphs and graph models over user and computer authentication activity, including time-constrained models, may be used for the purposes of profiling and analyzing user behavior in computer networks. More specifically, an edge-based breadth first search of graphs may be used that enforces time-constraints while maintaining traditional breadth first search computational complexity equivalence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Los Alamos National Security, LLC, New Mexico Tech Research Foundation
    Inventors: Alexander Kent, Joshua Neil, Lorie Liebrock
  • Patent number: 10013574
    Abstract: In one aspect, a computerized Encrypted Drive System (EDS) server useful for keyword extraction and indexing server of includes a computer store containing data, wherein the data. The data includes an unencrypted document file and a computer processor in the EDS server. The computer processor obtains the unencrypted document file from the computer store. The computer processor extracts a keyword information from the unencrypted document file. The keyword information comprises of a set of keywords appearing in the unencrypted document file. The computer processor includes one or more colors from the color-set of each keyword into a document color-index of the unencrypted document file. The computer processor generates a Bloom filter encoding a set of keywords stored in a metadata field and the unencrypted document file, and wherein the Bloom filter is used to represent the set of keywords in the unencrypted document file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Bijit Hore
  • Patent number: 10015284
    Abstract: The present disclosure, pertaining to the field of computer technologies, relates to a method for browsing a webpage picture and a client device therefor. The method includes: receiving, by a client device, a picture mode triggered by a user when browsing a webpage; acquiring a picture on the webpage to be browsed by the user; and displaying the picture to the user. The client device includes: a receiving module, a first acquiring module, and a displaying module. According to the present disclosure, when a user is only interested in pictures on a webpage, a client device acquires the pictures on the webpage separately and collectively displays the pictures to the user, such that the user browses the pictures on the webpage, thereby meeting user's demand on browsing only pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Fei Xu, Yuewei Fan
  • Patent number: 10015253
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to an improved technique for preemptive client application request processing based on observed use access patterns and/or models. The system includes a framework engine operable to trace sequences of requests to one or more service provider applications, including which particular client requests are likely to be followed by other particular client requests for each service. Based on the resulting traces, the framework can determine the probability of a particular request B following another particular request A. When request A is retrieved from the service provider application, and when the probability is high enough (e.g. >50%) that request B will follow request A in the sequence of requests, the framework is operable to simulate request B in a background process and provide a response to request B from a local memory storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Olaf Tennie, Tatjana Pfeifer, Matthias Tebbe
  • Patent number: 10013422
    Abstract: Event logs in a video advertisement insertion network are processed to remove duplicate entries. One or more ad servers are continuously generating new event entries and writing them to a database. The entries are randomized such that generated time contiguous entries are distributed over multiple storage locations, thereby facilitating resource scaling and a uniform use of storage and computing resources. The distributed entries are read from the storage locations using sequential reads of chunks of the entries and processed to remove duplicate entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Bernardo de Seabra, Rahul Ravindran
  • Patent number: 10015235
    Abstract: A data processing system facilitates content-delivery to a wireless communication device over a plurality of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). The data system receives Internet Protocol (IP) address data sets characterizing IP access to the wireless communication device through one or more IP access networks. The data system receives one or more CDN identifiers indicating active ones of the CDNs for the wireless communication device on the IP access networks. The data system processes the IP address data sets and the CDN identifiers to identify a network address for one of the CDNs and a content-delivery interface from the one CDN to the wireless communication device. The data system transfers network data indicating the wireless communication device, the network address to the one CDN, and the content-delivery interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Charles Brent Hirschman
  • Patent number: 10007668
    Abstract: A method and system to trigger ingestion of remote content or playlists by a streaming server using URL folder mapping is disclosed. The streaming server maintains a URL Map having entries that map a URL folder referenced in the streaming URL to a content server folder located on the content server. This folder level mapping enables maintaining a many-to-many relationship between multiple content identified at the streaming server and their corresponding content located at the content server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Vantrix Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Courtemanche, Sebastien Cote
  • Patent number: 10007532
    Abstract: The present invention teaches methods for using a point-and-click interface to allow developers to create visual relationships between APIs and GUI components. Further, the present invention uses interactive machine learning to learn from developer actions. The present invention will assist Developers by providing recommendations on how their application should compile to a target platform. Developers may then configure their app and its connection to APIs (device and remote) directly from the present invention's point-and-click interface. The invention also teaches methods for visual recognition of data structures to allow sections of data to be targeted by a system that matches targeted data to a GUI component. The visual recognition system allows any type of data to move between systems and have required protocols applied at run time instead of during development in the way traditional software works.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron Gerard Franco, Gabriel Joshua Ortiz, Ian Carlyle Morrison
  • Patent number: 10007925
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for communicating advertisement information. The method includes steps occurring at a packet inspection node. The method also includes monitoring data packets associated with a user. The method further includes detecting a local advertisement request within the data packets. The method further includes redirecting the request to a local advertisement server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GENBAND US LLP
    Inventor: Dany Sylvain
  • Patent number: 10009425
    Abstract: A SPOC server receives a request to initiate a transaction utilizing multiple separate distributed cloud based services located on separate datacenters, from an endpoint. The SPOC server generates a transaction identifier for the transaction. The SPOC server transmits the generated transaction identifier to the endpoint. Receipt of the generated transaction identifier directs the endpoint to call each one of the separate services, with the transaction identifier. Over time, the SPOC server receives a separate service completion notification with the generated transaction identifier from each one of the separate services. Each separate service completion notification indicates that the corresponding service has completed. Only in response to receiving a separate service completion notification from each one of the separate distributed cloud based services, the SPOC server transmits a transaction completion notification with the generated transaction identifier to the endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Shavell, Jason Holler
  • Patent number: 10003649
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention optimize and improve object storage performance in large-scale distributed networks. In certain embodiments, this is accomplished by taking advantage of the algorithm that determines a map that contains information about storage locations of object replica. This information directly translates to flow-information in real-time and is used by an SDN controller to generate dynamic flow information for traffic within the network. The SDN controller may apply QoS policies and assign QoS priorities to preferred traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products LP
    Inventors: Rajesh Narayanan, Ke Xu
  • Patent number: 10001899
    Abstract: Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) support the collaborative generation of life stories by helping the user view the development of the life stories of other users and facilitating interaction with them through these GUIs. A GUI according to a first type helps the user keep track of recent life stories and comments posted by other users of the collaborative system, and a GUI according to a second type helps the user view life stories of any user in a chronological manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Halliday, Christopher Lunt
  • Patent number: 10003597
    Abstract: In an environment such as a cloud computing environment where various guests can be provisioned on a host machine or other hardware device, it can be desirable to prevent those users from rebooting or otherwise restarting the machine or other resources using unauthorized information or images that can be obtained from across the network. A cloud manager can cause one or more network switches or other routing or communication processing components to deny communication access between user-accessible ports on a machine or device and the provisioning systems, or other specific network resources, such that the user cannot cause the host machine to pull information from those resources upon a restart or reboot of the machine. Further, various actions can be taken upon a reboot or attempted reboot, such as to isolate the host machine or even power off the specific machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Corddry, Michael David Marr, James R. Hamilton, Peter N. DeSantis
  • Patent number: 10003661
    Abstract: Service discovery is accomplished across a network with reduced traffic. Network devices often receive multicast discovery requests for various protocols and/or services, which increase network traffic and degrade network performance. Here, though, a server maintains a membership list for a particular protocol. The server populates the membership list with subnet devices that confirm the particular protocol. Whenever the server receives a discovery request associated with the protocol, the server need not clog its subnet with multicast requests. Instead, the server need only retrieve the membership list that is associated with the protocol. The membership list contains the subnet addresses assigned to the subnet devices that confirm the particular protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventor: Chandrasekhar Puthillathe
  • Patent number: 10002373
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for preloading content on a user device before a user requests the content from a web service provider. The preloaded content may be selected based, at least in part, upon the user's browsing and purchasing history. The web service provider may preload the content to minimize user idle time when interfacing with a web site. The web service provider may determine when to send the preloaded content based, at least in part, on when the user device is likely to connect to the network and/or when the user is likely to use the device to interface with the web service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin Voskamp
  • Patent number: 9996867
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more server computers communicatively coupled to a network and configured to: receive a request for a product or service; determine a geographic region associated with the request; search a first data regarding websites available only to the hosting provider as host of the websites and a second data regarding websites available to the public via the Internet; determine, based on the first data and the second data, which of the websites are most relevant to the request; and return an information about one or more of the websites responsive to the request, wherein each of the websites has a physical location within the geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC
    Inventor: Rajatish Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 9998512
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes storing generated digital media created by each portal server of a plurality of portal servers in a destination accessible by at least one of a plurality of HTTPD servers in response to a request for web content including the generated digital media. Additionally, the method includes determining that a subsequent request for digital media received by an HTTPD server of the plurality of HTTPD servers is for generated digital media created by any of the plurality of portal servers in the destination and accessible by the HTTPD server. Furthermore, the method includes serving the generated digital media from the HTTPD server to a browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard H. Brown, Michael E. Piotrowski, Sri Ramanathan, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: 9998849
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing adaptable schema based payloads for state advertisement messages. In some implementations, multiple schemas (e.g., payload data and structure definition) can be used to flexibly and dynamically define advertisement message payloads. For example, the computing device can use advertising message to share and broadcast information between devices by using adaptable schema based payloads. The computing device can store schemas, receive service advertising data, and determine a schema for encoding service advertising data into an advertising message. The computing device can generate the advertising message, encode a schema identifier into the advertising message header, and encode device state data into the advertising message payload according to the determined schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Alexander R. Ledwith, Bob Bradley, Christopher C. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9998524
    Abstract: A method and system for retrieving at least a portion of a first data file are provided. The method includes receiving a request for the at least a portion of the first data file, the request including a start of the at least a portion and a size of the at least a portion; computing a data offset that is aligned to an integer multiple of a block size of the storage device and nearest to the start of the at least a portion; computing a byte-range that is an integer multiple of the block size of the storage device; reading data within the byte-range; and transmitting the at least a portion starting at an offset relative to the data offset that is aligned to an integer multiple of the block size of the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PIXIA CORP.
    Inventors: Rahul C. Thakkar, Scott L. Pakula
  • Patent number: 9992213
    Abstract: Risk-adaptive access control techniques are disclosed. In various embodiments, a value for a threat level attribute is determined based at least in part on threat detection data generated by a security system or process. The determined value for the threat level attribute is used to make, at least in part, an access control decision with respect to a request to access the resource. In various embodiments, the threat level attribute is used as an environment attribute provided as input to an XACML-based access control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventor: Rémon Sinnema