Using Interconnected Networks Patents (Class 709/218)
  • Patent number: 10291679
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes a first computing-system (i) selecting a social media (SM) content item associated with a second computing-system, (ii) based on the selected SM content item, determining a SM-platform user-profile identifier associated with the selected SM content item, (iii) using the identifier to determine that the second computing-system has installed, in its data storage unit, an application associated with the first computing-system, (iv) responsive to determining that the second computing-system has installed the application, transmitting, to the second computing-system, an instruction that causes the application to provide, via a user interface of the second computing-system, a permission request concerning use of the selected SM content item, (v) determining that the requested permission was received via the user interface, and (vi) responsive to determining that the requested permission was received via the user interface, facilitating integration of the selected SM content item int
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 10284441
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for support dependent post delivery. In one aspect, a method included generating transmission data for a web page served by a first server and rendered on the client device, the first sever belonging to a first domain; determining if the client device supports cross origin resource sharing; in response to a determination that the client device does not support cross origin resource sharing: defining an iFrame for the web page, the iFrame belonging to a second domain of a receiving server, and having a name value derived from the transmission data, receiving iFrame instructions from the receiving server and executing the iFrame instructions in the iFrame, the iFrame instruction causing the client device to: generate an HTTP POST request to the receiving server from the iFrame name value, the first HTTP POST request including the transmission data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Savage, Brian N. Kuhn, James L. Wogulis
  • Patent number: 10285187
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that may provide for selective multi-user uplink (UL) of data for wireless devices. For example, a first wireless device may request permission to initiate a UL transmission to a second wireless device. The first wireless device may then receive, from the second wireless device, permission to initiate the UL transmission according to a multi-user (MU) UL protocol, determine a threshold duration for the UL transmission, and transmit UL data to the second wireless device according to the MU UL protocol and the threshold duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gang Ding, Simone Merlin, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Bin Tian
  • Patent number: 10278068
    Abstract: A communication device of handling communication with a network including a cellular network and a wireless local area network (WLAN) comprises instructions of receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message configuring cellular-WLAN aggregation (CWA) to the communication device from a base station (BS) of the cellular network; deriving a first pairwise master key (PMK) according to the RRC message; deriving a first encryption key for encrypting first data transmitted to the WLAN or decrypting second data received from the WLAN from the first PMK; releasing the CWA during connecting to the WLAN; performing an extensible authentication protocol (EAP) authentication and key agreement (AKA) procedure with the WLAN to derive a second PMK, when releasing the CWA; and deriving a second encryption key for encrypting third data transmitted to the WLAN or decrypting fourth data received from the WLAN from the second PMK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10271108
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming. The method further includes sending search requests that include the identified metadata to a search system for selecting at least one portable program module. The method further includes in response to a first one of the search requests, receiving first search results from the search system that identify the selected portable program module and outputting a representation of the selected portable program module to a display device for presentation concurrently with the television programming. The method further includes in response to a second one of the search requests, receiving second search results from the search system that no longer identify the selected portable program module and ceasing the output of the representation of the selected portable program module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Dureau
  • Patent number: 10264094
    Abstract: A method and system for processing incoming messages. An incoming message is scanned, wherein the incoming message is an email message sent by a sender. One or more resource links in the scanned incoming message are detected, wherein the one or more resource links are in the sender's email signature in the email message. In response to detecting the one or more resource links in the scanned incoming message, it is determined that users of the computer are likely to request a content of the detected one or more resource links, based at least on: a type of the one or more detected resource links, a type of network to which the computer is connected, and a determination that the detected one or more resource links are pointing to one or more files and are not pointing to a corporate website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wesley J. Ho, Jeffrey K. Price, Stanley C. Wood
  • Patent number: 10257242
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for communicating at least one real-time specially-composed bulletin message to at least one subscriber of a provider of Internet services, comprising a first device, and a second device communicably coupled to the first device, wherein the first device: accesses only subscriber upstream traffic to a destination web site requested by the subscriber, wherein the first device inter-connects between the at least one subscriber and the destination web site, identifies the at least one subscriber's identification based on the accessed subscriber upstream traffic automatically provided by the subscriber, and provides the unique subscriber identification to the second device located at the provider of Internet services providing data services and management control to the first device, wherein the second device determines the subscriber associated with the unique subscriber identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PERFTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Schmidt, Henry M. Donzis, Lewis T. Donzis, Rodney D. Frey, John A. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10257112
    Abstract: A computer system, configured for bandwidth-efficient use of internet resource has a storage system, in which are stored: (i) web data selected for storage based on (a) frequency of occurrence in downloads from the World Wide Web as determined with reference to a relevant population of users over a relevant period of time or (b) relative importance to the relevant population of users over the relevant period of time; and (ii) instructions that establish a local-reference computer process, running within a web browser computer process, which, responsive to a URL entered into a browser established by the web browser computer process, first accesses the storage system to determine whether web data corresponding to the entered URL is stored in the storage system, and, if so, causes the corresponding web data to be retrieved locally from the storage system and displayed in the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Edward Fredkin
  • Patent number: 10255293
    Abstract: Computerized systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with generating virtual map tiles according to an ad hoc specification are described. In one embodiment, a method includes defining, in response to receiving a request through an interface of a map server, virtual map tiles according to an ad hoc specification. The ad hoc specification indicates characteristics of the virtual map tiles including at least a format and map content of the virtual map tiles. The method includes computing the virtual map tiles from at least the map content specified by the ad hoc specification and according to the format indicated by the ad hoc specification. Computing the virtual map tiles includes computing the virtual map tiles in response to receiving the request. The method includes transmitting the virtual map tiles to a client device to cause the viewable region of the electronic map to be displayed on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATINOAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Honglei Zhu, Liujian Qian, Siva Ravada
  • Patent number: 10257156
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards overprovisioning IP addresses among a plurality of traffic management devices (TMDs). A plurality of IP addresses may be distributed among a plurality of available TMDs. A corresponding mirror TMD may be determined for each IP address. The corresponding mirror TMD for an IP address may be different than the available TMD currently associated with the IP address. In various embodiments, connections associated with each IP address may be mirrored at their corresponding mirror TMDs. The available TMDs may be employed to perform traffic management tasks on received packets based on at least a destination IP address of the received packets and the IP addresses associated with the available TMDs. If a TMD becomes unavailable, the IP addresses associated with the unavailable TMD may be redistributed to at least one remaining available TMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Torzillo, James Arthur Thomson, Paul I. Szabo, William Ross Baumann
  • Patent number: 10250413
    Abstract: In a facility system, a first gateway PLC connected to first processing machines and second gateway PLCs connected to second processing machines are connected to an upper-level network. Further, the first gateway PLC and the second gateway PLCs control operation mutually associated between the first processing machines and the second processing machines on the basis of mutually associated information which is acquired from the first processing machines and the second processing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Shimizu, Toshio Aono
  • Patent number: 10248665
    Abstract: A contest method and system include a sponsor displaying an advertisement accompanied by a contest invitation in association with a spectator event. An electronically geofenced perimeter of the spectator event to electronically submit affection-demonstrating digital images for contest participation, the affection-demonstrating digital images comprising at least one still image selected from a personal photograph, a family photograph, and a pet photograph portraying demonstrations of kissing, hugging, or otherwise conveying personal affection between at least two individuals or pets. Selecting a subset of the affection-demonstrating digital images from spectators located within the electronically geofenced perimeter of the spectator event as candidates for entry into a voting stage of the contest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Dana Richard Veitch, Bala Ganesh
  • Patent number: 10241781
    Abstract: A computer-based method for managing a plurality of computer components in an organization is provided. The method is implemented using a Component Manager (CM) computing device. The method includes receiving, from a stakeholder computing device, component data for at least one computer component of the plurality of computer components. The method also includes storing the component data in a memory block in the memory device. The method further includes assigning a first lifecycle classification, a domain, and at least one stakeholder to the at least one computer component by updating the memory block in the memory device. The method also includes causing the stakeholder computing device to electronically display an interactive dashboard that includes a graphical representation of the at least one computer component. The method further includes prompting a stakeholder to update a component utilization scheme for the computer component, by electronically displaying the graphical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Jeffrey Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 10241782
    Abstract: A method and associated system. A patching schedule is generated by scheduling, in W sequential time windows, P patches applicable to virtual machines in L redundancy groups. Each redundancy group includes virtual machines and independently belongs to a respective software application x of X software applications, wherein P?1, L?1, Rm?1, and X?1. The L redundancy groups collectively comprise at least 2 virtual machines. The scheduling determines xwmk for T tuples (w, m, k) defined by (w=1, . . . , W) and (m=1, . . . , L) and (k=1, . . . , Rm), by maximizing an objective function subject to constraints. Determining xwmk includes setting xwmk=1 if virtual machine k in redundancy group m is to be patched in time window w or setting xwmk=0 otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Manish Gupta, Rajeev Puri
  • Patent number: 10235511
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processor-readable media are disclosed to adaptively secure access operations with respect to electronic resources. A request from an endpoint device may be detected, and adaptive authentication may be initiated. Identifiers for the endpoint device may be generated or retrieved. An access-right indicator may be identified to facilitate determination of whether particularized access for electronic resources is to be granted. Initiation of access events by the endpoint device may be detected. Sensor-based data that is based on a first set of sensors capturing phenomena at the endpoint device may be received. A particularized specification of recognized patterns mapped to the access-right indicator may be adaptively developed. A nonconformance of additional data with respect to the particularized specification may be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Derek K. Frempong, Geanie Paek, Andrew Silverman
  • Patent number: 10237733
    Abstract: Behavioral authentication is described. A mobile device records a first location of the mobile device. The mobile device records a second location of the mobile device. The mobile device determines whether a route from the first location to the second location matches an expected route. The mobile device generates an access-enabling token in response to a determination that the route from the first location to the second location matches the expected route. The mobile device enables access to an entity by a user of the mobile device based on the mobile device providing the access-enabling token to the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc
    Inventor: Vikas Taneja
  • Patent number: 10229030
    Abstract: A runtime capability check determines functionality supported by a client application (e.g. a browser) on a computing device. During the runtime capability check, the client application (e.g. the browser) attempts to execute different function tests to determine its capabilities. The result information from the function tests are stored. The stored result information is used by the client application during subsequent connections with the server (e.g. the cookie is passed from the mobile computing device to the server). Based on the supported functionality as determined by the stored result information, the rendering code is adapted for, generated and delivered to the computing device by the server. For example, when the client application supports the tested functionality then the server renders the content using full feature rendering. When the client application does not support all of the tested functionality then the server renders the content using limited feature rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Chieh Chang, Peng-Jen Chen, Chih-Yung Chen, Sheng-Yao Shih
  • Patent number: 10225331
    Abstract: Embodiments for a method of providing load balancing over multiple network addresses across an network address translation (NAT) network including a data storage system, that defines an interface group identifying a private network for one or more clients to communicate with a host for read/write operations, configuring, in the server, pre-NAT IP (Internet Protocol) addresses for the one or more clients and adding them to the interface group, upon receiving a client hostname, returning an interface group an IP address to the client that it can use it for a data transfer operation to the data storage system, and incrementing the pre-NAT addresses after the client starts the data transfer operation such that the least used address in the interface group is always selected for the client so as to maintain load-balance across the plurality of clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Ornat S Freitas
  • Patent number: 10218673
    Abstract: A web content display system including a provided interface, a processor, a storage unit and an operation interface. The processor is coupled to the provided interface, the storage unit and the operation interface. The provided interface is for inputting a web address with an authorization data corresponding thereto. The processor acquires and analyzes at least one web content corresponding to the web address to obtain a title, an article content with a display format corresponding thereto and an original marketing content with a display format corresponding thereto. The storage unit stores analyzed information and a third party marketing content. The operation interface receives a request for the title from a user device. The processor generates an embedded code executed by a web browser to display a reorganized web content. The article contents of the reorganized web content and the web content have the same display format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Hsiang-Lun Lin, Hsiang-Lung Yang, Ping-Che Yang, Tsun Ku
  • Patent number: 10209760
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein describe ways that a browser application or other process can reduce power usage by a computing device. Methods include the process suspending one or more plug-ins on a web page by replacing them with a snapshot taken from the plug-in, and reducing processing on non-media plug-ins and non-visible portions of web pages running in the browser, but not currently in focus, such as when a tab is in the background behind a different tab, when a browser window is minimized, or when the web page is entirely or partially occluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Decker, Dean Jackson, Gavin Barraclough, Jon Lee, Craig Federighi, Maciej Stachowiak
  • Patent number: 10209956
    Abstract: An automatic service monitor in an information technology environment is equipped to automatically identify and group recognized events based on user-defined criteria, and to automatically perform user-defined operations against the group and its members at the detection of user-specified conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Ross Andrew Lazerowitz, Chakravarthy Sridhar
  • Patent number: 10207815
    Abstract: An aircraft interface device is configured to communicate with an aircraft avionics system that includes a plurality of sensors for an aircraft includes a tablet interface module configured to communicate with the aircraft interface device and with one or more tablets. The tablet interface module includes a user interface that is configured to establish, via a wireless transceiver, a communications channel between the tablet interface module and the one or more tablets and an indicator configured to indicate if the tablet interface module is connected to the one or more tablets. The tablet interface module provides the one or more tablets with information received from the aircraft interface device and wherein the tablet interface module comprises a power supply configured to connect to a power system of the aircraft and to provide power to the one or more tablet devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Haukom, William J. Baumgarten, Thomas J. Horsager, Daniel L. McDowell
  • Patent number: 10205716
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a terminal apparatus and an information processing apparatus that is connected to the terminal apparatus via a network. The terminal apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store a first application program configured to provide another application program executed in the terminal apparatus with an interface for transmitting request information to the information processing apparatus, wherein the first application program includes authentication information for using the information processing apparatus, and a second application program configured to transmit the request information including identification information of an application program to the information processing apparatus in response to a predetermined user's operation, wherein the identification information of the application program is recorded in the second application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10200430
    Abstract: A network media device is described that pulls multimedia data from one or more sources (e.g., a multimedia website or a multimedia server computer) at a first time, stores it to long-term storage within the device and transmits the stored multimedia data to one or more designated multimedia playback devices at a second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, David Heller
  • Patent number: 10198155
    Abstract: An automatic service monitor in an information technology environment may be equipped to automatically process machine data originating from a running IT environment to identify the entities that perform services in the environment, and to reflect the discovered entities and service associations in the control and configuration data that directs the monitoring operations performed by the system. A related user interface is taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Sonal Maheshwari, Vladimir Shcherbakov, Mehul Goyal, David Gustav Ashpole
  • Patent number: 10193924
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are described for diverting a computer hacker from a physical or other targeted production computer to a decoy software-based host emulator that emulates the physical computer. The decoy has the exact same IP address as the physical computer. In order to avoid packet collisions, a programmable physical switch and a virtual networking switch are employed, both of which can use software-defined networking (SDN). The virtual switch prevents packets from the decoy from flowing out of its virtual network until commanded. Upon a command, the physical switch redirects specific flows to the virtual switch, and the virtual switch opens specific flows from the decoy. The specific flows are those with packets containing the hacker's computer IP address, production computer IP address, and production computer port. The packets are associated with TCP connections or UDP sessions. The decoy host emulator can be a virtual machine (VM) running alongside many other VMs in a single computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ACALVIO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Johnson L. Wu, Catherine V. Hart, Leo R. Versola, Eric Winsborrow
  • Patent number: 10193775
    Abstract: An automatic service monitor in an information technology environment is equipped to automatically identify and group recognized events based on user-defined criteria, and to automatically perform user-defined operations against the group and its members at the detection of user-specified conditions. A related user interface is taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Ross Andrew Lazerowitz, Chakravarthy Sridhar
  • Patent number: 10192236
    Abstract: A system and method for generating advertisement automatically are provided. The system may comprise at least one computer-readable storage medium including a set of instructions; at least one processor in communication with the at least one computer-readable storage medium, wherein when executing the set of instructions, the at least one processor is configured to cause the system to generate a first plurality of ads, the first plurality of ads including a first plurality of advertisement elements and a first plurality of information components; transmit, via a network, the first plurality of ads to a first group of user terminals; determine at least one of a click-through rate, a number of impressions, or a conversion rate for the first plurality of ads; and analyze the at least one of the click-through rate, the number of impressions, or the conversion rate of the first plurality of ads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Guangzhou Kuaizi Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tongling Xie, Haiyang Wu, Shaohui Li, Winder Chen
  • Patent number: 10185573
    Abstract: An image of system software is installed by loading an executable image of the system software using a boot loader, where the executable image includes a kernel and a plurality of files used by the kernel. The kernel of the system software is executed to generate the image of the system software that includes a copy of the kernel. Generating the image of the system software involves the steps of generating a plurality of pointers that each point to a different one of the files, retrieving the files using the pointers, and storing a copy of the kernel and the files in a storage device from which the system software is to be booted as the image of the system software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Hiltgen, Olivier A. Cremel, Christopher P. Devine
  • Patent number: 10169053
    Abstract: A method for loading a web page comprises: searching a web application for user interface change portions, execution of the user interface change portions being capable of triggering a user interface to change; marking the user interface change portions to interrupt, upon execution of the web application, the execution at least once and to execute, upon interruption, at least one of the user interface change portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Yang Liu, Qi Ruan, Pei Wang, Si Qi Zhong, Xiao Wen Zhu
  • Patent number: 10169346
    Abstract: A method, executed by at least one processor, includes receiving a migration request for a plurality of files, assigning files of the plurality of files that are smaller than a selected size to one or more small-file secondary storage devices, assigning files of the plurality of files that are larger than the selected size to one or more large-file secondary storage devices, and initiating migration of the plurality of files from one or more primary storage devices to the secondary storage devices to which they are assigned. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Sosuke Matsui, Shinsuke Mitsuma, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Noriko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10162894
    Abstract: Social network content consumption activities of social network users related to content published by at least one social network are monitored. The monitored social network content consumption activities of each of at least two of the social network users are compared. A determination is made, based upon the comparison, that a difference in consumption of the published content exists between the at least two of the social network users. A notification is generated to any of the at least two of the social network users determined, based upon the difference in consumption, to have consumed less of the published content than at least one other social network user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam S. Harpur, John C. Rice
  • Patent number: 10162839
    Abstract: A contest method and system include a sponsor displaying an advertisement accompanied by a contest invitation in association with a spectator event. A electronically geofenced perimeter of the spectator event to electronically submit affection-demonstrating digital images for contest participation, the affection-demonstrating digital images comprising at least one still image selected from a personal photograph, a family photograph, and a pet photograph portraying demonstrations of kissing, hugging, or otherwise conveying personal affection between at least two individuals or pets. Selecting a subset of the affection-demonstrating digital images from spectators located within the electronically geofenced perimeter of the spectator event as candidates for entry into a voting stage of the contest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KISSCAM, LLC
    Inventors: Dana Richard Veitch, Bala Ganesh
  • Patent number: 10157344
    Abstract: Methods and systems for trend aware self-correcting entity relationship extraction are disclosed. For example, a method can include receiving a selected entity, determining a plurality of entities related to the selected entity, determining a plurality of most probable entities, calculating relevance scores, and displaying a subset of the plurality of most probable entities. The selected entity can be received on a network-based transaction system. The plurality of entities related to the selected entity can be determined based on a relationship score. The relationship score can represent navigation transitions, aggregated over time, between the selected entity and each of the plurality of entities. The plurality of most probable entities can be determined based on probabilities. Relevance scores can be calculated for each of the plurality of most probable entities. Finally, the subset of the plurality of most probable entities to be displayed can be determined according to the relevance scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ayon Sinha
  • Patent number: 10152467
    Abstract: Technology is provided to manage sharing of media content among client computers. In one example, an application server provides at least a portion of the media content to the client computers. The application server receives a requested session event. A session event is an annotation, a comment, or a navigation request. The application server generates a formatted session event by formatting the requested session event at least according at least one option. An option defines how the application server is to modify a session event for display at the client computers. The application server provides the formatted session event to the client computers for display on user interfaces at the client computers. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kelvin Chan, Yiyang Joy Ding
  • Patent number: 10146664
    Abstract: A test environment as described herein allows for testing webpages prior to deployment to a website. More particularly, a virtual test environment allows a developer to virtually test webpages instantiated from representations of webpages stored in a repository. In an example of testing, upon a change to a webpage of a website, one or more virtual test environments may be instantiated to test the webpage and associated webpages. In an example of test environment functionality, the test environment may generate templates representing webpages from a base template representing a set of features common to the webpages. Furthermore, a centralized computer may be used to coordinate templates representing webpages by, for example, managing naming. The centralized computer may further track virtual test environments. In a further example of test environment functionality, templates representing webpages may be generated from webpage source code of the webpages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: James S. Watt, Kareemullah Khan Fazal, Mark D. Owens
  • Patent number: 10148524
    Abstract: A method includes selecting portal resources of a portal system within a graphical modeling tool. Data fields of the selected portal resources are mapped to each other using the graphical modeling tool to generate an execution flow path of the selected portal resources. The execution flow path is stored as a portal resource in the portal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthias Diester, Timotheus Giuliani, Andreas Nauerz, Thomas Steinheber
  • Patent number: 10142314
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents a method and apparatus for processing an authentication request message in a social network. In order to resolve the problems of the inefficiency in confirming request to establish social relationship by a user and inadequacy of parameter provided for authentication under existing technologies, the present disclosure provides a method. The method includes: receiving, by a social network server, the authentication request message sent by a first client to a second client to establish a social relationship with the second client; determining, by the social network server, a relationship chain information indicative of an indirect social network relationship between the first client and the second client; and forwarding, by the social network server, the authentication request message and the obtained relationship chain information to the second client, the relationship chain information being used by the second client to authenticate the authentication request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jun Ye, Jianxiang Mo
  • Patent number: 10140309
    Abstract: Using a first unique identifier of a local file on a client machine associated with a second unique identifier of a content item maintained at a content management system repository, synchronization of the local file and the content item can be restored after a synchronization break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Alfresco Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Harpritt Kalsi, Gregory Melahn
  • Patent number: 10140112
    Abstract: In an update management system including a plurality of servers executing a communication service, a server not connected to a network in which a new version of an application is operated is generated in parallel with a server in which an old version of the application is operated, and old and new correspondence data between an old version server and a new version server is generated and used to execute switching from the old version server to the new version server in a flow on the network and to execute switching-back to the old version server by referring to the old and new correspondence data at the time of occurrence of fault in a new version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Takano, Takashi Shimizu, Motoshi Tamura, Hidenori Asaba, Takeo Yamasaki, Masaaki Kosugi
  • Patent number: 10133591
    Abstract: Approaches are described for collecting and/or utilizing network traffic information, such as network flow data, within a virtualized computing environment. The network traffic information can be collected on one or more host computing devices that host virtual machines. The collected network traffic information can include virtualized computing environment specific information, such as a user account identifier (ID), virtual machine identifier (ID), session termination information and the like. The collected network traffic information can also be presented to the user of the virtualized computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jason Brandwine, Aaron Douglas Dokey, Ajith Jayamohan, Ian Roger Searle
  • Patent number: 10133606
    Abstract: An application scaling management method and apparatus are disclosed, so as to perform, in a case in which an application requires capacity expansion and remaining resources of a data center in which the application runs are insufficient, capacity expansion of the application by utilizing remaining resources of another data center, thereby improving resource utilization and capacity expansion efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xinlong Li
  • Patent number: 10134043
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wirelessly accessing a network are set forth in this disclosure. Specifically, this disclosure sets forth systems and methods for using advertising to regulate wireless access to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventor: Alwin Chan
  • Patent number: 10136218
    Abstract: Technology for grouping, consolidating, and pairing individual playback devices with network capability (players) to stimulate a multi-channel listening environment is disclosed. An example method includes receiving an audio signal containing a range of audio frequencies; amplifying, according to a gain parameter, the audio signal to be reproduced by at least one speaker. The example method includes automatically increasing the gain parameter to a higher gain parameter responsive to a determination that no more than a subset of the range of audio frequencies is to be reproduced by the at least one speaker. The example method includes amplifying, according to the higher gain parameter, the audio signal containing no more than the subset of the range of audio frequencies to be reproduced by the at least one speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Robert A. Lambourne, Robert Reimann, Mark Triplett
  • Patent number: 10129289
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer system is configured to receive, from a client computer, a request with one or more values; determine, based on the one or more values, whether the request is from a platform-specific application compiled for a first computer platform; determine, based on the one or more values, whether the platform-specific application is being executed within an emulator being executed by a second computer platform, wherein the second computer platform is different than the first computer platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Shape Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Siying Yang, Shuman Ghosemajumder
  • Patent number: 10122834
    Abstract: A method for operating an Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP) server is disclosed. The method comprises defining a message transmission policy for clients of the ICAP server according to a content type of messages for transmission to the ICAP server. The message transmission policy comprises a specification of messages for which a particular transmission method is to be applied, the transmission method comprising one of sending a message preview, sending the entire message or not sending the message. Also disclosed are a method for operating an ICAP client, an ICAP server node, an ICAP client node and a computer program product configured, when run on a computer, to carry out a method for operating an ICAP server or an ICAP client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kermit Qiu, Ken Dai
  • Patent number: 10122864
    Abstract: A method for establishing correspondences between mobile communication users and their network accounts includes acquiring an identifier of one of the mobile communication users and access information corresponding to the identifier from a communication stream. The access information includes Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) associated with network resources that have been accessed by the one of the mobile communication users. The method further includes acquiring a first set of network accounts associated with the URLs, and determining a second set of network accounts corresponding to the one of the mobile communication users based on the first set of network accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li Li, Chun Hua Tian, Feng Juan Wang, Yu Wang, Ji Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10115240
    Abstract: Techniques for virtual area generation and manipulation are described herein. The described techniques may be used, for example, for virtual areas in electronically presented content items, such as video games and other media items. In some examples, one or more interfaces may be provided that allow content developers to provide and specify a set of rules associated with the virtual area. The set of rules may include, for example, terrain rules, object rules, and other rules associated with other aspects of the virtual area. The terrain rules may include rules for generating, distributing, and/or manipulating different types of terrain, such as such as flat and/or buildable space, mountains, valleys, berms, rivers, lakes, oceans, deserts, forests, and many others. The object rules may include rules for generating, distributing, and/or manipulating different types of objects, such as trees, bushes, rocks, snow, grass, fish, birds, animals, people, vehicles, buildings, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Michael Lane, Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio, David Edward Maldonado, Carl Lavoie, Brian David Fisher
  • Patent number: 10108601
    Abstract: Content personalized for a user is presented. Particularly, content is personalized and presented to a user in a more cognitive and user-understandable manner to improve the impact and the effectiveness on the user. The system utilizes artificial intelligence to analyze and categorize the content and thereby learns to discover the core concept of the content and any patterns involved. The system also understands the user's interests by capturing the preferred presentation formats and the user's past knowledge. The system maps the categorized content and user's interests and personalizes the content and renders into user preferred presentation type and format. The system supplements the main presentation type with additional related content. The system is capable of continuously monitoring the user activities to understand the effectiveness of the presented content type and formats, and feedback is exploited to continuous improvement of presented content and presentation type and formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventor: Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar
  • Patent number: 10102211
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for migration data from a source to a target in the background using an optimal number of threads. In one implementation, a directory entry in a source file system is compared to a size threshold. An optimal number of threads for a migration associated with the directory entry is allocated. The optimal number of threads is determined based on a degree of parallelism available for the migration and the comparison of the directory entry to the size threshold. The directory entry is migrated from the source file system to a target file system using the optimal number of threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Young Jin Nam, Timothy Patrick Haley, Swanand Shreekant Rao