Accessing A Remote Server Patents (Class 709/219)
  • Patent number: 10149000
    Abstract: Methods and devices for remote altering of static video content in real time are provided. A method for encoding video includes removing an attribute from a video including the attribute and static content. The attribute and static content may be configured to be played by a first device. The method also includes replacing the removed attribute with content to be played by the first device in place of the removed attribute. The method further includes embedding a synchronization marker in the video. The embedded synchronization marker may be configured to synchronize streaming of content from a second device to the first device with playing of the static content by the first device. A system for encoding video includes a processor and a memory storing instructions configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform steps of a method. A memory may be a non-transitory computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventor: Ankit Tandon
  • Patent number: 10148714
    Abstract: A method implemented by a client device for media content streaming. The method includes obtaining a media presentation description (MPD) for the media content, wherein the MPD comprises a uniform resource locator (URL) template for construction of URLs, inserting one or more query parameters in a query string portion of a URL, wherein the query string portion follows a path portion of the URL, wherein the one or more parameters are specified to be inserted in the query string portion of the URL based on the URL template, wherein the one or more parameter values are dynamic, and wherein the one or more parameter values are gathered and provided by the client device, sending a media request comprising the URL to a streaming server, and receiving one or more segments of a media content from the streaming server in response to the media request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 10148612
    Abstract: A system for resolving domain name system (DNS) queries, contains a communication device for resolving DNS queries, wherein the communication device further contains a memory and a processor that is configured by the memory, a cache storage for use by the communication device, and a network of authoritative domain name servers, where in a process of the communication device looking up a DNS request within the cache storage, if the communication device views an expired DNS entry within the cache storage, the communication device continues the process of looking up the DNS request in the cache storage while, in parallel, sending out a concurrent DNS request to an authoritative domain name server that the expired DNS entry belongs to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HOLA NEWCO LTD.
    Inventors: Ofer Vilenski, Derry Shribman
  • Patent number: 10142368
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating remote access of customer computing entities in a secure environment. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising providing, by a first user computer entity and through a first window displaying a first webpage in a browser, a request for instruction for a particular device, the instructions being in a native command language of the particular device, wherein the request is provided over a first secure encrypted connection using a first protocol, receiving, the instructions over the first secure encrypted connection using the first protocol, initiating a bridge webpage, the bridge webpage being initiated in a second window in the browser, wherein the first window and the second window are in communication, and wherein the first page belongs to a first domain different from a second domain to which the second page belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Dick, Marc Alan Schabb, Andrew J. Van Beek, Daphne Davidson, Maureen Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 10140314
    Abstract: Techniques to facilitate image searches using context of an image frame in a document are described. In one or more implementations, an image frame included within a document is detected, such as when the frame is inserted or selected. Content in the document in the vicinity of the image frame is analyzed to derive query terms corresponding to the content. Tag elements created for the query terms are exposed to enable selection of individual query terms as search parameters. An image search is conducted using selected query terms and images returned as results of the search are presented a candidates for insertion into the frame. Previews of images as being inserted in the image frame can be exposed show how the document would look with different images placed in the frame. Selection of a particular image from the arrangement causes insertion of the particular image into the image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Olivier Sirven, Sachin Soni, Ashish Duggal, Anmol Dhawan
  • Patent number: 10135620
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing secure content by CDN service providers are provided. A network storage provider stores one or more resources on behalf of a content provider. A CDN service provider obtains client computing device requests for secure content. Based on processing first signature information, the CDN service provider determines whether the secure content is available to the client computing device. If the CDN service provider does not maintain the requested content, the CDN service provider transmits a request to the network storage provider. Based on second signature information and an identifier associated with the CDN service provider, the network storage provider processes the request based policy information associated with the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologis, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Richardson, Mustafa I. Abrar, Don Johnson, John Cormie, Bradley Eugene Marshall, Mark Joseph Cavage
  • Patent number: 10133722
    Abstract: An application associated with a digital magazine server and executing on a client device uses one or more dynamic page templates specifying the layout and formatting of content from the digital magazine server to generate pages of content for presentation to a user. To modify presentation of pages of content, the application receives dynamic page templates from the digital magazine server that replace or modify dynamic page templates previously stored on the client device executing the application. The application may request dynamic page templates from the digital magazine server when certain conditions are satisfied in some embodiments. Alternatively, the digital magazine server determines when to communicate dynamic page templates to the client device executing the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventors: Emil Sjolander, Noah Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10135737
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a novel method for load balancing data messages that are sent by a source compute node (SCN) to one or more different groups of destination compute nodes (DCNs). In some embodiments, the method deploys a load balancer in the source compute node's egress datapath. This load balancer receives each data message sent from the source compute node, and determines whether the data message is addressed to one of the DCN groups for which the load balancer spreads the data traffic to balance the load across (e.g., data traffic directed to) the DCNs in the group. When the received data message is not addressed to one of the load balanced DCN groups, the load balancer forwards the received data message to its addressed destination. On the other hand, when the received data message is addressed to one of load balancer's DCN groups, the load balancer identifies a DCN in the addressed DCN group that should receive the data message, and directs the data message to the identified DCN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Jayant Jain, Anirban Sengupta, Mohan Parthasarathy, Allwyn Sequeira, Serge Maskalik, Rick Lund
  • Patent number: 10129305
    Abstract: A method, a user equipment, and a server for sharing information, and an apparatus. The method for implementing information sharing includes receiving shared information of another user equipment and location information corresponding to the shared information, where the location information indicates a location for the shared information to be displayed on a desktop of another user equipment; and displaying the shared information according to the location information. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, information or a desktop can be shared in real time between two or more user equipments, so that a user of a user equipment is capable of tracing the status of a user of another user equipment and acquiring information on the shared desktop in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Huaei Device (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junjie Deng
  • Patent number: 10127894
    Abstract: A system for providing fonts, an apparatus for providing Metafont fonts, and a method for controlling the apparatus are disclosed. The disclosed apparatus, which connects to a device to provide Metafont fonts, includes: a communication module configured to receive a first font request from the device for the font engine, where the first font request includes at least one font style parameter and the ID information of a Metafont font file; and an operating module configured to determine whether or not a font file having ID information identical to the ID information of the font file included in the first font request exists in a first external memory, and if a font file having identical ID information exists, determine whether or not the font converted from the font file having identical ID information is saved in a second external memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: FOUNDATION OF SOONGSIL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY COOPERATION
    Inventors: Jae Young Choi, Sung Min Kim, Ho Jin Lee, Geun Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10129230
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates secure communication between computing entities. During operation, the system generates, by a content-consuming device, a first key based on a first consumer-share key and a previously received producer-share key. The system constructs a first interest packet that includes the first consumer-share key and a nonce token which is used as a pre-image of a previously generated first nonce, wherein the first interest has a name that includes a first prefix, and wherein the first nonce is used to establish a session between the content-consuming device and a content-producing device. In response to the nonce token being verified by the content-producing device, the system receives a first content-object packet with a payload that includes a first resumption indicator encrypted based on a second key. The system generates the second key based on a second consumer-share key and the first content-object packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Wood, Marc E. Mosko, Ersin Uzun
  • Patent number: 10129699
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically generating a digital map that illustrates event locations specific to the interests of a user are disclosed. These events may be located within a particular radius of a location of the user and presented on a map to the user. A map of the same geographic region presented to a second user who does not share the interests of the user may be presented with different events. The identification of a user's interests may be determined based at least in part on user data obtained from a shared interest networking site. A tiered display system can be used to modify the display of particular events based, for example, on a source of the event information or the quality of visual event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: historide, Inc.
    Inventors: Bardia Vahidi, Maryam Rafia
  • Patent number: 10129317
    Abstract: A method includes providing a variant playlist file that identifies a plurality of variant streams each corresponding to a different encoding of a same media presentation; tracking a first set of media segments encoded at a first bitrate that correspond to a first playlist file for a first variant stream associated with the variant playlist file; responsive to a second encoded bitrate associated with a second set of media segments that correspond to a second variant stream being higher than the first encoded bitrate: determining a number of media segments to include in a plurality of media segments from the second set of media segments that correspond to the first set of media segments; and providing, to the client device, a second playlist file that identifies a plurality of media segments from the second set of media segments that correspond to respective ones of the first set of media segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HODLINGS LLC
    Inventor: Arjun Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 10127090
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining a usage level of a memory device to notify a running application to perform memory reduction operations selected based on the memory usage level are described. An application calls APIs (Application Programming Interface) integrated with the application codes in the system to perform memory reduction operations. A memory usage level is determined according to a memory usage status received from the kernel of a system. A running application is associated with application priorities ranking multiple running applications statically or dynamically. Selecting memory reduction operations and notifying a running application are based on application priorities. Alternatively, a running application may determine a mode of operation to directly reduce memory usage in response to a notification for reducing memory usage without using API calls to other software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Watson, James Michael Magee
  • Patent number: 10121010
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a malicious code prevention module identifies potentially malicious instructions in volatile memory of a computing device and replaces them with innocuous instructions. In another embodiment, the malicious code prevention module identifies a potentially malicious thread within an operating system and replaces the first instruction in the thread with a new instruction that terminates the thread. Malicious code prevention module prevents malicious code from inflicting any harm on the computing device and its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Endgame, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel D. Landau, Nicholas Eli Fritts
  • Patent number: 10120997
    Abstract: A method for runtime self-protection of an application program includes, before running the application program, identifying input and output points in runtime code (24) of the program. The input points are instrumented so as to cause the program to sense and cache potentially malicious inputs to the program. The output points are instrumented so as to cause the program to detect outputs from the program corresponding to the cached inputs. While running the application program, upon detecting, at an instrumented output point, an output corresponding to a cached input, a vulnerability of a target of the output to the cached input is evaluated. A protective action is invoked upon determining that the output is potentially vulnerable to the cached input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CHECKMARX LTD.
    Inventors: Shimon Eshkenazi, Maty Siman, Alexander Roichman
  • Patent number: 10122649
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to manage and execute action in computing environments are disclosed. An example method includes determining an identifier of a type of a computing resource identified in a received request, processing a set of stored adapters to determine an adapter associated with the identifier, determining an action associated with adapter, and presenting a user interface including a user selectable identification of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip Smith, Timothy Binkley-Jones, Sean Bryan, Lori Marshall, Kathleen McDonough, Richard Monteleone, David Springer, Brian Williams, David Wilson
  • Patent number: 10120924
    Abstract: A data storage system with quorum-based commits sometimes experiences replica failure, due to unavailability of a replica-hosting node, for example. Described herein are methods and systems for improving data persistence and availability in a distributed data store where data is stored in a plurality of shards and a given shard is replicated across a plurality of nodes so as to create a plurality of replicas, and a quorum of replicas is needed for access to the given shard. Among other things, the methods and systems generally involve determining whether to quarantine or delete unavailable replicas in a given shard, and how to handle purge requests related to the shard when there are quarantined replicas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kai C Wong, Philip A Lisiecki, Sung Chiu
  • Patent number: 10122820
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method in a content delivery network (CDN) includes, responsive to a request, determining a particular sequencer to handle the request, the particular sequencer includes a sequence of one or more handlers. The request is processed in accordance with the particular sequencer by invoking the one or more handlers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Newton, Laurence R. Lipstone, William Crowder, Jeffrey G. Koller, David Fullagar, Maksim Yevmenkin
  • Patent number: 10115435
    Abstract: Methods and systems for prioritizing playback of media content in a playback queue are described herein. In one aspect, a client device plays a first media item from a playback queue. The playback queue includes a first portion having a plurality of media items with respective positions that define an order in which the media items are to be played. While playing the first media item, a first user input indicating selection of a second media item is detected. In response to the first user input, the second media item is assigned to a second portion of the playback queue, wherein the second portion has playback priority over the first portion. After playing the first media item, the second media item is played before playing other media items of the plurality of media items in the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventor: Brian Lee
  • Patent number: 10116979
    Abstract: A system for permitting temporary access for delivery of owned Content to a location selected by a Subscriber is provided. The system includes a central facility that stores a list of all Content owned by the Subscriber, and a plurality of local networks connected to the central facility. A protocol enables the Subscriber to use an application to access the Content they own on a local network, even if that local network is not the one linked to their provided (e.g., a cable company) account. The protocol receives the request from the Subscriber to view the Content at a selected location on a local network, determines whether the Subscriber is authorized to view that Content, and if so, transmits the Content to the local network at the selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Andrew Setos
  • Patent number: 10114976
    Abstract: System, methods, and computer program products are provided for interfacing between one of a plurality of service provider (SP) trusted service managers (TSM) and one of a plurality of secure elements (SE). A first request including a mobile subscription identifier (MSI) is received from an SP TSM over a communications network. At least one memory is queried for SE data including an SE identifier corresponding to the MSI. The SE data is transmitted to the SP TSM over the communications network. A second request based on the SE data is received from the SP TSM over the communications network. A third request, based on the second request, is transmitted, over a mobile network, to an SE corresponding to the SE data. The mobile network is selected from multiple mobile networks, and is determined based on the SE data queried from the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Gargiulo
  • Patent number: 10117076
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software that distribute accounting requests to a plurality of Charging Data Functions (CDFs). One embodiment comprises a distributor unit that connects to the CDFs, which register their queues with the distributor unit. When receiving an accounting request (e.g., interim or stop) for a session, the distributor unit extracts an identifier from the accounting request indicating a destination queue previously selected for the session. When the destination queue is not accepting new sessions or ongoing sessions, the distributor unit identifies a prioritized list for the session, identifies a position of the destination queue in the prioritized list, searches the prioritized list for an alternate queue having a lower priority than the destination queue, and having a status indicating that the alternate queue is accepting new sessions. The distributor unit then selects the alternate queue as an alternate destination queue for the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventor: Ranjan Sharma
  • Patent number: 10116719
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for generating manifest files for media content playback. A server can generate manifest files that include initialization metadata obtained from initialization fragments of media content files. Client devices can initiate playback of media content for playback using the manifest files without downloading or parsing the initialization fragments of the media content files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Li, Mushegh Malkhasyan, Samuel James Van Pelt, Amarsingh Buckthasingh Winston
  • Patent number: 10110578
    Abstract: Access to resources or data can be managed based at least in part upon a validation of credentials. A customer can have customer credentials, such as a username and password pair, that can be used to obtain access according to terms of a customer account. A computing device used to gain the access can also have device credentials, which can be based upon identifying information from the device or provided to the device upon a successful login. The customer account might be locked for a period of time if a number of unsuccessful login attempts are received over a designated period of time. If, however, a request is received with device credentials for a trusted and/or recognized device, at least one additional login attempt might be granted in order to prevent a customer from being locked out of the account due to actions of other persons and/or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Graeme David Baer, Gregory Branchek Roth
  • Patent number: 10108806
    Abstract: A content management system for collecting files from one or more submitters in a collection folder. A collector, who generates the collection folder, can invite one or more submitters to submit one or more files to the collection folder. The submitted files are scanned for malicious content. The one or more submitters have limited rights to the collection folder. The limited rights can include uploading rights and prohibiting a submitter from viewing files that other submitters associated with the collection folder submitted. Thus, the collection folder is able to store files from the one or more submitters, but prevent them from viewing other's submissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Mindy Zhang, Pranav Piyush
  • Patent number: 10110694
    Abstract: An edge system receives requests from user devices to retrieves files from an origin server. Instead of retrieving the files as fast as possible, the edge system throttles the retrieval of files to a rate that just exceeds the speed at which the file is played by a browser or media player. The edge system determines an appropriate retrieval rate based on the contents of the file itself. For example, a manifest file associated with the file can indicate a time it takes to play back content and a bitrate of the content. Thus, the edge server can use this information to retrieve a file from an origin server at a rate that is just fast enough to minimize playback interruption. The retrieval rate determined by the edge server therefore does not rely on how fast or slow the user device retrieves the file from the edge server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan F. Watson, Craig Wesley Howard, Chaitanya Ashok Solapurkar
  • Patent number: 10108505
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for memory replication. In one embodiment, in accordance with the present invention, the computer implemented method includes the steps of executing a mobile agent on a server node, wherein the server node is within a cluster of server nodes connected via network communications, capturing a memory state of the server node during operation of the server node, which is captured and stored by the mobile agent, monitoring the server node to determine whether the server node has failed, and responsive to determining that the server node has failed, migrating the mobile agent to an active server node within the cluster of server nodes, wherein the mobile agent carries the captured memory state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bertrand H. Portier, Suraj Shinde
  • Patent number: 10111171
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system. Disclosed is a method of receiving a video segment from at least one streaming server by a client device using hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) adaptive streaming in a wireless network. The method includes: acquiring media presentation description (MPD) information by receiving an MPD file from the streaming server and parsing the received MPD file; determining a first parameter to minimize a cost function considering both energy consumption required for receiving a video segment and video quality of the segment based on the MPD information; requesting at least one video segment to the at least one streaming server during a first segment request round based on the first parameter; and receiving the at least one video segment from the at least one streaming server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Min Go, Hwang-Jun Song, Oh-Chan Kwon, Yong-Seok Park, Do-Jun Byun, Chul-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10110640
    Abstract: Communication methods supporting uniform resource identifier applicable to communication devices supporting uniform resource identifier and communication devices are provided. The communication device includes at least one processor and at least one memory including program code, wherein when the program code is executed by the processor, the communication device is configured to: receive a communication input comprising a telephone number or a uniform resource identifier; determine whether the communication input comprises a uniform resource identifier; select a session initiation protocol account or an IP multimedia subsystem account registered in the communication device when the communication input comprises a uniform resource identifier; and utilize the selected session initiation protocol account or IP multimedia subsystem account to make a phone call to an account corresponding to the uniform resource identifier of the communication input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Qinglei Liu, Kaiduan Cao, Bang Fu
  • Patent number: 10104447
    Abstract: A method, computer program, and reception apparatus, and information providing apparatus. The method includes receiving content from a content source, and displaying the received content on a display. The reception apparatus 20 receives a first trigger associated with the received content. The reception apparatus retrieves a trigger parameters table (TPT) based on the first trigger. The TPT includes at least one event associated with one or a combination of a trigger identifier and a first media time of the received content, and is stored in a memory of the reception apparatus. Further, the reception apparatus determines whether to process the at least one event included in the TPT based on one or a combination of a protocol version and one or more capabilities defined in the TPT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Mark Eyer
  • Patent number: 10102356
    Abstract: Techniques are described providing secure authentication of control commands executed on a data storage system. A pass code may be generated in accordance with criteria in response to successful two-factor authentication of a user identifier. Providing a valid generated passcode may be required with a control command in order for a data storage system to execute the control command. The control command may be one of a subset of possible control command that may be performed with respect to storage entities, such as logical devices and snapshots thereof. In another embodiment, rather than providing a pass code, the two factor authentication information and user identifier may be provided with the control command whereby successful completion of two-factor authentication of the user identifier and two factor authentication information may be required in order to execute the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Adnan Sahin, Michael Specht
  • Patent number: 10102307
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present teachings disclose method, system, and programs for a multi-phase ranking system for implementation with a personalized content system. The disclosed method, system, and programs utilize a weighted AND system to compute a dot product of the user profile and a content profile in a first phase, a content quality indicator in the second phase and a rules filter in a third phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Yiping Han, Bruno M. Fernandez-Ruiz, Jean-Marc Langlois, Jin Lim, Scott Gaffney
  • Patent number: 10104068
    Abstract: A service provider may provide one or more services to and/or for a client. Providing a service may involve receiving a service request including a security token at the service provider and determining whether the security token is valid. Providing the service may also involve determining a session security token if the security token is valid and generating a service response including the session security token. Providing the service may further involve receiving a service request including the session security token, determining whether the session security token is valid, and, if the session security token is valid, generating a second service response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Conor P. Cahill
  • Patent number: 10104058
    Abstract: A method for alerting Internet content providers of the age or other personal information of a computer user, which includes receiving a reverse DNS lookup query from an Internet content provider; and providing the age information of the computer user, in addition to a host name, from a reverse map zone file in response to the request. The personal information may be used by the content provider to select appropriate content for the requesting host, for example for complying with content restrictions. A system of alerting an Internet content provider of the age or other personal information of a computer user is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 10104166
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed generally to systems and methods for providing load balancing as a service. A load balancer executing on a device intermediary to a server and a plurality of clients can receive a request from an agent executing on the server. The request can be to initiate establishment of a transport layer connection. The load balancer can accept the request to establish the transport layer connection with the server. The load balancer can receive a request to access the server from a client of the plurality of clients. The load balancer can forward the request to the server via the transport layer connection established between the load balancer and the server responsive to the request of the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Abhishek Chauhan
  • Patent number: 10104340
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for collective contribution video creation and messaging wherein story-based communications are created among multiple users. The disclosed method uses a program or application wherein a virtual object is used to authorize a particular user to make the immediate post to the applicable story communication. The possession of the virtual object also indicates that any user that does not have possession of the virtual object is unable to presently contribute to the group storyline. Once the user in possession of the virtual object submits his or her content, the virtual object is made available. Any user inside the story seeking to gain control may then attempt to obtain the virtual object. The present disclosure aids users in creating story timelines of their contributions, as well as promoting full contribution from all group members in messaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BITON, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Jacobs, Anthony Pernice
  • Patent number: 10104145
    Abstract: A method of obtaining radio content from a remote electronic device for a user electronic device includes transmitting a request for radio media content to a first remote electronic device via a network. Radio media content that includes a plurality of media data files is received via the network. The received plurality of media data files are stored in a storage device of the user electronic device. A radio playlist that defines a rendering sequence for the plurality of media data files is requested. In response to the request for the radio playlist, the radio playlist is received. The radio playlist is processed in the user electronic device to enable the stored plurality of media data files to be rendered on the user electronic device in accordance with the radio playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Joshua D. Hug
  • Patent number: 10104436
    Abstract: We disclose a technology implemented on a computer that automates sequential display of messages, typically videos, which appear on a user's display screen in the same place or in overlapping areas of a single window in a browser. In particular, this relates to displaying a message that arbitrarily may be in a different format than a requested video, with the first message programmed to appear before or after the requested video in substantially the same area of the user's display screen where the requested video will appear or has appeared. The message and the requested video are sequenced without any need to match formats or players used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Beachfront Media LLC
    Inventor: Frank Sinton
  • Patent number: 10104194
    Abstract: A browser receives a web page that includes a script that is configured to control subsequent requests of the browser for at least the web page and caches a first portion of the web page that includes reference(s) to other web resource(s). A subsequent request for the web page is dispatched to the script which returns the cached first portion of the web page to the browser and a request for the full web page is made. Request(s) are also transmitted for the web resource(s) referenced in the first portion of the web page without waiting for the full web page to be received. When the full web page is received, if the first portion of the page matches the corresponding portion of the full page, that corresponding portion is removed from the full page and the remaining page is returned to the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CLOUDFLARE, INC.
    Inventors: John Graham-Cumming, Andrew Galloni, Terin Stock
  • Patent number: 10104137
    Abstract: A system and method for recording ABR content at a client recording device. A variety of recording service selection mechanisms may be applied at the client side based on network bandwidth conditions and other criteria for selecting ABR content fragments encoded at suitable bitrate quality levels to be downloaded for recording at the client recording device. One or more post-recording optimization schemes may also be applied in one arrangement with respect to, for example, the client recording device's media storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Edwin Salomons
  • Patent number: 10095915
    Abstract: A computer system and method for photo subscription using biometric identification is provided. A plurality of photographs inputted by at least one photo provider system is accessed. Biometric data is accessed from a plurality of accounts associated with a pool of respective subscribers, each account having at least one associated biometric signature. A request is received to transmit photographs associated with biometric data to a selected destination, the biometric data associated with a particular subscriber. A plurality of photographs is filtered based on the biometric data. The plurality of photos is then outputted to the selected destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Chaim Mintz
  • Patent number: 10097880
    Abstract: A method for interpreting messages, user-defined alert conditions, voice commands and performing an action in response is described. A method for annotating media content is described. A method for presenting additional content associated with media content identified based on a fingerprint is described. A method for identifying that an advertisement portion of media content is being played based on a fingerprint derived from the media content is described. A method of one media device recording particular media content automatically in response to another media device recording the particular media content is described. A method of concurrently playing media content on multiple devices is described. A method of publishing information associated with recording of media content is described. A method of deriving fingerprints by media devices that meet an idleness criteria is described. A method of loading, modifying, and displaying a high definition frame from a frame buffer is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Amir H. Gharaat, James M. Barton, Mukesh K. Patel
  • Patent number: 10097891
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for automatically transitioning program delivery/reception between alternative sources, e.g., from a non-IP channel to an IP video source or between two alternative IP sources are described. The transition maybe triggered by a detected problem with the delivery via the non-IP channel or because of scheduled service. The transition may be in response to a command sent to a device or because the receiving device detects a problem with one of the content sources triggering an automatic switch to the alternative content source. In at least some embodiments the different content sources corresponding to different coding methods, e.g., with MPEG-2 encoded and packetized content being delivered by a non-IP content delivery channel and MPEG-4 being delivered using unicast IP content delivery techniques. The methods facilitate deployment of new services with IP content delivery being deployed initially on a regional basis with non-IP content delivery gradually being rolled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Zelesko, James Manchester
  • Patent number: 10097883
    Abstract: Devices, systems, method, and program products are provided, which support temporally-seamless change functionalities during multichannel streaming sessions established between a streaming media server and a client media receiver. In embodiments, the method includes outputting, to a display device, a first streaming channel contained in a streaming channel bundle and assigned a high priority level. When receiving a channel change request to view a second streaming channel, the client media receiver monitors for additional channel change requests over a predetermined wait period. If an additional channel change request is received within the wait period, the client media receiver repeats the step of monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT. LTD.
    Inventor: Mohammed Rasool
  • Patent number: 10097566
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to enable identification of computing resources targeted in a network attack. Network attacks, such as denial of service attacks, are frequently directed to network addresses that host multiple sets of content, each representing a distinct potential target of the network attack. Aspects of this disclosure enable each set of content to be assigned a unique or semi-unique combination of network addresses at which the set of content is accessible. During a network attack, a hosting system can compare the network addresses under attack to those assigned to each set of content to determine which sets of content are potentially targeted by the attack. Where the combination of network addresses is associated with only a single set of content, that set of content can be identified as the target of the network attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Stephen Radlein, Harvo Reyzell Jones, Craig Wesley Howard, Nathan Alan Dye
  • Patent number: 10095663
    Abstract: A system and process are disclosed for providing users with page previews during page loading events, such that the delay experienced before the display of page content is reduced. The previews may include screenshots of the pages or of portions thereof, and may be generated periodically and cached by the system for delivery to user devices. The process of generating and delivering the previews via the Internet or some other network may be implemented partly or wholly within an intermediary system that sits logically between the user devices and content servers. The process may be used with existing browsers without the need for any browser modifications, or may be used with a “preview-aware” browser that includes special program code for providing page previews.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Krishna Kumar, Scott Zachary Bressler, Ivan King Yu Sham, Ian William Stewart, Brett Richard Taylor, Peter Frank Hill, Aakarsh Nair, Steven Michael Reddie, Patrick Joseph Armstrong, Samuel John Young, Ameet Nirmal Vaswani, Andrew Lynch Hayden
  • Patent number: 10095860
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for validating that relying parties of a federated identity provider have correctly implemented sign-out functionality. In one approach, a network page is received from a network site that is operated by a relying party of a federated identity provider. It is then determined whether the network page includes code that properly implements a sign-out from the federated identity provider. An action is initiated in response to determining that the network page does not include code that properly implements the sign-out from the federated identity provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Arron McClintock, David Scott Cleckley, Jr., Robert Ellis Lee, Annabelle Richard Backman
  • Patent number: 10088974
    Abstract: Techniques for providing information about large data sets may be provided. For example, a summary of the data sets and of patterns between the data sets may be presented. Traffic associated with a network-based resource that includes a number of documents may be an example of large data sets. The traffic may be analyzed and traffic patterns may be determined. A structure may be generated based on the traffic patterns and may use nodes to represent the documents. Further, a visualization of the structure may be presented. The visualization may include recursive clusters of the nodes, where the clusters may be labeled based on the respective clustered nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Ritwik Sinha, Piyush Kumar, Amerineni Rohith, Rajat Kateja
  • Patent number: 10091281
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods disclosed herein relate to selecting an application host system (for example, a server at a data center) to host an instance of a multiplayer video game session that assesses a quality of a connection to the application host system for each of the users who request or are selected to play within the multiplayer video game session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics Arts Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell James Lockhart