Accessing A Remote Server Patents (Class 709/219)
  • Patent number: 10693970
    Abstract: Described herein are method and apparatus for servicing software components of nodes of a cluster storage system. During data-access sessions with clients, client IDs and file handles for accessing files are produced and stored to clients and stored (as session data) to each node. A serviced node is taken offline, whereby network connections to clients are disconnected. Each disconnected client is configured to retain its client ID and file handles and attempt reconnections. Session data of the serviced node is made available to a partner node (by transferring session data to the partner node). After clients have reconnected to the partner node, the clients may use the retained client IDs and file handles to continue a data-access session with the partner node since the partner node has access to the session data of the serviced node and thus will recognize and accept the retained client ID and file handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NetApp Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Yuedong Mu, Nam Le, John Hoffmann, John Boyles
  • Patent number: 10693977
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“API”), and, more particularly, implementing dual network telemetry API framework. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive first network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway API, might receive second network telemetry data from one or more second networks via a network API, and might analyze the first network telemetry data and the second network telemetry data to determine first instructions to send to the first network and to determine second instructions to send to the one or more second networks. The computing system might send the first instructions to first nodes in the first network to cause the first nodes to perform at least one first action and send the second instructions to each second network to cause the second nodes in each second networks to perform at least one second action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10693991
    Abstract: A browsing process is directed to the generation and management of a browse session at a network computing provider. A client computing device requests a remote browse session instance at a network computing provider. The browse session instance may correspond to requested network content. The network computing provider determines a browse configuration. The browse configuration may identify a communication protocol and various processing actions. The network computing provider retrieves the requested content through an instantiated network browse session instance, and performs a first set of processing actions to generate a processing result. The processing result may be provided to the client computing device for display, including performing a second set of processing actions on the processing result at the client computing device. The processing result, or portions thereof, may be stored in a shared network cache and/or in a local cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Jenkins, Peter F. Hill, Brett R. Taylor, Samuel S. Gigliotti
  • Patent number: 10691879
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure intend to provide a method and system for processing multimedia data. According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a method for processing multimedia data, comprising: generating an annotation text; and associating the annotation text with a corresponding partition in the multimedia data. By using the processing method and system according to the embodiments of the present disclosure, for example, multimedia data searching efficiency may be effectively enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sandro Jiawei Wu, Chao Chen, Patrick Minggang Lu, Scott Shuo Xu, Jingjing Liu
  • Patent number: 10693721
    Abstract: A method for a server to assign a corn port to a peripheral device coupled to a client computer includes initiating a session in response to a request from a client, receiving from the client information identifying the peripheral device, calling on the server a driver for the identified peripheral device and assigning on the driver a fixed virtual port to the identified peripheral device; assigning on the server a virtual corn port in server space for the identified peripheral device, automatically specifying on the server the virtual corn port as the connection for the identified peripheral device, and mapping on the server a variable corn port to the peripheral device in server space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Topaz Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony E. Zank, Christopher Priesz, Jeff Robertson
  • Patent number: 10691619
    Abstract: Network protocols generally implement integrity protection, encryption and authentication as separate validation steps. Since each validation step contributes encoding and processing overhead associated with individual packet transfers over the network, such network protocols can make inefficient use of limited packet space. Systems and methods according to the present disclosure combine integrity protection, encryption and authentication into a single validation step thereby making efficient use of limited packet space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Earle Gibson, Monica C. Wong-Chan, Milo Martin
  • Patent number: 10687187
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a server including: an obtaining unit configured to obtain, from an apparatus, first information including apparatus information which includes peripheral device connection information indicating whether a peripheral device is connected to the apparatus and indicates a function that the apparatus has, and application identification information which identifies an application required to be used by the apparatus; an identifying unit configured to refer to second information in which each application is associated with condition information indicating a condition necessary to use that application, and identify condition information associated with the application identified by the application identification information included in the first information; and a determining unit configured to determine whether the application identified by the application identification information included in the first information can be used based on the apparatus information included i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Yoshimi Satoh
  • Patent number: 10684780
    Abstract: Time sensitive data convolution and de-convolution is disclosed. Data stored in chunks of memory can be convolved, based on temporal aspects of the data stored on the chunks, to conserve used memory. Convolved chunks can be de-convolved according to several schema, wherein the schema are selected based temporal aspects of the original data blocks being determined to have satisfied one or more rule(s). In an aspect, the schema can reduce an amount of data transfer between data storage devices of different zones in regard to convolving or de-convolving data blocks. In an embodiment the convolution can comprise an ‘exclusive or’ operation of a first chunk and second chunk to form a third chunk, wherein the several chunks are stored in different zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Danilov, Alexander Rakulenko
  • Patent number: 10686753
    Abstract: A router and method for validating Domain Name Service (DNS) queries which can include sending them upstream. Internet Protocol Enforcement (IPE) is included into the router to allow passage of Transmission Communication Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic through a compatible gateway only when the destination IP address was the result of a prior validated DNS query still in its TTL (time to live) period. IP packets that did not originate with a DNS query can be blocked by default, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DNSthingy Inc.
    Inventors: David Redekop, Tomas Trebicky
  • Patent number: 10686702
    Abstract: Preemptive caching within content/name/information centric networking environment is contemplated. The preemptively caching may be performed within content/name/information centric networking environments of the type having a branching structure or other architecture sufficient to facilitate routing data, content, etc. such that one or more nodes other than a node soliciting a content object also receive the content object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg White, Greg Rutz
  • Patent number: 10686895
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network application programming interface (“API”), and, more particularly, implementing dual network telemetry API framework. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive first network telemetry data from a first network via a gateway API, might receive second network telemetry data from one or more second networks via a network API, and might analyze the first network telemetry data and the second network telemetry data to determine first instructions to send to the first network and to determine second instructions to send to the one or more second networks. The computing system might send the first instructions to first nodes in the first network to cause the first nodes to perform at least one first action and send the second instructions to each second network to cause the second nodes in each second networks to perform at least one second action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10686876
    Abstract: A first computer transmits a respective first command to each of a plurality of second computer systems. Each first command includes instructions to initiate one or more virtual machine instances on the respective second computer system. Each virtual machine instance is configured to retrieve data from a third computer system over a communications network, cache the retrieved data, and transmit the cached data to one or more client computers over the communications network in response to a request for the cached data by the one or more client computers. The first computer system also transmits configuration data to each of the second computer systems. The configuration data includes indications of one or more parameters associated with retrieving the data from the third computer system, caching the retrieved data, and/or transmitting the cached data to the one or more client computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Jason Paul Larrew
  • Patent number: 10687106
    Abstract: A control server in communication with one or more a content delivery network (CDN) node and a client device may include a client controller configured to receive a plurality of manifests from the one or more CDN defining a plurality of content segments of a master content available at the CDN, and receive client information from the client device. The control server may generate, based on the client information, synchronized manifests for each of a plurality of client device media players of the client device to control synchronous display at the client device of a plurality of programs selected at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: i4Vu, Inc.
    Inventors: Dariush Hale Afshar, Robert Owen Eifrig, Scott Blair Steele
  • Patent number: 10681179
    Abstract: A method comprising obtaining, from a master user, a device usage allocation applicable to two or more devices, the two or more devices being associated with another user, the another user being different from the master user, obtaining an aggregate measure of device usage associated with the two or more devices, if the aggregate measure of device usage associated with the two or more devices satisfies a condition relative to the device usage allocation, managing an activity of the two or more devices, and sending a notification to at least one of the two or more devices, the notification for presentation to the another user through a user interface of the at least one of the two or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, Jose Tellado, Jeffrey Green, James Lavine, Russell Bertrand Carter, III
  • Patent number: 10680731
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to facilitate local time-based digital audio measurement are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include a hello ping may be received from a media player. The media player may be associated with a location based on the hello ping. The media player may be associated with a time offset based on the location. A configuration file may be generated to include the location and the time offset. The configuration file may be sent to the media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Gangadhar Jakkula, Narasimha Reddy Goli, Kevin K. Gaynor
  • Patent number: 10681175
    Abstract: This specification describes techniques for service processing. One example method includes receiving, by a first server of a first blockchain node in a consensus network, a service request sent by a client, wherein the consensus network further comprises a plurality of second blockchain nodes, each blockchain node of the consensus network comprising a corresponding plurality of servers; storing the service request in at least one service memory of the first blockchain node; obtaining, by the first blockchain node and from a registration center, addresses of the corresponding plurality of servers of the plurality of second blockchain nodes in the consensus network; and sending the service request to each second blockchain node in the consensus network based on the obtained addresses, wherein each second blockchain node stores the service request in a corresponding at least one service memory after receiving the service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Yi Li
  • Patent number: 10678447
    Abstract: Containerization of a block storage service. A scheduler component of a block storage service is initiated in a first container via a containerization technology. A log volume maintained by a host operating system is mounted to the first container to allow the scheduler component access to the log volume. An application programming interface (API) component of the block storage service is initiated in a second container via the containerization technology. The log volume is mounted to the second container to allow the API component access to the log volume of the host operating system. A volume component of the block storage service is initiated in a third container via the containerization technology. A device volume is mounted to the third container to allow the volume component access to the device volume of the host operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Hallisey
  • Patent number: 10678818
    Abstract: In various embodiments described herein, a visualization system receives message requests from client devices, wherein the message requests comprise at least location data that identifies a location of a client device, and media content, wherein the media content includes at least one of image data, audio data, and video data. In response to receiving the message requests that comprise the media content, the visualization system analyzes and parses the media content to detect one or more tags embedded within the media content. In response to detecting the tag, the visualization system identifies a campaign or account referenced by or associated with the tag. Based on the identification of the campaign based on the tag within the media content, the visualization system determines a distribution of the campaign based on the location data from the message request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Xuan Huang, Andrew Maxwell, Shuai Tong, Xiaoyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10681107
    Abstract: An arrangement includes transceiver logic and control logic. The transceiver logic is configured to receive a media presentation description (MPD) for an adaptive streaming over hyper-text transfer protocol (DASH), wherein the MPD includes one or more adaption sets. The control logic is configured to identify device display capabilities, to select quality values based on the device display capabilities and to request use of the selected quality values. The quality values include dynamic range and color space quality values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Ozgur Oyman
  • Patent number: 10681160
    Abstract: Resource processor circuitry parses responses corresponding to a resource of a request from other responses corresponding to other resources embedded in the resource of the request. This parsing reduces the shear amount of data needed to be processed by the resource processor circuitry, thereby improving performance of the resource processor circuitry. The resource processor circuitry parsing uses a pattern matching routine to parse the response corresponding to the resource of the request from the responses corresponding to other resources embedded in the resource of the request. Thereafter, the resource processor circuitry includes the response corresponding to the resource of the request to a catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Khosrow Hassibi, Saigopal Thota, Eunsil Baik
  • Patent number: 10673978
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing network experience shifting using shared objects. In various embodiments, a network node in a first network might receive, via a first network access device (“NAD”) in a second network, a request from a first user device to establish roaming network access, a first user being associated with a second NAD in the first network and being unassociated with the first NAD. The network node might authenticate the first user, receive customer network telemetry data regarding visited LAN associated with the first NAD via a gateway API, receive service provider network telemetry data via a network API, determine whether the first user is associated with (and authorized to access services accessible by) the second NAD. If so, the network node might configure the visited LAN and/or the first NAD to simulate the interface environment of the user's home LAN and/or the second NAD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Cook, Michael K. Bugenhagen
  • Patent number: 10674476
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an indication that an electronic alert is to be transmitted to a user; obtaining contextual information associated with the user; determining a first time for presenting the electronic alert to the user based in part on the contextual information; transmitting the electronic alert to a computing device associated with the user at the first time; storing the electronic alert in a message feed data structure; receiving a request to view the electronic alert at a second time, the second time occurring after the first time; in response to the request, retrieving the electronic alert from the message feed data structure; and transmitting the electronic alert at the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Gene C. Baker, Jr., John A. Craft, Sai Ganesh, John Phillip Marquiss, Sr., Thomas A. Obreiter, John Lee Thompson, Reynaldo B. Timonera, Kenneth Bryan von Hagel, Jingjiu Wang, David W. Loomis, Irina Seabolt, Umamaheswari Veeraswami
  • Patent number: 10671440
    Abstract: A system for provisioning resources includes an input interface and a processor. The input interface is configured to receive a time series of past usage data. The past usage data comprises process usage data and instance usage data. The processor is configured to determine an upcoming usage data based at least in part on the time series of the past usage data, and provision a computing system according to the upcoming usage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Montiago Xavier LaBute, Teng Qu, James Michael Stratton
  • Patent number: 10673856
    Abstract: A Controlled Environment Secure Media Streaming System manages the delivery of content to Secured Devices. Cloud Services provide content to Integration Hub. The Integration Hub interfaces with various cloud services providers and prepares content for consumption by a resident of a secured facility. Integration Hub utilizes Content Filter to inspect content received from cloud service providers for suitability for use in a secured environment. Once content is retrieved, filtered, formatted, and packaged by Integration Hub, the content is stored in Data Warehouse. Secured Devices request content from the Distribution Hub, the Distribution Hub retrieves the content from the Data Warehouse, and then Distribution Hub manages the transfer of content to the Secured Devices. In some embodiments, Distribution Hub utilizes Content Filter to determine whether or not a particular Secured Device can access particular content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10672179
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for image rendering. The method may include obtaining first image data by a first processing device; performing a first rendering operation on the first image data; and determining second image data based on the first image data. The method may further include receiving a non-rendering operation on the second image data by the second processing device; and performing a second rendering operation on the non-rendered second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yaru Wang, Jie Qu, Pengxuan Mu, Xiewei Zhong, Ke Chen
  • Patent number: 10674525
    Abstract: Communication equipment communicates in a licensed frequency band using a licensed band physical channel structure (licensed structure) and communicates in an unlicensed frequency communication band using an unlicensed band physical channel structure (unlicensed structure) where the unlicensed structure includes at least the same symbol times and subcarrier frequency divisions as in the licensed structure. The symbol times and subcarriers form a plurality of time-frequency communication resource elements. A set of symbol times and subcarrier frequency divisions form a licensed reference subset of communication resource elements that are allocated for reference signal transmission in the licensed structure. The same set of symbol times and subcarrier frequency divisions form an unlicensed reference subset of communication resource elements that are allocated for reference signal transmission in the unlicensed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Kalhan, Henry Chang, David Comstock
  • Patent number: 10664611
    Abstract: A broadband gateway, which enables communication with a plurality of devices, handles at least one physical layer connection to at least one corresponding network access service provider. The broadband gateway may operate as a home gateway to negotiate with one or more visited gateways, a common authorized service area or domain (ASD) for providing services to the visited gateways. The home gateway may establish one or more corresponding communication links with the visited gateways based on the negotiated common ASD. The home gateway communicates corresponding content for the services to the visited gateways via the established corresponding communication links. The home gateway communicates information about gateway functionalities required for the services to the visited gateways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Jeyhan Karaoguz, Wael William Diab, David Garrett, David Albert Lundgren, Rich Prodan
  • Patent number: 10666726
    Abstract: In a server (10), all column data items are extracted from a master data storage unit (11) and sent to a client (20) in addition to target data corresponding to a data acquisition request that has been sent from the client (20), and in the client (20), the target data and data items received from the server (10) are displayed on a screen in a user-interface selectable mode, thereby making it possible to download from the server (10) to the client (20) the minimum target data required when attempting to perform a desired process on the client (20), and doing away with the waste associated with downloading all the data. In addition, by also downloading and displaying in a selectable manner on a screen data items pertaining to data other than the target data, a user can be shown, in an operable-like manner, data items pertaining to actual data without downloading the actual data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: WingArc1st Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Tanaka, Ko Shimazawa, Kosuke Yoshihara, Keisuke Tatehara
  • Patent number: 10666452
    Abstract: A hospitality property management tool and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the system, set-top boxes are located in respective rooms at a hospitality establishment. The set-top boxes are joined in network communication with environmental amenities, such as lights and a thermostat that respectively control lighting and temperature. The set-top boxes utilize an unoccupied room profile and occupied room profile to set the environmental conditions, such as lighting and temperature, in the rooms. A guest preference profile may be activated within a room to provide guest-specific environmental conditions in the room associated with the guest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle, William C. Fang, Edward H. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10664928
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of apparatus, methods, and computer readable storage media for informing one or more users of social network data such as group data when the data is relevant to the user(s). For example, when one or more keywords are identified as being associated with both a group of an online social network and the user, a communication with information identifying the group data can be generated and provided to a display device accessible by the user. In another example, social network data is associated with an entity of the online social network, and the entity is not being followed by the user. Social network data identified as related to one or more keywords can be provided to a display device in a suitable presentation accessible by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Elena Schneider
  • Patent number: 10666758
    Abstract: A method and a terminal device for browser resource pre-pulling are provided. A page address list is obtained by processing circuitry of a terminal device that browses webpage via a network. The page address list is obtained from a present webpage in a browser of the terminal device. The page address list includes page addresses of webpages that are linked in the present webpage, and with respective access frequencies satisfying a preset condition. The processing circuitry further determines whether the network is idle. The processing circuitry performs a first page pre-rendering when the network is idle. The first page pre-rendering is to download, via interface circuitry of the terminal device and the network, first page resource of a first webpage according to the first page address, render the first webpage using the first page resource, and store the rendered first webpage in a cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhun Li
  • Patent number: 10664820
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for providing secure user access to services offered by a service provider to a client application over a network. One embodiment includes receiving an application cookie from the client application and populating a service cookie based on information in the application cookie. Information in the service cookie is utilized as a basis for regulating a provision of services to the client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Yeates, Pavel A. Dournov, Sumeet Updesh Shrivastava, Shankar Arunachalam Bharadwaj, Donna L. Whitlock
  • Patent number: 10666440
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an authentication method performed at a server, including: generating, based on a first account that is possessed by a user of a first device and that corresponds to a first application, corresponding token information; sending the token information to the first device to be shared by the first device with devices in a device group in a replication restriction manner; performing, based on the token information, authentication on a second device that is in the device group; granting permission of accessing the first account to the second device when the authentication succeeds; and triggering the first device to switch from a state of first account-based login to the first application to a state of suspending the login to the first application when it is determined that the second device logs in to the first application based on the permission of accessing the first account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Jie Ren
  • Patent number: 10664544
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an information display method, which can be applied to a display server. An example method includes obtaining at least two sub-pictures, original position information and first current position information of each sub-picture in a picture. The at least two reordered sub-pictures, and first current position information of the at least two reordered sub-pictures are transmitted to a social application client. Second current position information about all of or some of the at least two sub-pictures is received from the social application client. It is determined whether second current position of each sub-picture is the same as the original position, and if yes, interactive information about information displayed by the picture is transmitted to the social application client. The present disclosure also provides a corresponding display server and social application client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: You Zhou, Yi Xie, Dan Yang, Jia Qu, Bing Wu
  • Patent number: 10664763
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for adjusting fact-based answers provided by a question/answer (QA) system. A user submits a question to the QA system, where it is categorized into a question type. The QA system then processes the question to generate an answer. The QA system then generates an answer adjustment if it is determined that the question type and answer meet a predicted undesirable outcome. The answer adjustment may include a warning, a disclaimer, a recommendation, an alternative fact-based answer, a referral to an assistance service, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Albert A. Chung, Andrew R. Freed
  • Patent number: 10659362
    Abstract: A method for traffic forwarding in a network is provided. The method includes matching a destination IP (Internet protocol) address (DIP) of a packet, in a forwarding information base (FIB) table to point to a next-hop group for the packet, in a first matching operation. The method includes redirecting the packet to a differing next-hop group, responsive to matching each of the next-hop group for the packet and a field of the packet in a second matching operation, wherein the field marks the packet as belonging to a class of service. The method includes routing the packet to a next node, in accordance with the next-hop group or the differing next-hop group as determined for the packet. A network element is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sriram Sellappa, Eswaran Baskaran
  • Patent number: 10659417
    Abstract: Providing a mobile device with web-based access to data objects is disclosed. Authentication information is sent from a mobile device to a relay server. The relay server executes a connection application to establish a connection to a web access server. The authentication information is provided to the web access server associated with a data store hosting a data object. Upon authentication, the data object is provided to the relay server from the data store. The data object is then provided to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Fiatal
  • Patent number: 10659934
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems are presented for social networking applications using autonomous mobile agents. Communication links are established based on geographic proximity and distance described as a domain in which resident agents are detected and identified. The communication links thus established allow platform independent communication along communication channels that are dynamically derived. Incorporation of computer machines and feature data sets (including attractiveness data) permit agent classification and inter-agent notification of classification results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AUTONOMOUS AGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Ronnau
  • Patent number: 10656803
    Abstract: A method for determining playback behavior of a media item including a video component and an audio component includes determining a current event that causes a playing of the video component of the media item on a screen of a user device to be suspended. The method further includes predicting user playback preferences for the media item using a behavioral model trained on previous events corresponding to the current event, and determining, based on the predicted user playback preferences, whether to continue playing the audio component of the media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yuhki Yamashita, Matt Ward, Bryce Gibson Reid
  • Patent number: 10649220
    Abstract: A method includes retrieving personal information relating to a user of a head-worn computer, wherein the personal information provides an indication of a type of physical structure in the environment that interests the user, selecting a geo-spatial location for digital content to be presented to the user based at least in part on the indication of the type of physical structure in the environment that interests the user, selecting a physical attribute proximate the geo-spatial location based at least in part on the personal information and presenting, based on data indicative that the user is near the geo-spatial location, the digital content in a see-through display of the head-worn computer such that the digital content is perceived by the user to be associated with the physical attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10649954
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method to extract selected information from an image file selectively without requiring the user to restore, on the destination storage server, the image file which has the data for a file system. The selected information can be, for example, contents of a file, contents of a directory, other information from the image file. The selected information can be selectively extracted by reading the blocks of the file from the WAFL data structures that has been stored in the image file. An index file is generated and this index file tracks the location of VBNs (virtual block numbers) in an image file so that the user can easily obtain the selected information from disk blocks that are identified by these VBNs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NetApp Inc.
    Inventor: Sandeep Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10652314
    Abstract: Cloud-based virtual reality content processing methods and systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, raw virtual reality video data recorded by a virtual reality camera system may be received at a cloud based server through a network interface. The raw virtual reality video data may be processed to generate one or more virtual reality renders. A first virtual reality content may be processed in a first virtual reality format from the one or more virtual reality renders. A second virtual reality content may be processed in a second virtual reality format from the one or more virtual reality renders. The first virtual reality content and the second virtual reality content may be provided for download through a network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoli D. Adamov, Arthur van Hoff, Adam P. Gaige, Chris P. Redmann, Sarah E. Parks
  • Patent number: 10652385
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining and displaying nearby communication devices are disclosed. The systems and methods allow a user to easily determine nearby communication devices from which or to which a communication can be transferred. In addition, exemplary systems and methods allow a user to easily transfer a communication from a first device to a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mitel Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Hillier
  • Patent number: 10652153
    Abstract: An electronic device configured for electronic communications utilizing virtual dispersive networking includes: a network interface for communicating over a network; an application loaded onto the electronic device programmed to communicate over a network; and virtual dispersive networking software configured to create, for such application, a virtual machine comprising a virtual interface for the network interface of the electronic device; select a network protocol out of a plurality of available network protocols based on current communication requirements of the application; and cause network communications of the application to occur via the virtual network interface of the electronic device using the determined network protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10645140
    Abstract: A method for processing a transcoding task includes: receiving the transcoding task created by a streaming media server, and dispatching the transcoding task to a transcoding server to allow the transcoding server to execute the transcoding task; detecting an execution status of the transcoding task in the transcoding server, when it is detected that the transcoding task is terminated, feeding back, to the streaming media server, a notification message signifying a termination of a transcoding process, to allow the streaming media server to determine whether to re-create the transcoding task; and if the streaming media server re-creates the transcoding task, receiving the re-created transcoding task sent by the streaming media server, and dispatching the re-created transcoding task to the transcoding server to allow the transcoding server to re-execute the transcoding task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WANGSU SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Jing, Liang Ma
  • Patent number: 10639551
    Abstract: Provided is a method for authentication and verification of a user in a virtual world (VU) based upon such criteria as the physical location of a user in the real world and the logical location of the user's avatar in the VU. The disclosed technology combines physical and application aspects of security to enhance security options within virtual environments. In addition to traditional credential-based authentication, physical constraints corresponding to the real world and logical locations in a VU are employed, wherein an authentication server requires each component to be in the proper association state, location or proximity before authenticating a user. Further, the disclosed technology provides for the termination of a user's authentication if the user moves from an approved physical or VU location to an unapproved location. Techniques are provided to track a user's credentials and real-time physical and logical location of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Jenny S. Li, Anne R. Sand, James W. Seaman
  • Patent number: 10642760
    Abstract: A technique for operating a data processing system includes determining, by an arbiter of a processing unit of the data processing system, whether an over-commit has occurred. In response to determining that the over-commit has occurred, the arbiter selects a broadcast command to be dropped based on a number of hops traversed through the data processing system by the broadcast command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy L. Guthrie, Charles Marino, Praveen S. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10644928
    Abstract: A device, system and method of performing real-time communication with an external web browser signals an external web browser to initiate real-time communication over a network, packetizes encoded media data based on a given real-time network protocol after the signaling is performed, depacketizes the packetized media data to obtain the encoded media data, and performs the real-time communication by transporting the encoded media data to an external web browser over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junghwan Jang, Jongho Lee
  • Patent number: 10645462
    Abstract: A media content packaging and distribution system that controls creation and distribution of a channel to be viewed on user-computing devices associated with a plurality of regions, receives a media feed of the channel from a distribution source device. Targeted content for a plurality of segments of the received media feed for each of the plurality of regions may be determined based on defined endpoint data that includes information related to the plurality of regions. A plurality of customized media feeds are generated based on at least the determined targeted content. The generated plurality of customized media feeds represents a plurality of versions of the channel. The plurality of customized media feeds are distributed via one or more communication mediums or a distribution system to be viewed on the user-computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Mark Cooper Pope, V
  • Patent number: 10645464
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for converting audio-video content into audio-only content. Audio-video content is readily accessible, but for various reasons users often cannot consume content visually. In those circumstances, for example, when a user is interrupted during a movie to drive to pick up a spouse or child, the user may not want to forego consuming the audio-video content. The audio-video content can be converted into audio only content for the user to aurally consume, allowing the user to consume the content despite interruptions or other reasons for which the audio-video content cannot be consumed visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. Newell, Sheshank Kodam