Network Computer Configuring Patents (Class 709/220)
  • Patent number: 10097492
    Abstract: An exemplary group selection screen shows groups in which users share a message, so that any of the groups is selectable. In an avatar display area (Ar12) for each group, avatars (Av1) of not more than five users belonging to a group, who have recently posted a message, are displayed. An arrangement of the avatars (Av1) is determined based on a posting time and date of a latest message posted by each user represented by an avatar (Av1). In an avatar display area (Ar12), a message included in a balloon is displayed, which message has been posted by a user represented by a displayed avatar (Av1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Yui Iida, Kouichi Kawamoto, Taiyo Hara, Ryoma Aoki, Naonori Oonishi, Akihiro Umehara, Ginga Kamei, Hiroaki Hiruma, Masayuki Okada, Yasuto Kakimoto, Arisa Yanagi, Hayuru Soma
  • Patent number: 10097707
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set a setting of the information processing apparatus, a status display unit configured to display a message indicating a status of the information processing apparatus, and a display control unit configured to display, in a case where a setting changed by the setting unit is in an unreflected state, a message indicating that the setting is an unreflected setting on the status display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroaki Koike
  • Patent number: 10095551
    Abstract: Multiple workloads from multiple users requesting access to at least one virtualized application are received, wherein each of the workloads is specified with one or more separate globalization characteristics from among multiple globalization characteristics. To dynamically manage workload placement, each of the workloads is dynamically categorized separately for placement in one or more particular virtualized environments from among multiple virtualized environments based on the one or more separate globalization characteristics of each of the workloads, wherein each virtualized environment comprises the at least one virtualized application configured for a separate selection of globalization services from among multiple globalization services for handling a separate selection of the one or more separate globalization characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arun Deivanayagam, Wu S. Fang, Su Liu, Priya Paul
  • Patent number: 10095669
    Abstract: Content rendered for display on a first client device can be referenced for similar pages to be displayed on other client devices such that similar content does not need to be re-rendered. Each client can have a respective virtual rendering engine on a host device, and the content rendered by those virtual engines can be mapped and used to generate content trees for different pages or other groupings of content. When a new page is to be rendered, the tiles or other portions matching previously-rendered tiles can be referenced, so that only new or unique portions need to be rendered for a particular page. The content can come from multiple locations as rendered by multiple virtual clients, such that for many clients the respective virtual engine may not render any content but instead reference rendered content from one or more locations as determined according to the page tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jari Juhani Karppanen
  • Patent number: 10097448
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sloppy routing are provided. A client transmits a DNS query corresponding to a requested resource to a content delivery network (CDN) service provider. In some embodiments, the CDN service provider processes the DNS query to determine whether a threshold content delivery bandwidth has been exceeded by data links at cache servers. In other embodiments, additionally or alternatively, the CDN service provider determines whether a content provider has exceeded a threshold network usage that indicates a price at which the CDN service provider to provide content on behalf of the content provider. Using both or either of these thresholds, the CDN service provider can further process the DNS query by providing an alternative resource identifier or a cache IP address, both associated with an alternative POP. In some embodiments, the CDN service provider determines a routing mode for the response to the DNS query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Wesley Howard, Hardeep Singh Uppal
  • Patent number: 10089135
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a computing device, a template for creating a virtual machine (VM) instance; separating, by the computing device, the template into a repeated portion and a unique portion; determining, by the computing device, whether the repeated portion is stored in a cache; creating, by the computing device and based on determining that the repeated portion is stored in the cache, the VM instance using the repeated portion stored in the cache; completing, by the computing device, the unique portion of the VM instance to create a completed VM instance; and deploying, by the computing device, the completed VM instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexei Karve, Andrzej Kochut, Ruchi Mahindru, Charles O. Schulz, Mahesh Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10088514
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include a method, system, and apparatus for detecting an orientation configuration. For example, an apparatus having an all-in-one port may include a first configuration pin and a second configuration pin. The apparatus may also include logic configured to enter into an accessory mode based on a presence of a first signal on the first configuration pin and a second signal on the second configuration pin. The logic may be further configured to provide an orientation indication by altering the first signal on the first configuration pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rolf Kuehnis, Robert A. Dunstan
  • Patent number: 10091050
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a heterogeneous physical layer management system comprising first devices, each comprising first physical layer information acquisition technology to obtain physical layer information about cabling attached to the first devices. The system further comprises second devices, each comprising second physical layer information acquisition technology to obtain physical layer information about cabling attached to the second devices, wherein the second physical layer information acquisition technology differs from the first physical layer information acquisition technology. The system further comprises a common management application communicatively coupled to the first devices and the second devices, wherein the common management application is configured to aggregate physical layer information from the first devices and the second devices. Another embodiment is directed to providing a physical layer management application as a service hosted by a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: CommScope Technologies LLC, CommScope Connectivity UK Limited
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Kamlesh G. Patel, Gene Malone, David Thomas
  • Patent number: 10091058
    Abstract: An approach to affinity-based network configuration is disclosed. In one approach, an apparatus for configuring a network based on affinity is described. The apparatus includes a set of business rules describing the order of importance of a plurality applications, an affinity analysis module that receives the set of business rules and a plurality of application requests and detects affinities between the application requests and an infrastructure of the network based on the set of business rules, an affinity computation module coupled to the affinity analysis module that determines a new network configuration based on the detected affinities, and a network management module that configures the network based on the new network configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John Strassner
  • Patent number: 10090908
    Abstract: A wireless base station receives attachment signaling for User Equipment (UE) from a wireless repeater chain and identifies a number of repeater hops for the UE between the base station and a serving wireless repeater. The base station transfers signaling indicating the UE ID and the number of wireless repeater hops. A network controller receives the signaling and selects data services for the UE based on the UE ID and the number of wireless repeater hops. The network controller exchanges signaling indicating the selected data services for the UE with a network element to deliver the data services to the UE. The network controller transfers signaling indicating the UE ID and the selected data services to the wireless base station. In some examples, the data services comprise Access Point Names (APNs), and the network controller comprises a Mobility Management Entity (MME).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Saravana Velusamy, Sreekar Marupaduga, Maneesh Gauba
  • Patent number: 10091148
    Abstract: A processor may receive an electronic message sent to a first device associated with a user. The electronic message may have a first format. The processor may receive usage information about the first device and a second device associated with the user. The processor may determine whether to send the electronic message to the second device based on the received usage information. The second device may be capable of receiving messages having a second format. The processor may determine, in response to determining to send the electronic message to the second device, whether to transform the electronic message from the first format to the second format. The processor may transform, in response to determining to transform the electronic message to the second format, the electronic message. The processor may transmit the transformed electronic message to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Apurva S. Patel, Prasad P. Purandare
  • Patent number: 10091773
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for enabling a terminal to transceive a signal with a base station in a TDD (Time Division Duplex) communications system. Specifically, the method includes the steps of: receiving reference sub-frame set information through the system information and active sub-frame set information through dynamic signaling; receiving an uplink grant for transmitting an uplink signal in a downlink sub-frame defined in the active sub-frame set information; judging the effectiveness of a particular uplink sub-frame for transmitting the uplink signal commanded by the uplink grant; and transmitting the uplink signal to the base station if the particular uplink sub-frame is effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10091135
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for multi-tenancy enablement of enterprise Java™ applications using resource proxies and application tenancy context. In according with an embodiment, the system and method can provide a plurality of deployable resources which can be used within the application server environment, and one or more application deployments, wherein each application deployment includes at least one of tenant-specific code and shared-tenant code. The system and method can further determine an application tenancy context of a thread, and point to one or more resource proxies, each of the one or more resource proxies being configurable to communicate with a tenant specific resource. Each of the one or more resource proxies can use the application tenancy context of a thread to communicate with a tenant specific resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sanjeeb Sahoo, Sivakumar Thyagarajan, Jagadish Ramu
  • Patent number: 10083413
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are technologies for facilitating placement of charging stations. In accordance with one aspect, sensor data of electric vehicles is received. A charging demand distribution over a set of locations is determined based on the sensor data. Candidate locations are selected from the set of locations based on the charging demand distribution. Placement of charging stations at one or more of the candidate locations is then optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gufei Sun, Heng Wang, Wen-Syan Li
  • Patent number: 10084733
    Abstract: A processor may receive an electronic message sent to a first device associated with a user. The electronic message may have a first format. The processor may receive usage information about the first device and a second device associated with the user. The processor may determine whether to send the electronic message to the second device based on the received usage information. The second device may be capable of receiving messages having a second format. The processor may determine, in response to determining to send the electronic message to the second device, whether to transform the electronic message from the first format to the second format. The processor may transform, in response to determining to transform the electronic message to the second format, the electronic message. The processor may transmit the transformed electronic message to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Apurva S. Patel, Prasad P. Purandare
  • Patent number: 10084765
    Abstract: A wireless network device only installs configuration information that is wirelessly received from a provisioning device if the wireless network device successfully authenticates a security token it receives from the provisioning device. The provisioning device can obtain the security token by scanning a label associated with the wireless network device or by other methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Adtran, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Doherty, Thomas F. Guevin
  • Patent number: 10084652
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein provide disaster recovery IP customization based on rules associated with virtual networks that virtual machines (VMs) are connected to. In one embodiment, the rules are applied to each recovered VM to dynamically derive new TCP/IP settings at a recovery site based on TCP/IP settings used at a protected site and the virtual networks that the VMs is connected to at the protected and recovery sites. In particular, the rules may be defined in IP mapper objects associated with mappings between protected site networks and recovery site networks. During disaster recovery, the protected-site-to-recovery-site network mapping for a vNIC of a recovered VM is determined and rules that are defined in the IP mapper object associated with such a network mapping are evaluated to generate new TCP/IP settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Vitaly Vatnikov, Robert Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10084680
    Abstract: A system and method for subscriber aware network monitoring is provided. The method includes: determining subscriber and session data, wherein the subscriber has a non-unique IP (Internet Protocol) address; retrieving identifying data from a packet; and comparing the identifying data with the determined subscriber and session data to determine the subscriber associated with the packet. The system includes: at least one network probe configured to determine subscriber and session data, wherein the subscriber has a non-unique Internet Protocol (IP) address; at least one traffic probe configured to retrieve identifying data from a packet; and a processing module configured to compare the identifying data with the stored subscriber and session data to determine the subscriber associated with the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sandvine Incorporated ULC
    Inventors: David Cameron Dolson, Travis James Willard, Douglas Arthur Fickling, Jeffrey Thomas Begley, Dror Yehuda Shilo
  • Patent number: 10084640
    Abstract: For automatic updates to fabric alert definitions, a method monitors fabric alert definitions defined for a storage area network having a plurality of switches and a plurality of fabrics. The fabric alert definitions define alert conditions within the storage area network relevant to events occurring within one or more of the plurality of fabrics. The method further detects one or more changes to the plurality of fabrics by discovering relationships between each fabric and each switch within the storage area network and comparing current relationships against previous relationships. In addition, the method automatically modifies fabric alert definitions having a reference to changed fabrics responsive to detection of the one or more changes to the plurality of fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Bharadwaj, Stephen A. Byrd, David L. Merbach, Kevin J. Webster, Li Zhou
  • Patent number: 10085173
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method in a network entity for Quality of Service (QoS) control of a service to be provided by a Service Provider (SP) to a user. The method comprises: receiving from another network entity a QoS capability request including a QoS requested by the SP for the service; retrieving a QoS profile of the user from a user database, the QoS profile including a maximum allowable QoS for the user dependent on the user's subscription with a network operator; and controlling a QoS to be authorized to the service based on the requested QoS and the maximum allowable QoS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Shunliang Zhang, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10078619
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for the dynamic association of components in a multi-tier application to different layers of a corresponding multi-tier application infrastructure. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for dynamically associating components in a multi-tier application to different layers of a corresponding multi-tier application infrastructure includes defining in memory of a host computing system a pattern that has an inventory of components of a multi-tier application. The method also includes associating each of the components with a corresponding tier label for an n-tier architecture. The method yet further includes loading the pattern into a pattern engine. Finally, the method includes deploying by the pattern engine each component of the pattern to a layer of the n-tier architecture corresponding to a tier label associated with the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay A. Apte, Roy F. Brabson, Orvalle T. Kirby, III, Jason R. McGee, Scott C. Moonen, Donald R. Woods
  • Patent number: 10079730
    Abstract: A network-based discovery system and service are disclosed that provide client discovery services to a number of clients over a network. The network-based discovery system includes a database that stores discovery information of client network-based resource configurations. The discovery information may be obtained from client resources by client-side discovery components that are placed on client resources, obtain the discovery information and that send the information to the discovery system. The discovery system analyzes the discovery information to determine the client network-based resource configurations and generates client network-based resource configuration representations for the respective clients. The client network-based resource configuration representation may include a description of, and dependencies among, a plurality of computer-based resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hariharan Subramanian, David Samuel Zipkin, Derek Avery Lyon, Cristian Gabriel Gafton
  • Patent number: 10079716
    Abstract: A system and method of deploying operating environments in an enterprise computing environment comprised of managed virtual or hardware servers is disclosed. A library of operating environments, each environment including at least one package including an operating system image and an application, is provided. A user controlling a cluster of servers may request creation of a test environment using an operating environment from the library, and test the environment with applications to ensure the user's needs are met. The user may request all servers within the user's cluster be provisioned with the operating environment through a deployment manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Hamer
  • Patent number: 10079847
    Abstract: A system and methods for correcting domain names in invalid email addresses are described herein. The method includes receiving email failure information including a bad domain name. The bad domain name is compared to valid domain names in a valid domain name database and a match distance of the bad domain name to valid domain names in the valid domain name database is evaluated. Confidence scores for the valid domain names are prepared based on the match distance. Valid domain names having confidence scores exceeding a domain match threshold are identified. A valid domain name with a confidence score exceeding the domain match threshold is selected. The method involves heuristics and machine learning. System administrator intervention may be received to assist in the selecting. An email note is sent to the corrected domain name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LMP Software, LLC
    Inventors: Henri J. Isenberg, Ronald B. Laughton, Timothy J. Cashin
  • Patent number: 10073706
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for using a declarative model to configure domains, where the declarative model allows definition of applications and services within groups, definition of topology units in groups and a mapping between the application and service groups and topology groups. Processing of this model, embodied in XML, involves automatically changing the application server configuration to reflect the association of applications and services to the topology units, enabling the application server to deploy applications and services to servers, clusters, and other elements upon boot-up of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: David L. Felts
  • Patent number: 10073881
    Abstract: An authoring platform for authoring a client workflow includes an arrangement of shapes representing steps and connections representing relationships between the steps. Online content retrieved from an online resource may be associated with steps of the client workflow. An authoring service receives the client workflow from the client interface via a network and directs a graph database to store a database workflow corresponding to the client workflow. A search platform is provided for creating and searching workflows using a tag database taxonomy. An author creates a workflow wherein a tag is linked to a workflow item. The workflow is stored as a database workflow and a node in the database workflow representing the workflow item is linked to a node in the database taxonomy representing the tag. Multiple workflows are created in a similar manner to link the workflows to the database taxonomy to provide efficient searching of the workflows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Look, Gonzalo Rubio, Arindam Ganguly, John Wallace, Adam Arnold
  • Patent number: 10069933
    Abstract: A network-configuring system creates stable virtual interfaces for groups of neighboring network nodes. During operation, the system can obtain network-neighborhood information from one or more network neighbors. This network-neighborhood information includes duplex-neighborhood information that indicates at least a set of neighboring devices to the network neighbor, and a set of remote network nodes which are accessible via a respective neighbor. The system can use the network-neighborhood information to determine one or more groups of network neighbors with common network characteristics, such that a respective group includes one or more mutually-connected network peers. The system can then define a virtual interface for a respective group of stable network neighbors, such that the virtual interface's member nodes include the local network node and the respective group's mutually-connected network peers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ignacio Solis, Glenn C. Scott
  • Patent number: 10069723
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for encapsulating a flow identifier. The method for encapsulating a flow identifier comprises: in the case where flow table matching is successfully performed on a packet, an OpenFlow switch adds a flow identifier to the packet; and the OpenFlow switch invokes a pre-saved function entry to assign a value to the flow identifier, so as to complete the encapsulation of the flow identifier. The disclosure achieves the effect of enabling an OpenFlow network node to take a hash calculation result of some fields of an original packet before encapsulation as the assignment of a new added flow identifier, which is required by the encapsulation of the flow identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Min Xiao, Junhui Zhang, Bo Wu
  • Patent number: 10069778
    Abstract: An exemplary group selection screen shows groups in which users share a message, so that any of the groups is selectable. In an avatar display area (Ar12) for each group, avatars (Av1) of not more than five users belonging to a group, who have recently posted a message, are displayed. An arrangement of the avatars (Av1) is determined based on a posting time and date of a latest message posted by each user represented by an avatar (Av1). In an avatar display area (Ar12), a message included in a balloon is displayed, which message has been posted by a user represented by a displayed avatar (Av1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Yui Iida, Kouichi Kawamoto, Taiyo Hara, Ryoma Aoki, Naonori Oonishi, Akihiro Umehara, Ginga Kamei, Hiroaki Hiruma, Masayuki Okada, Yasuto Kakimoto, Arisa Yanagi, Hayuru Soma
  • Patent number: 10067753
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide an application program uninstallation method and apparatus. The method comprises: receiving an uninstallation instruction for a target application program (S101); deleting a specific directory in a local device to which the target application program corresponds, according to the received uninstallation instruction (S102); extracting an identifier of the target application program (S103); searching a local pre-set directory residual database to determine whether there exist any directory data that correspond to the identifier (S104), the directory data comprising at least a directory path; if such directory data exist, deleting a directory in the local device to which the directory path found corresponds, according to the search result (S105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET SECURITY SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fan Luo, Jiabo Zhou, Lidong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10069923
    Abstract: A device on a network is searched for by using the first protocol, and the first device information is acquired. The second device information about the second protocol is acquired from a device on the network. The second device information is preferentially processed over the first device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoya Ishida
  • Patent number: 10063995
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically modifying computing devices are provided. Various embodiments allow multiple control beacons (e.g., Bluetooth low energy beacons) with GPS to automatically pre-configure by discovering each other using location provided by the GPS in the beacons. These beacons can then be used to enforce multiple rules or policies on the computing device (e.g., restrict the activities/functionality of a mobile device). For example, a beacon can be installed at a family's dinner table and can be used as a trigger to restrict (or activate) phone features (e.g., allow only incoming calls while near this beacon during dinner times). In some embodiments, the GPS on the beacon can be used to notify administrators (e.g., parents) if the beacon is moved from its current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lihosit, Tyler Axdorff
  • Patent number: 10057264
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing platform configured to communicate with a plurality of IoT devices over at least one network. The processing platform implements a security-as-a-service portal accessible to the IoT devices, the portal comprising an analytics engine configured to assign trust scores to respective ones of the IoT devices. The security-as-a-service portal provides authentication leveling functionality for the IoT devices based at least in part on the assigned trust scores. In accordance with the authentication leveling functionality, a first one of the IoT devices accesses the security-as-a-service portal to identify a level of authentication to be applied by the first IoT device in authenticating a second one of the IoT devices. The security-as-a-service portal may determine the authentication level to be applied by the first IoT device in authenticating the second IoT device based at least in part on the trust score assigned to the second IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Eslam ElNakib, Mohammed Hashem, Osama Salah
  • Patent number: 10055239
    Abstract: A resource optimization manager monitors resource metrics of a set of virtual machine instance types and determines a set of applications associated with the virtual machine instance types and associates the resource metrics to the set of applications. Thereafter, the resource optimization manager can generate clusters of applications that share one or more similar attributes and store resource optimizations for the clustered applications. The resource optimization manager can obtain a designation of a target application run on a virtual machine instance or otherwise obtain a definition of an application. The resource optimization manager can then associate the target application with one or more of the clustered applications based on a comparison of similarities between the clustered applications and the target applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eden G. Adogla, Awo D. Ashiabor
  • Patent number: 10057756
    Abstract: A terminal detection method that includes a search step, a first acquisition step, a second acquisition step, and a detection step. The search step transmits a response request through broadcast communication and searches a terminal device that exists within a predetermined range. The first acquisition step acquires, from the terminal device, at least specific information of the terminal device. The second acquisition step executes communication with the terminal device based on the specific information acquired in the first acquisition step and acquires second information that indicates a function possessed by the terminal device. The detection step detects that the terminal device has a desired function based on the first information acquired in the first acquisition step and the second information acquired in the second acquisition step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., TOSHIBA INFORMATION SYSTEMS (JAPAN) CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Ichikawa, Koichi Nagata, Shigeaki Esaka, Motoi Nagata, Hirotoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10057455
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for printing-device monitoring by a printing monitoring server connected to a network, including: receiving identification information of a non-networked printing device and identification information of a host computer sent by the host computer, the non-networked printing device being connected to the host computer and being connected to the network through the host computer; when locally-stored printing device data contains the identification information of the non-networked printing device, determining host-computer identification information corresponding to the non-networked printing device and contained in the printing device data, to be identification information of a previous host computer; and when the identification information of the previous host computer is inconsistent with the identification information of the host computer, commanding the previous host computer stored with the identification information of the non-networked printing device to delete the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ZHUHAI SEINE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhenyu Ma
  • Patent number: 10055321
    Abstract: A storage device includes at least one nonvolatile memory device, a host interface configured to communicate with a peripheral channel hub disposed external to the storage device, a sideband interface configured to receive a self-diagnostic command from a host disposed external to the storage device, and a self-diagnostic firmware configured to be driven in response to the self-diagnostic command to perform a self-diagnosis operation on the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunil Keshava, Donggun Kim, Vijay Motagi, Kihyun Choi
  • Patent number: 10051450
    Abstract: A Bluetooth (BT) device includes a host processor and a BT controller coupled by a Host Controller Interface (HCI) including a Host Controller Transport Layer and a HCI Driver. The host processor implements an applications layer and includes HCI firmware for communicating via the Host Controller Transport Layer with the BT controller. The BT controller includes a processor coupled to a memory and to a transceiver, and a RF driver. The HCI firmware also includes HCI command code for a user to define a topology of the BT network including configuring the BT device in a current chain including a plurality of BT devices including configuring from which BT device it receives data from and which BT device it forwards data to. For communicating data across the BT network the BT device forwards the data without host processor involvement in at least resending the data back to its BT controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ram Malovany, Chen Loewy, Dotan Ziv, Lior Gersi, Liran Cohen
  • Patent number: 10048836
    Abstract: Systems, computer products, and methods are described herein for determining the applications and/or devices that a user users, or has used in the past, through a user computer system. The system categorizes the applications and/or devices related to one or more potential targets in which the user maybe interested and presents the targets to the user for selection by the user. The system monitors and aggregates information from the applications and/or devices related to the one or more desired targets and provides suggestions to aid in achieving the desired targets. The system allows the user to control, or may automatically control, the applications and/or devices related to the one or more desired targets in a central location. The aggregated information and/or one or more desired targets may be pushed to systems, applications, and devices, in order to act as filters or additional information for providing additional output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Caitlin Chrisman Bullock, Matthew Hsieh, Jaydev Ajit Kumar, Yaakov Lyubetsky, Yun Suk Paik, Heng Xu, Jimin Zheng
  • Patent number: 10050903
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for multi-tenancy enablement of enterprise Java™ applications using resource proxies and application tenancy context. In according with an embodiment, the system and method can provide a plurality of deployable resources which can be used within the application server environment, and one or more application deployments, wherein each application deployment includes at least one of tenant-specific code and shared-tenant code. The system and method can further determine an application tenancy context of a thread, and point to one or more resource proxies, each of the one or more resource proxies being configurable to communicate with a tenant specific resource. Each of the one or more resource proxies can use the application tenancy context of a thread to communicate with a tenant specific resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sanjeeb Sahoo, Sivakumar Thyagarajan, Jagadish Ramu
  • Patent number: 10050969
    Abstract: A method of authenticating a user so that the user can access a website without entering a unique user credential. A user accesses a target and is presented with an authentication code and an address, and the user sends a message containing the authentication code to that address. Alternatively, the user is pre-supplied with an address and is presented only with an authentication code when the user accesses the target. The user's identity is authenticated by comparing an aspect of the metadata of the message with known metadata aspects, and the user is authenticated by comparing the authentication key presented to the user with the one received in the message. Both the user and the user's identity are authenticated in a single step without requiring the user to input any unique user credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TEXTPOWER, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Foster, Scott Goldman, Mark Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10044507
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus are described providing social networking engines. Specifically, the present specification relates to a method for implementing software containers implementing social network engines that may be configured to act in a zero-knowledge environment. In such implementations, all information pertaining to the social network engine associated with a user that is stored in the container is solely that of a user unless explicitly shared by the user. In some implementations, the containers may be configured to participate in a publish-and-subscribe network in order to share information. In addition, the containers may be provisioned with controls so that global operators may comply with local privacy rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: eIngot LLC
    Inventor: William J. Raduchel
  • Patent number: 10044633
    Abstract: A device of a network configured for implementing a method for distributing available bandwidth of the network amongst ongoing traffic sessions of devices of the network is described. The device includes a communication module, a ranking module, a calculator and a comparator. The communication module collects status messages from devices of the network running at least one traffic session. The ranking module is configured to rank the ongoing traffic sessions according to parameters of devices and traffic sessions retrieved from status messages. The calculator is configured to determine bandwidth to be allocated to each ranked traffic session in function of the available bandwidth, a rank of the ranked traffic sessions and a type of the ranked traffic sessions. The comparator checks whether the determined bandwidth to be allocated to a traffic session of the device is different from zero such that available bandwidth can be distributed amongst ongoing traffic sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Stephane Gouache, Jean-Claude Colmagro, Franck Abelard
  • Patent number: 10044811
    Abstract: Methods and systems for forwarding data between a first network element and a terminal at a management server, comprising the steps of receiving a request from the terminal to communicate with the first network element during a first data session; determining whether a first connection has been established with the first network element; establishing the first connection with the first network element if the first connection has not been established with the first network element; and forwarding data between the first network element and the terminal using the first connection during the first data session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ho Ming Chan, Ying Kwan, Chak Ming Lau, Ki Tak Cheuk
  • Patent number: 10044815
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for location-based Domain Name System (DNS) service discovery using a central DNS server in which network resources are aggregated by geographic location (e.g., subnets) and defined using DNS service discovery records that are mapped to corresponding geographic locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoni Amishav, Eric J. Barkie, Oded Dubovsky, Benjamin L. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10044816
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for location-based Domain Name System (DNS) service discovery using a central DNS server in which network resources are aggregated by geographic location (e.g., subnets) and defined using DNS service discovery records that are mapped to corresponding geographic locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoni Amishav, Eric J. Barkie, Oded Dubovsky, Benjamin L. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10042783
    Abstract: A computing system includes a first storage device, a second storage device, and a host device configured to communicate with the first storage device and the second storage device according to a communication protocol, wherein the host device includes an interconnection layer to assign physical ports for connection between the host device and the first storage device and the second storage device, in order to simultaneously process transactions for the first storage device and the second storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronicns Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyuntae Park
  • Patent number: 10042631
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system and method for migrating application and packages configured for a first version of a configuration manager to a second version of the configuration manager. The method prepares the packages and applications for migration from the first version of the configuration manager to the second version of the configuration manager using a Migration Preparation Engine. The package comprises at least one program. The application comprises at least one deployment type record. The method migrates the package and associated at least one program as well as the application and associated at least one deployment type record from the first version of the configuration manager to the second version of the configuration manager using the using the Migration Execution Engine. The method stores a migration record in a computer memory to record the migration of the package and application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Aleksandr B. Furman
  • Patent number: 10038598
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a device may include a communications interface configured to receive, from the device management server, an indication to perform an action that requires access to a privileged user space. The device may include a processor configured to use a bridge service to perform the action, where the bridge service runs in a security context that enables the service to operate in the privileged user space. In various embodiments, a server may include a communications interface and a processor. The processor may be configured to receive an indication to perform a management action not within a native device management functionality. The processor may be further configured to invoke a bridge service running on the managed device to perform the action by sending a request via the communications interface, where the bridge service runs in a security context that enables the service to operate in the privileged user space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MOBILE IRON, INC.
    Inventors: Tomas Vetrovsky, Pavel Zeman, Thanhy Mather
  • Patent number: 10038666
    Abstract: Measures, including methods, systems and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums, for providing a Domain Name Service (DNS) configuration service for one or more network services provided in a cloud environment. Update data relating to one or more relationship updates that have occurred in at least one of the one or more network services is received. The one or more relationship updates relate to one or more service provision units in a cluster of service provision units deployed in the cloud environment to provide the at least one network service. DNS policy configuration data associated with the at least one network service is identified. On the basis of the identified DNS policy configuration data, data in a DNS configuration data database is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD
    Inventor: Michael Jeffrey Evans