Network Computer Configuring Patents (Class 709/220)
  • Patent number: 10261819
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide an approach that evaluates a locally running image (e.g., such as that for a virtual machine (VM)) and determines if that image could run more efficiently and/or more effectively in an alternate computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment). Specifically, embodiments of the present invention evaluate the local (existing/target) image's actual and perceived performance, as well as the anticipated/potential performance if the image were to be migrated to an alternate environment. The anticipated/potential performance can be measured based on another image that is similar to the existing/target image but where that image is running in a different computing environment. Regardless, the system would display a recommendation to the end user if it were determined that the image could perform better in the alternate environment (or vice versa).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SERVICENOW, INC.
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Gregory J. Boss, Nitin Gaur, Andrew R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10263870
    Abstract: A method is provided for suspending and resuming virtual machines in a network in dependence of network activity. The method includes providing a virtual machine manager. The virtual machine manager monitors network traffic of the virtual machines on a network bridge in a network layer using data packet analysis to detect dedicated network protocol traffic. More particularly, the monitoring of network traffic of the virtual machines may include: logging network addresses of the virtual machines of the network; combining logged network addresses with information about suspending or resuming virtual machines based on filtering rules being provided for such combination; and sending information about the network addresses of active and suspended virtual machines for virtual network adapters assigned to the virtual machines to the virtual machine manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jakob C. Lang, Angel Nunez-Mencias, Thomas Pohl, Martin Troester
  • Patent number: 10264024
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to administration of wireless peripheral devices. A computer-implemented method includes connecting to a peripheral device through a first connection, and determining a peripheral identifier corresponding to the peripheral device. The method further includes associating the peripheral identifier with a device identifier corresponding to a user device and sending an updated policy based on the association between the peripheral identifier and the device identifier to the peripheral device through the first connection. The method further includes pairing, through the first connection, the peripheral device and the user device based on the updated policy to establish a second connection between the peripheral device and the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Jian Wei Leong
  • Patent number: 10263854
    Abstract: A system and method can support service management in a transactional middleware machine environment. A transactional service provider can dispatch at least one service using a plurality of service entries with different service versions, and determine whether a service version associated with a service entry matches a requested service version associated with a service request received from a service requester. Then, transactional service provider can allow the service requester to access the service entry that matches the requested service version associated with the service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huasheng Fu, Sheng Zhu, Zhenyu Li
  • Patent number: 10263853
    Abstract: The present invention dynamically optimizes computing resources allocated to a simulation task while it is running. It satisfies application-imposed constraints and enables the simulation application performing the simulation task to resolve inter-instance (including inter-server) dependencies inherent in executing the simulation task in a parallel processing or other HPC environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: RESCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Gregorius E. Poort, Mulyanto W. Poort, Ryan A. Kaneshiro, Adam C. McKenzie
  • Patent number: 10255061
    Abstract: A system provides cloud-based identity and access management. The system receives a request for performing an identity management service. The request identifies the service and a current version of a microservice. The current version of the microservice is in a first stateless middle tier in a first topology that includes a first web tier. The system performs the identity management service by the current version of the microservice using tenant data stored in a database. The system then determines an upgrade to be applied to the microservice, and deploys a second topology that implements the upgrade. The second topology includes a second web tier and a second stateless middle tier including a new version of the microservice. The system tests the new version of the microservice in the second topology using test data stored in the database, promotes the second topology, and drains and shuts down the first topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Vadim Lander, Lokesh Gupta
  • Patent number: 10257027
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose a system and method to manage a configuration of a plurality of content switching devices in a networked system by generating a first configuration data file and translating the first configuration data file into one or more device specific configuration data files. Each device specific configuration data file corresponds to a device type of the plurality of content switching devices. Some embodiments of the system and method then communicate the one or more device specific configuration data files to each of the plurality of content switching devices of a corresponding device type to configure each content switching device. Other systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Armond Bigian, John T. Feldmeier, Connie W. Yang
  • Patent number: 10257041
    Abstract: A method for validating configuration inputs for a computing device dependent on a network, including: accessing a validated portion of input, wherein the validated portion of input is consistent with information internal to the computing device; determining if a content of the validated portion of input is sufficient to enable a network validation determination to be performed, thereby achieving a positive network probe determination or a negative network probe determination; based on the positive network probe determination, querying an external network to determine if the external network includes a configuration enabling a functioning of the computing device therein, wherein the external network is external to the computing device; and based on the querying, generating a network validation determination, wherein the network validation determination includes a determination as to whether or not the external network includes a configuration enabling a functioning of the computing device therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: David Byard, Jehad Affoneh, Wit Riewrangboonya
  • Patent number: 10257159
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for operating a device as a proxy network address translation device for other devices are provided. For example, a method, computing device, or computer-program product may be provided. In one example, a method may include receiving a communication that includes a performance metric of one or more devices on a local network. The computing device and the one or more devices share a common network service provider. The method may further include determining, based on the performance metric, that the computing device is selected for operating as a proxy network address translation device for the one or more devices that share the common network service provider. The method may further include aggregating network address translation traversal for the one or more devices, including establishing a single network address translation connection with the common network service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10250441
    Abstract: Searching, according to the type information of a network device, for a transport layer protocol supported by the network device in a transport layer architecture of a network configuration protocol (NETCONF) configuration framework and definition information which is to be used to implement a connection to the network device. Establishing a NETCONF session to the network device by using the transport layer protocol and the definition information. During establishment of the NETCONF session, comparing a first NETCONF capability set obtained from the network device with a second NETCONF capability set which is supported by the NMS and is defined in a metadata definition file. Assigning an intersection of the first NETCONF capability set and the second NETCONF capability set as an active capability set. Then, performing a network configuration access to the network device based on the active capability set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Mengwen Liu
  • Patent number: 10241773
    Abstract: A desktop management system is described that provides an automated process for distributing and suggesting modifications. The system is comprised of a central server and multiple client devices connected through a network. Application layer drafts for a particular modification (such as an installation, update, un-installation, fix, etc.) are generated based on snapshots of client devices before and after the modification is applied. Several application layer drafts are produced for a particular modification. Based on commonalities between the several application layer drafts, an official application layer is produced. When a client device requests a modification, an official application layer for the requested modification is retrieved and merged onto the requesting client device to apply the modification. If a client device on the network lacks an application that is present on similar client devices on the network, the system can suggest the application to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Tal Zamir
  • Patent number: 10243788
    Abstract: A system and method may be used to automatically configure a distributed computing system. The method may be used to configure an unconfigured computing device for distributed computing in the distributed computing system. At the unconfigured computing device, a contact token comprising contact information may be received. At a processor of the unconfigured computing device, the contact information may be used to initiate transmission of a configuration data request to a first configured computing device of a plurality of configured computing devices that have been configured for distributed computing in the distributed computing system. At the unconfigured computing device, configuration data may be received from the first configured computing device. At the processor, the configuration data may be used to configure the unconfigured computing device for distributed computing in the distributed computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Accellion, Inc.
    Inventor: Clifford Andrew White
  • Patent number: 10244525
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises: promiscuously detecting, by a parent network device in a tree-based network topology, a data packet transmitted to a child network device attached to the parent network device, the data packet transmitted by a grandchild network device attached to the child network device; determining, by the parent network device, whether the data packet transmitted to the child network device is to be forwarded toward a destination via the parent network device; and the parent network device selectively initiating intercepted forwarding of the data packet toward the destination, on behalf of the child network device, based on determining that the data packet is to be forwarded toward the destination via the parent network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Patrick Wetterwald, Eric Michel Levy-Abegnoli, Jean-Philippe Vasseur
  • Patent number: 10241815
    Abstract: A data handling system includes a managing resource that manages one or more managed resources. The managed resource inherits tags of its managing resource(s). A user of the data handling system may apply tags to a managing resource via a management console. The tags may be applied via a user interface and utilized to organize the managed and managing resources. The tags may be typeless in that the user may assign any type of meaning to any tag. Tags assigned to the managing resource are applied or inherited to the resources it manages. The pattern of inheritance repeats through ‘n’ generations as managed resources, themselves, can be managing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randal L. Bertram, Niraj D. Patel, Aaron D. Sahlin
  • Patent number: 10241820
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for identifying a realization status of one or more logical entities of a logical network. In some embodiments the method is implemented by a controller that controls network data communications in a logical network. The method receives a request for realization status of a set of logical entities at a particular point of time that is associated with a particular value of a realization number. The method determines whether configuration data up to the particular point of time for each logical entity in the set has been processed and distributed to a set of local controllers that operates on a set of host machines. The method returns a realization reply that includes a successful realization message when the configuration data up to the particular point in time for each logical entity in the set has been processed and distributed to the set of local controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: W. Andrew Lambeth, James Joseph Stabile, Ganesan Chandrashekhar, Pankaj Thakkar, Peter J. Balland, III, Igor Ganichev
  • Patent number: 10242365
    Abstract: A domain-specific hardwired symbolic eCommerce machine is described that processes information via the hardwired mapping of symbols from one or more domains onto other such domains, computing and communicating with improved security and reduced power consumption because it has no CPU, no Random Access Memory (RAM), no instruction registers, no Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), no operating system (OS) and no applications programming. The machine provides web services by recognizing legal requests such as HTTP POST request and responding with an HTML web page. In some embodiments, the machine has no unconstrained RAM into which malware may insert itself and needs no anti-virus software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hackproof Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Mitola, III
  • Patent number: 10235219
    Abstract: A new device executing an application on a new CPU determines whether the application is for a legacy device having a legacy CPU. When the application is for the legacy device, the new CPU executes the application with selected features of the new CPU that are not present on the legacy CPU disabled, or with a latency of instruction execution of the new CPUs altered to match or approximate a latency of the legacy CPU, or with algorithmic details of operation of one or more units of the new CPU altered to match or approximate algorithmic details of operation of corresponding units of the legacy CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Mark Evan Cerny, David Simpson
  • Patent number: 10235153
    Abstract: The disclosure herein updates distant equipment while avoiding protocols and connections and concerns a deported downloading system of data on distant equipment, and includes a gateway adapted to receive a set of data comprising operational data addressed to the distant equipment as well as a temporary downloading engine, the gateway being also adapted to download the operational data into the distant equipment by starting the execution of the downloading engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Patrice Boucher, Nicolas Wacyk
  • Patent number: 10237180
    Abstract: A system for hierarchical topological addressing and hierarchical recursive routing in a network includes routing devices organized in a hierarchical topology forming a routing layer including levels. The levels include first and second levels including first and second subsets of the routing devices, respectively. Each routing device in the first level is directly connected to endpoint modules and to routing devices in the second level. Each routing device has a hierarchical address based on a location of the routing device within the hierarchical topology. Each routing device performs recursive one-hop routing to route packets through the network. Performing recursive one-hop routing on a particular packet includes: selecting a network port based on a destination address of the packet, wherein the destination address is a hierarchical address of a second routing device in the first level, and forwarding the packet to a routing device directly connected to the selected network port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Volta Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan D. Bogdanovic, Marc Sune
  • Patent number: 10235148
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for creating, exporting, viewing and testing, and importing custom applications in a multitenant database environment. These mechanisms and methods can enable embodiments to provide a vehicle for sharing applications across organizational boundaries. The ability to share applications across organizational boundaries can enable tenants in a multi-tenant database system, for example, to easily and efficiently import and export, and thus share, applications with other tenants in the multi-tenant environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: David Brooks, Lewis Wiley Tucker, Benji Jasik, Timothy Mason, Eric David Bezar, Simon Wong, Douglas Chasman, Tien Tzuo, Scott Hansma, Adam Gross, Steven Tamm
  • Patent number: 10237738
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for access point privacy using media access control (MAC) address randomization. The access point may identify a MAC address for use with over-the-air (OTA) transmissions and a persistent MAC address for backend communications. The access point may communicate the OTA MAC address and the persistent MAC address to a wireless station. The access point and the wireless station may exchange data frames and perform MAC replacement techniques to map the OTA MAC address to the persistent MAC address. The persistent MAC address may provide for data routing, mobility management, etc., whereas the OTA MAC address may provide for privacy for the wireless transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Jouni Kalevi Malinen, George Cherian, Santosh Paul Abraham, Anand Palanigounder
  • Patent number: 10229148
    Abstract: A data analysis system stores in-memory representation of a distributed data structure across a plurality of processors of a parallel or distributed system. Client applications interact with the in-memory distributed data structure to process queries using the in-memory distributed data structure and to modify the in-memory distributed data structure. The data analysis system creates uniform resource identifier (URI) to identify each in-memory distributed data structure. The URI can be communicated from one client application to another application using communication mechanisms outside the data analysis system, for example, by email, thereby allowing other client devices to interact with a particular in-memory distributed data structure. The in-memory distributed data structure can be a machine learning model that is trained by one client device and executed by another client device. A client application can interact with the in-memory distributed data structure using different programming languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ARIMO, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Nguyen, Anh H. Trinh, Bach D. Bui
  • Patent number: 10230707
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to prevent an attack from or via a communication device on an information apparatus in a communication system including the information apparatus, the communication device coupled to the information apparatus in the aftermarket, a server that authenticates the communication device, and a communication unit between the communication device and the server. A communication device includes a first interface that performs first communications with a server, a second interface that performs second communications with an information apparatus, and an information processing unit that performs an information process including a communication protocol process accompanied by the first and second communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Oshida
  • Patent number: 10230736
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for facilitating invisible password reset protocols. More specifically, the techniques described herein eliminate the need for end users to have to periodically change their authentication information (e.g., password information). The mechanisms facilitate automated and invisible modification to a password without active participation by the end user. The mechanisms are made possible through the use of a credential-free or zero password login (ZPL) system. Among other benefits, the automation techniques discussed herein frequently change passwords and thus, reduce the chances that passwords are stolen and/or otherwise misused. As discussed herein, the credential-free or zero password login (ZPL) system also remembers and/or otherwise automatically provides users with authentication information (e.g., credentials) for a registered resource at the time of access time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Onion ID Inc.
    Inventor: Anirban Banerjee
  • Patent number: 10230795
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method for data replication in a networking system comprising multiple computing nodes. The method comprises maintaining a data set on at least two computing nodes of the system. The method further comprises receiving a data update request for the data set, wherein the data update request includes a data update for the data set. The data set on the at least two computing nodes is updated based on the data update request received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sushma Anantharam, Amitabha Biswas, Harshad S. Padhye
  • Patent number: 10230787
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing distributed group identity may involve exchanging, at a node in a group, node identifiers with another node in the group, sorting the node identifiers, selecting an identifier from the sorted identifier, proposing the selected identifier as a persistent group name, setting the persistent group name based on the proposed identifier, setting a user administered name based on the proposed identifier, determining that the user administered name is consistent across the group, and updating the user administered name to resolve the inconsistency. The persistent group name is common across the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Thi D. Hyunh, Marshal F. Savage, Cyril Jose, Yee Ja
  • Patent number: 10223226
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to controlling an electronic circuit having multiple units with at least one signal input each. A set of signal resources is determined by tracing back a dependency tree for each unit signal input until an endpoint representing a signal resource is reached. For each signal resource in the set a resource manager may be provided in dependence of its signal type. That resource manager may be assigned a set of signal inputs comprising each signal input in the circuit which was traced back to its respective signal resource. The resource manager is configured for controlling the signal resource. A control device may be provided to receive technical implementation requirements for one or more of the resource managers, detect conflicting requirements received for the one or more resource managers, and enable or disable one or more of the resource managers in response to the detected conflicting requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joerg Behrend, Holger Horbach, Alexander Jung, Klaus Keuerleber, Sandeep Korrapati, Juergen Wakunda
  • Patent number: 10225342
    Abstract: A converged infrastructure management system includes a processing system and a memory for storing an operations management application, which is executed by the processing system to obtain physical configuration information associated with one or more physical hosts of a virtual computing environment, and virtual object information associated with a plurality of virtual objects executed on the hosts. Using this information, the application generates an association for each virtual object, the association associating the virtual object with the host that executes the virtual object, and displays a virtual object representation of at least one of the virtual objects, a host representation of its respective host, and an indicator representing the association between the virtual object and its respective host on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Changbin Gong
  • Patent number: 10225162
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provide, in a cloud infrastructure environment, an array agnostic automated storage tiering mechanism, wherein storage array types may be different. A user can select storage with an automated storage tiering policy while details of the storage are abstracted for the user. In embodiments, tiering policies determine a location for data based upon activity associated with the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Anurag Jain, Sukesh Kumar Biddappa, Stephen A. Mendes, Seema Tahaliyani, Douglas J. Santoli, Barbara S Tzanakis
  • Patent number: 10218671
    Abstract: Presented herein are systems and methods of dynamically allocating and leasing MAC addresses in a wireless network that ensures a unique MAC address is assigned to a computing device. The exemplified systems and methods ensure that the dynamically assigned MAC address is unique for a given network and that the MAC address is assigned to a give client wireless device prior to the client being granted access to the network and prior to a communication session being established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Tak Ming Francis Pang
  • Patent number: 10216752
    Abstract: Functionality is disclosed herein for utilizing a picture created by a customer of a service provider network to define infrastructure associated with the service provider network or other networks. The picture may be a picture of a drawing or a model, for instance. The picture is analyzed to identify resources depicted in the picture as well as any connections between the resources. Based upon the analysis, configuration data that describes the configuration of the resources within the service provider network may be generated and used to perform one or more actions. For example, the configuration data might be used to generate a deployment template and/or used to provision the resources within the service provider network or other networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Adam Lichtenberg, Thomas Price Jones, II
  • Patent number: 10210567
    Abstract: A cloud computing system management system including a plurality of computing devices configured to host virtual machine instances, each computing device in the plurality of computing devices including a local agent that continuously evaluates the observed load relative to a utility maximization function. If observed load is higher than a calculated optimal level, individual loading processes are offered for “sale” via a market scheduler. If observed load is lower than a calculated optimal level, then available capacity is offered as a bid via the market scheduler. The market scheduler matches bids with available processes and coordinates the transfer of load from the selling device to the buying device. The offered prices and utility maximization functions can be employed to optimize the performance of the cloud system as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Mick, Dale Lee Bracey, Van Lindberg
  • Patent number: 10210020
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a plurality of requests. Resource utilization is determined for two or more resources in an execution environment. An at-risk resource is identified, from among the two or more resources, with highest utilization among the two or more resources. The method further includes determining, by a computer processor, a subset of requests to be approved that are estimated to have lowest impact on the at-risk resource, based at least in part on historical resource utilization applicable to one or more request types of the plurality of requests. The subset of requests is approved for processing by the execution environment, where the subset of requests excludes one or more unapproved requests. The one or more unapproved requests are held in a waiting queue in lieu of processing the one or more unapproved requests, responsive to the one or more unapproved requests not being approved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Samir A. Nasser
  • Patent number: 10212147
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for extending shrouding capability of a virtual server hosting system. An example method includes receiving a request to deploy a shrouded virtual server using a predetermined set of hardware components, and using a shrouded mode. The method also includes adding a guest server to the hosting system, the guest server including the predetermined set of hardware components. The method also includes deploying a preconfigured hypervisor on the guest server, where the preconfigured hypervisor is deployed in an immutable mode that disables changes to security settings of the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes deploying, by the preconfigured hypervisor, a preconfigured boot image as an instance of the virtual server on the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes sending an identifier of the virtual server for receipt by the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reinhard T. Buendgen, Jeffrey A. Frey, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, William J. Rooney, George C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10212029
    Abstract: Techniques for provisioning cloud services in cloud computing systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method can include providing a user portal configured to communicate with a deployment application configured by a user for provisioning cloud services in the cloud computing system. The method can also include receiving a notification from the user-configured deployment application that a provisioning process is initiated for a cloud service in the cloud computing system. In response to receiving the notification, the method can include assigning a distinct provisioning identifier to the initiated provisioning process associated with the notification and causing an output field associated with the distinct provisioning identifier to be displayed on the user portal. Subsequently, messages of status updates can be forwarded to the status display according to the assigned distinct provisioning identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alaa Shaker, Brad Olenick, Steve Sanderson, Nick Harris
  • Patent number: 10203992
    Abstract: A method includes creating communication agents in each worker node in a distributed processing cluster, creating communication agents in nodes other than the distributed processing cluster as redundant nodes, the worker nodes and redundant nodes forming a communicator group, numbering and identifying each worker node in the distributed processing cluster using the communication agents, detecting a distributed processing worker node fault using the communication agent between nodes of the distributed processing cluster, spawning a new worker node via the communication agent from one of the redundant nodes in the communicator group for use as a new worker node, rebuilding the new worker node by using the communication agent to operate with the distributed processing cluster, and starting the new worker node to join the distributed processing cluster to work with the other worker nodes utilizing the communication agents for communications between the worker nodes in the communicator group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: DaQi Ren, Jianhuan Wen
  • Patent number: 10205724
    Abstract: A cloud-based onboarding server receives first identification information associated with a network device, from a wireless station authenticated to the cloud-based Wi-Fi onboarding server, the identification information being sent on behalf of the network device. Additionally, second identification information associated with the network device is received from the network device. Responsive to the first identification information matching the second identification information, the network device is associated with a user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Neutrino8, Inc.
    Inventor: Bojan Likar
  • Patent number: 10204011
    Abstract: A method of initializing a computing device is provided. The method includes (a) powering up the computing device, (b) initially setting a flag to indicate no need to reboot the computing device, (c) sequentially starting a set of computing components operating on the computing device, (d) in response to one component of the set making a configuration change to the computing device, setting a flag to indicate a need to partially reboot the computing device, and (e) upon all components of the set of components completing to load, partially restarting the computing device conditioned on the flag indicating the need to partially reboot, partially restarting including sequentially restarting the set of computing components without powering up the computing device again. An apparatus, system, and computer program product for performing a similar method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Burriss, Roko Peros, Jochen F. De Smet, Brion Patrick Philbin, Kenneth D. Lee, Yuri A. Stotski, Jackson Brandon Myers, Helga M. Sonner
  • Patent number: 10200486
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile event streaming system that receives customer application lifecycle and user events including a message, event source and a destination then processes data for consumption by one or more customers, generating a secure data stream and sending the processed data over the generated data stream. An example system for receiving, processing, and delivering customer application lifecycle and user engagement data includes a server system having at least one processor, memory and a network interface where the memory stores program instructions for receiving, storing, processing and transmitting messages via the network interface. The mobile event streaming system may be a distributed content delivery service wherein the content delivered via the service is processed. Processing the data comprises the addition of metadata, one or more identifiers such as user, and event identifiers including predictions of future user engagement to enable real-time data consumption by customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Urban Airship, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Herrick, Adam C. Lowry, Cory David Hoffman Kolbeck, Michael Shane Robert McHugh
  • Patent number: 10193871
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes first processing means for performing a setting for performing encrypted communication on the information processing apparatus in response to a command based on a first communication procedure, second processing means for performing a setting for performing encrypted communication on the information processing apparatus in response to a command based on a second communication procedure, and transmitting means for transmitting information indicating that the setting for performing the encrypted communication is made in response to the command based on the first communication procedure to a reception apparatus if the command based on the second communication procedure is received from the reception apparatus after the first processing means performs the setting for performing the encrypted communication on the information processing apparatus in response to the command based on the first communication procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ayumu Asano
  • Patent number: 10191763
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system for implementing a logical network that includes a set of end machines, a first logical middlebox, and a second logical middlebox connected by a set of logical forwarding elements. The system includes a set of nodes. Each of several nodes includes (i) a virtual machine for implementing an end machine of the logical network, (ii) a managed switching element for implementing the set of logical forwarding elements of the logical network, and (iii) a middlebox element for implementing the first logical middlebox of the logical network. The system includes a physical middlebox appliance for implementing the second logical middlebox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Teemu Koponen, Ronghua Zhang, Pankaj Thakkar, Martin Casado
  • Patent number: 10191770
    Abstract: Updating a computing device. The method includes identifying a defined computing system role for the computing device. The method further includes, based on the defined computing system role for the computing device, identifying a schedule for performing maintenance tasks for the computing device at the computing device corresponding to the defined computing role for the computing device. The method further includes performing one or more maintenance tasks for the computing device according to the identified schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anshul Rawat, Tyler Joseph Donahue, Richard Michael Gonzales
  • Patent number: 10192203
    Abstract: A maintenance support system includes an image forming apparatus, a management device, and an information processing terminal. The image forming apparatus generates data including terminal identification information identifying the terminal and sends it to the management device. The management device includes: an issuing processor that, upon receiving the data, issues receipt identification information and sends it to the image forming apparatus or terminal; a memory that stores the terminal identification information in the data and the receipt identification information; and a processor that, upon receiving the terminal identification information and receipt identification information from the terminal, compares the received terminal identification information and receipt identification information with the terminal identification information and receipt identification information stored in the memory, and outputs a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Ishimaru
  • Patent number: 10193740
    Abstract: Modern mobile communication devices have a number of features that enable the users to stay connected with people, stay informed about various local and global events. While these features are useful, they can be intrusive or may cause distraction under some conditions. To reduce the disturbance and intrusion, the various notifications that inform the user about the new events on the mobile device may be temporarily disabled. However, the event notifications must be explicitly re-enabled by the user when it is acceptable to receive the notifications. The user may forget to re-enable the event notification which may lead to missed calls, missed event notifications, etc. A method and apparatus are disclosed that disable and enable the event notifications on the mobile device adaptively depending on the user's location and time to reduce the intrusiveness of the mobile device notification when not required while reducing any missed event notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MBIT WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Bhaskar Patel, Arumugam Govindswamy
  • Patent number: 10191756
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is a method for configuring a virtual machine where there are two storage mechanisms available to the virtual machine: a first storage containing virtual machine operating information, and a second storage including virtual machine configuration information. The configuration information in the second storage is used to configure the virtual machine, including changing the information in the operating storage. The configuration information can pertain to the hypervisor, any logical container within the hypervisor, and any operating environment within one of the logical containers. In a further embodiment, the configuration information from the second storage can be saved and provided to another virtual machine, and used to configure the second virtual machine in a similar fashion. Each virtual machine can have an independent copy of the second storage, or the storage can be mounted in the first machine, unmounted, and then mounted in the second machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Voccio
  • Patent number: 10191458
    Abstract: A configurable, connectorized system for providing RTU monitoring of field digital and analog parameters and transmitting data to the Central PLC system dramatically reduces the number of wire connections that must be made to connect sensors and actuators to a PLC system. The system is also extremely rugged and safe to be located in a hazardous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: 3-CI Partnership
    Inventors: Steven Paul Cunningham, Logan S. Gunthorpe
  • Patent number: 10185554
    Abstract: The described unified service management system provides a unified console to perform functions of individual management specialists. A unified console facilitates an administrator to perform the complex tasks that were performed by the individual management specialists. The unified console provides a “wizard” based approach to the administrator to design all aspects of the complex tasks including placement of components or computing devices, deciding on policies of the components or computing devices, deciding on health policies of components or computing devices, fixing data protection policies of components or computing devices, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ashvinkumar J. Sanghvi, Shawn Bice, Casey McKinnon, Vij Rajarajan, Jens K. Jacobsen, Kristoffer S. Schultz, Thomas William Keane
  • Patent number: 10187354
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for determining a leased time for an address leased for a first user device. The determined leased time and leased address may be stored in a first database. Upon receiving a renew/rebind request from the first user device, a request counter in the first database may be increased if the renew/rebind request occurs during the leased time. A MAC address and port number associated with the address may be identified as performing unwanted actions if the request counter crosses a first threshold. After the request counter crosses the threshold a first remedial action may be taken on the first user device associated with the MAC address and port number identified as performing unwanted actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashishkumar Ramdas Dhawane
  • Patent number: 10187801
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates a large-scale mobile ad hoc network to adapt to specific needs of wireless nodes in a mobile wireless network. During operation, a controller node collects state information associated with one or more wireless nodes. The controller node allocates one or more network elements based on the collected state information and a predetermined utility-based technique. Responsive to the allocation of the one or more network elements, the controller node reconfigures a logical topology of the mobile wireless network by using software-defined mobile ad hoc network nodes, thereby facilitating a large-scale mobile ad hoc network to adapt to specific application needs of wireless nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc E. Mosko, Jose J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves
  • Patent number: RE47345
    Abstract: Picture and speech communication between plural terminals connected to different networks, such as a circuit-switched network and IP network. A converting apparatus 400 for control information or media information for picture/speech communications is provided across first and second terminals 301, 302 connected to respective different types of networks. Converting apparatus 400 includes control information converter 420, transcoder 450 and ability information converter 460. In case the ability information extracted from the decoding information, received from the first terminal 301, is not coincident to the ability information extracted from the call control information received from the second terminal 302, it is further checked whether or not there is picture format size coincidence. If the picture format size coincidence persists in one direction, processing is carried out for converting part of the decoding information or the control information, without causing the operations of the transcoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Kazunori Ozawa