Reconfiguring Patents (Class 709/221)
  • Patent number: 11030072
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include creating and starting fast-start container images. A preview image of a container is received at a host computer. The preview image includes a subset of an original image of the container. The preview image of the container is executed, at the host computer, for a workload. Based at least in part on detecting a fault during the executing of the preview image of the container, one of the original image of the container and a portion of the original image not included in the preview image of the container is accessed for continuing execution of the workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hai Huang, Jia Jun Brandon Lum, Alaa Youssef
  • Patent number: 11032424
    Abstract: A system and method for hybrid callback management and failure recovery, utilizing a callback cloud and an on-premise callback system, allowing brands to utilize a hybrid system that protects against any premise outages or cloud service faults and failures by introducing redundancies and co-maintenance of data key to callback execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: VIRTUAL HOLD TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Donaldson Moller, Matthew DiMaria, Shannon Lekas, Kurt Nelson, Nicholas James Kennedy, Kevin Shinseki, Robert Harpley
  • Patent number: 11032144
    Abstract: A network control system includes link design unit for deciding, as a configuration of one network formed by connecting a plurality of nodes having a communication function, a configuration of distributed networks included in the network and specific links for forming the network by connecting the distributed networks; and network configuration switching unit for switching the configuration of the network by logically enabling or disabling the specific links on request at least in a state where links other than the specific links are enabled, in which the link design unit decides the configuration of the distributed networks and the specific links based on a cluster hierarchical structure corresponding to a formation process of the one network which is formed as a result of sequentially adding links, which connect the nodes, based on a connection weight decided in accordance with a degree of spread or complexity of the network after connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 11025499
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of methods and systems relating to impact management of IT systems, including a server-based IT management system comprising a network server having a service function object store that stores a plurality of service function objects, each service function object being a digital representation of a service function and comprising one or more service attributes and one or more service function links for linking each service function object to at least one other service function object; and a network communications interface for receiving information indicative of an operating state for each service function; wherein the operability of any given service function is determined automatically upon the reduction of operating state of any one or more other service functions based on direct and indirect linkages between the given service function and the other service functions and the respective service-loss impact values associated with each said direct and indirect linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Troy Marcotte
  • Patent number: 11026060
    Abstract: A method for slice attachment and configuration, the method comprises: receiving a service request from a user equipment; selecting a second network node to process the service request; receiving a configuration for a network slice to enable the service requested by the user equipment; identifying a first point of presence to receive user plane information corresponding to the network slice; identifying a second point of presence to receive control plane information corresponding to the network slice; forwarding traffic corresponding to the network slice to a third point of presence; transmitting to the user equipment a handle identifying the user equipment context and the network slice configuration; and transmitting to the user equipment a user equipment configuration corresponding to the network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: William Anthony Gage
  • Patent number: 11016637
    Abstract: A device for managing applications installed on the device and a method thereof are provided. The device includes a controller configured to obtain driving information of the applications in response to the applications being executed, and determine an application satisfying an uninstall condition, among the applications, based on the driving information. The device further includes an interface configured to change a display of an object indicating the determined application, based on the uninstall condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyun Ryu, Yong-gook Park, Jang-woo Lee, Jae-young Lee, Jae-ho Jung, Yang-wook Kim
  • Patent number: 11018940
    Abstract: This application belongs to the field of service orchestration and discloses a service orchestration method and apparatus, and a service provisioning method and apparatus. The method includes: obtaining a service template; obtaining a service identity, a service attribute, and a service policy that are entered by an operator and a default service parameter; substituting the options of the service template with the service attribute and the service policy that are entered by the operator and the default service parameter; associating the service template that is filled in with the service identity; and storing the service template that is associated with the service identity in a service type library, and publishing the service template to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liya Zhang, Liang Zhang, Jian Wu
  • Patent number: 11018887
    Abstract: An ambience adjustment method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, includes identifying an ambient condition in a user profile for a most similar first device to a second device and setting the ambient condition of the most similar first device as the ambient condition in the user profile of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Krisha Banerjee, Radha Mohan De, Ashley Dallas Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 11019135
    Abstract: A control device configuration system may receive, store, process, and/or display control device configuration information. The control device configuration system may filter the control device configuration information based on user selections of configuration options for configuration parameters. The control device configuration system may identify compatible and incompatible configuration options for various configuration parameters. The control device configuration system may allow selections of the incompatible configuration options. The control device configuration system may adjust how it filters the control device configuration information based on the selections of the incompatible configuration options. The control device configuration system may implement a configuration model that includes configuration parameter groups for efficient evaluation of user selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Ram Kripal Prasad, Saurabh Garg
  • Patent number: 11012501
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for performing distributed outsourced computing. In operation, a master node in a general distributed computing cluster monitors a network for computing resources. The general distributed computing cluster includes the master node and a plurality of slave nodes. The master node determines whether computing resources are available from one or more of the plurality of slave nodes. If it is determined that computing resources are available, the master node identifies the one or more of the plurality of slave nodes as an auxiliary master node. Further, the master node publishes information associated with one or more unfinished computing tasks dedicated to the master node to a blockchain for access by the one or more of the plurality of slave nodes for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Vladimir Tkach, Yuri Kroz
  • Patent number: 11010154
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to implementing a complex patching micro service architecture. An embodiment of the present invention is directed to controlling and managing patching of complex patterns using a micro service architecture. Using a defined library of micro services, an application owner may build a configuration to follow for patching routines. The configuration may be used as reference data and further used to establish a workflow for each patching iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Jones, Maibam Susanta Singh
  • Patent number: 11003233
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system may include multiple processors and an automatic power state controller (APSC) configured to switch the processors between various operating points. The operating points may be described by data programmed into the APSC, and the APSC may include a register that is programmable with a target operating point request identifying a target operating point for the processors from among the described operating points. The data describing the operating points may also include an indication of whether or not the number of processors that may be concurrently active at the operating point is limited. Based on the indication and the number of active processors, the APSC may override the requested operating point with a reduced operating point. In some embodiments, a digital power estimator (DPE) may monitor operation of the processors and may throttle the processors when high power consumption is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Suk Lee, Daniel C. Murray, Wei-Han Lien
  • Patent number: 11005716
    Abstract: A network customer may support a plurality of network connectivity services (such as an E-line). A network connectivity service may experience spikes of traffic, and therefore, spikes of bandwidth usage. Dynamic capacity allows a network connectivity service to increase its available bandwidth during such traffic spikes. A computer-implemented method is disclosed that facilitates identifying network customers that might be interested in purchasing dynamic capacity. The method comprises collecting bandwidth utilization data of network connectivity services supported by each network customer, and identifying those connectivity services that exhibit patterns (e.g., cogent peaks) in their utilization data indicating the network connectivity service is a candidate for dynamic capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Yermakov, Pete J. Caputo, II
  • Patent number: 10996658
    Abstract: The systems and methods described provide improved process control operating range and capabilities and integrate process control monitoring and management with broader process automation (PA) systems process management, extending the real-time operation and control of a process control system to process handling of a PA system, and extending PA-style process management by adding real-time process controls and monitoring, and adding new functionality by permitting management of these processes to externally defined completion goals. This combination provides new functionality in dynamically determined process flexibility, extended operating range and extended process recipe definition capabilities for process control systems using this technology, and provides improved error recovery and exception handling of traditional PA systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: 6TH STREET, INC.
    Inventors: David Potts, Brian Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10990371
    Abstract: In some examples, a processing unit can install a second driver to an installed-driver backing store on a non-volatile (nonV) memory, and replace a first driver in a driver store of the nonV memory with the second driver without replacing the first driver in the volatile memory with the second driver. The processing unit can, subsequently, determine that the second driver has been loaded into the volatile memory, and write, by the second driver loaded into the volatile memory, a driver-configuration entry in a configuration datastore. An example computing system can include the first driver in volatile memory, and the nonV memory. The nonV memory can include a driver-configuration file, a driver store holding a first copy of the second driver, and an installed-driver backing store holding a second copy of the second driver. Some examples can roll back failed installation operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CrowdStrike, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Gutman, Aaron LeMasters, Ion-Alexandru Ionescu
  • Patent number: 10992553
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a network element that enables truncation of tap aggregation data via snoop actions. In one embodiment, a network element configured for tap aggregation includes a first tap port to couple with a tap switch, a set of tool ports to transmit network data received from the first tap port to a data analyzer, and data plane logic to manage a mapping between the first tap port and the set of tool ports. A first tool port in the set of tool ports is configured for egress truncation and the data plane logic performs a snoop action to truncate a first unit of network data to be forwarded to the first tool port and a forward action to forward a second unit of network data to a second tool port in the set of tool ports without truncation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: James Chun Pang, Travis Ryan Hammond, Kevin Martin Amiraux
  • Patent number: 10990655
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a system and method are provided to: display, utilizing a touch screen, a first user interface of the first application; detect, utilizing the touch screen, user input via the first user interface of the first application; in response to the detection of the user input via the first user interface of the first application: cause the first application to perform an operation based on the user input, and cause a universal resource identifier (URI) to be sent to the second application; after causing the first application to perform the operation, identify one or more results of the operation; after causing the URI to be sent to the second application, receive, from the second application, data that is retrieved by the second application from at least one server via at least one network; and based on the received data and received other data that is retrieved via the at least one network, display, utilizing the touch screen, a first user interface element with the one or more results of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: VULPECULA, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10990368
    Abstract: Provisioning for a cloud service is provided. An instance of a provisioning object is created and initialized, and a graphical user interface (GUI) is generated. The GUI includes a home window, a configure window, an orchestrate window and a deploy window. The provisioning parameters are received from the GUI. The provisioning parameters indicate whether to deploy the software application on a local network or a remote network. A location object and a deployment object are created and initialized based on the provisioning parameters. The location object includes an on-premises object for a local network deployment or a cloud object for a remote network deployment. A command to deploy the software application is received from the GUI, and the software application is deployed to a local network or a remote network using the provisioning object, the location object and the deployment object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Neeraj Shodhan, Pranay Bipin Shah, Darpan Korat, Hareshkumar Navadiya, Indraraj Abhesangbhai Chavda, Ravi Verma Vunikili
  • Patent number: 10985981
    Abstract: A server is dynamically reconfigured by storing a plurality of server configurations in a configuration store. Requests, received by the server, are routed to one of a plurality of workers for processing the requests. Each request is associated with a current configuration of the plurality of configurations that a worker uses to process the request. The number of workers using each configuration of the plurality of configurations is counted. Responsive to the counting, it is determined that a prior configuration of the plurality of configurations is not being used by the workers. The prior configuration is deleted from the configuration store responsive to the determination that the prior configuration is not being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: F5 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Sysoev, Valentin Bartenev, Nikolay Shadrin, Maxim Romanov
  • Patent number: 10986563
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method for adaptive WiFi roaming, where an electronic device and an access point advertise their networking capability. The networking capability may be, for example, the capability to support at least one enterprise feature. Based on the advertisements transmitted by the electronic device, the access point can determine that the electronic device can support the at least one enterprise feature and may selectively enable the at least one enterprise feature. Additionally, based on advertisements transmitted by the access point, the electronic device can determine that the access point can support the at least one enterprise feature. Based on this mutual determination, the access point and electronic device may continue an association process based on the at least one enterprise feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Veerendra Boodannavar, Kapil Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10979540
    Abstract: Methods and systems for connecting multiple platforms to a universal framework are disclosed. Data is received from a network device at an engine via a first protocol, wherein the data includes metadata. The metadata is converted from the first protocol to a plurality of protocols at the engine. The universal framework is provided at the engine to make the metadata available to external devices via the plurality of protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Bauer, Michael L. Swindell
  • Patent number: 10972552
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a system and method used for allowing a path selection or reselection (hereby (re)selection). In some embodiments data packets for a session between a UE and an application system (AS) can utilize a pre-established user plane path between the AS and an access node (AN) which serves the UE. This can allow for faster session set-up times as a new user plane (UP) path need not be established for every new session if existing UP paths can be utilized. Some embodiments allow an application aware (re)selection of the user plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Li, Ngoc Dung Dao, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10970127
    Abstract: Systems described herein may allow for the intelligent configuration of containers onto virtualized resources. As described, systems described herein may generate configurations based on received parameters for utilization to configure (e.g., install, instantiate, etc.) virtualized resources. Once generated, a configuration may be selected according to determined selection parameters and/or intelligent selection techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Freeman, Hector A. Garcia Crespo, Matthew Kapala, Brent D. Segner
  • Patent number: 10972343
    Abstract: A configurable device for use in a solution architecture includes computing resources. The configurable device further includes a computing resources state manager. The computing resources state manager obtains an out-of-band modification to the computing resources. The computing resources state manager, in response to obtaining the out-of-band modification, generates an out-of-band configuration based on the out-of-band modification. The computing resources state manager further, in response to obtaining the out-of-band modification, updates restoration information for the computing resources based on the out-of-band configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ravikanth Chaganti, Rizwan Ali, Dharmesh M. Patel
  • Patent number: 10962986
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises a processor, programmed to responsive to detecting a fleet within a predefined range, join the fleet via a wireless connection, and optimize network configuration of the fleet by activating a first network technology on the vehicle, deactivating a second network technology, and commanding at least one vehicle of the fleet via the wireless connection to deactivate the first network technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Lei, Allen R. Murray
  • Patent number: 10951473
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed herein for providing an asynchronous fleet configuration service for deploying and updating a fleet of network resources. The asynchronous fleet configuration service exposes an asynchronous application programming interface (API) that allows for individual resources to indicate an initialization status. Accordingly, the asynchronous fleet configuration service can asynchronously monitor the status of individual resources being deployed or updated, while performing other duties related to the fleet of network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Avinash Jaisinghani, Prashant Jayaraman, Christopher Whitaker, Matthew John Hinkle, Pete Peerapong Janes, Adam M. Thomas, Jaykumar Harish Gosar, Chetan Manohar Dandekar
  • Patent number: 10942832
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed that help developers determine server resource usage caused by client application generated events. Embodiments may be employed while an application is under development to balance the benefit of a given event with an estimated cost to process the event once the application is deployed. One aspect of the present disclosure provides a telemetry application that receives application generated events and estimates a resource cost they cause to data collection servers. The resource cost may be based on historic data captured from similar or related events, as well as data about how often the event and related events are raised by the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Eugene Kihneman, Heron Arzaquel Anzures Reyes, Medhavin Vadhanasindhu, Siddharth Dahiya, Dolly Sobhani, Peter P. Baer, Ankit Kapur, Eric Leighton Smith, Kristopher Wayne Langohr
  • Patent number: 10945118
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed in which a control node generates configuration data for each of a plurality of MMEs operating in overlay networks. The configuration data defines a type of user equipment (UE) or a type of UE traffic to be serviced by each MME. The MME configuration data is provided to a base station and used to control selection of an MME to service a request from a UE. The control node monitors network traffic within and across the overlay networks and can reconfigure one or more MMEs to service different UE traffic types. This allows for improved flexibility in load balancing with overlay networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Iskren Ianev, Yannick Lair, Hayato Haneji, Christophe Le Thierry D'Ennequin
  • Patent number: 10944630
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to an automated end to end network migration process from on-premise to cloud-based management platforms and visa-versa. The disclosed technology describes an enhanced plug and play (PnP) software agent operationally coupled to a device and capable of interacting with a PnP service hosted on a target management platform to thereby initiate the migration process. The PnP service on the target management platform upon receiving a migration request from the device PnP agent, maps the requesting device onto a client profile existing on the target management platform and identifies therefrom the associated default controller for the device. Subsequently, the device is directed to acquire and boot up on a new software image compatible with the target management platform and following a conversion of its existing configuration into a version compatible with the new software image, the device is migrated to the associated default controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Santosh Ramrao Patil, Anvesh Reddy Podduturi, Sanalkumar Thekkanath, Vinay Prabhu
  • Patent number: 10931523
    Abstract: Example methods and systems for a network management entity to perform configuration change monitoring. One example method may comprise receiving a request to monitor a datapath to which a configuration change is applicable. The datapath may include multiple network elements. The method may also comprise instructing the first host to inject, at a first network element, one or more trace packets for transmission along the datapath to a second network element. The method may further comprise: obtaining state information associated with the configuration change, and detecting that an operating condition associated with the datapath is affected by the configuration change based on the state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Ming Shu, Benli Ye, Da Wan, Qiong Wang, Donghai Han, Qiao Huang, Xu Wang
  • Patent number: 10931559
    Abstract: A network of routers configure resource nodes connected to the network in accordance with a configuration model including configuration objects that imply resources. A router device among the network of router devices receives, from forwarding paths in the network relative to the router device, originated at the resource nodes and that indicate resources supported by the resource nodes. The router device creates mappings of the resources as advertised to the forwarding paths. The router device receives from the network an Intent request to create a configuration object among the configuration objects, and determines whether the configuration object matches a resource in the mappings. If the configuration object matches a resource in the mappings, the router device generates a new Intent request that identifies the resource, specifically, and forwards the new Intent request along the forwarding path mapped to the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Paul Sosthène Enguehard, Jordan François Jean Augé, Giovanna Carofiglio, Michele Papalini
  • Patent number: 10929344
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing file transfers across different domains hosted by a virtualization server are described herein. A trusted domain (Dom 0) may indicate that one or more files, directories, and/or volumes are available to a second domain (guest domain) by updating share information stored in a key value store. The guest domain may enumerate the shared files to appear as if within its own file system structure. The guest domain intercepts calls to its file system, determines whether the requested data is actually stored in its own file system or in trusted domain, and proxies the file system call to the trusted domain when the requested data is shared by the trusted domain. Key value store information and shared data information and contents may be communicated using one or more memories shared between the trusted domain and guest domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Durrant, Ben Chalmers
  • Patent number: 10917831
    Abstract: This patent application discloses a radio access network slice generation method, a radio access network, and a slice manager. The method includes: receiving, by a radio access network, a radio access network slice generation request message sent by a slice manager; and generating, by the radio access network, a radio access network slice. The radio access network slice generation request message includes information about a service type, and a protocol stack corresponding to the service type is configured for the radio access network slice. In this patent application, there is no need to repeatedly deploy different radio access networks to meet different service types, and therefore operating expenses are reduced. The radio access network slice may be quickly generated, and this facilitates rapid deployment of a new service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yinghao Jin, Hong Li
  • Patent number: 10911495
    Abstract: In some examples, a system creates a requirement including EPG selectors representing EPG pairs, a traffic selector, and a communication operator; determines that EPGs in distinct pairs are associated with different network contexts and, for each pair, which network context(s) contains associated policies; creates first data representing the pair, operator, and traffic selector; when only one network context contains the associated policies, creates second data representing a network model portion associated with the only network context and determines whether the first data is contained in the second data to yield a first check; when both network contexts contain the associated policies, also creates third data representing a network model portion associated with a second network context, and determines whether the first data is contained in the second and/or third data to yield a second check; and determines whether policies for the pairs comply with the requirement based on the checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Advait Dixit, Navneet Yadav, Navjyoti Sharma, Ramana Rao Kompella, Kartik Mohanram
  • Patent number: 10911415
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for providing protected remote access from a remote access client to a remote access server over a computer network through a plurality of inspections. A remote access configuration file is created for the remote access client. A digital hash of the configuration file is then generated. The digital hash is compared with a configuration file stored at a predefined web location. If the comparison results in a match between the digital hash and the stored configuration file, a digital hash comparison is performed between an encrypted remote access configuration file and an encrypted configuration file stored at the predefined web location. If the plurality of inspections are passed, the remote access client is released from a quarantine state and a virtual private network (VPN) connection to the remote access server is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Colin Lee Feeser, Anthony W. Ondrus, Steven J. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10909110
    Abstract: There is provided a method and server for retrieving data from a data storage system including a plurality of storage nodes. The method may include sending a multicast message to at least a subset of the storage nodes. The multicast message may include a request for the subset of storage nodes to send the data. The multicast message may further include a data identifier indicating the data to be retrieved. Moreover, the method may include receiving data from a first storage node of the subset of storage nodes. The data received from the first storage node may correspond to the requested data. At least the act of sending a multicast message or the act of receiving data from the first storage node may be performed on a condition that an estimated size of the data is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Bernbo, Christian Melander, Roger Persson, Gustav Petersson
  • Patent number: 10911305
    Abstract: Various examples for performing rule processing for device management data evaluation are described. According to some examples, one or more computing devices can receive new device data from a client device indicative of a current configuration of the client device and identify a change of a device configuration value from a past device configuration value by comparing the new device data to historic device data. The computing devices can send the new device data to a rule evaluation service to identify one or more rules associated with the device configuration value a rule action service to perform an action specified in the rules. The rule action service can determine the action to perform based on the device configuration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Abhishek Mishra, Adam Michael Hardy, Zundra Daniel, Aashima Madaan, Sriram Devalapalli, Joshua Glenn Broch, Sangeeta Soman
  • Patent number: 10904115
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of exchanging on-premise network analytics and cloud-based application analytics between an enterprise network and a cloud-based application without exchanging any personally identifiable information about the end users and devices involved in a communication session conducted over the enterprise network and using the cloud-based application. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, at a controller of a network, first analytics data, the first analytics data being embedded with a watermark, the first analytics data excluding personally identifiable information associated with end points of a communication session using a cloud-based application; receiving second analytics data from one or more components of the network, the second analytics data including the watermark; correlating the first analytics data and the second analytics data using the watermark to yield correlated data; and performing network analysis and troubleshooting using the correlated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Szigeti, Stefano Giorcelli, Guy Keinan
  • Patent number: 10904294
    Abstract: This disclosure facilitates managing lost devices. In some embodiments, a system receives a first device type from a first agent on a first device, and a different second device type from a second agent on a second device. The system receives a first group associated with the first device and a different second group associated with the second device. The system determines that the first device and the second device are lost and accesses a database storing first and second configuration classes associated with the first and second devices, respectively. The system creates first and second device-dependent classes based on the first and second device types and the first and second configuration classes, respectively. The system melds the first device-dependent class into a first melded profile and the second device-dependent class into a second melded profile, using the respective groups, and applies the melded profiles to the corresponding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ConnectWise, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Francis Buerk, Scott Logan
  • Patent number: 10902000
    Abstract: An event processing system for distributing a continuous query, and processing events in an event stream, is disclosed. The system can synchronize timestamps across all partitions by adding a heartbeat propagator component propagating a heartbeat signal for silent partitions. The system can further include a timestamp tracker component that tracks the maximum observed timestamp across all partitions for each batch, and sends this to each partition. The system can distribute partitions of the events to the worker nodes, and instruct a heartbeat propagator component to generate a heartbeat for a first worker node corresponding to an event in a different partition. The system receives outputs from the worker nodes and combines these into a single result corresponding to a continuous query. The system can further implement a timestamp tracker to select a highest timestamp value of a previous batch, and send the value to the worker nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sandeep Bishnoi, Hoyong Park, Subhrajyoti Choudhury, Yathish Gatty, Devendra Jain, Santosh Kumar, Prabhu Thukkaram
  • Patent number: 10904084
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reconfiguring hosts in provider network environments in which hosts are evaluated to determine if steps of a full rebuild can be skipped. The hosts may implement slots of different types for virtual machines (VMs). Upon detecting that slots of a particular type are needed, a host that implements slots of another type may be selected for reconfiguration. The host may be evaluated to determine if one or more steps of a full rebuild can be skipped. The host may then be reconfigured to implement slots of the target type according to results of the evaluation. In at least some reconfigurations, at least one step of a full rebuild procedure is not performed for the respective host. Results of previous reconfigurations may be fed back into the evaluation process and used as one of the criteria for determining if steps can be skipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Diwakar Gupta, Duane Todd Carson, Jonathan Welter Mullen, Srinivasan Jagannathan
  • Patent number: 10896240
    Abstract: Computer systems and methods for constructing and using a virtual index server. The index of the virtual index server may specify locations of respective portions of data at a plurality of remote storage providers. The index may graft multiple files and folders from multiple storage providers together into a single hierarchical index tree. The virtual index server may be automatically updated to reflect changes in data content at the plurality of remote storage providers. The computer system may automatically retrieve log files from a content delivery network (CDN), normalize the log files according to a first analytics provider, and automatically provide the normalized log files to the first analytics provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FAST TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Derek B. Labian
  • Patent number: 10887193
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing network connection settings of external devices. In some embodiments, an electronic device with a display and one or more wireless antennas, while the electronic device is connected, via the one or more wireless antennas, to a first local area network, displays a first external device management interface, wherein: the first external device management interface is associated with a first external device that is not connected to the first local area network; and the first external device management interface includes a first affordance. The electronic device receives a user input corresponding to selection of the first affordance and, in response to receiving the user input corresponding to selection of the first affordance, causes the first external device to connect to the first local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 10880171
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide for group policy object (GPO) update compliance. A method for GPO update compliance includes selecting both a compliance update and also a computing system as an endpoint targeted for receiving the compliance update, directing execution of a remediation process that applies the compliance update onto the selected endpoint and performing a re-scan of the selected endpoint subsequent to the execution of the remediation process. The method further includes executing a GPO update within a threshold period of time after the re-scan and repeating the re-scan after the GPO update and then comparing a log produced by the repeated re-scan after the GPO update with a log produced by the re-scan before the GPO update, detecting an out-of-compliance update in the comparison and responding to the out-of-compliance update by directing a repair of the out-of-compliance update using a domain login for the selected endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCLOUD, LLC
    Inventors: Brian H. Hajost, Fredi Jaramillo, Matthew Heimlich
  • Patent number: 10866798
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for performing authenticated firmware updates of a fog or IoT device, which happens concurrent with a field update of a component coupled to the device, such as a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Nolan, Keith Nolan, Pat Cheevers, Jurijs Kacs, Wael Guibene, Charlie Sheridan, Cliodhna Ni Scanaill, Mark Kelly
  • Patent number: 10868853
    Abstract: An imaging platform may determine whether an image file stored on a client device is a current version of the image file, and may identify, based on determining that the image file on the client device is not the current version of the image file, the current version of the image file in an image file store. The imaging platform may determine, based on identifying the current version of the image file and based on one or more properties associated with a network connection of the client device, a bandwidth allocation for transmitting the current version of the image file to the client device. The imaging platform may transmit, to the client device, a mapping table associated with the current version of the image file, and may transmit, based on the bandwidth allocation and based on the mapping table, the current version of the image file to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco P. Demasi, Jason M. Iannelli, Robert T. Milne, Ronald L. Bland, Daniel J. Pfennig, Michael J. McGuinness, Michael L. Bowman, Lori L. Crimmins
  • Patent number: 10862734
    Abstract: In a network management system communicatively coupled to a plurality of domains, each domain has a plurality of resources including physical resources and/or virtual resources executed on corresponding computing devices, each domain provides a plurality of services including one or more of computing services, storage services, network services, and combinations thereof via the plurality of resources, systems and methods include identifying a collection of the plurality of resources and/or the plurality of services as a fusion object; managing the fusion object via a set of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to perform management of the collection as a single manageable entity; and updating the fusion object based on one or more of network topology changes in the plurality of domains, resource changes in the plurality of domains, and service changes in the plurality of domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Zsolt Haraszti, Darren James Dowker, Richard Sherman Lopez
  • Patent number: 10857464
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a communication method may be provided. The communication method may include: generating a hint on solving a situation in an electronic game; and transmitting the hint to a server configured to provide the hint to gamers playing the electronic game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Nikhil Atul Sulakhe
  • Patent number: 10862829
    Abstract: Capacity-based scaling of queue-based resources is described. Initially, a scaling system measures capacity of service processors that are instantiated at a cloud computing service system to provide a service on behalf of a service provider, and also measures a load on these processors. In contrast to conventional scaling systems—which base scalings on a number of queued messages which the instantiated service processors process to provide the service—the scaling system measures the load in terms of not only the number of messages held in a queue but also an input rate of the messages to the queue. The described scaling system then determines whether and by how much to scale the instantiated processors based on this number of messages and input rate. Given this, the scaling system instructs the cloud computing service system how to scale the instantiated service processors to provide the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Jorg-Christian Wolfgang Meyer, Michael Gebhard Friedrich
  • Patent number: 10860545
    Abstract: To measure usage of computing resources on a computer, a logging service running on the computer generates event data. The computer transmits the event data to an event processing system. With a large number of computers, each computer transmits its event data to the event processing system. The event processing system stores the event data in a storage system as a file system object, such as a stream or file, in which different data fields of the received event data are stored in a structured or semi-structured manner. The event data can be processed in parallel on different pivots using map-reduce operations. Such processing can include, but is not limited to, de-duplicating event data, aggregating event data related to a resource into measurements of usage of that resource, and grouping original data or aggregated data by user or group of user for further analysis and reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ashutosh Joshi, Giuseppe Zingales, Yu Tan, Ullattil Shaji