Initializing Patents (Class 709/222)
  • Patent number: 11032213
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for centralizing the management of computing resources that are provisioned across multiple service provider networks by infrastructure modeling services. A service provider network may host or provide a centralized management service that supports an open source framework that provides users, or developers, with a unified development interface to manage computing resources that are provisioned in different service provider networks. The unified development interface of the host service provider network may provide users with a meta schema or language format to create infrastructure schemas for modeling, provisioning, and operating computing resources across service provider networks that are managed by different service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amjad Hussain, Diwakar Chakravarthy, Ryan John Lohan, Bharath Swaminathan, Anil Kumar, Sami Azzam, Sayali Suhas Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11032147
    Abstract: The disclosed methods for reducing the port setup time for a large number of TWAMP test sessions for performance measurement testing of telecommunication transport networks include parsing a configuration file to populate an accept-port data structure with proposed receiver ports for communication from a session-sender to session-reflectors; repeatedly and in parallel, from a control client, communicating with receiving servers to set up pairwise test sessions using receiver port allocations from the accept-port data structure, and receiving and checking blocks of Accept-Session messages from the receiving server and handling either case of acceptance of the proposed receiver port or of counter proposal of an alternate-and-available port to be used for the measurement session; and allocating the alternate-and-available port and updating the accept-port data structure by storing the alternate-and-available port received in the particular Accept-Session message; and using the stored ports to initiate TWAMP mess
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Spirent Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Jyotikumar U. Menon
  • Patent number: 11029965
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology to determine one or more default values associated with a block storage device and automatically retrieve boot code from the block storage device in accordance with the default value(s), wherein the boot code is retrieved via an expansion bus. In an example, the default value(s) include bus number information and address information, wherein the address information corresponds to a bus header of the block storage device. Moreover, the block storage device may be dedicated to the bus controller and retrieval of the boot code from the block storage device may bypass a bus enumeration procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jenny Pelner, James Pelner
  • Patent number: 11032134
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided for managing an adapter as a service (AaaS) in a computing environment by a processor. Accesses to one or more of a plurality of identity and access management (IAM) systems may be provided via an adapter as a service (AaaS) functioning as an exchange service between one or more users and one or more providers of a plurality of types of adapters, wherein the plurality of types of adapters in the AaaS enable provisioning and de-provisioning to one or more of the plurality of IAM systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nader Nassar, John Moore, Jr., Sudheer Kotilingala, Weibo Yuan
  • Patent number: 11019480
    Abstract: A device access method includes obtaining, by a mobility management entity, an identifier of a remote device and an identifier of a relay device, determining, by the mobility management entity based on at least one of the identifier of the remote device or the identifier of the relay device, to allow the remote device to access the network using the relay device, and sending, by the mobility management entity, a registration success message to the remote device using the relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLGOIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youyang Yu, Hancheng Li
  • Patent number: 11012325
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method, a device and a computer program product for configuring service instances. The method comprises, at a computing device being used to implement a first service instance in a cloud environment, receiving, from a service manager of the cloud environment, a hypervisor related to a configuration of the first service instance. The method further comprises determining, based on the hypervisor, first configuration information for configuring the first service instance. The method further comprises configuring the first service instance with the first configuration information. With this method, service auto-deployment, auto-configuration and auto-association are realized, thereby improving user efficiency of configuring services and user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Yongsheng Guo, Ming Zhang, Mengze Liao, Raynor Zhang, Mike Zhu, Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 11005781
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a networking method for a data center network and a data center network, where the data center network includes multiple deployment units; each deployment unit includes at least two Spine switches and at least one Leaf Switch; each Leaf switch inside each deployment unit is connected to at least two Spine switches of all Spine switches inside the deployment unit; and between at least two deployment units, at least one Spine switch inside each deployment unit is connected to at least one Spine switch inside each of other deployment units. A connection relationship between Spine switches in deployment units is set up, so that in a condition of adding no network device, communication between different deployment units can be implemented, which decreases network complexity, and increases the network management and maintenance efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shaofu Zuo
  • Patent number: 10997101
    Abstract: A host coupled to a storage system accesses secondary storage coupled to the storage system and to the host by determining if direct data access between the storage system and the secondary storage is operational, the host forwarding commands to the storage system to directly access the secondary storage in response to direct data access between the storage system and the secondary storage being operational, and the host generating modified commands to cause the host to directly access the secondary storage in response to direct data access between the storage system and the secondary storage not being operational. The secondary storage may be a cloud storage. The secondary storage may be a tape emulation unit. The host may directly access data of the tape emulation unit by accessing a storage device of the tape emulation unit. Commands on the host may be modified by a drivers layer on the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Douglas E. LeCrone, Bruce A. Pocock
  • Patent number: 10999195
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for seamless integration between a multicasting Virtual Private Network and an edge replicated multicast network. For example, a controller (e.g., software defined networking (SDN) controller) may facilitate the integration between a multicasting VPN network and an edge replicated multicast network through the selection of a multicast bridge node from virtual routers specified in the multicast replication tree, and sending information identifying the multicast bridge node to a provider edge (PE) device for the source VPN such that the PE device may use the information to steer multicast traffic from the source VPN site across the Layer 3 VPN network to the multicast bridge node of the receiver VPN site. When the multicast bridge node receives the multicast traffic, the multicast bridge node determines from the information that it is to receive the multicast traffic and to perform the edge replicated multicast using the edge replicated multicast tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Anantharamu Suryanarayana, Nikhil Kumar Bansal, Nischal Kumar N. Sheth
  • Patent number: 10992834
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus compares a total memory usage obtained from the obtained memory usages of the respective image processes and the memory usage when the requested new image process is executed, with an allowable memory capacity representing a memory usage allowed to be used in a process of executing the plugin application; and, in a case where the total memory usage does not exceed the allowable memory capacity as a result of the comparison, executes the new image process, and in a case where the total memory usage exceeds the allowable memory capacity, notifies a request source of an error representing that the new image process cannot be executed owing to an insufficient memory, without executing the new image process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuto Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10985978
    Abstract: A Wi-Fi access point device is provided for use with a Wi-Fi communication device that is operable to transmit a login signal and to transmit a reconfiguration signal. The Wi-Fi access point device includes a memory having onboarding configuration information stored therein, an initialization component to generate an initialization signal, an onboarding component to generate an onboarding signal based on the onboarding configuration information; a Wi-Fi communication component to transmit the onboarding signal, based on the initialization signal, by way of a beacon management frame, to receive the login signal and to receive the reconfiguration signal; and a Wi-Fi network creating component to create a Wi-Fi network based on the login signal and to modify the Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Harin D. Sarda, Aravind Venugopal
  • Patent number: 10985935
    Abstract: In embodiments, a device control application reads a configuration file responsive to a first execution of the device control application on a mobile device. The mobile device parses the first configuration file to identify one or more supported devices, managed properties of each of the one or more supported devices, actions that indicate information about the managed properties, and controls associated with at least one of the one or more supported devices or the one or more managed properties, wherein a control causes a specified user input to generate a command to cause a managed property to have a specified value. The mobile device crates a first version of the device control application based on the configuration file during runtime of the device control application based on a result of the parsing. The mobile device then presents the first version of the device control application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ayla Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Myers, III, Brian King, Emanuel Peña Aguilar
  • Patent number: 10985980
    Abstract: A production messaging node in a messaging environment registers a subscription to itself (registers a self-subscription) with a central repository. The self-subscription enables the production messaging node to detect and identify a clone of itself in the messaging environment. The self-subscription ensures that a configuration change applied to the clone triggers a notification that is sent to the production messaging node. The notification enables the production messaging node to determine that the clone is active in the messaging environment. The production messaging node may then respond in various ways depending on the prevailing circumstances. Self-subscribing a messaging node to a central repository enables detection and identification of a cloned messaging node which if left un-marshalled, may disrupt the functioning of the messaging configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Anthony Emmett, Sean John Cawood, Richard Bartholomew Prescott
  • Patent number: 10965497
    Abstract: Traffic is processed in a virtualised environment comprising: (i) a physical underlay network; (ii) a first overlay network (an overlay of the physical underlay network and associated with a first set of network addresses, IP1); (iii) a second overlay network (an overlay of the first overlay network and associated with a second set of network addresses, IP2); and (iv) virtualised applications each having an execution environment and being associated with at least one network address in each of the first and second sets of network addresses, IP1 and IP2. In the execution environment of a first virtualised application: (i) traffic communicated from the first virtualised application to the first overlay network is encapsulated; and/or (ii) traffic communicated from the first overlay network to the first virtualised application is decapsulated. Tenant separation processing is performed outside the execution environments of the virtualised applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventor: Colin Tregenza Dancer
  • Patent number: 10963539
    Abstract: Interactive editing of a web application at a user end station is described. The user end station dynamically loads into a running instance of the web application an interactive editor that allows editing of one or more user interface (UI) components of that running instance of the web application. A selection of a DOM element of the web application is received and a UI component that corresponds to the selected DOM element is determined. A set of parameters associated with the determined UI component is also determined. A value editor is displayed that is configured to display for at least one of the set of parameters a value and allows for that value to be modified. A modification of at least the value of the at least one of the set of parameters is received and the running instance of the web application is updated to reflect the modified value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MK SYSTEMS USA INC.
    Inventors: Oliver Unter Ecker, Nickolas Westman
  • Patent number: 10966238
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless device (230) is described herein. The method is for handling grant use. The wireless device (230) operates in a wireless communication network (200). The wireless device (230) receives (401), from a network node (210) operating in the wireless communication network (200), a first message granting the wireless device (230) at least two uplink transmissions. The wireless device (230) indicates (402), to the network node (210), on time-frequency resources indicated in a first granted uplink transmission of the at least two uplink transmissions, whether or not a second granted uplink transmission of the at least two uplink transmissions is to be used by the wireless device (230).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Andreas Höglund, Olof Liberg, Tuomas Tirronen, Emre Yavuz
  • Patent number: 10963209
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for arranging icons on a screen of a device, wherein a first device receives information about a layout of a plurality of icons displayed on a screen of a second device, and then displays the plurality of icons on a screen of the first device, based on the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyo-sun Shim
  • Patent number: 10958539
    Abstract: A network function virtualization (NFV) compute element installs an image supporting a virtualized network function (VNF) on the element. The image includes instructions/data to initiate a TCP connection between the element and a Software Defined Network (SDN) controller upon reboot of the element. Upon rebooting, the element establishes, as client in accordance with the instructions/data, a TCP connection with the controller. The element then accepts, as a cryptographic network protocol server, a connection via the TCP connection from the controller as a client in accordance with the instructions. Next, the element accepts, as a network management protocol server, a connection via the cryptographic network protocol connection from the controller as network management protocol client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Anantha Mohan Raj, Sachin Soman
  • Patent number: 10949576
    Abstract: A system manager generates information for a design that matches a property of a user without requiring a manufacturer of a subject of design configuration to analyze the property of the user related to a design on a user-by-user basis, with personal information on the user being kept secret from the manufacturer. A server reads user property information stored at a storage location indicated by second identification information transmitted from a terminal from an information storage device. The server generates, from the user property information and a design format from a subject device, design information representing information for the design that matches user property indicated by the user property information and transmits the design information to the subject device. The subject device converts the received design information into design configuration information and configures the subject device for the design that matches the property of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventor: Junji Ohyama
  • Patent number: 10944647
    Abstract: Examples can include an optimizer that dynamically determines where to place virtual network functions for a slice in a distributed Telco cloud network. The optimizer can determine a slice path that complies with a service level agreement and balances network load. The virtual network functions of the slice can be provisioned at clouds identified by the optimal slice path. In one example, performance metrics are normalized, and tenant-selected weights can be applied. This can allow the optimizer to prioritize particular SLA attributes in choosing an optimal slice path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Tidemann, Constantine Polychronopoulos, Marc Andre Bordeleau, Edward Choh, Ojas Gupta, Robert Kidd, Raja Kommula, Georgios Oikonomou
  • Patent number: 10944581
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments of the present invention, a computer-implemented method includes allocating a set of computing resources to a first partition from a plurality of partitions in a computer server, and monitoring a usage duration of the set of computing resources by the first partition. The method further includes generating a billing statement based on the usage duration of the computing resources by the first partition. The method further includes detecting an abnormal event in operation of the first partition and adjusting one or more settings of the set of computing resources to increase processing capacity associated with the first partition to complete the abnormal event. The method further includes monitoring a first usage duration of the computing resources during completion of the abnormal event and adjusting the usage duration of based on the first usage duration, and adjusting the billing statement using the adjusted usage duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Sutton, Andrew M. Sica
  • Patent number: 10945012
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for recommending podcasts. In an embodiment, the system detects a podcast request, and responsively determines whether a profile of the user indicates consumption by the user of podcasts. Responsive to determining that the profile does not indicate consumption by the user of podcasts, the system determines music preferences of the user based on data of the profile, and generates a podcast seed based on the music preferences. The system selects a podcast recommendation based on the podcast seed, and provides the podcast recommendation to the user. The system receives a selection of the podcast recommendation by the user, and responsively plays back a podcast corresponding to the podcast recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Pandora Media, LLC
    Inventors: Kristiana Elizabeth Schneck, Steven Daniel Essinger, Adam James Hajari, Christine Ho, Taylor Jaime Kirch, Mohamed Sordo
  • Patent number: 10938671
    Abstract: A method comprising obtaining from a first service-providing device, a plurality of service capability indicators for a set of interconnected devices. The plurality of service capability indicators are indicative of a corresponding plurality of service capabilities according to which the first service-providing device is providing services to one or more nodes. The method further comprises mapping the plurality of service capability indicators to a service capability label according to satisfaction of a continuity criterion. The service capability label corresponds to a representation of the plurality of service capabilities associated with a connection to the first service-providing device. The method further comprises providing the service capability label to the one or more nodes in order to provide the representation of the plurality of service capabilities associated with the connection to the first service-providing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Voit, Einar Nilsen-Nygaard
  • Patent number: 10922290
    Abstract: A method for organizing database system in a cloud environment is disclosed. The method comprises selecting, in response to a received database service request, a storage node appropriate to the request from a plurality of storage nodes in the cloud environment, building a storage server corresponding to an instance for processing an I/O stream of the requested database on the selected storage node; managing, by a database manager, information including the database service request and the built storage server as meta information, and organizing, by a computing node, a database system responding to the request based on the meta information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TMAX CLOUD CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eungyu Lee, Sangeun Nam
  • Patent number: 10917398
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to reduce the storage capacity necessary to save server certificates while enabling encrypted communication, such as SSL communication, whose convenience is high in the case where a plurality of server certificates is created. The present invention is a server that creates a server certificate that is necessary for encrypted communication and has a creation unit configured to create a first server certificate including information that fluctuates in accordance with a network environment, a second server certificate including information that does not fluctuate in accordance with the network environment, and a third server certificate that puts together information on a plurality of host names of the server, which a user can change and a transmission unit configured to transmit one of the created first, second, and third server certificates to a communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akira Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10911370
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a web page request associated with a user ID from a client computing device. A set of gatekeeper conditions is determined based on the user ID. A set of predicted resources is determined based on the set of gatekeeper conditions. An initial package of resources is transmitted to the client computing device in response to the web page request. The initial package of resources comprises the set of predicted resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Sicurelli, III, Jack F. Gill, Bhuwan Bhushan Khattar, Artur Galiullin, Nicholas John Gavalas
  • Patent number: 10901791
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing clients with access to functionality for creating, configuring and executing defined workflows that manipulate source data in defined manners, such as under the control of a configurable workflow service that is available to multiple remote clients over one or more public networks. A defined workflow for a client may, for example, include multiple interconnected workflow components that are specified by the client and that each are configured to perform one or more types of data manipulation operations on a specified type of input data. The configurable workflow service may further execute the defined workflow at one or more times and in one or more manners, such as in some situations by provisioning multiple computing nodes provided by the configurable workflow service to each implement at least one of the workflow components for the defined workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Bartlett, Richard J. Cole, Adam D. Gray, Peter Sirota
  • Patent number: 10897426
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reception apparatus constituting an information-control central apparatus that is a communication apparatus that performs one-to-many communication with devices as a plurality of counterpart communication apparatuses. The reception apparatus includes a packet processor that processes a received packet and a buffer that, in response to input of a packet received from a counterpart communication apparatus, adjusts an interval between packets to be sequentially inputted to the packet processor to a specified value or more and outputs the input packet to the packet processor, thereby to avoid occurrence of packet loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Shigeeda
  • Patent number: 10868760
    Abstract: System and method for managing public internet protocol (IP) addresses for a group of virtual data centers utilize a virtual overlay network to route communications between the virtual data centers and a public network through a virtual edge router of one of the virtual data centers using a public IP address assigned to that virtual edge router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Sujeet Banerjee, Sureshbabu Koyadan Chathoth, Venu Gopala Rao Kotha, Sachin M. Bendigeri, Kiran Kumar Cherivirala
  • Patent number: 10862924
    Abstract: Upon providing (101) message content (such as a remote control instruction) to be transmitted, and in conjunction with provision (102) of a plurality of different transmission characteristics (as correspond, for example, to different types of transmission) and a corresponding plurality of correlated recovery identifiers (103), a particular transmission characteristic is selected (104) and used to transmit (105) a joint message. In particular, in a preferred approach, the selected transmission characteristic (106) is used when transmitting at least a portion of the message content portion of the joint message while another part of the joint message carries the recovery identifier to thereby facilitate selection of an appropriate reception technique by a receiver when receiving the joint message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Fitzgibbon, Edward Thomas Laird
  • Patent number: 10855533
    Abstract: A system, a cloud platform, a device and a method are for configuring edge devices. The system includes one or more edge devices generating corresponding one or more field data; a controller connected to one or more edge devices to acquire one or more field data; and a cloud platform connected to the controller to configure one or more edge devices. The cloud platform includes a cloud platform receiving module receiving one or more field data from the controller; an asset database including one or more templates corresponding to the configuration data of one or more edge devices; and a configuration module configuring one or more edge devices according to one or more field data and the corresponding templates. A specific protocol is used, in at least one embodiment, to packetize the field data generated by edge devices and utilizes the corresponding templates and field data to configure edge devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Hai Tao Zhang, Yong Yuan, Qi Wang, Wen Jing Zhou, He Yu, Teng Fei Wu
  • Patent number: 10856132
    Abstract: A communication system for communication in a communication network having a first subnetwork and a second subnetwork includes a first identification entity assigned to the first subnetwork and configured to receive an identity of a communication terminal and identify the communication terminal on a basis of the identity for communication over the first subnetwork. The communication system additionally includes a second identification entity assigned to the second subnetwork and configured to receive the identity of the communication terminal and identify the communication terminal on the basis of the identity for communication over the second subnetwork. The communication system further includes a management entity configured to authenticate the communication terminal for communication over a particular subnetwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Kurt Bischinger
  • Patent number: 10856143
    Abstract: A method includes, prior to authenticating a mobile device, receiving by an access point a first message from the mobile device, determining that the mobile device is to be authenticated prior to responding to the first message, and sending to an authentication server a second message that includes an authentication request and the first message. The method also includes receiving from the authentication server a third message that includes a response to the authentication request and that further includes the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, Santosh Paul Abraham, Jouni Malinen, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 10855539
    Abstract: A method, by a host providing an application, configures forwarding rules in a traffic distributor using an address resolution protocol. The host receives IP data packets distributed by the traffic distributor to different hosts located in a first network based on a predefined forwarding criterion contained in the forwarding rules. The host applies the application to the IP data packets. The host determines whether a predefined operating status of the host is met. If met, a message is generated using the address resolution protocol. The message contains information for which at least one characteristic of the predefined forwarding criterion the IP data packets should be forwarded to the host, and a configuring indicator by which the traffic distributor is initiated to generate the forwarding rule for the host taking into account the at least one characteristic contained in the message. The generated message is transmitted to the traffic distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sasa Gavrilovic, Ivica Matausic
  • Patent number: 10846127
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for concurrently evaluating graph processing tasks in a fair and efficient manner. In an embodiment, a request to execute a graph processing task is received. A first mapping associates each graph processing task of a plurality of graph processing tasks to a set of workload characteristics of a plurality of sets of workload characteristics. A second mapping associates each set of workload characteristics of the plurality of sets of workload characteristics to a set of execution parameters of a plurality of sets of execution parameters. Using the first mapping, a set of workload characteristics is determined based on the graph processing task. Using the second mapping, a set of execution parameters is determined based on the determined set of workload characteristics. The graph processing task is executed based on the determined set of execution parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Weld, Korbinian Schmid, Sungpack Hong, Hassan Chafi, Vlad Ioan Haprian
  • Patent number: 10846179
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for hitless repair. Hitless repair may include making a first determination, by a system control device (SCD) agent of a network device, that a SCD of the network device has experienced an error and/or is to be updated; making a second determination, by the SCD agent, that the SCD and the network device support the hitless repair; performing, by the SCD agent, a pre-hitless repair action set; and performing, by the SCD agent and after completing the pre-hitless repair action set, a post-hitless repair action set, including a hitless reset of the SCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan Kotak, Eudean Michael Sun, Sriram Chidambaram
  • Patent number: 10838736
    Abstract: Examples described herein include systems and methods for bare metal management of computing devices. Firmware of the computing device can be configured to contact a network location as part of an HTTP boot and download a boot agent. The boot agent can be prioritized to execute before a primary OS boot loader. The boot agent can download an OS configuration including a package that is inserted into the primary OS. The primary OS, as configured, can then boot. The boot agent can also attest to OS health and device compliance on subsequent boots. For example, the boot agent can cause the firmware to track how many boots have occurred since compliance verification. If a threshold number of boots occur without verification, the boot agent can initiate restoration. Alternatively, if a decommission flag is set, the boot agent can cause the computing device to boot into its original configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Bilal, Alexey Polyakov, Tomas Vetrovsky
  • Patent number: 10827421
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a network slice selection method, user equipment (UE), and a network device. An example method includes: obtaining, by UE, slice list information of a current network from a network device; and after determining a target service request, determining, by the UE based on the target service request, a target slice from the slice list information of the current network, to connect a service corresponding to the target service request to the target slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinze Li
  • Patent number: 10812284
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to device provisioning in an IoT environment. For example, such technology is usable in provisioning IoT devices to an IoT Hub. In one example of the technology, an identification message that includes information associated with identification of a first IoT device is received. The validity of the first IoT device is then verified. After the first IoT device is verified, based at least in part on the identification message, an IoT hub is selected from a plurality of IoT hubs. The first IoT device is then caused to be registered with the selected IoT hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicole Berdy, Konstantin Dotchkoff, Arjmand Samuel, Affan Dar
  • Patent number: 10802813
    Abstract: A method and system for updating a virtual machine that is utilized as a base virtual machine for one or more linked clone virtual machines. The method comprises deploying the base virtual machine on a host system, the base virtual machine comprising a base virtual disk which is attachable to the one or more linked clones and a base delta disk. The method further comprises deploying a software update to the base delta disk of the base virtual machine and once the software update is deployed to the base delta disk of the base virtual machine, shutting down the base virtual machine. The method further comprises updating the base virtual machine by merging the software update deployed on the base delta disk of the base virtual machine with the base virtual disk of the base virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: ATLASSIAN PTY LTD., ATLASSIAN INC.
    Inventor: Fabian Mueller
  • Patent number: 10798574
    Abstract: A mobile communication device certification system is disclosed comprising a mobile communication device including a device client that detects and transmits device side events to a certification application. The system also comprises one or more servers comprising a network client and the certification application. The network client detects and transmits network side events associated with the mobile communication device to the certification application. The certification application receives and analyzes the device and network side events, corroborates at least one device side event based on at least one network side event, determines and stores mobile device events in a data store based on the analysis and corroboration, receives an unlock request after resale of the mobile communication device, accesses one or more of the mobile device events responsive to the unlock request, and sends an unlock command to the mobile communication device based on the accessed mobile device event(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Dhananjay Indurkar, Mark D. Peden
  • Patent number: 10789367
    Abstract: According to an example, pre-cognitive SIEM may include using trained classifiers to detect an anomaly in input events, and generating a predictive attack graph based on the detected anomaly in the input events. The predictive attack graph may provide an indication of different paths that can be taken from an asset that is related to the detected anomaly to compromise other selected assets in a network of the asset, and the other selected assets may be selected based on a ranking criterion and a complexity criterion. A rank list and a complexity list may be generated. The rank list, the complexity list, a depth of the predictive attack graph, and a weighted value may be used to generate a score that provides an indication of a number of assets that can be compromised and a difficulty of exploiting vulnerabilities related to services of the assets that can be compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Satheesh Kumar Joseph Durairaj, Anurag Singla
  • Patent number: 10789393
    Abstract: A computer return apparatus includes a processor. The apparatus includes a memory connected to the processor. The apparatus includes a display. The apparatus includes a return screen that the processor automatically causes to appear during or after boot-up of the processor on the display, that displays information concerning an owner who owns the computer, concerning user information about who the user is who the computer is assigned to for use, and return information for returning the computer to the owner from data stored in the memory. A method for displaying information to assist with returning a computer to its owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Carolyn W. Hafeman
  • Patent number: 10785316
    Abstract: A multilayer architecture for supporting variable networks is discussed. The architecture includes an application layer in communication with a simulation and network management layer and a coupling layer. The coupling layer interfaces with physical connections within a network device and the remaining layers; and wherein the simulation and network management layer sets one or more network parameters within the application layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Francis DaCosta, Vivek Gupta
  • Patent number: 10785099
    Abstract: Methods and systems for configuring nodes in a cloud computing network are described. One example method includes receiving, over a network, a configuration request from a particular node in the cloud computing network, the configuration request including node information for the particular node; verifying that the particular node is authorized for configuration based at least in part on the node information; in response to verifying that the particular node is authorized for configuration, identifying configuration actions to perform on the particular node based at least in part on the node information; and sending, over the network, a configuration command corresponding to one or more of the identified configuration actions to the particular node, wherein the particular node executes the configuration command upon receipt to perform the corresponding configuration actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nelson Araujo, Mohsen Vakilian, Stephen Francis Yegge
  • Patent number: 10778798
    Abstract: A container management system having a first cluster that includes a first service for generating an operation and a second cluster that includes a second service for generating an operation, the second cluster located remotely from the first cluster. A master proxy adjusts a request from the first cluster to access the second service from the second cluster, routes a transmission of the adjusted request to the second cluster and adjusts a response to the adjusted request from the second cluster to the first cluster. The first cluster uses the response to generate a cluster operation based on the first service and the second service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Hardik Dhirendra Parekh
  • Patent number: 10769389
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, firmware, and software to automatically configure a scanner, such as a scanner coupled to point-of-sale or self-service terminal. Some embodiments include initializing a scanner that is in an un-configured state and requesting scanner configuration settings from at least one device via a network, such as another scanner. Some embodiments further include receiving scanner configuration settings in response to the request and implementing the scanner configuration settings on the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Rambler, Peter R. Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10771946
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device, determines an activity identifier for the activity information, and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising the activity identifier. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device requests extended activity data from the source electronic device. The source electronic device responds by sending extended activity data from the first application to the companion electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Alexander J. Dunn
  • Patent number: 10764133
    Abstract: An information handling system includes first and second data processing systems and a configuration management system. The configuration management system determines to change a first configuration setting for the first data processing system, modifies a first configuration profile for the first data processing system to include the changed first configuration setting, determines that the change to a first configuration setting necessitates the change to a second configuration setting for the second data processing system, modifies a second configuration profile for the second data processing system to include the changed second configuration setting, exports the modified second configuration profile to the second data processing system, and exports the modified first configuration profile to the first data processing system after exporting the modified second configuration profile to the second data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Vaideeswaran Ganesan, Naman Goel, Abhijeet Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 10754660
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for remotely providing local server boot capabilities are provided. Aspects include receiving a command to boot a specified server of a plurality of servers by a rack level server boot device from remote user device. Aspects also include identifying a target emulated hard drive of a plurality of emulated hard drives of the rack level server boot device. The target emulated hard drive may be associated with a port of a plurality of ports of the rack level server that is connected to the specified server. Aspects also include selecting a specified OS boot image of one or more OS boot images stored by a memory of the rack level server boot device. Aspects further include causing the specified server to boot from the target emulated hard drive using the specified OS boot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: David R. Willoughby