Computer Network Monitoring Patents (Class 709/224)
  • Patent number: 10997290
    Abstract: A request to access one or more server resources is received from a user device. Based on the request, a purported version of a browser running on the user device is determined. The user device executes a program within the browser, according to various embodiments, which throws one or more exceptions associated with one or more particular browser versions. The results of the exceptions may be analyzed to determine whether the purported version of the browser appears to be a true version of the browser. If the analysis indicates that the purported version of the browser is not accurate, the request to access the one or more server resources may be evaluated at an elevated risk level. Inaccurately reported browser versions may indicate an attempt to gain unauthorized access to an account, and thus, being able to detect a falsely reported browser version can help improve computer security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Yuri Shafet, Ilya Chernyakov
  • Patent number: 10999358
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing to user devices identifiers of edge servers from which to obtain content. One example system includes a traffic control service. The traffic control service is configured to receive polling requests from user devices. In response to a particular polling request, the traffic control service obtains aggregated data about the user devices and edge servers. The traffic control service selects, based on the aggregated data, a best edge server for the user device that sent the particular polling request. The traffic control service sends an identifier of the selected best edge server to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Segal, Nolan Daniel O'Brien, Hanson Ho, Fei Xiong, Brendan Boyd
  • Patent number: 10999766
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide an intelligent MEC resource scheduling service. A network device in a MEC network stores, in a memory, threshold values indicating overload conditions for resource usage by a first MEC cluster; monitors resource usage in the first MEC cluster; determines, based on the monitoring, when one of the threshold values is reached; identifies available resources in a second MEC cluster; and re-directs, based on the identifying, at least some of the resource usage from the first MEC cluster to the second MEC cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Dayong He, Hany Samir Atiya, Byunghun Choi, Ray P. Hwang, Jyotsna Kachroo, Kalyani Bogineni, Sudhakar Reddy Patil
  • Patent number: 10997563
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a method comprising causing a rendering of a first user interface. The first user interface comprising a calendar election menu. The calendar election menu can comprise a list of calendar options comprising religion, and country. The first user interface is constructed to receive a user selection of one or more of the calendar options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Isaiah Rivers
  • Patent number: 10997517
    Abstract: Techniques for efficiently generating aggregate distribution approximations are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system receives a plurality of piecewise approximations that represent different distributions of a set of values on at least one computing resource. Based on the plurality of piecewise approximations, a set of clusters are generated, within volatile or non-volatile memory, that approximate an aggregate distribution of the set of metric values on the at least one computing resource. The set of clusters is transformed, within volatile or non-volatile memory, to an aggregate piecewise approximation of a function for the set of metric values on the at least one computing resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Dustin Garvey, Sampanna Shahaji Salunke, Uri Shaft, Brent Arthur Enck, Sumathi Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10999287
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a program for recovering access to a service associated with an account. The program provides a login credential to log into the account to receive the associated service. Next, the program receives an access continuation parameter (ACP) after logging into the account. The program then accesses the service and receives a rejection of a subsequent access to the service. The program then provides the ACP in lieu of the login credential to continue to receive the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Krstic, James Wilson, Eric Daniel Friedman, Selvarajan Subramaniam, Patrice O. Gautier, John Patrick Gates, Ramarathnam Santhanagopal, Prabhakaran Vaidyanathaswami, Sudhakar Mambakkam, Raghunandan Pai, Karthik Narayanan
  • Patent number: 10999147
    Abstract: A method (200) of managing a communications network comprising a plurality of hosts by allocating instances of virtual network function components, VNFC, to hosts, the method comprising receiving (210) a request for allocation of an instance of a VNFC to a host, the instance belonging to an anti-affinity group, AAG, of instances and attempting allocation (220) of the instance to a host. If allocation of the instance fails (230) because for each host considered for allocation of the instance a first number of instances, WA, belonging to the AAG that are allocable to a single host would be exceeded by allocation of the instance to the host the method comprises assigning (232) to the instance a second number of instances, WA?, belonging to the AAG that are allocable to a single host, wherein WA? is greater than WA and reattempting allocation (234) of the instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Giuseppe Celozzi, Luca Baldini, Daniele Gaito, Gaetano Patria
  • Patent number: 10999123
    Abstract: A system for performing computer network service chain analytics includes network-connected devices containing a plurality of virtual network functions having elements and a data model for storing a plurality of metrics related to the plurality of virtual network functions and a service chain intelligence engine in communication with the one or more network-connected devices and the data model. The memory device contains a set of instructions that causes a processor to analyze the plurality of virtual network functions to automatically identify one or more service chains, to automatically determine, using the data model, performance behavior characteristics of each element for each of the identified service chains and to automatically generate an alarm, in response to determining that the performance behavior characteristics of one or more elements of at least one of the identified one or more service chains does not meet a predefined set of the performance behavior characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NetScout Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Bruce A. Kelley, Jr., Gregory Mayo
  • Patent number: 10997588
    Abstract: A dynamic transaction card that includes a transaction card having a number of layers, each of which may be interconnected to one another. For example, a dynamic transaction card may include an outer layer, a potting layer, a sensor layer that may detect and identify a card free fall and/or subsequent impact, which may trigger a microcontroller to send a mobile notification to a cardholder notifying the user that the card has been dropped, and/or may disable or deactivate the card and/or a user account associated with the card, a display layer (including, for example, LEDs, a dot matrix display, and the like), a microcontroller storing firmware, Java applets, and the like, an EMV chip, an energy storage component, one or more antenna (e.g., Bluetooth antenna, NFC antenna, and the like), a power management component, a flexible printed circuit board (PCB), a chassis, and/or a card backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Locke, David Wurmfeld, Adam Koeppel, Kevin Kelly, James Zarakas
  • Patent number: 10999339
    Abstract: Systems and methods for targeted delivery of content to and monitoring content consumption involve determining whether to target a computer for delivery of content by evaluating content contextual information associated with a user. The content contextual information can be determined from stored data, by analyzing the computer's interaction with an information management system, or by analyzing computer inputs affecting the display of prior content on a display device of the computer. If the computer is to be targeted, then the server causes the content to be transmitted to the computer. The server also determines content delivery characteristics, such as when to transmit the content to the computer or an alert type to be transmitted with the content, based on the content contextual information. The server may generate a report on content consumption based on computer inputs affecting the display of the content on a display device of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Christians Izquierdo, David Cronin
  • Patent number: 10997220
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method predict auto-complete recommendations for a partial search request. A search engine receives a partial search request with one or more characters from a client device. A first set of auto-complete recommendations corresponding to the one or more characters of the partial search request are identified. A second partial search request is predicted that comprises a set of characters with one or more additional characters added to the one or more characters from the partial search request. A second set of auto-complete recommendations corresponding to the second partial search request is identified. The first set of auto-complete recommendations and the second set of auto-complete recommendations are returned to the client device as a response to the partial search request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Wenyan Hu, Xiaodi Zhang, Alvaro Bolivar, Randall Scott Shoup
  • Patent number: 10999203
    Abstract: A method of reducing network traffic includes blocking, at a mobile device, a first channel to reduce network signaling in a network and to reduce battery consumption. The first channel includes a non-common channel. The method includes offloading application traffic of an application onto a second channel. The second channel may include a common channel. The method may include monitoring the application traffic of the application over the second channel, unblocking the first channel based on the monitored application traffic so that the application can perform an action, and re-blocking the first channel after the action has been completed. The method may include unblocking the first channel when user activity is detected, wherein the user activity includes whether the mobile device is being interacted with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Rami Alisawi, Ari Backholm, Huajie Hu, Alexandr Seleznyov, Jie Wei, Sungwook Yoon
  • Patent number: 10999317
    Abstract: An exemplary computer-implemented method includes obtaining at least one teleportation invite block that records a virtual universe teleportation invite marked by at least one parameter. The teleportation invite identifies a virtual universe user as an invitee. Responsive to the parameter, assess whether the virtual universe teleportation invite is potentially malicious, and alert the invitee in case the virtual universe teleportation invite is potentially malicious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10990678
    Abstract: There is provided a method to protect applications running in a hostile environment, including against trampoline based attacks which use dll injection and code modification. The method includes protecting an application when access is performed from injected dll, and protecting the application when access is performed from modified codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Egemen Tas, Haibo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10991364
    Abstract: Systems including a universal context aggregator configured to pre-fetch context information that may be used to perform various processes with respect to a user input are described. The aggregator may have access to data representing what context information components of the system routinely request in various situations. When a particular situation is present, prior to being queried, the aggregator may pre-fetch context information that the aggregator is likely to be queried for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jay Hoover, Srinivas Palla, Anupam Kumar, Aravindhan Rathakrishnan, Andrei Dorin Zaharia
  • Patent number: 10992784
    Abstract: A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Control Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Decenzo, Marc Baum, Paul Dawes, Frank Chu
  • Patent number: 10990286
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing device that is configured to identify first and second subsets of nodes in a plurality of nodes, the first subset of nodes having dependencies with a first node in the plurality of nodes and the second subset of nodes having dependencies with a second node in the plurality of nodes. The processing device is configured to select the first node for an upgrade and to determine that the second node is not included in the first subset. The processing device is configured to determine that the first node is not included in the second subset and to upgrade the first and second nodes at least partially in parallel based at least in part on the determination that the second node is not included in the first subset and the determination that the first node is not included in the second subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Srinivasan, Trupti R. Ghate, Nayana Lingraj
  • Patent number: 10990451
    Abstract: Techniques for handling transactions are provided. A first transaction is received at an application system of a distributed system. The first transaction is completed, where completing the first transaction comprises writing a record to a queue. A response is generated by an application resource monitor (ARM) of the application system, where the response identifies the record and the application system. The response is transmitted to a transaction distribution system, where the transaction distribution system distributes transactions among application systems in the distributed system. A second transaction is received at the application system. Upon determining that the second transaction is a trigger transaction, the ARM determines a plurality of records that are associated with the second transaction, where the plurality of records includes the record. The ARM retrieves the record from the queue, and completes the second transaction based at least in part on the record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nageswararao Venkata Gokavarapu, Jithesh Moothoor, Raghavendran Srinivasan, Madhu B. Ananthapadmanabh, Chaitanya Vutukuru
  • Patent number: 10990582
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure facilitate synchronizing data between a device management system and ticketing systems. In some embodiments, the system includes an update module, a mapping module, and a service board selection module. The update module may be configured to update ticketing information about a ticketing ticket on the ticketing system to match device management information about a device management ticket on the device management system. The mapping module may be configured to select a ticket category for a device management ticket on the device management system responsive to the device management information about the device management ticket. The service board selection module may be configured to select a service board for a ticketing ticket on the ticketing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Connectwise, LLC.
    Inventors: Gregory Francis Buerk, Scott Logan
  • Patent number: 10992544
    Abstract: Example embodiments for identifying and displaying configuration item information are presented herein. A system may involve a proxy server application disposed within a managed network that includes configuration items and a server disposed within a remote network management platform managing the managed network. The server may receive a request to view information representative of a particular configuration item from a client device. Based on the request, the server may obtain the information and transmit a representation of a graphical user interface to the client device. The representation may include a health graphic, a relationship graphic, a timeline graphic, and an activity stream, each of which represent pertinent information about the particular configuration item. The representation may also include a tabbed interface that facilitates navigation between attributes corresponding to the particular configuration item and attributes corresponding to other configuration items in the managed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Noam Biran, Madhavi Puvvada, Serina Chang, Sreenevas Subramaniam, Jesus Antonio Castro Cisneros, Brandon Thomas Trudel, Kavitha Kotti
  • Patent number: 10990084
    Abstract: A control apparatus that controls a control target is provided. The control apparatus includes: a time manager configured to manage time; a counter configured to synchronize with at least one device; a control computation unit configured to execute control computation according to timing indicated by the counter; and a record generator configured to generate a record that includes an observation value that is available to the control computation unit and is related to the control target, time that is indicated by the time manager and is associated with the observation value, and a counter value that is indicated by the counter and is associated with the observation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihide Nishiyama, Shigeyuki Eguchi, Masanori Ota
  • Patent number: 10990446
    Abstract: Fault-tolerant and highly available configuration of distributed services including a computer-implemented method for role-based configuration discovery comprising receiving a request comprising an identifier of a role; identifying a first key, in a replica of a distributed configuration store, comprising a first value that matches the role identifier; identifying one or more other key-value pairs associated in the replica with the first key; and returning a response to an entity that sent the request comprising the value of at least one key-value pair that is specific to the role the service has. Also disclosed are techniques for log forwarding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Greg DeArment, Mark Elliot, Jonathon Yu, Jon Paek, Phillip Chen, Brian Toth, David Tolnay, Daniel Rothfus, Bradley Moylan
  • Patent number: 10992490
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for controlling playback and/or recording of media assets at a media device based on the state of a secondary device. Specifically, while displaying a media asset, a media device receives a signal from the secondary device indicating a change of state of the secondary device. The media device displays a notification of the signal, and the user can interact with the notification. If the user interacts with the notification for more than a threshold amount of time, the media device may begin recording the media asset. Once the user has finished interacting with the notification, the media device may stop recording and the user can see content that they may have missed by reviewing the recorded portion of the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Matthews
  • Patent number: 10992698
    Abstract: A computer-implemented process of remediating device security vulnerabilities is carried out by determining identifications of electronic devices associated with an entity and calculating, for each device, a security cyber-vulnerability score. For instance, the cyber-vulnerability score is calculated by generating a device cyber-vulnerability score based upon known threats and vulnerabilities, generating a device level cyber-vulnerability score by augmenting the generated device cyber-vulnerability score based upon at least one device level parameter, generating an environmental cyber-vulnerability score, and computing an overall cyber-vulnerability score based upon the device level cyber-vulnerability score and the environmental cyber-vulnerability score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MEDITECHSAFE, INC.
    Inventors: Pranav N. Patel, Ramakrishnan Ayyappan Pillai
  • Patent number: 10991014
    Abstract: In generating a customized notification on a website, a server receives a request for events from an events database from a browser. Each event includes event parameters for interaction(s) of a user with an instance of the website. The event parameters include a template reference, variable value(s), and a timestamp. The server retrieves an application identifier for the instance of the website from the request, finds events associated with the application identifier, and finds the referenced template. The template includes a message structure with template variables. For each event found, the server parses the event parameters and template variables in the referenced template and replaces the template variables with the variable values in the given event. The server sends an array of event objects to the browser, each including a message with the variable values, a link, and a timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Solstice Equity Partners, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kulp, Chris Bacon
  • Patent number: 10992592
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to identifying whether a user terminal is in a state of using network communication associated with a data plan or not, and selecting a content to be distributed when the terminal is identified as not being in the state of using the network communication associated with the data plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji Fukuda, Hirohisa Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 10988345
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided. The computer-implemented method is executed by a processor of a mobile device. The mobile device is in communication with an elevator system. The computer-implemented method automatically provides direct real-time travel indications with respect to an elevator trip of the elevator system. The computer-implemented method includes receiving, by the mobile device, a request for the elevator trip. The computer-implemented method includes directly receiving, by the mobile device, feedback signals from the elevator system with respect the elevator trip in response to the request. The computer-implemented method includes automatically providing, by a user interface of the mobile device, direct real-time travel indications of the elevator trip as the mobile device progresses through the elevator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Bradley Armand Scoville, Harrison Daniels
  • Patent number: 10983843
    Abstract: An example method comprises receiving one or more published events by an event hook application program interface (API) from one or more client applications, passing a model to a web server configured to generate web containers in concurrent threads, receiving, by any number of worker nodes, each web container, each of the worker nodes including a system agent program for dynamically assigned functions, the web containers being provided to the any number of worker nodes for logical isolation of system agent execution in memory, and performing the dynamically assigned functions by the system agent program in a blackboard memory, the blackboard memory being a shared memory with non-blocking reads and writes and performing functionality, the dynamically assigned functions being executed in parallel and at least two of the dynamically assigned functions sharing context between inter-dependent processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: EnterpriseWeb LLC
    Inventors: Dave M. Duggal, William J. Malyk
  • Patent number: 10986414
    Abstract: Techniques are described for allocation hardware and/or bandwidth resources of a viewer device between a live streaming media content playback of a video player and a concurrently provided live chat. For example, the network and hardware resources used by a video player for streaming media content playback can be adjusted based on chat conditions of the live chat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aneeb Naveed Qureshi, Adam Paul DeRusha, David James Roy Erdmann, Samuel Scott Gigliotti
  • Patent number: 10983905
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to perform A/B testing on mobile applications. For example, the machine receives an identifier. The machine identifies a particular experiment variant for a mobile application based on the identifier. The machine generates an instruction executable by the mobile application to cause a display of a user interface on a mobile device according to a user interface layout based on the particular experiment variant. The machine, in response to the receiving of the identifier of the mobile device, transmits the instruction to the mobile device. An execution of the instruction on the mobile device results in the display of the user interface on the mobile device according to the user interface layout based on the particular experiment variant. The machine generates metric data associated with the particular experiment data based on tracking one or more interactions with the user interface on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Dawnray Young
  • Patent number: 10984356
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring and interacting with a collection of geospatially aware assets, or any connected geo-location enabled device, through a virtual reality interface are disclosed. A diagram may be utilized as a real-time route progress indicator to determine a route's completion status and as a destination position indicator to determine the position of a destination among all destinations of a route. The virtual reality environment may provide the benefit of, and ability to, modify the visual field, such as to fit a large number of routes, e.g., 50,000 or more, onto an area viewable in the virtual reality environment to efficiently manage large fleets, or to divide a screen into a plurality of individual screens to organize the data in a visually effective manner. The user interface may be personalized for the user, or customized for a specific business operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Route4Me, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Khasis
  • Patent number: 10986217
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to: receive first information on which at least a first duration for detecting a first type of time period is based; generate a first packet including a first parameter field identifying first metadata for use in determining a second duration for detecting the first type of time period; set up a first connection, by sending, from the first node to a second node, the first packet to provide the first metadata to the second node, for use by the second node in determining the second duration for detecting the first type of time period; in response to detecting, based on the first duration and by the first node during at least a portion of the first connection including at least a portion of the first connection set up, a first time period of the first type of time period, at least partially close the first connection; and in response to detecting, based on the second duration and by the first node after the first duration is c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: JENAM TECH, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10986473
    Abstract: Disclosed, among other things, is a computing system that may translate a first message, which is indicative of a first event of a remote application, into a format communicable over a control channel of a cellular network, and may send the first message to a client device over the control channel. Also disclosed is client device that may translate a second message, which is indicative an action to be taken with respect to the remote application, into a format communicable over the control channel, and may send the second message to the computing system over the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Zheng Chai
  • Patent number: 10983836
    Abstract: A method includes establishing, for a transaction processing system, a maximum number of transactions that the transaction processing system can optimally handle at a time, as well as an optimal transaction rate. The method monitors a current number of transactions being processed by the transaction processing system. Incoming transactions that would cause the current number to exceed the maximum number are received into a queue, and transactions are released from the queue in accordance with the optimal transaction rate. The method further monitors a number of transactions waiting in the queue. When the number reaches an upper threshold, the method declines to admit additional transactions into the queue. When the number reaches a lower threshold, the method begins to admit additional transactions into the queue. A corresponding system and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lokesh M. Gupta, Matthew G. Borlick, John C. Elliott
  • Patent number: 10985989
    Abstract: A service executed on a container is associated with a bandwidth setting, a load balancer that includes a service traffic monitor, and a network switch with a network bandwidth monitor that includes a latency setting, both monitors communicating with a policy engine. The network bandwidth monitor determines first and second bandwidth usage rates of the service over a first time period and a later second time period. The service traffic monitor determines first and second request rates of the service over third and fourth time periods overlapping with the first and second time periods. The policy engine calculates first and second ratios of the first and second bandwidth usage rates to the first and second request rates. The latency setting or the bandwidth setting is increased based on comparing the first and second ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Huamin Chen, Jay Vyas
  • Patent number: 10984099
    Abstract: In some examples, for a given authentication event between a plurality of devices in a network, a system identifies a set of events, at the devices, that are temporally related to the given authentication event. The system applies a classifier on a collection of features associated with the set of events, and determines, based on an output of the classifier, whether the given authentication event is an unauthorized authentication event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Micro Focus LLC
    Inventors: Pratyusa K. Manadhata, Mijung Kim, Manish Marwah
  • Patent number: 10983774
    Abstract: Extension patterns are deployed to core deployment patterns stored in a first software repository. An event relating to registration of a component is detected. In response to detecting the event, a tool registry can be queried to identify one or more extension deployment patterns for use with one or more core deployment patterns. Based upon the query, one or more extension deployment components can be retrieved from a second software repository. The one or more extension deployment components can be deployed on top of one or more instances of the one or more core deployment patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alberto Giammaria, Christopher A. Peters, Thomas Spatzier
  • Patent number: 10977571
    Abstract: Digital object library management systems and methods for machine learning applications are taught herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BluVector, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott B. Miserendino, Donald D. Steiner, Ryan V. Peters, Guy B. Fairbanks
  • Patent number: 10979282
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to monitoring network traffic. A monitoring engine may monitor network traffic associated with a plurality of entities in networks to provide metrics. And provide a device relation model based on the plurality of entities, the network traffic, and the metrics. An inference engine may associate each entity in the plurality of entities with an importance score based on the device relation model and the metrics such that each importance score is associated with a significance of an entity to operations of the networks. An alert engine may generate a plurality of alerts associated with the plurality of entities based on the metrics. And provide one or more alerts from the plurality of alerts to one or more users based on one or more ranked importance scores associated with one or more entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ExtraHop Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Xue Jun Wu, Nicholas Jordan Braun, Joel Benjamin Deaguero, Michael Kerber Krause Montague, Bhushan Prasad Khanal
  • Patent number: 10977112
    Abstract: Embodiments facilitating performance anomaly detection are described. A computer-implemented method comprises: detecting, by a device operatively coupled to one or more processing units, based on monitoring data of a plurality of performance metrics of a monitored device, at least one trend within the monitoring data of the respective performance metrics; removing, by the device, the at least one trend from the monitoring data of the respective performance metrics to generate modified data of the respective performance metrics; and detecting, by the device, a performance anomaly based on the modified data of the respective performance metrics and a behavior clustering model comprising at least one steady state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiao Zhang, Fan Jing Meng, Lin Yang, Jing Min Xu
  • Patent number: 10979865
    Abstract: A network node, a device and methods therein are provided for handling of devices based on group membership. The method performed by the network node comprises obtaining of information indicating a group membership and further indicating reachable gateways of a set of devices. The method further comprises initiating a command to a number of devices out of the set of devices belonging to the same group, G1, to connect to one of the indicated gateways, gateway W, selected for the number of devices based on group membership.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Oscar Novo Diaz, Parth Amin, Nicklas Beijar
  • Patent number: 10979480
    Abstract: A method for improving performance of a streaming media session between a plurality of communicating entities. Observation reports are collected from a plurality of monitoring entities. Each observation report includes information pertaining to events observed and recorded at a corresponding monitoring entity. A size of at least one window to be used for analyzing the observation reports is determined. The observation reports are analyzed using the at least one window of the determined size, to determine a correlation between the events across the observation reports. A problem encountered during the streaming media session is identified, based upon the correlation between the events. A notification is sent to at least one of the monitoring entities, based upon the problem. The notification is sent during the streaming media session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Varun Singh, Jörg Ott, Marcin Nagy, Navid Khajehzadeh
  • Patent number: 10979431
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for wireless communication of analyte data. In embodiments, a method of using a diabetes management partner interface to configure an analyte sensor system for wireless communication with a plurality of partner devices is provided. The method includes the analyte sensor system receiving authorization to provide one of the partner devices with access to a set of configuration parameters via the diabetes management partner interface. The set of configuration parameters is stored in a memory of the analyte sensor system. The method also includes, responsive to input received from the one partner device via the diabetes management partner interface, the analyte sensor system setting or causing a modification to the set of configuration parameters, according to a system requirement of the one partner device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurv Ullas Kamath, Michael Robert Mensinger, Nicholas Polytaridis, Gary A. Morris, Alexandra Elena Constatin, Douglas William Burnette, Mario Remon, Jorge R. Barreras, Benjamin Elrod West, Christopher Robert Hannemann
  • Patent number: 10979475
    Abstract: Content segments may be generated/sent in a different format than the format they are stored/received. Timing information for packets comprising the content segments in the requested format may be based on timing information for packets comprising the content segment in the stored format. For example, the timing information of the first packet in the requested format may comprise the timing information of the first packet in the stored format. The timing information of other packets in the requested format may be based on the timing information of the first packet in the requested format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, FFC
    Inventors: James Barkley, Weidong Mao
  • Patent number: 10977233
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to organize, index, search, and present time series data based on searches. Time series data are sequences of time stamped records occurring in one or more usually continuous streams, representing some type of activity. In one embodiment, time series data is organized into discrete events with normalized time stamps and the events are indexed by time and keyword. A search is received and relevant event information is retrieved based in whole or in part on the time indexing mechanism, keyword indexing mechanism, or statistical indices calculated at the time of the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Erik M. Swan, R. David Carasso, Robin Kumar Das, Rory Greene, Bradley Hall, Nicholas Christian Mealy, Brian Philip Murphy, Stephen Phillip Sorkin, Andre David Stechert, Michael Joseph Baum
  • Patent number: 10977596
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides aggregation of management and control of multiple cloud service accounts. The operating environment provides aggregation of notifications, support tickets, utilization status, and can provide an aggregated alert system for such information related to the cloud service accounts. A computing system can communicatively couple to multiple cloud service accounts and can receive notifications of issues and generate alerts accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Shashi Chappidi
  • Patent number: 10979533
    Abstract: A method for fetching a content from a web server to a client device is disclosed, using tunnel devices serving as intermediate devices. The client device accesses an acceleration server to receive a list of available tunnel devices. The requested content is partitioned into slices, and the client device sends a request for the slices to the available tunnel devices. The tunnel devices in turn fetch the slices from the data server, and send the slices to the client device, where the content is reconstructed from the received slices. A client device may also serve as a tunnel device, serving as an intermediate device to other client devices. Similarly, a tunnel device may also serve as a client device for fetching content from a data server. The selection of tunnel devices to be used by a client device may be in the acceleration server, in the client device, or in both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LUMINATI NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 10977068
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer readable media that utilize a low-impact live-migration system to reduce unfavorable impacts caused as a result of live-migrating computing containers between physical server devices of a cloud computing system. For example, systems disclosed herein evaluates characteristics of computing containers on server devices to determine a predicted unfavorable impact of live-migrating the computing containers between the server devices. Based on the predicted impact, the systems disclosed herein can selectively identify which computing containers to live-migrate as well as carry out live-migration of the select computing containers in such a way the significantly reduces unfavorable impacts to a customer or client device associated with the computing containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Eli Cortez, Ajay Mani, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Nisarg Tarakkumar Sheth, Thomas Moscibroda, Ana-Maria Constantin
  • Patent number: 10979493
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for forwarding service requests to an idle server from among a plurality of servers. For example, the method comprises, by a load balancer, tracking service requests on each backend server, estimating an additional load associated with currently pending requests based on resource usage statistics reported in a previous time interval, predicting which of the plurality of servers is most likely to be the most idle server for a next time interval using a statistical model based on the estimated additional load associated with currently pending requests, and forwarding service requests to the most idle server based on the prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Parallel International GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Farrugia, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10979867
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for operating an electronic device. A method for operating an electronic device according to an exemplary embodiment includes a step of displaying a screen of a first application on a first screen from among a plurality of screens; and a step of using, for the operation of the first application, a first communication network corresponding to the first screen from among the plurality of communication networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Hee Moon, Haemi Yoon, Jihun Lee