Network Resource Allocating Patents (Class 709/226)
  • Patent number: 10042772
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for the dynamic structural management of an n-Tier distributed caching infrastructure. In an embodiment of the invention, a method of dynamic structural management of an n-Tier distributed caching infrastructure includes establishing a communicative connection to a plurality of cache servers arranged in respective tier nodes in an n-Tier cache, collecting performance metrics for each of the cache servers in the respective tier nodes of the n-Tier cache, identifying a characteristic of a specific cache resource in a corresponding one of the tier nodes of the n-Tier crossing a threshold, and dynamically structuring a set of cache resources including the specific cache resource to account for the identified characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Snehal S. Antani, Erik J. Burckart, Rohit D. Kelapure
  • Patent number: 10044619
    Abstract: A system and method for handling a digital electronic flow between a first and second entity in which a flow policy is determined that is to be applied to the flow and the flow is then directed along a path in accordance with the policy. An ID is supplied for each flow and a tag associated with each flow which indicates the policy to be applied to its associated flow. Flows are also associated with one another, with associated flows having associated policies. In particular the flow may be processed or forwarded. The path may include a graph structure and virtual applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Netronome Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Johann Heinrich Tönsing, Roelof Nico DuToit, Gysbert Floris van Beek Van Leeuwen, Jan Neil Viljoen, David Wells, Leon Johannes Brits, Jan Christoffel DuToit
  • Patent number: 10042760
    Abstract: A virtual storage module operable to run in a virtual machine monitor may include a wait-queue operable to store incoming block-level data requests from one or more virtual machines. In-memory metadata may store information associated with data stored in local persistent storage that is local to a host computer hosting the virtual machines. The data stored in local persistent storage replicates a subset of data in one or more virtual disks provided to the virtual machines. The virtual disks are mapped to remote storage accessible via a network connecting the virtual machines and the remote storage. A cache handling logic may be operable to handle the block-level data requests by obtaining the information in the in-memory metadata and making I/O requests to the local persistent storage or the remote storage or combination of the local persistent storage and the remote storage to service the block-level data requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rong N. Chang, Byung Chul Tak, Chunqiang Tang
  • Patent number: 10044587
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, facilitation of a dynamic rate limit may be provided. In some embodiments, an amount of aggregated bandwidth consumption for a set of computing devices on a network may be determined for a first time period. A total amount of available bandwidth on the network may be determined for the first time period. A ratio of the amount of aggregated bandwidth consumption to the total amount of available bandwidth may be determined. A bandwidth threshold may be determined based on the ratio. A rate limit for a first computing device (of the set of computing devices) may be dynamically set based on a comparison of the bandwidth threshold to bandwidth consumption of the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CIRRUSWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin David Williams, Michael Paul Lovett, David Frederick Giannini
  • Patent number: 10042665
    Abstract: A customer premise equipment (CPE) associated with a customer premise forms a virtual machine (VM) and allocates a portion of processing resources and a portion of communications resources included in the CPE to the VM. The processing resources include, for example, general purposes processes and specialized processors for performing certain tasks. The communications resources relate to exchanging data with the CPE. The VM is assigned to a service provider, and service data associated with a service is received from the service provider. The service data to be processed by the VM and the processed service data is forwarded to user devices at the customer premise to provide the service to the user devices. The CPE may form different VMs for different service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Gagan Puranik, Patricia R. Chang, Said Soulhi
  • Patent number: 10042660
    Abstract: A system for monitoring incoming code execution requests and scheduling the corresponding code executions is provided. The system may be configured to maintain a plurality of virtual machine instances. The system may be further configured to determine whether at least some of the incoming code execution requests exhibit periodicity, and cause a reduced amount of idle compute capacity to be maintained on the virtual compute system. The system may be further configured to cause additional compute capacity to be added shortly before code execution requests are expected to be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Allen Wagner, Scott Daniel Wisniewski, Marc John Brooker
  • Patent number: 10037221
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for management of virtual desktop instance pools are disclosed. A plurality of virtual desktop instances are provisioned in a pool for a client organization. The number of virtual desktop instances does not exceed a number of virtual desktop slots for the client organization. To a first client device associated with a first user, access is provided to a particular virtual desktop instance based (at least in part) on a determination that a current number of connected virtual desktop instances is less than the number. To a second client device associated with a second user, access is denied to the plurality of virtual desktop instances based (at least in part) on a determination that a current number of connected virtual desktop instances meets the number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Bartholomew Thomas, Salman Aftab Paracha, Varun Verma
  • Patent number: 10037237
    Abstract: A server node in an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) cloud includes a hypervisor arrangement and virtual machine arrangements at least a subset of which together defines at least one application utilizing the IaaS cloud. The server node includes a cloud infrastructure monitor within the hypervisor arrangement. The cloud infrastructure monitor includes a monitor arrangement monitoring an infrastructure of the IaaS cloud by monitoring a physical network, storage within the physical network, the server node, or the virtual machine arrangements. A detector arrangement detects faults within the monitored IaaS infrastructure. A notifying arrangement provides notifications of detected faults on a message bus between the hypervisor arrangement and each at least one application. The message bus relays the fault notifications from the cloud infrastructure monitor to the at least one application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Victor Souza
  • Patent number: 10039112
    Abstract: Upon receiving a request for a virtual network and before admitting the requested virtual network, a virtual service provider controller may assess the ability of the virtual service provider network to meet conditions specified in the request. In particular, the virtual service provider controller may consider details of the traffic expected in the requested virtual network in the context of existing traffic on the virtual service provider network. Consideration may be given to geographic distribution of traffic, type of traffic, and key performance indices. Indeed, traffic of different types may be homogenized through the use of weighting factors to simplify the assessment. Upon determining that the virtual service provider network may not be able to meet the conditions, the virtual service provider controller may attempt to obtain additional resources from an infra-structure provider network or may attempt to adjust resources allocated to already admitted virtual networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Ngoc-Dung Dao, Philippe Leroux, Meisam Mirahsan
  • Patent number: 10038738
    Abstract: A computing device includes a computing system and a method for identifying files transmitted from an internal computing device within an internal network to an external computing device within an external network. The computing system comprises one or more internal computing devices which are connectable by an internal network. At least one of the internal computing devices is configured to be operable as a workstation or as a file server, wherein the workstation or the file server is capable of generating, storing and/or transmitting a data file. Further, at least one of the internal computing devices is configured to be operable as an insertion device. The insertion device is capable of inserting a data file element into the data file to generate a tagged data file. Further, at least one of the internal computing devices is configured to be operable as a gateway. The gateway is capable of connecting the internal network to an external network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Niv Goldenberg, Evyatar Bluzer
  • Patent number: 10037568
    Abstract: An integrated order management engine is disclosed that reduces the latency associated with managing multiple orders to buy or sell a plurality of financial instruments. Also disclosed is an integrated trading platform that provides low latency communications between various platform components. Such an integrated trading platform may include a trading strategy offload engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: IP Reservoir, LLC
    Inventors: David Taylor, Scott Parsons
  • Patent number: 10037222
    Abstract: Technologies are generally provided to virtualize hardware acceleration. In some examples, a coprovisor component may be configured to multiplex multiple domains' requests to access a hardware accelerator such as a field programmable gate array (FPGA), an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), or a comparable accelerator in a paravirtualized environment. Hyper-requesting may be employed for hardware acceleration virtualization, where a hardware acceleration module concurrently loads a portion of data of a request for a first accelerator application and a portion of data of another request for a second accelerator application and simultaneously processes the two portions of data. Directly situated on a device driver layer, the coprovisor may schedule portions of access requests to the hardware accelerator at the same time through direct memory access (DMA) context switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
    Inventors: Miodrag Bolic, Jonathan Parri, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10037012
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power supply device capable of optimizing a conversion efficiency of power so as to be able to supply, in accordance with an operation status of a load that is a supply target of power, power necessary for the load. The power supply device (40) includes a control unit (41) that refers to, on the basis of new power prediction information (101R), a storage unit (3) that stores power information (103) in which power prediction information (101S) indicating a prediction value of power and output power information (102S) indicating an output power value, determines a reference value, and controls a power conversion unit (4) to adjusts a power conversion efficiency in accordance with the determined reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: NEC PLATFORMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10033588
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a composite Network of Networks is created out of a set otherwise separate constituent networks by a system that includes an operations station and one or more gateways. The operations station is configured to transmit a set of policies for processing data packets travelling through a composite network, where the composite network includes two or more independent constituent networks. The gateways are each communicatively connected between two or more attached constituent networks. A first gateway is configured to receive a data packet from a first constituent network attached to the first gateway; determine one or more real-time network situational awareness characteristics; process the data packet by applying the policies to the data packet based at least in part on the network situational awareness characteristics; and transmit the data packet to a second network attached to the first gateway and distinct from the first constituent network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Steve Davidson, Mark W. Henry, Matt A. Kahn, Gregory S. Schrecke, Mu-Cheng Wang, Pavan Reddy
  • Patent number: 10025613
    Abstract: A universal virtual network function manager (VNFM) in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: an orchestrator-linked interface block configured to receive a command for a virtual network function (VNF) management from a network function virtualization orchestrator (NFVO) and to analyze the command; and a VNF management block configured to manage a plurality of VNFs, each produced by a different vendor, according to the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Byung-Yun Lee, Bhum-Cheol Lee
  • Patent number: 10027748
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to data replication in a distributed computing system. The data, e.g., received from a client, is replicated to a first set of servers (“sync replica set”) synchronously and to a second set of servers asynchronously (“async tree”). A server can be a primary, secondary or a follower server. A sync replica set includes a primary server and one or more secondary servers. The async tree includes multiple follower servers deployed in a tree structure. A primary server can replicate the data to the secondary servers synchronously, and the secondary servers can replicate the data to one or more follower servers, e.g., a root node of the async tree, asynchronously. The root node then replicates the data to children of the root node, which then replicate to their children and so on until the leaf nodes of the async tree receive the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Muthukaruppan Annamalai, Zelaine Fong, Marc Alexander Celani, Vishal Kathuria, Sanketh Indarapu, Rohit Subhash Bhoj, Benjamin Francois Marie Renard, Sumeet Ungratwar
  • Patent number: 10025873
    Abstract: A system is provided that is adapted to service web-based database service requests. In one implementation, a database service is provided for servicing web-originated service requests. In one implementation, virtual computer systems may be used to service requests in a more reliable manner. Different operating modes may be configured for backup redundancy and the database service may be scaled to meet service requests for a particular application. Also, methods are provided for exchanging timestamp information among web service transaction systems to reduce the amount of processing capability and bandwidth for ensuring database consistency. Further, a NoSQL Key/Value (KVS) database is provided that provides one or more features that may be beneficial for cloud service, Internet-based, and other types of database applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Jackson, John R. Frerking
  • Patent number: 10021174
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for distributing service sessions from a client device in a service data network. A packet of the service session is received by a forwarding node. The forwarding node determines whether the packet matches a service address associated with the service session. Responsive to the determining, a servicing node associated with the service address is selected based on a forwarding policy. The packet is sent to the selected servicing node. The servicing node determines whether the packet is a service request packet. A server is selected based on a service policy, wherein the server is configured to serve the service session. The packet is sent to the server. Before being received by a forwarding node, the packet is received by a gateway node. The gateway node determines whether the packet matches the service address and selects the forwarding node based on a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: A10 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sankar, Hasnain Karampurwala, Rahul Gupta, Gurudeep Kamat, Rajkumar Jalan
  • Patent number: 10019280
    Abstract: Technologies for dynamically managing data bus bandwidth usage of virtual machines include a network device that includes a data bus, one or more processors coupled to the data bus, and one or more throttled devices coupled to the data bus. Each throttled device is configured to use no more than an amount of bus bandwidth associated with at least one throttle value assigned to the corresponding throttled device. The network device is to assign functions to virtual machines, determine throttle values for each of the throttled devices utilized by the virtual machines to perform their assigned functions, and perform the assigned functions subject to the determined throttle values. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Oehrlein, Shrikant M. Shah
  • Patent number: 10019451
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided herein for path lookup in a hierarchical file system. An inode associated with a requested object is identified. The inode may be organized in an inode table and identified in the table using an inode number. Ancestry information and size constraint information may also be available for the inode. An inode chain associated with the pathway is identified based, at least in part, on ancestry information associated with the inode for the requested object. A size constraint analysis is performed for the requested object. The size altering operation is selectively performed based on the size constraint analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth William Preslan
  • Patent number: 10021037
    Abstract: Cloud resource provisioning is described. A cloud resource provisioning method may include receiving, by a processor, a cloud resource usage data identifying a first cloud resource consumed, a first usage level associated with the first cloud resource, a second cloud resource consumed, and a second usage level associated with the second cloud resource, wherein the first and second cloud resources are in respective first and second clouds. The method may further include assigning a first importance indicator to the first cloud resource. The method may further include assigning a second importance indicator to the second cloud resource. The method may further include analyzing the first and second importance indicators to identify a preference for the first cloud resource over the second cloud resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Ferris, Gerry Edward Riveros
  • Patent number: 10021008
    Abstract: Techniques are described for scaling a group of computing resources. A computing resource service receives a scaling policy for use in scaling the group of computing resources. The scaling policy specifies a target level for a resource utilization metric and magnitude-based changes to the group. The computing resource service receives information about a magnitude of a measurement for the resource utilization metric. The computing resource service determines, based at least in part on the scaling policy, one or more changes for the group and initiates the one or more changes in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Solomon Pai, Alison Qing-Ning Truong, Eric Samuel Stone, Ahmed Usman Khalid, Kai Fan Tang, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec
  • Patent number: 10021024
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus can be used to filter packet reflections. In various implementations, packets received on a subscriber side of a device having a source address identifying a service provider device can be dropped. In other implementations, portions of packets forwarded to a subscriber side of a device can be cached and compared to portions of packets received on a subscriber side of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Russell Lee Crisp
  • Patent number: 10015074
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stack manager of an operating system on a network device configures an egress abstract stack port and an ingress abstract stack port, where the configuring maps one or more physical ports of the network device to a corresponding abstract stack port. The stack manager then transmits platform-independent egress stack discovery messages on the egress abstract port to a remote ingress abstract stack port of an adjacent stack member, and receives platform-independent ingress stack discovery messages on the ingress abstract port from a remote egress abstract stack port of an adjacent stack member. The stack manager may then provide platform-independent stacked network device operation using connectivity between the egress abstract stack port and remote ingress abstract stack port, and connectivity between the remote egress abstract stack port and ingress abstract stack port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Chandra, Suresh Sangiah, Elangovan Kembanur Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10015062
    Abstract: Exemplary techniques for analytics-driven hybrid concurrency control in clouds are disclosed that include a hybrid resource allocation module that can concurrently utilize an optimistic allocation scheme alongside a pessimistic allocation scheme. Machine learning techniques utilizing previous activity history of applications can be used to train a cluster model that is integrated by a hybrid resource allocation module to classify applications in either a pessimistic cluster or an optimistic cluster that identifies under which scheme requests from the applications will be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Eugen Feller, Julien Forgeat, Muhammad Mudassar Nazar
  • Patent number: 10015107
    Abstract: Host machines and other devices performing synchronized operations can be dispersed across multiple racks in a data center to provide additional buffer capacity and to reduce the likelihood of congestion. The level of dispersion can depend on factors such as the level of oversubscription, as it can be undesirable in a highly connected network to push excessive host traffic into the aggregation fabric. As oversubscription levels increase, the amount of dispersion can be reduced and two or more host machines can be clustered on a given rack, or otherwise connected through the same edge switch. By clustering a portion of the machines, some of the host traffic can be redirected by the respective edge switch without entering the aggregation fabric. When provisioning hosts for a customer, application, or synchronized operation, for example, the levels of clustering and dispersion can be balanced to minimize the likelihood for congestion throughout the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael David Marr, Tyson J. Lamoreaux
  • Patent number: 10013662
    Abstract: Virtual resources may be provisioned in a manner that is aware of, and respects, underlying implementation resource boundaries. A customer of the virtual resource provider may specify that particular virtual resources are to be implemented with implementation resources that are dedicated to the customer. Dedicating an implementation resource to a particular customer of a virtual resource provider may establish one or more information barriers between the particular customer and other customers of the virtual resource provider. Implementation resources may require transition procedures, including custom transition procedures, to enter and exit dedicated implementation resource pools. Costs corresponding to active and inactive implementation resources in a dedicated pools associated with a particular customer may be accounted for, and presented to, the customer in a variety of ways including explicit, adjusted per customer and adjusted per type of virtual resource and/or implementation resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jason Brandwine, Marvin M. Theimer
  • Patent number: 10007558
    Abstract: A method for allocating a central processing unit resource to a virtual machine, including determining, according to a change in the number of virtual machines in an advanced resource pool, the number of allocated physical cores in the advanced resource pool; and adjusting, according to the number of the allocated physical cores in the advanced resource pool, the number of allocated physical cores in a default resource pool, where the advanced resource pool and the default resource pool are resource pools that are obtained by dividing physical cores of a central processing unit according to service levels of the resource pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weihua Shan, Jintao Liu, Houqing Li
  • Patent number: 10009312
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more server computers communicatively coupled to a network, running a DNS server, and configured to: receive, from a client computer, an electronic message encoding a DNS request; access, within a database, at least one DNS record comprising: a designation of the DNS server as an authoritative DNS server for the DNS request; and a resource record designating a secondary authoritative server running on a second server computer; transmit, to the client computer, a DNS result according to the first resource record; transmit, to the secondary authoritative server, a second electronic message encoding a DNS query according to the second resource record; receive, from the secondary authoritative server, a DNS query result; store the DNS query result within a cache stored within the server computer; and transmit, to the client computer, the DNS query result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC
    Inventor: Arnold Blinn
  • Patent number: 10007671
    Abstract: A method of conditionally truncating a volume file in a data storage system includes identifying counts of categories of data blocks of the volume file, including (1) a first count of blocks owned by the volume file and located after the target end-of-file, (2) a second count of blocks located after the target end-of-file and requiring relocation to before the target end-of-file, and (3) a third count of blocks being free and owned by the volume file and located before the target end-of-file. An approximation of space to be freed is generated as a difference between the first count and a value expressing an excess of the second count over the third count. When the approximation is above a predetermined threshold, then the volume file is truncated to the target end-of-file, and otherwise truncating is refrained from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Bono, Xiaoye Jiang, William C. Davenport, Philippe Armangau, Yingchao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10007538
    Abstract: Techniques for assigning applications to virtual machines (VMs) using constraint programming are disclosed. The applications are associated with application groups. The assignment problem requires that each application of a particular application group be assigned to a VM hosted by a same machine. A data model, for application to a constraint programming solver, formulates the assignment problem as a set of constraints for a solution to be found. The data model includes a set of data model elements corresponding to the applications to be processed. The data model includes a set of data model elements corresponding to the VMs. The data model includes a set of constraints that limits assignment of any particular application to a VM corresponding to a tenant associated with the particular application. The set of constraints further limits assignment of applications corresponding to a same application group to VMs executing on a same machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Serdar Kadioglu, Michael Colena, Samir Sebbah, Mirza Mohsin Beg
  • Patent number: 10009285
    Abstract: An example method for allocating resources in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure includes collecting proposals from a plurality of modules, the proposals assigning the resources to the plurality of modules and resulting in topology changes in a computer network environment, identifying a set of proposals in the proposals, the set of proposals complying with policies associated with the plurality of modules, instructing the plurality of modules to evaluate the set of proposals, selecting a proposal from the set of proposals, and instructing at least one module associated with the selected proposal to instantiate the selected proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jeffrey Clifford Mogul, Alvin Auyoung, Sujata Banerjee, Jung Gun Lee, Jean Tourrilhes, Michael Schlansker, Puneet Sharma, Lucian Popa
  • Patent number: 10007685
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data logs management in a multi-client architecture are described. According to the present subject matter, the system(s) implement the described method(s) for efficient data logs management. The method includes identifying purging parameters associated with each entity of the plurality of entities, where the purging parameters signify a mechanism of purging data logs stored in partition corresponding the entity, and where the purging parameters comprises at least criticality point associated with data logs to relinquish storage space. Further, the method includes purging of data logs stored in the partition of the entity based on the purging parameters, wherein the purging relinquishes the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Anitha Achar, Brijesh Unnikrishnan
  • Patent number: 10003640
    Abstract: A system and method of decreasing server loads and, more particularly, to decrease server load by automatically determining subgroups based on object interactions and computational expenditures. The system includes a plurality of servers; a subgroup optimization module configured to segment a plurality of objects into optimal subgroups; and a server transfer module configured to apportion one or more of the optimal subgroups between the plurality of servers based on a load of each of the plurality of servers. The method includes determining a relationship amongst a plurality of objects; segmenting the objects into optimized subgroups based on the relationships; and apportioning the optimized subgroups amongst a plurality of servers based on server load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Rick A. Hamilton, II, James R. Kozloski, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9998531
    Abstract: A computer program product for provisioning resources in a balanced data transfer pipeline may associate a first requested task with a first category, allocate a first resource of a data path to the first requested task based on the first resource corresponding to the first category; and allocate a second resource as part of the data path to the first requested task based on the second resource corresponding to the first category, wherein the first resource corresponds to a first segment of the data path and the second resource corresponds to a second segment of the data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Tan, Guohui Wang, Zhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 9998771
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmission apparatus, a transmission method, a reception apparatus, and a reception method which can easily obtain a mosaic screen. Metadata of content is distributed, and the metadata is described using an attribute and an attribute value and includes signaling information indicating that a video is a thumbnail video suitable for constituting a mosaic screen, and the attribute indicating information to refer to a file including information to receive content supplied by a service. The present technology can be applied when, for example, content is to be distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yamagishi, Masahito Mori
  • Patent number: 9998532
    Abstract: A computer program product for provisioning resources in a balanced data transfer pipeline may associate a first requested task with a first category, allocate a first resource of a data path to the first requested task based on the first resource corresponding to the first category; and allocate a second resource as part of the data path to the first requested task based on the second resource corresponding to the first category, wherein the first resource corresponds to a first segment of the data path and the second resource corresponds to a second segment of the data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Tan, Guohui Wang, Zhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 9998527
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for estimating and updating the capacity associated with resources in a virtualized computing environment. A capacity estimation value may be stored in computer memory. The capacity estimation value may estimate how many concurrent sessions a resource in the virtualized computing environment has workload capacity to desirably handle. The system may monitor one or more resource consumption metrics of the resource on an ongoing basis. The capacity estimation value may be updated based on, inter alia, the monitoring. The capacity estimation value may be used when a request is received to create a new session in the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Juliano Maldaner
  • Patent number: 9992605
    Abstract: A communications apparatus is provided. A processor is coupled to a subscriber identity card and a radio transceiver module. The subscriber identity card camps on a cell operating in a serving network having a serving network identifier via the radio transceiver module. The processor at least includes a first processor logic unit obtaining information regarding the serving network identifier, a second processor logic unit carrying the information regarding the serving network identifier in a message to be transmitted to the serving network, and a third processor logic unit transmitting the message to the serving network via the radio transceiver module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Shuang-An Chou, Po-Han Chu
  • Patent number: 9986016
    Abstract: Download manager integration with a cloud storage platform is described. In one or more implementations, a web page is navigated to using a web platform. User input to the web page to download content referenced in the web page is detected. For example, the web page may include a download link that is selected by the user to download content such as a media file, word processing file, and so forth. In response to detecting the user input to download the content, a download manager automatically, and without any additional user input, initiates a download of the content to a cloud storage database that is remote from the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Megan M. Quintero
  • Patent number: 9985866
    Abstract: A Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Software Defined Network (SDN) performs a network task. An NFV management system processes Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to identify the network task and to direct an NFV orchestration system to install a virtual Probe (vProbe) with filter criteria to collect additional KPIs for the network task. The NFV orchestration system directs an NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) to install the vProbe. The vProbe sends the filter criteria to a virtual Switch (vSW) in the NFVI, and the vSW applies the filter criteria to Virtual Network Function (VNF) traffic and transfers the filtered data to the vProbe. The vProbe processes the filtered data to generate the additional KPIs for the NFV management system. The NFV management system processes the additional KPIs to perform the network task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Arun Rajagopal, Marouane Balmakhtar, Carl Joseph Persson
  • Patent number: 9985706
    Abstract: Information associated with a communication service need of the user is received from a user of a client computer system. A set of communication service requirements that indicate satellite resources required to satisfy the communication service need of the user are computed based on the received information, and transmitted to a server computer system. A first beam plan that satisfies the set of communication service requirements is received from the server computer system. The first beam plan includes information on satellite beams and spectra for allocation to the user when the first beam plan is deployed to provide a communication service to the user that satisfies the communication service need of the user. Instructions are transmitted to the server computer system to deploy the first beam plan. Information is received from the server computer system indicating that the first beam plan is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Michael Mandell, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, Erik Halvorson, David Marshack
  • Patent number: 9977653
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for modeling operational units, each operational unit corresponding to an operational workflow and to one or more deployment engines of a plurality of deployment engines; selecting, for each of the plurality of operational units, one of the corresponding deployment engines; ordering the operational units with respect to the operational workflow; grouping the ordered operation units according to the selected deployment engines into deployment engine groupings; mapping output parameters corresponding to a first operational unit that concludes a first deployment engine grouping to input parameters corresponding to a second operational unit that initiates a second deployment engine grouping, inserting between the first operational unit and the second operational unit a transitional operational unit for transitioning between a first deployment engine corresponding to the first deployment engine grouping and a second deployment engine corresponding to the second deployment engine grouping to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Elder, Indrajit Poddar, Daniel C. Berg, Yulia Gaponenko, Yuri Pravosud
  • Patent number: 9979780
    Abstract: A processing device of an information processing system is configured to identify different candidate clouds for performing a processing job for a requesting user, to collect respective sets of parameters from the different candidate clouds with each such set of parameters characterizing at least one aspect of a manner in which the processing job would be performed in the corresponding candidate cloud, and to compile information characterizing the collected sets of parameters so as to permit informed selection by the requesting user or another system entity of at least a particular one of the candidate clouds for performing the processing job. The processing device may be further configured to permit the requesting user to monitor and/or control the processing job as it is executing in the selected cloud(s). For example, warnings may be provided to the user if execution of the processing job is not meeting specified user requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sorin Faibish, John Bent
  • Patent number: 9973575
    Abstract: A control method for controlling a distributed processing system that performs distributed processing using a plurality of devices is executed by a processor. The method including acquiring load information from each of the plurality of devices, identifying a source device and a destination device based on the acquired load information, the source device being a device of a migration source of an allocated processing operation and the destination device being a device of a migration destination of the allocated processing operation. The method further including selecting as a processing operation of a migration target from among a plurality of processing operations allocated to the source device, a processing operation with which a rate that data used by the processing operation at the source device is to be used at the destination device is relatively high or higher than a predetermined rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Yusuke Koyanagi, Nobutaka Imamura, Masazumi Matsubara, Yoshinori Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9971835
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for conducting a personalized data search including selecting, by a cloud server, one of a plurality of data servers that is allocated to a desired user, the selecting being in response to a search request that is received via a cloud service platform from the desired user; conducting a search, by the cloud server, using the selected data server; and providing, by the cloud server, a search result based on the conducted search to the desired user via the cloud service platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Naver Corporation
    Inventors: Taeki Kang, Wooshin Kang, Ho Min Park
  • Patent number: 9971649
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use in a dispersed storage network (DSN) to deploy and grow a set of dispersed storage (DS) units for use in the DSN memory. In an example of operation, a DS client module assigns one or more additional DS units to a storage set to form a new storage set, where data is encoded in the DSN utilizing a dispersed storage error encoding function in accordance with an information dispersal algorithm (IDA) width. For each encoded data slice stored in the existing storage set, the DS client module utilizes a distributed agreement protocol function to select a storage unit of the new storage set for storage of the encoded data slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Greg R. Dhuse, Manish Motwani, Jason K. Resch, Ilya Volvovski
  • Patent number: 9973769
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems of parallel encoding and publishing media content in a plurality of encoded formats. One exemplary embodiment includes the steps of receiving at least a first portion of a first content stream; communicating the first portion of the stream to a plurality of encoders including a first through Nth encoder, operating said first through Nth encoders in parallel to perform different encoding operations in real time to generate first through Nth encoded versions of said first portion of content; monitoring the encoding status of each of the first through Nth encoders; determining when at least the first through Nth encoders are done processing the first portion of the stream, and publishing, in response to determining that the first through Nth encoders are done processing the first portion of the stream, at the same time, the successfully encoded versions of the first portion of the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Forehand, Niem Dang, John Patti, Kenneth Gould
  • Patent number: 9972022
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for managing resources. A system for managing resources is configured for categorizing users according to at least one of common user characteristics and common user behaviors with respect to at least a first domain to yield a group of users. The system is also configured for identifying a resource associated with at least one user behavior in a second domain different from the first domain during a first time interval for at least one user from the group of users. The system is further configured for modifying an accessibility of the resource, during a second time interval after the first time interval, with respect to the second domain for at least other users in the group of users based on the at least one user behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ajita John, Doree Duncan Seligmann
  • Patent number: 9973509
    Abstract: A permissions provisioning module includes a data adapter and a permissions calculator associated with a policy evaluator operable to evaluate an ABAC policy. The module is adapted to interact with a computer system including resources, metadata and an access control mechanism enforcing, in respect of each resource, an access control list associated with the resource. In operation, the data adapter receives metadata for said computer system and assigns values to attributes in the policy based on the metadata. The permissions calculator queries the policy evaluator on combinations of resources and principals of the system using the attribute values thus assigned, and returns permission data. The data adapter formats said permission data into ACLs, for deployment in the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: AXIOMATICS AB
    Inventor: Andres Martinelli