Network Resource Allocating Patents (Class 709/226)
  • Patent number: 10996879
    Abstract: An apparatus in one embodiment comprises a host device configured to communicate over a network with a storage system. The host device comprises a plurality of nodes each comprising a plurality of processing devices and at least one communication adapter. The host device further comprises a multi-path input-output (MPIO) driver that is configured to obtain an input-output (IO) operation that targets a given logical volume and to identify a source node for the IO operation. The MPIO driver identifies a plurality of paths between the source node and the given logical volume via the communication adapters of the plurality of nodes and determines locality information for each identified path. The MPIO driver is further configured to select a target path from the identified paths based at least in part on the determined locality information and to deliver the obtained IO operation to the given logical volume via the selected target path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Kurumurthy Gokam
  • Patent number: 10996945
    Abstract: A computing resource service provider may provide computing resources for execution of a program on behalf of a customer. The program's resource requirements may grow over time and horizontal scaling of the programs execution may be a laborious task as the portion of the program's the in-memory state may not be replicated. The program may include a set of modules which may be split and distributed to one or more computer systems of the service provider for execution. A factoring plan may be used to determine a set of partitions, where each partitions contains a subset of the modules of the program. Performance data associated with the one or more computer systems executing the partitions may be used to determine the factoring plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: 10996873
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for creating, by a computing device, a logical unit number (LUN) on a storage array node of a storage system. An identifier of the LUN of the storage array node may be provided to a computing system, wherein the computing system includes one of a host, a server, and the storage array node. An access control list (ACL) of the computing system may be created. The ACL of the computing system may be applied to the LUN based upon, at least in part, the identifier. The LUN may be discovered and mapped at the computing system. It may be determined that the computing system has failed. The ACL of the computing system that has failed may be removed from the LUN to prevent the computing system that has failed from accessing the LUN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Shabbeer Gangavaram, Udhaya Kumar Dhayalan, Karthik Rangasamy, Kundan Kumar
  • Patent number: 10997341
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and device embodiments for executing an application program interface (API) plugin for use in conjunction with a vector editing design tool. For example, a method may include: retrieving contextual information related to a plurality of features of a design tool upon initialization of the design tool, the contextual information being stored on a remote server from one or more computing devices; detecting a placement of a first feature from among the plurality of features in a design environment of the design tool; and displaying the contextual information in the design environment in response to detecting the placement of the first feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alan Weibel, Abigail Sigler, John Ryan Reimer Earle
  • Patent number: 10996058
    Abstract: A geo-analytical program is integrated into a customer relationship management (CRM) solution. Via the geo-analytical program, users are able to define layer configuration settings for a layer for plotting on a map-based GUI. Layer configuration settings for a respective layer comprise an indication of a data object type serving as a base object type for the respective layer. A method involves receiving from a user user-defined configuration settings for a first layer, electronically receiving, at a geospatial computer system, geospatial data for a plurality of connected devices; electronically receiving, at the geo-analytical program from the geospatial computer system, real-time geospatial data for the plurality of connected devices; and utilizing, by the geo-analytical program, the user-defined layer configuration settings for the first layer to plot the first layer on the map-based GUI based on the received real-time geospatial data for the plurality of connected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Benjamin Louis Brantly, Brian Kenneth Hubbard, Alexander Levi Daniels, Michael Christopher Brown, Edward Wachira Mwangi, Benjamin Daryl Bagley, Abraham Javier Reyes, Justine Lee Horitski
  • Patent number: 10997294
    Abstract: A code segment executing on a compute instance may be identified as suspicious based on runtime behavior or similar behavioral analysis or the like. In order to ensure the identification and use of the most up-to-date identification and remediation tools, the compute instance may defer various remediation steps for an interval, during which the compute instance may wait for data updates from a threat management system. After the interval has passed, the compute instance may use any updated data or tools in order to address the code segment that triggered the initial malware detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Sophos Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Bruce Kenyon, Patrick James Hammack
  • Patent number: 10999408
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for facilitating deploying tenants to, and managing tenants in, a cloud computing environment. In determining where a tenant should be deployed, cloud-based software applications, or at least cloud-based software applications of a particular type, used by the tenant are considered. Computing resources needed by the tenant are determined. The tenant is deployed to a computing infrastructure that has instances of the cloud-based software applications used by the tenant and has computing resources sufficient to satisfy the needs of the tenant. If the tenant is to access another software application, the data for such application is deployed to that computing infrastructure. If the tenant's computing resource needs exceed the available resources of the infrastructure, resources are added to the infrastructure or the tenant's data for all of the cloud-based software applications are moved to another computing infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Baré Said, Jan Teichmann
  • Patent number: 10997529
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile device and a control method therefor. A mobile device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a memory which stores a first application and a second application; a user interface module which receives specific time information and specific location information according to the first application stored in the memory; a display module which displays a schedule including the received specific time information and specific location information; and a controller which controls the memory, the user interface module, and the display module, wherein the controller performs control so as to execute the second application stored in the memory, receive additional information on the specific location according to the executed second application, and change the schedule on the basis of the received additional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yongwook Jeon, Sungho Myoung
  • Patent number: 10999155
    Abstract: A network function virtualization (NFV) platform can support hybrid and elastic scaling and recovery services. In one example, a system can deploy a cloud virtual network function manager (VNFM) and one or more cloud virtual network functions (VNFs) on a cloud. The system can monitor, via the cloud VNFM, a local VNFM on a local network, the cloud VNFM, and/or the one or more cloud VNFs. Based on the monitoring, the system can determine, via the cloud VNFM, a respective status of the local VNFM, the cloud VNFM, and/or the one or more cloud VNFs. Based on the respective status of the local VNFM, the cloud VNFM, and/or the one or more cloud VNFs, the system can then scale, via the cloud VNFM, the local VNFM, the cloud VNFM, and/or the one or more cloud VNFs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Yeung, Elie El Ajaltouni, Andrew Phillips, Peter Andersen
  • Patent number: 10999165
    Abstract: Some embodiments establish for an entity a virtual network over several public clouds of several public cloud providers and/or in several regions. In some embodiments, the virtual network is an overlay network that spans across several public clouds to interconnect one or more private networks (e.g., networks within branches, divisions, departments of the entity or their associated datacenters), mobile users, and SaaS (Software as a Service) provider machines, and other web applications of the entity. The virtual network in some embodiments can be configured to optimize the routing of the entity's data messages to their destinations for best end-to-end performance, reliability and security, while trying to minimize the routing of this traffic through the Internet. Also, the virtual network in some embodiments can be configured to optimize the layer 4 processing of the data message flows passing through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Israel Cidon, Prashanth Venugopal, Aran Bergman, Chen Dar, Alex Markuze
  • Patent number: 10999150
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for dynamically extending a cloud management system by adding endpoint adapter types are disclosed. An example cloud management system includes: an interface to communicate with an external device; a host to manage requests and allocate resources through one or more virtual machines; and an endpoint registry to include an endpoint adapter and metadata defining the endpoint adapter, the endpoint adapter to specify communication between at least one of the host or the external device and an endpoint. In the example cloud management system, the host is to at least enable, via the interface, the external device to access the endpoint registry a) to register an endpoint adapter configuration with the endpoint registry and b) to retrieve the endpoint adapter configuration from the endpoint registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Savov, George P. Dimitrov, Ventsyslav Raikov, Rosen Spasov
  • Patent number: 10999201
    Abstract: Dynamic advertisement routing is disclosed. For example, a plurality of internet protocol (“IP”) addresses associated with respective plurality of target nodes is stored in a routing pool. Each IP address in the routing pool is pinged through each of first and second load balancer network interfaces. Network routes associated with target nodes are updated based on a first plurality of ping responses. Communications sessions are established with target nodes through respective network routes. IP addresses are pinged and respective latencies in a latency cache are updated based on a second plurality of ping responses. A first request directed to the plurality of target nodes is received and is determined to be sent to a first target node based on the latency cache forwarded to the first target node via the first network route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ENGINE MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: Louis Clayton Ashner, John Patrick Roach, Michael Zacharski
  • Patent number: 10999160
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method for monitoring context-dependent quality of service in a shared computing environment that includes detecting, by a processor, a change in context. Context includes user context and external context, and user context comprises physical activity, mood, engagement levels and type of events. Prior assigned service classes are updated to updated service classes based on the change in context. Service level agreement (SLA) statistics for each assigned service class are aggregated and collected. Each assigned service class includes at least one SLA based on aggregate services received by individual users in that assigned service class, and aggregating SLA statistics is based on a statistical function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nathalie Baracaldo Angel, Heiko H. Ludwig, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10999161
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic arrangement for dynamically and automatically controlling the usage of software components in connection with a network function virtualization (NFV) platform in a communications network comprising a mobile network, the arrangement comprising at least one data interface for transferring data, at least one processing unit for processing instructions and other data, and memory for storing the instructions and other data, said at least one processing unit being configured, in accordance with the stored instructions, to cause: obtaining first information indicative of instantiated virtualized network functions (VNF) and licences associated therewith, and second information indicative of a VNF licence that is available for allocation to an instance of a related VNF in accordance with terms and conditions as stipulated by the VNF licence; determining, based on the obtained first and second information, whether a licence currently allocated to an existing instance of a VNF, or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Comptel Oy
    Inventors: Stephen Lacey, Antti Koskela, Simon Osbourne
  • Patent number: 10992587
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a flow-based data processing can begin with receiving a selection of a plurality of data processor blocks and a configuration mapping corresponding to the inputs and outputs of each data processor block. At a first compute node associated with a selected data source, an automated data flow can be initiated, wherein the automated data flow is generated from the configuration mapping and comprises a continuous sequence of one or more of the selected plurality of data processor blocks. Data from the selected data source is ingested into the automated data flow and is transformed by the continuous sequence of data processor blocks. The transformed ingested data is transmitted from the automated data flow to a second compute node associated with a selected data destination, via a data accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BUURST, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Gene Braddy, Pasqualino Ferrentino
  • Patent number: 10992712
    Abstract: A policy server determines and explicitly provides a source host with a multipath access policy. The policy server obtains a notification that the source host is connected to an access network. The notification includes authentication credentials of a user of the source computing device. The policy server determines a multipath policy based on the authentication credentials. The multipath policy determines whether data flows from the source host are transmitted over multiple network connections. The policy server determines a set of one or more multipath proxy devices based on the authentication credentials, and provides an access policy to the source host. The access policy includes the multipath policy and network addresses associated with the multipath proxy devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Nandini Ganesh, Pradeep Kathail
  • Patent number: 10992428
    Abstract: A communications device including a transmitter transmitting data signals to a network element of a wireless communications system using shared resources of an uplink of a first wireless access interface included in the network element, a receiver receiving data signals from the network element using shared resources of a downlink of the first wireless access interface, allocations of the shared resources being made by the network element and the uplink of the first wireless access interface is within a first set of resources, and a controller controlling the transmitter and receiver to transmit/receive signals representing data to/from another communications device using a second wireless access interface within a second set of resources formed from resources of the first set of resources for preferable allocation for device-to-device communications by the network element, resources of the second wireless access interface being time divided into at least a data and control regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Matthew William Webb
  • Patent number: 10992410
    Abstract: A method and receiver are disclosed for the blind detection and synchronization of data packets are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes generating a running histogram of received sample values for each of a plurality of frequency bins and symbol timing phases, the running histogram spanning a most recent block of symbols representing a candidate synchronization (sync) word. The method also includes, for each symbol interval: analyzing the histogram to estimate symbol timing phase, DC offset and frequency offset. The method also includes determining a first candidate sync word based at least in part on the symbol timing phase, frequency offset and corresponding DC offset the first candidate sync word representing a most recent vector of bits associated with the first candidate sync word. The method further includes discerning a lower address part (LAP) obtained from the first candidate sync word to enable detection of a packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen R. Carsello
  • Patent number: 10991036
    Abstract: A method for automatically mapping a store layout includes identifying a path for traversing a retail area and capturing images of the retail area at various points along the path. The images may be analyzed to identify visual characteristics which may be compared to a template of retail products in a template library. When an object depicted in the image matches with a retail product in the template library, the object may correspond to the retail product. Additionally, a retail department for the object may also be identified. The retail department may be compared to the retail product corresponding to the object, and when the retail product is not associated with the retail department, another retail product which is associated with the retail department may be identified as corresponding to the object. A map of the store layout may be generated based on the identified retail products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: WALGREEN CO., The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: John M. Bergstrom, Jonas Cleveland, Dinesh Thakur, Philip Dames, Cody Philips, Terry Kientz, Kostas Daniilidis, Vijay Kumar
  • Patent number: 10990370
    Abstract: System, apparatus and method for provisioning a software application for operation as a resource operating on a cloud computing network accessible to a plurality of users associated with an enterprise are provided. According to some embodiments, the system includes a decision engine and a code generation module. According to these embodiments, the decision engine is configured to generate a cloud deployment model for the software application, the cloud deployment model based, at least in part, on: a) survey data provided by the enterprise for the software application; b) organizational standards for the enterprise; c) server inventory data for the software application; and d) learned approaches for creating cloud deployment models for the enterprise. Also in these embodiments, the code generation module is configured to convert the cloud deployment model to an infrastructure-as-code definition for deployment to the cloud computing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Candid Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Bawcom
  • Patent number: 10992733
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to workload management and more particularly to a hybrid cloud workload management system and methodology which can effectively manage the execution of tasks of the same workload on both private and public clouds. In embodiments, user tasks are seamlessly and transparently executed on a public cloud if the private cloud does not have the necessary resources available. These and other embodiments automatically detect data dependencies of user tasks and build lists of data attributes of user tasks, which are used to populate and synchronize data needed for tasks before they are executed on the public cloud. Additional or alternative embodiments include the ability to intelligently scale the compute resources in the public cloud so that appropriate number of hosts with the resources needed by the user tasks are dynamically created and also properly purged upon user task completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Shuxin Wang
  • Patent number: 10992547
    Abstract: A method includes maintaining first and second mapping data. The first mapping data is from canonical names (CNAMEs) to binding names (BNAMEs), and the second mapping data is from BNAMEs to address information. The method includes using the first mapping data to map a canonical name to a binding name; and then using the second mapping data to map the binding name to corresponding address information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis Robert Varney, Laurence R. Lipstone, William Crowder, Andrew Swart, Christopher Newton
  • Patent number: 10992542
    Abstract: A system defines, creates, uses, and distributes information about other entities by collecting network information, recombining and synthesizing new network metrics from the collected network information, and then publishing one or more synthetic metrics datum describing the operation of the synthetic device, using a facading processing system. The technology herein has applications e.g., in the areas of network and computer systems management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SCIENCELOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Sherwood, Matthew Luebke
  • Patent number: 10992586
    Abstract: Systems and methods of rate limiting are disclosed herein. In some example embodiments, a rate limiter service receives a request from an online application to access an online resource, and the rate limiter service transmits an indication of the request to a back end system, and an enforcement decision corresponding to the online resource is received from the back end system, with the enforcement decision comprising an instruction to either permit or deny access to the online resource, and the receiving of the enforcement decision from the back end system being performed asynchronously with the receiving of the request and the transmitting of the indication. In some example embodiments, the enforcement decision received from the back end system is stored, the stored enforcement decision is accessed in response to the receiving of the request, and the request is responded to using the accessed enforcement decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Francis Murphy, Vijayarengan Janakiraman, Chanchal Subhash, Surya Kaleeswaran
  • Patent number: 10986387
    Abstract: Technology for content distribution in wireless mesh network is described. In one embodiment, a cloud computing system includes one or more computing devices running a media provider service and a content management service. The media provider service is configured to select a subset of a plurality of media titles having a highest relative popularity available from one or more media content providers for distribution to one or more mesh nodes in a wireless mesh network. The content management service is configured to retrieve media content files corresponding to the subset of the plurality of media titles, divide each of the media content files into a plurality of smaller segments, send at least a portion of the plurality of smaller segments to the one or more mesh nodes in the wireless mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ishwardutt Parulkar, Kaixiang Hu, Kiran Kumar Edara, Kevin Tseng, Joshua Aaron Karsh
  • Patent number: 10986171
    Abstract: In a method for unified communication of a server, a baseboard management controller (BMC) receives a first packet sent by a server, and forwards the received first packet to a physical network adapter of the BMC using a preconfigured virtual network adapter, where the first packet includes first management data or service data. The first packet is sent to an external network via the physical network adapter. The virtual network adapter is further configured to send a second packet received by the BMC to a control module of the BMC, and the control module processes the second packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lin Peng
  • Patent number: 10984379
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a tag reader. The methods comprise: performing tag read operations by the tag reader to read tags; processing first information received from the read tags to identify which tags are newly detected tags; adding entries for the newly detected tags in a local list stored in a local memory of the tag reader; communicating second information at least identifying the newly detected tags from the tag reader to a remote computing device; receiving, by the tag reader, feedback information generated by the remote computing device which specifies at least a count of entries added to a remote list stored in a remote datastore based on the second information; and selectively outputting a notification from the tag reader based on the value of the count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Craig E. Trivelpiece, Steve E. Trivelpiece
  • Patent number: 10985997
    Abstract: An order is received indicating a network service model. A context of the order is identified. A deployment plan is generated using the network service model, the deployment plan facilitating an instantiation of a contextually-motivated network service instance as a set of normalized lifecycle management (LCM) operations performed against each of a plurality of associated service entities. The deployment plan is deployed, the deploying including binding each of the normalized LCM operations, based on the context of the order, to one or more respective micro-capabilities, each of the respective micro-capabilities having previously been onboarded to the system as one or more corresponding modeled objects capable of being declaratively composed, each of the corresponding modeled objects including a mapping of object properties, object behaviors, and standard LCM operations to one or more existing micro-capabilities of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: EnterpriseWeb LLC
    Inventors: Dave M. Duggal, William J. Malyk
  • Patent number: 10986397
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a transmission apparatus, and a data processing method that permit sharing of a resource that is reused among a plurality of services. The reception apparatus receives content and controls, on the basis of control information that is transported together with the content and that includes resource sharing information indicating whether a resource of the content is shared among a plurality of services, storage of the resource in a storage apparatus such that the resource is shared among the plurality of services. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a television receiver that supports ATSC 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yamagishi, Tatsuya Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10985996
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for custom interface specification in a cloud management system are disclosed. An example cloud management system includes: a first interface to communicate with a second interface external to the cloud management system; and a host to manage requests from the second interface and allocate resources to the second interface as a reverse proxy for the second interface with respect to a backend. The example host is to at least: add, at the request of the second interface, an endpoint with respect to the second interface; fetch, at the request of the second interface, data for the endpoint from the backend, the backend identified for the endpoint based on metadata in a component registry; and provide the data from the backend to the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Savov, George P. Dimitrov, Ventsyslav Raikov, Rosen Spasov
  • Patent number: 10984044
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing and executing queries in a data intake and query system. The data intake and query system maintains a catalog of buckets stored in a remote shared storage system. The buckets store raw machine data associated with a timestamp. The data intake and query receives a query identifying a set of data to be processed and a manner of processing the set of data, and executes the query based on the catalog of buckets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Batsakis, Ashish Mathew, Christopher Madden Pride, Bharath Kishore Reddy Aleti, Sourav Pal, Arindam Bhattacharjee, James Monschke
  • Patent number: 10979393
    Abstract: A system comprising email processing circuitry, web server circuitry, third-party interface circuitry, and a database, wherein the database stores information about a plurality of users. The system receives, via a network, a first email message and generates a modified first email message by insertion of a link to remotely-hosted content in the received email message. The system transmits, via a network interface, the modified first email message. The system receives, via a network, a request for the remotely-hosted content, and updates the database based on information contained in the request for the remotely-hosted content. The system receives, via a network, information about activity on a third-party system, and updates the database based on the information about activity on the third-party system. The system receives a second email message, determines an action to take on the second email message based on information in the database, and takes the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Mimecast North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Everton
  • Patent number: 10977086
    Abstract: Various examples are disclosed for workload placement and workload balancing across a cluster of nodes. Workloads can be migrated between nodes to free sufficient CPU and memory resources to place a new workload onto a cluster. Workloads can also be migrated between pods to balance CPU and memory utilization of nodes in a cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandrashekhar Jha, Yash Bhatnagar, Amit Kumar
  • Patent number: 10979504
    Abstract: A distributed storage resource management in a hyper converged infrastructure is created. The system accesses a virtualized infrastructure comprising a plurality of host machines, each of said plurality of host machines having resources, the resources comprising: a central processing unit (CPU), a memory, and a storage, each of the plurality of host machines communicatively coupled with one or more virtual machines. The resources in each of the host machines are disaggregated. The resources are aggregated based on a nature of the resource into a common pool of shared resources. A request is received for a workload application having a resource requirement. The resource requirement of the workload application is matched with resources in the common pool of shared resources. The matched resources in the common pool of shared resources are assigned to the workload application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Gireesha Udagani Siddappa, Samdeep Nayak
  • Patent number: 10980072
    Abstract: A method and device for performing communication configuration for solving the problem in the prior art that the power consumption is very large, due to the fact that a D2D receiving UE needs to continuously monitor a system broadcast or continuously monitor a pre-configured D2D receiving resource. According to the embodiments of the present invention, a first terminal determines a target communication period according to configuration information for determining the target communication period; a first network side device determines the configuration information for determining the target communication period, wherein the target communication period is a period during which direct communication interface transmitting and/or receiving can be performed through a direct communication interface; and the configuration information is transmitted to a second terminal, so that a terminal performing direct communication determines the target communication period according to the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventor: Yali Zhao
  • Patent number: 10979309
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to systems and methods for generation of a physical and logical design of a software defined network (SDN). In one embodiment, a system may receive a plurality of user-provided parameters associated with a plurality of performance requirements of the SDN. A library may include performance metrics of a plurality of devices comprised in the SDN. An SDN design subsystem may generate the physical and logical design of the SDN based on the user-provided parameters and the performance metrics of the devices in the library. A traffic routing subsystem may generate a plurality of communication flows based on the logical design of the physical and logical design and to be implemented by the SDN. An SDN simulation subsystem may generate an assessment of the physical and logical design of the SDN and the plurality of communication flows in comparison to the user-provided parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhett Smith, David M. Buehler, Josh Powers
  • Patent number: 10974389
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein include a path integration system that calculates optic flow, infers angular velocity from the flow field, and incorporates this velocity estimate into heading calculations. The resulting system fuses heading estimates from accelerometers, 5 gyroscopes, engine torques, and optic flow to determine self-localization. The system also includes a motivational system that implements a reward drive, both positive and negative, into the system. In some implementations, the drives can include: a) a curiosity drive that encourages exploration of new areas, b) a resource drive that attracts the agent towards the recharging base when the battery is low, and c) a mineral reward drive that attracts the agent 10 towards previously explored scientific targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Neurala, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Gorshechnikov, Massimiliano Versace
  • Patent number: 10979859
    Abstract: An approach for allocating information technology (IT) resources in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment) based on physical location mapping is provided. Specifically, an IT allocation system assigns resources to a specific cloud pool based on the physical location of the resources. By mapping a given physical location (e.g., a defined region of a grid defining a datacenter) to a specific pool, and by enabling the tracking of a resource to a location within the datacenter, the approach can automatically assign a resource to a cloud pool based upon its physical location. Thus, the IT allocation system provides additional pool elasticity while easing the management burden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Derek W. Botti, Leon H. Cash, Jr., Robert E. Garza, Richard A. Locke
  • Patent number: 10977079
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for implementing acceleration processing on a VNF. In the present invention, an acceleration request of performing acceleration processing on a virtualized network function VNF is received; a hardware acceleration device capable of performing acceleration processing on the VNF is determined according to the acceleration request; and an acceleration resource of the hardware acceleration device is allocated to the VNF, so as to perform acceleration processing on the VNF. According to the present invention, a corresponding hardware acceleration device can be dynamically selected for and allocated to a VNF, implementing virtualized management on the hardware acceleration device, and improving resource utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinwei Xia, Xinyu Hu, Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10969929
    Abstract: Control migration of a state machine using a dependency graph interface by: analyzing a state machine to determine objects and dependencies between the objects; generating a dependency graph that represents the objects and the dependencies between the objects, wherein the objects are represented by selectable icons; displaying the dependency graph on a display device; in response to a selection of a particular selectable icon, providing a migration option for an object represented by the selectable icon, wherein the migration option includes at least a selection between either a deep copy or a shallow copy for the object represented by the selectable icon; accepting and storing a selection of the migration option for the object represented by the particular selectable icon; and migrating the state machine to a target environment based at least in part on performing the migration option for the object represented by the particular selectable icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle Financial Services Software Limited
    Inventors: Rajaram N. Vadapandeshwara, Jesna Jacob, Rony Joshy
  • Patent number: 10972772
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for adapting playback bit rate in a content delivery system based on scene complexity of the video content as well as network conditions and other performance factors. A scene complexity map of the video content indicates the complexity levels of different scenes within the video content. Using the scene complexity map, a content player may download scenes of lower scene complexity levels from video streams encoded to lower bit rates to manage the bandwidth consumed to download the video content and allow for the downloading of scenes of higher complexity levels from video streams encoded to higher bit rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventor: Neil D. Hunt
  • Patent number: 10969959
    Abstract: Techniques for redistributing a virtual storage area network (vSAN) data component in a distributed-computing system are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes storing a data component in a plurality of storage nodes associated with the cluster of storage nodes. The method further includes identifying, within the data component, one or more subcomponents to be redistributed and identifying a set of target storage nodes. The method further includes obtaining one or more data structures representing the one or more subcomponents to be redistributed; and determining, among the set of target storage nodes, one or more destination storage nodes. The method further includes redistributing, in accordance with data storage policy, the one or more subcomponents from one or more source storage nodes to the one or more destination storage nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Somasundaram, Sudarshan Madenur Sridhara
  • Patent number: 10972768
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an edge compute node comprises processing circuitry to: receive an incoming video stream captured by a camera, wherein the incoming video stream comprises a plurality of video segments; store the plurality of video segments in a receive buffer in a memory; perform a visual computing task on a first video segment in the receive buffer; detect a resource overload on the edge compute node; receive load information corresponding to a plurality of peer compute nodes; select a peer compute node to perform the visual computing task on a second video segment in the receive buffer; replicate the second video segment from the edge compute node to the peer compute node; and receive a compute result from the peer compute node, wherein the compute result is based on the peer compute node performing the visual computing task on the second video segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yi Zou, Mohammad Ataur Rahman Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10970347
    Abstract: A system and method for managing user activity context includes monitoring a user's actions on an electronic device; analyzing a resource accessed by the user; identifying an activity being performed by the user based on the analysis of the resource; and generating an activity context graph for the identified activity, wherein the activity context graph includes information regarding the resource. The activity context graph may be updated with additional resources accessed by the user if the additional resources are associated with the identified activity. The activity context graph may be provided to another user and may be updated to reflect the other user's profile, settings, or other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Akram Bou-Ghannam, Garfield Vaughn, Yahia Chemlal, Moncef Benboubakeur
  • Patent number: 10972515
    Abstract: Server assisted live stream failover involves detecting a manifest of a stream provided by a first source exceeding a staleness quotient before the stream ends, and initiating or triggering failover of the stream from the first source to a second source in response to detecting the stale manifest. A server initiates the failover on behalf of a client, wherein the client requests objects (i.e., manifests and segments) of the stream, the server distributes those objects from at least the first source to the client, and the server detects that a particular requested object has become stale past a staleness quotient. The server indirectly redirects a client from a first source to a second source by passing a message with a 4xx or 5xx code to the client in place of a message with a 3xx code provided by the first source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Karthik Sathyanarayana, Seungyeob Choi
  • Patent number: 10969975
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dynamically composable computing system comprising a computing fabric with a plurality of different disaggregated computing hardware resources having respective hardware characteristics. A resource manager has access to the respective hardware characteristics of the different disaggregated computing hardware resources and is configured to assemble a composite computing node by selecting one or more disaggregated computing hardware resources with respective hardware characteristics meeting requirements of an application to be executed on the composite computing node. An orchestrator is configured to schedule the application using the assembled composite computing node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Karthik Kumar, John Chun Kwok Leung, Mark Schmisseur, Thomas Willhalm
  • Patent number: 10972404
    Abstract: A system and method to generate and deploy a customized cloud device application has been described. A platform broker analyzes a deployment information of a software service included in the customized cloud device application. Based on the analysis, the platform broker determines whether the software service is to be deployed at a cloud resource or devices. Based on the determination and a composition pattern, the platform broker sends a software service deployment request to a cloud broker and a device broker. Based on the software service deployment request, an instance of the software service is generated and the generated instance of the software service is deployed to one of the cloud resource or one or more devices. Finally, the generated instance of the customized cloud device application bound to the deployed instance of the software service is deployed to one of the one or more cloud resources and the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: RAPYUTA ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Alankrita Pathak, Dhananjay Sathe, Gajamohan Mohanarajah
  • Patent number: 10970269
    Abstract: Data services are often provided with consistency guarantees of either strong consistency models, comprising uniform wall-clock consistency, or eventual consistency models, where temporary logical inconsistency is guaranteed to be resolved only after full data propagation. However, the performance characteristics of contemporary services often require an intermediate consistency model, where some aspects of the service have specific consistency expectations and other aspects of the service are flexible, such as bounded staleness (e.g., a maximum delay in reaching consistency); session consistency (e.g., individual sessions remain logically consistent, but ordering may vary across sessions); and prefix consistency (e.g., each view during a session is logically consistent, but ordering may vary between session views).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Raman, Arsalan Ahmad, Momin Mahmoud Al-Ghosien, Mohammad Derakhshani, Madhan Gajendran, Ji Huang, Kiran Kumar Kolli, Sujit Vattathil Kuruvilla, Liang Li, Denis Rystsov, Pankaj Sharma, Dharma Shukla, Hari Sudan Sundar, Shireesh Kumar Thota, Swarnim Vyas
  • Patent number: 10970335
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing access pattern-based distribution of key-value content in a distributed key-value store comprising a plurality of nodes are provided. In one set of embodiments, a node in the plurality of nodes can receive a request to create a key-value entry. The node can further determine whether the key-value entry is associated with a first (e.g., global) scope or a second (e.g., local) scope. If the key-value entry is associated with the first scope, the node can cause the key-value entry to be replicated on every node in the plurality of nodes. On the other hand, if the key-value entry is associated with the second scope, the node cause the key-value entry to be stored solely on that node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Mansi Shah, Christian Dickmann, Chaitanya Datye, Niket Kandya
  • Patent number: 10963305
    Abstract: A system for managing access to a shared resource includes a plurality of nodes. Each of the nodes is in communication with the shared resource and has a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The system further includes an orchestrator that has a controller and is in communication with the shared resource and the nodes. The controller is configured to determine a quota for each of the nodes, wherein each quota has a value of more than one. The processor of each of the nodes is configured to set a local counter stored in the memory of the relevant node to the value of the relevant node's quota. In response to a request received from an end device to use the shared resource, the processor of each of the nodes is further configured to serve the request and decrement the local counter by one. The processor stops serving requests when a value of the local counter reaches zero. At an end of a synchronization period, the processor sends synchronization data to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Alejandro Martinez Ruiz