Computer-to-computer Session/connection Establishing Patents (Class 709/227)
  • Patent number: 9870705
    Abstract: A system for providing travel and traffic information to an occupant of a vehicle, the system comprising: an electronic device 12? positionable in the vehicle; a remote server 16? arranged to provide travel information based on a determined position of the electronic device 12?; and an in-vehicle radio receiver unit 15? comprising means for audio and/or visual output of travel information to the vehicle occupant. The electronic device 12?, for example in the form of a vehicle cigarette lighter adapter (CLA), comprises a plug that is insertable into an in-vehicle power supply socket for providing power to the electronic device. The position of the electronic device 12? is determined by a GPS receiver 220. The electronic device 12? also comprises a network transceiver 224 for communicating with the remote server 16? via a wireless telecommunications network and a radio transmitter 226.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V.
    Inventors: Sean Fernback, Ralf Peter Schäfer
  • Patent number: 9871757
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing user-generated content to external social networks from a primary social network by treating them as contacts is disclosed. The system includes an authenticator, a contact generator, a link establisher, and a content copier. The authenticator receives an address and user credentials for external social network websites. The contact generator generates virtual contacts for each of the external social networks. The link establisher identifies external social networks targeted for sharing on the primary social network and creates a link to the accounts. The content copier modifies user-generated content on the primary social network to match native settings on the external social network accounts before posting to them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: James P. Reardon
  • Patent number: 9870211
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for high-level language for specifying configurations of cloud-based deployments. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a configuration specification for configuring a cloud-based deployment, the configuration specification being written in a specification language and requiring instantiation of respective class definitions of one or more classes, each class modeling a respective data or functional component of the cloud-based deployment using a group of configurable class parameters, and the respective class definition of each class representing a requested state of the data or functional component modeled by the class; deriving a plurality of application programming interface (API) calls for configuring the cloud-based deployment based on the class definitions of the one or more classes; causing the plurality of API calls to be executed to configure the cloud-based deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Pankaj Risbood, Parag Kacharulal Sarda, Rahul S. Kulkarni, Rohit Jain, Vittaldas Sachin Shenoy, Vivek Sahasranaman
  • Patent number: 9871710
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting an execution request of an application installed in the electronic device, determining, in response to the execution request, whether an external device connected to the electronic device has a replacement application, and transmitting an execution request of the replacement application to the external device if the external device is determined to have the replacement application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suhyung Ha, Geonsoo Kim, Seungpyo Hong, Huichul Yang
  • Patent number: 9864628
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transferring an application state, of a first application being executed on a first electronic device, from the first electronic device to a second electronic device that is coupled to communicate with the first electronic device. The method comprises transmitting at least one application state element to the second electronic device and executing a second application on the second electronic device according to the application state elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Christopher R. Wormald
  • Patent number: 9867004
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for range measurement between one or more wireless stations (STAs) and a first access point (AP). In various embodiments, the first AP may synchronize a clock of the first AP with clocks of one or more synchronized APs. The first AP may perform a synchronization session with the one or more STAs. The first AP may also transmit one or more Broadcast time-of-departure (TOD) frames to the one or more STAs. Each of the one or more Broadcast TOD frames may include a time of departure of a Broadcast TOD frame from the first AP. A second AP and a third AP of the one or more synchronized APs may also transmit one or more Broadcast TOD frames to the one or more STAs for range and/or position determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Carlos Horacio Aldana, Ning Zhang, James Simon Cho, Xiaoxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9866636
    Abstract: A method, programmed medium and system are provided for preventing the denial of file system access to a plurality of clients accessing a NFS server. In one example, an NFS server is configured to listen on a server port. The server runs a separate daemon which “watches” client requests as they are received at the NFS server. The server processing system tracks the number of times a client sends consecutive TCP zero-window packets in response to a data packet from the server. If the number of zero-window packets crosses a user-defined threshold, then a routine is called to stop responding to that client using a backoff algorithm. When the server reaches a point where the number of available threads or any other relevant resource dips below a user-defined threshold, the server process starts terminating connections to the clients starting from the ones with the oldest entry in the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adekunle Bello, Radhika Chirra, Nikhil Hegde, Aruna Yedavilli
  • Patent number: 9867105
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a message in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) determines that a first cell, serving the UE currently, is not preferred, and transmits a message, to the first cell, including a request for a handover from the first cell to a second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sungjun Park, Seungjune Yi, Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 9867019
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of establishing connection of an electronic device using Wi-Fi P2P to at least one another electronic device, the method includes creating a stability value of the electronic device based on internal state information of the electronic device. The method also includes determining an intent value of the electronic device in response to the stability value. The method also includes receiving an intent value of the at least one another electronic device. The method also includes comparing the intent value of the electronic device with the intent value of the at least one another electronic device. The method also includes forming a Wi-Fi P2P group acting as any one of a group owner (GO) and a group client (GC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bokun Choi, Sunkee Lee
  • Patent number: 9866521
    Abstract: A determination is made whether to forward a request for communication services associated with a specific number range from a physical telephone number mapping service server to a virtual telephone number mapping service server. Responsive to determining to forward the request, a determination is made whether a virtual telephone number mapping service instance has been provisioned to handle requests associated with the specific number range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property L.L.P.
    Inventors: Mehrad Yasrebi, James E. Jackson, Art Daddona
  • Patent number: 9860115
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling surrounding devices, based on a topology are provided. The method of controlling sub surrounding devices, which is performed by a main surrounding device, includes receiving a plurality of pieces of surrounding device information about the sub surrounding devices from a host device; receiving context information about a context of the host device from the host device; obtaining topology setting information about topology configuration standards; determining a sub surrounding device to be comprised in a topology from among the sub surrounding devices, based on the context information and the topology setting information; connecting the main surrounding device with the host device and the sub surrounding device; and controlling the sub surrounding device, based on control information received from the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-seok Jeong, Yong-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 9860873
    Abstract: Disclosed are a D2D data transmission method and device. The method comprises: determining, by a D2D data sending end, a state of each sending opportunity in a sending window in the same manner as a D2D data receiving end, wherein the sending window is uniformly divided into a plurality of sending opportunities, and the state of each sending opportunity comprises a data sending state and a silent state; and sending D2D data to the D2D data receiving end in the sending opportunity of each data sending state in the sending window. By means of the technical solution provided in the embodiments of the present application, a D2D data sending end sends data on different resources (sending opportunities) or becomes silent, so that different D2D data sending ends are staggered on the resources, thereby alleviating the influence of “near-far” effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Rui Zhao, Qiubin Gao, Wenhong Chen, Ying Peng
  • Patent number: 9858108
    Abstract: Application management is facilitated by observing messages communicated amongst virtual applications external to application-hosting virtual machines. In one instance, the messages can be observed from within a virtual switch outside hosting virtual machines. One or more actions can subsequently be performed as a function of the messages such as but not limited to application monitoring as well as message routing, filtering, and/or transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ashvin Sanghvi, Ilarie Letca, Alexandre Coelho
  • Patent number: 9860675
    Abstract: To provide information on resources for a device-to-device discovery and/or a device-to-device communication, a comparison of device-to-device resources for a cell and further device-to-device resources for at least one further cell different from the cell is performed. At least one information element of a message for transmission to a user equipment is generated based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Na Wei
  • Patent number: 9858237
    Abstract: An information handling system port selectively communicates differential and single-ended signals from port pins to a cable coupled with the port so that bandwidth of information sent through the port increases if a cable accepts single-ended signals. Single-ended signals sent from the port pins are provided to a redriver of the cable to generate differential signals on wireline pairs of the cable. The redriven single-ended signals effectively double the bandwidth from reconfigured differential pairs of a port without increasing the port footprint or altering the port from a standard form factor, such as a Type-C USB form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventor: Arnold T. Schnell
  • Patent number: 9860535
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for adjusting an encoding profile to change the visual quality of broadcast video based, at least in part, on a time of day. An example apparatus may include an encoder configured to receive a video input and provide an encoded bitstream based at least in part on an encoding profile, wherein the encoder is further configured to determine the encoding profile based on a time of day. An example method may include encoding images based on a first profile during a first time period, changing to a second profile based on a second time period, and encoding images based on the second profile during the second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Lowell Leroy Winger
  • Patent number: 9854067
    Abstract: An approach is provided for controlling a rate at which requests from a client computer will be received by a server application executed on a server computer. Requests are received by the server computer at different times from the client computer and time intervals between different pairs of successive requests are measured. Based on the time intervals, (1) a historical rate of requests from the client computer is determined and a limit on a rate for the server application to receive subsequent requests from the client computer is determined and enforced based on the historical rate of requests, or (2) a range of the time intervals is determined to be within a predefined range of time intervals and based on the range being within the predefined range, a denial of service attack or an overload of requests from the client computer is determined and blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Purpura
  • Patent number: 9854198
    Abstract: Provided is a method capable of performing bi-directional communication by only a memory card device and without depending on the environment of the connecting device and the like. This memory card device has a housing in which a wireless communication module and memory module are mounted, and in the this memory module are provided a system area that cannot be access by a digital device in which the memory card device is mounted, and a user area that can be accessed by the digital device; wherein an operation system (OS), a file server program that operates together with the operation system to control data that is stored in the user area, and a communication module that connects the server program to a virtual network by way of a relay server on the Internet, and makes it possible to control the data that is stored in the user area from the Internet side by way of the server program are installed in the system area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Freebit Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Oizumi
  • Patent number: 9854005
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provide data network services to a non-registering endpoint are disclosed herein. A disclosed method includes, transmitting, by executing an instruction with a processor, information identifying the non-registering endpoint and a first list identifying a plurality of proxy-call session control functions to a plurality of serving-call session control functions, the plurality of proxy-call session control functions being statically assigned to process calls to the non-registering endpoint when selected by any of the plurality of serving-call session control functions. In the disclosed example method, the non-registering endpoint is unable to register with any data network. The first list can be provided to the plurality of serving-call session control functions in response to an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Min Lu, Martin Dolly, Leticia Johnson, Mark Ratcliffe
  • Patent number: 9846699
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically updating contents of a folder on a user device. The method includes: identifying a folder on the user device as a dynamic folder; determining at least one context parameter related to the dynamic folder; searching, based on the at least one context parameter, a plurality of resources of information to identify content items that that can be pushed to the dynamic folder; and causing, for each identified content item, a display of an icon in the dynamic folder, thereby dynamically updating contents of the dynamic folder with content items found through the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Doat Media Ltd.
    Inventors: Rami Kasterstein, Amihay Ben-David, Joey Joseph Simhon
  • Patent number: 9848246
    Abstract: A method comprises retrieving a profile of a given user, the given user having a given-user device; delivering a content item to the given-user device; receiving one or more user-specified tags associated with the content item; identifying one or more buddies of the user as indicated in the profile; and delivering the one or more tags to the one or more buddies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Jacoby, Brenda O'Kane
  • Patent number: 9848279
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to user equipment (“UE”) categories for machine-to-machine (“M2M”) devices operating in an Internet of things (“IoT”) network and future emerging devices. According to one aspect, a network node can receive, from an M2M device, an M2M device category for the M2M device. The network node can determine an action to perform based upon the M2M device category. The network node can cause the action to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Weihua Ye, Yung Shirley Choi-Grogan
  • Patent number: 9847990
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining applications that are co-installed on a device. In an aspect, a system includes a registration component that receives, from a device, a request to register a first application provided on the device with a notification service, the request comprising an account identifier associated with a user identity, a session token, and an identifier for the first application. The session token is derived from an authentication token that is unique to the user identity and the device. The system further includes an authentication component configured to authenticate the user identity using the session token, and a fingerprint component configured to receive a fingerprint of the authentication token based on authentication of the user identity using the session token, wherein the registration component is configured to associate the account identifier, the identifier for the first application, and the fingerprint with one another in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Benoît de Boursetty, Nathan Hunt
  • Patent number: 9843488
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for detecting anomalies in computer network traffic with fewer false positives and without the need for time-consuming and unreliable historical baselines. Upon detection, traffic anomalies can be processed to determine valuable network insights, including health of interfaces, devices and network services, as well as to provide timely alerts in the event of attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NETFLOW LOGIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Igor Balabine, Alexander Velednitsky
  • Patent number: 9842001
    Abstract: A method for system level acceleration includes managing, by a system level acceleration server, an accelerator program running on an accelerator machine on behalf of a client, receiving, by the system level acceleration server, a communication from the client, interacting, by the system level acceleration server, with the accelerator program on behalf of the client according to the communication from the client, and generating, by the accelerator machine, a deliverable for provision to the client based upon an output of the accelerator program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew R. Drahzal, Kirk E. Jordan, James C. Sexton, Richard O. Simpson
  • Patent number: 9836770
    Abstract: An application on a user device sends a request for promotional material to a server while the application is active on a user device. The application receives the promotional material from the server and stores the promotional material in a data store on the user device. A management client on the user device receives a user interaction with the promotional material and sends data representing the user interaction to the server independent of web-browser technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ad Persistence, LLC
    Inventors: George M. Nemitz, Vincent James Spinella, Rajiv Konkimalla, Dillip Kumar Kara, James Francis Spinella
  • Patent number: 9838152
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving performance in communication systems is provided. In one implementation, information is accessed indicating the quality of at least one communication channel. Based on the accessed information, a modulation scheme is indicated for sending data over the channel encoded with a rateless code. Various different information relating to the communication channel can be used to determine a quality metric for the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Joshua Lawrence Koslov, Wen Gao, Yik Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 9832169
    Abstract: An approach for providing secure communication services is disclosed. A secure data tunnel from a source node to a destination node is established via a plurality of secure segments across a data communications network. A data path is established via the secure data tunnel, where the data path supports a performance enhancing mechanism that improves performance of data communications over the data path. The performance enhancing mechanism multiplexes data packet flows from the source node for transmission over the data path, and performs one or more of connection startup latency reduction, acknowledgment message spoofing, window sizing adjustment, compression and selective retransmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: John Border, Douglas Dillon, Peter Pardee
  • Patent number: 9832069
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards managing persistence of network traffic using deep packet inspections of network response packets from an application server. In one embodiment, the network packets are associated with SIP messages. A traffic management device (TMD) interposed between client devices and a plurality of application servers receives messages from the client device and/or the application servers. The TMD performs a deep packet inspection to determine if a defined key value pair that includes a session identifier is detected. If so, and the message is from the application server, the session identifier is then mapped to an application server identifier to persistently refer each subsequent inbound packet from a client device having the same session identifier to the application server mapped to the session identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Cleveland, Mike Schrock, Donald Glover, Nat Thirasuttakorn
  • Patent number: 9832136
    Abstract: A provisioning server delivers operating systems to more than one virtual machine in different subnetworks. Since one provisioning server can be used for multiple subnetworks, this reduces the need to build, license, and support a provisioning server or a provisioning server farm for each subnetwork. This eliminates additional Infrastructure Software licensing; reduces additional effort to implement and maintain more provisioning servers; increases flexibility to add additional subnetworks; and scales a provisioning server farm to meet demand by adding servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventor: Tucker Charles Gibson
  • Patent number: 9832043
    Abstract: A network device provides, to a user device, a user interface to configure preferences for a bandwidth boosting service. The bandwidth boosting service is configured to supplement a subscriber's primary content delivery connection with additional bandwidth from a broadband cellular connection. The network device receives, via the user interface, user configuration preferences for the bandwidth boosting service and provides, to a boosting router at a local subscriber network, configuration settings that are based on the configuration preferences. The network device receives, from the boosting router, a boost request for content delivery to a user device at the local subscriber network and generates, in response to the boost request, a split-path instruction for the content delivery to the local subscriber network via a primary data path and a supplemental data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle R. Okamoto, Deepak Trikannad, Christopher T. Carey, Shawn M. Strickland
  • Patent number: 9825950
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for controlling access of a user terminal, where the method includes receiving, by a controller, an authentication packet sent by an access switching node through an established data tunnel; obtaining, by the controller, a source media access control (MAC) address of the authentication packet; after access authentication implemented on a user terminal, determining, from a maintained correspondence between MAC addresses of user terminals and interface identifiers, an interface identifier corresponding to the MAC address of the successfully-authenticated user terminal, where the interface identifier identifies an interface connected to the user terminal; and sending, by the controller, the determined interface identifier to the access switching node through an established control tunnel, and instructing the access switching node to enable the interface corresponding to the interface identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bing Sun, Yibin Xu, Penghe Tang
  • Patent number: 9824096
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining a category of a location. The method comprises determining, at a first time, information identifying a first device location of a first device associated with a user; and storing the first device location information and information identifying the first time in a location history. The method further comprises determining, at a second time, information identifying a second device location of the first device; and storing, in the location history, the second device location information and information identifying the second time. The method still further comprises determining, based on the location history, a category of a location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9825770
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method and communication node for configuring a multicast group in a Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. The method comprises: obtaining a multicast group configuration request to configure the multicast group of at least one downstream node in the MPLS network, the at least one downstream node may comprise a transit node, a leaf node or the combination thereof; generating a multicast group configuration packet based on the multicast group configuration request; and transmitting the multicast group configuration packet from the root node to the at least one transit node and/or leaf node via a multicast tree in the MPLS network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Song Yuan, Giovanni Mumolo
  • Patent number: 9826483
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, devices, systems and methods of communicating a wakeup packet. For example, an apparatus may include circuitry configured to cause a wireless device to generate a frame comprising a Low-Power Wakeup-Receiver (LP-WUR) capability indication to indicate a capability of the wireless device to process communication of a wakeup packet; and to transmit the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minyoung Park, Alexander W. Min, Shahrnaz Azizi
  • Patent number: 9823985
    Abstract: A computing system having a plurality of computers connected via a computer network to form a computing entity. Each of the computers operates substantially independent of others. Each of the computers is configured to interrogate network infrastructure of the computer network to determine the identity of the computing entity when the computer is connected to the computer network and thus join the computing entity by announcing its presence in the computing entity. Each of the computers is configured to determine an identifier of the computer in the computing entity based on the connectivity configuration in the network infrastructure and assume a role to perform a portion of operations of a computing request directed to the computing entity over the computer network, based on the presence data of the computers in the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CYNNY SPACE SRL
    Inventor: Stefano Bargagni
  • Patent number: 9826042
    Abstract: A session-specific policy may be used to define specific configuration and operational characteristics of different types of sessions. One type of session may have one set of characteristics while a second type of session may have a different set of characteristics. The policy may be applied by a server or client, and may be propagated through an enterprise by a policy distribution management system to establish policies across multiple devices. Different session types include sessions from a local console, a remote user, a device-initiated session, a service-initiated session, and other types. Within each session type, policies may be defined for specific instances of each type. For example, different policies may be defined for different devices in a device-initiated policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Lotlikar, Sriram Sampath
  • Patent number: 9826088
    Abstract: Described are method and devices for marking an unrecognized number. A method may include receiving an information acquisition request sent from a terminal when a first phone number of a correspondent node communicating with the terminal is detected to be an unrecognized number. The method may further include identifying a first social account corresponding to the first phone number by querying a preset corresponding relationship between at least one phone number and at least one social account. The method may further include detecting whether the first social account is a friend account of a second social account corresponding to a second phone number of the terminal. The method may further include, when the first social account is detected to be a friend account of the second social account, obtaining account information, and sending the account information to the terminal to mark the unrecognized number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Zhijun Chen, Fei Long, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9817687
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for providing isolated virtual image communication in a virtual computing environment. Initially, a guest virtual machine that is activated in a virtual computing environment may be isolated into a private network. A service request may then be formulated at the guest virtual machine and addressed to a predetermined non-existent address. The request is then ostensibly sent to the predetermined address, whereupon the service request is actually transmitted to a shared resource with a security appliance machine in the virtual computing environment. The request is then forwarded to the security appliance machine and a reply formulated. The reply is sent back to the guest virtual machine via the shared resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Igal Weinstein, Nir Barak
  • Patent number: 9819978
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating uninterrupted playback of video streams using lower quality cached files. A video file corresponding to an entirety of a video content feature encoded at a first quality is obtained. A video stream corresponding to the video content feature encoded at a second quality higher than the first quality is then obtained. The video stream is rendered for playback on a display. In response to detecting an unavailability of the video stream at a particular time in the video content feature, the video file is rendered for playback on the display in place of the video stream and commences at the particular time in the video content feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Shingee Park, Erin Matthew Brasch
  • Patent number: 9819716
    Abstract: A video call method and system may use a two-way transmission of a visual effect or an auditory effect. A server may manage and store content that includes visual information or auditory information as an effect to apply to a video call in association with an effect identifier. A server may receive, during the video call, an effect identifier and may transmit the visual information or audio information associated with the effect identifier to a reception-side electronic device together with a data packet for the video call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LINE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keum Ryong Kim
  • Patent number: 9820078
    Abstract: A method of delivering an instruction (206) to a mobile user device (106) connected to a network (110) is disclosed. The method comprising the steps of receiving an interactive workflow (202), translating the interactive workflow into the instruction (206) in a form executable by the mobile user device (106), and sending a message (208) including the instruction (206) to the mobile user device (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Duc Anh Ngo
  • Patent number: 9808718
    Abstract: A server system and the like allow the users who play asynchronous games to perceive each other's presence to prompt the users to communicate with each other and feel a sense of solidarity. When the progress of a first game played by one player has changed to be advantageous to the player due to the use of an AP recovery item or the like, a parameter in the first game is incremented (e.g., action points AP are recovered). A parameter in a second game played by a friend user of the player is also incremented (e.g., the action points AP are recovered) through an extension control process. An activation notification W12 that notifies to that effect is displayed on a user terminal of the player who plays the first game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Okabayashi, Sokichi Shimooka, Yuui Hishinuma, Terukazu Kanematsu, Yuya Katsutani, Shinichirou Umetani, Yasumichi Onishi, Atsushi Otani
  • Patent number: 9813380
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, an apparatus, and a network system for a terminal to traverse a private network to communicate with a server in an IMS core network. The method includes: the terminal sets a source address of service data to be sent as a virtual IP address, sets a destination address of the service data to be sent as an address of an internal network server, and obtains a first service packet, where the virtual IP address is an address allocated by the IMS core network to the terminal, encapsulate the first service packet into a first tunnel packet, and send the first tunnel packet to the security tunnel gateway over a VPN tunnel between the terminal and a security tunnel gateway, then the security tunnel gateway sends the first service packet in the first tunnel packet to the internal network server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aiping Chen, Chengjiao Nie, Zhanbing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9812145
    Abstract: A Mobile Voice Self Service (MVSS) mobile device and method thereof. A VoiceXML browser that is implemented directly on the MVSS mobile device may request a VoiceXML application and process it. A call data manager may also be implemented on the MVSS mobile device and may provide call data that may authorize access to advanced Media Resource Control Protocol (MRCP) services, such as Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) or Text-To-Speech (TTS). A media resource gateway may then provide the advanced MRCP services to the VoiceXML application processed by the VoiceXML application browser. Hotkey navigations and bookmarked application points to VoiceXML applications may be created and applied through application analysis and state tracking. Therein, VoiceXML document transitions and user input are stored to maintain application state changes until the user requests creation of an application bookmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventor: Chad Daniel Fox
  • Patent number: 9813838
    Abstract: A method and a system are capable of supporting a Quality of Service (QoS) service in a wireless communication system. The method for supporting the QoS service includes checking a service capability of an application; when the application provides a QoS service, requesting QoS configuration to a QoS server; and when receiving a QoS configuration response signal from the QoS server, checking whether QoS of the application is allocated, in the QoS configuration response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Cheol Lee, Sung-Ho Choi, Beom-Sik Bae, Jung-Shin Park, Song-Yean Cho
  • Patent number: 9813918
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for determining a working mode, a network element, an Element Management System (EMS) and Network Management System (NMS). In the method, static importance of a base station or cell is determined according to static data of the base station or cell; dynamic importance of the base station or cell is determined according to dynamic data of the base station or cell; the working mode of the base station or cell is determined according to both the static importance and the dynamic importance. By virtue of the technical solution, the problem caused by the adoption of a dynamic mode or a static mode to determine the working mode of the base station or cell is solved, and the determination on the working mode of the base station or cell is more reliable and effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO. LTD
    Inventors: Weihong Zhu, Hua Ni
  • Patent number: 9807206
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates communication with a first electronic device from a second electronic device. During operation, the system establishes a peer-to-peer connection between the first electronic device and the second electronic device on a first physical network interface. Next, the system uses the peer-to-peer connection to obtain, on the second electronic device, a first set of network-interface capabilities for the first electronic device. Finally, the system switches the peer-to-peer connection to a second physical network interface based on at least one of the first set of network-interface capabilities and one or more characteristics associated with the peer-to-peer connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Heerboth, Craig P. Dooley, Michael J. Giles
  • Patent number: 9807153
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for provisioning remote desktops in a cloud based infrastructure while maintaining user personalization. In cloud based systems, a user may not always reconnect to the same VM endpoint. In one embodiment, the virtual hard disk assigned to a user is mounted to the endpoint assigned to the user. The virtual hard disk includes the user's personal data and personalization information (e.g., settings, profiles, files, etc.). When the user disconnects from the remote desktop, the virtual hard disk is demounted from the endpoint. The virtual hard disk thus provides information regarding the user's state when the user is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Manuvir Das, Sudarshan Yadav, Arvind Kandhare, Jimmy Narang, Ranjana Rathinam, Srinivas Duvvuri, Amit Lal
  • Patent number: 9807233
    Abstract: Systems and methods for clustering emergency services routing proxies are provided. The described features allow a group of ESRPs running as individual servers or a group of virtual servers, to be referenced using a single URI. In one implementation, an emergency services routing proxy device includes an emergency services routing proxy node configured to route a call to a downstream entity, the call received from an upstream entity. The device further includes a cluster manager configured to receive registration information from the emergency services routing proxy node, the registration information including a routing service identifier. The cluster manager may be further configured to identify the emergency services routing proxy node for call routing based on a comparison of an identifier included in the call with the routing service identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus DS Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ameel Kamboh, Jason Wellonen