Computer-to-computer Protocol Implementing Patents (Class 709/230)
  • Patent number: 10004096
    Abstract: A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices. In one embodiment, the media player device employs the use of integrated Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to exchange communication settings, media capability, and other parameters with an external device that also has integrated RFID technology. The automatic exchange of settings and other information via a proximity-based RFID data exchange allows a media player to quickly establish a secure communication link with another device via a commonly supported wireless protocol such as Ultra Wideband (UWB) or Bluetooth. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a method of using the captured media capability of the connecting device to customize certain menu options and software parameters in the media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Syndefense Corp.
    Inventor: Robin Dua
  • Patent number: 9990231
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of resource pre-configuration includes obtaining, at a target system, configuration information about a resource that is predicted to be used by a transaction which will be executed on the target system. The resource is configured, at the target system, based on the configuration information. The configuring is before the transaction requests use of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Kozin, Meichi M. Lin, Nigel G. Slinger, John B. Tobler, Wen Jie Zhu
  • Patent number: 9990227
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system and method for swapping applications executing on the multiprocessor system are disclosed. The plurality of applications may include a first application and a plurality of other applications. The first application may be dynamically swapped with a second application. The swapping may be performed without stopping the plurality of other applications. The plurality of other applications may continue to execute during the swapping to perform a real-time operation and process real-time data. After the swapping, the plurality of other applications may continue to execute with the second application, and at least a subset of the plurality of other applications may communicate with the second application to perform the real time operation and process the real time data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Coherent Logix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Wilbur William Kaku, Michael Lyle Purnell, Geoffrey Neil Ellis, John Mark Beardslee, Zhong Qing Shang, Teng-I Wang, Stephen E. Lim
  • Patent number: 9992234
    Abstract: A device control system is associated with individual devices connected through a network control point to a gateway and thereby to the Internet. The gateway inserts an EDNS0 pseudo resource record into an additional data section in each DNS query initiated by an individual device, the EDNS0 pseudo resource record identifying the initiating device. A dynamic policy enforcement engine in front of the DNS engine intercepts the DNS query, identifies the initiating device, and selects a policy that applies to the device. The dynamic policy enforcement engine may provide parental control and security service to the individual device by blocking the DNS query or passing it to the DNS engine according to the policy. A component that intercepts DNS queries may provide several additional types of services to the individual devices, including advertising, messaging, mobile device tracking, individual device application control, and delivery of individualized content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Nominum, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Lemon, Brian Wellington, Robert Thomas Halley, Srinivas Avirneni, Keith Oborn
  • Patent number: 9984364
    Abstract: An illustrative method, system, and device for communicating a message over a network between a trusted service manager and a mobile device having a security element includes the steps of: providing a message having a header field and a message field; providing a number in the header field that is unique to the mobile device; providing a message in the message field, the message coming from the mobile device if communicated from the mobile device to a trusted service manager and coming from the trusted service manager if communicated from the trusted service manager to the mobile device; and providing a messaging protocol that enables the network to distinguish between a message having the unique mobile device number in the header field and a message that is without the unique mobile device number in the header field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: George Baldwin Bumiller
  • Patent number: 9979653
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of providing improved throughput on delay-based congestions comprising a packet engine and a delay-based congestion controller. The packet engine detecting a delay jitter that is caused by a layer 2 retransmission of a data packet, is configured to measure a round trip time (RTT) value. The delay-based congestion controller is configured to receive the RTT value and to determine a smoothed RTT (SRTT) value using the RTT value and one or more moving average functions. The delay-based congestion controller is also configured to, if the SRTT value is smaller than a set minimum SRTT value, assign the SRTT value to the set minimum SRTT value. The delay-based congestion controller is further configured to, if the SRTT value is larger than a set maximum SRTT value, assign the SRTT value to the set maximum SRTT value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa Kutluk Testicioglu, Georgios Tsolis, Lampros Dounis
  • Patent number: 9977756
    Abstract: An internal bus architecture and method is described. Embodiments include a system with multiple bus endpoints coupled to a bus. In addition, the bus endpoints are directly coupled to each other. Embodiments are usable with known bus protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Morein, Mark S. Grossman
  • Patent number: 9973580
    Abstract: An approach is provided for reliable provision of targeted, status-based messaging to a client terminal in a computer network, such as a wide area resource-based network. A terminal node receives a message originating from a client terminal, wherein the terminal node serves as an entry point to, and services communications connections over, a wide area network for the client terminal. The terminal node determines that the message comprises an initiation request for establishing a communications connection over the wide area network between the client terminal and a remote server, and that an intercept state is in effect. The terminal node establishes the communications connection as a local connection between the client terminal and the terminal node, and services the communications connection via a local server function, wherein the servicing of the communications connection via the local server function comprises a provision of status-based messaging to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Tayyab Khan, Krishna Samavedam, Venkat Ganesan, Ganeshan Ramachandran, Robert Torres
  • Patent number: 9967385
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a communication apparatus, a communication control method and a non-transitory computer medium that enable a user to more effectively prohibit unauthorized communications. By way of example, a communication apparatus is disclosed that includes a controller provided with a Connectivity Manager function configured to perform data communication with a plurality of communication methods and select an optimal communication method. In various embodiments, the controller is configured to receive a request for data communication, and regulate the data communication, when the request is received while cellular communication is on, even when a unique user identifier (UID) of the request is a UID of the Connectivity Manager function, by preventing cellular communication by the Connectivity Manager function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Ito, Tomoya Kamijo, Hidetaka Hayashi, Kohei Michigami, Kazuo Onishi, Kazuya Chito
  • Patent number: 9959440
    Abstract: A data application method and system of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are provided. The method includes: when a first-type RFID tag is within a readable range of a first-type RFID reader, acquiring, by the first-type RFID reader, data of the first-type RFID tag; obtaining, by an RFID emulator, the data of the first-type RFID tag, converting the data of the first-type RFID tag to second-type data according to a predetermined data conversion protocol, and providing the second-type data for a second-type reader; and forming, by the second-type reader, a second-type signal according to the second-type data and sending the second-type signal. The data application method and system expand applications of RFID tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN WALE INTELLIGENT SYSTEM LIMITED
    Inventor: Ching Ho Chau
  • Patent number: 9961021
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first transport stack, a virtual network interface controller (VNIC), and a second transport stack. The first transport stack is associated with an Internetwork Operating System (IOS), as well as with a plurality of interface-based Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and a plurality of IP addresses. The VNIC is configured to dynamically provision the plurality of interface-based IP addresses and the plurality of IP addresses. The second transport stack is associated with a kernel, and configured to communicate with a first application. The MS is configured to enable the first application to share the plurality of IP addresses and the plurality if IP addresses with a plurality of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Balachander Chandrasekaran, Anantha Ramaiah, Manoj Kumar Pandey, Siva Yaragalla
  • Patent number: 9952999
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to manage cache memory in multi-cache environments. A disclosed apparatus includes a remote cache manager to identify a remote cache memory communicatively connected to a bus, a delegation manager to constrain the remote cache memory to share data with a host cache memory via the bus, and a lock manager to synchronize the host cache memory and the remote cache memory with a common lock state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shiow-Wen Cheng, Robert Joseph Woodruff
  • Patent number: 9948730
    Abstract: A method of operation of a social network system includes: receiving a service request for accessing a peripheral device revealed through a social graph of a social platform; determining a request type for matching the service request to a device service provided by the peripheral device; authorizing the device service through the social graph for accessing the peripheral device; and generating a service command based on the request type of the device service authorized for executing the device service for the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ramon Rubio
  • Patent number: 9942909
    Abstract: A method for connection rehoming by a user equipment includes attaching to a first network attachment point (AP) and establishing a first connection to a first packet data network (PDN) interface, and moving from the first network AP to a second network AP. The method includes discovering a first cost associated with the first connection is high, and rehoming the first connection, thereby establishing a second connection coupling the UE to a second network AP and to a second PDN interface, wherein a second cost associated with the second connection is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Matthew Kaippallimalil, Peter J. McCann
  • Patent number: 9940269
    Abstract: In one general embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes identifying a record having a lock being held being held by a first process, where the process is running within a first system of a plurality of systems, sending an identification of the lock for the record to a second system of the plurality of systems, receiving, at the first system, from the second system, information associated with a first request for the lock of the record, determining at the first system a second request for the lock of the record held by the first process, and conditionally releasing the lock being held by the first process, based on an analysis of the information associated with the first request and information associated with the second request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Terri A. Menendez, Roity Prieto Perez
  • Patent number: 9942149
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that determines a match for a destination address using an exact match table and a longest prefix match table of a network element is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the network element receives a data packet that includes a destination address. The network element generates a key for the destination address, wherein the key represents more addresses than the destination address. The network element further performs an address lookup using the key in an exact match table. Furthermore, a match in the address lookup indicates a first transmitting interface of the network element. The network element additionally performs an address lookup using the destination address with a longest prefix match table, wherein a match in the address lookup indicates a second transmitting interface of the network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Francois Labonte, Hugh W. Holbrook
  • Patent number: 9942145
    Abstract: Present disclosure relates to methods for preparing BGP update messages for transmission and processing received update messages. The methods are based on grouping path attributes common to a plurality of IP address prefixes into respective sets identified with respective set identifiers and, instead of duplicating path attributes in each BGP update message, including a respective identifier referring to a certain set of path attributes provided in an earlier BGP update message when sending subsequent update messages. Grouping of path attributes into individual sets associated with respective identifiers provides significant advantages by enabling re-use of the results of previous processing on both the sending and receiving sides associated with transmission of BGP update messages. In addition, such an approach limits the amount of information transmitted in the control plane because duplicate sets of path attributes may only be transmitted once and merely be referred to in subsequent update messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Alvaro E. Retana, Steven Edward Moore, James L. Ng, Timothy M. Gage
  • Patent number: 9940378
    Abstract: The present disclosure discusses systems and methods for replicating backups between deduplicated storage devices. Differences between related backups may be identified, and only those differences may be transferred. This may minimize data transfer and optimize resource consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Dieter Rothmeier, Scott H. Ogata
  • Patent number: 9930038
    Abstract: Methods for probabilistically expediting secure connections via connection parameter reuse are provided. In one aspect, a method includes determining whether a client had previously established a secure connection with a hostname. The method also includes obtaining a source identifier used by the client to establish the previous secure connection when it is determined that the client previously established the previous secure connection with the hostname. The method also includes sending a request to the hostname for a new secure connection based on the obtained source identifier. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: James Anthony Roskind
  • Patent number: 9930151
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention extend a network protocol that is limited to a local area network (LAN) and enable it to function across the Internet. A LAN protocol is limited to providing services or resources to users within the same LAN. Embodiments of the invention make it possible for those services and resources to be available to users beyond the LAN. Embodiments of the invention also concern establishing connectivity without discovery for local area network protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Splashtop Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Sheu, Thomas Deng, Mark M. Lee, Robert Ha, Victor Chin, Jian-Jung Shiu, Dengpan Gao
  • Patent number: 9924454
    Abstract: A method for establishing a connection is provided. The method includes the following steps. A mobility management entity generates a create bearer context request message and sends the message to a selected serving gateway. The create bearer context request message at least includes address information of at least one packet data network gateway and corresponding indication information of the protocol type of connection establishment. The serving gateway receives and analyzes the create bearer context request message, and determines the protocol type of the connection according to the indication information of the protocol type of connection establishment. The serving gateway processes the create bearer context request message with the determined protocol type of connection. A mobility management entity, a serving gateway, and a network system which are able to reduce time delay when connection is established are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Shanshan Wang, Ying Hu
  • Patent number: 9906630
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing network packets within a Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) environment are described. An example method comprises receiving network data to be transported between a first PEP and a second PEP. The network data is segmented in one or more original network packets. The method may further comprise collecting packet identifying data associated with the one or more original network packets before the network data is packetized into one or more performance enhanced packets by the first PEP. The method may further comprise transmitting the identifying data to the second PEP. Upon receiving of the identifying data, the second PEP may recreate the segmentation of the original network data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Anthony Hughes
  • Patent number: 9894142
    Abstract: A plurality of application services are provided to subscriber devices in a cloud computing network. A plurality of requests for application services are received from a subscriber device via a customized private network connection assigned to the subscriber device, and the requests for application services are aggregated with requests for application services from other subscriber devices. The requests are transmitted to application servers within the cloud computing network hosting applications for performing the application services. The subscriber device is provided with the requested plurality of application services via the customized private network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Cooper, Alfonso Jones, Steven McDonald
  • Patent number: 9886411
    Abstract: A data transfer device performing data transfer at a high speed if a descriptor chain cannot be entirely transferred by a single activation. In a DMA control device, when a transfer activation signal is asserted, a descriptor information control part sequentially reads descriptor information from a descriptor information storage part. When the count of pieces of descriptor information that have been read becomes equal to a transferable frame count, a backward skip control part outputs a backward skip instruction. When the backward skip instruction is outputted, a descriptor information control part skips reading remaining descriptor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Sato, Toshio Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9888098
    Abstract: Software that generates a message containing program instructions for multiple layers in a multi-layer environment, by performing the following operations: (i) receiving an operation to perform across a multilayer computing environment; (ii) generating a message for performing the operation across the multilayer computing environment, wherein the message includes a plurality of layer portions, wherein each layer portion corresponds to a respective layer in the multilayer computing environment and includes computer program instructions for performing a set of sub-operation(s) of the operation; and (iii) orchestrating, by one or more processors, performance of the operation by sending the message between layers in the multilayer computing environment, wherein when the message is located at a respective layer, the layer performs its respective set of sub-operation(s) according to the computer program instructions included in the layer's respectively corresponding layer portion of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Chefalas, David M. Egle, Daniel L. Hiebert, Dennis D. Jurgensen, Arthur J. Meyer, III, David M. Schultz, Peter A. Singh
  • Patent number: 9883321
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a processor circuit and a machine type communication (MTC) device setup module operable on the processor circuit to determine when the apparatus is provisioned with a subscription to a local network, and to provide a device setup interface to automatically connect the apparatus to a machine type communication (MTC) subscriber independently of an operator of the local network. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Puneet Jain, Ashok Sunder Rajan
  • Patent number: 9876696
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method and a system for processing browser crash information. The method comprises: receiving browser crash status information uploaded when a browser crashes; according to the browser crash status information, generating crash identification information to indicate whether allowing the browser to upload a crash data packet or not; feeding the crash identification information back to the browser; if the crash identification information indicates allowing the browser to upload the crash data packet, receiving crash information including the crash data packet uploaded by the browser; starting up an automatic crash data packet analyzing program to analyze the crash data packet; and sending the analyzing result of the crash data packet back to the browser uploading the crash data packet. The disclosure provides a solution at cloud system level to specifically collect, process, analyze and identify the browser crash information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jiapeng Fan, Pengyi Zhang, Huan Ren
  • Patent number: 9872175
    Abstract: A packet processing method, apparatus, and system. A first node receives a first packet sent by a relay device, where the first packet includes data in a second packet sent by a second node to the relay device, the data in the second packet is encrypted by using second additional authentication data and a session key between the first node and the second node, and the second additional authentication data is generated by the second node according to at least address information in a packet header of the second packet by using a second rule; the first node generates first additional authentication data according to address information in a packet header of the first packet by using a first rule, and decrypts the data in the first packet by using the first additional authentication data and the session key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiming Ding, Guiming Shu
  • Patent number: 9864721
    Abstract: For simplified projection of a cascaded fieldbus system which includes a first fieldbus with a plurality of first bus devices, a second fieldbus subordinate to the first fieldbus with a plurality of second bus devices and a third fieldbus subordinate to the second fieldbus with a plurality of third bus devices, an example embodiment of the invention provides that the second fieldbus is connected to the first fieldbus via a fieldbus access node device, and therefore bus devices of the second fieldbus are presented as virtual modules of the first fieldbus, and that a connection device, via which the third fieldbus is connected to the second fieldbus, is presented as a virtual fieldbus access node module of the first fieldbus, and therefore the remaining bus devices of the third fieldbus are presented as virtual modules of the first fieldbus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Greiner-Jacob, Harald Seeburg
  • Patent number: 9866463
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for managing a rate of request for an object transmitted between a server and one or more clients via a multi-core intermediary device. A first core of the intermediary device can receive a request for an object and assume ownership of the object. The first core can store the object in shared memory along with a rate-related counter for the object and generate a hash to the object and counter. Other cores can obtain the hash from the first core and access the object and counter in shared memory. Policy engines and throttlers in operation on each core can control the rate of access to the stored object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Murali Raja, Sandeep Kamath
  • Patent number: 9866537
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing universal resource locators (URLs) at a server include receiving, at the server, a search query from a client device; creating, by the server, a compressed hash value based on the search query; processing, by the server, the search query to yield a search result; and transmitting the compressed hash value to the client for storage in a browser history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Aleksey Kolesnik
  • Patent number: 9866657
    Abstract: A system network switching with layer 2 switch communicatively coupled co-resident data-plane and network interface controllers embodying a method for, receiving a packet from a communication network at the layer 2 switch; parsing the packet; and determining in accordance with a content of the parsed packet whether the packet is to be switched to one of one or more medium access controllers, or one of one or more packet input processors, or one of one or more network interface controllers of a network interface resource comprising the one or more packet input processors, one or more packet output processors, the one or more network interface controllers, and the layer 2 switch, implemented on a chip are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cavium, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilson Parkhurst Snyder, II
  • Patent number: 9860192
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of servers and a border server. The border server receives a request for a transaction that can be accomplished by performing tasks, identifies a first task of the tasks, identifies an initial server of the servers to perform the first task by consulting, based on a type of the first task, routing data stored in memory of the border server, and requests that the initial server perform the first task. Each of the servers will, in response to receiving a task from the border server, perform the received task using related data stored exclusively on the server, determine whether the received task requires an additional task, identify a next server to perform the additional task by consulting routing data stored in memory of the server, and request that the next server perform the additional task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: STG Interactive, S.A.
    Inventors: Alexis Tamas, Gregory Bellier
  • Patent number: 9848080
    Abstract: In one aspect of this disclosure, a method and an electronic apparatus executing a method, the method including detecting a disconnection of a call with an external electronic apparatus, when the disconnection is detected, generating and storing a call disconnection message including a notifier indicating a cause for the disconnection, and transmitting the stored call disconnection message to the external electronic apparatus according to a communication receptivity condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Wan Huh, Seung-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9847991
    Abstract: A method for managing user accounts in an application of an application provider, includes: receiving a request for proof of authentication to authenticate a user attempting to access the application, the user being registered with an identity provider having a trust relationship with the application provider; obtaining, from a local database, user data including authentication data and access rights data; authenticating the user by the authentication data; determining the user right to access the application, by the access rights data; determining the existence or absence of a user account associated with the user, by querying an external database managed by the application provider; if the user has the right to access the application and there is no user account associated with the user: triggering provisioning of the user account at an entity, generating a proof of authentication associated with the user, sending the proof of authentication to the application provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: EVIDIAN
    Inventor: Christophe Guionneau
  • Patent number: 9848320
    Abstract: The encrypted communication method and an encrypted communication system include a mobile terminal and an application server to execute two-way authentication and establish encrypted mobile communication between them, and then execute key derivation. A client host is started up, and reads and run client system software and client network application software stored in its Read-Only Memory (ROM). The client host and the application server retrieve the IP address of the counter-party respectively, and set IP address filtering rules respectively. The application server generates random numbers and keys, and sends the random numbers and the keys to the client host via the mobile terminal. The client host and the application server execute IP address filtering, two-way authentication, and key negotiation, and thereby establish encrypted network communication. The system and method ensure end-to-end security of network applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Datong Mu
  • Patent number: 9836393
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for maintaining a context stack. A monitor module monitors a stack size after each monitor interval for a stack of a plurality of contexts. Each context defines communications between a process and a data set and comprises a pathway for communicating with the data set and a process identifier. A stack module deallocates a context that satisfies a stack policy from the stack if the stack size is within a buffer threshold of a maximum threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lourie A. Bryan, Gregory T. Kishi, Kerri R. Shotwell, Joseph M Swingler
  • Patent number: 9832131
    Abstract: Approaches for managing characteristics for inbound data communications between a first network site and a remote network site of a WAN are provided. The inbound communications are received by the first network site via a series of links of the WAN. Protocol overhead factors are determined based on overhead associated with network protocols applied to the data communications over the links. Link throughput limits are determined for the inbound data communications, wherein the throughput limits are determined based on the protocol overhead factors. The throughput limits are transmitted to the second network site for transmission of the inbound data communications from the second network site. The inbound data communications are received by a first device of the first network site via the first link, wherein the first link is between the first device and a second device serving as an exit point from a public portion of the WAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Shanti Swarup Vedula, Douglas Dillon, Jeffrey Biber
  • Patent number: 9817840
    Abstract: A host runs an operating system kernel. A plurality of virtual private servers (containers) is supported within the kernel. The containers use the same files. A template cache has pre-calculated file checksums. The checksum is calculated each time the file is created and/or modified. Each file has an inode containing an attribute indicating whether the checksum is calculated and stored along with the file. If the checksum is present, the process is redirected to access the file with the same inode in the shared disk cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
    Inventors: Pavel Emelyanov, Kirill S. Korotaev, Stanislav S. Protassov, Serguei M. Beloussov, Alexander G. Tormasov
  • Patent number: 9818308
    Abstract: A simulator of an agricultural working machine has a computer unit coupled to a display unit and a control unit. The agricultural working machine to be simulated has adjustable working parts and control elements that implement adjustment of the working parts and a software module that is stored in the computer unit. The software module depicts a process model of crop-processing processes to be implemented by the agricultural working machine and depicts the machine behavior resulting from the crop-processing processes. The process model and the machine behavior are visualized in the display unit and can be edited by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Emtemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Neu, Kai Bergmann, Marcel Vonde, Olaf Rehders, Michael Piontek, Jens Broer, Benjamin Mattich, Boris Kettelhoit
  • Patent number: 9818118
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining and reporting aggregated transaction level data regarding a particular user are disclosed. Based on the requests of one or more information requesters, an aggregator server can request transaction level data for all accounts associated with a particular user or a group of users from a transaction database. The transaction database returns raw transaction level data for accounts associated with the particular user to the aggregator server. The aggregator server can then parse the raw transaction level data based on a number of transaction level data elements and information requester input. The parsed raw transaction level data can then be used to determine the number of predefined or information requester defined transaction level data aggregates. The resulting transaction level data aggregates can then be sent in a report to the one or more information requesters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Melyssa Barrett, Joe Scott, Nancy Hilgers
  • Patent number: 9813756
    Abstract: A network media environment includes a first hub network and a second hub network. The first hub network encompasses a first local environment based on a first server which is coupled to a first client. The second hub network encompasses a second local environment based on a second server which is also coupled to the first client. The first local environment and the second local environment overlap. The second local environment is movable with a movement of the second server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Mitch Frederick Singer, Brian David Lakamp
  • Patent number: 9813342
    Abstract: A method and a system embodying the method for load balancing of a received a packet based network traffic, comprising: receiving a packet at a software defined network switch; determining information pertaining to uniqueness of a packet flow for the received packet; providing the determined information and the received packet to a network interface controller; and processing the received packet at the network interface controller in accordance with the provided determined information, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cavium, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Richard Gyllenhammer, Wilson Parkhurst Snyder, II, Philip Romanov
  • Patent number: 9805104
    Abstract: A maximum lag between data stores can be specified that corresponds to a recovery point objective defined in a service level agreement. Lag can be monitored during a data replication between a primary data store and a secondary data store located in geographically different regions. Activity on the primary data store including incoming data transactions can be throttled as a function of the lag and the maximum lag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tomas Talius, Alexander Nosov, Satyanarayana Narlapuram, Robin D. Dhamankar
  • Patent number: 9802309
    Abstract: Example embodiments may relate to robot-cloud interaction. In particular, a cloud-based service may receive a query from a first robotic system including sensor data, a request for instructions to carry out a task, and information associated with a configuration of the first robotic system. The cloud-based service may then identify stored data including a procedure previously used by a second robotic system to carry out the task and information associated with a configuration of the second robotic system. The cloud-based service may then generate instructions for the first robotic system to carry out the task based at least in part on the sensor data, the procedure used by the second robotic system to carry out the task, the information associated with the configuration of the first robotic system, and the information associated with the configuration of the second robotic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: James Joseph Kuffner, Jared Stephen Russell
  • Patent number: 9805051
    Abstract: Disclosed are some examples of systems, methods and storage media for synchronizing files between a user's computer and a remote system, and more specifically, to strategically storing updated versions of a file on the remote system. In some implementations, a system is capable of receiving a request including an updated version of a file. The system is additionally capable of identifying a version type of the updated version, identifying a current version of the file stored in one or more storage devices, and determining, based on the version type of the updated version, whether to store the updated version in the one or more storage devices as a new version or to replace the current version with the updated version. The system is further capable of storing the updated version in the one or more storage devices based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Emil Bergner, Miko A. Bose, James Johnson
  • Patent number: 9799302
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems, devices, and methods are provided that allow a host device to communicate video information, network information, and USB information over USB via a USB host controller. The video information and the network information are encapsulated within USB and communicated by the USB host controller. In some embodiments, the USB information communicated by the USB host controller is further communicated over a non-USB extension medium by an upstream facing port device and one or more downstream facing port devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Icron Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sukhdeep Singh Hundal, Terence Carl Sosniak, David Patrick Frey
  • Patent number: 9785899
    Abstract: A computer-implemented process for managing configurable resource policies executes a resource expression associated with a received user selection to extract information from an executing simulation. Responsive to a determination that there are no more user selections to process, a set of rules is selected using the user selections and resource expression to populate a resource template using extracted information and selected rules. A resource policy is generated using the populated template. The generated resource policy is applied to the executing simulation, wherein behavior of the executing simulation is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jay W. Benayon, Vincent Szaloky
  • Patent number: 9772920
    Abstract: Techniques are described for identifying unhealthy nodes in a multi-node system. One or more parameters of each node is monitored, then compared with the values for the same parameter running on other nodes in the multi-node system. Based on the comparison, a determination is made whether a node is healthy. If the multi-node system comprises one or more nodes with differing capabilities, an adjustment is performed to account for the differing capabilities of each respective node. Further provided are methods of taking remedial action upon a determination that a node is unhealthy. A tuner is used to modify values of health parameters until the node is performing similarly to its peers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Apollo Education Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sajithkumar Kizhakkiniyil, Anil Maipady, Krishnam Chapa, Narender Vattikonda, Jeevan Pingali, Rahul Kumar
  • Patent number: 9773107
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein relate to enhancing security on a device by configuring one or more software functions in a trusted zone of a processor using object firewalls, IPC mechanisms, and/or a policy engine. An inter-process communication mechanism and inter-process communication bus enable secure inter-process communication between inter-process communication applications within the trusted zone and inter-process communication applications external to the trusted zone. Adapting, filtering, blocking, redirecting, or otherwise modifying inter-process communications is enabled by the inter-process communications mechanism. Modifications may be controlled by a policy engine within the trusted zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: OPTIO LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Jules White, Brian Dougherty, David Alexander Hamrick, Grayson Gates Sharpe, Robert Austin Hanlin, Krzysztof Kamil Zienkiewicz, Christopher Michael Thompson, Thomas Charles Clancy, III