Computer-to-computer Data Transfer Regulating Patents (Class 709/232)
  • Patent number: 10282333
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store at least one instruction associated with a universal serial bus (USB) communication function or a wireless communication function operation, and at least one processor connected to the memory and configured to execute the at least one instruction stored in the memory. When a request for execution of the wireless communication function is received during execution of the USB communication function, the at least one instruction executed by the processor is configured to deactivate the execution of USB communication function in corresponding to a type of the USB communication function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Seob Kim, Eun Seok Hong, Gyoung Hwan Park, Woo Sung Jang
  • Patent number: 10282361
    Abstract: Transforming time series data points from concurrent processes is described. A time series database system writes, to a queue, a first time series data point received from a first process. The time series database system writes, to the queue, a second time series data point received from a second process that executes concurrently with the first process. The time series database system removes the first time series data point and the second time series data point from the queue. The time series database system creates transformed time series data by applying a transformation to the first time series data point and the second time series data point. The time series database system outputs the transformed time series data to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Anand Subramanian, Thomas Nicholas Valine, Bhinav Sura, Rajavardhan Sarkapally
  • Patent number: 10275818
    Abstract: This invention deals with the next generation improvements in recommendation systems. Retailers want to grow their business and increase sales. One embodiment displays recommendations for inside sales during calls to prospects via a CRM. Another embodiment improves genomic cross-sell by summing correlations between attributes. A third embodiment improves cross-channel personalization by linking personal information, preferably via a one-way hash, to a unique customer ID. A fourth embodiment enables a common core mobile app for different retailers. A fifth embodiment identifies a shopper before purchase to provide personal recommendations while shopping. A sixth embodiment utilizes a market place with shared customers for customer acquisition. A seventh embodiment utilizes customers' preferences and characteristics and sales data to influence recommendations. The characteristics can be combined into a shopper psychographic persona to generate recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: 4-Tell, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L Levy, Neil E Lofgren
  • Patent number: 10275283
    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: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Alejandro Martinez Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10277696
    Abstract: Large amounts of data from the Internet are collected for media content available of viewing, and user experience of audiences accessing the media content. The collected data is processed using intelligent tools and classified in a manner that facilitates searching data on the basis of time ranges. Pertinent information is extracted and presented to media content creators to enable them with the necessary knowledge to create new media content that is relevant, interesting and engaging to the creator users' target audiences, by detecting trends and changes of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligence Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Venkateswaran Prasad, Sameer Pitalwalla, Madhuchhanda Das, Ragavan Natarajan, Abhishek Tanksali, Ravindra Jaju
  • Patent number: 10268423
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a holding unit, a search unit, an update unit, and a transmitting unit. The holding unit holds group information including identification information of a different image forming apparatus belonging to a group to which the image forming apparatus belongs. The search unit searches for a candidate image forming apparatus to which the image forming information is to be transmitted at a predetermined timing when elimination of the image forming information is estimated. The update unit updates the group information such that the candidate image forming apparatus found by the search unit is included in the group. The transmitting unit transmits the group information updated by the update unit to the different image forming apparatus at the predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsue Komaki
  • Patent number: 10268399
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a first memory including a message queue having first to nth addresses (n?2, n is natural number), a first pointer showing one of the first to nth addresses, and a second pointer showing one of the first to nth addresses, a monitor unit which detects whether the first and second pointers show the first address, and a processing unit which changes an address shown by the first pointer from the first address to an ith address (n?i?2, i is natural number) when the first and second pointers show the first address. An address shown by the second pointer is incremented from the first address to a (j+1)th address (j?1, j is natural number) when first to jth messages are queued in the first to jth addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagatani, Takahiro Miomo, Hajime Yamazaki, Shinji Yonezawa, Mitsunori Tadokoro
  • Patent number: 10257381
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that causes a user's will concerning which of a communication speed and power saving efficiency is given priority to be reflected on determination of a power saving mode. In shifting the apparatus to a power saving mode, a first setting inhibits disconnection of a communication link and a second setting indicates changing communication speed to a lower speed. One of the first and second settings is made according to a user's instruction. In the first setting, the apparatus is shifted to a first power saving mode. In the second setting, the apparatus is shifted to a second power saving mode. When the apparatus is shifted to the first power saving mode, the communication link is not disconnected. When the apparatus is shifted to the second power saving mode, the communication speed of the apparatus is changed to the lower speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Minoru Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 10257268
    Abstract: Provided is a process of managing rack-mounted computing devices in a data center with a distributed peer-to-peer management system, the process including: determining roles of data-center management computing devices in a distributed peer-to-peer data-center management system; receiving, via an out-of-band network, a data-center management command at a given data-center management computing device; distributing, based on at least some of the roles, via the out-of-band network, the data-center management command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Vapor IO Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brian Cencini, Steven White, Cole Malone Crawford
  • Patent number: 10257271
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates secure communication between computing entities. During operation, the system generates a first interest that indicates a vote for a value associated with a group prefix and a round number. In response to the first interest, the system receives a first content object that indicates an acknowledgment of the vote and has a payload that includes a nonce validator. In response to a second interest that indicates an acknowledgment of the first content object, the system receives a second content object that indicates a decision for the value and has a payload that includes a nonce which is used as a pre-image of the nonce validator. The system verifies the second content object based on the nonce and the nonce validator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Wood, Glenn C. Scott
  • Patent number: 10243871
    Abstract: Described are techniques for improving the performance of a first device that uses a first communication protocol by modifying the audio data rate associated with a second device that uses a second communication protocol. Data indicative of access and use of a communication channel by the first device may indicate a level of use associated with a communication channel or a level of channel resources used by the first device. If the parameters determined from the access data deviate from one or more threshold values, the audio data rate of the second device may be modified to change the quantity of resources used by the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Pratik Kalpesh Patel, Michael Risley, Milos Jorgovanovic
  • Patent number: 10225192
    Abstract: At an application executing in conjunction with a vSwitch in a host system, using a processor assigned to the vSwitch in the host system, a flow of a number of packets is received from a VM. At the application, a set of CWND values is computed using a corresponding set of congestion control algorithms. At the application, a determination is made whether any of the CWND values in the set of CWND values match the number of packets in the flow within a tolerance value. In response to a CWND value in the set of CWND matching the number of packets in the flow within the tolerance value, a conclusion is drawn that a type of the congestion control algorithm which computed the matching CWND value is the type of a local congestion control algorithm implemented within the VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, John Carter, Wesley M. Felter, Yu Gu, Keqiang He, Eric J. Rozner
  • Patent number: 10225590
    Abstract: Disclosure includes a system, method and architecture to monitor media content streams, e.g., streams of digital encoded media data such as without limitation audio and/or video data, from a number of media content streaming providers and identify media content items from those media content items being streamed by the media content streaming providers for inclusion in a personalized media content stream for a user. In a direct streaming approach, the media content items contained in a stream are available while each item is being streamed by the content provider. In a centralized streaming approach, media content items contained in each media content stream that is currently being streamed by content provider are available for a limited window of time, which can be dependent on buffer length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Oren Somekh, Yehuda Koren, Natalie Aizenberg, Yoelle Maarek, Ronny Lempel
  • Patent number: 10212756
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable storage device and apparatus for closing a transmission control protocol connection in a wireless network are disclosed. For example, the method sends a first transmission control protocol option requesting a use of a silent transmission control protocol closure for the transmission control protocol connection, receives a confirmation from a recipient device that silent transmission control protocol closure is to be used for the transmission control protocol connection, sends a second transmission control protocol option that indicates a connection timeout period for the sender device, receives a connection timeout period for the recipient device, tracks the connection timeout period for the sender device and the connection timeout period for the recipient device, and closes the transmission control protocol connection when one of the connection timeout period for the sender device or the connection timeout period for the recipient device has expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Feng Qian, Subhabrata Sen, Oliver Spatscheck
  • Patent number: 10210534
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed provide a system, method, and computer program product for identifying consumer items more likely to be bought by an individual user. In some embodiments, a collaborative filter may be used to rank items based on the degree to which they match user preferences. The collaborative filter may be hierarchical and may take various factors into consideration. Example factors may include the similarity among items based on observable features, a summary of aggregate online search behavior across multiple users, the item features determined to be most important to the individual user, and a baseline item against which a conditional probability of another item being selected is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Sullivan, Michael D. Swinson
  • Patent number: 10204241
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for adding security to client data by maintaining keys providing access to the client data remotely from the client data. In some circumstances, the systems encrypt a cluster of data using an encryption key, associate the cluster of encrypted data with a unique identifier and send the unique identifier and the decryption key to a server for storage. The decryption key is then received from the server and is used to decrypt the cluster of encrypted data. A server can also perform policy checks or trigger additional authentication such as SMS, phone, or email notification before allowing access to a key. Furthermore, in some instances, the server can also prevent access to the stored keys in response to anomalies, such as decommissioning and other asset management events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Field, Aravind N. Thoram, John Michael Walton, Dayi Zhou, Alex M. Semenko, Avraham Michael Ben-Menahem
  • Patent number: 10200194
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for adding security to client data by maintaining decryption keys at a server that provide access to encrypted keys that are maintained at a client system with encrypted client data. A specialized protocol is utilized for accessing the decryption keys from the server. Once obtained, the decryption key is used to decrypt the encrypted key at the client and then the newly decrypted decryption key is used to decrypt the encrypted data. A server can also perform policy checks or trigger additional authentication such as SMS, phone, or email notification before allowing access to the server decryption key. Furthermore, in some instances, the server can also prevent access to the server decryption keys in response to anomalies, such as decommissioning and other asset management events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Field, Aravind N. Thoram, John Michael Walton, Dayi Zhou, Alex M. Semenko, Avraham Michael Ben-Menahem
  • Patent number: 10198445
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to archiving user generated content. A data storage device of a computer system is scanned for media files, and directories of the data storage device containing media files found during the scan are added to an upload directory list. For each directory in the upload directory list, respective identifiers for the media files contained in the directory are determined and sent to a server. Confirmation is received from the server of whether the sent identifiers match identifiers for media files already stored by the server. The media files having identifiers confirmed as not matching identifiers for media files already stored by the server are uploaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Steiner
  • Patent number: 10200288
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and apparatus for shaping data traffic in a local area network (LAN) are disclosed. For example, the method includes receiving data traffic information from one or more sensors of a plurality of network elements within the LAN, determining that a data traffic shaping action is required based on a comparison of the data traffic information to one or more rules stored in a rules engine and transmitting a control signal to a gateway to configure the gateway to process the data traffic in accordance with the data traffic shaping action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew J. Quirk
  • Patent number: 10182070
    Abstract: A digital security threat management system is disclosed. The system detects the presence of a computing system, on a network, that has been compromised by an undetected and/or unknown digital security threat. The digital security threat management system recognizes characteristic emanations from a computer system that has been compromised. Because the characteristic emanations that result from a known threat can be the same as the characteristic emanations that result from an undetected and/or unknown threat, the digital security threat management system can learn to detect a computing system that has been compromised by an unknown threat if the security threat management system recognizes characteristic emanations from a previous attack, based on a known threat, of the computing system. In this way, the system can detect the presence of a compromised computing system, even if the cause of the compromise remains undetected and/or unknown. Appropriate remedial action may be taken upon detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: EVENGX, LLC
    Inventors: John S. Flowers, Ridgely C. Evers
  • Patent number: 10178421
    Abstract: In some aspects, control circuitry detects a plurality of instances in which the number of requests to simultaneously stream media from a subscription service to different devices exceeds a number of streams available to the user from the subscription service. The control circuitry generates a plurality of timestamps corresponding to the plurality of instances, and compares each timestamp to a range of timestamps that corresponds to a subscription period for the subscription service in order to determine a number of instances that occurred during the subscription period. The control circuitry compares the number of instances that occurred during the subscription period to a threshold number for the subscription period. Control circuitry transmits a message, from the server to one of the different devices, if the threshold is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Thomas, Walter R. Klappert
  • Patent number: 10171959
    Abstract: An apparatus for Internet-Protocol based communications in a wireless network includes a network interface, a controller, and memory. The interface receives a series of multicast data packets. The controller identifies one or more receiving nodes in the wireless network requesting data corresponding to the series of multicast data packets and determines that the effective unicast rate for one or more unicast data packets exceeds a minimum data rate of the series of multicast data packets using an 802.x protocol. The memory stores instructions that may be executable by a processor. Upon execution of the instructions by a processor, the received series of multicast data packets is converted into one or more unicast packets, the execution and conversion occurring in response to instructions received from the controller. A system for Internet-Protocol based communications in a wireless network implements such an apparatus in the context of an access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: William S. Kish
  • Patent number: 10171349
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include methods, systems, and computer program products for packet forwarding. Aspects of the invention include receiving, from a source node, a first network queue in a set of network queues, wherein the first network queue includes one or more minimum network traffic performance requirements. A set of network paths is analyzed to determine a performance level for each network path and identify a first network path and a second network path with a performance level above the one or more minimum performance requirements of the first network queue. A determination is made that the first network path has a higher performance level than the second network path. Based at least in part on determining that the first network path has a higher performance level than the second network path, the first network queue is mapped to the first network path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert K. Floyd, III, Richard E. Harper, Ruchi Mahindru
  • Patent number: 10171370
    Abstract: Technology for a distribution operating system is provided. In one example, a method may include executing a distribution operating system on a host operating system on a local computing device and executing an application within the distribution operating system using networked computing resources managed by the distribution operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Berg, Marc John Brooker, Aravindhan Vijayaraghavan, Jayaram Mulupuru, Josh Zell Curry, Christopher Ted Fischer, Benjamin Christian Blount, Anthony John Dillon, Christopher Allen Suver
  • Patent number: 10162864
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. In addition to providing the articles to the reader application, an article providing system may also determine the quality or popularity of particular articles and provide the most popular articles to users of the system. In one embodiment, the system may receive one or more anonymous interaction metrics from one or more devices connected to the system. The anonymous interaction metrics may be associated with a particular article and provide some indication of a user's engagement with the article. The system utilizes these interaction metrics or measurements to set or adjust a score or ranking associated with the particular article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Beaver, Georgios Sofianatos, Kang Tu, Amogh Mahapatra, Mark A. Gingrich, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Dominic J. Hughes, Justin W. Sung, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Martin J. Murrett
  • Patent number: 10148645
    Abstract: For classifying a TCP connection carrying HTTP traffic as trusted or untrusted, an analyzer device performs: detecting an HTTP request message of an HTTP session carried by the TCP connection; obtaining, from headers of the detected HTTP request message, information to build a signature of the HTTP session; comparing the built signature with signatures stored beforehand in a signatures database; classifying the TCP connection as trusted, when the built signature matches a signature that is stored beforehand in the signatures database and that is representative of a trusted HTTP client application; performing an authentication procedure, when the built signature does not match any signature stored beforehand in the signatures database, the authentication procedure requesting a user to provide authentication data; adding the built signature in the signatures database, when valid authentication data are provided by the user, the signature of the HTTP session being representative in the signatures database of a t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Romain Rollet
  • Patent number: 10135958
    Abstract: Message oriented middleware publish/subscribe technology and wireless push protocol is used to provide wireless messaging services for wireless devices. In the exemplary embodiment, a messaging system brokers messages between publisher applications (i.e. content providers) and wireless client devices (i.e. content subscribers), receiving and distributing messages to subscribers having subscribed to particular content. Messages are pushed to clients via a wireless gateway using a wireless push protocol. Message content subscription is used to filter messages to subscribers with fine granularity to provide a higher quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Evangelos Mamas
  • Patent number: 10135766
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for evaluating domains to send emails while maintaining sender reputation. Registration records of a domain are retrieved. The registration records include a mail server record and one or more records linking the domain to another domain or to an IP address. The mail server record is verified to be associated with a domain that is not on a black list. A webpage is retrieved from a website associated with the one or more records linking the domain to another domain or to an IP address. The webpage is compared to webpages for websites that are on white lists. An electronic communications sending strategy is determined based on verifying that the mail server record is associated with a domain that is not on a blacklist and comparing of the webpage to webpages for websites that are on one or more white lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: James Michael Ciancio-Bunch
  • Patent number: 10109012
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for presenting, managing and manipulating financial and econometric data are presented. The method and apparatus presented provide a virtual financial laboratory that allows a user to test and verify financial “Concepts”. The disclosed method and apparatus allows a user to learn how to wisely invest money and manage investments based on an enhanced understanding gained through the testing and verifying of financial Concepts. Some of these embodiments are directed toward a method and apparatus for modeling and simulating events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: topXight labs llc
    Inventors: Kirthi Kumar Ramakrishnan, Sivakumar Visveswaran
  • Patent number: 10104691
    Abstract: A method of determining and adapting a contention window size (CWS) based on channel loading for load-based equipment (LBE) listen before talk (LBT) channel access mechanism is proposed. The historic observations obtained from carrier sensing can reflect the state of channel loading, which is then used to adapt the maximal contention window size. A wireless device collects historical channel loading information including the number of idle slots and the number of busy slots. The wireless device uses the historical information to estimate the total number of active devices M in the wireless network and the channel-loading factor. The wireless device then computes the thresholds using the long-term value of M and then adapts the value of the CWS based on the channel-loading factor and the thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chang Li, Pei-Kai Liao, Weidong Yang, Bo-Si Chen
  • Patent number: 10104643
    Abstract: A method of managing bandwidth resources provided by multiple network interfaces is proposed. When one or more network interfaces provide network bandwidth resources, a bandwidth manager manages all available bandwidth resources based on a list of decision criteria. The list of decision criteria includes energy efficiency, network throughput, channel condition, device mobility, and user preference. An application traffic flow distributor dynamically adjusts the amount of traffic flows on different network interfaces according to the joint decision based on the decision criteria. A network interface manager dynamically enables or disables each network interface according to the joint decision based on the decision criteria. Furthermore, a device movement analyzer analyzes and predicts device movement to facilitate accurate decision making of the bandwidth management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Tsai, Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Jun-Hua Chou, Yih-Shen Chen
  • Patent number: 10094213
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for remote well logging. Methods include conducting, with a plurality of remote well operation control hosts operating on corresponding remote well logging data acquisition management systems, a well logging operation using a well logging system at a logging site, wherein the well logging system includes a conveyance device having disposed thereon a first logging instrument and a second logging instrument; operating the first logging instrument responsive to at least one well-logging command from a first remote well operation control host of the plurality; and operating the second logging instrument responsive to at least one well-logging command from a second remote well operation control host of the plurality different than the first. Methods include transmitting a virtual presence feed associated with a logging site supervisor from the logging site to at least one of the corresponding remote well logging data acquisition management systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Guijt, Nigel N. Smith, Douglas C. Young, Harold Andrade, Homero C. Castillo
  • Patent number: 10091627
    Abstract: Message handshaking and integration may be provided. A message may be created by a client in a first format. The client may determine whether a server in communication with the client is operable to deliver the message in a second format. If so, the client may provide the message, in the first format, to the server for delivering to at least one recipient in the second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Yong Gang Mao, Shang Tao Zhou, Dong Dong Guo, Gleb Kholodov, Giok Hong Khoo, Yu Xiang Li, Ning Wang, Dong Hui Zhang, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10075591
    Abstract: Agents operating at call centers or other customer support service networks may assist large numbers of customers consecutively and in a dynamic manner. One example may include receiving a plurality of calls for customer service support from a corresponding plurality of customer devices at a call routing server, retrieving user profiles associated with the plurality of calls and identifying call information for the plurality of calls, determining at least one call is associated with a first user profile having a task deadline approaching sooner than the other user profiles, and establishing a priority for the at least one call to be processed by an agent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Dirienzi, Jonathan Levine, Eric Weaver
  • Patent number: 10075447
    Abstract: An electronic device in a device-to-device network of a user of the electronic device communicates with a group of one or more other instances of the electronic via dynamic connections that are based on pre-established and maintained (i.e., long-lived) associations in the device-to-device network. Moreover, a given dynamic connection between the electronic device and a given instance of the electronic device in the group is setup by the electronic device without assistance of a computer in another network, which conveys the communication within the group. During operation, the electronic device: receives content from the user; generates a message by encrypting the content using an encryption key associated with the user; and provides the message to at least a second instance of the electronic device in the group, which is associated with a second user in the device-to-device network, at a location specified by one of the associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Neone, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave E Glassco, Athanassios H Diacakis, Dan Cohen
  • Patent number: 10069687
    Abstract: A configuration module for automatically configuring the communication capabilities of an Intelligent Electronic Device of a Substation Automation system for an electric power distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Giuseppe Piccinini, Marzio Grassi, Diego Pagnoncelli
  • Patent number: 10063807
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus and an image processing method for encoding image data in parallel with each other with a plurality of encoding units, the output rates of the encoding units can be dynamically controlled. The image data is converted to a plurality of pixel planes, and the plurality of encoding units 103c encode the pixel planes. An output rate control unit 103d controls the output rates to a shared memory from the plurality of encoding units 103c by controlling an access request that is to be output to a memory I/F unit 105, in accordance with at least one of a pixel plane conversion mode and available capacities of buffers 103b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10063433
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for remotely monitoring network diagnostics are described herein. One method includes monitoring a control system network of a site for a plurality of diagnostic messages, wherein the diagnostic messages include a set of parameters, collecting diagnostic data associated with the diagnostic messages, correcting a parameter within the set of parameters to conform to a parameter threshold limit, and alerting a user upon the collected diagnostic data having an abnormal parameter within the set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Manu Taranath, Deenadayalan Karunakaran, Vamsi Krishna Komanduru, Rajesh V Poojary
  • Patent number: 10062036
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network device receives metrics regarding a path in the network. A predictive model is generated using the received metrics and is operable to predict available bandwidth along the path for a particular type of traffic. A determination is made as to whether a confidence score for the predictive model is below a confidence threshold associated with the particular type of traffic. The device obtains additional data regarding the path based on a determination that the confidence score is below the confidence threshold. The predictive model is updated using the additional data regarding the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Grégory Mermoud, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Sukrit Dasgupta
  • Patent number: 10055778
    Abstract: A data processing system generates recommendations for on-line shopping by scoring recommendations matching the customer's cart contents using by assessing and ranking each candidate recommendation by the expected incremental margin associated with the recommendation being issued (as compared to the expected margin associated with the recommendation not being issued) by taking into consideration historical associations, knowledge of the layout of the site, the complexity of the product being sold, the user's session behavior, the quality of the selling point messages, product life cycle, substitutability, demographics and/or other considerations relating to the customer purchase environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Versata Development Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas H. Dillon
  • Patent number: 10051662
    Abstract: A method of determining and configuring a maximal clear channel assessment (CCA) duration based on channel loading information for frame-based equipment (FBE) listen before talk (LBT) channel access mechanism is proposed. The CCA period is a random CCA duration generated out of the maximal CCA duration, which is configurable and is carried in the radio resource control (RRC) signaling or the beacon signal of LAA. To solve the collision problem in synchronous network and the unfairness problem in asynchronous network, the maximal duration of CCA should be adaptive based on the experienced channel occupancy status and/or the experienced synchronization difference within the network. First, the maximal duration of CCA should be adjusted according to the channel loading. Second, the maximal duration of CCA should be larger than the timing difference between eNBs or between UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chang Li, Pei-Kai Liao, Weidong Yang, Bo-Si Chen
  • Patent number: 10043222
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for adaptively optimized recomposition of a parts list for fabrication of an electronic circuit product. A parts list acquisition portion forms a parts list containing a plurality of constituent parts entries read from one or more predetermined sources. The parts entries are respectively identified in the parts list by different corresponding part identifiers. An optimization unit coupled to the parts list acquisition unit comparatively determines mutual matching between different parts entries based on at least one optimization parameter. The optimization unit intermediately recomposes the parts list by incorporating one or more suggested parts substitutions to adaptively consolidate mutually matched pairs of parts entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Bromley, Rajesh Khanna
  • Patent number: 10028322
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are directed to a first peer-to-peer (P2P) enabled device configured to wirelessly transmit a first request message and a second P2P-enabled device configured to wirelessly receive the first request message. In response to receiving the first request message, the second P2P-enabled device wirelessly transmits a second request message to the first P2P-enabled device, and if the first request message is rejected by the second P2P-enabled device, the second request message includes status control information indicating that the first request message is rejected. In addition, if the first request message is to be cancelled, the first P2P-enabled device transmits another request message to the second P2P-enabled device with status control information indicating that the first request message has been cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Emily H. Qi, Venkata Vallabhu, Rita Lee
  • Patent number: 10027569
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for testing virtual services. In use, at least a portion of a system to implement at least one modification is identified, the system including a plurality of services and the modification including one or more of an addition of at least one new virtual service or an update of at least one existing virtual service. Further, the at least one modification is implemented to the at least a portion of the system to generate an updated portion of the system and an original portion of the system, the updated portion of the system including the one or more of the addition of the at least one new virtual service or the update of at least one existing virtual service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED, AMDOCS SOFTWARE SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Shmuel Ur, Itzik Kitroser, Ofer Hermoni, Eyal Felstaine
  • Patent number: 10021175
    Abstract: An apparatus configured for selecting a plurality of edge-server sets, comprising: A metrics manager collects network topology information from edge servers and/or client devices. A request-routing mechanism determines a device network topology for each of a plurality of device types. For each device network topology, a device-specific edge-server set is selected. Device-specific data signals are distributed for storage on a corresponding device-specific edge-server set. A trellis-exploration algorithm can be used to determine each device-specific edge-server set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Genghiscomm Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Steve J Shattil
  • Patent number: 10021166
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and using a normalized service model metadata repository to translate web APIs are described. In some embodiments, a normalized service model generator may allow an application to expose web APIs in new formats and/or standards that were unknown during development of the application and without requiring a change of code to the application to support the new formats and/or standards. In some cases, code or programming instructions associated with an application may include annotations (e.g., Java annotations) that classify whether particular methods or functions within the code correspond with a particular operation and specify relationships between objects or entities within the code. An annotation processor may process the code in order to extract entity relationships and service models exposed by the application and to generate a normalized metadata repository that may be translated into any kind of web API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CA, INC.
    Inventor: Garimella Anila Kumar
  • Patent number: 10015201
    Abstract: A network for delivering application level multimedia services includes simple, application-level switches and rules managers. Each application-level switch includes rules defining message edits and selections of message destinations. The rules managers operate to manage the rules. Network functions process messages on the application level, and include operation of one or more rules managers and operation of an application-level switch. The network function is performed by the switch application by performing application level message processing according to rules managed by the at least one of the plurality of rules managers. The application level switches together resolve a requested identity to one or more routable addresses, enabling the network to route a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven A. Siegel, Thomas J. Will, Larry B. Pearson
  • Patent number: 10009403
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to checkpointing a set of stream computing data with respect to a stream computing environment having a set of windowed stream operators including both a first windowed stream operator and a second windowed stream operator. It may be identified that the first windowed stream operator has a first subset of the set of stream computing data. It may be identified that the second windowed stream operator has the first subset of the set of stream computing data. It may be determined to checkpoint the first subset of the set of stream computing data without a redundant checkpoint related to the first and second windowed stream operators. The set of stream computing data may be checkpointed without the redundant checkpoint of the first subset of the set of stream computing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Cook, Manuel Orozco, Christopher R. Sabotta, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 9992252
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for adaptively compressing and transmitting streaming video, preferably implemented in hardware as part of a codec, that adaptively applies a variable rate of compression to images in a video stream to optimize the quality attainable for a given transport bandwidth. In one or more embodiments, image frames from the video stream are divided into blocks, and a variable compression ratio compression engine compresses the blocks for transmission over a network. Depending on their compressed sizes, one or more of the compressed blocks are packaged into fixed size data packets for transmission over a network. The data packets are fed into a packet buffer. A packet servo releases packets from the buffer to achieve a desired transport data rate. The amount of compression applied by the compression engine is controlled based on the number of packets in the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: RGB SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Lionel Smith
  • Patent number: 9990755
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an animation includes an object storage unit configured to store objects included in animation content and an animation control unit configured to adjust at least one of a number of objects to be rendered in one frame among the objects included in the animation content and preset target frames per second (FPS) by calculating a rendering time of the objects to be rendered in one frame and comparing the rendering time with the target FPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-hoon Nam, In-ho Kye