Centralized Controlling Patents (Class 709/244)
  • Patent number: 10313402
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing load balancing and session persistence in IP (e.g., IPv6) networks are described herein. Some aspects relate to a destination options extension header that may be used to store load balancing session persistence option (LBSPO) data, including a client identifier and a server identifier for each of a client and a server. A load balancer for a server farm can perform session persistence and load balancing based on the LBSPO information. The server can include its own address in the LBSPO data when responding to an initial request from a client. The client device may then address subsequent packets to the server selected for that session, thereby bypassing the load balancer after the session is established, thereby freeing the load balancer to handle other requests. The LBSPO information may remain unchanged for the duration of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Chia J. Liu
  • Patent number: 10218711
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining a location of a system responsive to location information received from at least one of a location sensor and a wireless device of the system, associating the location with a key present in the system to generate an authenticated location of the system, and determining whether the authenticated location is within a geofence boundary indicated in a location portion of a launch control policy (LCP) that provides a geographic-specific policy. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Simon P. Johnson, Steve Orrin, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Patent number: 10178068
    Abstract: A method of translating network attributes of packets in a multi-tenant environment, and an appliance and a program product implementing the method. The method comprises the following steps: receiving a packet from a multi-tenant environment; referring to the information of tenants, translating a selected network attribute of the packet into a unique identity representing the packet in the multi-tenant environment; and forwarding the translated packet including the unique identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng-Tung Hsu, Cheng-Ta Lee, Wei-Shiau Suen, Ming-Hsun Wu
  • Patent number: 10091359
    Abstract: Communication between callers and call center agents may be optimized. A request message may be transmitted to an application services module to connect with an agent associated with the selection. A contact number of a proxy server may be received from the application service module. The contact number may be utilized to connect with the agent via the proxy server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: James K. Boutcher, Bruce Pollock
  • Patent number: 10079771
    Abstract: A method of congestion control (500) in a communications network is provided. The method comprises detecting congestion (501, 502) for data packets being transmitted along a data path between a sender and a receiver of the communications network, wherein the receiver accesses the communications network via a Radio Access Network (RAN), interrupting transmission (503, 505, 506) of data packets to the receiver during an idle period, and transmitting an indication (504) pertaining to the interruption of transmission to the RAN. Thereby, the RAN may use opportunities for switching to a lower radio state directly, or shortly after, the onset of the idle period, rather than triggered by an inactivity timer. In that way, utilization of air interface resources is improved and power consumption on the UE side is reduced. Further, a corresponding computer program, a corresponding computer program product, and a network node for congestion control in a communications network, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Robert Skog
  • Patent number: 10019322
    Abstract: File selection techniques that can handle overlapping module contexts provide flexible and reversible backup, restore, migration, deployment and synchronization operations. Both remote (administrative) control and local (user) control of the file selection are provided. Application and configuration specific templates are provided to a user from the remote administrator for further customization by selecting or de-selecting configurations, applications and/or individual files or configuration entries. The templates may be controlled geographically by the IP address or identity associated with the user. A user's interaction with the customization is saved and the order of changes is maintained, so that when the templates are updated, the user's customizations can be re-applied. The administrator may override user settings based on rules, which may also be geographically determined. The file selection may also be altered based on media type and location, e.g., local backup vs. server backup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Warren J. Baumann, Firas Bouz, Douglas S. Brown, Wesley Stevens
  • Patent number: 9935822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of and apparatus for configuring a link in a label switching communication network. The method implemented in a network node comprises determining formation of a communication link between the network node and another network node and sending link formation information to a link manager. The method further comprises receiving link configuration information for the communication link from the link manager and configuring the communication link in response to the received link configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Massimiliano Maggiari, Michela Bevilacqua, Carla Marcenaro
  • Patent number: 9887962
    Abstract: A method of translating network attributes of packets in a multi-tenant environment, and an appliance and a program product implementing the method. The method comprises the following steps: receiving a packet from a multi-tenant environment; referring to the information of tenants, translating a selected network attribute of the packet into a unique identity representing the packet in the multi-tenant environment; and forwarding the translated packet including the unique identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng-Tung Hsu, Cheng-Ta Lee, Wei-Shiau Suen, Ming-Hsun Wu
  • Patent number: 9875632
    Abstract: A management controller may monitor temperatures of information handling resources in an information handling system and identify abnormalities associated with the information handling resources. When a power down sequence is initiated, the management controller may use any identified abnormalities as well as user input indicating a particular information handling resource for service. The management controller may perform service mode cooling to make the information handling system safe for servicing as soon as possible. The user may be alerted when the temperature conditions indicate safe handling of identified information handling resources. The management controller may also control an electromechanical cover preventing access to the information handling resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Dinesh Kunnathur Ragupathi, Hasnain Shabbir, Stuart A. Berke
  • Patent number: 9753761
    Abstract: Sharing resources in a virtualized environment includes providing access by a plurality of virtual platform clusters to distributed resources of the virtualized environment, where each of the virtual platform clusters has a director that manages resources for one or more virtual machines in a corresponding one of the virtual platform clusters. Sharing resources also includes dynamically managing sharing of the distributed resources among the plurality of virtual platform clusters according to a sharing arrangement, where the distributed resources include a plurality of objects. A first subset of the plurality of objects is shared among the plurality of virtual platform clusters differently than a second subset of the plurality of objects. At least some of the objects that are shared are also copied locally to different ones of the virtual platform clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ashish A. Palekar, Dale Hagglund, Bradford B. Glade
  • Patent number: 9742808
    Abstract: To verify compliance with a data access policy, a query result including data specified by a requesting entity and a representation of a data access policy is received from a database. Based on the representation of the data access policy included in the query result, it is verified whether the requesting entity is permitted to access the data included in the query result. Transmission of the data included in the query result to the requesting entity is controlled responsive to the verification. Related methods, systems, and computer program products are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Evgene Vahlis, Paul Giura
  • Patent number: 9680729
    Abstract: A streams manager monitors operator performance of a streaming application to determine when the performance of an operator needs to be improved or optimized. The streams manager in conjunction with a cloud manager automatically determines one or more preferred virtual machines in a cloud with a specified streams infrastructure that best meet the needs of the underperforming operator or application component based on physical location attributes of the preferred virtual machines. The cloud manager determines the physical location attributes of the candidate virtual machines. The streams manager or the cloud manager can then determine a preferred virtual machine of the candidates to deploy the operator based on the physical location attributes. The streams manager then modifies the flow graph so one or more operators of the streaming application are deployed to a preferred virtual machine determined according to the physical location attributes of the preferred virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lance Bragstad, Michael J. Branson, Bin Cao, James E. Carey, Mathew R. Odden
  • Patent number: 9661026
    Abstract: Applying a security policy to an application session, includes recognizing the application session between a network and an application via a security gateway, determining by the security gateway a user identity of the application session using information about the application session, obtaining by the security gateway the security policy comprising network parameters mapped to the user identity, and applying the security policy to the application session by the security gateway. The user identity may be a network user identity or an application user identity recognized from packets of the application session. The security policy may comprise a network traffic policy mapped and/or a document access policy mapped to the user identity, where the network traffic policy is applied to the application session. The security gateway may further generate a security report concerning the application of the security policy to the application session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: A10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Chen, Dennis Oshiba, John Chiong
  • Patent number: 9654394
    Abstract: A multi-tenant system is realized by the Tunneling protocol. The multi-tenant system includes a server apparatus on which a virtual machine with tenant identification data operates; an equipment whose tenant identification data cannot be recognized; a plurality of switches configured to transfer a packet based on flow entries; and a controller configured to set the flow entries to the switches. The plurality of switches includes a first switch connected with the server apparatus and a second switch connected with the equipment. The second switch rewrites the header of the packet sent from and received by the equipment based on an address translation table. Thus, the equipment becomes available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Ryosuke Kawai
  • Patent number: 9619269
    Abstract: Provided is a device and a method for providing network virtualization, in which a method of dynamically mapping a processor includes extracting tenant information on a tenant and information on a virtual machine (VM) generated by a Cloud OS or controller; classifying virtual machine queues (VMQs) and processors to process the VMQs by tenant, and dynamically mapping the VMQs onto the processors by tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Kang Il Choi, Jong Geun Park, Bhum Cheol Lee, Sang Min Lee, Jung Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 9563216
    Abstract: Techniques for managing power loads of a data center include electrically coupling a data center infrastructure power load and a data center IT power load in a power distribution system having a specified power capacity, the infrastructure power load including a plurality of infrastructure power loads associated with at least one of a data center cooling system, a data center lighting system, or a data center building management system, and the IT power load including a plurality of IT power loads associated with a plurality of rack-mounted computing devices; determining that a predicted amount of the IT power load is about equal to or greater than a threshold power value; throttling the infrastructure power load to reduce a portion of the power capacity used by the infrastructure power load; and based on throttling the infrastructure power load, increasing another portion of the power capacity available to the IT power load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Luiz Andre Barroso, Christopher G. Malone, Taliver Brooks Heath, Nathaniel Edward Pettis, Stephanie Hua Taylor, Michael C. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9553899
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing load balancing and session persistence in IP (e.g., IPv6) networks are described herein. Some aspects relate to a destination options extension header that may be used to store load balancing session persistence option (LBSPO) data, including a client identifier and a server identifier for each of a client and a server. A load balancer for a server farm can perform session persistence and load balancing based on the LBSPO information. The server can include its own address in the LBSPO data when responding to an initial request from a client. The client device may then address subsequent packets to the server selected for that session, thereby bypassing the load balancer after the session is established, thereby freeing the load balancer to handle other requests. The LBSPO information may remain unchanged for the duration of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Chia J Liu
  • Patent number: 9509579
    Abstract: A method for providing Layer 2 link attributes to a user includes transmitting a query using a Layer 3 network protocol to at least a first network element to determine a link attribute for a Layer 2 link between the first network element and a second network element in a network, receiving a response indicative of the link attribute for the Layer 2 link, determining based on the received response a graphical line attribute corresponding to the link attribute according to a predetermined mapping of link attributes to graphical line attributes, and updating a line element at a graphical user interface according to the graphical line attribute, the line element connecting at the graphical user interface a first graphical element corresponding to the first network element and a second graphical element corresponding to the second network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Marvell Israel (M.I.S.L) Ltd.
    Inventors: Robi Goldschlager, Ronen Tausi, Gad Hutt
  • Patent number: 9497201
    Abstract: Applying a security policy to an application session, includes: recognizing the application session between a network and an application via a security gateway; determining by the security gateway a user identity of the application session using information about the application session; obtaining by the security gateway the security policy comprising network parameters mapped to the user identity; and applying the security policy to the application session by the security gateway. The user identity may be a network user identity or an application user identity recognized from packets of the application session. The security policy may comprise a network traffic policy mapped and/or a document access policy mapped to the user identity, where the network traffic policy is applied to the application session. The security gateway may further generate a security report concerning the application of the security policy to the application session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: A10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Chen, Dennis Oshiba, John Chiong
  • Patent number: 9489233
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product comprising determining a set of objects to be represented in a computer model, determining the relationships between the object to be represented in the computer model, and creating layered over and underlying relationship between the determined set of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Patricia G. S. Florissi, Sudhir Vijendra
  • Patent number: 9448855
    Abstract: According to one embodiment system and method provides executing at least a portion of a cloud computing task on a client terminal. The system and method further includes checking whether the client terminal is recharging or not and accessing a server for executing the cloud computing task if the terminal is recharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki-Mo An
  • Patent number: 9426035
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a node may determine a topology of a plurality of reporting nodes within a directed acyclic graph (DAG) in a computer network. The reporting nodes may then be assigned to one of a plurality of reporting groups, where reporting nodes are allowed to report only during designated time windows corresponding to their assigned reporting group. The reporting nodes may then be informed of at least their own assignment to a particular reporting group. In another embodiment, a particular reporting node may join the DAG, and may also receive an assignment to one of a plurality of reporting groups. Accordingly, the particular reporting node may also determine designated time windows corresponding to the assigned reporting group, where the particular reporting node is allowed to report only during the designated time windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Jay Shetty, Shmuel Shaffer, Jean-Philippe Vasseur
  • Patent number: 9356910
    Abstract: A security gateway includes packet routing policies, each including a host network address, an application network address, and a forwarding interface. In routing data packets of an application session, the security gateway: recognizes the application session between a network and an application; determines a user identity from an application session record for the application session; determines packet routing policies applicable to the application session based on the user identity; receives a data packet for the application session, including a source network address and a destination network address; compares the source network address with the host network address, and the destination network address with the application network address; and in response to finding a match between the source network address and the host network address, and between the destination network address and the application network address, processes the data packet using the forwarding interface of the packet routing policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: A10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Chen, Dennis Oshiba, John Chiong
  • Patent number: 9356858
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a data aggregator discovery (DAD) message may be distributed by an associated data aggregator, the DAD message identifying the initiating data aggregator, and comprising a recorded route taken from the data aggregator to a receiving particular node as well as a total path cost for the particular node to reach a root node of the DAG through the recorded route and via the data aggregator. The receiving particular node determines a path cost increase (PCI) associated with use of the data aggregator based on the total path cost as compared to a DAG-based path cost for the particular node to reach the root node via the DAG. If the PCI is below a configured threshold, the particular node may redirect traffic to the data aggregator as source-routed traffic according to the recorded route. The traffic may then be aggregated by the data aggregator, accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Shmuel Shaffer, Sandeep J. Shetty
  • Patent number: 9286340
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting information from digital media files. More specifically, a collection module may be used to communicate with a social networking system and analyze the digital media files associated with a user profile. The collection module may generate media-based profile information based on media content and/or location, time and date data extracted from the digital media files. The media-based profile information may be incorporated into the user profile information and used by the social networking system for various purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SOGIDIA AG
    Inventors: Norman Schlomka, Michael Conway
  • Patent number: 9270705
    Abstract: Applying a security policy to an application session, includes: recognizing the application session between a network and an application via a security gateway; determining by the security gateway a user identity of the application session using information about the application session; obtaining by the security gateway the security policy comprising network parameters mapped to the user identity; and applying the security policy to the application session by the security gateway. The user identity may be a network user identity or an application user identity recognized from packets of the application session. The security policy may comprise a network traffic policy mapped and/or a document access policy mapped to the user identity, where the network traffic policy is applied to the application session. The security gateway may further generate a security report concerning the application of the security policy to the application session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: A10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Chen, Dennis Oshiba, John Chiong
  • Patent number: 9253012
    Abstract: A start node acquires coupled state information indicating a connectibility of nodes from a network. By executing simulation in accordance with a computational model constructed based on the coupled state information, the start node determines for each node a first link that transmitted an oscillation or a signal first to the node. A path that extends from a target node to the start node via the first link of intermediate nodes is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatsugu Ogawa, Yuma Matsuda, Masafumi Yano
  • Patent number: 9253152
    Abstract: A security gateway includes packet routing policies, each including a host network address, an application network address, and a forwarding interface. In routing data packets of an application session, the security gateway: recognizes the application session between a network and an application; determines a user identity from an application session record for the application session; determines packet routing policies applicable to the application session based on the user identity; receives a data packet for the application session, including a source network address and a destination network address; compares the source network address with the host network address, and the destination network address with the application network address; and in response to finding a match between the source network address and the host network address, and between the destination network address and the application network address, processes the data packet using the forwarding interface of the packet routing policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: A10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Chen, Dennis Oshiba, John Chiong
  • Patent number: 9232463
    Abstract: Apparatus, and an associated method, by which to permit selection by a user of a mobile node of with which cellular communication system network that the mobile node shall communicate by way of an interworking wireless local area network. User selection is provided even when the interworking wireless local area network is directly connected to the home network of the mobile node. A determiner determines whether the interworking wireless local area network is directly connected to the home network. And, responsive to the determinations, an identifier identifies the cellular communication system network associated with the interworking wireless local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Adrian Buckley
  • Patent number: 9232440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling system overload in a wireless communication system. The method comprises: a first step in which a mobility management entity (MME) that has received a tracking region update request message from a first terminal transmits a location update request message to a home subscriber server (HSS); a second step in which, if the HSS has determined that a system overload has occurred, the HSS sets MME-backoff time for preventing the transmission of a request message to the HSS, and transmits a location update rejection message including said MME-backoff time to the MME; and a third step in which the MME drives a backoff timer corresponding to said MME-backoff time and rejects a TAU update request message from a terminal received prior to the completion of the driving of the backoff timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Yean Cho, Han Na Lim, Sang Soo Jeong, Beom Sik Bae
  • Patent number: 9231863
    Abstract: An information handling system is provided. The information handling system includes a plurality of core devices coupled to each other and to a plurality of distribution devices and a plurality of top-of-rack devices coupled to a plurality of servers and to the distribution devices. The plurality of servers are running hypervisors thereon that each manage a virtual switch and a plurality of virtual machines (VMs). The information handling system further includes a plurality of local network address resolution mediators, with each local network address resolution mediator running on one of the plurality of servers and receiving packets from VMs running thereon, and a global network address resolution mediator running on one of the plurality of core devices. The global network address resolution mediator is in communication with each of the plurality of local network address resolution mediators to collect and distribute packets from the plurality of VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Balaji Venkat Venkataswami, Bhargav Bhikkaji, NarayanaSwamy Perumal, Prasadu Beesabathina
  • Patent number: 9225671
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a virtual device context (vDC) domain may be advertised to other network devices. If at least a partition of each device is determined to belong to the same vDC domain, the network interface communicating with the at least one device may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Goyal, Samar Sharma, Manuwela Kanade
  • Patent number: 9219751
    Abstract: Method for applying a security policy to an application session, includes: recognizing the application session between a network and an application via a security gateway; determining by the security gateway a user identity of the application session using information about the application session; obtaining by the security gateway the security policy comprising network parameters mapped to the user identity; and applying the security policy to the application session by the security gateway. The user identity may be a network user identity or an application user identity recognized from packets of the application session. The security policy may comprise a network traffic policy mapped and/or a document access policy mapped to the user identity, where the network traffic policy is applied to the application session. The security gateway may further generate a security report concerning the application of the security policy to the application session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: A10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Chen, John Chiong, Dennis Oshiba
  • Patent number: 9215477
    Abstract: A device receives updated television content, and generates a file that provides an indication to copy the updated television content to multiple television distribution sites, where each television distribution site includes multiple television distribution devices. The device identifies one of the multiple television distribution devices, associated with each of the multiple television distribution sites, to receive the file, packages the updated television content with the file, for the identified one of the multiple television distribution devices, and provides the updated television content and the file to the identified one of the multiple television distribution devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Amir Ahmed, Haosheng Guo, Zhiying Jin, Wenjie Liu, Juhong Liu, Surender Mallesh
  • Patent number: 9195484
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for dynamic assignment of a logical zone to a data center. A request may be received to link together different accounts. Data center selection information may then be obtained including, for example, an identification of the data centers to which each of the linked accounts is currently assigned, linked account usage information and system capacity information. The obtained information may be used to determine a selected data center to which to assign the logical zone across each of the linked accounts. The selected data center may be determined based on one or more selection priorities, which may be set based on input from any combination of a customer, a service provider and/or another party. Any linked accounts not currently assigned to the selected data center may then have instances migrated to the selected data center using, for example, one or more passive and/or active migration techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David John Ward, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9160614
    Abstract: The invention facilitates remote management of a computer via a network. Remote computer management in which communication between a managed computer and a remote computer management server is initiated by the managed computer is implemented so that the communication is formatted in accordance with a network communications protocol that can be used to format communication that is allowed to pass through a firewall and/or gateway that mediates communication with the managed computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark J. Sutherland, Paul Y. Wong
  • Patent number: 9077700
    Abstract: There is provided an authentication server including: a network access authenticating unit and an address notifying unit wherein the network access authenticating unit receives, from an authentication relay connected to a network, a first authentication message for a communication device existing under the authentication relay, and execute network access authentication process with the communication device, and the address notifying unit notifies the communication device of the server's address information in accordance with a result of the network access authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Tanaka, Yoshihiro Oba, Mitsuru Kanda
  • Patent number: 9049167
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided that include a mobile access notification service interface configured to operate on messages targeting a mobile access notification service so that a given message targeting a given user via the mobile access notification service causes a access notice indicator of the given user's mobile data communication device to visibly show when data from the given message is ready for access via one or more designated non-mobile access devices. The mobile access notification service interface includes an access notification trigger data detector configured to process and identify, from among plural messages originating at message source machines, access notification messages containing access notification trigger data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew DeRoller
  • Patent number: 9049106
    Abstract: Providing gateway redundancy is disclosed. On each of a master and a standby gateway a single IP routing redundancy protocol instance is associated with a plurality of subscriber subnets. On each gateway, the respective single IP routing redundancy protocol instance is used to provide gateway redundancy for the plurality of subscriber subnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Joseph M. Regan, Ron E. Haberman, Wenao Hu, Paul Kwok
  • Patent number: 9049045
    Abstract: One of the embodiments is directed to establishing peer-to-peer tunnels between clients in a mobility domain. Normally, clients attached to a network having access nodes connected to a central controller transfer all traffic through the central controller via tunnels between the access node and the central controller. A mobility manager operating in the controller tracks access nodes connected to the controller, and clients connected to those access nodes. When the mobility controller recognizes traffic passing between clients in its mobility domain that is eligible for peer-to-peer forwarding, it instructs the access nodes supporting the clients to establish a peer-to-peer tunnel between the nodes, and direct the client traffic through this peer-to-peer tunnel. The peer-to-peer tunnel may be session based, or may be aged. Eligibility of traffic for peer-to-peer tunnels may be controlled by rules, such as limiting peer-to-peer tunnels by source or destination, by port or protocol, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ARUBA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Pradeep J. Iyer, Keerti G. Melkote
  • Patent number: 9032054
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a provisioning instruction including a device identifier from an external management entity, receiving the device identifier from a network device, associating the provisioning instruction the network device, and sending a portion of the provisioning instruction to the network device. The device identifier being associated with a virtual resource. The associating is based on the device identifier of the virtual resource and a device identifier of a network device. The portion of the provisioning instruction is sent to the network device based on the associating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Shukla, Arthi Ayyangar
  • Patent number: 9021131
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that dynamically route messages based on the availability of a message consumer on any given route, and which adapt to changes in message consumer availability throughout a messaging network. In various embodiments, changes to message routing criteria at a destination broker in the network are propagated to each source broker for the destination broker, which in turn propagates the changes to their source brokers until the entire network is adapted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore L. Ross
  • Patent number: 9021010
    Abstract: A distributed computing system includes a primary device and one or more backend devices. The primary device provides a management interface for the distributed computing system. A plurality of applications may be installed on the backend devices for execution. The primary device generates registration data that associates the applications with management interface commands or configuration parameters in response to messages received from the applications. Subsequently, when the primary device receives a particular command at the management interface, the primary device identifies, based on the registration data, a particular application from among the plurality of applications. In response to identifying the application, the primary device may send to the application an outgoing message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranadip Das, Bruno Rijsman, Ranjini Rajendran, Subbu Subramaniam, Kallol Banerjee, Nathaniel H. Ingersoll, Sunil Bakhru, Vineet Goel
  • Patent number: 9020802
    Abstract: A computer program product, method, and apparatus for discovering information about the nodes of the disperse data network, sending a command from a client to a distributed file system, wherein the distributed file system contains the discovered information, distributing the command from the distributed files system to one or more of the nodes of the distributed file system, and executing the command on the one or more network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia G. S. Florissi, Sudhir Vijendra
  • Patent number: 9015237
    Abstract: Methods of electronic scheduling for playback of media contents are disclosed. Discrete items of content are scheduled for play back based upon a schedule created by the integration of scheduling methods into a single scheduling algorithm. In a first scheduling method, a discrete item of content is assigned a frequency rating relative to other items of content. A second way to schedule is repeating a content item at specific intervals of time. A third scheduling method allows the content to be played at a specific date and time. A fourth scheduling method includes playing a content item upon receipt of a trigger event which is received from a source external to the scheduling system. And lastly, means are provided for selectively determining whether or not particular content is available for play in a particular venue or during a particular period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Giacalone, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9015211
    Abstract: A device for caching a scalable original file having a first structure which has a header and a plurality of information packets for different information levels has a cache memory configured to cache a proxy file and/or information packets of the proxy file and a proxy file generator configured to generate a proxy file such that the latter is transferable into or directly has a second structure, which corresponds to the first structure of the original file. The proxy file generator further is configured to read out a first information packet of a basic information level from the original file and insert it into the proxy file at a position specified by the second structure and to output the proxy file in the second structure, so that in the second structure, at least one of the information packets of a non-basic information level is replaced with an empty information packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Heiko Sparenberg, Siegfried Foessel
  • Patent number: 9003034
    Abstract: A method for operating a local area data network with a plurality of network nodes is disclosed, wherein the network nodes send requests to the data network using request values and each of the network nodes has an associated explicit identifier from a key space. A plurality of network nodes respectively has an associated one or more table entries in a value table distributed over the network nodes. In this case each table entry includes a request value having data associated with the key space and with the request value, the network node being responsible for a request value whose identifier is less than or equal to the request value. For the plurality of network nodes, the frequency with which requests for the request values associated with a respective network node are sent to the respective network node is respectively monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Niebergall, Steffen Rusitschka, Alan Southall, Sebnem Rusitschka
  • Patent number: 8997202
    Abstract: A system for securely transferring information from an industrial control system network, including, within the secure domain, one or more remote terminal units coupled by a first network, one or more client computers coupled by a second network, and a send server coupled to the first and second networks. The send server acts as a proxy for communications between the client computers and the remote terminals and transmits first information from such communications on an output. The send server also transmits a poll request to a remote terminal unit via the first network and transmits second information received in response to the poll on the output. The system also includes, outside the secure domain, a receive server having an input coupled to the output of the send server via a one-way data link. The receive server receives and stores the first and second information provided via the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Curry, Ronald Mraz
  • Patent number: 8990890
    Abstract: In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method for operating a presence server in a home network is provided, the method comprising: receiving a request for presence information; sending an event notification to all subscribed control points informing them of the request for presence information; receiving an action from one of the subscribed control points accepting or rejecting the request for presence information; and if the action received from the one of the subscribed control points accepts the request for presence information, causing presence information regarding the one of the subscribed control points to be sent to the entity that sent the request for presence information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mahfuzur Rahman, Russell Berkoff
  • Patent number: 8990880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to home devices such as set-top boxes, and more particularly to methods providing autonomous file transfers to and from such home devices. There is provided a method for spreading notifications pertaining to the completion of file transfers in time. The method is based on the concept of imposing different delay times on different devices, which delay times must be observed prior to notifying the server of a file transfer completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Geoffrey Cristallo, Piet Vandaele