Computer-to-computer Data Modifying Patents (Class 709/246)
  • Patent number: 11032583
    Abstract: A system and method for acquiring live content for a content delivery network (CDN). The method includes: intercepting a content manifest based on a content session initiated by a first user node and a broadcast server, where the content manifest includes at least one content identifier (ID) and its corresponding content chunk; fetching the content chunk to store in a memory of the CDN; receiving a request from a second user node for content of the content session; continuously determining a leader user node between at least the first user node and the second user node; and fetching at least a content chunk based on a content manifest of the leader user node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: QWLT, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnon Warshavsky, Shmulik Biran, Dror Meidan
  • Patent number: 11023944
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a request to scan a barcode and in response, displaying a split screen having a camera image portion and a product information portion. At least part of an image currently being captured by a camera and containing a barcode is displayed in the camera image portion. Product information for a product represented by the barcode is displayed in the product information portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Selvaganapathy Kaliamurthy, Divek Karagwal, Shubham Goyal
  • Patent number: 11017817
    Abstract: The present invention enables correct placement of an electronic mark on a frame of captured image data intended by a remote control apparatus performing monitoring. Monitoring image data with a time code is transmitted to an external device. A command (an electronic mark placement command, or the like) to which a time code value showing a command target frame in the monitoring image data is added is received from the remote control apparatus. Processing based on the command is performed on a frame corresponding to the time code value added to the command, among image data corresponding to the monitoring image data recorded on a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Doi, Hiroyuki Nagai
  • Patent number: 11012759
    Abstract: A webcasting method of a media file is provided, including obtaining media data in the media file from a server by a player built-in a webpage, constructing fragmented media files containing the media data by the player, sending the fragmented media files to a media source extension interface by the player, and invoking a media element of the webpage by the media source extension interface for playing; the player plays the media file in the webpage, and the media file adopts a non-streaming media encapsulation format. A webcasting device and a storage medium of a media file are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Bytedance Network Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Guohui Yin
  • Patent number: 11003622
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, automatic modification-triggered transfer of a file among two or more computer systems associated with a user. In some embodiments, a copy of a first file may be received, via a first application at a first computer system, from a second application at a second computer system associated with a user. The first file copy may be automatically received from the second application responsive to the user modifying a content of the first file, where the first file copy is a version of the first file that is generated from the user modifying the content of the first file. Responsive to receiving the first file copy from the second computer system, the first file copy may be automatically transferred via the first application to a third computer system associated with the user to replace an older version of the first file stored on the third computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOPIA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Michael R. Manzano
  • Patent number: 10999357
    Abstract: A data transmission system and a data transmission method are disclosed. The data transmission system includes a cloud server, an edge computing device, and a gateway. The cloud server includes a schema database which stores a transmission address corresponding to a target schema. The edge computing device transmits a data receiving request message related to the target schema to the cloud server. The cloud server transmits the transmission address to the edge computing device after receiving the data receiving request message. After receiving the transmission address, the edge computing device receives at least one data value corresponding to at least one label of the target schema from the gateway according to the transmission address, and generates a target data corresponding to the target schema according to the at least one label and the at least one data value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Pai-Ju Lan, Shao-Yu Ni, Hung-Ming Chen, Shih-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 10996948
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and computer-implemented method for mining software code and assimilating legacy system functionalities are provided. Embodiments comprise a system configured for installing a mining tool on a first system having a first format, the mining tool being configured to continually capture code stored on the first system; identifying a function on the first system, wherein the function is configurable to be independently executable; pulling the function from the first system; converting the function from the first format to a second format; and deploying the function in the second format onto a second system, wherein the function is stored on the second system in the second format and configured to be called by a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Govinda Rajulu Nelluri, Aparna Pattyreddy
  • Patent number: 10992710
    Abstract: Processing network requests includes receiving a request for a target media element available at a requested location. The request can identify a media repository that stores the target media element. A substitute media element that has content approximately equivalent to content of the target media element can be determined. The substitute media element can be stored on a sub-network connected to the network. A selection page having a link to the location of the substitute media element on the sub-network can be generated. A response to the request for the target media element can include the selection page, so as to offer a user a choice of media source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NETSWEEPER (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventor: Perry Roach
  • Patent number: 10991052
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, computer program code and means to improve dynamic data processing associated with one or more automated rating applications are provided. In some embodiments, an apparatus may include a communication device to receive a business type and a business location. The apparatus may also include a business owner's policy coverage or standalone general liability coverage platform to query a rating database, the query resulting in at least a first price for an entity. The apparatus may further include a professional liability coverage platform operating in parallel with a business owner's platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Alex M. Carges, Anna M. Martinez, Robert A. Schenkel, Michael O. Wardle
  • Patent number: 10984037
    Abstract: A method of selecting and presenting content on a first system based on user preferences learned on a second system is provided. The method includes receiving a user's input for identifying items of the second content system and, in response thereto, presenting a subset of items of the second content system and receiving the user's selection actions thereof. The method includes analyzing the selected items to learn the user's content preferences for the content of the second content system and determining a relationship between the content of the first and second content systems to determine preferences relevant to items of the first content system. The method includes, in response subsequent user input for items of the first content system, selecting and ordering a collection of items of the first content system based on the user's learned content preferences determined to be relevant to the items of the first content system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Veveo, Inc.
    Inventors: Murali Aravamudan, Ajit Rajasekharan, Kajamalai G. Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10984013
    Abstract: A data intake and query system receives raw machine via an internet protocol (IP) such as the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP). The system has configurable global settings for the received raw machine data that determine properties such as the metadata that is associated with raw machine data. Each event is associated with a token, which is also configurable and provides settings such as metadata settings for the raw machine data. The raw machine data is stored as events based on the metadata. Electronic devices that generate raw machine data may transmit the raw machine data to the data intake and query system within HTTP messages. The HTTP messages may also include settings such as metadata for the raw machine data. The raw machine data is stored as events based on the global metadata settings, token metadata settings, and HTTP message metadata settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Block, Patrick Lane Ogdin
  • Patent number: 10969926
    Abstract: A method of sharing an experience between a tapper and a content provider is provided. In this method, at least two interfaces are provided that are configured to allow the tapper and the content provider to join a content sharing community. A third interface is also provided to allow the tapper to select the content provider from a map where at least one of the tapper and the content provider are unknown to the other prior to the tapper selecting the content provider. Then a solicitation is conveyed from the tapper to the content provider to provide a video feed. In response to the solicitation, a video feed derived from a device operated or carried by the content provider is provided to the tapper. From a video feed, an object is recognized, and the video feed is conveyed to the tapper according to the privacy policy derived from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Wormhole Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Curt Hutten
  • Patent number: 10970190
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, comprising: storing, in a memory of a first computing device, a log filter list that identifiers a plurality of log filters, each of the plurality of log filters being executed on a respective one of a plurality of nodes in a distributed computing system; removing a first log message from a data structure that is stored in the memory of the first computing device, the first log message being obtained by the first computing device from a first one of the plurality of log filters that is associated with a first log source; detecting whether the first log message includes a placeholder message that is generated by the first log filter while the first log source is in a paused state; and selecting the first log message for further processing, when the first log message does not include a placeholder message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Lior Kamran, Amir Kredi, Amir Miron
  • Patent number: 10956533
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for real-time HTML rendering of desktop applications. In operation, a system identifies one or more desktop based legacy system applications for transforming into one or more HTML based applications in real-time. The system queries user interface (UI) elements of the one or more desktop based legacy system applications. The system maps the UI elements of the one or more desktop based legacy system applications to HTML UI elements associated with the one or more HTML based applications. Additionally, the system opens a web-socket between the HTML UI elements and the UI elements associated with the one or more desktop based legacy system applications to transfer data and events based on user actions in the one or more HTML based applications and responses from the one or more desktop based legacy system applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Ron Shimon Weisgross, Nir Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 10948539
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatuses for allowing a controller to select and access different types of access ports in a device. The selecting and accessing of the access ports is achieved using only the dedicated TDI, TMS, TCK, and TDO signal terminals of the device. The selecting and accessing of device access ports can be achieved when a single device is connected to the controller, when multiple devices are placed in a daisy-chain arrangement and connected to the controller, or when multiple devices are placed in a addressable parallel arrangement and connected to the controller. Additional embodiments are also provided and described in the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Lee D. Whetsel
  • Patent number: 10949418
    Abstract: A computer system, a computer-implemented method, and a computer readable medium having stored thereon a computer executable program code for retrieving data from the database system are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Gert Eichberger
  • Patent number: 10951734
    Abstract: A client electronic device, and a vehicle including the client electronic device and a method of controlling the vehicle, are configured to provide redundancy by determining whether an abnormality occurs in a transport layer or an application layer according to whether a time out occurs. The vehicle includes a plurality of electronic devices each configured to supply at least one service and a client electronic device configured to receive the service from at least one of the plurality of electronic devices. The client electronic device may include a communicator configured to communicate with the plurality of electronic devices and a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pilyong Park, Kangwoon Seo
  • Patent number: 10929171
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide novel methods for performing services for machines operating in one or more datacenters. For instance, for a group of related guest machines (e.g., a group of tenant machines), some embodiments define two different forwarding planes: (1) a guest forwarding plane and (2) a service forwarding plane. The guest forwarding plane connects to the machines in the group and performs L2 and/or L3 forwarding for these machines. The service forwarding plane (1) connects to the service nodes that perform services on data messages sent to and from these machines, and (2) forwards these data messages to the service nodes. In some embodiments, the guest machines do not connect directly with the service forwarding plane. For instance, in some embodiments, each forwarding plane connects to a machine or service node through a port that receives data messages from, or supplies data messages to, the machine or service node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Saahil Gokhale, Camille Lecuyer, Rajeev Nair, Kantesh Mundaragi, Rahul Mishra, Pierluigi Rolando, Jayant Jain, Raju Koganty
  • Patent number: 10931795
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for interfacing a set of one or more communication networks and a second communication network is disclosed. The system may comprise a memory strong instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions. The instructions may comprise: receiving a first message from a first communication network, the first message comprising a first unknown message header and a first unknown message body; parsing the first unknown message header to determine a first variable corresponding to the identity of the first communication network and a second variable corresponding to a first destination; identifying that the first unknown message header and the first unknown message body are in a predetermined format; converting the first unknown message body into a standardized format for the second communication network through an accelerated conversion process; and transmitting the first standardized message body to the first destination based on the second variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: Hyun Sik Eugene Minh, Yonghee Lee, Byung Woo Lee, Jin Kwang Kim
  • Patent number: 10931780
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for pre-caching resources within a cloud system is provided. The present invention may include enabling auditing. The present invention may also include following Cloud Auditing Data Federation standards. The present invention may then include determining one or more workflow patterns and resource utilizations. The present invention may then include predicting one or more resources. The present invention may lastly include caching the one or more predicted resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Divya K. Konoor, Muthu A. Muthiah
  • Patent number: 10918955
    Abstract: A non-limiting example system includes a server, and data of results (play records) that a predetermined game is played in a plurality of game apparatuses independently are transmitted to the server. The server stores the play record for each player, and transmits the play records of respective players to a personal computer. For example, under instructions of a user, the personal computer displays, using the play records of respective players, states of player characters such as movement tracks of the player characters of respective players on a map while adjusting elapsed time from a play start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuma Oiso
  • Patent number: 10924585
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product modify messaging behavior based upon parsing and different processing of different portions of a request. In a method, a request is received that includes a first and second differently formatted portions. The method parses the request to separately identify the first and second portions, analyzes the second portion of the request and causes a message based at least in part upon the first portion to be transmitted to a request processor. Based upon the message including the first portion, the method receives a response from the request processor. Based upon the response from the claims processor, the method causes a response to the request to be provided. The message to the request processor or the response to request is modified or an additional message to another entity is transmitted based upon an analysis of the second portion of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MCKESSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick Harris, Jessica Russell, Allan Marks, Melissa Frechen
  • Patent number: 10922389
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for embedding copyright information in one or more pages for presenting digital content. One of the methods includes generating, by a computing device, a unique identifier (ID) based on copyright information associated with the digital content; identifying one or more attributes associated with a page design of one or more blank pages of an electronic file; embedding the unique ID in the one or more blank pages by changing the one or more attributes to be representative of the unique ID; allocating the digital content to at least one of the one or more information-embedded pages; and distributing, by the computing device, the one or more information-embedded pages allocated with the digital content to the blockchain network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhiguo Li
  • Patent number: 10904807
    Abstract: Provided are a device for communicating with and controlling a small unmanned airplane, and a method therefor. In an information processing system to which the present invention is applied, a drone 2 is provided with: a converter module 10 that operates on a storage battery; an onboard communication means 15; an FDR module; a drive unit or the like, not illustrated; a leg section L that contacts or approaches a landing port P; and a charging terminal T2 for supplying power for charging to the storage battery, the charging terminal T2 being disposed in the proximal area. The landing port P is the landing port where the drone 2 lands, and has a projection B for guiding the leg section L onto a planar section F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HONGO AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Kenya Kaneda, Takahiro Miki
  • Patent number: 10892970
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed to provide host-independent resource monitoring for distributed networks. The method includes determining, from a set of jobs, one or more jobs to execute that monitor the status of resources within a distributed network. The method determines one or more environments in which to run the one or more jobs, and instantiates the one or more jobs with one or more environment variables for the determined one or more environments such that the one or more jobs are configured for operation in the determined one or more environments. The method accordingly displays, using a graphical user interface, a job environment matrix including a list of the set of jobs in conjunction with a running status of each of the jobs in each of one or more environments. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventor: Jiaqi Guo
  • Patent number: 10887327
    Abstract: A device receives information identifying a specific host threat to a network, where the information includes a list of network addresses associated with the specific host threat. The device identifies network elements, of the network, associated with the specific host threat to the network, and determines a network control system associated with the identified network elements. The device determines a policy enforcement group of network elements, of the identified network elements, that maps to the list of network addresses associated with the specific host threat, where the network control system is associated with the policy enforcement group of network elements. The device determines a threat policy action to enforce for the specific host threat, and causes, via the network control system, the threat policy action to be enforced by the policy enforcement group of network elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Nimmagadda, Jeffrey S. Marshall, Sunil G. Rawoorkar, Srinivasan Veeraraghavan, Prakash T. Seshadri
  • Patent number: 10885911
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are device, system and method embodiments for implementing a voice endpoint to chatbot bridge interface system. A bridge interface device operates by receiving query text corresponding to audio information captured at a voice endpoint, generating a bot agent request based on the query text and a bot agent associated with the query text, and sending the bot agent request to the bot agent. Further, the bridge interface device receives a bot agent response including response information associated with the query text, and sends a query response to the voice endpoint based on the bot agent response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventor: David Pengelley
  • Patent number: 10887415
    Abstract: In a network, a common agnostic data exchange method between two devices native to the network, the devices using different formats and transmission protocols, includes invoking a proxy at each device, and a first proxy receiving a first data record from a first device, the first data record having a first format. The first proxy identifies the first format by comparing a first pattern of the first data record to reference patterns of one or more reference data records and determines if a sufficient pattern match exists between the first pattern and the reference pattern. The first proxy translates the first data record's format into an inter-proxy data record having an inter-proxy format and transmits the inter-proxy data record to a second proxy coupled to a second device. The second proxy translates the inter-proxy data record to a second data record having a format employed at the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Manson, Ryan Marotz
  • Patent number: 10880390
    Abstract: A near end point of presence (PoP) of a cloud proxy service receives, from a client device, a request for a network resource. A far end PoP from a plurality of PoPs of the cloud proxy service is identified. Responsive to determining that a version of the network resource is stored in the near end PoP, a request for the network resource is transmitted to the far end PoP with a version identifier that identifies that version. The far end PoP receives, from the near end PoP, a response that includes difference(s) between the version of the network resource stored in the near end PoP with a most current version of the network resource. The response does not include the entire network resource. The near end PoP applies the specified difference(s) to the version that it has stored to generate an updated version of the network resource, and transmits it to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CLOUDFLARE, INC.
    Inventors: Dane Orion Knecht, John Graham-Cumming, Matthew Browning Prince
  • Patent number: 10880098
    Abstract: Various features and processes related to document collaboration are disclosed. In some implementations, animations are presented when updating a local document display to reflect changes made to the document at a remote device. In some implementations, a user can selectively highlight changes made by collaborators in a document. In some implementations, a user can select an identifier associated with another user to display a portion of a document that includes the other user's cursor location. In some implementations, text in document chat sessions can be automatically converted into hyperlinks which, when selected, cause a document editor to perform an operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keng Fai Lee, Wang Chiu Chan, Charles J. Migos, M. Frank Emanuel
  • Patent number: 10873616
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, including a method for providing content. A user of an initiating device is identified. Profile information for the identified user is located. The initiating device includes a display for presenting content to the user. An indication is received from an application running on the initiating device of an intent by the user to receive a first content item on a separate but co-located presentation device having enhanced presentation characteristics for presenting content. Additional content items are selected for delivery along with the first content item. The selection includes identifying a second different content item based on the profile information for the identified user and the enhanced presentation characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Duane Valz
  • Patent number: 10873628
    Abstract: In accordance with an accordance, described herein is a system and method for providing non-intrusive context correlation across a plurality of cloud services in different cloud environments. A cloud service context correlator can be configured with each cloud service, and can pass a common identifier through the cloud services. The cloud service context correlator can identify one or more loggers in a cloud service and their types, and create a log formatter for each logger based on its type to inject the common identifier into log messages generated by the logger. The injected common identifier can correlate log messages from the cloud services, and can be used to search for the correlated log messages in a dashboard of a data visualization tool. The cloud service context correlator does not require code changes for each cloud service, and can be applied to a synchronous or asynchronous representational state transfer (REST) flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ganesh Muthiah, Sreekanth Anumula
  • Patent number: 10860528
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transforming and pipelining data are disclosed. For example, it may be desirable to parse out usable data and to transform the usable data found in files that may be received from different sources and that may be in different file types. Described herein are system and methods that provide functionality to allow for determining a file type of a file, parsing out usable data from the file, performing a series of transformations on the usable data, and generating a pipeline that includes the series of transformations. The pipeline may be monitored for error detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Clover Health
    Inventors: Jasmine Tsai, Chris Hartfield, George Leslie Waksman
  • Patent number: 10846797
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide systems and methods to perform in-line translation of message content according to FIX protocol variants in a trading system. An example method includes receiving, at a computing device, a message formatted according to a FIX protocol, the message including message content and a message wrapper, the message wrapper providing session and delivery information for the message to a target. The example method includes performing in-line translation of the message content of the received message to adjust the message content according to a predefined set of rules without affecting the message wrapper (with the possible exception of the message size) and message routing session. The example method includes facilitating routing of the message to the target based on the message wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Theodore Renalds
  • Patent number: 10831924
    Abstract: Systems, techniques, and apparatuses facilitate selecting, defining, controlling, verifying, and auditing privacy-impacting behaviors of devices in alignment with the privacy behavior expectations of individuals and other entities. Techniques and systems, including apparatuses, are presented to facilitate controlling and verifying the privacy behaviors of privacy-impacting devices. “Privacy enunciator” apparatuses announce the presence of entities in a device's range of action or influence. Techniques and systems for defining and sharing individualized privacy behavior preferences are described. Techniques and systems are disclosed for privacy preference resolution protocols that allow for the automated or interactive resolution of conflicts that arise between individuals in multi-actor environments or ambiguous contexts. Accountability and audit mechanisms verify the control state of devices with respect to their privacy behavior preference inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LABYRINTH RESEARCH LLC
    Inventor: Kevin L Miller
  • Patent number: 10826991
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to transfer content from a first computing device to a second computing that is not directly accessible from the first computing device. The transfer may be carried out using an application operating on the first computing device that uploads the content to the cloud storage service. The second computing device may operate an application that monitors the cloud storage service for recently uploaded content. When the second computing device detects that content has been uploaded to the cloud storage service, the second computing device may download the content. The second computing device may update a manifest file located on the cloud storage service to indicate that the content was downloaded. Subsequently, the first computing device may access the manifest file and determine that content was downloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L. P.
    Inventors: Danilo O. Tan, Abu Shaher Sanaullah, Fernando L. Guerrero
  • Patent number: 10817335
    Abstract: A distributed machine learning engine is proposed that allows for optimization and parallel execution of the machine learning tasks. The system allows for a graphical representation of the underlying parallel execution and allows the user the ability to select additional execution configurations that will allow the system to either take advantage of processing capability or to limit the available computing power. The engine is able to run from a single machine to a heterogeneous cloud of computing devices. The engine is capable of being aware of the machine learning task, its parallel execution constraints and the underlying heterogeneous infrastructure to allow for optimal execution based on speed or reduced execution to comply with other constraints such as allowable time, costs, or other miscellaneous parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ATLANTIC TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION, LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Geigel
  • Patent number: 10819717
    Abstract: A detecting apparatus generates a collection of events, the collection being formed based on a predetermined condition, from events obtained for each identifier identifying a terminal in a monitoring target network or a piece of malware. The detecting apparatus then extracts, from a cluster formed of collections of events, the collections having a similarity therebetween equal to or larger than a certain similarity, events commonly appearing in the collections of events belonging to the same cluster, and extracts, according to a predetermined condition, the taken out events as a collection of detection purpose events. The detecting apparatus then detects that a malware infected terminal is present in the monitoring target network, if a generated collection of events based on communications in the monitoring target network is determined to match the extracted collection of detection purpose events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazufumi Aoki, Kazunori Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10812459
    Abstract: A method of verifying identity of a user of an object virtualized in a memory connected to a terminal of the user. The object includes an identification data item, relating to identity of the bearer thereof. The terminal communicates with a virtualization server. The virtualization server obtains the identification data item, transmits it to a validation server having control of the object, obtains a first data item about the user, generates a first verification data item as a function of the first data item, and transmits it to the validation server. The validation server obtains a second data item about the bearer, generates a second verification data item as a function of the second data item, the function being identical to that used to generate the first verification data item, compares the first and second verification data items, and validates the identity of the user based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Antoine Dumanois, Arnaud Bellee
  • Patent number: 10797784
    Abstract: A satellite system that includes a gateway, a satellite, and a user terminal. The gateway determines a modulation scheme based on a function of uplink and downlink signal quality and a defined relationship between the downlink modulation to the uplink modulation. The satellite includes an input demodulator configured to apply an input modulation and coding (modcod) scheme; an output modulator configured to apply an output modcod scheme; and an output modcod scheme selector configured to select an output modcod scheme for the output modulator based on the input modcod scheme according a predetermined relationship between input modcod schemes and output modcod schemes. The user terminal providing the gateway a measure of downlink signal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: William Hreha, Edmond Ahad, Guillaume Lamontagne
  • Patent number: 10796088
    Abstract: An entity grammar that specifies a computer conversational agent may be received. User utterances are interpreted based on the entity grammar and prompts for the conversational agent to pose are determined based on the entity grammar. An outcome of the dialog is built by storing words in the user utterances and the prompts that match tokens in the entity grammar. The entity grammar specifies both a dialog flow and data structure of the outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin J. Hirzel, Louis Mandel, Avraham E. Shinnar, Jerome Simeon, Mandana Vaziri
  • Patent number: 10790999
    Abstract: This application discloses embodiments of systems and methods for a flexible automation system for a network of connected machines. In some embodiments, the network of connected machines uses one or more of wireless protocols such as Zigbee, ZWave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other IEEE 802.15.4 protocols. Intuitive graphical user interface methods are provided to allow users to implement their custom logic without requiring custom software programming. Systems and methods are provided to customize downloadable and sharable automation software applications to work in a variety of non-identical network configurations. Intuitive graphical user interface methods are provided to allow users to custom configure automation rules for their network of machines by remote collaboration or allowing remote configuring by experts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Prashanth Rao
  • Patent number: 10785593
    Abstract: A method of detecting, controlling and managing transmission of a transmitting device within a facility is disclosed. The method involves transmitting information to the transmission device, detecting a response transmission from the transmission device by a least one transmission detection facility, extracting identification information associated with the transmission device in response to the transmitted information; and determining a location of the transmission device based on the response transmission received by the at least one received transmission detection facility, wherein the response transmissions are sorted by the identification information, determining an allowability of the located transmission device with the set area and interacting and manipulating transmission of the detected transmitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BINJ Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Noonan
  • Patent number: 10773163
    Abstract: Methods and systems for executing games are provided. One example method includes executing at a server of the gaming system a first game logic and a second game logic. The first game logic is for a first game stream to a first user and the second game logic is for a second game stream to a second user. The method includes providing a first virtual driver for the first game logic and a second virtual driver for the second game logic. The method includes executing a hardware graphical processing unit (GPU). The hardware GPU having a non-virtual driver that communicates with each of the first and second virtual drivers. The non-virtual driver is configured for receiving data associated with the first game and the second game using the first virtual driver and the second virtual driver, respectively. The hardware GPU is configured for rendering video frames for the first game and the second game. The method includes encoding the video frames for the first game and the second game using an encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: David Perry, Andrew Buchanan Gault, Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira
  • Patent number: 10769356
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for synchronizing comments between a platform-dependent source document and a platform-independent shared document created from the source document. The shared document can accept feedback, edits, annotations, and other comments (all generally referred to herein as comments) from a variety of platforms and collaborators. The comments entered in the shared document automatically become part of, or otherwise become visible from, the source document. In an embodiment, the techniques are implemented as a computer-driven methodology that includes creating a logical link between the source and shared documents. This link is based on unique IDs of the respective documents, and is used to determine that reviewer comments have been made in the shared document. In response to the source document being open on a given source tool, periodic polling for reviewer comments is carried out and any new comments made in the shared document are displayed in the source tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjeev Kumar Biswas
  • Patent number: 10762520
    Abstract: Embedding of digital incentive tokens within a digital image can occur cryptographically using a public key in some embodiments. An encrypted digital incentive token may be embedded within a digital image, including a variety of encrypted information. The digital image with the embedded digital incentive token may be sent to users via delivery mechanisms such as direct webpage embedding, email, text message, and social media sharing. An image recipient may be able to view the image and also take additional action including gaining access to the embedded digital incentive token. Digital incentive tokens can be embedded by altering image metadata so that the image itself is not changed in some embodiments, but data associated with the image is changed to identify the token. Pixel data can be altered to reflect a token for an image. Digital incentive tokens can also be tracked through different platforms to determine usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Braden Christopher Ericson
  • Patent number: 10757059
    Abstract: Various parts of email content or entire emails may be recalled or modified after delivery through the use of links to cloud-storage, where the various parts of the email content may be stored. Different notification and modification methods may be employed to modify delivered content even after it is rendered for a recipient. While recipients may have a latest version of the email content, senders may be enabled to see a version history of changes in delivered email content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zohaib Ali, Yamin Wang, Elena Catrinescu, Joseph Marcus, Michael Brickman, Hayley Steplyk, Eduardo Melo
  • Patent number: 10755812
    Abstract: A computer-assisted method to timely provide notifications of treatments, the method including receiving de-identified longitudinal medical records, receiving notification data, identifying anonymized patients that received the treatment, identifying notifications for the treatment that were received by the recipients, determining, for each of the identified notifications, whether the recipient is an anonymized patient identified as having received the treatment, determining, for each of the identified notifications for the treatment determined to be received by a recipient that is an anonymized patient identified as having received the treatment, a time relationship between the time when the treatment was received by the anonymized patient and the time that the notification was received by the recipient that is the anonymized patient, and determining, for each of the anonymized patients that received the treatment, associations between one or more time relationships for notifications received by the anonymiz
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: IQVIA Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Cai, Bob Doyle, George Mu, Dong Dai, Emily Zhao, Steven Rosztoczy
  • Patent number: 10754737
    Abstract: A method and data processing device for enabling a write operation to track meta-data changes during a hardware fault in an information handling system (IHS). The method includes generating an indexing map to track memory space attributes of a persistent memory device. The method includes generating a subsequent indexing map that is a duplicate of a first indexing map. The method includes communicatively linking each of the indexing maps. The method includes distributing a subsequent indexing map to one or more memory devices. In response to detection of an update to meta-data associated during a hardware fault, the method includes identifying an indexing map that is stored on a writeable memory device. In response to detection of the hardware fault the method includes writing memory space attributes to the writeable indexing map. The method includes synchronizing a master indexing map to each other indexing map to coordinate changes to the memory space attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Yogesh P. Kulkarni, Shekar Babu Suryanarayana
  • Patent number: 10749835
    Abstract: The method comprises embedding, by an application (11), a first tracking mark in an email message (50) to be send to a recipient device (20) via a second server (200), and sending metadata (40) about the email message (50) to a first server (100); storing, by the second server (200), a first copy of the email message (51) and forwarding the email message (50) to said recipient device (20); and detecting when the recipient device (20) opens the email message (50) by the recipient device (20) requesting the embedded first tracking mark to said first server (100), wherein before or after said detecting being performed, said first copy of the email message (51) is replaced with a second copy of the email message (52) including no tracking mark, having embedded therein a second tracking mark or having embedded therein an inactive mark instead of the first tracking mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: THE MAIL TRACK COMPANY S.L.
    Inventors: Jordi Salvat I Alabart, Gerard Ruiz I Torruella