Multiple Network Interconnecting Patents (Class 709/249)
  • Patent number: 10298711
    Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory on which is stored machine readable instructions. The instructions may cause the processor to intercept a packet from a downstream service function classifier, in which the packet includes metadata that specifies an ordered set of service functions within a service function chain to be implemented on the packet, generate a correlation cookie that associates the packet with the service function chain, and encode the correlation cookie into the packet. The instructions may also cause the processor to store the correlation cookie and the metadata in a cache to correlate the correlation cookie and the metadata and send the packet with the encoded correlation cookie to the service function provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Juliano Cardoso Vacaro, Paul Allen Bottorff, Donald Fedyk, Sebastien Tandel, Dorian Conde Langbeck
  • Patent number: 10284524
    Abstract: A system comprising a gateway capable of connecting to an Internet router, and at least one Internet-connected device, said Internet-connected device comprising a digital certificate limiting its Internet access to a particular server or servers, said gateway capable of verifying the certificate and connecting the Internet-connected device to its server or servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: James Armand Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10223302
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a user mode virtual serial communications port emulator are disclosed herein. According to an aspect, a method for a virtual serial communications port emulator includes using at least one processor and memory for creating a virtual serial communication port (VCP) driver in a user mode of an operating system. The method further includes emulating a physical serial communication port using the VCP driver. In addition, the method includes converting outgoing data from an application executed on the at least one processor and memory via the VCP driver into a format complying with a protocol associated with a VCP device server. The method also includes converting incoming data from the VCP device server complying with the protocol into a second format understood by the application, wherein the VCP driver is communicated with using an unpublished universally unique identifier (UUID).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Glynn Farrow, Weifeng Ge, Mui Ling Tay, Guek Wu Neo
  • Patent number: 10219356
    Abstract: Wireless lighting control systems and methods for controlling the illumination of one or more light fixtures are disclosed, including self-commissioning of hardware. Embodiments include a server connected to a wide area network and having software for configuring, monitoring, and controlling lighting fixtures at a site. The control system also includes a wireless gateway at the site initiating communication with the server via a cellular network. Wireless devices initiate communication with the wireless gateway via a mesh network and each wireless device can be wired to control at least one lighting fixture. Once hardware of the site system (e.g., a gateway and/or any device) is mounted or positioned in the appropriate location and powered on, the hardware will self-commission by automatically initiating communications. The gateway will initiate communication and identify itself to server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Ross A. Barna, Michael Theodore Case-Hayes, Ankit Sanghvi, Jason Lawrence Oliver
  • Patent number: 10219016
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for excluding specific application traffic from customer consumption-based data billing counts. This is useful for excluding traffic from consumption totals where the application traffic has been accounted for using other means, such as through billing as a separate or technically distinct service. In practice, a tablet computer (or other end user device) can run a video application that uses a high-speed data network via a cable modem. This video application may be included as part of a core video package associated with a distinct cable television service. The system then provides accurate consumption billing of customer traffic that is outside of any other managed services by creating separate logical data service flows at a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) for excluding specific traffic counts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Kelsen, Tushar Nakhre, Shan Huang, Andrew Danforth, Howard Pfeffer
  • Patent number: 10171559
    Abstract: A network device stores a Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VxLAN) Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP) membership information that associates VxLANs each with a corresponding set of VTEPs authorized to originate VxLAN packets on that VxLAN. The network device receives from a communication network a VxLAN packet that identifies a VxLAN and an originating VTEP. The VTEP compares the originating VTEP to the set of VTEPs associated with the VxLAN in the VTEP membership information that matches the identified VxLAN. If the comparison indicates that the originating VTEP is not included in the set of VTEPs authorized to originate VxLAN packets, the VTEP discards the received VxLAN packet. Otherwise the VTEP further processes the VxLAN packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Cai, Yuxiang Chen, Danmu Wu, Zhiyong Fang
  • Patent number: 10171594
    Abstract: In an example, there is disclosed a system and method for providing a service-oriented architecture, including request/response, over a publish/subscribe framework. In one embodiment, a system is disclosed for adding layers upon a publish/subscribe messaging framework for sophisticated messaging such as point-to-point (request/response) and the ability to query for available services, in a reliable, scalable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Smith, Sudeep Das
  • Patent number: 10162980
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing data in a file system. A file system engine may provide a file system that includes file system objects accessible by two or more clients that use different native permission schemes. The file system engine may receive an access request from a client to access the file system objects that includes native permission values. A permissions engine provides platform permission values from a platform permission scheme associated with the file system objects. The permissions engine provides requested platform permission values based on the platform permission scheme and the native permission values included in the access request. The permissions engine compares the requested platform permission values to the platform permission values associated with the file system objects. The permissions engine provides access rights to the file system objects based on an affirmative result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Remi Bernotavicius, Jose Costa, Zacharie Lamont Kirsch, Jason Sturgeon, Philip Taron
  • Patent number: 10158581
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, by a control node (100, 150), for selecting one of a plurality of media forwarding elements (200, 250) in a network for forwarding an additional media data stream by the selected media forwarding element, the method comprising the steps of receiving (S21, S31, S100) a load message from one of the media forwarding elements, the load message containing information about a load level of said one media forwarding element and about how media data streams from a first area (300) of the network from which said one media forwarding element receives the media data streams contribute to the load level of said one media forwarding element. The received information is stored in a storage unit (130) of the control node. When a setup request for an additional media data stream is received, the setup request requesting a selection of one of the media forwarding elements for the second media data stream by the control node (100, 150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Florin Alexandru Deaconu
  • Patent number: 10127060
    Abstract: A system and method of logging and replay among heterogeneous devices includes one or more shared services including a replay service, a processor for executing the shared services, and a shared interface for providing access to the shared services. The replay service selects one or more logs for playback, emulates one or more playback devices, each of the playback devices being associated with a respective one of the logs, extracts one or more log entries from each of the logs, recreates one or more recreated service requests for the one or more shared services based on information associated with each of the log entries, and initiates the recreated service requests. In some embodiments, the system and method further include a logging service to create new log entries based on new service requests, associate the new log entries with a corresponding timestamp, and record the new log entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mahdi Azizian, Jonathan M. Sorger, Simon P. Dimaio
  • Patent number: 10116618
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program product embodiments for exchanging data information packets, by a processor device, include receiving an Internet Protocol (IP) information unit by a host node executing a Fibre Connection (FICON) software library; writing the IP information unit to a transport layer; and transmitting data including the IP information unit to a target node over a FICON network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph W. Dain, Karla J. Lehmann, Stefan Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10110643
    Abstract: A method includes, with a bearer node, utilizing a first connection between the bearer node and a first type application node, the first type application node being associated with a first telecommunication service, the bearer node configured to process media traffic between endpoints. The method further includes, with the bearer node, utilizing a second connection between the bearer node and a second type application node, the second application node being associated with a second telecommunication service, the second telecommunication service being different than the first telecommunication service. The bearer node is configured to provide a common media platform to the first application node and the second application node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GENBAND US LLC
    Inventor: Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 10104633
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology providing seamless mobility to a mobile producer node. A request message is received from a requesting node in an information centric network. The request message includes mapping point parameters that have an identifier to identify a mapping server that serves requests targeting the mobile producer node and location-based metrics of the mobile producer node. The mapping point parameters are updated when the mobile producer node moves from a first network component to a second network component, and the updated mapping point parameters are provided to the requesting node in a response message sent from the mobile producer node. The request message may then be forwarded from the requesting node to the mobile producer node using the updated mapping point parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aytac Azgin, Ravishankar Ravindran
  • Patent number: 10090993
    Abstract: A packaged circuit including a digital controller, a port physical layer and a digital coding circuit is provided. The digital controller outputs digital data in parallel via a parallel data channel, and the digital data includes a plurality of data bits. The port physical layer includes a clock generator, and outputs a data signal according to the data bits. The clock generator outputs a clock signal to the digital controller. The digital coding circuit is coupled to the digital controller and the port physical layer, and receives the digital data and the clock signal. The digital coding circuit codes the clock signal to generate a plurality of clock bits, and outputs the clock bits to the port physical layer. The port physical layer converts the clock bits into an output clock and outputs the output clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ALi Corporation
    Inventors: Hsu-Che Nee, Chi-Bin Chen, Yi-Hsien Cheng
  • Patent number: 10079746
    Abstract: A system and method for testing a data channel are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes: (1) transmitting groups of increasing numbers of probing packets of a uniform load over successive time periods over the data channel and (2) determining a bandwidth of the data channel based on receive times and loads of at least some of successfully received ones of the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Reza Marandian Hagh, Xuezhou Ma, Sudhakar Aluri, Thomas Meier
  • Patent number: 10057174
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for dynamic and adaptive load balancing. An example method includes receiving, at a network device, a data packet to be sent via one or more aggregation groups, where the aggregation groups each comprise a plurality of aggregate members. The example method further includes determining, based on the data packet, a flow identifier of a flow to which the data packet belongs and determining a state of the flow. The example method also includes determining, based on the flow identifier and the state of the flow, an assigned member of the plurality of aggregate members for the flow and communicating the packet via the assigned member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Niranjan Shankar Vaidya
  • Patent number: 10051058
    Abstract: A method is provided for classifying a data segment with respect to its further processing in a data transporting unit, in particular in a network processor. The data segment is provided by an input interface. A first key for a lookup table is ascertained as a function of an identifier (chid) established in advance and as a function of an identifier (devid) of the input interface from which the data segment stems. A second key for the lookup table is ascertained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Brune, Herbert Leuwer, Stefan Fuhrmann
  • Patent number: 10039174
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure decrease conflicts between individual lighting devices in a wireless network when responding to a broadcast/multicast message sent to a group of devices. In some embodiments the devices delay sending their acknowledgment to commands until after a specific time period. Some embodiments limit the number of time delays to one of a predetermined number of time delays, where the number of time delays are assigned by an external source, such as the gateway. Still other embodiments include assigning each device one of a limited number of preset time delays, where the total number of preset time delays are less than the number of devices, for example, ten (10) percent of the number of devices (here some devices will have the same time delays as other devices). Still other embodiments use bitmaps to designating which one or more individual devices the message is intended for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lawrence Oliver, Frank Hubert Benetz
  • Patent number: 10018478
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Patent number: 9996498
    Abstract: Communication apparatus includes a host interface for connection, via a host bus, to a host processor and a host memory, which is mapped to an address space of the host bus, and a network interface, configured to transmit and receive packets over a network. A local memory is configured to hold data in a memory space that is not mapped to the address space of the host bus. Packet processing circuitry, which is connected between the host interface and the network interface and is connected to the local memory, is configured to receive from the network interface a packet carrying a remote direct memory access (RDMA) request that is directed to an address in the local memory, and to service the RDMA request by accessing the data in the local memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ariel Shahar, Maria Lubeznov
  • Patent number: 9996491
    Abstract: A network interface device for a host computer includes a network interface, configured to transmit and receive data packets to and from a network. Packet processing logic transfers data to and from the data packets transmitted and received via the network interface by direct memory access (DMA) from and to a system memory of the host computer. A memory controller includes a first memory interface configured to be connected to the system memory and a second memory interface, configured to be connected to a host complex of the host computer. Switching logic alternately couples the first memory interface to the packet processing logic in a DMA configuration and to the second memory interface in a pass-through configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Diego Crupnicoff, Todd Wilde, Richard Graham, Michael Kagan
  • Patent number: 9998382
    Abstract: A process and system for user-controlled configuration of an Internet protocol network. The user may supply input for generating a network classification profile, which includes a number of classes of service (COSs) for prioritizing network traffic, including video transmission. A quality of service (QOS) may be measured and compared with a COS for video transmission. Depending on the measured QOS, a network alert may be issued and a priority of packets associated with the COS for video transmission may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert J. Ferro, Luis Figueroa, David H. Lu, Chen Yui Yang
  • Patent number: 9985954
    Abstract: A new management node associated with a new rack sends at least a public key of the new management node to a first management node associated with a first rack and a plurality of autonomous management nodes. The first management node sends the new management node an access token trusted by at least a portion of the plurality of autonomous management nodes and a set of public keys corresponding to at least a portion of the plurality of autonomous management nodes. The new management node can send its public key and the access token to at least a portion of the plurality of autonomous management nodes. In response, the new management node can establish a mutual trust relationship with at least a portion of the plurality of autonomous management nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Yow-Chun Chang, Ching-Yun Chao, Patrick L. Davis, Rohan Gandhi, Yuhsuke Kaneyasu, Lewis Lo, Ki H. Park, Ankit Patel, Kin Ueng, Iqbal M. Umair, Leonardo A. Uzcategui, Barbara J. Vander Weele
  • Patent number: 9967282
    Abstract: Threat detection instrumentation is simplified by providing and updating labels for computing objects in a context-sensitive manner. This may include simple labeling schemes to distinguish between objects, e.g., trusted/untrusted processes or corporate/private data. This may also include more granular labeling schemes such as a three-tiered scheme that identifies a category (e.g., financial, e-mail, game), static threat detection attributes (e.g., signatures, hashes, API calls), and explicit identification (e.g., what a file or process calls itself). By tracking such data for various computing objects and correlating these labels to malware occurrences, rules can be written for distribution to endpoints to facilitate threat detection based on, e.g., interactions of labeled objects, changes to object labels, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sophos Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Thomas, Mark D. Harris, Simon Neil Reed, Neil Robert Tyndale Watkiss, Kenneth D. Ray
  • Patent number: 9967798
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) router of a mobile device receives a first message from an external NFC device and, in accordance with a first active rule, processes the first message as being targeted to a first host processing device of the mobile device. When the NFC router receives a second message from the external NFC device and detects a bit pattern in the second message indicating that the first host processing device is not an intended target of the second message, the NFC router activates a second rule. When the NFC router receives a further first message from the external NFC device, the NFC router processes the further first message as being targeted to a target host processing device in accordance with the second active rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Proton World lnternational N.V.
    Inventor: Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze
  • Patent number: 9929920
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing flows of communication packets. A front-end processor associates input packets with flows and forwards each flow to the appropriate unit, typically by querying a flow table that holds a respective classification for each active flow. In general, flows that are not yet classified are forwarded to the classification unit, and the resulting classification is entered in the flow table. Flows that are classified as requested for further analysis are forwarded to an appropriate flow analysis unit. Flows that are classified as not requested for analysis are not subjected to further processing, e.g., discarded or allowed to pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Eithan Goldfarb, Yuval Altman, Naomi Frid, Gur Yaari
  • Patent number: 9924213
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for excluding specific application traffic from customer consumption-based data billing counts. This is useful for excluding traffic from consumption totals where the application traffic has been accounted for using other means, such as through billing as a separate or technically distinct service. In practice, a tablet computer (or other end user device) can run a video application that uses a high-speed data network via a cable modem. This video application may be included as part of a core video package associated with a distinct cable television service. The system then provides accurate consumption billing of customer traffic that is outside of any other managed services by creating separate logical data service flows at a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) for excluding specific traffic counts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Kelsen, Tushar Nakhre, Shan Huang, Andrew Danforth, Howard Pfeffer
  • Patent number: 9906896
    Abstract: One or more implementations can include methods, systems and computer readable media for client location discovery. In some implementations, the method can include receiving, at an access point, a location discovery request message from a client and sending a request from the access point to a location server requesting location information for the client, when a location server is available. The method can also include receiving location information from the location server, when a location server is available and providing the access point location as location information, when a location server is not available. The method can further include sending the location information as a response to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek L. Atreya, Shashi H. Ankaiah, Seung Bong Han, Seemant Choudhary
  • Patent number: 9838941
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) router of a mobile device receives a first message from an external NFC device and, in accordance with a first active rule, processes the first message as being targeted to a first host processing device of the mobile device. When the NFC router receives a second message from the external NFC device and detects a bit pattern in the second message indicating that the first host processing device is not an intended target of the second message, the NFC router activates a second rule. When the NFC router receives a further first message from the external NFC device, the NFC router processes the further first message as being targeted to a target host processing device in accordance with the second active rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: PROTON WORLD INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventor: Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze
  • Patent number: 9819469
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing QoS parameters of a bearer for which at least a portion of bearer data is served over a WLAN radio access technology. According to these techniques, a first device may identify a first set of one or more QoS parameters for serving a bearer over a wireless wide area network (WWAN). The first device may also determine a second set of one or more QoS parameters for serving the bearer over the WLAN based on an association between the first set of QoS parameters and the second set of one or more QoS parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard Horn, Abhijit S. Khobare, Ajay Gupta, Fang Chen, Vikas Jain
  • Patent number: 9811599
    Abstract: An apparatus and a non-transitory computer-readable medium may perform a method for providing brand-driven URL keyword navigation. The method may comprise: receiving a user selection of an accepted third party; transmitting third party selection information to the accepted third party, the third party selection information being based on the user selection; and receiving brand-driven keyword data from the accepted third party in response to the transmission of the third party selection information, the brand-driven keyword data mapping a keyword to a particular URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: VERISIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Karthik Shyamsunder, Daniel Schonfeld, Burton S. Kaliski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9807098
    Abstract: Systems and methods here may be used for authorizing network access including using by a server computer with a processor and memory, for receiving, through the gateway support node, a request to access the first network associated with the gateway support node from a client device, wherein the request includes a client device identifier, sending a validation request of the client device identifier to the data storage server, receiving a validation response based on previously registered client device identifier information and previously registered credential information from a second network, from the data storage server and sending authorization approval to the gateway support node for the client device access request to the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Doron Givoni, Oleg Pogorelik
  • Patent number: 9805314
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for storing a BPM process state is described. A process engine generates a business process state. The business process state is stored in a memory grid of a tree structured cache nodes. A converter converts the business process state to a plain text file or a binary format file prior to storing the business process state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiri Pechanec, Martin Vecera
  • Patent number: 9762595
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for secure transfer of content across a security boundary. A system can include a high side domain communicatively coupled to a transfer guard module, the high side domain comprising a high side data repository, a first review module executable by processing circuitry to determine whether a permission level of first content violates a permission level of the high side domain, a second review module executable by the processing circuitry to determine whether second content from the high side data repository includes a permission level that violates a permission level of a low side domain, a first data diode module communicatively coupled between the first review module and the high side data repository, and a second data diode module communicatively coupled between the second review module and the high side data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Eric Dodge, Daniel E. Abramson, Monty D. McDougal, Julian A. Zottl, Stephen R. Welke, Kevin L. Cariker
  • Patent number: 9762459
    Abstract: An information management method includes collecting log information of one or more home electrical apparatuses, generating display screen data indicating a status of the log information of the apparatuses corresponding service providers based on the collected log information, where the display screen data includes groups of information each contain information on an apparatus, a service provider corresponding to the apparatus, and log information output from the apparatus, and provision of the log information of each group is individually selectable, providing the display screen data via a network to a display terminal that performs access to a server device, receiving information from the display terminal, which indicates that selection on whether or not provision of the log information is performed, and stopping provision of the log information on the selected group when a determination is made that the refusal of provision of the log information on the selected group is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Matsushima, Motoji Ohmori, Natsume Matsuzaki, Yuichi Futa, Toshihisa Nakano, Manabu Maeda, Yuji Unagami, Hiroshi Amano, Kotaro Hakoda
  • Patent number: 9742877
    Abstract: An approach is presented that provides computer clustering support across geographical boundaries. Inter-node communications are managed in a cluster by having each node operate at the network device driver (NDD) level within the kernel. Multiple types of NDD are utilized (Ethernet, SAN, DISK etc.) to provide redundancy so that nodes can reliably exchange heartbeat. To align with this architecture, for remote nodes, a pseudo NDD is used over Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) based communication interface to work along side other NDDs. Thus, the same packet which is sprayed over the NDDs pertaining to local nodes can be sprayed over the TCPSOCK NDD interface for remote nodes. Nodes (local or remote) receive the same packet and reassemble and process it in the same manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Esdras E. Cruz-Aguilar, Perinkulam I. Ganesh, Madhusudanan Kandasamy, Christine J. Wu
  • Patent number: 9742878
    Abstract: An approach is presented that provides computer clustering support across geographical boundaries. Inter-node communications are managed in a cluster by having each node operate at the network device driver (NDD) level within the kernel. Multiple types of NDD are utilized (Ethernet, SAN, DISK etc.) to provide redundancy so that nodes can reliably exchange heartbeat. To align with this architecture, for remote nodes, a pseudo NDD is used over Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) based communication interface to work along side other NDDs. Thus, the same packet which is sprayed over the NDDs pertaining to local nodes can be sprayed over the TCPSOCK NDD interface for remote nodes. Nodes (local or remote) receive the same packet and reassemble and process it in the same manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Esdras E. Cruz-Aguilar, Perinkulam I. Ganesh, Madhusudanan Kandasamy, Christine J. Wu
  • Patent number: 9674767
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for forming a tiered Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) server topology is presented. A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) having a plurality of Mobile Virtual Local Area Network (MVLAN) servers is broken into a plurality of zones, each zone including at least one MVLAN server. An Identifier (ID) is assigned to each zone. A MVLAN server in each zone is designated as a MVLAN gateway server, wherein MVLAN servers within a zone communicate with each other within the zone, wherein the MVLAN servers within a zone communicate directly with the MVLAN gateway sever within the zone, wherein MVLAN gateway servers communicate directly with each other, and wherein a MVLAN server within a first zone communicates with a MVLAN server in a second zone by way of the MVLAN gateway sever of the first zone and the MVLAN gateway server of the second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Moisiadis, Mohnish Anumala
  • Patent number: 9654896
    Abstract: A method and system for providing on-line services to a user from a services provider over a wireless cellular network. The cellular network is located between the user and the services provider, and a distributed computer system such as the Internet is located between the services provider and the cellular network for transmitting data between the services provide and the cellular network. In one embodiment, the services provider transmits software and operating characteristics over the distributed computer system to the cellular network, and the cellular network installs this software on one or more nodes of the network. When a user connects to the cellular network for services from the service provider, the network operates the software on the one or more nodes in accordance with the operating characteristics, to provide one or more services from this one or more nodes to the user from the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dakshi Agrawal, Chatschik Bisdikian, Dinesh C. Verma, Petros Zerfos
  • Patent number: 9607308
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a system, method, and article of manufacture for spend based targeting and measurement. The method may comprise transmitting to a third party system a model and/or a measurement file associating a first party cookie ID with a model, and receiving, from the third party system, an updated model (and/or measurement) file associating a third party cookie ID with web-browsing data. The third party cookie ID may anonymously and uniquely correspond to the first party cookie ID, and the first party cookie ID may be stripped from the updated model (and/or measurement) file to de-identify a customer associated with the first party cookie ID. Moreover, the web-browsing data may be received by the third party system from a second party system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Mehmet E. Dedeoglu, Iwao Fusillo, Danny M. Yelle
  • Patent number: 9608985
    Abstract: A method of controlling job authority of an image forming apparatus that supports a P2P connection includes: storing a profile of a wireless device that is P2P connected to the image forming apparatus in the image forming apparatus; receiving and storing job authority information corresponding to the profile; when the wireless device requests the image forming apparatus to execute an operation, setting a job authority of the wireless device by using the profile and the job authority information; and checking the job authority of the wireless device by the image forming apparatus, and executing the requested job when the wireless device has the authority to perform the requested job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seong-il Park
  • Patent number: 9578139
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for architecture of a very fast programmable transport demultiplexer using a double-buffered approach. The method may involve utilizing a hardware assist block to process incoming packets, retrieve information about the packets, and write the retrieved information to a memory block. A firmware block may then utilize the information in memory to perform further processing on the packet data. The firmware and hardware assist blocks may work simultaneously so as to speed up the processing of the packet, which can comprise record data and/or audio/video data. The system may comprise the hardware assist block, the firmware assist block, and a memory block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephane W. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 9569480
    Abstract: The ability to perform non-destructive editing of files and models requires the generation and persistence of input deltas that capture changes that are made to a base starting point. Reconstitution of saved state may be achieved through the application of deltas. This capability is useful for failover remediation in client/server environments since the client has access to the deltas, such that in the event that a stateful service becomes unresponsive (and therefore, no longer available), the service may be taken offline and a new resource may be assigned as a replacement. In such an event, the service is directed to load the baseline data and any changes may be reapplied, restoring the service state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Aspen Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel D. Provencher, Ashok R. Subramanian
  • Patent number: 9559901
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote device configuration is provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises outputting, from a computer, to a first computing device, configuration options for a second computing device; receiving, at the computer, from the first computing device, configuration data associated with the configuration options for the second computing device; associating a first security identifier with the configuration data for the second computing device; and in response to a request for the configuration data for the second computing device, outputting, from the computer, to the second computing device, the configuration data for the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Valdivia, William Bennett Brockman, Jhilmil Jain
  • Patent number: 9548887
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for designating, in an overlay transport virtualization (OTV) network connected to a data center, an edge device to act as a backup authoritative edge device (BAED) for an authoritative edge device (AED) for multicast packet encapsulation and forwarding. Data traffic associated with a given virtual local area network (VLAN) may be detected from a multicast source in the data center addressed to recipients in a site group. A mapping may be generated between the site group and a core data group in the OTV network for traffic from the multicast source. Advertisements may be sent of the mapping to edge devices in another data center across the OTV network. A similar configuration is presented for a BAED for inbound multicast traffic to a data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vrushali Ashtaputre, Gaurav Badoni, Dhananjaya Rao, Sreenivas Duvvuri, Hasmit Grover
  • Patent number: 9548983
    Abstract: Systems and methods here may be used for authorizing network access including using a flow controller server in communication with a first gateway associated with a first network, a second gateway associated with a second gateway, and a repository, the flow controller server configured to, receive a first client device request to access the first network via the first gateway, receive a second client device request to access the second network via the second gateways, retrieve a validation response from the repository, wherein the validation response includes correlated client device identifier with client device credentials for the first network and second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Doron Givoni, Oleg Pogorelik
  • Patent number: 9544391
    Abstract: An enhanced mechanism for conflict resolution between authorized services in respect of selective authorization criteria, such as service incompatibilities, subscribed bandwidth QoS assigned per subscriber and pre-emption priority value assigned per service. The present invention allows the authorization of a subsequent service as a result of applying a selective authorization criterion for the subscriber at a policy control rules server to determine those previously authorized services to be put on hold, notifying about said previously authorized services to be on hold towards application devices handling such services, and inactivating at a policy enforcement device those control rules applicable to the media associated with said previously authorized services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Susana Fernandez Alonso, David Castellanos Zamora, Jose Javier Pastor Balbás
  • Patent number: 9515935
    Abstract: A virtual extensible local area network (“VXLAN”) system includes servers having VXLAN tunnel end points (“VTEP”) and virtual machines (“VMs”), multiple routers to transmit network data using bidirectional groups (“BIDIRs”) and rendezvous points (“RPs”), and an associated management and provisioning entity (“MPE”) adapted to arrange BIDIRs dynamically based upon network traffic such that traffic is more evenly distributed across the VXLAN. Some of the routers can be preconfigured as potential RPs, and the MPE can activate and deactivate these routers to and from RP status as needed. The MPE creates and rearranges BIDIRs based upon volume thresholds of traffic being reached in BIDIRs, such as by splitting overloaded BIDIRs. Network traffic can be monitored by VTEPs and RPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Bhargav Bhikkaji, Balaji Venkat Venkataswami
  • Patent number: 9514014
    Abstract: A method of managing a distributed storage space. The method comprises mapping a plurality of replica sets to a plurality of storage managing modules installed in a plurality of computing units, each of the plurality of storage managing modules manages access of at least one storage consumer application to replica data of at least one replica of a replica set from the plurality of replica sets, the replica data is stored in at least one drive of a respective the computing unit, allocating at least one time based credit to at least one of each storage managing module and the replica data, iteratively renewing the time based credit as long a failure of at least one of the storage managing module, and the at least one drive and the replica data is not detected plurality of storage managing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Erez Webman, Lior Bahat, Eran Borovik, Dvir Koren, Boaz Palgi
  • Patent number: 9503766
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for excluding specific application traffic from customer consumption-based data billing counts. This is useful for excluding traffic from consumption totals where the application traffic has been accounted for using other means, such as through billing as a separate or technically distinct service. In practice, a tablet computer (or other end user device) can run a video application that uses a high-speed data network via a cable modem. This video application may be included as part of a core video package associated with a distinct cable television service. The system then provides accurate consumption billing of customer traffic that is outside of any other managed services by creating separate logical data service flows at a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) for excluding specific traffic counts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Kelsen, Tushar Nakhre, Shan Huang, Andrew Danforth, Howard Pfeffer