Configuration Patents (Class 715/735)
  • Patent number: 11016799
    Abstract: Methods and systems for resource usage tracking are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary method comprises maintaining, in a data store, a configuration file associated with a virtual server instance; instantiating a virtual server based on the virtual server instance by: locating, in the data store, the configuration file; determining required virtual server resources based on the contents of the configuration file; configuring at least one resource of the virtual server based on the contents of the configuration file; and spinning up the virtual server. The method may also comprise determining that an instantiated virtual server has reached an error state; and based on the determination that the instantiated virtual server has reached an error state, determining a configuration file associated with the instantiated virtual server; and instantiating a new virtual server using the determined configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventor: Tae Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 11007437
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for sharing headset settings. A headset preset may be configured, for a headset configurable to process audio for a player participating in an online multiplayer game, with the headset preset including values for one or more configurable parameter settings relating to operation or functions of the headset. An identifier may be assigned to the headset preset, and the headset preset may be uploaded to a central headset preset depository that is accessible by a plurality of players. Access to the headset preset in the central headset preset depository, by one or more of the plurality of players, may be managed, such as via web-accessed service which may be configured to support web-based user interactions for uploading and/or downloading headset presets. The identifier may be shared with other players to enable Access to the headset preset in the central headset preset depository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Arthur Robertson, Richard Kulavik
  • Patent number: 11003478
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present disclosure, a method of operating a virtual storage area network cluster including a plurality of hosts is provided, each host of the plurality of hosts executing at least one Virtual Machine (VM) and being configured to receive power from a respective Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) of a plurality of UPSs, the method comprising acts of determining a number of critical UPSs of the plurality of UPSs, each critical UPS of the plurality of UPSs corresponding to a critical host of the plurality of hosts, determining that the number of critical UPSs does not exceed a fault tolerance level, and migrating VMs hosted by the critical hosts to non-critical hosts of the plurality of hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Grehan
  • Patent number: 10936999
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for remote email configuration using dynamically generated configuration profiles. A computing environment having a management service can determine variable names for inclusion in configuration profiles that are capable of configuring email settings on various managed device operating systems. The computing environment can dynamically generate configuration profiles using the appropriate variable names such that a client device having a particular operating system installed thereon is capable of interpreting the value and the variable name to configure the email setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AIRWATCH LLC
    Inventors: Adam Stephen Rykowski, Huda Osman, Mithila Tople, Jacob Postema, Jeremy Dejiacomo, Harit Patel, Manikandan Sigamani
  • Patent number: 10938587
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques and systems associated with generating a predicted utilization likelihood for a shared collaboration resource. Integrated resource data associated with a meeting scheduled for a shared collaboration resource is obtained and analyzed using a machine-learned predictive model. The analysis generates a predicted utilization likelihood of the shared resource. An indication of the predicted utilization likelihood is provided to an output system, such as a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Griffin, Eric Yi-hua Chen, Daniel Victor Eskenazi
  • Patent number: 10908573
    Abstract: A system for improving the overall performance of an energy generation system to a home includes an engagement platform, an energy generation system, an electronic device, and a home digital assistant. By drawing data across a disparate array of sources, including data from before the energy generation system is put online, the system generates and provides users and components of the energy generation system with personalized interactions, thereby effecting improvements in energy efficiency beyond those realized in behavior-agnostic control and monitoring systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: 17TeraWatts, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Vinh Nguyen, Stanley Pipkin, Matthew Alan Ross
  • Patent number: 10856394
    Abstract: A load control system may be configured using a graphical user interface software. The graphical user interface software may display a first icon and a second icon. The first icon may represent a first electrical device and the second icon may represent a second electrical device. The first icon and the second icon may represent the relative location of the first electrical device and the second electrical device within a load control environment. The graphical user interface software may display a line from a selected icon (e.g., first icon) to a cursor. The graphical user interface software may adjust the line from the selected icon, for example, as the cursor moves. The graphical user interface software may define and store an association between the first electrical device and a second electrical device, for example, in response to the user selecting the first icon and the second icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Ritika Arora, Manisha Dahiya Baluja, John N. Callen, Erica L. Clymer, Sanjeev Kumar, Mark Law, Sandeep Mudabail Raghuram, Anurag Singh, Christopher Spencer
  • Patent number: 10802698
    Abstract: A method to filter a graphical diagram may include displaying a graphical diagram of multiple nodes and their relationships based on structured data about the nodes and their relationships. The method may also include receiving input effective to specify a filter parameter. The method may also include analyzing the nodes displayed in the graphical diagram to identify a first subset of the nodes that satisfy the filter parameter and a second subset of the nodes that fail to satisfy the filter parameter. The method may also include altering the graphical diagram in accordance with the filter parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LUCID SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Darren Draper, Anthony T. Morelli, David Lind Torgerson
  • Patent number: 10797965
    Abstract: In some examples, a server may receive a set of events from individual computing devices of a plurality of computing devices. For example, the server may receive first data identifying a first set of events that occurred on a first computing device and receive second data identifying a second set of events that occurred on a second computing device. The server may determine an event rate at which events are being received based at least in part on: the first set of events, the second set of events, and a time interval. The server may perform an analysis of at least the first set of events and the second set of events, and create, based on the analysis, a policy to reduce the event rate. The server may provide the policy to at least the first computing device and the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Alberto Nieves, Aarthy Kidambi Sekar
  • Patent number: 10776410
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for managing data deliver for data constrained user devices. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving, from a user device, requests for resources. For each of the requests, determining whether the user device is currently subject to a data constraint for receiving data responsive to the request. For each request for which the user device is determined to be subject to the data constraint, provide data that causes the user device to display a prompt to choose whether a resource responsive to the request is to be provided in the unrestricted data form or a restricted data form. A resource can be provided in an unrestricted data form has a first data size and provided in a restricted data form has a second data size that is less than the first data size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Justin Min
  • Patent number: 10769853
    Abstract: A system for providing an augmented reality interface comprising a head mounted display having a wireless data interface, a camera and a display, the head mounted display configured to receive user interface data and to generate a user interface using the display and to receive image data from the camera and to transmit the image data over the wireless data interface to a wireless network. A wireless device configured to generate the wireless network, to transmit the user interface data to the head mounted display, to receive the image data from the head mounted display and to generate modified user interface data as a function of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MYTH INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James Albert Luckett, Jr., Chad Michael Rowlee, Shengli Fu
  • Patent number: 10698569
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques provide for implementing network configuration, and, in particular embodiments, to methods, systems, apparatus, and computer software for implementing customer control point or customer portal for enabling customer-based virtualized platform and network configuration. In some embodiments, a network node might receive, via a user portal (e.g., an app-based or web-based customer portal), a request from a user to change a network configuration of a network. In response to receiving the request, the network node might determine one or more network configuration changes to make to effect the request to change the network configuration of the network, and might reconfigure the network by effecting the determined one or more network configuration changes. In some cases, the user portal might be represented by a graphical user interface that allows the user to manipulate or interact with icons of devices, apps, VNFs, etc., as a form of making the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Bugenhagen, Charles I. Cook, Kevin M. McBride
  • Patent number: 10698622
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving, at a storage system, a request to allocate persistent data storage for use by a container within an orchestration system, where the request includes an orchestration system identifier, selecting a storage volume within the storage system for use by the container within the orchestration system, determining a storage identifier for the storage volume within the storage system, and storing, within the storage system, an association between the orchestration system identifier and the storage identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amalia Avraham, Alon Marx, Isaac Beckman, Lior Tamary
  • Patent number: 10693745
    Abstract: A remote network management platform may include a database containing representations of configuration items associated with a managed network that is managed by the remote network management platform. The remote network management platform may further include a server device. The server device may be configured to obtain a plurality of preferred relationships for a particular configuration item class. The server device may be further configured to store, in the database, the plurality of preferred relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Chinna Babu Polinati, Madhavi Puvvada, Viral Shah, M. Kurukulasuriya P Rukshan Felix Perera
  • Patent number: 10686677
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for flexible capacity pool reservations for network-accessible resources are disclosed. A system includes a plurality of resources of a provider network, and a resource manager. The resource manager receives a reservation modification request from a client that has an existing reservation for an original resource capacity and an original reservation duration. The modification request specifies a desired resource capacity. The reservation manager identifies resources to provide the desired capacity, and determines pricing components for the requested modification based on the difference between the desires resource capacity and the original capacity and on the remaining portion of the duration of the existing reservation. The resource manager modifies the reservation as requested and notifies the client regarding the pricing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David John Ward, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10684761
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method generates a graphical user interface (GUI). A graphical user interface (GUI) development server receives a candidate GUI element. The candidate GUI element is in use by one or more current GUIs, and the candidate GUI element performs a computer-based function. The GUI development server receives a rating of the candidate GUI element from users of the one or more current GUIs, and determines whether the rating of the candidate GUI element exceeds a predefined value. In response to determining that the rating of the candidate GUI element exceeds the predefined value, the GUI development server identifies the candidate GUI element as a preferred GUI element to perform the computer-based function in future GUIs, and utilizes that preferred GUI element to generate a new GUI that needs the computer-based function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Liam S. Harpur, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10659879
    Abstract: A communication system includes a control terminal device and one or more communication devices. The control terminal device transmits a search message to entire network when the communication device is registered into the communication system. When the communication device is connected to the network, the communication device determines whether a connection position of the connected communication device on the network is the predetermined connection position. When the communication device is not positioned at the predetermined connection position, the communication device cancels the connection with the network and then connects to the predetermined connection position of the network and responds to the search message through the network after the communication device directly connects to the control terminal device and obtains information for connecting to the predetermined connection position of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Masakazu Shirai, Yuki Suemitsu, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa
  • Patent number: 10630755
    Abstract: A problem with Internet access in a number of markets is the issue of data-limited network connections. Selective, on-demand consumption of web page data is provided. A user's browser presents a “light” version of a web page by loading compressed or low-fidelity versions of the web page images in place of the actual, higher-fidelity images. In the event that the user wishes to see the original higher-fidelity version of an image, clicking on the image or an associated icon loads the original-fidelity version of the image, replacing the low-fidelity version. The light version of the web page loads faster than would the original version of the web page, and requires less data to be downloaded when rendering the web page. This enables a user with a data-limited connection to select how he or she wishes to “spend” their data consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Agrawal, Rahul Razdan, Bibhu Choudhary, Nithin Ismail, Saurabh Satnalika, Nithin Raj M
  • Patent number: 10606544
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a communication interface configured to wirelessly receive first image data from a host apparatus, a user interface configured to display the received first image data, and a controller configured to control the user interface to generate second image data by operations of an operating system of the display apparatus, and display at least one of the generated second image data and the received first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-young Noh, Seung-pok Lee
  • Patent number: 10599650
    Abstract: A system, medium, and method to define a database table and view based on a database model using a database language statement, the database language statement including a statement to create the table and a forward-declared JOIN statement that names the table and view, respectively and includes information regarding a relationship between at least two entities of the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Stefan Baeuerle, Bjoern Mielenhausen, Daniel Hutzel, Ki Hong Kim, Di Wu, Long Zhang
  • Patent number: 10555145
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing program execution capacity used to execute software programs, such as for a group of computing nodes in use executing one or more programs for a user. Dynamic modifications to the program execution capacity of the group may include adding or removing computing nodes, such as based on automated determinations that previously specified criteria are currently satisfied. The described techniques further include tracking information about changes that occur in one or more capacity utilization metrics of interest in response to dynamic modifications to the program execution capacity of the group, and then using such learned responses to determine a customized capacity modification policy that is configured for the actual operation of the software program(s) for the user. In some situations, the techniques are used in conjunction with a fee-based program execution service that executes multiple programs on behalf of multiple users of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Siddiqui, Gregory S. Kang, Srikant Meka, Rishikesan Rangarajan, Sanjeev K. Verma, Kendra A. Yourtee
  • Patent number: 10528317
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first electronic apparatus settable with first setting information for a plurality of items and a second electronic apparatus settable with second setting information for the plurality of items, and communicably connected to the first electronic apparatus. The first electronic apparatus includes first circuitry to transmit, to the second electronic apparatus, the first setting information including determination information set for each of the plurality of items to determine whether the first setting information is synchronized with the second setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10506317
    Abstract: A mobile communication device configured to be worn on an index finger of a user's hand. The device includes a case, a microphone, a switch, and a power source. The microphone and the switch are strategically located along a shape of the case so that as worn on the user's index finger and when the switch is activated by the thumb of the user's hand, the hand naturally cups about the microphone to form a barrier to ambient noise. Further, the microphone can readily be located near a corner of the user's mouth for optimal speech-receiving conditions and to provide more private audio input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: David W. Carroll
  • Patent number: 10454599
    Abstract: Aspects of the embodiments are directed to a collaborative tool that can include receiving one or more design parameters into a web server for designing a placement of one or more electromagnetic emitters; designing a structural layout for configuring a wireless network; virtually placing a plurality of electromagnetic emitters in different areas around the structural layout; testing electromagnetic signal strength in the structural layout; and optimizing the electromagnetic emitter placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Bit Lion, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Robert Hadley, Mark Marian Vasile
  • Patent number: 10453116
    Abstract: Method and system to enhance the presentation of a pinned resource is provided. Users may be provided with an option to enhance the presentation of a shared (or pinned) resource by attaching to it a visual control that indicates that the resource can represent an item of merchandise and that the resource is associated with functionality that would allow a user to purchase an item depicted in the pinned resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Giselle Katrina Nevada
  • Patent number: 10441887
    Abstract: In an audio setup comprising a headset configurable to process audio for a player, a headset preset may be downloaded from a central headset preset depository into the headset, and the headset may be configured based on the headset preset, for processing audio for the player when the player is participating in, for example, an online multiplayer game. The downloaded headset preset is uploaded into the central headset preset depository by a second player, and the headset preset comprises values for one or more configurable parameter settings relating to operation or functions of the headset. Information used in facilitating access to the headset preset in the central headset preset depository may be received from the second player. The information may comprise a token (or similar identifier) assigned to the headset preset at an audio setup associated with the second player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Arthur Robertson, Richard Kulavik
  • Patent number: 10439895
    Abstract: The technology disclosed for configuring a transcoder-router to direct incoming communications to desired receivers includes receiving a selection by a user from an icon-based GUI, of an incoming voice, video, image, short message, or email media type to configure for routing. Incoming communications gets routed in the context of the incoming media type, with the transducer-router receiving a combination of routing conditions with which to determine the routing of the incoming media type: a time zone against which routing schedules are measured; a time window for the routing schedules that covers both time of day and day of week; and available receiver devices for the routing under the selected combination of the incoming media type, time zone and time window. The disclosed systems and methods include committing routing rules based on the user selections to tangible machine readable memory; and using the committed rules to route incoming media type messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Lew, Mohit Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10409471
    Abstract: A playback system includes a display device and an information terminal adapted to communicate with the display device. The information terminal includes a processor and a recording medium storing instructions which when executed by the processor cause the processor to perform a process including displaying a first group of identification information items of content data stored in the information terminal in a first viewing area of a display screen, and displaying a second group of identification information items of the content data selected according to a selecting operation performed on the first group of identification information items displayed in the first viewing area in a second viewing area of the display screen at different times. The display device is adapted to play back the content data corresponding to the selected identification information items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruomi Higashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10402073
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface of a first software application that includes one or more draggable objects and one or more control objects; and, detects a contact on a touch-sensitive surface at a first location while a focus selector is displayed over a first draggable object and a movement of the contact across the touch-sensitive surface to a second location that corresponds to a first control object. In accordance with a determination that the contact at the first location satisfies object selection criteria, the device moves the first draggable object to the first control object in accordance with the movement of the contact across the touch-sensitive surface to the first control object. In accordance with a determination that the contact at the second location satisfies first intensity criteria, the device performs a first predetermined operation that corresponds to activation of the first control object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Aram D. Kudurshian, Christopher P. Foss, Gary I. Butcher, Patrick L. Coffman, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Nicole M. Wells, Wayne C. Westerman
  • Patent number: 10389584
    Abstract: Techniques for migrating a plurality of communications services in a data communication network are disclosed. Aspects include accessing a migration map for the plurality of communications services in the data communication network; identifying a communications dependency between a first service and a second service in the plurality of communications services, wherein according to the migration map the first service is configured to migrate from a first route to a second route, the second service is configured to migrate from a third route to a fourth route, and the third route overlaps with the second route; determining, based on the identified communications dependency, a migration sequence for migrating the plurality of communications services in the data communication network; and migrating the plurality of communications services from a first plurality of configurations to a second plurality of configurations according to the migration sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ECI Telecom Ltd.
    Inventor: Shirel Ezra
  • Patent number: 10386804
    Abstract: The examples herein offer an improved, more integrated implementation of lighting control and building management control, e.g. within the same gateway or cloud computing/control element(s), via an integrated software architecture. A visualization platform of the software architecture provides an integrated user interface via network communication of the computing element with a user terminal device. The integrated user interface offers the user an integrated view of status of building automation control (BAC) appliances and luminaires within the premises, as well as integrated access to control operations of the BAC appliances and the luminaires. For example, the overall system of integrated lighting and building management control may offer a ‘single pane of glass’ type user interface for lighting and other managed operations in the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Richard L. Westrick, Jr., Nathaniel Christopher Herwig
  • Patent number: 10320642
    Abstract: A method for transmitting, over a transport network, data belonging to a data flow includes creating a proxy network including a plurality of transport network proxies; defining a plurality of proxy pairs; defining a plurality of proxy pair links; determining, for each proxy pair link, a round trip time (RTT) of the respective proxy pair link; determining, using the determined RTTs of the plurality of proxy pair links, a list of one or more preferred paths for each proxy pair, each preferred path connecting, via one or more of the plurality of proxy pair links, one proxy of the respective proxy pair to the other proxy of the respective proxy pair; and transmitting, from an ingress proxy to an egress proxy, the data belonging to the data flow over a proxy pair path selected from the list of preferred proxy pair paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roberto Bifulco, Tobias Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10311024
    Abstract: Representations of hierarchical structures identified by source and target file storage directories are displayed on a display device. Inconsistencies are identified between the hierarchical structures identified by the source and target file storage directories. Graphical interconnections are displayed that extend at least partially between locations of at least some of the identified inconsistencies. Refactoring action indicia are displayed that are user selectable and are associated with defined actions performed by a file directory controller to modify the hierarchical structure identified by the target file storage directory to resolve at least some of the inconsistencies identified between the hierarchical structures identified by the source and target file storage directories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Anthony Layzell, Ganesh Prasad Agrawal, Todd David Anderson, Rahul Sharma
  • Patent number: 10277451
    Abstract: A control method includes: storing, at a control server, respective identifiers for a plurality of sub-regions in a facility; for each sub-region identifier, a location of the sub-region in the facility and an operational constraint associated with a mobile automation apparatus; at the control server: obtaining a job definition indicating a set of the sub-region identifiers and a task; retrieving the locations and the operational constraints corresponding to the set of sub-region identifiers from the repository; allocating the set of sub-region identifiers to a plurality of subsets of sub-region identifiers, each subset having a shared common operational constraint; for each subset of sub-region identifiers, generating a task fragment containing the subset of sub-region identifiers, and the common operational constraint; and sending the task fragments and an identifier of the task to the mobile automation apparatus for performance of the task at each of the set of sub-region identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steve W. Fantaske, Ronald G. Mercer, Robert E. Beach, Jagdeep Kaur Rangi
  • Patent number: 10255084
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an interactive system that manages analytics contexts through a series of analytics interactions. The disclosed interactive system receives a selection of an analytics interaction from a user during an interactive analytics session. Then, the system generates a series of analytics interactions by the user during the interactive analytics session. Each analytics interaction represents an analytics context that comprises an analytics interaction, a result, and a reference analytics context. Moreover, the system manages a plurality of analytics contexts by selecting the reference analytics context from previous analytics interactions, or by navigating to a different analytics context, or by deactivating a user-selected analytics context, and presents to the user the series of analytics interactions with the result corresponding to both the selection of the analytics interaction and the reference analytics context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Olga Shain, Yaniv Sabo, Renato Keshet
  • Patent number: 10248542
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for comparing screenshots of an application interface. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving test scenario parameters, wherein the parameters include a first screenshot of an application interface, one or more page objects associated with the first screenshot, generating a second screenshot of an updated application interface, identifying one or more page objects within the second screenshot based on a scope of each of the page objects associated with the first screenshot, comparing a section of the second screenshot to a section of the first screenshot that includes one or more page objects associated with the first screenshot that correspond to one or more page objects included in the section of the second screenshot, and determining whether the section of the second screenshot matches, within a predetermined tolerance level, the section of the first screenshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence A. Hey, William J. Izard, Matthew J. Ponsford
  • Patent number: 10230581
    Abstract: A management method and apparatus which allows easy management of virtual network function deployment on a network are provided. A network management apparatus generates an extended topology in which a virtual network function that can be deployed on a server is added as an extended node ((VNF(A), VNF(B)) to a topology of the network; and displays an optimum path (RP1, RP2, RP3) in the extended topology on display means (400b) when a requirement of at least one virtual network function and endpoint nodes involved in the requirement are input through an input means (401, 402), wherein the optimum path is obtained based on network resource information of the network and computing resource information of servers on which at least one virtual network function can be deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hayato Itsumi
  • Patent number: 10200279
    Abstract: A SDN controller is configured to generate and install a tracing table with tracing rules into switches of a SDN based on a switch level in a network topology of the SDN; identify a source switch and a destination switch for tracing a trajectory path of a transit packet; generate a probe packet; set all bytes in a source address to zero and initialize a DSCP field to 16; inject the probe packet into the source switch; encode selective ingress ports of intermediate switches within the trajectory path into the source address of the probe packet; receive the probe packet when the probe packet reaches the destination switch; and reconstruct the trajectory path of the transit packet, via encoded information in the source address of the probe packet, wherein the reconstructed trajectory path is constructed via the encoded selective ingress ports of the one or more intermediate switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Amer Omar Aljaedi
  • Patent number: 10130881
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system having a processor that performs operations including receiving from an accessory device a control signal for controlling a software application, determining that the control signal corresponds to a first action of a plurality of actions for controlling the software application, monitoring a frequency of usage of the first action, and presenting at the accessory device or a display device coupled to the accessory device a measure of the frequency of usage of the first action. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Keny Chen, Tino Soelberg
  • Patent number: 10129046
    Abstract: A service accesses one or more building automation system's elements directly to collect data and provides the data to data consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Casilli
  • Patent number: 10089152
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for bootstrapping an application with metadata specified in a template. The template specifies a stack of resources that will be used to execute an application and also includes a set of metadata for customizing the resources and the application. When the system receives the template, it instantiates a compute node which will execute the application. The compute node may contain at least one initialization script for bootstrapping the application with the metadata contained in the template. This functionality allows users to bootstrap the application running on the compute node with data from within the template that was used to create the stack of resources for executing the application. In this manner, metadata, configuration files, package names and versions can be passed by the application owner to the remote compute node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Reto Kramer, Christopher Whitaker, Adam M. Thomas, Richard C. Edwards, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10057079
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide wireless building automation. Embodiments include receiving, by a computing device, a feature setting command associated with a peripheral device from a controlling device. The computing device may identify a peripheral application corresponding to the feature setting command, and transform the feature setting command into a generic command. The computing device may translate the generic control protocol of the generic command to a peripheral control protocol associated with the peripheral application in response to a determination that the peripheral application is a non-native application. The computing device may execute the peripheral application based on the generic command in the peripheral control protocol to generate a command for performance of a certain task on the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua David Lonn
  • Patent number: 10049087
    Abstract: For one-touch user-defined context-aware text selection for touchscreen devices, an apparatus includes a processor and a memory storing code that is executable by the processor to determine a text selection context for a touchscreen device. The apparatus ascertains whether a text selection override policy is satisfied. The apparatus replaces application text selection rules with one-touch user-defined context-aware text selection rules for the determined text selection context in response to ascertaining that the text selection override policy is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karteeka Gosukonda, Su Liu, Kara Schrader, Xinya Wang
  • Patent number: 10020899
    Abstract: An automated test system for testing smart devices is presented. The system includes a system controller coupled to a smart device, wherein the system controller includes a memory with test logic and a processor. The system also includes an enclosure with a plurality of components. The plurality of components include (a) a robotic arm with a stylus, wherein the stylus is operable to manipulate the smart device to simulate human interaction therewith; (b) a platform with a device holder, wherein the device holder is operable to hold a smart device inserted therein; (c) an audio capture and generator device; and (d) a microphone. The processor is configured to automatically control the smart device and the plurality of components in accordance with the test logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: w2bi, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Diperna, Ira Leventhal, Keith Schaub, Artun Kutchuk
  • Patent number: 10015121
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a client computing device of a user provides for presentation a user interface that includes one or more components. The client computing device may receive an indication of a message to the user. The client computing device may automatically modify the user interface to accommodate presentation of an interactive element associated with the message. The client computing device may modify the user interface at least in part by automatically modifying one or more of the components. The client computing device may automatically provide for presentation the user interface as modified and the interactive element associated with the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Brandon Marshall Walkin
  • Patent number: 9992305
    Abstract: Examples relate to cloud models based on network definition data. Some examples disclosed herein may enable obtaining first cloud definition data that describes a first cloud infrastructure. The first cloud definition data may comprise network definition data that describes a first server node to be included in the first cloud infrastructure and a first set of network interfaces to be enumerated on a bus of the first server node. Some examples may further enable generating a first cloud model based on the first cloud definition data. The first cloud model may comprise first cloud configuration data that, when executed, causes the first cloud infrastructure to be deployed. Some examples may further enable storing a first checkpoint image of the first cloud model. The first checkpoint image may comprise at least a portion of the first cloud configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jeffrey Joel Walls, Mark Perreira, Jayashree Sundarachar Beltur
  • Patent number: 9972323
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a dynamic threshold for speaker verification are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving, for each of multiple utterances of a hotword, a data set including at least a speaker verification confidence score, and environmental context data. The actions further include selecting from among the data sets, a subset of the data sets that are associated with a particular environmental context. The actions further include selecting a particular data set from among the subset of data sets based on one or more selection criteria. The actions further include selecting, as a speaker verification threshold for the particular environmental context, the speaker verification confidence score. The actions further include providing the speaker verification threshold for use in performing speaker verification of utterances that are associated with the particular environmental context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jakob Nicolaus Foerster, Diego Melendo Casado
  • Patent number: 9901822
    Abstract: A gaming device for playing a video game. The gaming device executes game software to output rendering commands representing a virtual world of the video game and has a local rendering module for processing the rendering commands to generate an image data stream of the virtual world. The gaming device has a remote rendering controller for generating second rendering commands for processing by a remote rendering module to generate a rendered graphics output also depicting the virtual world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX HOLDING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cyril Perrin
  • Patent number: 9875281
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, a system, and a computer program product for determining wait times of tuples within a streaming environment. The method includes monitoring one or more tuples being processed within an operator graph where the operator graph includes a first processing element and a queue of the first processing element. The method includes recording a wait time of the one or more tuples within the queue of the first processing element. The method includes recording a processing time of the one or more tuples within the first processing element. The method includes displaying the wait time and the processing time of the one or more tuples. The method includes optimizing a configuration of the operator graph, in response to recording the processing time of the one or more tuples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Michael J. Branson, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 9756128
    Abstract: Various embodiments for implementing a switched direct attached shared storage architecture as disclosed herein include: providing a plurality of compute nodes, each compute node having integrated compute capabilities, data storage, and a network interface controller (Host NIC), the plurality of compute nodes being in data communication with each other via a local area network, the plurality of compute nodes each including distributed storage processing software resident thereon; providing a plurality of physical data storage devices in data communication with a storage controller; and enabling data communications in a data store switch fabric between the plurality of compute nodes and the plurality of physical data storage devices via the Host NIC and the storage controller, the data store switch fabric encapsulating data requests from the plurality of compute nodes into data frames for transport to corresponding physical data storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: APEIRON DATA SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Larry Lomelino, Christopher Christ, Gunneswara Rao Marripudi, Harry Laswell