Configuration Patents (Class 715/735)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9710595
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying graphical representations of server system cabling in the data center may include, but are not limited to operations for: generating a pattern view of a cabling scheme; generating a routing view of a cabling scheme; receiving a request to display a pattern view of a cabling scheme; transmitting data representing the pattern view of the cabling scheme; receiving a request to display a routing view of the cabling scheme; and transmitting data representing the routing view of the cabling scheme. The display of various graphical representations of the cabling scheme may facilitate various service operations associated with the cabling. Such service operations may include installation, maintenance, trouble shooting and optimization for a cabled server cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent C. Conzola, Todd Eischeid, Timothy Meserth, Mark E. Molander
  • Patent number: 9684983
    Abstract: A method for visualization of big data using three dimensional pie charts. The method includes receiving at least a first set of data, comprising information detailing one or more subsets of values, each value having an associated time element. The method includes determining a three dimensional pie chart based on the at least first set of data, which includes at least as first layer comprising a first set of wedges and a second layer comprising a second set of wedges. The method includes displaying the three dimensional pie chart comprising at least the first layer and the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy S. Bartley, Gavin G. Bray, Elizabeth M. Hughes, Kalvinder P. Singh
  • Patent number: 9628331
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for configuring active resource nodes in a distributed computing system controlled by an administrative control module. The method includes identifying a first configuration of active resource nodes having at least two or more active resource nodes and detecting a modification of a link representing at least one connection between the active resource nodes. In response to detecting the modification of the link, a routing policy table is retrieved and a second configuration of the active resource nodes are identified from the routing policy table including at least one new connection between the two or more active resource nodes. The distributed computing system is triggered to configure the two or more active resource nodes according to the second configuration and to establish the at least one new connection between the two or more active resource nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Majid Irani, Donny R. Rota
  • Patent number: 9552438
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for responsive web page delivery based on network bandwidth. Upon initiation of a network communication session, a bandwidth of a network connection of the client device involved in the network communication session is determined. At least one initial display element to provide as part of a webpage for display on the client device is selected based on the bandwidth of the network connection. Instructions are then provided to the client device which cause the client device to display the at least one display element. In some embodiments, an updated bandwidth is subsequently determined and updated display elements are selected based on the updated bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Seema Chaudhry
  • Patent number: 9529689
    Abstract: A monitoring system can provide monitoring services to users of cloud computing environment. The monitoring system can receive access information from users subscribing to the monitoring services. Once received, the monitoring system can access clouds utilizing the access information and monitor the computing processes instantiated in the clouds and associated with the user. The monitoring system can monitor the computing processes and collect information such as usage of cloud resources, number and type of computing processes instantiated, software programs utilized by the computing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Ferris, Gerry Edward Riveros
  • Patent number: 9483745
    Abstract: A computer program product tangibly embodied in a computer-readable storage device includes instructions that, when executed, generate in a display device a graphical user interface comprising: a business view area with first objects representing business entities participating in a business network and second objects representing business connections between the business entities; and a connect view area with third objects representing applications participating in the business network and fourth objects representing logical interactions between the applications; wherein the graphical user interface dynamically updates the first, second, third and fourth objects with metadata that is at least in part automatically gathered in the business network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Joerg Ackermann, Ankur Bhatt, Juergen Denner, Christian Illenberger, Christoph Liebig, Gunther Rothermel, Sandra Voges
  • Patent number: 9479523
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automated generation of malicious traffic signatures, for use in Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). A rule generation system formulates IDS rules based on traffic analysis results obtained from a network investigation system. The rule generation system then automatically configures the IDS to apply the rules. An analysis process in the network investigation system comprises one or more metadata filters that are indicative of malicious traffic. An operator of the rule generation system is provided with a user interface that is capable of displaying the network traffic filtered in accordance with such filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yuval Altman, Assaf Yosef Keren
  • Patent number: 9325578
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product, and method are disclosed for receiving an automation setting from a sharing participant, the automation setting being associated with the sharing participant, comparing the received automation setting to a corresponding local automation setting, and adjusting the local automation setting based on the comparison of the received automation setting to the corresponding local automation setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Stewart, Michaela Rose Case, Howard Locker, John Weldon Nicholson
  • Patent number: 9313569
    Abstract: In an audio setup comprising at least one audio headset configurable to process audio for a first player (e.g., when participating in an online multiplayer game), a headset preset may be configured, and a token (or similar identifier) may be assigned to the headset preset. The headset preset may be uploaded into a central headset preset depository, which may be accessible by a plurality of players. The first player may share the token, via a network connection, with a second player, and second player may use the token to download the headset preset from the central headset preset depository into a second audio setup, comprising at least one other audio headset configurable to process audio for the second player. The downloaded headset preset may be utilized in configuring the other audio headset, for processing audio for the second player (e.g., when participating in the online multiplayer game).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Arthur Robertson, Richard Kulavik
  • Patent number: 9298337
    Abstract: Display data is transmitted to a user interface. The display data includes an offer component for providing additional online content. The offer component includes a first region and a second region. A first user interaction is received from the user interface. It is determined whether the first user interaction occurred within one of the first region and the second region. When the first user interaction is determined to have occurred within the first region, the first user interaction is processed as a request for the additional online content associated with the offer component. When the first user interaction is determined to have occurred within the second region, a user prompt is presented for a confirmation of the request for the additional online content associated with the offer component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Huang, Akiva Bamberger, David Lewis
  • Patent number: 9274838
    Abstract: It is detected that a metric associated with a first workload has breached a first threshold. It is determined that the first workload and a second workload access the same storage resources, wherein the storage resources are associated with a storage server. It is determined that the metric is impacted by the first workload and the second workload accessing the same storage resources. In response to a determination that the metric is impacted by the first workload and the second workload accessing the same storage resources, a first virtual cache appliance is instantiated and one of the first workload or the second workload is routed through the virtual cache appliance. Routing one of the first workload or the second workload through the first virtual cache appliance causes the first virtual cache appliance to cache data associated with the storage resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narayanan Bairavasundaram, Gokul Soundararajan, Vipul Mathur, Kaladhar Voruganti
  • Patent number: 9270540
    Abstract: An approach is provided for presenting, via a graphical user interface, a plurality of selectable areas corresponding to a plurality of categories of switches and a plurality of options. One of the options includes a search function for finding a desired one of the switches. A communication session is automatically established with one of the switches as specified by a user through one of the selectable areas or the search function. Information from the one switch is received over the communication session, wherein the information is used for analyzing the one switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmy D. Dillon
  • Patent number: 9262047
    Abstract: A method including receiving a first input for displaying an external input list; and displaying, by the display device, the external input list in response to the first input. The external input list includes a first button for displaying a first external input list including at least one icon corresponding to at least one external device connected to the transmitting device, and a second button for displaying a second external input list including at least one icon representing at least one external device connected to the display device. The first external input list is displayed when the first button is selected. The second external input list is displayed when the second button is selected. The method further includes receiving a second input for selecting an icon from the external input list; and accessing an external input corresponding to the selected icon in response to the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS
    Inventors: Tae Hyoung Kim, Woo Jin Jeong, Man Gu Kwon
  • Patent number: 9143493
    Abstract: A system and method of communicating between a user receiving device, a user locator module and a partner service provider includes a gateway device having a port configured to communicate with a user receiving device. The user receiving device registers with the user device locator module through the port. The user device locator module determines the location of a user receiving device. The partner service provider and the user receiving device form a peer-to-peer connection in response to the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Kapil Chaudhry
  • Patent number: 9141363
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of application construction for execution on diverse computing infrastructures are presented. In one example, an application descriptor comprising information regarding an application is received. Available computing machine resources for execution of the application are selected based on the information in the application descriptor. Software resources comprising the application are installed on the selected computing machine resources based on the information in the application descriptor. At least one of the selected computing machine resources and the installed software resources are configured for execution of the application based on the information in the application descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Thomas Walter, Petio Petev
  • Patent number: 9052961
    Abstract: A deployment system enables a developer to generate a deployment plan according to a logical, multi-tier application blueprint defined by application architects. The deployment plan includes tasks to be executed for deploying application components on virtual computing resource provided in a cloud infrastructure. The deployment plan includes time dependencies that determine an execution order of the tasks according to dependencies between application components specified in the application blueprint. The deployment plan enables system administrators to view the application blueprint as an ordered workflow view that facilitates collaboration between system administrators and application architects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Komal Mangtani, Sesh Jalagam, Vishwas Nagaraja, David Winterfeldt
  • Publication number: 20150143244
    Abstract: A native application can be deployed that obtains configuration information for the native application at run-time. Digital marketing users or other marketing users can view or control the behavior of the native application by displaying or setting the configuration information of the native application. The native application can report tracked end user interactions and events with the native application according to the configuration information to tag management systems for data compilation by the tag management systems. In addition, the native application can enable digital marketing users or other marketing users to view or control the behavior of the native application from within the native application using an integrated configuration utility. The configuration utility can be activated using a two-stage activation process or an activation and authorization process to prevent an end user from accidentally encountering the configuration utility during routine use of the native application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Lap-Wing KOO, Charles Scott GLOMMEN
  • Publication number: 20150128051
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for delivering informational events to a user of a computing device includes a processor and a memory. The method includes receiving, into the memory from the user of the computing device, content configuration information defining a first informational element. The method also includes receiving, into the memory from the user of the computing device, trigger event configuration information associated with a trigger event. The method further includes receiving, into the memory from the user of the computing device, target display interface configuration information defining a target display interface. The method also includes determining, by the processor, that the trigger event is satisfied based on the trigger event configuration information. The method further includes automatically retrieving the first informational element based on the content configuration information when the trigger event is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Philip Noel George Strain, William Kenneth Robin Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20150128052
    Abstract: According to various aspects and embodiments, a power management system configured to protect a plurality of information technology (IT) assets is provided. The system includes a migration component executable by the at least one processor and configured to identify the plurality of IT assets, the plurality of IT assets including at least one power supply unit and at least one host server, generate an association between at least one IT asset and at least one power supply unit, receive a power-related event from the at least one power supply unit, correlate the power-related event with at least one affected IT asset based on the generated association, determine a sequence of actions, wherein the sequence of actions is to configured to migrate at least one virtual machine from the at least one affected IT asset to a non-affected asset, and execute the sequence of actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: David Grehan, Sarah Jane Hannon, Frederik Kamminga, Paula Porter, Amit Kumar Khator
  • Publication number: 20150121234
    Abstract: A method of a portable terminal for automatically changing a configuration of a network menu is provided. The method includes obtaining terminal information when an initialization of a service is detected, receiving serviceable network information based on the obtained terminal information, and changing the configuration of the network menu based on the received serviceable network information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jinwoo LEE, Jongphil LEE, Mangun HUR, Yongjin KIM
  • Patent number: 9021363
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for centralized user preference management for electronic decision making devices are provided. A user preference profile is received. A user preference profile manager may transmit a user preference from the user preference profile to a requesting user transaction terminal. the user preference manager may also receive a dynamic user preference from a user preference profile and extend the user preference profile with the dynamic user preference, where the dynamic user preference includes a preference definition and the preference definition includes read and write access controls for the dynamic user preference. Then the user manager may update the user preference profile based on data received from the user transaction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Norman Perkins Blake, III, Christopher Lee Collier, George Mark McGregor, Vincent Robert Koser
  • Publication number: 20150113414
    Abstract: When selection of a device icon representing one target device among one or more target devices is sensed in a region corresponding to one room included in a floor plan, a control screen for operating, or confirming a state of, the one target device corresponding to the sensed device icon is displayed on a display as overlapped on a display screen representing the floor plan, and device icons representing the target devices installed in the one room are moved out of a display region of the control screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Takamitsu SASAKI, Kohei TAHARA
  • Publication number: 20150113415
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining a user interface, which can ensure that a user interface is applicable to a terminal device, and meets a differentiation requirement of the terminal device on a user interface presentation form. The method includes: receiving terminal information sent by a terminal device, where the terminal information includes terminal capability information; determining a first user interface according to the terminal information; and sending the first user interface to the terminal device. According to the method and the apparatus for determining a user interface, it can be ensured that the user interface is applicable to the terminal device, thereby meeting a differentiation requirement of the terminal device on a user interface presentation form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Bo Huang, Yanmeng Ren
  • Patent number: 9009600
    Abstract: An embodiment relates generally to a method of filtering for a browser. The method includes providing a browser with a browser history function, the browser history function configured to store each site web page visited and stored in time sequential order as a browser history. The method also includes providing a filter module for the browser; and applying the filter module to the browser history function to eliminate intermediary web pages from entering the browser history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan William Clark, Colin Walters
  • Patent number: 9009616
    Abstract: A method of configuring a camera to view a sequence of positions comprising the steps of displaying a graphical user interface, displaying a plurality of thumbnails on the graphical user interface with the plurality of thumbnails having associated respective positions of the camera and the respective thumbnails in the plurality of thumbnails providing the field of view of the camera in the respective positions, providing a workspace on the graphical user interface, enabling a user to drag and drop thumbnails to the workspace, and creating a tour for the camera based on the thumbnails in the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Pelco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten A. Medhurst, Myles Daniel Bostwick
  • Publication number: 20150100887
    Abstract: Electronic terminal device including a processing entity for processing instructions and other data, functionally connected user interface entity, a display and user input elements, optionally a keypad or a touch-sensitive arrangement in connection with the display, a memory entity for storing the instructions and data, and a communication interface for transferring data with external entities, configured, in accordance with the instructions, to store data including a number of predetermined fingerprints, each characterizing display usage such as visual objects associated with software entities and potentially shown to the user via the display during execution of the software entity, and log data including behavioral data indicative of user engagement with the UI of the device, the logging incorporating detecting display usage, and storing indication of such detection in the memory, wherein the device is configured to determine the status of the display, and execute the logging according to the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Verto Analytics Oy
    Inventor: Hannu VERKASALO
  • Publication number: 20150100888
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to accessing configuration settings for a variety of different hardware or software components and to providing a common interface for accessing and presenting component configuration settings. In one scenario, a computer system receives a request to access configuration settings for hardware and/or software components. The request specifies at least one namespace for the corresponding hardware or software component. The computer system accesses a directory to determine which configuration settings are available for the specified namespace, and further accesses configuration metadata to determine where the configuration settings for the hardware or software components are stored and how the configuration settings are to be accessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Rikyu Luty
  • Patent number: 9002947
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display-side communication section adapted to receive image configuration alteration request information related to a configuration of a first image and image information of at least one second image constituting the first image from at least one terminal device; a display-side image generation section adapted to generate the first image based on the image configuration alteration request information and the image information; and a display-side display section adapted to display the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeaki Arizumi, Mitsuhiro Yoshida, Issei Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20150095787
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to: receive a setup request for an optical path between a source entity of network entities in an optical network and a destination entity of the network entities, identify a first channel and a second channel having one or more contiguous first span with an allocation status of available and being configurable to provide the optical path between the source entity and the destination entity; analyze network configuration data indicative of the first channel and the second channel with a fragmentation heuristic to generate an allocation recommendation recommending the first channel to be allocated to the optical path; and provide the allocation recommendation identifying the first channel for allocation to the optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Vasudha Bhaskara, Dhamendra Naik
  • Publication number: 20150095788
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated commissioning of virtualized distributed control systems are disclosed. An example method includes accessing a data structure including a list of configuration names for network cards associated with first and second host servers of a virtual process control environment. The first and second host servers implement virtual machines corresponding to workstations for a process control system. The example method also includes when configuring the first host server, assigning a first name to a first one of the network cards associated with the first host server. The example method further includes when configuring the second host server, assigning the first name to a second one of the network cards associated with the second host server based on a user selection of the first name from the list of configuration names. The second host server is configured after the first host server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Dirk Thiele, Shaobo Qiu, Jessica Siu, Forrest Stallings, Joel Nicholas Ohmart, Laura Milena Ramirez Rojas
  • Patent number: 8994493
    Abstract: A control network system may control a control target by using control data. The control network system may include a wireless field device that transmits the control data through a wireless communication, a relay apparatus that relays the control data from the wireless field device, the relay apparatus including a storage unit that stores identification data of the wireless field device, the storage unit storing a flag associated with the identification data, the flag showing a progress state of commissioning of the wireless field device, and a host system that receives the control data from the wireless field device through the relay apparatus, the host system including a control unit that discontinues operation of controlling the control target when the flag is in a nonsteady state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nakamoto, Hideki Umemoto, Toshiyuki Emori, Hiroshi Mori
  • Publication number: 20150082381
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for providing a tool menu based upon a document displayed on an endpoint device are disclosed. For example, the method opens the document requested by a user in the endpoint device, detects one or more portions of the document that require data entry, determines a type of data entry that is required for the one or more portions of the document that are detected to require data entry, detects one or more configuration settings of the endpoint device and displays one or more tools selected from a plurality of tools on the tool menu based upon the type of data entry that is required for the one or more portions of the document and the one or more configuration settings of the endpoint device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: MATTHEW H. DEROLLER
  • Patent number: 8984416
    Abstract: The invention is situated in the field of displaying on board an aircraft geostationary elements of the navigation database on a screen having different display resolutions for the purpose of this data display, and its subject is a method for simplifying the display of stationary elements of this onboard database. This method is characterized in that it consists in precalculating a “decluttering” during the process of producing the onboard database by meshing the Earth with a Cartesian grid oriented along the latitudes and longitudes of the Earth, and by allowing only the most pertinent obstacle to appear in each rectangle of this grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Pierre Gamet, Jean-Louis Dalby, Nicolas Marty
  • Patent number: 8972354
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for preserving individual backed-up files in accordance with legal-hold policies may include (1) providing at least one legal-hold policy that specifies the manner in which individual backed-up files that potentially relate to legal proceedings are to be preserved, (2) identifying at least one file that has been backed up, (3) identifying at least one legal purpose for preventing deletion of the backed-up file, (4) applying, in response to the identification of the legal purpose, the legal-hold policy to the backed-up file, and then (5) preserving the backed-up file in accordance with the legal-hold policy identified in the file metadata associated with the backed-up file. Various other systems, methods, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Nilesh Telang
  • Patent number: 8972539
    Abstract: A method of automatic hostname configuration includes receiving a request from a client device. A location detection module may be utilized for determining a location identifier representing a location at which the client device is located. A hostname is formed including at least the location identifier, and a control server assigns the hostname to the client device by sending an acknowledgement including the hostname to the client device. The request and acknowledgement may be communicated using DHCP. Simple network management protocol messages may be sent to one or more switches to query for a MAC address of the client device to determine the source switch and port from which the request originated. The switch-port-to-location table may include several ports that map to a same location identifier. The hostname may further be formed by including a device type identifier associated with the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventor: Lindsey M. Carriere
  • Publication number: 20150058736
    Abstract: A control system includes a plurality of audio/video and environmental devices, a server and a client system. Each one of said plurality of audio/video devices receives or sends an audio/video signal. The server is connected to each one of said plurality of audio/video devices and is configured to controllably receive and send audio/video signals to and from the plurality of audio/video devices. The server is connected to each one of said plurality of environmental devices and is configured to controllably operate the environmental devices. The client system is interoperable with the server and with a user of the client system through a user interface. At least one medical device may also be connected to communicate with said server. The user can control the plurality of audio/video and environmental devices through the client system and the server, and receive the audio/video signal outputted from any one of the plurality of audio/video and environmental devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Dave Stinson, Gary Schissler
  • Patent number: 8966300
    Abstract: One or more tasks to be executed on one or more processors are formulated into a graph, with dependencies between the tasks defined as edges in the graph. In the case of a Radio Access Technology (RAT) application, the graph is iterative, whereby each task may be activated a number of times that may be unknown at compile time. A discrete number of allowable frequencies for processors while executing tasks are defined, and the power dissipation of the processors at those frequencies determined. A linear programming problem is then formulated and solved, which minimizes the overall power dissipation across all processors executing all tasks, subject to several constraints that guarantee complete and proper functionality. The switching of processors executing the tasks between operating points (frequency, voltage) may be controlled by embedding instructions into the tasks at design or compile time, or by a local supervisor monitoring execution of the tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ericsson Modems SA
    Inventor: Orlando Miguel Pires Dos Reis Moreira
  • Publication number: 20150052442
    Abstract: A method and a system for configuring sharing of an input apparatus among devices are provided. The method includes: receiving an instruction for configuring sharing of an input apparatus among devices, where the devices include this device and at least one adjacent device; sending an adjacent device search request message by using a communications module of this device; receiving device information fed back by the adjacent device; analyzing a device name and a network address of the adjacent device according to the device information; and transferring a configuration file of configuring sharing of the input apparatus among devices to the adjacent device, so that the adjacent device configures sharing of the input apparatus among devices according to the configuration file. The present invention enables a user to configure all adjacent devices on only one device when configuring the inter-device shared input apparatus, and operations are convenient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Dongyuan Li
  • Publication number: 20150040015
    Abstract: Methods and systems of managing settings are described. According to various embodiments, a settings page corresponding to a user's settings on an online service may be caused to be displayed on a device. The settings page may comprise selectable category setting options for a setting category. The setting category may have a plurality of subcategories, and each subcategory may have its own selectable subcategory setting options. Each one of the category setting options may correspond to its own distinct configuration of subcategory setting options for its subcategories. A user input indicating a selection of one of the category setting options for the setting category may be received. The configuration of subcategory setting options corresponding to the selected one of the category setting options for the setting category may be applied to the user's settings on the online service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Divya Jindal, Ian Alexander Lindsay, Johan Rindegard, Sara Harrington, Sarah E. Clatterbuck, Sean Sands, Shernaz R. Pavri, Steven Foote, Timothy Lindvall, II
  • Publication number: 20150040016
    Abstract: Methods and systems of managing settings are described. According to various embodiments, a settings page corresponding to a user's settings on an online service may be caused to be displayed on a device. The settings page may comprise selectable category setting options for a setting category. The setting category may have a plurality of subcategories, and each subcategory may have its own selectable subcategory setting options. Each one of the category setting options may correspond to its own distinct configuration of subcategory setting options for its subcategories. A user input indicating a selection of one of the category setting options for the setting category may be received. The configuration of subcategory setting options corresponding to the selected one of the category setting options for the setting category may be applied to the user's settings on the online service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Divya Jindal, Ian Alexander Lindsay, Johan Rindegard, Sara Harrington, Sarah E. Clatterbuck, Sean Sands, Shernaz R. Pavri, Steven Foote, Timothy Lindvall, II, Erika Rottenberg
  • Publication number: 20150040014
    Abstract: An example method for managing an operation image in an embedded computer in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure includes prompting input related to the operation image associated with the embedded computer. If the input is detected within a predetermined period of time, the method includes customizing the operation image based on the input from the user, and if the input is not detected within the predetermined period of time, the method includes proceeding with a predetermined selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Eric Miller
  • Patent number: 8949719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, apparatus, and methods for utilizing user interface (UI) snooping to optimize network connections. The method includes accessing, by a client proxy running on a client system, a UI events queue. The UI events queue is stored on the client system. The method further includes identifying events within the UI events queue. The identifying includes filtering the events for events to be optimized. The method further includes, based on the identified events, determining at least one command, and optimizing the at least one command, and executing the optimized command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Lepeska
  • Patent number: 8948047
    Abstract: A device managing apparatus that can easily communicate under a proper communication configuration, through a network may be provided. A managing apparatus is provided with a storage and a controller (management program). The storage stores multiple different communication configurations. The controller controls the communication with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sunao Kawai
  • Publication number: 20150033133
    Abstract: A method includes exposing an application programming interface (API) at a manager application, the manager application running on a server in a computing cluster, wherein the API specifies input identifying nodes and connections between the nodes to implement storage protection policies in the computing cluster; receiving user input to the manager application according to the API, where the user input includes instructions to implement a secondary node and a connection between a primary node and the secondary node, the user input received at the manager application at a level of specificity that includes the secondary node and the connection between the primary node and the secondary node, thereby defining arbitrary protection topologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Neelesh Thakur, David Milani, Meni Hillel
  • Patent number: 8938675
    Abstract: A system for automating generation of an audio/video (AV) control interface includes a computing device having a processor to enable a user, with a user interface of the computing device, to configure the AV system. The processor may enable the user to draw output zones to create a representation of a geographical layout of a venue in which the AV system is located. The processor may enable the user to place transmitting and receiving AV devices within the output zones that substantially represent physical locations thereof within the venue. The processor may enable the user to logically associate receiving AV device channels of receiving AV devices within an output zone. The processor assigns parameters of the associated AV devices to a control interface for user control thereof. To do so, the processor identifies controllable parameters associated with the AV devices associated with the output zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam Holladay, Richard A. Kreifeldt, Gregory Matthew Nelson, Spencer Warren George
  • Publication number: 20150019978
    Abstract: [Object] To allow a user to correctly confirm a device to be subjected to setting in an initial setup for wireless communication. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit, an output unit, an operation receiving unit and a controller. The communication unit is capable of communicating with a device to be subjected to setting, which is a candidate for an initial setup for operating on a wireless communication network. The controller is capable of controlling the communication unit to search for the device to be subjected to setting; controlling the output unit to output a user interface showing a list of information relating to the retrieved devices to be subjected to setting; and controlling the operation receiving unit to accept the user's operation to select, from the output list, the device to be subjected to the initial setup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Shimakawa
  • Publication number: 20150020183
    Abstract: A method for representing and controlling an impact and scope of a widget value includes displaying at least one widget on a user interface. The widget includes a value. The value includes an inherited value. The method also includes displaying information of a scope of inheritance of the value before user interaction with the widget. The information of the scope of inheritance of the value includes a number of inheritance levels of the value and a number of objects impacted by a change to the value. The method also includes receiving a user input changing the value of the widget. The method also includes changing the value of the widget and the objects in response to receiving the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James L Lentz, Dana L Price, Ramratan Vennam
  • Patent number: 8935622
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a user selection is received with the selection being a number data elements with each of the selected data elements being displayed in a Web browser software application. A first set of functions that apply to the selected data elements is identified and the identified first set of functions is applied to the selected data elements. The result is a set of resulting values which are displayed a window that appears on the display screen. If the user has selected numeric data then numeric functions are applied to the data, however if the user has selected date-type data then date functions are applied to the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Alan Kritt, Sarbajit Kumar Rakshit
  • Patent number: 8924876
    Abstract: A method is provided, the method including (a) storing a set of drag-and-drop properties associated with an object in a properties file, the properties file being stored on a tangible computer readable medium, and (b) implementing a program in software. The program includes an instantiation of the object and a method for handling drag-and-drop features associated with the instantiated object with reference to the set of drag-and-drop properties stored in the properties file. Software and data structure methods are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Joyce, Sreenath Rajagopal, Anirudh Takkallapally, Vijay Balasubramanian Srivatsa