Configuration Patents (Class 715/735)
  • Patent number: 8776086
    Abstract: Various embodiments implement agents as dynamically linked libraries to run within host processes controlled by an executable agent manager. The agent manager runs as a service or daemon continuously after being loaded into the memory of a computer system. Information concerning agents that are configured to carry out tasks on the computer system is stored in a database accessible to the agent manager. When a task that a particular agent is configured to carry out needs to be done, the agent manager assigns an executable host process to run the agent. The agent manager then sends start and stop commands to the host process to load and halt the agent, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Nitin Chhabra, Nithin Surendran, Ankur Dixit
  • Patent number: 8769411
    Abstract: In a case where a plurality of service providing devices having different capabilities are operated in association and a service providing device is utilized, operability when setting functions is improved for the user. Provided is an information processing apparatus for utilizing services capable of being provided by a plurality of service providing devices that exist on a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuya Sakai
  • Publication number: 20140181907
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for protecting user information on a client device that may have a plurality of users. A user interface with a public machine designation portion is presented to a user prior to the start of the authentication process. The public machine designation removes web service account descriptions and any user specific information stored on the client device. Also, the client device is prevented from storing any new user specific information that is provided to the client device. The public machine designation is a persistent feature that may only be disabled by an affirmative action from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Kunz, Lynn C. Ayres, Trevin M. Chow, Erren Dusan Lester, Campbell D. Gunn
  • Patent number: 8757827
    Abstract: A file system for a stage lighting system that maintains the different files associated with the stage lighting system. Each of the files that can represent an effect are maintained within the system within a configuration file. The configuration file can be updated on each start of the system so that the system can maintain information indicative of current configuration files. A test mode can also be entered in which a pre-formed show can be tested against the current state of the configuration files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Hunt
  • Patent number: 8751941
    Abstract: A single user interface for a user of an identity management module is presented. The single user interface includes options for transmitting an access management instruction to a customer internal application via an on-premise proxy, and transmitting another access management instruction to a shared computing system application via a multi-customer gateway on the shared computing system. The user interface is adaptively adjusted to highlight suggested access entitlement operations based at least in part upon expected access entitlements derived from a prediction engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Identropy, Inc.
    Inventors: Nishant Kaushik, Francisco Villavicencio, Ashraf Motiwala, Christopher Hydak, Mubdiu Reza Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8745228
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining if one or more electronic device capabilities represented in one of a group of device profiles is associated with one or more content characteristics represented in one of a group of resource profiles. The method also includes assigning the device profile to the resource profile if the electronic device capabilities are associated with the content characteristics. Furthermore, the method includes, upon receipt of content defined by the resource profile, initiating delivery of the content to at least one electronic device associated with the one device profile based upon the assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Joerg Beckert, Mikko Hypponen, Tuomas Dahlgren
  • Patent number: 8739042
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, a display includes a first interface and a second interface. The first interface is organized by data communications network technology area and the second interface is grouped by operational function. Each operational function includes a summary view and a detailed functional view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Baofeng Jiang, Jerold D. Osato, Xidong Wu, Raghbendra G. Savoor
  • Patent number: 8732665
    Abstract: Environments for testing are deployed. A library of different topology groupings is provided. An interface is presented to a user for receiving environment definitions. Elements from the library of different topology groupings are automatically provided to the user for creating a test environment according to the received environment definitions. The platform delivers fully configured instantaneous topology deployments of all flavors for product development and testing efforts. The topology deployment service platform is used to create reliable topologies of varying layers of complexity, varying machine providers, different roles, different product builds, integration with partners and varying product configurations. The ability to launch and create multiple test and development environments trivially in an automated reliable fashion allows complicated customer scenarios and configurations to be deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi S. Vedula, Michael Frank Caver, Jason Scott Cipra, Felix Antonio Deschamps, Andrew Ryan Dotson, Michael Dean McClellan, Jason Lawrence Muramoto
  • Patent number: 8732287
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for managing a virtualization solution capable of controlling various kinds of virtualization solutions provided in Xen, Citrix, Vmware, etc., and easily allocating and releasing user management devices and user peripheral devices using virtualization solutions to a user's virtual machine by providing a standardized virtualization solution management system and a management server and a method for managing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hyung-Jik Lee, Jeun-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 8707184
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for presenting, within a web page, a graphical representation of a content sharing interface including at least one button icon, receiving user input to the button icon, in response to the user input, expanding the content sharing interface to include an expanded content input area and a distribution interface, the expanded content input area displaying a graphical representation of digital content that is to be distributed, receiving user input to the distribution interface, the user input indicating contact(s) to which the digital content is to be distributed, in response to receiving the user input, displaying icon(s) within the distribution interface, the icon(s) being a graphical representation of the contact(s), and transmitting a post data set including digital content data and distribution data to a server computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Rita Chen, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, Joseph Smarr
  • Publication number: 20140108936
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to a user interaction platform. In some implementations, a method includes providing one or more target functions to a user interaction device, where the one or more target functions enable user interaction with a primary device. The method also includes receiving user-defined configuration information for the one or more target functions. The method also includes configuring the one or more target functions based on the user-defined configuration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: KAAMELEON, INC
    Inventors: Fred Khosropour, Maryam Najafi, Joseph Acayan
  • Publication number: 20140108937
    Abstract: Configuration models are accessed, each configuration model defining configuration attributes to be collected from a respective one of compute, storage, and network components of a converged infrastructure and collecting actual configuration attributes from each of the compute, storage, and network components of the converged infrastructure in accordance with the configuration models. A policy is accessed that defines configuration attribute rules corresponding to each of the configuration attributes collected from the compute, storage, and network components and comparing the collected configuration attributes to the configuration attribute rules for each of the compute, storage, and network components. Results of the comparing are reported, including which of the collected configuration attributes violate the corresponding configuration rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Raju Datla, Raju S V L N Penmetsa, Parthasarathy Venkatavaradhan, Muralidhara SrinivasaRao Alapati
  • Patent number: 8698873
    Abstract: Techniques for enabling video conferencing with interactive sharing of drawings and/or other information. In one set of embodiments, a system is provided that includes a drawing surface, a video camera embedded or integrated into the drawing surface, and a front projector. The drawing surface can capture drawings made on the surface by a user, and the video camera can capture a video stream of the user. The system can send digital information representing the captured drawings and the video stream to a remote system. The system can also receive digital information representing drawings made by a remote user and a video stream of the remote user from the remote system. The front projector can project a video signal onto the drawing surface that incorporates the captured drawings, the drawings made by the remote user, and the video stream of the remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: John Barrus
  • Patent number: 8694906
    Abstract: A cloud computing infrastructure administration system can track use of cloud computing resources by customer, hardware utilization, and geographical location in a unified manner, the cloud may be administered much more efficiently. A cloud computing visualization tool can use the tracked data to provide multiple visualization options to aid in cloud computing management. For instance, usage can be tracked and information displayed on a per-customer, per-machine, per-location, and/or other basis. Thus, administrators can, for example view a particular customer's use of resources regardless of location but also view a location's allocation of resources regardless of customer. The tool can be configured to restrict access by login, and thus customers or other parties other than administrators may view data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Craig Cole, Jason C. Fabbri, Robert Allan McCone, John Lyn Farmer
  • Patent number: 8694667
    Abstract: A filtering method and system. The method includes receiving by a computer processor an audio/video data file and filtering data. The computer processor analyzes the filtering data with respect to the audio/video data file and retrieves specified audio/video data portions comprising data objects within frames of the audio/video data file. The computer processor removes gaps existing in the audio/video data file and receives tags comprising instructions for presenting video data of the audio/video data file, audio data of the audio/video data file, and the specified audio/video data portions. The computer processor stores the video data in a first layer of a multimedia file, the audio data in a second layer of the multimedia file, and the specified audio/video data portions in additional layers of the multimedia file. Each of the first layer, the second layer, and the additional layers comprises a tag layer comprising the tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 8694621
    Abstract: A first capture system that captures network communication events related to an application, and a second capture system that captures internal processing events related to the application. A visualization system analyzes the data captured by each of the capture systems, synchronizes and correlates the data, and presents an integrated display of these communication and processing events. In a preferred embodiment, the communicated messages include an identifier of the application, and the processing components also associate an identifier of the application to each recorded processing event. To facilitate the integrated display of the events, the visualization system synchronizes the recorded communication and processing events to a common time base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Riverbed Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Baron, Patrick J. Malloy, Alain J. Cohen, Marc I. Schneider, Cheryl D. Stocks
  • Patent number: 8694615
    Abstract: A hostname configuration unit associates a display hostname with a regular hostname of a host, where the regular hostname identifies the host and the display hostname identifies a service associated with the host, where the service is provided by a client application. The hostname configuration unit further associates a graphical representation with the display hostname. A hostname query unit is configured to provide the client application the regular hostname, the display hostname, and the graphical representation in response to a request for hostname data received from the client application. The regular hostname, the display hostname, and the graphical representation are used by the client application to advertise a service to allow a remote node to access the advertised service of the application over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: David Zeuthen
  • Patent number: 8694905
    Abstract: A model-driven display for displaying metric annotations on a resource/relationship graph. Upon detecting selection of a set of computer resources in a system management graph, annotation options available to the selected set of computer resources are retrieved from an object model, wherein the object model defines computer resources in a data processing system and relationships among the computer resources, and wherein the annotation options represent resource metrics collected for the computer resources, A menu is created using the annotation options for the selected set of computer resources and displayed to a user in the graphical user interface. When selection of a set of annotation options in the menu is detected, the system management graph is updated to display annotations, corresponding to the selected set of annotation options, for the selected set or computer resources. The updated system management graph is then displayed to the user in the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: J. Russell Boykin, Alberto Giammaria, Patricia Diana Griffin, Robert Lee Orr, Christopher Andrew Peters
  • Patent number: 8689105
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for monitoring perceived quality of a packet-switched voice service in a network. The method includes the step of receiving a packetized voice communication via the packet-switched voice service. At least one objective measurement is obtained from the received packetized voice communication. User perceived quality of voice data is derived from the at least one objective measurement. The user perceived quality of voice data is provided to a user. The steps of receiving, obtaining, deriving, and providing are performed in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Tekla Pehr LLC
    Inventors: William Christopher Hardy, Frank A. McKiel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8689106
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying logical information upon devices within a computer system. The method and apparatus include a logical volume information server coupled to a volume manager that provides the logical information that is created by the volume manager to at least one device. The at least one device comprise a logical volume information client that receives the logical information from the logical volume information server and displays that logical volume information upon the network or storage device. In this manner, an operator may quickly identify the logical information that corresponds to a physical device within a network or a storage appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Xiaoshan Zuo
  • Publication number: 20140075318
    Abstract: A system comprises a modeling component, a routing component, a simulator component and a configuration component. The modeling component is operative to obtain at least one model of at least one collaborative network. The routing component is operative to model at least one routing pattern for one or more nodes of a given collaborative network. The simulator component is operative to simulate one or more virtual network topologies of the given collaborative network using the at least one model and the at least one routing pattern. The configuration component is operative to configure one or more given virtual network topologies on the given collaborative network. The collaborative network comprises a plurality of nodes and one or more edges between pairs of the plurality of nodes. The modeling component, routing component, simulator component and configuration component are executed by at least one processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Winnie W. Cheng, Gengxin Miao, James R. Moulic, Shu Tao
  • Patent number: 8665751
    Abstract: A network upgrade tool identifies at least one new digital subscriber line (DSL) path pre-provisionable elements associated with the at least one new DSL path. The tool provisions the identified pre-provisionable elements prior to transition from at least one existing DSL path to the at least one new DSL path; receives a notification that physical network changes associated with a target digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) have been made; and provisions non-pre-provisioned elements following receipt of the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag K. Mishra, Ashis Sarkar, Senthilkumaran Kulandaivelan, Joseph R. Manning, Dhaval V. Thaker
  • Publication number: 20140059440
    Abstract: Provided is a design assistance system that enables a user having no expert knowledge to easily design a network system, taking into consideration the order in which slave devices are connected and the connection-destination ports. The design assistance system has a storage section that stores slave information data in which unique information of the slave device is described; an acquisition section that acquires information of a port of the slave device from the slave information data; and a generation section that generates a port component serving as a GUI component representing the port of the slave device based on the information of the port, generate a device component serving as a GUI component representing the slave device based on the slave information data, and generate a design assisting GUI containing a topology display screen that displays the topology of the network system which includes the device component and port component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromi Sasaki, Hiroshi Yoshida, Shintaro Iiwamura, Masaki Namie
  • Publication number: 20140059441
    Abstract: A selection of graphical message flow primitives defined within the message flow builder that each graphically represent and define message-oriented logic of an operation for the Web service are graphically assembled. Each graphical message flow primitive is defined within the message flow builder as a representation of a unit of work usable to define message flow patterns of Web service operation flow types and each includes a Web service operational processing logic definition of the representation of the respective unit of work usable to generate executable Web service logic. Selected ones of the graphical message flow primitives are graphically interconnected to represent a flow of messages to create a message-oriented Web service definition. The executable Web service logic defined within the message flow builder by each one of the interconnected selected graphical message flow primitives within the created message-oriented Web service definition is generated to construct the Web service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allen V. C. Chan, Zhongming Chen, Phil S. Coulthard, Richard M. Goldberg, Elaine Y. L. Lau, Chee W. Ooi, David A. Spriet
  • Patent number: 8656293
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for configuring mobile devices using emulations of the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Roger R. Webster, David Tristram
  • Patent number: 8656345
    Abstract: System and method for managing and specifying hardware implementation of a graphical program. A graphical program that implements an algorithm is stored in a memory of a computer system. The graphical program meets one or more first specified implementation requirements and is targeted for deployment to a programmable hardware element. A plurality of sets of descriptive directives are also stored in the memory, where the descriptive directives are associated with the graphical program and specify one or more additional specified implementation requirements, e.g., memory resource implementations, optimization directives, and so forth, where the additional directives result from programmatic and/or user-specification. Each set of descriptive directives is useable by a synthesis tool to generate a respective hardware configuration program for deployment to the graphical programmable hardware element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Tianming Liang, Kosta Ilic, Lei Zhang, Ariane Chan-You, Gerardo Garcia
  • Patent number: 8656285
    Abstract: A web based platform and method is provided for facilitating content transactions between a provider and one or more users. Content transmitted from a content provider via a communications network and a customized graphical user interface, and stored on a database server in association with content data. Access to an identifier of the content is provided for users of the user interface, and value is received from one or more users in association with the content. In response to the received value, selective access to the content by one or more users is provided, with the access for a particular user determined based on the content data. The content data in various embodiments may include a value threshold for the content, with access provided to all users or a set of users after a cumulative value received exceeds the value threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michele Alessandrini, Guglielmo Ubaldi
  • Publication number: 20140047341
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, system, and apparatus for configuring a computing system, such as a cloud computing system. A method includes, based on user selections received via a user interface, configuring a cluster of nodes by selecting the cluster of nodes from a plurality of available nodes, selecting a workload container module from a plurality of available workload container modules for operation on each node of the selected cluster of nodes, and selecting a workload for execution with the workload container on the cluster of nodes. Each node of the cluster of nodes includes at least one processing device and memory, and the cluster of nodes is operative to share processing of a workload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauricio Breternitz, Keith A. Lowery, Patryk Kaminski, Anton Chernoff
  • Publication number: 20140047342
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for configuring a computing system, such as a cloud computing system. A method includes initiating a hardware performance assessment test on a group of available nodes to obtain actual hardware performance characteristics of the group of available nodes. The method further includes selecting a subset of nodes for the computing system from the group of available nodes based on a comparison of the actual hardware performance characteristics of the group of available nodes and desired hardware performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauricio Breternitz, Keith A. Lowery, Patryk Kaminski, Anton Chernoff
  • Patent number: 8650646
    Abstract: A method and system for security processing of a network data stream. Threat-related statistics are collected and the network data stream is selectively checked based on the statistics data identifying the areas of the stream where the threats had been previously detected. A system for processing a network data stream includes at least one network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for checking a pre-determined portion of the data stream for presence of threats. The IDS collects threat-related statistics and provides it to statistics database. A unit for determining areas of the data stream to be checked queries the statistics database for determining or changing the current checked area based on the received statistics. The information about changes in the areas of the data stream to be checked is provided to the IDS, which checks the selected areas of the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kaspersky Lab, ZAO
    Inventors: Andrey S. Rubin, Ivan N. Golenkov
  • Patent number: 8650491
    Abstract: Enterprise information handling system storage solutions are configured automatically through a graphical user interface that accepts storage device and storage topology selections from an end user to automatically present a graphical image depicting interconnection devices that interface the storage devices. For example, cables with a color selected by the end user are depicted interfacing storage devices with the selected color. In one embodiment, switches are automatically selected and depicted for the storage devices and storage topology selected by the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Fenghua Jia, Jason Wallis, Robert Hayes, Sreenivas Sathyanarayana, Hsinlin Lai, Greg Murray, Asmita Phadke, Hemant Deshpande, Jayavel Somasundaram, Kevin Thex
  • Publication number: 20140040750
    Abstract: An entity management dashboard is implemented according to systems and methods disclosed herein. An example method may include displaying a first entity of a computer network in an entity management dashboard. The example method may also include linking the first entity to a second entity of the computer network when the first entity is graphically connected to the second entity to deliver content against a context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Kamath Harish B., Kasthurirengan Karthigeyan, Maninder Singh Raniyal
  • Patent number: 8645837
    Abstract: Available components that make up a distributed computing system are discovered. The available components include available hardware components and available software components that operate on the available hardware components. The available components and dependencies between the available components are graphically displayed in a map of the distributed computing system. A plurality of undeployed services is also graphically displayed. A selection of one of the plurality of undeployed services and a selection of one of the available components is received. The selected undeployed service is deployed to the selected available component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Cameron Little
  • Publication number: 20140032722
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein provide various techniques to control characteristics of widgets on a network device. A widget control application is provided to a first network device. This widget control application provides a user interface having a list of available widgets and a graphical emulation of a second network device. An ordered list of widgets is received from the first network device and used to generate a configuration file. The configuration file is provided to the second network device over a communication network in order to cause the second network device to display the ordered list of widgets, thus synchronizing the ordered list between the first network device and the second network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew S. Snow
  • Patent number: 8635534
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reserve resources is provided. In exemplary embodiments, a selection of a profile from a user is received. A dynamic graphical user interface is generated, using one or more processors. The dynamic graphical user interface allows the user to configure a topology based on the selected profile. The dynamic graphical user interface provides input fields in which the user may select a resource. An indication of the selected applicable topology property for configuring the topology is received. A topology is automatically generating based in part on the selected applicable topology property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Kimmet
  • Patent number: 8635538
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a displaying unit; a signal processing unit which performs signal processing for displaying images on the displaying unit; a first controlling unit which controls the signal processing unit to perform signal processing; a first storing unit which saves a first control program for operating the first controlling unit; a connecting unit to which an outer storing apparatus is connected; and a second controlling unit which compares reference information related to the first control program saved in the first storing unit with reference information related to a first control program saved in the outer storing apparatus, and updates the first control program saved in the first storing unit to the first control program which is saved in the outer storing apparatus and received through the connecting unit if the first control program saved in the first storing unit needs to be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myeoung-soo Chae
  • Patent number: 8625592
    Abstract: A blade switch for increased interface scalability is provided. The blade switch may address interface scalability by having each of the switch linecards manage its interfaces locally and may use the concept of virtual and local interfaces for intelligent forwarding. The blade switch may appear as a single network switch having a single bridge ID from the network perspective during operation and from the customer perspective during configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Saravanakumar Rajendran, Michael Smith, Dileep Kumar Devireddy, Pradeep K. Kathail, Chandrashekhar Appanna, Jeffrey Ym Wang, Prashant P. Gandhi
  • Patent number: 8621360
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a computer apparatus for displaying the topology of a timely organized ad hoc network, the apparatus including a processor, a memory, a computer-readable medium, an input device coupled to the processor, a radio frequency transceiver coupled to the processor; a communications interface coupled to the memory, a display coupled to the processor, and software copied from the computer-readable medium into the memory by the processor that, when executed, causes the processor to obtain a diagram of the network location from the input device or computer readable medium, obtain the identities of the devices comprising the network from the input device or computer readable medium, determine the communication links between the network devices, and graphically represent on the display the devices and the connection links on the diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Intech 21, Inc.
    Inventors: Marat Kats, Igor Tchibirev, Victor Zelmanovich, George Bilenko, Helena Zelmanovich
  • Patent number: 8621057
    Abstract: Establishing relationships among elements in a computing system, the computing system including one or more servers, one or more switches, the one or more servers and one or more switches forming one or more local area networks and also forming one or more virtual local area networks, including: identifying, for each server in the computing system, physical topology data; identifying, for each server in the computing system, virtual topology data; and creating, in dependence upon the physical topology data and the virtual topology data, a system map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Kuroda, Nikita Mathur, Sanket S. Sangwikar
  • Patent number: 8612862
    Abstract: Techniques for discovering, connecting to, disconnecting from, reconnecting to, updating, and removing workspaces are described. In one embodiment, a list of discovered workspaces is maintained on a user device. Shortcuts for resources corresponding to each respective one of the discovered workspaces are integrated into a user interface of the user device. A request to access one of the resources contained in one of the discovered workspaces is received. Responsive to receiving the request, a connection from the user device to one or more resource hosts containing the resources corresponding to the indicated one of the discovered workspaces is opened. Access from the user device to the resources stored on the resource host(s) corresponding to the indicated one of the discovered workspaces is enabled by presenting shortcuts for resources corresponding to the discovered workspaces as though they were local resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ayesha M Mascarenhas, Kevin Scott London, Raymond Matthew Reskusich, Subhashini Raghunathan, Ido Ben-Shachar, Alberto Henriquez, Nelly L. Porter, Ersev Samim Erdogan, Niraj Agarwala, Naga Vankata Rajagopal Ramadugu, Ramasamy Pullappan
  • Patent number: 8601375
    Abstract: The present invention is related to providing faster and more efficient ways to deploy and manage virtual server configurations in a hosted virtual server service. Broadly, a web interface allows a user to set conditions upon which specific types of virtual servers will be instantiated or terminated on a third-party hosted virtual server service. For example, the user may wish to instantiate a new virtual server each time the load on existing virtual servers exceeds a predetermined threshold. The web interface may also allow a user to select from among a plurality of hosted virtual server services. The web interface may further allow a user to incorporate dynamic variables into configurations of instantiated virtual servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Rightscale, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorsten von Eicken, Rafael Saavedra
  • Patent number: 8600366
    Abstract: Suitable processing is performed considering a case where a confirmation notification of participation in group communication or other data communication was sent, but the notification is delayed and data communication has already ended when the notification arrives at the other party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Taro Iio
  • Patent number: 8595625
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automating the configuration of network entities with a network management system. More particularly, a graphical user interface incorporates a template to allow administrators to configure attributes of network entities. The graphical user interface and template reduce the number of blocks required to configure network entities and also minimize user errors. The graphical user interface also allows an administrator to add and manage templates for future use. The method and apparatus are also for monitoring the progress of configuring network entities and generating an operation log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tellabs San Jose, Inc.
    Inventors: Grace Hung, Christina S. Wu, Desyang L. Lyou, Christine Cheng, Annie Dang
  • Patent number: 8589798
    Abstract: Systems and methods integrate disparate backup devices with a unified interface. In certain examples, a management console manages data from various backup devices, while retaining such data in its native format. The management console can display a hierarchical view the client devices and/or their data and can further provide utilities for processing the various data formats. A data structure including fields for storing both metadata common to the client device data and value-added metadata can be used to mine or process the data of the disparate client devices. The unified single platform and interface reduces the need for multiple data management products and/or customized data utilities for each individual client device and provides a single pane of glass view into data management operations. Integrating the various types of storage formats and media allows a user to retain existing storage infrastructures and further facilitates scaling to meet long-term management needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Jun Lu, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Patent number: 8578297
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of browsing a set of media items on a display device. A sequence of thumbnail images corresponding to a portion of the set are initially displayed in a looping arrangement. A first thumbnail image of the sequence is displayed at a size larger than other thumbnail images of the sequence. The first thumbnail image corresponds to a focus position in the sequence. The arrangement responds to a user scrolling action to replace display of a second thumbnail image adjacent to an insertion point in the displayed sequence with a third thumbnail image corresponding to a media item of the set not displayed prior to the user action. The method then updates the focus position and insertion point and replaces a display of the first thumbnail image with display of a fourth thumbnail image corresponding to the updated focus position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Steven David Webster, Ernest Yiu Cheong Wan
  • Patent number: 8578276
    Abstract: The system includes a user interface module to receive a request to access a dynamic adaptive custom user interface and to generate a dynamic adaptive custom user interface. The user interface module configures the user interface with one or more application modules, where each application module utilizes a data set provided by an application server. The user interface module uses a proxy module to obtain the data set from the application server. The user interface module populates the user interface with the data set from the application server and provides the dynamic adaptive custom user interface having the data set provided by the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: John Palmieri
  • Publication number: 20130290853
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reserve resources is provided. In exemplary embodiments, a selection of a profile from a user is received. A dynamic graphical user interface is generated, using one or more processors. The dynamic graphical user interface allows the user to configure a topology based on the selected profile. The dynamic graphical user interface provides input fields in which the user may select a resource. An indication of the selected applicable topology property for configuring the topology is received. A topology is automatically generating based in part on the selected applicable topology property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Gordon Kimmet
  • Patent number: 8566876
    Abstract: In an Internet protocol television network, a set-top box includes a social network interface module and a remote control interface module. The social network interface module receives a first selection of a content item from the remote control interface module, and receives a second selection of a comment from the remote control interface module. The social network interface module also posts the second selection on a social network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Scott Morris, Nicholas P. Hill, Troy C. Meuninck, Virginia S. Ng
  • Patent number: 8560109
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to bi-directional communication between an Integrated Circuit (IC) layout editor and various generic layout and/or pattern data viewers. Further, the present invention provides a bi-directional control between the IC layout editor and the various generic layout and/or pattern data viewers and allows substantially simultaneous display of an IC design in various IC mask layout data formats. The IC layout editor and the various generic layout and/or pattern data viewers include various tools. The bi-directional communication connects these tools to form connected tools. Subsequently, the actions performed by a connected tool in response to user interactions are synchronized with the actions performed by other connected tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron A. Parr, Rodney Rigby, Cody Kyrobie, Li-Chien Ting
  • Patent number: 8560958
    Abstract: A system and method that includes line connection navigation in a block diagram by highlighting connections through navigable blocks in the diagram, edit-time label propagation along connections and through navigable blocks that can propagate labels through their ports, API to define navigability between block ports, and displaying implied connections between blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Haihua Feng, Ramamurthy Mani, Donald Paul Orofino, II, John Edward Ciolfi