Configuration Patents (Class 715/735)
  • Patent number: 8316305
    Abstract: A method to enable defining of a profile of a service through manipulation of graphical representations of abstractions of resources in a data center is disclosed. The profile of the service is accessed. A graphical representation of an abstraction of the first resource type is presented. A graphical representation of an abstraction of a second resource type is presented. A manipulation of the graphical representation of the abstraction of the second resource type is detected with respect to the graphical representation of the abstraction of the first resource type. Based on the manipulation, a correspondence between the abstraction of the second resource type and the profile of the service is identified and a relationship between the abstraction of the second resource type and the abstraction of the first resource type is identified. The profile of the service is updated to include information identifying the correspondence and the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Devendra Rajkumar Jaisinghani
  • Patent number: 8312133
    Abstract: An image distribution system, which is connected via a network with a client for displaying an image picked up by an image sensing unit of a server, judges a communication status of the network. In addition, in accordance with a result of the judgment, the image distribution system changes a user interface for selecting a function request command for the image sensing unit of the imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 8312378
    Abstract: A system configured to organize and display configuration information associated with at least one digital printing apparatus. The system includes a processor, a communications interface operably connected to the processor and configured to establish an operable connection to at least one remotely located printing device, and a computer readable medium operably connected to the processor, the computer readable medium containing a set of instructions. The instructions are configured to instruct the processor to request configuration information from the at least one printing device, receive the configuration information from the at least one printing device, format the configuration information such that the configuration information is displayable in a window within the user interface, and display the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Warren Martin, Michael Brian Kinn
  • Patent number: 8307060
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is a method for providing real-time feedback regarding the effect of applying a policy definition used for management in a computing system. An example of the method includes receiving the policy definition, and accessing stored information regarding at least one managed entity in the computing system. This example also includes applying the policy definition to the information regarding the at least one managed entity. This example further includes outputting information providing real-time feedback regarding the effect of applying the policy definition to the information regarding the at least one managed entity. Another aspect of the invention is a method for defining a policy used for management in a computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Cannon, Marshall L. Humphries
  • Patent number: 8306795
    Abstract: An object-oriented product configuration system generally includes a model tool for modeling a particular product line and a runtime tool for making the modeled information available to one or more external software applications. More specifically, the model tool enables a modeler to create a ProductModel object, which is an automatically populating electronic file containing all of the necessary information about a particular product line. Once the ProductModel is created, the runtime tool provides an external application with an interface for accessing and utilizing the information. Thus, a single source can deploy useful information to various types of software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Numatics, Incorporated
    Inventor: Shane A. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8307289
    Abstract: System and method for configuring a client system, e.g., a measurement system. First input is received from a client system over a network requesting access to a plurality of configuration diagrams comprising respective solutions to respective tasks. At least a subset of the plurality of configuration diagrams is displayed on a display device of the client system for viewing by a user. Second input is received from the client system selecting one of the displayed configuration diagrams indicating a solution for a task to be performed by the client system. The solution is provided to the client system over the network, and may include the selected configuration diagram and/or pricing information for proposed products. The configuration diagrams are stored in a configuration diagram database. The stored configuration diagrams may be pre-defined solutions for pre-defined tasks, generated in response to received user requirements, and/or received from client systems and/or vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammed Kamran Shah, David W Fuller, III, Jeffrey N. Correll, Brian H. Sierer
  • Patent number: 8307297
    Abstract: One embodiment may be practiced in a computing environment and includes method acts for creating a new component model from an existing component model. The method includes accessing an existing component definition. The existing component definition is included in an existing component schema, which includes definitions of configuration parameters defined for the existing component including defining that one or more parameters are further configurable. Definitions of the one or more parameters that are defined as being further configurable are refined. The refined definitions for the one or more parameter values are stored in a refined schema defining refinements of the component definition, without including the existing component schema. The refined schema is stored separately from the existing component schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Gibson, Keith W. Short, Andrea R. Westerinen
  • Publication number: 20120278722
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to manage service user discovery and service launch object placement on a device. A method comprising: obtaining information to assist in identifying a portion of a user interface of a wireless device, the wireless device communicatively coupled to a network system over a wireless access network; determining a differentiating attribute of the identified portion of the user interface; obtaining one or more service launch objects for placement in the identified portion of the user interface; and sending configuration information to the wireless device over the wireless access network to assist the wireless device in placing the one or more service launch objects in the identified portion of the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, Jeffrey Green, Jose Tellado
  • Patent number: 8296732
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for analyzing configuration data associated with a plurality of software applications. For example a system and method can be configured to receive configuration data about the software applications, wherein the configuration data about the software applications includes configuration items that have relationships with other configuration items. An interface display screen is provided to the user, wherein the user interface display screen is configured to display an evaluation of the retrieved configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Marie Fraley, Benjamin Jeffress Tomlinson, William John Nasuti, Katherine R. Lehman
  • Patent number: 8290603
    Abstract: In general, user interfaces for controlling a plurality of multimedia players in groups are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a user interface is provided to allow a user to group some of the players according to a theme or scene, where each of the players is located in a zone. When the scene is activated, the players in the scene react in a synchronized manner. For example, the players in the scene are all caused to play a multimedia source or music in a playlist, wherein the multimedia source may be located anywhere on a network. The user interface is further configured to illustrate graphically a size of a group, the larger the group appears relatively, the more plays there are in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Lambourne
  • Publication number: 20120260179
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable displaying a graphical representation of system resource usage in a resource utilization map to inform users about system resource utilization by applications and processes running on a computing device. Users may provide inputs to enable the system to adjust resource allocations based on user preferences. This may enable users to improve the overall operational performance of the device consistent with their current personal preferences by identifying applications or processes of most or least interest so the device processor to prioritize system resources accordingly. Some aspects transmit resource allocation data based on such user input to a central server to enable community based resource allocation schemes. Community based resource allocation schemes may be transmitted to computing devices for use as default or preliminary resource allocations for particular applications, websites or device operating states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Mehrdad Mohammad H. RESHADI, Babak Salamat, Gheorghe C. Cascaval, Seth Fowler, Andrey Ermolinskiy, Bohuslav Rychlik
  • Patent number: 8285855
    Abstract: A method and user interface for informing a user of the status of a network connection are provided. Conventionally, the “connected” icon in the system tray only informs the user that the computer is linked to a network medium, such as an Ethernet or wireless access point. This icon does not indicate whether a routable IP address has been obtained. In this invention, an icon is used to inform the user that the network connection is disabled, connecting, connected (routable IP address obtained), or in a warning state. The warning state indicates that a non-routable IP address (e.g. autonet address) has been obtained, which will likely be unsatisfactory to the user. However, when connected to an 802.11 ad-hoc network, or when IP status checking is disabled, a non-routable IP address is deemed acceptable, and thus the “connected” icon is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sean O. Lyndersay, Deon C. Brewis, Jean-Pierre Duplessis
  • Patent number: 8279486
    Abstract: A PC is provided with a display control portion for displaying, in a setting dialogue box in which setting items corresponding to each function are provided in order to perform an operation setting for each function of a plurality of connected devices, illustrations of the plurality of devices, a device information storage portion for storing a mounted function for each of the devices, a detecting portion for detecting that a pointer indicates the setting item, and a device determination portion for determining the device mounted with a function corresponding to the detected setting item. The display control portion performs a display of an illustration of a function mounted device specified by the device determination portion of the plurality of devices in a different form from illustrations of other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Awata
  • Patent number: 8271880
    Abstract: A system and method for managing the utilization of user interface resources. Various aspects of the present invention comprise establishing a wireless communication link between a first system and a second system. The second system may be communicatively coupled to one or more user interface resources. The second system may, for example, determine whether at least a portion of a user interface resource is available for use with the first system. The second system may, for example, communicate the availability of various user interface resources for use with the first system. Various aspects may comprise requesting allocation of at least a portion of a user interface resource for use with the first system. The second system may allocate at least a portion of a requested user interface resource for use with the first system. Various aspects of the present invention also comprise system components that perform the above-mentioned operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, James D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8266540
    Abstract: Methods and systems for integrating manufacturing equipment with factory automation software. In one embodiment, an equipment integrator (EI) has a user interface to facilitate user input of configuration information to provide an adaptable interface between a manufacturing tool and a manufacturing execution system (MES) that is operable over a plurality of manufacturing tools. The user configurable interface of the EI is adaptable so that tool-independent MES data collection requests may be satisfied by tool-specific data publication through the EI. In a further embodiment, data collected by the EI from a particular manufacturing tool is mapped to the MES without tool-specific interface coding. During processing, the configurable EI may fill a request from the MES for manufacturing data by collecting a data from the manufacturing tool, identifying data based on the configuration information and returning data satisfying a data keying criterion defined in the MES.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: M'hamed Farid Bakli, Parris C. M. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8266532
    Abstract: A method tags connecting components. The method comprises capturing an image of a plurality of grid sections. The image of each of the grid sections includes at least one connector disposed therein. The at least one connector has a first end in a first one of the grid sections and a second end in a second one of the grid sections. The method comprises displaying a first virtual identifier in the image of the first grid section for the first end of the connector. The method comprises displaying a second virtual identifier in the image of the second grid section for the second end of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Gurevich, Vitaly Polikoff
  • Publication number: 20120226985
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein an apparatus comprising a communication interface configured to receive data representative of a virtual desktop, a user interface, and virtual desktop logic coupled with the communication interface and the user interface. The virtual desktop logic determines capabilities of the user interface and provides a virtual desktop on at least one component of the user interface based on the determined capabilities of the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Steven CHERVETS, Stephan Edward Friedl, Thomas Martin Wesselman
  • Patent number: 8255450
    Abstract: A device may include a client. The client may be configured to send a request for a physical view about network devices that connect two end points of a network path. In addition, the client may be configured to receive information about the network devices of the network path in response to the request, the information including a complete list of physical devices in the network path in accordance with the request for the physical view. Further, the client may be configured to display the complete list of the physical devices in order the physical devices connect the two end points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidhyaprakash Ramachandran, Kamran Zia Khan, Sugandha Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 8255804
    Abstract: A system and method for managing the allocation and utilization of user interface resources in a communication system. Various aspects of the present invention comprise establishing a wireless communication link between a user interface resource and a system with which the user interface resource may be used. It may be determined that at least a portion of the user interface resource may be used with the system. Various aspects of the present invention may communicate that at least a portion of the user interface resource may be used with the system. A request may be made that at least a portion of the user interface resource be allocated for use with the system. The allocation request may be received, and at least a portion of the user interface resource may be allocated for use with the system. The allocated user interface resource may be utilized with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, James D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8255809
    Abstract: A technique for executing applets is provided. Initially, a webtop applet is loaded into, for example, a browser window. The webtop applet displays the list of applets available to a user. The user selects one or more applets from the list received by the webtop applet. The webtop applet generates a separate JInternal frame for each selected applet, and each JInternal frame executes its associated applet within a separate window. The windows assume different configurations such as being resized, repositioned, cascaded, tiled, windowed, minimized, maximized, or overlapped with one or more other windows within a fixed-size view space of the browser window. Each window is manipulated by the user separately from the other windows which are contained within the fixed sized view space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy A. Best, Michael J. Dockter, Stephan Grell, Ronald W. Lynn
  • Patent number: 8255814
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to temporarily display information relating to an object manipulator. A graphic object is displayed in a computer graphics program. An object manipulator is then displayed on the graphic object. Cursor input where a cursor is placed over the object manipulator is received. In response to the cursor input, information relating to the object manipulator is temporarily displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Anthony Arvin
  • Patent number: 8255803
    Abstract: A method is used in facilitating storage pool provisioning. A sequence of user interface screens is provided for configuring one or more physical devices of a data storage system for use in connection with provisioning a storage pool. By the sequence, a provisioning specification describing a RAID type and capacity is received. Best practices information describing one or more sets of data storage system best practices is received. By the sequence, a proposal is presented for performing configuration processing in connection with initialization of the data storage system to configure a first portion of the one or more physical devices for use with the storage pool. The best practices information is used in producing the proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Paula E. McAdam, Subbulakshmi Premkumar, Paul O. Malenfant, Russell R. Laporte, Scott Von Rhee
  • Patent number: 8245140
    Abstract: A method for visualizing and simulating server consolidation of different virtual machines in a virtualized data center can include identifying different server computers in a virtualized data center, computing load metrics for each of the server computers, and rendering a graph of the computed load metrics for the server computers in a graphical user interface (GUI) in a host computer. The method further can include selecting a source one of the server computers and also a target one of the server computers and further selecting a virtual machine for prospective migration from the source one of the server computers to the target one of the server computers. Yet further, the method can include further computing prospective load metrics for the source and the target resulting from the prospective migration of the virtual machine to the target. Finally, the method can include displaying in the GUI respective graphs of the prospective load metrics for each of the source and the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Barber, Adam J. Friedlander, Robert Hagan, David L. Kaminsky
  • Patent number: 8239502
    Abstract: A system and method for network design are disclosed. In one embodiment of a method incorporating teachings of the present disclosure, embedded network information describing at least one existing network element and a plurality of physical locations available for locating new network nodes may be received. A demand forecast for a coverage area of a proposed network may also be received. In an embodiment in which a proposed network has a core layer, a number of core layer nodes to be included in the proposed network may also be received. In an embodiment in which a proposed network has an aggregation layer, a number of aggregator layer nodes to include in the proposed network may be calculated by adding a positive integer to a lower bound number of aggregator layer nodes. Consideration may be given to these and other inputs in connection with generating a network design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Orestis Manthoulis, Laxman Sahasrabuddhe, Mung Chiang
  • Publication number: 20120198344
    Abstract: Examples of methods and apparatus are provided for comparing and provisioning configurations for a local client having a windows-based embedded image. The apparatus may include a retrieval module of the local client configured to facilitate locating a remote repository server containing a new configuration file, to facilitate obtaining the new configuration file from the remote repository server, and to facilitate obtaining a previous configuration file associated with a previous configuration change successfully applied to the embedded image. The apparatus may include a configuration comparison module of the local client configured to compare the new configuration file with the previous configuration file. The apparatus may include an apply settings module of the local client configured to apply, to the embedded image, one of a new configuration change and the previous configuration change based on the comparison. The new configuration change may be based on the new configuration file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: WYSE TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Sanmati Bahubali Tukol, Mohan Prabhala
  • Publication number: 20120198345
    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: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Thorsten von Eicken, Rafael Saavedra
  • Patent number: 8229576
    Abstract: There is provided a field device management apparatus for acquiring and managing device information about a field device. The apparatus includes: a device information description unit having: an activation processing algorithm that activates a device information processing algorithm for acquiring the device information from the field device; and a description information that describes the device information; and a device information acquisition control unit that activates the device information processing algorithm using the activation processing algorithm so as to acquire the device information through the device information description unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Kodama, Hiroaki Kanokogi
  • Publication number: 20120185776
    Abstract: Described herein are various principles for assisting in the identification of a configuration of computing device and reconfiguration of the computing device. More particularly, some of the principles relate to identifying one or more software processes configured to be executed during operation of the computing device in a usage scenario. Following operation of the computing device in the usage scenario, amounts of one or more resources consumed by each of the software processes throughout the usage scenario may also be identified. In some embodiments, once the software processes and amounts of the resource(s) consumed by the software processes have been identified, the processes and the amounts can be displayed to a user and the user may then reconfigure the computing device, such as by preventing some software processes from executing during the usage scenario or by delaying an execution of some software processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Kirshenbaum, Aaron E. Dietrich, Sharif Farag, Hemchand Alla, Krishna Venkatesh, Kevin Michael Woley, Aaron Spinks
  • Patent number: 8225215
    Abstract: A single integrated software project deployment platform is provided that allows administrators to easily and effectively deploy software projects to remote computers. This allows business users with no Information Technology background or capabilities to develop and deploy sophisticated applications for execution on remote systems, such as mobile computers. Mobile workers can connect to backend enterprise systems in real-time to capture rich data types such as digital signatures, photos, speech recognition, bar code scans, etc. while in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: MobileFrame, LLC
    Inventor: Lonny Lee Oswalt
  • Patent number: 8224104
    Abstract: A system and method for predicting a file size of an image subject to transformation by scaling and a change about at least one quality-controlling parameter, in which an input receives (a) the file size of the image before transformation, (b) information about at least one quality-controlling parameter of the image before transformation, (c) information about at least one quality-controlling parameter for application to the image during transformation, and (d) a scaling factor for application to the image during transformation. A relative size prediction is calculated on the basis of the received quality-controlling parameters information and scaling factor. The file size of the image after transformation is finally calculated as a function of the file size of the image before transformation and the calculated relative size prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ecole de Technologie Superieure
    Inventors: Steven Pigeon, Jean-François Franche, Stéphane Coulombe
  • Patent number: 8223364
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of controlling operation of a printer, apparatus and computer-readable medium. The embodiments control operation of a printer by displaying to a user a print user interface including selectable document settings and a default/saved settings control, the default/saved settings control displaying a list of at least one saved default setting and command settings, the at least one saved default setting including selected ones of the document settings, the command settings allowing the user to create additional default settings and to delete the at least one saved default setting, and controlling printing of a document to print on the printer using the saved default setting and the selected ones of the document settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Salgado, Jeremy Griffith, Jonathan Allen Edmonds, Raymond Sabbagh
  • Patent number: 8214744
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a system which includes a local device running a local web server and a remote device running a remote web server. The method includes (a) running a web browser on the local device, (b) rendering a series of web pages on the web browser, the series of web pages including (i) a set of local web pages served from the local web server, the set of local web pages providing configuration information regarding the local device, and (ii) a set of remote web pages served from the remote web server, the set of remote web pages providing configuration information regarding the remote device, and (c) controlling the configuration of the local device or the remote device based on user interaction with the series of web pages. Computer program products for causing a computer to perform various operations to perform the method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Frank, Brian Gruttadauria, Luis Pabon, Sigalit Adoot-Tari
  • Patent number: 8214802
    Abstract: A step-by-step visual preview into a guided software configuration process is provided, where the preview is updated in real time as users specify the parameters of the software during the software configuration process, thereby providing a visual explanation of the various components of the software and their relationship to one another. Before the newly assembled software configuration is actually performed, the complete graphical representation of the software configuration is displayed for approval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Mikol Graves
  • Patent number: 8209638
    Abstract: Which one of a plurality of customization levels of a customizable operation of a software application is to be provided to a customizing user of the customizable operation may be determined, wherein each of the plurality of customization levels represents a different level of customization abstraction for customizing the customizable operation at an associated level of complexity. A maintenance view including a visual representation of the customizable operation may be provided, the visual representation corresponding to the determined customization level. A customization to the customizable operation may be received and applied to the customization to the customizable operation to cause the software application to implement the customization during an execution thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Roland Hoff, Marcus Behrens, Joachim Bugert, Karsten Hartmann, Roland Keil, Almer Podbleanin, Andrens Schaefer, Markus Wolf
  • Publication number: 20120151353
    Abstract: A method and system may provide a graphical user interface to a user via a web portal. A representation of a provisioned server device may be provided via the graphical user interface, wherein a primary Internet protocol (IP) address is associated with the provisioned server device. A selection of the provisioned server device may be received. A request to assign a secondary IP address to the selected server device may be received, wherein the secondary IP address is different from the primary IP address. The secondary IP address to the selected server device may be assigned based on the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Patrick M. Joanny
  • Publication number: 20120151354
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to an architecture that can facilitate initiation of an automatic synchronization operation based upon presence information in connection with a wireless communications network. For example, when certain mobile devices register with a particular network entity (e.g., a femtocell) that services a particular target location (e.g., place of residence), then such registration can be leveraged to indicate presence at the target location. Accordingly, synchronization between the mobile device and other devices can be automatically initiated, without requiring input or effort by a user, or even that the user remembers to perform the synchronization operation. Moreover, the synchronization operation can be wireless, so connection cables need not be maintained or employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: William Robbins, Judson Flynn, Randolph Wohlert
  • Patent number: 8201150
    Abstract: A computer-implementable method, system and computer media are presented for calculating software test coverage of a Graphical User Interface (GUI). In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of: detecting an activation of a monitored active area in a GUI; recording the activation and a name of a user who activated the monitored active area; recording an order of any prior and subsequent activations of active areas in the GUI, wherein the prior and subsequent activations are performed prior to and subsequent to the activation of the monitored active area; recording any errors associated with the activation of the monitored active area; recording a total number of times that the monitored active area was activated during a pre-determined test period; and creating a report that describes test results for the monitored active area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua D. Ghiloni, Wes Hayutin, Howard S. Krovetz, Seth A. Schwartzman
  • Publication number: 20120144307
    Abstract: Most computer operating systems are able to automatically configure the coupled computer peripheral device for use with the computer operating system without the need for installation of a specific driver. However, when these peripheral devices are detected by the computing system, a generic UI control configuration is often assigned to them and whatever customised settings previously configured by the user will be lost and replaced with a new set of unfamiliar setting. This poses much inconvenience and hassle to gamers when they use a different computing system or machine. Described according to an embodiment of the invention is a profile management method, operating on a computing cloud, comprising steps for receiving client data provided by a computing system detecting coupling of a user-interface (UI) thereto and for retrieving configuration data corresponding to the client data for use in configuring the UI by the computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Liang TAN, Ping He
  • Patent number: 8196047
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating a user interface for visualizing a cloud service based on status and performance data of the cloud service obtained from data stores. A configuration file including declarative code may declare particular queries to status/performance data sources. The configuration file may also declare particular queries to topology data sources to obtain topology information. In accordance with the obtained information, objects representing the cloud service may be displayed. The objects correspond to particular hardware and software components, or logical grouping thereof, that are identified by the topology information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Danyel Fisher, Aaron Hoff, George Robertson, Heather Warncke, Mary Czerwinski, Albert Greenberg, Dave Maltz, Xiaoyu Wang
  • Patent number: 8190409
    Abstract: A communication network is simulated with a simulator with object based architecture in which each object represents the model of a network device. The simulated network is capable of corresponding to a plurality of different systems, such as, GSM, GPRS, UMTS, WLAN, fixed networks. At the simulator level, the physical devices of the network are subdivided into a first set of devices completely independent of the system that regulates the operation of the network, the operation of the devices of the first set thus being independent of the system, a second set of devices which depend on the system under consideration, the operation of the devices included in the second set thus being specific for the system under consideration, and a third set of devices for the inter-work between the first set and second set, the devices of the third set being able to interact with the devices independent of the system under consideration and with the devices which do depend on the system under consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Barbaresi, Paolo Goria, Enrico Zucca
  • Publication number: 20120131468
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, system, and/or computer program product provides hierarchical templates to optimize a configuration of an information technology (IT) infrastructure. A technology rule set, which defines technology weights of an IT infrastructure by mapping capabilities of IT infrastructure components to IT infrastructure attributes needed to execute a specific workload, is established. Hierarchical templates, which are tied to configuration logic for creating IT infrastructures, are sent to a user. Based on user-selected templates, a candidate IT infrastructure for executing the specific workload is configured. In response to determining that the candidate IT infrastructure fails to meet the customer's expectations, the candidate IT infrastructure is reconfigured until the customer's expectations are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: ROBERT R. FRIEDLANDER, JAMES R. KRAEMER
  • Patent number: 8185824
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided which present hierarchical data to a user via a graphical user interface. In the interface, hierarchical data is represented by nodes, beginning with one or more top nodes and extending into lower hierarchical levels by the display of child nodes, child's child nodes, and so forth. The arrangement of nodes on the graphical user interface is such that scaling portrays the various hierarchical levels, and nodes do not spatially interfere with one another. Navigation through the hierarchical data is provided by allowing the user to select any visible node, at which point a zoom-in or zoom-out view to the selected node as a centrally located node on the interface is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick H. Mitchell, David K. Bainbridge
  • Patent number: 8185640
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) is disclosed that allows a user to identify routers, communities, residents and media aggregation managers existing on a network. The user may interactively select a path that includes two media aggregation managers and at least one router. The GUI predicts scheduled bandwidth utilization along the selected path for a variety of residents wishing to communicate across the path. The GUI may be utilized for initializing all media aggregation managers on the network along with provisioning each of the routers on the selected path. The GUI provisions all of the routers and initializes all of the media aggregation managers on the selected path simultaneously in order to accomplish the predicted schedule of usage provided by the GUI to the user and force all communication packets communicated between the residents to travel along the selected path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Prominence Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddhartha Nag, Alfred D'Souza, Naveed Alam, Rakesh Patel
  • Publication number: 20120117477
    Abstract: A system and method for flashing wireless devices. One or more wireless devices are received. The testing device being operable to receive the one or more wireless devices simultaneously. A selection of one or more original equipment manufactures (OEMs) is received. Models of wireless devices associated with the one or more OEMS are visually displayed in response to receiving the selection of the one or more OEMS associated with the one or more wireless devices. A selection of one or more models associated with the one or more wireless devices is received on the test device. Instructions associated with the one or more models are displayed for flashing the one or more wireless devices. The one or more wireless devices are flashed in response to a user selection to flash each of the one or more wireless devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Jimmie Paul Partee
  • Patent number: 8176427
    Abstract: A method for a user to easily securely configure a device is provided. The method includes displaying a user interface including a plurality of symbols available for user selection, accepting user inputs including an indication of any symbols selected by the user, converting the symbols selected by the user into numeric data, and assigning the numeric data to configuration parameters for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sebastien A. Jean, Swee Huat Sng
  • Publication number: 20120110459
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically adjusting input configuration are disclosed. The method may include monitoring information input by a user into a graphical user interface (GUI). The method may further include determining an input configuration state of the computing system set by the user for the information input into at least one field of the GUI at an initial input instance. The method may also include, at one or more subsequent input instances, automatically adjusting the input configuration state for the field to the determined input configuration of the initial input instance. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Tal Drory, Mattias Marder
  • Patent number: 8171413
    Abstract: An interface for a database. The database contains information about subnets in a large network, such as the Internet. The interface displays the information in a hierarchical fashion. However, because all subnets cannot be displayed on a display at once, some subnets are displayed, and a user reaches other subnets by calling for subsets of the subnets displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Manatee County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida
    Inventors: Michael Bruce McLaughlin, William Brian Kersey, III
  • Publication number: 20120102407
    Abstract: An indication of a remaining battery life currently available based on a current resource setting for a resource of a computing device is displayed. A user input to change the resource to a new resource setting is received, and in response to the user input an indication of the remaining battery life currently available based on the new resource setting is identified and an indication of the remaining battery life currently available based on the new resource setting is displayed. In situations where the resource is a screen of the computing device, the new resource setting can be a new screen brightness setting, and the screen brightness can be changed concurrently with displaying the remaining battery life currently available based on the new screen brightness setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven P. Benario, Ryan A. Haveson, Saurabh Wagh, Gaurav S. Anand, Ryan M. Hurst
  • Patent number: 8166404
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to authenticating an identity of users desiring access to an application program and determining whether an authenticated user is authorized to access one or more aspects of the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Doron Grinstein
  • Patent number: 8159701
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of controlling operation of a printer, apparatus and computer-readable medium. The embodiments control operation of a printer by receiving a print command for printing from a user, displaying a print user interface including selectable document settings, receiving an indication from the user of selected ones of the documents settings, receiving an indication from the user to save the selected document settings as an application default setting corresponding to an application, and controlling printing of documents opened in the application to print on the printer using the application default setting and the selected document settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Allen Edmonds