|| List of recent Cloud-related patents
|Method and system of providing storage services in multiple public clouds|
A system and a method implement a cloud storage gateway configured to provide secure storage services in a cloud environment. A method can include implementing storage provisioning for a virtual machine (vm) in a hybrid cloud environment that includes an enterprise network in communication with a cloud.
|Virtual private storage array service for cloud servers|
A method for providing virtual private storage array (vpsa) service for cloud users over a computer network includes receiving parameters for the vpsa over the network and creating the vpsa from resources of server computers. Creating the vpsa includes allocating and exposing drives that meets or exceeds specified drive characteristics, drive quantity, and array redundancy criteria to virtual controllers (vcs) in the vpsa, and dedicating parts of processor/memory complexes that each meets or exceeds a specified virtual controller hardware model to the vcs.
|Regional firewall clustering in a networked computing environment|
An approach for regional firewall clustering for optimal state-sharing of different sites in a virtualized/networked (e.g., cloud) computing environment is provided. In a typical embodiment, each firewall in a given region is informed of its peer firewalls via a registration process with a centralized server.
|Cloud based logging service|
Methods and systems are provided for providing access to a cloud-based logging service to a user without requiring user registration. Methods and systems are also provided for providing cloud-based logging service to users by integrating the cloud-based logging service within a network security gateway appliance, thereby enabling the users to use the cloud-based logging service by accessing the gateway appliance.
|Data transmission method and mobile storage device using the same|
A mobile storage device is disclosed. The mobile storage device includes a wireless communication unit configured to allow the mobile storage device to be coupled to a cloud server via a network; a synchronizing unit configured to transmit data between the mobile storage device and the cloud server; and a storage unit configured to store data..
|System and method for managing virtual machine stock|
A cloud server sets upper stock limits, lower stock limits, and stocks for virtual machines (vms) having different configuration specifications in the cloud server. When the vm stock of the vms having the configuration specification is greater than a corresponding lower stock limit of the vms, the cloud server calculates a supplement of the vms having one configuration specification according to the corresponding stock and the upper stock limit of the vms having the configuration specification.
|Remote debugging in a cloud computing environment|
An apparatus for performing remote debugging in a cloud system. The apparatus includes: a receiving unit that is configured to receive a remote debugging request during a remote debugging session; a determining unit configured to determine, according to an isolation level of the remote debugging request, a server node from a plurality of server nodes in the cloud system that is suitable for performing the remote debugging, wherein the isolation level of the remote debugging request comprises at least one of: an exclusive level and a sharing level; and a transmitting unit configured to forward the remote debugging request to the server node.
|Mapping application with interactive dynamic scale and smart zoom|
Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level.
|Home screen sharing apparatus and method thereof|
A home screen sharing method and apparatus are provided. The method includes generating a home screen including a private area including private data, and a shared area including shared data; displaying the home screen including the private area and the shared area; sharing the shared area with a cloud server; detecting changes to the shared area; and storing the changes to the shared area in the cloud server..
|Configuring cloud resources|
A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium has tangibly embodied thereon and accessible therefrom instructions interpretable by at least one data processing device. The instructions are configured for causing the at least one data processing device to perform a method comprising creating a resource group for providing cloud services, receiving a request to increase a quantity of the virtual machines of the resource group; and instantiating one or more additional virtual machines within the resource group in response to receiving the request.
|Load controller framework|
The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer-implemented methods for controlling service load in a cloud-based system. An example method includes receiving a first request for the network service from a client, evaluating a load condition associated with the network service, the load condition indicating an availability of the network service to receive requests, returning a unique token associated with the first request to the client in response to the load condition indicating that the network service is not available to receive the requests, receiving a second request for the network service from the client, the second request including at least a portion of the first request and the unique token, evaluating the load condition associated with the network service, and prioritizing the second request based on the unique token in response to the load condition indicating that the network service is available to receive the requests..
|Identity and policy enforced inter-cloud and intra-cloud channel|
Techniques for identity and policy enforced cloud communications are presented. Cloud channel managers monitor messages occurring within a cloud or between independent clouds.
|Information system and multi-functional information device|
An information system performing communication with a plurality of cloud servers is provided. The information system includes an information management portion configured to manage account information indicating accounts of a user of the information system, the accounts being set up for the cloud servers; an obtaining portion configured to, in response to operation of logging into the information system by the user, gain access to the cloud servers with the account information to obtain, from each of the cloud servers, usage information indicating use by the user; and a user interface portion configured to cause a display provided in a device operated by the user in order to log into the information system to display a list of the use of each of the cloud servers by the user..
|System and method for visualizing complex gis location-based datasets|
Disclosed are systems and methods for displaying relevant gis data, especially complex gis datasets in a hud technology device. The system includes a cloud computing environment for processing and storing all requested shapefiles and work flow process shapefiles to be displayed in the hud device.
|Method and system of cloud-computing based content management and collaboration platform with content blocks|
In one exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented method of cloud-computing based content management includes receiving a dynamic content block generated by a first user of a first client application in a first user's computing device. The dynamic content block is stored in a cloud-storage environment.
|Distributed lock management in a cloud computing environment|
A distributed lock manager (dlm) may be implemented in a distributed computing system that provides virtualized computing resources and/or virtual computing services to clients. Locks may be created and managed by the dlm in response to requests from clients to do so.
|File storage system, apparatus, and file access method|
Embodiments of the present invention provide a file storage system, an apparatus, and a file access method. The system includes a storage management apparatus and an adapter, where the storage management apparatus is configured to receive an operation instruction sent by a user interface apparatus and send a invoking command to the adapter according to the operation instruction, and the adapter controls, according to the invoking command, a public cloud storage system to perform a file storage or read operation and return a operation result.
|Archival management of business processes in a cloud environment|
A method for product for archival management of business processes in a cloud environment is provided. In one aspect, the method comprises archiving managed pool including one or more versions of a business process instance or business process execution in a cloud computing environment.
|Web-based automated bill negotiation system|
A system and methods for facilitating negotiation of a medical bill owed to a medical provider for a patient via a web based cloud application which automatically calculates the best settlement offer for the individual's bills. The system and method provide a bill negotiation tool which is automated and provides the best settlement offer for reducing a patient's bill owed to a medical provider..
|Secure integrative vault of consumer payment instruments for use in payment processing system and method|
A system and a method is provided for secure storage of consumers' credentials, financial accounts such as credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, checking accounts, savings accounts, proprietary gift cards, line of credit accounts, brokerage accounts, loyalty accounts, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, or the like, and storage of consumers' financial, legal or other important documents in an integrative vault providing payment processing access, protection, management, control and auditability over all of the consumers' payment instruments, other instruments, and important documents in a cloud based payment transaction processing environment.. .
|Computer aided tracking by biometrics|
A computer aided method of racking persons who need to be tracked, comprising the steps of providing means to biometrically identify and track the movements of persons to be tracked; providing business rules and business rule monitoring to assure that persons tracked movements are completed correctly and timely; providing wizard-based computer data entry of persons' tracking data; providing alert notifications by e-mail and by text messaging relating to persons being tracked; providing cloud-based computer data sharing relating to persons being tracked; providing mobile dashboard integration of data relating to persons being tracked; and providing real-time transaction logging of persons' tracking data.. .
|Information providing method and information providing apparatus|
A cloud server (104) receives environmental information of respective installation sites of a plurality of appliances (101a, 101b, 101c, 102a, 102b) via a network (1000), and determines one or more appliances that are installed in a same room among the plurality of appliances (101a, 101b, 101c, 102a, 102b), based on the received environmental information.. .
|Systems and methods for using reduced hops to generate an augmented virtual reality scene within a head mounted system|
Systems and methods for using reduced hops to generate an augmented virtual reality scene in a head mounted display. The head mounted display is used for game play via a game cloud system.
|Systems and methods for reducing hops associated with a head mounted system|
Systems and methods for reducing hops associated with a head mounted display are described. The head mounted display includes a communications circuit for receiving and transmitting interactive media associated with a game program via a network.
|Device locator disable authentication|
A device locator mode or find my device (fmd) mode can allow a lost, stolen, or misplaced mobile device to be located. The fmd mode can be enabled or disabled on a mobile device.
|Dynamic cell bonding (dcb) for radio-over-fiber (rof)-based networks and communication systems and related methods|
Communication devices, systems, and methods for dynamic cell bonding (dcb) for networks and communication systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of operating a wireless communication system is provided.
|System and method for cloud synchronizing known networks|
A system and method synchronizes network data for a device registered to a user. The network data includes a list of a plurality of known wireless networks and authentication data associated with each of the known wireless networks.
|Activating voice command functionality from a stylus|
Techniques are disclosed for activating voice command functionality from a stylus. The voice commands may include initiating searches for user content or sending messages, for example.
|Wireless utility metering devices, systems, and methods|
A multifunction electronic device generally involving a processor, a power source in electronic communication with the processor; and wireless communicator, the wireless communicator in electronic communication with the processor and the power source. The processor controls the wireless communicator in a manner that minimizes power consumption by the multifunction electronic device, whereby the power source is conserved.
|Hand held bar code readers or mobile computers with cloud computing services|
A data decoding system that includes a server-side proxy component and at least two back-end computers, where the server-side proxy component is configured, when it receives an encoding request from a client, to select a back-end computer to forward the encoding request to, based on either a pre-defined rule, load estimates for the at least two computers, estimated network throughputs across network paths to the two computers. In response to receiving this request, the back-end computer that is selected is configured to encode the request..
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|Cloud protection techniques|
Cloud protection techniques are provided. A security breach is detected in a source cloud environment.
|Method and system for application migration due to degraded quality of service|
A method and system for managing an application in a cloud data center by monitoring the bandwidth of a subnet of which the primary operating instance of an application is a member. If a severe deterioration in the bandwidth caused by an over consumption of the subnet resources from other subnet constituents is detected, a suitable secondary instance in an alternate, uncompromised subnet is located and primary operation of the application is transferred from the former primary operating instance to the secondary instance.
|Private cloud routing server, private network service and smart device client architecture without utilizing a public cloud based routing server|
A method and system for use with a public cloud network is disclosed, wherein the public cloud network includes at least one private cloud routing server, at least one private network service and at least one smart device client in communication therewith. The method and system comprise setting up the at least one private cloud routing server, the at least one private network service and the at least one smart device client in a client server relationship.
|Task continuance across devices|
Architecture that facilitates a user experience for continuing computer and/or application tasks across user devices. Task status can be synchronized across devices via a cloud service or via a short-range wireless peer-to-peer (p2p).
|Systems and methods for customizing and programming a cloud-based management server|
Systems and methods for managing software-as-a-service (saas) provided by a virtual machine are described. The system may include a management application, and may receive a feature package from the virtual machine.
|Surfacing cross platform applications|
A utility application store may be configured to present an interface displaying multiple applications that are available from the utility application store. By accessing the interface of the utility application store, a utility supplier may, with a single request, initiate installation or activation of an application on multiple utility meters or other smart sensors in a utility communication network.
|Computer platform for development and deployment of sensor data based applications and services|
A method and system for real-time analytics of sensor-based data is disclosed. Also disclosed is a cloud-based paltform-as-a-service (paas) offering for sensor driven applications with services and features for their complete life-cycle management including prompt development, testing, deployment and so forth.
|Systems and methods for dynamic user interface generation and presentation|
The present invention provides systems and methods for generating and delivering a dynamic user interface to computing systems and/or devices associated with the user. By using information based on context, location, and situational needs of the user, the present invention is able to predict, adapt, organize and visualize relevant information responsive to the user in a dynamic user interface.
|Method and apparatus for a remote modular test system|
Certain embodiments generally relate to equipment under test measurements and reports, such as, but not limited to methods and apparatuses for a remote modular test system. For example, the method may include determining a test strategy (ts) file based on input from cloud-based equipment under test questionnaire and a cloud-based standards library.
|Method, apparatus and system for switching over virtual application two-node cluster in cloud environment|
A method for switching over a virtual application two-node cluster in a cloud environment, including: sending an association state of a shared ebs volume to the standby virtual machine; receiving a request for removing an association between the active virtual machine and the shared ebs volume; removing the association between the active virtual machine and the shared ebs volume; receiving a request for associating the shared ebs volume sent by the standby virtual machine; and associating the standby virtual machine with the shared ebs volume. A brain-split problem can be completely solved using the method and an apparatus disclosed in the embodiments of the present invention.
|Contact management method, apparatus and system for third-party application|
A contact management method, apparatus and system for a third-party application are described. The contact management method includes: detecting an instruction to obtain a contact, wherein the instruction is input by a user operating the third-patty application; reading contact data in an address book in responsive to the instruction to obtain the contact; encrypting the contact data and obtaining an encrypted contact data; importing the encrypted contact data into a contact data table of the third-party application; and uploading the encrypted contact data in the contact data table to a cloud server, so that a mapping relationship between account information of the user and the encrypted contact data is established at the cloud server, wherein the account information of the user is used for logging in the third-party application.
|Attestation protocol for securely booting a guest operating system|
In a cloud computing environment, a production server virtualization stack is minimized to present fewer security vulnerabilities to malicious software running within a guest virtual machine. The minimal virtualization stack includes support for those virtual devices necessary for the operation of a guest operating system, with the code base of those virtual devices further reduced.
|Migration assessment for cloud computing platforms|
Various embodiments provide an assessment tool that enables an automated functional assessment of applications for migration to target cloud computing platforms, such as a platform as a service (paas). The technical capabilities of various types of applications in a traditional non-platform deployment are studied and support for these technical capabilities is evaluated relative to the target platform..
|Coordinating application migration processes|
Systems and articles of manufacture for coordinating application migration processes include selecting at least one migration service for an application based on analysis of application information and information pertaining to multiple migration services, creating a migration plan to migrate the application to a target cloud based on the at least one selected migration service, and executing the migration plan, utilizing the at least one selected migration service, to migrate the application to the target cloud.. .
|Zero touch deployment of private cloud infrastructure|
Automatically provisioning computing resources based on events occurring in the computer network. The system manager defines resource configurations for computing resources in a network computing environment.
|Providing a monitoring service in a cloud-based computing environment|
Technologies are described herein for providing a monitoring service in a cloud-based computing environment. A request is received from a user to subscribe to the monitoring service.
|Authorizing an action request in a networked computing environment|
An approach for authorizing an action requested by a user in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment) is provided. In a typical embodiment, a request for a particular action associated with a computing resource is received.
|Coordinating application migration processes|
Techniques, systems, and articles of manufacture for coordinating application migration processes. A method includes selecting at least one migration service for an application based on analysis of application information and information pertaining to multiple migration services, creating a migration plan to migrate the application to a target cloud based on the at least one selected migration service, and executing the migration plan, utilizing the at least one selected migration service, to migrate the application to the target cloud..
|Method for remotely assisting user in setting utility program|
The present invention is to provide a method for remotely assisting a user in setting a utility program, which is applicable to a network system including an electronic device (e.g., a smartphone, or a tablet computer) storing plural entries of client-end setting data and a cloud server storing plural entries of server-end setting data each corresponding to one entry of the client-end setting data. The method is performed by the cloud server and includes the steps of activating a server-end program to connect with the electronic device via the internet; adjusting an entry of the server-end setting data according to an edit command received from a client; sending the adjusted server-end setting data to the electronic device via the internet so that the electronic device can reset the corresponding entry of the client-end setting data and display the corresponding utility program installed therein according to the adjusted server-end setting data..