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REMOTE DATA ACCESSING

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709 - Electrical computers and digital processing systems: multicomputer data transferring

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20130073677TRANSFERRING FILES - Systems and techniques for transferring one or more files by connecting to a communications system host; sending, to a client connected to the communications system host, a request to transfer one or more files; when a client permits access to the one or more files, establishing a direct socket connection from the client and bypassing the communications system host; and initiating the transfer of the one or more files from the client over the direct socket connection.03-21-2013
20130073674ADAPTIVELY DELIVERING SERVICES TO CLIENT DEVICES OVER A PLURALITY OF NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES IN A HOME NETWORK - Methods and apparatuses to adaptively deliver high-definition digital entertainment and telecommunications to client devices over various networking technologies. A gateway device receives one or more services and delivers the one or more services to one or more client devices, respectively, using a plurality of networking technologies.03-21-2013
20130073673Content Storage and Identification - Content intended for delivery to one or more consuming users may be recorded by a content distribution system. The recording or archival of the content may allow users to retrieve the content at a later time without providing specific instructions to record the content. Storage of the content may include retrieving programming information describing the content and storing the information in association with the content. In one or more arrangements, descriptive data for content may be generated based on user feedback. Additionally or alternatively, content storage may include fragmentation of the content into a number of segments or segments of a specified size. Content may further be paused and resumed between multiple devices, taking into account the capabilities and compatibilities of the devices and a network through which the content is to be delivered.03-21-2013
20130073672Program Store for Updating Electronic Devices - A system includes a central program store location having a memory storing a plurality of access keys and programs.03-21-2013
20130073671OFFLOADING TRAFFIC TO DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for offloading data to D2D communication links. The method may include processing information indicating at least one or more data locations representing at least one or more candidate locations where data is stored; determining at least one or more device locations representing one or more devices accessible by a wireless device-to-device communication link; determining, based on the one or more data locations and the one or more device locations, a local device from which to access the data; and accessing the data at the determined local device. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.03-21-2013
20130073670Geo-Migration Of User State - A mechanism is provided for moving a stored user desktop image including an operating system and applications between data centers based upon the user's location. The user desktop image can be moved manually by the user or administrator, or automatically moved based on use data contained in the user state. In one embodiment, the user can indicate plans to travel from their home location. Based on this information the system determines an appropriate data center for the user desktop image to be located. In another embodiment, the system may select a data center providing a desired bandwidth for the user based on the user's indicated location. An administrator may provide additional parameters that can be used to determine location of the user desktop image. In a further embodiment the system may use information contained in the user desktop image to determine a location for the user desktop image information.03-21-2013
20130031209Method and System for Managing the Transfer of Files Among Multiple Computer Systems - A system and method is disclosed for transferring files from a source computer to a destination computer. The system and method comprises reading a configuration file containing one or more parameter expressions representing file transfer instructions. One or more transfer files stored on the source computer are identified based on at least one of the parameter expressions contained within the configuration file. The identified transfer files are transferred from the source computer to the destination computer in accordance with the parameter expressions contained within the configuration file.01-31-2013
20130031206Information Processing Apparatus, Information Processing Method and Program - There is provided an information processing apparatus which includes: a live content registration processing section that registers live content which is preset with play time and the playing time of the live content in a play list while connecting the play time to the live content; and an archive content registration processing section that registers archive content and the play time of the archive content in the play list after determining a period of time earlier than the play time of the live content as the play time of the archive content which is playable at given time.01-31-2013
20130031205TAILORING CONTENT TO BE DELIVERED TO MOBILE DEVICE BASED UPON FEATURES OF MOBILE DEVICE - A method for delivering tailored specific content to a mobile device. A shim application is provided to the mobile device by a content server after the mobile device visits the content server for the first time. The shim application detects the capabilities of the mobile device, such as the screen size, screen resolution, memory size, browser capabilities, etc. The shim application then includes such information in the header of the requests, such as a request for content, sent from the mobile device to the content server. The content server then generates the requested content in the appropriate format based on the information provided in the header. In this manner, the content server will now be able to ensure that the content provided by the content server for a particular mobile device will be appropriately displayed on the mobile device.01-31-2013
20130031204SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ACCELERATING DELIVERY OF REMOTE CONTENT - Systems and methods of accelerating delivery of remote content are disclosed. An example method includes monitoring usage of a client for content at a remote source over time to predict client access to content. The method also includes prefetching related content from the remote source based on the usage by the client. The method also includes delivering the prefetched related content to the client if the client requests access to corresponding content at the remote source.01-31-2013
20130031202Using Augmented Reality To Create An Interface For Datacenter And Systems Management - In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining information to determine a location of a data center device, communicating the information and an identity of a user of a portable device to an augmented reality manager, and receiving in the portable device overlay information responsive to the communication and a type of the user. This information can then be displayed over a view of the data center device on a display of the portable device.01-31-2013
20090063654APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR XML BASED DISCONNECTED DATA ACCESS FOR MULTIVALUED/HIERARCHICAL DATABASES - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for providing a client with disconnected data access to a non-relational database. A command module requests non-relational XML data from a non-relational database using an XML mapping in response to a non-relational data request. A fill module receives the non-relational XML data from the non-relational database and populates one or more data access sets with the non-relational XML data. A communications module transmits the one or more data access sets to an integration broker in communication with the integration adapter.03-05-2009
20120173670BASE STATION, WEB APPLICATION SERVER, SYSTEM, AND METHOD - A base station accommodating a user terminal may include a user data management database configured to store user data, a security managing part configured to manage groups to which the user data are open, and a user data managing part configured to manage the user data. When the user data managing part receives a request to send user data from a Web application server and a group, included in the request and to which the requested user data are open, is included within the groups managed by the security managing part, the user data managing part may send the requested user data to the Web application server.07-05-2012
20120173668CONTENT TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, CONTENT RECEIVING APPARATUS, CONTENT TRANSMISSION PROGRAM, CONTENT RECEPTION PROGRAM, CONTENT TRANSMITTING METHOD, AND CONTENT RECEIVING METHOD - Provided is a transmitting apparatus, a receiving apparatus, and the like that can switch a content even if the reception conditions of a plurality of streams are deteriorated at the same time, and that have reduced power consumption and an increased packet loss tolerance.07-05-2012
20120173666CONTENT ENRICHMENT USING UNIFIED SYSTEM OF UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS - A unified system of unique identifiers is used to match enrichment content with primary content being delivered by subscribers, e.g. broadcasters, in different markets, market segments, etc. Songs, video, advertisements, or other content from multiple different content publishers or databases, each of which may be assigned identifiers using different identification systems, are assigned a unified, unique identifier. The unique identifiers are also mapped to content identifiers used by subscribers. When subscribers provide primary content, for example by broadcasting the content to end users, enrichment content is matched to the unified, unique identifier associated with the content, and appropriate enrichment data and content are sent to the subscriber for distribution along with the primary content. If subscribers or content publishers change their own identifiers associated with content, the content can be un-matched and re-matched with the same or a different unique identifier.07-05-2012
20100088390DATA SHARING PROXY FOR MOBILE DEVICES - Described is a technology that uses a web service as a proxy for transferring data between mobile communications devices. A short range communication link is established between a source device and a destination device. The source device sends a content identifier over the short range communication link to the destination device, that the destination devices uses to access the content, including when the short range communication link no longer exists. Also described is security for the content via authentication data (e.g., credentials) and policy associated with the content to control its access. The source device may select the destination device or may broadcast the content identifier to any number of destination devices within range.04-08-2010
20100023598Event monitoring and management - Described are techniques used in monitoring the performance, security and health of a system used in an industrial application. Agents included in the industrial network report data to an appliance or server. The appliance stores the data and determines when an alarm condition has occurred. Notifications are sent upon detecting an alarm condition. The alarm thresholds may be user defined. A threat thermostat controller determines a threat level used to control the connectivity of a network used in the industrial application. 01-28-2010
20100017498PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR SECURING THE TRANSMISSION, RECORDING AND VIEWING OF DIGITAL AUDIOVISUAL PACKETIZED STREAMS - A process for secure distribution of original digital audiovisual streams including audio, video components or other data, including packetizing the original stream into packets that can be manipulated and have a flexible size, wherein each packet includes a header containing information about the packet and a useful load including part of the data of the stream, analyzing the packetized stream prior to transmission to client equipment to generate a main stream in conformity with a packetized format of the original stream, modified in that all or part of the packets were substituted by packets of the same structure, but whose content was modified, and generating complementary information with any format suitable to permit reconstruction of the original stream, and separately transmitting the modified main stream and complementary information generated from the server to addressed equipment.01-21-2010
20110191440COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM - A receiving unit receives user-specific identification data from a display processing device connected via a network. A transmitting unit transmits operation screen data to the display processing device, which is for displaying an operation screen for receiving an operation from a user specified by the user-specific identification data received by the receiving unit.08-04-2011
20110191439MEDIA CONTENT INGESTION - Ingesting media on a content distribution network includes obtaining media content in a media content ingestion system, storing the media content on a home storage volume of a data storage structure, and replicating the media content across multiple storage volumes on the data storage structure based on a set of data associated with the media content.08-04-2011
20130046854SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF VIRTUAL WORLDS ACCESS - Systems and methods of virtual world interaction, operation, implementation, instantiation, creation, and other functions related to virtual worlds (note that where the term “virtual world” is used herein, it is to be understood as referring to virtual world systems, virtual environments reflecting real, simulated, fantasy, or other structures, and includes information systems that utilize interaction within a 3D environment). Various embodiments facilitate interoperation between and within virtual worlds, and may provide consistent structures for operating virtual worlds. The disclosed embodiments may further enable individuals to build new virtual worlds within a framework, and allow third party users to better interact with those worlds.02-21-2013
20130046853MULTIDIMENSIONAL GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS - Systems and methods of virtual world interaction, operation, implementation, instantiation, creation, and other functions related to virtual worlds (note that where the term “virtual world” is used herein, it is to be understood as referring to virtual world systems, virtual environments reflecting real, simulated, fantasy, or other structures, and includes information systems that utilize interaction within a 3D environment). Various embodiments facilitate interoperation between and within virtual worlds, and may provide consistent structures for operating virtual worlds. The disclosed embodiments may further enable individuals to build new virtual worlds within a framework, and allow third party users to better interact with those worlds.02-21-2013
20130046852System for Remote Access to a Computer Using a Mobile Device as a Gateway - A combination of a mobile device, such as a smartphone, and an installed application allows the mobile device to act as a gateway to allows remote access to a base computer from a remote computer. The mobile device is able to establish a connection with abase computer and will relay screen displays and commends to and from a remote system, to the base system.02-21-2013
20130046847Opportunistic Crowd-Based Service Platform - A method and apparatus for providing an opportunistic crowd based service platform is disclosed. A mobile sensor device is identified based on a current location and/or other qualities, such as intrinsic properties, previous sensor data, or demographic data of an associated user of the mobile sensor device. Data is collected from the mobile sensor device. The data collected from the mobile sensor device is aggregated with data collected from other sensor devices, and content generated based on the aggregated data is delivered to a user device.02-21-2013
20090193096SYSTEM AND PRODUCT FOR ROLE-BASED TAG MANAGEMENT FOR COLLABORATIVE SERVICES INTEGRATED WITHIN AN SOA - A tag management system for a user of a client-side portal application providing access to a set of services that include provisions for collaborative tagging of content comprises one or more data repositories configured to maintain one or more separate sets of tags, a messaging intermediary configured to provide access to the one or more data repositories and to provide for communication with the set of services, and a client-side agent configured to communicate with the set of services and access the one or more data repositories through the message intermediary to act on instructions provided by the user in one or more user roles. A set of tags corresponds to each service in each user role and specifies an available vocabulary for tagging content at that service. The agent is configured to access the one or more data repositories to load a first set of tags corresponding a user-specified service and a user-specified role, display the first set of tags to the user, and to communicate with the user-specified service to post tags selected by the user from the first set of tags to content at the user-specified service.07-30-2009
20110196942ADAPTIVE VARIABLE FIDELITY MEDIA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An adaptive variable fidelity media provision system and method are provided herein.08-11-2011
20110196941Method and System for Content Distribution Network Performance and Quality Measurement - A method for delivering content includes receiving the content at an edge server from a content provider, generating an upload signature for the content as received from the content provider where the upload signature includes a hash of the content, receiving a request for the content from a client system, providing the content to the client system, generating a download signature and a screen capture image for the content as provided to the client system, comparing the upload signature and the download signature, and generating an alert when the upload signature and the download signature do not match.08-11-2011
20110196940Web Services-Based Computing Resource Lifecycle Management - Methods, apparatuses and systems facilitating life-cycle management and utilization of network resources. In one embodiment, instancing, virtualization and dynamic provisioning functionality facilitating management and utilization of web services is provided. The instancing functionality supports a web services network platform allowing for registration and use of multiple instances or versions of a given web service or other network-accessible computing resource. In one embodiment, the present invention combines the virtualization and dynamic provisioning functionality to facilitate the development of client application code in routed web services network architectures. In one embodiment, a set of management functions that may be applied to management of computing resources in any IP-based network.08-11-2011
20130086202Multiple Virtual Machines in a Mobile Virtualization Platform - Systems and methods are described for embodiments of a mobile virtualization platform (MVP) where in some aspects a wireless mobile device including multiple virtual machines (VMs) may receive data from a remote content provider and process/execute the data using an appropriate virtual machine. In some examples, the MVP may facilitate communication between and coordination among different virtual machines in the MVP, such as to facilitate optimization of data processing/execution.04-04-2013
20130086214APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING APPLICATION DATA - An apparatus and a method for synchronizing application data are provided. The method includes generating an application list for a first apparatus and transmitting an application list request message for requesting an application list of a second apparatus from the first apparatus to the second apparatus; receiving an application list response message from the second apparatus; and performing synchronization for an identical application between the first apparatus and the second apparatus.04-04-2013
20130031208Management and Provision of Interactive Content - Various implementations for managing and providing interactive content are described. One example implementation includes a system having one or more processors, a communication unit, a content management engine, an interactivity module, and a reporting module. The communication unit sends and receives data over a network. The content management engine transmits a first instance of an interactive content dataset via the communication unit to a first client device of a first user for presentation. The interactivity module receives event data describing an interaction with the interactive content dataset from the first client device via the communication unit. The reporting module generates a report describing the interaction by the first user with the interactive content dataset and transmits the report via the communication unit to one or more of the first client device and a second client device of a second user for presentation.01-31-2013
20130031207Wireless Communication Network Having a Broadcast System for Information Distribution - Methods of performing communication among a group of user terminals in a communication network are described herein. The method includes, a first user terminal receiving at least one stream of media data packets, and the first user terminal decoding the received media data packets. Each received media data packet includes a source user terminal indicator indicating a user terminal from which the packet data stream was transmitted; The decoding includes eliminating any media data packets that include a source user terminal indicator indicating the first user terminal before decoding the received media data packets.01-31-2013
20130031203MANAGING CONSISTENT INTERFACES FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND OBJECT IDENTIFIER MAPPING BUSINESS OBJECTS ACROSS HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS - A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a communication system and/or an object identifier mapping business object.01-31-2013
20090024716Virtual Storage of a User's duplicate personal MP3 Audio/Video File Collection - A computer controlled implementation for selecting and accessing MP3 audio/video files on the World Wide Web, including a basic computer enabling a user to select and access MP3 files from a MP3 file source on a network, and storage apparatus for storing these accessed MP3 files as a user personal MP3 collection in association with the basic computer. Further apparatus are responsive to the accessing of each of the MP3 files for also transmitting a duplicate of each accessed file to a virtual storage site on the Web where the duplicate MP3 files are stored as a virtual duplicate user personal MP3 collection.01-22-2009
20130212219METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING MACHINE GATEWAY OPERATION - An apparatus (08-15-2013
20130212218METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STREAMING DATA VIA MULTIPLE ACCESS POINTS - Methods and systems for distributed infrastructure for streaming data via multiple access points. Aspects of one method may include apportioning multimedia information among a plurality of transmitting devices based on feedback channel information received from a destination receiving device by, for example, a transmission controller device. The transmitting devices may transmit the multimedia information to the destination receiving device. A transmitting device that may not be apportioned multimedia information may transmit a probing signal. The destination receiving device may generate feedback channel information for a transmitting device, for example, based on the multimedia information or the probing signal received from the respective transmitting device. The apportioning of the multimedia information may be dynamically adjusted based on updated feedback channel information received from the destination receiving device.08-15-2013
20110202630CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING FOR AND TRANSMITTING CONTENT - A communication system including a first apparatus having a first storage medium, and a second apparatus for transmitting data to the first apparatus. The second apparatus has a second storage medium for storing management information of data to be transferred to the first storage medium, a communicator for communicating data with the first apparatus, an editor capable of editing the management information and a controller for making a control to transfer data stored in the second storage medium to the first storage medium by way of the communicator based on the management information edited by the editor.08-18-2011
20110202629SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A WEB-BASED OPERATING SYSTEM - A system and method for providing a web-based operating system is disclosed. A web-based operating system is downloaded from a server to a network-enabled device. The web-based operating system provides a platform from which to run web-based computer applications. Web-based computer applications are downloaded from the server onto the network-enabled device, and executed in conjunction with the web-based operating system. Those portions of the web-based operating system software and web-based computer application software are downloaded to the network-enabled device as needed. A component-based environment for the development and deployment of a web-based operating system and web-based computer applications is also provided. Components are deployed within library files as part of a component-based development model. The web-based operating system downloads those library files needed to execute the web-based computer applications.08-18-2011
20110202628SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A WEB-BASED OPERATING SYSTEM - A system and method for providing a web-based operating system is disclosed. A web-based operating system is downloaded from a server to a network-enabled device. The web-based operating system provides a platform from which to run web-based computer applications. Web-based computer applications are downloaded from the server onto the network-enabled device, and executed in conjunction with the web-based operating system. Those portions of the web-based operating system software and web-based computer application software are downloaded to the network-enabled device as needed. A component-based environment for the development and deployment of a web-based operating system and web-based computer applications is also provided. Components are deployed within library files as part of a component-based development model. The web-based operating system downloads those library files needed to execute the web-based computer applications.08-18-2011
20110202627DATA TRANSFER APPARATUS AND DATA TRANSFER METHOD - According to one embodiment, a data transfer apparatus includes a managing unit and a transfer unit. The managing unit manages a transmission folder and plural output conditions in association with each other. The transfer unit transfers, on the basis of the plural output conditions, one or more files stored in the transmission folder.08-18-2011
20110202626COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF SENSE-ON-DEMAND DATA - A method and system for collecting and distributing sense-on-demand data is provided. The sense-on-demand data system uses a network of centralized computers and remote units. The centralized computers may be operated by or on behalf of the operator of the sense-on-demand data system, and the remote units may be operated by users of the network. The remote units may consist of a variety of mobile and fixed-location devices, such as cellular telephones, personal data assistants, laptop computers, desktop computers, and stand-alone data sensor units. The system receives requests for information, identifies remote units that are proximate to the location, forwards the requests to the identified remote units, receives responses from the remote units, and provides responses to the requester.08-18-2011
20130086208Distributed Monitoring And Control System - A distributed computer system in which a central maintenance system communicates with a plurality of communication devices associated with remotely distributed equipment. The operator of each piece of remotely distributed equipment uses a communication device to communicate any problems related to the equipment, or other requirements such as the need for supplies. The communication devices can be notebook computers, tablet computers, smart phones, or any other suitable device. They communicate in real time with the central maintenance system. The information may include damage description, component descriptions, supply orders, as well as information regarding probable scheduling changes. The central maintenance system also has the capability to communicate instructions or requests for information to selected communication devices.04-04-2013
20100077056CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK STREAM SERVER VIGNETTE DISTRIBUTION - A system and method for delivering content objects over the Internet to an end user system with a content delivery network (CDN) is disclosed. The system and method allow for dynamically storing and distributing a portion of content streams. When a content object is requested by an end user media player, the request is assigned to an edge server within the CDN. Characteristics of the content object are used to determine the portion of the content object where the portion is less than all of the requested content. The portion of content object is then retrieved from the content and is stored within the CDN. The portion of requested content is streamed to the end user media player. Ultimately, the whole content is streamed to the end user media player if the remainder of content is requested by the end user media player.03-25-2010
20120246274METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT UTILIZING MULTIPLE UDP DATA PACKETS TO TRANSFER A QUANTITY OF DATA OTHERWISE IN EXCESS OF A SINGLE UDP PACKET - A method and computer program produce provide the capability to use UDP to send messages that include more data than can be handled by a single UDP packet. A method for performing data transfer implemented in a computer system comprises transmitting a request for data, receiving a response to the request for data comprising a portion of the requested data and an indication that additional data is available, and transmitting a request for additional data.09-27-2012
20120246272Knowledge Archival and Recollection Systems and Methods - A method of extracting knowledge comprising: initiating a search application; displaying a user search interface; receiving input parameters via the search interface; identifying a query type based on received input parameters; formulating a database query based on the received input parameters; transmitting the database query to a database, the database being in communication with a file archive indexer for indexing a file archive for storing files and data regarding the files; obtaining database query results from the database, the database storing the user activity data and actual content accessed by the user; providing database query results to a result analyzer module; and displaying search result analyzer module results to a user.09-27-2012
20120246271METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSFERRING DUPLICATE FILES IN HIERARCHICAL STORAG MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - In order to provide HSM that can effectively use the storage capacity of an upper Tier in an HSM system, a lower Tier of the HSM system detects a group of files having the same data content from a plurality of files stored in the lower Tier, and keeps at least one of the real data of the group of files having the same data content while deleting the rest of the data. The upper Tier receives the process result from the lower Tier. Then, in response to a read request from the host computer that specifies a file included in the group of files and transferred to the upper Tier from the lower Tier, the upper Tier identifies the at least one of the data that is kept and corresponding to the specified file, and responds to the host computer.09-27-2012
20120246269DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - According to an embodiment, a data processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire structural information indicating a structure of data; a download control unit configured to download one or more partial data pieces among a plurality of partial data pieces obtained by separating the data on the basis of the structural information, using a separation position of the data as a download start position; a selection receiving unit configured to receive a selection of the separation position of the data; and an output unit configured to output the data from the selected separation position received by the selection receiving unit.09-27-2012
20120246268Internet Protocol Message Routing Over A Wireless Network Of Metering Devices - Methods and apparatus are provided for routing Internet Protocol (IP) messages over a network of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system that employs a different communications protocol.09-27-2012
20120246266SHARING CONTENT AMONG MULTIPLE DEVICES - Systems and methods for the distribution of content among user devices of a device group are presented. In one example, logical relationship information describing logical relationships between user devices is accessed. Membership in a device group of a plurality of the user devices is determined based on the logical relationship information. Content from at least one of the user devices of the device group is received over a communication network. The received content is forwarded over the communication network to the other user devices of the device group.09-27-2012
20120246264Data Exchange Between Communicating Computing Equipment Using Differential Information - Two pieces of communicating computing equipment (parties), including computers, routers, and mobile computing devices, having a communication function between the two parties. The sender/receiver store the most recent messages sent/received. The sender modifies a new message, to be sent, by comparing it with the previously sent message to the receiver and by removing from the new message those parts that were already sent in the previous message and also including in the modified message differential information describing the differences between the new message and the previous message. When the receiver receives the modified message from the sender, the receiver compares the received modified message to the previously received message, and using this comparison and the differential information included in the received modified message, the receiver derives the new message used by the sender to create the modified message actually sent.09-27-2012
20120246263DATA TRANSFER APPARATUS, DATA TRANSFER METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A data transfer apparatus which transfers data sent from a first apparatus to a second apparatus, the data transfer apparatus including a first storage unit to store first data sent from the first apparatus, a second storage unit to store management information which manages a transmission state of transmission of the first data stored by the first storage unit to the second apparatus, a determination unit to dynamically determine a size of second data to be transferred to the second apparatus, in accordance with the transmission state, and a transmission unit to generate and transmit, to the second apparatus, the second data of the determined size which includes one or more pieces of the first data.09-27-2012
20120246261METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SENSOR DATA AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING SENSOR DATA - Provided are an apparatus and method for transmitting only sensor data actually used to process a user request among sensor data received from a sensor when communication restarts between a sensor data management device and a sensor data analysis device. Accordingly, the amount of data transmitted to the sensor data analysis device is reduced. The sensor data analysis device may analyze the sensor data received from the sensor data management device to process the user request.09-27-2012
20120246260METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CREATING BUSINESS-ORIENTED REPORT ENTITIES - In an implementation, when creating a report, a user is provided with one or more suggestions for the report, such as a suggested grouping category, based on what has been done in one or more previous reports.09-27-2012
20100115055VIRTUAL FILE SERVERS WITH STORAGE DEVICE - A system renting out file servers to many companies in a data center has a security problem so that the user cannot perform operation needing manager authorization in the file servers. An OS provides execution administrative area information of an application program designated by process information which can specify the range of an accessible device to operate the server system of the customer in the administrative area information.05-06-2010
20100115052APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AN IMAGE, SYSTEM PROCESSING IMAGE DATA, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING IMAGE DATA - An apparatus of the present invention for displaying an image comprises connected device controller 05-06-2010
20100115050SYSTEM AND METHOD OF POLLING WITH AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM - An information handling system is configured to poll a remote data store at an adaptable polling rate. The polling rate can be based on one or more usage characteristics of the information handling system, such as a time of day, geographical location, user profile, management profile, system usage pattern, or other usage characteristic. Between polling requests, the information handling system can be placed in a low-power mode, thereby conserving power.05-06-2010
20130080586User Data Automatic Lookup in Lawful Interception - The present invention relates to a method for providing a Law Enforcement Agency with user data related to a target subscriber. A Multiservice Proxy (03-28-2013
20130080588SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE PROVISION OF CONTENT TO A SUBSCRIBER - System and method for providing content to a plurality of subscribers in a communications network. The method includes receiving event parameters associated with an event from a third party; receiving location information for each subscriber from the communications network; comparing the event parameters with the location information for each subscriber to identify one or more subscribers within the plurality of subscribers within a predetermined range of the event associated with the event parameters; profiling each of the one or more subscribers to produce a profile rating and/or profile score wherein the profile rating and/or profile score are indicative of the likelihood of a given subscriber to attend the event; sorting the one or more subscribers into a number of categories based on the profile rating and/or profile score; compiling content for each category of subscribers; and delivering the content to said one or more subscribers within range of the event.03-28-2013
20130080583IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a transmission control unit configured to control to transmit, to an external apparatus, display content data and screen data, the screen data describes information of a display screen to display the display content data by a browser of the external apparatus. In a case that modified data is transmitted as the display content data, the transmission control unit transmits the screen data including a restriction order to restrict, out of functions incorporated in the browser, at least a function of saving the display content data.03-28-2013
20130080582Proximity Synchronizing Audio Gateway Device - A digital audio gateway device for use in a wireless network of digital audio playback devices. The gateway device is wirelessly linked to one or more digital audio playback devices to provide a gateway to the Internet for the digital audio playback devices. In addition to functioning as a gateway, the device provides additional functionality and may act as a cache of digital audio data for the various digital audio players connected in the wireless network and may also act to automatically update digital audio content on the audio players, synchronize digital audio content and playlists between the digital audio players and continue automatically or upon user request a particular playlist as the user moves from one digital audio player to another.03-28-2013
20130080573Content Distribution Systems and Methods - A content dispensing device includes memory storing one or more executable programs, each of the programs compatible with a respective operating system, each executable program for enabling performance of a data set on a respective presentation system. The memory stores a plurality of data sets, each configured for presentation by a respective presentation system. Each data set includes at least one attribute securely linking the data set to one of the executable programs. The device also includes at least one interface configured to transfer information to a protected memory device, the protected memory device configured to directly couple to the content dispensing device. The information transferred to the protected memory device includes at least one portion of a data set of the plurality of data sets, and an executable program of the one or more executable programs that is compatible with the operating system of the presentation system.03-28-2013
20130080572EXPLOITING CLUSTER AWARENESS INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGH INTERNET SOCKET BASED APPLICATIONS - Provided are techniques related generally to computer communication and, more specifically, to techniques that provide legacy applications with access to a cluster infrastructure. A pseudo interface layer provides applications with internet protocol (IP) family sockets access to cluster awareness protocols in a manner that may be transparent to both the application and the cluster awareness layer of a kernel.03-28-2013
20130036199System and Method for Managing Information Retrievals for Integrated Digital and Analog Archives on a Global Basis - A system and method for managing information retrievals from all of an enterprises' archives across all operating locations. The archives include both digital and analog archives. A single “virtual archive” is provided which links all of the archives of the enterprise, regardless of the location or configuration of the archive. The virtual archive allows for data aggregation (regardless of location) so the a user can have data from multiple physical locations on a single screen in a single view. A single, consistent and user friendly interface is provided through which users are able to access multiple applications through a single sign-on and password. Logical tables that are used to direct information retrieval requests to the physical archives. The retrieved information is reformatted and repackaging to resolve any incompatibility between the format of the stored information and the distribution media.02-07-2013
20130036198METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE OPERATION OF MACHINES OR APPLIANCES - A method for improving the operation of machines or appliances having an associated machine computer and being connected to at least one further computer over a communication network, includes transmitting operating data and/or order data from the machine computer to the further computer through the communication network and storing the operating data and/or order data in the further computer. The further computer compares the performance of at least one machine with the performance of further machines, and the further computer calculates improved settings for at least one of the machines on the basis of the performance comparison and provides the settings for the purpose of setting the machine.02-07-2013
20130036197METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A MOBILE LOCAL SERVER - A method is provided for receiving and rendering web content on a mobile device. Web content is requested from a remote server, and is received on a local server embedded on the mobile device. The content is in a standardized format. The local server then interprets the web content from the standardized format into a format optimized for the mobile device before serving the format-optimized content to an application on the device for rendering. A programmed mobile device for receiving and rendering web content is also provided.02-07-2013
20130086217SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING DATA VIA A WIRELESS HIGH SPEED LINK BETWEEN MOBILE COMPUTERS AND ARCHIVAL STORAGE DEVICES - Desktop and portable computers to backup their data can backup their storage device over a wireless link where the storage device and the computer are always communicating whenever the link is established. Unlike existing technologies that provide wireless access between computers and storage devices the present invention does not require the storage device to be aware of operating systems or file system. All intelligence for file system access and how the data is archived resides with the desktop or portable computer.04-04-2013
20130086216METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INDIVIDUALIZED LISTING PLACEMENTS IN WEB PAGES - Systems and methods serve to provide individualized content to users, via their computers, linked to a network, such as the Internet, which these users may not be aware of The content includes, for example, articles and advertisements, in electronic format. The content is accessible by activating activatable links to the content, the activatable links underlying text or images in web pages that have been rendered to the browsing application of a computer associated with a user.04-04-2013
20130086215MANAGING LARGE DATASETS OBTAINED THROUGH A SURVEY-DATA-ACQUISITION PROCESS - The invention generally relates to enabling the management of survey data. One embodiment includes providing an upload description that describes characteristics of survey data to be uploaded, assigning a thread to process a group of files that store aspects of the survey data, dividing the file into data chunks, deriving from a given data chunk a corresponding data-integrity value and respectively associating the same with the given data chunk, communicating the data chunks to a remote storage device, utilizing the corresponding data-integrity values to ensure successful communication of the data chunk, and spatially storing the survey data such that it is retrievable upon a request that describes a geographic area of interest.04-04-2013
20130086213METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTENT - A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving content is provided. A method for transmitting content in a transmitter includes generating a file with one or more packages including at least one asset, and transmitting the generated file to a terminal.04-04-2013
20130086212SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE DEMAND-DRIVEN DEPLOYMENT OF LOCATION-NEUTRAL SOFTWARE - Techniques for providing and consuming web services, including a service library configured to store one or more web services and a host directory connected to service hosts, configured to store data related to the service hosts. The service hosts are a network and adapted to receive and fulfill deployment requests for the web services stored in the service library by instantiating one or more endpoints of one of the web services. A manager is configured to query the host directory and the service library, generate a deployment plan, and transmit deployment requests to the one or more service hosts.04-04-2013
20130086211MOBILE APPLICATION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ADVICE - Techniques for a resource management advice service are provided. In some examples, resource management advice and/or instructions may be provided for use with mobile devices, mobile applications, cloud applications, and/or other web-based applications. For example a mobile client may request to perform one or more resource management operations associated with a service provider. Based at least in part on the requested operation and/or the particular service provider, advice and/or instructions for managing the resource may be provided.04-04-2013
20130086210MOBILE APPLICATION, IDENTITY RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT - Techniques for managing identities are provided. In some examples, identity management, authentication, authorization, and token exchange frameworks may be provided for use with mobile devices, mobile applications, cloud applications, and/or other web-based applications. For example a mobile client may request to perform one or more identity management operations associated with an account of a service provider. Based at least in part on the requested operation and/or the particular service provider, an application programming interface (API) may be utilized to generate and/or perform one or more instructions and/or method calls for managing identity information of the service provider.04-04-2013
20130086209MEETING SYSTEM THAT INTERCONNECTS GROUP AND PERSONAL DEVICES ACROSS A NETWORK - Systems and methods are provided for hosting collaboration between multiple clients. The system includes a network interface able to communicate with clients, and a control unit. The control unit is able to receive a screen capture that represents visual content at a display of a client, to identify multiple clients for receiving the screen capture, and to transmit the screen capture to the multiple clients for presentation at displays of the multiple clients. The control unit is further able to receive instructions in parallel from the multiple clients representing marks made upon the screen capture, and to transmit the instructions in parallel to the multiple clients to apply the marks onto the screen capture as presented at the displays of the multiple clients.04-04-2013
20130086207PUSH CLIENT OF MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CHANGING PROVIDER USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a push client of a mobile terminal and a method of changing a provider using the push client. The push client is connected to a push server via one or more providers. At least one application is installed in the push client. The push client includes a monitoring unit and a control unit. The monitoring unit monitors network status of a mobile communication network, and provides data related to the determination of a possibility of receiving push messages provided by the push server. When the possibility of reception is weak, the control unit actively selects an activated provider from among the providers based on importance of the application, thereby enabling the push messages to be received.04-04-2013
20130086206System and Method for a Wireless Display Low Power Managed Adapter - A method for managing wireless data communication links includes establishing first and second wireless data communication links between a host system and a wireless display adapter. The first wireless data communication link is associated with a high data rate of data traffic between the host system and the wireless display adapter, and the second wireless data communication link is associated with a low data rate of data traffic. The method further includes determining that information is to be transmitted between the host system and the wireless display adapter using the low data rate, turning off a first data radio associated with the first wireless data communication link, and transmitting the information over the second wireless data communication link.04-04-2013
20130086205DATA GATHERING USING A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - Systems and methods for field data gathering and which provide flexible configuration options for a central office. The system, run from, mobile computing devices, provides a free-flowing data gathering experience while only requiring what the central office needs from the field. The central office can configure the system to accept different types of data by way of different data input means available to the mobile computing device. Only the data needed by the central office need be collected by the mobile device operator. The data format is defined by the central office and is uploaded to each of the relevant mobile computing devices for use by the operators. Once each data set has been collected by an operator, the data package with the data set is scheduled for transmission to the central office once a connection with the central office can be made.04-04-2013
20130086204SIMPLIFYING PROVISIONING OF ASYNCHRONOUS INTERACTION WITH ENTERPRISE SUITES HAVING SYNCHRONOUS INTEGRATION POINTS - An aspect of the present invention simplifies provisioning of asynchronous interaction with enterprise suites having synchronous integration points. In one embodiment, a digital processing system receives, from a user, data indicating that asynchronous interaction is required for a synchronous integration point of an enterprise suite, and in response, auto-generates a set of service oriented architecture (SOA) artifacts designed to synchronously invoke the synchronous integration point and provide asynchronous interaction with external systems. The auto-generated SOA artifacts are then deployed in SOA server, whereby external systems can interact asynchronously to access a functionality provided by the synchronous integration point. According to another aspect, the system, also receives from the user, a second data indicating a set of policies to be applied, and in response, auto-generates the set of SOA artifacts to implement the set of policies during asynchronous interaction with external systems.04-04-2013
20130086203MULTI-LEVEL MONITORING FRAMEWORK FOR CLOUD BASED SERVICE - A multi-level monitoring system is provided for monitoring multiple performance aspects of a cloud service concurrently in order to generate a full and reliable performance analysis of the cloud service. The multi-level monitoring system may include a set of components for carrying out the performance analysis of the cloud service which may be deployed together to operate externally, internally, or concurrently with the cloud service. The component framework of the multi-level monitoring system may include a main component, a plug-in associated with the main component, a definition database, a log database, and an output database. The main components of an example multi-level monitoring framework may include a probe runner component for probing the cloud service, a monitor component for generating alerts based on probe results, and a responder component for processing the alerts and taking appropriate actions to improve the cloud service performance.04-04-2013
20130086201Mobile Patient Information System - In some embodiments, a mobile device comprises a network interface, a memory, and a processor. The network interface is operable to transmit communications between the mobile device and a patient data repository, the patient data repository storing information associated with a plurality of patients. The memory is operable to receive, from the patient data repository through the network interface, and store information associated with one or more patients. The processor is configured to receive a selection of a patient from a user; identify information associated with the selected patient stored in the memory; and provide, to an application local to the mobile device, the information associated with the selected patient from the memory.04-04-2013
20120265842CREATING OPERATING SYSTEM INTERNET CONNECTIONS FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS - Various embodiments of systems and methods for creating operating system internet connection for mobile applications are described. According to one aspect, the methods include requesting an Internet connection to be created in a service thread separate from the operating system thread of a mobile device. In a further aspect, the Internet connection is created in parallel to loading the mobile application data into the faster memory of the mobile device and starting the mobile application in a separate application thread. Hence, when the mobile application is started and the application data is initialized, the Internet connection is created and ready for use by the mobile application.10-18-2012
20130036191Systems and Methods for Recommended Content Platform - Systems and methods for presentation of content, or a title or link to content or presentation to a user on webpages of a website are provided. In one embodiment, a recommended content platform optimizes the links displayed on web pages based on a portfolio of content sources which determine which links are displayed in a given page view. The algorithms may or may not utilize data relating to user interaction with webpages and may produce different sets of links depending on the content of a webpage and a position on a webpage where the links are to be displayed. A given webpage may present links from multiple content sources displayed using multiple user interface elements distributed throughout the webpage.02-07-2013
20130036194METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING HOW CONTENT IS PROVIDED AND DEVICES THEREOF - A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus that obtains with a content management computing device application configuration information about an executing application on an end user computing device that provides content to a primary end user. Sensor data is obtained with the content management computing device from one or more sensor devices. A type of device for the end user computing device executing the application is identified. One or more personalized values are determined with the content management computing device based on the obtained sensor data, the identified type of device, and the obtained application configuration information. The determined one or more personalized values are provided by the content management computing device to the end user computing device to optimize the content provided to the primary end user by the executing application.02-07-2013
20130036193SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING DYNAMIC IMAGE SPRITES - A method, system, and article of manufacture for receiving a call from a client device to execute a web service after a web page is loaded by the web browser application, the call including a plurality of image uniform resource identifiers (URI), generating, by at one processor executing the web service, a dynamic image sprite using the image URIs, the dynamic image sprite comprising a base-64 encoded image data URI scheme response in JavaScript Object Notation format, and transmitting the dynamic image sprite to the client device.02-07-2013
20130036192SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLIENT-SERVER COMMUNICATION FACILITATING UTILIZATION OF NETWORK-BASED PROCEDURE CALL - System and method for communicating data are disclosed. Method includes facilitating receiving, from a module of a client computing device, a first message in a universal format. Method includes generating a first encoded message by encoding the first message into a network-based procedure call interface associated with a server, based on a stored encoding for the network-based procedure call interface. Method includes facilitating transmitting the first encoded message to a module of the server. Method includes facilitating receiving, from a module of the server, a second message encoded in the network-based procedure call interface associated with the server. Method includes generating a second decoded message by decoding the second message into the universal format, based on the stored encoding for the network-based procedure call interface. Method includes facilitating transmitting the second decoded message to a module of the client computing device.02-07-2013
20130036187Secondary mobile device - In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided comprising: receiving application data from a primary mobile device, wherein the application data is received via hooks designed to automatically send the application data received by or sent from an application on the primary mobile device; and sending the application data to one or more secondary mobile devices that are registered to the primary mobile device, wherein each of the secondary mobile devices are resource limited devices.02-07-2013
20130036190RESOURCE-CONSERVING TECHNIQUE FOR AS-AVAILABLE DATA DELIVERY TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A method for delivering data to a mobile device can begin with determination of the need to transmit data to a client application installed upon a mobile device by a provider in response to the occurrence of a predefined event. A session initiation protocol (SIP) message encapsulating the data can then be addressed to the mobile device using a static, unique identifier of the mobile device. The static, unique identifier can be acquired during registration of the mobile device for the service and can be electronically coupled with a hardware component of the mobile device. The SIP message can be conveyed to the Internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) of an IP-based mobile communications network via a dedicated communications mechanism where it can be routed based on the static, unique identifier.02-07-2013
20130036189AUXILIARY EVENT PACKAGES - A method includes registering with a proxy for an auxiliary event-package, wherein the auxiliary event-package is provided by a plurality of auxiliary event-package servers. The method may further include subscribing to the auxiliary event-package through the proxy. The proxy forwards the subscription to the plurality of auxiliary event-package servers. The method may include receiving an initial notify from one of the auxiliary event-package servers and identifying the one of the auxiliary event-package servers as a primary handle for the auxiliary event-package. In addition, the method may include identifying others of the plurality of auxiliary event-package servers as secondary handles for the auxiliary event-package.02-07-2013
20130036188Infrastructure-Assisted Client Management using Synthesized Beacon Reports - Infrastructure-based client management uses synthesized beacon reports to effect client association with APs in a wireless digital network. Beacon reports are synthesized by having a plurality of APs in the network collect client reports and send those reports to a report process on the network. The report process accumulates client reports from the plurality of APs and selects one or more candidate APs to support a client. Selection may be made on reported SNR, AP loading, channel loading, AP characteristics, or a combination. The report process may produce blacklists and optionally whitelists for use by APs to use in processing client probe and connection requests.02-07-2013
20130080587DISPLAY APPARATUS, OPERATION APPARATUS, APPARATUS COORDINATION CONTROL SYSTEM, DISPLAY METHOD, OPERATION METHOD, AND APPARATUS COORDINATION CONTROL METHOD - A display apparatus is connected to a first operation apparatus and a second operation apparatus via a communication network and displays display data on a screen according to a request from the first operation apparatus, the first operation apparatus and the second operation apparatus operating the display data displayed on the screen. The display apparatus includes: a display unit that receives the display data transmitted from the first operation apparatus and displays the received display data on the screen; and a proxy obtainment unit that obtains, from the first operation apparatus, an identifier that identifies operational information used for operating the display data displayed by the display unit and allows the second operation apparatus to obtain the operational information specified by the identifier when requested by the second operation apparatus to obtain the operational information.03-28-2013
20130080585METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA VIA A CANOPEN BUS - The invention relates to a method for transmitting data between a first automation appliance, and at least one second automation appliance, via a CANopen bus using a service data object as an SDO service, wherein an SDO client implemented in the first automation appliance is used to send a download or upload request to an SDO server implemented in the at least one second automation appliance, wherein the data are encapsulated in a CANopen frame by an application implemented in the first automation appliance or the at least one second automation appliance wherein the CANopen frame with the encapsulated data is transmitted or sent by means of an SDO service into or out of a data tunnel object defined in an object directory of the SDO server, and wherein the encapsulated data are decapsulated by the application implemented in the first or the at least one second automation appliance.03-28-2013
20130080584PREDICTIVE FIELD LINKING FOR DATA INTEGRATION PIPELINES - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a mechanism for linking data fields across different components in a data pipeline. For a particular output data field in an upstream data component, a corresponding input data field in the downstream data component is identified based on an analysis of data types, string matching and previously created links.03-28-2013
20130080581CLOUD DATA PERSISTENCE ENGINE - Various cloud data persistence systems and methods are described. In some embodiments, a client may request a data object from a server. This data object may contain a link to a media asset and other information linked to the video file, such as a title and duration. This media asset may be stored in a different location. If this first server does not have the data object stored locally, it may contact a second server to determine if it has the data object stored. If the second server does not have the data object stored, it may contact a data object origin server, which may have all existing data objects stored. This data object origin server may then send the data object to the second server, which may in turn transmit the data object to the first server. The first server may then transmit the data object to the client.03-28-2013
20130080580OBJECT DATA ALLOCATION METHOD, OBJECT DATA ALLOCATION SYSTEM AND SERVER APPARATUS, CLIENT DEVICE AND PROGRAM THEREOF - In the case of delivering first-edition data, a distribution data amount increases, resulting in increases in lengths of download time and update time. In a data allocation system including a vehicle-mounted device coupled to a server via a network, the server creates from a data group held by the in-vehicle device difference data indicating a difference(s) between object data and analogous data obtained by combining together analogous data blocks similar to the object data, and delivers allocation information of the difference data and analogous data to the in-vehicle device. This in-vehicle device prepares analogous data from its owning data group in accordance with the allocation information of the analogous data received, and rebuilds for installation the object data from the prepared analogous data and received difference data.03-28-2013
20130080579DYNAMICALLY-EXECUTED SYNDICATION SERVICES - Systems and methods for dynamically executing syndication services are provided that automatically implement business rules for syndication based on contextual data corresponding to a request for a media file. These systems and methods may be part of a larger media servicing network that can be used to, among other things, process uploaded media content, provide it for streaming/downloading, and collect metric information regarding the streaming/downloading. The disclosed systems and methods provide for receiving a request having a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and providing an index file in accordance with business rules based on contextual data associated with the request. Embodiments further enable media content owners to distribute a single URL corresponding to a particular media file among many media providers, allowing a single media delivery and analytics services to provide comprehensive metric information regarding syndication for the all the media providers.03-28-2013
20130080578SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATION-BASED CONTENT DELIVERY - Various embodiments are described herein for a system and method for providing location-based content delivery to at least one target zone. The system comprises at least one content transceiver unit having a processor configured to control the operation of the content transceiver unit, and a communications subsystem coupled with the processor and being configured to communicate with at least one target in the at least one target zone. The processor is configured to send an introductory content page based on a content campaign to the at least one target when the at least one target initiates a content transmission session with the at least one content transceiver unit. The processor is also configured to send selected content to the at least one target when the at least one target selects a content option in the introductory content page.03-28-2013
20130080577HISTORICAL BROWSING SESSION MANAGEMENT - A remote browsing process is directed to the generation and management of a remote browse session at a network computing provider. A client computing device requests a remote browse session instance at a network computing provider. The browse session instance may correspond to one or more requested network resources. The network computing provider instantiates the browse session instance and retrieves the requested content. The network computing provider processes the requested content and provides a processed representation of the requested content to the client computing device. The network computing provider further provides a historical content representation to a historical browse storage component for storage. The client computing device may display the representation of the requested content and may send user interaction data based on user interactions.03-28-2013
20130080576HISTORICAL BROWSING SESSION MANAGEMENT - A remote browsing process is directed to the generation and management of a remote browse session at a network computing provider. A client computing device requests a remote browse session instance at a network computing provider. The network computing provider instantiates the browse session instance and retrieves the requested content. The network computing provider processes the requested content for display, and provides a processed representation of the requested content to the client computing device. The network computing provider further provides a historical content representation corresponding to the requested content to a historical browse storage component for storage. The network computing provider retrieves additional content referenced directly or indirectly by the requested content. The network computing provider provides historical content representations corresponding to some of the additional content to the historical browse storage component.03-28-2013
20130080575DISTRIBUTING TRANSMISSION OF REQUESTS ACROSS MULTIPLE IP ADDRESSES OF A PROXY SERVER IN A CLOUD-BASED PROXY SERVICE - A first packet is received at a proxy server from a client and includes a first incoming request for an action to be performed on an identified resource. The first packet is received at the proxy server as a result of a DNS request for a domain corresponding to the identified resource resolving to an IP address of the proxy server. The proxy server selects, based on at least in part on a set of parameters associated with the first packet, one of multiple IP addresses for use as a source IP address for a second packet that carries an outgoing request and transmits the second packet. The proxy server receives a third packet that includes an incoming response from the destination origin server in response to the outgoing request and transmits a fourth packet to the client that includes an outgoing response based on the incoming response.03-28-2013
20130080574INCOMPATIBLE NETWORK GATEWAY PROVISIONED THROUGH DNS - A first packet of a first protocol version type that includes an incoming request for an action to be performed on an identified resource is received from a client at a proxy server as a result of a DNS request resolving to a network address of the proxy server. The proxy server transmits an outgoing request for the action to be performed on the identified resource to a network address of the destination origin server in a second packet that is of the second protocol version type. The proxy server receives a third packet that includes an incoming response from the destination origin server, the third packet being of the second protocol version type. The proxy server transmits a fourth packet to the client, the fourth packet being of the first protocol version type, wherein the fourth packet includes an outgoing response that is based on the incoming response.03-28-2013
20130080571METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING EMBEDDING OF LOCAL IDENTIFIERS - An approach is provided for providing embedding of local identifiers. The incorporation platform causes, at least in part, a detection, at a device, of presence of one or more other devices. Next, the incorporation platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of wireless signal information, from the one or more other devices, to determine one or more identifiers associated with the one or more other devices. Then, the incorporation platform causes, at least in part, an incorporation of at least one of the one or more identifiers in one or more captured content items03-28-2013
20130080570COMMUNICATION TEST FRAMEWORK - A protocol-independent tool for debugging and testing communication interfaces of devices and systems is disclosed. The tool is configured to receive protocol plug-ins corresponding to different communication protocols. Given a plug-in, the tool instantiates the plug-in's implementation of tool-defined stack interface. Through this interface and its implementation by the plug-in, the tool can communicate with a device being tested. The protocol plug-in receives commands from a command interface for the device being tested, generates data packets in accordance with the communication protocol implemented by the plug-in, and transmits the data packets to the device being tested.03-28-2013
20130041977COMPUTER PRODUCT, MIGRATION EXECUTING APPARATUS, AND MIGRATION METHOD - A computer-readable medium stores therein a migration executing program stored in a second storage area that is different from a first storage area where a first operating system (OS) is stored. The migration executing program causes a source apparatus to execute a process. The process includes detecting the presence of the first operating system in the first storage area when the source apparatus that includes the first and second storage areas is started up by a second OS stored in the second storage area; and transferring, when the presence of the first operating system in the first storage area is detected, data to be migrated that are stored in the first storage area and include at least the first operating system to a destination apparatus that can communicate with the source apparatus.02-14-2013
20130041976CONTEXT-AWARE DELIVERY OF CONTENT - A mobile device such as a robot is provided that includes a processor executing instructions that provide content to a primary user. The robot also includes a software component executed by the processor configured to select the content comprising a potential interest for the primary user associated with the robot. The content is selected based on a previous interaction between the primary user and the robot. The previous interaction is associated with the potential interest. The software component is also configured to provide the content to the primary user in an interaction between the robot and the primary user. The software component is further configured to determine an interest level of the primary user for the potential interest based on the interaction.02-14-2013
20130041980DEPLOYING APPLICATIONS IN A SMART THIN CLIENT SERVER - A method for deploying an enterprise application to enterprise users is provided. First, a defined sequence identifying a series of preverified functions is received, wherein the defined sequence constitutes the enterprise application. Then, the defined sequence is stored in a database, wherein the database additionally includes enterprise data created by use of the enterprise application. The enterprise application is then synchronized to the enterprise users in the same manner that the enterprise data is synchronized to the enterprise users.02-14-2013
20130041979METHODS AND DEVICES FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SEQUENTIAL CONTENT IN A CONTENT CENTRIC NETWORK - Provided is a scheme of transmitting sequential content (or data) in a content centric network (CCN). The scheme includes a push scheme which may reduce a load on a network and inefficiency of a transmission that results from a constant transmission of a content request message between devices.02-14-2013
20130041978INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - An information processing apparatus includes: an acquisition target content determination unit that determines an acquisition target content item which is a target acquired by a content acquisition unit among related content items related to a reference content item, on the basis of processing performance of the content acquisition unit which acquires various content items via a communication network and can communicate with a content presentation control unit which performs a control so as to present the reference content item; and an acquisition processing unit that causes the content acquisition unit to acquire the acquisition target content item.02-14-2013
20090172128Internet Linking from Audio and Image Content - An internet linking method includes providing plural-bit sampled values representing media content at a user's computer. This digital data is passed to a processing system, and an identifier of the media content derived from the sampled values is returned from that system. This derived identifier is used to index a database, from which a corresponding URL address is obtained. A link can then be established to that URL address, and information obtained from that address can be presented to the user. A steganographic decoding technique can be used in the processing system to derive the media content identifier. A variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.07-02-2009
20120209947INTEGRATING CLOUD APPLICATIONS AND REMOTE JOBS - Disclosed herein are techniques for integrating cloud applications and remote jobs. In some implementations, a request to initiate a remote execution procedure may be received at a first computing system. The first computing system may be controlled by a first entity and may be configured to provide on-demand computing services to a plurality of entities including a second entity. The remote execution procedure may include an instruction to perform a remote computing task capable of being performed by a second computing system. A request message may be transmitted from the first computing system to the second computing system, which may be controlled by the second entity. The request message may include an instruction to perform the remote computing task. A response message indicating a result of performing the remote computing task may be received from the second computing system.08-16-2012
20130041983INTELLIGENT ROUTING - Routing of content, including: receiving a request to access a content item from a device; determining at least one of status, location, and format of the content item; and planning a procedure to fulfill the request to access the content item, wherein the procedure includes a method and a route.02-14-2013
20130041982METHOD AND NODE FOR ACQUIRING CONTENT AND CONTENT NETWORK - The present invention discloses a method and node for acquiring content and a content network, and is related to the field of communications. The method includes: receiving a content request, where the content request at least includes an identifier of requested content; determining whether the content corresponding to the identifier can be acquired locally; if yes, acquired the content corresponding to the identifier locally; otherwise, searching, according to the identifier, a name resolution system for a target node that stores the identifier, and acquiring the content corresponding to the identifier from the target node; where the name resolution system comprises a multilevel DHT and a global content resolution structure, and the global content resolution structure supports name aggregation and longest matching search.02-14-2013
20130041981MULTI-NETWORK BASED SIMULTANEOUS DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUSES APPLIED TO THE SAME - A heterogeneous network based simultaneous data transmission service method can effectively control the access of a terminal device to an optimum network interface at a current location to thereby implement an effective and highly reliable heterogeneous network based simultaneous data transmission service.02-14-2013
20130041975Distributed media access - A method is disclosed for delivering enhanced distributed media. The method entails accepting a request, analyzing a device header, publishing a playlist to a user, and redirecting the user to a published playlist in cloud storage. The method further involves retrieving the frame sequence defined in the device header, calling frames in order according to the frame sequence, and then, posting video defined by frames.02-14-2013
20130036196METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PUBLISHING TEMPLATE-BASED CONTENT - A method is provided for publishing content on a mobile device. In response to a request for content from the mobile device, information is retrieved from an application on the device setting out the device's capabilities and native feature set. This device information is then matched to an applicable template via a platform lookup matrix. The matched template is sent to the device for rendering with content, the template including a combination of components reliant on the device's native feature set and generic components from a standard. A programmed mobile device for receiving and rendering published content is also provided.02-07-2013
20130036195DATA MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM INCLUDING DATA MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS - A data management apparatus for a data management system including first and second networks interposed by a communication control apparatus includes a reception unit receiving response request data pertaining to an electronic device from an external apparatus and response result data from the communication control apparatus, a transmission unit transmitting the response request data to the communication control apparatus, and a management unit managing a series of response status history data during a period between receiving of the response request data and receiving of the response result data responsive to the response request data based on the response request data and the response result data. The data management apparatus being connected to the first network and managing history data of the response request data. One or more service management apparatuses being connected to the second network and managing a response service corresponding to the response request data.02-07-2013
20130138765Methods, Media, and System for Monitoring Access to Computer Environments - Method, media, and systems for monitoring access to computer environments are provided. Methods for monitoring access to a computer environment by a technician workstation are provided, the methods comprising: setting up a remote desktop access session between a hardware processor of a proxy and the technician workstation; connecting the remote desktop access session to the computer environment; providing access to the computer environment from the technician workstation using the remote desktop access session; recording remote desktop access messages; and replaying the remote desktop access messages.05-30-2013
20130138766MODE SENSITIVE NETWORKING - Mode sensitive networking is provided to allow mode specific communications using a mobile device. If a device has an established secured connection and an application is running in work mode, packets are routed through the secure connection. If the device has an established secured connection but an application is running in personal mode, packets are routed through an alternate connection. Secured connections may be established by using privileged applications. A device and associated applications may have access to different servers, sites, and destinations based on a current mode.05-30-2013
20100042701System and method for restrictively exchange product data between communication devices of a limited-user network - A novel and non-trivial system and method for restrictively exchanging product data between communication devices of a limited-user network is disclosed. A processor in communication with a plurality of user communication devices of a limited-user network is used for controlling and restricting the exchange of product data. In such network, the processor may establish a communication connection with an initiating communication device of an initiating user, receive initiating product data from the initiating communication device and corresponding first users (e.g., defined trusted users) data, provide the initiating product data to at least one available first user communication device, receive responding product data responsive to the initiating product data, and provide the responding product data to the initiating communication device. Additionally, the processor may provide interested users who have not been defined as trusted users with the initiating product data and receive responding product data from such interested users.02-18-2010
20100042700Method, Apparatus and System for Management of Information Content for Enhanced Accessibility Over Wireless Communication Networks - Information content is managed in a network-based communication system by providing a content management site accessible to a user of the system. The content management site is configured to permit the user to designate at least one data source that is external to the content management web site. A mobile web site is generated that is accessible independently of the content management web site via one or more mobile devices over a wireless network of the communication system, with the mobile web site being configured to receive data automatically from the external data source designated by the user at the content management web site.02-18-2010
20100325239Method and System for Updating a List of Content Stored on a User-Operated Device - A method and system are provided for delivering digital content. A first catalogued list of content is delivered from a user operated device to a media storage device, and attributes of the first catalogued list are determined. A second catalogued list of content is delivered from a content provider to the media storage device. The first catalogued list is modified based upon the second catalogued list and the attributes, and the modified first catalogued list is delivered to the user operated device. Content from the modified first catalogued list is delivered to the user operated device for storage and subsequent playback.12-23-2010
20100332615SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT AND SERVICES ON A NETWORK SYSTEM - Systems and methods for managing and providing content and services on a network system. Aspects of the invention include location-based determination of network content and services that may be provided to client computers. Other aspects of the invention include authorization and authentication components that determine access rights of client computers. Additional aspects include systems and methods for redirecting client computers to different network content. The disclosed systems and methods may be used in numerous network system applications.12-30-2010
20100106799METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING MUSICAL CONTENT - Methods and systems for distributing musical content are provided. A user profile is received, and a client application is downloaded to the user's mobile device. Based on the user's profile, an identifier of another user, or an identifier of a place, musical content is distributed to the user's mobile device. Based on the type of musical content, the user's profile may be updated. Further, based on the type of musical content, additional information may be provided to the user's mobile device.04-29-2010
20100106798MULTIMEDIA REDIRECTION - A system for receiving redirected electronic media playback includes a proxy configured to communicate with a remote access module. The remote access module is configured to establish a remote access connection between the system and a remote system. The proxy is configured to receive, over the remote access connection, a decode request for electronic media content designated for a local multimedia application on the system, and in return, provide a result for the request. The proxy is also configured to receive at least one playback command designated for playing the electronic media content on the local multimedia application. The electronic media appears to be playing on a remote multimedia application on the remote system corresponding to the local multimedia application, but is played on the local multimedia application. A system for redirecting playback of electronic media content to a remote system, methods, and machine-readable media are also provided.04-29-2010
20100106797METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HYBRID BROADCAST AND PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK USING COOPERATIVE MIMO - A method for obtaining a desired broadcast channel is described. A broadcast channel may be received from a broadcast network. The received broadcast channel may be sent to at least one peer-to-peer network peer over a peer-to-peer network. A desired broadcast channel may be received from at least one peer-to-peer network peer over the peer-to-peer network. The desired broadcast channel may be played.04-29-2010
20120185560DATA COLLECTING DEVICE, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND DATA COLLECTING SYSTEM - There is provided a data collecting device configured to collect data from a plurality of nodes. An inquiry transmitting unit transmits inquiry messages to request transmission of the data to the nodes, respectively. A response receiving unit receives response messages including the data from the nodes, respectively. A reception scheduler generates a reception schedule of the response messages from the nodes based on request information indicating data collection condition from the nodes. A transmission scheduler generates a transmission schedule of the inquiry messages based on the reception schedule and characteristics of communication with the nodes. The inquiry transmitting unit transmits the inquiry messages to the nodes, respectively, based on the transmission schedule.07-19-2012
20090125607Methods and Arrangements Employing Digital Content Items - Methods and arrangements for identifying content, and employing such identification, are detailed. One method embeds a plural-bit digital watermark into content, but first checks to see if the content is previously watermarked. Another method applies a digital watermark detection procedure to only a sub-portion of a digital content item. Yet another arrangement involves plural-portion content, where one portion is watermarked with first data governing its rights management, and another portion is watermarked with second data governing its rights management. Still another method concerns distribution of content items, where each is watermarked with a unique ID as part of the distribution process. Yet another method concerns deriving an identifier from content, and using the content to access related metadata from a remote computer system. Still other methods concern arrangements for recognizing content, and then providing links to information about the content creator, etc., in response. A variety of other technologies and improvements are also detailed.05-14-2009
20090125606COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND REMOTE PROGRAM UPDATE METHOD - A communication apparatus forming a predetermined communication network as a node apparatus has an operation controlled by a predetermined control program. The communication apparatus transmits update data to another communication apparatus of the predetermined communication network, where the update data is multiplexed with communication data, separates the update data from the communication data, and updates data of the predetermined control program in a pertinent communication apparatus, with the update data of the predetermined control program.05-14-2009
20090125605Method and System for Managing Folders of Email Accounts and Voice Messages - A system for managing access to folders of an email account so that some folders can be viewed by Internet users other than the email account owner One way of access is simply by typing an Internet address in an Internet browser Contents can also be posted by any Internet user to those publicly accessible folders. One way of posting is simply by sending an email addressed to that folder A voice message management system manages multiple voice message boxes for each subscriber for later retrieval such as one main incoming message box and an advertisement voice message box for storing targeted advertising messages. The incoming voice messages are routed to their respective boxes based on their type, preferably without ringing the user's telephone at the time of delivery. An email and voice message management system for monitoring and managing respective inboxes, folders or boxes of multiple email and voice communication accounts.05-14-2009
20130046851METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MEDIA PROGRAMMING - A method of generating media programming includes the steps of providing by an aggregator to a client a list of feeds; receiving by the aggregator from the client a selection of one of the feeds; receiving by a publisher from the aggregator the feed selection; and providing to the client media programming based on a publisher-initiated feed responsive to the feed selection and including media elements selected and concatenated with the feed responsive to the client information.02-21-2013
20130046850REPORTING FOCUS DURATION TO THE ADVERTISER - Methods, including a computer program product for collecting metrics for determining content presentation quality are provided. An application executing on a mobile device requests and receives virtual content for presentation on the mobile device. The application logs focus duration information associated with presented content and transmits the focus duration information to a virtual content server in subsequent requests for virtual content. The virtual content server aggregates the content focus duration information received in the requests for virtual content, and provides quality metrics to virtual content providers based in part on the aggregated focus duration information.02-21-2013
20130046849APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR REDUCED SWITCHING DELAYS IN A CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORK - Apparatus and methods for providing reduced channel switching delays in a content distribution network. In one embodiment, switching delays are reduced by caching background content at reduced quality and/or resolution. A manager entity is provided which manages which, and how many, background channels are cached. Additionally, the manager entity may classify each device in the network according a status thereof. When a particular device is in one status or mode, background content is cached; however, when the device is in another status or mode, it will no longer require background content caching. The provision of background content and the determination of a status may be based on for example the user or device behavior and patterns, user preferences or favorites, bandwidth availability, time of day, subscription level, type of program, recentness of channel change requests on the device (or associated devices), etc.02-21-2013
20130046848Multicasting Content - Aspects of the disclosure relate to multicasting content throughout a distribution network. For example, a content server may generate content fragment packets and attribute packets, and transmit the content fragment packets and attribute packets via a multicast transmission to deliver content to one or more user devices. The multicast transmission may conform to a particular protocol suitable for multicasting content fragments.02-21-2013
20120166589CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK FOR RFID DEVICES - A method and mechanism for a distributed on-demand computing system. The system automatically provisions distributed computing servers with customer application programs. The parameters of each customer application program are taken into account when a server is selected for hosting the program. The system monitors the status and performance of each distributed computing server. The system provisions additional servers when traffic levels exceed a predetermined level for a customer's application program and, as traffic demand decreases to a predetermined level, servers can be un-provisioned and returned back to a server pool for later provisioning. The system tries to fill up one server at a time with customer application programs before dispatching new requests to another server. The customer is charged a fee based on the usage of the distributed computing servers.06-28-2012
20120166586BIDIRECTIONAL DATA TRANSFER OPTIMIZATION AND CONTENT CONTROL FOR NETWORKS - A method of transferring data objects over a network comprises intercepting a network transfer message with a passing object, creating a unique identifier for the object using a predetermined function, the same function having been used to provide identifiers for objects stored at network nodes, removing the object and sending on the network transfer message with the unique identifier in place of the object. Then, at the recipient end it is possible to obtain the unique identifier and use it as a key to search for a corresponding object in the local nodes. The search starts with a node closest to the recipient and steadily spreads outwards. The object when found is reattached for the benefit of the recipient and network bandwidth has been saved by the avoidance of redundant transfer since the object is brought to the recipient from the node which is the closest to him.06-28-2012
20120166584APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXTENDING UPnP NETWORK AREA - An apparatus and method for extending a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) network are provided. The method includes, registering, by a transmission-side remote access agent, a plurality of transmission channels for transmitting data; storing, by the transmission-side remote access agent, when an event request message is received from at least one UPnP apparatus located in a transmission-side network, access information regarding at least one UPnP apparatus included in the event request message; and converting, by the transmission-side remote access agent, the event request message to an event request message, which can be used in the registered transmission channels, and transmitting the converted event request message to a reception-side network.06-28-2012
20120166583SEMANTIC INFORMATION PROCESSING - A system for exchanging various forms of information between computer-executable agents. A computing device is configured to determine semantic data associated with each data object (DO) of a plurality of DOs. Each DO is associated with a location, and the semantic data describes the content of the associated DO. The computing device receives, from a first user computing device, a request for DO information and, in response to the request, provides DO information including the locations and the semantic data associated with the retrieved DOs to the user computing device by (a) transmitting the locations and the semantic data to the first user computing device, and/or (b) instructing the first user computing device to request the DO information from a second user computing device to which the locations and the semantic data were previously transmitted.06-28-2012
20120166582SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING-BASED INTERNET SECURITY - Method and system for improving the security of storing digital data in a memory or its delivery as a message over the Internet from a sender to a receiver using one or more hops is disclosed. The message is split at the sender into multiple overlapping or non-overlapping slices according to a slicing scheme, and the slices are encapsulated in packets each destined to a different relay server as an intermediate node according to a delivery scheme. The relay servers relay the received slices to another other relay server or to the receiver. Upon receiving all the packets containing all the slices, the receiver combines the slices reversing the slicing scheme, whereby reconstructing the message sent.06-28-2012
20120166580METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION USING HETEROGENEOUS PROTOCOLS - Heterogeneous protocol stacks are used in an approach including analyzing a destination network ID of data received by a shared, lower layer protocol stack, a data type field value, and/or whether any of the upper layer protocol stacks support broadcasting. An upper layer protocol stack is selected based on the results of the analysis. The received data is transmitted to the selected upper layer protocol stack. Accordingly, heterogeneous protocol stacks may be realized in one chip.06-28-2012
20120166576SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE REMOTE STORAGE - Systems and methods are provided for transmitting data to at least one storage system. A request is received to store a data set in a storage location. In response, a first plurality of shares is generated, each containing a distribution of data from the data set, and at least one share is stored in a local memory configured for backup in at least one remote storage system. At least one share is transmitted to the at least one remote storage system. Systems and methods are also provided for improving data availability. In response to a restoration event, if insufficient shares of data are available to reconstruct a data set, a read instruction in a journaling message is transmitted to a remote storage system requesting an additional share. The additional share is received and stored in a local storage, and the data set is reconstructed.06-28-2012
20120166575INFORMATION SYSTEM HAVING COMPUTER AND STORAGE APPARATUS COUPLED TO NETWORK - The present invention is an information system that includes: a first computer; a first storage apparatus; a first network apparatus, to which the first computer and the first storage apparatus are connected, providing a first fabric service; a second computer; a second storage apparatus; a second network apparatus, to which the second computer and the second storage apparatus are connected, providing a second fabric service; and a network that connects the first network apparatus and the second network apparatus, wherein the first computer accesses the first fabric service, the second computer accesses the second fabric service, and the first storage apparatus and the second storage apparatus access the first fabric service and the second fabric service, respectively.06-28-2012
20130132510VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE, VIDEO SERVER, CLIENT DEVICE, AND VIDEO CLIENT-SERVER SYSTEM WITH LOW LATENCY THEREOF - A video processing device providing multi-channel encoding with low latency is provided. The video processing device can be applied to a video server to perform video compression on game graphics for cloud gaming. With multi-channel encoding with low latency, the video server can provide compressed video streams to a variety of client devices with low latency. As a result, the users can obtain high gaming interactivity and fine entertainment in cloud gaming.05-23-2013
20090307331SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR UTILIZING AN INTERFACE CLIENT IN AN INTERFACE ROAMING NETWORK FRAMEWORK - A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for utilizing an interface client in an interface roaming network. In general, an interface client in the interface roaming network submits information about the interface client to a wireless link in vicinity to the interface client. The interface client may then subsequently receive content and then display the content on a display.12-10-2009
20130185395SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING UNSUPPORTED DOCUMENT TYPES BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES - An improved system and method are disclosed for sharing a document between two communication devices that do not have an application that can display the document. In one example, the document is sent by the communication device that is sharing the document to a document server for processing into pages of one or more different document types, and both communication devices retrieve the stored pages as needed for display. The sharing communication device updates the other communication device when a new page is to be retrieved from the document server.07-18-2013
20090271495TRANSPORT INDEPENDENT REDIRECTION - Transport independent redirection. If a client computing system were to request a service from a service computing system, the service may determine whether or not the client should request the service from yet another service. If the client should request the service from the other computing system, the original service (or its intermediary) generates and transmits a transport-independent redirect message to the client. The client may then issue the request to the new service specified in the redirect response. The redirect message is not limited to a particular type of transport protocol. In addition, the redirect may be made possible in any number of message exchange patterns, not just request-response.10-29-2009
20090106391Information delivery apparatus, information delivery method, and information delivery system - An information delivery apparatus is disclosed which delivers update information about a specific resource designated by a terminal to the terminal, the information delivery apparatus includes: a delivery section configured to receive from the terminal a request to deliver the update information about the resource and for delivering the update information to the terminal; and an update information generation section configured to generate the update information about the resource upon detection of an update of the resource, before outputting the generated update information to the delivery section; wherein, the moment the update information is acquired from the update information generation section, the delivery section delivers the acquired update information to the terminal.04-23-2009
20090106390System and Method for Sharing Web Performance Monitoring Data - A monitoring system is provided that allows owners of monitoring accounts to share web monitoring data collected under the direction of the monitoring account. Account owners are able to interact with the monitoring system to identify recipient accounts for shared web monitoring data and apply permissions at a granular level so that portions of monitored data can be shared with varying permission levels. Grouping can also be employed by an account owner to facilitate efficient sharing of monitoring data to many recipient accounts. The monitoring system also provides analysis utilities that can be used by a recipient account to aggregate shared with owned data and generate related reports as desired.04-23-2009
20090106389Sharing Multimedia - In order to enable contents to be shared between participants in group communication when the contents are located in a by a communication server (04-23-2009
20120221677SERVER FOR PROVIDING TRAFFIC IMAGE TO USER DEVICE, AND THE USER DEVICE - A server for providing a traffic image to a user device includes a location information receiving unit which receives information relating to a respective location of each of a plurality of vehicles, a location management unit which receives information relating to a particular area from a user device, and which detects at least one vehicle located within the particular area based on the location information, an information sending unit which sends information relating to the at least one detected vehicle to the user device, an image requesting unit which receives information relating to a vehicle selected from among the at least one detected vehicle from the user device, and which requests, from a device installed in the selected vehicle, transmission of a traffic image of the selected vehicle, and an image providing unit which receives the image and which provides the traffic image to the user device.08-30-2012
20120191814SYSTEM, NETWORK AND METHOD FOR MULTI-PLATFORM PUBLISHING AND SYNCHRONIZED CONTENT - Methods, communications networks and systems for synchronizing content delivery to a plurality of delivery devices of a user. The delivery devices include at least one computer connected to internet and at least one mobile device. The method comprises retrieving profile data concerning the plurality of delivery devices of the user; sending an invitation to deliver content to the plurality of delivery devices of the user; receiving at least two responses to the invitation, for each response received: identifying a responding delivery device of the plurality of delivery devices from which the response is received using the profile data; retrieving a platform type of the responding delivery device accepting the invitation; and retrieving and providing a delivery version of the content in a delivery format acceptable for the platform of the responding delivery device.07-26-2012
20120191813DISCOVERING NETWORK SERVICES - A method includes sending a request for network services to plural devices, where the request identifies the network services using a self-describing data structure, and receiving a response to the request from at least one device, where the response identifies which of the network services are supported by the at least one device.07-26-2012
20120191812Extending Memory Capacity of a Mobile Device using Proximate Devices and Unicasting - An improved download capability for mobile devices, without requiring increasing of the local memory of such devices, by providing a set of multimedia devices with the capability to create a cooperative download grid where multiple instrumented devices can be aggregated together according to predefined profiles. This capability is useful in at least two different scenarios. The first is when a SIP enabled device must download a large file having a capacity that is larger than the available memory of the SIP device. The second is when a SIP enabled device must download a file but cannot be connected for a long enough time to accomplish the download. If the SIP device is in proximity to other compatible devices such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), these devices are operable to be dynamically aggregated to provide a download grid with multiprotocol support that allows optimized downloading.07-26-2012
20120191811WIRELESS SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN MEDIA PLAYER AND HOST DEVICE - Improved techniques for interaction between a host computer (e.g., personal computer) and a media player are disclosed. According to one embodiment, interaction between a host device (e.g., host computer) and a media player can be performed over a wireless channel. The interaction over the wireless channel can be used to automatically synchronize media contents stored on the media player with media contents stored on the host device. According to another embodiment, interaction between a host device and a media player, such as automatic synchronization of media contents stored on a media player with media contents stored on a host device, can be restricted. In still another embodiment, synchronization can be automatically performed when the media player is placed in a docking station that supports wireless communications.07-26-2012
20120191810MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEM FOR MANAGING DEVICES IN A HOME - A multiprocessor network in a home uses a transceiver configured to detect and establish communication between a processor in the network and a new device brought near or into the home. The device is connected to the network and a data manager identifies a type of data used by the new device. The multiprocessor network identifies software in the network that processes the same type of data as the new device, and transfers control and operation of the new device over to the multiprocessor network in the home.07-26-2012
20120191809METHOD AND SYSTEM TO TRANSMIT DATA - Methods and systems for transmitting data are disclosed, In one embodiment a processor-implemented user interface module prompts a user via a graphical user interface to identify or enter data in a first information field and a second information field displayed on the graphical user interface. A processor-implemented data transmitting module automatically commences transmitting data over a network after detecting that the user has completed the identification or entry of data in the first information field and before the user has completed identifying or entering data in the second information field. The user interface module detects that the user has modified the first information field, and the data transmitting module aborts transmitting data over the network in response to detecting that the user has modified the first information field.07-26-2012
20120191808ORIGIN REQUEST WITH PEER FULFILLMENT - A method, apparatus and system for data transfer is disclosed. For example, settings from multiple entities arranged in a multi-tier control plane are used to set data transfer policies. The policies are used to govern data transfers such as between end users or from an origin server.07-26-2012
20120191807SIMULCAST WEB PAGE DELIVERY - A multimedia system provides program schedule information simulcast as a data stream (e.g., HTML) including commands and displayable, selectable indicia associated with the commands, along with programs for display. A device may be adapted to separate the HTML data stream and to store that data in a cache as pages (e.g., web pages) retrievable by a browser in the device, whereupon the program schedule information is displayed including the displayable, selectable indicia. Selecting the indicia directs the device via the associated command to receive and display a program associated with the displayable indicia. The indicia may be any text, icon, dynamic figurine, and the like. In one example, program schedule pages, including the commands and displayable indicia, are stored and marked on a server coupled to the Internet and to a scanner adapted to scan the server for marked pages, and to upload the marked pages to a transmission system.07-26-2012
20120191806ACCESSING FUNCTIONS OF A MULTI-FUNCTION DEVICE - Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for accessing functions of a multi-function device.07-26-2012
20120191805METHOD AND TRANSCODING PROXY FOR TRANSCODING A MEDIA STREAM THAT IS DELIVERED TO AN END-USER DEVICE OVER A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Methods and transcoding proxies for transcoding media streams are described. In one embodiment, a method for transcoding a media stream that is delivered to an end-user device over a communications network involves selecting a transcoding technique for the media stream, transcoding a portion of the media stream using the selected transcoding technique, streaming the transcoded portion of the media stream to the end-user device, while the transcoded portion of the media stream is being streamed to the end-user device, detecting a change in a condition of the communications network, selecting a different transcoding technique in response to the change in the condition of the communications network, transcoding a subsequent portion of the media stream using the different transcoding technique, and streaming the transcoded subsequent portion of the media stream to the end-user device. Other embodiments are also described.07-26-2012
20120191803DECOMMISSIONING FACTORED CODE - Various embodiments are disclosed that relate to decommissioning factored code of a program on a computing device. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of operating a computing device. The method includes executing a program on the computing device, and while executing the program, identifying a remote location of a factored function via a code map, sending a call to the factored function and receiving a return response. The method further comprises, upon occurrence of a decommissioning event, receiving a copy of the factored function; and updating the code map with a location of the copy of the factored function.07-26-2012
20120191802METHOD AND APPARATUS OF PERFORMING REMOTE COMPUTER FILE EXCHANGE - Disclosed are an apparatus and method of exchanging data between a first computing device and a second computing device using a customized data transfer protocol. One example of operation may include establishing a control channel between the first computing device and the second computing device to exchange control information, negotiating a data transfer between the first and second computing devices, establishing a data channel between the first and second computing devices to transfer data, and transferring data from the first computing device to the second computing device over the data channel in parallel with control information being transferred over the control channel. The client devices may be a client and server configuration transferring data via a point-to-point data connection.07-26-2012
20130073676METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING THE STATE OF CONTENT USING SHORT CODES - Method and a system to transfer the state of web-based content between devices through use of a short code. An example method includes determining a state of content being accessed on a device. The method further includes assigning a short code to the state of the content. The short code may have a limited number of characters. The method may further include storing the short code and the state of the content. The method may further include providing the content according to the state of the content on a second device based on the short code.03-21-2013
20090094344METHOD, MULTIMEDIA DEVICE FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND/OR RECEPTION OF MULTIMEDIA DATA VIA A DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND GATEWAY FOR CONNECTING A MULTIMEDIA DEVICE TO A DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM ACCORDING TO THE FLEXRAY STANDARD - A method, a multimedia device for transmitting, and/or a multimedia device and a gateway for connecting a multimedia device to a data transmission system are provided. The multimedia data include image and/or sound data in particular. To reduce the number of bus systems used in a motor vehicle, utilize existing bus systems in a motor vehicle more efficiently, and thus contribute overall to simplification and optimization of the data transmission within a motor vehicle, the multimedia data is transmitted via a data transmission system according to the FlexRay standard. Predefinable parameters of the FlexRay data transmission system are advantageously varied as a function of the format of the multimedia data and/or a repetition rate of a multimedia source which provides the multimedia data. In this way, particularly efficient and effective transmission of the multimedia data, which conserves resources and is thus cost-effective in particular, is possible.04-09-2009
20130073680INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - In order to enable more of the contents managed by a content server to be provided, an information processing apparatus connected to a communication network includes: a managing unit that manages a content and attribute information; a detecting unit that detects an external processing apparatus connected to the communication network; an acquiring unit that acquires capability information, which indicates a capability that can be provided by the external processing apparatus; a generating unit that generates content list information containing a first list containing a content that is managed by the managing unit and that can be directly provided by the information processing apparatus, and a second list containing a content that can be provided by giving a processing request to the external processing apparatus; and a providing unit that provides the content list information to a client terminal.03-21-2013
20130073679METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING QUALITY OF SERVICE GUARANTEES IN COMPUTER NETWORKS - An arbitration mechanism provides quality of service guarantees for time-sensitive signals sharing a local area computer network with non-time-sensitive traffic. Device adapters are placed at all access points to an Ethernet network. The device adapters limit admission rates and control the timing of all packets entering the network. By doing so, collisions are eliminated for timesensitive traffic, thereby guaranteeing timely delivery. A common time reference is established for the device adapters. The time reference includes a frame with a plurality of phases. Each of the phases is assigned to a device adapter. Each device adapter is allowed to transmit packets of data onto the network only during the phase assigned thereto. The length of the phases may be modified in accordance with the number of packets to be transmitted by a particular device adapter. A master device adapter may be appointed to synchronize each of the device adapters.03-21-2013
20130073678TRANSFERRING FILES - Systems and techniques for transferring one or more files by connecting to a communications system host; sending, to a client connected to the communications system host, a request to transfer one or more files; when a client permits access to the one or more files, establishing a direct socket connection from the client and bypassing the communications system host; and initiating the transfer of the one or more files from the client over the direct socket connection.03-21-2013
20130073675MANAGING RELATED DIGITAL CONTENT - Aspects of the present disclosure relate to one or more configured computing systems identifying companion content and supplemental content for a base content. Companion content may include, for example, video adaptations of the base content. Supplemental content may include content referenced or related in subject matter to the base content. Information regarding companion content may be utilized to enable a user to interchangeably or synchronously present either a base content (e.g., an eBook or audio book) with the companion content (e.g., a movie adaptation). Information regarding supplemental content may be utilized to present the supplemental content during consumption of a base content, or to save supplemental content for later viewing.03-21-2013
20130060889COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system includes a communication device and a relay apparatus that are connected to a network, to which an external service is connected. The communication device includes a communication unit and a controller configured to perform a first transmitting process and an outputting process. The relay apparatus includes a communication unit and a controller. The controller of the relay apparatus is configured to perform a first receiving process, a second transmitting process, a first getting process, a first instructing process, a second receiving process, a second getting process, and a second instructing process.03-07-2013
20130060902APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION NETWORK - An apparatus and a method for constructing a storage virtualization network are provided according to examples. The apparatus includes a storage module to store first area information. A management module determines whether a first apparatus belongs to the first area based on area information in a message sent by the first apparatus and the first area information. Second storage resources information of the first apparatus is obtained and first storage resources information is updated by utilizing the second storage resources information.03-07-2013
20130060901SYSTEM FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROTECTION AND ROUTING - An information management control system is disclosed. A planning engine executes on a server and receives a protection service level objective. The planning engine dynamically develops a time schedule of data transfer from a source device. The planning engine also develops a subset of nodes suitable to receive the data transfer in accordance with the protection service level objective. A routing engine receives the time schedule and the subset of nodes. The routing engine generates a coordinating set of connected components from a repository of components to route the data transfer from the source device to one of the nodes suitable to receive the data transfer in accordance with the protection service level objective.03-07-2013
20130060900Method, Apparatus and System for Improving Synchronization Efficiency of Really Simple Syndication Service - The present invention discloses a method, apparatus and system for improving synchronization efficiency of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) service. The method comprises that: an RSS source server receiving and parsing a synchronization request packet sent from a mobile terminal, wherein the synchronization request packet comprises a last synchronization timestamp, then obtaining a last synchronization time; the RSS source server determining whether item contents in a channel are updated from the last synchronization timestamp to a current timestamp; if the item contents in the channel are not updated, the RSS source server sending synchronization data that only comprises a LINK label corresponding to an original item to the mobile terminal; and if the item contents in the channel are updated, the RSS source server adding the updated contents to the synchronization data and sending the synchronization data to the mobile terminal. The present invention can reduce the transmitted data quantity, thus shortening the synchronization time.03-07-2013
20130060899METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING DATA AND DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - The embodiments of the invention provide a method and device for sending and receiving data and a data transmission system thereof The sending method includes the following steps: acquiring a first data corresponding to a transmission unit with a specific transmission format, wherein the first data has a first data amount which is equal to the data amount of the transmission unit; acquiring a second data which corresponds to the transmission unit and has a second data amount; obtain a compressed data with a compressed data amount, wherein the compressed data amount is equal to or smaller than the data amount of the transmission unit; sending the compressed data.03-07-2013
20130060898COMMUNICATION SYSTEM DETERMINING EFFECTIVE REMAINING TRANSMISSION RATE USING SMALL-SIZED TEST DATA BEFORE TRANSMITTING ACTUAL DATA - A first communication device stores a transmission rate table including response times, and transmission rates associated with the response times, each first response time indicating a time for transmitting test data between the first and second communication devices, while transmitting load data between any pair of communication devices at one of different transmission rates. The first communication device determine a necessary transmission rate for actual data; detect a response time indicating a time for transmitting the test data between the first and second communication devices; determine a transmission rate associated with the response time, as a used transmission rate, based on the transmission rate table; determine an effective remaining transmission rate based on a maximum transmission rate of the communication network and the used transmission rate; and start transmission of the actual data when the effective remaining transmission rate is higher than the necessary transmission rate.03-07-2013
20130060897SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERMITTING USE OF CONTENT - Apparatus, method, and computer-readable media for permitting use of content. An exemplary method comprises transmitting, while in a requester mode of operation, a transfer request message to at least one external computing devices, wherein the transfer request message indicates content to be transferred; receiving the content in accordance with a transfer right that indicates that the content is permitted to be transferred from at least one of the external computing devices, wherein the transfer right is updated based at least in part on the transfer of the content, and wherein the content is associated with a usage right, the usage right corresponding to a utilization of the content; and processing, while in a server mode of operation, a utilization request message for utilizing the content in accordance with the usage right associated with the content.03-07-2013
20130060893CONDITIONAL PROTOCOL CONTROL - Techniques for modifying the performance of a transport layer protocol in response to a request for content are disclosed. A connection can be established between a content distribution server and an end user computer according to preconfigured parameters. When a request for content is received over the connection, the content distribution server can determine one or more parameters relating to the performance of the connection using information from the request. The content distribution server can modify the connection at the transport layer according to the one or more parameters. Thereafter, the transport layer can manage delivery of the requested content to the end user computer in accordance with the modified parameters. In various embodiments, the content distribution server includes a modified TCP protocol stack which adjusts timing, pacing, and buffer allocation associated with a connection in response to requests from an application-layer data source.03-07-2013
20130060892METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DYNAMIC CODE VIA A TELEPHONE - A user provides an identifier to a computer server operating an online service by means of a network terminal connected to the computer server by a digital network. The user also provides a dynamic code that is to be used with the online service. The dynamic code is made up of a subset of digits that make up the number of a calling line, selected by a code server from among a set of available lines, so as to call the telephone of the user. The number for the dynamic code is transmitted to the online service by the code server. The dynamic code is extracted from the number for the calling line on the basis of an extraction rule indicated by the online service on the network terminal of the user.03-07-2013
20130060896COMPUTER AND METHOD TO REALIZE THE COUPLING BETWEEN COMPUTERS - The present invention provides a computer and a method to realize the coupling between computers. The computer includes: a first interface used to connect with a second computer; a data interactive module, connected with the second computer through the first interface, which is used to enable the second computer to access the data interactive module when the first interface is connected with the second computer, in which the access includes fetching data from the data interactive module and storing data in the data interactive module; a processing module connected with the data interactive module, which is used to communicate data to the second computer through the data interactive module when the first interface is connected with the second computer. It can conveniently utilize two computers to form a hybrid computer system using this technical solution.03-07-2013
20130060895Asynchronous Messaging Using A Node Specialization Architecture in the Dynamic Routing Network - A network routes update messages containing updates to properties of live objects from input sources to clients having the objects. When the clients receive live objects, the clients identify the object IDs associated with the objects and register the object IDs with the routing network. The routing network is adapted to selectively send update messages to nodes in the network and the nodes forward the messages to the clients. One implementation uses a hierarchy of registries to indicate which nodes and clients receive which update messages. Another implementation assigns update messages to one or more of N categories and nodes to one or more of M types, and the gateways maintain mapping between categories and types. To ensure that clients receive all of the update messages for which they register, the clients connect to client proxies that in turn connect to at least one node of each type.03-07-2013
20130060894SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVING MULTIPLE DATA OBJECTS AND FORMATTING FUNCTIONS IN A SINGLE REQUEST - Disclosed are a system for and method of serving multiple data objects and/or formatting functions to a subscribing client via a single request. The system comprises a catalog with entries referencing components used to generate data objects and formatting functions, each of which has a unique identifier; and an engine for receiving requests from the subscribing client, wherein each request includes one or more catalog identifiers. This engine, for each identifier in each received request, executes any prerequisite components, sets the appropriate parameters, and executes the component referenced by the component identifier to obtain the requested data object or formatting function. Having executed the each component, the engine protects the namespaces of the returned functions and variables and aggregates the data objects and/or formatting functions into a script library, and returns the script library to the subscribing client.03-07-2013
20130060887ORDER FEED MESSAGE STREAM INTEGRITY - Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for improving order feed message stream integrity. Certain embodiments provide a method including sending, by a computing device, a first data message; sending a first stop message; clearing a message stream state; and sending a second data message. The first data message includes data related to an order for a tradeable object, a first sequence number with a value of a predefined initial sequence number, and a first phase number. The second data message includes data related to an order, a second sequence number with a value of the predefined initial sequence number, and a second phase number, wherein the second phase number is different than the first phase number. The message stream state is associated with the order.03-07-2013
20130060891DHCP PROXY IN A SUBSCRIBER ENVIRONMENT - Methods and apparatuses for a network element having DHCP proxy functionality are described. According to one embodiment, an exemplary method includes receiving, at a network element, a request for an IP address from a subscriber, in response to the request, on behalf of the subscriber, communicating with one or more IP address providers over a network to process the request, and responding to the subscriber with respect to the request as if the network element is an IP address provider, on behalf of the one or more IP address providers.03-07-2013
20130060890APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION EXECUTION USING A CLOUD SYSTEM - A terminal may backup data in a cloud server. The cloud server may generate a virtual device to perform substantially the same operations as the terminal, and may install an application in the virtual device if the application is determined to be unreliable by the terminal. The cloud server performs a reliability evaluation of the unreliable application and transmits the results of the reliability evaluation to the terminal. In addition, the terminal may store backup data in the cloud server. If the terminal malfunctions, the terminal may be restored by receiving the stored backup data from the cloud server. The terminal may remotely execute an application installed in the virtual device.03-07-2013
20130060888COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING MEDIA DATA - Communication devices are provided comprising a receiver configured to receive a data stream including data for reconstructing media data at a first quality level; a memory for storing data for reconstructing the media data at a second quality level wherein the first quality level is higher than the second quality level; a determiner configured to determine whether the reception rate of the data included in the data stream fulfills a predetermined criterion; and a processing circuit configured to reconstruct the media data from the data included in the data stream if it has been determined that the reception rate of the data included in the data stream fulfills the predetermined criterion and to reconstruct the media data from the data stored in the memory if it has been determined that the reception rate of the data included in the data stream does not fulfill the predetermined criterion.03-07-2013
20130060886Cross-Frame Progressive Spoiling Support for Reduced Network Bandwidth Usage - An invention is disclosed for efficiently processing and transmitting graphics data in a remote desktop environment. In embodiments of the invention, a connection is established between a remote desktop server computer and a remote desktop client computer. The remote desktop server computer may process graphics data representative of a remote user desktop. The remote desktop server computer may divide the remote desktop screen in data regions and portions. The remote desktop server computer may then encode and transmit each region to the remote desktop client computer at a certain quality that may be adjusted progressively across the screen frames. The remote desktop server computer may also stop encoding and transmitting the portions of the data region that would not be visible to a user when the region is rendered on a display. The remote desktop user experiences an image quality gradually improving with each frame containing information about the image.03-07-2013
20130060885METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING OFFLINE WEB APPLICATION EXECUTION - An approach is provided for providing client-side caching of content using one or more web cookies. A data caching module determines a request from a device for specifying content data directed to at least one web server, at least one storage destination, or a combination thereof. The data caching module processes the content data for storage in one or more web cookies, then causes transmission of the content data via the one or more web cookies to the at least one web server, the at least one storage destination, or a combination thereof based on the request.03-07-2013
20120311073ROUTING BY RESOLUTION - Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method and related network node including one or more of the following: receiving a request message, the request message including a pointer; determining whether the network node is associated with the pointer; and if the network node is associated with the pointer: determining a label associated with the pointer, modifying the request message to produce a modified message, the modified message including the label, and transmitting the modified message to at least one other network node. Various embodiments additionally or alternatively relate a method and related network node including one or more of the following receiving a publish message, wherein the publish message includes a pointer; generating a label to be associated with the pointer; modifying the publish message to produce a modified message, wherein the modified message includes the label; and transmitting the modified message to at least one other network node.12-06-2012
20090300139METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FEDERATING CONTACT LISTS TO FACILITATE SHARING OF MEDIA AND OTHER CONTENT THROUGH A COMMUNICATION CHANNEL - Multiple contact lists of a user, which individual lists are maintained in varying formats associated with varying internet-based services or computer-based applications, are federated through the use of an intermediate schema used by a federating messenger application. The federating messenger application may be instantiated as a client resident at a computer system and/or as a server-based application accessible via a Web browser or dedicated client application. In one instance, the federated messenger application includes both client-based and server-based components, and on the client-side may be resident as a browser extension or similar application.12-03-2009
20090271496INFORMATION RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM BASED ON BIOMETRIC INFORMATION - State information of a user is detected via a biometric information sensor (10-29-2009
20090077196All-hazards information distribution method and system, and method of maintaining privacy of distributed all-hazards information - An information distribution method includes: gathering all-hazards information into an information exchange from a first information source; gathering all-hazards information into the information exchange from a second information source; distributing the all-hazards information from the information exchange to a first independently-controlled alert network; distributing the all-hazards information from the information exchange to a second independently-controlled alert network.03-19-2009
20120226771Remote Monitoring Systems And Methods For Medical Devices - A remote monitoring system for monitoring a plurality of medical devices at a patient care or home care facility. The system includes a device integration server in communication with wireless relay modules for receiving data packets from the medical devices including an identifier and data for each medical device. The system also includes an outbound web server. The web server is configured to provide webpages including the data of the medical devices for display on first and second remote monitoring devices, subject to authentication of an associated data request from the monitoring device.09-06-2012
20120226770Delivery of Content - Systems and methods are provided for a pull model for delivery of data such as content metadata among interconnected content delivery networks (CDNi), allowing for accurate metadata information in appropriate edge servers in a large CDNi system. When a request for an asset in a CDN (CDN A) is to be served by another, interconnected CDN (CDN B), a link to the location where the metadata is stored within CDN A can be provided along with the request for CDN B to serve the content to the user. The link can be passed to the appropriate edge device in CDN B, which can retrieve the metadata to set up and support the content session. The encrypted information can also be passed recursively by CDN B to other CDNs with which it is interconnected.09-06-2012
20130067021VERSION SELECTIVE CONTENT DELIVERY - A method and system of ID based content delivery where the selection and transmission of content is facilitated with use of version IDs associated with each available version of each particular piece of content. A relationship may be generated between the available versions in the version IDs to facilitate determining the version ID associated with a version desired for rendering at a particular type of terminal.03-14-2013
20090031003Color Coding Web Site Presentation - A method and apparatus are provided for customizing a web site and images therein based upon the color preference of a user accessing the web site. One or more images selected for presentation on a web site are categorized based upon a predominant color in the image. Similarly, a user color preference is obtained for viewing the web site. If the user color preference differs from the image color categorization, the web site images are replaced with images with a color spectrum matching the user color preference, if a matching replacement image is available.01-29-2009
20130067032PERSONALIZATION DATA PROVIDING UNIT - A method in a system for personalizing portable data carriers includes a personalization data providing unit and a plurality of personalization units and further is associated with a corresponding data providing unit and the personalization system. The data providing unit receives a request for personalization data from a first personalization unit and transmits personalization data to the first personalization unit. A data preparation parameter is received from the first personalization unit and the personalization data is prepared to be transmitted in accordance with the received data preparation parameter.03-14-2013
20130067031ESTABLISHING A VIRTUAL TUNNEL BETWEEN TWO COMPUTER PROGRAMS - A system transfers data via a communication session between a client application and a server application, where the client application runs on a first network and the server application runs on a second network. The system includes a proxy having a socket to the client application. The proxy converts data between a local protocol run on the first network to a non-local protocol. An agent creates a socket to the server application. The agent converts data between a local protocol run on the second network and the non-local protocol. A server is in communication with the proxy and the agent. The server contains a message queue dedicated to the communication session. The message queue stores data transmitted during the communication session.03-14-2013
20130067030STREAMING NETWORK CODING - In one embodiment, a method comprises supplying, by a network node to a peer network node, a randomization seed assigned to the network node for generating a prescribed sequence of pseudorandom numbers according to a prescribed pseudorandom number generation function; encoding each data block having a corresponding position in an ordered sequence of a stream of data blocks, into a corresponding differentially-encoded data block based on applying a product of the corresponding data block and the corresponding pseudorandom number, having the corresponding position in the prescribed sequence, to a corresponding successively-preceding differentially-encoded data block from the prescribed ordered sequence, the data block recoverable solely based on a determined difference between the corresponding differentially-encoded data block and the corresponding successively-preceding differentially-encoded data block relative to the corresponding pseudorandom number; and outputting each differentially-encoded data block in a corresponding packet that identifies the network node and the corresponding position.03-14-2013
20130067029COMMUNICATION DEVICE, RELAY SERVER FOR RELAYING DATA FROM COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING THEM - A communication device for transmitting data via a first server to a second server includes an acquiring unit operable to acquire, from the first server, server information as information indicating a style of data acceptable to the second server, a converting unit operable to convert a style of data to be transmitted into the style acceptable to the second server, based on the server information, and a transmitting unit operable to transmit data converted by the converting unit to the first server.03-14-2013
20130067025TARGET SUBSCRIPTION FOR A NOTIFICATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - Distributing an event to a plurality of end users. A method includes receiving a normalized event that a plurality of users have subscribed to receive. The event has data about the event in a normalized form. The method further includes evaluating user preferences of one or more of the plurality of users. The user preferences are expressed in a format matching the format of the normalized form. The method further includes, based on the evaluation, selecting a subset of the plurality of users. The method further includes packaging the event into a delivery bundle with a routing slip identifying the subset of the plurality of users. The method further includes using the delivery bundle, distributing the event to the subset of the plurality of users.03-14-2013
20130067027APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UPLOADING IMAGE TO A SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE THEREOF - An apparatus and a method of the apparatus for uploading an image file to a social network service (SNS) are provided. The apparatus uploads an image file generated by scanning, or an image file previously saved at the apparatus, using an application installed on the apparatus. The apparatus selects at least one of the image files generated by scanning at an image scanning apparatus connected to the apparatus, or previously-saved image files, and uploads the selected image file to at least one SNS site, using the application installed on the apparatus.03-14-2013
20130067026REMOTE ACCESS AND ADMINISTRATION OF DEVICE CONTENT AND CONFIGURATION USING HTTP PROTOCOL - A mobile device supports a mobile server hosting an HTML web site. The mobile device has an identifier and receives dynamically updated IP addresses from a network connected through a firewall to the Internet. The mobile device reports received updates of the IP address to an HTTP server in the network that interfaces with the Internet. The HTTP server updates a redirect address record associating the identifier of the mobile device with the reported IP address. The HTTP server receives, from a web browser in the Internet, an HTTP request having the identifier of the mobile device. The HTTP server, using the redirect address record, redirects the web browser to the mobile device. The web browser sends an HTTP request directly to the mobile device.03-14-2013
20130067024DISTRIBUTING MULTI-SOURCE PUSH NOTIFICATIONS TO MULTIPLE TARGETS - Delivering events to consumers. A method includes accessing proprietary data. The method further includes normalizing the proprietary data to create a normalized event. A plurality of end consumers is determined, that based on a subscription should receive the event. Data from the normalized event is formatted into a plurality of different formats appropriate for all of the determined end consumers. Data from the normalized event is delivered to each of the plurality of end consumers in a format appropriate to the end consumers.03-14-2013
20130067022Platform for Third-Party Supplied Calls-To-Action - In one embodiment, a first computing system receives a request from a second computing system, the request indicating an information item displayed on the second computing system. In response to the request, the first computing system determines whether the information item is associated with any call-to-action provided by any third computing system. If the information item is associated with one or more calls-to-action provided by one or more third computing systems, then the first computing system sends the one or more calls-to-action provided by the one or more third computing systems to the second computing system to be displayed on the second computing system in connection with the information item.03-14-2013
20130067033Method, device and mobile broadcast business management system for transmitting data information - The disclosure provides a method, a device and a Mobile Broadcast Business Management System (MBBMS) for transmitting data information, wherein the method includes: a source platform sends a synchronous data stream to a data buffer, and determines whether the synchronous data stream is sent to the data buffer successfully; if the synchronous data stream is sent to the data buffer successfully, the data buffer sends the synchronous data stream to a target platform; and if the synchronous data stream is sent to the data buffer unsuccessfully, the source platform sends the synchronous data stream to a data memory for storing. By means of the method, device and MBBMS for transmitting data information, after the data buffer sends the synchronous data stream unsuccessfully, the data buffer regularly extracts the synchronous data stream from the data memory and sends the synchronous data stream extracted to the target platform until the synchronous data stream extracted is sent successfully; the number of times of synchronous data transmission and the amount of transmitted synchronous data are reduced and a large amount of network resources are thus saved.03-14-2013
20130067028INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND NON-TRANSITORY INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - A search management unit or a data acquisition unit acquires information according to experience contents of a provision destination user to which information is provided. A transition data identifying unit identifies information according to experience contents of a provision source user being a user whose experience contents are brought into correspondence with the experience contents of the provision destination user. An information providing unit provides the provision destination user with the information according to the experience contents of the provision source user. With the above-mentioned configuration, it is possible to promote sharing of experiences among a plurality of users.03-14-2013
20130067023SCALABLE, SELECTIVE TRAFFIC PROXYING - Proxy networks enable a source to send traffic to one or more targets through a set of nodes operating as proxies. However, proxy networks are typically nonselective (often by design), and do not enable a source to specify properties of the nodes selected as proxies to send traffic to the target. Presented herein are proxy network techniques that enable sources to specify node properties in a target request, and that utilize a set of node managers for respective subsets of nodes. For a target request specifying selected node properties, the node managers may select as proxies nodes having the node properties specified in the target request. Additionally, the techniques presented herein promote the flexibility of the proxy network (e.g., adding groups of nodes, expanding the variety of nodes and node properties, and sending various forms of traffic using any protocol to various topics on behalf of many and various sources).03-14-2013
20110022681User targeting management, monitoring and enforcement - A scalable architecture for managing, monitoring and enforcing user ad targeting operates across a distributed network. The architecture enables defining and enforcement of policy related to targeting across various domains, platforms, devices, protocols, interactions, content and media types. Targeting decisions utilize user policy as well as profile information. A user policy or portions thereof may be discovered and accessed without requiring direct interactions. The architecture provides a simple and extensible notion of policy scoping, provides an abstract processing model for determining actions related to interactions involving multiple policies, provides for time-limited in addition to use-limited ways to use policy and profile information, provides a set of discovery services that automate policy and profile discovery within and without the context of a targeting interaction, provides a coherent set of monitoring and enforcement strategies for policies, profiles and targeting, provides for easy integration with privacy-safe targeting, and provides scalable behavioral targeting opt-out.01-27-2011
20110022680CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Various embodiments facilitate the distribution of digital content. In some embodiments, a system manages the distribution of a subscription that includes digital content. In one embodiment, the system pushes the subscription to a first and second portable computing device. Then, the system receives from the first portable device a user addition to the subscription, such as some new or changed text. Next, the system incorporates the received addition into the subscription to the first and second portable devices. In another embodiment, the system receives a customization request, composes a subscription based on guidelines in the received request, and pushes the subscription to a portable device.01-27-2011
20120117192Information Processing System and Method Providing a Remote Access - An information processing system for offering a remote access from a device to a virtual service provided in a local network is provided. The virtual service invokes native services provisioned by a service provider. The system comprising: a management unit managing service information specifying a shortcut component of the service: an obtaining unit obtaining a request for the virtual service from the device; a receiving unit receiving the service information from the management unit; a specification unit specifying a shortcut component for the requested virtual service based on the received service information; an invoking unit executing the specified shortcut component by invoking native services to the service provider, and transferring the other component of the requested virtual service to the local network; a combination unit combining results; and a response unit responding the combined result to the device.05-10-2012
20120117191SYSTEM, APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION - In response to a request, one of primary content data as a copyrighted work and incidental content data is received from a server. With a music editing and sharing application, the content data is used in a secondary usage fashion for editing in order to produce new incidental content data. The incidental content data is not the one that is produced by arranging directly the primary content data as an editing material but play control information for giving an instruction defining a play mode. The incidental content data is uploaded to an incidental content server.05-10-2012
20120117190METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SERVICE USING PERSONAL NETWORK - Disclosed is a method of providing a service of an external network through creating a service group including personal network devices establishing a personal network by a Converged Personal Network Service (CPNS) server. A plurality of service providers provide a service for each group without independent operation of the service group generation and management function, thereby conserving resources and improving efficiency.05-10-2012
20120117189METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING FEEDBACK FROM A DEVICE - An apparatus and method for utilizing user feedback of a user device. The method includes identifying state information of the CPU and obtaining usage information when the CPU is identified to be in a processing state. The average CPU usage is calculated and the CPU is upgraded based on the calculated average.05-10-2012
20120117188METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COORDINATING YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES REFERRALS - Methods and systems for coordinating the referrals of youth and family services are provided. The methods and systems include a repository of community service organizations that are matched with an at-risk youth, parent, or other individual based on the risk factors associated with the subject and the interests of the subject. A mentor may be assigned to the subject to facilitate participation with the service organization. Follow-up is conducted by the method and system to increase the effectiveness of the treatment programs referred thereby.05-10-2012
20120117186DDS STRUCTURE WITH SCALABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY AND NODE CONSTITUTING THE SAME - A node constituting data distribution service (DDS) structure according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a first DDS application including a first DCPS layer and a first real-time publish-subscribe (RTPS) layer and a second DDS application including a second DCPS layer communicated with the first RTPS layer.05-10-2012
20120117182CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - Systems and methods for delivering digital content are disclosed herein. The system facilitates the transfer of digital content to consumers from one or more sources through recognition of an identifier that is associated with the digital content.05-10-2012
20120117181SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF PROVIDING MOBILE APPLICATIONS MANAGEMENT - A system for and method of providing mobile device management. The system and method may include identifying, to a customer, a mobile management system that is communicatively coupled to a customer system associated with the customer via a first network and communicatively coupled to a plurality of mobile devices associated with the customer via a second network, storing, on the mobile management system, a plurality of template mobile applications, receiving, from the customer system, modification data associated with one of the plurality of template mobile applications via the first network, modifying the one of the plurality of template mobile applications based on the modification data, and transmitting, to the plurality of mobile devices, the modified one of the plurality of template mobile applications via the second network.05-10-2012
20090234934MANAGING MULTIPLE NETWORK INTERFACES BY ASSIGNING THEM TO INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS - A multiple network interface system that efficiently utilizes the different interfaces by binding specific applications to them. The system is able to direct selected applications to specified interfaces through a resource management module, which can dynamically or manually bind the application. The resource management module acts as a router within the system, encompassing all the interface connections.09-17-2009
20090055510SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING MEDIA CONTENT FOR A PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER - A system and method are provided for enabling a portable media player to obtain media content from secondary systems, such as other portable media players, via local wireless communication. In general, the portable media player stores proxy information identifying the media content of a number of media files in the user's media collection rather than the media files themselves. When a secondary system is within a local wireless coverage area of the portable media player, the proxy information for the media files, or a subset thereof, is provided to the secondary system. In response, the secondary system identifies media files stored by the secondary system having media content matching the media content identified by the proxy information. The secondary system then provides a notification of the identified media files to the portable media player, which may then obtain the identified media files from the secondary system.02-26-2009
20120271910SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OUTPUTTING CONTENTS IN CPNS ENVIRONMENT - The present invention relates to a system and method for outputting contents in a CPNS environment, and the system for outputting contents in a CPNS environment comprises: a user terminal for searching for a contents playback terminal supporting CPNS, sharing the contents with the contents playback terminal by receiving contents information from the searched contents playback terminal and downloading at least one piece previously stored contents to the contents playback terminal, and requesting playback of contents selected by a user among the shared contents; the contents playback terminal for sharing the contents with the user terminal by connecting to the user terminal through a short-range communication network, and outputting corresponding contents through a contents output device in response to a contents playback request received from the user terminal; and the contents output device for outputting the contents received from the contents playback terminal.10-25-2012
20130166678Smart Suggestions Engine for Mobile Devices - The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for providing relevant content to a requesting mobile device that include receiving, using at least one computer, a request for enterprise portal application content; identifying a requesting device from the received request; identifying enterprise portal application content from at least one enterprise portal application associated with the received request; determining capabilities of the requesting device; and comparing the determined capabilities of the requesting device with the capabilities required by a particular enterprise portal application.06-27-2013
20120233290SYSTEM FOR MULTIMEDIA VIEWING BASED ON ENTITLEMENTS - An advertising control method is described. The method includes receiving an advertisement identification message (AIM) (09-13-2012
20120233289DATA TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD - Provided is a data transfer apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention including: a power supply unit supplying operation power; a communication unit connected with an external apparatus and downloading inverter control data from the external apparatus; a memory storing the inverter control data downloaded by the communication unit; a connection unit connected to an inverter, transferring the inverter control data stored in the memory to the inverter, and supplying the operation power supplied through the power supply unit to the inverter; and a control unit allowing the operation power to be supplied to the inverter and allowing the inverter control data to be transferred to the inverter whenever the inverter is connected.09-13-2012
20090013060Methods and Systems for Device Personalization - Systems and methods for personalizing devices using data objects in a manner that deters theft and provides a mechanism for finding lost devices are described. In one embodiment, one of the methods includes uniquely registering a device and an owner of the device with the system. The method further includes personalizing the registered device to include lost and found information, such as by creating an image data object to include the information or providing a text data object that includes the information. In another method, a lost and found tracking service is used to receive a report of a found device from a finder and to determine an associated owner of the found device in order to contact the owner and convey information regarding the finder.01-08-2009
20090013059Communication system and method - A method of accessing content at a user terminal connected to a communication network and executing a communication client. The method comprises: the client displaying a list of contacts associated with a user of the client; the client retrieving a message from the communication network, wherein the message is related to a further user represented by one of the contacts displayed in the list of contacts, the message comprising a reference to content stored in a storage means accessible by the communication network; the client initiating a call to the further user over the communication network responsive to a user of the client selecting the one of the contacts in the list of contacts; and responsive to initiating the call, the client establishing communication with the storage means using the reference, accessing the content and displaying the content at the user terminal.01-08-2009
20090013058Embedded device and method for assisting in processing media content based on subcribed syndication feed - The invention provides a device, embedded in an electronic equipment, for assisting in processing a media content based on a subscribed syndication feed. The invention utilizes a widget engine module to perform a widget application to parse the subscribed syndication feed to obtain link tags, to download media data based on the link tags, and to generate the media content based on the parsed subscribed syndication feed, the media data and a user interface provided by the widget engine module. Thereby, a user can use the electronic equipment to, over the internet, subscribe and download information of interest, shared media content or other specific services or tools.01-08-2009
20090013057Data file transmission method and wireless communication device - A storage in a wireless communication terminal stores at least one data file. A data file selector selects a data file from among the data files stored in the storage, in accordance with an instruction from a user acknowledged in an acknowledging unit. A search unit searches for a wireless communication terminal originating a download request signal requesting a download of a data file. A transmission destination selector selects a transmission destination wireless communication terminal from among the wireless communication terminals identified through the search, in accordance with an instruction from a user acknowledged in the acknowledging unit. A transmitter transmits the selected data file to the transmission destination wireless communication terminal.01-08-2009
20090006579Data Providing System, Server and Program - A data providing system of the present invention is provided with an image acquiring device, an area extracting device, a data storing device, and a data providing device. For each image data acquired by the image acquiring device, a storage destination specifying area is extracted by the area extracting device, storage destination is specified by a storage destination specifying device, and the image data is stored at the storage destination by the data storing device.01-01-2009
20130166685PORTABLE DATA CARRIER AS A WEB SERVER - The invention relates to a method for providing hypertext data through a hypertext server on a portable data carrier for a terminal connected to the portable data carrier, and to an accordingly adapted portable data carrier. The hypertext server receives a hypertext query of the terminal and thereupon provides hypertext data relating to the hypertext query. The hypertext server then sends the provided hypertext data as a hypertext response to the terminal. The method is characterized in that upon the providing of the hypertext data at least one hyperlink contained in the hypertext data is checked and the checked hyperlink is contained in the hypertext response.06-27-2013
20130166673MISSED MEDIA SYSTEM AND METHOD - A web site receives, by a computer, a request from a user device to display a news item web page. The computer determines a time and date that the user previously visited the web site to view news items, identifies news items published after the determined time and date, dynamically generates a web page including at least a portion of the identified news items, and transmits the generated web page to the user device.06-27-2013
20130166674SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING CONTROL MESSAGES IN AN AVB NETWORK - A system that includes a transmitting apparatus and a receiving apparatus may communicate over an Ethernet Audio/Video Bridging network. The transmitting apparatus and the receiving apparatus may each include an application layer module in communication with an application interface module. The application layer module of the transmitting apparatus may interface with the application interface module to send a control message over the network to control flow of a data stream over the network. The application layer module of the receiving apparatus may interface with the application to interface module to receive the control message.06-27-2013
20130166675Computer System and Computer Method for Coarse-Grained Data Access - A computerized method for accessing business object data stored in a data buffer of a server computer includes providing an application program interface (API) having a function for specifying a set of paths through a business object stored as a data structure in a data buffer of a server computer. Each of the paths included in the set of paths specifies a plurality of nodes of the business object for accessing hosted data at the plurality of nodes. The method further includes receiving a set of parameters for the function of the API. The set of parameters specify the set of paths. The method further includes issuing the set of parameters to the server computer, retrieving hosted data from the plurality of nodes for each path in the set of paths; and transmitting to a client the hosted data retrieved from the plurality of nodes.06-27-2013
20130166676DETECTION OF CUSTOM PARAMETERS IN A REQUEST URL - Identifying at least one custom parameter in a request uniform resource locator (URL). At least a first portion of source code of a Web application that typically consumes the custom parameter provided in the request URL can be identified. The Web application can be instrumented at the first portion of the source code. The Web application can receive the request URL and the Web application can be executed with the instrumented source code. At least one run-time value consumed by the second portion of the source code can be identified, and the run-time value can be compared to the request URL to determine whether the run-time value intersects with the request URL. Responsive to determining that the run-time value intersects with the request URL, the run-time value can be identified as the custom parameter. A custom parameter rule can be generated based on the comparison.06-27-2013
20130166680METHOD, APPARATUS, AND NETWORK SYSTEM FOR ACQUIRING CONTENT - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for acquiring content, where the method includes: acquiring a content request from a client; determining the number of times for requesting requested content; and when the number of times for requesting is greater than a first preset threshold, acquiring the content from a content routing node group in a content network according to the content request, where the content routing node group has a content storage function, and sending the acquired content to the client. The embodiments of the present invention further disclose an apparatus and a network system to which the method is applied. By using the embodiments of the present invention, network transmission redundancy can be reduced, a response speed of user access can be increased, and user experience can be improved.06-27-2013
20130166681SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION - Message publish/subscribe systems are required to process high message volumes with reduced latency and performance bottlenecks. The end-to-end middleware architecture proposed by the present invention is designed for high-volume, low-latency messaging by, among other things, reducing intermediary hops with neighbor-based routing, introducing efficient native-to-external and external-to-native protocol conversions, monitoring system performance, including latency, in real time, employing topic-based and channel-based message communications, and dynamically optimizing system interconnect configurations and message transmission protocols.06-27-2013
20130166682COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SERVER APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - Disclosed herein is a communication system including: a first apparatus and a second apparatus being communication terminals at least one of which resides on a mobile object; and a server apparatus. The server apparatus includes: a determination block configured to determine whether the first and the second apparatuses are in close proximity to each other based on position data of the first apparatus and on position data of the second apparatus; and a communication block configured such that if the determination block determines that the first and the second apparatuses are in close proximity to each other, the communication block transmits preinstalled content data to at least one of the first and the second apparatuses.06-27-2013
20130166683DEVICE CAPABLE OF SAFELY COMMUNICATING DEVICE INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A device which is capable of minimizing the use of resources in devices and safely communicating information such as settings on devices. The device is capable of communicating with another device via a wireless communication network and manages the other device. The device leaves a first wireless communication network to which the device is currently connected. Then, the device wirelessly connects to the other device so as to construct, with the other device that left the first wireless communication network after the device, a second wireless communication network, which is different from the first wireless communication network, by using a setting network ID for use in a setting change mode for changing setting values of the other device. The device sends setting data to the other device, to which the device was wirelessly connected, via the second wireless communication network.06-27-2013
20120239776DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - In a data communication system including a reception side PC for receiving data, a transmission source PC for transmitting data, and a data transfer apparatus, the reception side PC notifies the transmission source PC of a reception ID as an identifier for specifying the reception side PC in data communication. Upon receiving a transmission notification containing the reception ID from the transmission source PC, the reception side PC requests a list of data corresponding to the transmission notification of the data transfer apparatus. The reception side PC requests, of the data transfer apparatus, acquisition target data based on the list of data transmitted from the data transfer apparatus in response to the request, and then acquires the data.09-20-2012
20080294746Dynamic Extension of Network-Accessible Services - Services deployed in a network computing environment (such as a Web services implementation model) are transparently extended. Preferably, handler components in an engine that processes requests and responses provide the extensions. A handler for outgoing messages adds the extensions to a response message that is created responsive to receiving a request message that asks for a service's available operations. A client receiving this response message can then invoke one of the extensions, without knowing that it is an extension. A handler for incoming messages checks received requests: if a request for an extension is received, the handler routes that message to a location other than the service itself; otherwise, incoming requests for operations that are actually available from the service are routed thereto. Extensions may provide additional operations such as, but not limited to, management operations, dynamic enabling/disabling of service operations, and/or controlled access to service operations—even though the service itself might contain no operations for these.11-27-2008
20130166684APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PARTIAL CONTENTS - An apparatus includes a contents identifier configured to identify contents displayed on a first device among a plurality of devices, a usage history monitor configured to monitor usage history of a second device among the plurality of devices, a partial contents generator configured to generate partial contents, which is a part of the contents, based on the monitored usage history and a partial contents transmitter configured to transmit the partial contents to any one of the plurality of devices.06-27-2013
20130166677ROLE-BASED ACCESS CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS IN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A role-based access control apparatus for use in a distribution system including a plurality of nodes, includes a role manager configured to assign the role of a publisher, which processes a request for a data transfer, to a node, and the role of subscribers, which request the data transfer, to remaining nodes, the role relationship between the plurality of nodes being transmitted to the remaining nodes playing the roles of subscribers and the requested data from the remaining nodes being transmitted to the remaining nodes based on the role relationship; and a role monitor configured to manage the role relationship assigned to the plurality of nodes.06-27-2013
20130166679METHOD OF CONTROLLING NOTIFICATION AT A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method of communicating between first and second communication terminals includes: exchanging data between the first and second communication terminals, the second communication terminal being located within a predetermined range relative to the first communication terminal; and notifying, at the first communication terminal, a user of the first communication terminal of an exchange of data after waiting for a predetermined time period from exchange of data.06-27-2013
20120311075PLAYLISTS FOR REAL-TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME STREAMING - A content streaming system, such as an HTTP streaming system, can use a variant audio playlist that identifies different audio playlists, such as one playlist in English and one playlist in Spanish, for the same program such as a video program which is specified by a video playlist which can be separate from the variant audio playlist. A client can use the variant audio playlist to select a particular audio content for the same program, and the particular audio content can be referred to by one URL in the variant audio playlist, among a set of alternative URLs, in the variant audio playlist, for alternative audio content.12-06-2012
20120016953Methods And Systems For Providing A Document - Systems and methods for providing a document are described. In one described method, a document comprising a portion selected by a first member of a social network is hosted for the first member. The portion is dynamically updated with content. An audience criterion for the portion and a type of relationship between the first member and a second member of the social network are identified. If the type of relationship between the first member and the second member satisfies the audience criterion, the second member is provided access to at least the portion.01-19-2012
20130024546METHOD FOR PROVIDING EPISODIC MEDIA ON A DEDICATED CHANNEL - A personalized media service provides, e.g., user customization of radio channel selections, immediate availability of multiple pre-programmed and/or customized channels, the ability to intersperse different types of content including periodically refreshed information content, availability of personal radio functions on devices such as car audio systems, PDAs, smartphones, MP3 players, etc. Available channels include, e.g., pre-programmed channels selected for the user based on an interest profile, user-owned content, user-specified recorded content, etc. An audio user interface facilitates user selection of programming and user purchase of currently played audio material. An overall radio experience is thus provided that combines the customization and flexibility of digital media with the immediacy and ubiquity of radio. Video materials may also be accommodated.01-24-2013
20110282967SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein are a system and a method for providing multimedia services capable of rapidly providing various types of large-capacity multimedia contents and various sensory effects of the multimedia contents to users in real time, which generate multimedia contents of the multimedia services and generate sensory effect information representing the sensory effects of the multimedia contents, depending on service request of the multimedia services that users want to receive, encode the sensory effect information into the binary representation using a binary representation encoding scheme, converts the sensory effect information encoded by the binary representation into command information of the binary representation, and provide the multimedia contents and the sensory effects in real time through device command depending on the command information of the binary representation.11-17-2011
20110282971PERSONAL CRITERIA VERIFICATION USING FRACTIONAL INFORMATION - A method for verifying the identity of users connected to a computer network comprises providing fractional information queries to users, wherein responses to these individual queries are not sufficient to identify the user. This method further comprises receiving responses to these fractional information queries and comparing these responses to data available from within a computer network. A set of potential matches to the user is generated according to these responses and is used in determining whether the set of potential matches is sufficient to identify the user.11-17-2011
20110282970Motor Vehicle Having an Internet Connection and Method of Operating Same - In a motor vehicle having an Internet connection and at least two computer units to which at least one operating location respectively is assigned for using the Internet, each operating location includes at least one display unit and operating devices. By each computer unit, at least one browser application for the display of Internet pages is implementable such that, by way of the input devices, Internet pages can be called at each operating location via Internet addresses and can be displayed on the display unit. An Internet address used at a first operating location, which is assigned to a first computer unit, can be automatically stored in a central address memory such that the Internet address can be made available by an access taking place from a second computer unit to the address memory at a second operating location assigned to this second computer unit. This permits a facilitated address input by the operating devices of the second operating location.11-17-2011
20110282969METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXCHANGING INFORMATION BETWEEN BACK-END AND FRONT-END SYSTEMS - A system for exchanging information content between a back-end system within a restricted access environment and an end-user includes a front-end system and a manager node outside of the restricted environment, and an access node within the restricted environment. The front-end system executes a mini-application to output query data. The manager node receives the query data and applies business logic and connection parameters to generate a request for the information content in a first format. The manager node communicates the request to the access node in the first format. The access node converts the request to a second format particular to the back-end system, and conveys the request to the back-end system. Responses containing the information content are received at the access node from the back-end system. The access node converts the responses to the first format and sends information content contained in the responses to the front-end system via the manager node.11-17-2011
20110282963STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING STORAGE DEVICE - Disclosed is a storage device 11-17-2011
20110282968METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING MEDIA PRESENTATION ON DEVICES VIA AN INFORMATION SPACE - An approach is provided for coordinating media presentation on devices via an information space. In response to a request for presentation of media content, a media provision coordinating application retrieves from an information space raw media content corresponding to the request. The media provision coordinating application determines one or more first devices for pre-processing the raw media content and one or more second devices for presenting pre-processed media content based upon respective technical capabilities and availabilities of the first devices, the second devices, or a combination thereof, the first and second devices are connected to the information space.11-17-2011
20110282966CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND GATEWAY DEVICE, AND PROGRAM - A renderer (DMR) in a second local area network via an Internet is enabled to reproduce content in a first local area network. A content transmission system generates a virtual DMR corresponding to a DMR (content reproduction device) in a content reception system. A DMC (controller) and a DMS (content server) recognize the virtual DMR as if to be an actual DMR and communicate therewith. This enables content to be reproduced in an actual DMR in a different home network residing beyond the Internet without any modification on the DLNA standard. A transmission gateway device (transmission mechanism) relays communication destined for the virtual DMR (instructions and content) to a reception gateway device (reception mechanism). Also in the content reception system, the actual DMR is capable of processing communication from a different home network by communication only with the reception mechanism. This negates the need for modification on the DLNA standard.11-17-2011
20110282965SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVITY BETWEEN A HOST AND A USER - One example embodiment includes a computing environment that includes an application for connecting a remote user to an event host. The application performs a method of providing interactivity between the host and the user. The method includes providing a host for an event and connecting a user to the host over a network. The method also includes transmitting real-time content over the network to the user and transmitting interactive content from the host to the user. The interactive content is related to the real-time content and can be manipulated by the user.11-17-2011
20110282964DELIVERY OF TARGETED CONTENT RELATED TO A LEARNED AND PREDICTED FUTURE BEHAVIOR BASED ON SPATIAL, TEMPORAL, AND USER ATTRIBUTES AND BEHAVIORAL CONSTRAINTS - Methods and apparatuses and for determining suitability to display information from an information source, such as an advertiser, to a mobile client are described. Learning distribution vectors are tagged to specific content in the information by the advertiser and delivered with the derived learning distribution vectors to the mobile client. The mobile client refines the derived learning distribution vectors based on any one or more combinations of temporal, spatial, attributes, behavioral constraints of the user using context independent/context aware/prediction schemes to determine suitability of the content for display to the user.11-17-2011
20130091245INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT CONTROLS DEVICE VIA NETWORK AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS, DEVICE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS, AS WELL AS DEVICE CONTROL SYSTEM - An information processing apparatus capable of suppressing an increase in traffic on the network, and transmitting data even when the platform is different between a transmitting-side device and a receiving-side device. When a transfer request to the device is received from an upper layer software program, a virtualized controller extracts predetermined parameters necessary for controlling the device from parameters included in the transfer request, transmits the extracted parameters to the device, and stores the other parameters. When response parameters corresponding to the request parameters are received, a communication controller generates a transfer response by adding the stored parameters to the response parameters and transfers the generated transfer response to the upper layer software program.04-11-2013
20110302270MULTICAST DISTRIBUTION CONTROL SYSTEM - Each of terminals transmits positional information indicating a current position of the terminal and a request for acquisition of multicast contents or receives the multicast content; an input accepting unit that accepts an input of the positional information and the request for acquisition; a display unit that displays the multicast content; and a terminal control unit that finds the positional information or causes the display unit to display the multicast content, and the contents distribution control server has: a server communication unit that receives the positional information and the request for acquisition or transmits the multicast content; a setting memory device that stores areas to which multicast contents can be transmitted, channel information for transmission of the multicast contents and area positional information indicating locations of the areas; and a server control unit that determines the positional information and the request for acquisition and causes the multicast content that permits viewing-listening on the basis of the channel information matching the area positional information.12-08-2011
20120110122INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD, BROADCAST RECEPTION METHOD, INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION METHOD, PROGRAMS AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information distribution apparatus and an information communication terminal, in which contents are managed by using content identifiers (content IDs) managed as IDs conforming to a rule of uniformity. In the information communication terminal, a content ripped from a recording medium, and stored in a storage element, is also managed by using a content identifier acquired from the information distribution apparatus. Accordingly, contents stored in the storage element can be managed by using content IDs each managed as an ID common to the information communication terminal and the information distribution apparatus. In communicating between the information communication terminal and the information distribution apparatus, a content identifier conforming to a rule of uniformity is used for identifying a content to which the content identifier is assigned, so that the terminal is capable of downloading the content as well as acquiring additional information relevant to the content from the apparatus.05-03-2012
20120110116PLATFORM SYSTEM WITH PROVIDER CONTROLLING MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A method of operation of a provider controlling platform system includes: determining a provider criterion for selecting a service provider; determining a device capability for selecting a device service for a peripheral device; generating a selection threshold based on the provider criterion, the device capability, or a combination thereof for executing the device service; and generating a service command based on the selection threshold meeting or exceeding a service request for commanding the peripheral device to execute the device service.05-03-2012
20110302274ARCHITECTURE OF A NETWORK DEVICE FOR PROCESSING APPLICATIONS, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE NETWORK DEVICE - The present invention relates to an add-on architecture which can be applied to a network device. A network device for processing at least one or more applications, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a host S/W processing module which receives a key event for executing a specific command, and transmits the received key event to an add-on system manager, said add-on system manager which checks a focused specific application from among one or more applications currently being executed, and which transmits the received key event to the focused specific application; and an add-on application which processes the received key event.12-08-2011
20110302271DATA DELIVERY APPARATUS - The problem to be solved by the invention is to deliver the contents corresponding to the same master content to a plurality of terminals having different display functions, without beforehand preparing a plurality of contents of different protocols (formats) depending on the display functions, respectively. A data delivery apparatus according to the invention converts master content information into respective converted contents by using conversion parameter information selected based on information notified from respective terminals.12-08-2011
20110302272UNOBTRUSIVE METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COLLECTING INFORMATION TRANSMITTED OVER A NETWORK - The present invention relates generally to unobtrusive methods and systems for collecting information transmitted over a network utilizing a data collection system residing between an originator system and a responding system. In one embodiment the Originator System can be a web browser and the Responding System can be a web server. In another embodiment the Originator System can be a local computer and the Responding System can be another computer on the network. Both these and other configurations are considered to be within the domain of this invention. The Data Collection System acts in a hybrid peer-to-peer/client-server manner in responding to the Originating System as a Responding System while acting as an Originating System to the Responding System. This configuration enables real-time acquisition and storage of network traffic information in a completely unobtrusive manner without requiring any server- or client-side code.12-08-2011
20110302269FLEXIBLE DATA STRUCTURES AND PROTOCOLS - Implementations of the invention provide an API that supports a diverse range of products, and in particular diverse products of highly varying display and UI formfactors. A data template is established at the time of creation of a session, and the same is honored by the NP for the entirety of the browsing experience. In this way, a store experience, e.g., categories and products returned for a query, are customized according to the receiving device. The efficiency of the store experience is maximized for each user/device by sending only the data the device needs. Similarly, the protocol employed for the data transfer may be customized for the particular device, e.g., responses may be rendered in XML, JSON, Protocol Buffer, or the like.12-08-2011
20110302268METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION USING A MEDICAL IMAGING PROTOCOL - A method for communication between a DICOM QR-enabled device, such as a medical imaging device, and a DICOM QR-enabled computer. The method includes transferring, using the DICOM QR protocol, an explicit command from the DICOM QR-enabled device to the DICOM QR-enabled computer. The DICOM QR-enabled device may include a user interface, and the explicit command may have been received in advance from a user through the user interface. The explicit command may be a question or a command to perform a task that is otherwise unavailable for medical imaging devices. The command may include at least one parameter.12-08-2011
20110302267Web Site Implementation by Mapping Expression Evaluation - Web sites are modeled using mappings from paths to expressions. A mapping data structure of expressions represents a web site's hierarchical structure, and an enumerator, an array of characters, or an array of bytes represents the web site's content. Expressions are written in a declarative programming language, and are lazily evaluated to provide results used in HTTP responses. A mapping may be recursive. An expression may contain a function call which returns contents of a file named in the HTTP request path, or the expression may evaluate to a text string, for example. Expressions may call functions which produce side-effects. An expression may recursively map a directory name to a mapping of a file name. Scalability is promoted by concurrently evaluating expression(s) on different machines in a stateless middle tier, and by streaming results. An arbitrarily large web site may be implemented in this manner.12-08-2011
20110276650SYSTEM, METHOD, APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM FOR DISTRIBUTING ADVERTISEMENT DATA - A banner generating device 11-10-2011
20110289182AUTOMATIC ONLINE VIDEO DISCOVERY AND INDEXING - A classifier may be integrated into a pipeline of a general web crawler. The classifier may classify crawled webpages as either video pages or non-video pages. Video pages and information regarding domain importance may be aggregated. Ones of the domains of the video pages may be selected based on domain importance rankings. Webpages of the selected domains may be randomly sampled. The sampled webpages may be structurally analyzed and hint information may be generated with respect to each of the selected domains. The hint information may guide a deep crawling operation for discovering all video pages within the selected domains. Video links within the video pages may be found, one or more videos may be downloaded, and one or more representations of the one or more videos may be indexed.11-24-2011
20110289189SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND POSTING MEDIA LISTS FOR PURPOSES OF SUBSEQUENT PLAYBACK - A method and apparatus for creating and posting media is provided. For example, the invention allows a user to quickly create, signal process, encode, and transfer media files to a server for storage, posting, distribution, and retrieval. Thus, media such as audio, video, display, photo, spreadsheet, Web Clips, and HTML pages can be combined into a media file for uploading to a server and accessed from listings posted at web sites. In accordance with embodiments, a user downloads and installs a plug-in at the user's client computer. The user then registers and logs onto the server to perform various tasks. For example, the user can create a combined audio and photo media file at the client computer, in accordance with server based control parameters received from the system server. The plug-in then allows the user to perform digital signal processing and encoding of the media file at the client computer. After the file is encoded, it may be uploaded to a server for storage, posting, distribution, and retrieval. A file management system provides copies and listings of the file to other servers and web sites as permitted. Thus, other user having access to the database or web site lists via other client computers may select the file for retrieval. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, an information management system provides file and file list rankings based upon selection or click through of files and file listings.11-24-2011
20110289190SERVICE FOR ASSOCIATING IP ADDRESSES WITH USER SEGMENTS - A system is disclosed that maps IP addresses and geographic regions to particular categories or “segments” reflective of user profiles. The mappings may be based on behavioral data reflective of user browsing activities, offline data (e.g., survey data or demographic data), or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the mappings are generated using data collected by a plurality of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) regarding their subscribers. The system also includes a query interface that enables content providers to retrieve segment data associated with particular IP addresses.11-24-2011
20110289188OPEN ARCHITECTURE FOR A VOICE USER INTERFACE - A system and method for processing voice requests from a user for accessing information on a computerized network and delivering information from a script server and an audio server in the network in audio format. A voice user interface subsystem includes: a dialog engine that is operable to interpret requests from users from the user input, communicate the requests to the script server and the audio server, and receive information from the script server and the audio server; a media telephony services (MTS) server, wherein the MTS server is operable to receive user input via a telephony system, and to transfer the user input to the dialog engine; and broker coupled between the dialog engine and the MTS server. The broker establishes a session between the MTS server and the dialog engine and controls telephony functions with the telephony system.11-24-2011
20110289185METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSITIONING FROM IPV4 TO IPV6 - A system and method for provisioning a web service for enabling communication between networks running different Internet Protocol (IP) versions includes a processor-implemented communication module and a processor-implemented provisioning module. The processor-implemented communication module is configured to receive provisioning information from a content provider. The provisioning information includes a fully qualified domain name and an Internet Protocol (IP) address of a first IP version associated with the fully qualified domain name. The processor-implemented provisioning module is configured to provision the web service. The web service causes a request by a client device running a second IP version to access a content provider registered to the IP address to be redirected to a proxy server. The web service further causes the proxy server to retrieve the content from the content provider and to provide the content to the client device.11-24-2011
20110289187Method for Transmitting a Media File to a Mobile Device and Entity Therefor - The invention relates to a method for pushing a transcoded media file to a mobile device, wherein a media file retrieved from a web page by a functionality added to said web page is automatically transmitted to a transcoding server where a media file format supported by the mobile device is automatically selected. The transcoded media file is then pushed to the mobile device.11-24-2011
20110289186SYSTEMS, METHODS AND ARTICLES FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS AND SERVICES VIA A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK OVER A DATA TRANSPORT LINK - Network communications, Web-based services and customized services using the Web-based services may be provided over a peer-to-peer network from a first peer to a second peer (e.g., automobile head unit) wherein the first peer has a separate connection to a more general server-based network such as the Internet. A communications device application based on a peer communications framework component in communication with a peer network stack on the communications device may work as middleware, with a connection to both a more general server-based network such as the Internet and to an external device, such as a head unit of an automobile. Although the communications device has a separate connection out to the Internet via a general network stack co-existing on the same communications device, the peer network stack and the general network stack are not directly connected.11-24-2011
20110289184SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING PHYSICAL LOCATION OF ELECTRONIC DISPLAY DEVICES IN A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT - A system and method for determining physical location of an electronic display device located in a retail establishment of a retailer may include a support structure mechanically coupling the electronic display device to a fixture in the retail establishment. The fixture may be located at an identified location of the retail environment established by the retailer. An input device may be in communication with the electronic display device and configured to receive an entry of an identifier indicative of the identified location into the electronic display device. A transmitter may be coupled to the electronic display device and configured to transmit the identifier of the identified location to a remote location from the electronic display device for determining physical location of the electronic display device in the retail establishment.11-24-2011
20110289183Devices, Systems and Methods for Tagging Media - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to tagging and receiving media on a mobile communication device. A mobile communication device is equipped with tag logic allowing the user to tag media objects that are observed and/or desired by the user. The outputted tag includes a media reference and a user identification. When the mobile communication device outputs a media object, the user tags the media object by entering a command, hitting a button, entering a key sequence, etc. The tag is transmitted from the mobile communication device a media server over a network. Once the media server receives the tag, the media server locates the media object in a media database using the media reference. The media server then sends the media object through the network to the mobile communication device. The media server notifies a billing server of the tag, and the user is billed for the downloaded media object.11-24-2011
20110295969TOTALLY ORDERED LOG ON APPENDABLE STORAGE - Computers are provided with a totally ordered, durable shared log. Shared storage is used and can be directly accessed by the computers over a network. Append-log operations are made atomic in the face of failures by committing provisional append ordering information onto a log. The log may comprise multiple flash packages or non-volatile memory devices, referred to as segments, although any shared storage device(s) may be used. Each log record is a multi-page stripe, where each page of a stripe is written to a different segment. Fault-tolerant protocol variants append stripes to the log, such that stripes are totally ordered in the log and each stripe is written atomically.12-01-2011
20110295974SEAMLESS TRANSFER OF MEDIA STREAMS - The transfer of media transmitted from a media provider from a first rendering device to a second includes establishing a network connection between the media provider and the second rendering device based on a network location and session context information. A desired transmission duplication of the media is determined such that the duplication will prevent substantial interruption of the rendering of the media as experienced by a user listening to both of the rendering devices, and that desired transmission duplication is sent to both the first rendering device and the second rendering device. The transmission is continued from the media provider to the second rendering device.12-01-2011
20110295970CLOUD COMPUTING SYSTEM, SERVER COMPUTER, DEVICE CONNECTION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A cloud computing system includes an initial request reception unit, a request reception unit, and a transmission unit. The initial request reception unit receives a connection request from a device. In a case where the device has tried to access a request reception unit, the request reception unit receives a service usage request and service identification information from the device and determines whether a back-end processing unit is present that both corresponds to the device and is configured to execute the service. If present, a service utilization preparation completion screen is transmitted to the device. If not present, an instance generation instruction is sent to a management unit and instruction to launch an instance generated to execute the service is sent. After the instance is launched and the back-end processing unit is realized, the service utilization preparation completion screen is transmitted to the device.12-01-2011
20080209004FULL MESH RATES TRANSACTION IN A NETWORK - In one embodiment a communication method comprises the steps of receiving a query at Layer 2 from an entry node by way of a coordinated network, the query requesting data rates of network resources of the coordinated network; transmitting a Layer 2 request for an available data rate to each of a plurality of nodes connected to the coordinated network in response to the query; receiving a first Layer 2 response to said request from one or more of the plurality of nodes, wherein the first response includes a data rate with which each of the one or more nodes is capable of transmitting or receiving data; and transmitting a list of the received data rates to at least the entry node on the coordinated network.08-28-2008
20110295975METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING/RECEIVING NOTIFICATION MESSAGES VIA FILE DELIVERY OVER UNIDIRECTIONAL PROTOCOL - A method for transporting/receiving notification messages via File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport (FLUTE) includes: At the transmitting end, a server carries a notification content in a transport object and carries notification related information and a transport object identifier (TOI) of the transport object carrying the notification content in a first file description table (FDT), and then sends the first FDT and the transport object carrying the notification content in a FLUTE session; the receiving end obtains the notification related information and the TOI of the transport object carrying the notification content from the first FDT, and receives the transport object carrying the notification content according to the obtained related information and the TOI. A server for transporting notification messages via FLUTE, a FLUTE server, a content server and a terminal are also disclosed. With the present invention, the notification transport procedure is simpler and the reliability of notification transport is better.12-01-2011
20110295973INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - According to the present invention, an information processing system may be provided and the system comprises an information processing apparatus which registers in a storage apparatus application information such as browsing information of an electric book browsing program or progress information of a game program while making it possible to refer the application information by another information communication apparatus and an information communication apparatus being capable of registering or referring the application information placed on a network.12-01-2011
20110295972INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - There is provided an information processing device including a storage unit configured to store system-compliant content data and other information, a content data providing unit configured to acquire the system-compliant content data from the storage unit, a system-compliant content playback unit configured to play back a content provided by the content data providing unit, a system-noncompliant content playback unit configured to directly play back system-noncompliant content data, and a content playback information transmitting unit configured to, in response to a playback request from a controller device, transmit to the controller device information for causing the system-noncompliant content playback unit to directly play back the system-noncompliant content data.12-01-2011
20110295971INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - Provided is an information processing system including a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. The first information processing apparatus includes a content recording unit to record a content and to obtain and record a sights keyword related to the recorded content. The second information processing apparatus includes a place-name accumulating unit to obtain and accumulate place-name information corresponding to a current location of the second information processing apparatus, a sights keyword acquisition unit to obtain the sights keyword recorded on the first information processing apparatus, a sights keyword determining unit to narrow down a sights candidate in the place-name information, to thereby extract sights-candidate place-name information, and to determine the sights keyword corresponding to the sights-candidate place-name information, and a content-record informing unit to inform that a content related to the determined sights keyword is recorded on the first information processing apparatus.12-01-2011
20090282125Synchronizing Events Between Mobile Devices and Servers - A system, method, and computer program product for synchronizing events between a mobile device and a server are described herein. In an embodiment, the method operates by detecting events to be synchronized between a source and a target, wherein the source and target are one of either a mobile device or a server. The method comprises deducing activities that occurred in order to create the detected event, reading data records corresponding to the deduced activities, and creating packets of operations needed to recreate the deduced activities on the target. The method further comprises queuing the packets of operations and data records and receiving event synchronization results at the source after the queued packets of operations have successfully executed on the target, wherein the synchronization results include a synchronization status and a unique record identifier identifying the event. In an embodiment, personal information manager (PIM) events are synchronized.11-12-2009
20090164602APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR RETRIEVING/ DOWNLOADING CONTENT ON A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Apparatus, methods, processors, and computer readable media for receiving or transmitting content based on a presentation area size of a communication device are provided. In one aspect, the method includes obtaining a presentation area size of a display on a first communication device, and obtaining a first portion of content from a second communication device located across a communications network. The first portion of content is based on the presentation area size. The method further includes storing the first portion of content in a memory of the first communication device.06-25-2009
20100153517COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM AND SYSTEM - A communication apparatus connected to an external apparatus via a network includes a connection unit configured to connect to a distribution apparatus via a network in one of a first communication mode for transferring a notification message which indicates that the distribution apparatus having the function of distributing contents exists on a network, to the external apparatus, and a second communication mode for restricting the transfer of the notification message to the external apparatus; an acquisition unit configured to acquire contents from the distribution apparatus based on the notification message transmitted from the distribution apparatus when the communication apparatus is connected to the distribution apparatus via a network by the connection unit in the second communication mode; and a distribution unit configured to distribute the contents acquired by the acquisition unit in response to a request from the external apparatus instead of the distribution apparatus.06-17-2010
20120191804SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CACHING CONTENT ELEMENTS WITH DYNAMIC URLS - A system and method for allowing requests generated as a result of dynamic URLs to be efficiently looked up in a cache are provided. The system and method involve receiving a request for a content element, the request being generated from a dynamic URL. A static content element identifier is generated from the request. In an embodiment, the static content element identifier includes only the content identification parameters and the dynamic parameters are removed. The static content element identifier is then used to determine whether the content element is in the cache.07-26-2012
20110219094METHOD AND MACHINE FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING ONE OR MORE AGGREGATED FEEDS WITHIN A NETWORK - The present invention relates to method and machine for automatic generation of aggregated feeds within a network. The method includes storing attribute values of entities and content associated with entities within the network. An aggregated feed is formed by creating combinations of the attribute values and generating an aggregated feed for each attribute value combination. For generating an aggregated feed, content associated with entities that have at least one attribute value matching at least one attribute value from an attribute value combination is determined and added to the aggregated feed. The aggregated feed is displayed to an entity that has the attribute value combination for which the aggregated feed is generated. The present invention also related to method and machine for automatic generation of geo-aggregated feed for an entity. The method includes storing location attribute values of entities and content associated with entities within the network. A request is received from an entity for a geo-aggregated feed. A geo-aggregated feed is formed by determining content associated with entities that are within predetermined distance from the location of the entity and adding the content to the geo-aggregated feed.09-08-2011
20100030869SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING THE DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRONIC CONTENT - The present invention provides systems and methods for transferring electronic information from one location to another such that only one original work exists at a given time. The methods and systems of the present invention allow distribution of originals without requiring a registration authority or other entity to vouch for what constitutes an “original” piece of information, thus reducing (or eliminating entirely) the need to centrally record changes in ownership each time originals change hands.02-04-2010
20100030868INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program for easily acquiring information. A television receiver accesses an application server and acquires an application list therefrom. When an application is selected from the application list, the television receiver again accesses the application server and acquires the selected application therefrom. While executing a process based on the acquired application, the television receiver accesses a content server as needed and acquires content data therefrom. The acquired application and content data are deleted from a storage unit when an end of the process based on the application is designated. The present invention applies to television receivers which acquire data via a network.02-04-2010
20110191441METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSFERRING VOICE MESSAGES AND FAXES OVER A NETWORK - Processes and systems for transferring communication messages, such as fax and voice messages, between a computer and a terminal are disclosed. For example, a fax message intended for a user is received at a call processing system. A voice message intended for the user is received at the call processing system. An initial portion of the fax message and the voice message are transferred to a user terminal. The user can view the initial portion of the fax message and listed in the initial portion of the voice message using the user terminal. At least a second portion of the fax message is downloaded to the user terminal in a trickle mode, and at least a second portion of the voice message is downloaded to the user terminal in a trickle mode.08-04-2011
20110191438Bump button - A fixed bump button may: (1) report its identification to a server connected to the internet when the button is bumped by a mobile device; and/or (2) emit a beacon signal identifying the button to a mobile device.08-04-2011
20110191437IMPLEMENTING ASYNCRONOUS COLLECTIVE OPERATIONS IN A MULTI-NODE PROCESSING SYSTEM - A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for implementing an asynchronous collective operation in a multi-node data processing system. In one embodiment, the method comprises sending data to a plurality of nodes in the data processing system, broadcasting a remote get to the plurality of nodes, and using this remote get to implement asynchronous collective operations on the data by the plurality of nodes. In one embodiment, each of the nodes performs only one task in the asynchronous operations, and each nodes sets up a base address table with an entry for a base address of a memory buffer associated with said each node. In another embodiment, each of the nodes performs a plurality of tasks in said collective operations, and each task of each node sets up a base address table with an entry for a base address of a memory buffer associated with the task.08-04-2011
20100115053METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING STATE INFORMATION OF REMOTE USER INTERFACE - A method for managing state information of a Remote User Interface (RUI) received from a server providing the RUI in a client. The method includes extracting the state information in response to a store request for the state information from a user; providing the state information to the server; receiving from the server location information indicating a route to a location where the state information is stored; and storing the location information in a bookmark module.05-06-2010
20100023600DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND DEMONSTRATION OF AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS USING WEB-BASED VIRTUAL COMPUTERS AND VPN TUNNELING - The present invention relates generally to an Internet based management of software and/or hardware. More particularly, the invention encompasses the development, test, and demonstration of automation solutions using web-based virtual computers and VPN (Virtual Private Network) tunneling. The present invention is also directed to a novel concept of storing various versions of a software and/or demo programs at a virtual data base which is accessible via a VPN (Virtual Private Network) tunnel.01-28-2010
20100115051SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT - There is presented a system for managing digital media content, the system comprising a media server accessible over a communications network, the media server including a server processor. The server processor is configured to identify a first container data structure, the first container data structure including the digital media content encoded in a first encoding format. The server processor is also configured to use a digital media profile, and to extract a media file including the digital media content encoded in the first encoding format, from the first container data structure, according to the digital media profile. The server processor is further configured to assemble the media file in a second container data structure.05-06-2010
20090150516Method for providing data application in media reproduction apparatus of automobile - A method for providing a data application in a media reproduction apparatus of an automobile is disclosed. In accordance with the method for providing the data application in the media reproduction apparatus of the automobile, an additional data application associated with a base data application is dynamically received according to a communication status and the additional data application is executed on a scene-by-scene basis.06-11-2009
20100268793Method and System for Semantically Labeling Strings and Providing Actions Based on Semantically Labeled Strings - Abstract of the Disclosure A method for recognizing strings and annotating, or labeling, the strings with a type label. After the strings are annotated with a type label, application pro gram modules may use the type label to provide users with a choice of actions. If the user's computer does not have any actions associated with a type label, the user may be provided with the option to surf to a download Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and download action plug-ins for that type label. One or more recognizer plug-ins perform the recognition of particular strings in an electronic document. The recognize r plug-ins may be packaged with an application program module or they may be written by third parties to recognize particular strings that are of interest. One or more action plug-ins provide possible actions to be presented to the user based upon the type label associated with the string.10-21-2010
20100268791Programming Idiom Accelerator for Remote Update - A programming idiom accelerator identifies a remote update programming idiom. The programming idiom accelerator sends the remote update to a remote node to perform an operation on data at the remote node. A programming idiom accelerator at the remote node receives the remote update and performs the update as a local operation. The programming idiom accelerator at the remote node may request processing resources from a virtualization layer to perform the update. The programming idiom accelerator may determine a remote update threshold that limits the instruction size of remote updates that may be sent to a remote node. The programming idiom accelerator may also determine a dedicated threshold that limits the instruction size of remote updates that may be performed by the programming idiom accelerator.10-21-2010
20100268790Complex Remote Update Programming Idiom Accelerator - A remote update programming idiom accelerator is configured to detect a complex remote update programming idiom in an instruction sequence of a thread. The complex remote update programming idiom includes a read operation for reading data from a storage location at a remote node, a sequence of instructions for performing an update operation on the data to form result data, and a write operation for writing the result data to the storage location at the remote node. The remote update programming idiom accelerator is configured to determine whether the sequence of instructions is longer than an instruction size threshold and responsive to a determination that the sequence of instructions is not longer than the instruction size threshold, transmit the complex remote update programming idiom to the remote node to perform the update operation on the data at the remote node.10-21-2010
20090210511System and Method for Cacheing Web Files - A system and method receives a request for a file containing an identifier of the requested file and a message digest, containing an expected hash result of the requested file. The system and method identifies whether it has already stored a file having that identifier and a hash result matching the message digest. If so, the file is provided, optionally after being checked for authenticity via rehashing and comparing again to the message digest. If the file is not stored in the cache, it may be retrieved from a location included in the identifier, hashed and compared to the message digest to authenticate it, and provided to the requesting program if the hash result matches the message digest.08-20-2009
20110078280MANAGEMENT OF SESSION TIMEOUTS IN AN SSL VPN GATEWAY - A network device may manage communication sessions with clients so that attempts at the client to automatically keep the session alive can be ignored for purposes of timing out the session. The device may examine resource requests received from the client as uniform resource locators (URLs) and determine whether the URLs include a context variable. The device may determine whether to reset a timeout period for the communication session based on a presence of the context variable in the URL. At the client side, the context variable may be attached to URLs that are part of functions configured to automatically access the network device.03-31-2011
20090150517MUTLIMEDIA FILE UPLOAD - A method of handling multimedia data, is described, in which packets of a multimedia file from a first computer are received by a second computer. In case, a sub-portion of the multimedia file, representative of the multimedia file, was received by the second computer, before the entire file was received by the second computer, that sub portion is handled by the second computer transmitting to the first computer or to a third computer a result of the handling of the sub-portion, although the entire file was not received by the second computer at the time of the transmission of the result. Additionally, an image processing server is described comprising: a network interface adapted to receive packets, a communication manager adapted to manage reception of multimedia files through the input interface and to conclude when a sub-portion of a multimedia file, representative of the multimedia file received, and an image handling unit configured to handle said sub-portions.06-11-2009
20090150514SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTEXTUAL ADDRESSING OF COMMUNICATIONS ON A NETWORK - The disclosure describes systems and methods delivering communications based on contextual addresses. An address string containing two or more identifiers, which may not be unique identifiers, and at least one conditional operator are provided as the address for a message or communication. The system identifies contextual relationships between a plurality of entities based on prior communications between the entities over the network. Based the contextual relationships, each identifier in the address string is disambiguated to identify one of the entities as a recipient and any associated delivery conditions controlling the delivery of the communication. The communication is then delivered to the identified recipient in accordance with the delivery condition.06-11-2009
20090150515MULTI-INTERFACE STORAGE DEVICE - A multi-interface storage device used in a computer under power off status is disclosed and adapted for transmitting data and communicating with an external electronic device remotely. The multi-interface storage device used in the computer under power off status comprises a transmission interface, an internet interface, a storage unit for storing data and a processing unit. The transmission interface is connected with an electronic device inside the computer, and the internet interface is connected with the external electronic device. The processing unit is connected with the storage unit, the internet interface and the transmission interface for communicating with the external electronic device through the internet interface to enable the external electronic device to store and process the data stored in the storage unit under the power off status of the computer.06-11-2009
20090150513Method and System for Gathering Network Data - A system comprises a portal which, for each of a plurality of requests for network data from a plurality of parties, is to: determine which server of a plurality of servers is responsible for gathering data from a network element that has the network data being requested, send a data-gathering task to the server, receive the network data gathered from the network element by the server, and provide the network data to its requesting party.06-11-2009
20090106392Push to storage network enabling fast start - Methods and systems for distributed storage and retrieval systems comprising a plurality of storage-and-computing elements, each storage-and-computing element storing a plurality of pushed content fragments and able to simultaneously retrieve pushed content fragments from a plurality of storage-and-computing elements. Wherein many storage-and-computing elements, within a short duration of receiving a request, can retrieve and play streaming content.04-23-2009
20090055508DATA SUBSCRIPTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A method includes a digital subscription management system (DSMS) receiving from a source system a request to perform an edit of at least one data object, the DSMS sending a request for response (RFR) to subscribing systems having a copy of the at least one data object, the DSMS receiving a response from the subscribing systems, and the DSMS performing the edit.02-26-2009
20120110124AUTOMATED CONTENT AND BOOKMARK DISTRIBUTION - A method of submitting content on behalf of a client to multiple service providers includes the steps of receiving a request from a client to submit content to a plurality of service providers and processing the request utilizing a server. The step of processing includes the steps of retrieving client login information necessary to submit the content to the plurality of service providers, logging on to the service providers using the client login information, if necessary, and submitting the content to the plurality of service providers through a client device. The steps of processing, retrieving, logging on, and submitting are performed automatically by the server after the request is received without additional input from the client.05-03-2012
20120110123ENABLING ROUTING OF DATA ON A NETWORK BASED ON A PORTION OF DATA ACCESSED FROM A NON-NETWORK ENABLED DEVICE - A system and method for enabling routing of data on a network based on a portion of data accessed from a non-network enabled device is disclosed. The technology includes a method for enabling routing of data on a network based on a portion of data accessed from a non-network enabled device. The method includes detecting a non-network enabled device locally coupled to a first computer system, the first computer system coupled to the network. The method further includes enabling routing of data through the non-network enabled device to a second computer system coupled to the network by using the first computer system as a communication interface between the non-network enabled device and the second computer system wherein the second computer system is automatically identified based on recognizing a portion of the data as a routing destination.05-03-2012
20120110115Exchanging Data Associated With A Communication Session Within A Communications System - In an embodiment, an access terminal includes at least first, second and third functional layers, whereby the first functional layer (e.g., a MAC layer) attempts to a data packet on behalf of the third functional layer (e.g., an application-layer) to an application server via a serving network. If the first functional layer receives an ACK that the serving network has received the data packet, the third functional layer is notified of the ACK. If the first functional layer determines the attempt to transmit the data packet to the serving network has failed, the third functional layer is notified of the transmission failure. In another embodiment, during set-up of a traffic channel (TCH) for a communication session, the access terminal transmits a message to the application server over a signaling port that includes both application-layer and transport-layer connection information to facilitate set-up of a data port for the communication session.05-03-2012
20100121937THIN IMPORT FOR A DATA STORAGE SYSTEM - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for migrating data from one data storage system to another data storage system. A method can include copying data from one data storage system to another data storage system wherein data stored in data address locations of the first data storage system containing a NULL or zero is excluded from being written to the second data storage system.05-13-2010
20100287256METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL NETWORKING CONTENT - An approach for providing social networking content in a mobile environment is described. A social networking widget on a mobile device extracts content from one or more social networking services according to a bandwidth allocation of a usage plan associated with the mobile device. The social networking widget minimizes bandwidth use by setting limits on a maximum number of social networking members a user can follow, a maximum number of features or feeds a user can follow, and a maximum refresh rate for social networking content.11-11-2010
20100125643Interdomain Network Aware Peer-to-Peer Protocol - A method includes receiving network distance information, receiving a request from a client for an identity of a peer providing content, and identifying a first peer and a second peer providing the content. The network distance information includes a compilation of network distance information provided by a plurality of service providers. The method further includes determining that a network distance between the first peer and the client is less than a network distance between the second peer and the client based on the network distance information, and providing the identity of the first peer to the client.05-20-2010
20130219012Hierarchical Display - Systems and methods that provide a hierarchical display to a user based on a position of the user's focus are described herein. The position of the user's focus may be determined by tracking, for example, a position of the user's eyes, a position of a mouse cursor within the display, a position of an application window within the display, or a combination thereof. Based on the position of the user's focus, the display may be divided into multiple display regions, and the display regions may be ranked, such as by prioritizing a display region that the user is focusing on. Display quality (e.g., transmission rate, image resolution, degree of image compression, etc.) of the display regions may be determined based on the rank of the display regions, thereby providing higher display/image quality to regions based on what the user is actively looking at.08-22-2013
20120036223SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING AN ANTICIPATED SUCCESS INDICATION WITH DATA DELIVERY - Systems, apparatuses and methods for determining success rates for the transfer and/or utilization of transmitted applications or other communicated services. An intermediary device specifies one or more device attributes of a target device, which are received at a server. The server determines an anticipated success rate for successfully transferring the requested content to the device and/or utilizing the content at the target device, and transfers an indication of the anticipated success rate to the intermediary device. The anticipated success rate indication is received at the intermediary device, which then determines whether the received anticipated success rate indication meets threshold criteria. If so, the intermediary device notifies the server to initiate the transfer of the content from the server to the target device if the threshold criteria is met.02-09-2012
20120036222APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE - A multicast broadcast service (MBS) receiving device establishes an MBS connection with an MBS transmitting device through a connection establishment message. When it is determined to receive MBS right after establishing the MBS connection, the MBS receiving device starts to receive the MBS right after establishing the MBS connection. When it is determined to not receive MBS right after establishing the MBS connection, the MBS receiving device transmits an MBS report message to the MBS transmitting device and then starts to receive the MBS.02-09-2012
20120036220SYSTEMS FOR ACCEPTING AND APPROVING APPLICATIONS AND METHODS OF OPERATION OF SAME - A managed services platform and method of operation of same are described herein. The platform can include a device management service (DMS) server in which the DMS server can act as a gateway for communications with one or more computing devices, and the computing devices are associated with a first entity. The platform can also include an application service (AS) server in which the AS server is communicatively coupled with the DMS server. When a first computing device contacts the DMS server, the DMS server is operable to provide a bundle to the first computing device. As an example, the bundle contains content that at least includes one or more configuration messages and an application set that contains one or more predefined applications. The content of the bundle can be determined at least in part by the first entity.02-09-2012
20120036216PROFILING METHOD AND SYSTEM - The invention relates to a method and system for characterizing recipients into recipient categories on the basis of responses to questions provided to users. The characterization is based on rankings that are assigned to the questions, recipient categories, links between the questions and links between the questions and recipient categories. In one embodiment the ranking of a given recipient category is calculated on the basis of rankings of another recipient category having a link to the given recipient category, together with the ranking of the link between the recipient categories. The links between questions and recipient categories indicate a particular response, by the respondent, in respect of questions. The recipients are characterized with respect to the recipient categories on the basis of the rankings assigned to the recipient categories.02-09-2012
20120036215Optimized Data Stream Upload - Systems and methods utilize a distributed server network to allow for the optimization of the upload of a data stream from a computing device. Performance metrics are estimated for different network paths from the computing device to a variety of entry servers in the distributed server network. Based on the estimated performance metrics, one or more entry servers are then selected to receive the data stream from the computing device. As a result, the systems and methods described herein allow for high quality upload performance which addresses the first mile vulnerability issues of the data stream. The distributed server network can then transmit copies of the data stream in real-time to other computing devices.02-09-2012
20100121936APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MEDIA CONTENT - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to monitor for media content from a first source that is distributable where the media content is adjusted for distribution to a plurality of communication devices that are associated with a user and a portion of the plurality of communication devices use different communication protocols from another portion of the plurality of communication devices, obtain content metadata from the media content, receive a request for information associated with the media content from a first communication device of the plurality of communication devices of the user, compile the information from the content metadata based at least in part on a user profile associated with the user, and transmit the information to the first communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.05-13-2010
20090094345NEWS SERVER FOR TRACKBACK BETWEEN NEWS AND BLOG AND METHOD FOR INTERCONNECTION THEREOF - The present invention provides a news server for trackback between a news and a blog and a method for interconnecting thereof. According to the present invention, news and blogs can be interconnected therebetween thereby enablinq news readers to exchange their in depth opinion with one another and to efficiently manage their own news comment.04-09-2009
20100088393COMMUNICATION CONTROL - A method of controlling a connection, comprising the steps of forming an indicator at an originating device, transmitting the indicator to an intermediate device, receiving from the intermediate device one or more destination addresses formed on the basis of the indicator, and connecting the originating device to the one or more destination addresses.04-08-2010
20080222267METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WEB CLUSTER SERVER - A method is provided for balancing the load from clients sending requests to a cluster server for an internet domain. The cluster server has a domain manager for redirecting traffic for the domain. The method includes receiving a request from a client in the domain manager. The domain manager selects a client server for servicing the request, and a message is sent to the client for redirecting the request to the selected client server, without user interaction. The method also includes a cluster server with geographically distributed subordinate clusters.09-11-2008
20120166574PARTIAL OBJECT CACHING - Techniques for partial object caching are disclosed. For example, a method includes receiving, at a content delivery network (CDN) from a end user device, a request for at least a portion of an object, retrieving the portion of the object from a content site and delivering the portion of the object to the end user device, and caching, in a partial object cache, the portion of the object. Further, the method may include receiving a subsequent request for the portion of the object, and retrieving, from the partial object cache the portion of the object and delivering the portion of the object in response to the subsequent request.06-28-2012
20120066344SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA UPLOAD AND DOWNLOAD - Systems and methods which provide a hybrid network based solution for digital data file backup are shown. Embodiments utilize a transport mass storage system to provide transmission of digital data files between user equipment and a network based mass storage system. A manifest may be used to manage transporting and/or storage of digital data files. User equipment may then access the digital data files stored to the network mass storage system for various purposes using a network link. Subsequent, incremental backups and other transfers of relatively small amounts of digital data files are preferably accomplished using a network link for the transfer.03-15-2012
20100088394MULTIPOINT PUBLISHING - The present system provides for the ability to automatically transmit and publish media content to desired locations. The locations can include computers, mobile devices, and web pages as desired. The system can be an automatic system, a push system, or a pull system as configured by user selection. Content files are automatically transcoded to the proper format depending on the destination of the content.04-08-2010
20100088391BACKEND SERVICE ADAPTATION - A request originating at a frontend server for data encapsulated in a plurality of business objects is received. The plurality of business objects are stored in a business object layer at the backend server remote from the frontend server. In addition, the request originates from a user interface layer is received at a controller layer. A controller object is instantiated in the controller layer at the backend server. Nodes of the controller object are mapped to nodes in the plurality of business objects so that the controller object encapsulates the request data. Thereafter, transmission of data response to the request encapsulated by the controller object to the frontend server is initiated. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.04-08-2010
20110185034METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENTS TO CLIENT AND SERVER USING THE SAME - A method for providing one or more contents to a client is disclosed. The method comprise receiving a request for one or more specific contents from the client; transmitting, to the client, a contents reproducer, which allows a user of the client to define at least one new command and to define an external appearance of the contents reproducer, wherein the external appearance includes an object to be represented as the new command; and transmitting, to the client, the requested contents thereby to be reproduced using the contents reproducer.07-28-2011
20100100606INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, SERVICE-PROVIDING METHOD FOR AN INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, AND A PROGRAM FOR THE SAME - The effort of changing an application in conjunction with a change in process content or change in the type or specifications of a receiver can be reduced, and a cooperative process involving a plurality of receivers without going through an application can be achieved. An integrated device control service 04-22-2010
20100082767DISTRIBUTION OF DATA TO MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS - In a trading system market data from a matching engine is distributed by a broker to a plurality of trading floors repeatedly every T seconds, typically one second. This one second distribution period is divided into a plurality of time slots and each trading floor is randomly assigned to a slot. Data for a given trading floor is calculated and distributed during the time slot assigned to that floor. The position of a trading floor relative to others is varied by swapping a pair of adjacent time slots every J distribution periods.04-01-2010
20100082768PROVIDING COMPONENTS FOR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS - Audio stems and video segments are downloaded and selectively included (e.g., through software) in a multimedia presentation. In some embodiments, a user may select lyric tracks for download and inclusion with the multimedia presentation. The video segments and lyrics tracks are synchronized with the audio stems within the multimedia presentation. Embodied services may include selectable and downloadable click tracks that having timing data that corresponds to other downloaded components. In some embodiments, audio stems are selectable according to a musical key.04-01-2010
20100100605METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGEMENT OF INTER-WIDGET INTERACTIONS - In one embodiment, a processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to cause a processor to perform a process includes code to transmit using a communication channel a discovery signal from a first virally spread widget that has at least a portion executed at a content aggregation point to a second virally spread widget. The code also includes code to receive at the first virally spread widget a response signal sent from the second virally spread widget in response to the discovery signal.04-22-2010
20100125645PROVIDING AGGREGATED DIRECTORY STRUCTURE - In an embodiment, circuitry residing, at least in part, at a first network node may initiate, at least in part, replicating, at least in part, at the first node of a file space at a second network node, may detect, at least in part, modification at the second node of the file space, and may initiate, at least in part, corresponding modification at the first node of a replication of the file space. The circuitry also may generate, at least in part, an aggregated directory structure including, at least in part, the file space and another file space resident, at least in part, remotely from the second node. The directory structure may be provided, at least in part, to the second node prior, at least in part, to completion of the replicating, at least in part, at the first node of the file space.05-20-2010
20090240784Storage Area Network File System - A shared storage distributed file system is presented that provides clients with access to a storage area network (SAN) attached storage device. The access is provided either via block-level requests over the SAN or via file-level requests made to a server over a local area network (LAN). File requests are categorized between SAN requests and LAN requests. This categorization can be based on dividing the requests between write and read requests, or between requests that alter data stored on the storage device and requests that do not alter data on the storage device. In other embodiments, the categorization can be made on the size of the file or the data involved in the file request. In one embodiment, the client is able to access and interpret metadata stored on the storage device.09-24-2009
20090089396Integrated Method of Enabling a Script-Embedded Web Browser to Interact with Drive-Based Contents - A web browser displays a web page containing an embedded script. Middleware on a web server uses a script parser to parse the information generated by the embedded script. The media file is transmitted from an Internet server or servers. The middleware sends indexable information to a database server and the downloaded media file to a storage device. The next time that a user selects the media for playback, the file is directly streamed from the storage device. The storage device is local mounted or network mounted.04-02-2009
20120297021SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SUPPORT CODEC DELIVERY MODELS FOR IMS NETWORKS - An architecture (system) and method is provided for transcoding codec information to be sent in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) signaling stream for rendering rich digital media content. The method is implemented on a computer infrastructure and includes: determining a codec associated with content to be sent to one or more requesting devices; determining that at least one of the one or more requesting devices do not have the codec associated with the content to be sent to the one or more requesting devices; providing codec information to the at least one of the one or more requesting devices; and sending the content to the one or more requesting devices.11-22-2012
20120297016CROSS-CLOUD MANAGEMENT AND TROUBLESHOOTING - A cloud management system is described herein that provides the ability for an application to span two or more clouds while allowing operation, management, and troubleshooting of the distributed application as a single application. The system provides infrastructure that communicates across datacenters for execution and for centralizing knowledge of instances of an application that are running at different locations. The infrastructure provided by the system monitors both the application and connections between the clouds, with intelligence to know if issues are within the application or because of the connection between the clouds. The system coordinates management functions across multiple cloud platforms/locations. Thus, the cloud management system creates a single monitoring and troubleshooting interface and knowledge and execution fabric across multiple clouds so that applications spread across multiple clouds can be monitored, managed, and debugged more easily.11-22-2012
20120297029Method and Apparatus For Routing XCAP Requests - The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for finding out which XDM server a specific user is allocated to in a network with several XDM servers. An HTTP proxy (11-22-2012
20090089398DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT - A digital rights management (DRM) system distributes the storage of rights and/or the rights management decision making process between a DRM client and a DRM server, in order to overcome the shortcomings inherent in exclusively client-side or exclusively server-side DRM systems.04-02-2009
20100088395METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AFFAIRS - A method, system and apparatus for controlling affairs are disclosed. The method includes: receiving, by a service end, a request message from a terminal; resolving, by the service end, the request message; and when an operation command in the request message is a data modification operation command, obtaining, according to data modification operation command, an affair type corresponding to the data modification operation command; and performing an operation, by the service end according to the obtained data modification operation command and affair type. Through adding a corresponding affair type in the request message sent by the terminal, the service end may identify the affair type requested by the terminal and conduct appropriate processing. Therefore, the service end may perform affair control on XCAP batch processing according to specific application requirements of the terminal, thereby enhancing practicality and flexibility of the XCAP signaling and terminal user experience.04-08-2010
20100088392CONTROLLING FILLING LEVELS OF STORAGE POOLS - Method, system, and computer program product embodiments of controlling filling levels of a plurality of storage pools are provided. A plurality of files is selected from each storage pool of the plurality of storage pools. Each file is then copied to a server and a list is updated. The list comprises an entry for each file of the plurality of files. Each entry comprises a status information. The status information indicates that the corresponding file has been copied to the server. Each entry further comprises an identifier indicating the storage pool on which the corresponding file is stored. If it is detected that the filling level of a storage pool reaches a predefined first threshold value, then a first set of files is determined by use of the list. Each file of the first set of files is replaced by a stub file. The status information is updated.04-08-2010
20090150512METHOD FOR PRESENTING A CATALOG OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS TO A TERMINAL, CORRESPONDING SERVER, TERMINAL, REQUEST SIGNAL AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A method is provided for presenting a catalog of multimedia contents transmitted by a server to a communications terminal, in response to a request sent by the terminal. The method includes adapting the catalog as a function of at least one first piece of information representing a current transmission channel and/or an available effective bit rate, so as to present to the terminal only multimedia contents capable of being transmitted to the terminal at a given point in time.06-11-2009
20090292791AUTOMATED CODE SPLITTING AND PRE-FETCHING FOR IMPROVING RESPONSIVENESS OF BROWSER-BASED APPLICATIONS - A “code splitting tool” provides various techniques for automatically analyzing and rewriting existing browser-based applications to introduce dynamic code loading into those applications thereby improving perceived application responsiveness. Structural elements of application code (including functions, classes, etc.) are broken into small “stubs” with corresponding bodies. Rewritten applications then initially transfer only the portion of the code (including some combination of stubs and bodies) to the client as necessary for initial application execution. Additional stubs and/or bodies are then transferred either on-demand at runtime or in the background. Automated code rewriting proceeds without requiring any application-specific knowledge or changes to existing code prior to code rewriting. Further, the code splitting tool can tailor code rewriting to specific computing devices (computers, PDA's, cell phones, etc.), specific network conditions, and/or specific users, through an automated training process that creates clusters that control code downloads to optimize perceived application responsiveness.11-26-2009
20080209005INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, OPERATION MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR COMPUTER SYSTEMS, AND PROGRAM IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - An operation management system capable of simultaneously detecting and managing, in a computer distributed processing environment, employs physical location information about locations where computers are located and logical location information of software programs running on the computers. Physical location information of a network connection device, such as a network switch, is described in a master data library or the like in advance, and is created as configuration items and discovered by a software dependency discovery unit. Configuration items stored in a configuration management database are associated with the configuration items for the physical location information. Preferably, the physical location information is configured as structured data. This makes it possible to establish hierarchical associations between configuration items for the physical location information.08-28-2008
20110270950ASSESSING DIGITAL CONTENT ACROSS A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - The present invention relates generally to a method of providing an on-line assessment of digital content, such as video clips (11-03-2011
20080275959Distributed Search in a Casual Network of Servers - Distributed searches in a casual server network may he provided. First it may be determined, at an originating server, that a first request cannot be fulfilled by informal on associated with the originating server. Then, from the originating server, the first request may be posted to a distributed request ring. Next, at a remote server on the distributed requesting ring, the first request may be received. The remote server may then query for current data on a data store associated with the remote server that may satisfy the first request. The remote server may next write a foreign reference in the data store. The foreign reference may indicate that the originating server requested the current data. Next, at the originating server, a response may be received to the first request from the remote server. The response may include the current data.11-06-2008
20080275960Coordination and Management of Content Distribution - Content items may be transmitted and synchronized between a receiving device and a content hosting service (e.g., a file sharing service) using a coordinating device. The coordinating device may be in and/or connected to a local network of the local device and may facilitate communications between the local device and the remote service. Alternatively, the coordinating device may be remotely connected to the local device. The coordinating device may monitor for new content information on either the local device or the remote service (or both) and propagate new or updated content as appropriate. The coordinating device may further perform functions such as reformatting content, maintaining a database of content identifiers and synchronizing metadata associated with content items.11-06-2008
20120297026AGGREGATION SYSTEM - A computerized aggregation system, the system including: a master server system programmed to receive data from a user computer, to store the received data, and to process the received data to produce information including credentials, and to provide the information to a client-side application piece at the user computer system, the user computer system adapted to receive said provided information and to communicate said credentials received from the master server system respectively to each of a plurality of third party server systems to facilitate obtaining information from the third party server systems, whereby the user computer system is enabled to aggregate at least some information from the third party server systems on an aggregation template.11-22-2012
20120297028INTEGRATED REMOTE POLLUTION MONITORING AND INDEXING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - The invention relates to a system for integrated remote monitoring and measuring of real time pollution levels together with real time weather details and a method of aggregating, analyzing and indexing the disparate data into a single measurable and accessible real time data for the user. The invention further relates to a method and means of displaying the pollution index of different types of pollution levels of air, water, sewage, noise, radiation, light and soil and weather details in real time through various displaying methods.11-22-2012
20120297017PRIVACY-CONSCIOUS PERSONALIZATION - Personalization is enabled in a privacy-conscious manner. User interest information can be determined as a function of user behavior with respect interaction with content, for example. Such private information can subsequently be disseminated in a controlled fashion based on permission of the user to which the information pertains. Additionally, core functionality can be supplemented by third-party extensions allowed by a user.11-22-2012
20120297014METHOD FOR COMPILING INFORMATION FROM MOBILE COMMUNICATORS - A method for compiling information indicating that an identified user has been in communication with at least one of a plurality of differently located and identified information sources includes using a receiver to receive first information that an identified user has been in communication with at least one of the plurality of differently located and identified information sources, using a receiver to receive second information that the identified user has interacted with the first information, and using a processor to compile the first and second information to determine the relative effectiveness of the identified information source.11-22-2012
20120297013CONTENT ELEMENT EDITOR - A system may include a communications device. The system may further include a content editor executed by said communications device and configured to present a content element including a plurality of contexts, each of said plurality of contexts associated with a version of content items to be included in a content presentation and a set of context attributes descriptive of user attributes for which said context is to be provided.11-22-2012
20110208834ONBOARD INFORMATION SYSTEM - An onboard information system has multiple onboard apparatuses and an external communication unit 08-25-2011
20110125870COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL, SERVER, PLAYBACK CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM - A communications terminal is provided, which includes a reading device which reads in access information recorded on a prescribed recording medium, the access information being necessary for acquiring content which can be played back by a playback device from a prescribed server via a network; and a playback control device which controls the playback device and the reading device. The playback control device controls receiving the content and metadata from the server, and playing back the content according to the metadata, if the content corresponding to the read access information is not stored in the storage device when the reading device reads in the access information; and the playback control device controls playing back the content stored in the storage device according to the metadata stored in the storage device in association with the content, if the content corresponding to the read access information is stored in the storage device.05-26-2011
20080244036Regulation Compliance method for user-posted video files - In a method of posting a video subject to a regulation on a website, the video being submitted to the website by a user, the user accesses a website that allows the user to post videos thereon. When it is determined that the video to posted on the website includes content subject to a regulation, the user provides information required by the regulation. A video segment that displays the information so provided is then produced and incorporated into the video, and the video incorporating the video segment is then enabled to be posted on the website.10-02-2008
20080244034System and Method for Providing Remote Forensics Capability - A system and method for performing a forensic analysis of a subject computer having a non-volatile memory with a second computer is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes executing on the subject computer a first code segment configured to provide communications via a non-proprietary communication protocol such as the Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) protocol; establishing a connection between the second computer and the subject computer via the non-proprietary communication protocol. The non-proprietary communication protocol includes one or more write operations for writing data to a non-volatile memory in response to one or more write commands and the first code segment is configured to not write data to the non-volatile memory of the subject computer in response to receipt of the one or more write commands. The method may include performing a first forensic analysis of the subject computer via the connection. In addition, the method may further comprise establishing a secure connection, such via the Internet, between the second computer and a remote computer, wherein performing the first forensic analysis is initiated by the remote computer. A pre-defined forensic instruction set may be stored on the second computer and executed to perform the first forensic analysis.10-02-2008
20120185567METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING SERVICES - A method for processing services can include receiving a request for a service; sending the result of the service in which at least one data item is tagged; in response to a selection of the tagged data item, determining other services associated with the service based on a service template of the service; and providing the other services associated with the service as options, wherein the other services take the at least one data item as inputs to provide outputs thereof.07-19-2012
20120185566SERVER DEVICE, CLIENT DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing method of an information processing system including a client device functioning as a client and a server device functioning as a server which are capable of communication via a network, includes the steps of: at the server device, managing format identification information provided so as to be unique for each content data within the range of each data format, corresponding to the contents of each content; at the client device, causing execution of communication via network, for specifying a content, as to the server device; at the server device, transmitting, to the client device, format identification information correlated with a specified content in response to specification of a content via network from the client device; and at the client device, managing the received and obtained format identification information as corresponding to the specified content.07-19-2012
20120185565METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PRE-FETCH DATA IN A NETWORK - A system, a computer readable storage medium including instructions, and a computer-implemented method of pre-fetching in a network. A request is received from a user device for a first network-accessible data item in a plurality of network-accessible data items. The first network-accessible data item is transmitted to the user device. A determination of the most frequently viewed data items is made and a second network-accessible data item is retrieved from the most frequently viewed items and transmitted to the user device. The second network-accessible data item is transmitted before receiving a request for the second network-accessible data item from the user device.07-19-2012
20120185564METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EXCHANGING DATA BETWEEN A COMMAND AND CONTROL INFORMATION SYSTEM AND AN ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEM - Systems and methods are provided for exchanging data between an enterprise resource planning system and a command and control information system. In one exemplary embodiment, a system is provided that includes a data warehouse for collecting, interpreting, consolidating, and redistributing data from the enterprise resource planning system and the command and control information system. The system also includes an enterprise application interface for providing different information exchange interfaces for exchanging the data between the enterprise resource planning system and the command and control information system in accordance with an information message format or data model of the enterprise resource planning system or the command and control information system.07-19-2012
20120185557INTER-CACHE COMMUNICATION USING HTTP RESOURCE - Servicing resource requests. A method includes at a first caching node, receiving a request for a first resource. The method further includes at the first caching node, determining at least one of health or load information of the first caching node. The method further includes generating a response to the request for the first resource, including generating a header to the response. The header is a custom header. The custom header includes at least one of health or load information. The method further includes sending the response to the request including sending the custom header with the at least one of health or load information.07-19-2012
20110208831METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AGGREGATING USER DATA AND PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS - A method and system for aggregating user data and providing recommendations for digital content or in conjunction with a social network is disclosed.08-25-2011
20110208830METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR COPYING CONTENT BETWEEN SERVERS - Arrangements for forwarding content from a message storage server to a content sharing server of a Converged IP Messaging (CPM) system are described. An HTTP PUT request is issued by a user/client to the content sharing server, with the request identifying the location of the content on the message storage server. In response to the HTTP PUT request, the content sharing server issues a request, such as an IMAP download request, to the message storage server (either directly or via an intermediary). In response, the message storage server provides the content, without that content being sent to the user device.08-25-2011
20110208827DATA TRANSFER FOR NETWORK INTERACTION FRAUDULENCE DETECTION - Transferring metadata is disclosed. Information about a network interaction is processed to generate metadata describing the network interaction. Based on the metadata it is determined whether the metadata is to be transferred to an aggregator. In the event that the metadata is to be transferred, one or more aggregators are determined to which the metadata is to be transferred. The metadata is transferred to the one or more aggregators.08-25-2011
20080263176Remote Copy with Path Selection and Prioritization - A method for handling a remote copy request in a distributed storage includes providing a plurality of primary volumes within a primary storage system that is coupled to a primary host via a first network, the primary storage system being coupled to a secondary storage system via a second network. A first request is selected from a plurality of requests placed in a queue based on priority information associated with the requests. A first path group is selected from one or more path groups that could be used to transmit the request. The first request is transmitted to the secondary storage system using the first path group, the secondary storage system including a plurality of secondary volumes that are paired to the plurality of primary volumes.10-23-2008
20130219017Content Disposition System and Method for Processing Message Content in a Distributed Environment - In one embodiment, a wireless mobile User Equipment (UE) device comprises a message generator configured to send a SIP request message via a first IP network and a processor configured to process a SIP response message received from a network node via the first IP network, the processor further configured to process instructions to provide a treatment for at least one message body content of the SIP response message based on a value of a content type indicator independent of at least one of an absence of a content disposition indicator, a content disposition indicator without a value and a content disposition indicator having a value. The treatment, applied by the UE device, may comprise one of: (i) performing an Emergency Services (ES) call effectuated via a CS network and (ii) performing a registration and an ES call effectuated via an IP network.08-22-2013
20100005152INTERACTIVE INFORMATION DISSEMINATION AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ACTION ITEMS - An interactive information dissemination and retrieval system is disclosed herein. The system includes a website configured to host a blog and to receive at least one blog post. An information retrieval reporting system is configured to i) extract a first set of tags from the blog and a second set of tags from the at least one blog post and ii) recognize a semantic relationship between the first and second sets of tags. At least one analyzer is included in the system and is configured to analyze the semantic relationship and generate at least one action item based on the semantic relationship. Method(s) for generating action item(s) are also disclosed herein.01-07-2010
20090055509Method and System for Creating a Bulletin Board System (BBS) Message Including a Map Through a Communication Network - In one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method for creating a bulletin board system (BBS) message including a map through a communication network. According to said embodiment, upon receiving a request to post a message, it is determined whether a user wishes to include a map to the message. If it is determined that the user wishes to include a map to the message, then a location mapping interface facilitating configuration of a user-defined map is provided to the user and a map defined by the user with the location mapping interface is inserted in the message. The user may add one or more map items such as symbols showing the locations of interest and annotations in the map. Upon receiving the user's request to display a map included in the message, a map corresponding to the user's request is retrieved from the map server and displayed to the user. The map information of the displayed map and the message are stored in a database.02-26-2009
20090265443NETWORK APPARATUS, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - This network apparatus includes a confirmation unit for confirming an appliance connected to a network in a certain area at predetermined time intervals, a transfer unit for transferring a content retained in the appliance from the appliance connected to the network to a storage apparatus outside of the area, a setting unit for setting a virtual device of the appliance when the confirmation unit detects that the appliance has been disconnected from the network, and a distribution unit for distributing, when an acquisition request of the content is issued to the appliance disconnected from the network, the content read from the storage to a sending source of the acquisition request with the virtual device as the transmission source of the content.10-22-2009
20080281941System and method of processing online advertisement selections - A method of processing online advertisement selections includes detecting an electronic selection of an online advertisement, where the electronic selection is issued from a user computing device. The method also includes identifying an online site with which the user computing device is communicating at a time of the electronic selection of the online advertisement. The method also includes storing a fraudulent click indicator in association with an identifier of the user computing device, when the user computing device has not communicated with the online site a threshold number of times within a first pre-defined period preceding the electronic selection.11-13-2008
20080281940ADVERTISING ON A PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A device and method of displaying advertisements on an electronic device. The method includes providing an advertisement to the electronic device, detecting at least one prescribed condition of the electronic device corresponding to display of the advertisement, and displaying the advertisement on a display of the electronic device when the prescribed condition is detected. The advertisement is displayed for a prescribed period of time during which the advertisement can be canceled based on the occurrence of a predefined event. Advertisements can be targeted to the user of the phone based on one or more user preferences.11-13-2008
20100281134ARCHITECTURE FOR A SELF-HEALING COMPUTER SYSTEM - The self-healing system comprises a self-healing processor and an error mitigation system. The self-healing processor includes a code block associated with the operation of a portion of digital logic. The self-healing processor also includes a dynamic signature analysis circuit. The processor executes the code block. The dynamic signature analysis circuit creates a dynamic signature representing the operation of the portion of digital logic associated with the code block. The error mitigation system receives the dynamic signature from the dynamic signature analysis circuit. The error mitigation system compares the dynamic signature to a static signature to determine if the signatures match. If the signatures do not match, then the digital logic associated with the code block has an error. The error mitigation system retries execution of the code block. The error mitigation system stores log information describing the above events.11-04-2010
20080288609Dynamic Data Access in a Computer System via Remote Services - The present invention relates to the field of network computing. In particular, it relates to a method and respective system for providing access for an application program to remote resources located in an electronic computer network, wherein said application program is implemented on a computer residing in said network. A mechanism is provided to enable local running application programs to dynamically use URL-addressed data in the Internet or an Intranet without any change in their program source code.11-20-2008
20080313305TWO-TIER ARCHITECTURE FOR REMOTE ACCESS SERVICE - Remote access service is provided between two or more computers on a network to facilitate a variety of activities, including desktop sharing, web-meetings, and web-conferences. A first computer sends its connection information to a server. The server stores the connection information for the first computer. A second computer may make a request to the server to remotely access the first computer. The server sends to the second computer the connection information it has stored for the first computer. The second computer uses the connection information for the first computer to send to the first computer connection information for the second computer via direct network connection. From this point on, the first computer and the second computer exchange data for remote access via a direct network connection, independently of the server.12-18-2008
20080313303Device and Method for the Provisioning of Personal Service Hosting - It is disclosed that a personal service box (12-18-2008
20120297023Method and System for a Persistent Request Generated by a Wireless Device, Executed Remotely and Output to Configurable Local Resources - Methods and systems for a persistent request generated by a wireless device, executed remotely and output to configurable local resources are disclosed and may include generating via a handheld wireless communication device (HWCD) a persistent request for a user that may be communicated to remote devices for execution and storage of results. The stored results may be received from local resources local which may be configured by the remote devices based on user preferences to deliver the stored results to the user. The stored results may be received by the user via the HWCD or another wireless communication device, and the identity of the user may be authenticated prior to receiving the stored results. The remote devices may discover the local resources based on the detection of the user logging into the network. User preferences may be stored in networked devices or may be stored in the HWCD.11-22-2012
20120297022METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR EXECUTION OF A SOFTWARE APPLICATION - A method of executing a software application. A storage device stores connection data, an identifier of the software application, a context selector, and an application launcher. An execution device connects, using the connection data, to a server. The storage device transfers the context selector to the execution device, which executes it to generate a first context for the execution device. The identifier and the first context are sent to the server from which the storage device receives the software application, which is stored with the first context. The application launcher is transferred to the execution device for execution. A second context of the execution device is generated and the storage device checks if it matches the first context. If so, the storage device transfers the software application to the execution device where it is executed.11-22-2012
20120297020RECEPTION TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, SERVER, TRANSMISSION TERMINAL, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - There is provided a reception terminal including a display control section which performs control of displaying content data shared with a transmission terminal, and an acquisition section which acquires, from a server, event identification information for identifying an event occurred in the transmission terminal regarding the content data, wherein the display control section adds a display associated with the event identification information acquired by the acquisition section to the content data.11-22-2012
20080235347Service providing method and system - In a service provider system, a service provider provides service information dependent on location information of a mobile terminal to the mobile terminal in response to a service request with the location information sent by the mobile terminal. A communication control unit controls communication between the mobile terminal and the service provider. The communication control unit converts a user identifier of the mobile terminal in the service request to a temporary identifier for the communication.09-25-2008
20080320099CONNECTOR AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF - A connector includes: a cable connecting unit that is connected with a cable via which a signal is transmitted from a first network apparatus; an apparatus connecting unit that is connected with a second network apparatus; a communicating unit that communicates with the first network apparatus and the second network apparatus; and a controller that controls the communicating unit to deliver the signal, which is received from the first network apparatus via the cable connecting unit, to the second network apparatus if the first network apparatus is a preset apparatus.12-25-2008
20120297024Intermediary Content Provider - Methods of providing published content are presented. Content providers, including advertisers, can have their network addresses become black listed through no fault of their own. Content providers can utilize one or more intermediary providers each having their own distinct network address, possibly a registered domain name. An advertiser or other content provider can engage members of a distribution channel to disseminate promotional information to consumers where the promotional information comprises a network address of the intermediary provider. Upon a request directed toward the network address, the intermediary transforms published content obtained from the primary provider to make the content appear as though it originated from the intermediary provider. Should a black listing event occur, only the intermediary provider would be affected. An updated or new intermediary provider having a new, distinct network address can be instantiated to replace the black listed provider.11-22-2012
20120297019METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND A HAND-HELD DEVICE USING THE SAME - A hand-held device can communicate with at least one electronic device via a communicating platform. The hand-held device includes a location database, at least one orientation device, a computing module, a comparing module, a control unit, and a transmitting module. The at least one orientation device detects a direction information related to the pointed-to electronic device relative to the hand-held device. The location database stores a location information related to the position of each electronic device relative to the hand-held device. The computing module can calculate a pointed-to location information related to the position of the pointed-to electronic device relative to the hand-held device based on the direction information. The comparing module can distinguish the pointed-to electronic device by comparing the pointed-to location information with the location information in the location database.11-22-2012
20080270568METHOD, PORTABLE APPARATUS AND SERVER - It is presented a method for a portable apparatus including: determining a current context; determining a remote context; receiving current data, associated with the current context of the apparatus; receiving remote data associated with the remote context; evaluating whether there is a match between the current data and the remote data; and when the current data and the remote data is considered a match, alerting the user. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also presented.10-30-2008
20080215706MOBILE EXCHANGE INFRASTRUCTURE - A mobile exchange infrastructure, in which a request to invoke functionality provided by a first of two services is accessed. If the request is incompatible with the first service, the accessed request is affected. The functionality is invoked using the affected request.09-04-2008
20110270949SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DATA AND APPLICATION CONTINUITY IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - A system and method for providing or maintaining data and application continuity in a computer system. According to an embodiment, the system comprises a communication interface for a client system, a network layer for receiving data from the client system, a hardware infrastructure for creating instances of the client system for replicating data, and an applications module for executing one or more applications on the replicated data. According to a further aspect, the system includes a portal and user interface configured for providing a remote user with control, audit and other functions associated with the user's system configuration. According to another aspect, the portal and user interface provides access and control based on user privileges for a multi-tenant, multi-instant architecture or configuration.11-03-2011
20110270948SYSTEM, SOFTWARE APPLICATION, AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING THIRD PARTY MEDIA CONTENT IN A PUBLIC SPACE - A system, method, and computer software application for the delivery and display of third-party multi-media content in a public space on locally managed display devices, wherein the delivery and presentation of the third-party multi-media content is manageable remotely from the public space, sale of display time for display on the locally managed display devices is manageable independently from local management, and the display and remote-management of the third-party content can co-operate and communicate with an incumbent multi-media management and display application operating on the locally managed display devices without requiring a re-tooling or custom programming of the incumbent multi-media management and display application.11-03-2011
20080244033Managing content remotely on a device - An on-line service manages downloads of digital content in response to user requests. User requests to download digital content include parameters defining conditions for downloads. Parameters may define the device to which the requested content is to be downloaded and the time that the download is to take place. The requests and related parameters are maintained in a queue which may be centrally managed and maintained. The queue is monitored and downloads executed consistent with the user-specified parameters. Digital content is downloaded to devices other than from which the request was made and at times specified by the user.10-02-2008
20120290680MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a mobile terminal and a control method thereof. The mobile terminal includes a radio communication unit, a memory storing one or more applications each including one or more tasks, and a controller performing a specific operation corresponding to the one or more tasks and generating at least one stack by placing in turn the one or more tasks on top of one another. The at least one stack is sent to at least one another electronic device through the radio communication unit such that a task included in the stack is executed in the at least one another electronic device. The stack generated by the mobile terminal can share the stack with another electronic device.11-15-2012
20080270569METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - A method and system are provided for remotely analyzing multimedia content, in particular video, and extracting information from such multimedia content. The system analyses, e.g. a video file by way of an FTP, file upload or streaming data etc., and configuration settings specified in one embodiment by a separate entity at one of multiple server entities. The system also comprises one or more remote server entities utilizing data storage and data processing capabilities. In one embodiment the client sends a video source and configuration settings over a network, the remote server accepts the video source, generates configuration settings, and a data processing module analyzes the video content to extract data from the video.10-30-2008
20080270570SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND VERIFYING DIGITIZED CONTENT OVER A COMPUTER NETWORK - A system for detecting digitized content and selecting matches from a master verification database. The detection of digitized content is performed using a verification database which contains a master table of contents identifiers and songprints for corresponding digitized content. A network server is programmed to receive selections of a table of contents identifiers from computers, and to request selections of songprint identifiers from the computers and selects matches from the master verification database.10-30-2008
20080270567Customizing and Distributing Data in Network Environments - Various techniques and mechanisms allow customization of data for delivery to different end users. The data can be provided as a series of chunks. In some instances, a server has a number of modules used to customize and select chunks of data using a variety of factors such as user preferences, network bandwidth, subscription levels, etc. The chunks are distributed in and across a variety of network architectures such as client server, mesh, point-to-point, peer-to-peer, etc.10-30-2008
20100146071OUTBOUND BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY - The invention relates to a method for automatically achieving outbound broadband connectivity to a remote server including the steps of sending a message to the remote server, waiting for an inbound connection request, setting an inbound method of connectivity if an inbound connection request is received, sending an outbound poll if the inbound connection request is not received, setting an outbound method of connectivity, and retrying to connect via the inbound or the outbound method until either of the inbound or outbound methods successfully connects to the remote server06-10-2010
20100138515APPLICATION LAUNCHER SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUSES - An exemplary method includes detecting a request to launch an application on a device, accessing metadata associated with the application over a network, using the metadata to determine whether sufficient resources are available to launch the application on the device, and performing at least one action based on said determination. The at least one action may include launching the application on the device when sufficient resources are available or blocking a launch of the application on the device when sufficient resources are not available. In certain embodiments, the method is performed by the device. In certain embodiments, the device includes a set-top box configured to access a media service over the network. Corresponding methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.06-03-2010
20110173296Wireless Data Card and Working Method of the Wireless Data Card - A wireless data card includes a detecting module that is adapted to send a notification message to an executing module after detecting a DNS resolution request sent by a computer and detecting that no user account information exists in the wireless data card. An executing module is adapted to receive the notification message sent by the detecting module, to send prompt information to the computer so as to prompt a user to input the user account information, and to write the input user account information into the wireless data card so that the computer can use the user account information to access the Internet through the wireless data card.07-14-2011
20110173297METHOD OF CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A method of controlling an information processing system including a first information processing device and a second information processing device the method has updating a control program held in a first storage device by the first information processing device, sending information on the updated control program from the first information processing device to the second information processing device, receiving the information on the updated control program by the second information processing device, comparing information on a control program held in the second information processing device with the information on the updated control program, sending a request from the second information processing device to the first information processing device to deliver the updated control program, sending the updated control program from the first information processing device to the second information processing device, and storing the updated control program sent from the first information processing device in a second storage device.07-14-2011
20110173295OFFLOAD STACK FOR NETWORK, BLOCK AND FILE INPUT AND OUTPUT - An apparatus for offloading network, block and file functions from an operating system comprises a network interface coupled to a network for receiving packet flows; one or more processors each having one or more processor cores; a computer-readable medium carrying one or more operating systems and an input/output networking stack which are hosted in one or more of the processor cores. The networking stack is shared among the operating systems. The networking stack comprises instructions which when executed cause receiving a request for data transfer from one of the operating systems at internal network, block and file system interfaces, and permitting data to be transferred between the internal interfaces and a plurality of external interfaces by preventing the operating systems from performing the data transfer and performing the data transfer on behalf of the operating systems.07-14-2011
20110173294METHOD AND SYSTEM OF SYNCHRONIZING ACCOUNTING OBJECTS BETWEEN A CLIENT AND SERVER - A method and system of synchronizing accounting objects between a client and server are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method for use on a server of synchronizing data between a client accounting database on a client computer and the server accounting database on the server, the client computer and server being connected over a communication network by a persistent connection, each of the client accounting database and server accounting database comprising a number of tables, wherein accounting objects are defined by a group of one or more related records in one or more tables in the client accounting database and server accounting database.07-14-2011
20110173293BROADCAST DATA RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE BROADCAST DATA RECEIVING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a broadcast data receiving apparatus comprises a transmission/reception module, a storage module, and a control module. The transmission/reception module transmits and receives data to and from an external apparatus through a network. The storage module stores a plurality of html files. The control module configured to read an html file of a language from the first storage module. The language accords with a request received by the transmission/reception module from the external apparatus through the network. The control module controls the transmission/reception module, causing the same to transmit the html file, thus read, to the external apparatus through the network.07-14-2011
20110173292PUSH BASED INTER-OPERATOR INTER-DEVICE TRANSFER - Methods and apparatus for push based inter-operator inter-device transfer are described. Methods include anchoring the inter-device transfer signaling at a source operator, and at a target operator. Methods also include subsequent push and pull based inter-device transfers within a target operator.07-14-2011
20090100144Computer Peripheral Device For Accessing Web Site Content - A computer peripheral device is provided comprising a housing, a plurality of figures each having a unique physical appearance and a unique structural characteristic, an identifying portion that is configured to identify one of the plurality of figures, at a time, based on the unique structural characteristic of the figure. The computer peripheral device comprises a controller coupled to the identifying portion that generates an identifier associating with the figure identified by the identifying portion. Connection of the computer peripheral device to a computer is made by a standard connection cable, such as a USB cable. Computer software is installed in the computer to store data associating a web site address with an identifier for each of the plurality of figures. A web browser application is activated to retrieve content from a web site having a web site address corresponding to an identifier received from the controller in the computer peripheral device.04-16-2009
20110173291MESSAGING MECHANISM - Exchange of small pieces of data among end user terminals and/or between end user terminals and a network has increased. Examples of such small pieces of data include presence information updates. A messaging mechanism piggybacking the data in a push session initiation request enables sending of small pieces of data with minimum delay and without an activated packet data connection, and without user interaction.07-14-2011
20120036217DATA CONVERSION DEVICE AND DATA CONVERSION METHOD - A data conversion device includes a receiving unit which receives first data and first sequence information and second data and second sequence information that are transmitted from a first device to a second device, the first sequence information indicating that the first data is transmitted before the second data and the second sequence information indicating that the second data is transmitted after the first data, a transmitting unit that transmits the received first data and second data to a third device, and a control unit that instructs the transmitting unit to transmit the first data and the second data to the transmitting unit in accordance with a sequence indicated in the first sequence information and the second sequence information.02-09-2012
20090157843METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING DIGITAL ASSETS - The claimed invention enables digital asset management that is responsive to a user's interactions with digital assets. Based on the user's interaction, the invention generates a ranking of the digital assets that is intended to reflect the value of the digital assets to the user. The ranking is based in part on the access frequency and recency, and the number and types of uses of the digital assets. An access hierarchy is derived from the ranking that stores the digital assets so that the higher ranked digital assets are more easily accessed than the lower ranked digital assets. The digital assets can include any of digital images, audio files, and Uniform Resource Locators. The invention can also distinguish between different types of uses so that some types of uses imbue an asset with greater value than others. The types of uses include passive viewing or playback, file sharing, transport, and editing. The invention also allows the user to assign subjective values to each digital asset that can be factored into the ranking independently of usage patterns. A volatility-dampening attribute is provided to moderate volatility in the access hierarchy.06-18-2009
20090157842System and Method for Using an Aggregation Server with Client Devices - In one embodiment, a system includes one or more client devices and a server. The client devices store media files and communicate selection information to the server. The server receives the selection information from the one or more client devices, selects media files for a playlist using the selection information, and generates a playlist of the selected media files.06-18-2009
20090157841ENCAPSULATION OF ONLINE STORAGE PROVIDERS - A media publisher manager generates a plug-in for each of a plurality of providers. Each provider hosts a web space including a media object and implements a plurality of services related to the media object. Executing the plug-in causes at least one of the plurality of services related to the media object to be performed on at least one of plurality of providers. The media publisher manager request is receives from a client. The request includes a function related to a media object and a moniker of the media object. The moniker is generated from a media object identifier and a provider identifier. A plug-in is selected based on the provider identifier of the moniker. Executing the selected plug-in causes a service related to the media object to be preformed on the provider, said service related to the requested function.06-18-2009
20110208833System and Methods For Accelerated Data Storage And Retrieval - Systems and methods for providing accelerated data storage and retrieval utilizing lossless data compression and decompression. A data storage accelerator includes one or a plurality of high speed data compression encoders that are configured to compress data. The compressed data is subsequently stored in a target memory or other storage device whose input data storage bandwidth is lower than the original input data stream bandwidth. Similarly, a data retrieval accelerator includes one or a plurality of high speed data decompression decoders that are configured to decompress data at a rate equivalent to or faster than the input data stream from the target memory or storage device. The decompressed data is then output at rate data that is greater than the output rate from the target memory or data storage device.08-25-2011
20110208832SUBSCRIPTION BASED CONTENT DELIVERY FOR A DIGITAL SIGNAGE NETWORK - A digital signage network employs a common data model and a subscription system to disseminate data gathered from a plurality of data sources to a number of displays. The network nodes interact with each other as content sources, content consumers, or both, with some systems acting as consumers to upstream sources and acting as sources to downstream consumers. The presentation of the data on a digital signage display allows for real-time binding of live data to provide a rich display effect.08-25-2011
20110208829METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA - A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data are provided. In the method of receiving data, at least one of a plurality of media data generated by encoding content to have different qualities is received, the plurality of media data each including at least one segment; location information indicating a randomly accessible point of each of the at least one segment is obtained; and random accessing is provided on the received media data, based on the location information.08-25-2011
20110208828NODE APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM - A node apparatus includes a second computation portion that references cache information held by the own node apparatus, the cache information indicating a node holding an object that is a search target in an overlay network in association with the object, and calculates, with respect to the object corresponding to the node indicated in the cache information, a distance between an object location and a node of interest in a logical space in which the overlay network is constructed, the object location being a logical location of the object, and the node of interest being a node other than the own node, and a transfer destination selection portion that selects a transfer destination to which the cache information is to be transferred, based on the distance calculated by the second computation portion. The cache information is transferred to the transfer destination selected by the transfer destination selection portion.08-25-2011
20100146072ASYNCHRONOUS REAL-TIME RETRIEVAL OF DATA - server is communicatively connected to the access client through a network. The gateway server provides a presentation service (PS) and a real-time service (RTS), which cooperate with the access client to retrieve data from a data store and then provide the retrieved data to a user's remote communication device. More particularly, when a user wishes to retrieve data from the data store or to send data to the data store, the user establishes a communication connection between his or her remote communication device and the gateway server, and then requests the desired data from the gateway server. In response, the gateway server sends a command to the access client, instructing it to retrieve the requested data. The access client retrieves the requested data from the data store, and returns the retrieved data to the gateway server. The gateway server then relays the requested information back to the user's remote communication device.06-10-2010
20090164601SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A PRIMARY VIDEO STREAM WITH A SECONDARY VIDEO STREAM FOR DISPLAY ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The disclosure related to a method and a server for providing a primary image file with another image file. The method comprises: providing to a network an access link for a resource that relates to the primary image file; receiving from a remote device in the network a request for the access link; from the resource, locating and providing the primary image file to the device for display in a first area of a window in a display on the device; from the resource, locating and providing a secondary image file associated with the primary file as identified in the resource to the device in a second area of the window; and updating access statistics relating to the secondary image file based on the request for the access link.06-25-2009
20120198018SECURELY PUBLISHING DATA TO NETWORK SERVICE - Data is securely published from a local service to a network service. The data for publishing to the network service is selected using the local service. In response to the data being selected for publishing, the local service creates a secure connection to the network service and transfers the data to the network service. For example, a master data services (MDS) client application may be used to select data from an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) server to be published to a network service, such as a network service that provides master data services. The published data is received by the network service and stored in a data store. The data may be stored within the network service such that a user may consume the published data using the network service.08-02-2012
20090138570METHOD FOR SETTING PARAMETERS AND DETERMINING LATENCY IN A CHAINED DEVICE SYSTEM - A storage system and method for setting parameters and determining latency in a chained device system. Storage nodes store information and the storage nodes are organized in a daisy chained network. At least one of one of the storage nodes includes an upstream communication buffer. Flow of information to the storage nodes is based upon constraints of the communication buffer within the storage nodes. In one embodiment, communication between the master controller and the plurality storage nodes has a determined maximum latency.05-28-2009
20090138569Method and apparatus for identifying occurrences of a given network address - A method and apparatus for identifying occurrences of a given network address is provided. A request is transmitted comprising data associated with the given network address to at least one remote communication device, the request for triggering a lookup of at least a portion of the data in a directory associated with the at least one remote communication device. At least one message is received indicative that the data associated with the given network address is present in the directory.05-28-2009
20090182838Starting Enterprise Applications On Demand - A method to start enterprise applications on demand using naming references is described. The method matches Enterprise JavaBeans applications to respective naming references, checks if the matched application is running and starts it if it is not.07-16-2009
20090182839IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND PROGRAM - An image processing device communicable with an information processing device, includes: a first management unit for managing at least one service provided by the image processing device based on a first protocol; a second management unit for managing the at least one service provided by the image processing device based on a second protocol; a reception unit for receiving a search request for searching for a service managed by the second management unit, the search request being transmitted from the information processing device based on the first protocol; and a transmission unit for transmitting, in response to the search request received by the reception unit, an address of a service satisfying the search request and managed by the second management unit to the information processing device.07-16-2009
20090164603ADAPTIVE FILE DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD - An adaptive file delivery system and method transmits a data file, such as an audio-video file, over a network or collection of networks in segments, each segment transmitted during a different time period. Each time period has a transmission portion to transmit its associated file segment and a wait portion in which no further interaction with the network occurs regarding the transmitted segment. In some implementations, the duration of the transmission portion of each time period is sufficient to reach a steady-state throughput condition, which allows the traffic load status of the network or networks to be determined from rate measurements of file segment transmissions. The duration of the wait portion of each time period is at least long enough to limit the average rate of file segment transmission to adapt to network traffic load variations while causing the entire file to be delivered in a predetermined delivery deadline.06-25-2009
20110125869NETWORK ADVERTISING SYSTEM - Systems and methods for transmitting content to a client via a communication network are provided. According to one embodiment, a system includes a content server, an insertion server and a policy server. The content server stores and selects substitute or supplemental content. The insertion server monitors client traffic, detects client TCP/IP requests or destination TCP/IP responses and sends the selected substitute or supplemental content retrieved from the content server to the client in lieu of or in addition to content requested by the client TCP/IP requests or provided by the destination TCP/IP responses. The policy server provides instructions to the insertion server with respect to timing of detecting the client TCP/IP requests or destination TCP/IP responses and a delay associated with completing the client TCP/IP requests or destination TCP/IP responses. The system operates independently of respective destinations of the client TCP/IP requests and respective sources of the destination TCP/IP responses.05-26-2011
20110125868AUDIO/VIDEO SPEEDUP SYSTEM AND METHOD IN A SERVER-CLIENT STREAMING ARCHITECTURE - A system and a corresponding method for temporal modification of audio signals, to increase or reduce the playback rates of an audio and/or a video file in a client-server environment. The system and method improve the efficiency of serving streaming media to a client so that the client can select an arbitrary time-speedup factor. The speedup system performs many of the pre-calculations once, at the server, so that the bandwidth needs are reduced and the client's computational load is minimized. The final time-scale-modification can be either done completely on the server, thus reducing the client's needs, or partly on the client's computer to minimize latency, and to reduce on-the-fly computational load from the server that serves multiple clients concurrently.05-26-2011
20110125867System and Method for the Improvement of Sharing Digital Data Between Mobile Devices - The invention is concerned with a virtual trading card system, comprising a data source that provides information associated with a public figure, and a user device configured to display a first and a second virtual view of an electronic card associated with the public figure, wherein the second virtual view includes a plurality of updateable data fields.05-26-2011
20090049153METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS, AND APPARATUSES FOR PROVIDING REMOTE CLIENT ACCESS TO EXPORTED FILE SYSTEMS - Remote clients may access remotely exported file systems using a remote token manager that provides communication among a plurality of caching file servers. In response to a client request for file system access, a program is invoked to determine whether the request relates to a locally exported file system exported by a local caching file server or a remotely exported file system exported by a remote caching file server. If the request relates to a locally exported file system, a local token manager is invoked to obtain a token granting access permission to the locally exported file system. If the request relates to a remotely exported file system, a remote token manager is invoked to communicate with a local access routine in the remote caching file server to obtain a token granting access permission for the remotely exported file system.02-19-2009
20120198022Multicast Mapped Look-Up On Content Delivery Networks - A method and system for flexibly processing content objects is disclosed. A content object is stored on one of a plurality of storage devices. A request is received for the content object. Information corresponding to the requested object (e.g., a unique identifier) is transmitted to one or more content directories. A response is received from a first content directory indicating a location of the content object. The content object is requested from the first location, and at least part of the content object is received.08-02-2012
20120198019WEB SERVICE SUPPORT FOR BULK ITEM EXPORT/IMPORT - A method for migrating, archiving, or backing-up data between a first device and a second device hosting a communication application in a networked computing environment. The method includes retrieving mailbox data from the second device, the mailbox data includes messaging data and configuration data of the communication application associated with the mailbox data. The method also includes mapping the mailbox data from a first data format to a second data format, and transferring the mapped mailbox data to the first device as a first file.08-02-2012
20090006577Gathering Statistics Based on Container Exchange - A method of tracking statistics related to a container of data is disclosed. A container created by an author may be stored on a network. Other users aside from the author may be permitted to search for containers. The other users may be permitted to obtain a copy of a selected container and statistics related to a number of copies of the container obtained may be stored.01-01-2009
20130219009SCALABLE DATA FEED SYSTEM - A scalable data feed system is disclosed. The data feed system may be offered as a cloud service that can serve many enterprises or tenants that require data to be pulled from information sources such as FTP, POP3, databases, line of business systems, a topic subscription, or an RSS feed, and pushed the data to information sinks, such as SMTP, email, FTP, mobile phones, and other devices and services. A pull agent pumps data from pull sources and pushes the data out to push agent counterparts. The push agent transforms and sends the data in messages to push sink, such as FTP, SMTP, or a mobile device. Both the pull agent and the push agent services are implemented as replicated services over a structured overlay network for high availability that can serve multiple requests to pump out data from multiple pull sources and push the data to multiple information sinks08-22-2013
20090327450USER STATUS REPORTS PROVIDED BY AN ENTERTAINMENT ACCESS SYSTEM - An entertainment access system is provided that enables a user to request and receive status reports that present current information concerning a wide variety of items pertaining to the user's devices, entertainment content and usage rights in a standard, predictable and consistent manner that enhances rather than hinders the user experience. In some illustrative examples, the user can request the status report from one of his devices that is registered with the entertainment access system. The entertainment access system responds by collecting and formatting the status information so that is can be conveniently displayed or otherwise rendered on the registered device. For instance, if the request is received from a cell phone device, which generally has a relatively small screen, the information may be presented in a relatively abbreviated format. On the other hand, if the request is received from the user's personal computer, the information may be presented by the entertainment access system to the personal computer in a more detailed or entirely different format than when the information is to be presented to a cell phone device.12-31-2009
20090327449WIRELESS SYNCHRONIZATION OF MEDIA CONTENT AND SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT - Arrangements are provided which use a host computer to configure a wireless portable device's network connection parameters. The radio on the portable device may be used to help locate nearby accessible wireless networks. Once a synchronization relationship between the portable device and a media library on a host computer is established, periodically updated content, such as podcasts, may be discovered and subscribed to using software on the host computer, and the content synchronized with the host computer. A portable device may manage episodic content, such as podcasts, using the device's own wireless connection, and may further send such content to other portable devices. A central user profile may be set up on a web server to synchronize multiple wireless or wired devices.12-31-2009
20090327448PEER-TO-PEER SYNCHRONOUS CONTENT SELECTION - Various technologies for sharing digital images within an instant messaging (IM) session between two users. In one implementation, a first user uploads a set of images to the second user. The set of images may be displayed as thumbnails on the displays of both users. By clicking on one of the thumbnails, either user may make the associated image appear as a larger image on both users' displays. In the event that both users click on different images simultaneously, or near-simultaneously, a protocol may be employed that selects which image is displayed.12-31-2009
20090144391Audio sharing - One aspect of the disclosure relates to obtaining at least some audio information, at least partially at a shared audio device. The aspect of the disclosure also relates to temporally coordinating transmitting at the shared audio device the at least some audio information and at least some temporally-associated dissimilar-media information that can be received by at least one other shared audio device such that corresponding segments of the at least some audio information can be received at the at least one other shared audio device substantially temporally corresponding to when corresponding segments of the at least some temporally-associated dissimilar-media information can be received at the at least one other shared audio device.06-04-2009
20090144392Sharing Digital Content On A Social Network - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for more effectively and easily sharing on a social networking system digital content obtained from an external system. In one embodiment a user selects a control for sharing content from the external system that causes a sharing request to be sent. The sharing request is received by the social networking website, and an interface is presented to the user requesting sharing parameters. The user provides sharing parameters through the interface that are received by the social networking website. Content is retrieved from the external system and is transmitted to one or more destinations in the social networking website based at least in part on the sharing parameters. The sharing parameters may include selection parameters for indicating which content to share, formatting parameters for specifying how to format the content, and destination parameters indicating particular destinations in the social networking website for the content.06-04-2009
20090144390OPTIMIZING NETWORK RESOURCES USAGE WITHIN AN ADMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARY - In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises logic for optimizing network resources usage. The logic is operable to store IGP information, where the IGP information includes a set of attribute values associated with each of a set of content servers. When the logic receives a request for content from a remote peer, the logic determines one or more content servers that can provide the requested content. The logic then retrieves, from the IGP information, a plurality of attribute values associated with a non-looping path from each of the one or more content servers. For each of the one or more content servers, the retrieved attribute values include: one or more capacity values indicating capacities of one or more communication links on the non-looping path from that content server; and one or more utilization values indicating utilizations of the one or more communication links on the non-looping path from that content server. The logic then selects a content server based on the retrieved attribute values, and causes the request for the content to be sent to the selected content server.06-04-2009
20130219018COMMUNICATION OF IMAGING SYSTEM INFORMATION - A method for exposing imaging system events in connection with an event driven imaging system includes detecting an imaging system event occurred, wherein the imaging system event corresponds to an imaging examination being performed, generating a signal indicative of the detected imaging system event, and transmitting the signal over a computer network for reception by at least one device communicating over the network. A method for exposing imaging system protocol information in connection with an imaging system includes detecting at least one of utilizing of medication to, an addition of or a deletion of an imaging system protocol from the imaging system, generating a signal indicative of the protocol, and transmitting the signal over a computer network for reception by at least one device communicating over the network.08-22-2013
20130219013PROGRESS INDICATOR FOR LOADING DYNAMICALLY-SIZED CONTENTS - A new resource address is registered in response to input received from a user. The user is then notified when a visually non-empty portion of content from the resource address has been loaded into a viewing area of the content viewing application. The notification cues the user to direct his/her attention to the viewing area of the content viewing application.08-22-2013
20130219016GENERIC ENTITY FOR HIGH-SPEED COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CCM COMPONENTS - The invention relates to an entity for high-speed communication between transmitter and receiver components of the CORBA Component Model standard, wherein said entity comprises a connector of the DDS4LwCCM standard having a transmitter fragment including an input port connected to an output port of the transmitter component; a receiver fragment having an output port connected to an input port of the receiver component; wherein the transmitter fragment comprises a business logic code comprising a means for transmitting a datum published at the input port of the transmitter fragment to the receiver fragment; and wherein the receiver fragment comprises a business logic code comprising a means for receiving the datum transmitted by the means for transmitting the transmitter fragment in order to publish said datum at the output port of the receiver fragment.08-22-2013
20100293246SERVER, SYSTEM AND CONTENT DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - A system allowing an authorized user to view information in a server from a point far away from the server, and preventing leakage of information in the server is provided. For this purpose, a management server 11-18-2010
20110225264 DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD - A data communication method, comprising: communicating first user data from a first computing device to a data storage; associating the first user data with an identifier of a portable user device; transmitting the identifier from the portable user device to a second computing device; and making a request in respect of the first user data at the second computing device based on the identifier.09-15-2011
20090248831DYNAMIC IMAGE COMPOSITION - The number of connections and/or requests needed to obtain or provide image content in an electronic environment can be reduced by dynamically composing the content when needed to serve a request. In a case where a large number of images are to be transmitted across a network, the images can be determined at the time of the request for transmission and can be composed into a single, master image. Positional information for the images can be stored and sent with the master image to a device requesting the transmission. Using the positional information with dimensional information for the images, the device is able to use an application such as cascading style sheets (CSS) sprites to extract each of the plurality of images, thus obtaining all the images using a single request and single connection. Multiple master images can be used if appropriate.10-01-2009
20090248833LOCATION BASED CONTENT AGGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - In an exemplary method, a content posting is received from an access device connected to a network. The content posting includes data representative of a content instance and a geographic location associated with the content instance. The content posting is stored. The content instance is selectively distributed to at least one other access device connected to the network based on the geographic location. In certain embodiments, the selective distribution includes determining that the other access device is located physically proximate to the geographic location and making the content instance accessible to the other access device in response to the determination. In certain embodiments, the method further comprises the access device creating the content instance, detecting the geographic location as a physical location of the access device, and associating the geographic location with the content instance.10-01-2009
20090248832AUTO-DISCOVERY BASED ITEM(S) SHARING, INCLUDING SENDER PUSHING AND RECIPIENT APPROVAL - Methods and apparatus involve the voluntary transfer or sharing of item(s), such as files or other data, based upon the automatic discovery of recipients, including sender pushing of the items and recipient approval. During use, computing devices advertise their availability for potential receipt of the items and recipients are automatically discovered. The sender attaches the items to a selected recipient, and a size, description, etc. of the items is calculated. Upon a connection between the sending and recipient computing devices, the sending device pushes to the recipient an identifier of the sender and the size, description, etc., so the recipient can determine whether they want to accept transfer. If so, the items are transferred, including display of the progress. If not, the sender is notified of the refusal. Other features contemplate attaching techniques, visual information display, authentication of parties, computer program products, and systems, to name a few.10-01-2009
20110225262SERVER DEVICE, CLIENT DEVICE, DELIVERY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A server device includes: a communication unit that communicates with a plurality of client devices capable of performing network communication; a reproduction unit that reproduces content data; and a control unit that delivers common content data reproduced by the reproduction unit from the communication unit to each of the client devices and, in a case where a change request requesting to change delivery content is received from one client device through the communication unit during the common content delivery operation, checks a status of a reception of an additional change request from other client within a first period counting of which is started based on the reception from the one client and determines a process after an elapse of the first period based on the status of the reception of the change request within the first period.09-15-2011
20110145359System and Method for Information Handling System Wireless Network Preconfiguration - Manufacture of an information handling system that includes wireless service through a wireless wide area network includes an image having an operating system with a wireless service provider registry entry and an end user wireless service entry. The registry entries are applied upon power up to automatically configure the information handling system's wireless radio to interface with a wireless service and to provision the information handling system on the wireless service. Updates to the wireless service are provided by updates to the registry entries.06-16-2011
20110145362METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRELOADING RESOURCES - A method and system for preloading data is provided. Resources are preloaded on a client before they are needed by an application. Application hints and static resources lists may be used to indicate resources are needed. The application may begin execution before receiving all of the resources associated with the application. Preloading may be done during execution of an application, or when the application is not executing. Preloading allows an application to run smoothly without consuming more resources than are needed by an application. A prediction graph may be generated that is used in predicting the resources that are likely to be needed by the application. An analyzer may also be used to simulate the system and adjust parameters used in creating the prediction graph.06-16-2011
20100153519INFORMATION TERMINAL - The present invention provides mobile terminals with various types of services such as electronic commerce service, music delivery service, and position information service. User applications required for the electronic commerce service, music delivery service, and position information service are respectively configured as service objects each having a server facility, and further a local gateway is provided, whereby various types of services can be used through a browser.06-17-2010
20110145360WEB APPLICATION SCRIPT MIGRATION - In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided comprising: determining if a portion of a script of web application code within a web application is migratable to a remote infrastructure, wherein the portion of the script contains one or more functions; and modifying the portion of the script if the portion of the script is migratable, such that execution of the portion of the script results in the one or more functions being executed on the remote infrastructure, wherein the remote infrastructure is not restricted to the device on which the web application was designed or distributed.06-16-2011
20110225263SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SERVING AN APPLICATION FROM A CUSTOM SUBDOMAIN - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for serving an application from a custom subdomain. These mechanisms and methods for serving an application from a custom subdomain can enable improved data security, enhanced system performance, optimized resource utilization, etc.09-15-2011
20090100145METHOD FOR INTERNET-BASED APPLICATIONS TO ENABLE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS TO SPECIFY LOCATION CONTEXT - A client computing device accesses a communications network via a network service provider, including exercising to at least one other user using a network-based service. A request for location context is provided, destined to the network-based service via the network service provider. The network service provider intercepts the location context request and provides the location context to the client computing device, which is then provided to the at least one other user using the network-based service (such as a status message of an instant messaging service).04-16-2009
20120079074NETWORK COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A network communication system (03-29-2012
20120079073CONTENT MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, WEB SERVER, NETWORK SYSTEM, CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD, CONTENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A content management apparatus includes a content storage section configured to store a piece of content together with a content unique identifier; a content transmitter configured to transmit the piece of content together with the content unique identifier to a Web server; an intra-server management identifier receiver configured to receive an intra-server management identifier corresponding to the content unique identifier from the Web server; a management table for storing the content unique identifier and the intra-server management identifier; a content information updating message receiver configured to receive content information on the piece of content and a content information updating message containing the intra-server management identifier from the Web server; an identifier converter configured to convert the intra-server management identifier contained in the content information updating message into the content unique identifier; and a content management section configured to allow the content storage section to store the content information.03-29-2012
20120079072METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR TRANSFERRING DATA - The present invention provides several methods and apparatuses for transmitting multimedia data using streaming media protocols such as real-time transfer protocols (RTP) and real-time streaming protocols (RTSP) in a computer network environment. In one exemplary embodiment, a request for RTP data and its associated extension is sent from the caching proxy server to the server. The request may be for one specific type of data or multiple unrelated types of data. The server responds to the request indicating its support for the requested RTP extension data. The caching proxy server determines whether to proceed or terminate the data transmission process based on the response provided by the server. If it is determined to proceed with the data transmission process, the caching proxy informs the server to send the requested and supported RTP data. The server sends the requested data in a variable and extendible header format.03-29-2012
20120079071Method and System for Out-of-Band Signaling for TCP Connection Setup - TCP performance is improved over unreliable links so as to allow TCP connections to be set up when such connections are otherwise impossible. Out-of-band signaling may be used to synchronizing and establishing a connection between two TCP endpoints without modification to the TCP/IP protocol suite. A system may create a control channel to enable out-of-band signaling for TCP connection establishment between two TCP endpoints. The control channel may be achieved using a system that includes of a signaling broker, an agent application, and a virtual network interface and a capture module that together create the control channel for the TCP signaling traffic.03-29-2012
20120079070ACTIVE REQUESTING OF INFORMATION FOR PSEUDO-LIVE PERFORMANCE - Mass amounts of information, such as entire libraries of songs or movies, for example, may be stored locally near end-users, and this information may be accessed and reproduced in response to commands received from a transmitting station via a network. When a radio or television station desires to transmit a song or movie, for example, the radio or television station can, rather than transmitting the entire song or movie, merely transmit a command for reproducing the song or movie. An end-user's performance reproduction device, such as an enhanced radio or a television set, then accesses and reproduces the locally stored song or movie. Since the radio or television station need not transmit the entire performance, network traffic can be significantly reduced. The performance reproduction device may actively request information from the radio or television station when fresh or additional information is needed.03-29-2012
20120079069File Uploading Realization Method and System for WEB Application - The present invention provides a method and system for implementing file uploading in a WEB application, and the scheme is as follows: a user of a client inputs a file to be uploaded into a security trusted control, and the security trusted control uploads the file input by the user to a FTP server and uploads information related to the file to a WEB server, the WEB server then sends the information related to the file to an interface message processor, so that the interface message processor downloads the file from the FTP server according to the information related to the file and sends the file to a media resource board (MRB) server. The scheme solves the bottleneck problem in the file uploading flow in the prior art, reduces the load of the WEB server and greatly improves the performance and stability of the WEB application.03-29-2012
20120079068Method and system for providing user service data - A method and system for providing user service data are disclosed in the present invention. In the solution, a data processing unit receives a user service data request comprising a data request condition and template information, determines a user service data template according to the template information, queries the user service data matching the data request condition from a data storing unit, and generates the user service data matching the determined user service data template from the user service data matching the data request condition. In this way, the user service data template can be preset, and for a new template content and format information while requesting the user service data, the user service data template is generated directly and stored for later use, so that the pre-process of the user service data template is implemented actually and an existing user service data template is reusable. In order to request for the user service data based on an existing user service data template, it is only needed to provide a template identifier to the data processing unit, thereby reducing the number of bytes of a message, and avoiding the excessive occupancy of transport resources and network resources.03-29-2012
20120079067System and Method for Enhanced Social-Network-Enabled Interaction - Systems and methods are provided to provide enhanced social networking to users of remote computing devices. Users of the disclosed system are able to interact with other participants in real-time and in relation to experiencing live or recorded media content. The system receives audio data that is captured by the user's device, wherein the audio data includes a processed or unprocessed audio sample of the media content being viewed by the user. The audio sample is compared to a database containing audio samples from a number of media programs to determine whether a match exists. If a match is found, the system determines other participants who are, at the same time, viewing the matched media program and establishes a connection between each of them. The connection enables participants to exchange real-time messages, participate in polls, and receive offers.03-29-2012
20120079065DATA PACKET TRANSFER OVER WIDE AREA NETWORK IN FAST AND RELIABLE MANNER - A method of operating a data transfer device is disclosed. The data transfer device is connected to a partner data transfer device via a wide area network, to relay data packets between first and second communication devices. The method further includes: receiving first-protocol-based data packets from the first communication device via a first-protocol-based connection within a first access network; in response to reception of the first-protocol-based data packets, sending back acknowledgement to the first communication device via the first-protocol-based connection, on behalf of the second communication device; encapsulating first-protocol-based data packets received from the first communication device, to convert the first-protocol-based data packets to a plurality of second-protocol-based data packets; and transferring the second-protocol-based data packets to partner data transfer device via a second-protocol-based connection within the wide area network. The first protocol is a sliding window protocol, and the second protocol is a protocol without using a sliding window.03-29-2012
20120079066SYSTEM AND METHOD TO CREATE BI-DIRECTIONAL EVENT SUBSCRIPTIONS - System and method to create a bi-directional event subscription. The method includes responding to a request by providing a URI of the subscription factory of the first topic; receiving a request to create a bidirectional subscription; creating a first subscription resource to represent an outbound event flow from a first topic to a second topic; sending a discovery request to a remote host for a URI of a subscription factory of the second topic; receiving the URI of the subscription factory of the second topic; requesting creation of a second subscription resource, to represent an outbound event flow from the second topic to the first topic; receiving from the remote host a URI of the second subscription resource; entangling the first subscription resource with the second subscription to form the bi-directional event subscription; and providing to the web browser a URI of the first subscription.03-29-2012
20120079064IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus capable of communicating with an external apparatus via a network registers a transfer setting containing an ID for identifying destination information stored in the external apparatus to transfer received image data, acquires the destination information corresponding to the ID contained in the registered transfer setting from the external apparatus, and transfers the received image data using the acquired destination information. When the destination information cannot be acquired, a cause why the destination information cannot be acquired is determined, and if the cause why the destination information cannot be acquired is due to a communication error with the external apparatus, the registered transfer setting is not invalidated and when the cause why the destination information cannot be acquired is that no destination information corresponding to the ID is stored by the external apparatus, the registered transfer setting is invalidated.03-29-2012
20120079063METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING EVENT NOTIFICATIONS ACROSS A PLURALITY OF COMPUTERS - A method, apparatus and system for providing an event notification across a plurality of computers is provided. In one aspect, a client machine and a mobile computing device are provided. The client machine is configured to execute a browser application. The mobile computing device is configured to host a web server application. When the client machine and the mobile computing device are connected, functions on the mobile computing device become available on the client machine via the interaction between the web server and the browser. Further, events received at the mobile computing device are sent to the client machine in response to periodic requests from the client machine.03-29-2012
20120079059SELECTIVELY RECEIVING MEDIA CONTENT - Disclosed are methods that associate “importance” information with chunks of a media presentation. An end-user device or server uses this information to intelligently manage resources when downloading or rendering the media presentation. Many different types of importance information are used. An editor can tag a chunk as important based on the content of the chunk or may give the chunk a rating, or importance can be inferred from download statistics. In some embodiments, the end-user device determines the importance of a chunk based on observations of the behavior of the device's user. The end-user device can send its locally gathered behavioral observations to a server to enhance that server's demographic information. The server can observe its own download behavior to infer importance. The end-user device may choose to either not download, or to download at a low resolution, those chunks deemed to be unimportant, thus saving bandwidth and battery power.03-29-2012
20120079062SELECTIVELY RECEIVING MEDIA CONTENT - Disclosed are methods that associate “importance” information with chunks of a media presentation. An end-user device or server uses this information to intelligently manage resources when downloading or rendering the media presentation. Many different types of importance information are used. An editor can tag a chunk as important based on the content of the chunk or may give the chunk a rating, or importance can be inferred from download statistics. In some embodiments, the end-user device determines the importance of a chunk based on observations of the behavior of the device's user. The end-user device can send its locally gathered behavioral observations to a server to enhance that server's demographic information. The server can observe its own download behavior to infer importance. The end-user device may choose to either not download, or to download at a low resolution, those chunks deemed to be unimportant, thus saving bandwidth and battery power.03-29-2012
20120079060SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ESTABLISHING TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL CONNECTIONS - A method of establishing transmission control protocol (TCP) connections is disclosed and may include receiving a uniform resource locator (URL) as part of a hyper text transfer protocol (HTTP) request. Further, the method may include searching a host database with the URL and determining whether host data for the URL is available. The method may also include performing a domain name service (DNS) lookup for a URL host and for one or more sub-resource hosts, wherein all DNS lookups are performed in parallel at substantially the same time, when host data for the URL is available.03-29-2012
20120079058CONTEXTUALLY RELEVANT MEDIA BUNDLE - Disclosed are methods for associating contextual information with a “media bundle.” A user is alerted to the existence of the media bundle when his current context corresponds in a pre-defined way to the context associated with the bundle. Upon being alerted, the user can choose to download and review the contents of the media bundle. In general, the contextual information personalizes the context to an individual or set of individuals and ties the bundle to a matter of particular interest to the individual. In some embodiments, “context triggers” are downloaded to a user's personal device. Each of these triggers specifies the context of a particular media bundle. The user device monitors its current context and alerts the user when the user's current context corresponds to that of one of the context triggers. Some embodiments allow the user, after reviewing the media bundle, to create and upload a response.03-29-2012
20080263177METHOD AND COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR SELECTING AN EDGE SERVER COMPUTER - Media Distribution within the Internet is done with the help of Application-Servers, Content-Servers and distributed Edge-Servers where the clients are connected to Media Distribution Services. A computer system is provided comprising client 10-23-2008
20080263175SYSTEM, SERVER, INFORMATION TERMINAL OPERATING SYSTEM, MIDDLEWARE, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION DEVICE, CERTIFICATION METHOD, AND SYSTEM AND APPLICATION SOFTWARE - A system having a server and an information terminal of A which records A's personal information Pa and B's personal information Pb′, an information terminal of B which records A's personal information Pa and B's personal information Pb′. B's information terminal generates a calculation result F(Pa′,Pb) via the calculation of Pa′ and Pb, sends F(Pa′,Pb) to a server. The server correlates B's identification tag with F(Pa′,Pb) and records it. A's information terminal forms F(Pa,Pb′) calculated via the calculation of Pb′ and Pa and sends F(Pa,Pb′) to the server. The server searches for a calculation result which matches F(Pa,Pb′) and by detecting a match between F(Pa′,Pb) and F(Pa,Pb′) detects B's identification tag which has been correlated with F(Pa′,Pb) and detected B's identification tag is sent to A's information terminal.10-23-2008
20080263174Method and system for implementing a GIS data collection network - Embodiments of the present invention recite a method and system for implementing a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) network. In one embodiment, configuration data comprising a unique identification of a mobile electronic device and an assigned membership of the mobile electronic device to a workgroup is received. The method further comprises selecting a data dictionary comprising at least one desired GIS feature type which was not originally intended for use by the mobile electronic device based upon the assigned membership of the mobile electronic device to the workgroup. The method further comprises sending the data dictionary to the mobile electronic device via a wireless communication network.10-23-2008
20080263173Method for Transmitting Data in a Network of Distributed Stations, and Network Station - The invention relates to the technical field of home networks. A home network based on the present UPnP standard (Universal Plug and Play) allows data to be interchanged between network subscriber stations. A UPnP standard may have one or more control point devices. To allow profile information such as user profile or network profile to be interchanged, the invention proposes providing a control point device firstly with an expanded device ascertainment service which can be used to find the other control point devices in the network and also with one or more additionally implemented profile services which allow the other control point devices in the network to be notified about change to profile information on a control point device.10-23-2008
20080263172DISTRIBUTED SERVICES FOR MULTI-ENTITY COLLABORATION - Method for communication of service requests and service results between remotely located users and service providers. Connectivity is established between service providers and a request handler, and also between users and the request handler. Service requests are received at the request handler, a service provider ID is identified from each service request, and each service request is transmitted to a unique service provider associated with the service provider ID. The service requests received by the unique service provider are entered in a queue located central to the unique service provider, the queue existing in a spreadsheet computer program being executed by the unique service provider. An individual entry in the queue is removed for performing the requested service via the spreadsheet computer program, thereby generating a result. Result packages comprising the service results are then generated and transmitted to the corresponding, requesting users.10-23-2008
20110231511In-Server Redirection of HTTP Requests - A method and system for HTTP request service identify a true URL content regardless of whether the target URL is redirected, and send the true URL content to a client. The requesting and sending of the redirected URL content is done internally in the HTTP server system and do not require the client to have the ability to receive and execute a URL redirection command. The server system receives a URL request from the client and generates within the server a response to the URL request. If the response does not contain any redirection information, the true URL content includes the target URL content; and if the response contains redirection information indicating a redirected URL, the true URL content includes a redirected URL content associated with the redirected URL. The client receives the true URL content in either case by submitting a request for the target URL once.09-22-2011
20110231516System and Method for Restrictively Exchanging and Controlling Product Data Between Communication Devices of a Private Network - A novel and non-trivial system and method for restrictively exchanging and controlling product data between communication devices of a private network is disclosed. A processor in communication with a plurality of user communication devices is used for controlling and restricting the exchange of product data. In such network, the processor may establish a communication connection with an initiating communication device of an initiating user, receive initiating product data from the initiating communication device and corresponding first users (e.g., defined trusted users) data, provide the initiating product data to at least one available first user communication device, receive responding product data responsive to the initiating product data, and provide the responding product data to the initiating communication device. Additionally, the processor may provide interested users who have not been defined as trusted users with the initiating product data and receive responding product data from such interested users.09-22-2011
20110231515Transparent Session Persistence Management by a Server in a Content Delivery Network - A method and apparatus for establishing session persistence between a client and an origin server are provided. The session persistence can be managed by an intermediate cache server. The persistence is established by inserting an identifier and origin server address in a cookie or URL. Alternatively, the persistence is established by a table mapping a source IP address or a session ID to a specific origin server. Subsequent requests from the same client are mapped to the same origin server using these methods of establishing persistence.09-22-2011
20110231514CONTENT DELIVERY APPARATUS, CONTENT DELIVERY METHOD, CONTENT PLAYBACK METHOD, CONTENT DELIVERY PROGRAM, CONTENT PLAYBACK PROGRAM - A content delivery apparatus according to an embodiment is a content delivery apparatus connected to a content playback apparatus via a network. The content delivery apparatus includes storage unit, management-information storage unit, and a delivery unit. The storage unit stores a content to be delivered and additional information related to the content. The management-information storage unit stores, for each content, a level index showing a hierarchical relationship between the content and the additional information. The delivery unit delivers, in response to a delivery request from the content playback apparatus, the level index of the requested content to the content playback apparatus. In addition, the delivery unit read the additional information of the requested content referring to the level index and delivers the additional information. Furthermore, the delivery units read the requested content from the storage unit and delivers the requested content to the content playback apparatus.09-22-2011
20110231513APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION CONTROL NETWORK APPARATUS - A method and system for distributing flows between a multiple processors. The flows can be received from an external source such as a network, by a front-end processor that recognizes the flow and the associated request, and identifies at least one internal applications processor to process the request/flow. The front-end processor utilizes a flow scheduling vector related to the identified applications processor(s), and the flow scheduling vector can be based on intrinsic data from the applications processor(s) that can include CPU utilization, memory utilization, packet loss, and queue length or buffer occupation. In some embodiments, applications processors can be understood to belong to a group, wherein applications processors within a group can be configured identically. A flow schedule vector can be computed for the different applications processor groups.09-22-2011
20110231512METHOD AND APPARATUS PROVIDING FOR OUTPUT OF A CONTENT PACKAGE BASED AT LEAST IN PART ON A CONTENT CATEGORY SELECTION AND ONE OR MORE CONTEXTUAL CHARACTERISTICS - An apparatus providing for output of a content package may include a content category selector for receiving a content category selection. A content category extractor may extract the content category selection from a content feed. The apparatus may further comprise a contextual characteristic determiner for determining one or more contextual characteristics. A GPS module may determine a location of the apparatus. The apparatus may thereby provide for selection of a content package based at least in part on the content category selection and the one or more contextual characteristics. The actual selection of the content package may occur in an external device, such as a content category selector. Once the content package is selected, the apparatus may provide for output of the content package such as through displaying the content package on a display.09-22-2011
20090100146Storage System Managing Data Through A Wide Area Network - In a storage system, a server apparatus and a storage apparatus are provided, while the server apparatus is connected via a LAN to one, or plural sets of computers so as to accept an access request of file data issued from the computers, whereas the storage apparatus is connected via a wide area network to the server apparatus so as to store thereinto the file data. A communication between the computers and the server apparatus is carried out by employing a network file protocol, whereas a communication between the server apparatus and the storage apparatus is performed by employing a block device protocol. The server apparatus and the storage apparatus are connected via the respective security protecting apparatus to the wide area network.04-16-2009
20090198793Systems and methods for dynamically reporting a boot process in content/service receivers - The boot process of a content/service receiver is dynamically monitored to provide error and/or status information in a step-by-step and/or in a single-snapshot manner. This can be accomplished by, for example, utilizing an application thread running within, and/or, outside the context of the boot code. Status information from, for example, software drivers and/or any other software/hardware/middleware components, is acquired by the application thread utilizing any mechanism, for example, event-driven and/or polling, and then relayed to an external entity, which can be locally and/or remotely located. The external entity can be reached by any means of standard and/or proprietary medium and protocols available, if necessary. The relayed information can then be used, for example, for displaying to a user via a graphical user interface, and/or can be recorded and the like.08-06-2009
20110029637SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZING THE USER INTERFACE OF AUDIO RENDERING DEVICES - Audio playback is used to enhance the control of Personal Digital Entertainment devices. Embodiments of the present invention provide audio message files associated with the activation of a control or provide other device status messaging Audio messages are also provided in file sets that are user selectable to give the user a choice of ‘themes’.02-03-2011
20090222533Data relaying apparatus, data relaying method, and data relay processing program - A data relaying apparatus disposed on the preceding stage of a registry server centrally managing meta-information extracts meta-information from a content retrieval result transmitted from the registry server to a client terminal and retains and correlates the meta-information with URI information included in the meta-information. On the other hand, a data relaying apparatus disposed on the preceding stage of a repository server retaining contents receives a content acquisition request transmitted from the client terminal to the repository server to extract URI information from the content acquisition request and transmits the URI information to the data relaying apparatus to acquire meta-information. The meta-information is added to contents transmitted to the client terminal before the contents are relayed.09-03-2009
20090222530System and Method for Service Discovery in a Computer Network Using Dynamic Proxy and Data Dissemination - A service advertisement delivery system and method is useful in a data processing network. A broadcasting node receives service advertisements describing services offered by service providing network nodes. A datastore in communication with the broadcasting node stores a set of the service advertisements of the service providing network nodes. The broadcasting node broadcasts the set of service advertisements over a broadcast channel to service seeking network nodes receiving the advertisements over the broadcast channel.09-03-2009
20090222534SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DOCUMENTS WITH MULTIPLE NETWORK APPLICATIONS - A method and system for managing documents, where the system includes a document manager server connected to image processing devices and to applications via a network. The document manager server receives identification information from the image processing devices and transmits information relating to network applications to the image processing devices. This information is then used to change the functionality of the image processing device.09-03-2009
20090204685Managing Transiently Connected Network Clients - The present disclosure includes, among other things, systems, methods and program products for delivering data over a computer network.08-13-2009
20090204683Systems and methods for remote viewing of patient images - A digital camera containing patient images is connected to an uploader computer and the patient's name or history is entered into the uploader computer. The uploader computer then connects to the Internet, connects to the secure host server, uploads the images to the host server and shuts down the Internet connection. After the physician selects a medical facility and the system verifies the physician's user I.D. and password, the host server constructs an HTML web page which includes a list of patients whose images were previously uploaded by the medical facility and are available for viewing The physician simply selects the name of a patient and the host server displays the patient information and images on the physician's computer. The system is password-protected at all levels and the operator for each medical facility determines who may have access to the medical facility images.08-13-2009
20090204682CACHING HTTP REQUEST AND RESPONSE STREAMS - A client requests a web page from a server including aggregated content comprising a plurality of content items from a plurality of content providers. The server provides content items to the client from a cache accessible to the server if any of the content items are stored in the cache, and requests any remaining content items from their respective content providers. The server receives responses from the content providers and stores any cacheable responses (i.e., content items) in the cache. Aspects of the invention apply to any content request from a client, for example, updating a client's widget with a content item.08-13-2009
20090222531XML-based web feed for web access of remote resources - Techniques for XML (Extensible Markup Language) web feeds for web access of remote resources are described. In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining information regarding one or more available resources from one or more resource hosts, rendering the information regarding one or more available resources into an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document, and providing the XML document to a user device.09-03-2009
20090222532SOFTWARE TO PROVIDE GEOGRAPHICALLY RELEVANT WEBSITE CONTENT - Internet based software application that identifies the geographic location of each a website visitor by their IP address to provide geographically relevant content to each individual visitor in a customized web page. In an embodiment, content can be further customized by web page viewing patterns of users in similar geographic locations. In an embodiment the software application matches the visitor's location to likely travel departure points with offerings likely to interest a visitor from said location and displays likely attractive offers dynamically to that visitor.09-03-2009
20120198020CONTENT DISTRIBUTION WITHIN A SERVICE PROVIDER NETWORK - A system, associated with a service provider network, is configured to receive, from a content provider, a request for information associated with a community of interest (COI) that corresponds to a user device, where the information associated with the COI includes information associated with preferred user devices, with preferred content providers, or with preferred content; determine whether the content provider is authorized to receive the information associated with the COI; retrieve the information associated with the COI based on a determination that the policy information includes an indication that the content provider is authorized to receive the information associated with the COI; send, to the content provider, the information associated with the COI, which enables the content provider to generate particular content that is customized to the user device; receive the particular content from the content provider; and send the particular content to the user device.08-02-2012
20090254631DEFINING CLIPPABLE SECTIONS OF A NETWORK DOCUMENT AND SAVING CORRESPONDING CONTENT - A system and a method may be provided. The system may include a server and one or more user processing devices. The user processing devices may execute an application, such as, for example, a browser. Via the application, a user may define clippable sections of a network document without executing any scripts. The defined clippable sections may be stored on a user processing device or on a server. When viewing a network document, a user may select a portion of the network document corresponding to a defined clippable section to cause corresponding content to be saved to a list. The list may be stored on the user processing device or on the server. When the list is stored on the server, the list may be made shareable with other users.10-08-2009
20080244035REMOTE COPY SYSTEM AND REMOTE COPY METHOD - In a remote copy method, a delay in data update processing in a primary volume is eliminated. The method employs at least one of a synchronous method in which the data of a primary volume is updated after being confirmed that the data has been copied into a secondary volume and an asynchronous method in which the data of the primary volume is updated before being confirmed that the data has been copied into the secondary volume. The data of the primary volume is updated by a command from the higher-level host, and, when the updated data is copied into the secondary volume, a response time that is the time taken to copy the data into the secondary volume is monitored. At this time, the synchronous method is employed, and, when the response time being monitored exceeds a fixed time, the asynchronous method is employed instead of the synchronous method.10-02-2008
20090240783Direct network file system - A computer-implemented method of implementing a network file system may include steps of providing a host, the host including an Operating System (OS) that includes a kernel and a first client implementing the Network File System (NFS) protocol in the kernel, and a database server process. A second NFS client may be provided in the database server process. A NFS server may be provided, coupled to the host. A device implementing the Network Attached Storage (NAS) protocol may also be provided, coupled to the NFS server. NFS requests to access data stored in the NAS server may then be generated and sent from the second NFS client in the database server process directly to the NFS server, bypassing the first NFS client in the OS kernel of the host. NFS File handles obtained by one database process may be shared with other database processes through a shared memory area.09-24-2009
20090276503SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COLLECTING, CORRELATING, AND AGGREGATING STRUCTURED EDITED CONTENT AND NON-EDITED CONTENT - Edited and non-edited multimedia content from a plurality of sources is formatted as a standardized data feed. The standardized data feed is correlating with a syndicated data feed as an aggregated data feed. The aggregated data feed is presented for display at a device.11-05-2009
20090254632METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING AUXILIARY DATA TO DEVICE - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for delivering auxiliary data to a wireless or other device. Content, such as audio, video or textual content, can be hosted by a server for delivery to the device. The content can have associated resources, for example icons, barkers, intros, and outros that are associated with television programming or other media content. A metadata document can describe the set of resources or other auxiliary data associated with a service, channel or content by indicating a resource descriptor, and a URL or other associated resource locator information. The metadata document can be encoded in XML or other formats. The device can locate resources that are intended to be delivered with selected content, since links to the resources are integrated in the metadata document. From the resource descriptor, the device can also identify how a particular resource should be utilized for the service, channel or content.10-08-2009
20090138571CONTROL METHOD FOR MODIFYING ENGINEERING INFORMATION FROM A REMOTE WORK SITE AND A SYSTEM OF THE SAME - A control method for modifying information concerning a remote work site includes: (i) setting up a database that comprises information concerning a remote work site; (ii) using an electronic device that has an image-capturing unit, in order to capture images of equipment or construction sites at the remote work site; (iii) communicating with an access platform and an option menu arranged on the access platform via an Internet connected module, creating an issue in a network database via the electronic device with an Internet browser and accessing information about the issue via the option menu that allows access to the database according to an authority level of a user; or creating an issue directly on a network database via an network connected module; and (iv) modifying the information in accordance with the issue of the images from the remote work site.05-28-2009
20120036218APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SHARING APPLICATION WITH A PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method for sharing an application between a first portable terminal and a second portable terminal includes the first portable terminal collecting application information if an application sharing event occurs, generating a marker including the application information, and displaying the marker; and the second portable terminal capturing an image of the marker including application information, recognizing the marker, extracting the application information from the marker, and installing an application corresponding to the application information from the marker. The first portable terminal includes a marker generating unit to generate the marker including the application information, and a display unit to display the marker. The second portable terminal includes a camera unit to capture an image of the marker, a marker recognizing unit to recognize the marker, a marker analyzing unit to extract the application information from the marker, and an application installing unit to install the application.02-09-2012
20080307066Systems and Methods of Providing Collaborative Consumer-Controlled Advertising Environments - Targeted or other advertising may comprise one or more advertisements presented to multiple users in a virtual world environment such that participating users can interact with one another and/or with executed advertisements. Groups of users may be invited to participate in collaborative virtual world environments based on consumer contact lists or profiles establishing matching preferences for such groups. Synchronized data may be narrowcasted or broadcasted to invited users. Such data may define one or more virtual world environments as well as traditional and/or virtual world advertisements for execution in the shared environment(s). Advertisements may be selected based on one or more consumer preferences associated with one or more of the users participating in the shared virtual world environment.12-11-2008
20090094346Method and System for Retrieval and Usage of Remote Entry Points - A method for communicating between a client application and one or more servers is disclosed. In one embodiment, it is first determined whether a particular client application operation is the type of operation that requires a remote entry point. If a remote entry point is needed, the client application obtains a remote entry point file from a remote server computer and retrieves the remote entry point required by the client application operation such that it can direct the operation to the proper remote server.04-09-2009
20100180009Anonymous Digital Identification - Methods and systems are provided that allow for matched content to be provided between users of electronic devices, based on factors such as geographic proximity and common interests. Embodiments of the present invention allow commercial entities to target advertisements and other content to potential customers likely to be receptive to such information based on their interests and behaviors. Other embodiments facilitate communication between non-commercial users by identifying interests they may share or objectives they may have that complement one another.07-15-2010
20100180007Method of processing non-real time service and broadcast receiver - A method of receiving and processing a broadcast signal including a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of processing a Non-Real Time (NRT) service in a broadcast receiver, the method comprises receiving and processing first signaling information including content access information and second signaling information including content detail information, receiving and processing third signaling information including content update information, receiving and storing a content including at least one file through NRT based on the first signaling information and the second signaling information, identifying update availability of the content based on the content update information included in the third signaling information, and receiving at least one file included in the content by accessing a File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport (FLUTE) session transmitting the content when the update is available.07-15-2010
20100161757Method of processing non-real time service and broadcast receiver - A method of receiving and process a broadcast signal including a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of processing a broadcast signal including a Non-Real Time (NRT) service, the method comprises receiving and processing a signaling information table including access information of the NRT service, receiving and storing data of the NRT service based on the signaling information table in non-real time, extracting access information of additional information relating to the NRT service from the signaling information table, and downloading the additional information relating to the NRT service based on the extracted access information.06-24-2010
20100161756STREAMING ENHANCEMENTS THROUGH PRE-FETCH BACKGROUND - Media content that meets pre-fetching criteria may be distributed to the device, in a non-requested instance, and stored in the pre-fetched segments database. Rather than relying on caching methods for the first-time access of a media object, at least a portion of the media object may be pre-stored, prior to any requests for access, on the client's device. Thus, when a user attempts to access a particular media stream from the network, if the client's device already has a segment of the desired media object stored, the stored segment access can be directly from the client's device. To further efficiently use bandwidth, the distribution of the segment of a media object to be stored on a user's local machine, the distribution may be done out of band or based on a balance of network resources.06-24-2010
20100161755METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING PEER SELECTION IN A NETWORK - A method and apparatus for providing peer selection in a network are disclosed. For example, the method requests peer information from an application server supporting a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) service, and receives the peer information comprising a plurality of peer endpoint devices. The method then selects a peer endpoint device from the plurality of peer endpoint devices based on at least one preference.06-24-2010
20100161754METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING UNRESTRICTED CONTENT ON A USER TERMINAL - An apparatus for providing unrestricted content on a user terminal may include a processor. The processor may be configured to invoke a substitute function expansion application to request access to content associated with an object, in response to receiving an indication of an unknown function expansion application required to access the content associated with the object. The processor may further be configured to communicate information associated with the object to a network entity via the substitute function expansion application. The processor may also be configured to process the content associated with the object received from the remote network entity via the function expansion application, in response to the network entity accessing the content at a location associated with the network entity, and provide the received content associated with the object.06-24-2010
20130219011SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PATIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT - The present invention generally relates to relationship management systems. In particular, embodiments of the invention relate to a computer implemented system and method for managing, building, controlling and organizing relationships between service consumers and service providers. In a preferred embodiment, the system is configured to manage, build, control and/or organize relationships between patients and providers of healthcare services.08-22-2013
20130219010INTERNET PROTOCOL CONNECTIVITY OVER A SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE BUS - Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for implementing Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity over a service-oriented architecture (SOA) bus implemented by a peer-to-peer network. At a first device, a first IP service is advertised over the SOA bus, and a second IP service advertised by a second device over the SOA bus is discovered. The first device may transmit at least a first IP packet to the second device by remotely invoking the second IP service of the second device over the SOA bus. The first device may receive at least a second IP packet from the second device over the SOA bus through an invocation of the first IP service by the second device.08-22-2013
20100191825CONTENT ACQUISITION APPARATUS, PROGRAM, CONTENT ACQUISITION METHOD AND CONTENT ACQUISITION SYSTEM - [Object] To provide a content acquisition apparatus, a program, a content acquisition method and a content acquisition system.07-29-2010
20120198023SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DATA AND APPLICATION CONTINUITY IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - A system and method for providing or maintaining data and application continuity in a computer system. According to an embodiment, the system comprises a communication interface for a client system, a network layer for receiving data from the client system, a hardware infrastructure for creating instances of the client system for replicating data, and an applications module for executing one or more applications on the replicated data. According to a further aspect, the system includes a portal interface configured for providing a remote user with control, audit and other functions associated with the user's system configuration.08-02-2012
20100185746Method of processing non-real time service and broadcast receiver - A method of receiving and processing a broadcast signal including a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of processing a Non-Real Time (NRT) service in a broadcast receiver, the method comprises receiving and processing a signaling information table including access information of the NRT service, receiving data of the NRT service based on the signaling information table in non-real time and storing the received data of the NRT service in a storage medium, extracting service information including service type of the NRT service and detail information of the NRT service from the signaling information table, and controlling processes of the NRT service based on the extracted service information.07-22-2010
20120198025METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 4 NETWORK AND NEW NETWORK - A method and system are provided for implementing intercommunication between an Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPV4) network and a new network. The new network adopts an addressing format different from that of the IPV4 network. The method includes an IPV4 network host sending a message to a new network host and a new network host sending a message to the IPV4 network host. The system includes an IPV4 network host, an intercommunication functional unit and a new network host. A method is also provided for implementing intercommunication between a first network and a second network.08-02-2012
20100262673TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. While a plurality of terminals are connected to each other by wireless communication, the present invention enable content information included on each screen of first and second terminals to become usable freely and interchangeably.10-14-2010
20100191827SPORTING EVENT IMAGE CAPTURE, PROCESSING AND PUBLICATION - Systems, methods and software are disclosed for capturing and/or importing and processing media items such as digital images or video (07-29-2010
20090300135Firmware Cache Coherence - Firmware cache coherence is described. In embodiment(s), a remote management service can establish a client session with a client device and provide an address that redirects the client device to a firmware download service when the client device initiates a session request with the remote management service. The firmware download service can cache the executable program code, and then initiate a download of the executable program code to the client device when the client device initiates a download request for the executable program code.12-03-2009
20090300138Using Distributed Aspects to Reorder Online Application Workflows - One or more distributed aspect servers modify a sequence of online services provided by an application server that is remote from the aspect servers. A client sends a request to the application server. An aspect service is invoked if the request satisfies a criterion. The aspect service modifies the sequence of online services by performing at least one of adding a new online service, deleting one of the online services, or reordering the sequence of online services. The modified sequence of online services is provided to the client without incurring a change to the application server.12-03-2009
20090300137METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICES FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN AN INTERNET BROWSER AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method, system and devices for communicating between an Internet browser and an electronic device are described. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method for communicating between a computer and an electronic device connected to the computer through a communications protocol, the computer being in communication with network resources via a communications network, the method comprising: displaying a web page including a scripting language within an Internet browser on the computer, the Internet browser including a scripting engine for executing the scripting language; providing a scripting-language capable device controller for interfacing communications between the scripting engine and the electronic device in accordance with the communications protocol connecting the computer and electronic device; receiving by the scripting-language capable device controller of first data from the electronic device through the communications protocol; sending the first data from the scripting-language capable device controller to the scripting engine of the Internet browser; and sending the first data from the Internet browser to a network server connected to the communication network.12-03-2009
20090300136Scalable Transfer Feedback - Scalable transfer feedback is described. In embodiment(s), a remote management service can establish a client session with a client device and provide an address that redirects the client device to a firmware download service to download executable program code. The firmware download service can initiate a download of the executable program code to the client device when the client device initiates a request for the executable program code. The firmware download service can also communicate a download status indicator to the client device when the download of the executable program code is initiated, and receive the download status indicator back from the client device when the download of the executable program code is complete.12-03-2009
20100223353METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BOOKMARK INFORMATION FOR CONTENT STORED IN A NETWORKED MEDIA SERVER - A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.09-02-2010
20100223352Method and Apparatus for Dynamic Variation of Content-Download Depending on Foreground or Background Nature of Download - A method is disclosed for dynamically varying a content download depending on whether the download is a foreground-download or a background-download. When a server receives a content-request from a device, the server determines whether the content-request is foreground-generated or background-generated and accordingly selects a set of content to transmit in response to the device. If the content-request is background-generated, for instance, the server may select a smaller quantity of content, since the device user might not be actively involved with the download. On the other hand, if the content-request is foreground-generated, the server may select a larger quantity of content, since the user is involved at the time. Alternatively, the device itself may select a location from which to request content, based on whether the download is a foreground-download or a background-download.09-02-2010
20100223351SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ON-DEMAND DELIVERY OF AUDIO CONTENT FOR USE WITH ENTERTAINMENT CREATIVES - A method of creating and delivering an on-demand audio asset for inclusion in a creative is described. The method includes the steps of accessing a central processing environment, requesting at least one recording of at least a portion of an audio transmission generated from a communication device, generating at least one audio asset, adding the audio asset to a pool of related assets stored in a vault connected to the central processing environment, selecting the generated audio asset and at least one other related asset from the pool of related assets to form a creative, then requesting delivery of the creative to another communication device, and finally delivering the creative to the other communication device. The method is performed in part by a creative composition engine, which is also described. The engine includes a central processing environment having a processor, a digital recorder and a digital asset storage vault.09-02-2010
20120246262DATA TRANSMITTING DEVICE, PARALLEL COMPUTER SYSTEM, AND CONTROLLING METHOD - The data transmitting device receives data from a plurality of computation nodes transmitting data each other. The data transmitting device acquires a cumulative number of other data being counterparts of adjustment performed by the computation nodes until the data is received from each received data. The data transmitting device updates the cumulative number acquired from each data, on the basis of a number of the received data. The data transmitting device selectes data to be transmitted to the computation nodes by adjusting the received on the basis of the updated cumulative number. The data transmitting device stores the updated cumulative number in the selected data. The data transmitting device transmits the data in which the cumulative number is stored to the other device.09-27-2012
20100217829METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BOOKMARK INFORMATION FOR CONTENT STORED IN A NETWORKED MEDIA SERVER - A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.08-26-2010
20100217827METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BOOKMARK INFORMATION FOR CONTENT STORED IN A NETWORKED MEDIA SERVER - A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.08-26-2010
20100217833METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BOOKMARK INFORMATION FOR CONTENT STORED IN A NETWORKED MEDIA SERVER - A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.08-26-2010
20120246267SHARING CONTENT AMONG A GROUP OF DEVICES - Systems and methods for the sharing of content among user devices of a device group are presented. In one example, content generated in a first user device is received from the first user device. A device group to which the first user device was associated when the first user device generated the content is determined. The device group, which includes a plurality of user devices, is determined based on at least one logical relationship between the first user device and the plurality of user devices. The received content is transmitted to the plurality of user devices of the device group.09-27-2012
20120246270SELECTIVELY ENABLED QUALITY OF SERVICE POLICY - A computer system that implements a quality of service policy. Information defining the quality of service policy is stored in a central location, such as a server within an enterprise. Policy management software on clients in the network download quality of service policy information from the central location to the clients. Within a client, a portion of the policy information is selected based on its applicability to a particular connection. The selected information is cached with an association to the connection so that, as datagrams are generated for transmission over the network, relevant policy information is quickly accessed for use in controlling transmission characteristics of datagrams sent using that connection. The policy information is applied on a datagram-by-datagram basis, allowing policy information to be selectively applied based on network type. Policy information may be selectively applied to those datagrams transmitted over a managed network.09-27-2012
20120246273Optimal route selection in a content delivery network - A routing mechanism operable in a distributed networking environment, such as a content delivery network (CDN), provides improved connectivity back to an origin server, especially for HTTP traffic. The technique enables an edge server operating within a given edge region to retrieve content (cacheable, non-cacheable and the like) from an origin server more efficiently by selectively routing through the network's own nodes, thereby avoiding network congestion and hot spots. The technique enables an edge server to fetch content from an origin server through an intermediate edge server or, more generally, enables an edge server within a given first region to fetch content from the origin server through an intermediate edge region.09-27-2012
20120246275INFORMATION SHARING SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information sharing system is provided with multiple communication devices that wirelessly connect with other communication devices in order to communicate with them without going through an access point. Each communication device has: an internal deduction portion that, using a reception history of notification messages received from the other communication devices, deduces which information is currently being held by each of the other communication devices; a duplication determination portion that determines whether or not the information that is currently being held by another communication device and that was deduced by the internal deduction portion matches information held by its own host device; and an information exchange portion that, when the duplication determination portion determines that the information does not match, transmits a notification message that contains the information held by its own host communication device.09-27-2012
20120198024CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A content distribution system 08-02-2012
20120198021SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING MARKER IN AUGMENTED REALITY - In an augmented reality (AR) system and method for dividing and sharing a marker, the AR system includes a host device and a client device. A method for providing an augmented reality (AR) includes detecting a marker including a first area and a second area in a preview image; transceiving information of the marker and area information of the marker; identifying the first area and the second area of the marker using the area information of the marker; extracting a first AR object corresponding to the first area or a second AR object corresponding to the second area; and displaying the first AR object or the second AR object.08-02-2012
20110238783SOURCE-BASED DATA FLOW PROCESSING NETWORK APPARATUS - A method and system for distributing flows between a multiple processors. The flows can be received from an external source such as a network, by a front-end processor that recognizes the flow and the associated request, and identifies at least one internal applications processor to process the request/flow. The front-end processor utilizes a flow scheduling vector related to the identified applications processor(s), and the flow scheduling vector can be based on intrinsic data from the applications processor(s) that can include CPU utilization, memory utilization, packet loss, and queue length or buffer occupation. In some embodiments, applications processors can be understood to belong to a group, wherein applications processors within a group can be configured identically. A flow schedule vector can be computed for the different applications processor groups.09-29-2011
20100161753METHOD AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR PROCESSING DATA FOR TRANSMISSION FROM THE COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO A SECOND COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and communication device for processing data for transmission from the communication device to a second communication device is provided. It is detected that the data comprises an attachment. An address of a copy of the attachment is determined, the attachment present on a storage device external to the communication devices. An address of the copy of the attachment is substituted in the data such that the copy is retrievable at the second communication device via the address. The data is then transmitted to the second communication device.06-24-2010
20100241727INTERFACING BETWEEN A COMMAND LINE INTERFACE-BASED APPLICATION PROGRAM AND A REMOTE NETWORK DEVICE - In one embodiment, a method for interfacing between a command-line-interface (CLI)-based application program (CLI-AP) residing in a client network device, and remote network devices. The method includes predefining at least one CLI-based program routine (CLI-PR) comprising at least one CLI-based command wherein the CLI-PR is defined externally to the CLI-AP, determining by CLI-AP a set of data to be obtained from the remote network device; selecting by CLI-AP a predefined CLI-PR from the predefined CLI-PRs, the selected predefined CLI-PR corresponding to the remote network device and determined set of data to be obtained; instructing the client network device by CLI-AP to execute the selected predefined CLI-PR, wherein executing selected predefined PR will cause the selected predefined CLI-PR to obtain the determined set of data from remote network device and to configure the obtained data in a predetermined format; and querying configured data by CLI-AP to retrieve the determined set of data.09-23-2010
20100153518NETWORK REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS - A method can be used to analyze the “real-estate” performance of content items within a network site. The method can comprise determining the click distance to reach each content item and determining the performance of each content item. The method can also comprise calculating a predicted value for performance based on statistical relationship between location and performance observed in a population of content items. The method can comprise comparing the predicted and actual performance. If a content item has an actual performance greater than its predicted performance, then it may be promoted to a better location in the site and the converse for poorer performing content. Such an analysis may be performed using a graph or tabular data.06-17-2010
20100153516Controlling Content Distribution - A computer-implemented method for controlling content distribution includes forwarding information associated with a user to a device operated by the user, the information being configured for use in selecting content from any of multiple content providers for a content distribution to the user. The method includes receiving, in response to the information, an edit of the information forwarded from the device. The edit identifies a first content provider and including a first modification of the content distribution regarding the first content provider. The method includes storing the edit in association with the information such that the first modification is taken into account in the content distribution. The method can be implemented using a computer program product tangibly embodied in a computer-readable storage medium.06-17-2010
20100153515System and Method for Authoring New Lightweight Web Applications Using Application Traces on Existing Websites - Disclosed are embodiments of an invention for assisting a user with creating a customized web application from an existing web application. The embodiments use a first computer system to access an existing website. As a user performs a task on the existing website, a software application for a new website is authored by processor(s) on the first computer system and/or a second computer system in communication with the first computer system based on traced interactions between the user and the existing website. Additionally, a storyboard for the new website is developed. The storyboard will contain screens with both automatically-clipped and user-clipped content from the existing website. Navigation details for the transitions between the storyboard screens are provided based on the recorded interaction events. Once developed, the software application for the new website can be uploaded to a proxy server through which it can be accessed by another computer system (e.g., a mobile device) and used to perform the same or similar tasks on the other device.06-17-2010
20090077197METHOD, PRE-FETCH SERVER, AND SYSTEM FOR PRE-FETCHING THIN AND THICK SLICE IMAGE DATA - In a method and a system to provide medical image data sets stored in a data archive, wherein an image data set contains either thin slice data or thick slice data. A determination is made as to whether a requested image data set contains thin slice data or thick slice data by means of a detection feature associated with the image data set. The image data set is transmitted to a communication system if the image data set contains thick slice data; otherwise the image data set is transmitted to a buffer. The thick slice data are provided at a communication system and the thin slice data are provided to the buffer for a client.03-19-2009
20100217831METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BOOKMARK INFORMATION FOR CONTENT STORED IN A NETWORKED MEDIA SERVER - A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.08-26-2010
20100223355Method for page redirection and WAP gateway - The present disclosure relates to the field of communications, and discloses a method for page redirection and a WAP gateway, which reduces the time delay the terminal experiences when acquiring pages. In the present disclosure, the WAP gateway requests, when receiving a page request from a user terminal, a page requested by the user terminal from a service provider; and when a page returned by the service provider satisfies a page redirection criterion, the WAP gateway performs a page redirection, and returns the page obtained after the redirection to the user terminal. The page redirection criterion is that the page contains redirection serial status codes indicating that a redirection is needed, or that the page contains an “onenterforward” mark. The WAP gateway retains the “Cookie” information included in the page returned by the service provider.09-02-2010
20100217824METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING MEDIA DATA TO A USER'S MOBILE DEVICE - A method and a system for delivering media data to a user's mobile device, wherein a service control (08-26-2010
20100217826METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR IDENTIFYING WEB PAGES - A system uses “dimensions” to filter information in a computer network. Dimensions can be categories such as geographic location, corporate department, employee classification or time period, etc. Each dimension includes one or more “elements.” An element is essentially a “value” for the dimension. For example, in the “geographic location” dimension, values can be “worldwide,” “Europe,” “France,” etc. A “community” is a set of values for one or more dimensions. Thus, the community defines a segment, or “slice,” of documents or information within the total documents or information available. “Themes” are used to further organize the documents. Themes are subject categories. Documents, and document portions, can be associated with themes and are organized according to themes. Dimensions, dimension values, and themes can be set by a system administrator.08-26-2010
20100217825SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A MASKED IP ADDRESS - A system identifies a real Internet Protocol (IP) address of a computer device having a browser and software for masking the real IP address. The system includes a server in communication with the device through an Anonymous Proxy Server (APS), an algorithm, and a website with embedded dynamic web content from the server. The algorithm identifies the real IP address, and executes the dynamic web content on the browser to open a direct network connection between the server and device. The network connection identifies the real IP address. A method for identifying the real IP address includes embedding dynamic web content within the website, executing the content within the browser when the device accesses the website via a first network connection, thereby opening a second network connection between the server and device. The real IP address is identified over the second network connection, and a security action may be executed.08-26-2010
20090043865METHOD FOR PRE-FETCHING DATA CHUNKS OF AN EMAIL ATTACHMENT ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for downloading an attachment to an attachment viewer of a portable electronic device includes: sending an initial data request from said attachment viewer to a server in response to receipt of an email message including said attachment by said portable electronic device; accessing a graph structure representing a map of said attachment from said server, said graph structure having been previously built on said server; reconstructing said graph structure in response to said initial request and encapsulating said graph structure in data having an attachment viewer readable format, said data being stored on said server; and i) downloading successive chunks of said data from said server to said attachment viewer responsive to successive user requests; ii) storing each of said successive chunks of said data on said portable electronic device prior to display thereof; iii) displaying said successive chunks of said data on said portable electronic device and automatically downloading respective next chunks of said data from said server; and iv) while said data chunks of said data remain to be downloaded from said server performing steps i) to iii).02-12-2009
20080209006DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM, DATA PROCESSOR, AND METHOD OF OPERATING DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - A data processor is communicable with a host device via a network. The data processor includes a media connecting unit, a file creating unit, a data transmitting unit, and an operation executing unit. The media connecting unit is capable of connecting a storage medium. The file creating unit creates a controlling file for controlling the storage medium. The data transmitting unit transmits data identifying the controlling file to the host device for allowing the host device to access the file. The operation executing unit executes an operation of the storage medium in response to receiving a transmission request of the controlling file.08-28-2008
20100241729Web Services Message Processing Runtime Framework - A method is described that involves creating a reliable messaging object that includes a configuration context object. The reliable messaging object is created by reading configuration data from the configuration context object and writing instructions for delivery of the reliable messaging object based on the configuration data. The reliable messaging object is received in a messaging system independent from a web services runtime framework. The reliable messaging object is processed in the messaging system by placing the reliable messaging object into a queue and performing a quality of service check on the reliable messaging object.09-23-2010
20100241728METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY LOCATING RESOURCES - Methods and apparatuses for dynamically locating resources. In one aspect of the invention, a method to retrieve a resource for a digital processing system includes: receiving a request for a resource; downloading a first version of the resource from a server through a network connection to satisfy the request if the first version of the resource is retrievable through the network connection; and loading a second version of the resource from a storage device of the digital processing system if the first version of the resource is not retrievable through a network connection. In one example, downloading the first version is performed in response to a determination that the first version of the resource is different from a second version of the resource on a storage device of the digital processing system.09-23-2010
20100241726Virtualized Data Storage Over Wide-Area Networks - Virtual storage arrays consolidate branch data storage at data centers connected via wide area networks. Virtual storage arrays appear to storage clients as local data storage; however, virtual storage arrays actually store data at the data center. The virtual storage arrays overcomes bandwidth and latency limitations of the wide area network by predicting and prefetching storage blocks, which are then cached at the branch location. Virtual storage arrays leverage an understanding of the semantics and structure of high-level data structures associated with storage blocks to predict which storage blocks are likely to be requested by a storage client in the near future. Virtual storage arrays determine the association between requested storage blocks and corresponding high-level data structure entities to predict additional high-level data structure entities that are likely to be accessed. From this, the virtual storage array identifies the additional storage blocks for prefetching.09-23-2010
20100287257RECORDING MEDIUM STORING A RELAY PROGRAM, RELAY APPARATUS, AND RELAY METHOD - A relay apparatus includes a first unit to change, in location information referred to using the terminal apparatus in accessing to the single resource and registers an integrated address indicative of the location of the storages as the single resource and addresses indicative of the locations of the storages in correspondence with one another, a first address of the addresses, indicative of the location of a migration source storage that stores migration data to be made to migrate to another storage to a second address indicative of the location of the relay apparatus, a relaying unit to relay access to the migration source storage in response to access to the relay apparatus made from the terminal apparatus based on address changing executed using the first unit, and a migration unit to make the migration data migrate to another storage when the access has been relayed using the relaying unit.11-11-2010
20100250702DIGITAL CONTENT PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A digital content processing system and a digital content processing method are disclosed. The method includes the steps of: setting identification data and transmission authority of a data access device in the digital content processing system; authenticating the data access device by the digital content processing system according to the identification data when the digital content processing system receives a connection request of the data access device through the communication network; and enabling the data access device to, under control of the digital content processing system, download digital content and/or upload digital content of the data access device according to the transmission authority of the data access device if the data access device passes the authentication. Therefore, with the data access device, a user unfamiliar with operation of computers and/or networks is able to share or receive digital content conveniently.09-30-2010
20100235463SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING - A method and system for communicating. The system and method can include steps for entering contact information and a communication into a database. A communications system capable of accessing the data in the database may use the contact information to contact a recipient or a plurality of recipients. Following the receipt of feedback from the recipients who were contacted and entry of the correct passcode by the recipients who were contacted, the communications system may relay the contents of the communication to the recipients.09-16-2010
20100235466Audio sharing - One aspect of the disclosure relates to obtaining at least some audio information, at least partially at a shared audio device. The aspect of the disclosure also relates to temporally coordinating transmitting at the shared audio device the at least some audio information and at least some temporally-associated dissimilar-media information that can be received by at least one other shared audio device such that corresponding segments of the at least some audio information can be received at the at least one other shared audio device substantially temporally corresponding to when corresponding segments of the at least some temporally-associated dissimilar-media information can be received at the at least one other shared audio device.09-16-2010
20100235464HANDOFF AND OPTIMIZATION OF A NETWORK PROTOCOL STACK - There is provided a module for implementing handoff and/or quality optimization of a network protocol stack (09-16-2010
20100235462TRACKING A STATE OF A DOCUMENT ACCESSIBLE OVER A COMPUTER NETWORK - In an embodiment, a method is provided for tracking a state of a document that is accessible over a computer network. In this method, requests to modify the document are received by way of the computer network. A size of a set of these requests are identified to exceed a threshold size and an identifier that identifies this set of requests is generated. The identifier is then transmitted in a response to the requests by way of the computer network.09-16-2010
20090049154METHOD OF SENDING LOCATION SERVICE REQUEST IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method for a network system to send location service request to a network user is provided. The method includes receiving a network client initiated location request including information associated with a first event and information associated with a second event. The method further includes processing the location request. Additionally, if the second event is determined to have occurred by the network system, the network system sends an event message to the network user including information associated with the first event. Moreover, the method includes returning a second receipt acknowledgment of the event message to the network client. In an alternative embodiment, a method for a network system to send a cancellation of a previous deferred location request to a network user is provided.02-19-2009
20100211651Method and system for multimedia file transfer to a mobile device - A system and method for providing updates or new multi-media content to mobile devices are discussed. In some embodiments, at least a size of an image file is modified for optimal delivery to and use by a mobile device, therefore conserving bandwidth and device resources.08-19-2010
20130219014METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED INFORMATION OVER A NETWORK - A user of a network system may be provided with customized information relating to geographical zones defined by said user and personal interests associated with these zones. The personal interests may be compared against selected criteria provided by a customized information provider, to allow efficient targeting.08-22-2013
20130219015ENLARGEMENT FOR VIDEO CONTENT STREAMED FROM THE INTERNET - This invention relates to a system for displaying video content streamed from a network in a full screen mode. The system receives receiving a network address based on a selection from a user. The system then transmits a request for content from the network address and subsequently receives the content associated with the network address. A search is performed on the content for data that provides displaying a video content in a full screen mode. Upon detecting the data, the process generates the data and displays video content in full screen mode.08-22-2013
20100125644MANAGING MEDIA CONTENT - A computing device for managing media content and a method of its operation are provided. The computing device may be configured to execute a computer program including a media manager. The media manager may be configured to present a graphical user interface including a static media menu for enabling a user to select one of an automated mode or a manual mode for managing synchronization of static media content; transfer static media content between the computing device and a remote media device according to a user interaction if the manual mode is selected at the static media menu; transfer static media content according to a predefined programmatic process for the static media content if the automated mode is selected at the static media menu; and transfer dynamic media content between the computing device and the remote media device according to a predefined programmatic process for the dynamic media content.05-20-2010
20120143980LOCATION AWARE TRAVEL MEDIA - Mechanisms are provided for identifying, selecting, presenting travel media to users of a mobile device. User location information and directional information is received and travel media including images, video, and audio relevant to an attraction within visual range of a user is presented. A user turning toward a particular monument may be presented with an audio or video tour of the monument that progresses as the user moves about the monument. A user approaching a particular district may be presented with video commercials about fine dining in the area. Presentations may be adjusted as the user changes location or changes viewing direction and selections may be tailored to user interests and preferences.06-07-2012
20100082769METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SEPARATE WEB APPLICATIONS - A method of communication between a first application and at least one second application accessible on an Internet browser page. The method comprises: (1) a dynamic subscription step of said first application subscribing to at least one service of said at least one second application; and (2) an execution step of said first application dynamically executing at least one operation taking account of a value of at least one parameter generated by the execution of said at least one service and sent by said second application to said first application.04-01-2010
20100198943SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROGRESSIVE DOWNLOAD USING SURPLUS NETWORK CAPACITY - Systems and methods for providing the progressive download of media content using techniques that preferentially identify and use periods of surplus network capacity to maintain the content delivery. A buffer of a receiving system is maintained and pre-filled with enough content to bridge playback intervals where a network is unable to deliver content as fast as it is played out. Content delivery does not impact other users' applications and use of the network and its resources since content is only sent when surplus network capacity exists in the network. When no surplus network capacity is available, a user requesting content may be given the option to continue the delivery in the background so that the content may be played at a later time. The user may then resume their playback experience once the content has been completely delivered using surplus network capacity as it becomes available.08-05-2010
20100191824Method, system and apparatus for encouraging frequent and purposeful electronic communications from caregivers to individuals with impaired memory - A computer implemented system and method for encouraging frequent and purposeful electronic communications from caregivers to individuals with impaired memory to, inter alia, alleviate feelings of isolation and improve memory. The system includes a Web-based application through which caregivers send text, image, voice and other forms of data for receipt by the sufferer on a PDA having a simple user interface. The Web application records the dates and nature (i.e., text, audio, photograph, video) of communications sent by each caregiver, processes the data in order to display it in a variety of meaningful ways to all caregivers, thus creating a peer-pressure environment to encourage more frequent communication. The Web application can also be programmed to send electronic reminders to all caregivers who opt-in to the service requesting that they send a communication to the sufferer, and more particularly to individual caregivers whose frequency of communication has been inadequate relative to a group of caregivers or to predefined expectations.07-29-2010
20120143991 SYSTEM, METHOD AND SOFTWARE APPLICATION FOR THE CONTROL OF FILE TRANSFER - A method for transferring files to a pervasive computing system, comprising the steps of selecting on a computing system, via a portable computing device, at least one file to be made available to a pervasive computing system, and allowing the selected files to be transferred from a computing system to the pervasive computing system.06-07-2012
20120143990VIRTUAL SERIAL PORT AND PROTOCOL FOR USE IN SERIAL-OVER-LAN COMMUNICATION - A method and system of conveying data to a remote computer, which may act as a management console. A virtual communications port is provided to a central processing unit. The virtual communications port is provided using a device distinct from the central processing unit, such as a network controller card with manageability features inborn. The device providing the virtual communications port receives the data written to the virtual communications port. Thereafter, the device transmits the data into a network, addressed for reception by the remote computer. The remote computer may be used as a management console so that keystrokes entered thereupon may be relayed through the virtual communications port to the aforementioned central processing unit.06-07-2012
20110131293DATA DELIVERY APPARATUS AND DATA DELIVERY METHOD - A data delivery apparatus includes a first obtaining section, a second obtaining section, and a delivery section. The first obtaining section obtains a master image. The master image is a first image file generated from master data used in common for constructing different systems in the plurality of information processing apparatuses. The second obtaining section obtains a difference image. The difference image is a second image file generated from difference data specifying details of modification to the master data to construct an individual system. The delivery section delivers the master image and the difference image to the plurality of information processing apparatuses over a network.06-02-2011
20110131292APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A TUNNELING CLIENT ACCESS POINT - The disclosure details the implementation of a tunneling client access point (TCAP) that is a highly secure, portable, power efficient storage and data processing device. The TCAP “tunnels” data through an access terminal's (AT) input/output facilities. In one embodiment, the TCAP connects to an AT and a user employs the AT's user input peripherals for input, and views the TCAP's activities on the AT's display. This enables the user to observe data stored on the TCAP without it being resident on the AT, which can be useful to maintain higher levels of data security. Also, the TCAP may tunnel data through an AT across a communications network to access remote servers. The disclosure also teaches a plug-n-play virtual private network (VPN).06-02-2011
20120143988DYNAMICALLY OPTIMIZING DELIVERY OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT OVER A NETWORK - A method includes connecting a communications device to an Internet Multimedia Subsystem network. The method includes transmitting presence information indicating multimedia capabilities of the communications device and requesting multimedia content from a multimedia server to cause the multimedia server to transmit multimedia content. The method includes detecting connection of a peripheral device to the communications device and determining that the multimedia capabilities have increased due to the connection of the peripheral device. The method includes updating the presence information to indicate the increased multimedia capabilities and transmitting the updated presence information to cause the multimedia server to transmit the multimedia content adjusted for the increased multimedia capabilities indicated in the updated presence information. The method includes receiving the multimedia content adjusted for the increased multimedia capabilities and presenting at least some of the adjusted multimedia content on the peripheral device.06-07-2012
20120143987TECHNIQUES FOR SESSIONLESS REPORTING BY DEVICE MANAGEMENT CLIENT - A device and method for performing sessionless reporting are provided. The device includes a memory for storing code of a Device Management (DM) Client and a Sessionless Report Configuration Management Object (MO), the Sessionless Report Configuration MO including one or more nodes, a processor for executing the code of the DM Client stored in the memory, a communications unit for sending and receiving information for the DM Client, and the DM Client for sending one or more sessionless reports to a DM server, and, while awaiting acknowledgement of the one or more sessionless reports from the DM Server in a subsequent DM Session, for controlling sessionless reporting based on criteria specified in at least one node included in the Sessionless Report Configuration MO.06-07-2012
20120143986SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DOWNLOADING BY DIFFERENT PROCESSES - Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed that use network connected devices that simultaneously use multiple different download processes to download different portions of a file. One embodiment of the invention includes a network connected device, including: a processor; memory containing a download manager application; where the download manager application configures the processor to utilize a plurality of different download processes to download portions of the same piece of content from at least one download source.06-07-2012
20120143984METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTER-USER EQUIPMENT TRANSFER - Techniques for inter-user equipment (UE) transfer (IUT) are disclosed. An application server receives an IUT request for transfer of a media session toward at least one UE such that a media stream is played by at least two UEs that are geographically separated after the transfer. The application server triggers inter-destination media synchronization (IDMS) for group synchronization of the media session among the UEs. The media stream may be anchored at a media server, and a media synchronization application server for the IDMS may be running at the media server. Alternatively, the media stream may be anchored at a media resource function (MRF), and a media synchronization application server for the IDMS may be running at the MRF.06-07-2012
20120143983SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENTLY STREAMING DIGITAL VIDEO - In a system and method for streaming video information, a video device driver is configured to analyze video frames stored in a frame buffer to identify a video stream. Video frames identified as containing a video stream are excluded from rendering. An encoding format-independent media transport is configured to encode a copy of a video frame containing the video stream according to an encoding format supported by a client device requesting the video stream. The media transport further is configured to transmit the encoded video frame copy to the client device.06-07-2012
20120143981COMMON SERVER, ADAPTOR, AND DATA CONFORMING METHOD THEREOF - A common server, an adaptor, and a data conforming method thereof are provided. The adaptor connects to sensor network system. The sensor network system connects to the common server via the adaptor through a network. Different sensor network systems can transform the data via the adaptor connected thereto to make different data conform with a common parameter format. After receiving different data, which conform to the common parameter format, from the different sensor networks, the common server transmits the data to the back-end application server accordingly so that the data can be processed.06-07-2012
20080313304COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A multiple control station (12-18-2008
20100268792VENDING MACHINE WITH INTERACTIVE DISPLAY - A system and method are presented that include a remote server and a vending machine. The remote server transfers media control and content information via a communication link. The information includes an advertisement that relates to at least one product available for vending from the vending machine. The vending machine includes a product storage area, an interactive display, and a controller. The product storage area stores products available for sale from the vending machine. The interactive display receives a user selection of a product to vend. The controller receives the media information and displays graphical information relating to the advertisement using the interactive display, according to the media information. The controller receives a product selection signal from the interactive display, representing a product to vend, and dispenses a product from the product storage area according to the product selection signal.10-21-2010
20090319635CENTRALLY MANAGED INVENTORY AND ENTITLEMENT DATA - A method, apparatus and program product manages application entitlement data by storing entitlement data received from a plurality of application providers. Inventory data associated with a networked computing device or an application executable on the networked computing device is monitored. Delivery of the entitlement data to the networked computing device is enabled according to the inventory data.12-24-2009
20090019131Method and system for keeping personalized settings across network - Techniques for keeping personalized settings across network are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, personalized settings (e.g., parameters or table) are managed in a primary client device associated with a subscriber. A copy of the copy of personalized settings is maintained in a server. When it is detected that the subscriber is logged on in a different client device (e.g., a box), a copy of the personalized settings is uploaded to the different client device that is configured to respond to the personalized settings. As a result, the subscriber sees the familiar settings on the different client device.01-15-2009
20090019132Screen generating method, image forming apparatus, and computer program product - A screen generating method is implemented on a distribution managing system in which an image forming apparatus, a managing server, and a client device are connected. In the screen generating method, the client device receives input for designating an item for setting metadata on a generating screen; generates definition data of an input screen on which the metadata is set based on a descriptor that is arbitrary determined by a user for displaying the item on the input screen and the item designated on the generating screen; and transmits the definition data to the image forming apparatus.01-15-2009
20110238782CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention provide an electronic marketplace that matches units of content from secondary content providers with suitable vacancies from primary content providers. Vacancies may constitute, or be included in, any digital transmission containers, such as a television or radio programming, web pages, and the like. Specifically, the electronic marketplace automatically matches content offered by secondary content providers with vacancies offered by primary content providers thus filling the vacancies in these containers through a real-time content trading, placement, and distribution system. To do so, attributes associated with the vacancies and with units of secondary content are used to trade and match suitable vacancies with suitable content. This invention enables both secondary content owners and vacancy owners (primary content providers) to obtain the full commercial benefit of their secondary content and containers.09-29-2011
20090113020UNSOLICITED AND UNCONFIRMED COMPUTING PLATFORM SERVICE INFORMATION - An apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article, may operate to receive solicited or unsolicited computing platform service information associated with services offered by a plurality of service points in a range area, store some portion of the received information, and periodically transmit, with or without confirmation, some portion of the stored information to one or more potential subscribers.04-30-2009
20090113019METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING/RECEIVING NOTIFICATION MESSAGES VIA FILE DELIVERY OVER UNIDIRECTIONAL PROTOCOL - A method for transporting/receiving notification messages via File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport (FLUTE) includes: At the transmitting end, a server carries a notification content in a transport object and carries notification related information and a transport object identifier (TOI) of the transport object carrying the notification content in a first file description table (FDT), and then sends the first FDT and the transport object carrying the notification content in a FLUTE session; the receiving end obtains the notification related information and the TOI of the transport object carrying the notification content from the first FDT, and receives the transport object carrying the notification content according to the obtained related information and the TOI. A server for transporting notification messages via FLUTE, a FLUTE server, a content server and a terminal are also disclosed. With the present invention, the notification transport procedure is simpler and the reliability of notification transport is better.04-30-2009
20100223354Method for Creating and Providing Layered Syndicated Data for Multimedia Content to Users - A layered syndicated feed or content is provided having layers defined according to a media type (e.g., text, graphic, audio, or video) wherein each layer has a plurality of levels such that each level provides either inclusive or exclusive content of the layer's media type in varying degrees of detail or depth. Furthermore, a system is provided for requesting and storing user and mobile device profiles indicative of the syndicated content layers and levels that the user is interested in receiving and that the user's mobile device is capable of receiving.09-02-2010
20080275961CONTROL APPARATUS AND ITS METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM AND STORAGE MEDIUM HOLDING IT - A controller which exits between a client apparatus and an image processing apparatus and which controls access from the client apparatus such that the client apparatus can use a network server function of the image processing apparatus, its control method and control program and storage medium. To accomplish this, the controller which exists between a client terminal and an image processing apparatus and which controls data transmitted from the client terminal to the image processing apparatus comprises information providing unit which provides setup information of the controller to the client terminal and transfer unit which transfers setup information of the image processing apparatus to the client terminal.11-06-2008
20120143989PRESENCE CAPABILITIES AND PREFERENCES - Architecture for gathering and presentation to a remote user (watcher) of presence, preferences, and capabilities information of a local user (publisher). An extensible presence document is employed, as transmitted by the publisher, that contains specific information about the capabilities of the publisher endpoint and preferences that are for the publisher overall. The document is aggregated, and the aggregated capabilities are transmitted to watchers. The watchers render this information in a user experience.06-07-2012
20120143985METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MESSAGE CONCATENATION - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving data associated with an event. The method includes identifying a parameter of the event. The method also includes identifying a buffer to store the data associated with the event based on the parameter the event. The method further includes storing the data associated with the event in the buffer. The method also includes determining whether data stored in the buffer meet a predetermined condition. The method further includes sending the data in the buffer.06-07-2012
20120143982Methods and Communications Node for Routing Communications Using a Bi-Level Addressing Scheme - Methods and a communications node provide for routing communications over interconnected operator networks. These communications can be routed between individuals and/or organizations. Typically these communications are routed based upon information located in a database (06-07-2012
20100299404TECHNIQUE FOR PROVIDING PROGRAM GUIDE DATA THROUGH A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK DELIVERING PROGRAMMING CONTENT - In order to efficiently utilize the limited transmission bandwidth of a communications network, e.g., a cable network, guide data for constructing an interactive program guide (IPG) is delivered to a set-top terminal using different methodologies. For example, the guide data associated with those programs which are likely of interest to a user is automatically provided piecemeal in a broadcast stream. The set-top terminal, along with other terminals, may retrieve from such a broadcast stream some or all of the guide data therein over time, which is cached in the terminal in anticipation of a user's invocation of an IPG. On the other hand, the guide data associated with those programs which are less likely of interest to a user is furnished upon request by the set-top terminal needing such guide data to realize an IPG desired by the user. In addition, guide data for each program may be divided into detail guide data providing details of the program (e.g., a synopsis of the program content), and grid guide data providing basic information about the program (e.g., title, channel and broadcast time). A first time window and a second time window may be defined such that the grid guide data associated with those programs broadcast within the first time window and the detail guide data associated with those programs broadcast within the second time window are automatically provided in the broadcast stream. The rest of the detail and grid guide data may be furnished upon request when needed.11-25-2010
20090106387CIDR BASED CACHING AT APPLICATION LAYER - A system for CIDR-based caching at the OSI application layer 7 is disclosed. The system improves performance of free peer routing servers, and can be implemented within a video on demand system.04-23-2009
20110113118Contents Providing System, Terminal Apparatus, And Contents Controlling Apparatus - A contents providing system provides a content and attached information of the content stored in a contents controlling apparatus to a terminal apparatus. The contents providing system includes a determination section that determines whether or not a specific content among a plurality of contents stored in the contents controlling apparatus is stored in the terminal apparatus, and a transfer section that transfers the specific content and attached information of the specific content to the terminal apparatus when the determination section determines that the specific content is not stored in the terminal apparatus, and transfers only the attached information of the specific content instead of both the specific content and the attached information of the specific content when the determination section determines that the specific content is stored in the terminal apparatus.05-12-2011
20100312856SIMULCAST WEB PAGE DELIVERY - A multimedia broadcast system provides program schedule information simulcast as a Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) data stream including commands and displayable, selectable indicia associated with the commands, along with programs for display. A set top box is adapted to separate the HTML data stream and to store that data in a cache as WEB pages retrievable by a WEB browser in the set top box, whereupon the program schedule information is displayed including the displayable, selectable indicia. Selecting the indicia directs the set top box via the associated command to tune to a program associated with the displayable indicia. The indicia may be any text, icon, dynamic figurine, and the like. In a preferred embodiment program schedule WEB pages, including the commands and displayable indicia, are stored especially marked on a WEB server coupled to the Internet and to a scanner adapted to scan the WEB server for marked pages, and to upload the marked pages to a satellite broadcast system.12-09-2010
20110106912VIRTUAL SPACE-PROVIDING DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND VIRTUAL SPACE-PROVIDING SYSTEM - Provided is a setup that allows a user to view, after the fact, the circumstances of communication within a virtual space with other users who were previously present at the same place as the user. When a user designates a previous day and time, the circumstances in the virtual space for said designated day and time are reproduced. When the avatar of the user appears and is caused to speak in the reproduced virtual space, the history content is changed as though the speech actually occurred in the virtual space on that day and time. In this way, the user can read, alter the fact, the circumstances of communication within a virtual space with other users who were previously present at the same place as the user.05-05-2011
20090070434SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENTLY ACCESSING INTERNET RESOURCES - A system, method and apparatus for efficiently accessing Internet resources are disclosed. The system, method and apparatus employ a portable device for receiving and transmitting information such as contact information, voting information and medical information, for example.03-12-2009
20090037556HTTP SERVICE DISCOVERY DEVICE - A system and method for using a service discovery device to enable communication between devices within a home network and a remote device. An IP address is provided to each device located within the home network. After the service discovery device makes at least one HTTP request to each of the IP addresses, the service discovery device receives information from a HTML page on each of the devices. A web page is then generated that contains the received information. The generated web page is accessible from the remote device, and the generated web page includes a list of links to device web pages for each of the devices located within the home network.02-05-2009
20100312855METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMPLIFIED USER ACCESS TO MULTIPLE BROWSER TRANSPORTS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - System and method are set forth for providing Web access to a user on a mobile communication device. A plurality of browser transports are associated with a single browser icon for display on the mobile communication device, and a predetermined one of the plurality of browser transports is selected for displaying information based on characteristics of the information being requested by the user.12-09-2010
20100312852DEVICE FOR THE ADAPTIVE PROCESSING OF APPLICATION NOTIFICATIONS INTENDED FOR COMMUNICATION TERMINALS CONNECTED TO A TRANSMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE - A device (D) is dedicated to the processing of application notifications that must be transmitted to users' communication terminals (TC) via at least one transmission infrastructure (RC). This device (D) comprises processing means (MT) configured, whenever an application notification intended for at least one user is received, to analyze that application notification so as to determine adaptation information which defines i) how and at what time that application notification's content must be transmitted to a chosen terminal (TC) of that recipient user, ii) what portion of the content must be used by that chosen terminal (TC), and iii) how that portion must be used by the chosen terminal (TC), depending on the chosen rule(s) and/or policy(-ies) and taking into account user and/or contextual information and/or the application notification's parameter(s) and/or characteristic(s) of the chosen terminal, and furthermore, to adapt the application notification to be transmitted based on the determined adaptation information.12-09-2010
20100306342Communication Device and Method for Sending Urgent Information - A communication device and a method for sending urgent information are provided. The device includes a keystroke sequence triggering module that is adapted to trigger a sending process of the urgent information through a pre-set keystroke sequence that is inputted in the communication device. An information content acquiring module is adapted to automatically acquire an information content of the urgent information. A contact information acquiring module is adapted to automatically acquire contact information of a receiver of the urgent information. An urgent information sending module is adapted to automatically send the information content acquired by the information content acquiring module according to the contact information acquired by the contact information acquiring module.12-02-2010
20100306341NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS USING NON-NETWORKING DEVICE DRIVERS - A system for communicating via a network, the system including a non-networking device driver running on a computer, and networking/non-networking apparatus configured to receive, from the non-networking device driver, data that are designated by an application for transmission via a computer network, and transmit the data via the computer network responsive to receipt of the data from the non-networking device driver, where the networking/non-networking apparatus includes a non-networking device impersonator configured to be identified by the computer as a non-networking device, and to receive data from the non-networking device driver, and a network adapter configured to receive the data from the non-networking device impersonator and transmit the data via the computer network.12-02-2010
20120036224INTELLIGENT NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATOR AND METHODS FOR NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION - An intelligent network address translation system and methods for intelligent network address translation. In one embodiment, a network packet is received from a host device, and a stored record associated with the host device is identified. The stored record includes information relating to connection parameters associated with the host device. Using the stored record, a processor determines whether the network packet should be assigned a dedicated address. If so, then the network packet is transmitted using communication parameters including a dedicated IP address. If the packet should not be assigned a dedicated address, then the packet is transmitted using connection parameters including a default public IP address and a port number.02-09-2012
20120036221TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A transmission apparatus is configured to transmit identification information for referring to a content and/or a sub directory included in a directory designated by a receiving apparatus to the receiving apparatus via a network. The transmission apparatus includes a loading unit configured to load a content, a generation unit configured to generate identification information for referring to a new directory for referring to the content loaded by the loading unit so that the new directory is referred to as a sub directory included in the directory designated by the receiving apparatus, an addition unit configured to add the identification information generated by the generation unit to the content information included in the designated directory, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the content information to which the identification information generated by the generation unit has been added by the addition unit to the receiving apparatus.02-09-2012
20120036219SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVENT DRIVEN PUBLISH-SUBSCRIBE COMMUNICATIONS - The present invention provides a system and a method for delivering an event from an event publisher to an event subscriber via an event broker. The event broker performs several functions such as receiving an event published by an event publisher of a first domain, assigning a priority based on a second domain to a plurality of subscribers of the second domain, processing the event based on a rule and the priority, and further delivering the event published by the event publisher of the first domain to the plurality of event subscribers of the second domain in accordance with the priority.02-09-2012
20130138767SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING LOADING OF WEB PAGES - A mechanism for managing loading of a web page is disclosed. A method of the invention includes receiving, by a server machine, a client request for a resource bundle having a resource identifier for a plurality of resources associated with a web page, combining the plurality of resources into the resource bundle and sending a response including the resource bundle to a client.05-30-2013
20130138768Method and System for Dynamic Service Creation on Sensor Gateways - A user equipment (UE) includes a user interface for user input of a request for execution of a service, a transceiver for communicating with a plurality of network locations, a memory and a processor. The processor instructs the transceiver to transmit the user requested service to a network location and receive a description of the service including gateway capabilities needed for performing the service from the network location, transmit the service description to a directory and receive an identity of a gateway having the required capabilities from the directory, transmit the service request to the at least one identified gateway and receive results of the service request from the gateway. The memory stores the: description received from the network location, identity of a gateway received from the directory and results received from the gateway.05-30-2013
20130138770APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SHARING WEB CONTENTS USING INSPECTOR SCRIPT - An apparatus for sharing Web contents is provided. The apparatus includes a Web browser that loads and outputs a Web page, and a Web content transmission client that is linked with the Web browser to extract context information that is current state information from the Web page, and transmits the extracted context information to at least one other terminal.05-30-2013
20130138771APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA - Provided are an apparatus and a method for transmitting data and an apparatus and a method for receiving data. The apparatus for transmitting data includes: a disk reader which divides a file block into one or more microblocks, reads data, from the plurality of files, corresponding to sizes of the one or more microblocks, and records the read data in the one or more microblocks in sequence; and a communication unit which, if the read data is recorded in the one or more microblocks included in the file block, transmits the file block to a data receiving apparatus.05-30-2013
20130138772DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, APPARATUS PROVIDING APPLICATION AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof which communicate with each other to provide and receive at least one application, an apparatus providing the at least one application and a control method thereof, the display apparatus including: a display unit; a communication unit which communicates with a server that provides a plurality of applications and a list of the plurality of applications; a storage unit which stores therein at least one application downloaded through the communication unit and deletion history information of the at least one application; and a controller which displays on the display unit an image of the list of the plurality of applications to download the at least one application, and transmits to the server the deletion history information of the at least one application to display on the display unit deletion/non-deletion of the at least one application in the image of the list of the plurality of applications.05-30-2013
20130138773Methods, Systems, and Products for Managing Multiple Data Sources - Methods, systems, and products manage multiple data sources or networks to a single device. A plurality of signals is received at the device, which may include video signals, from multiple local data sources. The device may further include an output module, which may output the plurality of signals onto a single display device.05-30-2013
20130138774AUTOMATED MEDIA DELIVERY SYSTEM - An automatic graphics delivery system that operates in parallel with an existing Web site infrastructure is provided. The system streamlines the post-production process by automating the production of media through content generation procedures controlled by proprietary tags placed by an author within URLs embedded within Web documents.05-30-2013
20100325238Wireless Portable Device and Method for Sending a Digital File of an Audio and/or Video Message - A system is presented providing content to a plurality of handheld devices (including musical selections). The devices can access a server over the Internet via a WIFI or other similar wireless interconnection and can download songs requested by a user from the server or from other users using, e.g., a P12-23-2010
20100325241METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSFERRING WEB BROWSER DATA BETWEEN WEB BROWSERS - In one embodiment, a method for transferring web browser data between web browsers includes collecting browser data pertaining to a first web browser, packaging the browser data into an intermediate format, and storing the packaged data for a subsequent import into a second web browser.12-23-2010
20100325242SYSTEM AND METHOD ENABLING LICENSED SOFTWARE TO BE USED ON MULTIPLE COMPUTERS - A method of transferring user preferences from one computer to another is based upon a transportable data storage medium. Information relating to the user's computer configuration preferences are recorded on the medium at a first computer, which is then loaded at a second computer, so as to at least temporarily configure the second computer in accordance with the information stored on the transportable medium. The information stored on the medium may effectuate various configuration changes at the second computer, including the generation of a preferred desktop graphical interface. The storage medium may also include information relating to wired or wireless network or dial-up communications preferences, application programs, one or more user files or information relating thereto. The method may further include the step of accessing a remote location to at least temporarily configure the second computer in accordance with the information stored on the transportable medium. For example, a remote location may be accessed to download data or an application program desired by the user at the second computer. The configuration of the second computer may occur by re-booting the second computer or through a different user log-on without restarting the second computer. The medium may be based on magnetic, optical, magneto-optical, or semiconductor storage, and may be in the form of a disk or card.12-23-2010
20100325236METHOD AND AN APPARATUS COMPRISING A BROWSER - Various embodiments of the invention provide the browser of the apparatus with a NFC scripting programming language application protocol interface (API). The NFC scripting programming language API offers the necessary interface for NFC applications to the apparatus's browser. Advantageously the NFC system software can communicate and handshake with browser's scripting programming language engine. In various embodiments of the invention, a suitable scripting programming language extension having the necessary NFC library are included into the browser's scripting programming language library.12-23-2010
20100325237COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An apparatus includes a discrimination unit configured to discriminate transmission and reception switching timing based on a data amount of data transmitted from the apparatus and a data amount of data transmitted from a remote apparatus, and a control unit configured to perform switching between transmission and reception according to the discriminated switching timing discriminated, so that data can be transmitted in a plurality of divided times to the communication remote apparatus or data can be received in a plurality of divided times from the remote apparatus.12-23-2010
20110131294Requesting offline profile data for online use in a privacy-sensitive manner - A method, performed using one or more servers under the control of an ISP, comprises: (a) receiving an electronic transmission from a requesting server of an IP address and a time and date; (b) automatically determining to which subscriber of the ISP the received IP address was allocated at the received time and date; and (c) automatically transmitting an electronic communication that causes delivery to the requesting server of offline data originating from an offline data provider. The delivered offline data concern the subscriber determined to have been allocated the received IP address at the received time and date. The communication does not convey to the offline data provider the subscriber's history of online activity, and the delivery does not convey to the requesting server a personal identity of the subscriber.06-02-2011
20110131291REAL-TIME VOICE RECOGNITION ON A HANDHELD DEVICE - A method and apparatus for implementation of real-time speech recognition using a handheld computing apparatus are provided. The handheld computing apparatus receives an audio signal, such as a user's voice. The handheld computing apparatus ultimately transmits the voice data to a remote or distal computing device with greater processing power and operating a speech recognition software application, the speech recognition software application processes the signal and outputs a set of instructions for implementation either by the computing device or the handheld apparatus. The instructions can include a variety of items including instructing the presentation of a textual representation of dictation, or a function or command to be executed by the handheld device (such as linking to a website, opening a file, cutting, pasting, saving, or other file menu type functionalities), or by the computing device itself.06-02-2011
20090187638METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOWING A PORTABLE DEVICE TO PROVIDE RICH SITE SUMMARY SERVICE - A method of allowing a portable device to provide a rich site summary (RSS) feed including information about renewal of contents, and an apparatus performing the method are provided. If contents of the portable device are renewed, the portable device generates an RSS feed for the renewed contents and sends the RSS feed to an RSS reader, and accordingly, a related art web-based RSS service is expanded to the portable device. Therefore, even if the user does not browse all contents of the portable device, a user of the portable device can easily see only information about contents that are recently updated using another device such as a personal computer (PC).07-23-2009
20110113117Asynchronous Collection and Correlation of Trace and Communications Event Data - A transaction processing system that includes a communications bridge between clients and a transaction processing engine provides a way to correlate events associated with the communications bridge and events associated with the transaction processing engine. By passing a unique identification information with the transaction requests and response between the communications bridge and transaction processing engine and including the unique identification information in logging information created by each, a correlation utility may correlate logging information to create a more complete view of the events associated with a transaction, including end-to-end response times.05-12-2011
20110113116METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR HYPER-LOCAL GEO-TARGETING - A method, computer program product and electronic device are provided for providing hyper-local geo-targeting based on validated, user-supplied geographic information, wherein the user's anonymity may be maintained. In particular, user-supplied geographic information may be collected in association with a truncated IP address. Once collected, the user-supplied information may be validated using geographic data previously derived from one or more complete IP addresses corresponding to the received truncated IP address. The derived geographic data may have been derived using a system that maps the routing infrastructure of the Internet in order to determine where endpoints on the Internet are located. The validated, user-supplied geographic information, which may be more specific than the derived geographic data, may then be used to provide more granular and accurate geo-targeting, all the while maintaining the privacy of the individual users.05-12-2011
20110029636REAL TIME INFORMATION FEED PROCESSING - A real time information feed system comprises an interface to receive a real time information feed and a data mining engine for retrieving data concerning a subscriber. A recommendation engine automatically modifies the real time information feed according to the mined data; and a subscriber interface outputs the modified real time information for delivery to the subscriber. The data mining engine is adapted to mine data in a real time communication medium used by the subscriber, such as a micro-blogging service. The data mining engine comprises an indexer for mining and indexing the real time information feed and the subscriber data to provide a plurality of indexes; and to generate vectors representing the separate indexes and to compare the vectors to modify. The data mining engine and the recommendation engine combine recommendation and information retrieval settings from a plurality of online and offline sources to produce a single amalgamated list of results to harness a user's usage patterns and social graph activity on a social network or updating service, that further allows the generation of user profiles as part of a media recommendation system.02-03-2011
20110029638Automatic Population of a Contact File with Contact Content and Expression Content - A contact file is automatically populated with contact content and expression content. An identifier for a contact is received on a device. The identifier is not recognized as associated with the contact in the contact file, but is used to query a social networking system. Contact content received from the social networking system automatically updates the contact file on the device. As a result, the need to manually populate contact files by using a keyboard or similar data entry device is avoided.02-03-2011
20110029634ASSOCIATING VERSION INFORMATION WITH A COMPONENT DOCUMENT OF A MODULAR DOCUMENT - A modular document composed of plural component documents that are combined to allow presentation of the modular document is provided. The modular document contains references to the component documents. Version information is associated with at least one of the references to identify one of plural versions of a corresponding particular one of the component documents.02-03-2011
20110029635IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE WITH ARTISTIC TEMPLATE DESIGN - An image capture system with processing and memory system components for storing digital image template files. Each of these files include data describing a digital image template, a number, location, and shape of openings in the template. Each of the openings include image attribute requirements for images that will he placed there. A display screen showing a GUI of the capture system displays digital image templates that a user can select. Captured images are stored in the system and a processor automatically places a captured image into one of the openings in based on the attribute requirements and the actual attributes of the image. The system automatically searches for other stored images that satisfy the attribute requirements for other openings. The completed template with images is stored in an internal memory or removable memory.02-03-2011
20120246265TIME SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - A system for facilitating the distribution of timing information amongst apparatuses interacting via wired and/or wireless communication (e.g., as members of a network or during ad-hoc interactions). Apparatuses may record when messages are sent and received. This information may be conveyed between the apparatuses via specifically configured messages. For example, these messages may contain a plurality of fields wherein at least one of the plurality of fields is a timing measurement control field. The configuration of the timing variable control field may dictate how timing information is shared amongst the apparatuses.09-27-2012
20110035462SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVENT PROGRAMMING VIA A REMOTE MEDIA PLAYER - Systems and methods are provided that allow a user to register for selective notifications of one or more events that may occur on a channel in a media stream. When a registered event occurs, the system and method generates an event notification, which is delivered to the remotely-located media player. In response to the event notification, the media player can be automatically enabled and/or switched to the appropriate channel. Alternatively, the system and method may notify the user of the event, and give the user the option of enabling and/or switching the media player to the channel corresponding to the event. The system and method can be implemented to facilitate monitoring for a variety of different types. In each of these various types the user is able to select the events for which monitoring and notification will be provided.02-10-2011
20110213855Computer to Handheld Device Virtualization System - A method on a handheld device is provided. The method comprises sending a request from the handheld device to initiate an application on a host computer, receiving data related to the application from the host computer at the handheld device, and displaying the data in a view of the application appearing on the handheld device.09-01-2011
20110035465INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus by which image data can be downloaded simply. A video camera 02-10-2011
20110035464Aggregating and Searching Profile Data From Multiple Services - Profile data from multiple networking services can be combined and queried from one networking service. A primary networking service may store user profile data for one or more secondary networking services and the primary networking service. When stored, the data from the multiple networks may be aggregated or merged. The stored data may include user profile data and relationship data for each networking service that a primary networking service has a profile account with. A graph of user-contact relationships existing over the primary networking service and one or more secondary networking services may be constructed and queried against.02-10-2011
20110035463Network Layer Tunnel, Apparatus Having Transport Layer/Network Layer Stack and Network Layer Tunnel, and Method Using Network Layer Tunnel - A system in which a personal computer sends messages into a TCP/IP network using a conventional dial-up link and downloads data from the TCP/IP network using a high-speed one-way satellite link. A preferred embodiment uses a conventional SLIP provider to connect to the TCP/IP network and uses a commercial software TCP/IP package that has a standard driver interface. A spoofing protocol compensates for the long propagation delays inherent to satellite communication.02-10-2011
20100332613METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT AND CONTEXT ANALYSIS OF REMOTE DEVICE CONTENT - An apparatus for providing content and context analysis of remote device content may include at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code may be configured, with the processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least receiving an indication of a request to copy content to a remote device, determining a classification of the content, determining a context of the remote device, and enabling selective copying of the content to the remote device based on the classification of the content and the context. A corresponding method and computer program product are also provided.12-30-2010
20110113119LOCATION BASED CONTENT AGGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Location based content aggregation and distribution systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a content hub subsystem receiving a content posting from an access device connected to a network. The content posting includes data representative of a content instance created by a user associated with the access device and a geographic location associated with the content instance. The exemplary method further includes the content hub subsystem storing the content posting and selectively distributing the content instance to at least one other access device connected to the network based on the geographic location, wherein a past or present physical location of the at least one other access device within a predefined proximity of the geographic location is requisite to the distribution of the content instance to the at least one other access device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.05-12-2011
20110246608SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DELIVERING STREAMING MEDIA - A system, a method and an apparatus for distributing streaming media, include that a terminal node sends the inquiry request carrying the address information of itself to a global server; the global server determines the affiliated domain of the terminal node according to the address information, and returns the domain server information of the affiliated domain; the terminal node sends streaming media data obtaining request to the domain server of the affiliated domain; the domain server of the affiliated domain inquires whether there is the streaming media data in its local domain; if yes, the streaming media data is returned and/or the information of the other terminal nodes which have the streaming media data in their local domains is returned; if not, the requested streaming media data is obtained from the other domain servers in the core network and/or the global server and sent to the terminal node by the way of P2P; the terminal node receives the returned streaming media data and/or obtains the requested streaming media data from the other terminal nodes by the way of P2P according to the returned information of the other terminal nodes. The system can satisfy the demand of streaming media distributing of the large-scale concurrent users.10-06-2011
20110246609SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYING BACK CONTENTS BASED ON SMART CARD, AND SMART CARD APPLIED TO THE SAME - Disclosed are a system and a method for playing back contents based on a smart card, and a smart card applied to the same. A browser of a user terminal using a smart card queries a multimedia source of a user existing within the smart card and the multimedia source is played back in real time through the user terminal. A streaming or downloading playback service is provided to provide the user terminal with the multimedia source in real time.10-06-2011
20110246602INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus according to the present invention transmits first processing request data in accordance with the content of a user instruction through an operation screen displayed on a Web browser to a Web server, receives a request based on the first processing request data from the Web server, and executes processing in accordance with the received response data. Moreover, before completion of the execution of the processing, the information processing apparatus transmits second processing request data to the Web server at the timing specified by the Web server, and displays an operation screen indicating the state of the processing according to response data received from the Web server.10-06-2011
20110246606ARCHITECTURE AND TWO-LAYERED PROTOCOL FOR REAL-TIME LOCATION-AWARE APPLICATIONS - A two-layer communication protocol that supports efficient real-time location-aware application on multiple mobile devices that must communicate with each other and/or a centralized server. The two-layer protocol includes a method of communicating data between a first mobile device and a second mobile device using a server to facilitate the communication of the data. The two-layer communication protocol also includes a method of communicating data between a first mobile device and a second mobile device using a server to facilitate the connection between the two devices. The communication of data occurs directly between the two mobile devices. Each method uses reliable, connection-oriented protocols to exchange application-level information and control signals while utilizing unreliable, connection-less protocols to communicate real-time location data. Also provided are architectures implementing these methods.10-06-2011
20110246605Method for Handling Information Delivery in Personal Network and Related Communication Device - A server is disclosed. A method of handling information delivery for the server comprises sending information to at least one personal network entity (PNE) of a first group, wherein the first group comprises a plurality of PNEs. Besides, a method of handling information delivery for the gateway which transfers signals between a server and a plurality of personal network entities (PNEs) is also disclosed. The method comprises maintaining a group list and one corresponding group ID, wherein the group list indicates all personal network entities (PNEs) in one group and the PNEs share the group ID.10-06-2011
20110246604Image delivery management server and image delivery management system - An image delivery management server of present invention includes a delivery load amount acquiring portion that acquires a delivery load amount of an image that is delivered to a viewer's terminal connected via a network, and a delivery device determining portion that determines, based on the delivery load amount, a type or a quantity of a delivery device that performs image delivery to the viewer's terminal.10-06-2011
20110246603METHODS AND DEVICES FOR LIVE STREAMING USING PRE-INDEXED FILE FORMATS - Provided are methods and devices for live streaming a plurality of media data units using a media file format. The method may comprise the steps of pre-generating indexing information of each of the media data units; encoding each of the media data units; transmitting the pre-generated indexing information to a receiver; and transmitting a sequence of the encoded media data units to the receiver after the transmission of the indexing information.10-06-2011
20110246601Methods and Systems for Presenting Online Content Elements Based on Information Caused To Be Stored On A Communication Apparatus By A Service Provider - Methods and systems for presenting online content elements based on information caused to be stored on a communication apparatus by a service provider. One of the methods is a method for presenting online content at a communication apparatus. The method comprises: obtaining information caused to be stored on the communication apparatus by a service provider providing network access to the communication apparatus, the information pertaining to a profile maintained by the service provider; determining an online content element to be presented at the communication apparatus based on the information; and causing the communication apparatus to present the online content element. The online content element may be an advertising content element forming an online advertisement, a primary content element of a network site, or an online page. The information may include location information, personal information, and/or bandwidth information. Servers for implementing the methods are also provided.10-06-2011
20110119351CONTENT PROVIDING DEVICE AND PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTENT SUBMISSION METHOD AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD - The object of the present invention is to enable a user to easily identify a provider of acquired contents from the contents. A mobile terminal includes a UPnP CP processing portion (05-19-2011
20110119350DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS USED THEREIN - An information unit carries information representing an item in base information provided unidirectionally to an information recipient from an information provider. The unit is part of the base information. A first communications device generates an information recipient verification data for an information recipient and an identifying data for the unit selected by the recipient. An information manager receives the verification data and the identifying data from the first device. The identifying data and the verification data are stored and linked in a first database. The identifying data and a reference data are stored and linked in a second database. The reference data defines features of the corresponding unit. Another communications device forwards the verification data to the information manager to access the first database and find the identifying data, and the first database accesses the second database to obtain the reference data, whereby the other can receive the reference data.05-19-2011
20110119348METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSMITTING DISK IMAGES - A method of transmitting multiple data segments of a disk image from a server to at least two clients that have differing disk image types, the method including the steps of the server: streaming multiple data segments forming at least part of two different disk image types to the clients, and interlacing data segments of a first image type with data segments of a second image type.05-19-2011
20110119346METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING REMOTE USER INTERFACE SERVICES - A method and an apparatus by which a remote user interface (UI) client device provides a remote UI service, the method comprising receiving an event message, which includes a URL for accessing a first UI resource providing a UI notifying the receipt of a message, from a remote UI server device; obtaining the first UI resource from the remote UI server device by using the URL; receiving external inputs of message control commands via the first UI resource; and transmitting the message control command to the remote UI server device.05-19-2011
20110213856Network attached DVR storage - A host device, which may include a DVR, selects to record content on the host device DVR or in a network attached storage (NAS) unit. The recorded content remains bound to the host device from a DRM perspective when it is recorded on the host DVR and on the remotely located NAS. A client device can obtain access to content recorded on the NAS by negotiating DRM rights with the host device instead of the NAS. When access rights are approved, the host device provides access information to the client device so that the content is streamed directly to the client device from the NAS.09-01-2011
20110082910METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR INSERTING A VLAN TAG INTO A CAPTURED DATA PACKET - Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and devices for determining a target destination of captured network traffic received by a network captured traffic distribution device communicatively coupled to a plurality of network captured network traffic distribution devices arranged in a stacked topology responsively to an inserted virtual local area network (VLAN) tag are described. A target destination for a captured data packet may be determined and a VLAN tag may be inserted into the captured data packet responsively to the determined target destination. The data packet may then be transmitted to an intervening network captured traffic distribution device positioned between the network captured traffic distribution device and the target destination. Once received by the intervening network captured traffic distribution device, the target destination of the received data packet may be determined based on the inserted VLAN tag. The received data packet may then be transmitted toward the target destination.04-07-2011
20100023599COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE PERFORMING CONTENT DISPLAY CONTROL, CONTROL METHOD, AND VIDEO DISPLAY SYSTEM - When it is judged that data communication with a video display device is enabled, a display element is displayed to transmit a control signal for operating the video display device. When an instruction input for the display element is received, the control signal for controlling the video display device is transmitted to the video display device. The video display device performs a process corresponding to the received control signal.01-28-2010
20110078279Acquiring, Storing, and Correlating Profile Data of Cellular Mobile Communications System's Users to Events - A system to collect personal and demographic data from user's of cellular mobile communications system devices. This system uses a standard web browser to collect the personal and demographic data instead of the device itself because of the limited interactive experience available to cellular mobile communications system device users. After obtaining data from the user including the user's cellular mobile communications system device's cellular phone number, a message is sent to the device. When a link is the message is activated a small event collection data software module is downloaded to the cellular mobile communications system device. The return message to the data collection entity incorporates the cellular mobile communications system device's International Mobile Equipment Identifier (IMEI) number. This number then ties the event data collected by the module to the personal and demographic information collected from the cellular mobile communications system device user.03-31-2011
20090204684SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND NAVIGATING A LINEAR HYPERMEDIA RESOURCE PROGRAM - A method and system for creating and navigating linear hypermedia resource programs are disclosed. The system includes a distributed hypermedia resource network having a plurality of hypermedia resources residing on one or more remote information nodes. A common remote information node is in communication with a subscriber station and the remote information nodes in the distributed network. The common remote information node contains at least one linear hypermedia resource program consisting of pre-selected media elements from one or more hypermedia resources linked with exclusive linear links, each media element in the linear program having only one forward link to the next media element. The method includes the steps of downloading and displaying a media element in the linear program and responding to user commands to download and display the next media element in the linear program.08-13-2009
20110213858METHOD AND SYSTEM OF USING IDLE RECEIVING UNIT RESOURCES FOR RECEIVING CONTENT AND COMMUNICATING THE CONTENT TO OTHER RECEIVING UNITS IN THE NETWORK - A method and system for providing content includes a network having a plurality of receiving units. The system further includes a first receiving unit of the plurality of receiving units that forms a recording request, when the first receiving unit includes unavailable resources and communicates the recording request through the network. A second receiving unit receives the request and stores content in a second memory corresponding to the request and communicates the content to the first receiving unit.09-01-2011
20110213857COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR PROCESS-ORIENTED ACQUISITION, STORAGE, TRANSMISSION, AND PROVISION OF DATA - A communication system for process-oriented acquisition, storage, transmission, and provision of data includes at least one server device and a plurality of data processing devices connected through a communication network. The at least one server device is configured to provide a predefined data container for at least one process. At least one of the plurality of data processing devices is configured to download the data container so as to perform a first process step of the at least one process and to provide at least a one-time initiation of the at least one process. The data container includes at least a module configured to automatically check for the presence of the at least one additional process step in the at least one process by evaluating the directory with the at least one additional process step.09-01-2011
20090327451METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR AIRCRAFT MULTIMEDIA DISTRIBUTION - A method, system and computer program product for aircraft multimedia distribution, including a multimedia server provided within an aircraft of an airline and a multimedia communications network within the aircraft coupled to the multimedia server. The multimedia server is configured to distribute, over the aircraft multimedia communications network, multimedia in-flight to a device of a passenger for at least one of viewing, listening and purchasing by the passenger.12-31-2009
20110078276Method of Scalable Web Financing By Micropayments - A method is disclosed of scalable web financing by micropayments that 1) equitably and automatically allocates costs among web site users that may have varying usage patterns; 2) lowers the risk in providing niche websites to smaller groups of users; 3) provides a funding source directly related to web site usage by particular users; 4) allows the web site to scale with demand; and 5) provides incentives for provision of content to a web site that is timely and useful. A microcost is determined for each element of web site content. A micropayment is transferred from a user's web site account to a web site operator account in an amount equivalent to the determined microcost when the user accesses the web site content. Various methods of calculating the microcost are disclosed, as well as methods of compensating content-providers with micropayments or credits, as a means to provide incentives for provision of content.03-31-2011
20110125866HEALTH AND FITNESS DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - According to various embodiments of the invention, devices and systems are provided that allow a user to retrieve health and fitness data from a variety of health and fitness devices. In some embodiments, a wireless communications module is configured to interface with the health and fitness devices to retrieve the generated health and fitness data. In these embodiments, the wireless communications module also interfaces with a mobile computing device allow the transfer of the health and fitness data to the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may be configured to transmit or upload this data to one or more network locations, or to store and display representations of this data.05-26-2011
20090313350METHOD FOR OPTIMISING THE DISTRIBUTION OF A SERVICE FROM A SOURCE TO A PLURALITY OF CLIENTS IN A NETWORK - This method for determining locations of service instances for optimising distribution of a service in a network, from a source to a plurality of clients each having predetermined requirements, wherein the network can be modelled by means of a graph, comprises steps of: placing a service instance in each leaf in the graph; and, starting from the leaves, for each service instance: checking whether the service instance when placed in a vertex on the next higher level can fulfil the requirements of all clients to be served by said service instance; and moving or not the service instance one level higher, depending on the result of the checking step.12-17-2009
20120173672HIERARCHICAL NETWORK HAVING DECENTRALIZED ADMINISTRATION - The invention relates to a network comprising at least one first client (07-05-2012
20120173671NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS IN AN INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION ENVIRONMENT - An industrial automation device comprises a reception component that receives a request for data resident within the industrial automation device. An encoding component communicatively coupled to the reception component that receives a binary bit stream associated with the request and encodes a payload of the bit stream as XML data, the encoding component further communicates the encoded payload by way of an industrial automation protocol. Furthermore, the industrial automation device can include a compression component that compresses the XML data.07-05-2012
20120173665METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXECUTING APPLICATION RELATED TO A/V CONTENT - A device and method for executing an application related to Audio/Video (A/V) content are provided. The device includes a controller for obtaining an identifier of the application, for sending a query message including the identifier and platform information of the device to a download server having a predefined address, for receiving a response message to the query message, and for executing the application based on the response message, and a transceiver for performing an operation of sending and receiving the query message and the response message, thereby making it possible to provide applications related to A/V content to all types of application execution devices regardless of the types of platforms of the devices. Thus, A/V content providers may provide applications to A/V content consumers without the limitations on the data broadcasting networks and the recording capacity of the media.07-05-2012
20120173664Systems and Methods for Providing and Operating a Secure Communication Network - A communication network comprises a first control node (07-05-2012
20120173663Intermediary Node with Distribution Capability and Communication Network with Federated Metering Capability - An intermediary node (07-05-2012
20120173662CONTROLLING AND OPTIMIZING SYSTEM LATENCY - Systems and methods of controlling and optimizing system latency in order to minimize system latency between remotely operating computing devices over a communications network are disclosed. A method of controlling and optimizing latency over a computer network from a first computing device to a second computing device includes identifying a condition associated with the transmission of a video signal, receiving the video signal at a computing device, determining whether the condition is met after receiving the video signal, and displaying the video signal on a display device when the condition is met.07-05-2012
20120173661SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING INFORMATION IN A MOBILE WIRELESS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes communicating a message to a remote data plane element in order to request a data plane resource for hosting a session. The method also includes receiving a response at a network element acknowledging the message. Data plane traffic is managed at the remote data plane element based on enforcement rules. The enforcement rules are provisioned in a table element at the remote data plane element, and the table element reflects a portion of a master table element included in the network element.07-05-2012
20120173659Methods and Systems for Distributing and Accessing Content Associated with an e-Book - Exemplary methods and systems for distributing and accessing content associated with an e-Book are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a content management subsystem receiving data representative of additional content associated with a particular passage of an e-Book from a first e-reader device and transmitting the data representative of the additional content to a second e-Book reader device for presentation in conjunction with the particular passage of the e-Book. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.07-05-2012
20120173658Schema Validation Proxy - Systems and methods to provide a schema validation proxy to capture and validate messages against their schemas are discussed. The messages are part of web services being called from a client system at a server system. In example embodiments, a request message is received from a client system at a proxy system. Upon receipt of the request message, an automatic download of a schema definition file is triggered. The request message is validated against one or more schemas from the downloaded schema definition file. The request message is forwarded to the server system and the proxy system waits for the response. The corresponding response message is received by the proxy system and is validated against its schema. One or more log files are created to record results of the validating. The log files include a consolidated log file providing an overview of the results during a session.07-05-2012
20100228834METHODS, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DELIVERING WELL DATA - A method of delivering well data is disclosed. The method includes: monitoring a host well data system by a client computer; the host well data system including at least one storage component configured to store well data therein; and determining, without requiring user interaction, whether the well data includes new well data, which includes data that has not been previously delivered to a user.09-09-2010
20110179135UNAFFILIATED WEB DOMAIN HOSTING SERVICE BASED ON A COMMON SERVICE ARCHITECTURE - A website hosting service provides a plurality of services, from a common service architecture, to each of a plurality of unrelated websites, the common service architecture being adapted to provide a different package of services to at least a plurality of unrelated websites.07-21-2011
20110082912METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING LOCAL CONTENT OVER A NETWORK - The invention provides a communications system for communicating local content over a network, including storing a plurality of primary local content entries on a local content provider computer system, storing an account total for each of a plurality of customers, storing a plurality of added local content entries relating to the customers on a local content provider computer system, transmitting at least a subset of the matched entries from the local content provider computer system over a network to a partner computer system, each matched entry that is transmitted including data from a respective one of the primary local content entries, and depending upon the account total of each customer corresponding to each entry, added content from the respective added local content entry and updating a selected account total of a selected customer for a charge based on a transaction at the partner computer system, the transaction involving extraction and transmission of a selected entry corresponding to the selected customer due to a search request being received from a remote computer system at the partner computer system.04-07-2011
20110082911Method and Device for Access to a Directory - A method is described for access to a directory by an application (04-07-2011
20100211652DATA SHARING NETWORK DEVICE HAVING PORTABLE STORAGE PORTION WITH NETWORK FUNCTION - A data sharing network device includes a portable storage portion with network function, which has a network file management system, via which an electronic apparatus coupled to the portable storage portion manages the access of files between a memory unit of the portable storage portion with network function and a remote network host. The portable storage portion with network function includes an interface portion, a network unit for linking with the remote network host, the memory unit and a processing unit for controlling data access between the memory unit and the electronic apparatus via the interface portion, between the memory unit and a remote network host, and between the memory unit and another memory unit of another portable storage portion with network function in which data can be stored on the remote network host, on the memory unit, or on the electronic device.08-19-2010
20100198942Document Stream Operating System - A document stream operating system and method is disclosed in which: (1) documents are stored in one or more chronologically ordered streams; (2) the location and nature of file storage is transparent to the user; (3) information is organized as needed instead of at the time the document is created; (4) sophisticated logic is provided for summarizing a large group of related documents at the time a user wants a concise overview; and (5) archiving is automatic. The documents can include text, pictures, animations, software programs or any other type of data.08-05-2010
20100198939DEVICE ASSISTED SERVICES INSTALL - Device assisted services (DAS) install techniques are provided in accordance with some embodiments. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques for providing service processors for mobile devices are provided. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques for downloading/installing new and/or updated service processors for mobile devices are provided. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques for providing verified service processors for mobile devices are provided. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques for providing secured service processors for mobile devices are provided. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques include determining if a communications device in communication with a wireless network includes a service processor for assisting control of the communications device use of a service on the wireless network, in which the service processor includes a service profile that includes a plurality of service policy settings, and in which the service profile is associated with a service plan that provides for access to the service; and verifying the service processor. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques include providing a generic first version service processor for downloading and installing a second version service processor.08-05-2010
20110246607PHASED OFFLOADING OF CONTENT INFORMATION - A user of a mobile client requests electronic content information for being downloaded via a data network. The client first receives a semantically summarized version of the requested content information. If the downloading is prematurely interrupted, the user has at least a meaningful summary available.10-06-2011
20090106388STORAGE SYSTEM AND DATA TRANSFER METHOD - This storage system includes one or more household appliances, a home server storing contents data and management information of the contents data received from the one or more household appliances and pre-set with an unused capacity limit, and an online storage center. When the actual unused capacity in the home server falls below the capacity limit, the home server sends to and stores in the online storage center prescribed contents data and management information of the prescribed contents data among the contents data and management information of the contents data stored in the home server, and deletes the prescribed contents data from the home server while leaving the management information of the prescribed contents data stored in the home server.04-23-2009
20100131612METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING VIDEO DATA - A method for transmitting video data includes the following steps. A first portable electronic device is activated, and a video image is captured and displayed on a second portable electronic device. The second portable electronic device determines whether to enable a data synchronization function to transmit a to-be-transmitted file. If the data synchronization function is enabled, the second portable electronic device determines and transforms the format of the to-be-transmitted file. The second portable electronic device transmits the transformed to-be-transmitted file to the first portable electronic device to display the transformed to-be-transmitted file on the first portable electronic device.05-27-2010
20090043866License acquisition scheme indication method and mobile terminal therefor - A license acquisition scheme indication method and mobile terminal implemented with the license acquisition indication method is provided for informing a user of available license acquisition scheme in a current connectivity environment. A license acquisition scheme indication method of the present invention collects access information of at least one content server issuing licenses required for playing right protected files, attempts access to the at least one content server in one of a direct license acquisition scheme and an indirect license acquisition scheme on the basis of the access information, and displays identities of the individual right protected files with available license acquisition schemes determined as a result of the access attempts.02-12-2009
20090313348METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE MANIPULATION OF ATTACHMENTS - A method and apparatus for manipulating email attachments within a server remotely from a mobile communication device, comprising, receiving a first message within the server, wherein the message has at least one attachment; displaying at least one menu option within the mobile communication device for manipulating the attachment; sending a further message to the server from the mobile communication device responsive to selection of the at least one menu option for manipulating the attachment; and temporarily copying the attachment into a buffer within the server for subsequent re-use.12-17-2009
20090313349DATA TRANSFERRING METHOD - A method of transferring data is provided. In the method of transferring data, a secure authenticated channel is established with a receiving entity corresponding to receiver information included in a received control message, when receiving the control message from a control entity, a format of received plurality of data is transformed according to content format transformation information included in the control message, when receiving the plurality of data from a predetermined transmission entity in a chain constructed by a control of the control entity, the transformed plurality of data is transmitted to the receiving entity through the established secure authenticated channel, and an event message for representing a transmission status of the data is transmitted to the control entity. Accordingly, it is possible to transmit the plurality of data through a single transmission session and provide a transmission status of each data through an event.12-17-2009
20090037557Monitoring of Windows on Computers - Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for monitoring windows on computers. In one embodiment, movement of a mouse or cursor in a focused window of the computer is analyzed to determine whether an application is properly executing in the computer.02-05-2009
20100064024Method for Downloading a Configuration File in a Programmable Circuit, and Apparatus Comprising Said Component - The present invention relates to a method for downloading a binary configuration file in a programmable circuit implemented in a device. The device comprises at least one central processing unit, a plurality of connectors, and a programmable circuit enabling all or a part of the signals received by said connectors to be processed and transmitted to at least one other circuit of the device. The device analyzes the signals present on the connectors in order to define what other devices are connected and whether the connections are operational. Then, a configuration file is selected from among a set of configuration files according to the operational connections and is downloaded from a memory of the device into the programmable circuit. The invention also relates to a device having a component programmed according to the method previously described.03-11-2010
20090216856METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR DELIVERING HYBRID STATIC AND DYNAMIC CONTENT - The present invention relates generally to software functional modules and, in particular, to such modules used for delivering hybrid static and dynamic content. More particularly, there is described a computer-readable storage medium and corresponding method. The storage medium comprises: (a) a repository of static content; and (b) a program element for execution by a computing device to deliver hybrid content via a user interface. The program element comprises: (i) program code means for commanding instantiation of a functional module remote from the computing device; (ii) program code means for receiving dynamic content from the remote functional module; (iii) program code means for accessing the repository of static content; and (iv) program code means for delivering hybrid content on the basis of the static content in the repository and the dynamic content received from the remote functional module.08-27-2009
20090216855System, method, and computer program for remotely managing a digital device - A system, method, and computer program for remotely managing a digital device is provided. One or more digital devices are monitored. At least one matter associated with the one or more digital devices is identified. A resolution to address the at least one matter is generated. The resolution is then distributed from a remote location.08-27-2009
20100070607Scalable Method for Contextual Information Updates and Notification - The disclosed implementations enable websites to deploy highly contextual, consumer-controlled, scalable, and proactive information relationship channels. Consumers can subscribe to a subset of the information relevant to them and receive information as per their individually configured preferences.03-18-2010
20100070606METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEDIATED ACCESS TO A DATA FACADE ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A content delivery system, a mobile subscriber terminal and method for mediated access to a data facade are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the mobile subscriber terminal includes one or more applications that may request advertisements, a mediator client, and a delivery client operating as a data facade that interfaces with a delivery server. The mediator client may generate an application profile based on advertising preferences of the applications and may register with the data facade using the application profile. The mediator client may identify, filter and select advertisements to provide targeted content in response to requests from the applications.03-18-2010
20100064026DATABASE EVENT DRIVEN MOTION SYSTEMS - A data collection system for distributing data from at least one target asset to at least one software application, comprising a machine platform and a data routing system. The machine platform stores data associated with the at least one target asset. The data routing system collects data from the machine platform. The data routing system operates in a pass through mode and a data processing mode. In the pass through mode, data is passed from the at least one target asset to the at least one software application without modification. In the data processing mode, the data routing system generates modified data based on the data stored by the machine platform and sends the modified data to the at least one software application.03-11-2010
20100064025Method and Apparatus for Providing Media Service - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a user terminal may be configured to receive a media presentation over a first connection, render the media presentation, request over the first connection media content related to the media presentation, and receive a media content over a second connection.03-11-2010
20110179137MIGRATING A WEB HOSTING SERVICE BETWEEN A ONE BOX PER CLIENT ARCHITECTURE AND A GRID COMPUTING ARCHITECTURE - An automated tool for migrating a website hosting service from a first website hosting architecture to a second website hosting architecture, the first architecture comprising a server architecture that serves the services necessary for a specific website from a single machine and the second web hosting architecture comprising a server architecture that serves a plurality of common services from a plurality of machines to a plurality of unaffiliated websites using a grid computing architecture.07-21-2011
20110179140SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING NETWORK RESOURCES - A personal network may be established by interconnecting a plurality of satellites as part of the personal network. Each satellite may be configured to communicate with one or more other satellites. On any given one of the plurality of satellites, data indicating a connectivity status for the one or more other satellites is automatically received, and information indicating a capability of the one or more other satellites is automatically received. The given satellite may be configured to enable at least one other corresponding satellite in the plurality of satellites to be made available for use, so that a capability of the at least one other corresponding satellite is made available for the given satellite.07-21-2011
20110179139MANAGEMENT OF PROFILES FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATIONS - Users of interactive media guidance applications may access media content and seek media guidance on a plurality of user equipment devices. A user profile server may be used for the management of a user's profile information. The user profile server may store a user's profile information including information about the user's media network and about user equipment devices associated with the user's media network. The user's profile information may be used to provide functionality to record media content on the most suitable user equipment device of a user's media network. The user's profile information may also be used to provide recommendations of media content based on a user's monitored interactions with a plurality of user equipment devices. The user's profile information may also be provided to user equipment devices of the media network not having the user profile information.07-21-2011
20110179138METHOD OF REFLECTING ON ANOTHER DEVICE A CHANGE TO A BROWSER CACHE ON A HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ASSOCAITED DEVICE - An improved handheld electronic device includes an Application Programming Interface (API) that generates various notifications in certain circumstances. The handheld electronic device provides an improved method of employing the notifications to enable another device to reflect a change to a browser cache on the handheld electronic device.07-21-2011
20110179136APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING DISPERSIVE NETWORKING - An electronic device configured for electronic communications utilizing virtual dispersive networking includes: a network interface for communicating over a network; an application loaded onto the electronic device programmed to communicate over a network; and virtual dispersive networking software configured to create, for such application, a virtual machine comprising a virtual interface for the network interface of the electronic device; select a network protocol out of a plurality of available network protocols based on current communication requirements of the application; and cause network communications of the application to occur via the virtual network interface of the electronic device using the determined network protocol.07-21-2011
20110153778Media Shadow Files And System - One embodiment of a system for rendering media files comprises a computer configured to determine media file formats that are used by media rendering devices connected to a network and to determine media files available on the network. The computer generates media shadow files of media file formats used by the media rendering devices to accompany existing media files available on the network in alternative formats.06-23-2011
20110153774CENTRALIZED FEED MANAGER - A method delivering content from a plurality of sources to a plurality of end servers through a central manager is provided. The method includes receiving the content from the plurality of sources at the central manager, formatting the content to a form usable by the plurality of end servers, creating a transaction generic to the plurality of end servers where the transaction includes a reference to a set of instructions for storing the formatted content, sending the transaction to an end server in the plurality of end servers, and calling the reference to execute the set of instructions where the set of instructions store the formatted content into the memory of the end server.06-23-2011
20110082909COMMUNICATION APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH NETWORK INTERFACES, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR - A communication apparatus is provided with network interfaces. A control unit provides an application programming interface for an application that runs on the communication apparatus. A transmission unit transmits a search packet via the respective network interfaces in response to a request from the application. A reception unit receives a response packet in response to the search packet that the transmission unit transmits. A first determination unit determines whether the information showing a transmitting source of the response packet that the reception unit received is stored in a storage unit. The control unit stores the information showing the transmitting source of the response packet received into the storage unit and transfers the response packet received to the application, when the first determination unit determines that the information showing the transmitting source of the response packet received is not stored in the storage unit.04-07-2011
20100250700DATA STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING A DATA ACCESS REQUEST - A data storage system includes a plurality of servers, a plurality of external interface providers each deployed on one of the servers, and a plurality of data storage controllers each deployed on one of the servers. Each of the providers is configured to receive a data access request, to identify one of the controllers that can satisfy the request, and to forward the request to the identified controller. The system further includes a plurality of data storage modules independent of the servers. The providers, controllers and modules are in communication with each other. Each of the controllers exclusively manages a portion of data content in at least one of the modules, and satisfies data access requests received from the providers by accessing the portion of data content in the at least one module.09-30-2010
20100250701CONDITIONAL PROTOCOL CONTROL - Techniques for modifying the performance of a transport layer protocol in response to a request for content are disclosed. A connection can be established between a content distribution server and an end user computer according to preconfigured parameters. When a request for content is received over the connection, the content distribution server can determine one or more parameters relating to the performance of the connection using information from the request. The content distribution server can modify the connection at the transport layer according to the one or more parameters. Thereafter, the transport layer can manage delivery of the requested content to the end user computer in accordance with the modified parameters. In various embodiments, the content distribution server includes a modified TCP protocol stack which adjusts timing, pacing, and buffer allocation associated with a connection in response to requests from an application-layer data source.09-30-2010
20110153776METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECEIVING A LOCAL VECTOR OBJECT AND VIEWING A VECTOR IMAGE - A method for interactively viewing a vector image, including indicating a request for a desired portion of a vector image, for display at a specified resolution, determining local rectangular regions of a pre-processed vector image that was generated from the vector image, from among a plurality of local rectangular regions, that are appropriate for generating the desired portion of the vector image therefrom, wherein the pre-processed vector image includes a plurality of local rectangular regions and a plurality of local vector objects, each local vector object being associated with one of the local rectangular regions, requesting at least one rectangular region of the pre-processed vector image from a server computer, receiving local vector objects associated with the requested at least one rectangular region of the pre-processed vector image from the server computer, and generating the desired portion of the vector image using the received local vector objects.06-23-2011
20110153773EFFICIENT SERVICE ADVERTISEMENT AND DISCOVERY IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING ENVIRONMENT WITH COOPERATIVE ADVERTISEMENT - Operating conditions of a remote device and operating conditions of a local device are compared, where the local device and the remote device are located within a predetermined proximity of a wireless network. An advertisement request is transmitted from the local device to the remote device based on the comparison of the operating conditions of the local device and the remote device. The advertisement request includes information identifying one or more services advertised by the local device, whereby the remote device is configured to advertise the one or more services on behalf of the local device in the wireless network.06-23-2011
20090089397MULTICAST CONTROL APPARATUS, MULTICAST CONTROL SYSTEM, AND MULTICAST CONTROL METHOD - A multicast control apparatus includes: a delivery instructing unit, responsive to a first one of received viewing requests, to instruct delivery to a first external apparatus of the content data; a delivery determining unit to determine whether a corresponding number of deliveries of the content data exceeds a delivery limit; calculating units to calculate (1) a time necessary to create a cache of a copy of the content data and (2) a remaining time before viewing of the content data delivered from the first external apparatus is finished; a control unit to set a second and subsequent ones of the received viewing requests to a wait state if the delivery limit is exceeded by the first received viewing request, and to instruct creation of the cache to a second external apparatus if the necessary time is shorter than the remaining time.04-02-2009
20110072109METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING DATA OVER A NETWORK BASED ON NETWORK USER CHOICES AND COLLECTING REAL-TIME DATA RELATED TO SAID CHOICES - A character having a plurality of attributes is created by a network user while within a character-enabled network site. Each attribute is defined by at least one of either audio data and/or visual image data and is selected by the user from a plurality of attributes presented to the user through a user interface. The combination of attributes defines a persona for the character. At least one of either an audio presentation and/or a visual image presentation is provided to the user interface. The presentations presented are selected from a plurality of presentations based on the character's persona. Data related to character attributes are stored in a database. One or more of the presentations presented to the user may be interactive, in that it allows for the user to make choices. In response to a user's interaction with the interactive presentation, additional audio presentation and/or a visual image presentation is provided to the user interface. Data indicative of user interaction with the interactive presentations is also stored in a database.03-24-2011
20110072105VARIANT STREAMS FOR REAL-TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME STREAMING TO PROVIDE FAILOVER PROTECTION - Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method includes providing multiple redundant locations that provide media content to client devices using alternative streams. To implement failover protection, a first server device or first content distribution service creates a stream, or multiple alternate bandwidth streams and generates playlist file(s). A second server device or second content distribution service creates a parallel stream, or set of streams. A client attempts to download the playlist file(s) from a first uniform resource locator (URL) using a first stream associated with the first server device or the first content distribution service. If a client is unable to download the playlist file(s) from the first URL, the client attempts to switch to an alternate stream associated with another URL.03-24-2011
20110078277HANDLING UNAVAILABLE MEMORIES IN DISTRIBUTED STORAGE NETWORK - A distributed storage network includes a distributed storage processing unit, which generates multiple data slices from a single data segment, and multiple different storage units to store the data slices. Each data slice is assigned to a particular storage unit for storage. The distributed storage processing unit determines which of the storage units are in a ready state, and sends data slices to the ready storage units. Data slices assigned to storage units that are not in a ready state are temporarily stored in a temporary memory, e.g. cache memory, until the storage unit becomes ready. If the intended storage unit remains in a non-ready status for too long, the slices stored in cache memory can be sent to a substitute storage unit, or discarded and reconstructed at a later time.03-31-2011
20110078281LAWFUL ACCESS DATA RETENTION DIAMETER APPLICATION - A telecommunications network having at least one Data Retention Source and a Data Retention system adapted to communicate with the Data Retention Source and with a lawful requesting authority. The Data Retention Source is configured as a Diameter client and the Data Retention system is configured as a Diameter server. The Data Retention Source comprises means for generating at least one report containing data related to a communication session and means for sending such report to the Data Retention system as a Diameter message using a Data Retention Diameter application protocol.03-31-2011
20110078278METHOD AND SYSTEM AND PROCESSING HTTP REQUESTS - A method and a system for processing an HTTP request. There is provided a method for processing an HTTP request, including: receiving an original HTTP request for accessing an instance of an application; modifying a domain name to be accessed; and sending the new HTTP request to a server of the application so as to access the instance of the application, wherein the domain name to be accessed by the original HTTP request and the new domain name correspond to a same IP address. This avoids various problems such as data confusion, data error, and use inconvenience in the related art occurring when a plurality of service instances of a same application run in a same hypertext transfer protocol session. A system for carrying out the above method is also provided.03-31-2011
20120303757Channel Frequency Reuse for Narrow Beam Video Streaming Based Upon Mobile Terminal Location Information - Transmitting streamed video to at least one wireless terminal by a wireless network having a channel frequency reuse pattern. The wireless network receives a request for the streamed video from the at least one wireless terminal and receives position information from the at least one wireless terminal requesting the streamed video. The wireless network selects a transceiving device to service transmission of the streamed video to the at least one wireless terminal. The transceiving device is allocated a first channel frequency set of the channel frequency reuse pattern. The wireless network or a component thereof selects a channel from a second channel frequency set that is different from the first channel frequency set. The transceiving device then, using a directional antenna, transmits the streamed video to the at least one wireless terminal in a direction based upon the position information using the selected channel.11-29-2012
20120303756SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING STARTUP COST OF A SOFTWARE APPLICATION - A computing device has one or more processors and memory storing programs executed by the one or more processors. The computing device initializes a main application on a first thread. The main application has a first synchronous connection with a target application. After the main application performs one or more operations at the target application through the first synchronous connection, the computing device initializes an assistant process on a second thread. The assistant process has a second synchronous connection with the target application and an asynchronous connection with the main application. After receiving a request from the main application through the asynchronous connection, the assistant process performs one or more operations at the target application through the second synchronous connection.11-29-2012
20120303755ON-DEMAND VIRTUAL STORAGE CAPACITY - A system, method, and computer program product for providing on-demand storage capacity on a remote storage server to a customer is provided. A virtual array site code is received. The remote storage server is virtually connected to a local storage server of the customer in response to receiving the virtual array site code. Subsequent to receiving an activation request from the customer, a command is executed on the remote storage server to provide the virtual array site code to the customer. A virtual array site object is created on the local storage server corresponding to an array site object on the remote storage server.11-29-2012
20120303754METHOD OF BROKERING DIGITAL DATA - A photographer 11-29-2012
20120303753SPORTS TIMING SYSTEM (STS) INTEGRATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Systems and methods for an integrated communication system for sports timing systems having a data interface, a memory and a processor. The data interface is for communicating over a data communication network. The memory includes executable instructions for operating the data interface to communicate over the data communication network and for storing participant data including participant data that includes a participant identifier for uniquely identifying each participant and participant timing data. The processor is coupled to the memory and the data interface and executes the executable instructions for operating the data interface to transmit datagram messages over a stateless packet data communication network wherein the datagram messages include multicast and unicast messages, each of which includes at least a portion of the participant data.11-29-2012
20120303752CONTENT SELECTING SYSTEM, PROVIDING APPARATUS, TRANSFER APPARATUS AND CONTENT SELECTING METHOD - A file of menu data is transmitted from a providing apparatus to a storing apparatus via a transfer apparatus. The transfer apparatus acquires a list of files stored in the storing apparatus and transmits the list to the providing apparatus. The providing apparatus, based on the list, selects content to be stored in the storing apparatus.11-29-2012
20120303751MAINTAINING A DOMAIN - A system for maintaining a domain in a premises, wherein the domain is coupled with a remote server, is disclosed. The system includes an instruction receiver; a secure connection establisher for establishing a secure connection between the local and remote server; a data exchange module for exchanging device configuration information between the local and the remote server; and an updating module for updating an application and device configuration information. The instruction receiver receives a set of instructions relating to managing the domain, wherein the set of instructions comprises a complete set of instructions associated with said managing a configuration of the domain such that the domain functions according to the complete set of instructions without any further communication necessary between the remote server with the local server until a change in the domain occurs, wherein the change requires an update to the remote server and components coupled therewith.11-29-2012
20120303749MAINTAINING A DOMAIN - A system for maintaining a domain in a premises, wherein the domain is coupled with a remote server, is disclosed. The system includes an instruction receiver; a secure connection establisher for establishing a secure connection between the local and remote server; a data exchange module for exchanging device configuration information between the local and the remote server; and an updating module for updating an application and device configuration information. The instruction receiver receives a set of instructions relating to managing the domain, wherein the set of instructions comprises a complete set of instructions associated with said managing a configuration of the domain such that the domain functions according to the complete set of instructions without any further communication necessary between the remote server with the local server until a change in the domain occurs, wherein the change requires an update to the remote server and components coupled therewith.11-29-2012
20120303748METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROTECTED CALCULATION AND TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE DATA - A method and system is disclosed for protected calculation and transmission of sensitive data. The method and system address the problems that arise when calculations must be performed using data that is too sensitive to be seen by others. Applications of the method and system include trading, portfolio management, risk management, auctions, and testing of sensitive military or government data. Two prototypes are described.11-29-2012
20120303747TRANSMISSION METHOD ON THE UPLINK OF AN AIRCRAFT - A method for transmitting data, between an on-board segment on board an aircraft and on the ground, via a plurality of access networks. The on-board segment transmits to the ground information providing the association between the access networks and the corresponding IP addresses of the aircraft via these different networks. This information is used by a segment on the ground to make up and update a look-up table between identifiers of the access network and IP addresses of the aircraft. For transmitting a packet on the uplink, the recipient IP address is selected from IP addresses appearing in the look-up table.11-29-2012
20120303746DYNAMICALLY SUBSCRIBING TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPENSING THEREOF - The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for dynamically subscribing to management information and a method and system for dispensing management information. According to the present invention, a management topic and a participant associated with the management topic may be dynamically determined, and the management topic may be subscribed to for the determined participant. Therefore, it is possible to sufficiently utilize a publish/subscribe mechanism in dispensing management information in a case where the intelligence of the managed device is unequal to the intelligence of the managing device, thereby avoiding creation and utilization of an additional management channel and significantly reducing the complexity and management cost of the system.11-29-2012
20120303745APPLICATION TRANSPORT LEVEL LOCATION FILTERING OF INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTICAST CONTENT DELIVERY - A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives a plurality of data sets in a first FLUTE session. Each data set of the data sets includes an identifier and a target area associated with a broadcast. The apparatus receives a broadcast and an identifier associated with the broadcast in a second FLUTE session. The apparatus determines the target area associated with the received broadcast based on the identifier received with the received broadcast. The apparatus determines whether to keep the received broadcast based on whether a criterion associated with the target area is satisfied.11-29-2012
20120303744INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - The information processing apparatus includes a storing unit and a transferring unit. The storing unit stores therein first association information, in which address information on a VM connected to a port is associated with information indicating a logical network, and second association information, in which information indicating the port is associated with information indicating the logical network to which the VM connected to the port belongs. When the address information received on a transmission source VM matches the address information indicated by the first association information, the transferring unit specifies the logical network that is indicated by the first association information and is associated with the matched address information. When the specified logical network matches the logical network indicated by the second association information, the transferring unit transfers the data to the port that is indicated by the second association information and is associated with the matched logical network.11-29-2012
20120303742Using a Closed Caption Stream for Device Metadata - A video stream including closed captions is received. A set of information is determined from the closed captions. A request including the set of information is sent to a server remotely located from the client for additional processing. A set of instructions is received from the server. The set of instructions is determined based on the additional processing of the set of information. One or more applications are executed in accordance with the set of instructions in response to receiving the set of instructions.11-29-2012
20120303741REMOTE SYSTEM AND REMOTE OPERATION METHOD FOR TERMINAL - A remote system and a remote operation method are provided, being capable of starting promptly and completing remote operation immediately for a user. A support server 11-29-2012
20120303740SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING OPTIMIZED HOST PLACEMENT OF DATA PAYLOAD IN CLOUD-BASED STORAGE NETWORK - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for generating optimized host placement of data payload in a cloud-based storage network. In aspects, a user can maintain a user premise network including servers, clients, local area networks, data stores, and/or other network assets. An administrator or other user of the premise network may wish to extract data from the premise network and transfer that data payload to a set of host storage clouds to leverage cost, redundancy, consolidation, or other cloud advantages. The placement tool can evaluate potential target cloud-based data stores based on various or multiple parameters for the hosting features offered by different cloud providers. The tool can generate a determination of the target host or hosts which can provide the best-matched or optimized data hosting facilities or services for the user's data payload in the cloud. The selected target(s) can be based on cost, capacity, security, compatibility, or other parameters or specifications, which can be user-specified or user-weighted.11-29-2012
20120303738DYNAMIC DISTRIBUTION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENT - Methods, apparatuses, and software are disclosed for sending only a first video component (e.g., data comprising one of a left or right component) of content to a plurality of client devices. Further aspects provide for sending, responsive to a request from one of the plurality of client devices, both the first video component and a second video component (e.g., data comprising both of the left and right components) to one or more of the plurality of client devices.11-29-2012
20110072111Audio Message Driven Customer Interaction Queuing System - This application is for an audio message-driven customer interaction queuing system for any public web page to allow web page visitors to utter questions into a browser-resident recorder application. The questions queue along with originating web page information and are distributed to customer service agents. These agents research the question, using web page as reference, and respond with an audio message, played upon the recorder application by the user after some brief service interval. The invention includes client, server and agent elements. The Client resides in a standard browser on a PC and consists of a Macromedia Flash interface driving an ActiveX control and JavaScript using audio encoding/decoding codecs. The Server consists of Java Servlets, Enterprise Java Beans, a web and application server and generic database technology. The Agent consists of a browser partitioned into areas to accommodate customer URL viewing, Connection Management, and a Client for message playback/record/send functions.03-24-2011
20110072110CONTENT MANAGEMENT - A system and method for management and processing of resource requests is provided. A content delivery network service provider determines a class associated with a set of client computing devices and monitors resources requests for the determined class. The content delivery network service provider then identifies at least one cache component for providing additional content, such as advertisement content or other additional content provided in anticipation of future resource requests, to client computing devices as a function of the determined class. In other embodiments, instead of cache components, the content delivery network service provider identifies a second set of client computing devices as a function of the determined class for providing the additional content information.03-24-2011
20110072108SCALABLE DISTRIBUTED STORAGE AND DELIVERY - Embodiments describe scalable distributed storage delivery method that can utilize commodity storage devices, thus there is little, if any, modification of the existing storage hardware or storage clients. According to an aspect is a system that can include a plurality of primary servers and application servers to deliver data to the storage client. The client can request information from the primary server, which can in some embodiments, authenticate the client. The primary server can determine a set of application servers that can deliver the information. The information data can be served to the client transparently from the application servers. The application servers can read the information content from a local cache or directly from storage devices.03-24-2011
20110252116BILATERAL COMMUNICATION USING MULTIPLE ONE-WAY DATA LINKS - Bilateral communication using multiple one-way data links for data transfers in opposite directions, each of which is subject to separately administered security restrictions and data filtering processes. Operating together, they enable secure bilateral communications across different network security domains.10-13-2011
20110252114DOWNLOAD SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL, MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND METHOD AND PROGRAM USED THEREFOR - A terminal includes: a call relationship transmission means for transmitting call relationship information, which indicates a call relationship regarding an application or content data executed in the terminal, to a management device; and a download means for downloading the application or content data on the basis of call relationship statistical information held in a call relationship statistic holding means. The management device includes the call relationship statistic holding means, which holds the call relationship statistical information indicating the statistic of the call relationship regarding the application or content data indicated by the call relationship information received from each terminal.10-13-2011
20110252113METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TRIGGERING A TRANSFER OF DATA STORED IN A DATABASE - A method and apparatus for sending or retrieving data by mobile phone users. The data is stored in a database. The sender or recipient enters into the connection with a manager and provides identification to the manager. Further, the method involves associating an e-mail address or a URL address with the recipient based in part on the identification provided to the manager.10-13-2011
20110252112SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS - A system and method for communicating with elected officials and/or candidate for office is provided. One method comprises: storing, at a server operatively connected to a communication network, information associated with at least one official, wherein the information defines a constituency group for each elected official and for each candidate for election for which information is stored on the server; qualifying a user for one or more of the constituency groups when the user accesses the server through a computing device, the qualifying comprising determining which of the at least one official represents the user based on a voting based geographic parameter of the user; and providing the user access through a common portal to information associated with the at least one official for which the user is a qualified member of the respective constituency group.10-13-2011
20110060811METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSFERRING INFORMATION - A method of information transfer, comprising receiving an event report and sending the event report if the report matches event report subscription information. A policy and charging rule function (PCRF) and mobile communication system are also disclosed in the present invention, thereby enabling the system to save network resources and increase the utilization of network resources.03-10-2011
20110060809Transmitting aggregated information arising from appnet information - A device, method, computer program product, and network subsystem are described for signaling a first application relating with a first core and with a second core, and for aggregating information in response to data received after signaling the first application relating with the first core and with the second core, transmitting at least a portion of the information aggregated in response to the data received after signaling the first application relating with the first core and with the second core, or signaling via a third core a partial service configuration change at least in the first core in response to data received after signaling the first application relating with the first core and with the second core.03-10-2011
20110016193PROVIDING SERVICES FROM A REMOTE COMPUTER SYSTEM TO A USER STATION OVER A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing services from a remote computer system to a user station over a communications network, including automated identification of users. During a first communication session between a user station and a remote computer system, the user station provides first user identification information to the remote computer system. The remote computer system uses the first user identification information in transaction during the first communication session. The remote computer system also stores at least a portion of the first user identification information. The remote computer system also provides second user identification information to the user station, which is stored at the user station. The remote computer system also generates an association between the stored first user identification information and the second user identification information. During subsequent communication sessions between the user station and the remote computer system, the user station automatically provides the stored second user identification information to the remote computer system, that is, without user-prompting. The remote computer system uses the received second user identification information and the association, during the subsequent communication session, to identify and retrieve the stored first user identification information. The remote computer system then uses the retrieved first user identification information in the subsequent transaction.01-20-2011
20130166686Data Transmission Security Improvements - This disclosure provides for a method of securely transmitting communication information from a first terminal operating in a first coordinate measurement domain to a second remotely-located terminal operating in a second coordinate measurement domain. The method includes combining the communication information with extraneous information to create a data signal, determining a value of an identification variable expressed with respect to the first coordinate measurement domain, where the identification variable value enables the location of the communication information concealed within the data signal to be determined, using a coordinate transform function to calculate a value of the received identification variable expressed with respect to the second coordinate measurement domain, and extracting the information from the received data signal using the calculated identification variable value to distinguish the communication information from the extraneous information.06-27-2013
20130166687CONTENT TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND NETWORK NODE - Disclosed is a technique for guaranteeing high-level QoS for emergent traffic to enable the transmission of the traffic. According to the technique, when a transmission unit 06-27-2013
20100281136METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PREPARING EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE (XML) DOCUMENTS AND FOR RESPONDING TO XML REQUESTS - Methods and systems for generating and sending an XML document are described. In a specific implementation, methods and systems for responding to an XML client request are described. In the described embodiment, an XML response generator is provided. The XML response generator responds to a client request without having to first build and save a hierarchical tree structure in memory that represents the response. The response generator includes one or more request method objects. There is one object for each particular type of client request that might be received. Each request method object knows and gathers the data that is needed to respond to its particular associated client request. In addition, the request method object knows a particular order that the information must be provided. An emitter object is provided and receives calls from the request method object. The calls include the data that is gathered by the request method object. The calls are made in a particular order and ensure that the hierarchical nature of the response that is being built is preserved. The emitter object translates the data that it receives into response portions that are in proper XML syntactic form. A body object is provided and manages a buffer. The body object receives calls from the emitter object that include the properly-formatted XML response portions. The response portions are placed in the buffer. When a defined buffer threshold is reached, the buffered response portions are sent to the client.11-04-2010
20130159465VEHICULAR DATA EXCHANGE SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR - A vehicular data exchange system including a plurality of computer terminals and a processor. Each computer terminal includes an input device for inputting vehicular data and a display device for visually displaying inputted vehicular data, which includes vehicular characteristics data units and vehicular financial data units. The processor controls vehicular data whereby vehicular characteristics data units and vehicular financial data units inputted are transferred therebetween. A method of implementing the present invention is also described.06-20-2013
20110252115Method For Content Delivery Involving A Policy Database - The present invention comprises a content delivery system for delivering content to clients. The content delivery system comprises at least one mobile object adapted to be executed on the content delivery system and on other content delivery systems or multimedia devices adapted for mobile objects. Each mobile object comprises a media file and is further adapted to determine the capabilities of the other content delivery systems or multimedia devices and to monitor data related to the clients' access of the media file. The content delivery system also comprises a transcoder unit for transcoding the media file to another media file prior sending it to the other content delivery system or multimedia device. The invention solves problems that can arise when sending large media files to content delivery systems or multimedia devices having limited capabilities.10-13-2011
20120150988PROVIDER-SPECIFIC PARSING FOR CONTENT RETRIEVAL - This document describes techniques for, and apparatuses capable of, provider-specific parsing for content retrieval. In one embodiment, a user's computing device receives code (e.g., an executable script) from a content provider and utilizes a parsing scheme associated with the content provider to parse the code and determine an address that can be used to retrieve an instance of content. The instance of content can then be retrieved using the address and without executing the code. In some embodiments, the parsing scheme is specific to the content provider and can be updated based on a change to the code.06-14-2012
20110252110METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FILTERING AND DISPLAYING INFORMATION FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES - A method and a system for filtering and displaying information from different sources are provided for a terminal device. In the method, a filtering program resident in the terminal device is provided to set at least one information type and one relevant interested condition, and the terminal device is connected to different information sources. After the terminal device connects to at least one information source corresponding to the information type, a specific information is extracted from at least one information updated by the information source according to the relevant interested condition, and the specific information is displayed on a desktop of the terminal device so as to assist a user in obtaining the important information more effectively.10-13-2011
20110252111METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA PARCEL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A device and method for registering devices on advanced networks as well as providing operative communications between a legacy device and a advanced network. The legacy device may contain data, such as sensor data, which is being collected on a network outside the communication range/abilities of the legacy device. An intermediary device may receive the data via a first communication scheme and send the device to a server collecting the data via a second communication scheme.10-13-2011
20110258286APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INCREMENTAL PACKAGE DEPLOYMENT - A method and apparatus for incremental package deployment are described. In one embodiment, the method includes the redirection of disk input/output (I/O) requests to preserve contents of disk memory. Following redirection of the disk I/O request, a software distribution package is created according to disk I/O write requests redirected to unused blocks of disk memory. In one embodiment, the software distribution package is generated using a firmware agent, which uploads the software distribution package to a server, which provisions the software distribution packet to other computers within a uniform environment to ensure that each system within the uniform environment has an identical system and memory image. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-20-2011
20110258288Adaptive Selection of Image Streaming Mode - A Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) transmits medical image information from a server to a viewing workstation. The mode of transmission that the system uses depends on a performance metric of the network. If the network is fast and stable, the entire DICOM image file is transmitted. If the network is not fast and stable, one of several other modes is used to transmit the image information.10-20-2011
20110258287Method And System For Collecting Contemporaneous Information Relating To An Event - The present invention is directed to a method and system for collecting contemporaneous information relating to an event. The method includes, in response to receiving an indication of an event, identifying a plurality of mobile devices located in a specified area related to the event based on global positioning system (GPS) information associated with each of the mobile devices. The method also includes selecting, from the plurality of mobile devices, at least one mobile device to which a request for supplemental information is to be transmitted. The method further includes transmitting, via at least one communication network, the request to the selected at least one mobile device. The method still further includes receiving the supplemental information over the at least one communication network from the selected at least one mobile device.10-20-2011
20110258285Inserting Branding Elements - Techniques are described that permit the flexible introduction of branding elements into or around video rendered by a media player. One or more sets of metadata related to the presentation of branding elements may be collected, and then one or more sets of the metadata may be selected based on business rules when the media player requests a particular piece of content. The selected metadata may indicate what branding element is to be displayed, and how it is to be displayed (e.g., position of element in video rendering window). The media player is then instructed based on the metadata to access and appropriately place the branding elements in or outside of the video rendering window (e.g., overlayed on top of the video content).10-20-2011
20120203864Method and Arrangement in a Communication Network for Selecting Network Elements - An arrangement and method for selecting one or more network elements of a communication network from which a requested content is to be downloadable to a requesting host is based on an enhanced DNS functionality which is adapted to provide an optimized network element selection. A received address resolving request results in a process for selectively identifying and acquiring topology related network information, which is using the acquired information as a basis for selecting one or more network elements. Addresses are then resolved for the selected network element/s, and the obtained addresses are provided to the requesting host in response to the request.08-09-2012
20120203863System And Method For Self-Decaying Digital Media Files And For Validated Playback Of Same - Information, such as audio visual information, is secured by self-decay of the information over time. For instance, a date stamp and decay rate embedded in an encrypted audio or visual digital media file can be applied to decrypt the file to a predetermined decayed state, such as a degraded playback quality. One or more keys can be included with the information to allow undecayed decryption but expire after use or a predetermined time period. In one embodiment, the decayed state can comprise gaps formed at intervals in the information, the gaps having increased length for decreased quality. In an alternative embodiment, the decayed state can be a reduced sample rate for a compressed digital media file.08-09-2012
20120203861METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DELIVERING CONTENT TO DIFFERENTIATED CLIENT DEVICES - Methods and systems are disclosed for delivery of tailored content to differentiated devices, such as desktop, mobile, and tablet devices, over a computer network. In one embodiment, a proxy cache server has a content cache for storing previously retrieved objects like web pages or multimedia files. For at least some objects, several versions are stored, each version representing an object suited for a given set of client device characteristics. A device-equivalency data structure maintained at the proxy facilitates a determination of whether such cached versions can be used to service a current request. The versions might represent, for example, modified versions created using, e.g., mobile device transcoding techniques, in response to prior requests. They may also represent a set of alternate content created by a content provider and available from an origin server. Such methods and systems may be implemented in a distributed computing networks, e.g., a content delivery network.08-09-2012
20120203860System and Method for Remote Party Restrictions in a Communications System - A system and method for remote party restrictions in a communications system are provided. A method for controller operations includes receiving a request from a first communications device to replicate a media flow that is being transmitted to the first communications device from a second communications device during a session, where the replicated media flow is to be provided to a third communications device, and where the second communications device is operated by a remote user. The method also includes allocating resources to a transmission of the replicated media flow to the third communications device, notifying the remote user of the request, and determining a response of the remote user to the request.08-09-2012
20120203859SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTION BETWEEN E-MAIL/WEB BROWSER AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Systems and methods are provided for improving the interaction between e-mails/web browsers and communication devices. In such systems and methods, an action of one communication device can effect an action on another communication device. A content source identifier is presented in an email or web page being viewed on a first communication device. If the content source identifier has a specific content type descriptor associated therewith (such as a particular MIME type), then a command can be sent to a second communication device to initiate an action thereon. The command can be sent to the second communication device by the first communication device and/or by a management server communicatively linked to the first and second communication devices. In one embodiment, the first communication device can be a desktop computer or a laptop computer, and the second communication device can be a laptop computer, a tablet computer or a smart phone.08-09-2012
20080215704Transmission of Information Relating to a Quality of Service - Methods of transmitting information relating to a quality of service are shown, which information is to be transmitted in at least one direction between a first device 09-04-2008
20080320100DETERMINING PLAYABILITY OF MEDIA FILES WITH MINIMAL DOWNLOADING - A method is provided through which information about media files embedded in web pages is obtained from a server and analyzed to determine if the media files are playable on a device. This information may be external to the media file or may be a portion of the media file itself. The determination of whether a media file is playable by a device is made based on information obtained from the server without downloading the entirety of the media file.12-25-2008
20080320101COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY COUPONS - A system and method for establishing communications between first and second parties. In one embodiment, a request initiated by a first party is generated for establishing a communications channel over a first communications network between the first and second parties. An intermediary server device interrupts receipt of the request and attempts to generate the channel If unsuccessful in the attempt, the server device translates the request into a data network object, which is passed to the second party via a second communications network. The network object enables a second party to communicate acceptance for establishing communication with the first party over the first communications network. The second party invokes the network object upon receipt thereof or at a future time for initiating creation of a communications channel between the first and second parties. Alternately, the first party may establish the network object in the form of a coupon for communication directly to a second party without a first prior attempt to create the channel.12-25-2008
20080320098Providing treatment-indicative feedback dependent on putative content treatment - A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for obtaining a content type indication locally of a remote system's apparent content treatment and causing provisional-update-responsive feedback to depend at least partly on the content type indication of the remote system's apparent content treatment.12-25-2008
20090049155SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PRESERVING A USER STATE IN AN APPLICATION - Under the present invention, milestones or points of closure are provided at predetermined locations within a workflow of an application. Typically, the milestones are provided at completion points of tasks in the workflow. To this extent, as the user proceeds through the workflow, he/she is associated with the milestones corresponding thereto. The associations are stored (optionally with any corresponding data) in a persistent storage. In the event of a failure, the milestone associations are used to transport the user back to the last milestone with which he/she was associated.02-19-2009
20110258289MEDIA CONTENTS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A server stores a media content and an execution program for processing the media content, and determines a usage rule for the media content to be transmitted to a terminal. The server distributes the usage rule, the media content, and the execution program to the terminal. The terminal stores the distributed usage rule, media content, and execution program. The terminal executes the stored execution program and processes the stored media content within the bounds of the usage rule as stored. The server may perform a billing process in accordance with the determined usage rule, or select and distribute a media content or an execution program in accordance with the processing ability of the terminal or a state of communications. Moreover, the server may distribute, in addition to the execution program, middleware for constructing an operating environment for the execution program.10-20-2011
20080313302System and method of managing media content - A system and method of managing media content is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes sending a request for a media content item from a user computer to a server via an interface to an online site. The method also includes receiving the media content item at the user computer. Further, the method includes selecting a library associated with a media content player application and, upon receipt of the media content item, automatically adding the media content item to the selected library of the media content player application at the user computer.12-18-2008
20110161460INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR MANAGING RELOCATION OF DATA BASED ON A CHANGE IN THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DATA OVER TIME - In an information processing system including a computer device, and a storage device storing data used by the computer device, the region in which the data is held is managed in association with a change, over the passage of time in the performance and availability required of the data holding region. The computer device includes a storage device managing unit for managing the storage device which stores data used by the computer device. The storage device managing unit periodically monitors temporal characteristics information, and moves data, if the storage region having functional characteristics corresponding to the temporal characteristics information is different from the storage region to which the data is currently assigned.06-30-2011
20110161459Method and System for Collecting Online Merchandising Data - A method and system for automating electronic merchandising and product recommendation by creating a third party merchandising product database populated with data obtained directly at the point of sale. According to one embodiment, collection or direct importation of such data from an existing physical source or a product or merchandising database, which can be complex and costly, is not required. As a result, the cost of creating a usable merchandising system and database is reduced.06-30-2011
20110161458Techniques For Delivering Personalized Content With A Real-Time Routing Network - Techniques for dynamically updating a live object with personalized content for clients are provided. The techniques include receiving a first message from a source including a first identifier and a second identifier. The first identifier may be unique to a client. The second identifier may be generic across many clients. The first message includes information for updating a property of a live object associated with the second identifier. A client specific to the first identifier may be identified. A second message may then be routed through a network to the client. The second message may include the first identifier and the second identifier and also may contain information for updating a property of the live object associated with the second identifier. The client may receive the second message and may be capable of causing an update of the property of the live object associated with the second identifier.06-30-2011
20110161457METHOD AND SYSTEMS OF DISTRIBUTING MEDIA CONTENT AND RELATED COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - Information codes are arranged in pieces comprised of chunks of bytes over a network, such as a Peer-to-Peer overlay network, including a set of peer terminals. A first peer identifies missing chunks in the received pieces and requests such missing chunks from other peers. The chunks are subjected to a fountain code encoding wherein the chunks in a piece are X-ORed. The first peer is therefore capable of reconstructing a received piece encoded with fountain codes from a combination of linearly independent chunks corresponding to the piece. The chunks are transmitted over the network with a connection-less protocol, without retransmission of lost packets, preferably with a UDP protocol.06-30-2011
20120203862Application Synchronization Among Multiple Computing Devices - A system and method for utilizing a server to synchronize launchers among multiple computing devices of a user. When a user installs an application on a first computing device, the launcher(s) of at least one of his or her other computing devices are automatically updated. In at least two of the user's computing devices, the installation includes or is followed by downloading different platform versions of program code to execute on the computing devices' processors.08-09-2012
20100281135METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGEMENT OF APPLICATIONS FOR AN SMA CONTROLLER - A server-based environment for management of widget programs distributable to remote execution and display devices is provided. Embodiments of the present invention provide a set of tools for operator development of widget programs, operator provisioning of the widget programs and user selection of programs or parameters for the widget programs. Embodiments of the present invention further provide for operator-determined widget program or widget program functionality distribution.11-04-2010
20080256215Method for Tourist Guiding and Showing Information of Tourist Spots Using Mobile Device - The present invention provides a method for tourist guiding and showing information of tourist spots using a mobile device. The method comprises: an information center picking up information of a tourist spot from a database according to a request of a user and transmitting the information to a car electronic device, wherein the information comprises identification data of an identification device installed in the tourist spot; the user downloading the information from the car electronic device by the mobile device; and the mobile device displaying the information of the tourist spot according to the identification data after the user uses the mobile device to read the identification device.10-16-2008
20080256216METHOD OF SUPPLYING ADVERTISING CONTENT - A method of supplying advertising content, a method comprising the steps of receiving content data, the data comprising metadata identifying an advertisement service, transmitting a data request to the advertisement service in accordance with the metadata, transmitting an authentication request to an authentication server, receiving an authentication response, the authentication response comprising user information, and transmitting advertisement information in accordance with the user information.10-16-2008
20080244037Information distribution system, information processing apparatus and method, and information distribution apparatus and method - Disclosed herein is an information processing system, including: a plurality of information processing apparatus configured to issue a request for transmission of a content; and an information distribution apparatus configured to distribute the content to the information processing apparatus; each of the information processing apparatus having an inputting control section, and a transmission control section; the information distribution apparatus having a distribution reservation information registration section, and a scheduling section.10-02-2008
20110055350DYNAMIC NETWORK TRANSPORT SELECTION - A method for dynamic network transport selection is described. An indication from a user of a client device is received, to fetch over a data network media of a predefined type. One of a number of network transport physical layers in the client device is automatically assigned, based on a number of stored, ranked media types and network transport physical layer types, for use in fetching the media over the data network. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.03-03-2011
20110055349SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION OF DNS BEACONS - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for transmitting a DNS beacon for storage. A method according to one embodiment comprises generating one or more data items for logging and transmitting a DNS request to an authoritative DNS server for a logging domain, with the host name of the DNS request comprising the one or more data items for logging. The DNS request, which comprises the data items for logging, is stored on a storage device.03-03-2011
20110055348LOCATION DETERMINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A location determination system and method in which a database stores details of locations of fixed landline or other communications devices alongside unique identifiers for these communications devices. These unique identifiers may be telephone numbers. The database can be queried to thereby determine the location of the communications device from the unique identifier. This will assist services such as the emergency services to determine locations of fixed communications devices such as landline telephones. The database can be in data communication with a server which can be accessed remotely if required.03-03-2011
20110055347Real-Time and Secured Picture/Video Upload via a Content Delivery Network - A content delivery network includes an overlay network having a plurality of cache servers. Each cache server configured to receive a request from a personal content server to register with the content delivery network, receive a request from a mobile capture device to establish communication with the personal content server, and establish a communication path through the overlay network between the mobile capture device and the personal content server. Each cache server is further configured to transfer content from the mobile capture device along the communication path to the personal content server.03-03-2011
20110010430Systems And Methods For Scheduling And Delivering Messages Based On Recipient's Time Zone - Systems and methods for scheduling and delivering a message based on a recipient's time zone are provided. In this regard, a representative method, among others, includes receiving parameters that are associated with delivering a message to a recipient. The parameters include information associated with the recipient and the time and date associated with delivering the message. The message includes at least one of the following: text, visual, and audio data format. The method further includes determining a recipient's location based on the received parameters; determining a recipient's time zone based on the determined recipient's location; and scheduling delivery of the message based on the determined recipient's time zone.01-13-2011
20120278428CREATION AND PRESENTATION OF SELECTIVE DIGITAL CONTENT FEEDS - Methods and systems for creating and presentation of selective digital content feeds are disclosed. A user can design a selective feed comprised of video feed items, for example. An aggregation system searches two or more Internet services specified by the user to gather feed items. Those feed items are filtered according to a media type, such as video, such that each feed item is a video or has a link to a video. The feed items are gathered for presentment with a user interface that allows playback of the video feed items organized in some way, such as ascending order. For one embodiment, Internet video content is gathered from various sources to provide a consistent interface to the video content without the need to navigate all over the web to manually locate each video item.11-01-2012
20110264767INTERACTIVE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS BETWEEN CONTENT-ID MANAGEMENT SERVERS - An interactive processing method and an apparatus between Content-ID management servers are provided. The method includes: after receiving a content identification request from a content management entity (CME), sending, by a local Content-ID management server (CIM), a request to a center CIM to inquire index data corresponding to a content feature value of a content requested to be identified if registration data of the content requested to be identified is not found in the local CIM; receiving an inquiry result returned by the center CIM, and if the inquiry result carries an ID of a remote register home CIM, requesting, by the local CIM, attribute metadata of the content requested to be identified from a corresponding register home CIM according to the ID of the remote register home CIM.10-27-2011
20110264766INFORMATION COLLECTING SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND INFORMATION COLLECTING METHOD - Information transmission requests are delivered to communication terminals existing in a specific area, to collect information held in the communication terminals, without inducing congestion. In an information collecting device included in an information collecting system, terminal information and capacity information are acquired based on base station identifying information, and information of an information amount of collected information is further acquired based on a collected information type that identifies a type of the collected information. In an information collection controlling unit, transmission timing information, designating the timing at which a capacity of performing communication via a base station is not exceeded, is generated based on the terminal information, the information-amount information and the capacity information, and an information transmission request including the transmission timing information is delivered to a communication terminal.10-27-2011
20110264765SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ROUTING MESSAGES TO A SERVER - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for routing messages to a server. These mechanisms and methods for routing messages to a server can enable dynamic data migration within a system, increased efficiency, improved user experience, avoidance of data loss, etc.10-27-2011
20110264764MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE PROVIDING ENHANCED FILE TRANSFER MANAGEMENT FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, at least one wireless transceiver carried by the portable housing, and a controller carried by the portable housing and coupled to the at least one wireless transceiver. The controller may be configured to operate a plurality of different mobile device applications for processing different electronic file types and generating download electronic file transfer requests and upload electronic file transfer requests, download requested electronic files for the plurality of different device applications via the at least one wireless transceiver using a common file transfer application responsive to the download electronic file transfer requests, and upload requested electronic files for the plurality of different device applications via the at least one wireless transceiver using the common file transfer application responsive to the upload electronic file transfer requests.10-27-2011
20110264763METHOD FOR RETRIEVING OBJECT FROM DEVICE MANAGEMENT CLIENT AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A method for retrieving an object from a device management (DM) client and an associated DM system are disclosed to enable a DM server to retrieve a large object from the DM client. The method comprises receiving a first message issued from the DM server by the DM client, segmenting the object into a plurality of chunks by the DM client in response to receiving the first message, and transmitting each of the chunks in a respective second message to the DM server by the DM client. The first message is used for retrieving the object. The second message including the last chunk comprises a first element to indicate that there is no more chunk to be transmitted, and the second message including any other chunk includes a second element to indicate that there is at least one more chunk to be transmitted.10-27-2011
20110264762Method and Apparatus for Handling Different Path Structures in Multiple CDN Vendors - An approach is provided for resolving a network address of one or more of items included in a request for web content based, at least in part, on location information. The network address of the items corresponds to at least one of a plurality of sources for retrieving the items. Resolving of the network address of the items is based at least in part on a persistent data element specifying pertinent location information.10-27-2011
20110264761SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING REMOTE DATA PROCESSING - Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating remote data processing. A method may include accessing content represented by data having a first size. The method may further include preprocessing the data to generate reduced data having a second size being smaller than the first size. The method may additionally include causing the reduced data to be sent to a remote data processing apparatus configured to process the reduced data to derive data related to the content. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.10-27-2011
20110264760METHOD AND APPARATUS PROVIDING FOR OUTPUT OF A CONTENT PACKAGE BY AN APPLICATION BASED AT LEAST IN PART ON A CONTENT TYPE SELECTION AND ONE OR MORE CONTEXTUAL CHARACTERISTICS - An apparatus providing for output of a content package by an application may include a content type selector for receiving a content type selection from the application. A channel selector may be configured to receive a channel selection. The apparatus may further comprise a contextual characteristic determiner for determining one or more contextual characteristics. The apparatus may thereby provide for selection of a content package based at least in part on the content category selection and the one or more contextual characteristics. The actual selection of the content package may occur in an external device, such as a content package selector. Accordingly, a content requestor may act as an interface between the content package selector and the applications running on the apparatus. Once the content package is selected, the apparatus may provide for output of the content package such as by the application displaying the content package on a display.10-27-2011
20110264759OPTIMIZED CACHING FOR LARGE DATA REQUESTS - An optimized caching mechanism for byte range requests from a web service is provided. When a large file that is not already in cache or being transferred is requested, a background thread may be created to transfer the file and a shared data structure created to track portions of the file that are transferred. For each subsequent request for portions of the same file, the data may be sent back in chunks and the request to read each chunk from the file blocked until that chunk is filled by the background thread. Thus, the locally stored and partially filled file is shared among multiple requestors.10-27-2011
20120150992SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMPUTER SERVICES - A computer system and method for providing computer services to a user, comprising: a virtual computer system comprising at least one virtual computer that is created within the virtual computer system; a virtualization layer enabling the at least one virtual computer to utilize CPU, RAM and storage of a host computer within the virtual computer system; a virtual computer selector providing for the selection of the at least one virtual computer on an unscheduled basis; a storage system; and a streaming video content system for separating streaming video data into a graphical user interface component that contains data display information required by said terminal device in order to locate and draw a user interface and a video stream component that is displayed on a screen of the terminal device within the user interface.06-14-2012
20100293245STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION UNITS - A marine seismic exploration method and system comprised of continuous recording, self-contained ocean bottom pods characterized by low profile casings. An external bumper is provided to promote ocean bottom coupling and prevent fishing net entrapment. Pods are tethered together with flexible, non-rigid, non-conducting cable used to control pod deployment. Pods are deployed and retrieved from a boat deck configured to have a storage system and a handling system to attach pods to cable on-the-fly. The storage system is a juke box configuration of slots wherein individual pods are randomly stored in the slots to permit data extraction, charging, testing and synchronizing without opening the pods. A pod may include an inertial navigation system to determine ocean floor location and a rubidium clock for timing. The system includes mathematical gimballing. The cable may include shear couplings designed to automatically shear apart if a certain level of cable tension is reached.11-18-2010
20100293244DYNAMIC CONTENT PLAY CONTROL - Machine-readable media, methods, and apparatus are described for dynamic content play control. In some embodiments, a client device (11-18-2010
20110119347METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING CONTENT - An apparatus and method for managing content, wherein the method includes determining an event to occur, based on user metadata, selecting content corresponding to the event, selecting an external device to reproduce the content, and then generating binding information about a binding between the event, the content, and the external device.05-19-2011
20110119345Mediation of Content-Related Services - Systems and methods for mediation of content-related services are provided. A client device playing content may send a request for a service related to the content. Configuration information is generated for the client device, reflecting a set of permissions that are determined based on a market segment of the client device. Once the client device is configured according to the set of permissions, the client device can communicate with a service provider of the requested service. Such communication and any further activity regarding the service is governed by the set of permissions, as is reporting regarding such communication and activity05-19-2011
20100325240QUERYING A DATABASE AS A DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM RESOLVER - Querying a database by sending a plurality of arguments concatenated to a Domain Name System request and receiving a reply in the form of text or encoded as an IPv4 or an IPv6 address.12-23-2010
20100235465HARDWARE-ACCELERATED HIGH AVAILABILITY INTEGRATED NETWORKED STORAGE SYSTEM - Disclosed is a system and methods for acceleration of the TCP/IP and the iSCSI protocols. The methods may be adapted to a wide variety of systems and applications that employ communications protocols including TCP, with or without iSCSI. Using a hardware-based acceleration approach, common case network traffic is rapidly processed at near line rate thereby improving overall performance and alleviating processing bottlenecks.09-16-2010
20100191826INFORMATION PROCESSING SERVER, PROGRAM RECEIVING TERMINAL, PROGRAM-RELATED INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, AND PROGRAM-RELATED INFORMATION DRAWING METHOD - An information processing server (07-29-2010
20120311089System and Method for Message Processing and Routing - A message routing system that allows applications at either end of the system to run as-is without modification. The system functions in a multithreaded environment and is capable of handling complex routing rules and message transformation. It is also capable of learning and executing new routing rules and message transformations in formats previously unrecognized by the system. The system enables precise and reliable logging of messages throughout processing and supports publication of enterprise-wide broadcast messages. The system further preferably employs cooperating inbound and outbound transport processes for consuming, routing, processing, safely storing and publishing messages in batches of logical units of work to ensure that the logical units of work are not lost in system transactions. The system also preferably utilizes a replay server for preserving and replaying messages that might otherwise fail to reach their intended destinations.12-06-2012
20120311088Image Archiving And Communications System - A system for facilitating the communication of images includes a central computer and at least one remote computer in communication with the central computer via a communication link. Computer executable instructions executing on the at least one remote computer automatically and without user input determine whether an image is available for download from the central computer, and if an image is available for download from the central computer, automatically and without user input download the image in the background. Additional computer executable instructions executing on the at least one remote computer, after the download of the image is completed, generate and cause to be displayed a notification that the image is ready for display. Further computer executable instructions executing on the at least one remote computer, in response to a request to display the downloaded image, cause the image to be displayed.12-06-2012
20120311087DISTRIBUTING INTELLIGENCE ACROSS NETWORKS - Methods and apparatus relating to distribution of intelligence across a network are described. In one embodiment, one or more content processors may be provided at the edge of a computer network (e.g., prior to a point where data is aggregated or routed by the network). Other embodiments are also disclosed.12-06-2012
20120311086PLAYLIST SHARING METHODS AND APPARATUS - A player device uses playlists having names of contents. Users can update the playlists via network. The player device includes a storage device for storing digital data of the contents, a reception/reception circuit for downloading playlists, a display for displaying the titles of contents included in the playlists, a pointing device for specifying displayed titles, a circuit for retrieving digital data from the storage device in the event that digital data of a content specified by the pointing device is stored within the storage device, and an output circuit for outputting the retrieved digital data.12-06-2012
20100332614FACILITATING SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES IN THE IMS - A method of starting a third party application subscription in a set of Application Servers located within an IP Multimedia Subsystem network. The method comprises receiving a subscription start request at one of said Application Servers, the request including subscription data, starting the subscription data at that Application Server, and storing the subscription data as transparent data in a Home Subscriber Server, from that Application Server over the Sh interface.12-30-2010
20120311085METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVISIONING CONTENT DISPLAY SYSTEMS USING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY - A content display/digital signage system is provisioned using mobile communications technology by a method and system including a mobile communications device for collecting provisioning information from the content display system using a local communications channel and communicating the collected provisioning information to a server providing at least content to the content display system and a server for communicating data intended for the content display system to the mobile communications device. In one embodiment of the method and system of the present invention, the mobile communications device communicates the data intended for the content display system to the content display system using the local communications channel when the mobile device is once again in the proximity of the content display system.12-06-2012
20120311084PROCESSING DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA - Processing devices and methods for transmitting and receiving data are provided. By performing multiple checks on the downloaded control data packets and the decompressed control data, the data status of each process can be known during the processes from the data packets downloading to decompression. And the correct processing can be performed, thus avoiding loading and running failure caused by incomplete data.12-06-2012
20120311083SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING CONTENT TO USERS ON A NETWORK - A system and method for targeting content to users of a device or network of user-operated devices. In an embodiment, profile information is determined about a user's media consumption activities. One or more inputs are received from an external source to specify what content to target to the user. One or more content items are selected to target to the user based on the profile information and the one or more inputs. The selection of content items is performed without communicating the profile information outside of the user's device or network of user-operated devices.12-06-2012
20120311082CONTENT PUSH SERVICE - A method, system and computer program product for pushing contents to client devices is disclosed. The method, system, and computer program product handles group pushes, manages different content priorities, prevents one content push from starving others, and handles different transport mechanisms for different clients.12-06-2012
20120311081Management of Network-Based Digital Data Repository - Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets are disclosed. The techniques and systems are suitable and useful for storing, delivering and accessing digital assets (e.g., media assets) that have been acquired from online stores. The techniques and systems are also suitable and useful for storing, delivering and accessing digital assets that have been acquired from other than from online stores. Regardless, the digital assets become accessible from a network-based digital data repository (e.g., cloud data storage) via electronic devices (e.g., user devices) and thus usable by the electronic devices. The digital assets can include media assets and/or non-media assets.12-06-2012
20120311080Management of Downloads from a Network-Based Digital Data Repository - Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets stored in cloud data storage. Cloud data storage can be provided by a cloud data repository that is capable of storing digital data for various users. A given user can access cloud data storage from any of his/her authorized client devices via a network. A given client device can access not only locally stored digital assets but also remotely stored digital assets from cloud data storage. In one embodiment, downloads of digital asserts resident in cloud data storage to client devices can be managed for improved efficiency and/or performance. For example, remotely stored digital assets that have been downloaded from cloud data storage can be cached in local storage. By caching certain digital assets, performance can be improved because the digital assets, although not formally stored locally, can be available locally from cache storage.12-06-2012
20120311079METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR A NETWORK BASED ON HIERARCHICAL NAME STRUCTURE - Provided are communication devices and methods for requesting content in a network based on a hierarchical name structure. A content requester may search for content without the use of the entire content name in the network based on the hierarchical name structure.12-06-2012
20120311078APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR STREAMING MEDIA PERIPHERAL ADDRESS AND CAPABILITY CONFIGURATION - A network-enabled device may include an interface operably connected to an interface of a streaming media device, and be configured to receive a request from the streaming media device. The network-enabled device may also include a processor configured to allow the request from the streaming media device based on a vendor matching policy.12-06-2012
20120311077Remote Access System and Method - A system comprising a system computer, a source portable storage device (PSD), and a remote PSD. The system computer has a computer-readable medium comprising a set of instructions for receiving the address of the source device and a group identifier; storing reported addresses and group identifiers; receiving a query from a remote device comprising the address of the remote device and a group ID; communicating a matching source IP address, if any, to the remote device; communicating the remote address of the remote device, if any, to the corresponding source device. The source PSD has a group identifier, and comprises a set of computer-executable instructions for reporting the address and group identifier of the connected source device to the system computer. The remote PSD comprises a set of instructions for querying the system computer for a source IP address corresponding to the group identifier.12-06-2012
20120311076SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SUPPORT DIFFERENT UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR FORMATS FOR CONTENT ON DIFFERENT NETWORK ELEMENTS - A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving a uniform resource locator (URL) at a content router; selecting at least a portion of a content delivery network to access content associated with the URL; and formatting the URL that was received based on the portion of the content delivery network that was selected. In more particular embodiments, the method can include parsing a source URL to extract a delivery service to format the URL that was received. Additionally, the method can include evaluating associated variables for the delivery service; applying a replacement pattern that utilizes the variables; and using the replacement pattern to construct a target URL format for a subsequent communication to the portion of the content delivery network.12-06-2012
20120311074Methods for Displaying Content on a Second Device that is Related to the Content Playing on a First Device - Content information is received from a first client. The content information is derived from a video stream being played on the first client device. The content information is matched to a content fingerprint. A set of instructions associated with the matched content fingerprint is determined. The determined set of instructions is sent to a second client device that is associated with a user of the fist client device for execution.12-06-2012
20120311072MULTIPATH MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE AND PROTOCOLS FOR MOBILE MULTIMEDIA SERVICE WITH MULTIPLE DESCRIPTION CODING - A wireless communication method includes an aggregator requesting a first description substream of a multimedia service from a source over a first path, receiving confirmation that the source is available, and receiving a first substream of the service. The method includes determining if a quality of the first substream is satisfactory, and requesting to receive the multimedia service over at least one additional path from the same source. A wireless method of communication by a source device includes receiving a multimedia service request from an end device aggregator over a first path, sending an confirmation that the source is available and sending a first substream over the first path in response to the request. The method includes receiving a request to send the multimedia service over at least one additional path to the end device aggregator from the same source.12-06-2012
20120311071SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF EXTRACTING, STORING, AND SERVING DEVICE DEFINITION FILE INFORMATION - In one embodiment, an industrial process control system includes a processor configured to translate a device definition (DD) file, extract device information for a field device from the DD file, and convert the device information into a first format. The process control system also includes a configuration server configured to receive the device information in the first format from the processor, store the device information in a memory, and respond to queries for the device information in the memory.12-06-2012
20120311070INTELLIGENT APPLICATION ADAPTED TO MULTIPLE DEVICES - In a method and system for accessing content, a type of device executing an application configured to access a plurality of content items is detected. The application aggregates for each content item at least one content source from which the content item may be accessed. A selection of a content item from a plurality of content items is received. A request for the content item is transmitted to a content source of the at least one content source. The request specifies a priority ordering of encoding schemes for the content item that is based on the type of device executing the application. The content item is received from the content source. The content item has an encoding scheme selected from the priority ordering of the encoding schemes.12-06-2012
20110010429Method and apparatus for caching multimedia content from the internet on occasionally-connected devices - An arrangement is provided for caching multimedia content on occasionally connected devices. A play list is created and submitted to a multimedia content provider that provides and processes the desired multimedia content in the play list before the desired content is downloaded to a device. The device need only connect to the multimedia content provider for a period required to download the desired multimedia content. Once the desired multimedia content is in the device, the device can be carried with a user so that the user can access the multimedia content anywhere.01-13-2011
20120209952METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTION AND RECEPTION OF CONTENT - A method and apparatus for distribution and reception of content are disclosed. A quality function for a content object may be sent to intermediate cache proxy servers and/or a receiver(s). The quality function provides a functional relationship between at least two quality metrics for the content object so that a perceivable quality of the content object at a receiver may be estimated based on the quality function. The quality function may be represented by a polynomial series and/or a set of mean and standard deviation values. The quality function may be included in media presentation description (MPD) for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) streaming, or a session description protocol (SDP) message or a Real Time Control Protocol (RTCP) sender report for Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) streaming.08-16-2012
20110099247OBJECT-BASED COMPUTER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT - A method, system, and architecture for managing computer systems is provided. A management system employs management objects (MOs) to provide administrators the ability to intuitively express the administrative intent in an information technology (IT) environment, and to act out the administrative intent based on the information gathered by the management system. Managed elements of an IT environment, such as, by way of example, hardware components, software applications, software updates, software distribution policies, configurations, settings, etc., may be expressed as MOs. Actions, such as, by way of example, detect, install/apply, remove, remediate, enumerate, etc., may be associated with the MOs. The management system manages the computer systems by deploying the appropriate MOs and their associated actions onto the computer systems, and performing the actions on the computer systems.04-28-2011
20110099246METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING DIGITAL CONTENT FROM A PERSONAL COMPUTER TO A MOBILE HANDSET - A system for synchronizing digital content stored on a user's mobile handset with digital content stored on the user's personal computer is disclosed.04-28-2011
20110099245KNOWLEDGE ARCHIVAL AND RECOLLECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A computer implemented method of recording user activity in a knowledge archival and recollection system, comprising: initiating a network browser plug-in on detecting that a network browser has been opened; providing at least one file to a user from the network; transmitting and storing at least one file to a file archive using a file transfer protocol; gathering user activity data for each said at least one file accessed; associating user activity data to each related file; transmitting and storing user activity data to a database server using a database connection protocol; and indexing each file.04-28-2011
20110099244COPROCESSING MODULE FOR PROCESSING ETHERNET DATA AND METHOD FOR USE THEREWITH - A co-processing module communicates with at least one remote device via an Ethernet communication link. The co-processing module includes a first processor that executes an application of the host device via a first operating system, the application including socket system calls. A second processor executes a second operating system to execute a transport control protocol/Internet protocol stack, an Ethernet driver, and an Ethernet media access control layer, to bidirectionally communicate first data via the Ethernet communication link and further to bidirectionally communicate the first data with the first processor. The first processor bidirectionally communicates the first data with the application via the socket system calls.04-28-2011
20110138013USB DEVICES IN APPLICATION SERVER ENVIRONMENTS - One or more universal serial bus (USB) devices are connected at a client computer. The USB devices are recognized by the client computer and a determination is made as to whether an application server computer provides functionality for one or more of the USB devices. A specific communication path is provided from the USB device to the server computer if functionality is provided by the application server computer.06-09-2011
20110138012Method, System, and Software for Transmission of Information - A request to access a web page may be received from a user device. The web page includes a dynamic information portion and a static information portion. A filename is assigned to a static file that is associated with the static information portion of the web page. The filename may be formed at least in part from a timestamp associated with the static file. In response to the request, a dynamic file that is associated with the dynamic information portion of the web page may be sent to the user device. The dynamic file references the static file using the filename, and the timestamp included in the filename enables the user device to determine whether the static information portion of the web page is accessible at the user device.06-09-2011
20110138011Software to Provide Geographically Relevant Website Content - Internet based software application that identifies the geographic location of each a website visitor by their IP address to provide geographically relevant content to each individual visitor in a customized web page. In an embodiment, content can be further customized by web page viewing patterns of users in similar geographic locations. In an embodiment the software application matches the visitor's location to likely travel departure points with offerings likely to interest a visitor from said location and displays likely attractive offers dynamically to that visitor.06-09-2011
20110138010GENERATION OF DATA CONCERNING RECEPTION OF MEDIA CONTENT AT A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method of providing data associated with reception of media content is presented. In the method, a communication device receives media content from a media content receiver via a communication network. The received media content is output to a user of the communication device. Data is then generated in the communication device which includes information identifying a channel selected by the user over which the media content receiver receives the media content. The data further includes information identifying a time period during which the communication device receives the media content. The data is transferred via the communication network to a communication node.06-09-2011
20110138009Methods, Systems and Computer Program Products for Tracking Creations on the Internet - Methods of tracking information on the Internet are provided. The method includes associating a virtual tracking device with content to be uploaded to the Internet; uploading the content with the virtual tracking device to the Internet; and receiving a report including at least one virtual location associated with the uploaded content, the at least one virtual location being identified using the virtual tracking device associated with the content. Related systems and computer program products are also provided.06-09-2011
20110060807SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING USER LOCATION AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITY AND RESPONSIVELY PROVIDING MOBILE DEVICE UPDATES - A system and method are described for monitoring user location and activity over a period of time and intelligently scheduling content distributions to the user's mobile device. For example, one embodiment of a system for intelligently scheduling a content distribution to a mobile device comprises: a location database to store a plurality of different locations including event facilities and points of interest, the location database associating each of the different locations with a Global Positioning System (GPS) location or range of GPS locations; a data collection module for collecting user location data over a period of time, user location data specifying a user's mobile device's location throughout the period of time, the data collection module to store the user location data within a database; a predictive scheduler module to analyze the user location data over the period of time and responsively schedule content distributions to the user's mobile device based on the analysis of the user location data.03-10-2011
20110087755RATE SENSITIVE PACKET TRANSFER MECHANISM OVER A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK - An apparatus, method and system to improve data transfer across a communications network by employing an acknowledgment independent equalized data packet transfer mechanism on a peer-to-peer basis. The present disclosure teaches how many computers can send data to many other computers, with particularity on a peer-to-peer basis when desired, without requiring acknowledgements of safe receipt by the receiving computer. By aggregating several computers to send data in a collection to a requesting computer, transfer rates may be increased. Further, by not requiring acknowledgment of receipt from the receiving computer, and by treating all data packets with equal utility, the present disclosure teaches a mechanism that reduces file transfer administration bandwidth, increases file transfer scalability on demand, and increases overall network transfer efficiency.04-14-2011
20110087756Method and Apparatus for Displaying Data from Medical Devices - The invention, in one aspect, relates to a system for providing for the display of data from a plurality of non-homogeneous medical devices. In one embodiment the system includes a local authority to receive data using a first protocol from the medical devices and convert the data to a second protocol, a central authority in communication with the local authority, and a user interface, in communication with the central authority. The central authority routes data that has been converted to a second protocol for display by the user interface.04-14-2011
20110087754SESSION MANAGER - Methods, apparatuses, and systems for managing signal delivery to a plurality of display platforms are disclosed. A system in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present invention comprises a centralized database, and a plurality of points of presence, each point of presence in the plurality of points of presence coupled to the centralized database, each point of presence comprising a management service and a data cache, wherein the management service maintains a data session with a client based on a comparison of information stored in the data cache and a current client request, the management service further comparing the current client request with the centralized database when the client is denied signal delivery from the system.04-14-2011
20110087753SYSTEM FOR DELIVERY OF TARGETED ADVERTISING TO INTERNET USERS - A method of delivering secondary content for display concurrently with primary content by a web browser running on a user's computer includes running a client-side software application on the user's computer. The client-side software application collects usage data and generates a user profile based on usage data. Multiple items of secondary content are received at the user's computer and characteristics of the items of secondary content are compared with the user profile. At least one of the items is selected based on the comparison and the selected item of secondary content is displayed in a browser window concurrently with the primary content.04-14-2011
20100115054Method and Apparatus for Accessing Data - The present invention relates to accessing data on computer networks, and more particularly to accessing such data via remote terminals. The present invention provides that unsolicited information is received via a first communications network on a communications device. Based on that information, the user can request further information via a second communications network.05-06-2010
20110093564METHOD, SYSTEM, SERVICE SELECTION ENTITY FOR SELECTING SERVICE PROVISION ENTITY - The present invention discloses a method, system, service selection entity, and service management entity for selecting a service provision entity in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, so as to select heterogeneous service provision entities for heterogeneous service requesting entities. The method includes: receiving service capability information of service provision entities; obtaining service request information of a service requesting entity; and selecting a service provision entity of an appropriate service capability to provide a service for the service requesting entity according to the service capability information of service provision entities and the service request information of the service requesting entity. The present invention is applicable to P2P overlay networks.04-21-2011
20110119349TRANSFER DEVICE - The user of a mobile station which is prepared to receive information providing services from unspecified IP (Information Providers) accesses a gateway server and performs a pre-registration procedure (S05-19-2011
20100217832METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BOOKMARK INFORMATION FOR CONTENT STORED IN A NETWORKED MEDIA SERVER - A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.08-26-2010
20100217828METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BOOKMARK INFORMATION FOR CONTENT STORED IN A NETWORKED MEDIA SERVER - A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.08-26-2010
20110145361CONTENT CHANNELS FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - Various embodiments enable a user of a mobile media device to select one or more channels to load onto the device. Each channel comprises a collection of media content files, such as video content, audio content, and so on. Each collection of media content files can be associated with a particular genre (or genres) of media content. A channel can be managed such that its collection of media content can be rearranged, augmented, and/or otherwise edited to produce a refreshed version of the channel. The refreshed version of the channel can be provided to the mobile media device for playback. Thus, a channel associated with a particular genre of media content can provide a user with a dynamic user experience without requiring the user to manipulate specific media content files.06-16-2011
20120150995TRANSFER APPARATUS, MESSAGE TRANSFER SYSTEM, MESSAGE TRANSFER METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A technique for transferring a plurality of messages to the same client includes registering one or more clients used by a user and determining a client to which a received message is to be transferred from among the registered clients.06-14-2012
20120150999ACCESS OF MEDIA CONTENT VIA MEDIA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a method, a control node 06-14-2012
20120150997COMMENT DELIVERY AND FILTERING ARCHITECTURE - Methods, systems, and devices are described for associating comments with playback of media content. A central server computer system stores a plurality of comments received from a plurality of input devices, each comment being associated with a portion of the media content. The central server computer system receives a selection of the media content from an output device, identifies a subset of the plurality of comments associated with the media content based at least in part on a user preference received from the output device, and transmits the identified comments to the output device.06-14-2012
20120150990SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING WITH MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST PROGRAM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREOF - A system and a method are provided for synchronizing with at least one multimedia program that is being broadcasted. The system includes a context server and a client-side device. The context server is configured to provide at least one context event of each multimedia program, wherein the context event is generated in accordance with occurrence of at least one predetermined context item in context contents of each multimedia program. The client-side device is used for receiving and parsing the context event, thereby obtaining at least one set of context event data of each multimedia program. The client-side device also includes at least one application means for performing at least one action based on the set of context event data.06-14-2012
20090182840INFORMATION DEVICE - A device for obtaining, storing and displaying information from a remote server, the device has a modem for establishing communication sessions with the remote server. A memory coupled to the modem stores the obtained information, and a display is coupled to the memory for displaying the stored information. The device automatically and periodically communicates with the remote server for obtaining the information.07-16-2009
20090300141Self-Distribution Methods, Coded Self-Distribution Methods, and Systems for Distributing Information - A self-distribution method for distributing information content among network connected devices of a communications network includes receiving a query having a code against a database from a wireless communications device, the code uniquely representing one of an advertising campaign, a product, or a service. The method also includes generating a result set by querying the database with the code, forwarding a link associated with the result set to a user-preferred remote location, the link being sent in an electronic message, wherein activation of the link directs a user to a first version of information content of the result set. A plurality of options to purchase user-preferred items from the first version of information content, the options including at least “purchase now” and “purchase later” features. A reminder message is forwarded to the wireless communications device if a user at the remote location selects the “purchase later” feature. The user is enabled to conduct a purchase transaction from at least the remote location or the wireless communications device. Systems for self-distributing information are also provided.12-03-2009
20090300140System and Method for Efficiently Accessing Internet Resources - A system and method for efficiently accessing Internet resources is disclosed. One example directory system for permitting a user to access and retrieve information from a network of computers is disclosed. The example system comprises a key phrase field for accepting a search term, a data table and a search unit. The data table comprises a plurality of cells for storing unique identifiers wherein at least one of said plurality of cells may be activated by the user to perform an action related to the stored unique identifiers. The search unit conducts a search for unique identifiers from the network of computers related to the search term.12-03-2009
20090292790DYNAMIC FILE TRANSFER SCHEDULING AND SERVER MESSAGING - According to some embodiments, first and second schedule patterns are determined. For example, a graphical user interface might be used to indicate the times, days, and/or weeks when information is to be transferred. A first transfer of information may be scheduled between remote devices in accordance with the first schedule pattern, and a second transfer may be scheduled in accordance with the second schedule pattern. Moreover, a third transfer of information between remote devices may be automatically scheduled in accordance with both the first and second schedule patterns.11-26-2009
20120066341INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes a notification reception unit that receives information from a first terminal device when the first communication is performed between the first terminal device related to a provider of a product or a service and a second terminal device related to an evaluator, a sorting specification unit that specifies at least one of reliability sorting, security sorting of the first terminal device, and security sorting of the second terminal device, a link authentication unit that specifies a link authentication method of confirming a state of a second communication performed between the first terminal device and the second terminal device based on the specified result, and performs a process related to the link authentication using the specified method, and an evaluation information reception unit that receives evaluation information from the first terminal device.03-15-2012
20100017497Network System with Initiator SubNetwork Communication to Target Subnetwork Communication Including Fibre Channel Over Ethernet to Fibre Channel Over Internet Protocol Conversion - A network system supports multiple network communication protocols. An Ethernet component gateway in a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) initiator system converts FCoE data packets from host devices to Fibre Channel over Internet Protocol (FCIP) data packets for transmission to a Storage Area Network (SAN) target system. The SAN target system may include a target Fibre Channel (FC) storage device and a SAN component gateway. The SAN component gateway converts FCIP data packets to SAN data packets for use by the target FC storage device. The SAN data packets may be either FC protocol data packets or FCoE protocol data packets. The SAN target system may provide for discovery of target FC storage device adapter information.01-21-2010
20130198320System And Method For Processing Web Service Test Cases - In an exemplary embodiment, a system may include a memory and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The processor is operable to receive a location for sample input data, retrieve the sample input data from the location and execute a web service, the web service processing the sample input data. The processor is further operable to receive sample output data, the sample output data generated by the web service, retrieve expected data, the expected data based in part on the sample input data and the web service, and retrieve data mapping information, the data mapping information associating a first data element from the sample output data with a second data element from the expected data. The processor is also operable to compare the sample output data to the expected data using the data mapping information and store the result of the comparison of the sample output data.08-01-2013
20100250703MEDIA STREAM CAPTURE, MODIFICATION, AND FORWARDING - A transmission delay system, an improvement to a transmission delay system, and a method of delaying a transmission for removing undesired content from an input media stream; for excising, recording, storing, and logging, the undesired content; and for automatically providing message alerts through a network to at least one message alert recipient that an excision event has occurred.09-30-2010
20090077198DYNAMICALLY CONSTRAINED, FORWARD SCHEDULING OVER UNCERTAIN WORKLOADS - Scheduling searchable items such as web pages for crawling involves dynamically scheduling items for downloading based on capacity based on time. The workload is distributed over time, in advance, by anticipating and accounting for the discovery of new links on the particular host. Respective times to download items can be determined based on the current size of the host's crawl corpus relative to the maximum size of the host's crawl corpus. The respective times may be determined based additionally on respective freshness targets for the searchable items, which characterize how often an item's content should be refreshed by re-downloading the item, and on respective politeness factors for the host, which characterize the delay time between consecutive download requests to that host. As such, one can know precisely how the system is performing at any point in time and predict future performance.03-19-2009
20110153777System and Method for Media Submission - The present invention, generally speaking, provides an improved web-based media submission tool. As with some existing tools, operation of the tool is drag and drop or the user can “click” to browse a directory to select media objects. Unlike existing tools, the tool provides the user an opportunity to confirm the submission, for example by generating a thumbnail image of an image file that has been dragged and dropped. Batch submission is provided for in which a user drags and drops a plurality of images or other media objects. Submission from a web page to a web page is also provided for. The submission tool is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the case of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example. Information capture is performed with information being uploaded together with the media objects. In an exemplary embodiment, information capture is both user-transparent (e.g., user ID and/or password) and user-visible (e.g., the user can provide captions for media objects). The submission of information about the user and the media objects facilitates automatic integration of the media objects within existing databases.06-23-2011
20120042035SIMPLIFIED ACTIVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WIRELESS WIDE AREA NETWORK (WWAN) ACCOUNT - A computer establishes a wireless wide area network (WWAN) account simply by entering his telephone number in a user interface (UI) which is sent to an Internet server and correlated with the user's telephone account. A utility notes when a usage limitation for a period is approaching and in response disables wireless updates and automatically executes the updates when a landline connection is sensed.02-16-2012
20110307579ACCELERATED AND REPRODUCIBLE DOMAIN VISITOR TARGETING - A device, system, and method are directed towards managing and tracking of cross-domain user activities through use of a beacon. As a user of a client device requests content from different domain services managed by a common entity, they may receive a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to a beacon in at least one of the different domains. In one embodiment, the beacon is a single pixel image. The client device may also receive a Match-ID. A beacon server in one of the other domains may receive the request for the beacon, and store in a domain log the Match-ID, and other information about the client device, which domain service provided the URL, and/or other related user activities. The different domain logs may then be employed for use in searching for matching Match-IDs, joining common user or client device activities, and for tracking other cross-domain user activities.12-15-2011
20110307578METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE FOR EACH USER, METHOD FOR PERFORMING SERVICE, AND DEVICE APPLYING THE SAME - A method and device for performing a service. The method includes detecting whether an identifier approaches an approach recognition area, receiving identifier information from the identifier, when it is detected that the identifier approaches the approach recognition area, obtaining an address of a service provider based on the identifier information, and receiving a relevant service from the service provider based on the address of the service provider.12-15-2011
20110307576CONTENT TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, CONTENT OUTPUT SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD, TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A content output system (12-15-2011
20110307575INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM ENCODED WITH DATA TRANSMISSION PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes: a content obtaining portion to obtain content written in a markup language; an extraction portion to extract destination information by analyzing the obtained content; a content display portion to display the obtained content; a generation portion to generate a set of destination information by successively adding a plurality of destination information extracted from a plurality of contents displayed by the content display portion; and a transmission portion to transmit data based on the generated set of destination information.12-15-2011
20110307574METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING ONE-TO-MANY DATA TRANSMISSIONS TO A PLURALITY OF COMPUTING DEVICES - A method and system for facilitating one-to-many data transmission to a plurality of computing devices includes selecting a sink computing device from the plurality of computing devices to which to transmit a unicast data transmission and enabling promiscuous communications mode in each of the non-selected computing devices. A source computing device transmits the unicast data transmission to the sink computing device, which is also received by the non-selected computing devices.12-15-2011
20110307573OPTIMIZING STORAGE BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES AND CLOUD STORAGE PROVIDERS - Embodiments of the present invention provide a solution to optimize data transfer between a mobile device and a cloud storage provider. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention may select one or more files for transfer from the mobile device to a cloud storage device based on an analysis of a set (at least one) of factors such as: (1) the percentage of local storage being consumed on the mobile device; (2) the mobile device's billing plan, and whether file transfer will cause the billing plan to be exceeded; (3) a capacity of a link between the mobile device and the cloud storage provider; (4) dates of last access for files stored on the mobile device; and/or (5) a battery power remaining in the mobile device (if applicable). Any files selected based on an analysis of these factors can be transferred via the link and deleted from the mobile device. Typically, a file is a candidate for transfer if it has not been accessed recently (e.g., within a certain time period), the link and billing plan can accommodate the transfer of the file (e.g., determined based on the size of the file), and there is sufficient power to make the file transfer.12-15-2011
20120042040LOCATING SERVICE ENDPOINTS FROM A SERVICE REGISTRY - A method, system and computer program product, operable by a service registry in a service orientated architecture system, for providing a service within the system. A service request is received from a service requester in the system. The status of the service is checked as registered in the service registry. In response to the service not having a registered service endpoint or a property of the service falling below a defined threshold, a request is sent to service providers or subsequent service registries to provide a new service and according to the defined threshold. In response to a service provider providing the new service according to the defined standard, the service registry is updated with the new service and responding to the service requester that the service is available. The embodiments allow both direct interaction between the requester and provider or indirect interaction via a service management layer.02-16-2012
20120042044System and Method for Mobile Digital Media Content Delivery and Services Marketing - Techniques for delivering content to mobile communication devices. In one embodiment, a communication session involving a mobile communication device is detected. The communication session may be a voice call, mobile gaming application, website browsing application, instant messaging session, etc. Context parameters associated with the communication session are determined. Content is retrieved or generated that is related to the context parameters for the communication session.02-16-2012
20120042042METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MANAGEMENT AND EXCHANGE OF DISTRIBUTED DATA OF USER OR AN ENTITY - A method for supporting management and exchange of distributed data of a user or an entity, in particular user profile information data, is characterized in that a protocol is provided that employs SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) as bearer protocol in such a way that SAML messages function as containers for DST (Data Service Template) or DST-like messages in order to compose SAML DST messages, wherein the DST or DST-like messages include data processing information, and wherein for the DST or DST-like messages unified protocol namespaces are defined as the protocol specific namespaces.02-16-2012
20120042039WORKFLOW AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS - A system for controlling process pathways. The system includes a network, a system backend communicable with said network comprising a processor configured to generate a process pathway based on a predefined set of rules reflecting a predetermined condition, and a series of notifications corresponding to the process pathway, a mobile device communicable with said system backend via said network, the mobile device being configured to receive from said backend at least one notification, of said series of notifications, the notification defining a task of the process pathway, and upon which notification a user is authorized to act, allowing the user to modify a state of said the notification with a one-step action, the mobile device further communicating the modified state of the at least one notification to the system backend over said network and wherein said modified state of the notification causes said processor to effect a change to said process pathway.02-16-2012
20120042038POINT-OF-SALE SYSTEM, WIRELESS TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD IMPLEMENTED BY THE POINT-OF-SALE SYSTEM - A point-of-sale (POS) system includes a POS host, a plurality of client devices, and a wireless transmission device. The wireless transmission device includes a host-end wireless communication module coupled to the POS host, and a plurality of client-end wireless communication modules coupled respectively to the client devices. The POS host is operable to configure the host-end wireless communication module for generating a plurality of virtual COM ports. Each of the virtual COM ports is matched with a respective one of the client-end wireless communication modules, such that the POS host is able to communicate wirelessly with the client devices through the host-end wireless communication module and the client-end wireless communication modules.02-16-2012
20120042037SOURCE IDENTIFICATION FOR MULTIPART CONTENT VALIDATION - A method, system, and computer usable program product for source identification for multipart content validation are provided in the illustrative embodiments. An identification information of a source server is obtained by parsing an update request, the update request being configured to request from the source server an update of a part of the multipart content. The identification information is recorded. A change in a part of the multipart content is observed. The change in the part results in an updated multipart content. A debugging directive is constructed, the debugging directive including the identification information of the source server. The debugging directive is inserted relative to the part that has changed thereby associating the source server with the part of the multipart content. The updated multipart content including the debugging directive is transmitted to a validation server executing in a second data processing system.02-16-2012
20120042036LOCATION AND CONTEXTUAL-BASED MOBILE APPLICATION PROMOTION AND DELIVERY - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for selecting one or more mobile device applications using context data describing the current environment of a mobile device and application metadata describing environment conditions where applications are more likely to be relevant, in order to improve the experience of discovering, downloading, and installing mobile device applications. According to one embodiment, a method comprises associating metadata with mobile device applications automatically receiving context data representing a current geographical location from a mobile phone, searching the metadata to determine which applications are likely of interest based on the current geographical location, and transmitting notification data to the mobile phone indicating the determined applications.02-16-2012
20090172127SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR RECOMMENDING NETWORK CONTENT BASED UPON SOCIAL NETWORKING - A system, apparatus, and method for recommending network content based upon shared preferences among members of a social network is provided. The method can be a computer-implemented method that includes determining a membership of a user in at least one social network in response to the user accessing a communications network. The method can further include identifying network content associated with other members of the at least one social network. Based upon the shared preferences, a list can be generated and transmitted to the user, the list comprising at least one network site for accessing the identified network content.07-02-2009
20090172129Automatic Multimedia Upload For Publishing Data And Multimedia Content - Disclosed herein is a method and system for utilizing a digital data capture device in conjunction with a Bluetooth (BT) enabled mobile device for publishing data and multimedia content on one or more websites automatically or with minimal user intervention. A client application is provided on the BT enabled mobile device. In the absence of inbuilt BT capability, a BT communication device is provided on the digital data capture device. The BT communication device is paired with the BT enabled mobile device to establish a connection. The client application detects capture of data and multimedia content on the digital data capture device and initiates transfer of the captured data, multimedia content, and associated files. The digital data capture device transfers the captured data, multimedia content, and the associated files to the client application. The client application automatically publishes the transferred data and multimedia content on one or more websites.07-02-2009
20090172126SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTROLLED ACCESS TO A FUNDS DISPENSING DEVICE FROM EXTERNAL PROCESSORS - Systems and methods for providing controlled access to value dispensing devices are described and in certain examples, systems including those for providing controlled access to a postage meter from multiple programs executing on an external collocated processor are described.07-02-2009
20120151000PREDICTIVE PREFETCHING TO IMPROVE PARALLELIZATION OF DATA RETRIEVAL SUBTASKS - In a system in which documents are generated dynamically in response to user requests, historical data is collected regarding data retrieval subtasks, such as service requests, that are performed to generate such documents. This data is used to predict the specific subtasks that will be performed to respond to specific document requests, such that these subtasks may be initiated preemptively at or near the outset of the associated document generation task. A subtask that would ordinarily be postponed pending the outcome of a prior subtask can thereby be performed in parallel with the prior subtask, reducing document generation times. In one embodiment, the historical data is included within, or is used to generate, a mapping table that maps document generation tasks (which may correspond to specific URLs) to the data retrieval subtasks that are frequently performed within such tasks.06-14-2012
20120151001Clearing Message Broker System - Systems and methods are provided for efficiently permitting the transmission and receipt of trading messages between message sources configured to use a variety of different protocols. Messaging gateways may be configured to reformat messages for proper transmission across a transport mechanism. Routers may be dynamically partitioned so that manual reconfiguration is not required when sources and/or routers are added or deleted. The routers may be configured to route messages based on content to limit the amount of formatting required at message sources.06-14-2012
20120150998Method and Base Station for Transmitting Closed Subscriber Group Information - An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for transmitting Closed Subscriber Group (CSG) information, which comprises: after receiving a message for requesting the CSG information, a target network element with a CSG attribute returning its own CSG information at least containing CSG Identitfier (ID) information of a CSG to which the target network element belongs to a source network element which initiates the message. The method and eNBs for transmitting CSG information in accordance with the embodiment of the present invention may allow the eNBs to obtain the CSG information of each other, so as to ensure that a direct interface can be set up between HeNBs with the same CSG attribute under the same HeNB GW.06-14-2012
20120150996SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CACHING AND PRE-FETCH OF ASSETS/MEDIA - A system and method for routing and delivering pre-fetched assets/media, such as a digital image, is provided. The present invention is directed to a system that allows for two digital images to be pre-fetched or otherwise transferred concurrently from two separate source devices to virtually expand the bandwidth and increase the efficiency of the transfer. The system also allows image enhancements to be made in a distributed manner either by a source or destination device, or by both. The invention further provides a method of efficiently delivering multiple versions of a single image to a destination device. An asset ranking system is also provided that takes into consideration the frequency at which the digital image is accessed and the number of source devices that that the digital image is stored within.06-14-2012
20120124168SERVER MIGRATION METHOD - A method of migrating a legacy server to a new server over a high-speed connection is provided. Programs to effect the migration over the high-speed connection include programs operating to configure the new server as a disk drive to receive file and settings transfer before configuration of the new server as a server.05-17-2012
20120124169TRANSMITTING DATA FROM A COMPUTER TO A PLURALITY OF DEVICES - Data is transmitted from a computer (05-17-2012
20120124166INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided is an information processing system that reflects a processing load of the virtual machine actually running in one server, and reproduces the processing load generated in the case where this virtual machine is run in the other server. An information processing system (05-17-2012
20120124167TEACHING A NETWORK DEVICE USING UNSOLICITED TEACHING MESSAGES - Illustrated is a system and method to generate a teaching message with a host device address that impersonates a device source address, the impersonation to instruct an additional network device as to the host device address. It further include a transmitter to transmit the teaching message to the additional network device. It also includes traversing a forwarding table to identify an additional network device that has yet to receive a teaching message since an expiration of a predefined threshold value, the teaching message to relate to a source device. It also includes a transmitter to transmit a teaching message to the additional network device.05-17-2012
20110093560MULTI-NONLINEAR STORY INTERACTIVE CONTENT SYSTEM - Techniques for generating a social community system based around multi-nonlinear stories is herein disclosed.04-21-2011
20120124165MANAGING CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK SERVICE PROVIDERS BY A CONTENT BROKER - A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing network storage provider and CDN service providers are provided. A content broker component obtains client computing device requests for content provided by a content provider. The content broker processes the client computing device requests and determines whether a subsequent request for the resource should be directed to a network storage provider or a CDN service provider as a function of the updated or processed by the content broker.05-17-2012
20110093563System and method for effectively implementing an electronic image manager device - A system and method for effectively implementing an electronic image manager device includes one or more input/output interfaces for bi-directionally communicating with various information sources to transfer content information that includes image data. The electronic image manager device also includes a memory device for archiving the content information, and an application program that manipulates the content information by performing various procedures such as downloading and uploading the content information, organizing and managing the content information, editing the content information, and displaying the content information.04-21-2011
20110093562SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPGRADING THE REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONALITY OF A DEVICE - A system and method for upgrading remote control application resident on a device. To this end, a markup language file is created. The markup language file has a representation of information used to setup the remote control application to communicate with an appliance. The markup language file may be executed, on the device or an intermediate client with which the device is synchronized, to upload the representation of the information to a remote server. At the remote server, the uploaded information is used to automatically display user-selectable, downloadable data files relevant to the control of the appliance. Downloaded data files, which may include command codes and/or graphical user interface elements, may be used within the device to upgrade the ability of the remote control application to communicate with the appliance. The information uploaded to the server may also be used to generate demographic data regarding consumer preferences.04-21-2011
20110093561SYSTEM, SHARING NODE,SERVER, AND METHOD FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION - A system for distribution of a content item in a network, particularly a peer-to-peer network. A requesting node sends a request for the content item. An access requirement value for the content item is compared to a counter value for the requesting node to determine if the requesting node may download the content item from a sharing node. The counter value is advantageously linked to the requesting node's habit of sharing content items. The access requirement value, which preferably is not only linked to the size of the content item, is modified for at least one content item in the network, either following a time rule or when the content is downloaded. In this way it can be ensured that initial downloaders are likely to share the content item and that the content then gets more accessible to other nodes. Also provided are a sharing node, a server and a method.04-21-2011
20120209955Secure personal content server - A local content server system (LCS) for creating a secure environment for digital content is disclosed, which system comprises: a communications port in communication for connecting the LCS via a network to at least one Secure Electronic Content Distributor (SECD), which SECD is capable of storing a plurality of data sets, is capable of receiving a request to transfer at least one content data set, and is capable of transmitting the at least one content data set in a secured transmission; a rewritable storage medium whereby content received from outside the LCS may be stored and retrieved; a domain processor that imposes rules and procedures for content being transferred between the LCS and devices outside the LCS; and a programmable address module which can be programmed with an identification code uniquely associated with the LCS. The LCS is provided with rules and procedures for accepting and transmitting content data.08-16-2012
20120209956INTELLIGENT CACHING OF MEDIA FILES - A method of receiving and forwarding a multimedia message is provided. The multimedia message is adapted with a first adaptation profile into a first adapted message to be received in a first device. The multimedia message and the first adapted message are stored in a media cache. The message may then be forwarded from the first device to a second device that has a second adaptation profile by retrieving the first adapted message from the media cache and sending it to the second device if the first and second adaptation profiles match, otherwise the multimedia message is retrieved from the media cache and adapted with the second adaptation profile into a second adapted message that is then sent to the second device. In addition, the second adapted message is stored in the media cache. A corresponding system for processing and forwarding the multimedia message is also provided.08-16-2012
20120047227VIRTUAL ACCESS MODULE DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS AND METHODS - Apparatus and methods for distributing electronic access client modules for use with electronic devices. In one embodiment, the access client modules are virtual subscriber identity modules (VSIMs) that can be downloaded from online services for use with cellular-equipped devices such as smartphones. The online services may include a point of sale (POS) system that sells electronic devices to users. A broker may be used to facilitate the selection of a virtual subscriber identity module. A provisioning service may also be used to provision the selected VSIM.02-23-2012
20120047226NETWORK SYSTEM - The network system includes a controller and a plurality of terminals. The controller repeats transmitting a request signal indicative of a predetermined probability. Upon receiving the request signal, the terminal sends, at the probability indicated by the request signal, a response signal including the identification information uniquely allocated to the terminal. Upon receiving the response signal, the controller sends a notification signal with reference to the identification information included in the response signal. The terminal judges whether or not a response has been completed, on the basis of the received notification signal. The terminal sends no response signal in response to receiving the request signal once after judging that the response has been completed. The controller prepares the next request signal indicative of the probability not less than that indicated by the previous request signal.02-23-2012
20120047225REPORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - A report management system includes: a first receiving unit that receives input of report identification information assigned to each of one or more reports to be collectively delivered to a receiver from a sender; an assigning unit that assigns group identification information to a group of the one or more reports to be collectively delivered; a registration unit that register, in a storage unit, the group identification information and each piece of the report identification information; an attached document generation unit that generates an attached document that is a document including the group identification information; a second receiving unit that receives, upon reception of one or more reports by the receiver from the sender together with the attached document, input of the group identification information included in the attached document received by the receiver; and an output unit that outputs information indicative of a result of comparison.02-23-2012
20120047224METHODS FOR DETECTION OF CONTENT SERVERS AND CACHING POPULAR CONTENT THEREIN - A method for identification of popular content provided over a first portion of a network to a second portion of a network in the form of packets containing, the method comprises identifying a source of content in the first portion of a network. Deep-packet-inspection (DPI) is performed to determine if content in each packet related to the content is to be stored in a storage that is in a path between the content source and at least a user node in the second portion of the network. The content is stored. A request is received from the user node for a requested content. It is determined if the requested content or portions of the requested content is in the storage. if the requested content or portions of the requested content is missing in the storage, a request is sent to the content source for the requested content or missing portions of the requested content.02-23-2012
20120047223METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTED STORAGE - An approach is provided for a distributed storage system. A device determines to publish a request for content, the request based, at least in part, on one or more criteria. One or more responses are received from one or more storage blocks that have one or more subscriptions to at least one of the one or more criteria. Another request, to transfer the content to at least one destination subscription is published based, at least in part, on the one or more responses.02-23-2012
20120047222System and method for enabling client-side initiated identification of media content - There is provided a system and method enabling client-side initiated identification of media content rendered on a client-side media player. In one embodiment, the system comprises the client-side media player including a controller and a memory, a media content database accessible by the client-side media player over a network, and a media content identifier application to be run on the client-side media player. The media content identifier application, when executed by the client-side media player controller, performs a method comprising sampling the media content, sending a first data corresponding to the sample to the media content database over the network, and receiving a second data over the network identifying the media content, thereby enabling client-side initiated identification of the media content rendered on the client-side media player.02-23-2012
20120124164Method and apparatus for data file transfer using destination linked directories - A file authentication requesting device that stores a computer program for requesting authentication of files in digital systems, the device comprises a confirmation request system that generates a request for a confirmation receipt from a third party authenticator authenticating the attributes of a file; a transferring system that transfers attributes of at least one file to be authenticated to the third party authenticator from the device that requested the confirmation; and a receiving system that receives the confirmation receipt comprising authenticated file attributes, after authentication by the third party authenticator; wherein, at least one file authentication is received from the third party authenticator. Corresponding processing devices, media, systems and methods are also provided.05-17-2012
20120124163Recursive Navigation in Mobile CRM - A method and apparatus for recursive navigation. In one embodiment of the method, a first reply is generated in response to receiving a first request from a mobile device. The first reply is generated as a function of a page definition, and the first reply comprises data selected from a first object of a logical data model, but not a second object of the logical data model. The first and second objects are distinct from each other. A second reply is generated in response to receiving a second request from the mobile device. The second reply is generated as a function of the page definition, and the second reply comprises data selected from the second object but not the first object.05-17-2012
20120047229Adaptive multi-standard video coder supporting adaptive standard selection and mid-stream switch-over - Adaptive multi-standard video coder supporting adaptive standard selection and mid-stream switch-over. Automatic or semi-automatic selection and reselection between various respective communication protocols or standards (e.g., or profiles of such protocols or standards, subsets of such protocols or standards, etc.) may be made based on any of a number of local and/or remote considerations. For example, characteristics associated with one or more other devices, communication links, communication networks, etc. within a communication system may direct the automatic or semiautomatic selection and reselection between such communication protocols or standards (e.g., or profiles thereof, or subsets thereof, etc.). Also, characteristics associated with local operating conditions (e.g., available processing resources, available memory, etc.) this may be used in accordance with making such selection and reselection. Moreover, consideration may be made with respect to which communication protocol/standard provides relative benefit over others based on a given communication systems present capabilities and conditions.02-23-2012
20120047228METHOD FOR DELIVERING TAG BASED SERVICES - A service providing platform (02-23-2012
20120124160METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING CUSTOMIZED CONTENT AND TERMINAL THEREOF - Disclosed is a method for receiving a customized content in a terminal, the method comprising, transmitting a service subscription request message to a server; receiving user preference and one or more content packages from the server, wherein the user preference includes elements indicating one or more pre-defined profiles and a pre-defied condition, and each of the content packages includes an element indicating an identifier of a profile related to itself; and operating a specific content package according to corresponding profile when the pre-defined condition in the user preference is satisfied.05-17-2012
20120124162METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING MEDIA CONTENT IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A mobile device includes a media application to allow a user to access and play stored media files. A setup procedure within the media application receives preference information from a user that is used by a content source to select a library of media files. In one embodiment, one or more of the selected media files are downloaded to the mobile device in a manner that minimizes battery drain on the mobile device and/or communication bandwidth.05-17-2012
20120124161APPARATUS AND METHODS ENSURING DATA PRIVACY IN A CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORK - Methods and apparatus for ensuring the privacy of users and/or devices in a content delivery network from which data regarding the users' interaction with content is collected and distributed. In one embodiment, “tuning” records which describe the interaction of users with content or other activities of interest are collected. It is determined whether an opportunity for compromise of the user's privacy (e.g., by derivative association) is present. If it is determined that such an opportunity exists, at least portions of the data are modified (e.g., collapsed). The modification may comprise replacing a first explicit data value with a second descriptive data value, increasing a range for the value, generalizing the value, removing the value, or encoding the value. Further processing of the collected tuning records may include, validating the data, accounting for latency, and generating reports based thereon.05-17-2012
20090043864Method and System for Generating Globally Unique Identifiers - There is disclosed a system for assigning a GUID to a resultant entity generated by converting a source entity, in a GUID assignment system having a processing means and a storage device. Information about the source entity corresponding to the resultant entity and the origin of the source entity into is inputted into the processing means from the storage device. The processing means generates an origin unique ID using the information about the origin of the source entity, and a source entity unique ID using the information about the source entity. The processing means then concatenates the origin unique ID and the entity unique ID and calculates the hash of said concatenation result to generate a GUID and tags the generated GUID to the resultant entity.02-12-2009
20120005306NETWORKED COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING AND OPERATING IN A VIRTUAL REALITY ENVIRONMENT - The present invention relates to interactive virtual reality networked computer systems and methods that facilitate communication and operation in a virtual reality environment. The virtual reality networked computer system has an infrastructure that includes a number of users, hosts and servers. The interconnected hosts and servers allow users to effectively locate, activate, access and interact within virtual reality environments in a variety of different ways. For example, users can establish user groups such that interaction within the virtual reality environment occurs between hosts (accessed by users) without the need of a central or dedicated server.01-05-2012
20120005304METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCALABLE CONTENT MULTICAST OVER A HYBRID NETWORK - A method and apparatus are described including receiving content from a base station, storing the received content, receiving a second message from a first member of a network, determining a highest expected layer, a lowest layer received by the first member of the network requesting help, a highest layer that needs to be multicast to the first member of the network, and a lowest layer that needs to be multicast to the first member of the network, retrieving the stored content responsive to the message and multicasting the retrieved content to the first member of the network responsive to the determining act.01-05-2012
20120005303METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A CONTENT FILE INCLUDING MULTIPLE STREAMS - A method and apparatus is provided for transmitting and playing complex content including a plurality of content. A method of playing the complex content includes receiving, from a server, the complex content and classification information corresponding to the complex content, classifying the plurality of content according to the classification information, and playing the complex content based on the classified plurality of content.01-05-2012
20120005302METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING A CLIENT DEVICE TO RECEIVE SERVICE WHEN AN IP MULTIMEDIA GATEWAY DOES NOT POSSESS A CAPABILITY TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE - An IP multimedia gateway (IMG) may be operable to identify a client device for which the IMG may not currently possess a capability to provide a particular service. The IMG may notify the client device that the IMG may not currently possess the capability to provide the particular service. The client device may be allowed to download and/or acquire information associated with the particular service. The client device may be allowed to receive the particular service based on the downloaded and/or acquired information. The client device may be local to the IMG and/or located remotely with respect to the IMG. The client device may be allowed to download stored content for the particular service when the IMG does not currently have an available channel or a channel of sufficient available bandwidth. The client device may be allowed to download an application to enable receiving of the particular service.01-05-2012
20120005305COMMUNICATING METHOD BETWEEN IPv4 TERMINAL AND IPv6 TERMINAL AND IPv4-IPv6 CONVERTING APPARATUS - In an apparatus, there are provided an IP transmitting and receiving unit for transmitting and receiving an IPv4 packet and an IPv6 packet; an IP header converting unit for performing a mutual conversion of the IPv4 packet and the IPv6 packet by an IP header conversion; a DNS substituting unit for receiving a domain information capturing request sent from an IPv4 terminal or an IPv6 terminal and substituting its process; an IPv4 address capturing unit for capturing an IPv4 address from a DHCP server; and an IP address conversion information holding unit for holding an IPv6 address of the IPv6 terminal and the IPv4 address captured by the IPv4 address capturing unit in correspondence to each other. Thus, a communication with the IPv4 terminal can be executed without preliminarily fixedly allocating the IPv4 address to the IPv6 terminal.01-05-2012
20120209958SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING NETWORK RESOURCES - A personal network may be established by interconnecting a plurality of satellites as part of the personal network. Each satellite may be configured to communicate with one or more other satellites. On any given one of the plurality of satellites, data indicating a connectivity status for the one or more other satellites is automatically received, and information indicating a capability of the one or more other satellites is automatically received. The given satellite may be configured to enable at least one other corresponding satellite in the plurality of satellites to be made available for use, so that a capability of the at least one other corresponding satellite is made available for the given satellite.08-16-2012
20120209960Controlling External Network-Media on a Local Network-UE Using an External Network-Connected UE - An external network-connected UE (08-16-2012
20120209959TRANSACTION ACCELERATOR FOR CLIENT-SERVER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - In a network having transaction acceleration, for an accelerated transaction, a client directs a request to a client-side transaction handler that forwards the request to a server-side transaction handler, which in turn provides the request, or a representation thereof, to a server for responding to the request. The server sends the response to the server-side transaction handler, which forwards the response to the client-side transaction handler, which in turn provides the response to the client.08-16-2012
20120209945Optimizing Server Resources Using Multiple Retry For High Traffic Websites - A method for optimizing resources on a web server is provided. A web page may include areas for displaying content that is time consuming to retrieve. The content may be geographically far away or the content server itself may be slow. A caching proxy between the web server and the content server responds to requests for data immediately, with or without the data requested from the cache. On a cache miss, the caching proxy asynchronously retrieves data so that the next time the same content is requested, the data should be available in the cache. Asynchronous retrieval means that no valuable resources are tied up on the web server while waiting for the content to be provided from the content server. The initial web page sent from the web server to the web browser includes retry logic. The data may be retrieved from the cache during one of the retries.08-16-2012
20120209948METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION TO A MOBILE HANDHELD DEVICE FROM A DATABASE SYSTEM - A method for providing information to a mobile handheld device from a database system is provided. The method embodiment includes receiving by a node hosting an information management service a request for data. The request is received from a network enabled mobile handheld device that has intermittent network connectivity. The information management service is configured for identifying unrequested anticipated data based on the requested data. In an embodiment, the anticipated data is identified based on a data request pattern associated with the requested data. Once identified, the requested data and the anticipated data is retrieved from a database system. The requested data and at least a portion of the anticipated data is sent to the network enabled mobile handheld device via a network. By providing anticipated data along with requested data, a mobile user has direct access to unrequested anticipated data when network connectivity is interrupted.08-16-2012
20120209946Background Transfer Service for Applications on Mobile Devices - The subject disclosure is directed towards a background transfer service that provides platform-level support for third party applications to queue data transfers to run in the background, including when the application is not running in the foreground. Applications may thus perform downloading and uploading tasks in the background; however the background transfer service manages the data transfer requests so as to limit each background application's ability to interfere with foreground application operations, that is, by controlling resource usage according to one or more policies.08-16-2012
20120011218System for Information and Function Retrieval - A system for retrieving information over a network includes a machine readable code implemented in a visible fashion on a product or product representation, and a set of machine instructions implemented as a software application resident on and executable from the digital medium of a mobile network appliance. A user operating the mobile network appliance connected to the network and aided by the set of machine instructions acquires the machine readable code associated with the product or representation thereof whereupon the machine readable code is interpreted by the application to identify and retrieve or otherwise acquire and display on the mobile appliance one or more interactive menu options relative to the product or product representation, the interactive menu options selectively evocable to cause navigation to and or connection with an information source on the network adapted to service inquiries and requests relative to the product.01-12-2012
20120117185DIRECT NAVIGATION TO A REMOTE MEDIA ARCHIVE ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - The techniques introduced here provide for efficient navigation between a media listing on a mobile communications device and a remote archive of downloadable content related to the media listing. The techniques include for example, navigating to an album that a song in the media listing comes from and displaying content available on a media service for download from that album. Further, the content available for download can be distinguished from content already stored locally on the mobile communications device. The techniques also include navigating to an artist associated with a song or album in the media listing and displaying content available for download by that artist. The mobile communications device can store an indication of the original media listing such that a user can automatically be returned to the original media listing.05-10-2012
20130013738MULTITENANT HOSTED VIRTUAL MACHINE INFRASTRUCTURE - A multi-tenant virtual machine infrastructure (MTVMI) allows multiple tenants to independently access and use a plurality of virtual computing resources via the Internet. Within the MTVMI, different tenants may define unique configurations of virtual computing resources and unique rules to govern the use of the virtual computing resources. The MTVMI may be configured to provide valuable services for tenants and users associated with the tenants.01-10-2013
20130013732CONFIGURATION DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND CONFIGURATION DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD - In a system in which a physical server and a virtual server exist mixedly, data collected from the physical server and data collected from the virtual server are related and managed. Virtual server identification data which indicates the virtual server uniquely is generated in a network system to which the physical server belongs, to the virtual server which operates in a server virtualization function. The generated virtual server identification data can be referred to from an OS in the virtual server. The configuration data of the virtual server and the configuration data of the physical server are collected including the virtual server identification data. The configuration data of the virtual server and the configuration data of the physical server are related by using the virtual server identification data.01-10-2013
20120011222 INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A COMPOSED SERVICE - An information processing system providing a composed service to a user device is provided. The system includes: a service acquisition unit configured to acquire descriptions defining raw services; a capability information acquisition unit configured to acquire capability information; a composition unit configured to compose the acquired descriptions to create a description which defines a composed service to be supported by the user device based on the acquired capability information; a presentation unit configured to present the created description to the user device; a request acquisition unit configured to acquire a request for the composed service from the user device; a specifying unit configured to specify raw services composing the requested composed service; a processing unit configured to gather responses from the specified raw services composing the requested composed service, and to create the composite response; and a response unit configured to respond the composite response to the user device.01-12-2012
20120011221Content Distribution Systems and Methods - An electronic device comprises a first interface operable to receive from a user a selection of a first data set and a processor coupled to the first interface. The processor is operable to access the selected first data set, determine if the user is authorized to receive the first data set, and store the first data set on a memory device.01-12-2012
20120011220INFORMATION SEARCH SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL APPARATUS - An information search system is connected to a search server that searches for information. The information search system includes a first apparatus and a second apparatus. The first apparatus selects a particular image from among images displayed on the second apparatus and specifies a range within the particular image. The second apparatus transmits a character recognized in the range within the particular image specified by the first apparatus to the search server.01-12-2012
20120011219METHOD FOR DOWNLOADING A FIRMWARE, METHOD FOR PRE-PROCESSING A FIRMWARE AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING INTEGRITY BASED ON THE OTA - A method and device for firmware downloading pre-processing, a method for verifying the integrity of a firmware, a method for downloading a firmware and the terminal thereof, based on OTA technology, are provided. In the method for downloading a firmware, a predetermined process is performed on the firmware to be downloaded to generate first digest data; the firmware to be downloaded and the first digest data are regarded as the air information to be downloaded by the terminal; the terminal downloads the air information via the radio channel, and obtains the firmware and the first digest data in air information; the terminal performs the predetermined process on the firmware to generate second digest data; the terminal compares the consistency between the first digest data and the second digest data, and in the case that the two are consistent, it is determined that the firmware passes the integrity verification. The method increases the safety of downloading the firmware over the air.01-12-2012
20110167132METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE IN CUSTOMIZING DISPLAYED CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH A PORTABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - The present embodiments provide methods and systems to playback and customize the playback of content relative to the portable storage medium. Some of these methods identify content to be rendered, through a playback device, in association with a first portable storage medium; identify one or more customizable display parameters to be applied in displaying the identified content; receive a first definition, following the identification of the customizable display parameters, for at least a first customizable display parameter of the one or more customizable display parameters; and cause the first definition for the first customizable display parameter to be stored on the playback device in association with the first customizable display parameter such that the first definition is to be applied by the playback device in rendering the content relative to the first customizable display parameter.07-07-2011
20110167131REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS OVER DATA FORWARDING FRAMEWORK - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for real-time communications over data forwarding framework. A framework includes a group of interconnected computer system nodes each adapted to receive data and continuously forward the data from computer memory to computer memory without storing on any physical storage device in response to a request from a client system to store data from a requesting system and retrieve data being continuously forwarded from computer memory to computer memory in response to a request to retrieve data from the requesting system, and at least two client systems linked to the group, each of the client systems executing a real-time communications client program.07-07-2011
20110167130Informational Video Delivery Software And Associated Methods - A system for delivering informational content to a portable electronic device includes a processor placeable in signal communication with a network. Software is resident on the processor that is adapted for providing an application available to and loadable on a mobile device of a user and receiving over the network access data for the user device and a user selection of a time to receive content. The user device access data and time selection are stored, and deliverable content is provided. At substantially the user-selected time, the software assembles content and makes it available to the user device. The user can either elect to access the content or have the content “pushed” directly to the device.07-07-2011
20110167128DEAD SPOT MITIGATION METHODS FOR MEDIA APPLICATIONS IN VEHICULAR ENVIRONMENTS - A wireless communication method has computer-implemented steps including identifying a location of a dead spot region within an expected route of a vehicle. The vehicle has a loss of wireless connectivity within the dead spot region. Lengths of time before the vehicle will arrive at the dead spot region and before the vehicle will exit the dead spot region are estimated. Audio content and/or video content are accessed from at least one source inside the vehicle and/or at least one source outside the vehicle such that playing of the content is uninterrupted while the vehicle is within the dead spot region, the accessing being dependent upon the estimated lengths of time.07-07-2011
20110167129SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENCRYPTION AND DECRYPTION OF DATA TRANSMITTED OVER A NETWORK - A method and system for securing data transmitted between a client device and a server by obtaining input text at an intermediate module, processing the input text to obtain processed text, and transmitting the processed text to the server. According to one embodiment of the invention, the intermediate module may add excess information (referred to herein as bait) to encrypted user data in known locations. Such bait may be used when processed user data is received at the intermediate module in order to infer the kind of transformation applied to processed user data. Non-limiting examples of transformations for which bait may be used are application of a certain character encoding scheme and HTML tag elimination.07-07-2011
20120209957MOBILE BOOKMARKS - A method and apparatus for updating bookmarks is described. In one embodiment, a server has a bookmark database and a bookmark synchronizer. The bookmark synchronizer is configured to manage a remote bookmark list including sublists each associated with a corresponding one of multiple browsers. The bookmark synchronizer receives a client request, from one of the browsers, to synchronize a local bookmark list with the remote bookmark list, and collects the local bookmark list from the one web browser. The bookmark synchronizer compares the local bookmark list with the remote bookmark list, the bookmark synchronizer adds or deletes bookmarks from the local bookmark list or the associated sublist.08-16-2012
20120117184Accessing Android Media Resources from Sony Dash - A process of accessing media resources on Android capable wireless devices running an i-jetty HTTP server from a personal Internet interface device such as the Sony Dash. Activating a servlet on the Android device to transmit an IP address to a Dash capable device and establishing a wireless communication connection from the Dash device to the Android device using the IP address. Operating a service on the Dash device that accesses multimedia resources on the Android device where the Android device dynamically generates multimedia metadata for extraction and display on the Dash device. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.05-10-2012
20120117183METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE IN PROVIDING ACCESS THROUGH A SECONDARY DEVICE TO SERVICES INTENDED FOR A PRIMARY DEVICE - Some embodiments provide methods of providing access to services comprise: receiving, from over a distributed network, a request from a secondary device to access an account; confirming authorization to access the account; identifying one or more primary devices registered with and corresponding to the account in response to confirming authorization to access to the account, where the one or more primary devices are multimedia playback devices; receiving, from the secondary device, a selection of a first primary device of the one or more primary devices, where the first primary device is separate and distinct from the secondary device; identifying services available to the first primary device and configured to be utilized through the first primary device; and providing access, through the secondary device, to the identified services.05-10-2012
20120016954Network storage device collector - Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for remotely collecting data stored by a user in one or more network storage areas residing on a network. For example, embodiments of the method involve utilizing a mapping tool to identify at least one network storage area associated with the user, utilizing a collection tool to access at least one network storage area via a network, copying the data stored on the at least one network storage area, and transmitting the data from the at least one network storage area to a collection server.01-19-2012
20120016951Method And System For Providing Content Remotely Via One Or More IP Multimedia Residential Gateways - An IP multimedia gateway (IMG) receives content sharing service profiles generated by a service manager for communication devices that are coupled to the IMG. Content and/or content information that is received for communication to a first device, is communicated to other devices in response to a request. Content sharing profiles comprise permissions, group members, user preferences, device capabilities and security profiles. Content streams communicated to the first device may be shared with a second device based on the profiles. The second device may share additional streams with the first device. The first device or other devices may communicate the request. The content may be received from a service manager network device. The IMG and a communication device that may display the content may be integrated in a set-top-box or digital TV. Login access is enabled to devices for requesting content. Cooperation with other IMGs may enable discovery and/or content communication.01-19-2012
20120016957METHOD OF IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF REPLICATION MONITORING - Provided is a copy pair monitoring method which is for a storage system having at least one host computer, at least one storage subsystem, and a management computer, the storage subsystem including volumes storing data requested by the host computer to be written, the management computer being accessible to the host computer and the storage subsystem. The copy pair monitoring method is characterized by including the steps of: obtaining every piece of copy pair definition information that is stored in the host computer; removing duplicate copy pair definition information from the whole copy pair definition information obtained; and collecting the copy pair status based on the obtained copy pair definition information from which duplicate copy pair definition information has been removed.01-19-2012
20120016961SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION-ENABLED MOBILE DEVICE, METHOD AND RELATED SERVER ARRANGEMENT - A mobile device includes a processor and memory for processing and storing data, respectively, a wireless transceiver for wirelessly transmitting and receiving data relative to remote devices, a short-range wireless transceiver for wirelessly cooperating with a remote device equipped with a compatible short-range transmitter or transceiver, a virtual context detection logic configured to obtain, via the short-range wireless transceiver, data distinctive to and provided by a tag disposed in a location accessible by a user of the mobile communications device in the light of the range of short-range data transfer, the distinctive data being indicative of the virtual context, and a virtual context notification logic configured to transmit an indication of the virtual context to a remote entity, via the wireless transceiver so as to enable the remote entity, or a further entity connected thereto, to represent the user in a virtual environment according to the virtual context. A related server arrangement and method are presented.01-19-2012
20120016960MANAGING SHARED CONTENT IN VIRTUAL COLLABORATION SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for modifying content of a media stream (01-19-2012
20120016958Streaming System and Streaming Method - A streaming system includes an authoring unit (01-19-2012
20120016956NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS OF APPLICATIONS RUNNING ON DEVICE UTILIZING DIFFERENT VIRTUAL NETWORK CONNECTIONS WITH DIFFERENT ROUTING PROTOCOLS - A method includes detecting, at a first device, a request for a network connection from a first application; spawning a first virtual machine that virtualizes network capabilities of the first device such that a first virtual network connection is provided; selecting a first routing protocol for the first virtual network connection; detecting, at the first device, a request for a network connection from a second application; spawning a second virtual machine that virtualizes network capabilities of the first device such that a second virtual network connection is provided; selecting a second routing protocol for the second network connection; using the selected first routing protocol, communicating data from the first application to a second device using the first virtual network connection; and using the selected second routing protocol, communicating data from the second application using the second virtual network connection. The first and second routing protocols are different routing protocols.01-19-2012
20120016959PAGE VIEWS FOR PROXY SERVERS - Distinctions between resources explicitly selected by a user and resources indirectly selected may be enabled by identifying an explicitly selected web page or other resource as such in the request for the web page or other resource, which may allow the web page or resource to be differentiated from web pages or other resources that are requested as a consequence of their indirect selection. Moreover, a log of web pages or other resources explicitly selected by a user may be maintained at the client and later reference by a local processor or communicated to a host process seeking to differentiate directly and indirectly selected web pages or other resources. These techniques also may allow a proxy or other server to perform processing related to parentally controlled accounts or related to accurately tracking frequently requested resources such as web pages.01-19-2012
20120016952Efficient Generation Of Static Bitmaps - A method of generating a bitmap entails transmitting a request for map data from a computing device to a map server, the request comprising a location for a map, a height of the map, a width of the map, and an image format. The method further entails receiving the map data for the map in response to transmitting the request for map data, and generating the bitmap locally on the computing device. The method may also involve obtaining customized overlay map data for combining with the other map data to generate the bitmap.01-19-2012
20120023195EVENT MANAGEMENT - Managing network event information from a plurality of network appliances is disclosed. Each network appliance provides a network service and each has a version of a common database. Managing includes detecting network event information at a first network appliance, updating a version of the common database on the first network appliance with the network event information, and propagating the network event information to other versions of the database on other network appliances.01-26-2012
20120023188Private Profile Radio Channel - The device is comprised of an interface that connects or can built into a satellite radio device. The invention includes voice recognition and voice attendant that will communicate back and forth with the user to transmit their request. This device will establish a “Private Radio Profile Channel” within the users radio system to allow instant music downloads based on music providers catalog or music playing on the satellite radio. The profile is able to work with the systems web interface.01-26-2012
20120023189UTILIZING POLICIES FOR OFFLOAD AND FLOW MOBILITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - Methods and apparatuses are provided that facilitate downloading and/or applying policies for a current configuration of network interfaces. Where a network interface of a device is deactivated or otherwise losses connection, the device can ensure policies for communicating without the network interface are enforced. Where such policies are not available, the policies can be downloaded to ensure the device stores policies for the network interface configuration.01-26-2012
20120023193SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING INFORMATION AMONG EXCHANGE APPLICATIONS - A system and method for communicating transaction information includes a plurality of client application devices distributed among one or more local client application devices and one or more remote client application devices, and a plurality of gateways distributed among one or more local gateways and one or more remote gateways. The one or more local gateways are configured to communicate the transaction information with the one or more local client application devices, with which the one or more local gateways are associated, using one or more local data formats. The one or more remote gateways are configured to communicate the transaction information with the one or more remote client application devices, with which the one or more remote gateways are associated, using one or more remote data formats. The one or more local gateways are configured to transform the transaction information in the one or more local data formats into one or more common data formats that are shared with the one or more remote gateways. The one or more remote gateways are configured to transform the transaction information in the one or more common data formats into the one or more remote data formats. The transaction information from the one or more local client application devices is communicated to the one or more remote client application devices for completing a transaction.01-26-2012
20120023197Negotiation Method for Providing a Service to a Terminal - A negotiation method and server are provided for delivery of a service to a terminal. Also provided are a method for configuring a terminal and a terminal using the method. In particular, the methods and apparatus relate to interfaces for interaction with services available to users of a service. The negotiation method includes sending to the terminal of a set of proposals for interactions with a delivery component of the service capable of enabling the terminal to indicate to the delivery component that the terminal accepts at least one proposal from the set of interaction proposals.01-26-2012
20120023196ELECTRONIC CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Electronic content management systems and methods are disclosed. Geographic locator addresses such as mailing addresses are associated with respective, unique, geo-specific electronic addresses. For example, unique electronic addresses may be generated based on information specifying geographic locator addresses. The electronic address associated with a geographic locator address, to which information is to be distributed, may then be determined, and electronic content which includes the information to be distributed can be made available through the electronic address. The geo-specific nature of the electronic addresses may also be used to make electronic content that has local significance available through an electronic address. A user system may determine a type of the electronic content obtained through an electronic address and process the electronic content according to the determined type.01-26-2012
20120023194APPLICATION LAUNCHER SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUSES - An exemplary method includes detecting a request to launch an application on a device, accessing metadata associated with the application over a network, using the metadata to determine whether sufficient resources are available to launch the application on the device, and performing at least one action based on said determination. The at least one action may include launching the application on the device when sufficient resources are available or blocking a launch of the application on the device when sufficient resources are not available. In certain embodiments, the method is performed by the device. In certain embodiments, the device includes a set-top box configured to access a media service over the network. Corresponding methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.01-26-2012
20120023191METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHARING CONTENT - A method and an apparatus for sharing content are provided. Information about at least one content is transmitted to an external device. Information about associated content that have been searched for by the external device based on the transmitted information about the at least one content is received from the external device. Content to share with a second user device are selected from among the associated content based on a predetermined condition. Information about the selected content is transmitted to the second user device.01-26-2012
20120023190MOBILE NETWORK TRAFFIC COORDINATION ACROSS MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS - Systems and methods for mobile network traffic coordination across multiple applications are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a distributed proxy and cache system, including, a local proxy on a mobile device for intercepting a data request made via a mobile device, and a proxy server coupled to the mobile device and a content server to which the data request is directed. One embodiment includes, delaying transfer of a first data transfer request initiated by a first application until another data transfer request initiated by a second application is detected on the mobile device and transferring, the first data transfer request of the first application and the other data transfer request of the second application a single transfer operation over the network.01-26-2012
20120023192Contained Command Invocation Framework - An object-oriented middleware framework for use in a network having a plurality of hosts including a first host having an associated first memory and first processor; and a second host having an associated second memory and second processor. The object-oriented middleware framework includes an Originator Command Container instantiating a Command by executing computer programming code stored in the first memory using the first processor. The framework also includes an Invocator Command Container, remote from the Originator Command Container and its associated first host where the instantiated Command is invoked, locally by executing computer programming code stored in the second memory using the second processor.01-26-2012
20120059906SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ASPECTS OF AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGING CAMPAIGN - A system for controlling access within an enterprise to information associated with recipients of an electronic message campaign of the enterprise sent to a plurality of recipient devices wherein the enterprise includes hierarchically structured Business Units having an enterprise level Business Unit at the highest level and a plurality of second level Business Units and enterprise system communicatively coupled to a network and including an enterprise level device communicatively coupled to a plurality of second level devices includes a server and an electronic message engine The server is configured to assign an enterprise account to the enterprise system and to allow the enterprise level device to communicate selected portions of the recipient list. The electronic message engine is configured to generate electronic messages within a message campaign for sending to recipients identified by each of the second level devices from the selected portions of the recipient list.03-08-2012
20120059903METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SENSORY INFORMATION IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK - A method and an apparatus for processing sensory information in a wireless sensor network are provided. The method includes determining at least one of sensor gateways as a serving sensor gateway to manage a target region in response to a sensory information request from a server, collecting the sensory information by means of at least one sensor node connected to the serving sensor gateway, and transmitting the collected sensory information to the server.03-08-2012
20120059902APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DOWNLOADING DATA IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for downloading data in the portable terminal. The apparatus is configured to download corresponding data when entering a position supported by a special network upon a reservation download of data in a portable terminal. The apparatus provides a data reservation function in which a network environment set up by a user is applied to the data reservation download function.03-08-2012
20120059901SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL NETWORKING CONTENT IN WIDGET - A system for providing social networking content in a widget includes a detection module, an authentication module, a receiving module, and a presenting module. The detection module detects an event associated with updating social networking content in the widget. The authentication module generates a request for authenticating a member identifier of a social network service. The receiving module receives, from the social network service, social networking content associated with the member identifier. The presenting module presents the social networking content in the widget.03-08-2012
20120059907SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING APPLICATION FUNCTIONALITY WITHIN A NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING WIRELESSLY COUPLED DEVICES - A system and method for implementing functionality within a network on behalf of first and second devices communicating with each other through the network. A front-end device is provided within the network that communicates data traffic with the first device. A back-end device is also implemented within the network and communicates data traffic with the second device. A communication channel couples the front-end device and the back-end device. Data traffic may be encoded into a different type or protocol for transport through the communication channel by the front-end device and back-end device. The front-end device and back-end device exchange quality of service information and may alter characteristics of the data traffic through the communication channel according to the quality of service information.03-08-2012
20120117187INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - The present invention provides an interactive electronic system and an operation method for an interactive electronic system, wherein the interactive electronic system comprises: a first electronic device and a second electronic device. When the interactive electronic system is a portable electronic device (such as a notebook or a tablet PC), the first electronic device and the second electronic device can be a host and a wireless displayer, respectively. Since the host and the wireless displayer can be separated when the user uses the interactive electronic system, the interactive electronic system can efficiently reduce the weight loading for the user, and provide more freedom and better convenience for the user when using it. In addition, the user also can connect and combine the host and the wireless displayer to be a single device when it is necessary.05-10-2012
20130185394Providing Information to a Computing Device Based on Known Location and User Information - A method includes receiving a beacon from a mobile device at an access point associated with a transportation station. The beacon includes identification information that identifies the mobile device. The method includes receiving, at the access point via a network, information from at least one service provider based on a location of the access point and the identification information. The method also includes sending the information to the mobile device.07-18-2013
20130185392APPARATUS AND METHOD OF TERMINAL FOR MANAGING SERVICE PROVIDED FROM SERVER - An apparatus of a terminal performs an operation method of the terminal using a cloud system. The method includes sending a request for information of a server providing a specific service, to at least one broker. The method also includes receiving the information of the server from the broker, and sending a request for the specific service to the server, using the information of the server.07-18-2013
20120059909Information processing apparatus, communication control method, and computer-readable recording medium storing communication control program - In an information processing apparatus, a storage unit stores a keyword according to executed information processing. A communication unit transmits a message specifying a server device as a destination and receives data according to the message from the server device via a network. A controller adds at least one of the keywords stored in the storage unit to a message to a predetermined server device among the messages transmitted by the communication unit.03-08-2012
20120158891TECHNIQUES FOR UNIVERSAL REPRESENTATION OF DIGITAL CONTENT - A universal content representation system (“UCRS”) implements techniques for universally representing digital content such as files, device information, and applications across a group of electronic devices that includes at least a source electronic device and a remote electronic device. Proxy content items, which correspond with items of content (“source content items”) stored on the source electronic device, are data stores for the corresponding source content items, and visually represent the corresponding source content items on the remote electronic device, whether the source electronic device is online or offline. A user of the remote electronic devices uses the proxy content items to search for and view source content items prior to requesting full access to the source content items. From time-to-time, source content items and proxy content items are synchronized with each other.06-21-2012
20120059904Delivering a File - A method and apparatus for delivering a file from a content provider to a requesting client is disclosed. A request from a client to access a file is received, a common file that is common to all requesting clients is identified in a first storage location, in a second storage location a personalised file that is unique to said client is identified, the common file and are personalised file are analysed to find their differences, the shared data and the unique data are delivered to the client and the client is instructed to stitch the shared data and the unique data together.03-08-2012
20120158888System and Method for Distributing Web Events Via Distribution Channels - A system, method, and computer program for distributing web events via distribution channels are provided. A web event is established in an origination channel. One or more parameters associated with the web content may be identified. The web event is then added to one or more distribution channels based on the one or more parameters. The web event is then distributed to one or more identified users via the one or more distribution channels.06-21-2012
20120158889SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING MAPPING DEFINITION INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS DATA - According to some embodiments, mapping definition information may be transmitted from a business process engine to a business process client. Subsequent to said transmitting, it may be arranged for the business process client to receive business data formatted in accordance with the mapping definition information. The business data may, for example, include a series of values, and the mapping definition information may be used by the business process client to map the series of values to a plurality of data fields.06-21-2012
20120158887COALESCING NETWORK NOTIFICATIONS FOR LIVE MIGRATION - A method and system for managing network notifications when a guest migrates in a virtual machine system. A guest hosted by a computer system migrates from a source hypervisor to a target hypervisor in the computer system. The computer system packetizes multiple network addresses of the guest into a network packet. The target hypervisor then transmits the network packet to network devices coupled to the computer system.06-21-2012
20120158890NATIVE BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION FOR HARDWARE MANAGEMENT - A communication system includes a storage operable to host an operating system and a management controller configured to directly communicate with the operating system. The management controller directly communicates with the operating system through a communication channel free of an intermediate agent. The management controller is operable to asynchronously send management information to the operating system over the communication channel. The management controller is also operable to asynchronously receive management information from the operating system over the communication channel.06-21-2012
20120158886BEHAVIOR BASED CLIENT SELECTION FOR DISPARATE TREATMENT - Embodiments for server connection optimization in a persistently connected publish/subscribe environment are provided. A computer assigns an initial activity category for a client. The computer logs, into a log file, one or more select operations of a connection between a client and a first server. The computer calculates a ratio of a number of the select operations to a check time of the first server, wherein the check time is a period of time that has elapsed since a previous review of logged data. The computer sets a second activity category for the client based on a look-up of the ratio in a schedule of ratio ranges in a control file, wherein the second activity category is not the initial activity category. The computer transfers the client from the first server to a second server, in response to setting the second activity category.06-21-2012
20120209950Data Card and Method for Internet Access of Data Card - The present invention provides a data card and a method for Internet access by the data card. The method for Internet access by the data card includes: after the data card is connected to a host, mapping the data card into an Internet access device by using an Ethernet interface protocol; obtaining, by the data card, dial-up information; dialing, by using the dial-up information, to request to connect to a network; and performing, by the Internet access device, communication between the host and the network. By using the technical solutions provided by embodiments of the present invention, fast Internet access may be implemented without installing a driver.08-16-2012
20120209954Systems and Methods for Online Session Sharing - Computer-implemented systems and method for sharing online information, such as browser sessions, between computer systems monitor information at a leader computer related to a status of the leader computer, pass a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with a status of the leader computer from the leader computer to a follower computer over a computer network, and automatically cause a browser window at the follower computer to be directed to the URL upon receipt of the URL over the computer network. Thus, a communicative leader-follower session is established between remote computers such that a follower browser follows a leader browser through various websites, thereby allowing sharing of the website history between computers. Many additional features and functionalities may be provided, while the total amount of data communicated between the computers is kept to a minimum.08-16-2012
20120209951Device and Method for Facilitating Secure Communications Over a Cellular Network - A process for communicating utility-related data over at least one network is described. the process includes: collecting utility-related data at a hub device during a first predetermined period of time; securing the utility-related data at the hub device using digital envelopes during the first predetermined period of time; initiating by the hub device an autonomous wake up process during a second predetermined period of time; sending the secure utility-related data over a first network to a designated server via at least one User Datagram protocol (“UDP”) message during the second predetermined period of time; and receiving an acknowledgement of receipt message of the at least one UDP message from the designated server; wherein the first and second predetermined periods of time typically do not overlap, but may overlap.08-16-2012
20120209949METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR MEDIA CONTENT - Methods and apparatus to monitor media content at a content display site are described. An example method includes transmitting a meter to a content provider, the meter implemented by computer readable instructions to be executed with a media content player when media content is presented by the media content player, the meter to at least one of generate a signature for the media content and extract a code from the media content; and transmit at least one of the signature and the code to a media monitoring entity08-16-2012
20120209953INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM - The invention relates to an information retrieval system in which a telecom network (08-16-2012
20120158901TICKET AND DATA MANAGEMENT - A locator including a communication interface adapted to communicate ticket data with a database, a memory adapted to store the ticket data received from the database, a first transmitter adapted to controllably radiate at least one radiation frequency, a receiver adapted to generate data corresponding to the transmitted radiation frequency, and a processor adapted to reconfigure ticket data based on the generated data, wherein the communication interface communicates the reconfigured ticket data to a network.06-21-2012
20120158894VIDEO STREAM DISTRIBUTION - A method of operating a video system to distribute video streams includes receiving at least one video stream at a primary video management system, receiving the video stream at a primary media gateway, receiving a request for access to the video stream from a secondary video management system, and transmitting the video stream for delivery from the primary media gateway to the secondary video management system.06-21-2012
20120110121COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING WEB BROWSING - The discloses method and apparatus (“system”) enables users to: generate a map of computer servers visited while browsing, calculate the total distance travelled on the web, earn “Goosemiles” or travel points for the distance surfed on the web, earn bonus points for being the first member to access a specific site or web-page, leave an electronic flag or message for other users or specific users who visit the site later, set-up guided annotated tours of the web or “Goose hunts” for specific members or group of members where messages are left on a series of sites with each providing a clue to the next link in the chain until they reach the final site or prize. Also, phishing attacks are spotted by alerting them if a familiar site is located in a different location.05-03-2012
20120110120Methods and Devices for Media Description Delivery - Methods and devices for providing a media description of a media stream to a client are described. The client is subscribed to a media description delivery service. The media description delivery service comprises a media description delivery rule. A request for a media description delivery is sent to a media server. From the media server a media description is received. It is verified that the received media description complies with the media description delivery rule and if the verification is in the affirmative, a delivery of the media description is initiated to the client.05-03-2012
20120110119DIGITAL AUDIO-VIDEO CONTENT MOBILE LIBRARY - Methods for managing digital video content include registering, in a registry identified with a user account, mobile device platform information and telephone number information for at least one wireless mobile device indicated by information received from a client device. A network server maintains a library of digital video content identified with the user account at a network server, available for serving the digital video content to the client computer. The server provides the digital content, the mobile device platform information and the telephone number information to a mobile content server, to enable streaming video delivery of the digital video content to the at least one mobile device without requiring the user account identifier to be provided from the at least one mobile device. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above.05-03-2012
20120110118DISTRIBUTED CACHING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK OF CONTENT DELIVERED FOR A MOBILE APPLICATION OVER A LONG-HELD REQUEST - Systems and methods for distributed caching in a wireless network of content delivered for a mobile application over a long-held request are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a distributed proxy and cache system, including, in response to determining that a cached response is available on a cache of the mobile device for an outgoing request from the mobile device, the outgoing request being one to request the persistent connection with the content server, responding to the outgoing request using the cached response on the cache of the mobile device timed to correspond to a manner in which the content server would respond to the outgoing request.05-03-2012
20120110117CONTENT RECEIVING APPARATUS - Content receiving apparatus including: a receiving unit which is an export medium having a content recording unit, and an export condition information recording unit; an export condition information acquisition unit having information indicating the number of times of export of content, and configured to acquire export condition information; and an export unit configured to export the content to the export medium in which the receiving unit receives specification, acquire the information on the number of times of export from the export condition information for the content, and in the case where the number of times of export of the acquired export information is two or more times, export the content to the recording medium, and set the export condition information of the content to the export condition information recording unit in the recording medium by using the number of times of export as much as multiple times.05-03-2012
20120158900METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING REMOTE ACCESS DEVICE TO ACCESS REMOTE ACCESS TARGET DEVICE WITHIN HOME NETWORK - There is provided a method for allowing a remote access device to access a remote access target device within a home network. The method includes receiving, from a remote access agent of the home network, access information of the remote access target device within the home network and access information of the remote access agent; receiving a request for the access information of the remote access target device from the remote access device; requesting, to the remote access agent, port forwarding for the remote access target device based on the access information of the remote access target device and the remote access agent; receiving an answer to the request from the remote access agent, and updating the access information of the remote access target device based on the received answer; and sending the updated access information to the remote access device.06-21-2012
20120158899INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND MOBILE DEVICE ADAPTED TO THE METHOD - An information managing method and a mobile device adapted to the method are provided. When the mobile device operates in a style hub mode to manage a style serving as the environment of the mobile device, at least one piece of style information serving as a basic property forming the style is created. When a style registration is selected, the created style information is uploaded to a style sharing network connected to the mobile device. Users can set the environment of their mobile devices to a desired environment.06-21-2012
20120158896TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION METHOD - A request message containing a first description defining a portion to be extracted from multimedia data and a second description defining a scheme for extracting the portion is received from a data reception apparatus. The portion defined by the first description is extracted as partial data from the multimedia data. A coefficient corresponding to the scheme defined by the second description is acquired. Whether a value corresponding to the acquired coefficient is larger than a threshold is determined. If the value is larger than the threshold, the partial data is compressed, and compressed data obtained by the compression is transmitted to the data reception apparatus. If the value is equal to or smaller than the threshold, the partial data is transmitted to the data reception apparatus.06-21-2012
20120158895TESTING APPARATUS, TESTING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A testing apparatus includes a storage to store a communication log including a communication time and a response confirmation number of packets, and a processing circuit to generate an additional packet having a communication time and a response confirmation number between two consecutive packets having an interval greater than or equal to a threshold value in the communication log. The interval may be an interval of the communication times of or, an interval of the response confirmation numbers of the two consecutive packets. The testing apparatus also includes an interface unit to send the packets stored in the storage and the additional packet to a destination at a time interval based on communication times thereof.06-21-2012
20120158893METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING A HYBRID WEB AND NATIVE APPLICATION - Systems and methodologies are described that enable hybrid web and native applications. A communications device may be equipped to process one or more links where each link may be associated with a workflow directive. Further, the communications device may be equipped to process a workflow directive associated with a link to pre-render a template while a content request including the link is being transmitted. Still further, the communications device may be equipped to apply content received in response to the content request to the pre-rendered template.06-21-2012
20120158892Content Transmitting and Receiving Device, Content Transmitting and Receiving Method, and Content Transmitting and Receiving Program Product - According to one embodiment, a content transmitting and receiving device includes: 06-21-2012
20120072536METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY ACQUIRING USER PHYSIOLOGICAL DETECTION DATA - A method, a device, and a system for remotely acquiring user physiological detection data are provided according to embodiments of the present invention. The method includes: receiving detection related information sent by handheld equipment, in which the detection related information includes user identity (ID) information and equipment positioning information; sending a detection start instruction to corresponding medical detection equipment according to the equipment positioning information; receiving user physiological detection data sent by the medical detection equipment, in which the user physiological detection data is associated with an equipment ID of the medical detection equipment; and binding and sending the user physiological detection data and the associated user ID information according to associative information of the user ID information and the equipment ID of the medical detection equipment.03-22-2012
20120072532Initiating Peer-to-Peer Tunnels - Client traffic normally passes from a client to an access node, and from the access node through a tunnel to a controller, and then through another tunnel from the controller to the destination access node, and the destination client. When initiated by the controller, the access nodes establish a peer-to-peer tunnel for suitable client traffic, bypassing the “slow” tunnels through the controller with a “fast” peer-to-peer tunnel. Traffic through this “fast” tunnel may be initiated once the tunnel is established, or traffic for the “fast” tunnel may be queued up until traffic has completed passing through the “slow” tunnel. Slow tunnel traffic may be timed out, and queued traffic released after a preset time since the last packet was sent through the slow tunnel. The identity of the last packet sent through the slow tunnel may be retained, and queued traffic released when an acknowledgement for that packet is received.03-22-2012
20120072530System For Providing Multi-Phased, Multi-Modal Access To Content Through Voice And Data Devices - A method for accessing content through multiple devices, e.g. Telephone (03-22-2012
20120072529CONVERSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A method of managing content format conversion for transmission of converted content to a mobile device includes retrieving initial content, which includes video content, having a first format over a data communications network. The retrieved initial content is analysed based on an identification of data delivery parameters relating to potential delivery of converted content and a determination is made as to whether or not the data delivery parameters meet predetermined criteria. The format of the initial content is converted to a second format only in response to a determination that the data delivery parameters meet the predetermined criteria. The converted content forms a message body of a message. A conversion management system configured to manage content format conversion for transmission of converted content to a mobile device, and a computer program for performing the method, are also provided.03-22-2012
20120072533DYNAMIC SERVICE GENERATION IN AN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE ARCHITECTURE - Dynamic service generation may be provided. An application service may be created. Upon receiving a data transmission from a machine, wherein the data transmission comprises a machine identifier, an application service may be identified as being associated with the machine according to the machine identifier. The application service may be invoked on the transmitted data and a response message may be received from the application service.03-22-2012
20120072534Method and System for the Exposure of Simplified Data-Service Facades Through a Context Aware Access Layer - An intermediary mechanism is provided. The intermediary mechanism is configured to receive a request from a client device, request the data from a data store, receive a response containing response data from the data store, process the response data using context information that relates to the client device to determine contextually relevant information, and transmit the contextually relevant information to the client device.03-22-2012
20120072531INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - The information processing apparatus registers a Web application in association with a predetermined port number, and registers the transfer application in association with a transfer port number if it determines that the transfer application is to be registered. The information processing apparatus receives a request from the external device, and if a Web application indicated by identification information included in the received request is registered in association with the port number included in the request, executes that Web application, whereas if the Web application indicated by the identification information included in the received request is registered as a transfer application in association with the port number included in the request, the apparatus transmits, to the external device, a redirection message for transfer to the Web application by executing the transfer application, and causes the external device to automatically transmit a request for the registered port number and the Web application.03-22-2012
20120072538METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING A MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - A method for distributing a multimedia content to at least two rendering devices, wherein said multimedia content comprises at least two elementary contents, the method comprises the steps of receiving first information including information indicating for each of said at least two elementary contents a destination rendering device and a starting time; for each rendering device associated with said multimedia content, sending corresponding information indicating starting time for at least one elementary content destined to the rendering device; receiving said multimedia content; and sending said at least two elementary contents of said multimedia content to their corresponding destination rendering devices based on information indicating destination rendering device for each of said at least two elementary contents.03-22-2012
20120072537Methods and Systems for Monitoring Computer Systems Using Wireless Devices - Methods and systems for providing information regarding monitored computer systems to wireless devices are provided. Information may be requested by a wireless device and displayed on the wireless device in a browser. The web server application may detect the wireless device, and may also then specially format the response, including the requested information formatted for optimized delivery and/or display on a wireless device. The web server application may also send a message to a wireless device about events associated with the monitored computer systems.03-22-2012
20120072535System and Markup Language For Information Extraction From Stand-Alone Devices in Webspace - A system and markup language for information extraction from stand-alone devices in webspace is disclosed. Devices are provided with Internet accessibility, thus becoming web objects, able to send and receive data through the Internet. A web object is assigned a static and dynamic serial number by its manufacturer which contains data pertaining to the web object/device. Also, the web object has the capability to report on its status, making such information available over the Internet. Thus, the device's owner can monitor the device by accessing it through the Internet and a web page, and the manufacturer or other authorized user can also securely access the device/web object to monitor its status. The web object can thus report that maintenance is required, a service part should be ordered, and maintains this information within the dynamic portion of its serial number, which updates based on changes to its status.03-22-2012
20130185381Configuring Compute Nodes In A Parallel Computer Using Remote Direct Memory Access ('RDMA') - Configuring compute nodes in a parallel computer using remote direct memory access (‘RDMA’), the parallel computer comprising a plurality of compute nodes coupled for data communications via one or more data communications networks, including: initiating, by a source compute node of the parallel computer, an RDMA broadcast operation to broadcast binary configuration information to one or more target compute nodes in the parallel computer; preparing, by each target compute node, the target compute node for receipt of the binary configuration information from the source compute node; transmitting, by each target compute node, a ready message to the target compute node, the ready message indicating that the target compute node is ready to receive the binary configuration information from the source compute node; and performing, by the source compute node, an RDMA broadcast operation to write the binary configuration information into memory of each target compute node.07-18-2013
20110072107RECEIVING CONTENT FOR MOBILE MEDIA SHARING - A media sharing system is able to deliver media content, including video, audio, photographs and graphics, to a wide variety of devices, using a file format appropriate to the delivery device and using a delivery method appropriate to the delivery device.03-24-2011
20110072106HYBRID TRANSCODING FOR MOBILE MEDIA SHARING - A source file representing media such as video, photographs or graphics, is uploaded and stored. During a pre-transcoding process, the source file is converted to a predetermined number of different formats, and the converted files are stored. When the source file is requested, the best file format for the requesting device is determined. If the best file format is one of the pre-transcoded formats, a pre-transcoded file is provided to fulfill the request. If the best file format is not one of the pre-transcoded formats, then the source file is transcoded to generate an on-demand transcoded file in the best file format and the on-demand transcoded file is provided to fulfill the request.03-24-2011
20120158909METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SIMULATING AN ONLINE SESSION - A method and system for conducting an offline session simulating an online session between a client and server in a network environment. The client imports data and functional logic from the server prior to going offline. The imported functional logic is embedded into a format or document that is capable of being interpreted and performed by the local interface at the client that is used to interact with server during an online session. Whether offline or online, the user utilizes the same local interface at the client to transmit instructions to the functional logic in order to manipulate the data. In an offline session, such instructions cause the imported and embedded functional logic to execute, thereby manipulating the data that is imported at the client. Known synchronization methods may also be used In order to maintain consistency and coherency between the imported data at the client and the database at the server.06-21-2012
20120158908MOBILE NETWORK BACKGROUND TRAFFIC DATA MANAGEMENT WITH OPTIMIZED POLLING INTERVALS - Systems and methods for aligning data transfer to optimize connections established for transmission over a wireless network are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, for aligning data transfer to a mobile device to optimize connections made by the mobile device in a cellular network. The method includes batching data received in multiple transactions directed to a mobile device for transmission to the mobile device over the cellular network such that a wireless connection need not be established with the mobile device every time each of the multiple transactions occurs. For example, the data received in the multiple transactions for the mobile device can be sent to the mobile device, in a single transaction over a single instantiation of wireless network connectivity at the mobile device.06-21-2012
20120158907Method and Apparatus for Providing Rolling Data in Communication Systems - Methods and systems for providing data communication in medical systems are disclosed.06-21-2012
20120158906LOCATING SERVICE ENDPOINTS FROM A SERVICE REGISTRY - A method, operable by a service registry in a service orientated architecture system, for providing a service within the system. A service request is received from a service requester in the system. The status of the service is checked as registered in the service registry. In response to the service not having a registered service endpoint or a property of the service falling below a defined threshold, a request is sent to service providers or subsequent service registries to provide a new service and according to the defined threshold. In response to a service provider providing the new service according to the defined standard, the service registry is updated with the new service and responding to the service requester that the service is available. The embodiments allow both direct interaction between the requester and provider or indirect interaction via a service management layer.06-21-2012
20120158905SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OUTPUTTING UPDATED MEDIA - In certain embodiments, a device for outputting updated messages a determinate number of times is provided. The device may comprise an output, an input, one or more processors, a memory, code stored in the memory and executed by the processor, wherein at least one message is received from time to time by the device through the input, and wherein the code selects if and when the at least one message is to be provided on the device via the output a determinate number of times. The operation of the enabled device can allow the message to be delivered to the user as the result of some action in regards to enabled device usage.06-21-2012
20120158904Method and Electronic Device for Receiving, Viewing and Forwarding Information Published on Network - A method and electronic device for receiving, viewing, and forwarding information published on the network enables a user to view in real time information update content on a network information platform without having to log on the network information platform. The method of receiving information published on the network includes, according to a previous subscription of a second electronic device, receiving information related to content update sent by a first electronic device and when a network information platform on the first electronic device updates content; saving the information related to content update in a first part of a contact object record that is located in a contact list saved by the second electronic device, and there being saved in a second part of the contact object record contact object information of the contact object record, the network information platform corresponding to the contact object record through the contact object information.06-21-2012
20120158903METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN A SENSOR NETWORK, SENSOR NODE AND CENTRAL PROCESSOR - A method for transmitting data in a sensor network, which comprises at least one sensor node and a central processor, is provided. The at least one sensor node repeatedly transmits a status message comprising at least one unique identifier associated with the sensor node and a data value determined by the sensor node to the central processor. Furthermore, at least one secure value range message is provided to the central processor for the at least one sensor node, which message is valid for a particular time span and comprises at least bounds for valid data values. The value contained in the status message is further processed by the central processor only if the data value is within the bounds indicated in the value range message.06-21-2012
20120158902System And Method For Effectively Implementing An Electronic Image Manager Device - A system and method for effectively implementing an electronic image manager device includes one or more input/output interfaces for bi-directionally communicating with various information sources to transfer content information that includes image data. The electronic image manager device also includes a memory device for archiving the content information, and an application program that manipulates the content information by performing various procedures such as downloading and uploading the content information, organizing and managing the content information, editing the content information, and displaying the content information.06-21-2012
20120158898Proxy Servers In Device Identification Systems06-21-2012
20120158897SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTS PLATFORM - According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a system, method and technique for an interactive multimedia products platform is disclosed. The system includes: a first unit attachable to an appliance and configured to detect a change in at least one parameter associated with the appliance; and a second unit configured to receive in real time sensor data from the first unit corresponding to the detected parameter and transmit the sensor data in real time over a network to a content provider, the second unit configured to receive multimedia content from the content provider in real time and display the multimedia content in real time on a display device, the multimedia content received from the content provider responsive to the transmitted sensor data.06-21-2012
20110066702PLUG-IN FILE SHARING - A method of operating a wireless modem is described. The method comprises identifying a first wireless modem to a computer system as locally attached mass storage, wherein the first wireless modem is removable from the computer system without opening a case of the computer system, registering the first wireless modem on a wireless network, receiving information from the wireless network about shared data, wherein the shared data is data that is shared with a second wireless modem, sending a storage request to the wireless network, and receiving data that is shared with the second wireless modem.03-17-2011
20110066701CLIENT-SERVER BIDIRECTIONAL SYNCHRONIZATION VIA BROWSER PLUG IN FOR AN XM RADIO SYSTEM - An XM radio system, a browser plug-in for bidirectional communication in the XM radio system, and method for bidirectional communication between an XM radio receiver, a first computing device and a second computing device is provided. The XM radio system includes an XM radio receiver communicatively connected to a first computing device, a second computing device communicatively connected to the first computing device and a computer program stored on the first computing device. Unresolved bookmarks are transferred from the first computing device to second computing device via the Internet and the resolved bookmarks are bidirectionally communicated from the second computing device to the first computing device via Internet and does not trigger a fire wall.03-17-2011
20110066700BEHAVIOR MONITORING SYSTEM - An electronic device that is configured to gather information from the environment surrounding the consumer. The information is passed along to a central computer facility that can evaluate the information to determine, for example, what television shows are being watched or what restaurant is being visited. Additional features make further use of the gathered information.03-17-2011
20110066699Synchronization of data among disparate data sources - A method for data exchange among computing systems, such as first and second computing systems, that each operate management systems that normally communicate given data to a target computing system in first and second disparate formats. Representative management systems may be a human resource management system (HRMS), and the target computing system operates an application, such as a payroll application, that interacts with the HRMS of each computing system. The first and second computing systems typically are located in first and second geographic locations distinct from one another. The method begins by instrumenting each of the first and second computing systems to respond to a trigger event from an ODBC-compliant data source to generate a WSDL (Web Services Description Language) object that encapsulates the given data, such as human resource (HR) data. The WSDL objects that are generated as a result of the trigger events are received, preferably via a Web service, at the target computing system. The target computing system then processes information in the WSDL objects.03-17-2011
20110066698INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT IDENTIFIES TRANSMISSION SOURCE, AND CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREFOR - An information processing apparatus capable of correctly identifying an image processing apparatus from which an event notification has been transmitted. The information processing apparatus, e.g., a PC, transmits to image processing apparatuses, e.g., MFPs, an event notification request packet that requests the MFPs to transmit an event notification upon occurrence of an event therein, acquires transmission source addresses from response packets sent from the MFPs in reply to the event notification request, and registers the acquired addresses. When receiving an event notification packet from any of the MFPs, the PC acquires a transmission source address from the event notification packet and compares the acquired address with the registered addresses, and determines that the MFP from which the event notification packet has been transmitted is one of registered MFPs, if the acquired address coincides with one of the registered addresses.03-17-2011
20110066697Promulgating Information on Websites Using Servers - A method uses web servers to promulgate information from one server to another, instead of promulgating the information by the user to each server individually. A first server receives a first request for promulgating web-information from a user, locally promulgates the web-information, and sends a second request to at least one second website server to instruct the second website server to locally promulgate the web-information. The selection of the second server is done according to a preset configuration file which includes a relationship mapping between the first website server and the second website server. The relationship mapping may provide the user information related to the second website server based on the user information related to the first website server. The present disclosure further discloses a communication apparatus and a communication system.03-17-2011
20110106911METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING CONTENT SERVICE IN NETWORK BASED ON CONTENT USE HISTORY - A content service managing method is provided which includes receiving a use request for content from a first device from among a plurality of devices that are capable of performing data communication and belong to a network; collecting and managing a variety of related information including content attribute information, device attribute information, user attribute information, and content use history information; and determining a method of obtaining the content, based on the variety of related information, and controlling the content to be provided to a second device which is to use the content from among the devices of the network.05-05-2011
20110106910SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MIRRORING AND TRANSCODING MEDIA CONTENT - Systems and methods for mirroring and transcoding media content are provided. In some embodiments, media content stored on a user equipment device is mirrored on a remote server, and the mirrored copy is transcoded and provided to other user devices in a media content format that is appropriate for the user devices. By so doing, the present invention not only provides a convenient and easy way for users to backup media content and access the media content from virtually any device, but also reduces the complexity and costs associated with maintaining reliable and consistent access to media content across various user devices.05-05-2011
20110106909DISTRIBUTED STORAGE NETWORK AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING DATA ACROSS A PLURALITY OF PARALLEL WIRELESS DATA STREAMS - A distributed storage network receives data that is to be transmitted. The data is processed via one or more error-coding dispersed storage functions and sliced into data slices. A certain number of the data slices are selected for wireless communication via a plurality of wireless modules wherein a first wireless module sends a first portion of the data slices, and a second wireless module sends a second portion of the data slices, and so on until the data slices are fully communicated. The wireless modules may be of different hardware, software, protocols, throughputs, bandwidth, speeds, encoding schemes, algorithms, etc. The transmission over several different wireless modules that potentially have different (and potentially changing over time) characteristics may increase both performance and security.05-05-2011
20110106913DYNAMICALLY MONITORING AND CUSTOMIZING DEVICES IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A data processing system for managing a communication network, comprising: a plurality of communication devices, each with a communication module; and a server arranged to communicate with the communication module of each of the communication devices via a communication link, the server comprising a plurality of applications, a plurality of interfaces and content. The server is arranged to provide each of the communication devices user selected applications, interfaces and content, responsive to user ad hoc selection and conditional upon user authentication. The communication device is arranged, and the applications, interfaces and content are selected, such that the communication device operates in response to selected applications, interfaces and content.05-05-2011
20110106908TRANSFER OF INFORMATION BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO SOFTWARE - Data is transferred between two software programs. Electronic data maintained by server software is read with browser software. A document is formed from the electronic data. The data consists of a group of objects. The document is presented on the screen of a data processing device with the browser software. In addition, the electronic data is transferred between the objects of the document read by the browser software and a server software as a background run performed by a script based software language on the browser software.05-05-2011
20120317232SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD, METHOD AND SERVICE NODE FOR ADJUSTING DELIVERED CONTENT - A service processing method, a method for adjusting delivered content, and a service node are provided in embodiments of the present invention. The service processing method includes: receiving, by a first service node, a service scheduling request sent by a terminal, wherein the first service node is any one service node except a central node on a content delivery network (CDN); determining, by the first service node, an available service node according to indication information that is sent by a control node and indicates an upper/lower-level relationship of the first service node on the CDN and according to content requested by the terminal; and providing, by the available service node, the requested content to the terminal. The technical solutions provided in the embodiments of the present invention help reduce the service processing load of the central node and make service processing more flexible.12-13-2012
20120317230NETWORK APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION DESTINATION INQUIRING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A network apparatus includes a learning table that stores transmission destination information, which is used in transmitting a frame to a node, in association with an address of a node of a transmission destination, an address inquiring unit that transmits, when detecting a frame indicating a transmission request and transmission destination information associated with an address of a transmission destination of the detected frame is not stored in the storing unit, an inquiry request for the transmission destination information to an adjacent node, the inquiry request being added with a predetermined number of hops indicating a number of nodes to which the inquiring request is transmitted, and a frame transmitting unit that transmits, based on response information to the inquiry request, the frame indicating the transmission request.12-13-2012
20120317228MANAGING DATA ACCESS IN MOBILE DEVICES - A method for managing data access in a mobile device is provided in the illustrative embodiments. Using a data manager executing in the mobile device, a data item is configured in a data model. A value parameter of the data item is populated with data and a status parameter of the data item is populated with a status indication. A subscription to the data item is received from a mobile application executing in the mobile device. In response to the subscription, the data and the status of the data item are sent to the mobile application.12-13-2012
20120317225MULTI-SOURCE CONTENT RETRIEVAL - An apparatus, method, and system are provided for providing content to a user. In some embodiments the content may be transmitted using a first transmission technique. In some embodiments, when the user “catches up to” the content as it is being received via the first transmission technique, a switch may be made to obtain the content via a second transmission technique, allowing reception of the content via the first transmission technique to be terminated. In some embodiments, a user equipment device may include a buffer that may be used to store the content received via the second transmission technique, which may support earlier termination with respect to receiving content via the first transmission technique. In some embodiments, the buffer may support a rewind operation.12-13-2012
20120317224SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ACCESS POINT FUNCTIONALITY AND CONFIGURATION - A system for managing access point functionally and configuration includes a server that is coupled to a computer network and configured to communicate with an access point via the computer network. The access point is configured to couple a mobile device to the computer network by providing a wireless link between the mobile device and the access point. The access point is further configured to produce a status point regarding the access point and the server is configured to receive the status report from the access point following a trigger event at the access point. In other examples, the server is further configured to transmit a response message and/or a configuration file to the access point in response to the status report that is received at the server. Other features and systems are also disclosed.12-13-2012
20100094951DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE, ON-VEHICLE TERMINAL DEVICE, AND CENTER - A controller of a navigation device judges whether or not there are data for which reception has been interrupted, based on data stored in a memory. When there are data for which reception has been interrupted, a distribution request of remaining data of the interrupted reception is transmitted to a center (04-15-2010
20090132676COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR WIRELESS VIRTUAL STORAGE AND METHOD THEREOF - A communication device capable of sharing data in a remote storage server with an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device communicates with the remote storage server via the communication device. The communication device comprises a wireless communication module for communicating with the remote storage server with a communication protocol, an interface for communicating with the electronic device with an interface protocol, and a converter for generating a mapping table between two different transmission formats according to the communication protocol and the interface protocol.05-21-2009
20090132679INFORMATION DEVICE - A device for obtaining, storing and displaying information from a remote server, the device has a modem for establishing communication sessions with the remote server. A memory coupled to the modem stores the obtained information, and a display is coupled to the memory for displaying the stored information. The device automatically and periodically communicates with the remote server for obtaining the information.05-21-2009
20090132678SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY ACTIVATING A SERVICE AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INCORPORATING THE SAME - A service management system and a method of remotely activating a service. In one embodiment, the service management system includes: (1) a service description repository configured to contain service descriptions that define services in terms of a set of end points that assume roles based on at least one of the capabilities and attributes thereof and (2) a service management engine coupled to the service description repository and configured to employ at least one relationship contained in one of the service descriptions in the service description repository to pre-qualify ones of the end points associated with one of the services and activate the one of the services with respect to a subscriber.05-21-2009
20090132677Apparatus, system and method for automated coronary artery disease testing and analysis - Apparatus, system, and method for acquiring data from a subject and, based on acquired data, computing indicators and results. The method comprises guiding a subject to perform a predefined protocol and further comprising acquiring data while supervising proper execution of the protocol. The method may comprise validating data acquired, communicating data acquired to a remote analysis server, calculating indicators and results by the remote analysis server and communicating indicators and results to an initiator of the process. Apparatus may include a data acquisition device to acquire data from a subject and a processor to receive and process the data. A system may include a data acquisition device to acquire data from a subject, a data acquisition computer, and a remote analysis server in communication with the data acquisition computer.05-21-2009
20120221682REMOTE MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND REMOTE MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD - A remote mobile communication system includes: a server device that includes a virtual client unit that receives instruction information from a mobile terminal via a mobile network and, based on the instruction information, generates screen information for causing an application to perform a screen display, and an encoder unit that compression-encodes the screen information, in part or in whole, and transmits the compression-encoded screen information to the mobile network; and a mobile terminal that receives the compression-encoded screen information via the mobile network and decompresses the screen information for display.08-30-2012
20120221681METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR HIERARCHICALLY REQUESTING CONTENTS IN A HTTP STREAMING SYSTEM - A method for hierarchically requesting contents in a HTTP streaming system is provided, which includes: receiving a service information obtaining request transmitted from a client; returning a service information obtaining request response comprising media presentation description information comprising URL corresponding to multi-level service content; receiving a service request message being a GET message transmitted from the client, wherein the service request message comprises the URL of the multi-level service content; and returning to the client a service request message response comprising the service content corresponding to the URL of the multi-level service content, so that the contents are searched for directly according to the URL, thereby improving processing efficiency.08-30-2012
20120221680Method For The Aggregation And The Transmission of Multimedia Data - A method for data communication is provided and may include storing multimedia data in a first database, the multimedia data being associated with metadata. Enhanced metadata may be created based on user data of user profiles stored at a central management unit, associated to the multimedia data, and stored in the first database. Multimedia data may be selected from the first database based on the metadata, the enhanced metadata, and a user profile. The selected multimedia data may be modified to produce user-specific multimedia data which may be stored in a second database and may be communicated from the second database to a user terminal. An alarm to a user interface of the user terminal may be generated, if in producing the user-specific multimedia data from the profiled multimedia data, it was not possible to generate the user-specific multimedia data in conformance with the user specific hardware or network characteristics.08-30-2012
20120221674OBTAINING CUSTOMIZED CONTENT USING A PILOT PACKET - A system is configured to receive a request to register a user device with a network; perform an operation that registers the user device and enables the user device to obtain content from another network; generate a packet that includes information associated with the user device and information associated with the operation; output the packet to a device, where the packet enables the device to obtain information associated with usage habits corresponding to the user device; receive, from the user device, a query to obtain the content from the other network; output, to the device, a content request based on the query; receive, from the device and based on the content request, the content that is customized for the user device based on the information associated with the usage habits; and output the customized content to the user device.08-30-2012
20120221678COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROGRAM, COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD - A computer-readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process, the program includes, receiving a first request for requesting transmission of particular information from a request node belonging to a logical network to which the computer belongs, directly without depending on the topology of the logical network, or through one or more other nodes on a path that comes into a node equivalent to the computer in the topology of the logical network; selecting one or more responsible nodes relating to transmission of the particular information; correlating partial particular information that is a portion or all portions of the particular information with each of the responsible nodes; transmitting, in the event that the computer has been selected as the responsible node; and transmitting, in the event that there is a responsible child node selected as the responsible node of the one or more child nodes.08-30-2012
20120221676SESSION MANAGEMENT USING A CUSTOMIZED PILOT PACKET FOR STATEFUL DEVICES - A system is configured to receive an indication that a user device is registered with a network; and generate, as a result of receiving the indication, one or more packets associated with one or more flows between the user device and one or more network devices, based on one or more prior flows between the user device and the network devices, where each of the packets identifies a respective period time during which each of the flows is to be valid. The system may also be configured to transmit the packets to the network devices, where transmitting the packets allows the network devices to establish the flows between the user device and the network devices, or discard or over-write information, stored in a memory, associated with the prior flows.08-30-2012
20120221675SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INFERRING USER INTENT WITHIN A NETWORK RESOURCE - The present invention provides for a novel method and system for improving a user experience when accessing a network resource comprising execution of a software application operating within the software environment of a viewing program operating on a user computer, said viewing program capable of displaying resources available in a network (a “network resource”), said software application identifying an implicit user interaction within said network resource, wherein an implicit user interaction within said network resource causes the software application to provide elements subject to the implicit user interaction as an input value for a software application operable on the user computer or on a computer in network communication with said user computer.08-30-2012
20120131141Asynchronous Context Data Messaging - An acceleration engine that stores context data is operatively disposed between a network and at least one web server. Incoming requests from the network are inspected by the acceleration engine and passed on to the web server. If the inspection reveals a reference to context data, the acceleration engine retrieves the context data and asynchronously sends the context data to the web server. The web server synchronizes that request and context data and generates a response message accordingly. The response message is forwarded back to the initiator of the request with or without interception by the acceleration engine. Should context data be generated during processing of the request, such context data is sent to the acceleration engine for updating purposes.05-24-2012
20120131140FINGERPRINTS AND MACHINE-READABLE CODES COMBINED WITH USER CHARACTERISTICS TO OBTAIN CONTENT OR INFORMATION - The present invention relates generally to processing audio and video data. One claim recites a method of accessing content stored in a remote database. The method includes: receiving video or audio data; decoding an auxiliary machine-readable code from the video or audio data; deriving a fingerprint, which fingerprint is separate from the machine-readable code, from the video or audio data itself; providing user characteristics or an index to user characteristics; and by using the machine-readable code, fingerprint and user characteristics or information obtained with the index to user characteristics, accessing the content stored in the remote database. Of course, additional combinations and claims are provided as well.05-24-2012
20120131139PROCESSING DATA FEEDS - Exemplary embodiments allow performance of stream computations on real-time data streams using one or more map operations and/or one or more update operations. A map operation is a stream computation in which stream events in one or more real-time data streams are processed in a real-time manner to generate zero, one or more new stream events. An update operation is a stream computation in which stream events in one or more real-time data streams are processed in a real-time manner to create or update one or more static “slate” data structures that are stored in a durable manner.05-24-2012
20120131138Client-Selected Network Services - A system and a method are disclosed for authenticating a user request to determine whether to optimize content requested by the user based on a user profile, a network provider profile, network conditions and the user's service level with an application requesting the content. A user profile provides, for example a data rate plan subscribed to by the user, the user's device type, etc. Network provider profile provides whether the network provider has subscribed to optimization services. Similarly, user's service level provides whether the application is subscribed to receive optimized data. If the user, the network and the application provide for optimization or if the network is congested or busy, the user is provided with a destination address wherein the user may retrieve optimized content.05-24-2012
20120131137Method and Apparatus Pertaining to Energy Efficient Task Execution Offloading - A control circuit (such as a smartphone processor) having access to a wireless two-way transceiver (such as a short-range transceiver) determines a need to offload execution of a task to a server and then determines present unavailability of that server. This control circuit then transmits a first message to the server to prompt the server to awaken. The control circuit then transmits a second message to the server to establish a wireless connection that the control circuit employs to offload execution of the task to the server. By one approach, the aforementioned first message can include a unique identifier for the server. If desired, this unique identifier can have been provided earlier by the server via a general broadcast.05-24-2012
20120131135NONCONFORMING WEB SERVICE POLICY FUNCTIONS - Arrangements for enforcing a nonconforming web service policy document are presented. A request for a web service policy document may be received by a web service. A conforming web service policy document may be generated using the nonconforming web service policy document. The nonconforming web service policy document may comprise one or more functions unsupported by the web service description language. The conforming web service policy document may be transmitted to the web service client. The nonconforming web service policy document may be enforced by the web service, wherein the functions that are unsupported by the web service description language standard modifies enforcement of the web service policy document by the web service computer system. The conforming web service policy document may comprise sufficient information for the web service client computer system to comply with the nonconforming web service policy document.05-24-2012
20120131134UE Initiated IUT Transfer Based on Policy - Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to control an inter user equipment transfer (IUT). A first user equipment (UE) may control an inter user equipment transfer (IUT) associated with a communication flow currently terminated at the first UE. The first UE may receive an indication of an environment change. An evaluation of an IUT policy may be performed in response to the environment change. It may be determined that a second UE is preferred to receive the communication flow. An IUT operation may be performed in relation to the communication flow. For example, the communication flow may be transferred from the first UE to a second UE.05-24-2012
20120131133FILE SHARING METHOD AND FILE SHARING SYSTEM UTILIZING THE SAME - A file sharing system includes a storage device for storing files and an electronic device. The electronic device is coupled to the storage device, obtains information pertinent to the files, transmits a file sharing message having the information to a predetermined network address, receives a first data access request message from a first peer electronic device receiving the file sharing message, accessing one or more of the files in response to the first data access request message, and communicates with the first peer electronic device so as to share the one or more file(s) with the first peer electronic device.05-24-2012
20120131132IF-NONE-MATCH FOR AGGREGATED PAGE DISTRIBUTION - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for page request management for aggregated page content. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for page request management for aggregated page content can include issuing on behalf of a user a request for dynamically aggregated components in a page. The method further can include inserting into a header of the request a key computed as a combination of identifiers for the aggregated components and last modified data for the aggregated components. Finally, the method can include receiving in response to the request a new page of dynamically aggregated components for the user only if the computed key does not match a key computed for the new page. Otherwise, only a response is received indicating that the page has not been modified.05-24-2012
20120131131SHARING OF MOBILE CODE INFORMATION - An apparatus and method for sharing information corresponding to a Mobile Code (MC) by a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes scanning an MC by the mobile terminal, transmitting an identifier of the scanned MC to a server, and transmitting an identity of group members authorized to receive information corresponding to the scanned MC to the server. By sharing information corresponding to an MC according to the present invention, scanning efficiency is improved and duplication of scanning among group members is avoided.05-24-2012
20120131130Network Control Architecture and Protocol for a Distributed Control, Data Acquisition and Data Distribution System and Process - A system and process for distributed control, data acquisition and data distribution. The system and process comprise a one or more chain of nodes configured to remove and add packets to a synchronous data stream without management or control of a master node. Additionally, the nodes are provided with offset parameters to affect synchronous activity.05-24-2012
20120317231OPTIMIZING RETRIEVAL OF OBJECT-ASSOCIATED INFORMATION - A method of optimizing the retrieval of object-associated information may include identifying data associated with an object identification. At least one optimization parameter for the retrieval of data associated with an object identification is also identified. An amount of the associated data for transmission is determined using the at least one optimization parameter.12-13-2012
20120317227INTERNET NEWS COMPENSATION SYSTEM - A system for targeting an alert of a real-time news exposition to a geographically potentially interested group of viewer web terminals. The system includes a computer server to accept the real-time news exposition submitted by from a submitter web terminal, and further to track and meter the real-time news exposition chosen for display on viewer web terminals, and further to calculate compensation based upon at least one viewer exposure measure of the real-time news exposition, and further to communicate said compensation in real-time to the submitter web terminal. The system further comprises logic configured to receive an indication of a location of the submitter web terminal, compare the location of the submitter web terminal with viewer web terminals to determine the geographically potentially interested group of viewer web terminals, and transmit the real-time news exposition to the geographically potentially interested group of viewer web terminals.12-13-2012
20120166590Reading and Writing During Cluster Growth Phase - A client device configured to write to both a growth server and a live server replica that the growth server is replacing during a growth phase is described herein. The client device first determines the growth server designated to replace a corresponding live server replica of a set of server replicas associated with a storage index. The client device then transmits a write request associated with the storage index to the set of server replicas and to the growth server. The client device may perform the determining based on storage assignment mappings. The storage assignment mappings are provided to the client device by a metadata server while the growth server retrieves data associated with the storage index from the live server replica.06-28-2012
20120166588SHARED-BANDWIDTH MULTIPLE TARGET REMOTE COPY - A computer management apparatus one embodiment includes a split component configured to split data into a plurality of data elements; a send component configured to send each one of the plurality of data elements to a different location selected from a plurality of locations in response to the split component splitting the data, wherein each data element is different; and a message component configured to send a message to each of the locations. A computer management apparatus in another embodiment includes a receive component configured to receive a first data element; an analyze component configured to recieve a message, wherein the message comprises an address of each of the further locations; and a send component configured to send the first data element to each of the further locations of the plurality of further locations in response to the analyze component determining the address of each of the further locations.06-28-2012
20120166587SAFE OUTPUT PROTOCOL FOR FILES TO MULTIPLE DESTINATIONS WITH INTEGRITY CHECK - Protocol is provided for safe transfer of files from between nodes of a communication system. The protocol includes a handshake operation between a source (local or initiating) node sending one or more files and a remote (responding) node receiving the files to ensure that control of the file remains with the source node a configurable amount of time until the file is successfully transferred. A file transfer manager controls the transfer process through a series of file moves that include moving the file into a directory associated with the file transfer manager, from which the file is sent and moving the file out of that directory after the remote node acknowledges a safe copy operation of the file. Files can be retrieved by the remote node after they have been transmitted, after which they will be deleted from the local node.06-28-2012
20120166585APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACCELERATING VIRTUAL DESKTOP - Disclosed herein is an apparatus for accelerating a virtual desktop, including: a plurality of media processors, processing media data; a processor, extracting data attribute information from virtual desktop acceleration commands for a client apparatus received from a host apparatus and transmitting the virtual desktop acceleration commands to any one of the plurality of media processors according to the attribute information; a transmission unit, transmitting processed results for the virtual desktop acceleration commands, processed through the plurality of media processors, to the client apparatus; and a transmission command pool, transmitting a complete signal, indicating that the processed results have been transmitted to the client apparatus, to the host apparatus.06-28-2012
20120166581NETWORK SYSTEM, CONTENT-REPRODUCTION-TAKEOVER METHOD, AND PROGRAM - According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an input section configured to receive an instruction from a user to cause an other information processing apparatus to take over reproduction of content provided through a global network; and a sending section configured to transmit to the other information processing apparatus, when the instruction is received by the input section, a reproduction-takeover-command including content-access-information necessary to obtain the content from the global network.06-28-2012
20120166579Method and system for transmitting large message mode converged IP messaging - The present invention provides a method and system for transmitting a large message mode CPM message. A MSRP link is created respectively between a CPM client at a sending end and a participating function entity at a source end, between the participating function entity at the source end and a CPM control function entity, and between the CPM control function entity and an inter-working function entity based on a media negotiation process before the CPM client transmits a large message mode CPM message to a non-CPM system receiver in a target group; then, the CPM client at the sending end sends the contents of the large message mode CPM message to the inter-working function entity through each created MSRP link sequentially; and the inter-working function entity sends the received contents of the large message mode CPM message to the non-CPM system receiver after performing protocol conversion on the received contents. The method and the system solve the problem that a large message mode CPM message cannot be transmitted to a group in the prior art and the user experience is improved.06-28-2012
20120166578SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUGMENTED REALITY SERVICE - A terminal to provide augmented reality (AR) service using AR history information stored in a server includes a communication unit to receive AR history information from the server; and a control unit to receive AR history information from the communication unit, to generate a friend recommendation list based on the AR history information, and to output the friend recommendation list to the terminal. A method for providing AR includes requesting AR history information from a server; receiving the AR history information; generating a friend recommendation list based on the AR history information; and displaying the generated friend recommendation list.06-28-2012
20120166577COMMUNICATION DEVICE, HOST DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - According to an embodiment, a communication device connected to a host device includes a wireless communication unit; and a communication control unit configured to control the wireless communication unit to transmit a file, which is stored in a storage unit of the communication device by the host device, to a transmission destination corresponding to a type of the host device and a type of the communication device using wireless communication.06-28-2012
20120215889COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTENT DATA RECEIVING METHOD - Disclosed is a communication terminal device whereby a user's perception of a wait time can be lessened while missing data portions are downloaded, and whereby the user becomes irritated less. In this device, a broadcast wave receiver (08-23-2012
20120215888INTERFACING DISTINCT SERVICES FOR PROVIDING WEB BASED DOCUMENT MANIPULATION ACCESS - According to some embodiments, a callback interface for web accessible services is provided. A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or similar address is issued by a host associated service to the user. User's browser provides the URL to an activity service, which on the user's behalf contacts the host service indicated by the URL and supporting the callback interface. The activity service then facilitates the user's requests on documents maintained by the host service through stateless calls to the host service providing web accessible services such as document manipulation, image processing, and similar ones.08-23-2012
20100205277MOBILE TERMINAL, MOBILE TERMINAL SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL, PROGRAM AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An object of the present invention is to provide a mobile terminal, a mobile terminal system, a control method of the mobile terminal, a program and a storage medium which have a high convenience. The mobile terminal, which makes an information indicating apparatus indicate information on the basis of data, includes an information managing apparatus which makes the information indicating apparatus indicate download data in preference to pre-installed data.08-12-2010
20100205276SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXPLOITING A MEDIA OBJECT BY A FRUITION DEVICE - The invention relates to a system and a method for exploiting a media object by a user's fruition device (08-12-2010
20100205274Intelligent Download of Application Programs - Improved techniques for controlling delivery (e.g., download) of application programs from a remote application repository to different client computing devices are disclosed. Application programs are often built to operate on computing devices that have certain hardware capabilities. Hence, application programs available for download from a remote application repository might not be suitable execution on all client computing devices that are able to access the remote application repository. The improved techniques for controlling delivery can operate to permit the applications to be received by only those client computing devices that have the required hardware capabilities to properly operate the application programs.08-12-2010
20100205275METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING DEVELOPMENTAL SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD IMAGES IN A BROADCAST COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and method for a system for communicating with a user device includes a transport processing system and a software download manger communicating first software images from a first queue to the transport processing system. The transport processing system communicates the first software images to a user device. The software download manager communicates development software images to a second queue, suspends communicating first software images from the first queue and thereafter, communicates development software images from the second queue to the processing system. The transport processing system communicates the development software images to the user device.08-12-2010
20120136962SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING DATA - Disclosed are system and methods for distributing data.05-31-2012
20120136967DATA TRANSFER DEVICE, DATA TRANSFER METHOD, AND DATA TRANSFER SYSTEM - A data acquirer acquires data from another device and stores the data in a buffer. A communicator transmits the data stored in the buffer to a data collection server. A line state acquirer acquires information on a line (line state data) and accumulates and stores the acquired line state data in a line state storer. A transmission data amount determiner determines a data amount transmittable by one connection to the data collection server based on the line state data stored in the line state storer. A transmission schedule generator generates a transmission schedule for data based on a total amount of data stored in the buffer and the data amount transmittable by one connection. The communicator transmits data according to the transmission schedule.05-31-2012
20120136966Background File Sharing in a Segmented Peer-to-Peer Sharing Network - A peer-to-peer file sharing client with background file sharing is provided in a segmented peer-to-peer file sharing network. Each file sharing participant may designate an amount of bandwidth and/or storage space for background file sharing. Peer-to-peer file sharing clients then share file data and content in the background automatically. The client may participate in additional swarms, in the background, to generally increase the number of peers in file sharing networks, thus increasing the speed of downloading desired files for other users.05-31-2012
20120136965Methods, Systems, and Products for Content Blocking - Methods, systems, and products block objectionable content and substitute alternative content. A preferred tag is retrieved from memory. An alternative tag, associated with alternative content, is also retrieved from the memory. When the preferred tag matches the alternative tag, then the alternative content is substituted for the objectionable content.05-31-2012
20120136964METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES OF AN APPLIANCE - An interactive interface facilitates the setting of preferences and other programmable parameters of an appliance. The interface is hosted by a server on a global computer network. The appliance owner initiates a connection to the server and is presented with a graphical user interface for setting the preferences and features of the appliance. Once the desired settings have been made, they are downloaded to the appliance either directly from the server or the appliance owner's computer or indirectly using a portable transfer device.05-31-2012
20120136963CONTENT TRANSMISSION METHOD, CONNECTION-TARGET STORAGE, AND CONTENT TRANSMISSION PROGRAM - A content transmission method includes: a step in which a client device transmits a partner list request to a connection-target storage; a step in which the connection-target storage transmits the partner list request to a partner storage; a step in which a partner storage transmits a partner content list that is a list of contents in the partner storage, to the connection-target storage; a step in which the connection-target storage transmits the partner content list to a client device; and a step in which the client device transmits a data transmission request including transmission-source information indicating a content that is selected based on the partner content list and that is transmitted to the connection-target storage, to the connection-target storage.05-31-2012
20120136961SYSTEM, SERVER AND METHOD FOR ADMINISTRATING REMOTE DEVICE - A system, a server, and a method for administrating a remote device are provided. The system includes a target device and a server. The server is coupled to the target device. The server includes a database and an event notice interface. A command content of a remote device administration command to be transmitted to the target device is recorded into the database, and a command number of the remote device administration command is recorded into the event notice interface. The server checks the event notice interface and sends the command content from the database to the target device according to the event notice interface.05-31-2012
20120136960Cloud Storage Data Access Method, Apparatus and System - This invention relates to technology field of cloud storage and especially relates to a cloud storage data access method. The method comprises: a step of data storing and a step of data retrieving. The data storing step comprises: converting a file to be stored into a group of data blocks to form a physical part of the file, saving a logical part of the file, which is formed by information of restoring the physical part back to original file; distributing the physical part to multiple cloud storage data centers for storage; and saving storing location information of the data blocks of the physical part in the cloud storage data centers in the logical part; the step of data retrieving comprises: acquiring the file's logical part according to a file access request; retrieving the physical part of the file from at least one of the cloud storage data centers according to the logical part information and restoring the physical part to the original file according to the logical part information. This invention also provides a cloud storage data access apparatus and system. This invention improves cloud storage data access performance, facilitates storage space saving, increases data transmission bandwidth, and strengthens data security.05-31-2012
20120136959DETERMINING DEMOGRAPHICS BASED ON USER INTERACTION - Methods and systems for determining demographics based on user interaction are provided. Demographic information is maintained in association with certain indicators. Information regarding user interaction related to an item of interest is accessed, and indicators may be identified based on the user interaction information associated with a user. It is determined that the user belongs to one or more demographics based on the identified indicators, and a report may be generated.05-31-2012
20120215886MANAGEMENT OF BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION IN A NETWORK SERVER - A server is configured to transfer information to a plurality of client devices in accordance with bandwidth-limiting and bandwidth-adjustment techniques. Bandwidth may be reduced based on an amount of data previously transferred to a client device (e.g., within a prior time period). Bandwidth may also be reduced based on variable input parameters such as file size, data type, server load, network response time, and number of transfer requests from a client device within a prior period of time. In some embodiments, bandwidth may be reduced by inserting delays between portions of data being transmitted. A length of a delay period may be determined based on the various factors above (amount of previous data transfer(s), file size, etc.). Bandwidth to a client device may also be adjusted dynamically. In some embodiments, bandwidth may be increased (rather than decreased).08-23-2012
20120215884MEDICAL-INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND MEDICAL-INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD - A medical-information management system, connected via a network to multiple servers including medical-information memories storing medical information, which manages the medical information by distributing the medical information of multiple medical facilities to the multiple servers, comprises operating-time-information memory, operational-status analysis part, and medical-information transmission part. The operating-time-information memory stores respective operating times of each of multiple servers. The management-information memory stores management information indicating servers in which the medical information is stored. The operational-status analysis part provides notification of other servers other than a first server based on information indicating operating times. The medical-information transmission part determines a second server for temporarily saving the medical information from among the notified other servers, and transmits the medical information to the second server.08-23-2012
20120215880FORWARDING DATA FROM SERVER TO DEVICE - Various embodiments of systems and methods for forwarding data from a continuation server to handheld devices are disclosed. At the continuation server, protocol connections established from the handheld devices is received. A stack is created on the continuation server, which stores a status of each protocol connection received. The status indicates an availability of the protocol connection between the corresponding handheld device and the continuation server. The connectivity between the continuation server and the handheld device is maintained. Once a data notification is received by the continuation server, the stack is invoked to retrieve the status of each protocol connection. The data notification may include an availability of data to be downloaded to the handheld devices. Based upon the availability of the protocol connections between the continuation server and the handheld devices, the data notification and the available data are forwarded from the continuation server to the corresponding handheld devices.08-23-2012
20110185040System and Method for Independent Aspect Ratio Touch Screen Optimization - A communication system includes a wireless device and a computer server that is in communication with the wireless device. The computer server is adapted to receive at least one parameter associated with the wireless device and to select at least one template that is optimized to be run on the wireless device. The template is transmitted to the wireless device. A method of selecting a template when a user control location change has occurred is also disclosed.07-28-2011
20110185039COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING ACCESS CONTROL PROGRAM, ACCESS CONTROL METHOD, AND ACCESS CONTROL DEVICE - An access control device causes an information processing device to execute access control between a client device and two or more server devices. The device receives an open request for causing the information processing device to open the port of a port number that is a port number to be transmitted to the client device according to completion of one process of a plurality of processes to be executed on a first server device which is one of the two or more server devices. The device generates information for data transfer for opening the port of the port number based on information for identifying the first server device which transmitted the open request, which is included in the received open request. The device transmits the generated information for data transfer to the information processing device.07-28-2011
20110185038APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A TERMINAL WEB SERVICE - An apparatus and method for providing a terminal web service capable of being associated with data and/or native operations of a terminal while using a rich internet application are provided. The terminal apparatus includes a web application providing unit and a terminal web service providing unit. The web application providing unit discovers a terminal web service control script, which performs control to achieve association with respect to a terminal web service provided by the terminal apparatus, by executing a client script received from an external web server and to generate a hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) request message for requesting the terminal web service by use of the terminal web service control script. The terminal web service providing unit is configured to, upon reception of the HTTP request message, provide the terminal web service by sending the web application providing unit a HTTP reply message for providing reply information by the terminal web service.07-28-2011
20110185037METHOD FOR PROVIDING/ACCESSING DATA ON THE INTERNET AND A RESPECTIVE CLIENT, SERVER, AND SYSTEM - A method for providing data on the Internet, comprising calculating, using a microprocessor, a value of a predetermined function for said data, wherein the value depends on the data, determining, using said microprocessor, a uniform resource identifier including said value, and storing, at a resource on the Internet, said data, wherein the resource is accessible by using the uniform resource identifier. Further, a method for accessing data on the Internet is provided, comprising retrieving said data from a resource in the Internet by using a uniform resource identifier, determining, using a microprocessor, a part of the uniform resource identifier, the part corresponding to a value of a predetermined function, calculating, using the microprocessor, a further value for said data based on said predetermined function, wherein the value depends on the data, and determining, using the microprocessor, the integrity of said data by comparing said value and said further value.07-28-2011
20110185036Playing Multimedia Content on Multiple Devices - A method for displaying multimedia content is described. The method includes causing playing of multimedia content on a first device; responsive to a first user input, on a second device, comprising one of: playing, fast forwarding, rewinding, or pausing the playing of the multimedia content: causing an action comprising one of: playing, fast forwarding, rewinding, or pausing of the multimedia content on the second device at a start position that is based on the user input and a current position of the playing of the multimedia content on the first device.07-28-2011
20110185035Universal Remote Diagnostic Access Device for Medical Equipment and Method of Use - Embodiments of the disclosed technology comprise an intermediary device with an efficient methodology for providing secure remote access for medical equipment diagnostics. This device and method of use provides tools to enable proprietary and legacy medical equipment, including those without interoperability capabilities, to be available for maintenance and diagnostics, remotely. A remote technician can “reach in” via secure access to calibrate machine components, retrieve error logs, or upgrade configuration files—all of which can be achieved through an extensive set of functions that are agnostic to the brand, make, and model of the failing or diagnosed medical equipment.07-28-2011
20100262674DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, DATA RECEIVING APPARATUS, DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD AND DATA RECEIVING METHOD - A data transmitting apparatus, which implements a RESUME function which is capable of properly setting a resume position and capable of setting plural resume positions, executes a Java™ application program and includes: a memory for storing content and content attribute information; a network unit which transmits a content to a data receiving apparatus; an action request receiving and responding unit which receives an update request indicating a resume position, from the data receiving apparatus; and a resume position managing unit which updates content attribute information stored in the memory in accordance with the received update request, so that such resume position and a resume position identifier are included in the content attribute information.10-14-2010
20100180008Disc reproducing apparatus and method, program, and recording medium - A disc reproducing apparatus includes: program readout means for playing back a disc loaded therein to read a program recorded thereon; disc-content readout means for executing the read program to read a content recorded on the disc; network-content acquisition means for executing the read program to acquire a content stored in a device connected over a network; and display control means for executing the read program to control display of the content read from the disc, and the content acquired from the device connected over the network.07-15-2010
20100174801METHOD OF AND DEVICE FOR TRANSFERRING CONTENT - A method of transferring content (CONT07-08-2010
20120254359COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SERVER APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION CONNECTING METHOD - A communication terminal includes a communication unit configured to carry out communications with a communication terminal of an intended counterparty; a detector configured to detect information reflecting a status of a user of the own communication terminal; a condition checker configured to check whether a predetermined condition is satisfied by comparing information reflecting a status of a user of the communication terminal of the counterparty, received via the communication unit, with the information detected by the detector; and a controller configured to exercise control so that a communication circuit is established with the communication terminal of the counterparty via the communication unit when it is determined by the condition checker that the condition is satisfied.10-04-2012
20120254355SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MIGRATING AN APPLICATION - A terminal and a server are each provided with identification information identifying a variable referencing a fixed resource that is referenced by an application when the application is executed. The terminal sets a predetermined value to a variable that is included in variables used by the application and identified by the identification information, and releases the fixed resource by setting a predetermined value to the variable identified by the identification information. The terminal extracts an execution state of the application, and transmits the execution state to the server. The server extracts a variable identified by the identification information from among variables used by the application, sets a value of the extracted variable to a corresponding variable of an instance generated based on the received execution state, and restarts the application stopped by the terminal, by activating the instance to which the value of the extracted variable was set.10-04-2012
20120254358METHOD FOR CREATING AND PROVIDING LAYERED SYNDICATED DATA FOR MULTIMEDIA CONTENT TO USERS - A layered syndicated feed or content is provided having layers defined according to a media type (e.g., text, graphic, audio, or video) wherein each layer has a plurality of levels such that each level provides either inclusive or exclusive content of the layer's media type in varying degrees of detail or depth. Furthermore, a system is provided for requesting and storing user and mobile device profiles indicative of the syndicated content layers and levels that the user is interested in receiving and that the user's mobile device is capable of receiving.10-04-2012
20120254356INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing apparatus including a reception section which receives unique identification information which is identification information uniquely assigned to a first communication device, and user information regarding a user using the first communication device, from the first communication device, and a client information providing section which transmits client information in which the unique identification information and the user information received by the reception section are associated with each other, to a second communication device.10-04-2012
20120254354COMMUNICATION DEVICE, RECEIVING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - There is provided a communication device including a communication unit configured to receive communication data transmitted/received between a transmitting device and a receiving device that is a transmission target of transmission data transmitted by the transmitting device by unicast, a data determination unit configured to determine data to be used for a process from among the received communication data, and a processing unit configured to process the data determined to be used for the process. The processing unit, in processing the determined data, prevents the communication unit from responding to the transmitting device or the receiving device.10-04-2012
20120254353NETWORK SYSTEM, MACHINE ALLOCATION DEVICE AND MACHINE ALLOCATION METHOD - There is provided a load distribution function that enables an application of a user to be freely allocated to a machine even if an address of a terminal or the application used by the user is duplicated between VPNs for each user. An access detector of a machine allocation device detects a start packet from received communication packets, and determines the type of the start packet and the type of the application used by the terminal. A machine allocation manager determines a machine on which the determined application operates, and operates the machine. A network manager configures a user virtual network on a second virtual network between the determined machine and the machine allocation device.10-04-2012
20120254351Method and system for publishing digital content for passive consumption on mobile and portable devices - Web content is predominantly text and graphics oriented needing visual attention. The majority of web sites publish their content catering to such interactive consumption model. As an alternative to the interactive consumption, one can think of a minimally interactive passive mode of consumption where the user can listen to text spoken as audio. The proposed invention—is about multi-tier content adaptation and publishing architecture transforming existing content into a form amenable to minimally interactive usage and wider reach. The adaption of content would benefit both the publishers and the consumers. The invention outlines a multi-tier framework that adapts the content through various optional building blocks. The multiple tiers include, content adaption, augmentation and transformation into passive and minimally interactive audio form through a plurality of techniques. A consumer friendly content presentation enables the client to access this information in a seamless manner.10-04-2012
20120254352APPLICATION PROVIDING SYSTEM AND APPLICATION PROVIDING METHOD - A communication terminal and a web server that provides a resource of a web application to the communication terminal are provided. The web server includes a storing control unit that stores, when a content edited by a web application that is executed by the communication terminal is detected, the edited content in the resource of the web application. Furthermore, the web server includes an application providing unit that provides, when an application request for the web application is detected from the communication terminal, the resource of the web application to the communication terminal that executes the application request.10-04-2012
20120254349METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SERVICE REQUESTS - An example approach is provided for managing service requests. An input, from a device of a user, for a service request associated with a specified service and/or a product is processed. A determination is made regarding a transmission of the service request and contextual information associated with the specified service and/or product to at least one service provider for responding to the service request10-04-2012
20120254350REMOTE INFORMATION COLLECTING DEVICE AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - A building-facility information storage stores data sizes of process data to be collected from building-side communicating devices. A schedule generating unit generates a collection schedule of the process data from the building-side communicating devices so that, in a collection period including a plurality of unit periods continuous in terms of time, a first communication load representing a total data volume received from the building-side communicating devices per unit period and second communication loads each representing a data volume transmitted from each of the building-side communicating devices per unit period are balanced among the unit periods. A network communicating unit collects the process data from the building-side communicating devices in accordance with the collection schedule.10-04-2012
20120173669Adjusting Software Settings - An arrangement permitting a user for example in a internet point or using a different profile in the same machine can connect to a web server to download and install local client software such as a java application or a browser plug-in the first time he accesses to this service from that browser in order to customize his environment. Once authenticated, he can choose the personalization to be performed in whatever application installed and eligible to be user customizable. For example he can replicate in the system his browser settings (favorites, cookies, forms etc) or word templates as a clone of environment setting of his personal machine. The customization can depend on pre-defined profiles to allow the user customization of a subset of settings, for example only browser settings. Models of different operating environments are defined and called upon to enable interactions with different client devices.07-05-2012
20120173667System and Method for Downloading Files - A passenger entertainment system for use on aircraft and other types of vehicles and methods for manufacturing and using same. The entertainment system comprises a mobile entertainment apparatus that can communicate with a database system having at least one file library. When communicating with the database system, the entertainment apparatus can select and download one or more files from the file libraries. Once the selected files have been downloaded, the entertainment apparatus can present the files regardless of whether communication with the database system is maintained. If the entertainment apparatus is installed in a vehicle, for example, a passenger in the vehicle can download the files during travel to a portable personal entertainment system, which can retain the files even if disconnected from the entertainment apparatus. The passenger thereby can view the files at any time, including after disembarking the vehicle, by removing the personal entertainment system from the vehicle.07-05-2012
20120173660Real-Time Power Cost Feed - A method and apparatus are provided in which a new input to a telecommunications node is provided, namely the real-time cost of power. By providing this information, the node may make more informed decisions as to power cost of various options. For example, the node may alter its operating parameters based on the current cost of power to implement various features. The real-time cost of power is provided to the node by the power provider. The real-time cost of the power is provided to the node using any method, such as by packets through a dedicated interface of the node, packets through a UDP port, or as packets over the electricity grid. The telecommunications node is just one example of end user equipment, and the real-time cost of power may be provided to any power-consuming equipment.07-05-2012
20120317229INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, SERVER APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A control section is configured to control a communication section to establish a safe communication path with a server apparatus connected to a first network, and to transmit user identification information and first device identification information to the server apparatus for registration in the server apparatus, the user identification information identifying a user of the information processing apparatus, the first device identification information identifying the information processing apparatus, to make a search for at least one device connected to a second network, and to receive second device identification information identifying the device, to transmit, to the server apparatus, together with the received second device identification information, setting request information asking the at least one device for association settings between the information processing apparatus and the at least one device, and to receive, from the server apparatus, response information transmitted by the device in response to the setting request information.12-13-2012
20120317226WEBSITE OBJECT DEPENDENCY FILE CREATION AND USE THEREOF - A mobile computing device comprising a wireless transmitter/receiver, processing components, memory components, and a web browser. The web browser is adapted to, initiate a first request to view a website comprising a plurality of objects, and, receive the plurality of objects in a first order. The web browser is further adapted to, determine a new order for requesting the plurality of objects, and, initiate a request to view the website comprising the plurality of objects in the new order. The web browser is also adapted to receive the plurality of objects in the new order.12-13-2012
20120215887SECURE DELIVERY OF FLASH CONTENT OVER NETWORKS - A method for securing delivery of flash content over a network includes rewriting flash content action code capable of making a network request for flash content to redirect network communication associated with the flash content to a network device.08-23-2012
20120215882CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD, MANAGEMENT STORAGE DEVICE, AND NON-TRANSISTORY CONTENT MANAGEMENT COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A content management method, apparatus and computer program product cooperate to transmit from a management storage device a connection list request that requests a list of connection contents stored in a connection storage device connected to the management storage device via a public network to the connection storage device. A connection storage device receives the connection list request, and transmits the list of connection contents. The management storage device receives and arranges the list of connection contents, and converts a protocol corresponding to the connection storage device into a protocol corresponding to a local device, and transmits a consolidated content list to the local device.08-23-2012
20120173657CLOUD-BASED WEB PAGE APPLICATIONS FOR EXTENDING FUNCTIONALITY - Embodiments extend functionality of a web page using cloud-based page applications. A page application provider, executing as part of a web browser, receives notification of a web page being accessed by a user of a user computing device. One or more page applications associated with the web page are identified. The identified page applications provide functionality related to the web page and, in some embodiments, interact or share data with the web page. The page application provider presents the identified page applications to the user. Based on a selection of at least one of the presented page applications, the selected page application is provided for execution by the user computing device. In some embodiments, the correlations among the user, web pages, and page applications are available from a cloud-based page application service.07-05-2012
20120173656Reduced Bandwidth Data Uploading in Data Systems - Methods and apparatus for uploading data from a sender to a receiver. A data deduplication technique is described that may reduce the bandwidth used in uploading data from the sender to the receiver. In the technique, the receiver, rather than the sender, maintains a fingerprint dictionary for previously uploaded data. When a sender has additional data to be uploaded, the sender extracts fingerprints for units of the data and sends the fingerprints to the receiver. The receiver checks its fingerprint dictionary to determine the data units to be uploaded and notifies the sender of the identified units, which then sends the identified units of data to the receiver. The technique may, for example, be applied in virtualized data store systems to reduce bandwidth usage in uploading data.07-05-2012
20120215879Generating A Graphical Representation Of A User - Methods and apparatus are described for generating an online graphical representation of a user. For example, a method includes receiving, at a layering module, a request for an online graphical representation of a user, the request comprising indicia of a first asset and a second asset, the first asset and the second asset collectively providing an online graphical representation of the user; retrieving, with the layering module, a first file associated with the first asset and a second file associated with the second asset from an asset repository based on the indicia, the asset repository storing a plurality of files associated with assets including the first file and the second file; and compositing, with the layering module, the first and second file to form a first image being the online graphical representation of the user.08-23-2012
20120215885SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING DATA - A data sharing system includes at least one first client device, at least one second client device, and a hub equipment. The at least one first client device provides data. The at least one second client device receives data. The hub equipment receives data from the first client device using a first transmission protocol, and transmits the received data to the second client device using a second transmission protocol.08-23-2012
20120215883DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A document management apparatus delivers a to-be-delivered document to a delivery destination and collects information about browsing history of the document. The document management apparatus includes: a delivery-pattern determining unit; a delivery-information generating unit; a document delivery unit that delivers the document by transmitting the information of the delivery pattern to a network address of the delivery destination; and a browsing-history management unit that acquires information about browsing history. The delivery-pattern determining unit, when the type of the device is a type not adapted to a function of collecting information about browsing history, determines that a pattern for delivering a program for implementing collection of the information about browsing history together with the document as the delivery pattern. Otherwise, the delivery-information generating unit generates associating information that associates the document with the program such that the program is to be executed when the document is browsed.08-23-2012
20120215881PARTITIONING COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system and method for communicating data between two nodes defines a plurality of separate partitions on each node and assigns one or more subjects to at least one of the plurality of the separate partitions. The subjects in each node communicate data with each other over one or more channels. For communicating the data, the present invention separates data communications on a channel from that of other channels. More specifically, each node runs under the control of a separation kernel (SK) that partitions the nodes to define the subjects according to an SK configuration data. A partitioning communication system (PCS) separates the communications channels according to a PCS configuration data.08-23-2012
20100299403GRAPHIC INSTRUCTION TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR GRAPHIC INSTRUCTION TRANSMISSION - In related art, it takes time on a client to receive or draw a graphic element that is not important as data constituting graphics. Optimum graphic data is not transmitted to the client. To solve the above-described problems, the present invention proposes a graphic instruction transmitter having functions of selecting respective instructions constituting entire graphics according to information, such as client instruction execution capability information and information about graphic importance, and transmitting an instruction group generated on the basis of the selected instructions to the client.11-25-2010
20100049824Providing Remote Access to Multimedia Content - Remote access to multimedia content is provided to hardware devices that have been predesignated as approved. For example, a customer premises equipment (CPE) device such as a set-top box may transmit digital television content to a mobile telephone. The multimedia content may be simulcast to multiple remote hardware devices by the CPE device.02-25-2010
20100049825MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTENT PLAYBACK DEVICE, CONTENT ACQUISITION METHOD, CONTENT LOCATION NOTIFICATION METHOD, CONTENT ACQUISITION PROGRAM, AND CONTENT USE SYSTEM - A mobile electronic device includes a communication unit connected to a network to which one or more content playback devices and one or more content holding devices are connected, a location query request sending unit that sends to the content playback devices on the network a location query request about content being played back by a content playback device connected to the network, a location query response receiving unit that receives a location query response about the content through the communication unit via the network in accordance with the location query request, a provision request sending unit that sends a provision request for providing the content through the communication unit to a content holding device that holds the content in accordance with the received location query response, and a content receiving unit that receives the content through the communication unit via the network in accordance with the provision request.02-25-2010
20100049829INFORMATION TERMINAL - The present invention provides mobile terminals with various types of services such as electronic commerce service, music delivery service, and position information service. User applications required for the electronic commerce service, music delivery service, and position information service are respectively configured as service objects each having a server facility, and further a local gateway is provided, whereby various types of services can be used through a browser.02-25-2010
20100049828RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM CAUSING COMPUTER TO PERFORM DATA TRANSFER - A data sending apparatus, on sending data to a receiving apparatus, searches its storage for a transmission method to the receiving apparatus. After sending data to the receiving apparatus, the sending apparatus receives from the receiving apparatus a transmission result including a transmission condition and capabilities of the receiving apparatus. When an error occurs during the data transmission, the sending apparatus reads the communication and processing capabilities of the receiving apparatus from the transmission result, and resends the data by a transmission method in accordance with the receiving apparatus. It then acquires the transmission result and stores the same in the storage.02-25-2010
20100049827SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AGGREGATING AND PROVIDING AUDIO AND VISUAL PRESENTATIONS VIA A COMPUTER NETWORK - A method for providing content via a computer network and computing device, which may include: storing data associated with and indicative of a plurality of presentations; receiving a request to host an audio presentation; receiving and storing data associated with the requested audio presentation; initiating and recording one or more telephone calls; and, presenting at least a portion of the stored data for selection by the computing device; wherein, selection causes the stored data indicative of the selected audio/visual or audio presentation to be provided to the computing device for playback thereby via the computer network. The method may include storing data associated with and indicative of a first plurality of presentations; storing data associated with a plurality of second presentation feeds: automatically and periodically accessing each of the feeds; and aggregating each of the presentations for delivery via the computer network.02-25-2010
20100049826IN-VEHICLE MULTIMEDIA REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for providing an in-vehicle, multimedia, real-time communication system. According to one embodiment, a system for providing in-vehicle communication services can comprise a communications network and a vehicle user agent communicatively coupled with the first communications network, wherein the vehicle user agent publishes one or more published presence attributes. A Service Delivery Platform (SDP) can be communicatively coupled with the communications network. The SDP can provide a presence service adapted to receive the one or more published presence attributes from the vehicle user agent and update a presence profile for the vehicle user agent based on the received presence attributes. The presence attributes can comprise at least one attribute indicating information other than presence information and to provide one or more telco functions to the vehicle user agent.02-25-2010
20120179781INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing device capable of communicating with an external device connected thereto via a network and includes an application acquisition unit that obtains an application program to be used to control a function of the external device from an application distribution device present on the network, an external device search unit that searches for external devices on the network and an application execution unit that controls the function of the external device by executing the obtained application program, is provided. The application program obtained by the application acquisition unit includes a function of searching for the external device via the external device search unit, which executes an external device search in response to a request issued from the application execution unit executing the application program.07-12-2012
20120179780RICH MEDIA PUBLISHING - A media publishing system, comprising: a network interface to connect the media publishing system to a user; a plurality of web services to enable the user to build, publish, and access a media project using templates of media items grouped into categories; and a data storage to provide a file system to the plurality of web services, where the file system allows the user to access media items.07-12-2012
20100274871SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONGESTION DETECTION IN AN ADAPTIVE FILE DELIVERY SYSTEM - An adaptive file delivery system and method transmits a data file, such as an audio-video file, over a network or collection of networks in segments, each segment transmitted during a different time period. Each time period has a transmission portion to transmit its associated file segment and a wait portion in which no further interaction with the network occurs regarding the transmitted segment. In some implementations, the duration of the transmission portion of each time period is sufficient to reach a steady-state throughput condition, which allows the traffic load status of the network or networks to be determined from rate measurements of file segment transmissions. The duration of the wait portion of each time period is at least long enough to limit the average rate of file segment transmission to adapt to network traffic load variations and avoid network congestion. Various techniques for measuring congestion are described.10-28-2010
20100274873NETWORK DEVICE CONNECTING SYSTEM, DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE, DATA RECEIVING DEVICE, AND PORTABLE TERMINAL - A system including a first device connected to a network, a second device connected to the network, and at least one portable terminal is disclosed. Device information of the first device containing connection information for establishing a connection between the first device and the second device is transmitted from the first device to the portable terminal and later transmitted from the portable terminal to the second device. Therefore, the connection between the first device and the second device is established based on the device information.10-28-2010
20100274872SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLOW CONTROL IN AN ADAPTIVE FILE DELIVERY SYSTEM - An adaptive file delivery system and method transmits a data file, such as an audio-video file, over a network or collection of networks in segments, each segment transmitted during a different time period. Each time period has a transmission portion to transmit its associated file segment and a wait portion in which no further interaction with the network occurs regarding the transmitted segment. In some implementations, the duration of the transmission portion of each time period is sufficient to reach a steady-state throughput condition, which allows the traffic load status of the network or networks to be determined from rate measurements of file segment transmissions. The duration of the wait portion of each time period is at least long enough to limit the average rate of file segment transmission to adapt to network traffic load variations and avoid network congestion. Various techniques for measuring congestion are described.10-28-2010
20100274870TRANSCODING WEB RESOURCES - A transcoding system comprises a mobile communication device that retrieves a web resource using a mobile communication network and the internet via a transcoder. The web resource may comprise a web page intended for use by personal computers (PCs) stored at a web server. The mobile communication device sends a request to the transcoder for the web page, the request including a first URL. In one embodiment, the transcoder recognises the first URL as relating to a web page on a transcode list. Accordingly, the transcoder retrieves a web page using a second URL based on the first URL according to a mapping record. The transcoder then transcodes the retrieved web page and sends the transcoded web page to the mobile communication device. In another embodiment, the transcoder does not recognise the first URL and instead removes the top level domain of the first URL to generate a truncated URL. The transcoder then retrieves web resources using the truncated URL and variations thereof and, based on an analysis of the web resources retrieved, sends the web resource most likely to be appropriate for the mobile communication device to the device.10-28-2010
20100274869USER INTERFACE, OPERATING SYSTEM AND ARCHITECTURE - Disclosed are a novel user interface, operating system, software language and architecture.10-28-2010
20120179784DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING CONFIRMATIONS OF DATA TRANSFERS BETWEEN COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENTS, BY DATA COMPARISON - A method is intended for generating confirmations of data transfers between communication equipments connected to a communication network. This method consists, when an application running in a first communication equipment wants to transfer data packets to at least one second communication equipment, i) in transmitting a request, comprising communication identifiers of the first and second communication equipments and requesting a data transfer control, to first and second auxiliary communication equipments acting as interfaces between the communication network and the first and second communication equipments, respectively, and ii) in storing auxiliary data representative of these data packets transferred through the first and second auxiliary communication equipments, these stored auxiliary data constituting proofs of transmission of the data packets by the first communication equipment and of reception of at least some of these data packets by the second communication equipment.07-12-2012
20120179783READ-ONLY STORAGE DEVICE HAVING NETWORK INTERFACE, A SYSTEM INCLUDING THE DEVICE AND A METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING FILES OVER A NETWORK - A Read-only storage device having network interface, a system including the device, and a method of distributing files over a network. The storage device comprises a processor communicably connected to a computer interface, a network interface, and a storage means. The processor communicates with a computer and a file server through the computer interface and the network interface, respectively. The computer may request a file from the processor and the processor responds by either (1) providing the requested file to the computer on a read-only basis if the file is cached on the storage means, (2) obtains the file from the file server if the file is available from the file server, caches the obtained file on the storage means, and provides the obtained file to the computer on a read-only basis, or (3) returns a file unavailable notice to the computer.07-12-2012
20120179779SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL - A scheme for a business-software application system (e.g., SAP) to access cloud storage (e.g., AT&T Synaptic Storage-as-a-Service) by means of an add-on enabler software module, where applications can use cloud storage as an archive (e.g., ArchiveLink) repository. In one embodiment, a business-software application system includes an application server and an enabler. The application server is configured to execute a plurality of applications and includes an archiving module. The enabler is adapted to exchange application data with (i) the archiving module, and, (ii) via a secure connection, a cloud-storage repository. In one embodiment, the enabler employs the SAP ArchiveLink protocol to communicate with the archiving module and is adapted to make signed Representational State Transfer (REST) HTTP calls through the ABAP language.07-12-2012
20120179782MECHANISM FOR SUPPORTING USER CONTENT FEEDS - In one embodiment, for each one of one or more content producers, access a content-producing rate at which the content producer produces one or more items of content; and for each one of one or more content consumers, access a content-consuming rate at which the content consumer consumes one or more items of content. For each one of a plurality of consumer-producer pairs, wherein the consumer-producer pair comprises one of the content consumers and one of the content producers, and the content consumer follows the content producer, select between a push strategy and a pull strategy for delivering one or more items of content from the content producer to the content consumer based on the content-consuming rate of the content consumer and the content-producing rate of the content producer.07-12-2012
20120179778APPLYING NETWORKING PROTOCOLS TO IMAGE FILE MANAGEMENT - A method and system provides for the migration of a modified virtual machine from a first network environment to a second by transmitting only a new value-block pair and a new set of key-value pairs to a client in the second network environment. Changes to the virtual machine, which is composed of component blocks, may be captured in a new component block. A corresponding new key and new hash value maybe generated to produce the new value-block pair and a corresponding new key-value pair. In this way, a user may make changes to a virtual machine in the first network environment and have those changes distributed and made available in the second network environment; not by transferring the entire image file, but rather by transferring a minimal amount of data between the two environments.07-12-2012
20120179777DISTRIBUTED KERNEL OPERATING SYSTEM - An improved distributed operating system over a network of computer systems is described. Existing distributed operating systems have transmission performance limitations dictated by their inability to (1) reliably handle transient communication failures and rapid node reboots, (2) provide a transmission protocol that adapts to link reliability, and (3) allow transmissions to occur over an arbitrary combinations of communication links. The systems and methods described herein solve these problems by providing a reliable node-to-node session protocol that offers high performance message delivery and multi-interface management and support. This is done by transmitting all data between two nodes of the operating system over a single connection that may dynamically exploit multiple interfaces between the nodes.07-12-2012
20120179776COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - In a communication control apparatus, a first receiving unit receives a registration request packet which is generated so as to enable the communication control apparatus to recognize an access requested apparatus, and if determining that the access requested apparatus recognized from the registration request packet exists in a network, registers first identification information identifying an access requesting apparatus which is included in the registration request packet, in a storage unit. A second receiving unit receives an explorer packet, and if determining that first identification information included in the explorer packet has been registered in the storage unit, sends second identification information identifying the own apparatus to the access requesting apparatus.07-12-2012
20120179775Data Accessing Method Used for Customer Premises Equipment and Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Thereof - The present invention discloses a data accessing method used for CPE and CPE, wherein the data accessing method used for the CPE comprises: acquiring destination domain information; determining a gateway corresponding to the destination domain information according to a preset domain grouping table, wherein the domain grouping table is used to store a corresponding relationship between the destination domain information and the gateway; and accessing data through a modern mapped with the determined gateway. By virtue of the present invention, it can enable the users, when using services provided by operators, to quickly and conveniently access the services provided by different operators, thereby effectively avoiding the phenomena that the speed of accessing or downloading is slow and the access cannot even be achieved when the users cannot select a suitable operator in the prior art.07-12-2012
20120179774THREE-DIMENSIONAL EARTH-FORMATION VISUALIZATION - Three-dimensional earth-formation visualization. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are a memory device stores a program that, when executed, causes the one or more processors to output from a queue, over a network connection, an encoded video stream of a three-dimensional earth-formation model. The processors are also caused to adjust a size of the queue based on a quality of the network connection.07-12-2012
20100011089Computer Network and Method of Operating Same to Preload Content of Selected Web Pages - A method for operating a computer network for example a school to preload the content of web addresses on the local memory, i.e. the web cache memory for use in for example a subsequent lesson. The network comprises at least one device, a web cache memory, and internet access apparatus to connect a device on the network to internet using a web browser, relevant devices on the network being accessible to a network administrator and defined network users (teachers and pupils), a method whereby one of said defined network users (teachers) uses a modified web browser to define a set of web addresses (web pages) to be accessed, said set of web addresses being stored in the network, and operates the network to cause the content of the set of web addresses to be stored on said web cache memory, whereby the content may be accessed by the pupils during said lesson via the network without further access to internet. Limits or quotas may be set up for the amount of memory space usable by each user so as to prevent overload of the memory and users may be limited to access web pages defined by one or more preload tasks on the memory at a particular time. Software to allow the method of the invention may be loaded on the web cache.01-14-2010
20100011088System and Method for Combining Pull and Push Modes - The present invention concerns a method for downloading content using a combination of push and pull modes. In a communication system comprising a first terminal, at least a second terminal, and a content server, the invention concerns a method for downloading content comprising, at the level of the first terminal, the steps of downloading content either in a pull mode from the content server or at least the second terminal or in a push mode from the content server; and seamlessly switching between the modes for continuing downloading of the content.01-14-2010
20100011087DELIVERING DICOM DATA - An image and associated information provided in a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) dataset can be delivered to a web browser. The DICOM dataset is separated into image data and associated data. The image data is translated into an image file and the associated data in an associated file is described using a format which is understood by the web browser. The image file and associated file are transmitted over a communications network to the web browser and the web browser is then used to display the image and associated information from the image file and associated file respectively.01-14-2010
20120284357CLIENT CALCULATION OF LINKS TO NETWORK LOCATIONS OF FILES TO UPLOAD - A link to a file to be stored at a network location is calculated using a client before the file is uploaded to the network location. The client may calculate the link to the network location either while online or offline. In response to determining to upload a file, a link to the file at the network location is calculated before uploading the file. The created link may be a direct link that specifies the file at the network location as the destination of the link and/or a redirect link that when used redirects the user to the file at the network location. The link may be created using various information (e.g. a default location, filename, and/or a unique key). When online, the client may reserve a specific link with the network location before the file is uploaded.11-08-2012
20090077195Method and system for accessing audio/visual content - A method and system for accessing audio/visual content is provided. Such access involves initiating a download of selected content over a communication link, for display on a display device, and monitoring the download status to detect download conditions that may lead to a delay in the display of the selected content. Then, upon detecting download conditions that may lead to delay in display of the selected content, displaying alternate available content on the display device.03-19-2009
20120254360ENABLING SOCIAL INTERACTIVE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - A transfer system from transferring a media file includes a vehicle media system and a wireless mobile device. The vehicle media system includes a wireless receiver, a security measure, and a processor configured to wirelessly detect the wireless mobile device, and receive, using the wireless receiver, the media file from the wireless mobile device. The wireless mobile device includes a wireless transmitter, and a processor configured to wirelessly detect the vehicle media system, and transmit, using the wireless receiver, the media file from the wireless mobile device. At least one of the wireless mobile device and vehicle media system is configured to create a wireless connection between the vehicle media system and the wireless mobile device, and the wireless connection does not include the security measure.10-04-2012
20120254357SERVER, REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCTION SYSTEM - A link server according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a service data obtaining unit that obtains first data having a first format, from an external service server that provides data stored in a database, through an electric telecommunication line; a data converting unit that converts the first data into second data having a second format available to a program that operates on a reproduction apparatus; and a communication control unit that transmits the second data resulting from the conversion performed by the data converting unit, to the program that operates on the reproduction apparatus.10-04-2012
20120254347PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH AN INFORMATION DEVICE - A system and method for providing supplemental content associated with an information device includes a user device detecting (10-04-2012
20120254345REMOTE DEVICE DIAGNOSTIC AND REPAIR APPARATUS AND METHODS - Methods and apparatus are disclosed for servicing a target device with a remote access device. The target device has a target-device input/output interface and the remote access device has a remote-access-device input/output interface that are operatively coupled at the hardware level. A wireless communication link is established between the remote access device and a communications network to establish a communication link between a computer remote from the target device and from the remote access device. Service instructions are received from the computer at the remote access device over the communication link The received service instructions are transmitted through the coupled input/output interfaces to service the target device.10-04-2012
20120185563NETWORK SYSTEM, VIRTUAL PRIVATE CONNECTION FORMING METHOD, STATIC NAT FORMING DEVICE, REVERSE PROXY SERVER AND VIRTUAL CONNECTION CONTROL DEVICE - To provide a new network system, a new network connection device and a new reverse proxy device enabling to solve the problems of the conventional VPN and achieve strong security and flexible operability by adding extremely light software and hardware.07-19-2012
20120185562METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING DATA - A method of transmitting data and a method of processing data, the methods including acquiring basic data of a type defined in the open API and extended data of a type not defined in the open API; converting the extended data to data of a type defined in the open API; and invoking the open API and transmitting the basic data and the converted extended data to the server.07-19-2012
20120185561HTTP Notification Gateway - Presented are methods and apparatus for obtaining event notifications by a client. A notification gateway server collects event notifications from a plurality of application servers and provides them to the client through outstanding event requests. The client initializes the notification gateway server for establishing a notification channel between the client and the notification gateway server. The client then uses at least one notification request, such as an HTTP long polling request, to collect the event notifications from the notification gateway server. The client sends another notification request to the notification server each time event notifications are received.07-19-2012
20120185559DYNAMICALLY INTEGRATING DISPARATE COMPUTER-AIDED DISPATCH SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for dynamically integrating disparate computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems are disclosed. The systems and methods provide bi-directional interoperability between disparate CAD systems and maintain stateful ongoing interactions between interconnected CAD systems. Information objects in one CAD system are associated and bound to related objects in other CAD systems through a centralized information hub that transforms data items intelligently to facilitate communication and interaction between the CAD systems connected to the hub. The described systems and methods maintain complete and current perspectives of all relevant information for each CAD system connected to the information hub, thereby eliminating the need for point-to-point intelligence maintained by the CAD systems about the other interconnected CAD systems. As information updates are passed from CAD systems to the information hub and back out to other CAD systems, the information hub transforms and evaluates the information updates ensuring that only necessary information updates are forwarded.07-19-2012
20120185558DATA STORAGE MANAGEMENT - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for data storage management. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a request to store one or more data items from a client device; identifying one or more remote storage locations for storing the one or more data items; creating header snips corresponding to the one or more remote storage locations; and sending the header snips to the client device.07-19-2012
20120226768Remote Monitoring Systems for Monitoring Medical Devices Via Wireless Communication Networks - A remote monitoring system for monitoring a plurality of medical devices at a patient care or home care facility. The system includes a device integration server in communication with wireless relay modules for receiving data packets from the medical devices including an identifier and data for each medical device. The system also includes a data management system and an outbound web server. The data management system is configured to log data for the medical devices. The web server is configured to provide webpages including the data of the medical devices for display on a remote monitoring computer, subject to authentication of an associated data request from the monitoring computer. The Web server is configurable to look up patient information from a secure source when user has appropriate permissions. In addition, the device integration server is configured to process alert messages received from the wireless relay modules and, in response, to transmit text message information to the wireless relay modules to be relayed to one or more text messaging recipients.09-06-2012
20120084397PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - In order to solve the problem of performing data transmission between a server and a communication apparatus via a portable terminal apparatus at a high speed, the portable terminal apparatus is provided with: a first communication means which connects with a server on a network and communicates data, a second communication means which connects with the communication apparatus and performs data communication, a temporary storage means which temporarily stores data when relaying data communication between the server and the communication apparatus using the first communication means and the second communication means, and a control means which can control data communication performed by the first communication means and the second communication means asynchronously and in parallel when relaying data communication between the server and the communication apparatus.04-05-2012
20120084396CONTEXT SWITCHED ROUTE LOOK UP KEY ENGINE - A key engine that performs route lookups for a plurality of keys may include a data processing portion configured to process one data item at a time and to request data when needed. A buffer may be configured to store a partial result from the data processing portion. A controller may be configured to load the partial result from the data processing portion into the buffer. The controller also may be configured to input another data item into the data processing portion for processing while requested data is obtained for a prior data item. A number of these key engines may be used by a routing unit to perform a large number of route lookups at the same time.04-05-2012
20120084395METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROGRAMMING USER-DEFINED INFORMATION INTO ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A device for programming user-defined information into an electronic device is provided. The programmer allows a user to program customized information, such as user-selected audio, video, or Internet access information into his or her programmable device. Such electronic devices include wireless telephones, pagers, and personal digital assistants. The programmer allows a user to, among other things, customize the device to suit his or her particular taste.04-05-2012
20120084394METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING SECURE ACCESS TO A HOSTED SERVICE VIA A CLIENT APPLICATION - The present invention discloses methods and systems for providing secure user access to services offered by a service provider to a client application over a network. One embodiment includes receiving an application cookie from the client application and populating a service cookie based on information in the application cookie. Information in the service cookie is utilized as a basis for regulating a provision of services to the client application.04-05-2012
20120084393LICENSE AUTOMATION AND STREAMING FOR SOFTWARE PRODUCTS - A computer-usable storage medium having instructions embodied therein that when executed cause a computer system to perform a method for managing a license for a product. The method comprising, receiving a command from a user to execute the product at the computer system, wherein the product requires a license for execution; automatically accessing the license for the product from a database of licenses; and storing the license at the computer system for automatic license activation upon execution of the product.04-05-2012
20120084392METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MEDIA CONTENTS FOR A PLURALITY OF NODES IN A DATA NETWORK - A method for providing media contents for a plurality of addressable nodes in a data network, said media contents comprising at least one media file. For each media file to be provided, a decentralized structure managed via a first node is formed so the respective media file is divided into a plurality of sections and an identity value is allocated to the sections, the first node(s) respectively responsible for a sub-interval and for a sub-quantity of sections from the respective media file. In a respective first node, a number of second nodes and corresponding addresses are deposited, the second node(s) specified for providing said sections according to said sub-interval, for which the respective first node is responsible. A receiving node retrieves the addresses of second nodes having sections of said media file by a request to said first node, and downloads the sections from said retrieved addressed second nodes.04-05-2012
20120084391ELECTRONIC RECEIPT SYSTEM - A method includes receiving, at a user identification module of an electronic receipt system in electronic communication with a point of sale terminal, a user identifier transmitted from a mobile communication device to a near-field communication enabled communication device associated with the point of sale terminal. The method also includes verifying, by a validation module of the electronic receipt system, an enrollment status of the user identifier; and based on results of the verifying, transmitting, by a transfer module of the electronic receipt system, the user identifier and data characterizing an electronic receipt to a receipt storage module of the electronic receipt system.04-05-2012
20120084390DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, TRANSMISSION-SOURCE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND DATA TRANSMISSION PROGRAM - A data transmission method for transmitting data from a transmission-source information processing apparatus to a plurality of information processing apparatuses, includes: selecting an information processing apparatus from among the plurality of information processing apparatuses functioning as a relay information processing apparatus relay-transmitting data to another information processing apparatus, in accordance with the number of information processing apparatuses; transmitting the data to the relay information processing apparatus; and relay-transmitting the data received from the transmission-source information processing apparatus to the another information processing apparatus.04-05-2012
20120084389TECHNIQUE FOR PROVIDING SERVICE THROUGH DATA CENTER - A management apparatus in a data center executes: receiving, from a router that starts connecting to the data center through a VPN, data concerning specification of a virtual machine for a user terminal in a network connected to the router and data representing a request for connecting to the Internet; activating a first virtual machine satisfying the specification of the virtual machine on a computer in the data center; activating a second virtual machine for connecting to the Internet on a computer in the data center; carrying out a setting of an address by which the user terminal connects to the Internet, for the second virtual machine; transmitting an address of the first virtual machine and an address of the second virtual machine to the router; and transmitting an address of the router to the first virtual machine and the second virtual machine.04-05-2012
20120084388INTER UE TRANSFER BETWEEN MOBILE INTERNET PROTOCOL CLIENTS - Mobile IP (MIP) protocol may be used to transfer a communication flow between nodes. An indication to transfer the communication flow is received at a first node, and the first node sends a communication flow transfer request via mobile internet protocol. The request is received by a network device. The network device forwards the request for delivery to the second node. The network device receives a response to the request originated from the second node via mobile internet protocol, and instructs a correspondence node to transfer the communication flow to the second node. Upon receiving a response indicating that the communication flow transfer request has been accepted, the first node terminates the communication flow at the first node. The second node resumes the transferred communication flow.04-05-2012
20120221679MICROCOMPUTER - Between a CPU and a communication module, a write buffer, a write control section, a read buffer and a read control section are provided. The CPU directly accesses and the write buffer and the read buffer. By periodically outputting a communication request, the read control section reads data, which the communication module received from other nodes, and transfers the data to the read buffer. The write control section transfers to the communication module the data written in the write buffer as transmission data. In addition, a bypass access control section and an access sequence control section are provided. The bypass access control section controls direct data read and data write between the CPU and the communication module. The access sequence control section controls sequence of accesses of the control sections to the communication module.08-30-2012
20120226774DISPLAY SNOOPING - Circuitry that may be placed in a communication pathway between a host computer and a second display device external to the host computer. One example provides an interface circuit that receives communication signals from a host computer. These signals may be AUX signals sent over a DisplayPort or Thunderbolt connection. The interface circuit may pass these signals to the second display device directly, it may modify them before passing them on, it may ignore them, or the interface circuit may pass them to a processor associated with the second display device.09-06-2012
20120226769Peer to Peer Metadata Distribution - A metadata distribution node includes a memory configured to store metadata. The metadata includes description information such as a description of a segment of a content item or social commentary on the content item. The metadata distribution node further includes a processor configured to receive a user profile from a client device, identify a portion of the metadata based on the user profile, and provide the portion of the metadata to the client device.09-06-2012
20120226777METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROGRAMMING USER-DEFINED INFORMATION INTO ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A device for programming user-defined information into an electronic device is provided. The programmer allows a user to program customized information, such as user-selected audio, video, or Internet access information into his or her programmable device. Such electronic devices include wireless telephones, pagers, and personal digital assistants. The programmer allows a user to, among other things, customize the device to suit his or her particular taste.09-06-2012
20120226776System and Methods for Facilitating the Synchronization of Data - Methods and systems for facilitating the synchronization of data on two or more user computers, where the data is maintained in a data structure as objects. The system assigns an index to one or more objects maintained in the data structure, wherein each index provides an address for an object within the data structure. The system detects at least one modification to the data, wherein said modification is initiated on a user computer. The system updates one or more objects in the data structure based on the modification. The system creates a representation of the at least one modification, wherein the representation comprises a reference to one or more indexes assigned to the one or more updated objects. The system transmits the representation, wherein the representation is for use in generating a corresponding modification to the data on other user computers.09-06-2012
20120226775METHOD OF PROCESSING NON-REAL TIME SERVICE AND BROADCAST RECEIVER - A method of receiving and process a broadcast signal including a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of processing a broadcast signal including a Non-Real Time (NRT) service, the method comprises receiving and processing a signaling information table including access information of the NRT service, receiving and storing data of the NRT service based on the signaling information table in non-real time, extracting access information of additional information relating to the NRT service from the signaling information table, and downloading the additional information relating to the NRT service based on the extracted access information.09-06-2012
20120226773IMAGE READING APPARATUS, IMAGE READING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An image reading apparatus includes a specifying unit that specifies address information, which indicates a data storage location in a first server that is connected via a network; an image data delivering unit that delivers image data, which is obtained by reading an original image, to the data storage location indicated by the address information specified by the specifying unit; a generating unit that generates log data containing file path information, the file path information containing a file name of the image data and the address information that indicates the data storage location to which the image data is sent; and a log editing unit that adds the log data to a delivery log maintained in a second server connected via the network.09-06-2012
20120226772TRANSFERRING DATA UTILIZING A TRANSFER TOKEN MODULE - A method for data transfer from a first computing device to a second computing device begins when the first computing device is paired with a transfer token module by the first computing device sending the data to the transfer token module. The method continues with the transfer token module encoding the data utilizing a dispersed storage error encoding function to produce a set of encoded data slices and sending the set of encoded data slices to a target destination. The method continues, when the second computing device is paired with the transfer token module, with the transfer token module retrieving the set of encoded data slices from the target destination and decoding the set of encoded data slices utilizing the dispersed storage error encoding function to recapture the data. The method continues with the second computing device storing the data.09-06-2012
20120259944STORAGE APPARATUS AND ITS DATA PROCESSING METHOD - Data conversion processing for converting access target data into data of a different block size is executed without degradation of data input/output processing performance.10-11-2012
20120259948ASYNCHRONOUS DISTRIBUTED OBJECT UPLOADING FOR REPLICATED CONTENT ADDRESSABLE STORAGE CLUSTERS - A method performed by two or more devices of a group of devices in a distributed data replication system may include receiving a group of chunks having a same unique temporary identifier, the group of chunks comprising an object to be uploaded; creating an entry for the object in a replicated index, the entry being keyed by the unique temporary identifier, and the replicated index being replicated at each of the two or more devices; and determining, by an initiating device of the two or more devices, that a union of the group of chunks contains all data of the object. The method may also include calculating a content-based identifier to the object; creating another entry for the object in the replicated index, the other entry being keyed by the content-based identifier; and updating the replicated index to point from the unique temporary identifier to the content-based identifier.10-11-2012
20120259947APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING DATA BETWEEN AUTOMOBILE HEAD UNIT AND MOBILE DEVICE - A unified data exchange method between an automobile head unit and a mobile device is provided, in which the automobile head unit directly provides a web user interface to the mobile device or drives a mobile application of the mobile device to provide a user interface when the automobile head unit does not provide the web user interface. Further, in the data exchange method, a user interface is dynamically provided from a third user interface server connected to the mobile device.10-11-2012
20120259946NETWORK STREAMING OF VIDEO DATA USING BYTE RANGE REQUESTS - In one example, a device for receiving information for multimedia data includes one or more processors configured to determine a byte range of a file of a representation of multimedia content to request from a source device, form a uniform resource locator (URL) that specifies, in a file path portion of the URL, according to a template, the file and the byte range in accordance with requirements of the source device, and issue a GET request that specifies the formed URL to the source device.10-11-2012
20120259949World Wide Web Content Synchronization Between Wireless Devices - Wireless access protocol-capable wireless devices are able to synchronize displayed Web content. A first WAP device requests a synchronized session through the sync Proxy of the network. The sync Proxy, through a WAP Push Proxy, sets up the synchronized session. One or both wireless devices may then request content from a Web site. This content is transmitted from the Web site to the first device, and through a WAP proxy to the second device.10-11-2012
20120259952IF-NONE-MATCH FOR AGGREGATED PAGE DISTRIBUTION - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for page request management for aggregated page content. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for page request management for aggregated page content can include issuing on behalf of a user a request for dynamically aggregated components in a page. The method further can include inserting into a header of the request a key computed as a combination of identifiers for the aggregated components and last modified data for the aggregated components. Finally, the method can include receiving in response to the request a new page of dynamically aggregated components for the user only if the computed key does not match a key computed for the new page. Otherwise, only a response is received indicating that the page has not been modified.10-11-2012
20120259951Systems and Methods for Delivering Content to Vehicles - A content delivery system includes a remote data center in wireless communication with a vehicle telematics system. The remote data center includes a content server, an automated voice recognition system, and a database. The remote data center utilizes combinations of GPS information, voice automation technology, and preconfigured vehicle operator preferences to deliver content to vehicles over a wireless link. The content delivery system includes a web portal at which vehicle operators configure personal profiles, including information regarding personal preferences and/or information pertaining to application access. The web portal feeds the profile information to the remote data center over a remote Internet connection. The remote data center stores the preconfigured vehicle operator profiles in the database, which is later accessed in response to vehicle operator commands recognized by the voice recognition system.10-11-2012
20120259953Data Storage and Data Sharing in a Network of Heterogeneous Computers - A network of PCs includes an I/O channel adapter and network adapter, and is configured for management of a distributed cache memory stored in the plurality of PCs interconnected by the network. The use of standard PCs reduces the cost of the data storage system. The use of the network of PCs permits building large, high-performance, data storage systems.10-11-2012
20120259945SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY MODIFYING CONTENT BASED ON USER EXPECTATIONS - Systems and methods for dynamically rendering content based on user expectations and user tolerance levels are disclosed. Content is delivered to a user in a way that maximizes user experience and minimizes frustration while accessing web content. Because every user's expectations and tolerance levels are different, embodiments of the invention exploit these two parameters to deliver optimized web content to users within an acceptable time frame, thus ensuring a better browsing experience. In one embodiment of the invention, the method includes intercepting at a computing device a request for content from a server, determining a quality of service value based on user expectations and a user tolerance level from the content and a user profile, and delivering a modified version of the content to the user based on the quality of service value. The system is a computing device programmed with instructions to accomplish these functional steps.10-11-2012
20120259950Content Distribution System - A content distribution system 10-11-2012
20120233287OPPORTUNISTIC NETWORK UPDATES - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing opportunistic network updates. In one aspect, a method includes determining, by a queue manager on a mobile device that has a network interface, to fulfill one or more requests to upload or download data through the network interface, and in response to determining to fulfill the requests, applying, by the queue manager, one or more rules to the requests, to classify each request as a request that is to be fulfilled, or a request that is not to be fulfilled. The method also includes causing, by the queue manager, the requests that are classified as to be fulfilled to be fulfilled, or the requests that are classified as not to be fulfilled to not be fulfilled.09-13-2012
20120265843VARIABLE CONTENT BASED ON RELATIONSHIP TO CONTENT CREATOR - Method, system, and computer program product are provided for enabling a content creator who is not an owner of a content site to provide variable content to content consumers. The method includes: defining content consumers by their relationship to a content creator; receiving a request for a content item from a content consumer; determining the relationship of the content consumer to the content creator; and returning a version of the content item for the determined relationship. A content creator may select content of a content item, and may provide different versions of the selected content with an indication of a relationship between the content creator and a content consumer for a version.10-18-2012
20120265841SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION, ALERTS, AND/OR COMMENTS TO PARTICIPANTS BASED ON LOCATION INFORMATION - The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for sharing information related to a location also referred to herein as a “spot,” such as spot alerts and/or spot comments (e.g., shared information, advertisements, etc.) received, displayed, played, and/or actuated, for example, on recipient mobile electronic devices proximately located to such location (e.g., spot). Users of the system can create spot alerts in which designated recipients can receive messages, such as spot alerts and/or spot comments (e.g., shared information, advertisements, etc.) received, displayed, played, and/or actuated, for example, on respective recipient mobile electronic devices, when located within a proximity of a defined location (e.g., spot).10-18-2012
20120265846SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COORDINATING A DEBT-RELIEF PROGRAM - A computer-implemented method, administered by a program intermediary, is disclosed for coordinating a debt relief program between a servicer and program provider. The method includes receiving a common data file for tracking information related to a program applicant. The method also includes transmitting the common data file related to the program applicant to the servicer and polling the servicer for changes made to the common data file. The method also includes downloading the changes made to the common data file made by the servicer and automatically updating the common data file with the changes made by the servicer. The method also includes transmitting the common data file including the changes made by the servicer to the program provider.10-18-2012
20120265845DLNA CONTENT CONVERSION DEVICE, DLNA CONTENT CONVERSION METHOD, AND DLNA CONTENT CONVERSION PROGRAM - A function of browsing web content using a DLNA-compliant player device is provided. A DLNA content conversion device converts a structure of navigation tags represented by HTML data into a folder structure on a DLNA server having the same hierarchical structure as the hierarchical structure of the navigation tags.10-18-2012
20120265844METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A PERSONAL DATABASE - The present invention relates to a method for establishing a personal database, using which after a member of a website, that is functioning as a portal website, had provided one's personal information on paper to a website administrator of the website and the paper-based personal information is digitalized to be used for establishing an personal electronic file and personal database relating to the member, the member after logging into the website is authorized to obtain an online reading service or file downloading service from the website. Moreover, by the service provided by the website for rapidly digitalizing paper-based documentations, a corporate user of the website can easily build an electronic library as required that is managed by the administrators of the website.10-18-2012
20120233291SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING A REMOTE RESOURCE FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The disclosure recites a device, system and method for provisioning resources from a server in a network to a mobile electronic device. The method comprises the steps of: downloading access information from the server for the resource; presenting the resource for selection on a graphical user interface (GUI) rendered on a display; sending a request to the server to download the resource from the communications network; and after receiving the resource from the communications network, integrating the resource into the application.09-13-2012
20120233286APPLICATION RUNNING DEVICE TO PERSONALIZE THE RUI - An application device generates a personalized remote user interface corresponding to a user. After the personalized remote user interface is sent to a rendering device, the personalized remote user interface displays a remote user interface related to the user.09-13-2012
20120233292HANDLING OF DATA TRANSFER IN A LAN-FREE ENVIRONMENT - There is disclosed a method, system and computer readable medium for transferring data in a LAN-free environment, in particular for a tape backup or restore operation. Data of a client partition of a first server is sent to a partition of a LAN-free server through the Local Area Network (LAN). The data sent is then converted from TCP/IP protocol to Fibre Channel protocol. The converted data is sent to a Storage Area Network (SAN) through a Fibre Channel card and finally to a tape library. An advantage is thus to mutualize and virtualize resources, in particular Fibre Channel cards. Storage Area Network tape drives are shared using such host bus adapter cards. Certain embodiments avoid the reconfiguration of Storage Area Network tape drives when the client partition moves to a new hardware.09-13-2012
20120233288APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, BY WHICH TO PLAY OUT MEDIA DATA PURSUANT TO A MEDIA DATA SERVICE - An apparatus, and an associated method facilitates play out of media data pursuant to a media data service in which the media data is susceptible to modification during play out. A calculator calculates a value indicative of a buffer level of media data buffered pursuant to play out during performance of the media data service. The calculated value is evaluated. And, the reading of media data is caused to be slowed or stopped if the calculated value indicates an increasing buffer level.09-13-2012
20080301257SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSUMER ENTITLEMENTS IN PORTAL SERVICES - A system to support consumer entitlement that allows Producer web applications to decide which portlets to be offered to Consumer web applications can comprise: a role set which includes a plurality of roles; a Consumer web application adapted to interact with end users; and a Producer web application with a set of portlets operable to be combined in a unified portal for end users. The Producer web application operates to: define a property set that allows end users to input values for the property set; map the Consumer web application to one particular role in the role set; and check for portlets that are available among the set of portlets based on the particular role.12-04-2008
20080301258Referential Integrity Across a Distributed Directory - A system and method for autonomically maintaining group referential integrity across a distributed directory. When a server receives an operation request from a client regarding an entry in the distributed directory, the server sends a request to the particular server containing the entry to be modified that instructs the server to modify the entry, but without performing a referential integrity check. The server then determines whether the request returned successfully. If so, the server sends a request to each server in the network to perform the requested operation on all group references for the entry, but without actually performing the requested operation on the entry itself. If all of these requests return successfully, the server notifies the requesting client that the requested operation has been performed.12-04-2008
20120265851METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING A NETWORK OF ELECTRONIC SIGNS - A method and apparatus allows owners of electronic signs, such as retailers, real estate owners, other space owners, and content providers, such as advertisers, entertainment producers, event promoters, visual artists, and the general community to participate in an open content network, in which electronic signs are universally uniquely identified and then added to a network in a distributed fashion, after which content is selectively downloaded to the electronic signs. The times at which the content is presented are determined collaboratively by the owners of the electronic signs and the content providers. A mechanism that verifies whether the content is actually presented on the electronic signs is also disclosed.10-18-2012
20110004671System and Method for Secure Delivery of Creatives - A method of creating and delivering an on-demand audio asset for inclusion in a creative is described. The method includes the steps of accessing a central processing environment, requesting at least one recording of at least a portion of an audio transmission generated from a communication device, generating at least one audio asset, adding the audio asset to a pool of related assets stored in a vault connected to the central processing environment, selecting the generated audio asset and at least one other related asset from the pool of related assets to form a creative, then requesting delivery of the creative to another communication device, and finally delivering the creative to the other communication device. The method is performed in part by a creative composition engine, which is also described. The engine includes a central processing environment having a processor, a digital recorder and a digital asset storage vault.01-06-2011
20110004670ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR REMOTELY PROCESSING FILES - An electronic apparatus and a control method thereof which can remotely process multimedia data stored in peripherals connected to the electronic apparatus are provided. The electronic apparatus comprises a connector to which a peripheral device storing multimedia data is connected; a communication unit which communicates with a plurality of external devices through a network; and a controller which controls the communication unit to broadcast the presence of the multimedia data to the plurality of external devices and transmits the multimedia data to one external device responding to the broadcasting among the plurality of external devices. With this, there are provided an electronic apparatus and a control method thereof capable of easily processing the multimedia data.01-06-2011
20110004669STATUTORY LICENSE RESTRICTED DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYBACK ON PORTABLE DEVICES - Systems and methods are described for, e.g., providing a statutory audio content service on a portable device that complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The user can select a playlist subject to DMCA restrictions but cannot access individual items. Content playback, including skipping of content, is restricted to enforce relevant DMCA provisions. Encryption used to implement digital rights management (DRM) may be modified to enforce such content play rules or, alternatively, an additional layer of encryption may be imposed. Limitations on playback are stored along with the playlist structure in a form that is protected against modification. Information logging content playback is maintained in protected form to be uploaded and relayed to the service provider for the purpose of calculating royalty payments.01-06-2011
20110131290METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTION OF CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN) BASED ON USER LOCATION - Methods and apparatus are provided for selecting a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for Internet Protocol (IP)-based services. A service request message is received from a user. The service request message includes user location information. The CDN is selected in accordance with the user location information. The service request message is transmitted to the CDN for connection of a corresponding delivery function module of the CDN to the user.06-02-2011
20120239778SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGHLY RELIABLE DATA REPLICATION - Data replication includes generating replication data that is part of a replicated file system to be sent over a communication channel to a destination replication device; adding additional verification information to at least a portion of the replication data to prevent data corruption; and sending the replication data and the additional verification information over the communication channel to the destination replication device. The replication data with additional verification information is sent over the communication channel using a reliable protocol that allows the replication data to be verified by the reliable protocol at the destination replication device. The reliable protocol is a protocol capable of detecting most but not all data corruption introduced by the communication channel. The additional verification information includes information for verifying that replication data sent using the reliable protocol does not include data corruption that was introduced by the communication channel and undetected by the reliable protocol.09-20-2012
20120239775TRANSPARENT PROXY CACHING OF RESOURCES - A device receives, from a client device, a request for a resource available from an origin device, and determines whether the resource is cached in a cache server. When the resource is cached, the device provides a first command instructing the client device to request the resource from the cache server, receives, from the client device, a first new request for the resource, and enables, based on the first new request, the client device to receive the resource from the cache server. When the resource is not cached, the device creates a firewall filter, provides a second command instructing the client device to request the resource from the origin device, receives, via the firewall filter and from the client device, a second new request for the resource, and enables, based on the second new request, the client device to receive the resource from the origin device.09-20-2012
20120239777SECURE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS - A method of securely communicating a message for a financial transaction from a first correspondent to one or more recipients. The method comprises dividing the message into at least two portions. Each portion is intended for a recipient. Each portion intended for receipt by one of the recipients is encrypted with that recipient's public key. The message is signed and transmitted to one of the recipients to enable the recipient to verify the message and further transmit the message to a further recipient.09-20-2012
20120239781INFORMATION SEARCHING APPARATUS, NUMBER DECIDING METHOD, INFORMATION SEARCHING PROGRAM, INFORMATION SEARCHING SYSTEM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - There are provided an information searching apparatus, a number deciding method, an information searching program, an information searching system and a recording medium, in which a user can efficiently browse search results. A first data group constituted of a predetermined number of pieces of data is transmitted to a terminal device in a data group which is data corresponding to an searched information group, a transmission request of data different from the first data group is received from the terminal device, a second data group different from the first data group is transmitted to the terminal device in the data group corresponding to the searched information group, a presence of a user interest in the first data group is determined based on contents of a user operation detected by the terminal device after the first data group is transmitted until the transmission request is received, and when the user is not interested in the first data group, the second data group constituted of a larger number of pieces of data than the number of pieces of data constituting the first data group is transmitted.09-20-2012
20120239780CONTENT PROVIDING SYSTEM, RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a content providing system, a receiving apparatus and method, a storage medium, and a program, which enable to perform a variety of contents provisions. An operational terminal 09-20-2012
20120239779MEDIA CHANNEL MANAGEMENT - The media session management of the invention encompasses a media server having access to multiple unicast-based media channels and a user terminal. The user terminal generates and transmits a generic, channel-transparent session request to the server. This request initiates a generic, channel-transparent media session setup procedure between the terminal and the server. The setup procedure involves exchange of requests and responses but no media channel is yet selected or notified at the server. Once the channel-transparent setup has been completed, the user terminal transmits a channel-specific rendering request for a desired media channel to the server. In a subsequent channel switch, the terminal simply transmits a new channel-specific request for a new channel to the server during the ongoing session and reusing the negotiated transport parameters of the channel-transparent setup procedure.09-20-2012
20120265849System and Method for Sharing a SIP Communication Service Identifier - A method for providing a user agent (UA) with service identification data. The method includes an application server (AS) transmitting Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) data. The SIP data comprises an identifier of the AS and a service identifier for at least one service supported by the AS. The method further includes the UA receiving the SIP data.10-18-2012
20120265848CONTROLLING CONTENT DISTRIBUTION - A computer-implemented method for controlling content distribution includes forwarding information associated with a user to a device operated by the user, the information being configured for use in selecting content from any of multiple content providers for a content distribution to the user. The method includes receiving, in response to the information, an edit of the information forwarded from the device. The edit identifies a first content provider and including a first modification of the content distribution regarding the first content provider. The method includes storing the edit in association with the information such that the first modification is taken into account in the content distribution. The method can be implemented using a computer program product tangibly embodied in a computer-readable storage medium.10-18-2012
20120265847Real-Time Video Detector - A request to retrieve data from a client device is intercepted by a video detector. The video detector determines if the request is for retrieving a video file. If the request is for a video file, and the video file is deemed to be transcoded to be displayed on the client device, the video detector forwards the request to a video optimizer along with encoding parameters. Encoding parameters are selected by the video detector based on properties of the client device, networks accessible by the client device, conditions of those networks, properties of the requested video and the type of video requested. The encoding parameters also include a file format type to which the requested video is to be transcoded.10-18-2012
20120265850SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESTRICTIVELY EXCHANGING AND CONTROLLING VEHICULAR DATA BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES OF A PRIVATE NETWORK - A novel and non-trivial system and method for restrictively exchanging and controlling vehicular data between communication devices of a private network is disclosed. A processor in communication with a plurality of user communication devices is used for controlling and restricting the exchange of vehicular data. In such network, the processor may establish a communication connection with an initiating communication device of an initiating user, receive initiating vehicular data from the initiating communication device and corresponding first users (e.g., defined trusted users) data, provide the initiating vehicular data to at least one available first user communication device, receive responding vehicular data responsive to the initiating vehicular data, and provide the responding vehicular data to the initiating communication device. Additionally, the processor may provide interested users who have not been defined as trusted users with the initiating product data and receive responding vehicular data from such interested users.10-18-2012
20110016192PROVIDING SERVICES FROM A REMOTE COMPUTER SYSTEM TO A USER STATION OVER A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing services from a remote computer system to a user station over a communications network, including automated identification of users. During a first communication session between a user station and a remote computer system, the user station provides first user identification information to the remote computer system. The remote computer system uses the first user identification information in transaction during the first communication session. The remote computer system also stores at least a portion of the first user identification information. The remote computer system also provides second user identification information to the user station, which is stored at the user station. The remote computer system also generates an association between the stored first user identification information and the second user identification information. During subsequent communication sessions between the user station and the remote computer system, the user station automatically provides the stored second user identification information to the remote computer system, that is, without user-prompting. The remote computer system uses the received second user identification information and the association, during the subsequent communication session, to identify and retrieve the stored first user identification information. The remote computer system then uses the retrieved first user identification information in the subsequent transaction.01-20-2011
20110047244COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - When sending data, an ECU sends time lag information indicating a time lag that is a difference between time of generating time point at which the data is generated and time of sending start time point at which the ECU actually starts sending the data. When transferring the data, a relay apparatus adds time lag information indicating a time lag that is a difference between time of receiving start time point at which the relay apparatus starts receiving the data and time of transferring start time point at which the relay apparatus starts transferring the data, onto the time lag added on the received data. When receiving the data, an ECU determines for the received data the time of the generating time point that is earlier the time lag indicated by the time lag information of the received data than the time at which the ECU starts receiving the data.02-24-2011
20110047243Methods and Apparatus to Increase the Efficiency of a Web Browser Over Long-Latency Links - The invention increases performance of a browser over long-latency links by smart pre-fetching of selective objects to increasing the level of concurrency in subsequent operations. A Web browser with a pre-fetch agent can speed up Internet transactions from the browser over long-latency data links. This agent can help determine the order of fetching objects in such a way that an object is ready and available locally before the resident browser requires it. The seemingly instantaneous availability of objects to a browser enables it to complete processing the object to request the next object without much wait. Without this instantaneous availability of an embedded object, a browser waits for its request and the corresponding response to traverse a long delay link.02-24-2011
20110047242USER DETECTION FOR ENHANCED CONFERENCING SERVICES - Mechanisms are provided herein which accommodate the sharing of a user device among multiple users. In particular, when multiple users are detected as sharing a user device, functionality of the user device may be altered in accordance with preferences and profiles of the sharing users. Data associated with each sharing user may also be distributed during a communication session according to each user's data distribution preferences of each user.02-24-2011
20110047241COMMUNICATION METHOD AND A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The present invention discloses a communication method for transmitting multimedia data during a call between terminals. The method comprises: receiving a multimedia data transmission request initiated from one of the terminals in the call; and responsive to the request, transmitting the multimedia data to one or more of the terminals in the call.02-24-2011
20120324049REMOTE ACCESS WITH MEDIA TRANSLATION - A transcoding solution for enabling access to content in a home archive provides access to mobile and other devices through the use of a network based transcoding node. The user can specify a transcoding node in a content request so that the hosted content is received by the transcoding node, transcoded and then sent to the requesting node. Such use of network based transcoding service allows for dedicated transcoding equipment to be used removing the need for the end user to employ his own server.12-20-2012
20120324053METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING SERVICE COMMAND INFORMATION - A method for processing service command information is provided, which includes the following: When a server determines that an update condition is met, the server searches for service command information corresponding to an operator that currently provides a service for a destination terminal, and sends the service command information to the destination terminal The terminal sends a request for updating service command information stored in the destination terminal to the server, obtains and stores the service command information sent by the server. A server and a terminal are also provided in embodiments of the present invention.12-20-2012
20120324052REMOTE DOWNLOAD OF CONTENT - A system and method for delivering content is disclosed. A content download service initially registers client computing devices to receive content. Therefore, when the content download service receives a request from a requesting client computing device to download content to a receiving client computing device, the content or download instructions are sent to the receiving client computing device. Downloading is controlled by the content download service and a software agent installed on the receiving client computing devices when they are registered. Content request and content download occur over a computer network, such as the Internet. The content may be stored by the content download service and supplied to the receiving client computing device by the download service, or stored by a content supply service and supplied to the receiving client computing device either directly or via the content download service.12-20-2012
20120324051VIRTUAL UNIVERSE AVATAR ACTIVITIES REVIEW - A proximity threshold of an avatar is defined with respect to proximity to an artifact located within a virtual universe domain. Activity by the avatar within the virtual universe domain is tracked, with activity data generated from the tracking. The activity data is analyzed to determine proximity of the avatar to the artifact within the proximity threshold, and a report is generated from the analyzing, the report noting a determined proximity of the avatar to the artifact within the proximity threshold. In one aspect, the report is provided to a supervisory entity.12-20-2012
20120271916Controlling Retention of Publications - A method of controlling the retention of publications in a publish/subscribe system, the method comprising receiving, at a message broker, a first publication from a publisher on a topic; receiving, at the message broker, a second publication from the publisher on the topic; identifying, at the message broker, whether the first publication should be overwritten with the second publication and, if not, retaining at least payload data from both the first and second publications on the topic; and storing, for the second publication, if retained, data indicating when the second publication was published to the broker. Other methods, apparatus, and computer readable media are also provided.10-25-2012
20120271915PROCESSING FILES FROM A MOBILE DEVICE - The presently described subject matter allows the user to interactively browse a collection of electronic files, such as a digital photo collection, remotely using a mobile telephone. Files from the collection of electronic files can be directed from the mobile telephone to be sent to a remote display device, where the file can be displayed. Also, a user can record voice and text annotations from the mobile phone to preserve with an electronic file, and which is transported along with the file when it is displayed on a remote display device.10-25-2012
20120271917COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL, SERVER, PLAYBACK CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM - A communications terminal is provided, which includes a reading device which reads in access information recorded on a prescribed recording medium, the access information being necessary for acquiring content which can be played back by a playback device from a prescribed server via a network; and a playback control device which controls the playback device and the reading device. The playback control device controls receiving the content and metadata from the server, and playing back the content according to the metadata, if the content corresponding to the read access information is not stored in the storage device when the reading device reads in the access information; and the playback control device controls playing back the content stored in the storage device according to the metadata stored in the storage device in association with the content, if the content corresponding to the read access information is stored in the storage device.10-25-2012
20120271919SYSTEMS, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HOSTING AND ASSIGNING DOMAIN NAMES ON A WIDE NETWORK - Embodiments of the instant invention are directed to a domain management system, apparatus and method for hosting and assigning domain names. Embodiments of the domain management system comprise a name assignment system and a hosting system, wherein the hosting system comprises a domain retrieval system and a data storage apparatus. The name assignment system verifies availability and assigns domain names to requesting clients. The name assignment system comprises an input component, a confirmation mechanism and a name storage means. Preferred embodiments of the domain retrieval system comprise a scheduler, a parsing member having a plurality of redirectors and a plurality of servers. The domain retrieval system locates the domain referenced by the domain name by parsing header information and utilizing a wildcard DNS. Once the domain is located, the domain retrieval system forwards the domain to the user computer.10-25-2012
20120271912APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING IP INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - An apparatus and method are provided for transmitting and receiving Internet Protocol (IP) information in a wireless communication network. The IP information transmission apparatus includes a memory that stores IP information of at least one mobile terminal included in a group of mobile terminals for short-range wireless communication, and a controller that receives an IP information request message requesting the IP information of the at least one mobile terminal included in the group, generates the IP information of the at least one mobile terminal included in the group based on the stored IP information, and transmits the generated IP information.10-25-2012
20120271914Systems and Methods for Retrieving Customer Premise Equipment Data - A method includes receiving a trigger event at a customer premise equipment management system from a service provider system. The trigger event includes a request for retrieval of customer premise equipment data from at least one customer premise equipment device. The method includes issuing, from the customer premise equipment management system, a customer premise equipment data request to the at least one customer premise equipment device in response to receiving the trigger event. Each customer premise equipment data request includes a customer premise equipment access certificate to gain access to particular customer premise equipment data. The method also includes receiving, at the customer premise equipment management system, the requested customer premise equipment data.10-25-2012
20120271918SYSTEMS, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HOSTING AND ASSIGNING DOMAIN NAMES ON A WIDE AREA NETWORK - Embodiments of the instant invention are directed to a domain management system, apparatus and method for hosting and assigning domain names. Embodiments of the domain management system comprise a name assignment system and a hosting system, wherein the hosting system comprises a domain retrieval system and a data storage apparatus. The name assignment system verifies availability and assigns domain names to requesting clients. The name assignment system comprises an input component, a confirmation mechanism and a name storage means. Preferred embodiments of the domain retrieval system comprise a scheduler, a parsing member having a plurality of redirectors and a plurality of servers. The domain retrieval system locates the domain referenced by the domain name by parsing header information and utilizing a wildcard DNS. Once the domain is located, the domain retrieval system forwards the domain to the user computer.10-25-2012
20120271911PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD TO CHANGE LOCATION INFORMATION OF SLIDESHOW - An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that retrieves control information for reproducing a plurality of content data. The control information includes order information indicating an order of reproduction of the plurality of content data. The control information also includes location information indicative of a location of the plurality of content data. In addition, the control unit controls a communication unit to send a signal to transfer content data to an address associated with a remote device. Further, the control unit changes the location information in the control information to another location information indicating a location of the plurality of content data sent to the remote device. The control unit additionally controls the communication unit to send the changed control information.10-25-2012
20120271913MOBILE DEVICE CONTROLLED BY CONTEXT AWARENESS - A method for controlling a mobile device on the basis of context awareness includes: recognizing (10-25-2012
20120271909GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT USING MODIFIED HOSTNAME - A particular method includes receiving a request from a client at a server and sending a global traffic management identifier in response to the request from the client. The global traffic management identifier is determined based on an attribute of the client. In response to the client requesting access to a service based on a modified hostname of the service, a data center associated with the service is identified based on the modified hostname of the service. The modified hostname identifies the global traffic management identifier, and the identified data center is useable by the client to access the service.10-25-2012
20120324047COMMUNICATION HUB FOR PRESENTING AUDIO-VISUAL DATA FROM ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHOD OF PROVIDING AND USING THE SAME - Some embodiments include a communication hub for presenting audio-visual data from electronic devices. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are disclosed.12-20-2012
20120324050SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-MEDIA SERVICES TO COMMUNICATION DEVICES OVER A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method of processing multi-media service requests received at a multi-media services provider computer system, including a processor coupled to a media gateway controller and to a media server. The method includes receiving a message from a SIP INVITE-enabled communication device at the media gateway controller. The message is processed at the media gateway controller for generating an instruction message with unique indicators, which is communicated to the media server in a SIP INVITE format. The media server processes the instruction message to provide media services and collect user-information from the communication device. The media server processes the user-information and generates a first message in an HTTP form POST format with unique indicators, which includes the user-information and which can be processed at the processor. In this manner, the multi-media services provider computer system is compatible with the SIP INVITE-enabled device.12-20-2012
20120324048Method of Using Tokens and Policy Descriptions for Dynamic on Demand Session Management - Tokens and policy descriptors are used for dynamic on demand session management in a distributed and scalable architecture for on demand sessions and resource management. The architecture includes an on demand client, a purchase server, and a session manager. A purchase token is generated at the purchase server and assigned to the on demand client. The purchase token represents at least one requested asset. In response to an on demand session set-up request corresponding to the purchase token from the on demand client to the session manager, the purchase token is expanded to generate at least one dynamic policy management descriptor for the on demand session. This provides token-based purchase authorization and policy management for on demand services.12-20-2012
20120324046APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING DATA BETWEEN UPnP BASED DEVICES - An apparatus and method are provided for exchanging data between Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) based devices. The apparatus includes a controller that generates and transmits a request for a parameter to a controlled device, and receives a response to the request from the controlled device; and a fast event data bus module that establishes a fast event data transmission path, based on information included in the response, and receives fast event data.12-20-2012
20120324045SPORTS TIMING SYSTEM (STS) IEVENT AND PARTICIPANT ANNOUNCEMENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (EPACS) AND METHOD - Systems and methods for communicating real-time sporting event and participant announcement information received from a sport timing system (STS). The system comprising an announcement interface system having a processor, a memory, a first data interface communicating over the a stateless packet data communication network with the sport timing system, and a second interface communicating with an announcement system. The first data interface receives a multicast datagram ANNC message including an identification of the sport timing system and participant data including a participant identifier for uniquely identifying each participant in the sporting event and participant timing data. The announcement interface system formats the received portion of the participant data into an announcement system message and transmitting the announcement system message including the participant data, the participant identifier and participant timing data.12-20-2012
20120324044METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING OF ROUTING INFORMATION FOR REDUNDANT CONNECTIONS - The present invention relates to a method for distributing routing information for redundant connection. The method is implemented in hierarchical IPv6 Internet protocol (IP) networks comprising a plurality of different autonomous systems (AS) which use a border gateway routing protocol (BGP-4) to communicate, which protocol does not allow routing sessions to be established automatically, which prevents multi-provider services from being created. The method of the invention makes it possible to create multi-provider services in the networks discussed above by using the BGP-4 protocol established by the current standards and technologies. This makes it possible to increase services offered by the providers.12-20-2012
20120324043ACCESS TO NETWORK CONTENT - A method and system for improving access to network content are described. Aspects of the disclosure minimize the delay between a navigation event and a network response by prerendering the next navigation event. For example, the method and system may predict a likely next uniform resource locator during web browsing to preemptively request content from the network before the user selects the corresponding link on a web page. The methods and systems describe a variety of manners for prerendering content and managing and configuring prerendering operations.12-20-2012
20120324042SOCIAL MODE FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM - The automatic transmission of communications between a mobile device and a social networking system is regulated based on the communication mode of the mobile device. A communication for transmission between the mobile device and the social networking system is detected. A communication switch setting, such as a switch position, is determined for the mobile device. A communication mode for the mobile device is determined based on the communication switch setting. For example, if the switch is in a first position, the mobile device is determined to be in a social mode. Likewise, if the switch is in a second position, the mobile device is determined to be a manual mode. If the mobile device is in the social mode, the communication is automatically transmitted. If the mobile device is in the manual mode, the communication is transmitted only in response to authorization from the user of the mobile device.12-20-2012
20120324041BUNDLING DATA TRANSFERS AND EMPLOYING TAIL OPTIMIZATION PROTOCOL TO MANAGE CELLULAR RADIO RESOURCE UTILIZATION - Techniques for increasing power and resource efficiency of a mobile device are presented herein. In the mobile device, with regard to periodic or one-time data transfers, a communication management component can analyze information comprising data transfer parameter information, including jitter information, associated with each application of a subset of applications used by the device and can desirably schedule and/or bundle data transfers associated with the applications to reduce the number of separate data bursts to transfer that data to thereby reduce use of wireless resources and power consumption by the device. A push notification system can receive respective jitter information associated with each application from the mobile device, and the push notification system can desirably schedule and/or bundle push notifications to reduce the number of separate data bursts sent to the device to reduce use of wireless resources and power consumption by the device.12-20-2012
20120324040LOCAL NETWORKED STORAGE LINKED TO REMOTE NETWORKED STORAGE SYSTEM - Disclosed are various embodiments for local networked storage that is linked to a remote networked storage system. In a client application, it is determined whether a local networked storage system is accessible to the client through a local network. A file is sent to the local networked storage system over the local network for storage by the local networked storage system when the local networked storage system is determined to be accessible to the client through the local network. A file is sent to a remote networked storage system over a remote network for storage by the remote networked storage system in association with a user account when the local networked storage system is determined not to be accessible through the local network.12-20-2012
20110060810APPLICATION SERVER PROVIDING PERSONALIZED VOICE ENABLED WEB APPLICATION SERVICES USING EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE DOCUMENTS - A unified web-based voice messaging system provides voice application control between a web browser and an application server via an hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) connection on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The application server, configured for executing a voice application defined by XML documents, selects an XML document for execution of a corresponding voice application operation based on a determined presence of a user-specific XML document that specifies the corresponding voice application operation. The application server, upon receiving a voice application operation request from a browser serving a user, determines whether a personalized, user specific XML document exists for the user and for the corresponding voice application operation. If the application server determines the presence of the personalized XML document for a user-specific execution of the corresponding voice application operation, the application server dynamically generates a personalized HTML page having media content and control tags for personalized execution of the voice application operation; however if the application server determines an absence of the personalized XML document for the user-specific execution of the corresponding voice application operation, the application server dynamically generates a generic HTML page for generic execution of the voice application operation. Hence, a user can personalize any number of voice application operations, enabling a web-based voice application to be completely customized or merely partially customized.03-10-2011
20110060808SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENTLY DISTRIBUTING CONTENT TO A MOBILE DEVICE BASED ON A DETECTED LOCATION OF THE MOBILE DEVICE AND CONTEXT DATA DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LOCATION AT A PARTICULAR DATE AND TIME - A system and method are described for intelligently distributing content to an end user based on both a particular location of the user and a date/time at which the user is at, or scheduled to be at, the particular location. For example, a system is described for intelligently distributing content to a mobile device based on context comprising: a location database to store a plurality of different locations including event facilities and points of interest, the location database associating each of the different locations with a Global Positioning System (GPS) location or range of GPS locations; a context database to store context data for particular locations within the location database, the context data specifying event information for the particular locations including a date, time, and event information for each of the particular locations; a user database to store a set of user preferences; and a content selection module for selecting a set of targeted content to be distributed to a user's mobile device based on the user's location, the date and time of an event at the location, the event information, and the user preferences, the content selection module detecting a current location of the user and causing the selected set of targeted content to be distributed to the user's mobile device when the user arrives at the location of the event at the specified date and time.03-10-2011
20110238787Service Guide Sending Method, Service Guide Acquiring Method, Server, Terminal and System - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a Service Guide (SG) sending method, an SG acquiring method, a server, a terminal, and a system. The SG sending method includes: generating a Service Guide Delivery Descriptor (SGDD) that includes interactive SG description information as a basis for a terminal to determine whether to acquire an SG through an interactive network; and sending the SGDD to the terminal. The SG acquiring method includes: according to a received SGDD, acquiring interactive SG description information included in the SGDD; and acquiring the SG through an interactive network if the interactive SG description information fulfills preset conditions.09-29-2011
20110238784MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR - A management apparatus that communicates with a client apparatus on which a management program for managing network devices operates includes a determination unit that determines whether or not a network device has a function for providing a page of device information indicative of information relating to the network device; and a transmission unit that transmits link information about a link to the page of the device information to the client apparatus when the determination unit determines that the network device has the function for providing the page of the device information, and that transmits link information that allows checking of device information held in the management apparatus to the client apparatus when the determination unit determines that the network device does not have the function for providing the page of the device information.09-29-2011
20110238781AUTOMATED TRANSFER OF BULK DATA INCLUDING WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT OPERATING STATISTICS - Methods and systems for transferring bulk data, such as workload operation statistics, are disclosed. One method includes communicatively connecting a first computing system to a second computing system that stores bulk data, and determining a subset of the bulk data to be requested. The method further includes forming one or more extraction ranges representing the subset of the bulk data. For each of the one or more extraction ranges, the method includes transmitting a request for data including an identification of the extraction range, and receiving a data block defined by the extraction range and extracted from the bulk data.09-29-2011
20110238780METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ACCESS PROCESS DATA STORED ON A SERVER - Example methods and apparatus to access process data stored on a server are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a request to access process data via a web browser, identifying a server that stores at least a portion of the process data, wherein the server is associated with an interoperability data packing format, accessing the server to receive the process data, converting the process data from a format associated with the interoperability data packing format to a web browsing format, and embedding at least a first portion of the converted process data into at least one data field for display via the web browser.09-29-2011
20110238779System and Method for Music Resource Connection, Selection and Rating for Providing a Radio Like User Listening Experience - A novel and useful system and method of automatic resource connection, selection and rating for providing a radio like listening experience to a user. The mechanism is operative to automatically establish a connection from a mobile communications device having media player capability to a music file collection. Playlists maintained on the device are periodically updated with new playlists downloaded to the device. The device generates playlists so as to eventually cycle though the entire contents of a music file collection. Users are given the ability to rate songs by title, artist, album, etc. These ratings are used to calculate scores for each song which are used to bias a random selection process for determining the next song to play. This provides a user with a radio like listening experience.09-29-2011
20120131142METHODS, APPARATUSES, RELATED COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND DATA STRUCTURE FOR DISTRIBUTED STORAGE OF SERVICE PROVISION-RELATED INFORMATION - A method and related apparatus determine, at a serving entity, whether a memory resource of the serving entity is insufficient for storing service provision-related information required for service provision from the serving entity to a served entity. Then the serving entity transmits, after the determination, the service provision-related information to the served entity based on a result of the determination; and a method (and related apparatus) provides for receiving, at a served entity, the service provision-related information, holding the received service provision-related information, and transmitting, from the served entity to the serving entity, the held service provision-related information.05-24-2012
20120131136SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TARGETED CONTENT TO A USER BASED ON USER CHARACTERISTICS - A system and method for providing a personalized advertisement for a good or service for display to a user is described. The system includes a communications device operated by the user; a virtual person database comprising information about the user; and a search engine useful for finding advertisements of interest to the user and generating personalized advertisements for display on the communications device.05-24-2012
20120278426COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ITS MANAGEMENT METHOD - Resources migrated from migration source storage apparatuses to a migration destination storage apparatus are appropriately allocated to each migration source user.11-01-2012
20120278427Method for transmitting information between multiple electronic pages - The present invention is to provide a method for transmitting information between multiple electronic pages. The method is applicable to an information transmission system, which includes at least one terminal device, a web server, a toolbar server and an application server. The terminal device obtains a background page from the web server and a toolbar page from the toolbar server and embeds the toolbar page into the background page. When a user clicks on any of at least one application linking object on the toolbar page through the terminal device, the terminal device is able to obtain a status page from the toolbar server and then store page information on the background or toolbar page into the status page and connect to the application server for obtaining an application page corresponding to the application linking object clicked on, so as to enable the application page to access the page information.11-01-2012
20120278432SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING REQUESTS ON BEHALF OF A MOBILE DEVICE BASED ON ATOMIC PROCESSES FOR MOBILE NETWORK TRAFFIC RELIEF - System and method for making requests on behalf of a mobile device based on atomic processes for mobile network traffic relief are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for simulating traffic requests from a mobile device, which can be implemented on a system includes, predicting that a request is to be made by the mobile device, in advance of the request being sent to a destination by the mobile device and making the request, at an entity separate from the mobile device, on behalf of the mobile device to the destination. The entity can simulate the request and based on a traffic pattern of outgoing requests by an application on the mobile device.11-01-2012
20120278430SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS OF ORCHESTRATING RESOURCES AND SERVICES ACROSS MULTIPLE HETEROGENEOUS DOMAINS - The various embodiments include methods, computers and communication systems for controlling services across multiple heterogeneous networks, which may include receiving a service request, identifying two or more telecommunications domains required to fulfill the received service request, generating two or more domain specific service requests based on the received service request, associating at least one of the generated plurality of domain specific service requests with one of the identified telecommunications domains, and sending the associated domain specific service requests to exposed public interfaces of the associated telecommunications domains. A component in the telecommunications domain may receive the domain specific service request, decompose the request into resource rule(s), and send the resource rule(s) to a relevant component within the associated telecommunications domain for enforcement.11-01-2012
20120278431MOBILE DEVICE WHICH OFFLOADS REQUESTS MADE BY A MOBILE APPLICATION TO A REMOTE ENTITY FOR CONSERVATION OF MOBILE DEVICE AND NETWORK RESOURCES AND METHODS THEREFOR - Mobile device which offloads requests made by a mobile application to a remote entity for conservation of mobile device and network resources and methods therefor are disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile device is able to detect, from an identifiable pattern in a set of requests, that the set of requests are generated from a given mobile application and can communicate the set of requests or the identifiable pattern to the remote entity to offload subsequent occurrences of the set of requests to the remote entity. The remote entity is able to simulate subsequent occurrences of the set of requests on behalf of the mobile application on the mobile device.11-01-2012
20120278429CLUSTER SYSTEM, SYNCHRONIZATION CONTROLLING METHOD, SERVER, AND SYNCHRONIZATION CONTROLLING PROGRAM - A cluster system includes an active server and an additional server, and each of the servers includes a database (DB) storing therein client data, information indicating the location of the client data, and information indicating a record status as a record. The active server transmits a record included in the DB as first information as well as type information indicating the first information to the additional server, and when the record is updated, transmits the record thus updated as second information as well as type information indicating the second information to the additional server. The additional server receives the first information or the second information from the active server. The additional server then generates a record for the information thus received in the DB depending on the received type information and the status of the record stored in the DB and identified by the received information.11-01-2012
20120278436METHODS OF PROVIDING A REGISTRY SERVICE AND A REGISTRY SERVICE - An apparatus comprises a concrete good and an identifier. The concrete good includes information relating to a particular person, such as a deceased person. The identifier is on or near the concrete good and indicates that additional information relating to the particular person is available online. The identifier may be configured to provide automatic acquisition of the additional information available online in response to scanning the identifier. For instance, the identifier may include a bar code or some other kind of identifier.11-01-2012
20120278434MEDIA PREDICTIVE CONSIGNMENT - A method and system for enhanced electronic delivery and sale of a content item. In order to speed delivery and avoid congestion of a delivery channel, a potential customer is identified and the item delivered prior to solicitation by the customer. Delivery is at a time when communication resources available prior to a critical time of peak demand. Delivery of the item may be enhanced via multicasting. Sale of the item is encouraged through one click context sensitive buying.11-01-2012
20120278433Method for transmitting and receiving multimedia information and terminal - The disclosure discloses a method for transmitting and receiving multimedia information and a terminal. The method for transmitting multimedia information includes: dividing multimedia information to be