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715700000 - OPERATOR INTERFACE (E.G., GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE)

715733000 - For plural users or sites (e.g., network)

715734000 - Interactive network representation of devices (e.g., topology of workstations)

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20090013258PICTORIAL-BASED USER INTERFACE MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTER HARDWARE COMPONENTS - An apparatus and program product utilize a displayed pictorial representation that depicts the actual physical configuration of a plurality of hardware components in a physical computer system to facilitate the collective management of the underlying hardware components. Typically, within such a pictorial representation, a selected status is displayed for multiple of such hardware components, thereby permitting hardware components sharing common attributes or characteristics to be identified in an efficient and intuitive manner, as well as to permit collective management operations to be performed on all selected hardware components. In addition, a pictorial representation may be dynamically generated to represent the physical configuration of a plurality of hardware components within a plurality of computers. In connection with such dynamic generation, the plurality of computers may be accessed to identify the plurality of hardware components that are resident in such computers.01-08-2009
20090044127Multi-User Computer System - A system for connecting multiple users to multiple computers uses a switch for making and breaking connections between individual computers and input/output devices such as display screens, keyboards and pointing devices at user locations. A supervisory computer system includes one or more helper computers which run programs to aid the user in selecting connections to be made. The switch is arranged to capture preselected input sequences as designating commands, such as a command to connect the helper computer, and to forward these to the supervisory computer system. The supervisory computer system actuates the switch in response to these commands so that the user can establish communication with the helper computer.02-12-2009
20110197134METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR SETTING THE MOST PLAYED ITEMS OF MEDIA DATA AS RINGTONE ALERTS - An apparatus for assigning items of media content as ringtones corresponding to a contact(s) or group(s) of contacts is provided. The apparatus may include a processor and a memory storing executable computer program code that causes the apparatus to at least perform operations including determining an item(s) of media content, among a plurality of items of media content, that was played by the apparatus a highest number of times during a predetermined time period and assigning the item of media content as a ringtone associated with a contact(s) that has communicated with the apparatus. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to play the data associated with the item of media content in response to receipt of a communication from the contact. Corresponding computer program products and methods are also provided.08-11-2011
20110202846ESTIMATING SHORTEST DISTANCES IN GRAPHS - Sketches are generated for each node in a graph. For undirected graphs, each sketch for a node may include an indicator of a node from a seed set of nodes and the shortest distance between the node and the indicated node. When a request is received for the shortest distance between two nodes of the graph, the sketches for each of the two nodes are retrieved, and nodes that are indicated in both of the sketches are determined. The distances between each of the two nodes and a determined node as indicated in the sketches is summed for each of the determined nodes, and the sum having the least distance is selected as the estimated shortest distance between the two nodes.08-18-2011
20100077310FLEXIBLE ARCHITECTURE FOR NOTIFYING APPLICATIONS OF STATE CHANGES - Described is a method and system a unified mechanism for storing device, application, and service state, as well as a rich notification brokerage architecture. Clients register with a notification broker to receive notifications for changes to state properties. When a registered state property changes, a notification broker determines which clients to notify of the state change and provides the client with a notification regarding the change. Clients may be notified whenever a state changes, when a state change meets a predetermined condition, or based on a schedule. An application may also be launched in response to a state change. An application programming interface (API) is provided that provides a unified way of accessing state change information across different components within the device.03-25-2010
20130080900TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING AND VIEWING FOLLOWED CONTENT - Techniques to view and manage followed content are described. A technique may include receiving a selection to follow a content item. A reference to a content item selected for following may be stored for a user. The references for the user may be displayed in a centralized location in a user interface. The display may include contextual information about each followed content item with its reference. Additional information and functions for a followed content item may be displayed in response to a received selection for additional information. Other embodiments are described and claimed.03-28-2013
20130080903PLANT COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A communication network comprising: a plurality of end devices; and a plurality of multilayer switches connected to the end devices that direct transmission of data packets between the end devices, wherein each switch comprises: a plurality of communication ports for receiving and transmitting data packets in different data formats; a data format translator that receives data packets configured in different data formats via the ports and reconfigures the data to a common data format; an application aware engine that receives data packets in the common format and inspects content of the received packets at a plurality of OSI layers, which plurality includes layer 7, to determine if they represent a security threat; and a wire speed packet switch that directs packets, which the application aware engine determines do not represent a security threat, to their destinations.03-28-2013
20130080902CONFIGURING A SERVICE BASED ON MANIPULATIONS OF GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ABSTRACTIONS OF RESOURCES - A method to enable defining of a profile of a service through manipulation of graphical representations of abstractions of resources in a data center is disclosed. The profile of the service is accessed. A graphical representation of an abstraction of the first resource type is presented. A graphical representation of an abstraction of a second resource type is presented. A manipulation of the graphical representation of the abstraction of the second resource type is detected with respect to the graphical representation of the abstraction of the first resource type. Based on the manipulation, a correspondence between the abstraction of the second resource type and the profile of the service is identified and a relationship between the abstraction of the second resource type and the abstraction of the first resource type is identified. The profile of the service is updated to include information identifying the correspondence and the relationship.03-28-2013
20130080901SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENT GUI NAVIGATION AND PROPERTY SHEETS IN A TRAFFIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT - Described herein are systems and methods for use with a load balancer or traffic director, and administration thereof, wherein the traffic director is provided as a software-based load balancer that can be used to deliver a fast, reliable, scalable, and secure platform for load-balancing Internet and other traffic to back-end origin servers, such as web servers, application servers, or other resource servers. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a traffic director having one or more traffic director instances, which is configured to receive and communicate requests, from clients, to origin servers having one or more pools of servers, and an administration console user interface or GUI for use by a user/administrator in reviewing and configuring different configurable objects of the traffic director, wherein the GUI includes one or more of a “never-get-lost” navigation model, or property sheets.03-28-2013
20130036359Monitoring Implementation Module and Method of Operation - A system for managing monitoring requirements documents comprises a graphical user interface, a processor, and a memory. The graphical user interface receives inputted information identifying a monitoring target in an enterprise and monitoring requirements for the monitoring target. The processor receives the inputted information, and determines that a monitoring requirements document does not already exist for the monitoring target. The processor creates a monitoring requirements document for the monitoring target, the monitoring requirements document specifying the monitoring requirements for the monitoring target. The processor associates the monitoring requirements document with a unique monitoring identifier. The memory stores the monitoring requirements document and the unique monitoring identifier.02-07-2013
20100107084REDUCTION OF COMPUTER RESOURCE USE IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - The invention provides a method, system, and program product for reducing use of one or more computer resources. In one embodiment, the invention includes monitoring a user's interaction with a virtual universe, determining whether the user's interaction with the virtual universe is consistent with the user's attention being diverted from the virtual universe, determining whether a computer resource allocated to the user should be reduced, and in the case that the computer resource should be reduced, reducing the computer resource.04-29-2010
20100095215System and method for analyzing internet usage - A computer-implemented method for detecting a repetitive activity pattern is disclosed. The method may include receiving activity data. The activity data may include timing information of a plurality of events. The method may also include determining a series of interval times associated with the plurality of events. The method may further include calculating a series of single standard deviations representing a running standard deviation of the series of interval times. The method may also include calculating a double standard deviation of the series of single standard deviations. The method may yet further include detecting a repetitive activity pattern if the double standard deviation is below a first pre-determined standard deviation threshold for a time period longer than a time threshold.04-15-2010
20120166958CONTENT PRESENTATION IN MONITORING SESSIONS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS - A computing resource management system maintains a management user interface (UI) on an electronic display screen of an administration console for managing computing resources via a communication link. The management UI comprises plural user interface elements, each user interface element including a physical topography for a managed computing resource and a graphical user interface element corresponding to a session providing information for said managed computing resource. User interaction with a graphical user interface element is monitored. Based on the user interaction, a content element is displayed on the display screen wherein the content element includes information for said corresponding managed computing resource.06-28-2012
20090307597UNIFIED MANAGEMENT PLATFORM IN A COMPUTER NETWORK - A method, system and apparatus for a unified management platform in a computer network such as in a virtualized computer environment, is provided.12-10-2009
20090307596METHOD FOR CONFIGURING DISPLETS FOR AN INTERACTIVE PLATFORM FOR ANALYZING A COMPUTER NETWORK PERFORMANCE - A method for configuring an interactive platform for monitoring the performance and the quality of a computer network, the monitoring data being suitable to be displayed on a dynamic page of type webpage in a form of graphic components called “displets”; including providing, on the interactive platform a configuration interface in which are defined, for at least one given user, filtering criteria for displaying displets, the criteria being defined in the form of parameters for configuring the rights of the at least one user.12-10-2009
20130073968DYNAMIC LOCATION OF A SUBORDINATE USER - Providing location information to a supervisory user includes providing a parental control, using a computer automatically to determine a location of a subordinate user, and storing location information indicative of the location of the subordinate user in a database. A request of the supervisory user to locate the subordinate user is received and a user interface informs the supervisory user of the location of the subordinate user based on the stored location information. At least one of the storing and/or the informing are based on the parental control.03-21-2013
20130073966DYNAMIC LOCATION OF A SUBORDINATE USER - Providing location information to a supervisory user includes providing a parental control, using a computer automatically to determine a location of a subordinate user, and storing location information indicative of the location of the subordinate user in a database. A request of the supervisory user to locate the subordinate user is received and a user interface informs the supervisory user of the location of the subordinate user based on the stored location information. At least one of the storing and/or the informing are based on the parental control.03-21-2013
20130073967DYNAMIC LOCATION OF A SUBORDINATE USER - Providing location information to a supervisory user includes providing a parental control, using a computer automatically to determine a location of a subordinate user, and storing location information indicative of the location of the subordinate user in a database. A request of the supervisory user to locate the subordinate user is received and a user interface informs the supervisory user of the location of the subordinate user based on the stored location information. At least one of the storing and/or the informing are based on the parental control.03-21-2013
20120226987REALTIME COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORK BROWSING CLIENT - A graphical user interface is displayed. The graphical user interface includes at least one communication control for managing communications with other network nodes and at least one browser control for navigating to different network resource addresses. Human perceptible realtime output is generated from realtime communication data relating to a realtime communication session with at least one other client network node. In the process of generating of at least some of the human perceptible realtime output, operation of the client network node is managed based on at least one performance target. In the graphical user interface, a graphical representation of a network resource identified in connection with the browser control is displayed.09-06-2012
20120226986SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING BLADE CHASSIS DATA - Systems and methods for displaying blade chassis data are provided. One system includes a memory for storing computer code comprising a blade chassis information module and a processor capable of being in communication with a blade chassis. The processor, when executing the computer code comprising the blade chassis information module, is configured to receive the blade chassis data, create a user interface for the blade chassis data, and display the blade chassis data on the user interface. One method includes receiving blade chassis data, creating a user interface for the blade chassis data, and displaying the blade chassis data on the user interface. Also provided are physical computer storage mediums including a computer program product for performing the above method.09-06-2012
20120117479SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CREATING AND AUTHORING INTERNET CONTENT USING APPLICATION MEDIA PACKAGES - An Application Media Package is a software component for accessing and displaying Internet content which includes a definition for rendering a graphical user interface and a URL pointing to Internet content to be downloaded and presented within said user interface. An Application Media Viewer may be used in association with an Application Media Package to manage the collection, organization, sharing, and rendering of a plurality of such Packages. A development server supports the community of Application Media Package developers, providing developer tools, including Package templates which provide an expedient method of re-purposing existing internet media into a new presentation package by choosing from existing examples. Access to tools and information may be controlled at the development server. The development server may also provide a development and test zone for Package verification, authentication and acceptance before posting.05-10-2012
20120117478MANAGING NETWORK USAGE PER APPLICATION VIA POLICIES - Defining and applying policies to manage data traffic including data transmitted and/or received by each of a plurality of applications executing on a computing device. The data traffic is monitored per application and attributes are defined for the monitored data traffic to enable the user to evaluate the data traffic for each application. Usage patterns are determined based on the monitored data traffic and the attributes to create one or more policies. The policies are applied to prevent each application from exceeding a corresponding data usage limit defined by the policies.05-10-2012
20090235175SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING VISUAL INDICATORS TO MANAGE PERIPHERAL DEVICES - A system and method of providing visual indicators to manage peripheral devices is disclosed. In some embodiments, a graphical user interface environment is provided in which icons represent peripheral device objects. The appearance of the icons is modified based on attribute values associated with the device objects.09-17-2009
20090013257Network device with display unit - In a network device with a display unit, a protruding portion is protruded from a top surface of the main body of the network device, a slanting surface disposed on a side of the protruding portion and proximate to the main body, a display unit installed in the protruding portion, a display screen disposed on a side of the display unit and exposed from the slanting surface, a connecting portion disposed on a side of the main body for exchanging network signals, and a press key portion disposed on the main body and at a position proximate to the display unit. When the network device is turned on, the display screen exposed from the slanting surface of the display unit allows user to learn about the status of the network device and the status of a network connection and set up the network device by operating the press key portion.01-08-2009
20130167035METHOD FOR ZONE BASED ENERGY MANAGEMENT WITH WEB BROWSER INTERFACE - A method of managing a site includes monitoring an activation of a proximity detection function of a plurality of sites, with each site having a first zone as a home zone and a second zone having a boundary that is away from the first zone. The method proceeds by displaying an indicator within a web-based GUI enabling each user of each site to activate and deactivate use of the proximity detection function. Each site can include multiple users associated with each respective site. The method proceeds by detecting the multiple users as being home or away using the proximity detection function and then altering an operating condition of a network device located at at least one of the plurality of sites in response to a last user of the multiple users leaving the first zone.06-27-2013
20120110462PROVIDING CLOUD-BASED COMPUTING SERVICES - In a method for providing a cloud-based computing service to a user, a request for the computing service to be performed for the user is received, in which, the request includes a selection of at least one flow-slice, the at least one flow-slice comprising a network abstraction of a network pay-per-use unit. In addition, workloads to be performed by a plurality of infrastructure components to satisfy the at least one flow-slice are estimated and a provisioning scheme for the plurality of infrastructure components to implement the estimated workloads on the plurality of infrastructure components is determined.05-03-2012
20110099479INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method for information management using a computer communicates with a plurality of electronic devices through a network. The method establishes a communication with each of the electronic devices, and installs an application sent from one of the electronic devices that is in communication with the computer. The method further scans all of the electronic devices in the network, and obtains information monitored by the electronic devices. Additionally, the method processes the obtained information, and displays the processed information on a screen of the computer through an interface of the application.04-28-2011
20110302497Method and System for Supporting a User-Specified and Customized Interface for a Broadband Gateway - A method and system are provided in which a user interface application may be received by a broadband gateway and may be configured to generate a user interface for display in a display device. The user interface may be generated based on programming information and/or associated metadata received through one or more network access service providers. Each of the network access service providers may be handled by the broadband gateway through a corresponding physical layer access. More than one user interface application may be received by the broadband gateway. In such instances, the broadband gateway may enable the selection of one of the available user interface applications to generate the user interface. For each user interface application, the associated user interface that is generated may have a particular layout, visual characteristics, set of functions, and/or theme that is different from that of the other user interfaces.12-08-2011
20110289418Method for Accessing Control That Based on Virtual Computing - Construction of virtual environment, isolate the end user to interact directly with the core data sources, deploy the network listener engine in a virtual environment, using listening and interception technology, a variety of fine-grained authorization aggregates attribute information data to achieve the control of the end user to access core data sources. The present invention implements centralized control of remote maintenance authority, to Encapsulated client application packaged in a virtualized environment, control user access to core data sources, cut off end-users access to core data sources directly. Unify the interface of the maintenance path by virtual environment, standardized login path of maintenance personnel and maintenance tools.11-24-2011
20110296312USER INTERFACE FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION SESSIONS - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for displaying a user interface for managing communication sessions on a communication device. A system configured to practice the method displays, on a first side portion of the user interface, a first set of user-configurable communication information. The system displays, a second side portion of the user interface, a second set of user-configurable communication information. The system displays, on a center portion of the user interface, a communication work space for managing communication sessions. In one embodiment including a touch sensitive display, this interface is used with a tablet device such that a natural position of user's thumbs are in an optimal position to interact efficiently with the user interface. The side portions can be user-configurable to display, for example, contacts, calendar events, tasks, memos, and so forth.12-01-2011
20110296311Identification System for Network Data Processing Systems - A method, data processing system, and computer program product for identifying network data processing systems. A first number of attributes for a network data processing system are identified by a processor unit. A second number of attributes for a number of potential network data processing systems are identified by the processor unit. A graphical user interface with a graphical representation of a comparison of the first number of attributes and the second number of attributes is displayed on a display device.12-01-2011
20110265006MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - Provided is a management system for managing a plurality of management target information processing apparatuses including a plurality of network apparatuses and a computer. This management system determines the reachability of a route network apparatus as a network apparatus on a communication between the system and the computer, and calculates a certainty factor concerning the certainty on whether a prescribed network apparatus contained in a route network apparatus based on the reachability is the cause of unreachability from the management system to the computer. The management system subsequently displays information showing that communication from the management system to the computer is unreachable, and the certainty factor as the certainty that the prescribed route network apparatus is the cause of unreachability.10-27-2011
20110119593COLLECTING AND PRESENTING DATA INCLUDING LINKS FROM COMMUNICATIONS SENT TO OR FROM A USER - Information is presented to a user of a user device by a method including: collecting data relating to communications sent to or from the user, including to or from a first person, each communication including a link of a plurality of links; generating personal profiles from the collected data, the profiles comprising a first personal profile of the first person and including a first link of the plurality of links; and presenting the first personal profile to the user, comprising displaying the first link in a user interface on the user device.05-19-2011
20090144631User Controllable Computer Presentation of Interfaces and Information Selectively Provided via a Network - A system and method for user controllable presentation of content on a user device having an interactive GUI and configured for network interaction with a living content system is provided. The living application system has a set of applications and configuration files. A shell application is run on the client device and is configured to execute one or more applications downloaded to the shell application. Content is provided either directly to the user device from content sources or via the living application system. A GUI management module is configured to apply user preferences to downloaded applications to generate graphical displays on the user device, wherein said graphical displays are real-time displays that can be superimposed over existing windows in a frame having variable opacity, size, continuity, shape and placement.06-04-2009
20090150789Dynamic multi-platform monitoring client for WSD-enabled devices - In an embodiment, a monitoring application monitors the status of multiple web services provided by multiple WSD-enabled devices in a network. WSD-enabled devices are devices that implement some Web services specifications, such as WS-Discovery, WS-MetadataExchange, and WS-Eventing. The monitoring application also implements some of the core Web services specification so that the monitoring application can communicate with the WSD-enabled devices. The monitoring application discovers web services provided by the WSD-enabled devices, some of which provide multiple web services. The monitoring application provides a user interface to display status information for each discovered web service that a user desires to monitor. The monitoring application determines events that each service is capable of generating. The monitoring application subscribes to one or more of the events in order to receive notifications of the one or more events from the corresponding web service(s).06-11-2009
20120110460Methods and Systems for Monitoring Network Performance - Methods and systems for monitoring performance in electronic networks are provided. In some embodiments, a system may comprise a data collection server, a processor, and a user interface. The data collection server may be in electronic communication with a switch disposed in an electronic network. The processor may receive data collected by the data collection server from the switch. The processor may convert the data into a first format including a plurality of performance metrics. The user interface may be configured to display a matrix of data charts, each data chart including a trace of at least one of the plurality of performance metrics.05-03-2012
20120036443INFORMATION TERMINAL, INFORMATION PRESENTATION METHOD FOR AN INFORMATION TERMINAL, AND INFORMATION PRESENTATION PROGRAM - An information terminal enables a user to simply and easily confirm a plurality of pieces of update information handled by a plurality of various application programs without any troublesome operation. An information storage stores a plurality of different types of information. An update information storage stores a part of information updated in the information storages as update information associated with the respective types. An update information manager monitors an information update in the information storages and stores, when an information update is made in the information storages, the part of the updated information in the update information storage as update information associated with the respective types. Further, an information selector extracts the update information stored in the update information storage in time series and outputs them to display them on a screen.02-09-2012
20090094521METHOD AND APPARATUS TO AUTOMATE CONFIGURATION OF NETWORK ENTITIES - A method and apparatus for automating the configuration of network entities with a network management system. More particularly, a graphical user interface incorporates a template to allow administrators to configure attributes of network entities. The graphical user interface and template reduce the number of blocks required to configure network entities and also minimize user errors. The graphical user interface also allows an administrator to add and manage templates for future use. The method and apparatus are also for monitoring the progress of configuring network entities and generating an operation log.04-09-2009
20110197133METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR IDENTIFYING AND MONITORING INFORMATION IN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS OVER A NETWORK - Exemplary methods and apparatuses are provided which may be implemented using one or more computing devices to allow for certain information within an electronic document to be easily identified and monitored in an efficient manner.08-11-2011
20120131469RUNTIME USAGE ANALYSIS FOR A DISTRIBUTED POLICY ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM - In one set of embodiments, methods, systems, and apparatus are provided for determining, by a server, a policy association between a web service policy and a policy subject associated with an application hosted by the server, the policy association being made while the server is offline, generating a runtime usage association based on the policy association, wherein the runtime usage association is between the web service policy and the policy subject; and generating a user interface based upon the runtime usage association, the user interface displaying one or more web service policies associated with one or more policy subjects of the application. The runtime usage association may be updated in response to a change to the policy association made by an administrative tool, where the change and the updating occur in real time while the server is online.05-24-2012
20100275125CONTENT NETWORK GLOBAL REPLACEMENT POLICY - This invention is related to content delivery systems and methods. In one aspect of the invention, a content provider controls a replacement process operating at an edge server. The edge server services content providers and has a data store for storing content associated with respective ones of the content providers. A content provider sets a replacement policy at the edge server that controls the movement of content associated with the content provider, into and out of the data store. In another aspect of the invention, a content delivery system includes a content server storing content files, an edge server having cache memory for storing content files, and a replacement policy module for managing content stored within the cache memory. The replacement policy module can store portions of the content files at the content server within the cache memory, as a function of a replacement policy set by a content owner.10-28-2010
20100083121SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING MULTIPLE CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS - This present application relates to, among other things, novel techniques to evaluate and qualify multiple networking options. A device contains multiple network connectivity options, including but not limited to various wireless and wired technologies such as Wi-Fi, 3G, WiMAX, LTE, Ethernet, Bluetooth, UWB, WHDMI, etc. Each connectivity option can be evaluation and pre-qualified prior to the user selecting that mode of communication. This evaluation process takes into account both lower-layer information such as signal strength, bit error rates, SNR, interference, etc. but also network-layer information such as IP connectivity, and end-to-end path performance.04-01-2010
20090254833SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION ABOUT SUBNETS - An interface for a database. The database contains information about subnets in a large network, such as the Internet. The interface displays the information in a hierarchical fashion. However, because all subnets cannot be displayed on a display at once, some subnets are displayed, and a user reaches other subnets by calling for subsets of the subnets displayed.10-08-2009
20080209333Method and apparatus for visualizing a network - A visualization tool for displaying the geographic location and connectivity of nodes within a network. More specifically, a method and apparatus determines a geographic position of each node in a plurality of nodes within a data network; determines an icon to represent each node in the plurality of nodes; overlays each of the icons onto a geographically accurate map, where each icon is position at the geographic position for the node represented by the icon; determines node connectivity; and overlays, upon the geographically accurate map, a graphical link between pairs of icons representing node connectivity. In this manner, a network operator is provided a geographically accurate view of a data network including nodes and the connectivity of the nodes.08-28-2008
20080209334User interface system and method for inter-router protocol and transport configuration - An interface system and method for creation and configuration of a connection between routers is provided. The interface comprises facility for entry of physical connection information, and entry of protocols selection and configuration information. Information for selection and configuring routing instances, network interfaces, and protocols for the connection is only requested from the user interface once before it is forwarded to an NMS to carry out the steps for actually setting-up the connection. Transport and protocol profiles for re-use with various physical connections are also provided.08-28-2008
20100299605User Interface Design for Telecommunications Systems - In a particular embodiment, a display includes a first interface and a second interface. The first interface is organized by data communications network technology area and the second interface is grouped by operational function. Each operational function includes a summary view and a detailed functional view.11-25-2010
20100218104SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REACTIVE AND DELIBERATIVE SERVICE LEVEL MANAGEMENT (SLM) - Method and apparatus for service level management, wherein business processes are composed of services. A state of the service is defined by one or more service parameters, and the service parameters depend upon performance of network components that support the service, e.g., component parameters. The state of the service may depend, for example, on a collection of service parameter values for availability, reliability, security, integrity and response time. A service level agreement is a contract between a supplier and a customer that identifies services supported by a network, service parameters for the services, and service levels (e.g., acceptable levels) for each service parameter.08-26-2010
20120297307GRAPHICALLY REPRESENTING LOAD BALANCE IN A COMPUTING CLUSTER - Embodiments provide a graphical representation of load distribution or “balance” in a computing cluster. Load metrics representing the resource utilization of individual host computing devices are collected, and a load imbalance metric representing the variability of the host load metrics is calculated. A graphical balance indicator including a balance position and a boundary is created. An imbalance icon is positioned relative to the balance position and the boundary based on the calculated load imbalance metric. Attributes of the graphical balance indicator, such as the position of the boundary and/or the size of the imbalance icon, may be determined based on an acceptable imbalance threshold value.11-22-2012
20080276179Monitoring and Aggregating User Activities in Heterogeneous Systems - A system, method, and computer program product for monitoring and aggregating user activities across heterogeneous systems. The system, method, and computer program product retrieve information about the heterogeneous systems and rules, monitor user activities in the heterogeneous systems according to the rules, reconcile the user activities by providing supplemental information, aggregate the monitored activities, and report the aggregated user activities to authorized users.11-06-2008
20110209067System and Method for Website User Valuation - Systems and methods for website user valuation are disclosed. A preferred embodiment comprises a computer program product having a computer-readable medium with a computer program embodied thereon. The computer program comprises computer program code for inputting revenue data for a period of time for a monitored website, for inputting website user engagement data for the period of time for multiple user segments, for determining a segment revenue for the period of time for each of the multiple user segments, based on the user engagement data, and for determining a value per user for the period of time for each of the multiple user segments, based on the user engagement data.08-25-2011
20100281389System for measuring web traffic - A system is presented for measuring, analyzing and/or reporting web traffic, predetermined events, and/or user activity on one or more web pages utilizing a landing page having code embedded thereon, wherein the program code is structured to deploy at least one portal element onto the landing page. Further, the portal element is structured to display at least one web page therein. Additionally, the program code is structured to detect a source of the web visit, and other predetermined events, including mouse clicks and other navigation activity. The program code may further be structured to optimize marketing campaigns, web sites, or web pages by displaying web content selected from a collection of web pages or from different versions of web content, and/or displaying a web page or web content modified by an optimization module.11-04-2010
20090070682Security System With Networked Touchscreen - An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device. Users can receive notifications of detected events via electronic message.03-12-2009
20090144630User Controllable Computer Presentation of Interfaces and Information Selectively Provided via a Network - A system and method for user controllable presentation of content on a user device having an interactive GUI and configured for network interaction with a living content system is provided. The living application system has a set of applications and configuration files. A shell application is run on the client device and is configured to execute one or more applications downloaded to the shell application. Content is provided either directly to the user device from content sources or via the living application system. A GUI management module is configured to apply user preferences to downloaded applications to generate graphical displays on the user device, wherein said graphical displays are real-time displays that can be superimposed over existing windows in a frame having variable opacity, size, continuity, shape and placement.06-04-2009
20110145711Method And Apparatus For Exercising And Debugging Correlations For Network System - A selected time interval of previously stored events generated by a number of computer network devices are replayed and cross-correlated according to rules. Meta-events are generated when the events satisfy conditions associated with one or more of the rules. The rules used during replay may differ from prior rules used at a time when the events occurred within a computer network that included the computer network devices. In this way, new rules can be tested against true event data streams to determine whether or not the rules should be used in a live environment (i.e., the efficacy of the rules can be tested an tor debugged against actual event data).06-16-2011
20100269044Method For Determining A Quality Of User Experience While Performing Activities in IP Networks - An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for establishing Quality of Experience (QoE) measurements and metrics for different types of actual user activities over IP networks. These activities include, but are not limited to web browsing, sending and receiving email, file downloading and uploading, peer to peer (P2P) networking, VoIP, online gaming, and media streaming. The measurement of the QoE metrics is based on both objective and subjective metrics, including network characteristics, such as packet loss and latency, along with empirical observations of the user activities.10-21-2010
20090144629Controlling Application for a Multifunction Peripheral Accessed and Operated from a Mobile Device - Methods and systems are provided that use a controlling application for a multifunction peripheral (MFP) that is external to the MFP and need not be preinstalled on the network or pre-registered with the MFP. The controlling application may be on a mobile device that is communicatively coupled with the MFP or a system or network of the MFP via a wireless connection. The controlling application may be downloaded from the mobile device or a data source to a service hosting service communicatively coupled to the network. The controlling application is then operative from the user interface of the mobile device. This permits a user to control the MFP from the mobile device and receive by-products of actions taken by the MFP at the mobile device.06-04-2009
20110231772Systems and Methods for Mediating Internet Access According to a Schedule - Systems and methods to mediate Internet content to a user are disclosed. Embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods may operate on a network and block or restrict a user's access to the Internet according to a temporal schedule. Embodiments of the present invention may be implemented at the network, server, or local level.09-22-2011
20110231771SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCOURAGING RESPONSIBLE ONLINE BEHAVIOR - Systems and methods for encouraging responsible online behavior may include a user interface module to provide a user interface between a network user with administrative authority and an Internet service, a communication module to receive, from the network user with administrative authority via the user interface, advisory parameters to establish an advisory policy for the Internet service, a policy generating module to establish the advisory policy for the network, and a policy enforcement module to apply the advisory policy to a network user request to access an Internet content.09-22-2011
20110231770SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A TEMPORARY MECHANISM FOR SELECTIVE BLOCKING OF INTERNET CONTENT - Systems and methods for a temporary mechanism for selective blocking of Internet content are described. A distraction list may be received from an Internet service via a user interface between an end user and the Internet service, wherein the distraction list includes one or more blocked Internet content identifiers associated with blocked Internet content. A focus-time interval defined by a starting time and a length of duration or an ending time is also received. If Internet content designated to be blocked is requested by the end user during the focus-time interval, the end user may be redirected to a block page. Monitoring may automatically cease after the focus-time interval, without requiring the end user to manually disable the selective blocking of Internet content.09-22-2011
20090210799METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING SOCIAL CAPITAL - In general, the invention relates to a method for tracking social capital. The method includes monitoring interactions with a first shared content provider based on a first number of equity changing activities, where the interactions with the first shared content provider are associated with a user. The method further includes monitoring interactions with a second shared content provider based a second number of equity changing activities, where the interactions with the second shared content provider are associated with the user. The method further includes determining a personal equity for the user based on the interactions with the first shared content provider and the interactions with the second shared content provider and publishing the personal equity to the first shared content provider, where content contributed by the user to the first shared content provider is rated based on the personal equity.08-20-2009
20090222733Zoning of Devices in a Storage Area Network with LUN Masking/Mapping - Host port information is pulled directly from the switch before zoning is performed and is organized by chassis as an assist for mapping and masking an entire chassis. A graphical user interface allows a user to select storage by chassis to map and to select servers by chassis to map. The user then applies that mapping such that all servers selected are mapped to all storage selected. The user may repeat this mapping for another set of storage and servers. In a mixed environment, an icon may be shown in the graphical user interface to represent the mix. When the LUN mapping/masking is done, the LUN mapping/masking may be provided to the SAN manager to perform zoning. The LUN mapping/masking defines which host ports see which storage ports.09-03-2009
20130219280Systems and Methods for Software Evaluation in a Cloud Computing Environment - System and methods for software evaluation in a cloud computing environment are disclosed. In some implementations, a method includes: at a computer system, maintaining session information for a plurality of remote user sessions between one or more users and the computer system and formatting for display a plurality of graphical representations corresponding to the plurality of remote user sessions. A respective graphical representation in the plurality of graphical representations indicates a current or historical state of a corresponding remote user session, in the plurality of remote user sessions. The method further includes obtaining a user selection of a graphical representation in the plurality of graphical representations. In response to user selection of the graphical representation, a session is established between a client device associated with the user and the computer system and the session is initiated in the state as indicated in the graphical representation.08-22-2013
20090292996SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING AND PRESENTING HEALTH INFORMATION FOR FIELD DEVICES IN A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM - A system includes a server configured to generate a request for status information and/or diagnostic information associated with a field device in a process control system. The system also includes an interface component having (i) an emulator configured to emulate a device manager associated with the field device and (ii) a communication manager configured to communicate with the field device over a communication link using a specified protocol. The server is configured to provide the request to the communication manager through the emulator, receive the status information and/or the diagnostic information from the field device through the communication manager and the emulator, and generate a user interface based on the status information and/or the diagnostic information. The communication manager could represent a communication Device Type Manager (DTM), and the emulator could emulate at least some functions of a device DTM.11-26-2009
20090292995SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING AND CONFIGURING FIELD DEVICES IN A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM - A system includes a client that presents a user interface to a user, where the user interface is associated with a field device in a process control system. The system also includes an interface component having (i) an emulator that emulates a device manager associated with at least the field device and (ii) a communication manager that communicates with the field device over a communication link using a specified protocol. The system further includes a server that provides a request to the emulator based on input from the user provided through the user interface, where the emulator provides the request to the communication manager for communication to the field device. The communication manager could include a communication DTM, and the emulator could emulate at least some functions of a device DTM. A device description (such as a DD/EDD file) could also be used to generate the user interface.11-26-2009
20090276715USER INTERFACE FOR MANAGING NETWORK DOWNLOAD AND CONFIGURATION TASKS - A user interface for management of network operations, particularly networked electronic gaming machines, the user interface including operation assignment interfaces, each assignment interface providing information about the respective operation, a calendar interface on which the assignment interfaces are provided, the calendar interface providing at least date and time information, and at least one graphical linking indicator that provides visual relational information of related operations.11-05-2009
20100153853Networked Touchscreen With Integrated Interfaces - An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device. Users can receive notifications of detected events via electronic message.06-17-2010
20100153852Method and System for Providing Interactive Flow Chart Elements - Exemplary embodiments include methods and systems for diagnosing and/or analyzing one or more service problems including an acquire module configured to acquire one or more interactive flow chart methods to diagnose one or more service problems, wherein each of the one or more interactive flow chart methods comprises one or more method steps. Also, the system may include an analytical module configured to provide a first method step of the one or more interactive flow chart methods to a user and provide a second method step of the one or more interactive flow chart methods based at least in part on a user feedback to the first method step; and a presentation module configured to display a diagnostic report of the one or more service problems.06-17-2010
20120198346VISUALIZATION OF CHANGES AND TRENDS OVER TIME IN PERFORMANCE DATA OVER A NETWORK PATH - A system and technique for visualizing changes and trends in performance data over a network path are disclosed. More specifically, a network management system generates and displays an object that represents data for one or more performance characteristics related to a plurality of network nodes in the network path. The object is dynamically updated to include updated data related to the one or more performance characteristics. In one embodiment, a representation of the updated data is superimposed over representations of previously collected data relating to the performance characteristics. The transparency of the representations associated with the previously collected data may reflect a difference in time between the current time and the time at which the data was collected. In another embodiment, a timeline is included in the object that tracks the state of the object at one or more previous points in time.08-02-2012
20100235751PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE AND CUSTOMIZABLE ORGANIZATION TREE HAVING COMMUNICATION OPTIONS - A highly interactive directory tree can be provided through a client user interface. A user can access an organization's records through, for example, a web-based user interface on the client computer system. The user interface can be configured to display a directory tree of related member records in the organization, and can be further configured with a number of option controls. The option controls can be configured to allow a user to differentiate how some or all of the records in the directory tree are displayed at any given time, to define how many member records the directory tree displays, as well as how to view at-a-glance information for each member record. The option controls can further be configured to provide selective communications to specific members, or groups of filtered members in the directory tree.09-16-2010
20100211879Display, view and operate multi-layers item list in web browser with supporting of concurrent multi-users - Support end-user to view and operate computer system resources through logically organized graphically displayed multi-layered item lists (MLIL) is an important part of computer user work environment of a modern computer system. This functionality has been fully realized on native window UI with user click based computer user work environment, which run on top of modern computer operating system such as Microsoft Windows system.08-19-2010
20100138750PRESENTING NETWORK PERFORMANCE DATA IN THE CONTEXT OF A MAP OF PATH MODEL OBJECTS - Methods and systems for improved visual presentation and organization of network performance data are provided. According to one embodiment, a method is provided for displaying performance data. Information is received regarding a selected path of multiple paths associated with network elements that are part of a service provider network (e.g., a DWDM network). A map of the selected path is displayed responsive to receipt of the information regarding the selected path. The map of the selected path includes (i) graphical representations of participating network elements of the network elements that are associated with the selected path and (ii) graphical representations of client ports, line ports and port connections associated with the participating network elements. Along with the map, information regarding performance data associated with the participating network elements is also displayed. The performance data includes optical power levels upon entry to and exit from each of the participating network elements.06-03-2010
20100138751SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MONITORING COMMUNICATION IN A WIND FARM NETWORK - A method for monitoring communication in a wind farm network. A server is attached to one or more network nodes in a wind farm network. The server determines whether it is capable of communicating with each of the network nodes and reports the results as a network state. A graphical representation of the network state may be displayed to a user.06-03-2010
20130219279AGGREGATING NODES FOR EFFICIENT NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM VISUALIZATION AND OPERATIONS - There is provided a method that includes (a) accessing a data structure that (i) represents a plurality of nodes in an electrical power grid, and (ii) contains data indicative of an event reported by a node in the plurality of nodes, and (b) presenting, on a user interface, an element that represents the plurality of nodes, in aggregate, and indicates an existence of the event. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage medium that contains instructions that cause a processor to execute the method.08-22-2013
20100199189APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TARGET ORIENTED LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERCEPTION AND ANALYSIS - An apparatus and method for capturing, processing and analyzing multiple communication items, related to a hierarchy consisting of cases, sub-cases, targets or interception criteria associated with a law enforcement organization. The apparatus and method allow a user to define the hierarchy, receive and process communication items, display the content, meta data, external or additional data related to the communication items or to a target. The apparatus comprises one or more front end units responsible for filtering and capturing communications, and one or more back end units which allow the processing and presentation of the communications.08-05-2010
20100199190SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION ACCESS AND INFORMATION AWARENESS IN AN INTERACTIVE PERIPHERAL DISPLAY - The system and method of the present invention provides peripheral awareness of information to a user. Once the information to be provided is determined or specified, it is automatically tracked or watched via at least one conventional communications interface for accessing one or more conventional communications sources. Current information is then automatically dynamically provided in an interactive peripheral display which minimizes any potential distraction to the user. The tickets are sharable among users, and may be copied, cut, pasted, saved, transmitted, dragged and dropped from web pages, etc., like any other electronic file using conventional techniques.08-05-2010
20090319906SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECONSTITUTION OF NETWORK ELEMENTS IN A SIMULATED NETWORK - Systems and methods for automatically restoring any network device in a simulated network environment to a predefined configuration including module is configured for creating one or more network device images for one or more network devices within a user's operating network environment, creating an image set utilizing one or more of the created network device images, and initiating the restoring of the network devices within the simulated network environment utilizing at least one of the created network device images and image sets.12-24-2009
20090319905SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REALTIME MONITORING OF RESOURCE CONSUMPTION AND INTERFACE FOR THE SAME - A system and method for real-time monitoring of resource consumption, and interface for displaying resource consumption. System employs plurality of usage monitoring devices to obtain usage data of a particular consumable resource. Usage monitoring devices are in communication with a server environment for polling data and storing the data. The server environment can include a poller, aggregator, database, and administrator configuration site. System environment can have polling application to specify the polling of data. The system environment can also include a mood and analysis application that produces a mood score. The mood score can be presented to an interested individual as a mood-representative display image and/or a three-dimensional scene. An interested individual is presented with an object, such as a display, representative of the environmental impact of the resource consumption. The display is constructed and arranged to motivate an interested individual to reduce resource consumption. The display can be interactive, allowing various information to be displayed and manipulated using, for example, a mouse or touch screen. In general the system and method aids in creating a social norm for the group, allowing individuals therein and other groups to work together to reach a common goal, such as reduced resource consumption.12-24-2009
20090019369SIMPLIFIED USER INTERFACE NAVIGATION - The present disclosure includes, among other things, systems, methods and program products for user interface navigation.01-15-2009
20120036442MANAGED SERVICES PORTALS AND METHOD 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
20100223557Method and system for workflow integration - A system including a central server and a database for performing Intellectual Property (IP) management workflow processes is provided for creating, defining, and performing IP related workflow process. IP workflow routines present via a graphical user interface workflow screens to facilitate the exchange of data and instructions. An administration module is used to create authorized user accounts and assign roles and privileges involved in execution of IP workflow routines. A workflow creation module generates a user interface to facilitate creation of a user-defined IP workflow routine having user-defined workflow tasks to process IP related data received via user interface workflow screens. An IP management application may access, process and modify IP related data stored at the database while the IP workflow routines access and process IP related data stored at the database simultaneously with execution of the IP management application. Task modifiers associated with user-defined workflow tasks further define workflow routine operation.09-02-2010
20100223556OPERATIONAL STATUS DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING APPARATUS - In an analyzing system including a plurality of analyzing apparatuses and an operational status collector for collecting the analyzing apparatus' operational status by way of a data communication network, each status of the plurality of analyzing apparatuses is conventionally displayed in the form of a list. This causes a problem that there is no knowing the installation position of an actual analyzing apparatus from a client for analysis which is installed separately from the analyzing apparatus. In the operational status display system for an analyzing apparatus according to the present invention, an analyzing apparatus arrangement image is displayed in which the arrangement positions of the analyzing apparatuses are illustrated with apparatus images. The user can easily grasp the actual arrangement position of an analyzing apparatus. Alternatively, each analyzing apparatus' operational status may be displayed on the apparatus image. With this configuration, it is possible to know each analyzing apparatus' operational status. Furthermore, a click of an apparatus image may display a detail setting window, which can smooth the control operation.09-02-2010
20110119592Network system and managing method - Each of a plurality of displays transmits an operation state of the display to a management device. The management device stores the operation states corresponding to the plurality of displays in a memory. Based on the operation states corresponding to the plurality of displays and stored in the memory, the management device transmits a command for causing the display to perform the same operation as the other displays. Each of the plurality of displays changes the operation state of the display based on the command provided from the management device.05-19-2011
20110113339SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING LOGICAL SENSOR NETWORK - Provided are a system and method for supporting a logical sensor network (LSN) separate from an actual physical sensor network (PSN) to readily obtain sensing data required by a user or application program in an environment consisting of various types of PSNs. The system includes a metadata database (DB) for storing metadata of a plurality of available PSNs each having a plurality of sensor nodes, a LSN generation module for generating a LSN including one or more PSNs among the PSNs registered in the metadata DB or one or more sensor nodes in the PSNs, and storing metadata of the generated LSN in the metadata DB, a LSN update module for updating the metadata of the LSN including the PSNs or the sensor nodes in the PSNs when a state of the PSNs or the sensor nodes is changed, and a query processing module for, when a query about the LSN is received from an application program, collecting sensing data from the PSNs or the sensor nodes included in the LSN, generating query result data for the LSN using the collected data, and providing the query result data to the application program.05-12-2011
20090070681Security System With Networked Touchscreen and Gateway - An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device. Users can receive notifications of detected events via electronic message.03-12-2009
20100306662METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPUTER BASED COMMUNICATION CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT - An audio communication system including a communication server with an operator interface coupled to a network and one or more audio communication terminal clients coupled to the network. The communication server is advantageously implemented in a PC based system connected to a network. The network may include the internet. In operation the server may monitor the network for a client connection request issued by one of the audio communication terminal clients. A TCP/IP network connection is established between the communication server and a client after said communication server receives a client connection request. Once the connection is established the server displays an indication of client connection request through operator interface. Alternatively an indication of the client connection request may be presented to the operator. The operator then controls the server based on inputs to the user/operator interface. The operator may respond to the remote client either by speaking, by playing a pre-recorded message or by transferring the connection and/or connection request to another communication server. The system may be have a fault tolerant feature whereby the audio communication terminal clients attempt to connect with and alternate communication server if the initial server is not available.12-02-2010
20100281388ANALYSIS OF NETWORK TRAFFIC - Embodiments generally disclosed herein include a computer-implemented method for monitoring and correlating network traffic data associated with a primary network that is in communication with a plurality of secondary networks. The method generates a network traffic data set by monitoring network traffic between the primary network and the plurality of secondary networks. The method also determines a mapping of network connectivity by monitoring inter-network routing information between the primary network and the plurality of secondary networks. In addition, the method generates a traffic measurement data set by monitoring network utilization statistics between the primary network and the plurality of secondary networks. With the collected data sets, the method then calculates a relational network mapping between the primary network and the plurality of secondary networks by correlating the network traffic data set, the mapping of network connectivity, and the traffic measurement data set.11-04-2010
20100325551Aggregated Unified Communication Bandwidth Management System for Control by Human Operator - A Unified Bandwidth Manager that functions as a high-level bandwidth manager to interface with and hierarchically manage a plurality of service-specific bandwidth reservation and session management systems under human operator control. The Unified Bandwidth Manager includes at least an aggregated network communication bandwidth management information display system that functions as a high-level information display system interfacing with a plurality of service-specific bandwidth reservation and session management systems so as to provide an integrated “view” of the enterprise networks operation is described. The system includes at least a display a user interface and one or more types of interfaces to a plurality of service-specific bandwidth managers. In an implementation, the system can include traffic modeling elements and be used as a component of a Unified Bandwidth Manager for unified communications.12-23-2010
20100332991Increasing Resilience of a Network Service - A set of data is obtained, representing a graph of a computer network having a set of hardware nodes and a set of hardware links between the hardware nodes. The hardware links are represented as edges in the graph. A first subset (for example, a vertex cut set) of the set of hardware nodes is found, such that those of the hardware nodes in the first subset are able to withstand a maximum number of failures before the graph disconnects. The failures include node failures and/or edge failures. The hardware nodes in the first subset are ranked based on expected resiliency, to obtain a ranked list. Optionally, in case of a tie between two or more of the hardware nodes in the ranked list, the tie is broken using a sum of shortest path metric.12-30-2010
20100332992METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSPECTING THE PROPERTIES OF A COMPUTER - The invention disclosed herein enables a collection of computers and associated communications infrastructure to offer a new communications process which allows information providers to broadcast information to a population of information consumers. The information may be targeted to those consumers who have a precisely formulated need for the information. This targeting may be based on information which is inaccessible to other communications protocols. The targeting also includes a time element. Information can be brought to the attention of the consumer precisely when it has become applicable, which may occur immediately upon receipt of the message, but may also occur long after the message arrives. The communications process may operate without intruding on consumers who do not exhibit the precisely-specified need for the information, and it may operate without compromising the security or privacy of the consumers who participate.12-30-2010
20110113340INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION-PROCESSING METHOD - An information-processing device comprises: a storage unit that stores first location data for identifying a server on a network; a conversion unit that converts a source code into an object code; a transmitting unit that, if an object code to be generated by the conversion unit is directed to a mobile communication terminal, transmits a request to upload a file, including an object code generated by the conversion unit, to the server identified by the first location data stored in the storage unit over the network; a receiving unit that receives a response to the request transmitted from the server; and a control unit that, if the receiving unit receives the response, causes a display unit that displays information to display a screen showing second location data indicating a location of the file on the network.05-12-2011
20110029882CLOUD COMPUTING: UNIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSOLE FOR SERVICES AND RESOURCES IN A DATA CENTER - A system and a method to manage a data center through a client is disclosed. A method includes retrieving a deployment profile of a service, determining from the deployment profile an abstract type of a resource for the service, and presenting a representation of the abstract type to be selected by a user. A selection of the representation of the abstract type adds a first modeled instance of the resource to a modeled topology of the service where the first modeled instance has the abstract type.02-03-2011
20110041066RESERVATION OF RESOURCES AND DEPLOYMENT OF APPLICATIONS USING AN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT - Systems and methods to deploy an application are provided. In exemplary embodiments, an indication to deploy the application is received from a user. The deployment process is initiated in response to the receiving of the indication. The deployment process deploys the application on resources previously reserved for the application. The deployment process is monitored. A graphical user interface illustrating the deployment process is dynamically generated and communicated to the user.02-17-2011
20110214061User Interface for Managing Client Devices - In a content delivery network, a client-side graphical user interface displays a plurality of media widgets associated with a plurality of user-selectable media channels and a plurality of device widgets associated with a plurality of user-selectable client devices. A user control is configurable for interacting with the media widgets and the device widgets, and enables a user to move a presentation of a selected media channel from a first client device to at least a second client device. A media channel processor configures the selected media channel for presentation on the client devices.09-01-2011
20100251128VISUALIZATION OF WEBSITE ANALYTICS - A computer-implemented method for visualization of website analytics overlaid upon the source website is described. In one example embodiment, the method can comprise receiving website usage data associated with a customer website, aggregating the website usage data to generate website statistics, processing the website statistics to generate the website analytics, receiving credential data associated with a substantially current user of the customer website, based on the credential data, identifying the substantially current user as a customer associated with the customer website, and selectively communicating the website analytics to the customer website, the website analytics being displayed within a website analytics interface having one or more graphical reports over the website. The interactive graphical reports include reporting elements positioned over website elements corresponding to the reporting elements, which are independent of any variations in the size and shape of the display window or screen. In another example embodiment, the method can comprise pre-configuring and remotely storing display options, and selectively and automatically altering the display of the customer website pages, presenting different versions of those pages to different users based on the preconfigured and remotely stored display options to establish which versions of the page are more effective.09-30-2010
20090172556CHANGE-ALARMED, INTEGRATED CONSOLE APPARATUS AND METHOD - An integrated console provides multiple users an ability to bring in signals from a plurality of disparate hardware subsystems the monitoring and control signals, all to be controlled from a virtual console on a single computer screen. Multiple users may arrange subwindows for any or all controlled hardware and arrange those subwindows on a computer screen, in accordance with each user's preference. The system may store personalized display layouts, receiving commands from multiple workstations, and routing the commands received to the appropriate subsystems. Meanwhile, the system provides apparatus and methods to automatically detect changes on the subwindows and notify a user thereof.07-02-2009
20110093785APPARATUS FOR NETWORK TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION BENCHMARK - The present invention relates to a network management system for analyzing Internet application traffic. An apparatus for Internet application traffic classification benchmark according to the present invention configures two or more Internet application traffic classifications in plug-in scheme to perform a benchmarking function for the performance of each Internet application traffic classification. The apparatus can provide an objective and accurate evaluation for each classification technology by aggregating various Internet application traffic classification technologies by the plug-in scheme.04-21-2011
20090217171METHOD TO MONITOR USER TRAJECTORIES WITHIN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - The present invention is directed to a method to monitor user trajectories within a virtual universe. A method for monitoring a user trajectory of any avatar in a virtual universe may include recording an activity of an avatar within a virtual universe, and then rendering the recording as a visible path. The activity may include movement, duration at a coordinate, time between coordinates, and/or angle of positioning of the avatar. The invention, for example, reminds an avatar a reminder as to where he/she has traversed in the past; shows paths that their team or family members have traversed; and/or gives an indication of popular paths taken by avatars.08-27-2009
20100070869NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - It was difficult to examine in which location of which device installation map an icon of a desired network device has been arranged. A link to the device installation map is displayed in correspondence to the network device and the icon indicative of the designated network device is emphasis-displayed.03-18-2010
20100064225Network Map - The claimed method and system provides a graphical user interface that illustrates network topology information, including connection paths between devices on the local network and an external network such as the Internet. The claimed method and system may use a three column format for presenting the topology that is more intuitive for a user. Also, the claimed method and system may aggregate context and connection information from multiple different protocols to provide the topology display. Further, the claimed method and system may use a device registry to enable customized and extensible representations of the network devices.03-11-2010
20100064227METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A HOME NETWORK AUTO-TREE BUILDER - A method and system is provided for detecting, commanding and controlling diverse home devices currently connected to a home network. An interface is provided for accessing the home devices that are currently connected to a home network. According to the method, a device link file is generated, wherein the device link file identifies home devices that are currently connected to the home network. A device link page is created, wherein the device link page contains a device button that is associated with each home device that is identified in the device link file. A hyper-text link is associated with each device button, wherein the hyper-text link provides a link to an HTML page that is contained on the home device that is associated with the device button, and the device link page is displayed on a browser based home device.03-11-2010
20100064226REMOTE DISCOVERY AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE - Sending a discovery agent to a computing device determines the services provided by that first computing device. As a result, a first set of information is received from the agent that provides information indicative of the services provided by the computing device. That information can then be compared to other information, either from the same computing device at a different point in time, or from a second computing device. The other information is indicative of services performed by that computing device at a different point in time or the second computing device. From that, services provided by the computing device that were previously different on the first computing device or that are not available on the second computing device can be determined.03-11-2010
20110252328SYSTEM AND METHOD IN A NETWORK CONTROLLER FOR REMOTELY MONITORING AND/OR CONTROLLING DEVICES - A system and method for remotely monitoring and/or controlling devices, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.10-13-2011
20110078574SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE CONFIGURATION AND MANAGEMENT OF INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICES - According to some embodiments, data may be received from a plurality of intelligent electronic devices (e.g., such as a set of protective relays). For each intelligent electronic device, status information may be stored based on the received data. Moreover, the status information may be displayed via a graphical user interface for the plurality of the intelligent electronic devices. The stored status information may also be transmitted to a remote central server via a communication network.03-31-2011
20110252326SYSTEM FOR MONITORING/MANAGING INFORMATION LEAKAGE - This invention concerns the system that is, for example, used to monitor information leakage. This invention can be used in a security system. The present invention is directed to store the change in an output screen as still images and sequentially displays them as screen images. In a system of the present invention, a plurality of terminals are monitored remotely by a monitoring/managing apparatus via a network. The terminal comprises an index data creation means, a difference data creation means, and a compression means. The monitoring/managing apparatus comprises a communication means, a picture-recording file creation means, a picture-recording file updating means, and a playback means. In addition, the index data creation means and the difference data creation means start processing based on an operation request.10-13-2011
20110060995Support Mechanisms for Improved Group Policy Management User Interface - Provided are support mechanisms for a user interface mechanism that performs group policy management. The support mechanisms include a context menu map that provides a consistent and efficient way to generate interactive context menus for nodes using only straightforward declarations. The declarations are processed to invoke code with corresponding parameters that in turn generates a data structure corresponding to a context menu that is to be displayed. The data structure is processed into another data structure, from which data is extracted to meet the requirements of a hosting management application. An intermediary communications object is provided to separate the user interface into multiple components which each exchange data. A progress dialog is also provided to update the user as to the progress of lengthy operations performed on various managed objects, and to drive those operations. Refresh logic replicates changes made at one location in the user interface to other nodes.03-10-2011
20110016401METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT DISPLAY OF CRITICAL INFORMATION IN A DISPATCH ENVIRONMENT - The invention pertains to methods and apparatus for displaying information about a communication network efficiently in a compact display area that can occupy a small portion of a monitor. The methods and apparatus also provide efficient mechanisms for interfacing with the communication network and calling up additional information at will.01-20-2011
20110010633SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF NETWORK SECURITY SYSTEMS - Systems and methods of the present invention monitor and manage network devices on a network. More specifically, network architecture is graphically represented in 3-dimensional space. Moreover, the 3-dimensional architecture of the network is mapped and/or overlaid onto a 3-dimensional graphical representation of physical space and displayed on a visual display. In addition, intrusion detection is graphically represented onto the three-dimensional graphical representation of the network architecture.01-13-2011
20090241031MANAGING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE OBJECTS IN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Systems and methods for managing graphical user interface objects in a computing environment are provided. The method comprises monitoring activity status associated with a graphical user interface object instantiated in a computing environment in response to establishment of a communication session with a remote party; and changing display status of the graphical user interface object when a time threshold expires in relation to the activity status associated with the graphical user interface object.09-24-2009
20110154210MULTIPLE USER TERMINAL DEVICE WHICH MULTIPLE USERS WATCH SIMULTANEOUSLY, SERVER FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE USERS' USAGE OF CONENTS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE USERS AND COTNENTS WHICH MULTIPLE USERS WATCH SIMULTANEOUSLY - Provided is a technology that efficiently manages a session and ensures the continuity of providing a service in a multiple user terminal device which multiple users watch simultaneously. An embodiment of the present invention provides a multiple user terminal device which multiple user watch simultaneously that comprises: user authenticator receiving user information of users in response to accesses of multiple users from a management server; a session controller generating a command of at least one of addition and removal of multiple users to and from a session corresponding to contents for usage of the contents on the basis of the user information; and a usage information manager acquiring contents usage information for each user when one of the multiple users terminates the access.06-23-2011
20110154208METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING COMMUNICATION HISTORY - An approach is provided for presenting a communication history. The communication widget collects context information on one or more communication sessions between a first party and a second party from a plurality of applications, services, devices, or a combination thereof. Then, the communication widget aggregates the context information into a communication history. Next, the communication widget identifies one or more communication parameters in the context information, wherein the communication parameters relate to performing the communication sessions. Next, the communication widget determines a frequency or a success rate of each of the identified communication parameters in the communication history.06-23-2011
20120311451SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SHARING - A system facilitates collaborative communications and information sharing in a network defined by a model. The model and a portion of the system are stored on a storage component coupled to a terminal. The system captures context information and user-defined data, the user-defined data provided during user interaction of the user in a first domain of the network, and dynamically stores the context information as metadata associated with the user-defined data, the user-defined data and the metadata stored on the storage component; a tracking component for tracking a change of the user from the first domain to a second domain of the network and dynamically updating the stored metadata based on the change, where the user accesses the user-defined data from the second domain; and an interface to the system that permits the user to create and view the user-defined data according to the model of the network.12-06-2012
20110047469PROTON BEAM THERAPY CONTROL SYSTEM - A tiered communications architecture for managing network traffic in a distributed system. Communication between client or control computers and a plurality of hardware devices is administered by agent and monitor devices whose activities are coordinated to reduce the number of open channels or sockets. The communications architecture also improves the transparency and scalability of the distributed system by reducing network mapping dependence. The architecture is desirably implemented in a proton beam therapy system to provide flexible security policies which improve patent safety and facilitate system maintenance and development.02-24-2011
20110055710TRAFFIC VISUALIZATION ACROSS WEB MAPS - A web traffic visualization system includes a generation module configured to generate a web map. The web map includes web objects and links connecting the web objects, where the web objects are for a web site. The web traffic visualization system also includes an acceptance module configured to assign a unique ID to a visitor of the web site and receive a visitor action performed by the visitor on a web object in the web site tagged with the unique ID. The web traffic visualization system is further configured to include a visualization module configured to generate and display the visitor action on the web map in response to receiving the visitor action tagged with the unique ID.03-03-2011
20110055709ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND NETWORK COMMUNICATION METHOD - An electronic device includes a display, a graphical user interface (GUI) application module, a daemon application module, and a network service control module capable of retrieving network content from a network terminal. The GUI application module acquires the network content from the network service control module. Either of the GUI application module or the daemon application module manages the network content.03-03-2011
20110055711Graphical Interface For Managing Server Environment - A system includes a server environment and a management station. The server environment includes hardware servers. At least some of the servers can be characterized by a hierarchy of partitions. The management station provides an administrative interface. The administrative interface provides a display that displays alternate views of a graphical representation of the server environment. Each of the views has graphical partition elements corresponding to at least some of the partitions nested with graphic server elements corresponding to at least some of the hardware servers. At least some of the graphical partition elements include links that, when activated, cause the graphical representation to switch to another of its views in which is highlighted a graphical partition element that was not highlighted in the previous view.03-03-2011
20080256456Substrate processing system and data retrieval method - Even when the number of apparatuses and GUI terminals increase, the load of data retrieval processing does not increase in the group administration apparatus, and hence data retrieval and display onto the GUI terminals are to be performed rapidly. Data pieces transmitted from apparatuses are classified for each group by a group administration apparatus. Thus, for example, when temperature information is to be displayed on a GUI terminal, a temperature information group is set into a retrieval condition for each display item, while a temperature setting value and a temperature monitor value are set into types. Then, these data pieces are transferred to the group administration apparatus. Then, with reference to the retrieval conditions of a plurality of display items acquired from the GUI terminal, the group administration apparatus merges display items of the same condition into one retrieval item. By virtue of this, data acquisition for the data stored in the group administration apparatus is achieved by a request on a group basis. This reduces the number of times of retrieval for the apparatus data.10-16-2008
20080250324REMOTE INSTRUCTION SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus connected to an information processing apparatus via a network acquires display data to be used when an operation screen for entering an instruction to be given to the information processing apparatus is displayed, analyzes the acquired display data, outputs a first instruction sheet to be filled in with an instruction to the information processing apparatus according to a result of the analysis, reads a second instruction sheet that is the first instruction sheet filled in with a user's instruction, and transmits, to the information processing apparatus, instruction information indicating content of the user's instruction recognized from the read second instruction sheet.10-09-2008
20110265007AUTOMATED CONTENT SCHEDULER AND DISPLAYER - A system for providing content on a users computer, obtained from a plurality of resources in an organized arrangement, includes a server configured to provide a show structure of nodes, each node identifying a resource from a plurality of accessible resources, at least some of which are network accessible resources. The server is further configured to cause content corresponding to a plurality of the nodes to be automatically accessed and presented to the user in accordance with the show structure without requiring user input, where the show structure further comprises interactively variable duration information for the plurality of nodes representing the duration that the content corresponding to each of the nodes is presented, where the interactively variable duration information is provided so as to enable a user to vary the duration.10-27-2011
20120151363SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING A DYNAMIC LIST OF VIRTUAL OBJECTS WHEN A DRAG AND DROP ACTION IS DETECTED - A computer-implemented method to display a dynamic list of virtual objects is described. An activity relating to a management object is detected. A dynamic list of virtual objects is displayed on a screen. The virtual objects are possible recipients of the management object. A determination is made as to whether the activity relating to the management object is terminated. The display of the dynamic list of virtual objects on the screen is terminated when the activity relating to the management object is terminated.06-14-2012
20120151361Dynamic Web Control Generation Facilitator - This invention provides a method, system, and apparatus for generating and manipulating the structure of user interface control hierarchies, in response to user interaction or other events within the life cycle for a given control hierarchy. Within the context of an operation where a web page is requested from a server by client software operating upon a user's computer with an active interface to the internet, or an intranet, an initial control hierarchy configuration is generated, as established by a developer utilizing this invention. Upon successive requests by the client to the server, the structure of the web control hierarchy generated for the given web page may be altered, as prescribed by the development specifications for the application, and implemented by the developer utilizing this invention. The nature of those alterations can include the addition of web control sub-structures, as well as the replacement of sub-structures, within the initial or previously-generated configuration of the web control hierarchy. Alterations to the control hierarchy can be made repeatedly, upon each successive request to the server, to a theoretically infinite degree. This invention can be utilized to manipulate dynamic control hierarchies generated within a statically-generated hierarchy, as this invention does not preclude the utilization of a statically-generated hierarchy. A dynamically-generated hierarchy can be generated at any point within a statically-generated hierarchy.06-14-2012
20110126111Method And Apparatus For Risk Visualization and Remediation - A method and apparatus provides techniques for providing complete solutions for role-based, rules-driven access enforcement. An embodiment addresses blended risk assessment and security across logical systems, IT applications, databases, and physical systems from a single analytic dashboard, with auto-remediation capabilities. Further, an embodiment provides capability and functionality for providing visual risk and event monitoring, alerting, mitigation, and analytics displayed on a geospatial map.05-26-2011
20110126112INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, PROGRAM AND STORAGE MEDIUM - In a case where a plurality of service providing devices having different capabilities are operated in association and a service providing device is utilized, operability when setting functions is improved for the user. Provided is an information processing apparatus for utilizing services capable of being provided by a plurality of service providing devices that exist on a network. The apparatus includes an information acquiring unit configured to acquire device information concerning the plurality of service providing devices and service-related information relating to services capable of being provided by the plurality of service providing devices; a first display control unit configured to display a list of service functions of available services; a service-function selecting unit configured to select a service function to be utilized from the list of service functions of available services displayed; a service-function judging unit configured to judge utilizable service functions based upon the selected service to be utilized; and a second display control unit configured to identifiably display the utilizable service functions.05-26-2011
20110126110Systems and Algorithm For Interfacing With A Virtualized Computing Service Over A Network Using A Lightweight Client - Systems and algorithm for controlling a virtualized computer service remotely through a client includes defining a virtual infrastructure in which a plurality of virtual machines are running on a hypervisor with at least one of the virtual machine executing an image processor algorithm. The image processor algorithm is configured to receive a connection request from the client for controlling the virtualized computer service (or simply, virtual service) available at a specific virtual machine. The request includes a plurality of connection parameters that describe the connection requirements of the client and is received at the virtual machine that is equipped with the image processor algorithm. The connection parameters are interrogated using the image processor algorithm to identify a specific virtual machine that provides the requested virtualized computer service. A framebuffer data for the identified virtual machine located in virtual memory is accessed and read directly through a hypervisor. The framebuffer data is processed into a plurality of image data packets using the image processor algorithm and transmitted to the client for presenting on a display device associated with the client. The image data packet grammar is tailored to the client and represents an image of the virtual machine display for the identified virtual machine.05-26-2011
20110093786GEOGRAPHICAL VULNERABILITY MITGATION RESPONSE MAPPING SYSTEM - Systems and methods for geographically mapping a vulnerability of a network having one or more network points include receiving vulnerability information identifying a vulnerability of a point of the network, correlating the vulnerability information with location information for the identified network point, and network identification information for the identified network point, and generating a map displaying a geographical location of the vulnerability.04-21-2011
20100115415GRAPHIC FOR NETWORK SWITCHES - A graphical user interface representing a network switch provides graphical indicia on the status of a plurality of ports. A web page from the network switch is rendered on an end user tool such as a web browser of a computing device of a system administrator. The web page includes a communications interface configured to accept requests from the end user tool and to communicate with the end user tool. The web page also includes a graphical user interface for displaying the status of the ports with graphical indicia other than text.05-06-2010
20120151359CORRELATING USER INTERACTIONS WITH INTERFACES - Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for tracking user interactions with interfaces and determining social data. One example method includes receiving from an entity an indication of interfaces that are used to interact with users, registering the user interfaces, tracking user interaction with the interfaces, and using the tracking information to determine all actions associated with a given user that are to be attributed to the entity.06-14-2012
20090300505INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, RECOVERING METHOD OF ENTRY INFORMATION THERETO, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus (web system) connected to a network to transmit and receive information is configured to monitor an entry into an information entry field (html or web page) provided from a network, to store the entry contents into a storage means (recording system) along with identification information, and to import the entry contents from the storage means for recovery on the information processing apparatus based on an entry content recovery instruction when the entry contents are lost.12-03-2009
20090222734COMMUNICATION DEVICE DISPLAY VISUALIZATION TOOL FOR A HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE - A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) system provides graphical displays to communication devices. The HMI system processes status data from machine systems to generate display data for the graphical displays. The HMI system receives selection information indicating one of the communication devices and one of the graphical displays. In response, the HMI system retrieves display parameters for the selected communication device and retrieves the display data for the selected graphical display. The HMI system processes the display data and the display parameters to display a first model of the selected communication device rendering the selected graphical display. The HMI system allows the user to modify the graphical display and view a second model of the communication device rendering the modified graphical display.09-03-2009
20110191687MOBILE TERMINAL - According to one embodiment, a mobile terminal capable of viewing a Web page, as described in embodiments, comprises a storing unit configured to store an access history of the Web page, and a history recording unit configured to record the access history of the Web page in the storage unit and, upon moving from the Web page to a Web page having other identification information after access, record an access history of the Web page corresponding to the other identification information in the storage unit.08-04-2011
20100070868DEVICE CUSTOMIZED HOME NETWORK TOP-LEVEL INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE - A method and system for generating a user interface in a plurality of multiple devices connected to the network system for controlling devices that are currently connected to a network. A network system includes a physical layer, wherein the physical layer provides a communication medium than can be used by devices to communicate with each other, and multiple devices connected to the physical layer, one or more of said multiple devices storing information including device information. A plurality of said multiple devices each including an agent adapted for (a) obtaining information from devices currently connected to the network, said information including device information; (b) generating a user interface description in each of said one or more devices based at least on the obtained information, the user interface description in each device including at least one reference associated with the device information of each of said devices currently connected to the network; and (c) displaying one or more user interfaces each based on one of said one or more user interface descriptions, on one or more devices connected to the network capable of displaying a user interface, for user control of said devices that are currently connected to the network.03-18-2010
20110197135MANIPULATION-MONITORING DEVICE - A manipulation-monitoring device may include a storage unit that stores page image data, the page image data being used for displaying a manipulation-monitoring-page, the manipulation-monitoring-page being displayed on a display unit based on data collected from a control device of a plant, the manipulation-monitoring-page being used for controlling operation of the plant, and a display control unit that controls the display unit to display a pseudo-manipulation-monitoring-page instead of the manipulation-monitoring-page, displaying the pseudo-manipulation-monitoring-page being performed by using the page image data without using data from the control device until data collection from the control device is completed, the pseudo-manipulation-monitoring-page showing a summary of the manipulation-monitoring-page.08-11-2011
20100031156User Interface For Network Events and Tuning - According to an aspect of the invention, a system and method is configured to generate a user interface to display information about time series outliers in network traffic.02-04-2010
20100031155METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORRELATION OF INTERSECTIONS OF NETWORK RESOURCES - One particular implementation of the present invention may take the form of a method for correlating partial views of network resources into normalized or aggregated views for use by an administrator. The implementation may compare a newly detected resource against the known set of normalized resources of the network to correlate the new resource with an existing network resource. More particularly, one method for correlating network resources may compare key/value pairs associated with a new resource with key/value pairs associated with a first normalized resource. If the new resource does not correlate to the first normalized resource, the method may then compare the key/value pairs of the new resource to the key/value pairs of the second normalized resource. A second implementation may compare a unique key/value pair to a map containing the unique key/value pairs of each normalized resource, until the unique key/value pair is found. Once a normalized resource is found with the same unique key/value pair, each remaining key/value pair of the new resource may be compared with the key/value pairs of the matching normalized resource. If the key/value pairs for each resource matches, then the new resource correlates to the normalized resource.02-04-2010
20100023867SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FILTERING NETWORK DIAGNOSTIC STATISTICS - A computing device is configured to display a user interface. The user interface is configured to create a filter configured to be applied to network diagnostic statistics prior to aggregation of the network diagnostic statistics. The filter includes at least one device data limitation and at least one performance data limitation.01-28-2010
20110154209PLATFORM FOR PROACTIVE DISCOVERY AND DELIVERY OF PERSONALIZED CONTENT TO TARGETED ENTERPRISE USERS - Obtaining content by an enterprise knowledge management system includes monitoring at least one of an enterprise repository data store, an intranet, a local repository data store, the Internet and subscription-based sources to obtain data relevant to an enterprise profile. The data is categorized, tagged and indexed for storage in the enterprise repository data store. Content selected based on a user profile, and obtained from the enterprise repository data store, is pushed to a user terminal.06-23-2011
20110307792ACCESSING ELEMENTS IN AN OPERATING SYSTEM - Providing access to an element in an operating system executed by a processor includes: with the processor, tracking behavior of a user with respect to multiple elements managed by the operating system; displaying a tag cloud to the user with a display device, the tag cloud having multiple objects, each of the objects representing one of the elements managed by the operating system and having a size based on the tracked behavior of the user with respect to the element managed by the operating system; and allowing, with the processor, the user to access at least one of the elements using the tag cloud.12-15-2011
20110307793SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUALIZING AN ADDRESS SPACE - The disclosure relates to a method and to corresponding systems for visualizing an address space and for organizing automation-related data, wherein according to a first method variant the user interface of a display device of a computer system is divided into a plurality of configurable address space display regions. Each address space display region is divided into a first partial region and into a second partial region, wherein the address space display regions all represent a same address space that can be chosen by a user. In the first partial regions, the node network of the address space is visualized in different display modes. In the second partial regions, details of a node chosen by the user are displayed. When the user navigates in one of the first partial regions and carries out a change to the node network, the structure of the node network and relations between the nodes in all first partial regions are automatically synchronized.12-15-2011
20110307791Social Networking Application for Knowledge Sharing and Management - A web-based Social Networking Application for Knowledge Sharing and Management which provides for permissive based communication for knowledge transfer among all levels of personnel within organizations using configurable conditions and criteria for determining a target audience, or various classifications of accessible users based on configurable groups and sections. Users of such may create conversations around topics and content to be searched, tagged and published to target audiences. Users may provide commentary, ratings on conversations and commentary, or news on a particular idea or subject. Conversations may connect to combinations of text, user created conversations, images, links, web pages, attachments, internal and external content, as well as internal and external document repositories.12-15-2011
20120151362NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUPPORTING CUSTOMIZABLE GROUPS - Attribute values in a customized logical group definition are displayed to a user, each customized logical group definition being associated with a network that includes multiple network entities, and each of the multiple network entities having one or more associated attribute values. A user selection of one of the different attribute values is received, and a determination is made of one or more of the multiple network entities that have an associated attribute value that matches the user selected attribute value. Identifiers of each of the one or more network entities that have an associated attribute value that matches the user selected attribute value are displayed.06-14-2012
20120151360CONTENT PRESENTATION IN REMOTE MONITORING SESSIONS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS - Content presentation in remote sessions by reducing processing and communication bandwidth requirements for the remote sessions in an information technology environment. Content presentation includes maintaining a session window on an electronic display screen of a remote administration console for remotely monitoring a corresponding server system via a communication link, and monitoring a display status of the session window on the display screen. Based on the display status of the session window, a quantity of refresh information for the session window is selectively transmitted from a management server to the remote administration console over the communication link for display in the session window. The refresh information includes status information for the remotely monitored server system.06-14-2012
20120151357PRESENTING DEVICE AVAILABILITY STATUSES - A user of a set of devices may wish to view the availability statuses of respective devices (e.g., an indication of connectivity, and optionally associated information such as battery power and processor availability). However, users are often familiar with availability statuses (and the indicators representing such statuses) of contacts in a chat environment, such as “available,” “busy,” and “unavailable.” Therefore, device availability statuses may be presented using the same semantics and aesthetics of contact availability statuses, e.g., using the statuses and indicators of a chat environment, including an “available” (available and ready to provide services), “busy” (reachable but unable to provide services), and “unavailable” (unreachable). This user interface design may result in a more easily understandable semantics and a more visually consistent user experience.06-14-2012
20110161825SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TESTING MULTIPLE PAGE VERSIONS ACROSS MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS - An architectural stack includes a multivariate testing system between the web server and the HTTP proxy cache. The multivariate testing system receives a user request to access a web page from the web server, applies a rule to the user request to assign the user to a test group, each test group associated with a different page version for testing, and delivers a web page or web site version to the user based on the user's assigned test group. The user's interactions with the delivered web page and subsequent behavior are then tracked or recorded and aggregated with all of the other users and other test groups. The aggregated data can then be analyzed to determine a test result.06-30-2011
20120042256HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AS A SERVICE - A scheduling system and method for high-performance computing (HPC) applications includes a network management component stored in physical memory and executed by a processor. The management component is configured to transform HPC resources into a schedulable resource catalog by transforming multi-dimensional HPC resources into a one dimension versus time resource catalog with a dependent graph structure between resources such that HPC resources are enabled to be provisioned into a service environment with predictable provisioning using the resource catalog. A graphical user interface component is coupled to the network management component and configured to provide scheduling visibility to entities and to enable a plurality of different communication modes for scheduling and communication between entities.02-16-2012
20120042255METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANOMALY DETECTION AND PRESENTATION - A system and method for anomaly detection and presentation. The method of anomaly detection and presentation comprises receiving information for a plurality of traits from a plurality of servers. A first server has fewer of the plurality of traits than a second server. A first trait is on fewer of the plurality of servers than a second trait. The plurality of servers is rendered in a graphical display wherein the first server is positioned to one side of the second server based on respective numbers of traits had by the first and second servers. The first trait is rendered in the graphical display to one side of the second trait based on respective numbers of systems having the first and second traits. A table may be displayed in a cell in response to a user request. Anomalous traits may be displayed in an anomaly table.02-16-2012
20130014018SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING, TRACKING, AND/OR INCREASING ACCESSIBILITY TO TARGET ASSETS ON A COMPUTER NETWORK - A system increasing accessibility to assets accessible on a computer network, comprises a target asset selecting engine, a memory storage device, and a rendering engine. The target asset selecting engine allows at least one asset accessible over the computer network to be identified as a target asset and generates target asset data associated with the at least one target asset, where the target asset data includes asset files associated with the appearance of the at least one target asset. The memory storage device stores target asset data. The rendering engine generates a target asset representation for each target asset based on the target asset data stored in the memory storage device. Each target asset representation substantially matches the appearance of the target asset associated therewith.01-10-2013
20120005582PARENT PLAYBACK - A persistent software system and method for allowing parents or persons responsible for children to record and playback a child's activities on a web based system. A playback software utility implemented as a web-service or as an embedded web-based system to record all user activities and support playback as if the user's activity was recorded in real-time. This invention consists of a set of recording and playback software scripts that can be executed via a web service or can reside on a service requesting web based system. The invention consists of a player that allows for the recorded activity to be played back either on the web based system that requested the service or a third party application.01-05-2012
20120047439USER-INITIATED MODE FOR REMOTE SUPPORT - Some embodiments disclose a remote support system having an analyzer and a communication link to connect to an event log associated with a monitored system. The analyzer is to monitor the event log over the link and to create a report using information in the event log. In response to the analyzer detecting a user-initiated service mode indication in the information the analyzer includes in the report additional information relating to the user-initiated service mode to facilitate events in the report to be ignored.02-23-2012
20120017157Workstation Management Application - Disclosed are various embodiments for a workstation management application. An identification of a user is obtained in a user interface. A listing of workstations that the user has accessed is rendered in the user interface. A selection of one of the workstations is obtained in the user interface. A listing of management tasks configured for the workstation is rendered in the user interface. One of a plurality of management tools is launched to perform a selected one of the management tasks for the workstation.01-19-2012
20120017156Real-Time, multi-tier load test results aggregation - A method for real-time analysis of results from a load test performed on a target website includes periodically computing first-level aggregated test results within each of a plurality of load server instances that generate a load on the target website. The first-level aggregated test results are computed from data received by each of the load server instances from the target website every first time interval. The first-level aggregated test results are then periodically sent from each of the load server instances to an associated one of a plurality of analytic server instances every second time interval. The first-level aggregated test results are aggregated by each of the analytic server instances to produce second-level aggregated test results, which test results may then further aggregated to produce third-level aggregated test results at a data storage instance in real-time.01-19-2012
20090037824SIMPLIFYING DETERMINATION OF WHETHER APPLICATION SPECIFIC PARAMETERS ARE SETUP FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE OF ASSOCIATED APPLICATIONS - Simplifying determination of whether application specific parameters are setup for optimal performance of associated applications. In an embodiment, a monitor program associated with an application specific parameter is identified and executed to cause retrieval of a current value of the parameter. The retrieved current value is then compared with a recommended value for the parameter to determine whether the parameter is setup for optimal performance of the application. The result of comparison may be displayed to the user. Another aspect provides for downloading of the recommended values and the monitor programs associated with application specific parameters from an external system (such as a vendor system). One more aspect enables the user to execute a correction program to correct the value of the parameter for optimal performance of the application.02-05-2009
20120060096Methods and Systems for Managing Support Cases Based on Support Issues Received by way of Social Media Outlets - Exemplary systems and methods for managing support cases based on support issues received by way of social media outlets are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a social media management subsystem receiving data representative of a support issue by way of a social media outlet, establishing a support case based on the support issue, displaying a portal configured to facilitate management of a plurality of support cases including the support case, receiving a request to assign the support case to one or more backend support subsystems, transmitting data representative of the support case to the one or more backend support subsystems, and monitoring one or more actions performed by the one or more backend support subsystems to address the support issue. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.03-08-2012
20120110461HEADLESS APPLIANCE - A headless appliance includes a network chassis management interface determiner configured to determine a network chassis management interface. The headless appliance is configured to be disposed in a network chassis. The headless appliance also includes a management interface command mapping configured to associate commands of the network chassis management interface to commands of a headless appliance management interface.05-03-2012
20120072844METHOD AND SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MASS NOTIFICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPUTING DEVICES - Systems, methods, and devices for simultaneously distributing mass notifications to multiple users. A mass notification system receives input data and, based on this input data, creates notifications for mass distribution. The notifications are then transmitted to computing devices used by the users who are to be notified.03-22-2012
20120079389Method and Apparatus For Information Exchange Over a Web Based Environment - Security is an important area for enterprise network management, the posting and removing technology disclosed in present invention can provide a much dynamic and flexible security control for the enterprise network management due to the posting operation becomes a means for instantly granting an administrator personal to perform respective administration jobs, and the removing operation becomes a means for instantly resetting the previously granted privileges to perform certain administration jobs for the enterprise network.03-29-2012
20110107226MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING INFORMATION USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal including a display unit configured to display information; a wireless Internet module configured to wirelessly access the Internet; and a controller configured to display an Internet access history including web page images of captured web pages previously accessed through the wireless Internet module in a first area of the display unit, to group the web page images by categories, and to display the grouped web page images in the first area.05-05-2011
20110107225METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING AN EMBEDDED CONTENT OBJECT - An approach is provided for customizing an embedded content object. A customizing module receives a request, from a first user, to view a content object of a second user. The method then determines whether the first user is engaged in a session with a first service, wherein the first service shares login credentials with a second service associated with the content object. From the determination, the module retrieves identity information of the first user from the second service based on the shared login credentials and selects actions or content to present in the content object based on the identity information of the first user.05-05-2011
20120151364Method for providing network map through gateway device and thereby assisting user in managing peripheral network devices - The present invention is applicable to a gateway device, which is configured with an icon list storing a plurality of icons each corresponding to a specific network device type and is able to search for all active or passive network devices currently connected thereto, read basic data of each network device thus found, read the icon corresponding to each network device from the icon list, and then convert the icons thus read and the basic data of each network device found into a web page message for creating a network device map web page. Thus, when the gateway device sends the web page message to the active network device, a user of the active network device can see each icon on the network device map web page by using a browser and instantly know the network devices currently connected to the gateway device and their basic data.06-14-2012
20120151358PRE-VALIDATION IN A COMPUTING ON DEMAND SYSTEM - A method and system may receive a request to provision one or more computing resources, such as a physical or virtual server based on configuration information received from a user via a web portal. An availability of the one or more computing resources may be pre-validated. When the pre-validating for all of the one or more computing resources is not successful, an alert message may be output to the user via the web portal indicating that one or more of the requested computing resources is not available. When the pre-validating for all of the one or more computing resources is successful, one or more jobs may be queued in a jobs database based on the request to provision the one or more computing resources, dequeued by a workflow engine, and executed to configure the one or more computing resources.06-14-2012
20120151356PRESET NAVIGATOR - An activation arrangement may be included in one or more record selection interfaces of an enterprise computing system to activate a preset navigator interface pane for limited the quantity of records displayed in the record selection interface. The preset navigator interface pane may include filters to identify records satisfying predetermined criteria. The preset navigator interface pane may also include a tree structure depicting a hierarchical classification of the records based on certain field values in each record. The records displayed for subsequent selection in the record selection interface may be limited according to the activated filters and activated nodes in the structure.06-14-2012
20120151355DISCOVERY AND MANAGEMENT MECHANISM FOR SAN DEVICES - Exemplary method, system, and computer program embodiments for managing a network are provided. In one embodiment, at least one of an available plurality of network components is polled, including devices, hosts and virtual devices, an interconnected plurality of communication paths, and quality of service (QoS) information in a discovery process for network information. A graphical representation of the at least one of the available plurality of network components is created for presentation by a graphical user interface (GUI) to a user. Based on a selection of the user of at least one attribute of the at least one of the available plurality of network components as displayed by the GUI to the user, a zone is created for the at least one of the available plurality of network components.06-14-2012
20110099480METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MACHINE IDENTIFICATION - A method and system for identifying a machine used for an online session with an online provider includes executing a lightweight fingerprint code from a provider interface during an online session to collect and transmit machine and session information; generating and storing a machine signature or identity including a machine effective speed calibration (MESC) which may be used to identify the machine when the machine is used in a subsequent online session by a method of matching the machine signature and MESC to a database of machine identities, analyzing a history of the machine's online sessions to identify one or more response indicators, such as fraud indicators, and executing one or more responses to the response indicators, such as disabling a password or denying an online transaction, where the response and response indicator may be provider-designated.04-28-2011
20090132928DISPLAY OF END-TO-END PHYSICAL LAYER SIGNAL FLOW - A device may comprise a client. The client may be configured to send a request for a physical view about network devices that connect two end points of a network path. In addition, the client may be configured to receive information about the network devices of the network path in response to the request, the information including a complete list of physical devices in the network path in accordance with the request for the physical view. Further, the client may be configured to display the complete list of the physical devices in order the physical devices connect the two end points.05-21-2009
20120260180Complex System Function Status Diagnosis and Presentation - Status of complex system functions is diagnosed and reported by analyzing traffic on a data network of the complex system. The network traffic may be placed on the data network by systems that perform functions for the complex system. A user may make a view selection via a remote user interface. The view selection identifies rules for determining a status of a selected subset of the functions or a status of selected ones of the functions for a selected state of operation, such as during initial power-up. The status of the functions may be determined from the network traffic using the rules and presented to the user via the user interface. The user may interact with the presentation to make different view selections. Multiple different view selections made via multiple different user interfaces may be supported simultaneously.10-11-2012
20120260182SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF GENERATING AND VISUALIZING SHARING EVENT CASCADE STRUCTURES ASSOCIATED WITH CONTENT SHARING EVENTS THAT OCCUR ACROSS A NETWORK - A system for and method of generating and visualizing one or more sharing event cascade structures associated with one or more content sharing events that occur across a network may include generating a plurality of sharing event nodes in the one or more sharing event cascade structures based on data associated with at least one of a system log and a database, wherein each sharing event cascade structure graphically represents a history of one or more content items being shared among a plurality of users of the network, and presenting, on a display device, a content sharing visualization diagram that illustrates the one or more sharing event cascade structures and enables a user to analyze sharing patterns associated with the plurality of users of the network.10-11-2012
20120166957CONTENT PRESENTATION IN MANAGEMENT SESSIONS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS - A content presentation system maintains a window on an electronic display screen of an administration console for remotely managing servers via a communication link. The window includes plural tabbed user interface elements, each user interface element corresponding to a session providing status information for a corresponding server. Problem servers are dynamically detected. A user interface element tab is added to the window for each detected problem server. User interaction with a user interface element based on user input, is monitored. Based on the user interaction with a user interface element for a problem server, a panel is displayed on the display screen wherein the panel includes status information for a corresponding problem server.06-28-2012
20110185280Computerized Toolset for Use with Oracle Forms - A method for automatically operating an Oracle Forms application, the method comprising: intercepting, using a Listener component of the Oracle Forms application, a communication between the Oracle Forms application and an Oracle Forms server, and storing the intercepted communication; identifying, in the intercepted communication, data associated with at least one user input field of the Oracle Forms application; replacing, in the intercepted communication, the identified data with new data corresponding to the user input field of the Oracle Forms application, to produce a new communication; and transmitting the new communication to the an Oracle Forms server, using a Dispatcher component of the Oracle Forms application, thereby causing the Oracle Forms application to operate automatically.07-28-2011
20120254762Virtual mobile management - remote control - Disclosed is a Virtual Mobile Management apparatus and method using a control center system operable to enable remote control of wireless handheld devices based upon the establishment of dedicated communication channels with the wireless device and employing communication protocols to facilitate display capture, key and touch input simulation, and collect device parameters to analyze and compare with pre-defined parameters and generate a standards deviation report viewable by an authorized user. A device client is resident on the mobile device non-volatile memory and is operable by the end user to invoke the application to request remote control feature.10-04-2012
20100299604CONTENT DISPLAY MONITOR - The invention can enable monitoring of the display of content by a computer system. Moreover, the invention can enable monitoring of the displayed content to produce monitoring information from which conclusions may be deduced regarding the observation of the displayed content by an observer. The invention can also enable monitoring of the display at a content display site of content that is provided by a content provider site over a network to the content display site. Additionally, the invention can enable the expeditious provision of updated and/or tailored content over a network from a content provider site to a content display site so that the content provider's current and appropriately tailored content is always displayed at the content display site. Aspects of the invention related to transfer of content over a network are generally applicable to any type of network. However, it is contemplated that the invention can be particularly useful with a computer network, including private computer networks (e.g., America Online™) and public computer networks (e.g., the Internet). In particular, the invention can be advantageously used with computer networks or portions of computer networks over which video and/or audio content are transferred from one network site to another network site for observation, such as the World Wide Web portion of the Internet.11-25-2010
20100050084METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COLLECTION, TRACKING, AND DISPLAY OF NEAR REAL TIME MULTICAST DATA - A computer-based method for depicting the participating devices of a multicast group based on the transmit and the receive activities of the devices in a computer network is described. The method includes extracting, from a database, a single instance of each unique packet header associated with a plurality of multicast packets, the multicast packets having been transmitted across the computer network over a predefined period of time, calculating a number of bytes transferred for each source internet protocol (IP) to destination IP multicast tuple from the extracted packets, determining a location of the source IP address and a bandwidth associated with the source IP address from the extracted packets, determining a location of the devices subscribing to the packets and a bandwidth associated with each of the destination sites, and providing a display of all multicast traffic, wherein the multicast traffic is summarized in a user selectable list.02-25-2010
20120260181METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING OPERATIONS OF A WEB BROWSER - A computing device and methods of operating the same are disclosed. The computing device may include a network interface that receives web content and a display that displays a displayable format of the web content. In addition, a plurality of browser processing components are included that carry out browser processing activity to generate a displayable format of the web content, and the computing device includes a browser management component that monitors at least one browser processing activity of a corresponding browser processing component and coordinates at least one browser management activity to either reduce the likelihood that the at least one browser management activity adversely affects performance of the plurality of browser processing components, or allow the at least one browser management activity to perform activities that leads to overall improvement of the browsing experience.10-11-2012
20100011298METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SERVICE-ENABLEMENT GATEWAY AND ITS SERVICE PORTAL - A method and system for dynamic service support is presented. A portal-page service and an interface bundle are installed at the gateway. A customer service at the gateway, based on the interface bundle, is installed at the gateway. The portal-page service searches for the customer service and generates a user interface for the customer service based on the customer service. The portal-page service generates a portal-page based on the user interface and the portal page service.01-14-2010
20120317491NETWORK CONNECTIVITY AND SECURITY VISUALIZATION - A method for displaying a graphical user interface for a computing environment including computing resources that are provided to a plurality of organizations over one or more external networks includes displaying representations of the one or more external networks. The method further includes displaying a first node in the graphical user interface that is connected to the representations of at least one of the one or more external networks, where the first node is associated with a first organization; displaying an aggregate node in the graphical user interface that is associated with a plurality of other organizations besides the first organization; receiving a selection to view details of the first organization; and displaying an expanded view of the first organization in the graphical user interface in response to the selection.12-13-2012
20120084658Method and apparatus for information exchange over a web based environment - With the ever increasing size and the explorative growth of digital document and content, the traditional electronic information exchanging tool such as email and instant message, web-meeting etc. can not fully satisfy massive user's needs. With the development of central controlled distributed scalable virtual machine (CCDSVM) and the web-based computer user working (operating) environment (WCUWE), the problems mentioned above can be easily solved by introduce a common “dynamic work space” technology of this invention within frame work of CCDSVM and WCUWE. With “dynamic work space” technology, user can use conventional browser to instantly post or un-post messages, digital documents or contents or said resources without install specialized software, without size limitation, with security, and further to obtain capability of anywhere and anytime peer-to-peer exchanging information within organized user-group or in one-to-one fashion. In addition, WCUWE of CCDSVM provides each user a private work space and each group a common work space under the dynamic work space umbrella, therefore, WCUWE provide users of CCDSVM a safe secure infrastructure hierarchy for users or group of users to efficiently manage, sharing, and access the right information in time anywhere on the network.04-05-2012
20120221954DISPLAY FILTERING DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for monitoring a plurality of information technology devices. A filter control window displays user-selectable filter criteria items. The filter is applied to display a device list that includes only devices that match the selected ones of the filter criteria items.08-30-2012
20120221956REMOTE HVAC CONTROL WITH A CUSTOMIZABLE OVERVIEW DISPLAY - An HVAC control system that accommodates and/or facilitates control from a remote location. The HVAC control system may include a web-enabled building control appliance having a controller, a first port and a second port. The controller may implement a web server that is coupled to the first port for serving up one or more web pages on a first network and for receiving a number of responses. The controller may also be coupled to the second port so as to communicate with one or more communicating thermostats via a second network. The web server may be adapted to provide an overview or summary web-page via the first port that displays information regarding the one or more thermostats, where the information that is displayed may be customized for a particular user.08-30-2012
20120221955END USER DEVICE THAT SECURES AN ASSOCIATION OF APPLICATION TO SERVICE POLICY WITH AN APPLICATION CERTIFICATE CHECK - Network service provisioning is described. Network service provisioning to a device includes a mechanism for ensuring that network services are available based upon one or more of appropriate traffic control, billing, and notification policies. Ensuring that the policies are properly enforced on a device is a focus of this paper. The enforcement policies can be on the device or in the network.08-30-2012
20120260184NETWORKED TOUCHSCREEN WITH INTEGRATED INTERFACES - An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device. Users can receive notifications of detected events via electronic message.10-11-2012
20110131499METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - A monitoring system can provide monitoring services to users of cloud computing environment. The monitoring system can receive access information from users subscribing to the monitoring services. Once received, the monitoring system can access clouds utilizing the access information and monitor the computing processes instantiated in the clouds and associated with the user. The monitoring system can monitor the computing processes and collect information such as usage of cloud resources, number and type of computing processes instantiated, software programs utilized by the computing processes.06-02-2011
20120240048IMAGING EXTENSIBILITY FOR DEVICE MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS - Techniques for managing a variety of types of client devices from a device management platform are provided herein. At least one client device is selected to have a management task performed, such as an imaging task. The client device(s) is/are coupled to a client administration system that administers the client device(s). A deployment job is generated for the management task. A begin request is transmitted to a plug-in module of the client administration system to begin the deployment job. The plug-in module is customized to be capable of managing received deployment jobs for the client administration system. The plug-in module enables the deployment job to be performed on the client device(s) in response to the begin request.09-20-2012
20120266073DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INCLUDING REPORTER SERVER - Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for managing a plurality of information technology devices in an information technology environment in which the plurality of information technology devices are connected to a network.10-18-2012
20120324360System and Method for Hierarchical Visualization of Data - A system and method for monitoring IP flows in a network is disclosed. A plurality of monitor probes are coupled to links in the network, the monitor probes capture data packets from the links and determine protocols in OSI Layers 3, 4, and 5/7 of the packets. A user interface receives user inputs selecting the links and protocols for analysis. A display is coupled to the monitor probes and the user interface. The display and user interface receiving a user selection of links for analysis and display a first protocol analysis to the user, the first protocol analysis display comprising a pie chart representing all OSI Layer 3 protocols captured on the selected links, a pie chart representing all OSI Layer 4 protocols captured on the selected links, and a pie chart representing all OSI Layer 5/7 protocols captured on the selected links.12-20-2012
20120089918METHOD FOR MANAGING APPLICATIONS OF PORTABLE DEVICE - A method for managing applications of a portable device by a computer electrically connected to the portable device is provided, wherein the computer connects to the internet. Application information from websites is obtained by the computer after recognizing the portable device, wherein the application information includes recommendation lists of the websites. An application is downloaded from the websites to the portable device via the Internet connection of the computer and not the Internet connection of the portable device. The downloaded application is provided to the devices other than the portable device by the computer via the internet.04-12-2012
20110276888Method and Apparatus for Displaying Network Fabric Data - The invention relates to graphical user interfaces for managing electronic networks, such computer networks, storage area networks (SANs), and the like. Specifically, the invention provides a simplified means of managing large numbers of parameters associated with devices in such networks. In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides a method of displaying devices forming a network. In a first step, a computer system associated with a graphical user interface queries the network to determine what devices are present in the network, and the interconnections of such devices. The results of this determination are stored, as is the time of this determination. Later, a second query is performed and the results are compared to the first query. Symbols representing elements of the network are displayed on the graphical user interface. When changes are detected between the first and second network query, the changes are indicated by altering the manner in which the symbols are displayed that represent the elements of the network that have changed.11-10-2011
20110276887ORGANIZING, DISPLAYING, AND/OR MANIPULATING NETWORK TRAFFIC DATA - A system and method for analyzing network traffic activity by displaying a collection of flow objects and receiving a user's selection of a traffic operation that is to be applied to a set of selected flow objects. Thereafter, the results of applying the traffic operation to the selected flow objects are displayed. The traffic operation may include a merge operation that provides statistics related to an aggregation of the flow objects. The traffic operation may also include a modification operation that modifies the selected flow objects, including, for example, a modification based on predicted traffic flow. Other traffic operations may also be provided, including providing access to plug-in traffic operation applications.11-10-2011
20100229098CONFIGURATION OF INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An arrangement is disclosed for configuring an intelligent electronic device, having a configuration unit configured to provide a plurality of function blocks into a visual representation of a configuration of the intelligent electronic device. Each function block is configured for executing a function in the intelligent electronic device and has a predetermined set of connection interfaces for connecting the function block with other function blocks or external variables. A checking unit is configured to check, for a function block, a completion status of the connections of the function block in the configuration, and an indicating unit is configured to provide a visual indication in the visual representation to indicate the completion status of the connections of the function block.09-09-2010
20120096363INITIAL SETUP WITH AUTO-DETECTION, CONTEXTUAL HELP AND ADVERTISEMENT SPACE - According to one embodiment, a digital device comprises a data processing unit displaying a graphic user interface (GUI) and an initial setup module. The initial setup module includes an autodetection module, a contextual help module, and an advertisement module. The autodetection module automatically detects at least one of a network, a television cable, and a plurality of inputs connected to the digital device, and populates a connections list in a second panel including the result of the automatic detection. The contextual help module displays at least one of texts, images and animations in a first panel that help the user understand the steps of the initial setup. The advertisement module displays advertisements in the first panel when the digital device is loading. The digital device may be loading at least when the autodetection module is automatically detecting or when the contextual help module is loading the at least one of texts, images and animations to be displayed.04-19-2012
20120331388DISCOVERING, DEFINING, AND IMPLEMENTING COMPUTER APPLICATION TOPOLOGIES - A method and system for discovering, defining, and implementing an application topology through the user of a graphical user interface is provided. A topology system may analyze the topology of an enterprise and provide a graphical representation of the application topology. The topology system may discover the application topology of an enterprise by accessing various configuration data stores of the enterprise. The topology system provides a graphical representation of the application topology and allows a user to modify the topology using a graphical user interface. The topology system may then control the implementation of The application topology.12-27-2012
20130019181ENSURING VARIETY IN A FEEDAANM Kitamorn; SageAACI SeattleAAST WAAACO USAAGP Kitamorn; Sage Seattle WA USAANM Kamireddy; SreeharshaAACI SeattleAAST WAAACO USAAGP Kamireddy; Sreeharsha Seattle WA USAANM Mok; Yi LangAACI BellevueAAST WAAACO USAAGP Mok; Yi Lang Bellevue WA US - The disclosed architecture provides one or more techniques for selecting social contacts and selecting queries in order to populate the visible space of an activity feed (e.g., social search). A technique is provided that prioritizes selection of social contacts for display in a social search activity feed. Another technique is provided that selects queries for display in the social search activity feed. The architecture also provides visual presentation of the social search activity feed information. These techniques ensure an interesting variety of contributors and content while maintaining a time-ordered presentation paradigm.01-17-2013
20130019180LOG COLLECTOR IN A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMAANM Kimbuende; Gerard N.AACI AtlantaAAST GAAACO USAAGP Kimbuende; Gerard N. Atlanta GA USAANM Newton; Rex R.AACI TucsonAAST AZAACO USAAGP Newton; Rex R. Tucson AZ USAANM Scott; Joseph A.AACI TucsonAAST AZAACO USAAGP Scott; Joseph A. Tucson AZ US - In one aspect of the present description, in response to receiving a request from a system administrator or other user of a distributed computing system for a log report generated by the system, the system can remotely access various nodes of the system and obtain the log reports at those nodes in response to that user request. In the illustrated embodiment, such remote access and log retrieval may be undertaken whether or not the system administrator is logged into any of the reporting nodes or has direct access to the reporting nodes. As a result, obtaining pertinent log reports from various nodes of the distributed computing system may be facilitated. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.01-17-2013
20080229208DISPLAY INSTRUCTION APPARATUS, DISPLAY INSTRUCTION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A display instruction apparatus transmits a display screen on which symbols representing network devices connected to a network are displayed to a client terminal connected to the network; and transmits, when a drag-and-drop operation between symbols of network devices is received from the client terminal, an instruction for executing a predetermined process between the network devices that are subjected to the drag-and-drop operation to the network devices.09-18-2008
20110246899SIMPLIFIED DISTRIBUTION OF SOFTWARE TO NETWORKED DEVICES - Virtual machine environments are provided in the switches that form a network, with the virtual machines executing network services previously performed by dedicated appliances. The virtual machines can be executed on a single multi-core processor in combination with normal switch functions or on dedicated services processor boards. Packet processors analyze incoming packets and add a services tag containing services entries to any packets. Each switch reviews the services tag and performs any network services resident on that switch. This allows services to be deployed at the optimal locations in the network. The network services may be deployed by use of drag and drop operations. A topology view is presented, along with network services that may be deployed. Services may be selected and dragged to a single switch or multiple switches. The management tool deploys the network services software, with virtual machines being instantiated on the switches as needed.10-06-2011
20080222531CONVERSATION TRACKING AND NOTIFICATION - A facility for tracking actions performed by users on content. The facility monitors items of content that are being tracked for a user, and detects actions performed by other users pertaining to the tracked content. Actions may be any activity performed by a user with respect to an item of content, such as replying to content, rating an item of content, or editing content. The facility collects tracking statistics and provides the tracking statistics for on-site presentation to users. Users thereby stay engaged in conversations around content because they can quickly determine whether additions have been made to the conversation since they last participated. The users may use the tracking statistics to directly navigate to new content. The facility may allow a user to characterize a relationship with one more other individuals and track actions performed by the characterized individuals.09-11-2008
20130179793ENHANCING VISUALIZATION OF RELATIONSHIPS AND TEMPORAL PROXIMITY BETWEEN EVENTS - Components and functionality can be implemented in an event management application to display events along a timeline. A display interval earl be configured for the timeline and a scroll bar can allow scrolling to view different time periods on the timeline. In addition, filters may be applied to the events, so that relationships between events may be visualized. For example, the events may be filtered by network resource name, so that groups of events related to each network resource can be grouped together along the timeline.07-11-2013
20130145275SYSTEM CONNECTIONS AND USER INTERFACES - This disclosure relates to methods and systems to allow, in one embodiment, automatic access from one system to other systems which include an operating system that includes a user login process. In one embodiment, a method includes logging into, automatically in response to starting a first data processing system, a second data processing system at least as a guest user of the second data processing system which has a storage volume storing data and displaying a user interface object on a display device of the first data processing system, the user interface object corresponding to at least one of the second data processing system and the storage volume to allow at least one of a search to be performed or a browsing to be performed of the data stored on the storage volume.06-06-2013
20130097513USER INTERFACES FOR DETERMINING THE REACTION OF A GROUP WITH RESPECT TO A SET OF ELEMENTS - The present invention provides systems and methods that provide knowledge about a reaction (e.g. interest) of a group (normally of people) with respect to a set of elements, wherein each group member can react in a different manner. Assuming that the group is accessible by electronic means (e.g. Internet) this system may be based on a group response algorithm to estimate group reaction minimizing workload of group members and minimizing the time needed.04-18-2013
20130097512APPARATUS AND CONTENT PLAYBACK METHOD THEREOF - An apparatus and a content playback method of playing content of a wired/wireless network-connectable apparatus, includes discovering a connectable device with the apparatus through the wired/wireless network using an application provided in the apparatus, finding executable content from the discovered device, displaying a content metaphor corresponding to the found content and a device metaphor corresponding the discovered device on a first screen of the apparatus, and executing the found executable content through the discovered device.04-18-2013
20130104046Role Engineering Scoping and Management - Mechanisms are provided for performing a role engineering project for applying security roles to access operations targeting resources. A plurality of data objects representing one or more user identities, permissions, and resources of an organization computing system are received. One or more filter criteria for filtering the plurality of data objects to generate a subset of data objects for consideration during the role engineering project are received. The one or more filter criteria specify a scope of the role engineering project. The one or more filter criteria are applied to generate the subset of data objects. Role engineering project operations are performed on the subset of data objects to generate one or more security roles. The one or more security roles are deployed to the organization computing system to control access operations targeting resources of the organization computing system.04-25-2013
20130125004SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING WIRELESS CONNECTIONS IN COMPUTER - A Wireless Connection Utility (WCU) provides a unified user experience for managing various types of wireless connections, including Wireless WANs, Wireless LANs, and Bluetooth networks. The WCU functions as a gateway for a user of a computer to monitor the computer's wireless network status, to switch wireless connections, to configure wireless connection settings, and to diagnose wireless connection problems through a Wireless Helper Utility (WHU). The WCU thus provides a unified U/I layer on the top of the existing operating system components for case of use.05-16-2013
20130132852INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An interactive presentation system is presented herein. In particular, the system comprises a central presentation management device disposed in a communicative relation with a plurality of mobile participation devices via a communication network. The system further includes at least one presentation display disposed in a communicative relation with said central presentation management device and structured to display presentation media thereon at least during an active presentation. An auxiliary presentation module is displayed or presented to the participant devices for acceptance of an input or communication from the participant. The presentation management device is structured to receive and analyze the inputs, in real-time, and in some embodiment, automatically augment the presentation media based thereupon.05-23-2013
20130132851SENTIMENT ESTIMATION OF WEB BROWSING USER - Method, system, and computer program product are provided for sentiment estimation of a web browsing user. The method includes: estimating for pages of a website a sentiment based on background content; receiving a path of pages browsed by a user to a current page; and estimating the user's sentiment to a current page based on the path taken to the current page and the sentiments based on the background content of the visited pages. The method may also include dynamically changing website content provided to the user based on the user's estimated sentiment to a current page.05-23-2013
20110060996Method and System for Reducing Notifications to a Mobile Device in Accordance with User Preferences - A mobile device (03-10-2011
20110219311METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARTITIONING ASSET MANAGEMENT PLUGINS - An embodiment of the invention includes a system for partitioning asset management plugins. The system includes an application program interface for performing basic CRUD functions on assets having multiple asset types. At least one plugin having plugin components is provided, wherein the plugin manages at least one asset having a specific asset type (of the multiple asset types). The plugin components include a CRUD component, a state component, an actions component, and/or a view component. The system further includes plugin containers for hosting the plugin components, the plugin containers include at least one client-side plugin container and at least one server-side plugin container. The plugin components are partitioned and distributed from the plugin components to the plugin containers by a plugin server based on capabilities of the client.09-08-2011
20080209332MAP INTERFACE WITH DIRECTIONAL NAVIGATION - A map user interlace is described, including a first view transmitted from a server computer system to the client computer system, the first view including a first area of a map and a plurality of directional indicators, each directional indicator being selectable by a user of the client computer system, selection of a respective one of the directional indicators bringing a second area of the map into view, the second area depending on the respective directional indicator selected by the user.08-28-2008
20080209331MAP INTERFACE WITH A MOVABLE MAP - A map user interlace is described, including a first view transmitted from a server computer system to a client computer system, the first view including a first area of a map, and a second view at least partially generated in response to the moving command received at the server computer system from the client computer system and transmitted from a server computer system to a client computer system, the second view including a second area of the map, the first and second areas of the map including an overlapping area and the overlapping area in the second view being moved relative to the overlapping area in the first view.08-28-2008
20080201642PROBLEM DETERMINATION IN DISTRIBUTED ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS - A method, system and computer program are provided for problem determination in an enterprise computer system in a distributed environment. In the method, information is obtained regarding the enterprise applications, and high-level information is presented to a user, with one or more prompts are provided to the user for more detailed information. In response to a request from a user for more detailed information about the application, more detailed information is provided to the user. Several levels of more detailed information about applications, including information as to individual threads, is available. The method also includes the steps of receiving instructions from an administrator to establish an account for a user, associating one or more servers with the account, and providing access to the corresponding user only to the associated servers. In the method, searches may be conducted for strings and requests, and identified strings and requests may be sorted by a variety of criteria.08-21-2008
20110252327METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND USER INTERFACES FOR GRAPHICAL SUMMARIES OF NETWORK ACTIVITIES - In various embodiments, techniques are provided for creating visualizations of network traffic. Such disclosed techniques may be incorporated by or implemented by one or more computing devices, computer systems, embedded systems, application-specific circuitry, or the like, that generate visualizations of network traffic. Network traffic information may be obtained in response to monitoring network traffic associated with a communications network. The network traffic information may include a variety of detailed or summary analysis of network traffic. In general, network traffic may summarized according to applications associated with network traffic. Hierarchies developed based on relationships between application categories, the applications themselves, and users or groups associated with the applications may be used to develop one or more of a variety of visual representations of the network traffic information.10-13-2011
20110258550SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING PERSISTENT SESSIONS IN A GRAPHICAL INTERFACE FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION SESSIONS - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating persistent sessions in a graphical user interface for managing communication sessions. A system configured to practice the method tracks interactions of a user with an automated assistant in a communication session displayed in a graphical user interface for managing communication sessions, wherein the graphical user interface displays automated assistants in a same manner as human participants. The system identifies work product produced by the interactions, associates the work product with the user, and saves the work product in a persistent communication session. The system can load work product by identifying a user in the current communication session and a current context. The system retrieves and restores the stored work product in the current communication session. The stored work product can include at least one setting associated with an automated assistant.10-20-2011
20130151977Apparatus and Method Pertaining to the Communication of Information Regarding Appliances That Utilize Differing Communications Protocol - An end-user device can aggregate information as pertains to a variety of appliances that otherwise utilize incompatible communication protocols to present a shared opportunity to accommodate current information regarding those appliances. This information can include status information regarding such appliances as well as, or in lieu of, instructions to be acted upon by those appliances. Gateways can serve to provide a communications interface between such appliances and, for example, an internet. By one approach one or more middleware platform intermediaries can interface between one or more of those gateways and the end-user device.06-13-2013
20120260183Monitoring Status of Selected Entities - A system allows users to view and analyze the status of one or more selected entities by obtaining status information associated with the selected entities and displaying the information with identifiers associated with each of the selected entities. Various embodiments of the disclosure can provide different and additional methods of displaying, analyzing, and tracking status information associated with the selected entities. Entities can selectively restrict some or all status information from being viewed by some or all users. In addition, an entity can be a user, who can self-report status information to be viewed by the user, other users, or other entities.10-11-2012
20120284628USER INTERFACE FOR MANAGING MONITORING PROFILES - A graphical user interface for a virtualized computing environment that includes a plurality of host computers, each having one or more virtual machines running therein, where the virtualized computing environment is configured with one or more monitoring profiles for monitoring a status of objects included in the virtualized computing environment, where the graphical user interface includes a first section and a second section. The first section organizes the one or more monitoring profiles, where each monitoring profile includes one or more rules and each rule corresponds to an action that is performed if the rule is violated. The second section organizes a first set of rules associated with a selected monitoring profile and corresponding actions associated with each rule in the first set of rules.11-08-2012
20130185644NETWORK MODEL INTEGRATION DEVICE, NETWORK MODEL INTEGRATION SYSTEM, NETWORK MODEL INTEGRATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - The present invention involves retrieving edges that do not constitute a designated network model which is a network model designated by a user and are linked to nodes that constitute the designated network model, displaying retrieval results that include the retrieved edges and network model IDs corresponding to the edges in a selectable manner, and generating an integrated network model in which, when the retrieval results are selected by the user, the edges that are included in the selected retrieval results and the nodes that do not constitute the designated network model and are linked to the edges, are integrated into the designated network model.07-18-2013
20130185643Method And System For Tracing End-To-End Transaction, Including Browser Side Processing And End User Performance Experience - A system is provided for tracing end-to-end transactions. The system uses bytecode instrumentation and a dynamically injected agent to gather web server side tracing data, and a browser agent which is injected into browser content to instrument browser content and to capture tracing data about browser side activities. Requests sent during monitored browser activities are tagged with correlation data. On the web server side, this correlation information is transferred to tracing data that describes handling of the request. This tracing data is sent to an analysis server which creates tracing information which describes the server side execution of the transaction and which is tagged with the correlation data allowing the identification of the causing browser side activity. The analysis server receives the browser side information, finds matching server side transactions and merges browser side tracing information with matching server side transaction information to form tracing information that describes end-to-end transactions.07-18-2013
20120005581System and Method for Organizing, Managing and Running Enterprise-Wide Scans - Disclosed is a system and method for creating, organizing, and monitoring computer searches across a large number of networked computers. The system allows individual searches to be created and tailored depending upon specific objectives. Once established, the system permits the search parameters to be subsequently edited as needed. A graphical user interface (GUI) allows users to view established searches and to monitor searches once activated. Search results can also be tabulated by way of the GUI.01-05-2012
20130198639Role Engineering Scoping and Management - Mechanisms are provided for performing a role engineering project for applying security roles to access operations targeting resources. A plurality of data objects representing one or more user identities, permissions, and resources of an organization computing system are received. One or more filter criteria for filtering the plurality of data objects to generate a subset of data objects for consideration during the role engineering project are received. The one or more filter criteria specify a scope of the role engineering project. The one or more filter criteria are applied to generate the subset of data objects. Role engineering project operations are performed on the subset of data objects to generate one or more security roles. The one or more security roles are deployed to the organization computing system to control access operations targeting resources of the organization computing system.08-01-2013
20130198638APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INFORMING OF AVAILABLE DEVICES IN CONTENTS SHARING NETWORK - A contents sharing network is provided. An operating method of a control device includes determining a current state of possible states in a contents sharing process over a network; and displaying an icon indicating the current state among a plurality of predefined icons. The states are defined as a combination of at least one item of network connection, device discovery, a type of the discovered device, the number of the discovered devices, and existence of an available additional service.08-01-2013
20120066606SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VISUALIZING A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A system facilitates the visualization of a network having multiple nodes. The system collects information from at least one of the nodes. The information describes network operation over a period of time. The system then reconstructs the network operation for the time period from the collected information and presents the reconstructed network operation to an operator.03-15-2012
20120084659METHODS AND INTERFACES FOR DISPLAYING PERFORMANCE DATA RELATED TO A CURRENT REMOTE ACCESS SESSION - A graphical user interface displays performance data related to a communication session between a first computing device and a second computing device. The graphical user interface comprises a first graphical element and a second graphical element. The first graphical element has a number of sections that represent respective physical portions of a connection between the first computing device and the second computing device. Each of the sections displays the performance data of a current session for that respective physical section. The second graphical element displays corresponding performance data for a predetermined number of previous sessions between the first computing device and the second computing device.04-05-2012
20130091434PREVENTING CO-USER ADDITION TO USER DEFINABLE CO-USER LISTS - Systems and methods are disclosed for tracking and displaying the logon status of selected co-users of an on-line or network system in real time to a tracking user in a unique graphical interface. The invention provides user definable on-line co-user lists, or “buddy lists,” which track specific co-users in real-time automatically. When a user logs on to a system, one or more of the user's buddy lists are presented to the buddy list system. The buddy list system attempts to match co-users currently logged into the system with the entries on the user's buddy list. Any matches are displayed to the user. As co-users logon and logoff, a user's buddy list is updated to reflect these changes. An indication can also be added to show that a co-user just logged on or just left the system.04-11-2013
20130091433USER DEFINABLE CO-USER LISTS - Systems and methods are disclosed for tracking and displaying the logon status of selected co-users of an on-line or network system in real time to a tracking user in a unique graphical interface. The invention provides user definable on-line co-user lists, or “buddy lists,” which track specific co-users in real-time automatically. When a user logs on to a system, one or more of the user's buddy lists are presented to the buddy list system. The buddy list system attempts to match co-users currently logged into the system with the entries on the user's buddy list. Any matches are displayed to the user. As co-users logon and logoff, a user's buddy list is updated to reflect these changes. An indication can also be added to show that a co-user just logged on or just left the system.04-11-2013
20130212479METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING A SOCIAL NETWORK - Techniques are disclosed for analyzing a social network having a plurality of members, each member having declared a connection with each of one or more other members of the social network. Exemplary techniques include monitoring activity performed by members on the social network, the monitored activity including actions other than the declaring and undeclaring of connections between members. A graphical representation of at least a portion of the social network may be computed to include at least one indication of the monitored activity.08-15-2013

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