Patents Examined by Amine Riad
  • Patent number: 10445205
    Abstract: A method and device for performing testing across a plurality of smart devices is disclosed. The method includes registering the plurality of smart devices to be accessed for performing testing. The method further incudes determining at least one time-window for each of the plurality of smart devices, wherein a smart device is in an idle mode during the at least one time-window. The method includes gathering testing criteria and time duration for performing a testing operation. The method further includes dynamically creating a test group that includes one or more smart devices from the plurality of smart devices. Each of the one or more smart devices in the test group satisfy the testing criteria and the at least one time-window of each smart device in the test group is within the time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Darshan Havinal
  • Patent number: 10437706
    Abstract: The present invention provides a debugging system and method for an embedded device, including: an embedded device, including a processing unit and a memory unit, where the memory unit includes a staging area used to store debugging data; a mobile storage device, including a debugging data control unit and a storage unit; and a computer, electrically connected to the embedded device and the mobile storage device. The debugging data control unit transmits a debugging demand message to the embedded device by using the computer. The embedded device transmits the debugging data in the staging area back to the computer. The computer transmits the debugging data to the mobile storage device and stores the debugging data in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Shi-Jie Zhang, Che-Yen Huang, Chen-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10437700
    Abstract: A method of tracing transactions on an integrated circuit chip. The method comprises, for each transaction: extracting the transaction from interconnect circuitry of the integrated circuit chip, the transaction comprising an address signal and a data signal; applying a filtering condition to the address signal; only if the address signal does not fail the filtering condition, storing the address signal in an address trace buffer; storing the data signal in a data trace buffer; applying a triggering condition to the stored transaction; and outputting the stored transaction if the stored transaction matches the triggering condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: UltraSoC Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Iain Craig Robertson, Andrew Brian Thomas Hopkins, Michael Jonathan Thyer
  • Patent number: 10423479
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for providing early diagnosis of hardware, software or configuration problems in a data warehouse system. A received query is parsed to determine the properties of the query. The query may then be joined to existing groups of queries if those groups have shared properties of the query. After executing the query according to an execution plan, results from the execution of the query is received, which may include problem(s) that occurred during execution of the query. For those problems that reach a pre-defined threshold of becoming a “group problem” in those groups joined by the query, the problem is reported to the end user concerning those groups where the problem exceeds the pre-defined threshold. In this manner, an early diagnosis of the problems in the data warehouse system that can cause delay and failure of the processing of queries is able to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lukasz Gaza, Artur M. Gruszecki, Tomasz Kazalski, Bartlomiej T. Malecki, Konrad K. Skibski, Tomasz Stradomski
  • Patent number: 10423501
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a metadata recovery method and apparatus, the method includes: searching for a target node, where the target node has been damaged or index information recorded in the target node has been lost; and recovering the index information in the target node according to index information recorded in a related node, where the related node includes a parent node and a child node that are of the target node and an adjacent node belonging to a same layer as the node, and the index information includes brother index information pointing to the adjacent node belonging to the same layer as the node, parent index information pointing to the parent node of the node, and child index information pointing to the child node of the node. The present disclosure is mainly applied to a process of virtual data recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhao Zhou, Tian Zhang, Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10417084
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and apparatus for managing a failure of a device. The method comprises detecting whether a failure occurs in a device, and generating a failure report for the failure in response to the failure occurring in the device. The method further comprises querying a device object repository with the failure report, and the object device repository stores historical failure information associated with the device and a fix solution corresponding to the historical failure information. The method further comprises obtaining the fix solution from the device object repository based on a comparison between the failure report and the historical failure information. Embodiments of the present disclosure can manage the failure of the device more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Yin Liu, Patrick Minggang Lu, Charlie Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 10402244
    Abstract: A system for identifying abnormal resource usage in a data center is provided. In some embodiments, the system employs a prediction model for each of a plurality of resources and an abnormal resource usage criterion. For each of a plurality of resources of the data center, the system retrieves current resource usage data for a current time and past resource usage data for that resource. The system then extracts features from the past resource usage data for that resource, predicts using the prediction model for that resource usage data for the current time based on the extracted features, and determines an error between the predicted resource usage data and the current resource usage data. After determining the error data for the resources, the system determines whether errors satisfy the abnormal resource usage criterion. If so, the system indicates that an abnormal resource usage has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: Hani Neuvirth-Telem, Amit Hilbuch, Shay Baruch Nahum, Yehuda Finkelstein, Daniel Alon, Elad Yom-Tov
  • Patent number: 10394633
    Abstract: An assistance service through its local client application or agent at a user's device hardware and software environment information and monitor a health of one or more applications. Upon detecting an issue or being activated by the user, the assistance service may perform diagnostic and/or recovery actions. If predefined or dynamically determined recovery actions are inadequate to address the issue, the assistance service may engage a support service providing collected user device environment information and received server environment information to the support service. A history of attempted recovery actions and diagnostic results may also be provided. The assistance service may, through a user interface of its local, client or agent, facilitate communication with the supports service and perform recovery actions, suggested by the support service providing feedback to the support service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nagaraj Patil, Kiran Nallabothula, Doru Nica, Himanshu Misra, Minjun Wu, Raghavendra Bhuthpur, Sathish Kumar Venkat Rangam, Srihari Busam, Nagaraju Palla
  • Patent number: 10387241
    Abstract: A computer-implemented embodiment heals an information technology (IT) system. A cognitive computing hardware system receives an error history log that describes a history of past errors that have occurred in the IT system. The cognitive computing hardware system receives a listing of alternative IT systems that have been predetermined to have a same functionality as the IT system and that have a history of experiencing one or more errors currently being detected in the IT system. The cognitive computing hardware system receives a record of real-time events, which are external to the IT system and which impact a performance of the alternative IT systems. The cognitive computing hardware system generates a prioritized set of solutions to overcome the one or more errors currently being detected in the IT system, based on the error history log, the listing of alternative IT systems, and the record of real-time events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric M. Anderson, Robert A. Davis, Christopher J. Dawson, Patricia Foley
  • Patent number: 10387275
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to processing transaction logs for storage nodes. Multiple nodes manage transactions for storage units including transaction logs. A node assumes control over a set of storage units and blocks host access requests to the storage units. Transaction logs are processed to determine a subset of the set to perform recovery for. In this example, the subset of storage units are locked. Host access requests are resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Feng Zhou, Jin Wang, Srinivasa D. Murthy, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10372542
    Abstract: If an event management system or component within an event management system fails, events generated by systems and applications monitored by the event management system may not be processed or analyzed. As a result, the performance and health of the systems and applications may be unknown. To reduce the impact of a failure, an event management system can include at least two event managers: a primary event manager and one or more standby event managers. The standby event managers are configured to handle event processing tasks upon a failure of the primary event manager. To be prepared for a failure of the primary event manager, the standby event manager receives state data and copies of events. After determining that the primary event manager has failed, the standby event manager can begin processing events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Bennett Whitner
  • Patent number: 10365961
    Abstract: An information handling system pre-boot fault monitor tracks errors detected before boot of an operating system and stores the errors in persistent memory as error hashes generated from information associated with the error. Corrective actions associated with error hashes are determined by data mining error hashes provided from a population of deployed systems and stored in the persistent memory of the deployed systems. As the pre-boot fault monitor detects errors, a matching comparison between detected error hashes and stored corrective action hashes provides pre-boot instructions with corrective actions so that boot can be completed and the error managed with the operating system after POST.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jerrold L. Cady, Craig L. Chaiken, Bryan J. Thornley
  • Patent number: 10353785
    Abstract: A system and method for systemically addressing failures in electronic displays without user interaction comprises an electronic display connected to a timing and control board, connected to a system control board having a network interface component with a power button. A video player is connected to the system control board and has a video player power button. The system control board may simulate pushing the power button, the video power button, and/or disrupting the power supply to the video player if the video player is not communicating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MANUFACTURING RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William Dunn, David Williams, John Schuch
  • Patent number: 10353766
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises identifying a computer task; determining a hardware exception source associated with the computer task; determining an exception unit associated with the hardware exception source; determining a parallelization factor associated with the hardware exception source; and determining a parallel execution scenario associated with the computer task based on the exception unit and the parallelization factor. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zhaohui Ding, Kai Huang, Jun Hua Jiang, Da Xu, Bo Zhu
  • Patent number: 10346265
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a protocol aware testing engine for high speed link integrity testing. An embodiment of a processor includes a processing core for processing data; and a protocol aware testing engine, wherein the protocol aware testing engine includes a protocol aware packet generator to generate test packets in compliance with an IO protocol, and a packet aligning and checking unit to align test packets generated by the packet generator with returned test packets and to compare the generated test packets with the returned data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Lakshminarayana Pappu
  • Patent number: 10339001
    Abstract: A method for managing persistent storage. The method includes selecting a page for a proactive read request, where the page is located in the persistent storage. The method further includes issuing the proactive read request to the page, receiving, in response to the proactive read request, a bit error value (BEV) for data stored on the page, obtaining a BEV threshold (T) for the page, wherein T is determined using a program/erase cycle value associated with the page and a retention time of the data stored on the page, making a first determination that the BEV is greater than T, based on the first determination: identifying an m-page, where the m-page is a set of pages and the page is in the set of pages, and setting the m-page as non-allocatable for future operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Haleh Tabrizi, Rajiv Agarwal, Jeffrey Paul Ferreira, Jeffrey S. Bonwick, Michael W. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10339017
    Abstract: Methods and systems for storing data at a storage device of a storage system are provided. The data is first temporarily stored at a first write cache and an input/output request for a persistence storage device used as a second write cache is generated, when an I/O request size including the received data has reached a threshold value. The data from the first cache is transferred to the persistence storage device and a recovery control block with a location of the data stored at the persistence storage device is updated. An entry is added to a linked list that is used to track valid data stored at the persistence storage device and then the data is transferred from the persistence storage device to the storage device of the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: William Patrick Delaney, Joseph Russell Blount, Rodney A. DeKoning
  • Patent number: 10330524
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed which monitors factors in order to prevent impending component failure within a mechanical system, such as an aircraft. The monitoring system monitors the health and condition of system components, and utilizes proprietary algorithms to predict impending failures in monitored components before failure occurs. The system can shut down a component, send an alert, or adjust component thresholds as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Inflight Warning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Barclay, Brian Kirby
  • Patent number: 10331430
    Abstract: Systems and methods for updating software in a hazard detection system are described herein. Software updates may be received by, stored within, and executed by a hazard detection system, without disturbing the system's ability to monitor for alarm events and sound an alarm in response to a monitored hazard event. The software updates may be received as part of a periodic over-the-air communication with a remote server or as part of a physical connection with a data source such as a computer. The software updates may include several portions of code designed to operate with different processors and/or devices within the hazard detection system. The software updates may also include language specific audio files that can be accessed by the hazard detection system to play back language specific media files via a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Solnit, Kelly Veit, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Jeffrey Theodore Lee
  • Patent number: 10318790
    Abstract: Techniques relate to fingerprint-based processor malfunction detection. A determination is made whether a fingerprint is present in software that is currently executing on the processor of the computer system. The fingerprint includes a representation of a sequence of behavior that occurs on the processor while the software is executing. The fingerprint corresponds to a type of malfunction. In response to determining that the fingerprint is not present in the software currently executing on the processor, monitoring of the software executing on the processor to determine whether the fingerprint is present continues. In response to determining that the fingerprint is present in the software executing on the processor, it is determined that the malfunction has occurred according to a type of the fingerprint that is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giles R. Frazier, Michael Karl Gschwind, Christian Jacobi, Anthony Saporito, Chung-Lung K. Shum