Patents Examined by Hang Pan
  • Patent number: 11366672
    Abstract: A system including a user interface, a memory, and a processor configured to perform operations stored in the memory is disclosed. The operations may include receiving an application specification including an application algorithm, and extracting from the application algorithm a first and a second node. The first node may include a first component of the application algorithm, and the second node may include a second component of the application algorithm that may be different from the first component. The operations may include analyzing execution dependency of the first node on the second node. The analyzing execution dependency may include analyzing computational requirements, bandwidth requirements, and input trigger requirements of the first node and the second node based on parallelism of available resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Garg, Shripad Deshpande, Amit Tara
  • Patent number: 11354217
    Abstract: Defects are identified in a pre-production version of an application. Input used to test the pre-production version is derived from input received by a production version of the application. Input to the production version may be selectively filtered and/or amplified before being provided as test input to the pre-production version. In this way, the makeup and rate of the test input can be controlled while maintaining the character, pattern, and unpredictable nature of real-world input. Defects may be identified when the test input causes the pre-production version to crash, hang, write to an error log, or otherwise manifest or report a malfunction. In addition to identifying defects, filtered and amplified input may also be used to perform regression testing, load testing, performance testing, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sarang Mukund Kulkarni, Timothy David Robison, Steven Bruce West, Sami Ben Romdhane, Douglas Wayne Hathaway
  • Patent number: 11354116
    Abstract: Systems and methods for updating remote databases are provided. In certain embodiments, a method includes determining an installed version for a remote database stored on a vehicle computer. Further, the method includes identifying an incremental update for the remote database, wherein the incremental update contains differences between a desired version for the remote database and the installed version. Additionally, the method includes providing the incremental update to the vehicle computer. Also, the method includes updating the remote database with the incremental update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Divya Swarup Giriyappa Srinivasan, Thomas D. Judd, Derek Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11354218
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for generating a subset of optimal variations of a software program which allow some statements of the control flow to be exposed to side channels. Furthermore, the subset of optimal variations may be selected based on a security and a performance trade-off analysis. In one example, the method may include identifying a set of statements within a control flow of a software program, generating a plurality of variations of the software program which comprise different subsets of statements which are exposed to side channels, respectively, determining one or more pareto-optimal variations of the software program based on side channel leakage values and performance values of the plurality of variations of the software program, and outputting information about the one or more pareto-optimal variations of the software program to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Andreas Fischer, Jonas Janneck, Joern Kussmaul, Nikolas Kraetzschmar, Florian Kerschbaum
  • Patent number: 11354220
    Abstract: An instrumentation trace capture technique enables software developers to monitor, diagnose and solve errors associated with application development and production. A client library of an investigative platform is loaded in a user application executing on a virtual machine instance of a virtualized computing environment. The client library interacts with an agent of the platform to instrument executable code of the user application and, to that end, loads a capture configuration that specifies, inter alia, methods and associated arguments, variables and data structures (values), to instrument. The client library inspects the executable code to determine portions of the code to instrument based on the capture configuration, which describes a degree of fidelity (e.g., a frequency) of the executable code and data to trace at runtime. Capture points of the runtime application are implemented as callbacks to the client library, which are registered with a runtime system executing the user application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Metawork Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas DeMonner, David Michael Renie, David Marcin, Margaret Henry
  • Patent number: 11347864
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for quantifying assurance of a software system includes collecting artifacts of the software system generated during phases of the software system's engineering lifecycle. A graph of graphs (GoG) is constructed encoding the artifacts. Each subgraph in the GoG is a semantic network corresponding to a distinct assurance requirement. The GoG is used to calculate a component assurance value for each software component for each distinct assurance requirement. A system assurance value is calculated based on the component assurance values. An architectural view of the software system is presented showing at least one of the component assurance values and the system assurance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gustavo Arturo Quiros Araya, Arquimedes Martinez Canedo, Sanjeev Srivastava
  • Patent number: 11347621
    Abstract: An improved system and method for characterizing application performance are disclosed. The system may comprise a profiling module and a web service module. The profiling module may be configured to prompt the user to select a public mode or a private mode and specify software and hardware targets for profiling. Test results from profiling may be combined with historical data obtained from a web service module providing access to a database of historical profiling test results to create recommendations for improving performance. The profiling module may upload the test-generated data in public mode to the web service module for use in future execution cycles or keep them private if in private mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Core Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim Alt, Paulo Souza, Gabriel Martin
  • Patent number: 11340890
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for, without rebooting a computing device, unloading at least a component of a kernel-mode component of the computing device and loading an updated version of the component of the kernel-mode component. The techniques may be performed by an integrity manager associated with the kernel-mode component. The integrity manager may also determine integrity of the kernel-mode component by causing the kernel-mode component to perform an action associated with a known reaction, determining whether the known reaction occurred, and in response, performing a remediation action or notifying a remote security service. Further, the integrity manager may determine whether any computing device lists include representations of components or connections associated with the kernel-mode component. The integrity manager may then remove the representations from the lists or remove the representations from responses to requests for contents of the computing device lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: CrowdStrike, Inc.
    Inventor: Ion-Alexandru Ionescu
  • Patent number: 11334345
    Abstract: A method of generating an output differential firmware update. Differential firmware update characteristic data is sent from a trusted execution environment (TEE) to an authorizing entity. The differential firmware update characteristic data indicates at least one characteristic associated with generation of the output differential firmware update within the TEE. The TEE obtains a key from the authorizing entity, and is thereby authorized by the authorizing entity to generate the output differential firmware update. The TEE obtains an encrypted version of a firmware portion of the firmware. The encrypted version of the firmware portion is decrypted using the key to obtain a decrypted version of the firmware portion. The output differential firmware update is generated using the decrypted version of the firmware portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Pelion Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan James Moran, Marcus Chang
  • Patent number: 11334398
    Abstract: An application to run on a hardware processor comprising a plurality of cores may be received. Hardware resource utilization data associated with the application may be obtained. A trained neural network with the hardware resource utilization data associated with the application is run, the trained neural network predicting core temperature associated with running the application on a core of the hardware processor. Based on the core temperature predicted by the trained neural network, the plurality of cores may be controlled to run selective tasks associated with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eun Kyung Lee, Bilge Acun, Yoonho Park, Paul W. Coteus
  • Patent number: 11327727
    Abstract: Methods and systems are presented for providing a platform that seamlessly integrates software modules into an application. In particular, the platform allows software modules to access services provided by other software modules, through a host module, without the need of exposing the source code of any of the software modules. The application is configured as a host module by integrating one or more software modules into the application. The application may directly consume services provided by the software modules and also facilitate service accessing between software modules that are integrated into the application. As such, a software module does not need to interact with another software module directly to access services provided by the other software module, but rather, using the application as a medium to interact with the other software module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 11327874
    Abstract: As described herein, a system, method, and computer program are provided for orchestrating automatic software testing. In use, an interface to a plurality of different testing tools is provided, where each testing tool of the plurality of different testing tools usable for performing one or more testing-related tasks. Additionally, information describing a software project is identified. Further, use of the plurality of different testing tools is orchestrated to provide automated testing for the software project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Yasmin Bel Klein, Yossi Bitton, Itsik David, Dror Avrilingi, Ighal Szyk
  • Patent number: 11321064
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for trusted and secure application deployment via collective signature verification of the application artifacts. The trusted and secure application deployment may include receiving multiple application artifacts, decoding verifications from at least one cryptographic signature associated with each received artifact, comparing the verifications to a first set of requirements specified in an admission control list, comparing the verifications from a first received artifact to a second set of requirements specified in the verifications of a second received artifact, halting the deployment of the artifacts in response to the decoded verifications not satisfying one or more requirements from the first set of requirements or the second set of requirements, and deploying the artifacts to a set of compute nodes in response to the verifications decoded from the received artifacts satisfying the first set of requirements and the second set of requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CTRL IQ, Inc.
    Inventors: John Frey, Cedric Clerget, Gregory Kurtzer, Ian Kaneshiro, Paul Nathan, Josh Bacon, Robert Adolph
  • Patent number: 11321224
    Abstract: A proof-of-concept (PoC) method comprising: on a networked platform, serving a population of enterprise end-users and a population of ISV end-users, on which PoCs are run, providing a PoC-defining user interface via which at least one enterprise end-user generates a definition of at least one PoC; and using a processor to automatically assess whether an individual machine learning model embodied in a body of code of an individual software product registered for an individual PoC, is suitable for the individual PoC as defined by the definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yury Kupitman, Alexey Sapozhnikov, Toby Olshanetsky
  • Patent number: 11321069
    Abstract: A system and method for supplying on-premise hyper-converged systems uses a cloud service to receive orders for the on-premise hyper-converged systems from customers and to request a system integrator to procure hardware components of the on-premise hyper-converged systems and to assemble hardware components to produce assembled systems. Software components are remotely installed and configured in the assembled systems from the cloud service using bring-up appliances in virtual private clouds created for the on-premise hyper-converged systems to deploy software-defined data centers (SDDCs) in the on-premise hyper-converged systems. The resulting on-premise hyper-converged systems with the deployed SDDCs can then used by the customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Hall, Sridevi Ravuri, Rajesh Agarwalla, Emily Hong Xu, Venkat Deep Rajan, Andrew T. Chin, Hasan Mahmood, Sushil Shripal Munot, Yateendra Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 11310680
    Abstract: The disclosed technology for utilizing already-provisioned components in a test scenario without need to purge and re-provision the already provisioned components includes interpreting first and second sections of a test script. In the first section, the method includes encountering a reusable-resource-tag and a first instance of requesting provisioning of an associated resource, and provisioning the associated resource and designating the associated resource as reusable. In the second section, the disclosed method includes encountering a second instance of requesting provisioning of the associated resource, determining that the associated resource was designated as being reusable, and reusing an already provisioned instance of the associated resource instead of provisioning a new instance and instead of destroying the already provisioned instance and re-provisioning the associated resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Spirent Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Saif Ahmed, Alireza Akbari McQuee, Andrea Holt
  • Patent number: 11301368
    Abstract: A test environment availability system is disclosed that comprises test servers that include JAVA virtual machines (JVMs), applications executing on the JVMs, and monitoring tools. The system comprises a server including an application that receives a mapping of each function to applications executing on one or more of the test servers that enable an end-to-end journey of the function, obtains operational statuses of the JVMs and the applications on the test servers from the monitoring tools, coalesces each of the operational statuses with a corresponding function based on the mapping to create a coalesced operational statuses mapping, applies a rules set to the coalesced operational statuses mapping, determines whether each function is operational based on the application of the rules set, and creates and provides a dashboard based on the determination that illustrates each function and each function's operational status to an electronic device for display on the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Raju Chavan, Aaron Ray Haehn, Bradley Martin Korber, Yuh-Feng Sunny Rutherford
  • Patent number: 11281495
    Abstract: A system and method for providing security of sensitive information within chips using SIMD micro-architecture are described. A command processor within a parallel data processing unit, such as a graphics processing unit (GPU), schedules commands across multiple compute units based on state information. When the command processor determines a rescheduling condition is satisfied, it causes the overwriting of at least a portion of data stored in each of the one or more local memories used by the multiple compute units. The command processor also stores in the secure memory a copy of state information associated with a given group of commands and later checks it to ensure corruption by a malicious or careless program is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Rex Eldon McCrary
  • Patent number: 11275622
    Abstract: Server resources in a data center are disaggregated into shared server resource pools, including an accelerator (e.g., FPGA) pool. Servers are constructed dynamically, on-demand and based on workload requirements, by allocating from these resource pools. According to this disclosure, accelerator utilization in the data center is managed proactively by assigning accelerators to workloads in a fine granularity and agile way, and de-provisioning them when no longer needed. In this manner, the approach is especially advantageous to automatically provision accelerators for data analytic workloads. The approach thus provides for a “micro-service” enabling data analytic workloads to automatically and transparently use FPGA resources without providing (e.g., to the data center customer) the underlying provisioning details. Preferably, the approach dynamically determines the number and the type of FPGAs to use, and then during runtime auto-scales the FPGAs based on workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Min Li, John A. Bivens, Ruchi Mahindru, HariGovind V. Ramasamy, Yaoping Ruan, Valentina Salapura, Eugen Schenfeld
  • Patent number: 11269614
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transferring firmware updates using an in-band interface are described. In an embodiment, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the IHS to: receive a firmware update package having a payload; create a namespace in a persistent memory; copy the payload to a segment of the persistent memory associated with the namespace; and write, to an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) variable, an Emulator Device Path (EDP) pointing to the payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Krishnakumar Narasimhan, Anusha Bhaskar, Muniswamy Setty K S, Parmeshwr Prasad