Patents Examined by Lanny Ung
  • Patent number: 10365913
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for updating network devices may include (1) determining, by monitoring at least one endpoint device connected to a network device that provides a network connection for the endpoint device, periodic time intervals in which a user of the endpoint device is unlikely to access the network connection via the network device, (2) detecting that a system update is available for the network device that will impair the ability of the network device to provide the network connection for the endpoint device while being applied to the network device, (3) identifying, based on the periodic time intervals in which the user is unlikely to access the network connection, an optimal time at which to apply the available system update to the network device, then (4) applying the available system update to the network device at the optimal time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Justin Harmon
  • Patent number: 10223413
    Abstract: A management agent operates transparently in the background on each endpoint computing device that needs to be managed. The agent performs a static analysis of the system on the endpoint computing device on which it is operating in order to capture the applications that have been installed on the endpoint device. The static analysis is performed after the applications have been installed on the endpoint device and therefore does not require installing the application on any dedicated staging machine, nor any recording of the pre-installation state. The post-installation static analysis involves steps that are used to determine all of the necessary components that comprise the application, which can then be packaged together and managed as individual application packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Nir Adler, Dima Golbert, Or Lupovitz, Kosta Shougaev
  • Patent number: 10180826
    Abstract: A compiler generates transfer functions for blocks of a program during compilation of the program. The transfer functions estimate bit widths of variables in the blocks based on numbers of bits needed to carry out at least one instruction in the blocks and whether the variables are live in the blocks. For example, a transfer function may return a number indicating how many bits of a variable are needed to execute a current instruction as a function of the number of bits of the variable used by the program in subsequent instructions. Numbers of bits to represent the variables in the compiled program based on the transfer functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash Sathyanath Raghavendra, Dibyendu Das, Arun Rangasamy
  • Patent number: 10073711
    Abstract: A host computer has a virtualization software that supports execution of a plurality of virtual machines, where the virtualization software includes a virtual machine monitor for each of the virtual machines, and where each virtual machine monitor emulates a virtual central processing unit (CPU) for a corresponding virtual machine. A virtual machine monitor halts execution of a virtual CPU of a virtual machine by receiving a first halt instruction from a corresponding virtual machine and determining whether the virtual machine is latency sensitive. If the virtual machine is latency sensitive, then a second halt instruction is issued from the virtual machine monitor to halt a physical CPU on which the virtual CPU executes. If the virtual machine is not latency sensitive, then a system call to a kernel executing on the host computer is executed to indicate to the kernel that the virtual CPU is in an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: WMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoqiang Zheng, Lenin Singaravelu, Shilpi Agarwal, Daniel Michael Hecht, Garrett Smith
  • Patent number: 10031735
    Abstract: A method of securely deploying an application in a cloud computing platform includes receiving component composition files that define configurations of application components included the application, and receiving an application composition file that defines a connection scheme between the application components. The method further includes retrieving default component configuration files that satisfy requirements of the application components. The method further includes executing functions corresponding to extension keywords included in the component composition files to modify default parameters in the default component configuration files, and deploying the application in the cloud computing platform based on the modified default component configuration files and the connection scheme defined by the application composition file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Salman A. Baset, Imani N. Palmer
  • Patent number: 9948703
    Abstract: An application platform system and method. A data synchronization instance manages a reference state object for a data synchronization system (DSS) account. A first local state object is stored at a first application system. The first application system receives update notifications provided by the DSS. A second local state object is stored at a second application system. The second application system receives update notifications provided by the DSS. An application instruction of the first application system is transformed into a state update, and the first local state object is modified to include the state update. The state update is provided to the DSS via a local update notification. The reference state object is modified to include the state update. The state update is provided to the second application system via a reference update notification. The second local state object is modified to include the state update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Twilio, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Olivier, Sergei Zolotarjov, Mihails Velenko, Devid Liik, Artyom Tyazhelov
  • Patent number: 9940226
    Abstract: A system and method synchronizes heterogeneous agents in a computer system with a software synchronization mechanism. Agents of the computer system connected to a common memory, including agents lacking a hardware synchronization system, can be synchronized with the software synchronization mechanism. The synchronized agents can cause collisions on the same cache line in order to stress test the memory of the system. Each agent updates a first array to indicate it has arrived at the synchronization. After all the agents have arrived, each agent then updates a second array to announce its exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Manoj Dusanapudi, Shakti Kapoor
  • Patent number: 9940591
    Abstract: A third-party provider may integrate services with a customized enterprise-software tenancy via a tenant service context determined using an uncustomized data model and a tenant-customized data model from the enterprise-software provider. A difference map is generated for the tenant-customized data model with respect to the uncustomized data model, and is used to determine a mapped integrated-service data model, which facilitates integrating services with those of the enterprise-software provider. The mapped integrated-service data model is merged with the tenant-customized data model to obtain the tenant service context for the tenant. When a user provides an instruction to interact with the multi-tenant enterprise-software provider, the tenant service context is used to determine an action based on an interpretation of the instruction, and the enterprise-software provider is commanded to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nortek Security & Control LLC
    Inventor: William P. Baker
  • Patent number: 9942355
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for monitoring the current context of a computing device. In some implementations, a context daemon can collect context information about the computing device. The context information can include current device hardware state information. The context information can include current software state information. The context can be derived or implied from a combination of hardware state information, software state information, or any other type of state information. For example, the derived context can be a user state (e.g., a user activity, sleeping, running, etc.) derived from or implied by hardware or software state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Siracusa, Joao Pedro Forjaz de Lacerda, Kit-Man Wan, Gaurav Kapoor, Umesh S. Vaishampayan
  • Patent number: 9928055
    Abstract: A system for validating wireless communication network inventory software. The system comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory, and an application stored in the memory. When executed by the processor, the application processes a first data set with the first version of the software system to produce an authoritative data store, processes the first data set with a second version of the software system to produce a first trial data store, and processes a second data set with the second version of the software system to produce a second trial data store, wherein the second data set comprises later data than the first data set, and responsive to determining that the first trial data store matches the authoritative data store and determining that the second trial data store does not match the authoritative data store, designates the second data set changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: David N. Douberley, Todd M. Szymanski
  • Patent number: 9916233
    Abstract: A system and method for software deployment, where the system and method include, at a deployment service, obtaining a software package and determining that a client device is ready to receive at least a portion of the software package. If the client device is ready, providing at least the portion of the software package to the client device, launching at least the provided portion of the software package as set of instructions executing in a test container, and performing a set of tests on the executing set of instructions in the test container. Based at least in part on results of performing the set of tests, determining whether to cause at least the provided portion of the software package to execute in an active container on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tipu Saleem Qureshi, Deepak Singh
  • Patent number: 9916134
    Abstract: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide an improved software development tool that can be tested via a webpage. The tool has access to a distributed computing component and, in response to an indication to deploy the distributed computing component, generates a web page. In some embodiments the web page contains a diagrammatic graphical representation of the distributed computing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dietrich Charisius, Alexander Aptus
  • Patent number: 9910667
    Abstract: Techniques are described for segregating a monolithic computing device that contains many installed applications into separate application storage volumes that can be attached or detached from the computing device as needed. Once the monolithic device has been segregated, the application storage volumes can be managed remotely from a management server and can be enabled or disabled on the device based on instructions from an administrator. Additionally, the administrator is enabled to select which application storage volumes are migrated during an operating system (OS) upgrade on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Nir Adler, Dima Golbert, Or Lupovitz, Kosta Shougaev
  • Patent number: 9910662
    Abstract: Techniques are described for segregating a monolithic computing device that contains many installed applications into separate application storage volumes that can be attached or detached from the computing device as needed. Once the monolithic device has been segregated, the application storage volumes can be managed remotely from a management server and can be enabled or disabled on the device based on instructions from an administrator. Additionally, the administrator is enabled to select which application storage volumes are migrated during an operating system (OS) upgrade on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Nir Adler, Dima Golbert, Or Lupovitz, Kosta Shougaev
  • Patent number: 9904526
    Abstract: Control Flow Graph flattening of a function comprising a plurality of basic blocks having an address and at least one instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Charles Salmon-Legagneur, Antoine Monsifrot
  • Patent number: 9886250
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method for generating an executable extraction program from a visual representation, the method including: utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of: obtaining a validated model comprising a plurality of concepts, wherein each of the concepts comprises semantics associated with a visual representation of an object; generating at least one intermediate model object by parsing the validated model, wherein each of the intermediate model objects comprises a concept object; translating the at least one intermediate model object into executable source code; and generating an executable information extraction program from the executable source code. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauricio Antonio Hernandez-Sherrington, Jayatheerthan Krishnamurthy, Yunyao Li, Ramiya Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 9875123
    Abstract: A provisioning server receives a reserve command with a set of criteria and searches for a host matching the criteria. Upon finding such a host, the provisioning server reserves the host for performing a virtualization test. Upon receiving or generating a release command, the provisioning server releases the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eyal Edri, David Caro Estevez
  • Patent number: 9870309
    Abstract: A method and system for structuring program code to implement program debugging of the program code using tracking of variables. A first variable to be tracked and a first expression associated with the first variable are determined. The program code includes the first variable and the first expression. A reverse scanning of the program code is performed to search for a first assignment expression within a first assignment statement that assigns a value of the first assignment expression to the first variable. In response to finding the first assignment expression via the reverse scanning, a first watch point for determining a true/false value of the first expression is inserted into the program code after the first assignment statement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao F. Guan, Jinsong Ji, Yi Z. Mao, Yuheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9851949
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for automatically finding, testing, and attaching code directly to software requirements. The requirements can be used to define, find, test and attach files and input/output interface displays to create new software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin D. Howard
  • Patent number: 9846618
    Abstract: Systems and methods can support flow control in a distributed data grid. The distributed data grid includes a plurality of server nodes that are interconnected with one or more communication channels. The distributed data grid can provide a flow control mechanism, which controls the execution of the tasks in an underlying layer in the distributed data grid. Then, the system allows the client to interact with the flow control mechanism in the distributed data grid, and use the flow control mechanism to configure and execute one or more tasks that are received from the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gene Gleyzer, Robert H. Lee, Mark A. Falco