Patents Examined by Meng-Ai An
  • Patent number: 10691638
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a method that includes receiving, from within a guest operating system, a request to create a data file in a guest file system of the guest operating system. The method further includes in response to the receipt of the request to create the data file, creating an external data file in a first storage device for a file system outside the guest file system, creating a sparse file in the guest file system, and storing metadata that directs requests to access the sparse file from within the guest operating system to the external data file in the first storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventors: Maxim Lyadvinsky, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10691438
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a method that includes receiving, from within a guest operating system hosted by a host operating system at a computer system, requests to access sparse files within a guest file system of the guest operating system. The sparse files each correspond to an external data file outside the guest file system. Each of the requests to access the sparse files within the guest file system is directed to the corresponding external data file outside the guest file system. The method includes identifying a frequency with which each of the sparse files is accessed. The method includes moving an external data file from a first type of storage device to a second type of storage device based on the frequency with which the external data file is accessed relative to others of the external data files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventors: Maxim Lyadvinsky, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10691493
    Abstract: An apparatus in one embodiment comprises a processing platform configured to implement multi-layer infrastructure comprising compute, storage and network resources at a relatively low level of the multi-layer infrastructure, an application layer at a relatively high level of the multi-layer infrastructure, and one or more additional layers arranged between the relatively high level and the relatively low level. The processing platform is further configured to determine policies for respective different ones of the layers of the multi-layer infrastructure, the policy for a given one of the layers of the multi-layer infrastructure defining rules and requirements relating to that layer, to enforce the policies at the respective layers of the multi-layer infrastructure, and to monitor performance of an application executing in the multi-layer infrastructure. One or more configuration parameters of the multi-layer infrastructure are adjusted based at least in part on a result of the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Barry, Ryan Andersen, Nitin John
  • Patent number: 10691503
    Abstract: A method for live migration of a virtual machine includes receiving a data packet that is sent to a migrated virtual machine on the source physical machine in a stage when the migrated virtual machine is suspended, and caching the received data packet; and sending the cached data packet to the migrated virtual machine on the destination physical machine after it is sensed that the migrated virtual machine is restored at the destination, to speed up restoration of a TCP connection inside the virtual machine. The apparatus of the present disclosure includes a caching unit and a data restoration unit. The method and apparatus of the present disclosure improve a restoration speed of the TCP connection, make live migration of a virtual machine more imperceptible for users, and improve user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jingxuan Li, Junwei Zhang, Jinsong Liu, Honghao Liu
  • Patent number: 10684867
    Abstract: According to an example, a computer creates an application entry in a microblog page, receives a triggering operation command associated with the application entry, generates, based on the triggering operation command, a floating layer at a predetermined position on the microblog page, receives application data at the floating layer, and runs an application in the floating layer based on the application data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Songyun Liu
  • Patent number: 10678575
    Abstract: A processing core comprising instruction execution logic circuitry and register space. The register space to be loaded from a VMCS, commensurate with a VM entry, with information indicating whether a service provided by the processing core on behalf of the VMM is enabled. The instruction execution logic to, in response to guest software invoking an instruction: refer to the register space to confirm that the service has been enabled, and, refer to second register space or memory space to fetch input parameters for said service written by said guest software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gilbert Neiger, Barry E. Huntley, Ravi L. Sahita, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Jason W. Brandt
  • Patent number: 10664299
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus makes a first determination whether a load metric of a first hypervisor is in a first predetermined relationship with a first threshold. The first hypervisor is one of a plurality of hypervisors of a VDI system. The apparatus also makes a second determination whether an available capacity of a second hypervisor is able to run virtual desktops of the first hypervisor when the load metric of the first hypervisor is determined to be in the predetermined relationship with the first threshold. The first hypervisor migrates virtual desktops of the first hypervisor to the second hypervisor when the available capacity of the second hypervisor of the plurality of hypervisors is determined to be able to run virtual desktops of the first hypervisor. The apparatus also powers off the first hypervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AMZETTA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Joseprabu Inbaraj, Muthukkumaran Ramalingam, Venkatesaperumal Kondalsamy
  • Patent number: 10664297
    Abstract: A method of managing virtual network functions for a network, the method including providing a virtual network function (VNF) including a number of virtual network function components (VNFCs) of a number of different types, each VNFC comprising a virtual machine (VM) executing application software. The method further includes creating for up to all VNFC types a number of deactivated VMs having application software, monitoring at least one performance level of the VNF, and scaling-out the VNF by activating a number of deactivated VMs of a number of VNFC types when the at least one performance level reaches a scale-out threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Peter Michael Bruun, Thomas Mortensen
  • Patent number: 10649804
    Abstract: A system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes at least two virtual machines running on a hardware platform using either a hosted or a bare metal hypervisor. The virtual machines may communicate with an agent-server resident in the host operating system or in one of the virtual machines to switch control of the hardware component, such as graphics hardware, from one virtual machine to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Wing-Yee Au, Alan Rowe, Sameer Narkhede
  • Patent number: 10649800
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for decreasing time to deploy a virtual machine hosted by pre-configured hyper-converged computing device for supporting a virtualization infrastructure, instructions are provided to display a single end-user license agreement (EULA) to enable execution of software on the pre-configured hyper-converged computing device upon acceptance of the single EULA. Acceptance of the single EULA by a user is received. In response to the acceptance of the single EULA, a first virtual machine is deployed in a virtualization infrastructure supported by the pre-configured hyper-converged computing device such that the first virtual machine is deployed in a first time frame rather than a longer second time frame that includes accepting a plurality of EULAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McDonough, Mornay Van Der Walt
  • Patent number: 10635492
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for leveraging shared work to enhance job performance across analytics platforms are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes comparing one or more task characteristics of multiple tasks across multiple jobs to be executed within a given environment, wherein each of the multiple jobs comprises one or more tasks; identifying, based on said comparing, one or more of the multiple tasks that can be shared by two or more of the multiple jobs; scheduling the multiple jobs for execution within the given environment, wherein said scheduling is based on (i) the identified tasks that can be shared by two or more of the multiple jobs, and (ii) one or more performance metrics of the given environment; and allocating resources to the multiple jobs based on said scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Umamaheswari Devi, Ravi Kothari, Mudit Verma
  • Patent number: 10621000
    Abstract: Regulating enterprise database warehouse resource usage can include identifying a number of queries in an enterprise database warehouse (EDW) and regulating EDW resource usage among the number of queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: David W. Birdsall, Gary S. Smith, Shang-Sheng Tung, Michael J. Hanlon, Tharaknath Capirala, Arvind Narain, Subbarao Kakarlamudi
  • Patent number: 10621003
    Abstract: Provided herewith are embodiments related to a system, computer program product and a method for workflow handling, for example, in a cloud computing environment. Recommendations are provided to tenants regarding a replacement or improvement of activities or tasks in an orchestration workflow determined to have sub-optimal activities or tasks. The recommendation is based on a comparison of activities or tasks of a plurality of orchestrations that are deemed similar. The orchestrations deemed similar are grouped and ranked based on performance. Tenants implementing orchestrations that are ranked below the top ranked orchestration (sub-optimal) are provided with recommendations. The recommendations can be used to improve performance of the lower ranked orchestrations based on the performance of the top ranked orchestration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vinod A. Valecha
  • Patent number: 10613895
    Abstract: The amount of host real storage provided to a large guest storage buffer is controlled. This control is transparent to the guest that owns the buffer and is executing an asynchronous process to update the buffer. The control uses one or more indicators to determine when additional host real storage is to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Damian L. Osisek, Donald W. Schmidt, Phil C. Yeh
  • Patent number: 10572301
    Abstract: An efficient facility for determining resource usage, such as a processor time used by tasks. The determination is performed on behalf of user applications that do not require a call to operating system services. The facility includes an instruction that determines elapsed time and reports it to the user as a single unit of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dan F. Greiner
  • Patent number: 10572307
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, processes, and/or methods may receive first task sets that include respective first tasks and one or more of respective first priorities, respective first minimum computing resource allocations, and respective first maximum processing times; receive first satisfaction information associated with processing the first task sets; receive first execution metric information associated with processing the first task sets; determine a first pattern based at least on the first satisfaction information and based at least on the first execution metric information; receive second task sets that include respective second tasks and one or more of respective second priorities, respective second minimum computing resource allocations, and respective second maximum processing times; determine, based at least on the first pattern, computing resources allocations for the second task sets; and determine, based at least on the first pattern, a processing order for the second task
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corportion
    Inventors: Shakti Suman, Jisoo Lee, James McCormack
  • Patent number: 10545467
    Abstract: A system for controlling a plurality of facilities includes a plurality of facility modules for controlling operation of a facility, each facility module corresponding to a respective facility of the plurality of facilities, and a control module communicatively coupled to the plurality of facility modules. The control module has access to a plurality of configuration parameter groups, each configuration parameter group of the plurality of configuration parameter groups including at least one configuration parameter, and association logic defining an association between at least some of the plurality of facility modules and at least one configuration parameter group. Upon a configuration parameter group being modified, the control module is configured to identify the modified configuration parameter group and identify from the association logic facilities associated with the modified configuration parameter group, and communicate the modified configuration parameter group to each associated facility modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Brassard
  • Patent number: 10514938
    Abstract: A system and method for providing dynamic device virtualization is herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, the computer-implemented method includes providing a device virtualization via context switching between a guest user process and a host. The guest user process has an address space comprising at least a guest kernel and a host kernel. The guest user process is capable of making a first direct call into the host via the guest kernel of the address space. The host is capable of making a second direct call to the guest user process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dynavisor, Inc.
    Inventor: Sreekumar Ramakrishnan Nair
  • Patent number: 10514960
    Abstract: A workload of a virtualized computing environment is rebalanced by resizing and/or moving one or more virtual machines allocated resources from a shared pool of resources in the virtualized computing environment based upon multiple resource capacities specified for each virtual machine and representing different portions of the resources from the shared pool of resources, e.g., minimum and desired resource capacities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Patent number: 10509663
    Abstract: A customer submits a request to a virtual computer system service to launch a virtual machine instance and to join this instance to a managed directory. The service may obtain, from the customer, a domain name and Internet Protocol addresses for the selected directory, which is then stored within a systems management server. When launched, the instance may initiate an agent, which may communicate with the systems management server to obtain the configuration information. The agent may use this configuration information to establish a communications channel with the managed directory and create a temporary set of computer credentials that may be used to verify that the customer is authorized to join the virtual machine instance to the managed directory. If the credentials are valid, the managed directory may generate a computer account within the managed directory, which may be used to join the virtual machine instance to the managed directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lekshmi Unnikrishnan, Manivannan Sundaram, Martin Chen Mao, Sivaprasad Venkata Padisetty, Praerit Garg, Sameer Palande, Bradley Scott Murphy, Manoj Krishna Ghosh