Patents Examined by Phuong N. Hoang
  • Patent number: 10503524
    Abstract: An apparatus for dynamically selecting a function includes an intercept module that intercepts a function call from an executing application. The function call specifies a target function and the target function is associated with a target processor. The apparatus includes a selection module that selects a function from a plurality of available functions to execute the function call, where each available function is associated with a separate processor. The apparatus includes an execution module that reroutes the function call to execute the selected function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: John W. Nicholson, Michael T. Vanover, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10481918
    Abstract: Techniques to determine an execution path in a distributed environment are disclosed. A call to a method or function of a component of the distributed system is received, in connection with a request from a user of the distributed system. A unique correlation identifier that includes data that identifies the component, the request, and the method of function called is generated for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventor: Vinod Kumar
  • Patent number: 10452447
    Abstract: A system and method for coordinating security components, including: determining, by an application executing on a client device, a need to perform a sharable functional task; identifying a first security component and a second security component installed on the client device and capable of performing variations of the sharable functional task, where variations of the sharable functional task are functionally overlapping and not identical; identifying a set of characteristics characterizing the first security component and the second security component; selecting the second security component as a primary security component for performing a variation of the sharable functional task based on the set of characteristics; delegating, by one or more processors, performance of the sharable functional task to the primary security component; and instructing the processors to cause functionality associated with the first security component to be at least partially suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew John Joseph LaMantia, Brian James Buck, Stephen J. Edwards, William Neil Robinson
  • Patent number: 10437607
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method of application control by an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store a first application list including an application installed in the electronic device; and a processor configured to update the first application list according to at least one of an operation of the application, use history of the application, and a user request, and to limit the operation of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Byung Wook Kim, Hee Deog Kim, Moo Young Kim, Hak Ryoul Kim, Jin Goo Lee, Rae Jin Uh, Ju Beam Lee
  • Patent number: 10423514
    Abstract: Techniques for automated classification of mobile applications (“apps”) battery consumption using simulation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for automated classification of mobile app battery consumption using simulation includes an app analyzer for performing an analysis of the app; and a classification engine for classifying the app into a battery consumption category based on the analysis performed using the app analyzer. In one embodiment, a process for automated classification of mobile app battery consumption using simulation includes receiving an app; performing an automated analysis of the app; and generating a battery consumption score for the app based on the automated analysis of the app.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Sasan Padidar, Kevin Watkins, Anthony John Bettini
  • Patent number: 10417061
    Abstract: An operating method of a routing device, a routing device and a terminal device, where the routing device includes a first system and a second system, and the method includes acquiring, by the first system, a first application programming interface (API) call request, where the first API call request is sent by an application program running in the first system, converting, by the first system, the first API call request into a second API call request matching the second system, sending the second API call request to the second system, and executing, by the second system, the second API call request. Hence, difficulty of developing the application program on the routing device can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Ke Zhang, Yueli Gao
  • Patent number: 10412678
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to manage notification service connections. In one embodiment of the invention, a mobile device schedules a notification service connection message transmission interval for each of a plurality of notification service connections. The mobile device also associates a notification service connection message transmission window with each notification service connection message transmission interval. The mobile device synchronizes transmission of notification service connection messages based on overlapping notification service connection message transmission windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Santamaria, Christopher Marcellino
  • Patent number: 10372311
    Abstract: A display control device includes a sift portion that sifts a transition request event stored in a queue. The sift portion monitors the queue. When the queue stores several transition request events corresponding to the same type of screen-image after transition, the sift portion retains the most recent one of the transition request events and discards the other transition request events corresponding to the same type of screen-image after transition. This can decrease transition request events stored in the queue compared to a case of not sifting transition request events and reduce a possibility of generating a delay. The sift portion does not sift a transition request event that transitions to a different type of screen-image. This can display the type of screen-image a user intends to display based on his or her manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kazunao Yamada, Masakazu Itou
  • Patent number: 10311180
    Abstract: Modal dynamic analysis for finite element models (FEMs) that include Lagrange multipliers may generate incorrect stress and reaction forces. Computer systems and computer-implemented methods are provided for modifying the modal analysis to correctly generate stress and reaction forces. The systems and methods perform the modal analysis by employing a FEM and modeling stress and reaction forces of the FEM using Lagrange multipliers. The systems and methods calculate a correction term that comprises corrected values of the Lagrange multipliers. The methods and systems modify (and improve) the modal analysis by using the correction term to correct the Lagrange multipliers of the FEM, which enables the modal analysis to generate correct stress and reaction forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp.
    Inventors: Mikhail Belyi, Vladimir Belsky, Victor Oancea
  • Patent number: 10289604
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide a memory system comprising a plurality of stacked memory layers, each memory layer divided into memory sections, wherein each memory section connects to a neighboring memory section in an adjacent memory layer, and a logic layer stacked among the plurality of memory layers, the logic layer divided into logic sections, each logic section including a memory processing core, wherein each logic section connects to a neighboring memory section in an adjacent memory layer to form a memory vault of connected logic and memory sections, and wherein each logic section is configured to communicate directly or indirectly with a host processor. Accordingly, each memory processing core may be configured to respond to a procedure call from the host processor by processing data stored in its respective memory vault and providing a result to the host processor. As a result, increased performance may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, Jaikrishnan Menon, Lorenzo De Carli
  • Patent number: 10255121
    Abstract: An event clearinghouse engine is used with a data storage system to modify event disposition associated with components. A separate component disposition table is provided for each component. The component disposition table specifies different sets of disposition modifications for different types of events as indicated by event ID. A global disposition rule mapping table includes disposition modifications which are applied to all events. Per-vendor and per-tenant tables may be used to specify disposition modifications for particular vendors and tenants. Mode-specific tables such as a rescue/recovery mode table may be used to specify disposition modifications when the storage system is in a particular mode. The tables may be implemented in stages, including parallel and serial application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ping He, Joseph Gugliemino, Hwai-Yeng Chan, Wai C. Yim
  • Patent number: 10229265
    Abstract: A method for controlling the interoperation of a plurality of software applications and resources includes intercepting communications from a first application to a second application or resource, directing the communication to a context management system, generating a candidate list of contexts for the communication, evaluating the candidate list according to at least one policy defined for these contexts to identify the resultant action and namespace for the communication, and performing the action as defined by the policies within the identified namespace. The method further includes tracking one or more versions of the second application, as well as tracking an evolution of application and/or resource names. The method further includes identifying one or more operations associated with a context on the candidate list, and executing the identified operations prior to a further communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Schaefer, John Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10223181
    Abstract: A system is provided for an application executed by a client to invoke a remote object method of a remote object of a remote object class that is hosted by a server. The application instantiates a proxy of a proxy class that includes a proxy member function with the same signature as the remote object member function. The application associates an object identifier with the proxy. The application invokes the proxy member function of the proxy. Under control of the invoked proxy member function, the application sends to the server an invocation request message that includes the object identifier that is associated with the proxy and an identifier of the remote object member function. The application relies on functionality provided by the browser without the need for the browser to access add-on functionality when executing the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Lahman, Yasser Shaaban, Mariyan Fransazov, Alexander Jon Dobin
  • Patent number: 10187479
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide high-level primitives that facilitate communication between a user-space application and an operating system kernel. Transport components reside in user-space and in kernel-space that, upon either the application or a kernel module requesting to invoke a callback, deliver parameters and other data back and forth to one another, allowing the user-space application and kernel module to communicate as if directly invoking the callback. Embodiments also provide for a definition standard that third-party developers can use to automatically emit a header file and macros for sending events and dispatching callbacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Willmann
  • Patent number: 10179287
    Abstract: Processor based systems and methods of defining a scenario event comprising the steps of identifying an event having an event attribute and generalizing the event attribute to define a generalized event whereby the generalized event is the scenario event. In some embodiments, the steps further comprise identifying a first and second event, generalizing a first and second event attribute to define a first and second generalized event and connecting the first and second generalized event in a continuous envelope to create a scenario envelope. Processor based systems and methods of monitoring an activity comprising the steps of monitoring an activity having an activity attribute and comparing the activity attribute to an event envelope to determine a status of the activity relative to the event envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: APTIMA, INC.
    Inventors: E. Webb Stacy, Kevin Sullivan, Paul Picciano, Can Keskin
  • Patent number: 10180863
    Abstract: A consumer transmits a set of system updates corresponding to an initial set of events retrieved from an event stream. The consumer determines that acknowledgement of the transmission of the initial set of events has not been received. The consumer executes another retrieval operation to retrieve events from the event stream which results in retrieving an updated set of events. The updated set of events includes the initial set of events and one or more additional events. The consumer trims the updated set of events to remove the one or more additional events and obtains the initial set of events. The consumer re-determines and re-transmits the system updates corresponding to the initial set of events that were obtained by trimming the updated set of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Aditya Sawhney, Venkat Pavan Kumar Bellapu Konda
  • Patent number: 10180980
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for identifying duplicate events. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided that includes receiving an event based on a user interaction with a client device, and determining content and a location for the event. The method further includes calculating a duplicate value for the event using the content and the location of the even, and determining a degree of similarity by comparing the duplicate value to a table of stored duplicate values. In addition, the method includes identifying the event as a duplicate of a stored event when the degree of similarity exceeds a predetermined threshold level of similarity, and indexing the event on the client device depending on the determination of whether or not the event is a duplicate of the stored event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Omar Habib Khan, Stephen R. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10133613
    Abstract: A digital assistant includes an extensibility client that interfaces with application extensions that are built by third-party developers so that various aspects of application user experiences, content, or features may be integrated into the digital assistant and rendered as native digital assistant experiences. Application extensions can use a variety of services provided from cloud-based and/or local sources such as language/vocabulary, user preferences, and context services that add intelligence and contextual relevance while enabling the extensions to plug in and operate seamlessly within the digital assistant context. Application extensions may also access and utilize general digital assistant functions, data structures, and libraries exposed by the services and implement application domain-specific context and behaviors using the programming features captured in the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Tanvi Surti, Michael Patten, Sean Lyndersay, Chee Chen Tong
  • Patent number: 10019570
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies for accessing resources associated with a Web-based application in accordance with one or more embodiments disclosed herein may include a browser that obtains at least first resources from a first domain and second resources from a second domain and a resource management component that facilitates controlled communication between the first resources and the second resources and prevents the first resources and the second resources from accessing other resources that the first resources and the second resources are not permitted to access. The resource management component may be further operable to contain restricted services in a sandbox containment structure and/or to isolate access-controlled resources in a service instance. In addition, the resource management component may be operable to facilitate the flexible display of resources from disparate domains and/or controlled communication therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jiahe Helen Wang, Xiaofeng Fan, Collin Edward Jackson, Jonathan Ryan Howell, Zhenbin Xu
  • Patent number: 10013291
    Abstract: A system includes information for generating a first appliance based on first appliance information, information for generating a second appliance based on second appliance information, and information for configuring communication between the first appliance and the second appliance. The system further includes at least one processor configured to generate a first volume by copying the first appliance information using a first set of parameters associated with an environment in which the first volume is situated, and generate a second volume by copying the second appliance information using a second set of parameters associated with an environment in which the second volume is situated. The system also includes at least one processor configured to initiate a first appliance instance by executing code from the first volume using information in the third volume, and initiate a second appliance instance by executing code in the second volume using information in a fourth volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric H. Nielsen, Alex B. Blate, Stanislav Mitranic