Patents Examined by Timothy P Duncan
  • Patent number: 10565096
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method for generation of test scenarios based on risk analysis. The method includes receiving a first set of code test scenarios, the first set of code test scenarios configured to test one or more first code components, the first code components each including first code attributes. The method also includes determining a probability of finding defects in the first code components based on the first code attributes. The method also includes generating a second set of code test scenarios based on the determining the probability of finding defects in the first code components based on the first code attributes, where the second set of one or more test scenarios is configured to test one or more second code components based on the second code attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lukasz G. Cmielowski, Marcin Filip, Mateusz S. Matejczyk, Andrzej J. Wrobel
  • Patent number: 10564939
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for enhancing operable functionality of input source code files from a software program by identifying a first code snippet and a first library function which have similar execution flow similarity measures by evaluating a first contiguous sequence of n items extracted from the first code snippet against a second contiguous sequence of n items extracted from the first library function using an Ngram threshold that is calculated for the first library function and one or more literals from the first code snippet so that the developer is presented with a library function recommendation which includes the first code snippet, the first library function, and instructions for replacing the first code snippet with the first library function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DevFactory FZ-LLC
    Inventor: Tushar Makkar
  • Patent number: 10558559
    Abstract: Techniques for calculating a test confidence metric (TCM) are disclosed. Calculating the TCM involves obtaining test results of a testing application. Calculating the TCM is based on confidence scores corresponding respectively to the test results. Calculate a confidence score for a particular test result involves identifying a failure reason for the test result, determining a weight corresponding to the failure reason, and calculating the confidence score based on the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mayank Agarwal, Jagannadha Prasad Srinivas Vadlamani, Wendy Mui
  • Patent number: 10558555
    Abstract: A method for debugging a streaming application is provided. The method may include establishing, by a processor, a debug region in the streaming application to mark a subgraph for debugging. The method may further include receiving a tuple flow suspension notification from a job control plane. The method may also include displaying a plurality of debugging options for debugging a streaming application on a graphical user interface based on the received tuple flow suspension notification. The method may further include determining a debugging option from the displayed plurality of debugging options based on a user selection on the graphical user interface. The method may also include translating the determined debugging option into a format compatible with the job control plane. The method may further include transmitting the translated debugging option to the job control plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Cancilla, Samantha Chan, Mary M. L. Komor, Peter A. Nicholls
  • Patent number: 10552298
    Abstract: A method for debugging a streaming application is provided. The method may include establishing, by a processor, a debug region in the streaming application to mark a subgraph for debugging. The method may further include receiving a tuple flow suspension notification from a job control plane. The method may also include displaying a plurality of debugging options for debugging a streaming application on a graphical user interface based on the received tuple flow suspension notification. The method may further include determining a debugging option from the displayed plurality of debugging options based on a user selection on the graphical user interface. The method may also include translating the determined debugging option into a format compatible with the job control plane. The method may further include transmitting the translated debugging option to the job control plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Cancilla, Samantha Chan, Mary M. L. Komor, Peter A. Nicholls
  • Patent number: 10534697
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program executable by at least one processing unit of a device. The program receives a test configuration for performing a set of operations on an application. The test configuration includes a first configuration component having a first type and a second configuration component having a second type. The program also processes the first configuration component with a first configuration component processor. The program further processes the second configuration component with a second configuration component processor. The program also performs the set of operations on the application based on the processing of at least one of the first and second configuration components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Wenli Zhang
  • Patent number: 10481880
    Abstract: A code lineage tool includes a scanner, a parser, and an integrator. The scanner identifies a plurality of elements in software code. The parser determines that a value of a first element is affected by a second element and a third element. The parser adds the first element to a parse tree and adds the second and third elements to the parse tree as sub-nodes of the first element. The parser determines that a value of the second element is affected by a fourth element and adds the fourth element to the parse tree as a sub-node of the second element. The integrator determines that a change to the fourth element will change the value of the first element and the value of the second element and generates a lineage for the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant Wason, Vijaya Rudraraju
  • Patent number: 10474443
    Abstract: A code lineage tool includes a scanner, a parser, and an integrator. The scanner identifies elements in ETL code. The parser determines that a first element is affected by a second element and adds the first element to a parse tree and the second element to the parse tree as a sub-node of the first element. The parser determines that the second element is affected by a third element and adds the third element to the parse tree as a sub-node of the second element. The parser determines that a fourth element does not affect the first element and prevents the fourth element from being added to the parse tree or removes the fourth element from the parse tree. The integrator determines that a change to the third element will change the value of the first element and generates a lineage for the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant Wason, Vijaya Rudraraju
  • Patent number: 10466992
    Abstract: A distributed computing system has a plurality of computers each having a respective image that is defined by a pairing of an operating system and a respective collection of associated software packages. Original data associated with the computers includes, for each computer, an operating system identification and an identification of a collection of software packages where the original data is stored as a plurality of records for each computer. An apparatus for analysis of the images and for image distribution planning includes image identification logic configured to compress the original data into a respective, single record for each computer, providing for efficient and scalable processing. The image identification logic is configured to identify the number of images associated with the computers that are distinct. The apparatus further includes image reducing logic that is configured to reduce the number of distinct images through manual and automatic retargeting and deprovisioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lakeside Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Klingbeil
  • Patent number: 10452391
    Abstract: A method and system for managing quality of a software application during software development lifecycle is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes determining target quality value associated with the software application being developed. Furthermore, the method includes determining parameters affecting quality of the software application. The method also includes determining parameters affecting quality of the software application. Additionally, the method includes outputting results of the analysis indicating real-time quality of the software application being developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Shrinath Gupta, Girish Suryanarayana
  • Patent number: 10447762
    Abstract: A remote localization server enables application or website developers to revise and update presentation content for different target localities without having to reprogram an application for each locality. Such presentation content can include, for example, text, images, audio/video, and user interface (“UI”) elements. The updated content can then be synchronized (i.e., “pushed”) in real-time, in a remote fashion, to apps installed and running on end user devices, allowing app developers to be agile and responsive to the dynamic demands of a growing user base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Qordoba, Inc.
    Inventors: May Habib, Waseem AlShikh
  • Patent number: 10437709
    Abstract: A device may receive configuration information for an experiment associated with optimizing an application. The configuration information may identify a group of experimental treatments and information identifying a target event. The device may identify an experimental treatment to be implemented in the application, and may implement the experimental treatment in the application. The device may collect response information based on implementing the experimental treatment. The device may detect the target event associated with the experiment, indicating that the response information is to be provided to an experiment server. The device may determine that the experiment server is unreachable and may store the response information. The response information may be stored to allow the response information to be provided to the experiment server at a later time. The response information may be provided to the experiment server to permit the experiment server to determine a result of the experiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventor: Murray Williams
  • Patent number: 10430174
    Abstract: In a terminal device and a method for controlling charging, a first processor controls an adapter to charge terminal device when the terminal device is connected to the adapter. The method includes receiving trigger information by the first processor; turning on a first communication interface according to the trigger information by the first processor; acquiring a firmware update file of the firmware from a server by a second processor; transmitting the firmware update file to the first processor via the first communication interface by the second processor; and updating the firmware according to the firmware update file by the first processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Tian, Jialiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10423414
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device including a processor, a plurality of hardware accelerator engines and a hardware scheduler is disclosed. The processor is configured to schedule an execution of a plurality of instruction threads, where each instruction thread includes a plurality of instructions associated with an execution sequence. The plurality of hardware accelerator engines performs the scheduled execution of the plurality of instruction threads. The hardware scheduler is configured to control the scheduled execution such that each hardware accelerator engine is configured to execute a corresponding instruction and the plurality of instructions are executed by the plurality of hardware accelerator engines in a sequential manner. The plurality of instruction threads are executed by plurality of hardware accelerator engines in a parallel manner based on the execution sequence and an availability status of each of the plurality of hardware accelerator engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ajit Deepak Gupte, Mahesh Mehendale, Navin Acharya, Mel Alan Phipps
  • Patent number: 10394532
    Abstract: A system and method for rapid development and deployment of reusable analytic code for use in computerized data modeling and analysis is provided. The system includes a centralized, continually updated environment to capture pre-processing steps used in analyzing big data, such that the complex transformations and calculations become continually fresh and accessible to those investigating business opportunities. The system incorporates deep domain expertise as well as ongoing expertise in data science, big data architecture, and data management processes. In particular, the system allows for rapid development and deployment of analytic code that can easily be re-used in various data analytics applications, and on multiple computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OPERA SOLUTIONS U.S.A., LLC
    Inventors: Amir Bar-Or, Yuansong Liao, Laks Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10379831
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamic retrieval of installation packages when installing software is described herein. In one embodiment, a process can be provided to determine a specific installation package to be installed for software having one or more packages to be installed. A repository can be automatically identified from a plurality of repositories from which to obtain the specific installation package, based on priority criteria. The priority criteria can be based on dynamically changing parameters. The specific installation package can be obtained from the identified repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Matthew, John R. Chang
  • Patent number: 10346194
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or devices are provided for storage virtual machine relocation (e.g., ownership change) between storage clusters. For example, operational statistics of a first storage cluster and a second storage cluster may be evaluated to identify a set of load balancing metrics. Ownership of one or more storage aggregates and/or one or more storage virtual machines may be changed (e.g., permanently changed for load balancing purposes or temporarily changed for disaster recovery purposes) between the first storage cluster and the second storage cluster utilizing zero-copy ownership change operations based upon the set of load balancing metrics. For example, if the first storage cluster is experiencing a relatively heavier load of client I/O operations and the second storage cluster has available resources, ownership of a storage aggregate and a storage virtual machine may be switched from the first storage cluster to the second storage cluster for load balancing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NetApp Inc.
    Inventors: Balaji Ramani, Kazunobu Nishime, Pankti Vinay Majmudar, Prachi Bapurao Deshmukh, Susan M. Coatney, Vijay Singh
  • Patent number: 10318403
    Abstract: A method, and associated computer system and computer program product. A change of runtime code is detected by one or more processors of the computer system. The change is detected in a debugging session on a first machine. The runtime code is obtained from source code that is developed on a second machine that is different from the first machine. In response to the change being detected, a portion of the source code associated with the detected change is determined, by the one or more processors, based on a profile. The profile indicates a mapping between the source code and the runtime code. The portion of the source code is caused, by the one or more processors, to be updated based on the detected change in the runtime code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Hua Gao, Cheng Fang Wang, Xue Yong Zhang, Xi Bo Zhu
  • Patent number: 10296331
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems and computer program products for service packages porting are provided. Aspects include a computer implemented method for a service package porting is provided. One or more processors provision a component of a first layer based on a plurality of component descriptions and build the service package on the first layer. Hence the one or more processors collect first log information that relates to build failures of the service package. According to another embodiment of the present invention, the method further comprises determine whether a build failure is related to the first layer based on the first log information and remove the component of the first layer if it is determined that the build failure is related to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li Mei Jiao, Yong Hua Lin, Ke Wei Sun, Rong Yan
  • Patent number: 10268503
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein generally describe providing fault tolerance in a virtual machine cluster using hardware transactional memory. According to one embodiment, a micro-checkpointing tool suspends execution of a virtual machine instance on a primary server. The micro-checkpointing tool identifies one or more memory pages associated with the virtual machine instance that were modified since a previous synchronization. The micro-checkpointing tool maps a first task to an operation to be performed on a memory of the primary server, where the first task is to resume the virtual machine instance. The micro-checkpointing tool also maps a second task to an operation to be performed on the memory of the primary server, where the second task is to copy the identified memory pages associated with the virtual machine instance to a secondary server. The first and second tasks are then performed on the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bulent Abali, Makoto Ono