Patents Examined by Tuan Dam
  • Patent number: 8893075
    Abstract: A graphical editor or the like, and methods thereof, may be provided that can represent actors associated with use cases via screens, screen flows. The actors, use cases and intermediary screens, screen flows may be all simultaneously and explicitly represented in a diagram referred to as a screen-use diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter K. Malkin, Stanley M. Sutton
  • Patent number: 8819630
    Abstract: Architecture that provides a convenient and effective test tool for testing and ensuring that webpages using micro-browsers are sufficiently designed and operational. A task library is developed for manipulating browsers on a handheld device, and includes one or more seamless methods that operate the different browsers in the same way. Seamless virtual functions that manipulate different micro-browsers include, but are not limited to browser launch, exiting a browser, navigating to a home page, clearing a cache, navigating to a webpage, reloading a webpage, getting the current info for a webpage, navigating back to a webpage, checking a page title, and capturing a screen, for example. Device features can also be manipulated to ensure consistency across the testing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Yung Chen, Shu-Fong Huang, Ellen Huang
  • Patent number: 8756579
    Abstract: A system and method for validating code on a client-side and on a server-side in a Web environment utilizes a single validation code to validate JavaScript code on a client-side and JavaScript code on a server-side of a computer network system. The single validation code can help to correct errors in the client code and ensure the integrity of data stored on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Appcelerator, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Colton, Uri Sarid, Kevin Edward Lindsey
  • Patent number: 8527975
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to identify a memory operation in target source code. A set of constraints associated with the memory operation are developed. The constraints are converted into a Boolean expression. The Boolean expression is processed with a Boolean satisfiability engine to determine whether the memory operation is potentially unsafe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Chess, Sean Fay, Ayee Kannan Goundan
  • Patent number: 8230412
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for executing a first executable code image having a first version number into a memory of a device in an attempt to establish an operating environment of the device are described. The first executable code image retrieves a second version number from the second executable code image after successfully authenticating the second executable code image. If the first version number and the second version number do not satisfy a predetermined relationship, the second executable code image is prevented from being loaded by the first executable code image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dallas Blake De Atley, Joshua de Cesare, Michael Smith, Jerry Hauck, Jeffrey Bush
  • Patent number: 8219968
    Abstract: Designing a computer program includes accessing invariant domain rules and displaying variable business rules. One or more business rules are selected in response to a user selection and are customized. The business rules are associated with a procedure, and the domain rules are associated with the procedure. A model representing the procedure is displayed, and a code corresponding to the procedure is generated to design a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Wayne Patrick O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8214818
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for constructing a data dependency graph (DDG) for a loop to be transformed, performing statement shifting to transform the loop into a first transformed loop according to at least one of first and second algorithms, performing unimodular and echelon transformations of a selected one of the first or second transformed loops, partitioning the selected transformed loop to obtain maximum outer level parallelism (MOLP), and partitioning the selected transformed loop into multiple sub-loops. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Li Liu, Buqi Cheng, Gansha Wu
  • Patent number: 8209673
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a system and method for implementing a scalable link interface (SLI) approval policy using a database. The resource manager within a GPU driver incorporates a database, which may be used to determine whether the current computer system configuration is approved for running in SLI mode. The database of specific approved configurations may be embedded within the GPU driver or stored in a separate file, which may be modified by an authorized user. The database may be encrypted to prevent unauthorized users from modifying to the database contents. When a given computer system configuration is an approved configuration within the database, the system may be enabled to operate in SLI mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Herbert O. Ledebohm
  • Patent number: 8201164
    Abstract: A regulation service can deliver software packages to client computer systems while minimizing the overall effect on network (internet or LAN) traffic and/or server loads. In one implementation, the regulation service assigns acceptance rates to different software packages based on any number of different factors. Upon request for a software package, the regulation service can provide the acceptance rate and a refresh rate that differs for each software package. A client computer system can then calculate an access value, and if the access value is within an acceptance rate, the client computer system can access (e.g., download) a corresponding software package. If the access value is outside of the acceptance rate, the client computer system can refresh its requests until it identifies that the acceptance rate has changed, and the calculated value is within the new acceptance rate. Additional implementations include delivering bandwidth management policies to client computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Reus, Christopher S. Gouge, Steve P. Shih
  • Patent number: 8201139
    Abstract: A framework for generating a semantic interpretation of natural language input includes an interpreter, a first set of types, and a second set of types. The interpreter is adapted to mediate between a client application and one or more analysis engines to produce interpretations of the natural language input that are valid for the client application. The first set of types is adapted to define interactions between the interpreter and the one or more analysis engines. The second set of types is adapted to define interactions between the interpreter and the client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Su Chin Chang, Ravi C. Shahani, Domenic J. Cipollone, Michael V. Calcagno, Mari J. B. Olsen, David J. Parkinson
  • Patent number: 8196091
    Abstract: Computer method and apparatus provides lightweight stereotypes in a programming model. An alternative to applied profiles is disclosed. A keyword list or list of strings is recorded as an annotation to a model element. The keywords are indicative of applied stereotypes of the model element, where the stereotypes are empty or are used as labels. The list of strings effectively augments the collection of applied stereotypes of the model element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steve John Gutz, Kenneth Earle Hussey, Daniel Donat Leroux
  • Patent number: 8191042
    Abstract: Declarative definition and composition of activities of a continuation based runtime. When formulating such a declarative activity of a continuation-based runtime, the activity may be formulated in accordance with a declarative activity schema and include a properties portion that declaratively defines one or more interface parameters of the declarative activity, and a body portion that declaratively defines an execution behavior of the declarative activity. The declarative activities may be hierarchically structured such that a parent declarative activity may use one or more child activities to define its behavior, where one or more of the child activities may also be defined declaratively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund Samuel Victor Pinto, Kenneth David Wolf, Geoffrey M. Kizer, Donald F. Box
  • Patent number: 8191061
    Abstract: A method for managing software of a terminal in a device management system is provided. The device management server identifies if the memory area required for downloading and installing software is ensured in the terminal when the device management server has the software to be downloaded to the terminal. Then, the device management server acquires at least one among a usage rate during a predetermined period of time, a last use time, and a total number of times of usage for each software installed in the terminal when the required memory area is not ensured in the terminal. Next, the device management server selects software to be removed based on the usage rate, the last use time, etc., and notifies the terminal of the selected removal-targeted software. Then, the terminal removes the removal-targeted software when the terminal receives a removal acceptance input of the removal-targeted software from the user, and notifies the device management server of a result of the removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae-Young Jun, Ji-Eun Keum, Wuk Kim
  • Patent number: 8191057
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer products for compiler support for aggressive safe load speculation. Exemplary embodiments include a method for aggressive safe load speculation for a compiler in a computer system, the method including building a control flow graph, identifying both countable and non-countable loops, gathering a set of candidate loops for load speculation, and for each candidate loop in the set of candidate loops gathered for load speculation, computing an estimate of the iteration count, delay cycles, and code size, performing a profitability analysis and determining an unroll factor based on the delay cycles and the code size, transforming the loop by generating a prologue loop to achieve data alignment and an unrolled main loop with loop directives, indicating which loads can safely be executed speculatively and performing low-level instruction scheduling on the generated unrolled main loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roch G. Archambault, Geoffrey O. Blandy, Roland Froese, Yaoqing Gao, Liangxiao Hu, James L. McInnes, Raul E. Silvera
  • Patent number: 8185880
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a computing system and method to profile a program for finding potential optimization in heap usage by reducing lag and drag in lifetimes of heap memory blocks. The process consists of three steps. First, an instrumentation engine analyzes a given program, and inserts additional code at interesting locations to collect needed information. Second, when the instrumented program is executed on a set of test cases, runtime data is collected. Third, since this data could be relatively large for a complex and long running program, data is processed to present it to a user in useful ways so that the programmer can improve the heap utilization in the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Satish Chandra Gupta, Kumar Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 8181155
    Abstract: Allowing a continuation based runtime to resolve different types of location expressions, value expressions, and/or locations. This may be accomplished using a different class for each particular type. The location expression classes may each have a common method used for all of the location expression classes. The value expression classes may each have a common method, and the locations may also each have a common method. This allows the resolution of such location and value expressions to be treated in a unified fashion regardless of the type of location expression, or the type of value expression. Also, the location may be treated in a unified manner regardless of the type of location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund Samuel Victor Pinto, Kenneth David Wolf, Robert Brian Schmidt, Nathan C. Talbert, Geoffrey M. Kizer
  • Patent number: 8181152
    Abstract: A method for designing object-oriented software for implementing portlets, and an associated computer system and computer program product. The portlets are available to a user of the software who clicks on a link of a first page to identify an action object of an Action class and a state object of a State class. The software includes the State class, the Action class, and program code. The State class includes a method for displaying a view of a page. The Action class includes an actionPerformed method for performing an action and a setState method for setting the state object into the session. The program code is adapted to execute: the actionPerformed method of the action object to perform the action; the setState method of the action object to set the state object; and the method of the state object to display a view of a second page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Elliot M. Choi, Tina M. Lemire, Martin L. Miller, III, William P. Shaouy
  • Patent number: 8181166
    Abstract: A system for determining when an EJB compiler needs to be executed, comprising: a server, including an EJB or plurality of EJBs and an EJB compiler operating thereon that determines a first snapshot of the EJB at a particular moment in time or for a particular server version, and a second snapshot of said EJB at a later moment in time or a subsequent server version, and compares the first and second snapshots to determine whether the EJB should be recompiled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Shinn, Seth White, Rob Woollen
  • Patent number: 8176479
    Abstract: System and method for generating a data flow diagram. A first case structure may be specified. Each case of the first case structure that includes a respective plurality of input bound data flow nodes may be partitioned into one or more data flow diagram portions. The first case structure may be replaced with a first conditional structure and one or more second conditional structures. The first conditional structure may be operable to select one or more of the plurality of input bound data flow diagram portions in accordance with the conditions of the first case structure. The one or more second conditional structures may be operable to select at least one output from the plurality of input bound data flow diagram portions in accordance with the conditions of the first case structure. The partitioning and replacing may be performed automatically in response to specification of the first case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory O. Morrow, Kevin M. Hogan
  • Patent number: 8176480
    Abstract: A system and method for instrumenting program instructions. A processing system includes a compiler and a profiler. The profiler is configured to instrument an application by inserting one or more instrumentation instructions in the application. During execution of the application, execution is monitored and a particular condition is detected. Responsive to the condition, a portion of the code which corresponds to the detected condition is identified. A request is conveyed for recompilation of code which corresponds to code. Prior to recompilation of the code, the profiler instruments the portion of code. Execution and monitoring of the execution continue, and instrumentation/recompilation may be repeated. Initially, relatively little of the application code may be instrumented. As execution and monitoring continues, more and more of the application code may be dynamically instrumented during execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventor: Michael P. Spertus