Patents Examined by Wei Zhen
  • Patent number: 10324820
    Abstract: Providing specialization for a static program analysis procedure by executing an automated agent to monitor a code authoring process for a program under examination that includes a plurality of respective lexical scopes. The agent monitors a corresponding amount of coding time, or a corresponding number of edits, for each of the plurality of respective lexical scopes. A mapping associates each of the plurality of respective lexical scopes with a first quantitative measure of the corresponding amount of time, or a second quantitative measure of the corresponding number of edits, that were used to code each of the plurality of respective lexical scopes. The static analysis procedure is specialized by applying a more refined, detailed, precise, or granular analysis to a first lexical scope that is mapped to a greater amount of time or a greater number of edits than a second lexical scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco Pistoia, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 10255090
    Abstract: In a virtualized computer system operable in more than two hierarchical privilege levels, components of a hypervisor, which include a virtual machine kernel and virtual machine monitors (VMMs), are assigned to different privilege levels. The virtual machine kernel operates at a low privilege level to be able to exploit certain features provided by the low privilege level, and the VMMs operate at a high privilege level to support execution of virtual machines. Upon determining that a context switch from the virtual machine kernel to a VMM is to be performed, the computer system exits the low privilege level, and enters the high privilege level to execute a trampoline that supports context switches to VMMs, such as state changes, and then the VMM. The trampoline is deactivated after execution control is switched to the VMM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Harvey Tuch, Andrei Warkentin
  • Patent number: 10185590
    Abstract: An application program may be analyzed to identify candidate classes or methods that may be executed using a remote computing node. Candidate classes or methods may be translocated to the remote computing node based on performance characteristics of the device on which the application program is running, the environment in which the device operates, and on the performance and availability of the remote computing node. An application program publisher may be assigned instances of virtual machines that may be dedicated to hosting translocated classes and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Argenti, Khawaja Salman Shams
  • Patent number: 10152403
    Abstract: A plurality of coding violation indications corresponding to software code are categorized according to a plurality of coding quality attributes. The coding violation indications may be reported via static analysis tools or via manual analysis of the software code. The categorized coding violations serve as the basis for determining a plurality of code quality indices each corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of coding quality attributes. In an embodiment, the plurality of code quality indices may be further processed to determine an overall code quality index for the software code. One or more of the resulting code quality indices may be displayed to a user. In this manner, code quality indices may be provided that are directly based on coding violations reported through static analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Bernhard F. Kraft, Shantiprakash Motwani, Colin P. Jarrett, Anirudha Singh, Reva Modi, Vikrant Shyamkant Kaulgud, Vibhu Saujanya Sharma
  • Patent number: 10146519
    Abstract: Disclosed herein provides enhancements for generating large scale processing framework (LSPF) images for deployment in processing environments. In one implementation a method of preparing LSPF service images for large scale data processing environments includes identifying a first LSPF service image, and identifying metadata that defines runtime requirements for deploying the LSPF service in data processing environments. The method further provides generating scripts for deploying the LSPF service based on the metadata, and generating a second LSPF service image for the LSPF service, wherein the second LSPF service image includes the scripts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Bluedata Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Krishna C. Sagiraju
  • Patent number: 10127033
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a first network device receiving from a second network device a software, the first network device adjusting operations at the first network device according to the software, the first network device providing a digital signature to the software to generate an adjusted software where the digital signature indicates that the first network device has received the software, and the first network device transmitting, to a third network device, the adjusted software. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Gross, Joshua Lackey, Donald E. Levy, Roger Piqueras Jover, Jayaraman Ramachandran, Cristina Serban
  • Patent number: 10114630
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for using known update technologies to automatically identify the updates installed on a physical machine prior to facsimile creation, to locate the update packages from an update server, and to download them to the machine performing the facsimile creation. The use of update technologies enables precise identification of the updates that affect the defined set of files requiring replacement, and thus minimizes the number of updates that need to be downloaded. In addition, the desired set of replacement files are extracted and cached to allow for their reuse during subsequent facsimile creations using either the same or different physical or virtual machine as the source. Downloading the minimal set of updates and caching them for reuse eliminates the redundant downloads of updates and results in a shorter time for facsimile creation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Venkatasubrahmanyan Raman, Natalya V. Varava, Sergey Royt, Robert M. Fries
  • Patent number: 10114666
    Abstract: A method is used in loading software components. A first Java class loader is used to perform a linear search of a first JAR file. Based on the results of the linear search and on an index identifying a second JAR file, a second Java class loader is used to perform a search of the second JAR file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Scott E. Joyce, Anirudh Takkallapally, Munish Desai
  • Patent number: 10108537
    Abstract: Mechanisms for recreating a first inconsistency in storage system metadata encountered by an installation module during a software installation process on a first computing device are provided. A test computing device accesses on a remote storage device inconsistent storage system metadata associated with the first computing device. The inconsistent storage system metadata includes a plurality of storage system metadata segments, location information that identifies corresponding locations of the respective storage system metadata segments on at least one storage device of the first computing device, and length information that identifies corresponding lengths of the respective storage system metadata segments. For each respective storage system metadata segment of the plurality of storage system metadata segments, the respective storage system metadata segment is stored at the corresponding location on a first test storage device of a test computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Cantrell, Jr., Christopher E. Lumens
  • Patent number: 10102109
    Abstract: Mechanisms for exception resolution in a software development session are provided. An exception is detected during a software development session. Information regarding the exception is provided to a central exception repository computing device. The information includes exception information that identifies the exception and a first user identifier that identifies the first user. A second user identifier that identifies a second user who has encountered a same exception is received from the central exception repository computing device. Information is presented to the first user that identifies the second user. A communication session between the first user and the second user is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Jozef Hartinger, Lincoln Baxter, III, Joshua R. Kinlaw, Ian P. Hands
  • Patent number: 10101974
    Abstract: An application development platform transmits to a content provider system instructions that provide a user interface for developing an application that specifies a first multi-step communication flow between a communications device and a communications system. The platform receives from parameters of a program functionality for inclusion in the application, and selects one or more recommended program modules based on the parameters. The platform transmits instructions that provide a user interface for displaying the one or more recommended program modules. The platform receives data indicating a user selection of a particular program module. In response, the platform transmits instructions that provide a user interface for enabling user configuration of the particular program module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Herbert Ristock, Petr Makagon, Josh Mahowald, Praphul Kumar
  • Patent number: 10101979
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment of a computer-implemented process for managing aliasing constraints, identifies an object to form an identified object, identifies a scope of the identified object to form an identified scope, and assigns a unique value to the identified object within the identified scope. The computer-implemented process further demarcates an entrance to the identified scope, demarcates an exit to the identified scope, optimizes the identified object using a property of the identified scope and associated aliasing information, tracks the identified object state to form tracked state information; and uses the tracked state information to update the identified object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shimin Cui, Raul E. Silvera
  • Patent number: 10089091
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use in deploying an application to one or more different regions. One exemplary method includes selecting, at a deployment device, a stack defining the application. The stack includes metadata and incorporates at least one user interface and at least one application programming interface (API). The exemplary method further includes adapting, by the deployment device, the selected stack to a region based on the metadata and the region; and deploying the application to be accessible to at least a consumer in said region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: James Maus, Bejoy Mathew, Vijayanath K. Bhuvanagiri, Arvind Jangi, Gary VonderHaar, Navjot Singh Sidhu
  • Patent number: 10089130
    Abstract: Disclosed is a virtual desktop service method. The virtual desktop service method includes configuring and measuring users and resources according to predetermined criteria, copying operating system files and data files to be provided to the users before use request, receiving request to use a virtual machine from any one of the users and performing user authentication and work approval, and providing an operating system file and a data file of the any one of the users, among the copied operating system files and data files, to the any one of the users according to the use request to transmit a virtual desktop environment. Consequently, the virtual desktop service method performs a service to provide a virtual machine to a user in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Dae Won Kim, Myeong Hoon Oh, Sun Wook Kim, Seong Woon Kim, Jong Bae Moon, Soo Cheol Oh, Jung Hyun Cho, Hag Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10089103
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for automatically transforming reporting and view database schema during upgrading of a system from a source installation to a target installation. An analyzer executed by a processor of a client device may identify an application of a source installation configured to process a first one or more objects of the source installation. The analyzer may determine that the first one or more objects are modified during upgrading or transformation of the source installation to a target installation. The analyzer may generate a mapping between the first one or more objects of the source installation to a second one or more objects of the target installation, responsive to the determination. A transformer executed by the processor of the client device may modify a schema of the application, according to the generated mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SMARTSHIFT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Albrecht Gass, Nikolaos Faradouris, Oliver Flach, Stefan Hetges
  • Patent number: 10089142
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and system, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for providing tasks of different classes with access to CPU time provided by worker threads of a database system. In particular, the invention relates to such a database-system-implemented method comprising the following steps: inserting the tasks to a queue of the database system; and executing the tasks inserted to the queue by worker threads of the database system according to their order in the queue; characterized in that the queue is a priority queue; and in that the method further comprises the following steps: assigning each class to a respective priority; and in that the step of inserting the tasks to the queue includes: associating each task with the respective priority assigned to its class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hasso-Plattner-Institut Fur Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Hasso Plattner, Martin Grund, Johannes Wust
  • Patent number: 10078428
    Abstract: Placement of virtual machines on physical hosts is based on collocation rules with situational enforcement policies set by a system administrator to increase flexibility in rule enforcement and to more efficiently utilize system resources. A scheduler mechanism allows a system administrator to select different collocation rules and situational enforcement policies for a group of virtual machines. The scheduler mechanism utilizes the collocation rules and the situational enforcement policies to place the virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jennifer D. Mulsow
  • Patent number: 10067796
    Abstract: Managing processes in a computing system comprising one or more cores includes generating an object in an operating system running on at least one core. A reference to the object is distributed to each of at least one and fewer than all of a plurality of processes to be executed on the at least one core. The operating system controls access to a resource such that processes to which the reference to the object was distributed have access to the resource and processes to which the reference to the object was not distributed do not have access to the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Christopher D. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 10061688
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically enforcing a hybrid branching strategy include receiving a changeset designated for a branch. In response to receiving the changeset, the system may automatically determine whether a merge conflict associated with the changeset exists between the branch and an associated protected branch, and the system may automatically determine whether the changeset is up to date. Upon determining that no merge conflict exists, the system automatically initiates execution of a continuous integration testing pipeline. The continuous integration testing pipeline includes a series of tests applied to the changeset. If the changeset passes the series of tests, the system automatically merges the changeset with the associated protected branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Noblis, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Bartlow, Zachary Hutzell
  • Patent number: 10061529
    Abstract: A method and structure for dynamic memory re-allocation for an application runtime environment (ARE) includes receiving, through an interface of an application runtime environment (ARE), a first set of internal operational metrics of the ARE executing at a current setting S1 on a processor of a computer. A first performance P1 of the ARE is determined at the current setting S1 using the received first set of internal operation metrics. The current setting S1 of the ARE is varied to a new setting S2. A second set of internal operational metrics of the ARE executing at the new setting S2 is received through the interface of the ARE. A second performance P2 of the ARE is determined at the new setting S2, using the received second set of internal operation metrics. A memory allocation for the ARE is re-allocated, based on the determined performances P1 and P2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norman Bobroff, Liana Liyow Fong, Peter Hans Westerink