Patents by Inventor Daniel Michael Hecht

Daniel Michael Hecht has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200214621
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting patient movement and ensuring compliance with patient turning, comprising strap having at least a horizontal and one or more sensors positioned on the horizontal component; a display comprising a processor and a database, configured to receive information from the one or more sensors and to generate a timer to ensure patient turning at a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Thomas Jefferson University
    Inventors: Mark Keroles, Daniel S. Choi, Vinayak Rajandran, Adam Michael Hecht
  • Patent number: 10452417
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to virtualize performance counters are disclosed. An example method includes dividing performance events to be counted into a plurality of classes; assigning a first virtual performance counter of a virtual machine to a first performance event type in a first one of the classes; assigning a second virtual performance counter of the virtual machine to a second performance event type in a second one of the classes different from the first class; incrementing the first virtual performance counter in response to a first occurrence of the first performance event type during direct execution of guest instructions by the virtual machine; and not incrementing the first virtual performance counter in response to a second occurrence of the first performance event type during execution of emulated instructions by a hypervisor on behalf of the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Charles Serebrin, Daniel Michael Hecht
  • Patent number: 10073711
    Abstract: A host computer has a virtualization software that supports execution of a plurality of virtual machines, where the virtualization software includes a virtual machine monitor for each of the virtual machines, and where each virtual machine monitor emulates a virtual central processing unit (CPU) for a corresponding virtual machine. A virtual machine monitor halts execution of a virtual CPU of a virtual machine by receiving a first halt instruction from a corresponding virtual machine and determining whether the virtual machine is latency sensitive. If the virtual machine is latency sensitive, then a second halt instruction is issued from the virtual machine monitor to halt a physical CPU on which the virtual CPU executes. If the virtual machine is not latency sensitive, then a system call to a kernel executing on the host computer is executed to indicate to the kernel that the virtual CPU is in an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: WMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoqiang Zheng, Lenin Singaravelu, Shilpi Agarwal, Daniel Michael Hecht, Garrett Smith
  • Patent number: 10061610
    Abstract: A host computer has one or more physical central processing units (CPUs) that support the execution of a plurality of containers, where the containers each include one or more processes. Each process of a container is assigned to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU when the corresponding container is determined to be latency sensitive. The assignment of a process to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU includes the migration of tasks from the corresponding physical CPU to one or more other physical CPUs of the host system, and the directing of task and interrupt processing to the one or more other physical CPUs. Tasks of of the process corresponding to the container are then executed on the corresponding physical CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoqiang Zheng, Lenin Singaravelu, Shilpi Agarwal, Daniel Michael Hecht, Garrett Smith
  • Publication number: 20170353534
    Abstract: The current document is directed to virtualized PMUs provided by virtualization layers. The currently disclosed virtualized PMUs are decoupled from the underlying PMU hardware features of processors on which the virtualization layer executes. The decoupling is achieved, in part, by time multiplexing the underlying hardware PMU registers to provide a greater number of virtualized PMU registers than the number of hardware-PMU registers provided by at least some of the underlying hardware PMUs. The decoupling is also achieved by providing for monitoring, by the virtualized PMU registers, of computed processor events and approximated processor events in addition to the processor events monitored by the underlying hardware PMUs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Taheri, Kalyan Saladi, Daniel Michael Hecht, Jin Heo, Jeffrey Buell
  • Publication number: 20170308394
    Abstract: A host computer has a plurality of containers including a first container executing therein, where the host also includes a physical network interface controller (NIC). A packet handling interrupt is detected upon receipt of a first data packet associated with the first container. If the first virtual machine is latency sensitive, then the packet handling interrupt is processed. If the first virtual machine is not latency sensitive, then the first data packet is queued and and processing of the packet handling interrupt is delayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Haoqiang ZHENG, Lenin SINGARAVELU, Shilpi AGARWAL, Daniel Michael HECHT, Garrett SMITH
  • Patent number: 9756118
    Abstract: The current document is directed to virtualized PMUs provided by virtualization layers. The currently disclosed virtualized PMUs are decoupled from the underlying PMU hardware features of processors on which the virtualization layer executes. The decoupling is achieved, in part, by time multiplexing the underlying hardware PMU registers to provide a greater number of virtualized PMU registers than the number of hardware-PMU registers provided by at least some of the underlying hardware PMUs. The decoupling is also achieved by providing for monitoring, by the virtualized PMU registers, of computed processor events and approximated processor events in addition to the processor events monitored by the underlying hardware PMUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Taheri, Kalyan Saladi, Daniel Michael Hecht, Jin Heo, Jeffrey Buell
  • Publication number: 20170249186
    Abstract: A host computer has one or more physical central processing units (CPUs) that support the execution of a plurality of containers, where the containers each include one or more processes. Each process of a container is assigned to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU when the corresponding container is determined to be latency sensitive. The assignment of a process to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU includes the migration of tasks from the corresponding physical CPU to one or more other physical CPUs of the host system, and the directing of task and interrupt processing to the one or more other physical CPUs. Tasks of of the process corresponding to the container are then executed on the corresponding physical CPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Haoqiang ZHENG, Lenin SINGARAVELU, Shilpi AGARWAL, Daniel Michael HECHT, Garrett SMITH
  • Patent number: 9703589
    Abstract: A host computer has a plurality of containers including a first container executing therein, where the host also includes a physical network interface controller (NIC). A packet handling interrupt is detected upon receipt of a first data packet associated with the first container If the first virtual machine is latency sensitive, then the packet handling interrupt is processed. If the first virtual machine is not latency sensitive, then the first data packet is queued and processing of the packet handling interrupt is delayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoqiang Zheng, Lenin Singaravelu, Shilpi Agarwal, Daniel Michael Hecht, Garrett Smith
  • Patent number: 9652280
    Abstract: A host computer has one or more physical central processing units (CPUs) that support the execution of a plurality of containers, where the containers each include one or more processes. Each process of a container is assigned to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU when the corresponding container is determined to be latency sensitive. The assignment of a process to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU includes the migration of tasks from the corresponding physical CPU to one or more other physical CPUs of the host system, and the directing of task and interrupt processing to the one or more other physical CPUs. Tasks of the process corresponding to the container are then executed on the corresponding physical CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoqiang Zheng, Lenin Singaravelu, Shilpi Agarwal, Daniel Michael Hecht, Garrett Smith
  • Patent number: 9552216
    Abstract: A host computer has a plurality of virtual machines executing therein under the control of a hypervisor, where the host also includes a physical network interface controller (NIC). An interrupt controller detects an interrupt generated by the physical NIC, where the interrupt corresponds to a virtual machine. If the virtual machine has exclusive affinity to one or more physical central processing units (CPUs), then the interrupt is forwarded to the virtual machine. If the virtual machine does not have exclusive affinity, then a process in the hypervisor is invoked to forward the interrupt to the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoqiang Zheng, Lenin Singaravelu, Shilpi Agarwal, Daniel Michael Hecht, Garrett Smith
  • Publication number: 20160224370
    Abstract: A host computer has a virtualization software that supports execution of a plurality of virtual machines, where the virtualization software includes a virtual machine monitor for each of the virtual machines, and where each virtual machine monitor emulates a virtual central processing unit (CPU) for a corresponding virtual machine. A virtual machine monitor halts execution of a virtual CPU of a virtual machine by receiving a first halt instruction from a corresponding virtual machine and determining whether the virtual machine is latency sensitive. If the virtual machine is latency sensitive, then a second halt instruction is issued from the virtual machine monitor to halt a physical CPU on which the virtual CPU executes. If the virtual machine is not latency sensitive, then a system call to a kernel executing on the host computer is executed to indicate to the kernel that the virtual CPU is in an idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Haoqiang ZHENG, Lenin SINGARAVELU, Shilpi AGARWAL, Daniel Michael HECHT, Garrett SMITH
  • Publication number: 20160162336
    Abstract: A host computer has one or more physical central processing units (CPUs) that support the execution of a plurality of containers, where the containers each include one or more processes. Each process of a container is assigned to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU when the corresponding container is determined to be latency sensitive. The assignment of a process to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU includes the migration of tasks from the corresponding physical CPU to one or more other physical CPUs of the host system, and the directing of task and interrupt processing to the one or more other physical CPUs. Tasks of the process corresponding to the container are then executed on the corresponding physical CPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Haoqiang ZHENG, Lenin SINGARAVELU, Shilpi AGARWAL, Daniel Michael HECHT, Garrett SMITH
  • Patent number: 9317318
    Abstract: A host computer has a virtualization software that supports execution of a plurality of virtual machines, where the virtualization software includes a virtual machine monitor for each of the virtual machines, and where each virtual machine monitor emulates a virtual central processing unit (CPU) for a corresponding virtual machine. A virtual machine monitor halts execution of a virtual CPU of a virtual machine by receiving a first halt instruction from a corresponding virtual machine and determining whether the virtual machine is latency sensitive. If the virtual machine is latency sensitive, then a second halt instruction is issued from the virtual machine monitor to halt a physical CPU on which the virtual CPU executes. If the virtual machine is not latency sensitive, then a system call to a kernel executing on the host computer is executed to indicate to the kernel that the virtual CPU is in an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoqiang Zheng, Lenin Singaravelu, Shilpi Agarwal, Daniel Michael Hecht, Garrett Smith
  • Patent number: 9262198
    Abstract: A host computer has one or more physical central processing units (CPUs) that support the execution of a plurality of containers, where the containers each include one or more processes. Each process of a container is assigned to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU when the corresponding container is determined to be latency sensitive. The assignment of a process to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU includes the migration of tasks from the corresponding physical CPU to one or more other physical CPUs of the host system, and the directing of task and interrupt processing to the one or more other physical CPUs. Tasks of the process corresponding to the container are then executed on the corresponding physical CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoqiang Zheng, Lenin Singaravelu, Shilpi Agarwal, Daniel Michael Hecht, Garrett Smith
  • Publication number: 20150378762
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods and systems for monitoring the performance of memory management in virtual machines. By accurately measuring the performance of memory management in virtual machines, a virtualization layer can dynamically reconfigure virtual machines to use more optimal memory-management methods, intelligently schedule execution of virtual machines to increase memory-management performance, and migrate virtual machines among different servers and computer systems to increase memory-management performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalyan Saladi, Reza Taheri, Daniel Michael Hecht, Jin Heo, Jeffrey Buell
  • Publication number: 20150312116
    Abstract: The current document is directed to virtualized PMUs provided by virtualization layers. The currently disclosed virtualized PMUs are decoupled from the underlying PMU hardware features of processors on which the virtualization layer executes. The decoupling is achieved, in part, by time multiplexing the underlying hardware PMU registers to provide a greater number of virtualized PMU registers than the number of hardware-PMU registers provided by at least some of the underlying hardware PMUs. The decoupling is also achieved by providing for monitoring, by the virtualized PMU registers, of computed processor events and approximated processor events in addition to the processor events monitored by the underlying hardware PMUs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Taheri, Kalyan Saladi, Daniel Michael Hecht, Jin Heo, Jeffrey Buell
  • Publication number: 20150254087
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to virtualize performance counters are disclosed. An example method includes dividing performance events to be counted into a plurality of classes; assigning a first virtual performance counter of a virtual machine to a first performance event type in a first one of the classes; assigning a second virtual performance counter of the virtual machine to a second performance event type in a second one of the classes different from the first class; incrementing the first virtual performance counter in response to a first occurrence of the first performance event type during direct execution of guest instructions by the virtual machine; and not incrementing the first virtual performance counter in response to a second occurrence of the first performance event type during execution of emulated instructions by a hypervisor on behalf of the virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin Charles Serebrin, Daniel Michael Hecht
  • Publication number: 20150058846
    Abstract: A host computer has a virtualization software that supports execution of a plurality of virtual machines, where the virtualization software includes a virtual machine monitor for each of the virtual machines, and where each virtual machine monitor emulates a virtual central processing unit (CPU) for a corresponding virtual machine. A virtual machine monitor halts execution of a virtual CPU of a virtual machine by receiving a first halt instruction from a corresponding virtual machine and determining whether the virtual machine is latency sensitive. If the virtual machine is latency sensitive, then a second halt instruction is issued from the virtual machine monitor to halt a physical CPU on which the virtual CPU executes. If the virtual machine is not latency sensitive, then a system call to a kernel executing on the host computer is executed to indicate to the kernel that the virtual CPU is in an idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Haoqiang ZHENG, Lenin SINGARAVELU, Shilpi AGARWAL, Daniel Michael HECHT, Garrett SMITH
  • Publication number: 20150058861
    Abstract: A host computer has one or more physical central processing units (CPUs) that support the execution of a plurality of containers, where the containers each include one or more processes. Each process of a container is assigned to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU when the corresponding container is determined to be latency sensitive. The assignment of a process to execute exclusively on a corresponding physical CPU includes the migration of tasks from the corresponding physical CPU to one or more other physical CPUs of the host system, and the directing of task and interrupt processing to the one or more other physical CPUs. Tasks of the process corresponding to the container are then executed on the corresponding physical CPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Haoqiang ZHENG, Lenin SINGARAVELU, Shilpi AGARWAL, Daniel Michael HECHT, Garrett SMITH