Computer Or Peripheral Device Patents (Class 703/21)
  • Patent number: 10999157
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable storage mediums for using a cloud assist service to generate a read-only GUI to view the status of a storage system. An authorized user can login remotely to the cloud assist service to view the read-only GUI of the storage system. The read-only GUI will present a view of the status of the storage system that is similar to a local GUI available to users connecting directly to the storage system. Responses used to generate the local GUI are recorded and simulated by the cloud assist service to create a familiar read-only GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: John Colgrove, Benjamin Borowiec, Joseph S. Hasbani, Emanuel G. Noik
  • Patent number: 10990422
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a receiving unit for receiving a command to be input to a first operating system and a command to be input to a second operating system different from the first operating system, a storage unit for storing a table in which given information included in the given command received by the receiving unit and information for identifying an application are related to each other, a generation unit for generating an application selection command for selectively executing the application based on the given command received by the receiving unit and the table stored in the storage unit, and an execution unit for executing the application selection command generated by the generation unit to selectively execute the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Yasuo Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10949161
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing multi-tasking using an external display device in an electronic device are provided. A method for performing a multi-tasking work using an external display device in an electronic device includes the operations of executing at least one application, determining whether to output an application screen to the external display device, in response to determining to output the application screen, sending an emulator execution request to the external display device, and, after sending the emulator execution request to the external display device, determining an application identifier in a screen of an application whose screen is determined to be outputted to the external display device, and transmitting a signal corresponding to the screen and the application identifier to the external display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-Joon Park
  • Patent number: 10908935
    Abstract: A method for deterministic clock replay can include in response to executing a guest clock access instruction, estimating, using a virtual processor of a guest virtual machine, a value of a guest clock of the guest virtual machine based on (a) a current branch counter value that indicates a number of branch instructions executed since a first time and (b) an average time between execution of branch instructions, comparing the estimated value to an actual guest clock value of a guest clock of the guest virtual machine, and in response to determining the estimated value is less than the actual guest clock value by a threshold value, recording the number of branch instructions, the first time, and the average time between execution of branch instructions in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Matthew A. Taylor, John R. Wagner, Chad D. McConnell
  • Patent number: 10901766
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for simultaneously running multiple virtual machines, and an electronic device. The method includes: initiating a request of running a second operating system in QEMU; triggering an exception to a Hypervisor of a currently running first operating system in a KVM module; storing a context of the Hypervisor of the first operating system in the Hypervisor of the first operating system, and loading the context of the Hypervisor of the second operating system; and storing the context of the first operating system in the Hypervisor of the second operating system, and loading the context of the second operating system. By adoption of the solution provided by the present application, multiple virtual machines can be run simultaneously, and the respective functions can be run independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Yanfei Wen, Yonghui Wang
  • Patent number: 10878146
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for performing, providing, managing, executing, and/or running a spatially-optimized simulation are presented. In one or more aspects, authority over one or more components may be changed from one worker to another worker during the simulation. The components may be configured to, for example, indicate behaviors of entities executing in the simulation. The system may determine to hand over authority over the one or more components to another worker, such as based on network and/or simulation conditions. The incumbent worker may be notified that authority will change to another worker, e.g., after a period of time. Authority over the one or more components may be assigned to the other worker, and the incumbent worker may be notified that it is no longer authoritative over the one or more components. The second worker may be notified that it is now authoritative over the one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Improbable Worlds Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew John Reveley Lewis, Andrew Lee Seng Yin
  • Patent number: 10853503
    Abstract: An operation method for an electronic device is disclosed. The operation method for an electronic device according to an embodiment may comprise the steps of: configuring a block layer for virtualizing a storage on a volatile memory as a block device; storing a file in the configured block layer in units of blocks; selectively encoding, in a unit of at least one block, the file which has been stored in units of blocks; and storing at least one of an encoded block and a non-encoded block in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Joong Lee, Yeong-Jin Gil, Sung-Hwan Yun, Ki-Tae Lee, Dae-Ho Jeong, Min-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 10855808
    Abstract: Techniques for routing requests on a network are described. In accordance with certain aspects, a temporal window is incremented or moved over time to facilitate dynamic routing decisions. The temporal window may be used to project or estimate incoming request traffic based on a suitable probabilistic distribution model, such as a Poisson or Gaussian probability distribution, applied to the window so as to estimate or predict traffic at different times as the window is incremented. Estimated execution times for incoming requests may also be computed so that arrival and completion times of each request or traffic event can be modeled. Processor-implemented routines may be employed to solve the sub-problems defined by the temporal window incoming traffic estimation and the estimated execution times efficiently, allowing the parent or overall routing decision problem to be solved efficiently using dynamic processes, including in real-time contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Amitav Mohanty, Sreenivas Durvasula
  • Patent number: 10846404
    Abstract: Generating a set of attempted external contacts associated with a malware sample is disclosed. A malware sample is executed, in an accelerated computing environment. In the accelerated computing environment, a guest time is advanced more quickly than a time by which a host time is advanced. A set of one or more attempted external contacts generated by the executing malware sample is recorded. The set of attempted external contacts is provided as output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Salsamendi, Robert A. Seger
  • Patent number: 10841234
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to a computing system architecture that facilitates construction of virtual motherboards and virtual storage devices. A computing system includes a plurality of computing nodes and a plurality of storage nodes, where the computing nodes are disaggregated from the storage nodes. The computing nodes include respective system on chip modules. The computing nodes and the storage nodes are communicatively coupled by way of a full bisection bandwidth network, where each storage node is allocated network bandwidth that at least matches the maximum input/output speed of the storage node. Responsive to receipt of a client request, computing nodes are allocated to the client and exposed to an application of the client as a motherboard. Likewise, storage nodes are allocated to the client and exposed to the application of the client as a larger storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James Wiliamson Mickens, Ali Raza Farasat
  • Patent number: 10839116
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for performing, providing, managing, executing, and/or running a spatially-optimized simulation are presented. In one or more embodiments, the spatially-optimized simulation may comprise a plurality of worker modules performing the simulation, a plurality of entities being simulated among the plurality of worker modules, a plurality of bridge modules facilitating communication between workers and an administrative layer including a plurality of chunk modules, at least one receptionist module, and at least one oracle module. The spatially-optimized simulation may be configured to provide a distributed, persistent, fault-tolerate and spatially-optimized simulation environment. In some embodiments, load balancing and fault tolerance may be performed using transfer scores and/or tensile energies determined among the candidates for transferring simulation entities among workers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Improbable Worlds Ltd
    Inventors: Robert James Frederick Whitehead, Peter Richard Lipka, Matthew John Reveley Lewis, Hanying Tang
  • Patent number: 10798121
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a malware detection system is integrated with at least a static analysis engine and a dynamic analysis engine. The static analysis engine is configured to automatically determine an object type of a received object. The dynamic analysis engine is configured to automatically launch the object after selecting an action profile based on the object type. The dynamic analysis engine is further configured to, provide simulated user interaction to the object based on the selected action profile either in response to detecting a request for human interaction or as a result of a lapse of time since a previous simulated human interaction was provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FireEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasir Khalid, Sushant Paithane, Sai Vashisht
  • Patent number: 10795796
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing file systems over a network. A core specification that defines characteristics of a portion of a file system and parameters may be provided. The characteristics may include one or more storage device characteristics. And, the parameters may include one or more of a cluster size, or a protection level. File system models may be generated based on the core specification and the parameters. Each file system model may correspond to a file system that conforms to a core specification and specific values for the parameters. A simulation engine may be employed to provide simulation results based on the file system models. Deployment models may be generated based on the simulation results. The deployment models may be employed to provision file systems that conform to the file system performance characteristics associated with its corresponding deployment model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuxi Bai, Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Jonathan Michael MacLaren, Noah Trent Nelson, Kimberly Alice Fairhurst
  • Patent number: 10795805
    Abstract: A flexible, adaptive performance test platform allows a test developer to customize performance tests to more realistically determine the impact of network behavior on a system under test. The test platform may be accessed through the use of a Graphic User Interface (GUI) by all developers within an enterprise to generate and execute performance tests prior to release of new systems by the enterprise. In one aspect, the test platform enables developers to share performance tests, thereby leveraging existing work product to reduce the overall system development time. In another aspect, the test platform enables developers to customize performance tests, providing the flexibility to easily specify a duration, scale, geography and/or resource for the test. In another aspect, the test platform enables developers to customize and monitor one or more metrics in accordance with the particular performance goals of the SUT, to enable a developer to more easily identify system issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Sashi Kandru, Navin Yadav, Joshua McNeil
  • Patent number: 10795791
    Abstract: Remote computing resource service providers, including online retailer, provide externally facing computer systems that allow users to interact with the service provider. Furthermore, the service provider may maintain computer systems and service inside an isolated network not exposed to users. Occasionally, service providers may test these externally facing computer systems using one or more external hosts operating on a public network. A coordinator may archive aggregated testing resources located on the isolated network and deploy the testing resources to the one or more external hosts. A database may be used to track the deployment state of the one or more external hosts in order to allow the coordinator to manage the testing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Preston Gantt, Brian James Schuster, Avinash Shripathy Bhat
  • Patent number: 10789138
    Abstract: In a method for processing a server message block (SMB) service fault, a first storage device generates a file handle according to a first file open instruction from a host, and sends the file handle to a second storage device. The second storage device stores the file handle as a backup handle. The second storage device activates an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the first storage device according to fault information from the first storage device, and establishes a communication connection to the host. After the second storage device determines a file handle matches the handle identifier, the second storage device opens a file. Hence, when a storage device that processes an SMB service is faulty, the SMB service may be taken over by a secondary storage device such that the SMB service is executed without interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengjiang Wang, Xianqiang Luo, Yi He, Keji Huang, Jian Wu, Mingqian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10775754
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for creating a prototype. The methods include at least: receiving inputs of setting a trigger of a prototype and a response of an external terminal according to the trigger, generating a prototype based on the inputs of setting, receiving the generated prototype, sensing the trigger on the received prototype, generating a message comprising an identifier for identifying the external terminal according to the sensing of the trigger, generating a control command based on the message, using a bridge application of pre-stored bridge applications, which is matched to the identifier, and transmitting the generated control command to the external terminal. The control command comprises a command for enabling the external terminal to output a preset response in response to the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: STUDIO XID KOREA, INC.
    Inventors: Soo Kim, Jae Won Song
  • Patent number: 10749966
    Abstract: A method is executed by a computing device to receive a request for a server via a known network access type, from a known application type, by a known user, or a known policy, instantiate a new unikernel with a differentiated communication protocol stack instance, in response to determining the request is not being serviced by a previously instantiated unikernel, and service the request by a previously instantiated unikernel, in response to determining the previously instantiated unikernel is available, where the new unikernel and the previously instantiated unikernel are separate from an operating system of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Racha Ben Ali, Wassim Haddad, Heikki Mahkonen, Ravi Manghirmalani, Meral Shirazipour
  • Patent number: 10748090
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides machine-exception handling methods and learning rate adjustment methods and apparatuses. One exemplary method comprises: acquiring a gradient consumption time of a target machine, wherein the gradient consumption time is used to indicate a gradient related time consumed by the target machine in a training process; determining whether the gradient consumption time satisfies a predetermined condition compared with a pre-acquired average consumption time, wherein the average consumption time is used to indicate an average value of the gradient related time consumed by all machines other than the target machine in a cluster in the training process; and determining that the target machine is abnormal if the gradient consumption time satisfies the predetermined condition compared with the average consumption time. The present disclosure addresses the technical problem of high training costs caused by low computation or communication speeds of some machines in a cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10726119
    Abstract: In a virtualized computer system, gray applications that are selected to be executed in a first virtual computing instance are executed and monitored in a second virtual computing instance that is a clone of the first virtual computing instance, and classified according to their monitored behavior. This process is conducted in real-time, in response to a notification that a gray application has been selected for execution in the first virtual computing instance. The execution of the gray application in the first virtual computing instance is delayed until the first virtual computing instance receives a notification from an application admission control manager that the gray application is safe to be executed in the first virtual computing instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Azeem Feroz, Binyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10719521
    Abstract: Systems and methods for model validation includes generating a first and a second time series of segmentation states for a data set representative of a simulated population, e.g., a collection of membership counts corresponding to respective segments of the simulated population. The first and second time series of segmentation states are generated by respectively processing the data set through a first and a second simulation each comprising iterative application of a plurality of event functions. The first and the second simulation differ in at least one capacity, e.g., one including a first event function configured with a first parameter, and the second not. Analysis of differences between the first and second time series may be compared to analysis of one of the time series using a subject model. The comparison is then used to validate the model or demonstrate accuracies, inaccuracies, and/or model bias with respect to a performance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Stephanie Zhang, Jon Vaver
  • Patent number: 10706190
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for data transfer with a forecast model, the method being executed by one or more processors and including: receiving, by a server-side computing device and from a client-side proxy, a query including a plurality of item references associated to a new item, retrieving, by the server-side computing device, a plurality of data sets from a repository, each of the plurality of data sets including a respective time stream corresponding to a respective item reference, providing, by the server-side computing device, a result data set by aggregating the plurality of data sets, and transmitting, by the server-side computing device, the result data set to the client-side proxy, for forecasting a future time stream of the new item using the forecast model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jan Kellmereit, Ralph Moessner
  • Patent number: 10698834
    Abstract: A memory system includes a memory controller and a memory that is nonvolatile. The memory controller divides first information, which correlates a logical address with a physical address of the memory, into multiple pieces of second information, attaches metadata to each of the multiple pieces of second information and stores each piece of second information with the attached metadata, into the memory, when using third information, which is one of the multiple pieces of second information, reads, as multiple pieces of fourth information, pieces of second information including the third information, from among the multiple pieces of second information stored in the memory, selects fifth information, which is different from the third information, from among the read multiple pieces of fourth information based on the metadata attached to each of the multiple pieces of fourth information, and caches the selected fifth information into another memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Mori, Satoshi Kaburaki
  • Patent number: 10699003
    Abstract: An air-gapped computing system includes at least network card interface; a processing circuitry; and a memory, the memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processing circuitry, configure the system to: initialize a hypervisor for execution over a primitive OS; create a plurality of isolated security zones by instantiating a plurality of corresponding virtual machines using the hypervisor, wherein each of the plurality of security zones includes a plurality of applications executed over a guest OS; instantiate a networking virtual machine using the hypervisor; control, by the networking virtual machine, access of each application in each of the plurality of security zones to an external network resource; and monitor execution of the guest OS and each application in at least one activated security zone of the plurality of security zones, wherein the monitoring is performed to maintain compliance with a security policy corresponding to each activated security zone being monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HYSOLATE LTD.
    Inventors: Tal Zamir, Oleg Zlotnik, Boris Figovsky
  • Patent number: 10700965
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for implementing control plane functionality to configure a data plane at a plurality of network nodes. A software defined topology (SDT) component is configured to determine a data plane logical topology indicating a plurality of selected nodes and a logical architecture connecting the selected nodes. The data plane logical topology enables traffic delivery for a service or virtual network for an end-customer or operator. A software defined networking (SDN) component is configured to interact with the SDT component and map the data plane logical topology to a physical network. The mapping includes allocating network nodes including the selected nodes and network resources which enable communications for the service or virtual network and meet QoS requirement. A software defined protocol (SDP) component is configured to interact with the SDN and define data plane protocol and process functionality for the network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10691583
    Abstract: A system for performing remote usability testing of a website includes a module for generating particular tasks, a module for moderating a session with a number of participants, and a module for receiving usability data. The system further includes a analytics module for analyzing the received usability data. The module for generating the particular tasks includes a research server configured to interface with user experience researchers and storing multiple testing modules for selecting qualified participants from the number of participants and for generating the particular tasks having research metrics associated with a target web site. In an embodiment, the research server randomly assigns one or more of the multiple testing modules to one of the participants. The multiple testing modules may include card sorting studies for optimizing a web site's architecture or layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: USERZOOM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Xavier Mestres, Javier Darriba, Alfonso De La Nuez, Albert Recolons, Francesc Del Castillo
  • Patent number: 10678746
    Abstract: One or more devices are configured to receive information regarding network devices associated with a physical network. The one or more devices are configured further to generate configuration data based on the information regarding the network devices. The one or more devices are configured further to generate a virtual network based on the configuration data. The one or more devices are configured to send information regarding the virtual network to a client device. The one or more devices are configured to receive a change to the virtual network from the client device; and cause a change, corresponding to the change in the virtual network, to occur in the physical network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pilar Somohano, Brian P. O'Sullivan, Hal L. Stern, Michael Yip, Aleksey L. Mints
  • Patent number: 10649943
    Abstract: An information handling system includes an I/O device, a first processor die coupled to the I/O device, a second processor die coupled to the first processor die, and to no I/O device, and boot process logic. The boot process logic determines that the first processor die is coupled to the I/O device and that the second processor die is coupled to no I/O device, determines that an operating environment of the information handling system is capable of utilizing a maximum of Z processor cores, where Z is an integer number that is greater than X and less than the sum of X+Y, and enables Z processor cores on the first and second processor dies by enabling the X processor cores on the first processor die, and enabling the remainder of cores, equal to Z?X, on the second processor die, based upon the determination that the second processor die is coupled to no I/O device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Mukund P. Khatri, Vijay Bharat Nijhawan
  • Patent number: 10643010
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for grouping bridges in a simulation are presented. In some examples, grouping bridges may result in more efficient usage of data connections in a simulation and less duplicative data being sent during the simulation. The simulation may be performed by receiving an indication of a streaming query for each worker of a plurality of workers in a worker layer. A plurality of bridges in a bridge layer may be run, and the plurality of bridges may be configured to facilitate data communications between the plurality of workers in the worker layer and one or more databases in a database layer. Each worker of the plurality of workers may be assigned to a different bridge of the plurality of bridges. Based on the streaming query for each worker, the plurality of bridges may be grouped into different groups of bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Improbable Worlds Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew John Reveley Lewis, Rok Strnisa, Charles Micou, Michal Witkowski
  • Patent number: 10635600
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an approach for tracking metadata (e.g., accessed and dirty bits) of page tables at finer granularity than the size of the page tables. A disclosed herein, modification to existing hardware design may enable finer page table granularity of metadata, leading to more precise representation of the state of memory and an improvement to system performance and efficiency. Finer grain dirty metadata can dramatically improve the efficiency and simplicity of subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayneel Gandhi, Christopher J. Rossbach, Timothy Merrifield
  • Patent number: 10635071
    Abstract: A simulation device includes a storage unit to store a PLC program for operating PLC systems, and a simulation unit to construct a virtual network system simulating a configuration of a network system that includes the PLC systems, and simulate an operation of the network system using the virtual network system and the PLC program. The network system includes the PLC systems, the virtual network system includes a plurality of virtual PLC systems to simulate an operation of the PLC systems, and the simulation unit causes the virtual PLC systems to execute the PLC program while synchronizing time in the virtual network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Kuya
  • Patent number: 10628204
    Abstract: A method including receiving a registration request from each of two or more virtual machines. The method also can include registering the each of the two or more virtual machines as a registered virtual machine in response to receiving the registration request from the each of the two or more virtual machines. The method additionally can include sending a first start quantum message including a first time quantum to each of the registered virtual machines to cause each of the registered virtual machines to execute for the first time quantum in a first round.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel J. Merrill, Darrell A. Leinwand, James W. Breese, Steven D. Belle
  • Patent number: 10628294
    Abstract: A load test environment computing system may include an electronic data store configured to store a configuration tool to generate a software infrastructure and an error analysis utility and one or more hardware processors configured to execute specific computer-executable instructions to cause the configuration tool to generate a configurable mock service. The configurable mock service may include an executable file and a service component of the mock service. The executable file may identify a hardware property of the service component, an operative functionality of the service component, and an electronic communication between the configurable mock service and at least one of: a client device, a database, or an external service. The one or more hardware processors may further be configured to execute specific computer-executable instructions to cause the configuration tool configuration tool to simulate the software infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Van Datta
  • Patent number: 10629093
    Abstract: Virtual reality arc welding systems that provide virtual reality simulations for training purposes. Virtual reality welding systems to aid in training welding students may provide a programmable processor-based subsystem, a rendering engine, an analysis engine, and recommended corrective actions based on virtual testing results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL INC.
    Inventors: Carl Peters, Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace
  • Patent number: 10621527
    Abstract: A method for identifying, installing and commissioning building systems includes generating a floor plan of a building including selected components positioned on the floor plan. Association of the selected components is requested with a controller and the selected components are tested for functionality. The step of generating can include specifying mounting locations and configuration parameters of the selected components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Ankit Tiwari, Berta Carballido Villaverde, Rodolfo De Paz Alberola, Vijaya Ramaraju Lakamraju, John M. Milton-Benoit, Kushal Mukherjee, Michael Ramoutar
  • Patent number: 10614371
    Abstract: Techniques for automating quantum circuit debugging are provided that simulate standard debugging behaviors. The technology includes rewriting a source quantum circuit into instrumented circuits based on instrumentation instruction information inserted into software code that corresponds to the source quantum circuit. The instrumented circuits can executed to obtain measurement data corresponding to different state data of qubits within the source quantum circuit. The measurement data can be processed to output generated information corresponding to one or more internal states or processes of a quantum computer associated with the source quantum circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lev Samuel Bishop, Andrew Cross, Jay Gambetta
  • Patent number: 10606753
    Abstract: The present application presents a Uniform Memory Access (UMA) network including a cluster of UMA nodes each having at least one UMA memory unit and a server local to the at least one UMA memory unit. A respective UMA memory unit in a respective UMA node comprises persistent memory; non-persistent memory, a node control device operatively coupled to the persistent memory and the non-persistent memory, a local interface for interfacing with the local server in the respective UMA node, and a network interface for interfacing with the UMA network. The node control device is configured to translate between a local unified memory access (UMA) address space accessible by applications running on the local server and a global UMA address space that is mapped to a physical UMA address space. The physical UMA address space includes physical address spaces associated with different UMA nodes in the cluster of UMA nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Netlist, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun Lee, Junkil Ryu
  • Patent number: 10601673
    Abstract: A replication of a physical network is created in the cloud. The replicated network safely validates configuration changes for any hardware network device of the physical network and the physical network end state resulting from the changes without impacting the physical network steady state. The replicated network creates virtual machines on hardware resources provisioned from the cloud. The virtual machines emulate network device functionality and have the same addressing as the network devices. Nested overlay networks reproduce the direct connectivity that exists between different pairs of the network devices on the virtual machines. A first overlay network formed by a first Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) provides direct logical connections between the cloud machines on which the virtual machines execute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tesuto Inc.
    Inventors: Hossein Lotfi, Christopher Bradley
  • Patent number: 10601907
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for distributed computing using a plurality of web-enabled swarm devices. The method comprises: receiving, by a server platform, a workload request originating from a requestor, which workload request is associated with a workload; receiving, by the server platform, the workload associated with the workload request; splitting, by the server platform, the received workload into a group of subtasks; distributing the group of subtasks to the plurality of swarm devices; collecting, by the server platform, one or more result sets from the plurality of swarm devices based on performing of the group of subtasks by the swarm devices; assembling the one or more result sets into a computational result; and providing the requestor with the computational result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Artiste QB Net Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Adrian Bermudez Hernandez, Henning Dekant, Scott Horlacher
  • Patent number: 10592385
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing performance engineering are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of providing, to a cloud computing system that is configured to implement multiple different types of virtual computing nodes, an instruction to execute an application on a virtual computing node that is a first type of virtual computing node of the multiple different types of virtual computing nodes. The actions further include determining computing performance parameters of the virtual computing node. The actions further include determining to execute the application on both the virtual computing node and an additional virtual computing node. The actions further include selecting, from among the multiple different types of virtual computing nodes, a second type of virtual computing node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Chethana Savalgi, Jayanti Vemulapati
  • Patent number: 10592321
    Abstract: A data processing system includes a buffer, a design under checking (DUC), and a self-checking circuit. The buffer is used to buffer data generated from a source device. The DUC is used to perform a designated function upon data read from the buffer when operating under a normal mode. The self-checking circuit is used to apply logic functional checking to the DUC when the DUC operates under a self-checking mode. When the DUC operates under the self-checking mode, the buffer keeps buffering data generated from the source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Huei-Min Lin, Yi-Chang Chen, Chih-Ming Wang, Yung-Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 10592626
    Abstract: Techniques and a system for visualization or interaction with a quantum processor are provided. In one example, a system includes a quantum programming component and a visualization component. The quantum programming component manages a quantum programming process to generate topology data for a quantum processor that is indicative of a physical topology of a set of qubits associated with the quantum processor. The visualization component generates visualization data for the topology data that comprises a set of planar slice elements arranged to correspond to the physical topology of the set of qubits. The set of planar slice elements indicate one or more operations performed at a time step associated with the quantum programming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edwin Peter Dawson Pednault, Robert L. Wisnieff, Hyun Kyu Seo
  • Patent number: 10574734
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing data storage and compute resources. The data can be stored a multiple locations allowing compute operations to be performed in a distributed manner in one or more locations. The cloud storage and cloud compute resources can be dynamically scaled based on the locations of the data and based on the cloud storage and/or cloud computing budgets. Dynamic reconfiguration of reconfigurable processors (e.g., FPGA) can further be used to accelerate compute operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Lowery
  • Patent number: 10564994
    Abstract: The transmission of data on computer networks according to one or more policies is disclosed. A policy may specify, among other things, various parameters which are to be followed when transmitting initiating network traffic. Multiple network interfaces may be installed on a server to enable transmission of data from the single server according a number of discrete configuration settings implicated by the various policies. The multiple network interfaces may correspond to separate physical components, with each component configured independently to implement a feature of a policy. The multiple network interfaces may also correspond to a single physical component that exposes multiple network interfaces, both to the network and to the server on which it is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Klein, Michael David Marr, Samuel J. McKelvie
  • Patent number: 10552295
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing performance engineering are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of providing, to a cloud computing system that is configured to implement multiple different types of virtual computing nodes, an instruction to execute an application on a virtual computing node that is a first type of virtual computing node of the multiple different types of virtual computing nodes. The actions further include determining computing performance parameters of the virtual computing node. The actions further include determining to execute the application on both the virtual computing node and an additional virtual computing node. The actions further include selecting, from among the multiple different types of virtual computing nodes, a second type of virtual computing node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Acenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Chethana Savalgi, Jayanti Vemulapati
  • Patent number: 10552054
    Abstract: A set of memory access operations is obtained. The set of memory access operations includes a plurality of memory access operations to be chained, in which the plurality of memory access operations are to be processed as an atomic unit. The plurality of memory access operations are executed in a particular order, and one or more results are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward W. Chencinski, Bruce Ratcliff, Eric N. Lais, Michael James Becht, Matthias Klein
  • Patent number: 10547517
    Abstract: In an example, there is disclosed a computing apparatus, having: one or more logic elements, including at least a processor and a memory, providing a network simulation engine to: periodically perform a network traffic simulation; cache at least one network traffic simulation in a traffic state cache; receive a quest for additional network demand; and compute a network delta based at least in part on a difference between the request for additional network demand and the traffic state cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Evans, Arash Afrakhteh
  • Patent number: 10534690
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to quality control testing of software and hardware applications, and more specifically to performing quality control testing concurrently on multiple software deployments. The method and system monitor user inputs on a master machine to capture user events that are translated into action paths and action requests that concurrently reproduce the user event on a set of test machines with a variety of hardware configurations and software versions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventor: Stuart Brevard Russell
  • Patent number: 10523241
    Abstract: A computing device includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed storage network (DSN), a memory that stores operational instructions, and a processing module operably coupled to the interface and memory such that the processing module, when operable within the computing device based on the operational instructions, is configured to perform various operations. The computing device receives a request to store a data object and to dispersed error encode the data object to generate a plurality of sets of encoded data slices (EDSs). The computing device then performs a deterministic function on a data object name to generate a plurality of data object names. The computing device then replicates the plurality of sets of EDSs to generate other pluralities of sets of EDSs and to facilitate storage of the plurality of sets of EDSs and the other pluralities of sets of EDSs within a plurality of storage units (SUs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Kumar Abhijeet, Andrew D. Baptist, S. Christopher Gladwin, Jason K. Resch
  • Patent number: 10523752
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for cross-system storage management for transferring data across autonomous information management systems. Data may be transferred from one information management system to another information management system without interfering with or overriding each system's autonomy. For example, a secondary copy of production data (e.g., backed up data) is transferred from a first information management system that originated the data to a component of another “foreign” information management system. A first storage manager that manages the first information management system also manages the cross-system data transfer operation to a “foreign” client computing device, which remains under autonomous management as a component of the foreign information management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Klose, Prasad Nara