Software Program (i.e., Performance Prediction) Patents (Class 703/22)
  • Patent number: 9282009
    Abstract: Systems and methods to reserve resources is provided. In exemplary embodiments, a selection of a profile from a user is received. A dynamic graphical user interface is generated, using one or more processors. The dynamic graphical user interface allows the user to configure a topology based on the selected profile. The dynamic graphical user interface provides input fields in which the user may select a resource. An indication of the selected applicable topology property for configuring the topology is received. A topology is automatically generating based in part on the selected applicable topology property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Gordon Kimmet
  • Patent number: 9268663
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed in part to testing of different versions of software or software components (software versions) and analyzing results of use (e.g., user interaction) of the different software versions. The techniques described herein provide software testing that varies the allocation to enable a ramp up of allocations to/from another software version. The allocation module may use allocation rules to assign requests to each software version based on various factors such as load balancing, user attributes, past user assignment, and/or other rules or logic. An analysis of the different software versions may include an analysis of system performance resulting from operation of each software version. An analysis may determine attributes of each user and then allocate the user to a software version based on at least some of the determined attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Siddiqui, Kendra A. Yourtee, Amos Dylan Vance, Ivan Eduardo Gonzalez, Thomas L. Keller, Peter V. Commons
  • Patent number: 9268536
    Abstract: A device receives a model that includes model elements scheduled to execute in time slots on a hardware device. The device identifies time slots, of the time slots, that are unoccupied or underutilized by the model elements, and identifies a set of model elements that can be moved to the unoccupied time slots without affecting a behavior of the model. The device calculates a combined execution time of the model elements, determines whether the combined execution time of the model elements is less than or equal to a duration of a first time slot of the time slots, and schedules the model elements for execution in the first time slot when the combined execution time of the model elements is less than or equal to the duration of the first time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: David MacLay, Matej Urbas
  • Patent number: 9262305
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention describe a system and method for a user of an event-driven simulation environment and/or embedded software debugger interface to step through the source code of components modeled by the environment/debugger, including the embedded software or hardware model source code. In a virtual platform modeling hardware components, bare-metal software programs, and high-level software applications or processes, the source code of each modeled component may be stepped through during simulation. Insertion points for breakpoints or watchpoints may be detected during a traversal of the source code of each component being modeled in the virtual platform and such breakpoints inserted automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Wilmot, William W. Larue, Jr., Neeti Bhatnagar, Dave Von Bank, Joshua Levine
  • Patent number: 9262567
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed in an emulation environment that dynamically remaps user designs. In one embodiment, a request is received to load an integrated circuit design to be emulated in a desired partition within the emulator. The emulator automatically determines the availability of the partition requested. If the partition is not available, the design is dynamically remapped to a different partition that is available. In another embodiment, clocks associated with the integrated circuit design are also dynamically remapped. In yet another embodiment, the user can control the size of the partitions (e.g., the number of printed circuit boards in a partition).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Durand, Gregoire Brunot, Estelle Reymond, Laurent Buchard
  • Patent number: 9256485
    Abstract: A system and method automatically generating one or more message sequence diagrams based on an analysis of the execution behavior of a model, such as a computer-generated, executable graphical model. A model analyzer examines execution instructions generated for the model. A filtering unit identifies execution instructions that concern designated elements of the model. An auto diagram builder generates one or more message sequence diagrams. The diagrams may include display features that represent activities involving the designated model elements. The diagrams may show the relative execution time order of the activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Moore, Ebrahim Mehran Mestchian, Pieter J. Mosterman
  • Patent number: 9251093
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for managing the translation look-aside buffer (TLB) of an emulated computer, in which an extension to the TLB is provided so as to improve virtual address translation capacity for the emulated central processing unit (CPU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew L. Evans
  • Patent number: 9251440
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hardware NFA cell array used to find matches to regular expressions or other rules in an input symbol stream. The cell array scans multiple symbols per clock cycle by comparing multiple symbol classes against multiple input symbols per cycle in parallel, signaling bundles of multiple transitions from parent cells to child cells and updating NFA state status by multiple steps. To retain high frequency operation, the cell array will not resolve transition chains from a first cell to a second cell to a third cell in a single cycle. When a chain is required, the cell array takes fewer steps in one cycle to break the chain into separate cycles. To detect multi-transition chains, each cell compares symbol classes to future symbols in advance and back-communicates future match positions to parent cells in the array as launch hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Ruehle
  • Patent number: 9250903
    Abstract: The invention relates to determining the status of run-time-instrumentation controls. The status is determined by executing a test run-time-instrumentation controls (TRIC) instruction. The TRIC instruction is executed in either a supervisor state or a lesser-privileged state. The TRIC instruction determines whether the run-time-instrumentation controls have changed. The run-time-instrumentation controls are set to an initial value using a privileged load run-time-instrumentation controls (LRIC) instruction. The TRIC instruction is fetched and executed. If the TRIC instruction is enabled, then it is determined if the initial value set by the run-time-instrumentation controls has been changed. If the initial value set by the run-time-instrumentation controls has been changed, then a condition code is set to a first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machinecs Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Farrell, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Chung-Lung K. Shum, Brian L. Smith
  • Patent number: 9250902
    Abstract: The invention relates to determining the status of run-time-instrumentation controls. The status is determined by executing a test run-time-instrumentation controls (TRIC) instruction. The TRIC instruction executed in either a supervisor state or a lesser-privileged state. The TRIC instruction determines whether the run-time-instrumentation controls have changed. The run-time-instrumentation controls are set to an initial value using a privileged load run-time-instrumentation controls (LRIC) instruction. The TRIC instruction is fetched and executed. If the TRIC instruction is enabled, then it is determined if the initial value set by the run-time-instrumentation controls has been changed. If the initial value set by the run-time-instrumentation controls has been changed, then a condition code is set to a first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Farrell, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Chung-Lung K. Shum, Brian Smith
  • Patent number: 9245235
    Abstract: A system and method for analysis of complex systems which includes determining model parameters based on time series data, further including profiling a plurality of types of data properties to discover complex data properties and dependencies; classifying the data dependencies into predetermined categories for analysis; and generating a plurality of models based on the discovered properties and dependencies. The system and method may analyze, using a processor, the generated models based on a fitness score determined for each model to generate a status report for each model; integrate the status reports for each model to determine an anomaly score for the generated models; and generate an alarm when the anomaly score exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Haifeng Chen, Min Ding, Bin Liu, Abhishek Sharma, Kenji Yoshihira, Guofei Jiang
  • Patent number: 9218272
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to building, by a computing device, a pseudo-random dynamic instruction stream that comprises instructions configured to perform a transaction execution, testing, by the computing device, the transaction execution in a uni-processing system based on the instruction stream, and outputting, by the computing device, a status of the test to one or more output devices. A determination may be made that an abort occurs in the transaction execution based on the testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Y. Duale, Shailesh R. Gami, Dennis W. Wittig
  • Patent number: 9218274
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided that allow for comparison of an automatically-generated form to an original form to identify discrepancies efficiently. Portions of the form, such as those expected to contain dynamic data, may be masked, allowing for more efficient and accurate comparison with a predicted form and an actual output form. Further, testing of the form may be automated, allowing for more accurate and efficient generation of each form considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Neopost Technologies
    Inventor: Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 9210203
    Abstract: Technology for decomposing an application into fragments and streaming the application in fragments is disclosed herein. According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes steps of determining multiple application fragments of a computer application, wherein each application fragment of the application fragments includes a code to present at least one interface of the computer application; storing the application fragments at a storage device; generating a resource dependency data structure, wherein for each specific application fragment of the application fragments, the resource dependency data structure includes identifications of resources that are needed for running the specific application fragment; and streaming, via a network component, at least one application fragment of the application fragments to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Justin Quan, Michael A. Chan
  • Patent number: 9201649
    Abstract: The technique relates to a system and method for estimating an impact of changing one or more source files in a software based on a clone dependency graph. This technique involves extracting the source files from a repository and detecting code cones present in the source files. After detecting the code clones the clone dependency graph is created. Several graph metrics are calculated and applied to the clone dependency graph to estimate the impact of changing a source file on other source files of the software. Finally, the output is visualized with the help of graph visualization technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Inforsys Limited
    Inventors: Bharath Cheluvaraju, Sree Aurovindh Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 9195785
    Abstract: A system, method and software product emulate and profile an application playing on a mobile device. The mobile device is emulated using a model based upon characteristics related to performance of the mobile device. The application is played and monitored within the model to determine resource utilization of the application for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: WAPP TECH CORP.
    Inventor: Donavan P. Poulin
  • Patent number: 9182966
    Abstract: An installer for installing a software program on a computing device can be executed. The installer can perform a set of dependency checks before installing the software program. The set of dependency checks can include the validation of a pre-requisites associated with the proper execution of the software program. The pre-requisites can be a portion of a dependency content. The content can be a checklist. Before the software program is installed on the device and responsive to executing the installer, the installer can update dependency content using a custom dependency checklist. The updating of the dependency content can be performed without updating code of the software program to be installed on the device. The execution of the installer can continue using the updated dependency content for performing the set of dependency checks responsive to automatically updating the dependency content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenytt D. Avery, Edward L. Bader, Freddy I. Naime, Chi M. Nguyen, Kevin N. Trinh
  • Patent number: 9183360
    Abstract: A method is provided for obfuscating code generated from a block diagram model in a graphical programming environment. The obfuscation may be removed through the use of a password. Incorporating the obfuscated code in a block diagram allows for code to be generated from the block diagram incorporating the obfuscated code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: William C. Wendling
  • Patent number: 9176762
    Abstract: In response to a performance parameter of a virtual machine (VM) exceeding a threshold, an operation to be performed relative to the VM is identified. A resource requirement of performing the operation is determined using a resource requirement thresholds hierarchy. The resource requirement thresholds hierarchy is usable for computing the resource requirement of the operation when the operation is performed at a specified level in a hierarchy within a virtualized environment where the VM is executing. A violation value resulting from performing the operation is determined using a violation value thresholds hierarchy. If the resource requirement and the violation value do not exceed a resource requirement threshold and a violation value threshold respectively, a first configuration of the VM is revised to a second configuration of the VM. The second configuration includes a result of performing the operation relative to the VM at the specified level in the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Deepak Arun Deshpande, Anindya Neogi, Priti P. Patil
  • Patent number: 9171160
    Abstract: Techniques for malware detection are described herein. According to one aspect, control logic determines an analysis plan for analyzing whether a specimen should be classified as malware, where the analysis plan identifies at least first and second analyses to be performed. Each of the first and second analyses identified in the analysis plan including one or both of a static analysis and a dynamic analysis. The first analysis is performed based on the analysis plan to identify suspicious indicators characteristics related to processing of the specimen. The second analysis is performed based on the analysis plan to identify unexpected behaviors having processing or communications anomalies. A classifier determines whether the specimen should be classified as malicious based on the static and dynamic analyses. The analysis plan, the indicators, the characteristics, and the anomalies are stored in a persistent memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: FireEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Vincent, Ali Mesdaq, Emmanuel Thioux, Abhishek Singh, Sai Vashisht
  • Patent number: 9170717
    Abstract: Techniques for graphically managing interactive analytic data include presenting a virtual workspace to a user that includes a visual representation of a simulation analysis that includes a plurality of graphical analytic data modules, each graphical analytic data module including a plurality of variables that define a business process; identifying a change to a particular variable of a particular graphical analytic data module, the change defined by a user interface (UI) adjustment of a dimension of the particular graphical analytic data module that represents the particular variable; based on the identified change to the particular variable of the particular graphical analytic data module, adjusting at least one business process output of the simulation analysis; and presenting a revised virtual workspace to the user, the revised virtual workspace including the particular graphical analytic data module and at least one business process output of the simulation analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Jenngang Shih
  • Patent number: 9164791
    Abstract: In response to a performance parameter of a virtual machine (VM) exceeding a threshold, an operation to be performed relative to the VM is identified. A resource requirement of performing the operation is determined using a resource requirement thresholds hierarchy. The resource requirement thresholds hierarchy is usable for computing the resource requirement of the operation when the operation is performed at a specified level in a hierarchy within a virtualized environment where the VM is executing. A violation value resulting from performing the operation is determined using a violation value thresholds hierarchy. If the resource requirement and the violation value do not exceed a resource requirement threshold and a violation value threshold respectively, a first configuration of the VM is revised to a second configuration of the VM. The second configuration includes a result of performing the operation relative to the VM at the specified level in the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Deepak Arun Deshpande, Anindya Neogi, Priti P. Patil
  • Patent number: 9164876
    Abstract: Aspects include controlling asynchronous call return in a program. At least one asynchronous call is detected in the program. Execution of the program is stopped at a breakpoint in response to detecting that the breakpoint is set in the program. At least one callback corresponding to the at least one asynchronous call is obtained. The at least one callback is inserted into one or more specified positions of the program respectively according to a user selection. Execution of the program continues from the breakpoint in response to the insertion of the at least one callback into the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gu Yi He, Tao Kang, Hua Hong Wang, Qiang Wang, Chao Zheng, Si Qi Zhong, Xian Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9152872
    Abstract: A user experience analysis system to measure a user experience associated with a computer desktop may include an event capture subsystem and a duration analysis subsystem. The event capture subsystem may capture videos of the desktop before and after an infrastructure change. The duration analysis subsystem may analyze the videos to determine and compare durations of events occurring in the desktop that are captured in the videos, and determine changes in user experience based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Gregory P. Spata
  • Patent number: 9141498
    Abstract: A method for verifying an operation of a reconfigurable processor is provided. The method includes generating a random test program using a test description and an architecture description, executing the generated random test program in the reconfigurable processor and in a simulator, and then comparing types of output values in the execution result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Seong-hoon Jeong, Bernhard Egger, Daeyong Shin, Changyeon Jo
  • Patent number: 9141747
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for enabling a user to efficiently design a programmable logic device (PLD) capable of partial reconfiguration. In some implementations, a processor is configured to run a system level design tool and accepts, as inputs from a user, an identification of at least two personas to be used within a reconfigurable region of the PLD. The design tool defines one or more boundaries of a partial reconfig (PR) domain, the PR domain including a partitioned reconfigurable region of the PLD that is selectably configurable as any of the at least two personas. In some implementations, the PR domain includes at least one IP component configured to safely shut down at least one signal, the at least one signal originating from or directed toward an element of the PLD outside of the PR domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventor: Kent Orthner
  • Patent number: 9141787
    Abstract: A system and method for transforming a software application comprising binary code and optionally associated data, from an original form to a more secure form. The method includes performing a combination of binary transmutations to the application, and interlocking the transmutations by generating and placing interdependencies between the transmutations, wherein a transmutation is an irreversible change to the application. Different types of the transmutations are applied at varied granularities of the application. The transmutations are applied to the application code and the implanted code as well. The result is a transformed software application which is semantically equivalent to the original software application but is resistant to static and/or dynamic attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Irdeto B.V.
    Inventors: Yuan Xiang Gu, Paul McRae, Bogdan Nicolescu, Valery Levitsky, Xijian Zhu, Hongrui Dong, Daniel Elie Murdock
  • Patent number: 9135141
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method detects a stability change in a first computer system, and compares a first set of software applications installed on the first computer system to each set of software applications installed on a plurality of other computer systems. The method then identifies a second computer system from among the plurality of other computer systems, wherein the set of software applications installed on the second computer system includes all of the first set of software applications except for a given software application. The given software application is then identified as the cause of the stability change in the first computer system. The computer systems are preferably virtual machines being managed by a management module, such as a provisioning manager. The method may be used to detect both increases in stability and instability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert D. Bennah, Adrian X. Rodriguez, Eric Woods
  • Patent number: 9137574
    Abstract: Briefly, embodiments of a method or system of predicting media content preferences are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Rae, Lluis Garcia Pueyo, Roelof van Zwol
  • Patent number: 9135140
    Abstract: A computer program product including computer usable program code embodied on a tangible computer usable storage medium, includes: computer usable program code for detecting a stability change in a first computer system; computer usable program code for comparing a first set of software applications installed on the first computer system to each set of software applications installed on a plurality of other computer systems in communication with a management module; computer usable program code for identifying a second computer system from among the plurality of other computer systems, wherein the set of software applications installed on the second computer system includes all of the first set of software applications except for a given software application; and computer usable program code for identifying the given software application as the cause of the stability change in the first computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert D. Bennah, Adrian X. Rodriguez, Eric Woods
  • Patent number: 9122652
    Abstract: Cascading failover of blade servers in a data center that includes transferring by a system management server a data processing workload from a failing blade server to an initial replacement blade server, with the data processing workload characterized by data processing resource requirements and the initial replacement blade server having data processing resources that do not match the data processing resource requirements; and transferring the data processing workload from the initial replacement blade server to a subsequent replacement blade server, where the subsequent replacement blade server has data processing resources that better match the data processing resource requirements than do the data processing resources of the initial replacement blade server, including transferring the workload to the subsequent replacement blade server only if the data processing cost of the transfer of the workload to the subsequent replacement blade is less than the value of a transfer cost threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert D. Bennah, Adrian X. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9086793
    Abstract: A user interface facilitates assessing security risks for linear corridors. The interface includes a navigation window presenting geospatial data for an area associated with a corridor. The interface also includes a navigation tool having a corridor indicator that provides a diagrammatic linear representation of the linear corridor, indicia along the corridor indicator that represent critical assets, and a corridor window superimposed on the corridor indicator that slides linearly along the corridor indicator. The portion of the corridor displayed in the interface corresponds to a location of the corridor window on the corridor indicator. The interface also includes an attributes area presenting information associated with the area presented in the navigation window. At least one of the navigation window and the attributes area is configured to present risk assessment information associated with the linear corridor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: HNTB Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Siegel, Charles H. Quandel, W. Robert Moore, Douglas Wayne Morrison, Glen Arthur Herman, Robert J. Marros, Michael Richard Ostrom
  • Patent number: 9083562
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for predicting network activity are disclosed. In response to a requested value of an independent variable describing a suspected determinant of network activity for a network content provider, a set of predicted values of a dependent variable is displayed. The set of predicted values of the dependent variable is predicted based on a relationship between the independent variable and the dependent variable. The dependent variable reflects an aspect of the network activity for the network content provider. The relationship is derived from a plurality of metric values, and the plurality of metric values includes metric values describing the network activity for the network content provider. A plurality of independent variables is set to the requested value of the independent variable. A plurality of values of the dependent variable is displayed based on a plurality of respective relationships between the plurality of independent variables and the dependent variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: John Bates
  • Patent number: 9076327
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for automatically predicting the airport capacity (i.e., arrival capacity—the number of aircraft that can land in a given amount of time or landing rate), the landing direction (the direction of the landing runways, i.e., north, south, east or west), the landing runway (the specific runway on which the aircraft is predicted to land) for a set of specified aircraft, during a specified time period, at a specified airport, based upon consideration of available aviation data regarding the weather, landings runways, airport configuration, departures, etc., to achieve a more accurate airport capacity, landing direction and landing runway prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventors: Rade Michael Baiada, Lonnie Howard Bowlin
  • Patent number: 9065746
    Abstract: A technique tests whether an integrated computing system having server, network and storage components complies with a configuration benchmark expressed as rules in first markup-language statements such as XML. The rules are parsed to obtain test definition identifiers identifying test definitions in a second set of markup-language statements, each test definition including a test value and an attribute identifier of system component attribute. A management database is organized as an integrated object model of all system components. An interpreter invoked with the test definition identifier from each rule process each test definition to (a) access the management database using the attribute identifier obtain the actual value for the corresponding attribute, and (b) compare the actual value to the test value of the test definition to generate a comparison result value that can be stored or communicated as a compliance indicator to a human or machine user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: VCE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Dolinsky, Jonathan P. Streete, Nicholas Hansen, Xuning Vincent Shan
  • Patent number: 9066141
    Abstract: In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes generating a workload using at least one schema defined by combinations of ranges of each of at least two attributes. The computer-implemented method also includes receiving a request to provide content. The computer-implemented method further includes provisioning the content based upon the workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Hamedany, Michael Warres, Muriel Medard, Louis M. Colon, Jr., Chris Losso, Jim Hurley
  • Patent number: 9063988
    Abstract: An apparatus having a computer-implemented database controller module, a computer-implemented database module, and a computer-implemented database query module. Software and/or firmware that is/are included in computer-implemented database controller module is/are configured to enter baseline data into the computer-implemented database module and to enter changes into the computer-implemented database module using an extensible multidimensional effectivity method of recording only an indicated change with its effectivity parameters. The computer-implemented database query module is configured to retrieve answers to queries relating to the baseline data and the changes and to return the answers in response to the queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Christopher Floyd Justice, David Martin Lovejoy, Bryan S. Hinds, Jerry A. Goetsch, William Perry Compton
  • Patent number: 9058430
    Abstract: A method and system for testing a software application. A description of a test suite for testing the software application being tested (ABT) is inserted into a test database. The ABT is invokes multiple external software applications during execution of a test script of the test suite. Each external application invoked by the ABT is replaced by a corresponding simulator during execution of the test script. Output data to be returned to the ABT by each invoked simulator is inserted into the test database, after which each test script of the test suite is executed. The executing includes: sending a request, by the ABT to each simulator invoked in each test script, for requested data; and receiving, by the ABT, the requested data from each simulator invoked in each test script. The received requested data includes the output data that had been inserted into the test database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kallol Pal, Ashvini Kumar Saxena
  • Patent number: 9058438
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically designing an application-requirement based configuration for a distributed computing system are provided. One or more application-level templates are obtained, wherein the one or more templates are representative of one or more requirements associated with one or more applications. Using the one or more application-level templates, one or more logical flows are created. The one or more logical flows are then used to generate one or more system-level configuration plans of the distributed computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dakshi Agrawal, Chatschik Bisdikian, Seraphin Bernard Calo, Murthy V. Devarakonda, David Alson George, Sandeep K. Gopisetty, Kang-Won Lee, Konstantinos Magoutis, Ramani Ranjan Routray, Gauri Shah, Chung-hao Tan, Norbert George Vogl, Kaladhar Voruganti, Steve Richard White
  • Patent number: 9058447
    Abstract: A method of transforming a provided virtual processor model to a user virtual processor model. Also a tool, e.g., provided as instructions for operating in a host computer system for converting a provided virtual processor model to a user virtual processor model. Also a method of specifying one or more characteristics of a target processor to transform a provided virtual processor model to a user virtual processor model that when operating in a c-simulation system, simulates the operation of the target processor. For example, a method of specifying one or more characteristics of instructions to transform a provided virtual processor model to a user virtual processor model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Neville A. Clark, James R. Torossian
  • Publication number: 20150134647
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein include one embodiment that provides a control method that includes connecting a first controller to a control system; receiving control system configuration data from a database, in which the configuration data comprises holistic state data of a second controller in the control system; and configuring operation of the first controller based at least in part on the configuration data received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bijan Sayyarrodsari, Kadir Liano, Alexander B. Smith
  • Patent number: 9031209
    Abstract: A computing device displays a call history graphical user interface (GUI). The call history GUI includes a new list and an old list. The new list may include new missed call elements and missed call elements associated with new unopened voicemails. The old list may include other call history GUI elements, such as old missed call elements and missed call elements associated with opened voicemails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Flavio Lerda, Hugo Hudson, Debashish Chatterjee, Simon Tickner, Marcus Alexander Foster
  • Patent number: 9026409
    Abstract: The present inventors devised, among other things, systems, methods, and software that radically simplify and reduce the time necessary to specify, design, manufacture, and document control panels and wiring harnesses for semi-custom and custom equipment, such as HVAC equipment. A computer storage medium includes data relating to a plurality of control panel enclosures and a set of rules for designing a control panel. The system receives a selection of two or more components for placement in the control panel, retrieves information about the two or more components from a database, and generates one or more layouts. The one or more layouts comprise placement of the two or more components within at least one of the plurality of control panel enclosures as a function of the set of rules for designing a control panel. The control panel enclosures are dynamically selected as a function of the two or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Design Ready Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Schmidtke, Mitchell T. DeJong, Dipesh Karki, Peder A. Lindberg, Christopher Ray Kerkhoff
  • Patent number: 9026985
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for processing a model-to-model transformation. The method can include dynamically accepting a transformation to apply to a source model in order to produce a target model. More specifically, the method can include traversing a hierarchy for the source model and applying rules in the transformation to objects in the hierarchy to produce the target model. For instance, the traversing step can include sequentially processing a list of transform elements in the transformation. In one aspect of the invention, the processing step can include loading content extractors among the transform elements. Subsequently, other transform elements can be identified through the loaded content extractors in order to traverse the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Cornell, Eric O. Funk, Duong B. Nguyen, David Ruest
  • Patent number: 9020802
    Abstract: A computer program product, method, and apparatus for discovering information about the nodes of the disperse data network, sending a command from a client to a distributed file system, wherein the distributed file system contains the discovered information, distributing the command from the distributed files system to one or more of the nodes of the distributed file system, and executing the command on the one or more network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia G. S. Florissi, Sudhir Vijendra
  • Publication number: 20150112460
    Abstract: A PC, which is an information processing device, simulates a control program and displays the result of the simulation on a monitor. The PC acquires a value, and identification information identifying a variable for at least one variable at an arbitrary time during the simulation. The PC modifies the control program in accordance with an instruction from a user. The PC simulates the modified control program with the value of the variable identified by the acquired identification information as the value of the acquired variable. The PC displays the result of simulating the modified control program on the monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Yasunori Sakaguchi, Fumiaki Narutani, Taku Oya
  • Publication number: 20150112663
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for simulating a distributed business process are disclosed. The methods and apparatus simulate an interdependent business process, such as a financial transaction system, in a secure distributed manner. Each business entity that is part of the interdependent business process models itself on a local client device at any chosen level of detail. A simulation server connects the separate client based simulations into one large simulation. Details of each local simulation may be hidden from other simulation participants. However, interruptions in business flow caused by simulated disruptions introduced at the simulation server and/or a client device are propagated to all of the effected simulation participants via the simulation server. In addition, if a client based model is not available, the server supplies a software agent to replace the inputs and outputs normally associated with that portion of the overall simulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew W. Cutts, Robert Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9015012
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and product for completion of partial coverage tasks. The method comprising obtaining a partial coverage task defining a test with respect to a functional coverage model of a System Under Test (SUT), wherein the functional coverage model defining functional attributes and respective domains thereof, wherein the functional coverage model further defining one or more restrictions on value combinations of the functional attributes; and enhancing the partial coverage task to include an assignment of a value to a functional attribute, wherein the functional attribute is unassigned in the partial coverage task, wherein the value is an only valid assignment to the functional attribute in view of assignments of other functional attributes and in view of the restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Rachel Tzoref-Brill
  • Patent number: 9007626
    Abstract: A non-transitory, computer-readable medium has embedded therein instructions executable by a processor. The instructions simulate an operation of a print service provider (PSP) using a model of a printing system with a set of operation parameters for performing the PSP operation. The instructions determine a monitoring strategy based on the simulated PSP operation. The monitoring strategy is for monitoring the PSP operation when performed in the printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Hoarau, Jun Zeng, Scott Clearwater
  • Patent number: 9009020
    Abstract: A facility that for a multithreaded program executing on a root machine causes the threads of the program to be executed in a relative scheduling that produces an interesting result. The facility suspends execution of the program. The facility then tests a plurality of relative thread schedulings on one or more virtual machines and observes the result. Based upon the observed result the facility selects one of the tested relative thread schedulings. The facility then resumes execution of the program using the selected relative thread scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark H. Oskin, Peter J. Godman, Andrew M. Schwerin, Andrew J. Whitaker, Lucas M. Kreger-Stickles, Kaya Bekiroglu