Fault Recovery Patents (Class 714/2)
  • Patent number: 10255153
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for testing failover and recovery are provided. Systematic testing of a distributed system is performed, where the systematic testing probabilistically determines a processing order of events to effectuate system states for the plurality of state machines. An iteration of the systematic testing tests one the system states and includes sending a termination message to a state machine; receiving a termination acknowledgment message, the termination message causing the state machine to halt at the state and event of the state machine for the system state; and instantiating a recovery state machine. The recovery state machine is instantiated with a same state and same role as the halted state machine. Results of the systematic testing are verified against an expected outcome, the results being generated by running the distributed system with the instantiated recovery state machine for each iteration of the systematic testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Narayanan Ganapathy, Shaz Qadeer, Akash Lal
  • Patent number: 10250473
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are included for processing one or more buffers in a networking queue. An example method includes receiving one or more transmit requests or receive requests from a guest running on a virtual machine. The method also includes detecting that a networking backend has stopped processing buffers from a networking queue, each queued buffer corresponding to a transmit request or receive request. The method further includes in response to detecting that the networking backend has stopped processing buffers from the networking queue, flushing one or more buffers stored in the networking queue. A buffer corresponding to a receive request may be flushed by storing a set of dummy packets into the buffer. In contrast, a buffer corresponding to a transmit request may be flushed by discarding the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Tsirkin, Victor Kaplansky
  • Patent number: 10241857
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system are provided for automatically repairing a smart device in the field of computer technology. In the method, the apparatus receives a fault detection request transmitted by the smart device, the fault detection request carrying at least one current value of at least one preset parameter item of the smart device. The apparatus determines whether the at least one current value is within a preset range according to a first value characteristic. When it is determined that the at least one current value is within the preset range, the apparatus obtains first fault repair information corresponding to the first value characteristic from a correspondence table. The apparatus transmits the first fault repair information to the smart device, so that the smart device is automatically repaired according to the first fault repair information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Guoming Liu, Xibei Zhang, Juntao Liu
  • Patent number: 10229267
    Abstract: Provided in embodiments of the present invention are a method and device for virus identification, a nonvolatile storage medium, and a device. The embodiments of the present invention, by scanning files in a designated directory, acquire the file name of an executable file, and then determine a file name that is either identical or similar to the file name of the executable file, allow for identification of the executable file as a folder virus on the basis of an attribute of a folder corresponding to the identical or similar file name, obviate the need for relying on virus feature information of folder viruses, are easy to operate and not error-prone, thus increasing the efficiency and reliability of virus identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingqiang Guo, Gaohe Chen, Yongcheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10230658
    Abstract: Service providers may subcontract some services to subcontractors. Electronic packets of data may be outsourced for a subcontracted processing service provided by a server or other element. A result of the subcontracted processing service may then be received and incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven N. Tischer, Barrett M. Kreiner, Donna K. Hodges
  • Patent number: 10223138
    Abstract: The present invention is a software installation assistance method and system to monitor the behavior of users and provide assistance during installation and configuration of software. A single user's behavior is compared with the behavior of a group of users and when an installation problem occurs as determined by the comparison, then technical assistance is proactively offered to the single user in the form of suggested resolution steps based on the behavior and interaction of other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Sumit Patel
  • Patent number: 10218507
    Abstract: Aspects include providing automatic access control and security for a synchronous input/output (I/O) link. Providing automatic access control and security includes initializing devices of a storage environment over a first link to verify that the devices are available within the storage environment; building a table of identifiers, where each of the identifiers is assigned one of the devices that have been initialized; and verifying a first device attempting to perform synchronous I/O commands across the synchronization I/O link by confirming that an identifier assigned to the first device is within the table of identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10210191
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for creating an object includes creating an object in an object store making use of a file system, obtaining an index node (inode) identifier (ID) for an inode associated with the object, creating an object ID for the object, wherein the object ID is unique from any other object IDs in the object store, merging the object ID with the inode ID, and modifying the inode to include at least the object ID. In another embodiment, a system includes a processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor, the logic being configured to: create an object in an object store making use of a file system, obtain an inode ID for an inode associated with the object, create an object ID for the object, the object ID including the inode and modify the inode to include at least the object ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Duane M. Baldwin, John T. Olson, Sachin C. Punadikar, Sandeep R. Patil
  • Patent number: 10191931
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a processor, event stream data, the event stream data including a plurality of events associated with changes to an instance of a subject. The method further includes receiving, at the processor of the computing device, input indicating correction data. The method further includes outputting, from the processor of the computing device, modified event stream data to a storage device. The modified event stream data is generated based on the correction data by modifying an event of the event stream data, adding a first event to the event stream data, deleting a second event from the event stream data, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Visier Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Benjamin Zenger, Ryan James Moore, Wenbo Jiang
  • Patent number: 10185822
    Abstract: A security client can be configured to operate on the one or more computing systems and record all events occurring on the one or more computing systems. The security client can operate as a “security camera” for the computing systems by identifying and retaining data and information that describes and details different events that occur on the computing systems. The security client can be configured to generate event records for the events that are uniquely associated with the process that requested or performed event. Likewise, the security client can be configured to uniquely associate the event records with the specific computing system associated with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Carbon Black, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Viscuso, Benjamin Johnson, Allen Saunders, Andrew Ruef, Jason McFarland
  • Patent number: 10176073
    Abstract: Embodiments comprise cognitive control of an application by a processor. Current state data representing a current state of an application may be collected during a test run in a testing environment such that the current state data is cognitively analyzed in relation to one or more known states. One or more control inputs may be determined for guiding the application to a target state based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kirk J. Krauss
  • Patent number: 10178104
    Abstract: Methods, media, and systems for securing communications between a first node and a second node are provided. In some embodiments, methods for securing communication between a first node and a second node are provided. The methods comprising: receiving at least one model of behavior of the second node at the first node; and authorizing the first node to receive traffic from the second node based on the difference between the at least one model of behavior of the second node and at least one model of behavior of the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Salvatore J. Stolfo, Gabriela F. Ciocarlie, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Janak Parekh, Angelos D. Keromytis, Joseph Sherrick
  • Patent number: 10169122
    Abstract: A system for clustering events includes a first engine that receives message data from a managed infrastructure which includes managed infrastructure physical hardware and supports the flow and processing of information. A second engine determines common characteristics of events and produces clusters of events relating to the failure of errors in the managed infrastructure. Membership in a cluster indicates a common factor of the events that is a failure or an actionable problem in the physical hardware managed infrastructure directed to supporting the flow and processing of information. Events are produced that relate to the managed infrastructure while converting the events into words and subsets used to group the events that relate to failures or errors in the managed infrastructure, including the managed infrastructure physical hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Moogsoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Tee, Robert Duncan Harper, Charles Mike Silvey
  • Patent number: 10169077
    Abstract: Utility programs run on multiple mainframes to periodically monitor a list of started tasks that have been defined in metadata files as running on each mainframe. Some of the utility programs is largely driven by metadata, and filters programmed to manage an output stream for each started task, as the output stream is generated, while remaining agnostic as to an origin of the output stream. When problems are detected in the output stream, users are notified via alerts, along with a suggestion of what to do. This batch dashboard application can be used by anyone with mainframe started tasks that need to be monitored. Once alerted to a problem, the users can logon to the online dashboard for that same list of started tasks and take actions to research and fix the problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: William Francis Sigl, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10169052
    Abstract: Examples herein disclose receiving a basic input output system (BIOS) policy change and authorizing the BIOS policy change. Upon the authorization of the BIOS policy change, a first copy of the BIOS policy is stored in a first memory accessible by a central processing unit. Additionally, a second copy of the BIOS policy change is transmitted for storage in a second memory electrically isolated from the central processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kevin Jeansonne, Valiuddin Ali, Lan Wang, Baraneedharan Anbazhagan, Patrick L Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10168926
    Abstract: A method of operating a data storage device performing garbage collection in response to locality information for pages of a data block. The method includes acquiring mapping table information for the plurality of pages, and determining validity of each one of the plurality of pages while scanning mapping tables indicated by mapping table information associated with the plurality of pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung Jin Jung, Sang Yoon Oh, Hyun Sik Yun, Hyun Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10169575
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for preventing internal network attacks may include 1) identifying a host system that is within a subnet of a network, 2) detecting an intrusion on the host system, the intrusion on the host system being capable of facilitating an attack via the host system on at least one additional system of the network, 3) identifying at least one additional host system within the subnet of the network, and 4) implementing a security measure on the additional host system to prevent the attack based at least in part on detecting the intrusion and at least in part on the host system and additional host system being within the subnet. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Lototskiy
  • Patent number: 10169723
    Abstract: A multi-component auditing environment uses a set of log-enabled components that are capable of being triggered during an information flow in a data processing system. A “master” compliance component receives data from each log-enabled component in the set of log-enabled components, the data indicating a set of logging properties that are associated with or provided by that log-enabled component. The master compliance component determines, for a given compliance policy, which of a set of one or more events are required from one or more of the individual log-enabled components in the set of log-enabled components. As a result of the determining step, the master compliance component then configures one of more of the individual log-enabled components, e.g. by generating one or more configuration events that are then sent to the one or more individual components. This configuration may take place remotely, i.e., over a network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Heather Maria Hinton, Ivan Matthew Milman
  • Patent number: 10152596
    Abstract: Runtime verification of software execution events against a behavioral model. For each event, it is verified whether there is a short range correlation of a sequence of the event and preceding event(s) with the behavioral model, and whether there is a long range correlation of a group of the sequences and of an arrangement of groups of the sequences with the behavioral model. After verifying each long range correlation, the arrangement of groups in the behavioral model event is substituted with an intersection of an arrangement of groups of the sequences with an arrangement of groups of the sequences in the behavioral model. If an event is not covered by a short range correlation or a long range correlation of a group or a long range correlation of an arrangement of groups, the event is indicated as anomalous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Olgierd S. Pieczul
  • Patent number: 10140446
    Abstract: A security client can be configured to operate on the one or more computing systems and record all events occurring on the one or more computing systems. The security client can operate as a “security camera” for the computing systems by identifying and retaining data and information that describes and details different events that occur on the computing systems. The security client can be configured to generate event records for the events that are uniquely associated with the process that requested or performed event. Likewise, the security client can be configured to uniquely associate the event records with the specific computing system associated with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Carbon Black, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Viscuso, Benjamin Johnson, Allen Saunders, Andrew Ruef, Jason McFarland
  • Patent number: 10133657
    Abstract: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method may include identifying a fault at a fault location in a software program using a test suite. The method may also include determining multiple textual similarity scores by determining a textual similarity score with respect to each of multiple repair candidates for the fault. In addition, the method may include sorting the repair candidates based on the textual similarity scores. The method may also include selecting a particular repair candidate from the repair candidates based on the sorting. Moreover, the method may include implementing the particular repair candidate at the fault location based on the selection of the particular repair candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yoshida, Ripon Kumar Saha, Mukul R. Prasad
  • Patent number: 10127053
    Abstract: A startup sequence in a computer system is initiated by detecting a bus reset event in an I/O device connected to a host, and responsively to the bus reset event communicating resources required to be allocated by the host. When a startup command from a host driver is not received within a predetermined bus reset count, the device autonomously changes its current configuration to a safe mode configuration, wherein fewer resources are required to be allocated relative to the current configuration. The safe mode configuration is communicated from the device to the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuval Itkin, Ran Sofer, Amir Ancel, Ido Gross
  • Patent number: 10102041
    Abstract: A method includes tracking, for each of a plurality of workloads, a wear rate incurred by a component of a given component type as a result of processing an instance of the workload on a compute node that includes the component. The method further comprises determining a remaining lifespan for a plurality of components in a plurality of compute nodes, and identifying a component from among the plurality of components having a remaining lifespan of less than a first threshold amount. Sill further, the method comprises identifying an instance of one of the workloads that needs processing and has a wear rate greater than a second threshold amount, and processing the identified workload instance on the identified component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Artman, Gary D. Cudak, Fred A. Bower, III, Ajay Dholakia
  • Patent number: 10083072
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing therein an abnormality handling determination program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process includes, acquiring state information of appointed items regarding to a state of each of a plurality of devices in a system depending on a detection of abnormal information of a first device among the plurality of devices, judging whether the state information of the first device deviates from the distribution range of the state information calculated by the state information of the devices except the first device for every item, and determining a handling for the first device based on a result of the judgment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Masazumi Matsubara, Yoshinori Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10083033
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for efficient register reclamation. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: single usage detection and tagging logic to examine a sequence of instructions to detect logical registers used by the sequence of instructions that have a single use and to tag an instruction as a single usage instruction if the instruction is a consumer of a logical register that has a single use; an allocator to allocate processor resources to execute the sequence of instructions, the processor resources including physical registers mapped to logical registers to execute the sequence of instructions; and register reclamation logic to free up a logical to physical mapping of a single use register in response to detecting the tag provided by the instruction tagging logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Winkel, Girish Venkatasubramanian, Tyler N. Sondag, Rolf Kassa
  • Patent number: 10073638
    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 detects a commissioned storage unit (SU) that was previously non-commissioned and identifies SU(s) that include commissioned SUs among the SUs. The computing device then identifies a SU topology of the SU(s) and selects a subset of the SU(s) based on the SU topology. The computing device then obtains SU address range assignments of the subset of the SU(s) facilitates assignment of a SU address range for the commissioned SU that was previously non-commissioned within the SUs based on the SU address range assignments of the subset of the SU(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Greg R. Dhuse, Jason K. Resch
  • Patent number: 10067820
    Abstract: A memory subsystem has multiple memory devices coupled to a command/address line and an error alert line, the error alert line delay-compensated to provide deterministic alert signal timing. The command/address line and the error alert line are connected between the memory devices and a memory controller that manages the memory devices. The command/address line is driven by the memory controller, and the error alert line is driven by the memory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kuljit S. Bains, George Vergis
  • Patent number: 10068493
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to automated execution and evaluation of computer network training exercises, such as in a virtual machine environment. An example environment includes a control and monitoring system, an attack system, and a target system. The control and monitoring system initiates a training scenario to cause the attack system to engage in an attack against the target system. The target system then performs an action in response to the attack. Monitor information associated with the attack against the target system is collected by continuously monitoring the training scenario. The attack system is then capable of sending dynamic response data to the target system, wherein the dynamic response data is generated according to the collected monitor information to adapt the training scenario to the action performed by the target system. The control and monitoring system then generates an automated evaluation based upon the collected monitor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen K. Brueckner, Frank N. Adelstein, Haim Yehuda Bar, Matthew P. Donovan
  • Patent number: 10063376
    Abstract: Aspects include providing automatic access control and security for a synchronous input/output (I/O) link. Providing automatic access control and security includes initializing devices of a storage environment over a first link to verify that the devices are available within the storage environment; building a table of identifiers, where each of the identifiers is assigned one of the devices that have been initialized; and verifying a first device attempting to perform synchronous I/O commands across the synchronization I/O link by confirming that an identifier assigned to the first device is within the table of identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David F. Craddock, Beth A. Glendening, Dale F. Riedy, Peter G. Sutton, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Patent number: 10044749
    Abstract: A system and method is provided that facilitates cyber-physical security. The system may comprise a controller including at least one first processor; a monitor system including at least one second processor; and a plurality of sensors configured to capture a plurality of measurements associated with at least one hardware component. The sensors may include both: at least one controller sensor that communicates with the controller; and at least one side-channel sensor that communicates with the monitor system and not with the at least one controller. The first processor of the controller may be configured to cause the controller to control the hardware component based at least in part on measurements from the controller sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arquimedes Martinez Canedo, Livio Dalloro, Dong Wei, Benjamin Collar
  • Patent number: 10038570
    Abstract: A control device and corresponding motor vehicle for connecting a CAN bus to a radio network, having the following features: the control device includes a wireless controller, a microcontroller, a programmable logic module and a CAN transceiver; the microcontroller is connected, on the one hand, to the wireless controller and, on the other hand, to the logic module; the CAN transceiver is connected, on the one hand, to the logic module and, on the other hand, to the CAN bus; a data stream to the microcontroller corresponds to a data stream from the CAN transceiver; and the logic module is configured in such a manner that it monitors a data stream from the microcontroller which is addressed to the CAN transceiver and, on the basis of a data frame contained in the data stream from the microcontroller, suppresses at least this data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Timo Maise, Paul Behrendt, Kai Schneider
  • Patent number: 10031799
    Abstract: A system for mitigating operational impairment of a computer system includes a plurality of computing nodes. Each of the computing nodes includes a processor and memory coupled to the processor. The computing nodes are configured to: implement a plurality of computing devices; identify an impairment in operation of a first of the computing devices; execute a first remediation operation to mitigate the impairment; analyze operation of the first of the computing devices after execution of the first remediation operation to determine whether the first remediation operation is effective to mitigate the impairment; and change a frequency with which the first remediation operation is applied to mitigate the impairment based on whether the first remediation operation is deemed effective to mitigate the impairment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Shao-Shien Young
  • Patent number: 10025693
    Abstract: A hardware access layer (HAL) is combined with a configurable shadow mechanism, that copies the specified memory or register segments accessed in remote hardware by a program being debugged. The HAL may be involved in all interrupt handling for the remote hardware. By making this shadow mechanism configurable during runtime, and using a standard debugging techniques, a developer can specify watchpoints to break program execution based on changes in the remotely attached hardware as indicated in the specified shadow register segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Joerg Schulze
  • Patent number: 10019300
    Abstract: A packet is identified at a port of a serial data link, and it is determined that the packet is associated with an error. Entry into an error recovery mode is initiated based on the determination that the packet is associated with the error. Entry into the error recovery mode can cause the serial data link to be forced down. In one aspect, forcing the data link down causes all subsequent inbound packets to be dropped and all pending outbound requests and completions to be aborted during the error recovery mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prahladachar Jayaprakash Bharadwaj, Alexander Brown, Debendra Das Sharma, Junaid Thaliyil
  • Patent number: 10002071
    Abstract: A method and a system are provided method for automating test environment operational activities. The method comprises creating, by a unified test environment management (UTEM) system, a configuration management database comprising information pertaining to at least one of a test infrastructure, test data, and a plurality of test environment incidents. The method comprises defining, by the (UTEM) system, one or more test environment incident management policies based on Information Technology Infrastructure Library and the configuration management database. In an embodiment, the one or more test environment incident management policies are defined to manage the plurality of test environment incidents. The method comprises selecting, by the (UTEM) system, a testing environment for resolving the plurality of test environment incidents based on the defined one or more test environment incident management policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Peri Narasimha Murthy
  • Patent number: 9990507
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for obtaining policy data specifying decoy data eligible to be inserted within a response to an access of a data store. The decoy data is detected in the response among a plurality of non-decoy data based at least upon the policy data. An action associated with the decoy data is initiated in response to the access of the data store meeting a configurable threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Harsha Ramalingam, Jesper Mikael Johansson, James Connelly Petts, Dominique Imjya Brezinski
  • Patent number: 9983921
    Abstract: Data lifecycle management is performed by managing metrics from a monitored system. A fault is identified from the monitored system. One or more metrics that are directly related to the fault and one or more metrics that are indirectly related to the fault by virtue of being directly or indirectly related to the one or more directly related metrics are identified and stored in a memory. A lifespan condition associated with the fault is identified. A lifespan for each of the directly and indirectly related metrics based on the identified lifespan condition is added or changed. A metric that is critically related to another metric will inherit the same lifespan, and a metric that is related but not critically related to another metric will not inherit the other metric's lifespan. Metrics are removed from the memory if their associated lifespans are over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thierry Supplisson, Eric Thiebaut-George
  • Patent number: 9973269
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device for proximity-based social and professional networking which features electronics and software for the passive automated local wireless exchange of personal and/or business information with other electronic devices is disclosed. In some embodiments, an electronic device includes a controller having an operations unit; a communication unit configured to receive and/or transmit data from a first external source; and a memory unit configured to communicate with the controller and receive and/or transmit data from the controller. The operations unit may be configured to determine if received data from the first external source meets a set threshold and wherein the operations unit may be configured to instruct communication unit to accept data that meets or exceeds said threshold. The communication unit may receive and transmit data from the first external source provided the external source is within a predetermined proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Mahasweta Sarkar, Christopher Paolini, Santosh Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 9971651
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an application subsystem and a platform subsystem. The application subsystem includes one or more first independent processes that provide a user with different functions of the electronic device, a first process monitoring circuit that detects a handling-required state of the first independent process, and a system state managing circuit that reboots the first independent process in which the handling-required state has occurred. The first process monitoring circuit that has detected the handling-required state transmits an error notification to the system state managing circuit. The system state managing circuit that has received the error notification reboots the first independent process in the handling-required state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Daijiro Kitamoto, Tomonori Naota
  • Patent number: 9952949
    Abstract: For a high availability cache, a cache module obtains permission to manage the cache in response to a failover event in a server cluster by communicating a cache coherency token. An update module rebuilds a cache directory from data stored in the cache and accesses the cache without reloading the data stored in the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Chiu, Yang Liu, Paul H. Muench, Timothy L. Toohey
  • Patent number: 9946593
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to discovering multiple previously unknown and undetected technical problems in fault tolerance and data recovery mechanisms of modern stream processing systems. In addition, it relates to providing technical solutions to these previously unknown and undetected problems. In particular, the technology disclosed relates to discovering the problem of modification of batch size of a given batch during its replay after a processing failure. This problem results in over-count when the input during replay is not a superset of the input fed at the original play. Further, the technology disclosed discovers the problem of inaccurate counter updates in replay schemes of modern stream processing systems when one or more keys disappear between a batch's first play and its replay. This problem is exacerbated when data in batches is merged or mapped with data from an external data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Elden Gregory Bishop, Jeffrey Chao
  • Patent number: 9948726
    Abstract: Systems and methods for feature reconstruction as well as dialog preservation during a server failure are described. Specifically, failover mechanisms are described which enable an endpoint to remain involved in a communication session as well as have communication features preserved during the communication session even though a server initially providing those communication features has failed. A survivable server is also described that has the ability to reconstruct features as well as dialogs based on state information received from the endpoint involved in the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Srinivasan Narayanan
  • Patent number: 9934677
    Abstract: Streaming data at a sensor is sensed and received. The streaming data includes a plurality of observations. For a current observation in the plurality of observations, a health of the current observation is determined. Based upon the health of the current observation, a penalty is determined. A Sensor Health Index (SHI) for the current observation is obtained by aggregating the penalty with at least one SHI of one or more previous observations from the plurality of observations. An alarm is selectively generated based upon the SHI of the current observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shaddy Abado, Xiaohui Hu, Devang Gandhi, Vivek Shah, Christopher Schreiner
  • Patent number: 9934093
    Abstract: A control device configured to control a storage device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to store, into the storage device, a plurality of data blocks including a plurality of data patterns, classify the plurality of data blocks into the plurality of data patterns, for each of the plurality of data patterns, count numbers of the classified plurality of data blocks classified into each of the plurality of data patterns, read a first data block among the plurality of data blocks from the storage device, select a first data pattern from the plurality of data patterns based on the counted numbers when an error is detected in first data included in the first data block, replacing the first data included in the first data block with the selected first data pattern, and output the first data block including the first data pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Terumasa Haneda
  • Patent number: 9904592
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods to manage memory latency operations are described. In one embodiment, an electronic device comprises a processor and a memory control logic to receive data from a remote memory device, store the data in a local cache memory, receive an error correction code indicator associated with the data, and implement a data management policy in response to the error correction code indicator. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Royer, Jr., Blaise Fanning, Eng Hun Ooi
  • Patent number: 9891603
    Abstract: A process control apparatus includes a hypervisor, a controller configured to run on the hypervisor and to communicate with a field apparatus to control an industrial process, an operation model definer configured to define an operation model, which is information establishing operation specifications derived from specifications of the controller, a trace information collector configured to collect traces of interactive motions between hardware and the controller, and a normality determiner configured to compare the operation model defined by the operation model definer with the information collected by the trace information collector and to determine the normality of the operation of the process control apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohno, Masanobu Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 9880907
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor, the logic being configured to cause the processor to receive, from a host, a command directed to a volume, the command including a parameter. The logic is further configured to cause the processor to evaluate a policy associated with the host, and, based on the evaluation of the policy associated with the host, determine a value of the parameter included in the command. Still yet, the logic is configured to cause the processor to open two copies of the volume in response to the parameter including a first value, and open only one of the two copies of the volume in response to the parameter including a second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erika M. Dawson, Katsuyoshi Katori, Takeshi Nohta, Joseph M. Swingler
  • Patent number: 9875149
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques performed by an application executing on a computing device. The application may have a graphical user interface (GUI) comprised of graphic objects displayed on a display of the computing device. The application may also have state data managed and stored by the application. The state data may specify features and layout of the GUI. The graphic objects may be displayed according to the state data. The application may dynamically adjust a threshold to different levels by monitoring user interactions with the GUI via an input device and setting the threshold to the different levels according to the user interactions with the GUI. Operations from an external source directed to the GUI are received. Each operation has a corresponding priority specific to the operation. The priorities and threshold levels are compared to determine whether to implement the operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sarah McDevitt, Clement Fauchere, Rick Duncan, Chris Whytock, Adrian Garside
  • Patent number: 9836245
    Abstract: A non-volatile solid-state storage is provided. The non-volatile solid state storage includes a non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) addressable by a processor external to the non-volatile solid state storage. The NVRAM is configured to store user data and metadata relating to the user data. The non-volatile solid state storage includes a flash memory addressable by the processor. The flash memory is configured to store the user data responsive to the processor directing transfer of the user data from the NVRAM to the flash memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hayes, Shantanu Gupta, John Davis, Brian Gold, Zhangxi Tan
  • Patent number: 9836354
    Abstract: A service provider system may implement ECC-like features when executing computations on GPUs that do not include sufficient error detection and recovery for computations that are sensitive to bit errors. During execution of critical computations on behalf of customers, the system may automatically instrument program instructions received from the customers to cause each computation to be executed using multiple sets of hardware resources (e.g., different host machines, processor cores, or internal hardware resources). The service may provide APIs with which customers may instrument their code for execution using redundant resource instances, or specify parameters for applying the ECC-like features. The service or customer may instrument code to perform (or cause the system to perform) checkpointing operations at particular points in the code, and to compare intermediate results produced by different hardware resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nachiketh Rao Potlapally, John Merrill Phillips, Nicholas Patrick Wilt, Deepak Singh, Scott Michael Le Grand