State Validity Check Patents (Class 714/21)
  • Patent number: 10445190
    Abstract: One embodiment facilitates data backup on at least one storage device. During operation, the system decodes, by a computing device, based on an error correction code, a first difference between a first and a second set of data to obtain a codeword, wherein the first set of data indicates a backup version and the second set of data indicates subsequent modifications to the first set of data. The system calculates a value based on a second difference between a first signature for the first set of data and a second signature for the second set of data. In response to determining that a decoding of the codeword based on a cyclic redundancy check matches the calculated value, the system stores the codeword on the at least one storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Shu Li
  • Patent number: 10382436
    Abstract: Techniques for network security are disclosed. In some implementations, an evaluation module determines whether a network communication from a computing device is allowable. The allowability of the communication is determined based on (1) whether the computing device is using an authorized source network address, and (2) whether a non-modifiable identifier of the computing device is authorized. The non-modifiable identifier is a fixed hardware identifier of the computing device, such as an identifier of a CPU, network interface card, storage device, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Chien
  • Patent number: 10289324
    Abstract: A method and system for improving operation of a memory device is provided. The method includes detecting, via sensors, environmental factors affecting an operation of individual hardware storage devices within an array of hardware storage devices. The environmental factors are analyzed with respect to operational characteristics of the individual hardware storage devices and a resulting expected failure rate for the individual hardware storage devices is determined. Array parameters associated with a hardware configuration for the array of hardware storage devices with respect to each expected failure rate are determined and associated issues are detected. Reliability characteristics and associated risks of the array of hardware storage devices are determined and a functionality of the array of hardware storage devices is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Auvenshine, Perry J. Gallo, Bent B. Holst, Mikael H. Lindstrom
  • Patent number: 10209975
    Abstract: Implementations are described of a computing device that migrates data and software applications from a first computing device to a second computing device, in order to preserve data and other application-related customizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Nichols, Samuel J. McKelvie, Navjot Virk, Mathew J. Dickson
  • Patent number: 10146506
    Abstract: This invention is multiply-accumulate circuit supporting a load of the accumulator. During multiply-accumulate operation a partial product generator forms partial produces from the product inputs. An adder tree sums the partial product and the accumulator value. The sum is stored back in the accumulator overwriting the prior value. During load operation an input gate forces one of the product inputs to all 0's. Thus the partial product generator generates partial products corresponding to a zero product. The adder tree adds this zero product to the external load value. The sum, which corresponds to the external load value is stored back in the accumulator overwriting the prior value. A multiplexer at the side input of the adder tree selects the accumulator value for normal operation or the external load value for load operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Darrell E. Tinker, Keerthinarayan Heragu
  • Patent number: 9837015
    Abstract: A display device includes a non-volatile memory device including a plurality of memory sets and a controller to store deterioration data of the pixels in each of the memory sets, to compensate input image data based on the deterioration data to generate output image data, and to provide output signals corresponding to the output image data to the scan driver and the data driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Boo-Dong Kwak, Jun-Heyung Jung
  • Patent number: 9495230
    Abstract: A testing method used to check if an application executed in an operating system is crashed. The operating system is provided with a first value corresponding to the application, and the first value is stored in a storage unit. The testing method includes the following steps: send a message in a predetermined time period to the application to request a feedback from the application, and adjust the first value stored in the storage unit to another value by proceeding a predetermined algorithm; reboot the operating system if the said another value is equal to a second value; reset the said another value stored in the storage unit to the first value if the application gives the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: ACCTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keng-Shao Liu
  • Patent number: 9479355
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a first network, a second network, and a core network connecting the first network to the second network. The first network includes a first set of two or more network devices, wherein the first network has a first spanning tree associated therewith. Similarly, the second network includes a second set of two or more network devices, wherein the second network has a second spanning tree associated therewith, wherein the second spanning tree is separate from the first spanning tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrice Bellagamba
  • Patent number: 9424892
    Abstract: A storage device includes a controller device and a memory device. The controller device transmits communication information to which route information is added, the route information indicating a route to a destination of the communication information and including an address of a relay point that the communication information passes through before reaching the destination of the communication information. The memory device receives the communication information, and to transmit the communication information to a next relay point, when the destination of the communication information is not the local memory device, by using the address of the relay point included in the route information of the communication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Terumasa Haneda
  • Patent number: 9417986
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for classifying system library errors detected by a dynamic analysis tool executing in a first client of a plurality of clients. The dynamic analysis tool monitors an execution of an application. The dynamic analysis tool identifies one or more errors that are related to at least one of a plurality of system libraries called by the application during the execution. For each identified error, the dynamic analysis tool evaluates the error relative to error data observed in a dynamic analysis tool executing in the other clients, and flagging the error as an error that is not caused by a user based on the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, Lee N. Helgeson, Justin K. King, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 9360918
    Abstract: A multi-core data processor includes multiple data processor cores and a circuit. The multiple data processor cores each include a power state controller having a first input for receiving an idle signal, a second input for receiving a release signal, a third input for receiving a control signal, and an output for providing a current power state. In response to the idle signal, the power state controller causes a corresponding data processor core to enter an idle state. In response to the release signal, the power state controller changes the current power state from the idle state to an active state in dependence on the control signal. The circuit is coupled to each of the multiple data processor cores for providing the control signal in response to current power states in the multiple data processor cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Srilatha Manne, Sanjay Pant, Youngtaek Kim, Michael J. Schulte
  • Patent number: 9219618
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system comprising: an information processing device; and a terminal management device that manages the information processing device, wherein: the information processing device has: a transmission section that transmits notification data denoting at least an operating state to the terminal management device; and a switch section that switches a notification destination of the notification data transmitted from the transmission section, based on return information for the notification data; and the terminal management device has: a return section that sends back the return information in response to the notification data transmitted from the information processing device; and a notification destination information insertion section that inserts notification destination change information for changing the notification destination of the notification data into the return information sent back by the return section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahito Sakui, Yoshinobu Araya, Yoshihisa Taira
  • Patent number: 9201787
    Abstract: A computing system a storage device and a file system. The storage device includes a storage area having flash memory. The file system is configured to divide the storage area into multiple zones, multiple sections and multiple blocks, and to write a log in each block. The file system includes a block allocation module. The block allocation module is configured to allocate a target block, in which a log is to be written, by a continuous block allocation method according to which a block having a continuous address with a most recently selected block is set as the target block. The block allocation module is further configured to find a free section from the multiple sections when it is not possible to allocate the target block by the continuous block allocation method, and to set a block in the found free section as the target block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul Lee, Jae-Geuk Kim, Chang-Man Lee, Joo-Young Hwang
  • Patent number: 9195320
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating dynamic signage using a painted surface display system is described. The method may include capturing image data with at least a camera of a painted surface display system. The method may also include analyzing the image data to determine a real-world context proximate to a painted surface, wherein the painted surface is painted with a photo-active paint. The method may also include determining electronic signage data based on the determined real-world context. The method may also include generating a sign image from the determined electronic signage data based on the determined real-world context, and driving a spatial electromagnetic modulator to emit electromagnetic stimulation in the form of the sign image to cause the photo active paint to display the sign image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Johnny Lee, Eric Teller, William Graham Patrick, Eric Peeters
  • Patent number: 9164863
    Abstract: Detecting crowds is provided. A location is selected in a set of locations a user of a client device wants to go to based on data within a profile associated with the user. A set of data inputs is monitored to determine a number of people currently at the selected location. Then, in response to determining that the number of people currently at the selected location is not greater than a user-defined threshold level of people for the selected location, a mapped route to the selected location is sent to the client device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Grant D. Miller, Scott W. Pollyea, Hamza Yaswi
  • Patent number: 9009527
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for recovering a volume table and data sets from a corrupted volume. Data corruption is detected in a volume having data sets. A volume table having information on the data sets allocated in the volume is diagnosed. A backup volume table comprising a most recent valid backup of the volume table is accessed from a backup of the volume in response to determining that the diagnosed volume table is not valid. Content from the backup volume table is processed to bring to a current state in a recovery volume table for a recovery volume. The data sets in the volume are processed to determine whether they are valid. The valid data sets are moved to the recovery volume. A data recovery operation is initiated for the data sets determined not to be valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle B. Dudgeon, Franklin E. McCune, David C. Reed, Max D. Smith
  • Patent number: 8966312
    Abstract: A method or apparatus detects a memory corruption of at least one portion of memory during run-time and corrects the memory corruption of the at least one portion of memory by replacing the at least one portion of memory with a backup of the at least one portion of memory. In this way, memory corruption can be corrected in a timely fashion while minimizing security risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Virsec Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Satya V. Gupta, Prashant Shenoy
  • Patent number: 8949663
    Abstract: A multi-core processor includes a monitored processor core whose process result is to be monitored; a monitoring processor core group including two or more monitoring processors which can perform a process for monitoring the monitored processor core; an evaluating part configured to evaluate a processing load of the monitoring processor core group; and a controlling part configured to make the monitoring processor core group perform the process for monitoring the monitored processor core in a distributed manner if the processing load of the monitoring processor core group evaluated by the evaluating part is low, and make the monitoring processor of the monitoring processor core group perform the process for monitoring the monitored processor core if the processing load of the monitoring processor core group evaluated by the evaluating part is high, the monitoring processor performing a process whose priority is relatively low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Ueda
  • Publication number: 20150033074
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein provide for managing devices through a Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface (SAS) expander. The SAS expander includes a processor adapted to detect deadlock conditions in a SAS environment. In one embodiment, the SAS expander is operable to detect an Open Address Frame associated with a connection request from a source device to a destination device. The Open Address Frame includes a source address and a destination address associated with the source device and the destination device, respectively. The expander receives an arbitration in progress status on a partial pathway that is associated with the connection request. The expander is further operable to modify the Open Address Frame to include a deadlock indicator and forward the modified Open Address Frame on the partial pathway. When the modified Open Address Frame is received, the expander initiates pathway recovery upon determination that the deadlock indicator is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Vidyadhar Pinglikar, Shankar T. More
  • Patent number: 8943209
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for PCRF fault tolerance are disclosed. One exemplary method for PCRF fault tolerance includes sending, from the PCRF to a Diameter peer, a message concerning Diameter application session state information associated with Diameter application sessions currently or previously managed by the PCRF. The method further includes receiving, by the PCRF, a message from the Diameter peer in response to the message concerning the Diameter application session state information. The method further includes, determining, by the PCRF and based on the response, whether the Diameter application session state information maintained by the PCRF is accurate. The method further includes, in response to determining that the Diameter application session state information maintained by the PCRF is not accurate, requesting, by the PCRF, Diameter application session state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Tekelec, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Cervenak, Yusun Kim Riley, Uri Baniel, Peter J. Marsico
  • Patent number: 8938645
    Abstract: A quick buffer validity check can optionally be performed when a potential invalidity of the content of a buffer is identified. The identifying of the potential invalidity condition can include determining that a most recent lifecycle management event timestamp is more recent than a most recent buffer validity check timestamp for the buffer. To determine whether the buffer contents need to be refreshed, a list of the last changed timestamps for the constituent elements of the buffer can be compared to a new list. If the new list and the old list are not identical, the buffer can be rebuilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Uwe Schlarb, Stefan Baeuerle
  • Patent number: 8930638
    Abstract: A cache coherency controller, a system comprising such, and a method of its operation are disclosed. The coherency controller ensures that target-side security checking rules are not violated by the performance-improving processes commonly used in coherency controllers such as dropping, merging, invalidating, forwarding, and snooping. This is done by ensuring that requests marked for target-side security checking and any other requests to overlapping addresses are forwarded directly to the target-side security filter without modification or side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Moll, Jean-Jacques Lecler, Philippe Boucard
  • Publication number: 20140380097
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for recovering a volume table and data sets from a volume. Content from a backup volume table comprising a valid backup of a volume table from backup of the volume is processed to generate a recovery volume table for a recovery volume. The data sets in the volume are processed to determine whether they are valid. The valid data sets are moved to the recovery volume. A data recovery operation is initiated for the data sets determined not to be valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kyle B. Dudgeon, Franklin E. McCune, David C. Reed, Max D. Smith
  • Patent number: 8918675
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to detecting and rectifying corruption in a distributed clock in a distributed system. Aspects may include receiving a sequence number used as part of the distributed clock at a node and determining if the sequence number is corrupt. In order to provide an effective mechanism for determining a sequence number is corrupt and taking corrective actions, a valid sequence number range may be determined, a propagation count associated with the sequence number may be evaluated, an estimated sequence number may be calculated, and an epoch number associated with the sequence number may be evaluated. Additionally, in exemplary aspects node with a corrupt trusted sequence values may self diagnosis and terminate associated processes to prevent further propagation of the corrupt sequence number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Garret J. Buban, Ritesh Kumar
  • Publication number: 20140372801
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are provided for implementing shared adapter configuration updates concurrent with maintenance actions for a Single Root Input/Output Virtualization (SRIOV) adapter in a computer system. A configuration of the adapter is decoupled from the state of the adapter during a recovery period. When a configuration request is received, the configuration request is validated. Responsive to a valid configuration request, the saved configuration state of the adapter is updated. Once the adapter completes recovery, the adapter is restored to the new configuration instead of the configuration prior to failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Charles S. Graham, John R. Oberly, III, Timothy J. Schimke
  • Patent number: 8892946
    Abstract: Verifying speculative multithreading in an application executing in a computing system, including: executing one or more test instructions serially thereby producing a serial result, including insuring that all data dependencies among the test instructions are satisfied; executing the test instructions speculatively in a plurality of threads thereby producing a speculative result; and determining whether a speculative multithreading error exists including: comparing the serial result to the speculative result and, if the serial result does not match the speculative result, determining that a speculative multithreading error exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mitchell D. Felton
  • Patent number: 8892941
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for recovering a volume table and data sets from a corrupted volume. Data corruption is detected in a volume having data sets. A volume table having information on the data sets allocated in the volume is diagnosed. A backup volume table comprising a most recent valid backup of the volume table is accessed from a backup of the volume in response to determining that the diagnosed volume table is not valid. Content from the backup volume table is processed to bring to a current state in a recovery volume table for a recovery volume. The data sets in the volume are processed to determine whether they are valid. The valid data sets are moved to the recovery volume. A data recovery operation is initiated for the data sets determined not to be valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle B. Dudgeon, Franklin E. McCune, David C. Reed, Max D. Smith
  • Patent number: 8886873
    Abstract: A single segment data structure and method for storing data objects employing a single segment data object having a header and a data record. The header includes a segment length field describing the length of memory reserved for the data record and the data record contains at least one data instance object. Each of the data instance objects has a data instance header and data field. The header includes a data instance state field and a data instance length field. The data instance length field contains data representing the length of the data instance data field allowing for variable length “in place” updating. The data instance state field contains data representing an object state of the instance data. Only one of the data instance objects of the data record of the single segment data object has a valid object state. The state field facilitates a power loss recovery process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Wanmo Wong, Karunakaran Muthasamy
  • Publication number: 20140304550
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to error detection for files. In aspects, before allowing updates to a clean file, a flag marking the file as dirty is written to non-volatile storage. Thereafter, the file may be updated as long as desired. Periodically or at some other time, the file may be marked as clean after all outstanding updates to the file and error codes associated with the file are written to storage. While waiting for outstanding updates and error codes to be written to storage, if additional requests to update the file are received, the file may be marked as dirty again prior to allowing the additional requests to update the file. The request to write a clean flag regarding the file may be done lazily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas J. Miller, Jonathan M. Cargille, William R. Tipton, Surendra Verma
  • Patent number: 8856591
    Abstract: A system includes a production computer machine that includes an operating system and a driver stack. The driver stack includes a file system layer, a recovery driver, a storage layer, a driver layer, a bus driver layer, and a storage device. The system also includes a backup computer processor coupled to the production computer machine via the recovery driver. The recovery driver is configured to commence a recovery of data from the backup computer processor, receive a disk access request from the file system layer, determine if the disk access request accesses data that has not yet been recovered from the backup computer processor, and initiate an on-demand recovery request from the backup computer processor when the data has not been recovered from the backup computer processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhiye Wang
  • Publication number: 20140281711
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and/or computer program product protects a managed runtime from stack corruption due to native code condition handling. A native condition handler, which is associated with a managed runtime, percolates a condition. A condition handler of the managed runtime receives notification of the condition in a native code portion, and the condition handler of the managed runtime marks a thread associated with the condition. Responsive to a determination by the native code handler to resume execution of the marked thread by either call back into or a return to the managed runtime, the managed runtime determines whether a request is associated with the marked thread. Responsive to a determination that the request is associated with the marked thread, the managed runtime performs diagnostics and the managed runtime is terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: FRANCIS J. D. BOGSANYI, GRAHAM A. CHAPMAN, GAVIN ROLLESTON
  • Patent number: 8839033
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for recovering a failed data summarization. According to one embodiment, recovering a failed instance can comprise processing existing summarization instances identified as instances for which a new data summarization instance needs to wait. Upon a completion or a timeout of each of the instances identified as instances for which the new data summarization instance needs to wait, an exclusive lock can be acquired on a table storing scope information for the plurality of data summarization instances. One or more existing data summarization instances that match the new data summarization instance or that have an overlapping scope with the new data summarization instance can be processed, remaining tasks to be performed by the new data summarization instance can be defined, the exclusive lock can be released, and the remaining tasks to be performed by the new data summarization instance can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Shane Robert Vermette, Amrit Mishra, Vijay Manguluru, Ajit Kumar Das
  • Patent number: 8799709
    Abstract: A snapshot management method includes detecting a change in a configuration of a virtual machine; recording, in a storage unit, a snapshot of a file system of the virtual machine when the change in the configuration is detected; and determining a stable operation of the virtual machine by monitoring an operation status of the virtual machine and deleting, from the storage unit, the last recorded snapshot for the virtual machine when the operation status satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Fumi Iikura, Yasuhide Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8782388
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a main memory unit storing while on-power; an auxiliary storage unit functionable even off-power; a control unit performing hibernation of generating operating-state data indicating a state when the power is lost, storing the data in the auxiliary storage unit, and, when restored, reading the data from the auxiliary storage unit; and a security chip that including a configuration register, encrypts data, and storing the data in the auxiliary storage unit. The control unit includes: a first registration unit performing, when the data is generated, calculation based thereon to obtain a calculated value; a second registration unit performing, when the data is read from the auxiliary storage unit at the hibernation, calculation based on the data to obtain a calculated value to write it into the configuration register; and a verification unit performing verification at boot-up from the hibernation based on the value written.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Shigeya Senda
  • Patent number: 8775873
    Abstract: In a data processing apparatus, when an instruction for starting validation is provided, or when definition information is updated, data input from a data source is collected, and a process for narrowing down of the collected data is executed. In the data narrowing process, by extracting records and items as process targets according to the definition information that defines the operation of the apparatus, the number of data items used for validation is reduced. Then, the operation is validated using the narrowed data. In the operation validation process, a virtual transfer destination of output of data is provided within the apparatus, and the data is output to the virtual transfer destination, for comparison with the output data, whereby the validation of the operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masao Tomofuji, Shigeo Yoshikawa, Minoru Inoue
  • Patent number: 8769338
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is disclosed including one or more communication devices, an operational controller configured by a state device in a normal mode for the communication device, which may consume more power than in a low power mode. The operational controller retains an operational state in a normal mode for the communication device that may be corrupted during low power mode. A save-restore processor operates a configuration bus and an essentially non-volatile memory at the start a low power mode to retain the operational state and end of the low power mode to restore the operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rudolph Yeung, Patrick Chan
  • Patent number: 8756459
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting faults in a system. The method comprising maintaining diagnostic history for one or more system components; receiving system information about operational state and relational interaction among system components; determining if one or more system components are to be examined, in response to performing an analysis of the diagnostic history, wherein the analysis is performed to determine if the diagnostic history includes any information that may indicate that certain system components or combinations of components are suspected of causing a problem detected in the system, wherein the diagnostic history is maintained based on an at least one examination performed on said one or more components when said one or more components were installed in a system other than the system in which the problem is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Orna Raz-Pelleg, Aviad Zlotnick
  • Publication number: 20140157049
    Abstract: An “operate with missing region” feature allows a cluster to continue servicing reads for available regions even when some regions are missing. Upon a given node failure condition, the cluster is placed in an effective read-only mode for all regions. The node failure condition typically is one where there has been a failure of an authoritative region copy and no backup copy is then available. Typically, “read-only” means no client write or update requests succeed while the cluster is in this state. Those requests should fail with an error message that indicates failure because of the read-only status. Preferably, such requests are re-tried. In this mode, regions are only allowed to perform read operations but the cluster continues to operate with missing regions, and missing regions are entered on a region map. The cluster then automatically recovers returning missing regions, after which it leaves the read-only state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Alan G. Bryant, Kevin S. Grimaldi, Trek Palmer, David B. Pinkney
  • Patent number: 8732499
    Abstract: A state retention component is provided which is configured to form part of data processing circuitry. The state retention component is configured to hold a state value at a node of the data processing circuitry when the data processing circuitry enters a low power mode. The state retention component comprises a scan input, wherein the state retention component configured, when a scan enable signal is asserted, to read in the state value from a scan input value applied at the scan input, and a scan output, wherein the state retention component is configured, when the scan enable signal is asserted, to read out the state value to the scan output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventor: David Walter Flynn
  • Patent number: 8713391
    Abstract: A system for testing an integrated circuit, in which the system includes a deserializer, a frame sync module, and a diagnostic module. The deserializer is external to the integrated circuit and is configured to receive messages in a serial data format, wherein the messages include test results associated with the integrated circuit, and deserialize the messages into data frames. The frame sync module is configured to provide control code based on the data frames, wherein the control code includes, in a digital format, status information associated with the messages deserialized into the data frames. The diagnostic module is configured to generate, based on the control code, diagnostic data associated with states of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Saeed Azimi, Son Ho, Daniel Smathers
  • Patent number: 8677110
    Abstract: A client terminal receives, in response to a boot command issued by a user to boot the client terminal, a first start command to start monitoring. The client terminal acquires first time information, repeatedly at certain time intervals from a basic software, and stores the first time information in a storage area. The client terminal receives a termination command to terminate the basic software. If the termination command is a command to terminate the basic software by using the basic software, the client terminal stores normal termination information in the storage area. When a second start command is received, and no normal termination information is stored in the storage area, the client terminal acquires second time information from the basic software and creates, depending on a result of comparison between the second time information and the first time information, log information relating to a termination of the basic software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kanako Ogasawara, Tadashi Okada
  • Patent number: 8671181
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, synchronizing records in peer devices. In one aspect, a method includes comparing, in a first peer device, a peer record received from a second peer device based on an IP address of the peer record from the second peer device and an IP address of a record stored in a host table of the first peer device. Unique agent identifiers, MAC addresses and time stamps are also compared to determine whether the peer record indicates a new host device, a new IP assignment to a known host device, or a new user logged into a known host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventor: Srinivasan Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 8667323
    Abstract: Processing for file system volume error detection and processing for resultant error correction are separated to support system availability and user satisfaction. File system volumes for storing data structures are proactively scanned while the volumes remain online to search for errors or corruptions thereon. Found errors are scheduled to be corrected, i.e., spot corrected, dependent on the severity of the identified errors, error correction scheduling and/or at the determination of a file system administrator and/or user, to assist in maintaining minimal user and file system impact. When spot correction is initialized, one file system volume at a time is taken offline for correction. Spot correction verifies prior logged corruptions for the offline volume, and if independently verified, attempts to correct the prior noted corruptions. Volumes are retained offline only for the time necessary to verify and attempt to correct prior noted volume corruptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sarosh C. Havewala, Neal R. Christiansen, John D. Slingwine, Daniel Chan, Craig A. Barkhouse
  • Patent number: 8657669
    Abstract: An operating system for a gaming system includes a data producer which generates non-reproducible data relating to a transaction carried out in respect of the gaming system. A data consumer is in communication with the data producer for storing data relating to the non-reproducible data. A game controller is in communication with the data producer and the data consumer which effects communications between the data producer and the data consumer by means of a transaction-based protocol. The invention also relates to the use of data storage device for a gaming system that includes a local power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Robert Lindley Muir, John Boesen, Mike Jones
  • Publication number: 20140053022
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for hosting a virtual machine from a snapshot. In particular, a snapshot of a virtual machine hosted on a primary computing device may be created. The virtual machine may be hosted on a secondary computing device using the snapshot, for example, when a failure of the virtual machine on the primary computing device occurs. If a virtual machine type (format) of the snapshot is not supported by the secondary computing device, then the virtual machine within the snapshot may be converted to a virtual machine type supported by the secondary computing device. In this way, the virtual machine may be operable and/or accessible on the secondary computing device despite the failure. Hosting the virtual machine on the secondary computing device provides, among other things, fault tolerance for the virtual machine and/or applications comprised therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: NetApp Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Paul Forgette, Deepak Kenchammana-Hosekote, Shravan Gaonkar, Arthur Franklin Lent
  • Patent number: 8650441
    Abstract: A data programming circuit is provided. The data programming circuit includes a one-time-programmable (OTP) memory and a control unit. The control unit stores a plurality of sections of a read-only memory (ROM) code into a free space of the OTP memory. In response to the sections of the plurality of sections that have the same content, the control unit stores a specific address into the OTP memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Yung-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8639975
    Abstract: A data processing system 2 is used to perform processing operations to generate a result value. The processing circuitry which generates the result value has an error resistant portion 32 and an error prone portion 30. The probability of an error in operation of the error prone portion for a given set of operating parameters (clk, V) is greater than the probability of an error for that same set of operating parameters within the error resistant portion. Error detection circuitry 38 detects any errors arising in the error prone portion. Parameter control circuitry 40 responds to detected errors to adjust the set of operating parameters to maintain a non-zero error rate in the errors detected by the error detection circuitry. Errors within the one or more bits generated by the error prone portion are not corrected as the apparatus is tolerant to errors occurring within such bit values of the result value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Whatmough, David Michael Bull, Shidhartha Das, Daniel Kershaw
  • Publication number: 20140006859
    Abstract: A method is provided for managing data of a storage system. The data managing method includes storing write data transferred from a host in a storage device, and performing a scrubbing operation for verifying validity of the stored write data by the storage device in response to a scrubbing command from the host. The scrubbing command includes a validity verification period of the scrubbing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JUN KIL RYU
  • Patent number: 8621276
    Abstract: Perceived corruptions encountered on file system volumes, and which cannot be initially remedied online, are processed to verify whether they are true, existing volume data structure corruptions or, alternatively, false positives. Upon the verification of one or more of a volume's corruptions, error scanning is performed to check for, and attempt to remedy online, all the existing corruptions on the volume. Subsequent to error scanning processing, if one or more verified corruptions continue to exist on a file system volume, at file system boot up time spot corruption correction is performed to attempt to remedy the existing, verified corruptions on the volume. Spot corruption correction is performed to attempt to correct verified data structure corruptions on a volume of the file system while the volume is maintained offline for the time necessary to attempt to correct its prior identified corruptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sarosh C. Havewala, Neal R. Christiansen, John D. Slingwine, Daniel Chan, Craig A. Barkhouse, Lane Haury, Kiran Kumar G. Bangalore, Thiago Sigrist
  • Patent number: 8621267
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein generally relate to methods and systems for using an extended patching procedure for correction or repair of logical data portions, pages, or sectors of a computer data storage device. The extended patching procedure targets for repair not only the page(s) appearing to be defective or unusable based on a failed read operation for a data transfer request, but also additional pages. Determining the additional pages to include for automatic patching is based on: statistical distribution analyzes to include pages within the physical or logical vicinity of the original page, information about the underlying storage device technology or Input/Output (I/O) subsystem, and/or historical data about error conditions for areas related to the original page. Preemptively patching pages based on extended page lists improves system performance by reducing the total number of costly repair processes and by avoiding situations involving correction actions that fail to resolve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre Santana da Costa, Umair Ahmad, Brett A. Shirley, Matthew G. Gossage