Of Computer Software Faults Patents (Class 714/38.1)
  • Patent number: 10782942
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments may provide an automated approach for processing an input data sample to yield a set of object classes, a parser and one or more unit tests for input data that is to be integrated into a data lake. The objects may be readily queried and, in some instances, may be Plain Old Java Objects (POJO's). The exemplary embodiments may process an input data sample to better understand the format of the input data. The input sample may be processed to identify entities, such as records, objects or the like, in the input data sample. The input data sample may be processed on a line by line basis to identify fields in the entities. Once the format of the input data is determined from the input data sample, a parser may be generated to parse the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Trost, Peter Godofsky
  • Patent number: 10777297
    Abstract: A method to refresh copies of firmware based on ages of those copies of the firmware is described. The method includes determining, by a memory subsystem, an age of a first copy of firmware, which is stored in the memory components of the memory subsystem, is greater than a refresh interval, wherein the age of the copy of firmware is tracked in a firmware age table. In response to determining that the age of the first copy of the firmware is greater than the refresh interval, the memory subsystem refreshes the first copy of the firmware in the memory components. Further, the memory subsystem updates the age of the first copy of the firmware in the firmware age table in response to refreshing the first copy of the firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Christian M. Gyllenskog
  • Patent number: 10761961
    Abstract: A method may include obtaining multiple lines of programming code of a program, and obtaining multiple test cases for testing the program, where each of the test cases includes an assertion upon which a result of a respective test case is based. The method may also include executing the program for each of the test cases, and identifying affected lines of programming code that influence the assertions. The method may additionally include calculating a risk score for at least one of the lines of programming code based on the affected lines of programming code and the assertion, the risk score indicative of a likelihood that the at least one of the lines of programming code includes a fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ripon K. Saha, Mukul R. Prasad, Indradeep Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10761836
    Abstract: At least one ALM artifact, indexed by a unified data store, that does not comply with at least one process convention can be identified. Responsive to identifying the ALM artifact, indexed by the unified data store, that does not comply with the process convention, a determination can be made by a process convention agent executed by a processor as to whether script code is available to update the ALM artifact to comply with the process convention. Responsive to the process convention agent determining that script code is available to update the ALM artifact to comply with the process convention, the process convention agent can automatically execute the script code to update the ALM artifact to comply with the process convention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhtar B. Akbulut, Mark T. Buquor, Vivek Garg, Matthew P. Jarvis, David Liman, Nimit K. Patel, Scott R. Patterson, Richard D. Watts, Keith A. Wells
  • Patent number: 10742486
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network assurance system discretizes parameter values of a plurality of time series of measurements obtained from a monitored network by assigning tags to the parameter values. The network assurance system detects occurrences of a particular type of failure event in the monitored network. The network assurance system identifies a set of the assigned tags that frequently co-occur with the occurrences of the particular type of failure event. The network assurance system determines, using a Bayesian framework, rankings for the tags in the identified set based on how well each of the tags acts as a predictor of the failure event. The network assurance system initiates performance of a corrective measure for the failure event based in part on the determined rankings for the tags in the identified set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Grégory Mermoud, Abhishek Kumar, Jean-Philippe Vasseur
  • Patent number: 10733083
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to testing application code. A computer system, in various embodiments, receives application code to be tested by the computer system and separate information defining actions to be performed at specified locations within the application code. In various embodiments, the computer system executes the application code in a test environment in which the actions defined by the separate information are retrieved and performed by a plurality of threads of the application code at the specified locations to control flow of the plurality of threads through the application code. In some embodiments, a first one of the plurality of threads is operable to perform at least one of the actions to control the flow of a second one of the plurality of threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wilding, Punit B. Shah
  • Patent number: 10733633
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring an online video advertisement system include receiving a request for insertion of an online video advertisement, determining, selectively based on presence of a debug suffix, whether the request includes a debug request, performing a bidding auction to select a winning bid, and sending debug information, in response to the request, upon determination that the request includes the debug request. The debug data includes bid data received during the bidding auction. In one advantageous aspect, the use of hypertext transfer protocol headers to communicate debug information allows for activation and deactivation of the debugging operation transparently, e.g., without changing the underlying application layer workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Endo, Daniel Hsiung, Aaron Stone, Amanda Roever, Evan Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10733520
    Abstract: An automated method of making a prediction regarding development of a software product includes receiving code changes information, build information, and failure information related to the software product. Entries are stored in a database, wherein each entry links a subset of the code changes information with a subset of the build information and with a subset of the failure information. A first matrix and a second matrix are generated using the entries in the database. Multi-target entropy calculations are performed based on the first matrix and the second matrix. The prediction regarding the development of the software product is performed based on the multi-target entropy calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Juan A. Llanes-Tosar, Flore Q. Yuan, Aleks M. Gershaft, Ziying Zheng, Jacek A. Czerwonka
  • Patent number: 10726150
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer readable media for indicating data object exposure in a cloud computing environment. In a particular embodiment, a method provides receiving information about a data object from the cloud computing environment. The method further provides analyzing the information to determine a plurality of exposure characteristics for the data object. The method further includes determining an indication of exposure of the data object based on the plurality of exposure characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PALO ALTO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Nishant Doshi
  • Patent number: 10725842
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable media are described for detecting system outages using application event logs. Various aspects may include obtaining several prior application event logs where the status of the system is known at the time the application event logs were recorded. Additionally, various aspects may include determining characteristics of prior application event logs which were recorded during a system outage, and/or determining characteristics of prior application event logs which were recorded while the system was available. When current application event logs are obtained where the status of the system is unknown at the time the current application event logs are recorded, various aspects include comparing the current application event logs to the prior application event logs to determine that a system outage has occurred based upon the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Bernico, Brian Alexander, Abigail A Scott, Andrew J Rader
  • Patent number: 10708459
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that may communicate with a server, which may include: a storage that stores a virus pattern file; and a hardware processor that discriminates, when a transition is made from a state in which power supply to the hardware processor is interrupted to a state in which the power supply to the hardware processor is made, whether the virus pattern file in the storage is a latest version, in communication with the server, includes an updater that updates, when discriminating that the virus pattern file is not the latest version, the virus pattern file to a virus pattern file from the server, discriminates whether a job accepted is a first type of job using data from outside the image forming apparatus or a second type of job using data generated inside the image forming apparatus, and executes the first type after the update by the updater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Yuki Asai, Katsuhiko Akita, Shinya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10698788
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a server, a monitoring device and a monitoring system are provided. The method includes: setting a system event to be monitored from the server; setting a trigger recording mode and a predetermined recording amount for recording system information of the server; capturing the system information related to the system event from a baseboard management controller (BMC) managing the server into a storage circuit according to the trigger recording mode and the predetermined recording amount; and displaying the system information stored in the storage circuit on an user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Wiwynn Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Chieh Yeh, Ming-Sheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10701131
    Abstract: Systems and methods for capturing interaction data relating to a host application (app) implemented on a mobile device are disclosed. A tracking module is embedded in the host application. Interaction data relating to the host application is captured on the mobile device with the tracking module. The captured interaction data is transmitted from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Alexei R. White, Mitchell Cohen, Michael Han, Ho Yan Leung
  • Patent number: 10684910
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: obtaining iteratively captured frames of image data representing a user interface screen, wherein one or more of the frames of image data represents an error screen indicating an error condition of one or more resource of a plurality of resources of a services system; performing recognition processing using image data of the captured frames of image data to determine an error classifier associated to the error screen: determining one or more action based on the error classifier; and performing the one or more action in response to the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kwan Yin Andrew Chau, Tony Le, Patrick Wong, Dien D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10678740
    Abstract: A coordinated component interface control framework may deterministically reproduce behavior of a data processing pipeline. The framework may include a controller that controls input to, output from, and/or execution of a component of the pipeline. The framework may also tune performance of the pipeline and/or enable parallel processing of the pipeline, even across different machines, while preserving the ability to deterministically reproduce behavior of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Lee Askeland, Ryan Martin Cahoon, Andrew Lewis King
  • Patent number: 10664379
    Abstract: A method for verifying source code for a program includes determining that a new version of the source code is available. One or more verification tools are determined to use for verification of the new version of the source code from a verification specification associated with the source code. A plurality of verification tasks to perform for the verification of the new version of the source code are automatically determined from the verification specification associated with the source code. The plurality of verification tasks for the new version of the source code are automatically performed using the one or more verification tools. A determination is then made as to whether the new version of the source code is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Juan Rodriguez Hortala, Neha Rungta, Mark R. Tuttle, Serdar Tasiran, Michael Tautschnig, Andrea Nedic, Carsten Varming, John Byron Cook, Sean McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 10657256
    Abstract: One information processing apparatus among a plurality of information processing apparatuses performs virus detection processing for detecting a computer virus. When a computer virus has been detected from the one information processing apparatus by the virus detection processing, the one information processing apparatus transmits an execution request to perform the virus detection processing to another information processing apparatus different from the one information processing apparatus among the plurality of information processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Akita, Yuji Okamoto, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Masami Yamada, Atsushi Tamura, Yasutaka Ito, Yoshikazu Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 10649836
    Abstract: In some examples, a server may receive, from a computing device, an error message generated by an executable file that is being executed by the computing device. The server may create, based at least in part on the error message, a search query and perform a search of one or more resources, such as, for example, knowledgebase(s), coding-related forum(s), and the like. The server may receive search results associated with the search query and rank the search results based on one or more criteria to create ranked results. For example, a particular result of the ranked results may include (1) a link to a page that includes a potential solution to an error that caused the error message to be generated and (2) a rank identifying a relevancy of the potential solution to the error. The server may send the ranked results to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.L.P.
    Inventors: Susobhit Panigrahi, Shourya Pratap Singh, Sarthak Mahapatra, Arundhati Mahapatro, Joydeep Mishra
  • Patent number: 10635573
    Abstract: A method and system including a display; at least one application programming interface (API) including one or more parameters, wherein the API communicates with a code of a system under test; a code testing module including a multiple variant generation and handling module; and a code testing processor in communication with the code testing module and operative to execute processor-executable process steps to cause the system to: receive data identifying the API; display one or more parameters associated with the API; generate, with the multiple variant generation and handling module, one or more variants based on values associated with the one or more parameters; receive the one or more generated variants at a variant injector; inject the one or more generated variants into the code via the API; and execute the code with the one or more injected generated variants. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Vipul Tickoo, Harshpreet Singh, Shweta Goyal
  • Patent number: 10635502
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and computer-readable storage mediums for training ML models in aPaaS architectures including actions of receiving, at a training master provided using a first VM, a training request to train a ML model, the training request being received from a first tenant in a multi-tenant, aPaaS architecture, initiating, by the training master, training of the ML model by a training worker provided using a second VM, during training of the ML model, periodically updating training storage metadata based on metadata describing progress of the training of the ML model, and in response to completion of the training of the ML model, storing a trained ML model in a model storage of the aPaaS architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Sasmito Adibowo
  • Patent number: 10628428
    Abstract: An error management system can provide search results based on a received stack trace. For example, the error management system receives, from a client device, a search query including a stack trace. The error management system parses the search query to identify at least a first class and one or more errors associated with the first class, yielding a parsed search query. The error management system searches a class mapping table based on the parsed search query. The class mapping table includes a listing of classes and corresponding links to source code. The error management system searches an error discussion database based on the parsed search query. The error discussion database includes one or more user generated postings regarding programming errors. The error management system provides, to the client device, search results resulting from searching the class mapping table and the error discussion database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Whelan, Ranajay Sen
  • Patent number: 10621022
    Abstract: A family of software-hardware cooperative mechanisms to accelerate intra-thread duplication leverage the register file error detection hardware to implicitly check the data from duplicate instructions, avoiding the overheads of instruction checking and enforcing low-latency error detection with strict error containment guarantees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Sullivan, Siva Hari, Brian Zimmer, Timothy Tsai, Stephen W Keckler
  • Patent number: 10620922
    Abstract: A computing device is provided, including a display and a processor. The processor may be configured to execute a source code authoring application program. The processor may be further configured to output a graphical user interface (GUI) of the source code authoring application program for display on the display. The processor may be further configured to receive source code including one or more code instructions at an editor window included in the GUI. The editor window may provide real-time mark-up of the source code. At a compiler platform, the processor may be further configured to determine that the source code includes at least one test method based on at least one syntactic test method indicator or symbolic test method indicator included in the source code. The processor may be further configured to output a notification of the at least one test method for display on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Manish Kumar Jayaswal, Ghanashyam Chandrasekhar Namboodiripad, Artur Zbigniew Spychaj, En-Shuo Hsu, Peter Bern Waldschmidt, Kevin Wagner Halverson, John Austin Fleisher, Gen Lu
  • Patent number: 10599552
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for distributed concurrency (DC) bug detection. The method includes identifying a plurality of nodes in a distributed computing cluster; identifying a plurality of messages to be transmitted during execution of an application by the distributed computing cluster; determining a set of orderings of the plurality of messages for DC bug detection, the set of orderings determined based upon the plurality of nodes and the plurality of messages; removing a subset of the orderings from the set of orderings based upon one or more of a state symmetry algorithm, a disjoint-update independence algorithm, or a zero-crash-impact reordering algorithm; and performing DC bug detection testing using the set of orderings after the subset of the orderings is removed from the set of orderings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lukman, Huan Ke, Haryadi Gunawi, Feng Ye, Chen Tian, Shen Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 10599554
    Abstract: In an approach for dynamically instrumenting a program at runtime, a processor identifies a sequence of memory related operations from an instruction stream, wherein the sequence includes at least a first memory related operation and a second memory related operation. A processor instruments the first memory related operation. A processor detects an error at the first memory related operation based on the instrumentation of the first memory related operation. A processor, responsive to detecting the error at the first memory related operation, instruments at least the second memory related operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary L. Bates, John D. Rotramel
  • Patent number: 10592093
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for anomaly detection. A search query can be executed over a period of time to produce values for a key performance indicator (KPI), the search query defining the KPI and deriving a value indicative of the performance of a service at a point in time or during a period of time, the value derived from machine data pertaining to one or more entities that provide the service. A graphical user interface (GUI) enabling a user to indicate a sensitivity setting can be displayed. A user input indicating the sensitivity setting can be received via the GUI. Zero or more of the values as anomalies can be identified in consideration of the sensitivity setting indicated by the user input. A GUI including information related to the values identified as anomalies can be caused to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Sainani, Adam Jamison Oliner, Jacob Barton Leverich, Leonid Alekseyev, Sonal Barton Maheshwari
  • Patent number: 10585784
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for performing regression testing on a question answering system instance. The mechanism trains a machine learning model for a question answering system using a ground truth virtual checksum as part of a ground truth including domain-specific ground truth. The ground truth virtual checksum comprises a set of test questions, an answer to each test question, and a confidence level range for each answer to a corresponding test question. The mechanism runs regression test buckets across system nodes with domain-specific corpora and receiving results from the system nodes. Each system node implements a question answering system instance of the question answering system by executing in accordance with the machine learning model and by accessing domain-specific corpora. Each test bucket includes a set of questions matching a subset of questions in the ground truth virtual checksum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary F. Diamanti, Iwao Hatanaka, Mauro Marzorati, William A. Mills
  • Patent number: 10580051
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes running a background element that is an invisible element in a browser application, where the background element includes a declared association with an application and includes instructions related to one or more visible elements of the application in the browser application and executing the instructions on the background element to perform a function related to the one or more visible elements of the application in the browser application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Boodman, Erik Kay, Matthew Perry, Rafael Weinstein, Andrew T. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10572435
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be an embedded-system device. In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be an embedded-system device. The embedded-system device provides to a host of the embedded-system device control of a first serial port controller of the embedded-system device. The embedded-system device further connects a serial port with the first serial port controller. The embedded-system device also determines whether the embedded-system device is in a predetermined condition. The embedded-system device disconnects the serial port from the first serial port controller and connecting the serial port with a second serial port controller when the embedded-system device is in the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Satheesh Thomas, Baskar Parthiban, Revanth Sreenivasan A, Aruna Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10565371
    Abstract: A malware detection method and a malware detection apparatus are provided. The method includes running to-be-detected software in a sandbox, and recording at least one operation; and in a process of recording the at least one operation, when it is detected that any interface that has a delay attribute in the sandbox is called, determining whether delay duration corresponding to a first delay length parameter of the called interface is greater than preset duration. If the delay duration corresponding to the first delay length parameter is greater than the preset duration, delay duration of delay execution is reduced to enable the malicious behavior to be executed in the process of recording the at least one operation executed within the preset duration after the to-be-detected software starts to run, and accordingly, the malicious behavior may be exposed in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bu Liu
  • Patent number: 10558557
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and apparatuses for application testing are provided. Such apparatuses may include a data repository that stores a copy of at least some of a set of stored reference data. Such apparatuses may also include a test data generation component that generates a set of input data for testing the application. The test data generation component may process a set of received input data and the set of stored reference data according to a data processing operation. The set of received input data and set of stored reference data may each comprise one or more attributes, each with at least one value. The test data generation component may generate the set of input data by selecting at least one value from the copy of the set of stored reference data, and outputting the selected at least one value in the generated set of input data for testing the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LEFT SHIFT IT LIMITED
    Inventor: David Silverstone
  • Patent number: 10558459
    Abstract: Techniques for autonomously generating a code usage summary associated with a web application programming interface request are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method can comprise evaluating, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, data from a data repository, wherein the evaluating is based on a defined machine learning process. Also, the computer-implemented method can comprise generating, by the system, a usage summary of the data, wherein the usage summary is based on a statistic derived from a web application programming interface request, and the web application programming interface request is associated with the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jim Laredo, Aleksander Slominski, John Erik Wittern, Annie Tsui Tsui Ying, Christopher Charles Young, Yunhui Zheng
  • Patent number: 10545857
    Abstract: Based on a test step execution order for a test case such as one against a database system, a specific test step to be executed next is identified. In response to identifying the specific test step, a test step message is published to indicate that the specific test step is to be executed next, which causes a subscriber of the test step message to execute the specific test step. In response to determining that the specific test step has ended, a dependent test step message is published accordingly to cause a subscriber of the dependent test step message to perform: determining whether a next test step should be executed following the specific test step in the test step execution order; in response to determining that a next test step should be executed, the foregoing may be repeated by using the next test step in place of the specific test step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Tammariello, Ashish Patel, Tuhin Kanti Sharma, Michael Bartoli
  • Patent number: 10542025
    Abstract: An approach is provided that automatically classify network traffic of web applications and services based on a dynamic analysis. The approach scans a resource that corresponds to a named network application and receives, as a result of the scan, network resource identifiers that are accessed by the named network application. Network traffic between users and network resources is monitored, with the monitoring resulting in a set of visited network resource identifiers. The set of resource identifiers is found by matching the visited network resource identifiers with the network resource identifiers returned by the scan. Each of the set of resource identifiers is then matched with the named application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Ionescu, Jason David Keirstead, Iosif Onut, Douglass J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10534692
    Abstract: Instrumenting code. One embodiment includes identifying a line of source code having an incomplete instrumentation. A unique identifier tag is obtained from an identifier source. The unique identifier tag is inserted into the instrumentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Hejlsberg, Boaz Lev
  • Patent number: 10528741
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for automatically assessing and mitigating operational risks associated with using a software component in a software application. As a part of a method, one or more software components of the software application is accessed and software component characteristic information is received about each of the one or more software components, responsive to the accessing. The software component characteristic information includes information about a characteristic of a software component that is related to an operational risk associated with using the software component in the software application. Responsive to receiving the software component characteristic information, and based on the software component characteristic information, operational risk assessment information is generated using one or more rules. The generated operational risk assessment information is outputted where at least one step of the method is performed by a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Desmond M Collins, Yohann Duchenay, James Flynn, Aidan Moore, Cian O'Mahony
  • Patent number: 10528602
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for facilitating analytics on remotely stored data sets may include (1) identifying, within a secondary storage system, a secondary copy of a data set duplicated from a primary copy of the data set stored in a primary storage system, (2) generating a set of virtual objects that represent at least a portion of the secondary copy of the data set, (3) exposing the set of virtual objects to a remote analytics engine via a network such that the portion of the secondary copy of the data set appears to be stored locally on the remote analytics engine, and then (4) enabling the remote analytics engine to perform at least one analytics job on the portion of the secondary copy of the data set by way of the set of virtual objects via the network. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gaurav Makin, Kirk Searls, Pradip Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10521337
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing mainframe batch testing and/or property-based validation testing using a finite-state machine are provided. According to certain aspects, a validation server may receive a set of batch data designed to validate a property under test, such as during mainframe batch testing. A validation server may validate that the set of batch data is in a proper format. The validation server may then cause a finite-state machine to process instructions contained within the set of batch data. Once the finite-state machine processes the set of batch data, the validation server may then validate that the finite-state machine adheres to the property under test. If the validation fails, the validation server may generate an error report describing the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph W. Norton, James D. Titlow, Matthew W. Holloway, Amanda J. Tolonen, Venkata R. Kongara, Timothy J. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10509717
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for automatically testing software applications including dynamic web pages. In operation, an automated testing system identifies at least one software application on which to perform automated testing. The automated testing system identifies at least one graphical user interface (GUI) associated with the at least one software application. Further, the automated testing system identifies at least one input object associated with the at least one graphical user interface. The automated testing system determines whether the at least one input object is present in an object repository including known input objects and corresponding testing data. If it is determined that the at least one input object is present in the object repository, the automated testing system automatically generates a test for the at least one input object utilizing corresponding test input data from the object repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Sagar Subhash Surana
  • Patent number: 10503579
    Abstract: A system and method for discovering fault conditions such as conflicts between applications and an operating system, driver, hardware, or a combination thereof, installed in mobile computing devices uses a mobile device running a diagnostic application. A list of applications that were launched or installed during a time period prior to an operational disruption is retrieved. A data table of combinations of incompatible programs and drivers is used to analyze the list of the applications that were launched or installed to create a list of potential fault-causing interactions due to software incompatibilities of software installed in the mobile computing device. A knowledge database is updated with data identifying at least one of the potential fault-causing interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUTURE DIAL, INC.
    Inventor: George Huang
  • Patent number: 10499113
    Abstract: A transmission method includes: dividing a picture into a plurality of regions; generating a plurality of pieces of encoded data that respectively correspond to the plurality of regions by encoding the plurality of regions such that each of the plurality of regions can be decoded independently; packetizing the generated plurality of pieces of encoded data into a plurality of packets such that pieces of encoded data for different regions are not stored in a single packet; and transmitting the plurality of packets. By this, workload for generation of decoding target data is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Noritaka Iguchi, Hisaya Katou
  • Patent number: 10496768
    Abstract: Systems and methods for query large database records are disclosed. An example method includes: selecting a user-specified test program for execution; determining one or more testing parameters associated with the user-specified test program; identifying, based on the one or more testing parameters, computing nodes within a distributed computing system; generating, based on the user-specified test program, a first plurality of computing tasks for execution by the computing nodes. The first plurality of computing tasks, when executed, generates a second plurality of computing requests to a server under test. The method also includes distributing execution of the first plurality of computing tasks across the computing nodes; and testing the server under test by causing the first plurality of computing tasks to be executed by the computing nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Pengshan Zhang, Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10474555
    Abstract: A code testing system identifies possible code errors that may generate unexpected application behaviors. The code testing system identifies function calls in the system by identifying function call sites that do not specify a receiver object but may invoke a function that uses a receiver object. To identify these call sites, the code testing system analyzes function operation to determine receiver functions that use a receiver object, and may exclude functions that use the receiver object in a pro forma way or that does not rely on or affect properties of the object. A callgraph is generated for the functions in the code to identify possible functions called from a call site. When a call site, based on the callgraph, may invoke a receiver function, the call site is analyzed to determine whether it specifies a receiver object for the called function and identifies an error when the call site does not specify a receiver object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Hallam, Brett van Swelm, Peter Dillinger
  • Patent number: 10460122
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing data in a file system. A file system engine provides a file system that includes file system objects that may be accessible by two or more clients that use different native permission schemes. And, a permissions engine may determine map rules based on characteristics of a request to access request a file. The permission engine may execute the one or more map rules to provide platform permission values based on the native permission values. The permission engine may compare requested platform permission values to the platform permission values associated with the file. The permission engine may provide the access rights to the file based on an affirmative result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Kirby, Iain Michael Christopher Peet, Garrett Mathew Nickel, Neal Thomas Fachan
  • Patent number: 10452463
    Abstract: In one aspect, a machine learning system for performing predictive analytics on database wait events is disclosed. The machine learning system includes a processor; a memory; and one or more modules stored in the memory and executable by a processor to perform operations including: receive database wait event data indicative wait events associated with database calls running on a monitored database; receive database performance data indicative of performance of the monitored database; correlate the received database wait event data with the received database performance data to obtain a correlation result; predict a performance issue with the monitored database based on the correlation result; and provide a user interface to display the predicted performance issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Apun Hiran, Ido Carmel, Sanjay Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 10445224
    Abstract: In some examples, visible elements-based application testing may include accessing, based on an analysis of a display of a page associated with execution of an application, an identification of elements and locations of the identified elements within the page. According to an example, each element of the identified elements may include a character. A determination may be made as to whether a word from a test script for testing the application is present in a set that includes at least two of the identified elements by comparing distances between a specified location of the word on the page and the locations of the identified elements. Further, in response to a determination that the word is present in the set of the identified elements, an operation associated with the word may be executed to test the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Bikramaditya Padhi, Kramadhati Venkata Madhava Kumar
  • Patent number: 10445202
    Abstract: A mobile communication platform for a test facility to monitor various testing devices. The mobile communication platform is configured to transmit data or information to a remote test platform remote from a test facility or laboratory. In embodiments described, the communication platform is configured to interface with the one or more controller units to receive input or output data from the one or more test devices and transmit the input output data to the remote test platform via a messaging protocol initiated by the communication platform coupled to the testing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MTS SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Frenz
  • Patent number: 10445497
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for offloading processing of writes to determine malicious data from a first storage system to a second storage system. Write data for a first storage is cached in a first cache in the first storage system and copied to a second cache in the second storage system. The second storage system determines whether the copy of the write data comprises random data according to a randomness criteria. The second storage system returns a message to the first storage system indicating that the write data comprises malicious data if random or not malicious data if not random. The first storage system destages the write data in the first cache if the message indicates not malicious data or processes the write data in the first cache as malicious data if the message indicates malicious data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew G. Borlick, Lokesh M. Gupta, Carol S. Mellgren, John G. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10437815
    Abstract: A device may receive a code set that includes a set of objects. The set of objects may include one or more successor objects and one or more predecessor objects corresponding to the one or more successor objects. The device may populate a data structure based on the code set. The data structure may identify each object of the set of objects. The device may identify relationships between the one or more successor objects and the one or more predecessor objects. The device may add, to the data structure and in association with the one or more predecessor objects, dependency information that identifies the relationships between the one or more successor objects and the one or more predecessor objects. The dependency information may identify the one or more successor objects. The device may perform an action based on the dependency information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventor: Siddharth Suri
  • Patent number: 10439960
    Abstract: Various aspects optimize memory page latency and minimize inter processor interrupts associated with network nodes in a virtual computer system. For example, a system can include a first network node and a second network node. The first network node generates a memory page request in response to an invalid memory access associated with a virtual central processing unit of the first network node. The memory page request includes an identifier for the virtual central processing unit. The second network node receives the memory page request and provides memory data associated with memory page request to the first network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AMPERE COMPUTING LLC
    Inventors: Ankit Jindal, Pranavkumar Sawargaonkar, Keyur Chudgar