Memory Dump Patents (Class 714/38.11)
  • Patent number: 10929219
    Abstract: A method, performed by a computing system deployed in a server environment, comprises receiving, from a client computing device that is remote from the server environment, a problem scenario identifier that identifies a problem scenario indicative of a problem associated with the client computing device, identifying a problem-specific diagnostic analyzer, that is specific to the problem associated with the client computing device, based on mapping information that maps the problem scenario to the problem-specific diagnostic analyzer, running the problem-specific diagnostic analyzer to obtain problem-specific diagnostic data that is specific to the problem associated with the client computing device, the problem-specific diagnostic data including first data associated with the client computing device and second data associated with the server environment, identifying a suggested recovery action based on the problem-specific diagnostic data, and communicating the suggested recovery action to the client computin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kiran Nallabothula, Dylan Symington, Nagaraju Palla, Amanda A. Alvarado, Ricardo Soares Stern
  • Patent number: 10884907
    Abstract: According to certain aspects of the disclosure, non-transitory computer readable media, systems and methods are disclosed for creating and executing test scenarios for automated testing of web pages. A computer system, for example, may perform operations including: recording one or more actions performed by a user on a web page, the one or more actions resulting in a web page element being displayed in the web browser application, recording an identifier of the web page element, in response to detecting a user input indicating a selection of the web page element, and recording a characteristic of the web page element; and generating, by the testing extension, a test scenario specifying a testable outcome resulting from the one or more actions, the testable outcome being an occurrence of an element having the identifier and the characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jiawei Zhao, Carine Todmia
  • Patent number: 10884708
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for an intelligent audit engine are provided. Product development artifacts may be associated with artifact tags and stored in an artifact repository. The audit engine may retrieve an artifact for audit. The audit engine may identify a set of development guidelines in a rule repository based on their artifact tags. The audit engine may determine whether the development guidelines have been satisfied based on stored product testing data. A failed development guideline may initiate a workflow that includes notification of a project stakeholder regarding the failure. The notification may include remediation measures to be taken by the stakeholder. The validation process may iterate until all guidelines have passed validation. A machine-learning algorithm may prioritize a development guideline for future audits to increase efficiency. The machine learning algorithm may educate stakeholders to reduce audit failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Srinath Chakinam, Bharathi Tadepalli, Kalyan Chakravarthy Pallapolu
  • Patent number: 10884895
    Abstract: In capturing software element state changes during software application runtime, a computing device executes a software application that a set of software sensors integrated within executable code of the software application. The software sensors correspond to software elements in the software application. During runtime, a given software sensor corresponding to a given software element continuously determines whether the given software element changes state. In response to a change in state, the given software sensor captures and stores the current state of the given software element. An application control module associated with the software application obtains state data stored by the software sensors. The application control module determines commands for modifying a behavior of the software application based on an analysis of the state data and executes the commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Manus Kevin McHugh, Kirk Woods, Barry Michael Graham
  • Patent number: 10848710
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining an image resource allocation for displaying content within a display area. An image or data capture device associated with a display device may capture an image of a space associated with the user or capture data related to other objects in the space. The viewing distance between the user and the display area (e.g., the display device) may be monitored and processed to determine and/or adjust the image resource allocation for content displayed within the display area. User movement, including eye movement, may also be monitored and processed to determine and/or adjust the image resource allocation for content displayed within the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Edward David Monnerat, Chris Robinson, Derek Johnson
  • Patent number: 10817599
    Abstract: Described are techniques to enable computers to efficiently determine if they should run a program based on an immediate (i.e., real-time, etc.) analysis of the program. Such an approach leverages highly trained ensemble machine learning algorithms to create a real-time discernment on a combination of static and dynamic features collected from the program, the computer's current environment, and external factors. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Cylance Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Permeh, Derek A. Soeder, Glenn Chisholm, Braden Russell, Gary Golomb, Matthew Wolff, Stuart McClure
  • Patent number: 10783040
    Abstract: A method for data analysis of a backup system, including interrogating a plurality of computer systems to generate for each computer system at least one dump file, each dump file including configuration and state information; extracting predetermined configuration and state information from the respective dump files; and storing the extracted configuration and state information in a database in a normalized format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Iain McPhail
  • Patent number: 10761852
    Abstract: Addressability of instructions and the addressing of data ranges are extended. One or more operands obtained from fields explicitly specified by an instruction are overridden (i.e., ignored), and instead, an address based on the instruction (e.g., an instruction address) is substituted for the one or more operands. This provides an address having more bits than allowed by the operand being overridden, thereby extending addressability of the instruction and extended data range addressing. Further, in one aspect, additional bits may be added to one or more immediate fields of the instruction, thereby extending addressability of the instructions and extending data range addressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giles R. Frazier, Michael K. Gschwind, Paul Mackerras
  • Patent number: 10761853
    Abstract: Addressability of instructions and the addressing of data ranges are extended. One or more operands obtained from fields explicitly specified by an instruction are overridden (i.e., ignored), and instead, an address based on the instruction (e.g., an instruction address) is substituted for the one or more operands. This provides an address having more bits than allowed by the operand being overridden, thereby extending addressability of the instruction and extended data range addressing. Further, in one aspect, additional bits may be added to one or more immediate fields of the instruction, thereby extending addressability of the instructions and extending data range addressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giles R. Frazier, Michael K. Gschwind, Paul Mackerras
  • Patent number: 10762211
    Abstract: A computer-implemented consolidation method is provided for identifying software vulnerability anomalies in a source code. This method includes providing a plurality of diagnostic tools; receiving the source code; selecting a subset plurality of tools; scanning the source code by the subset plurality for the anomalies to produce a diagnostic output; sorting the output by removing anomaly duplicates into a report; and saving the report into memory. Each tool among the plurality is able to detect the anomalies in software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Clift, Ashley L. Bowry, Jon T. Posch
  • Patent number: 10719426
    Abstract: A system and method for utilizing metadata of a client computer in form of transactions and/or software operations (e.g., actions) in an enterprise system hosted by a host entity, such as in a cloud environment for testing the software operations is disclosed. The host entity stores metadata (e.g., response time, delay, processing time, usage) about the transactions in a database for the client computer system's actions. The host entity then uses the stored metadata to automatically generate a test script based on actual user interactions with the software operations of the enterprise resource planning system for specific data range and environment in order to test functionality of a plurality of software operations in the enterprise resource planning systems being operated by users of the client computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Tuttle, John Waite, Ping-Haur Jen, Pritesh Gaikwad, Chen-Feng Yang
  • Patent number: 10671468
    Abstract: An approach is provided for collecting data for diagnosing a failure of a computer hardware device. An address translation table of a central processing unit (CPU) of the device is collected. A format of call stack frames of an operating system (OS) image of the device is retrieved. The call stack frames are retrieved and outputted to a computer file. A second address translation table of the CPU is collected. A second format of second call stack frames is retrieved. The OS image and the second OS image are of different types but have common anchor structures. The format of the call stack frames is different from the second format. Based on the second address translation table and the second format, the second call stack frames are retrieved and outputted to the computer file. A diagnosis of the failure is received based on the computer file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Doyle J. McCoy
  • Patent number: 10635812
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for identifying malicious software in the technical field of computers. The method includes: obtaining, according to a source code of to-be-detected software, a function call diagram of the software; generating a feature sequence of the software according to the function call diagram, the feature sequence including an eigenvalue of at least one feature, the feature being a function in a preset function library, and the eigenvalue of the feature being a quantity of times of calling of the function by the software; and identifying whether the software is malicious software according to the feature sequence and a random forest, the random forest including at least one decision tree, and the decision tree including reference eigenvalues of multiple features. The apparatus includes: an obtaining module, a generation module, and an identification module. The present disclosure may improve identification accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xu Hao, Yang Yi, Yu Tao, Li Lu Xin
  • Patent number: 10592703
    Abstract: A method for processing verification tests for testing a design under test (DUT), may include receiving from a user a start time message and an end time message for each action of actions in a verification test in a target code form, to be printed into a log file of an execution of the test, so as to list chronologically the start time and end time of each of the actions in the log file. The method may also include executing the verification test to obtain the log file with the start time and end time messages and, using a processor, analyzing the log file to construct a graph representation of the validation test, based on the printed start and end times of the actions of the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Meir Ovadia
  • Patent number: 10587555
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for correlating critical events to identified log data. An example event log analyzer can identify a set of log messages. One or more occurrences of a first critical event and a time of each of the occurrences are identified. One or more candidate subsets of log messages are identified. Each log message in each candidate subset is associated with a timestamp that is within a predefined time window prior to the time of an occurrence of the first critical event. A candidate subset of log messages is selected as a correlator of the first critical event. A rule is defined using the selected candidate subset of log messages. The rule defines a second critical event that correlates to the first critical event. The rule is associated with one or more actions to perform when the second critical event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAP Portals Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary Machol, Asaf Bruner, Roy Fishman, Sarah Lavie, Tahel Milstein, Dany Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10579494
    Abstract: A method for monitoring resources in a computing system having system information includes transforming, via representation learning, variable-size information into fixed-size information, and creating a machine learning neural network model and training it the machine learning model to predict future resource usage of an application. The method further includes providing the prediction of further resources usage of the application as an input to an action component, wherein the action component is one of an anomaly detector or a reinforcement learner that drives a scheduler. The method additionally includes performing, by the action component, at least one of scheduling resources within the computing system or detecting a resources usage anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Florian Schmidt, Mathias Niepert, Felipe Huici
  • Patent number: 10579509
    Abstract: Machine learning techniques are used to determine the viability of user data measuring the behavior of a new version of the program when compared with user data that measured the behavior of a previous version of the program. The machine learning techniques utilize statistical techniques in a non-conventional manner to train a system to learn from data obtained from the usage of both a new version of the program and a previous version that accounts for the variability in the user population, time variability of the results of the previous version, and feature coverage between the two test results in order to ensure the suitability of the user data in making estimations or predictions about the performance and reliability of the new version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: Jorge Banuelos, Xi Cheng, Neelakantan Sundaresan, Cenzhuo Yao, Kexin Xu
  • Patent number: 10552306
    Abstract: Embodiments for automated testing of a virtualization management system are described. An example computer-implemented method for automated testing of a virtualization management system includes sending, by a test server, a test case to a plurality of instances of the system under test, the test case sent to each instance of the system under test via each interface from a plurality of interfaces supported by the system under test. The method further includes, for each instance of the system under test, performing multi-interface comparison. The comparison includes comparing, by the test server, responses to the test case from each of the interfaces. The method also includes in response to the responses from each of the interfaces being identical, storing the responses in an instance-response file corresponding to the instance. The method also includes reporting, by the test server, an error in response to the responses from each interface not being identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tariq Hanif, Tin H. To
  • Patent number: 10545848
    Abstract: An improved static program analysis procedure is provided by formulating a set of seeding configurations, and selecting a subset of queries posed by the static program analysis procedure. In response to one or more queries of the subset of queries being answered positively under at least one configuration of the set of seeding configurations, the one or more queries are determined to be valid queries. Each query of the valid queries is evaluated under each configuration of the set of seeding configurations to determine an accuracy score for each seeding configuration. A seeding configuration having a highest accuracy score is selected as a tool configuration to be used with the static program analysis procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Salvatore Guarnieri, Marco Pistoia, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 10534697
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program executable by at least one processing unit of a device. The program receives a test configuration for performing a set of operations on an application. The test configuration includes a first configuration component having a first type and a second configuration component having a second type. The program also processes the first configuration component with a first configuration component processor. The program further processes the second configuration component with a second configuration component processor. The program also performs the set of operations on the application based on the processing of at least one of the first and second configuration components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Wenli Zhang
  • Patent number: 10534698
    Abstract: A web server, such as one operating with a test agent in a database system receives a request for executing a test. The request is sent by a test master to an endpoint of the web server. In response to receiving the request by the web server, without exchanging information between the test agent and the test master, the test agent performs a series of operations as follows. A complete set of test steps is determined for the test. A complete set of test data used to execute the complete set of test steps is determined. The complete set of test steps for the test is executed with the complete set of test data. A final test execution status is generated for the test. The test agent can make the final test execution status for the test available for the test master to retrieve by way of the web server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Patel, Christopher Tammariello, Michael Bartoli, Tuhin Kanti Sharma, Vaishali Nandal
  • Patent number: 10534706
    Abstract: A system for data management includes a root object, zero, one, or more member objects, and a processor. The root object is associated with a garbage collection root metadata. Each of the one or more member objects is associated with a garbage collection member metadata. The root object has a direct relation or an indirect relation to each of the one or more member objects. The processor is to determine that an object is the root object; determine whether the root object and the one or more member objects are to be garbage collected; and garbage collect the root object and the one or more member objects in the event that the root object and the one or more member objects are to be garbage collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Seamus Donohue, Sergio Mendiola Cruz, Ken Pugsley, John Levey, Gerald Green, Iacopo Pace
  • Patent number: 10467127
    Abstract: Embodiments utilize a unified testing framework (UTF) to automate browser-based API testing of web applications. Embodiments cause a browser to generate an authentication context for a user of the web application, and then test API functionality based on the established authentication context. The UTF is configured to run both UI testing and API testing. Furthermore, in order to facilitate running multiple API tests in a given testing session (potentially being performed in parallel), the UTF stores results of a given API test in a corresponding data island DOM node. Each data island node, generated for each respective API test being run in a given testing session, is identified by a unique global unique identifier (GUID) that is associated with the corresponding API test. Using this GUID, the UTF accesses the test results of each API test individually as the test results are asynchronously returned by the remote service being tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LendingClub Corporation
    Inventor: Joshua Teitelbaum
  • Patent number: 10432635
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for enhancing the functionality and utility of an authentication process for web applications is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: John Simone, Fiaz Hossain
  • Patent number: 10397255
    Abstract: A server has a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to collect operating signals from machines, where each operating signal characterizes the state or a change in operational state of a designated application operating within a designated container, where the designated container is an isolated process in user space designated by an operating system kernel. The operating signals are compared to models that incorporate summarizations of data sets that represent observed benign operating signals and malicious operating signals for the designated application operating within the designated container. Risks associated with the operating signals are characterized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: StackRox, Inc.
    Inventors: Sameer Bhalotra, Ali Golshan, Dhananjay Sampath, Vishwanath Raman
  • Patent number: 10353804
    Abstract: A flexible, adaptive performance test platform allows a test developer to customize performance tests to more realistically determine the impact of network behavior on a system under test. The test platform may be accessed through the use of a Graphic User Interface (GUI) by all developers within an enterprise to generate and execute performance tests prior to release of new systems by the enterprise. In one aspect, the test platform enables developers to share performance tests, thereby leveraging existing work product to reduce the overall system development time. In another aspect, the test platform enables developers to customize performance tests, providing the flexibility to easily specify a duration, scale, geography and/or resource for the test. In another aspect, the test platform enables developers to customize and monitor one or more metrics in accordance with the particular performance goals of the SUT, to enable a developer to more easily identify system issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Sashi Kandru, Navin Yadav, Joshua McNeil
  • Patent number: 10338991
    Abstract: A computing system in a server environment receives a diagnostic data package, corresponding to a problem, from a client computing system and runs a problem-specific analyzer to generate additional problem-specific data. A root cause for the problem is identified along with a recovery action, based on the diagnostic data package and the additional problem-specific data. The root cause and recovery action are communicated to the client computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kiran Nallabothula, Dylan Symington, Nagaraju Palla, Amanda A. Alvarado, Ricardo Soares Stern
  • Patent number: 10331508
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method assessing the risk of a future crash occurring on a computer system is disclosed. Crash results are received from a crash analysis system. The crash results are analyzed, at a processor, to determine the likelihood of the future crash occurring on the computer system. Information regarding the likelihood of the future crash occurring on the computer system is provided to a user of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Sowgandh Sunil Gadi, Ayoob Khan, Vihang Karajgaonkar
  • Patent number: 10296618
    Abstract: A storage system query mechanism and corresponding techniques for implementing queries are provided. Queries can be created on a client and server, where the client and the server are based on different programming languages, by providing a server-side meta-model and client-side meta-model. A base meta-model is provided having a plurality of base classes and a domain-specific injection point to allow domain specific meta-models to be injected into the base meta-model. Domain-specific query executors can be employed to process a query. Techniques are also provided for caching control path data in a storage array using one or more fa├žade data classes and a refresh service to listen to refresh events that impact a validity of the cached data objects. Applications can optionally register domain specific query executors, object model providers and/or class loaders. Query results can be presented on a client device by providing a declarative data grid component as part of a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ilya Liubovich, Ruben Michel, Satish Suryanarayan, Ohad Zeliger
  • Patent number: 10275345
    Abstract: Examples of an application experiment system are provided that can manage and run experiments for software applications. In one embodiment, the application experiment system receives definitions for experiments and treatments for an application, runs experiments in response to requests from users of the system, automatically allocates treatments to users of the application, logs experiment data and treatment allocation data, and/or reports experiment results data. The application experiment system enables application developers to test changes or features in a precise, controlled environment on a limited user base before deciding whether to deploy changes or features to all users of an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian C. Suttle, Steven J. Lee, Marcus A. King, Timothy J. Berger
  • Patent number: 10270596
    Abstract: A method for generating a dump comprising data generated by a virtual system in a computing environment is depicted. The method comprises: initiating a dump process for dumping data generated by the virtual system and stored in guest memory; sending a dump request for the data from the virtual machine monitor to the trusted component; in response to receiving the dump request, generating a symmetric dump generating key; reading the data from the guest memory; encrypting the data with the symmetric dump generating key; encrypting the symmetric dump generating key with the public cryptographic key of the client system; providing the encrypted dump data and the encrypted symmetric dump generating key to the virtual machine monitor; generating a dump comprising the encrypted dump data and the encrypted symmetric dump generating key; and providing the dump to the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHNINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Utz Bacher, Reinhard T. Buendgen, Heiko Carstens, Dominik Dingel
  • Patent number: 10268536
    Abstract: Systems and methods for debugging dynamically rendered content are described herein. A plurality of rules are defined and stored, wherein each rule includes a condition and an action, and wherein each action includes an instruction to render content within a webpage. A rule object is generated based on the plurality of rules, wherein the rule object includes executable code. The rule object is stored within an in-memory device disposed between a rules server and a transformation server. An error is detected during the execution of the rule object. In response to a user request, an encrypted security token is generated to access one or more rule debugging modules of the rules server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Frank McCarry
  • Patent number: 10255152
    Abstract: A method of generating test data is provided herein. The method includes generating a schema comprising a database table. The method also includes receiving a selection of the database table. Additionally, the method includes receiving one or more rule definitions for populating the database table. The method further includes generating a stored procedure for populating the database table based on the rule definitions and the schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventor: Yong-Dong Wei
  • Patent number: 10241903
    Abstract: An optimized test data selection strategy references a sampling file that identifies data attributes that serve as the basis of the test data selection strategy. By analyzing fields and the corresponding field values of the sample imprint, a total number of test data selected for inclusion into a sample dataset is reduced. The test data selection strategy provides an efficient methodology for implementing a data comparison testing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Ajay Mody, Brad A. Gonnerman, Matthew Ngai, Vignesh Kasturi Ravichandran, Frederick S. Siy, Vikram Jugal Godani
  • Patent number: 10235277
    Abstract: Identifying false test alarms to a developer. A code build is executed in a test system that includes computing functionality and computing infrastructure that is able to execute the build. Executing the code build includes running a plurality of system and integration tests on the code build. As a result of executing the code build, a system and integration test failure is identified. One or more characteristics of the system and integration test failure are identified. The characteristics of the system and integration test failure are compared to characteristics of a set of historical previous known false test alarms. False test alarms are failures caused by a factor other than a factor for which a test is being run. Based on the act of comparing, information is provided to a developer with respect to if the system and integration test failure is potentially a false test alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kim Sebastian Herzig, Nachiappan Nagappan
  • Patent number: 10210035
    Abstract: A computer system, having: a physical computer, which includes a processor and a memory; and an external apparatus, which is coupled to the physical computer and which includes a storage apparatus, the physical computer further includes: a virtualization module for providing at least one virtual machine; a first failure monitoring module for detecting a failure in the physical computer and the virtualization module; a first memory dump module for copying, to the external apparatus, a first area in the memory which is allocated to the virtualization module; a second failure monitoring module for detecting a failure in the virtual machine; and a second memory dump module for copying, to the external apparatus, a second area in the memory which is allocated by the virtualization module to the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Matsuzawa, Noboru Morishita, Toshiomi Moriki
  • Patent number: 10198343
    Abstract: A debugging method is proposed in the disclosure. A computer running a program generates a master core dump file and one or more slave core dump files in response to a triggering event such as an internal failure. The core dump files are analyzed by another computer for debugging the program. The master core dump file includes an index list, and each entry of the index list corresponds to a slave core dump file of the one or more slave core dump files. The master core dump file can be the first to be transferred to the other computer. Based on the information in the index list, the other computer selectively requests one or more slave core dump files from the generated slave core dump files for debugging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Irfan Ur Rehman, Prasanna Venkatesh Ramamurthi, Nair Sanil Kumar Divakaran, Aman Shahi
  • Patent number: 10176079
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) in an example comprises a test-script generator (704) and selection logic (114). The test-script generator (704) serves to create a test script (116) through identification of currently-available elements (604, 606, 608, 610, 612, 614, 616, 618) of an application (106) under test. The test script (116) is employable to exercise the application (106). The selection logic (114) serves to identify elements (406, 408) of a currently-executing component script (402) within the test script (116), contemporaneous with execution of the test script (116), that may be affected by graphical user interface changes made to the application (106). The identification of the elements (406, 408) of the currently-executing component script within the test script (116), contemporaneous with execution of the test script (116), that may be affected by the graphical user interface changes by the selection logic is contemporaneous with the exercise of the application (106) by the test script (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm Isaacs, Yoav Eilat, Tal Halperin, Michael Pogrebisky, Rachel Kahana Samet
  • Patent number: 10169583
    Abstract: A process for finding potentially harmful malware dropper on an infected computer system includes the steps of a) identifying an executable file that is about to run, and b) providing a storage agent that stores a copy of said executable file for a later inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Amit Klein
  • Patent number: 10152366
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to appropriately extract, or assist in extracting, a normal operation pattern from a normal operation log. A log file including information wherein a plurality of log records is ordered in time series is segmented into a plurality of log groups according to prescribed rules. A plurality of patterns which are configured by a plurality of events which are contiguous in time series is extracted from the plurality of log groups, and the patterns are associated with frequency information which represents how many log records the pattern is extracted from. The pattern to be outputted from the plurality of patterns is selected on the basis of an inclusion relation between the plurality of events which are contiguous in time series and configure a given pattern and the plurality of events which are contiguous in time series and configure other patterns, and on the basis of the frequency information which is associated with the patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryosuke Togawa
  • Patent number: 10140287
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements for efficiently mining a control flow graph from execution logs of a distributed system. Using at least one text clustering technique, two text clusters are generated from the plurality of execution logs. At least one approximate template is generated based on the at least two text clusters. At least one refined template is created via refining the at least one approximate template using multimodal sequencing. The control flow graph is created based on the at least one refined template. An anomaly is detected in the control flow graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gargi Banerjee Dasgupta, Atri Mandal, Animesh Nandi, Anindya Neogi, Sriram Raghavan, Suriya Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10108514
    Abstract: A method for performing a regression session when testing a device under test (DUT), may include a. obtaining a coverage model of the DUT, and a verification session input file (VSIF) relating to a plurality of tests to be run on the DUT, the VSIF including an initial number of runs associated with each of the tests of the plurality of tests; b. performing a first iteration of the regression session in which each of the tests of the plurality of tests is run the initial number of runs associated with that test; c. calculating for that iteration an effectiveness grade of each run of the tests of the plurality of tests, and assigning a weight to each of the runs of the tests of the plurality of tests corresponding to the calculated effectiveness grade of that test run; an d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yael Kinderman, Ohad Givaty
  • Patent number: 10108515
    Abstract: Remotely testing a client device, the method including: implementing an interface of a messaging and presence protocol; starting a connection of the messaging and presence protocol between the client device and a server; initiating a test to execute steps of the test over the messaging and presence protocol connection; indicating information regarding results of the test to send over the messaging and presence protocol connection. Key words include remote testing and XMPP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, Aran Sadja, Ling Jun Wong, True Xiong
  • Patent number: 10083027
    Abstract: Systems and methods for branched development environments enable construction of development and deployment environments for use at various stages of software development and delivery. Various embodiments are configured to deliver these constructed environments to reproduce faithfully the state of an application at a given revision of the application's source or configuration. The branched development system can be configured to use the constructed environments to offer a variety of novel results and benefits that simplify the development, test, deployment, and debugging tasks commonly associated with software throughout its lifecycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Solano Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Moorthi, William K. Josephson
  • Patent number: 10057142
    Abstract: Various techniques for diagnostics, troubleshooting, and root-cause analysis are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving operational data from a computing system and identifying an operational pattern based on the operational data. The operational pattern includes a temporal sequence of operations, events, or system states related to the computing system. The method also includes receiving an annotation and associating the received annotation with the identified operational pattern. The annotation identifies a reason, a cause, or a corrective suggestion corresponding to a violation of the temporal sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Vipindeep Vangala
  • Patent number: 10025695
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for testing an application on a GUI are provided. A request to perform a test of an application is received. The test uses a script that includes instructions to perform real actions on a GUI of the application. Execution of the script is initiated. A test recording is generated by capturing a first plurality of screenshots of the GUI during the test. In response to detecting an error during execution of the script, a baseline video is retrieved. The baseline video includes a second plurality of screenshots of the GUI from a successful execution of the script. An error message is issued. The error message includes at least a portion of the test recording and at least a portion of the baseline video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zhu Hong Cai, Dong Rui Li, Miao Liu, Ying Shen, Kui Song
  • Patent number: 10019347
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a computer implemented method for selecting test cases to be executed on a terminal by creating a configuration code and applying this code to a set of test case selection tuples. The present disclosure also proposes a method for automatically creating a set of test case selection tuples, taking a source code as an input. The created set of test case selection tuples can be used in the above-mentioned method for selecting test cases. Finally, the present disclosure proposes a method for operating a program for selecting test cases having a user interface and a selection logic. The program may apply the above-mentioned method for selecting test cases by creating a configuration code and applying this code to a set of test case selection tuples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Evans, Paul Vanneste
  • Patent number: 10013298
    Abstract: An approach is provided for collecting data for diagnosing a failure of a computer hardware device. After an indication of the failure of the computer hardware device that results in a full system crash is received, an address translation table of a central processing unit (CPU) of the computer hardware device is collected. A format of call stack frames of an operating system (OS) image of the computer hardware device is retrieved. Based on the collected address translation table and the retrieved format of the call stack frames, the call stack frames are retrieved and output to a computer file. Retrieving the call stack frames is performed by a service processor external to system processing units running OS images via a hypervisor of the computer hardware device. The service processor does not require an ambulance logical partition managed by the hypervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Doyle J. McCoy
  • Patent number: 10007596
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for parsing a pre-existing test script for a graphical user interface (GUI) to identify a first GUI action in a first line of the pre-existing test script; parsing a model associated with the GUI to identify GUI actions and associated elements for the GUI actions in the model; identifying a corresponding element for the first GUI action in a second line, following the first line, that are identified by keywords and associated parameters that exist in the pre-existing test script and match actions in the model; identifying GUI actions in the pre-existing test script that match GUI actions in the model; and generating a new test script by adding the first GUI action and corresponding element to the pre-existing test script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Pilot, Graham Richards
  • Patent number: 10002066
    Abstract: As disclosed herein a method, executed by a computer, for enabling multi-tiered software stack diagnostic collection includes initiating, on a first tier of a multi-tiered software stack, a targeted diagnostics collection corresponding to a symptom of a failure, determining a symptom to a reason code mapping corresponding to the symptom in a product of a subsequent tier, and issuing a command to the product of the subsequent tier to initiate targeted diagnostics collection corresponding to the reason code. Problems or failures in a multi-tiered software stack environment may require analyses of programs or products corresponding to each tier of a multi-tiered software stack. The method described herein enables simultaneous collection of diagnostics for programs or products corresponding to each tier of a multi-tiered software stack. A computer system, and a computer program product corresponding to the method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Pickel, Pallavi Priyadarshini, Mamta Sharma, Parameswara R. Tatini