Interrupt (i.e., Halt The Program) Patents (Class 714/38.13)
  • Patent number: 10796008
    Abstract: A system and method for executing privileged code in a process are described. The method includes establishing, by an authorized library, a privileged function. The privileged function has a first privilege level used by a processor that is executing the privileged function, while preserving a different privilege level for a process invoking the privileged function. The method includes communicating, to a computer process, access information of the privileged function, to allow the computer process to invoke the privileged function. The method includes executing the privileged function for the computer process. Executing the privileged function includes setting a processor that is being used by the computer process to use the first privilege level associated with the privileged function, executing the privileged function with that processor at the first privilege level, then restoring that processor to a previous privilege level, and returning control of that processor to the computer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Howard Israel Nayberg, Frederic Duminy
  • Patent number: 10789157
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect, a system is provided. The system comprises at least one hardware processor; and at least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing processor executable instructions that, when executed by the at least one hardware processor, cause the at least one hardware processor to perform: monitoring execution of a first computer program configured to control a second computer program to perform a task at least in part by controlling the second computer program, through a graphical user interface (GUI) and/or an application programming interface (API) for the second computer program, to perform at least one action in furtherance of the task; detecting at least one anomaly in the execution of the first computer program; and outputting the detected at least one anomaly in the execution of the first computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Soroco Private Limited
    Inventors: Nishant Kumar Jain, Rohan Narayan Murty, George Peter Nychis, Harsh Gupta, Yoongu Kim
  • Patent number: 10783177
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes receiving from a remote device a search query, generating a plurality of different category-directed result sets for the search query, determining an order for the plurality of category-directed result sets based on the search query, and transmitting the plurality of category-directed result sets to the remote device, in a manner that the result sets are to be displayed in the remote device in the determined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yael Shacham, Leland Rechis, Scott Jenson, Gabriel Wolosin
  • Patent number: 10776090
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and a computer program product are provided for converting a first object having a first data format to a second object having a second data format that is different from the first format in that the second data format requires an object header. The method includes adding the object header to the first object. The method further includes returning, as a pointer, an address of the added object header to a user defined function that uses the second object. The first object lacks pointers to other objects, and does not escape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuaki Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 10769077
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a memory that is configured to store written information and to store a writing program for writing information to the memory; and an electronic control unit that is configured to write information to the memory in accordance with the writing program stored in the memory, wherein: the memory stores a disabling program for disabling overwriting of the information stored in the memory, the electronic control unit disables overwriting of the information stored in the memory in accordance with the disabling program stored in the memory for disablement when writing of the information executed by the electronic control unit is finished, the memory stores reference information to be referred to when the electronic control unit executes writing of information, and the electronic control unit overwrites the reference information stored in the memory with information that is unrelated to the reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10761502
    Abstract: A method for operating an automation component by a control program having a plurality of control program components, the method including the steps: detecting error events of the control program during an operation of the automation component, downloading a current control program component for error analysis based on error events from a central system, and updating an existing control program component for error analysis by way of the current control program component for error analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Andreas Schönberger
  • Patent number: 10754794
    Abstract: A data processing system (DPS) uses platform protection technology (PPT) to protect some or all of the code and data belonging to certain software modules. The PPT may include a virtual machine monitor (VMM) to enable an untrusted application and a trusted application to run on top of a single operating system (OS), while preventing the untrusted application from accessing memory used by the trusted application. The VMM may use a first extended page table (EPT) to translate a guest physical address (GPA) into a first host physical address (HPA) for the untrusted application. The VMM may use a second EPT to translate the GPA into a second HPA for the trusted application. The first and second EPTs may map the same GPA to different HPAs. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh P. Banginwar, Sumanth Naropanth, Sunil K. Notalapati Prabhakara, Surendra K. Singh, Arvind Mohan, Ravi L. Sahita, Rahil Malhotra, Aman Bakshi, Vasudevarao Kamma, Jyothi Nayak, Vivek Thakkar, Royston A. Pinto
  • Patent number: 10747298
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for intentionally delaying servicing of interrupts in a computing system are disclosed. A computing system includes a processor that services interrupts generated by components of the computing system. An interrupt controller detects a received interrupt and intentionally delays servicing of the interrupt depending on various conditions. If the interrupt is a first type of interrupt and the processor is in a first power state, servicing of the interrupt is delayed by a first period of time. If the interrupt corresponds to the first type of interrupt and the processor is in a second power state, servicing of the interrupt is delayed for a period of time that is longer than the first period of time. If a non-maskable interrupt is received before expiration of either the first or second period of time, then servicing of any previously delayed interrupts is allowed to proceed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar V. Gada, Alexander J. Branover
  • Patent number: 10740201
    Abstract: Near clones for a set of targeted computing systems are provided by determining a highest common denominator set of components among the computing systems, producing a pseudo-clone configuration definition, and realizing one or more pseudo-clone computing systems as partially configured backups for the targeted computing systems. Upon a planned failover, actual failure, or quarantine action on a targeted computing system, a difference configuration is determined to complete the provisioning of the pseudo-clone system to serve as a replacement system for the failed or quarantined system. Failure predictions can be used to implement the pseudo-clone just prior to an expected first failure of any of the targeted systems. The system can also interface to an on-demand provisioning management system to effect automated workflows to realize pseudo-clones and replacement systems automatically, as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Aggarwal, Craig Lawton, Christopher Andrew Peters, Puthukode G. Ramachandran, Lorin Evan Ullmann, John Patrick Whitfield
  • Patent number: 10725880
    Abstract: There is a need to detect faults on a path between a memory access circuit and a shared resource, faults in a logic circuit, and faults in the shared resource. A semiconductor device includes: a first memory access circuit; a second memory access circuit to check the first memory access circuit; a memory that outputs a memory address based on a first access address input from the first memory access circuit; a duplexing comparison circuit that compares the first access address with a second access address output from the second memory access circuit; a first address comparison circuit that compares the first access address with the memory address; and an error control circuit that outputs a control signal based on a comparison result from the duplexing comparison circuit and a comparison result from the first address comparison circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shohei Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 10719482
    Abstract: In one implementation, a test data comparison system can include a history engine to gather test data and maintain a log of test data based on element identifiers of a user interface, a comparison engine to identify a degree of diversity from a comparison of a first data and a second data and determine a second data entered at a first location is diverse from a first data entered at the first location when the degree of diversity achieves a diversity level of a diversity rule, and a suggestion engine to cause a message to be generated based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Dror Saaroni, Eran Bachar, Elad Malki, Roy Wallerstein
  • Patent number: 10719386
    Abstract: An improved method provides fault handling in a distributed IT environment. The distributed IT environment executes a workflow application interacting with at least one application by using interface information about the at least one application. In response to receiving a first instance of a fault response, a fault handler performing a first lookup of a fault handling policy corresponding to the fault response within a fault handling descriptions catalogue. The fault handler loads a first one or more fault handling descriptions that are pointed to by the fault handling policy in order to continue execution of the workflow application. After a second instance of the fault response, the fault handler performs a second lookup of the fault handling policy which now points to a second one or more fault handling descriptions which are loaded in order to continue execution of the workflow application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Khirallah Birkler, Martin Oberhofer, Boris Feist, Torsten Wilms
  • Patent number: 10713145
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes generating static analysis data by performing static analysis on a program. A breakpoint is set in the program automatically, by a computer processor, based on the static analysis data. The breakpoint is hit during a runtime of the program. A program bug is automatically identified at a context location of the breakpoint when the breakpoint is hit during the runtime of the program. An interactive debugging session of the program is launched automatically at the context location of the breakpoint, based on the identifying the program bug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francisco M. Anaya, John Michael Chase, Yingcong Guan, Roger H.E. Pett, Trong Truong, Jian Xu
  • Patent number: 10657028
    Abstract: A method is described for diagnosing errors within a production environment software platform that is arranged to process transaction messages and to store transaction history data related to processed transactions in a production database. The stored transaction history data comprises transaction objects that have been generated as the production environment software platform processes transaction messages. The method comprises detecting an error in a series of transaction messages processed by the production environment software platform, receiving the transaction history from the production database, the transaction history comprising a plurality of transaction objects, and configuring a development environment software platform to match the configuration of the production environment software platform at the start of the transaction history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Conor Sexton, Mark Whelan, Richard Lynch
  • Patent number: 10650144
    Abstract: A method for protecting a computer, including receiving a data block, discovering code within the data block that can be disassembled for a machine instruction, building an execution path from the machine instructions, including parsing the machine instructions, and following the flow of the execution path, including conditional and unconditional branches of the machine instructions, validating an incremented location by scanning the execution path for machine instructions that increment a register that stores a location on the execution path, finding a self-modifying artifact by scanning remaining machine instructions in the execution path for an arithmetic or logic operation performed on a register that currently or previously held a location in the incremented location, finding a modified loop index by scanning remaining machine instructions in the execution path for registers that hold a loop value that is incremented or decremented, and blocking the data when finding the modified loop index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Solebit Labs Ltd.
    Inventors: Meni Farjon, Boris Vaynberg, Yossi Sara
  • Patent number: 10635574
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for testing launched applications on a desktop environment. The method captures a screenshot from the launched application. The screenshot may then be analyzed to determine whether it is a modal screenshot or a clean screenshot. In the event the screenshot is determined to be a modal screenshot, the modal screenshot may be classified, and, if classified, information may be sought to resolve the problem with the modal screenshot. In the screenshot is determined to be a clean screenshot, the clean screenshot is evaluated against stored reference screenshots to identify a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LOGIN VSI B.V.
    Inventor: Dennis Damen
  • Patent number: 10599465
    Abstract: A computer-implemented distributed data processing method for a software application that includes no code that targets a distributed data processing system, the method comprising: executing a software application that has been designed with a single-node operation to operate in a distributed fashion by automatically arranging for components of the software application to execute across a plurality of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kirk J. Krauss
  • Patent number: 10592396
    Abstract: Presenting historical state associated with prior execution of an entity. Based on replaying segment(s) of execution of an entity based on a trace, embodiments could present an indication of whether a value of a code element is, at a first execution time point, unknown, known, previously known, and/or known in the future. Additionally, or alternatively, embodiments could present an indication of a value relied upon by simulated execution of a function at a second execution time point, along with an indication of a timing of knowledge of the value in relation to the second execution time point. Additionally, or alternatively, embodiments could present an indication that a return value of a function would be known if the function had executed at a third execution time point, or an indication that the return value would be unknown if the function had executed at the third execution time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Gabryjelski, Jackson Michael Davis, Patrick Lothian Nelson, Del Myers, Thomas Lai, Jordi Mola
  • Patent number: 10592664
    Abstract: A plurality of pages of code executing via a container host operating system are monitored. The plurality of pages of code include pages of code from a plurality of container applications configured to utilize the container host operating system. A determination is made that a page of code of the plurality of pages of code violates a security policy configured to apply security within the container host operating system. A container application of the plurality of container applications is identified as a source of the page of code of the plurality of pages of code. The security policy is applied to the container application of the plurality of container applications in response to identifying the container application of the plurality of container applications as the source of the page of code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Jacobs, Rafael Mantilla Montalvo
  • Patent number: 10579503
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an intentional crash of a software application. One system includes a computing device including an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive a crash setting for the software application from a configuration server. The crash setting has a first value or a second value. The electronic processor is also configured to detect an unexpected use of the software application during execution. The electronic processor is configured to, in response to detecting the unexpected use and the crash setting having the first value, intentionally crash the software application causing a generation of a crash report describing a state of the software application when the unexpected use occurred. The electronic processor is configured to, in response detecting the unexpected use and the crash setting having the second value, not intentionally crash the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ian S. Petersen, Jeffrey J. Wall, Marius C. Constantin, Kent C. Mai, Ping Zhang, Somanath Krishnaswamy, Jeremy Littel, Jason T. Creighton, Joyce Kuo, Vallabh Patade
  • Patent number: 10565097
    Abstract: A device may receive information associated with an application to be tested. The device may identify test data associated with the application to be tested based on the received information. The device may associate the test data with a plurality of test cases. The device may associate the plurality of test cases with a test set. The device may associate the test set with a release. The device may provide the plurality of test cases and the test data, associated with the release, to the application to be tested. The device may receive a plurality of first results, and may compare the plurality of first results and a plurality of second results. The device may provide information for display based on comparing the plurality of first results and the plurality of second results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Melissa Finger, Chinwendu A. Osuoha, James Irlbeck, Daniel P. Schmidt, Rhegina S. Gatuz, Gerald L. Hawkins, Dattatray Joshi, Jonathan Herrera Francisco
  • Patent number: 10558335
    Abstract: Provided is an information providing system for a system administrator not highly skilled in the arts of natural language or artificial intelligence to be able to easily correct or add a response to an input from a user to arrange the response into an appropriate one if the response is not appropriate. When an input sentence does not hit any knowledge data, the system administrator is able to add a combination of the input sentence and a response thereto by opening a new QA quick addition screen from a knowledge maintenance screen by pressing a link of the input sentence. Furthermore, the system administrator is able to easily add the input sentence to knowledge data as a synonymous sentence of a candidate Q, which is determined to be semantically close to the input sentence, by clicking the candidate Q on the knowledge maintenance screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo Henmi, Shigefumi Iinuma
  • Patent number: 10534618
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a management device. The management device executes a first bootloader from a first image stored at a primary storage device of the management device. The management device re-executes the first bootloader from the first image when the executing is not successful and a number of re-execution is less than a predetermined number. The management device locates a second image from a secondary storage device when the execution of the first bootloader is not successful and the number of re-execution is greater than or equal to the predetermined number. The management device executes a second bootloader from the second image subsequent to the locating the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Venkatesan Balakrishnan, Anand Krishnan Vadivelu
  • Patent number: 10528720
    Abstract: A device may require one or more updates to its software. However, the device may be inaccessible due to a variety of circumstances. Troubleshooting the device may be difficult. Therefore, the device may be configured to automatically run a script after it has been validated to perform one or more functions on the control panel. In one embodiment, a method to automate a script on a device is described. The method may include searching an attached external storage device for a script, identifying a script based at least in part on the searching, validating the authenticity of the identified script, and executing, automatically, the validated script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, Johny Bui, John Rigby, Bruce Vernon
  • Patent number: 10530900
    Abstract: Described herein are improved systems, methods, and devices for delivering and managing metadata in a distributed computing platform such as a content delivery network (CDN) so as to configure content servers to handle client requests. The teachings hereof provide, among other things, scalable and configurable solutions for delivering and managing metadata, preferably by leveraging dynamically obtained control information. For example, in one embodiment, a given content server may store metadata, e.g., in a configuration file, that references dynamic, late-bound control information for use in satisfying dependencies. This dynamic control information can be requested by the CDN content server, typically from a remote host, when needed to parse and execute the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stevens, Frederick R. Shotton, Tong Chen
  • Patent number: 10521326
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing big data activities are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a system comprises a distributed file system for the entities and applications, wherein the applications include one or more of script applications, structured query language (SQL) applications, Not Only (NO) SQL applications, stream applications, search applications, and in-memory applications. The system further comprises a data processing platform that gathers, analyzes, and stores data relating to entities and applications. The data processing platform includes an application manager having one or more of a MapReduce Manage, a script applications manager, a structured query language (SQL) applications manager, a Not Only (NO) SQL applications manager, a stream applications manager, a search applications manager, and an in-memory applications manager. The application manager identifies if the applications are one or more of slow-running, failed, killed, unpredictable, and malfunctioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Unravel Data Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivnath Babu, Kunal Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10514908
    Abstract: A program analysis device includes: a memory that stores an analysis program; and a processor coupled to the memory, the processor preforms operations of: classifying, based on a call relationship between programs in a program asset including the programs and pieces of data, the programs into one or more program groups; generating, based on data which is accessed from the programs included in the program groups, one or more first service component candidates which associates the program groups with the pieces of data; extracting, as common data, data which is updated by another first service component candidate from among the pieces of data associated with the one or more first service component candidate; and setting one or more second service component candidates generated by removing the common data from the one or more first service component candidates and the common data as a service component of the program asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Manabu Kamimura, Akihiko Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10503854
    Abstract: A method for generating a validation test, may include obtaining, using a processor, a validated scenario for generating a test for a verification model, the validated scenario represented in the form of a directed acyclic graph with a plurality of actions as nodes of the graph. The method may also include analyzing, using the processor, the graph to identify an action of said plurality of actions designed to be executed on a thread that is associated with a faulty scheduler of a verification model to be tested. The method may further include, upon identifying the identified action, amending, using the processor, the verified scenario by removing the identified action from the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Meir Ovadia
  • Patent number: 10496739
    Abstract: A method for consolidating DDT spreadsheets is provided. The spreadsheets may be for testing with a test executable program. Methods may store a plurality of DDT spreadsheets in a collective DDT folder. Methods may create a single collective spreadsheet. Methods may store the single collective spreadsheet in the collective DDT folder. Methods may identify a plurality of empty cells within each DDT spreadsheet. Methods may enter a filler entry into each cell determined to be empty. Methods may copy each sheet that includes at least one test executable into the single collective spreadsheet. Methods may process each test executable included in the single collective spreadsheet. Methods may place the results of each test executable in a column orthogonal to the test executable row. Methods may copy each test executable and the results of each test executable into the plurality of DDT spreadsheets from which the test executable were copied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Zhao, Akshay Patel, Indrani Mohanty
  • Patent number: 10452525
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and product for utilizing semantic clusters to predict software defects. The method comprising: obtaining a plurality of software elements that are associated with a version of a System Under Test (SUT), wherein the plurality of software elements comprise defective software elements which are associated with a defect in the version of the SUT; defining, by a processor, a plurality of clusters, wherein each cluster of the plurality of clusters comprises software elements having an attribute, wherein the attribute is associated with a functionality of the SUT; and determining a score of each cluster of the plurality of clusters, wherein the score of a cluster is based on a relation between a number of defect software elements in the cluster and a number of software elements in the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eitan Daniel Farchi, Andre Heilper, Aviad Zlotnick
  • Patent number: 10452642
    Abstract: Detecting and pinpointing data corruption is disclosed, including: storing an object-level metadata structure corresponding to a stored object, wherein the stored object comprises a plurality of blocks; and determining for a block included in the plurality of blocks, based at least in part on a piece of identifying information of the block, two or more locations in the object-level metadata structure at which to store a value computed based at least in part on data comprising the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Tintri by DDN, Inc.
    Inventors: Pratap V. Singh, Shobhit Dayal, Edward K. Lee, Mark G. Gritter
  • Patent number: 10437997
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for the detection of malicious software (malware) on a general purpose computing device. A challenge in detecting malicious software is that files are typically scanned for the presence of malicious intent only once (and subsequent rescanning is typically performed in a simplistic manner). Existing methods in the art do not address how to most effectively rescan collections of files in a way that tries to optimize performance and efficacy. These methods may also be useful if additional information is now available regarding a file that might be useful to an end-user or an administrator, even though the file's core disposition might not have changed. More specifically, we describe methods, components, and systems that perform data analytics to intelligently rescan file collections for the purpose of retroactively identifying malware and retroactively identifying clean files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Friedrichs, Alfred Huger, Zulfikar Ramzan
  • Patent number: 10437720
    Abstract: Memory reclamation includes executing a process that has a plurality of objects, the objects being accessible via a plurality of references, at least some of the plurality of references being transient references, at least some of the plurality of references being persistent references; reaching a reclamation point at which a process state has no transient references, or has transient references only at known locations; and at the reclamation point, destructing objects that have no persistent references and no transient references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: OptumSoft, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Cheriton
  • Patent number: 10419541
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system related to zero-configuration remote control of device(s) coupled to a networked media device through a client side device communicatively coupled with the networked media device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a client device includes determining that an internet protocol address and a port from an unannounced device is associated with a networked media device. The client device constrains an executable environment in a security sandbox. Then, the client device executes a sandboxed application in the executable environment using a processor and a memory. Next, the client device automatically instantiates a connection between the sandboxed application and the unannounced device associated with the networked media device based on the determination that the internet protocol address of the port from the unannounced device is associated with the networked media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FREE STREAM MEDIA CORP.
    Inventors: David Harrison, Chris Jantz-Sell
  • Patent number: 10409668
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for tracking incomplete purchases in correlation with application performance, such as application errors or crashes, are provided. In this regard, aspects of the invention facilitate monitoring transaction and application error events and analyzing data associated therewith to identify data indicating an impact of incomplete purchases in relation to an error(s) such that application performance can be improved. In various implementations, application data associated with an application installed on a mobile device is received. The application data is used to determine that an error that occurred in association with the application installed on the mobile device correlates with an incomplete monetary transaction initiated via the application. Based on the error correlating with the incomplete monetary transaction, a transaction attribute associated with the error is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventor: Konstantinos Polychronis
  • Patent number: 10402306
    Abstract: A device for tracing a computer program comprises a non-transitory memory having instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to generate trace code from a trace specification program to trace the computer program. The one or more processors calculate values by executing the computer program and the trace code records, in parallel, the values at a predetermined location in execution of the computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Yazdani, Chen Tian
  • Patent number: 10338948
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and a device for managing execution of scripts by a virtual computing unit configured in a host computing device. The method comprises configuring one or more ports for establishing a communication interface between the host computing device and a virtual computing unit, providing one or more scripts to be executed by the virtual computing device and one or more parameters to the virtual computing unit for execution receiving execution data from the virtual computing unit and monitoring execution of the one or more scripts based on the execution data received from the virtual computing unit. Thus, the host computing device manages execution of the one or more scripts by the virtual computing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Krishna Sundar, Velraja Pandian
  • Patent number: 10325094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process analysis apparatus for analyzing a process executed in an information processing unit and extracting encryption logic such as an encryption function or a decryption function used in the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Yamamoto, Shoji Sakurai, Kiyoto Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 10310956
    Abstract: A technique for synthesizing tests from a Web service document includes locating at least one parameter for at least one client to server function call in a Web service document. Client validation constraints for the at least one parameter are discovered. Server validation constraints for the at least one parameter in the Web service document are discovered. At least one range for the at least one parameter that will be accepted by the server and not be accepted by the client is discovered. Tests using parameter values from the discovered at least one range are synthesized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Evgeny Beskrovny, Omer Tripp, Emmanuel Wurth
  • Patent number: 10310947
    Abstract: Log-Based Rollback Recovery for system failures. The system includes a storage medium, and a component configured to transition through a series of states. The component is further configured to record in the storage medium the state of the component every time the component communicates with another component in the system, the system being configured to recover the most recent state recorded in the storage medium following a failure of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Srinidhi Varadarajan, Joseph F. Ruscio
  • Patent number: 10268818
    Abstract: A device may require one or more updates to its software. However, the device may be inaccessible due to a variety of circumstances. Troubleshooting the device may be difficult. Therefore, the device may be configured to automatically run a script after it has been validated to perform one or more functions on the control panel. In one embodiment, a method to automate a script on a device is described. The method may include searching an attached external storage device for a script, identifying a script based at least in part on the searching, validating the authenticity of the identified script, and executing, automatically, the validated script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, Johny Bui, John Rigby, Bruce Vernon
  • Patent number: 10257318
    Abstract: Described herein are improved systems, methods, and devices for delivering and managing metadata in a distributed computing platform such as a content delivery network (CDN) so as to configure content servers to handle client requests. The teachings hereof provide, among other things, scalable and configurable solutions for delivering and managing metadata, preferably by leveraging dynamically obtained control information. For example, in one embodiment, a given content server may store metadata, e.g., in a configuration file, that references dynamic, late-bound control information for use in satisfying dependencies. This dynamic control information can be requested by the CDN content server, typically from a remote host, when needed to parse and execute the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stevens, Frederick R. Shotton
  • Patent number: 10255133
    Abstract: A dispersed storage network facilitates isolating the introduction of software defects in dispersed storage units. A search strategy is employed whereby after identifying a test failure in a current version of the memory software code, a code version since a previous successfully tested version is identified. An interim version that represents the point at which approximately one half the changes were introduced is then tested. When there is a test failure, the next interim version selected for testing represents the point at which approximately one half the changes were introduced between the first interim version tested and the current version. If no failure, a next interim version is tested that represents the point at which approximately one half the changes were introduced between the previous successfully tested version and the first interim version tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Teague S. Algie, Andrew G. Peake, Mark D. Seaborn, Ilya Volvovski
  • Patent number: 10248540
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for debugging a computer program product. An example computer-implemented method includes receiving an identifier of a portion of code from a first module of the computer program product, wherein the portion of code contains a defect. The method further includes displaying a list of execution scenarios that invoke the portion of code from the first module. The method further includes, in response to receipt of a selection of a first execution scenario from the list of execution scenarios, executing the computer program product according to the first execution scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shilpa M. Narahari, Shunmugaraja Periadurai, Pragya Singh
  • Patent number: 10237363
    Abstract: Described herein are improved systems, methods, and devices for delivering and managing metadata in a distributed computing platform such as a content delivery network (CDN) so as to configure content servers to handle client requests. The teachings hereof provide, among other things, scalable and configurable solutions for delivering and managing metadata, preferably by leveraging dynamically obtained control information. For example, in one embodiment, a given content server may store metadata, e.g., in a configuration file, that references dynamic, late-bound control information for use in satisfying dependencies. This dynamic control information can be requested by the CDN content server, typically from a remote host, when needed to parse and execute the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stevens, Frederick R. Shotton
  • Patent number: 10237374
    Abstract: Described herein are improved systems, methods, and devices for delivering and managing metadata in a distributed computing platform such as a content delivery network (CDN) so as to configure content servers to handle client requests. The teachings hereof provide, among other things, scalable and configurable solutions for delivering and managing metadata, preferably by leveraging dynamically obtained control information. For example, in one embodiment, a given content server may store metadata, e.g., in a configuration file, that references dynamic, late-bound control information for use in satisfying dependencies. This dynamic control information can be requested by the CDN content server, typically from a remote host, when needed to parse and execute the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stevens, Frederick R. Shotton, Tong Chen
  • Patent number: 10228942
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus (4) includes processing circuitry (6) for executing program instructions that form part of a transaction which executes to generate speculative updates and to commit the speculative updates if the transaction completes without a conflict. Instruction sampling circuitry (44) captures instruction diagnostic data (IDD) relating to execution of a sampled instruction. Transaction tracking circuitry (46) detects if the sampled instruction is within a transaction and if so, tracks whether the speculative updates associated with the transaction are committed and captures transaction diagnostic data (TDD) indicative of whether or not the speculative updates were committed. Thus, both instruction diagnostic data relating to a sampled instruction and transaction diagnostic data relating to the fate of a transaction containing a sampled instruction are captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Michael John Williams, John Michael Horley, Stephan Diestelhorst
  • Patent number: 10216706
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the testing of a data sample involves a computing device carrying out the following actions: displaying a data sample on a user interface; receiving, via the user interface, a selection of a test to be performed on the data sample; receiving, via the user interface, an input of a result of the test; generating, in a graph database, a vertex representing a visual indicator corresponding to the input result; and creating, in the graph database, an association between the vertex representing the visual indicator and a vertex representing a file containing the displayed data sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Workiva Inc.
    Inventors: John Bonk, Ryan Gilsdorf, James Michael Morse, Jason Aguilon, David Andrew Haila, Matthew Sanders, Patrick Corwin Kujawa, Robert Reed Becker, Sean Martin Kelly Burke, Stephen Bush
  • Patent number: 10198449
    Abstract: The disclosed technology generates unique identifiers for content items in a multi-user network-based content management system. The generated identifiers satisfy at least the properties of, (1) the GUID is unique on the local client device; (2) the GUID is preserved across reboots, moves, renames, and content item modifications; (3) the GUID is not preserved when the content item is copied; and (4) the GUID is not reused after a content item is deleted. The unique identifiers allow the content management system to model each user account as a collection of content item objects and globally unique identifiers instead of as a directory-based hierarchy of content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Dwayne Litzenberger
  • Patent number: 10191834
    Abstract: Methods and systems to identify and reproduce concurrency violations in multi-threaded programs are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein comprises determining whether a condition is met and serializing an operation of a first thread of a multi-threaded program relative to an operation of a second thread of the multi-threaded program. The serialization of the operations of the first and second threads results in a concurrency violation or bug thereby causing the multi-threaded program to crash. In this way, the operations of the first and second threads of the multi-threaded program that are responsible for the concurrency violation are identified and can be revised to remove the bug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Gottschlich, Gilles Pokam, Cristiano Pereira, Jungwoo Ha