Monitor Recognizes Sequence Of Events (e.g., Protocol Or Logic State Analyzer) Patents (Class 714/39)
  • Patent number: 11126731
    Abstract: A computer security system includes a test management system and associated communication architecture that enables creation of customized tests of computer security application features. A server stores a test script in a custom scripting language. The test script includes a set of control statements that may be organized in a decision tree to control facilitation of the test. Clients poll the server to independently obtain and execute the control statements. Execution of the control statements control which clients participate in a test, which feature will be tested in the test, and what telemetry data will be collected from the clients to evaluate the test. The server evaluates the telemetry data to determine an outcome of the test and determines whether to further distribute or roll back the tested feature based on the test outcome. The testing can be utilized to rapidly and robustly deploy features that will enhance computer security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Malwarebytes Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Mathew Thomas, Jonathan Chan, Jonathan Eagan Rackley
  • Patent number: 11128573
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for load balancing for IP failover. A backend address of a first node is identified as a routing destination to which a request is to be routed by a load balancer based upon a load balancer rule mapping a frontend address, specified by the request as a request destination, to the backend address of the first node. The request is routed to a primary network interface of the first node using the backend address. The first node has a loopback interface with an address matching the frontend address for routing the request to a destination data structure based upon the request maintaining the frontend address as the request destination. Health probes are used by the load balancer for detecting a failure of the first node in order to failover to routing requests to a second backend address of a second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NetApp Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Busick, Mohinish Vinnakota, James Silva, Rajesh Rajaraman
  • Patent number: 11119834
    Abstract: Dominant sequences that are representative of logged events can be artificially created. Initially, a graph comprising multiple nodes and edges between pairs of nodes is generated from logged information. The weights, or values, associated with edges are incremented as the log data reveals a temporal relationship between two nodes. Subsequently, a set of candidate trajectories, with each candidate trajectory representing a sequence of events, are generated by repeatedly traversing the generated graph in a random manner by commencing at randomly selected nodes and then proceeding in a random manner to subsequent nodes in accordance with the edge values, for a random quantity of steps. The candidate trajectories are filtered to eliminate those that are impossible or improbable based on a comparison between individual candidate trajectories and the quantity of occurrences within the logs. Scoring is based both on a quantity of occurrences as well as a quantity of steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Ben Ofer, Adi Eldar, Yehezkel Shraga Resheff
  • Patent number: 11106412
    Abstract: In a case where a job associated with a user has not been successfully stored in a job processing apparatus, it is not possible to exclusively notify the user that the job has not been successfully stored. A control method in a job processing apparatus includes storing a job such that the job is associated with a user, storing, identification information for identifying the user associated with a job that has not been successfully stored, and notifying the user that the job has not been stored according to login to the job processing apparatus, by the user, in a case where identification information for identifying the user having logged in to the job processing apparatus has been stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11093257
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for resource configuration based on dynamic group membership are disclosed. An association between a group of computing resources and an intended state is stored. The intended state represents a computing resource configuration. During operation of a computing resource, whether the computing resource belongs to the group of computing resources is determined based at least in part on analysis of one or more attributes associated with the computing resource. Based at least in part on determining that the computing resource belongs to the group of computing resources, one or more actions are caused be performed to bring the computing resource into the intended state. The computing resource is executed while having the computing resource configuration represented by the intended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amjad Hussain, Anand Doshi, Xiong Wang, Sivaprasad Venkata Padisetty
  • Patent number: 11068377
    Abstract: A method for classifying warning messages generated by software developer tools includes receiving a first data set. The first data set includes a first plurality of data entries, where each data entry is associated with a warning message generated based on a first set of software codes, includes indications for a plurality of features, and is associated with one of a plurality of class labels. A second data set is generated by sampling the first data set. Based on the second data set, at least one feature is selected from the plurality of features. A third data set is generated by filtering the second data set with the selected at least one feature. A machine learning classifier is determined based on the third data set. The machine learning classifier is used to classify a second warning message generated based on a second set of software codes to one of the plurality of class labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Walenstein, Andrew James Malton, Jong Chun Park, Hanyang Hu
  • Patent number: 11036566
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to organize and build understandings of machine data generated by a variety of information-processing environments. Machine data is a product of information-processing systems (e.g., activity logs, configuration files, messages, database records) and represents the evidence of particular events that have taken place and been recorded in raw data format. In one embodiment, machine data is turned into a machine data web by organizing machine data into events and then linking events together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Baum, R. David Carasso, Robin Kumar Das, Bradley Hall, Brian Philip Murphy, Stephen Phillip Sorkin, Andre David Stechert, Erik M. Swan, Rory Greene, Nicholas Christian Mealy, Christina Frances Regina Noren
  • Patent number: 11030018
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems, methods, and computer program products for using a multi-tier hang buster for detecting and breaking out of hang conditions in a processor. One method includes determining a plurality of actions available at each of a plurality of tiers used for breaking out of the hang condition in the processor. The method also includes, after detecting the hang condition on a first thread of the processor, performing one or more actions available at a first tier of the plurality of tiers to break out of the hang condition. The method further includes, after performing the one or more actions at the first tier and determining that the hang condition is still present, performing one or more actions available at one or more second tiers of the plurality of tiers to break out of the hang condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Battle, Dung Q. Nguyen, Susan E. Eisen, Kenneth L. Ward, Eula Faye Abalos Tolentino, Cliff Kucharski, Glenn O. Kincaid, David S. Walder
  • Patent number: 11025553
    Abstract: Conventional internet routing is handled using routing protocols such as the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). However, simple BGP does not account for latency, packet loss, or cost. To address this problem, smart routing systems that route traffic fast and in a cost-effective manner are implemented. In one approach, smart routing systems measure, compare, and analyze round-trip latencies and other metrics between a customer premises and one or more endpoints. Optimal inbound and outbound transit providers are selected for each endpoint based on these measurements. Other smart routing systems collect and analyze Real User Monitoring (RUM) data to predict latency performance of different content origins for serving data to a particular client based on the client's IP address and the content origins' IP addresses, which are ranked by performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Dynamic Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alin Popescu, Philip Stanhope, Arun Mehra, Stephen Hulshof, Brian Premore, Douglas Madory, Scott Michael Brazina, Charlie Baker, Richard Gibson
  • Patent number: 11010274
    Abstract: A method is provided for collecting trace data items generated by a plurality of trace points, the method comprising: allocating a ring buffer in a first memory, the ring buffer including a plurality of trace buffers; when any of the trace points is executed, storing a trace data item generated by the trace point in one of the plurality of trace buffers that is identified by a given value of a ring pointer; retrieving the trace data item from the trace buffer based on at least one of: (i) a first timestamp that is generated when the trace data item is stored in the trace buffer, and (ii) a second timestamp indicating a time when the ring pointer was assigned the given value; and storing the retrieved trace data item in a second memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Eldad Zinger, Eyal Harari
  • Patent number: 10999176
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network device, includes at least one network interface port to serve as at least one ingress port for receiving network packets from a network and as at least one egress port for forwarding network packets to the network, a memory, control circuitry configured to monitor respective events in the network device, the respective events having respective event timestamps, and burst estimator logic to track respective rates of occurrence of ones of the events over respective time periods responsively to respective ones of the event timestamps, follow a maximum one of the rates of occurrence, store, in the memory, the maximum rate of occurrence, and find a measure of burstiness of the events responsively to the followed maximum rate of occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES TLV LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Levy, Aviv Kfir
  • Patent number: 10990402
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a system that dynamically adjusts how the system distributes messages to a set of consumers. The system measures a quantity of consumers in communication with the system. The system also measures performance metrics of each respective consumer of the set of consumers. In response to a change in the quantity of consumers, or to one or more performance metrics of an individual consumers meeting, or failing to meet, a respective predetermined threshold, the system may adjust a cache size the system attributes to the individual consumer and accordingly may adjust how the system distributes messages to the individual consumer. For instance, the system may distribute more or less messages to the individual consumer. The individual consumer may also communicate a maximum cache limit it is able to receive in messages from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Bilgin Ismet Ibryam
  • Patent number: 10983972
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein are systems and methods for supporting slowly changing dimensions and metadata versioning in a multidimensional database, comprising. A system can comprise a computer that includes one or more microprocessors, and a multidimensional database server executing on the computer, wherein the multidimensional database server supports at least one hierarchical structure of data dimensions. A data dimension can slowly change over time. When such changes occur, metadata associated with the data dimension can be updated. Advantageously, a current snapshot of the data structure can allow searching of previous changes to the slowly changing dimension based upon the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kumar Ramaiyer
  • Patent number: 10977047
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for hazard detection of out-of-order execution of load and store instructions without using real addresses in a processing unit. An example includes an out-of-order load-store unit (LSU) for transferring data between memory and registers. The LSU detects a store-hit-load (SHL) in an out-of-order execution of instructions based only on effective addresses by: determining an effective address associated with a store instruction; determining whether a load instruction entry using said effective address is present in a load reorder queue; and indicating that a SHL has been detected based at least in part on determining that load instruction entry using said effective address is present in the load reorder queue. The LSU, in response to detecting the SHL, flushes instructions starting from a load instruction corresponding to the load instruction entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bryan Lloyd, Balaram Sinharoy, Shih-Hsiung S. Tung
  • Patent number: 10962589
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving interposers to include embedded monitoring instruments for real time monitoring digital signals, analog signals, voltage signals and temperature sensors located in the interposer. An embedded monitor trigger unit controls the starting and stopping of the real time monitoring operations. The embedded monitoring instruments are accessible via an 1149.1 TAP interface on the interposer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Lee D. Whetsel
  • Patent number: 10962938
    Abstract: A building management system includes building equipment configured to operate in accordance with an input to alter a variable state or condition of a building, a feedback controller configured to generate the input as a function of a measured state of the building equipment, and an analytics circuit. The analytics circuit is configured to obtain and store a dataset comprising the measured state and the input for a plurality of time steps, determine, based on at least a portion of the dataset, a self-optimizing control function that defines a self-optimizing control variable as a function of the measured state, calculate a value of the self-optimizing control variable using the self-optimizing control function and the measured state, monitor the value of the self-optimizing control variable over time, and generate an indication of performance of the building equipment relative to optimal performance based on the value of the self-optimizing control variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Timothy I. Salsbury, Carlos Felipe Alcala Perez, John M. House
  • Patent number: 10949586
    Abstract: Approaches for post-synthesis insertion of debug cores include a programmed processor inputting data that identify signals of a synthesized circuit design to be probed and determining whether or not debug cores and interfaces needed to probe the signals are absent from the circuit design. The programmed processor creates, in response to determining that the debug cores and interfaces are absent, the debug cores and interfaces in the circuit design. The programmed processor couples the debug cores and interfaces to the signals in the circuit design and synthesizes the debug cores and interfaces created in the circuit design to create a modified circuit design. The method includes generating a circuit definition from the modified circuit design by the programmed processor, and implementing a circuit that operates according to the circuit definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Jaipal R. Nareddy, Suman Kumar Timmireddy, Rahul Gupta
  • Patent number: 10936308
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for a multi-tenant collaborative learning environment, where information from all tenants in a multi-tenant system is collected and used to provide individual tenants with code fixes and/or optimization recommendations based on the collected information. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Ajay Krishna Borra, Manpreet Singh, Himanshu Mittal, Edet Nkposong
  • Patent number: 10893064
    Abstract: A method of and system for identifying one or more outlier anomalies in a computer environment is carried out by collecting data from a computing environment, identifying a plurality of anomalies in the computing environment based in part on the collected data, grouping the plurality of anomalies into one or more clusters, and classifying each of the one or more clusters based on a plurality of dimensions. The method may also include assigning a weight to each dimension of the plurality of dimensions for each of the one or more clusters, aggregating the weights assigned to each dimension to calculate a score for each of the one or more clusters, and generating a ranking for each of the one or more clusters base in part on the calculated score. After the rankings are generated, one of the clusters may be identified as an outlier anomaly based on the rankings. The plurality of dimensions and the weights assigned to each dimension may be selected by employing machine-learning models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vinod Mukundan Menon, Rahul Nigam, Mark Gilbert, Srigopal Chitrapu
  • Patent number: 10887230
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises at an internetworking device that is logically located in an edge position with respect to an internet protocol network and a plurality of industrial devices, receiving packet and frame data from a first computing device that is associated with an industrial system and communicates using a device-level Ethernet data communication protocol that does not define a management layer; at the internetworking device, generating an Operations, Administration, Management (OAM) header using, at least in part, the packet and frame data, wherein the OAM header comprises a device identifier, a data type, and a variable; encapsulating the packet and frame data with the OAM header to generate encapsulated packet and frame data; storing the encapsulated packet and frame data in a database; sending the encapsulated packet and frame data to a second internetworking device that is associated with the industrial system and communicates using the device-level Ethernet data
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos M. Pignataro, Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Rajiv Asati
  • Patent number: 10860455
    Abstract: A storage device and a method of operating the storage device are provided. The storage device includes a non-volatile memory including a plurality of non-volatile memory cells, a processor configured to control an operation of storing data received from a host in the non-volatile memory, a host interface configured to transmit and receive the data and control signals to and from the host, and a trace module. The trace module is configured to generate trace data for the processor or the host interface during an operation of the processor or the host interface and the trace module is configured to provide the trace data to the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gwang-ok Go, Pil-Chang Son
  • Patent number: 10841817
    Abstract: A system may collect, from a wireless network, first data pertaining to nodes in the wireless network. Each datum of the first data belongs to one of two or more categories/For each of the nodes, for each of the categories, and for each datum belonging to the category, the system may determine if the datum is outside of a first range of values, and if the datum is inside the first range, the system may calculate a first base network performance health (NPH) score that is a function of the nodes, the categories, the data, and time. The system may also apply first deep learning to a first neural network among a plurality of neural networks to update first coefficients for correlating the first base NPH score to a mean opinion score, for each of the categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ouyang, Le Su, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Christopher M. Schmidt, Wenyuan Lu, Shaun Robert Pola, Maulik Shah
  • Patent number: 10825533
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device and an operation method thereof that can accurately read setting information from a memory cell array when a power supply is turned on are provided. The flash memory includes a memory cell array, a detecting portion, a ROM and a control portion. The detecting portion detects that the power supply is turned on. The ROM stores at least a code for performing a reading operation of the memory cell array and stores a special code in a specific address. The control portion controls the reading of the ROM. When the detecting portion detects the power-on of the power supply, the control portion reads the special code from the ROM and determines whether the read special code is correct or not, reads the code if the determination is correct and again reads the special code if the determination is incorrect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Naoaki Sudo
  • Patent number: 10802944
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to dynamically maintaining alarm thresholds for software application performance management. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Toal, Dean Tupper
  • Patent number: 10783044
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a mechanism of disaster recovery and instance refresh in an event recordation system are described. A first request for events associated with a first topic is received. A first set of events associated with the first topic are retrieved from a primary event recordation system. Each event from the first set of events includes a first commit identifier indicating the order with which each event is stored in the primary event recordation system. For each event from the first set of events a first replay identifier is determined based on the first commit identifier and a first value of a low commit identifier. The first replay identifier is exposed to event consumers for identifying the event. In response to the first request each event from the first set of events is transmitted with the replay identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce, inc.
    Inventors: Yingwu Zhao, Samarpan Jain, Hal Scott Hildebrand, Alexey Syomichev, Emin Eliot Gerba, Igor Pesenson, David William Spragg, Jay Hurst, Soumen Bandyopadhyay
  • Patent number: 10785182
    Abstract: Large batches of social media communications may be automatically annotated. This provides techniques to create large labeled datasets without the assistance of human labelers. For instance, social media communications may be fetched and annotated as actionable or noise for a given account (e.g., a brand handle on Twitter®) without human review. Social media communications from users who are attempting to engage with a brand or entity on a social media platform may be annotated as actionable, whereas other communications may be labeled as noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Freshworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Anuj Gupta, Saurabh Arora, Satyam Saxena, Navaneethan Santhanam
  • Patent number: 10742535
    Abstract: A method and system or monitoring a resource consumption of an application running on a computer. A first metric describes the resource consumption of the application as a first function of time. A wavelet analysis of the first function of time is performed. A discontinuity in the first function is detected at a first time at which a coefficient determined from the wavelet analysis exceeds a specified threshold. A cross-correlation of the first metric and a second metric describing the resource consumption of the application as a second function of time are calculated. A diagnostic level associated with the discontinuity in the first function is adjusted based on the calculated cross-correlation. In response to adjusting the diagnostic level, a debugging function on the application is started in response to the cross correlation having a value indicative of an anomaly within the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gianluca Della Corte, Alessandro Donatelli, Stefano Proietti, Antonio M. Sgro
  • Patent number: 10708444
    Abstract: A method to diagnosis an electro-mechanical part on an image forming device comprising: determining an incident count for a first time interval for the electro-mechanical part; determining a first threshold level for the first time interval; monitoring the electro-mechanical part for a second time interval, wherein the second time interval is a plurality of first time intervals; determining if the incident count for a first portion of the second time interval for the electro-mechanical part equal to or less than the first threshold; determining if the incident count for a second portion of the second time interval for the electro-mechanical part is equal to or less than the first threshold when the incident count for the first portion of the second time interval fails to exceed the first threshold for the electro-mechanical part; determining a maximum incident count for the second portion of the second time interval when the incident count for the second portion of the second time interval exceeds the first t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Oleg Y Zakharov, Hiroyuki Takaishi, Yuka Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 10685113
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can determine the similarity of binary executables. For example, the computing device can receive an application, including a binary executable. The computing device can generate function signatures for the functions called within the binary executable. The computing device can generate a locality sensitive hash value for the application based on the function signatures. The computing device can group applications based on the locality sensitive hash value generated for each application. The computing device can compare the function signatures of the binary executables of the applications within a group to determine the similarity of the applications. If two applications have binary executables that are over a threshold percentage of similarity, the two applications can be identified as clones of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Agarwal, Fei Peng, Zhui Deng
  • Patent number: 10685652
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for determining device groupings, or clusters, for multiple voice-enabled devices. The device clusters may be determined based on metadata data for audio signals (or audio data) generated by each of the multiple voice-enabled devices. For example, a remote system may analyze timestamp data for the audio signals received from the devices, and determine that the devices detected the same voice command of a user based on the timestamp data indicating that the audio signals were received within a threshold period of time from each other. Additionally, the remote system may analyze other metadata of the audio data, such as signal-to-noise (SNR) values, and determine that the SNR values are within a threshold value. The remote system may determine device clusters for the voice-enabled devices of a user based on these, and potentially other, types of metadata of the audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Snehith Cherukuri, Joseph White, Vinodth Kumar Mohanam, Rami Habal, Menghan Li
  • Patent number: 10673689
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method to manage alerts, wherein the method includes receiving anomaly triggers associated with detected anomalies, associating an anomaly trigger of the received anomaly triggers with an alert, tracking the alert using a state machine, determining whether to change a state of the state machine if a subsequent anomaly trigger associated with the alert is received or if a predetermined amount of time passes without receiving trigger information, and generating an alarm based on the state of the state machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NetScout Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Amin Arshad Abdulghani, Chris Yongxing Liu, Sushma Sharma
  • Patent number: 10666715
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for managing incidents in a complex IT environment. A system is described that includes: a discovery module that analyzes an IT infrastructure and generates a topology of components and users; a monitoring module that compares ongoing activities of the IT infrastructure with a pattern repository to identify potential problems; a relationship manager that generates relationship maps of components and users based on the topology, determines whether an identified potential problem comprises an incident, and in response to detecting an incident: correlates the incident with a root cause, and determines a responsible admin and set of impacted users based on the relationship maps; and an operation engine that notifies the responsible admin and set of impacted users of the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Ling Chen, Xue Feng Gao, Fei Li, Ren Yi Ruan, Qing Feng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10656986
    Abstract: Runtime system statistics logging is dynamically controlled at code and application levels, based on user reviews. Logging of specific code components in specific application instances, identified based on user reviews, is automatically turned on, based on the user reviews indicating defects. Logging for other components or application instances, however, remains off or is automatically turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leigh Williamson, Shinoj Zacharias, Roger Snook, Vijay Ekambaram
  • Patent number: 10649748
    Abstract: Methods and systems for optimizing a build order of component source modules comprises creating a dependency graph based on dependency information. Historical build information associated with previous build failures is then used to calculate relative failure factors for paths of the dependency graph; and the relative failure factors are used to determine an order of traversal of the dependency graph during a build process in which component binary modules are built from the component source modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James M. Bonanno, Ronald P. Doyle, Michael L. Fraenkel, Aaron J. Tarter
  • Patent number: 10642988
    Abstract: A method of data transfer in a cyber-protected system includes inserting a removable media device into a removable media interface of a Secure Media Exchange (SMX) kiosk running a cyber-checking algorithm. The SMX kiosk includes a user interface, physical controls, input and output ports. An enclosure for physical protection prevents access to the physical controls, input and output ports configured with openings revealing the removable media interface and user interface. The cyber-checking algorithm inspects the removable media device for threats and adds encryption to the removable media device only if passing inspecting. The cyber-protected system includes networked devices coupled to communicate over a communications network including at least one SMX protected machine at a protected system node having a SMX algorithm and an encryption key. The SMX algorithm allows reading information from the removable media device on the SMX protected machine only if the encryption is confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Quintanilla, Eric T. Boice, Eric D. Knapp
  • Patent number: 10642675
    Abstract: Runtime system statistics logging is dynamically controlled at code and application levels, based on user reviews. Logging of specific code components in specific application instances, identified based on user reviews, is automatically turned on, based on the user reviews indicating defects. Logging for other components or application instances, however, remains off or is automatically turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leigh Williamson, Shinoj Zacharias, Roger Snook, Vijay Ekambaram
  • Patent number: 10621026
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a novel architecture for debugging devices. This architecture includes numerous devices that without user intervention automatically detect and report bug events to a set of servers that aggregate and process the bug events. When a device detects a potential bug event, the device in some embodiments generates a description of the potential bug event, and sends the generated description to the server set through a network. In addition to generating such a description, the device in some embodiments directs one or more of its modules to gather and store a collection of one or more data sets that are relevant to the potential bug event, in case the event has to be further analyzed by the server set. In the discussion below, the generated bug-event description is referred to as the event signature, while the gathered collection of data sets for an event is referred to as the event's data archive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Henri S. Berger, Eisuke Arai, Amit K. Vyas, David S. Choi, Franco Travostino, Abhinav Pathak, Daniel Lertpratchya, Albert Liu, Anand Ramadurai, Olivier Mardinian, Vividh Siddha
  • Patent number: 10614468
    Abstract: A method of temporarily boosting knowledge record metrics in a knowledge management system during external event intervals may include receiving an event notification. The event notification may be associated with a time interval, and the event notification may be associated with an event. The method may also include identifying a record in a knowledge database. The record may be identified based on relevance to the event, the record may be associated with a metric, and the metric may be used to determine if the record is responsive to queries received by the knowledge management system. The method may additionally include adjusting the metric during the time interval such that the record is more likely to be responsive to user queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Venkata Naga Ravi Kiran Vedula
  • Patent number: 10607005
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for labeling automatically generated reports may include (i) identifying incident reports that describe incidents that each involve at least one computing system and that comprise automatically collected information about the incidents and a manually analyzed subset of incident reports that comprise manually generated information, (ii) assigning at least one label to at least one incident report in the manually analyzed subset based on applying a machine learning model to the manually generated information, (iii) deriving, from the automatically collected information, a set of features that describe incident reports, (iv) propagating at least one label from a labeled incident report to an incident report that is not in the manually analyzed subset and that comprises similar features with the labeled incident report, and (v) performing an action related to the label on the incident report. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuning Wu, Wangyan Feng, Ningwei Liu, Kevin Roundy
  • Patent number: 10585123
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product are provided for anomaly detection in a power system. The method includes receiving, by a processor-device, a plurality of measurements from a plurality of meters throughout the power system. The method also includes generating, by the processor-device, temporal causal networks based on pair-wise relationships between the plurality of measurements from the plurality of meters over time. The method additionally includes determining, by the processor-device, invariant relationships for the plurality of meters between the temporal causal networks. The method further includes predicting, by the processor-device, an anomaly from the invariant relationships for the plurality of meters with a residual anomaly threshold. The method also includes disabling one of the plurality of meters that originated the anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Nakayama, Chenrui Jin, Ratnesh Sharma, Nikhil Muralidhar
  • Patent number: 10580082
    Abstract: A flow generating method includes steps of; first identifying, from a plurality of occurrence events recorded as log data, numbers of occurrences of transitions for respective pairs of a transition source and destination occurrence events; second identifying occurrence order patterns and numbers of occurrences for the respective occurrence order patterns, for each of a plurality of occurrence event groups which includes two or more pairs selected in a descending order of the number of occurrences and has a different number of the occurrence events; calculating a degree of concentration and a degree of inequality to an average value of a distribution of the numbers of occurrences for the respective identified occurrence order patterns; and generating a flow of the occurrence events based on an occurrence event group in which the degree of inequality is greater than or equal to a first threshold and the degree of concentration is the lowest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Junya Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10548032
    Abstract: A system may collect, from a wireless network, first data pertaining to nodes in the wireless network. Each datum of the first data belongs to one of two or more categories/For each of the nodes, for each of the categories, and for each datum belonging to the category, the system may determine if the datum is outside of a first range of values, and if the datum is inside the first range, the system may calculate a first base network performance health (NPH) score that is a function of the nodes, the categories, the data, and time. The system may also apply first deep learning to a first neural network among a plurality of neural networks to update first coefficients for correlating the first base NPH score to a mean opinion score, for each of the categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ouyang, Le Su, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Christopher M. Schmidt, Wenyuan Lu, Shaun Robert Pola, Maulik Shah
  • Patent number: 10542159
    Abstract: A method to diagnosis an electro-mechanical part on an image forming device comprising: determining an incident count for a first time interval for the electro-mechanical part; determining a first threshold level for the first time interval; monitoring the electro-mechanical part for a second time interval, wherein the second time interval is a plurality of first time intervals; determining if the incident count for a first portion of the second time interval for the electro-mechanical part equal to or less than the first threshold; determining if the incident count for a second portion of the second time interval for the electro-mechanical part is equal to or less than the first threshold when the incident count for the first portion of the second time interval fails to exceed the first threshold for the electro-mechanical part; determining a maximum incident count for the second portion of the second time interval when the incident count for the second portion of the second time interval exceeds the first t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Oleg Y. Zakharov, Hiroyuki Takaishi, Yuka Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 10514932
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for resource configuration based on dynamic group membership are disclosed. An association between a group of computing resources and an intended state is stored. The intended state represents a computing resource configuration. During operation of a computing resource, whether the computing resource belongs to the group of computing resources is determined based at least in part on analysis of one or more attributes associated with the computing resource. Based at least in part on determining that the computing resource belongs to the group of computing resources, one or more actions are caused be performed to bring the computing resource into the intended state. The computing resource is executed while having the computing resource configuration represented by the intended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amjad Hussain, Anand Doshi, Xiong Wang, Sivaprasad Venkata Padisetty
  • Patent number: 10481997
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a distributed code tracing system that provides code tracing as a service in a multi-tenant computing environment. In one embodiment, a code trace is received that is associated with a request submitted to a particular application hosted in a computing environment, where multiple applications are hosted in the computing environment. The code trace documents calls to multiple component services of the particular application in order to respond to the request. The code trace is compressed using time-based compression. The compressed code trace is then stored in a data store that is indexed by a unique identifier of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anssi Alaranta, Rohit Banga, Haotian Wu, Shengxin Li, Jeffrey Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10484410
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for detecting anomalies in micro-service communications that are indicative of security issues/problems for the application. More specifically, a computing device receives a plurality of micro-service communication records each associated with traffic sent between pairs of executables (nodes) that are related to a micro-services application. Each of the micro-service communication records includes a time series entry and an associated trace sequence identifier and each of the micro-service communication records are generated during a time period. The computing device analyzes the plurality of micro-service communications to detect possible anomalous communication patterns associated with the micro-services application during the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Enzo Fenoglio, Jérôme Tollet, Syed Muhammad Mohsin Kazmi, Hugo M. Latapie
  • Patent number: 10467441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of recognizing whether a transponder of an RFID system, comprising a reading device and the transponder, is present in a boundary region, wherein a comparison is made with at least one threshold value. In accordance with the invention a bit error rate of signals transmitted between the transponder and the reading device is determined and the at least one threshold value comprises a predefined bit error rate for signals transmitted between the transponder and the reading device. The invention further relates to an RFID system and to a safety switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventor: Victor Kok Heng Phay
  • Patent number: 10470150
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to capability exposure implementation methods, systems, and devices. One example method includes a first device obtaining capability information of a radio access network device, configuring an API, setting a use time limit of the API, where the API is used to provide the capability information for a second device, triggering a registration function to send registration information to the second device, where the registration information includes an identifier of the API, receiving an API request sent by the second device, where the API request includes the identifier of the API, detecting whether the use time limit of the API expires, and if the use time limit of the API does not expire, sending an API response to the second device by using the API, where the API response includes the capability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunshan Xiong, Xiaoyan Shi, Qianghua Zhu
  • Patent number: 10452669
    Abstract: A method implemented in a time-bounded resource management system for managing a resource is described. The time-bounded resource management system includes a processor communicatively coupled to a database. The method includes storing each resource consumption event of the resource as a balanced pair of entries in the database, wherein the balanced pair of entries comprise 1) a first entry comprising a start time for the resource consumption event and a positive resource consumption amount and 2) a second entry comprising an end time for the resource consumption event and a negative resource consumption amount with the same magnitude as the positive resource consumption amount; receiving a query related to the resource; performing computations on entries in the database related to the query; and providing a result based on the computations as a response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: James Alexander Ivens Holtom, Eric Stewart Davison
  • Patent number: 10430265
    Abstract: Error report reporting errors that occur during software execution may be normalized to account for diversification of single software program. A method for useful providing error reports comprises receiving information regarding computer system status at a time of failure of proper execution of a diversified implementation of a computer program, the computer program having a plurality of diversified implementations; and transforming the information regarding the computer system status using metadata indicative of differences between the diversified implementation of the computer program and a canonical implementation of the computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Per Larsen, Stefan Brunthaler, Michael Franz