Including Analysis Of Program Execution Patents (Class 717/131)
  • Patent number: 10332308
    Abstract: One or more system, apparatus, method, and computer readable media is described below for automated data type precision control capable of improving rendering quality on a graphics processor. Perceptible rendering quality is dependent at least in part on number format precision (e.g., FP16 or FP32) employed for shader program variables. In accordance with embodiments, shader variables implemented in lower precision data formats are tracked during shader compile to identify those that might trigger a floating point overflow and/or underflow exception. For shaders including one or more such variable, resources are provided to automatically monitor overflow and/or underflow exceptions during shader execution. In further embodiments, shader code is automatically re-generated based, at least in part, upon occurrences of such exceptions, and an increased number format precision specified for one or more of the tracked shader variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Chen, Yi Yang, Xiaoming Chen
  • Patent number: 10324825
    Abstract: A source code processing application may process source code and realize the results of the code in a map configuration. In one example, the map may be displayed with a number of stations and pathways between the stations to illustrate associations with classes of the source code. An example method of operation may include one or more of retrieving source code comprising a class from memory, processing the source code to identify an error associated with the class, creating a map with a station linked to the error, and displaying the map on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kristofer A. Duer, John T. Peyton, Johnathan D. Smith, Stephen D. Teilhet, Jason N. Todd, Lin Tan, Jinqiu Yang
  • Patent number: 10275334
    Abstract: A system for identifying and describing programming errors passes source code through a syntax checker, operates a parser to identify potential problems in the source code, assembles a structured problem list of identified potential problems, operates an interpreter to execute the source code and match execution errors to an identified potential problem in the structured problem list, and generates an error report for novice programmers to understand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Codepops Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Lininger, Jeffrey Bull
  • Patent number: 10275558
    Abstract: Technologies for providing FPGA infrastructure-as-a-service include a computing device having an FPGA, scheduler logic, and design loader logic. The scheduler logic selects an FPGA application for execution and the design loader logic loads a design image into the FPGA. The scheduler logic receives a ready signal from the FGPA in response to loading the design and sends a start signal to the FPGA application. The FPGA executes the FPGA application in response to sending the start signal. The scheduler logic may time-share the FPGA among multiple FPGA applications. The computing device may include signaling logic to manage signals between a user process and the FPGA application and DMA logic to manage bulk data transfer between the user process and the FPGA application. The computing device may include a user process linked to an FGPA library executed by a processor of the computing device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eliezer Tamir, Ben-Zion Friedman, Alexey Puzhevich, Shai Krigman
  • Patent number: 10257312
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein involve measuring application performance based on user engagement of the application. In examples herein, an activation of an action item may be detected and a degree of user engagement of the application in response to the activation of the action item may be determined. A threshold time for acceptable performance of the action item is adjusted based on the degree of user engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Amichai Nitsan, Haim Shuvali
  • Patent number: 10223528
    Abstract: Technologies for code flow integrity protection include a static analyzer that identifies a potential gadget in an atomic code path of a protected code. A marker instruction is inserted after the potential gadget with a parameter that corresponds to an address of the marker instruction, a hash evaluator instruction is inserted after an exit point of the atomic code path with a parameter that corresponds to the address of the marker instruction, and a compare evaluator instruction and a hash check instruction are inserted after the hash evaluator instruction. A target computing device executes the protected code and updates a path hash as a function of the parameter of the marker instruction, determines an expected hash value as a function of the parameter of the hash evaluator instruction, and generates an exception if the path hash and the expected hash value do not match. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Kounavis, David M. Durham, Ravi L. Sahita, Karanvir S. Grewal
  • Patent number: 10216500
    Abstract: Methods and system for providing synchronization of a multi-threaded application includes analyzing a source file of the application to identify one or more synchronization annotations contained therein, wherein the synchronization annotations are defined using declarative statements. One or more synchronization annotation processors are identified and invoked for processing the one or more synchronization annotations identified in the source file so as to generate code files. The source file is compiled to generate one or more class files by compiling the procedural code within the source file to generate one or more class files, and compiling the code files to generate the one or more class files. The class files associated with the code files are used by the multiple threads during execution of the application to arbitrate access to methods and data manipulated by classes within the class files associated with the procedural code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Yi Huang, David Leibs, Peter Kessler
  • Patent number: 10210077
    Abstract: A static analysis tool is augmented to provide for enhanced security vulnerability determination from generated code traces. According to this disclosure, a multiple sequence alignment is applied to a set of traces generated by static analysis of application source code. The output of this operation is an alignment result that simplifies the traces, e.g., by representing many common nodes as a single node. In particular, the sequence alignment identifies entries in the alignment result that represent at least one code execution path that multiple traces in the set of traces include. A call graph can then be output that includes the at least one code execution path identified, and that call graph can also be simplified by applying a compression portions of the traces that are used to generate it. Using multiple sequence alignment and simplified call graphs enable a user to identify security vulnerabilities more efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Shu Wang
  • Patent number: 10185772
    Abstract: A system and method for query selection are provided. The method may include acquiring a natural language sentence, pre-processing to obtain a standard node sequence, constructing a node tree based on the relationship between an index node and other nodes, generating a data query command based on the node tree, querying data using the data query command, and filtering the results. The standard node sequence may include at least an index node and a condition node. The node tree may be used to characterize the index-condition combination. The system may include an acquisition unit, a pre-processing unit, a node tree construction unit, a translation unit, and a querying and filtering unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HITHINK ROYALFLUSH INFORMATION NETWORK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zheng Yi, Wei Xia, Zhiwei Tao
  • Patent number: 10157049
    Abstract: Statically analyzing a computer software application can include identifying a plurality of objects within the instructions of a computer software application, where the objects in the plurality of objects are of the same object type, and preparing a modified version of the instructions in which any of the objects in the plurality of objects determined to be extraneous is omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yinnon A. Haviv, Daniel Kalman, Dmitri Pikus, Omer Tripp, Omri Weisman
  • Patent number: 10152864
    Abstract: A networked system for managing a physical intrusion detection/alarm includes an upper tier of server devices, comprising: processor devices and memory in communication with the processor devices, a middle tier of gateway devices that are in communication with upper tier servers, and a lower level tier of devices that comprise fully functional nodes with at least some of the functional nodes including an application layer that execute routines to provide node functions, and a device to manage the lower tier of devices, the device instantiating a program manager that executes a state machine to control the application layer in each of the at least some of the functional nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Paul B. Rasband, Craig Trivelpiece, Stewart E. Hall, Robert F. Brewin, Gustavo Leon, Richard Campero
  • Patent number: 10135796
    Abstract: An apparatus with one or more masking rules stored in a memory receives unmasked data associated with a first session identifier via a network and converts the received unmasked data into masked data by applying the one or more masking rules to the unmasked data. The apparatus generates a first mapped identifier associated with the unmasked data and first session identifier. The apparatus also receives, via a network, a second mapped identifier associated with a second session identifier. Upon receiving the second mapped identifier and second session identifier, the apparatus determines whether the second session identifier corresponds to the first session identifier and finds the first mapped identifier corresponding to the received second mapped identifier. The apparatus retrieves and sends the unmasked data associated with the first mapped identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Shankar Ramasubramanian Iyer, Maria Auxilia Dominique, Navanith R. Keerthi, Suresh G. Nair
  • Patent number: 10127283
    Abstract: Profiling data characterizing a data streaming application is used to project changes to a relational database resulting from current in-flight streamed data. Preferably, the streaming application produces tuples which are entered into the relational database. Trace data is collected during previous execution of the streaming application to construct operator graph profile data showing likely paths of tuples through multiple processing elements of the streaming application. Responsive to a query, agent(s) residing within the computer system(s) supporting the streaming application query in-flight tuples in one or more buffers of the streaming application. The responses to the agent queries are analyzed using the operator graph profile data to project tuples which will be output to the database. Projected changes to the database may alternatively be used for other purposes, e.g., creating database metadata structures; reorganizing data inserts; regulating query governors; and/or updating database statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Daniel E. Beuch, Alexander Cook, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10123153
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for portable storage devices are disclosed. A portable storage device may communicate with other devices utilizing a standardized communication system (“SCS”) to transmit data directly between devices including an SCS. The SCS may discover available devices. The portable storage device may be a wearable device. A user may be able to keep the portable storage device with them and access files on the portable storage device wirelessly using any other device utilizing an SCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Fasetto, Inc.
    Inventors: Coy Christmas, Luke Malpass
  • Patent number: 10089215
    Abstract: A source code processing application may process source code and realize the results of the code in a map configuration. In one example, the map may be displayed with a number of stations and pathways between the stations to illustrate associations with classes of the source code. An example method of operation may include one or more of retrieving source code comprising a class from memory, processing the source code to identify an error associated with the class, creating a map with a station linked to the error, and displaying the map on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kristofer A. Duer, John T. Peyton, Stephen D. Teilhet, Jason N. Todd, Lin Tan, Jinqui Yang
  • Patent number: 10013245
    Abstract: Techniques provided implement automatic data type annotation in dynamically-typed source code. A codebase, which may comprise a plurality of source code files, is scanned at a global level. The resulting scanned data may describe characteristics of the codebase, including variable and function usage. Based on inferences drawn from the scanning, data types are determined for different variables, expressions, or functions to facilitate conversion from dynamically-typed source code to statically-typed source code. For example, if a function is called once with a parameter value of data type A (e.g., class A), and another time with a parameter value of data type B (e.g., class B), a conversion tool may annotate the parameter variable in the declaration of the function with a data type D (e.g., class d) when data type D is identified as a common ancestor (e.g., superclass) to both data type A and data type B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Julien Marcel Verlaguet
  • Patent number: 10001949
    Abstract: Techniques for improved transactional memory management are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a processor element, an execution component for execution by the processor element to concurrently execute a software transaction and a hardware transaction according to a transactional memory process, a tracking component for execution by the processor element to activate a global lock to indicate that the software transaction is undergoing execution, and a finalization component for execution by the processor element to commit the software transaction and deactivate the global lock when execution of the software transaction completes, the finalization component to abort the hardware transaction when the global lock is active when execution of the hardware transaction completes. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Irina Calciu, Justin E. Gottschlich, Tatiana Shpeisman
  • Patent number: 9996693
    Abstract: Automated malware signature generation is disclosed. Automated malware signature generation includes monitoring incoming unknown files for the presence of malware and analyzing the incoming unknown files based on both a plurality of classifiers of file behavior and a plurality of classifiers of file content. An incoming file is classified as having a particular malware classification based on the analyzing of incoming unknown files and a malware signature is generated for the incoming unknown file based on the particular malware classification. Access is provided to the malware signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ning Sun, Patrick Winkler, Chengyun Chu, Hong Jia, Jason Geffner, Tony Lee, Jigar Mody, Frank Swiderski
  • Patent number: 9965619
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for a return address overflow buffer are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes a stack pointer to store a reference to a first return address stored on a stack, an obscured address stack pointer to store a reference to an encrypted second return address stored in a memory, hardware to decrypt the encrypted second return address to generate a decrypted second return address, and a return address verification logic, responsive to receiving a return instruction, to compare the first return address to the decrypted second return address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jason W. Brandt, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Baiju V. Patel
  • Patent number: 9953158
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for enforcing secure software execution may include (1) providing at least one known benign input to an executable file that is susceptible to abnormal code execution, (2) observing a series of function calls made by the executable file as the executable file processes the known benign input, (3) storing the series of function calls as a control flow graph that represents known safe function call pathways for the executable file, and (4) forcing a subsequent execution of the executable file to follow the series of function calls stored in the control flow graph to protect the executable file against abnormal code execution. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Azzedine Benameur, Nathan Evans
  • Patent number: 9934131
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence based method for improving a software testing process, according to which upon finding a bug, a set of candidate diagnoses is proposed to the tester, based on a Model-Based Diagnosis (MBD) process. A planning process is used for automatically suggesting further test steps to be performed by the tester, to identify the correct diagnosis for the developer in the form of faulty software component that caused the bug, while minimizing the tests steps performed by the tester. Additional information is provided to the MBD process, based on the outputs of the further test steps, thereby pruning incorrect candidate diagnoses. These steps are iteratively repeated while in each time, minimizing the set of candidate diagnoses, until a single diagnosis remains in the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: B. G. NEGEV TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS LTD., AT BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Meir Kalech, Ron Stern
  • Patent number: 9900340
    Abstract: A method includes instantiating, in response to a request by an executing application, an input data object with one or more uninitialized fields and traversing a path toward a sink in the executing application to a branching point of the executing application. In response to reaching the branching point, one or more parameters are provided for some or all of the one or more uninitialized fields of the input data object, wherein the one or more parameters were determined prior to beginning of execution of the executing application to cause a branch to be taken by the executing application toward the sink. The path is traversed toward the sink at least by following the branch in the executing application. Apparatus and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco Pistoia, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 9838287
    Abstract: Embodiments provide interactive prediction of network data consumption. Current data usage statistics are compared with a data usage plan. The current data usage statistics represent network data consumed by at least one computing device of the user. The network data is consumed during at least a portion of a pre-defined time interval of a data usage plan. For the given time interval, one of a plurality of pre-defined data usage states is assigned to the user, such as On Track, Off Track, Over Limit, and Under Track. In some embodiments, the user interacts with the data usage pattern to dynamically adjust for expected future use, which may change the currently assigned data usage state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gil Zalmanovitch, Gregory James Scott, Shai Guday, Alec Garvin Kwok, Yue Jiang, Kenneth Vincent Ma
  • Patent number: 9779011
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a testing system, including a testing host and a relay host, where the testing host may test a tested target, and a testing program is installed in the testing host. In a process of testing the tested target, the testing program may generate testing history information of the tested target, and the testing host changes a file name of the testing history information according to a renaming rule. The relay host includes a default function and a transferring and processing program, where the transferring and processing program may capture testing content information applicable to the default function from the file name of the testing history information, and apply the testing content information to the default function to generate function data. Therefore, an operation of generating the function data may be simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Pei-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9772830
    Abstract: A computerized system and method of migrating an application from a source platform to a target platform, such as a cloud platform. A set of rules are developed that represent aspect of the target platform and the source code of the application to be migrated is analyzed to determine whether it violates any of these rules. In some embodiments, the source code could be automatically modified to correct for violations of the rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Syntel, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashok Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 9727444
    Abstract: A debugging module determines by analysis of code build information of a system with an identified error, where to set a debug entry point at which to start execution of the system during a program subset debug session. Debug entry point metadata for the program subset debug session is captured in association with a subsequent execution of the system. The captured debug entry point metadata includes an initial file state of at least one file accessed by the system, any file inputs and file outputs (I/Os) detected as being performed by the system during the subsequent execution of the system up to the debug entry point, and an image of all instantiated objects at the debug entry point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. Brunkhorst, Joel Duquene, David S. Myers
  • Patent number: 9720816
    Abstract: The present invention provides a software development method, system and computer program product. Generally, a computer program product for software development assistance includes a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith such that the computer readable program receives from a server over a computer communications network both a software update for software installed in an end user device, and also test cases and a testing tool. The test cases are loaded in memory of the end user device and executed in the end user device with the execution tool with respect to the software update. Execution information produced by the execution of the test cases is collected and transmitted back to the server from the end user device. Optionally, a new test case for the software update can be created within the memory of the end user device the new test case can be executed along with the received test cases with the execution tool in the end user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Wei Hu, Xia Zhang, Dan Han
  • Patent number: 9703678
    Abstract: A debugging pipeline may be developed to create a debugging experience for computer code operating in an execution environment, using a debugging tool outside of the execution environment. A producer can publish a debugging pipeline, configured to link the producer to a consumer (e.g., a debugging tool) by exposing a debugging pipeline interface object to a consumer. The debugging pipeline can implement a set of debugging protocols, comprising: protocol for processing of debugging requests for computer code in at least one of at least two computer languages; a protocol configured for processing of computer code language types in respective signatures without exposing operating system specific constructs; and a protocol for a first debugging pipeline to be isolated from one or more second debugging pipelines. Additionally, a consumer component can provide debugging of the computer code in the execution environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathon Michael Stall, Brian R. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9678742
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus stores update firmware for updating the firmware of an option unit. When the option unit is connected to the information processing apparatus, the information processing apparatus updates the firmware of the option unit by using the stored update firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Kanematsu
  • Patent number: 9648137
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for upgrading a descriptor engine for a network interface card (NIC) are disclosed. An example method may include: quiescing a transmit stream to the NIC; stopping a descriptor engine from providing new receive descriptors to the NIC; creating a copy in a memory of any receive descriptors already available to the NIC prior to the stopping the descriptor engine; setting a controller to redirect inbound traffic to the memory; logging a current configuration, state, and receive pointers of the descriptor engine; updating the descriptor engine; restoring a transmit configuration and a transmit state of the descriptor engine; and enabling a transmit stream of a data router such that transmit packets are created by the descriptor engine for transmission by the NIC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Howard M. Haynie, Donald Jung, Jeffrey M. Turner, Jie Zheng
  • Patent number: 9608870
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for verifying deep links in for a native application. In one aspect, a method includes verify a deep link for a first version level of a native application and serving the deep link only if aversion level of a native application installed on a requesting user device is the same as or subsequent to the version level for which the deep link is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Hendriks
  • Patent number: 9571478
    Abstract: A method and system for processing a request is provided. An example system includes a security module that authenticates a request from a client. The system also includes a Web service that determines whether the set of operations includes an input/output (I/O) operation and determines whether a result of the authentication has been determined. While the request is pending authentication, the Web service may initiate processing of the request and may ensure that no I/O operations are performed within the processing of the request until a request of the authentication has been determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Filip Eliá{hacek over (s)}, Filip Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9557974
    Abstract: A system and method can support compatibility checking in a programming language environment. The programming language environment can check whether a target type associated with an expression in the programming language environment is functional, wherein the target type is functional when it has exactly one method meeting one or more criteria that define that method as relevant in a counting system. Then, the programming language environment can derive a function descriptor from the target type, which is context-dependent. Furthermore, the programming language environment can type-check the expression with the function descriptor associated with the target type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Goetz, Daniel Smith, Maurizio Cimadamore
  • Patent number: 9552277
    Abstract: A synchronized JAVA debugger maintains synchronization between a JAVA source file in the debugger current working directory and a corresponding JAVA stored procedure in a database to be debugged. The debugger includes fetching module, storage module, display module, and execution module. The fetching module fetches a corresponding JAVA source file for a JAVA stored procedure from a database. The display module displays a recompile option, as a button, menu, or command line interface. In response to selection of the recompile option in the user interface, the execution module terminates the debugging session, sends a modified JAVA source file to the remote target JAVA Virtual Machine (JVM) and instructs the remote JVM to recompile the JAVA stored procedure using the modified JAVA source file before a new debugging session is started. Communication between the debugger and the remote database is by sending and receiving JAVA Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP) command packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiran Deshmukh, Nataraju Neeluru
  • Patent number: 9524313
    Abstract: Limiting the number of concurrent requests in a database system. Arranging requests to be handled by the database system in at least one queue. Defining a maximum value (SS) of concurrent requests corresponding to the at least one queue. Monitoring at least one queue utilization parameter corresponding to the at least one queue and calculating a performance value based on the at least one queue utilization parameter. Adapting the maximum value (SS) of concurrent requests of the at least one queue dynamically based on the performance value (PF) in order to improve system performance. Limiting the number of concurrent requests of the at least one queue dynamically based on the dynamically adapted maximum value (SS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pawel Gocek, Grzegorz K. Lech, Bartlomiej T. Malecki, Jan Marszalek, Joanna Wawrzyczek
  • Patent number: 9524314
    Abstract: Limiting the number of concurrent requests in a database system. Arranging requests to be handled by the database system in at least one queue. Defining a maximum value (SS) of concurrent requests corresponding to the at least one queue. Monitoring at least one queue utilization parameter corresponding to the at least one queue and calculating a performance value based on the at least one queue utilization parameter. Adapting the maximum value (SS) of concurrent requests of the at least one queue dynamically based on the performance value (PF) in order to improve system performance. Limiting the number of concurrent requests of the at least one queue dynamically based on the dynamically adapted maximum value (SS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pawel Gocek, Grzegorz K. Lech, Bartlomiej T. Malecki, Jan Marszalek, Joanna Wawrzyczek
  • Patent number: 9507575
    Abstract: State recovery methods and apparatus for computing platforms are disclosed. An example method includes inserting a first instruction into optimized code to cause a first portion of a register in a first state to be saved to memory before execution of a region of the optimized code; and maintaining a value indicative of a manner in which a second portion of the register in the first state is to be restored in connection with a state recovery from the optimized code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abhay S. Kanhere, Saurabh Shukla, Suriya Subramanian, Paul Caprioli
  • Patent number: 9489137
    Abstract: Data objects are stored on storage devices, taking into account service level agreements or other quality of service parameters. In one aspect, data objects grouped into storage volumes. In addition, the storage devices are classified into different level storage tiers, where higher level storage tiers have higher performance and lower level storage tiers have lower performance. Ranks for the data objects are calculated, based on both a data usage pattern for the data object (e.g., recency and frequency) and on quality of service (QOS) parameters for the storage volume containing the data object. Examples of QOS parameters include service level agreements, priority, minimum and maximum input/output operations per second. The data objects are then stored on storage devices, based on the data objects' ranks and the storage devices' storage tiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Formation Data Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Lewis, Vinay P. Rao, Anna Povzner
  • Patent number: 9473523
    Abstract: A given application is instrumented to trace its execution flow. Constraints and/or transformation associated with input identified in the execution flow are mirrored on a set of candidate test payloads. The set of candidate test payloads are modified or pruned based on the execution flow of the instrumented application reaching a security operation with the input satisfying the constraints while the payloads may not. If the set of candidate test payloads is not empty at reaching the security operation, it is determined that the give application has vulnerability and a signal issuing a warning may be generated and transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roee Hay, Sagi Kedmi, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 9454454
    Abstract: Tools and techniques assist developers with the detection of memory leaks by using correlation of data type memory usage trends. In particular, investigations of memory leaks can be prioritized without always resorting to the use of bulky and performance-degrading memory dumps, by using these tools and techniques to identify leaky correlated data types. Data about a program's memory usage is processed to identify memory usage trends over time for respective data types, and the trends are searched for significant correlations. Correlated trends (and hence their corresponding data types) are grouped. Memory usage analysis information is displayed for grouped data types, such as the names of the most rapidly leaking data types, the names of correlated data types, leak rates, and leak amounts in terms of memory size and/or data object counts. Memory usage data may also be correlated with processing load requests to indicate which requests have associated memory leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arun Mathew Abraham, Brian Robert Crawford, Daniel Vann, Jing Fan, Douglas Jay Rosen
  • Patent number: 9448776
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a number of embodiments for effective and user-friendly tools that are designed to automatically convert a website into a native app for execution by a mobile computing device such as an Android device or an iOS device. Such tools permit website owners to quickly generate native apps for their websites without the need for any significant programming efforts by app developers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: APPNOTCH LLC
    Inventors: Lakshmanan Sankaran, Russell Lee Bockhorst, Ken Spear Adriano
  • Patent number: 9424006
    Abstract: According to an aspect of some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a method for changing a program code to decrease execution time. The method comprises an action of receiving a program code, comprising function calls, with an entry and a target function. The method comprises analyzing the function calls between the entry function and the target function. A first program code is generated, comprising some of the function calls executed before the target function. A second program code is generated, comprising some of the function calls executed after the target function. The function calls executed before the target function are replaced with the first program code. The function calls executed after the target function are removed. The second program code is added to the program code to execute after the target function as a background process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation.
    Inventors: Aharon Abadi, Moria Abadi, Idan Ben-Harrush
  • Patent number: 9418127
    Abstract: Method and system for designing a business domain model, a Data Warehouse (DW) model and a mapping therebetween synchronously are provided. The method includes: designing a business domain model based on business logic; designing a DW model based on a structure of a data cube in a DW and designing a mapping between the business domain model and the DW model synchronously; analyzing the business domain model, the DW model and the mapping therebetween based on a predetermined syntax rule; and generating a transactional database corresponding to the business domain model, a DW database corresponding to the DW model, and a mapping between data in the transactional database and in the DW database automatically and synchronously. The system includes a business domain model design unit, a DW model design unit, a mapping design unit, an analysis unit and an automatic generation unit. Mappings are designed more easily, efficiently and accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: EBAOTECH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wuzhen Xiong
  • Patent number: 9411708
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to application development platforms, and more particularly to systems and methods for log generation and log obfuscation using software development kits (SDKs). In one embodiment, an application logging configuration method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining, for an application, a developer-specific log generation schema specifying at least a developer-specific set of variables to be logged and associated code line numbers; obtaining a developer-independent log generation schema specifying at least a developer-independent set of variables to be logged and associated code line numbers; extracting the specifications of the developer-specific and developer-independent sets of variables to be logged and associated code line numbers; generating an application logging schema specifying at least a combination of the developer-specific and developer-independent sets of variables to be logged and associated code line numbers; and storing the application logging schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Sourav S. Bhattacharya, Anirban Bhattacharya, Kuldip Shetty, Krishna Muraleedharan Prasad, Ravi Udaya Kumble, Venu Aluri, Vitesh Patel
  • Patent number: 9396170
    Abstract: A method of presenting hyperlink data. The method comprises identifying when a web browser running on a web browser client retrieves, in response to a web document data request submitted to a target server, a first web document data for displaying a first web document containing a hyperlink having a label for display and a target destination defining an address of a second web document, evaluating a risk from content of the second web document, generating by the web browser to a reference evaluation indication of the risk, and processing the web document data and the reference evaluation indication by the web browser for generating a presentation on the client terminal which combines the first web document data and the reference evaluation indication such that when the reference evaluation indication is presented when the label is presented by the web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Idan Ben-Harrush, Anat Berkman, Alexander Dvinsky, Nili Guy, Samuel Kallner, Andrei Kirshin, Dmitri Pikus, Yoav Rubin, Gal Shachor, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 9378015
    Abstract: A system is described herein that predicts defects in a portion of code of an application that is configured to execute on a computing device. Versions of code are analyzed to locate change bursts, which are alterations to at least one portion of code over time-related events. If a change burst is identified, defects are predicted with respect to the code based at least in part upon the identified change burst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nachiappan Nagappan, Thomas Michael Josef Zimmermann, Brendan Seamus Murphy, Andreas Zeller
  • Patent number: 9335979
    Abstract: A device, including one or more processors, may obtain program code, determine a group of variables based on the program code, execute the program code, determine values of the group of variables based on the executing of the program code, determine a dynamic range of a characteristic for each variable based on the values, generate a visualization that presents the dynamic range of the characteristic for the group of variables, and provide the visualization for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Bryan, Julia Palmateer Wall
  • Patent number: 9332089
    Abstract: Described are sequence numbers for client-server communication, to control a client's use of server resources. A server grants the client credits, and the client consumes a credit for sending each command to the server. Each credit corresponds to a sequence number, with the set of sequence numbers forming a valid command window. The server enforces that for each received command, the command includes a sequence number that is within the valid command window and that the sequence number has not been used with another command. The server may also maintain a maximum window size, such that clients with credits cannot send a command with a sequence number that beyond a maximum sequence number. When incorporated into a data communication protocol, quality of service, combating denial of service, detection of message loss, division of server resources, secure message signing, and other numerous benefits result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Kruse, Ahmed Mohamed, Balan Sethu Raman
  • Patent number: 9292336
    Abstract: Service fleets made up of many pieces of computer hardware may perform computational tasks. Described herein are systems and methods for optimizing costs associated with the computer hardware. In one example, an optimization system indicates an amount of hardware needed such that the service fleet operates at an optimal cost. The amount of hardware may be determined based on hardware cost metric data generated for a service fleet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Harsha Ramalingam, Manoj Bhagwan Jadhav, Srinivasa Susheel Kumar Mannepalli, Scott Cameron Webster
  • Patent number: 9286062
    Abstract: A structure analysis device comprises a storage means wherein modules are stored, and an analysis means for carrying out a structural analysis of a prescribed subject module of the modules which are stored in the storage means. If a hierarchical structure of a first subject range and a hierarchical structure of a second subject range of the subject module are the same, the analysis means creates similarity notification information in association with the first subject range and/or the second subject range. The first subject range and the second subject range are respectively different subject ranges of the subject ranges of the subject modules which are acquired from the storage means. The similarity notification information denotes that respectively similar subject ranges are present in the subject module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: I-SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Ishida