Software Upgrading Or Updating Patents (Class 717/168)
  • Patent number: 10705815
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods to provide split installation of a software product are described herein. In one aspect, a request for split installation of a software product is received. A pre-installation document corresponding to installation of the software product in a first phase of the split installation is generated and stored when at least one other applications continue to run. The pre-installation document includes installation information of the software product. Further, one or more deployment units are cached for installation of the software product based on the installation information. The software product is installed by installing the one or more deployment units based on the pre-installation document in a second phase of the split installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Prakash Singh, Sai Hari Prasad Pabbathi
  • Patent number: 10701183
    Abstract: An operating system of a computing device is configured to monitor for occurrence of an event. In response to determining that the event has occurred, data associated with the event is obtained from the computing device. An address associated with an account of the computing device is determined, and the data associated with the event is sent to the address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lookout, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richardson, Kevin Patrick Mahaffey, Jonathan Grubb
  • Patent number: 10698679
    Abstract: A server with a double-firmware storage space and a firmware update method therefor are provided. The server includes a baseboard management controller (BMC) with a control module and an update module, a selection circuit, a first storage circuit, and a second storage circuit. The control module executes a first firmware program from the first storage circuit. The update module stores a second firmware program in the second storage circuit according to a firmware update instruction when the control module executes the first firmware program. The BMC resets after the second firmware program is stored in the second storage circuit. After the BMC is reset, the control module obtains the second firmware program from the second storage circuit and executes the second firmware program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MITAC COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hung-Lu Chu, Yu-Jui Lu
  • Patent number: 10698695
    Abstract: A method for Intel platform detection of parameters in a flash ROM, relating to the technical field of servers: before OPMENU and OPTYPE registers are locked in a PEI state, storing the data in an SFDP table in a HOB, and then storing the data in a memory of an EfiACPIMemoryNVS type in a DXE stage; the data can be acquired by means of invoking driving on the application layer; the acquisition of various flash ROM parameters is more convenient, facilitating checking whether the parameters are the same as those written in the program; product performance and product stability are increased, and the occurrence of bugs is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INSPUR ELECTRONIC INFORMATION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhangping Guo
  • Patent number: 10698675
    Abstract: A blockchain of transactions may be referenced for various purposes and may be later accessed by interested parties for ledger verification. One example operation may comprise one or more of identifying an updated software build, creating a hash based on the updated software build, storing the hash of the updated software build in a blockchain, and storing a binary representation of the updated software build in a distributed hash table (DHT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Luis Angel D. Bathen, Gabor Madl, Mu Qiao, Ramani R. Routray
  • Patent number: 10698984
    Abstract: Described is a method and system for the secure management and verification of prescriptions allowing patients, doctors and dispensers to access prescriptions as directed by patients. An example method may include generating a code vector including a series of authentication codes, storing at least one of the authentication codes on a peripheral device, maintaining an indication of a next expected authentication code from the code vector, allowing prescription creation by a user when the peripheral device is detected and determined to be an authorized device, and that the authentication code provided from the peripheral device matches the next expected authentication code, storing a prescription associated with a patient having a patient PIN, wherein the prescription is provided by the user, generating a plurality of refill verification codes associated with the prescription, and authorizing dispensing responsive to receipt of one of the plurality of refill verification codes and the patient PIN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: RXGUARD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Sucilla, Robert M. Grohe
  • Patent number: 10691439
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating an update process of a software program is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a logic processing module arranged to maintain a connection with a network device, receive information for updating a software program from the network device, perform an updating of the software program based on the received information, and process one or more user requests. The apparatus further comprises an interface module arranged to receive a user request, store the received user request when the updating of the software program by the logic processing module is in progress, store the received user request, and after the updating of the software program completes, provide the stored user request to the logic processing module for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Yunfeng Zhu, Zhushi Cheng, Yunfeng Tao
  • Patent number: 10684844
    Abstract: A methodology for creating and using information identifying what and how software and/or firmware modules are used in computer systems, called functional exploitation data. The functional exploitation data can be used to identify what modules should be updated and how updates should be implemented. The functional exploitation data can also be used to identify other computer systems as candidates for updates based on similarity to computer systems that have reported problems, and propose implementing similar updates on the candidates. Functional exploitation data can also be used to identify under-utilized modules for enhancements or greater advocacy. The functional exploitation data can be implemented in the form of a concatenated string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott B. Compton, William J. Rooney, Dale F. Riedy, Barbara J. Bryant, David H. Surman
  • Patent number: 10678532
    Abstract: A name of a submitted application is obtained. A determination is made that the name of the submitted application is same as a name of an existing application. In response to determining that the name of the submitted application is same as the name of the existing application: a predetermined disable command is triggered, where the predetermined disable command invokes an end function for each node in the existing application; for each particular node in the existing application, a particular process occupied by the particular node in the existing application is recycled when receiving execution completion information from the existing application; and a predetermined start command is triggered when the recycling is completed, where the predetermined start command starts a process for each node in the submitted application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Wenqi Ma, Lei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10678705
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and devices for implementing external paging and swapping for dynamic modules on a computing device. Embodiments may include assigning static virtual addresses to a base image and dynamic modules of a static image of firmware of the computing device from a virtual address space for the static image, decompose static image into the base image and the dynamic modules, load the base image to an execution memory during a boot time from first partition of a storage memory, reserve a swap pool in the execution memory during the boot time, and load a dynamic module of the dynamic modules to the swap pool from a second partition of storage memory during a run time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nieyan Geng, Gurvinder Singh Chhabra, Caoye Shen, Samir Thakkar, Chuguang He
  • Patent number: 10678533
    Abstract: A system to reduce strain on server farm computing resources by over-riding “off-peak” patching schedules in response to performance failures occurring on a server farm. Embodiments disclosed herein determine a patching schedule for causing builds of patches to be sequentially installed on server farms during an off-peak usage time-range. Responsive to a performance failure occurring on the server farm, embodiments disclosed herein identify a particular patch that is designed to resolve the performance failure. Then, the patching schedule is over-ridden to expedite an out-of-sequence installation of whichever build is first to include the particular patch. Because resolution of the performance failure is expedited, the impact of the performance failure on the computing resources of the server farm is reduced as compared to existing server farm patching systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chandramouleeswaran Krishnaswamy, Jianfeng Cai, Mustafaraj M. Dhrolia, Rahul Nigam, Mark Raymond Gilbert, Peter Kenneth Harwood, Brian Gregory O'Connor, Divyachapan Sridharan Padur, Zohar Raz
  • Patent number: 10671565
    Abstract: The presently claimed invention relates to a system and method for organizing data replicated in a target data repository. The method of the presently claimed invention may receive data from a primary data store for replication in the target data repository. The method may then determine that the received data should be organized and stored according to one or more priority metrics. The method may then organize the received data according to the one or more priority metrics, and store the received data based on the priority metrics. Higher priority data may be stored faster data storage devices or be stored in smaller files where lower priority data may be stored in slower data storage devices or be stored in larger files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: QUEST SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventor: William James Romine
  • Patent number: 10671630
    Abstract: A database includes a run-time database container, which provides an isolated computing environment for a database object deployed therein. The database further includes a public synonym object outside the run-time database container in the database. The public synonym object is associated with the database object deployed inside the run-time database container and provides external access to the database object deployed inside the run-time database container independent of the location of the run-time database container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Le-Huan Stefan Tran, Arne Harren, Jonathan Bregler, Alexander Bunte, Andreas Kellner, Daniel Kuntze, Vladislav Leonkev, Simon Lueders, Volker Sauermann, Michael Schnaubelt
  • Patent number: 10664598
    Abstract: Technologies for receiving and using alternate firmware files of a computer are described herein. In some examples, firmware files to be used instead of currently used firmware files are stored in a firmware volume, which is stored in a UEFI partition. A flag is set indicating the presence of a firmware volume containing the alternate firmware files. At boot time, if it is determined that the flag has been set, the computer will utilize files stored in the firmware volume stored in the UEFI partition rather than corresponding files in a firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: American Megatrends International, LLC
    Inventors: Stefano Righi, Madhan B. Santharam, Amanda Nicole Stark
  • Patent number: 10649761
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an application upgrade method and an apparatus. The application upgrade method includes: receiving an application deployment request; determining a deployment package of a to-be-deployed application; determining that a version of a first platform node is below a version requirement of a node template of the to-be-deployment application for a first platform node template; acquiring a first platform node upgrade package that meets the version requirement of the node template of the to-be-deployed application for the first platform node template; upgrading the first platform node indicated by an identifier of the first platform node by using the first platform node upgrade package; determining an identifier of a to-be-upgraded application node; and upgrading the application node indicated by the identifier of the to-be-upgraded application node by using the deployment package of the to-be-deployed application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Zhu, Chuxiong Zhang, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10649763
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to the patching of executing binaries. In one example of the technology, at separate times, a plurality of hot patch requests is received. Each hot patch request of the plurality of hot patch requests includes a corresponding hot patch to hot patch the executing binary. A cardinality of the plurality of hot patch requested is greater than the fixed number of logical patch slots. with the executing binary continuing to execute, each time a request to apply a hot patch to the executing binary is received, the corresponding hot patch is assigned to an inactive logical patch slot of the fixed number of logical patch slots. The corresponding hot patch is executed from the assigned logical patch slot to hot patch the executing binary based on the corresponding hot patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sai Ganesh Ramachandran, Bruce J. Sherwin, Jr., David Alan Hepkin
  • Patent number: 10649769
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle-mounted control device, a program writing device, a program generating device, and a program, which are capable of quickly and easily carrying out reprogramming. An ECU 300 is provided with: a microcomputer 301, an SRAM 302, a flash memory 303, and a communication device 305. The flash memory 303 is configured from a plurality of blocks and stores older versions of the program. The communication device 305 receives (S250) a frame including block data, the type of the block data, and an address of a block in which the block data is to be written. The microcomputer 301 restores (S260) a new program from the block data in the SRAM 302 according to the type of the block data (S255, S260) and writes (S265, S270) one piece of the restored new program in a block corresponding to the address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Kurosawa, Hidetoshi Teraoka, Fumiharu Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10642603
    Abstract: Examples of systems described herein may include virtualized computing environments having one or more upgrade management agents. An upgrade management agent may detect current versions of multiple components in a computing system, including at least one software component and at least one firmware component, obtain a group of updates based on the current versions of the multiple components, and schedule installation of the group of updates including grouping together installation of selected ones of the group of updates for a particular computing node of the computing system, wherein the selected ones each utilize a particular state change of the computing node during the installation. The schedule may also be selected to accommodate dependencies between multiple components which are resolved by the upgrade management agent to obtain the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Nutanix, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Olderdissen, Manoj Sudheendra, Nikhil Bhatia, Viswanathan Vaidyanathan
  • Patent number: 10642605
    Abstract: The vehicle control device includes: a storage section including a first and a second storage areas in which a control program and an updated program which is an updated version of the control program are stored respectively; an execution section executing either of these programs; and an update section acquiring updated-portion data from an server, causing data of a post-update portion indicated by the updated-portion data and data of a portion, other than the update-target portion, of the control program stored in the first storage area to be stored as the updated program in the second storage area, and changing a program, to be executed by the execution section, to the updated program in a case of determining that the updated program is correctly stored, on the basis of a difference between the control program and the updated program stored in the first and second storage areas respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Miyazaki, Masaki Miyake
  • Patent number: 10642599
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for reducing the time needed to deploy updated versions of an application using a deployment pipeline. To do so, a deployment manager may collect statistics reflecting how often any given stage of the deployment pipeline is completed successfully in deploying updates to the application. In cases where a current stage has a sufficient approval percentage, the deployment pipeline may begin deploying an updated version of the application into an environment specified for a subsequent stage of the deployment pipeline, before the current stage of the pipeline is complete. Provided the current stage completes successfully, the subsequent stage can be initiated by activating the pre-deployed versions of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Killmon, Felix Jodoin, Nathaniel Gaertner
  • Patent number: 10635423
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for software lifecycle management of a virtual computing environment are disclosed. An example method includes determining, by executing an instruction with a processor, a plurality of software updates to be installed on physical computing resources in the virtual server rack system, the determining based on a manifest file received from a software manager associated with the virtual server rack system, determining, by executing an instruction with the processor, dependency requirements for installing the software updates identified in the manifest file, determining, by executing an instruction with the processor, an order for installation of the software updates to meet dependency requirements, and scheduling, by executing an instruction with the processor, installation of the software updates identified in the manifest file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Don Newell, Atanu Panda, Mallika Kamat, Rohan Sen, Sudipto Mukhopadhyay
  • Patent number: 10635467
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for the automatic packaging and deployment of virtual machines in a virtual environment. More particularly, the disclosure involves a system that automatically packages two virtual machines, a console virtual machine and a template virtual machine, in a virtual application. The template virtual machine initiates communication with the console virtual machine to generate multiple virtual machine instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Zunhe Jin, Michael Tan, Sayajirao Patil, Boyu Wang, Akshaya Mahapatra
  • Patent number: 10620933
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for application configuration patching. Certain techniques are disclosed herein that utilize a configuration patching module (CPM) tool using a single workflow to perform application configuration patching. The CPM can receive a set of one or more binary patches for one or more applications a set of one or more binary patches for one or more applications, and a set of one or more patch metadata declarations for the one or more applications which correspond to at least one of the binary patches. A set of one or more actions can be identified from the set of patch metadata declarations. The CPM can generate a configuration patching execution plan including a set of one or more steps to be performed to implement the set of actions, and execute the set of steps of the configuration patching execution plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy Evan Banford, Michael R. Blevins, David Price
  • Patent number: 10621074
    Abstract: A computer-implemented facility is provided for intelligent mobile device selection for mobile application testing. The computer-implemented facility determines features of a new mobile application to be tested, and compares the features of the new mobile application with features of multiple known mobile applications to identify one or more known mobile applications with similar features. Based at least in part on automated analysis of user reviews of the one or the more known mobile applications operating in one or more types of mobile devices, the facility provides one or more risk scores for operation of the new mobile application in the one or more types of mobile devices. Further, based on the risk scores, a recommended set of mobile devices in which to test the new mobile application may be generated for use in testing the new mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Roger Snook, Leigh A. Williamson, Shinoj Zacharias
  • Patent number: 10620928
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising deploying a first application in a first cloud computing environment of a plurality of cloud computing environments, wherein the first application is composed of a first instance of a first service, determining that the first service has become unavailable in the first cloud computing environment, identifying, by an instance of inventory module executing in the first cloud computing environment, a second instance of the first service in one of the plurality of cloud computing environments, building the first application using the second instance of the first service; and redeploying the first application built using the second instance of the first service in the first cloud computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rossella De Gaetano, Valentina Martucci, Sandro Piccinini
  • Patent number: 10621077
    Abstract: An example system includes (i) a software product having a plurality of code units that accesses a database, (ii) a processor, and (iii) a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having stored thereon software tests and instructions that cause the processor to: execute the software tests on a first version of the software product; determine a first mapping between each respective software test and one or more of the code units; determine a second mapping between each respective software test and one or more data units in the database; determine that, between a second version and the first version of the software product, a particular code and data unit have changed; select, from the first and the second mappings, a set of software tests with mappings to the particular code unit or data unit; and execute the set of software tests on the second version of the software product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: David Joshua Wiener, Adar Margalit, Yaron Hecker, Haviv Rosh, Nir Yariv
  • Patent number: 10606734
    Abstract: A computer-implemented facility is provided for intelligent mobile device selection for mobile application testing. The computer-implemented facility determines features of a new mobile application to be tested, and compares the features of the new mobile application with features of multiple known mobile applications to identify one or more known mobile applications with similar features. Based at least in part on automated analysis of user reviews of the one or the more known mobile applications operating in one or more types of mobile devices, the facility provides one or more risk scores for operation of the new mobile application in the one or more types of mobile devices. Further, based on the risk scores, a recommended set of mobile devices in which to test the new mobile application may be generated for use in testing the new mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Roger Snook, Leigh A. Williamson, Shinoj Zacharias
  • Patent number: 10599412
    Abstract: The disclosure herein describes installing operating system (OS) software on a computing device with multiple drives. An interruption process associated with a redundant drive array is initiated by a processor. The redundant drive array includes a primary drive mirrored with a backup drive. An installation process associated with the operating system to be installed on the computing device is initiated by the processor. Upon detecting creation of a file system during the installation process, the interruption process disables the backup drive from the redundant drive array. Upon completion of the installation of the operating system on the primary drive by the installation process, the backup drive is re-enabled in the redundant drive array. After being re-enabled, the backup drive is synchronized with the primary drive. The installation process is made faster and more efficient by preventing repeated synchronization between the redundant drives during the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Wesley Alan Szwarc, Gerard Tierney
  • Patent number: 10601641
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing access constructs for a network, and, in some cases, for implementing access constructs for cloud orchestration. In some embodiments, a network might provide connectivity between a first access node(s) in the network and a hardware node(s) or between two or more first access nodes, via a corresponding first link(s). An apparatus, such as one disposed at an orchestration node or the like in the network, might bridge a second access node over one or more of at least one first access node or at least one first link (“bridge node or link”), and might roll service over to the second access node from the bridged node or link. Based on a determination that failure has occurred during service through the second access node, the apparatus might roll service back over to the bridged node or link, from the second access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Michael K. Bugenhagen
  • Patent number: 10599421
    Abstract: Systems and methods for failsafe firmware upgrades in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a vehicle telematics device, including: a processor; and a firmware memory comprising a firmware image coupled to the processor, wherein the firmware image further comprise a first segment and a second segment; wherein a primary bootloader application located in the firmware image: verifies the integrity of the first segment; verifies the integrity of the second segment; selects a firmware image contained in the firmware memory using a failsafe process; and boots the vehicle telematics device using the selected firmware image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CalAmp Corp.
    Inventors: Russell Cook, Somasundaram Ramiah
  • Patent number: 10592405
    Abstract: Vulnerability testing of applications may include one or more of identifying a number of paths from a software application being tested, identifying a number of nodes associated with the paths, determining one or more of the paths which share one or more of the nodes, designating the paths which share the nodes as overlapping paths, and displaying the overlapping paths and the shared nodes as an interactive visualization to identify to identify optimal locations to fix one or more vulnerability findings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kristofer A. Duer, John T. Peyton, Stephen D. Teilhet, Lin Tan, Jinqiu Yang
  • Patent number: 10592474
    Abstract: Disclosed are some examples of database systems, methods, and computer program products for processing log files. In some implementations, a server of a database system accesses a metadata file indicating algorithms that can be applied to data of log files. The server generates customer-facing log files using the log file and metadata file. The customer-facing log files include new data derived from using the algorithms and the data of the log files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Adam Torman, Ivan Daya Weiss, Aakash Pradeep, Abhishek Bangalore Sreenivasa, Alex Warshavsky, Soumen Bandyopadhyay, Choapet Oravivattanakul, Samarpan Jain
  • Patent number: 10585657
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for an application set-up and management system (AMS). An embodiment operates by receiving a selection of an application for installation. The application accesses a plurality of data fields during its execution, including both a first set of one or more of the data fields that are managed on a centralized database, and a second set of one or more of the data fields that are managed on a decentralized ledger during its operation. The application is installed on a cloud platform of a first user account, wherein the cloud platform includes access to the centralized database. Information associated with setting up the decentralized ledger corresponding to the application is received, and the decentralized ledger is set up. The application is activated on the cloud platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Prithvi Krishnan Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 10585655
    Abstract: The present application is directed towards systems and methods for automatic retrofitting of customized code objects during transformation of a system from a source installation to a target installation. In many instances, new objects may be created or objects modified on an online or production system while a development system is being upgraded. Simply copying the upgraded development system to the production system when complete would delete these new objects or modifications. Accordingly, the modifications or new objects may need to be retrofitted, or propagated to the development system and upgraded or transformed for compatibility with the new software, prior to placing the system online.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: smartShift Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Albrecht Gass, Nikolaos Faradouris, Oliver Flach, Stefan Hetges
  • Patent number: 10580073
    Abstract: The technology performs obligations fulfillment monitoring. An input data stream of data messages is received including transaction data and reference data, obligation control logic, and a set of obligation parameters associated with the obligation control logic. An event data processor processes the input data stream using a current version of the obligation control logic and the set of obligation parameters. Subsequently, the event processor receives information to implement and execute obligation control logic that is dynamically-modified and different from the current version of the obligation control logic. The event processor generates and outputs an obligation fulfillment message based on the dynamically-modified obligation logic and transmits to an interested entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nasdaq Technology AB
    Inventors: Robert Schulz, Max Roy Prakoso
  • Patent number: 10572240
    Abstract: Operating system update management for enrolled devices is disclosed according to various examples. In one example, a computing environment can receive an identifier from at least one of a multitude of client devices enrolled with a management service, where the identifier is indicative of a software update available for the at least one of the plurality of client devices. The computing environment can query a service using the identifier to identify information pertaining to the software update and cause a display of the information in at least one user interface. In response to a specification of a subset of the client devices being received, for example, by an administrator, the computing environment can cause the subset of the plurality of client devices to perform an installation of the software update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VMware Inc.
    Inventors: Shravan Shantharam, Vijay Narayan, Kalyan Regula, Varun Murthy, Jason Roszak, Achyutha Bharadwaj, Abheesh Kumar Thaleppady
  • Patent number: 10572370
    Abstract: A method of test-assisted application programming interface (API) learning includes generating a machine-readable API specification (API spec). The API spec is based on application of machine learning and regular expression processes to an API documentation. The method includes comparing the API spec to other API specifications. Based on the comparison, the method includes identifying a set of similar API specifications. The method includes generating API test inputs based on the set of similar API specifications and the API spec. The method includes calling a native API system using a first API test input of the API test inputs. The method includes receiving a response indicative of whether the first API test input successfully interacts with the native API system. Based on the response, the method includes generating a feedback indicative of an alteration to the API test inputs or to the machine learning or the regular expression processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Mehdi Bahrami, Junhee Park, Wei-Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 10572242
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for a representational state transfer (“REST” or “RESTful”) over an Intelligent Platform Management Interface (“IPMI”) interface for firmware to a baseboard management controller (“BMC”) communication and applications thereof. These applications include, but are not limited to, remote firmware configuration, firmware updates, peripheral device firmware updates, provision of management information such as system inventory data, cloning and batch migration of firmware configuration settings, and firmware integrity monitoring. This functionality can be provided in a way that enables communication between BMCs and firmware to utilize modern manageability interfaces while maintaining backward compatibility with previous IPMI implementations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Madhan B. Santharam, Harikrishna Doppalapudi, Purandhar Nallagatla, Chandrasekar Rathineswaran, Igor Kulchytskyy
  • Patent number: 10567435
    Abstract: A state of following a policy is maintained without troubling a person in the case where an operation setting relating to the policy is added by the update of software for an apparatus that is managed systematically under the policy. In the embodiment, the aspect is described in which the two kinds of generation information (currently being applied and at the time of policy setting) about software are saved and whether the policy adaptation processing is necessary is determined in accordance with the difference therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shota Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10558450
    Abstract: When it is desired to update a group of thin clients that have a common configuration, the update can be deployed to a reference device on which a replicate tool executes. The replicate tool can examine the file system and registry of the reference device and create a manifest that describes the current state. The manifest can then be published for access by an agent that executes on the thin clients in the group. When the agent receives the manifest, it can compare the received manifest to an existing manifest on the thin client that defines the thin client's current state to identify any artifacts that differ. The agent can then retrieve and install any artifacts the thin client needs to match the current state of the reference device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Wyse Technology L.L.C.
    Inventors: Puneet Kaushik, Salil Joshi
  • Patent number: 10558454
    Abstract: One or more software products/services may be installed on a cloud deployment. Product versions of such services can be upgraded (or rolled back) based on a deployment plan comprising tasks adapted to reach a target deployment state. A central upgrade server can forward tasks to an upgrade agent for execution, the tasks being based on a current operational state of the cloud deployment (obtained by the upgrade agent) and one or more constraints. In multiple node deployments, some nodes may be upgraded to a new product version, while other nodes are kept at a current product version until stability of the new product version is determined. Traffic across nodes can be shaped to ensure a deployment is healthy before upgrading other nodes/deployments. If the health of a node/deployment does not meet specified criteria, an upgrade can be stopped, an alert can be triggered, and the node/deployment can be rolled back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Mair, Greg DeArment, Lee Avital, Mark Elliot, Michael Nazario, Punyashloka Biswal, William Hickman
  • Patent number: 10552613
    Abstract: A computing device that implements a secure and transparent firmware update process is provided. The computing device includes a secure memory area and a secure device that separately executes firmware updates in parallel with other processes executed by a CPU. The secure memory area may be allocated by the CPU and/or a memory controller using any of a variety of memory protection techniques. System software executed by the CPU receives update firmware requests from a trusted source, stores a firmware payload included in these requests in the secure memory area, and executes the next scheduled process. Firmware executed by the secure device retrieves the firmware payload from the secure memory area, authenticates the firmware payload, and applies the firmware payload to a firmware storage device. The secure device performs these acts transparently from the point of view of the CPU, these avoiding consumption of resources of the CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Krishnakumar Narasimhan, Sudhakar Otturu, Karunakara Kotary, Vincent J. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10552134
    Abstract: A method of searching for and installing a software product on a device is provided. One or more capabilities needed by the device to be served by a software product are determined. The one or more capabilities needed by the device are communicated from a software life cycle management agent on the device to a yellow pages agent outside the device, the communicating comprising formulating a request comprising a list of the capabilities encoded in a description language that defines the capabilities semantically. Then locations of one or more software products matching the one or more capabilities needed by the device may be received from the yellow pages agent. One of the one or more software products to install may be selected based on automatically evaluated criteria. Then the selected software product may be downloaded using its received location, and the selected software product may be installed on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPAY
    Inventors: Ghulam Ali Baloch, Bradford Wayne Miller, Chung Hee Hwang, Viktor Holovashchenko
  • Patent number: 10545827
    Abstract: A tool for redundancy and recovery for a mobile device. Responsive to the mobile device unsuccessfully powering up, the tool activates a recovery functionality via a physical reset switch on the mobile device. Responsive to activating the recovery functionality, the tool scavenges for at least one resource to support a device functionality for the mobile device, wherein scavenging includes siphoning charge from a battery, a processor complex, or a wiring harness within a main module of the mobile device to accumulate sufficient energy to restore and power the one or more features available on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajaram B. Krishnamurthy, Daniel A. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10545828
    Abstract: A tool for redundancy and recovery for a mobile device. Responsive to the mobile device unsuccessfully powering up the tool activates a recovery functionality via a physical reset switch on the mobile device. Responsive to activating the recovery functionality, the tool scavenges for at least one resource to support the device functionality for the mobile device, wherein scavenging includes siphoning charge from a battery, a processor complex, or a wiring harness within a main module of the mobile device to accumulate sufficient energy to restore and power the one or more features available on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajaram B. Krishnamurthy, Daniel A. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10540171
    Abstract: A state capture designation for an element of an application within an application design environment may be received, indicating that the application, once deployed, will include a state capture functionality for capturing a state of the element, and a state restoration function for restoring the state of the element. Following deployment of the application within a runtime environment, and in response to an invocation of the state capture functionality, a captured state of the element may be stored. A state restoration request for the captured state may be received by way of the state restoration functionality, and following a re-deployment of the application with an update to the element that was included as part of an update to the application within the application design environment. The captured state may then be restored to the updated element, in response to the state restoration request, and within the runtime environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Business Objects Software, Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Sheedy, Conor McEvoy, Reiner Hille-Doering, Christof Engel
  • Patent number: 10540501
    Abstract: A method, information handling system (IHS) and a recovery system for recovering an IHS from a secure boot authentication failure. The method includes retrieving, via a processor from a first memory device, a first unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) driver associated with a first component/device of the IHS. The method further includes determining, via a secure boot process, if the first UEFI driver is an authenticated UEFI driver. In response to determining that the first UEFI driver is not an authenticated driver, a previously validated UEFI driver corresponding to the first component/device is retrieved from a second memory device. The method further includes loading the previously validated UEFI driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Mukund P. Khatri, William C. Munger
  • Patent number: 10542120
    Abstract: An example system for wirelessly providing operating system specific features includes memory and a processor configured to send a device identifier (DID) request to a remote host device via a wireless connection. The processor is to also receive remote host information from the remote host device via the wireless connection. Additionally, the processor is to detect an operating system of the host remote device based on the received remote host information. The processor is to further modify an operation of the system based on the detected operating system of the remote host device. The processor is to then provide, via the wireless connection, an operating system specific feature based on the detected operating system of the remote host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alain L. Michaud, Raymond Yat Ming Yip, Wei Tao
  • Patent number: 10528588
    Abstract: A platform system includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to execute a process, the process comprising: receiving data from a second platform when a first platform requires the second platform to send the data, the first platform being configured to output one or more data from data which the first platform has, the second platform being configured to output one or more data from data which the second platform has; and converting a data structure of the data into a data structure required by the first platform in accordance with a difference between a data structure regulated by the first platform and a data structure regulated by the second platform; and sending the data, of which the data structure is converted, to the first platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichi Wakana, Tomohiko Maeda
  • Patent number: 10520210
    Abstract: A heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a building space includes an HVAC device including a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to generate an encrypted dynamic key based on a manifest stored on the device. The manifest includes a set of entitlements for the HVAC device based on relationships between the HVAC device and entities. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the stored manifest to an authentication server by sending the encrypted dynamic key to the authentication server and receive an updated manifest from the authentication server based on the encrypted dynamic key. The processing circuit is further configured to send a payload request to the authentication server based on the updated manifest, the payload request including a software update request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Justin J. Ploegert, Erik S. Paulson, Sudhi R. Sinha