Including Multiple Files Patents (Class 717/169)
  • Patent number: 9342330
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide mechanisms that mitigate organizational exposures when evaluating and choosing computer applications, enhancements, and modifications thereto. Some embodiments provide technological solutions that allow for rapid application prototyping, deployment, evaluation, testing, and the act of going live in a production environment. Some such embodiments provide applications including content and data, in the form of virtual appliance templates, that is pre-installed, pre-configured, pre-tested, and pre-loaded in a very rapid manner. Some embodiments may further allow for cloning of the instantiated application to another virtual computing environment, and utilization from that location on forward looking basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Michael Pohlmann, Peter Jaeger, Abhik Bose, Ronald De Vries, Ralf Lindenlaub, Martin Hirtle, Kiril Kirov, Tim Bussiek
  • Patent number: 9323515
    Abstract: A network having a device management server to execute Sync ML device management (DM) commands and manage associated mobile devices. The network may employ a broker to execute bundles comprising device management and provisioning activities, provisioning parameters etc. The broker may determine the sequence in which these device management and provisioning activities are executed and may employ the device management server to conduct the DM operations to interact with the associated mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert C. Daley, Sunil Marolia, Vivek Kapadekar, Bindu R. Rao
  • Patent number: 9317279
    Abstract: Techniques are described to allow substation of blocks into a virtual machine image of an executing virtual machine. A patch may be applied to a first virtual machine image. One or more blocks modified by the patch are identified and copied to a host having a virtual machine executing from a virtual machine image that is based on the first virtual machine image (prior to the patch). While the virtual machine is executing, the substitution blocks are applied (supersede) corresponding original blocks in the virtual machine image. A guest operating system in the virtual machine may either begin using an executable file in a substitution block. In addition, the guest operating system may be forced to flush from memory and cache executable code replaced by the substitution block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Fries, Srivatsan Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 9292299
    Abstract: A server-implemented method for managing packages on a client device is provided. The method initiates with receiving a content request from a client device, the content request defining a requested content item and current package data identifying one or more currently installed packages on the client device. Required packages for providing the requested content item are determined based on the content request, wherein determining the required packages includes analyzing dependencies amongst the required packages. A response to the content request is generated based on the determined required packages and the current package data, the response defining actions for providing the requested content item at the client device and actions for managing the one or more currently installed packages on the client device. The package management instructions are sent to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Karan Ashar, Daryl Low, Anne-Lise Hassenklover
  • Patent number: 9292275
    Abstract: The system and method described herein may upgrade kernels in cloud images deployed in cloud computing environments without having to rebuild a machine image that contains a root file system for the cloud image. For example, the cloud image may include a ramdisk that compares the kernel booted in the cloud image to the root file system to verify whether the machine image contains a directory hierarchy matching an operating system release for the kernel. In response to the machine image containing the matching directory hierarchy, the root file system may be mounted for execution in the cloud computing environment. Alternatively, in response to the machine image lacking the matching directory hierarchy, the ramdisk may dynamically create the matching directory hierarchy and inject modules that support the kernel into the root file system prior to mounting and delivering control to the root file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Bowen
  • Patent number: 9280554
    Abstract: A system, computer implemented method, and computer program product for analyzing an installation to determine a file system promotion path during an online patching cycle. The method commences by identifying an initial file system and a shadow file system, the shadow file system being at least some duration older than the initial run file system, then analyzing a history of events that occurred in or on the installation during the duration to determine a degree of confidence. Based on the degree of confidence, then selecting the initial file system to be used on the online patching cycle when the confidence value is equal or above a threshold, or selecting the shadow file system to be used in the online patching cycle when the confidence value is below a threshold. The history of events is recorded in forms of a patch list, a log file, or a list of configuration events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ivo Dujmovic, Satya Prakash Bandla
  • Patent number: 9269060
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for generating metadata describing dependencies for composable elements. The method includes maintaining a database of composable elements. Each composable element may have associated metadata to describe dependencies for the composable elements. The method may further include receiving a request to compose two or more of the composable elements into a new element. The method may then compare the dependencies of the two or more composable elements in order to determine dependencies common to the two or more composable elements and unique to the two or more composable elements. Further, the method may determine a level of restriction for each of the common dependencies and generate metadata for the new element to include each of the unique dependencies and each of the common dependencies, wherein the common dependencies are set to the highest level of restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephane H. Maes
  • Patent number: 9262193
    Abstract: A multi-tier platform-as-a-service (PaaS) deployment reduced to a single-tier architecture for development is disclosed. A method of the disclosure includes mapping multiple tiers of a PaaS system to a consolidated environment executable on a virtual machine (VM), wherein networking stacks of the VM maintain a separation between the multiple tiers in the consolidated environment, and providing the consolidated environment as a development instance of the PaaS system for execution on the VM, the consolidated environment facilitating testing of code changes to the PaaS system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Hicks, Michael P. McGrath, Daniel C. McPherson
  • Patent number: 9229703
    Abstract: A system and method of deploying operating environments in an enterprise computing environment comprised of managed virtual or hardware servers is disclosed. A library of operating environments, each environment including at least one package including an operating system image and an application, is provided. A user controlling a cluster of servers may request creation of a test environment using an operating environment from the library, and test the environment with applications to ensure the user's needs are met. The user may request all servers within the user's cluster be provisioned with the operating environment through a deployment manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Hamer
  • Patent number: 9223617
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining whether networked system migrations are successful are disclosed. In accordance with one method, a first set of properties of the networked system on a source platform in a first administrative domain is determined. Further, the method includes transferring the networked system to a destination platform in a second administrative domain. In addition, a second set of properties of the transferred system on the destination platform is determined, where the first and second sets of properties include functional properties and at least one of: performance properties, security properties or reliability properties. The method also includes outputting an indication that the transfer of the system to the destination platform is successful in response to determining that one or more of the properties of the second set are equivalent to corresponding properties of the first set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventors: Atul Singh, Guofei Jiang, Akhilesh Saxena
  • Patent number: 9225741
    Abstract: The problem of abuse of privileges at cloud-hosted service sites is addressed by associating each user, preferably across multiple cloud-hosted service sites, with an individual “suspiciousness” score that may vary over time as additional user actions are detected and evaluated. Knowledge of the user is employed to better analyze the appropriateness or acceptability of user actions on the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Risher, Vishwanath Ramarao, Naveen Jamal, Youngnam Maeng, Cory O'Connor, Tejaswi Nadahalli, Sonal Rajan, Parag Namjoshi
  • Patent number: 9170796
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to content space environment representation. An aspect of the invention includes selecting one or more platform attributes for a software content space. The software content space includes one or more noun spaces. A platform space is created for each noun space in the software content space. The platform space is compatible with the noun space. A set of user stories is generated on a computer using the software content space and platform specification compatible with existing content space system specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward B. Boden, Anthony F. Pioli
  • Patent number: 9152438
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a mechanism for linking objects to obtain an executable file. In particular, example embodiments include a mechanism that determines a linker order for a plurality of objects included in a version of an executable file and a mechanism that generates a scatter loading file for the version of the executable file, the scatter loading file ordering the plurality of objects using the linker order. Example embodiments also include a mechanism that links the plurality of objects using the scatter loading file to create the version of the executable file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Zhao-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9128798
    Abstract: An automobile, vehicle, vessel or other device may include a plurality of modules, software applications, computer program products, controllers or other logically executing entities to facilitate controlling, implementing or otherwise enabling various operations according to computer-readable instructions, code or other information stored within a memory, such as within a file or other memory construct. A controller having capabilities sufficient to facilitate updating, modifying, creating or otherwise manipulating such stored files and/or corresponding instructions is contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Movimento Group
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Hoffman, Dan Umbach, Walter A. Dorfstatter, Brian Withun
  • Patent number: 9092569
    Abstract: Given a program P, a specification S, and an abstraction function ?, verification determines whether P satisfies the specification S under the abstraction ?. If not, a trace T that violate the specification is selected, and either the abstraction ? is refined or a constraint that avoids the trace T is computed and added to a set of constraints. The set of constraints are used to modify the program P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Vechev, Eran Yahav, Greta Yorsh
  • Patent number: 9063809
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to content space environment representation. An aspect of the invention includes selecting one or more platform attributes for a software content space. The software content space includes one or more noun spaces. A platform space is created for each noun space in the software content space. The platform space is compatible with the noun space. A set of user stories is generated on a computer using the software content space and platform specification compatible with existing content space system specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward B. Boden, Anthony F. Pioli
  • Patent number: 9052982
    Abstract: Methods, articles, signals, and systems are provided for adaptively shrinking software. The software includes one or more adaptive features. A tracking facility tracks use of the adaptive features, and when it is determined that a given feature is unwanted or unnecessary in the software configuration preferred by a given user, a separation facility separates the feature from the rest of the software. The feature is then archived or deleted. In this manner, resources such as disk space are conserved, program load time and memory requirements are reduced, and user interfaces and supporting code are tailored to meet the needs of particular users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: John W. L. Ogilvie
  • Patent number: 9043779
    Abstract: A binary library overload instruction is received at an embedded computing device that executes a write-protected firmware build. The binary library overload instruction specifies a write-protected binary library of the write-protected firmware build to be overloaded by execution of an alternative binary library instead of the write-protected binary library of the write-protected firmware build. The alternative binary library is configured within a random access memory (RAM) storage area to execute instead of the write-protected binary library as specified in the received binary library overload instruction. The write-protected firmware build is executed using the alternative binary library instead of the write-protected binary library specified in the binary library overload instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott A. Exton, Anthony B. Ferguson, Christopher J. Hockings, Davin J. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20150143352
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a firmware update technology that realizes updating of firmware using an encrypted file and reduces a downtime using a differential update. When a first update instruction to perform an update using a first firmware including an encrypted plurality of files is accepted, a content list file is downloaded from an external apparatus, an update file to be updated is identified based on the content list file, and the identified update file is further downloaded from the external apparatus. Then, the update file is decrypted and installed in the image forming apparatus. When a second update instruction to perform an update using a second firmware including an encrypted plurality of files and content list files is accepted, the second firmware is downloaded in a single batch from the external apparatus. Then, the second firmware is decrypted, and the plurality of files is installed in the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Yoko TOKUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150143353
    Abstract: A firmware overwriting method for paired use wireless microphone and receiver is disclosed. The firmware update method comprises building a wireless connection between the at least one wireless microphone and the at least one receiver; and executing the determining program by the receiver processing module to determine if the installed wireless microphone matching backup firmware is the same as the wireless microphone firmware. If yes, the overwriting program is not executed. If no, the receiver processing module sends a command to the wireless microphone processing module to download the installed wireless microphone matching backup firmware from the receiver storage module, and the overwriting program is executed by the wireless microphone processing module to overwrite the wireless microphone firmware with the installed wireless microphone matching backup firmware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: SHENG-HSIUNG CHANG, SHENG-YUAN CHANG
  • Patent number: 9038052
    Abstract: A terminal device configured to be connectable with a plurality of accessory devices and a server configured to store a firmware package, may include a processor, and a memory storing computer readable instructions that, when executed, cause the terminal device to perform functions. The functions may include a function of receiving the firmware package from the server, a function of storing the firmware package received from the server into the memory, a function of providing the stored firmware package to a first one of the plurality of accessory devices to install the firmware package therein, and a function of providing the stored firmware package to the other of the plurality of accessory devices to which the same firmware package is applied as the first one, to install the firmware package therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kan Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 9038051
    Abstract: The present invention provides patch solutions for computer programs. A vendor system determines whether information regarding patches previously installed on the system is available. If the information is not available, the system delivers a completely pre-computed solution to the user computer system including a main patch set and its dependencies. If the information is available, the vendor system delivers a partially pre-computed solution including a main patch set and its dependencies except for any of said patches that have successors already installed on said system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Evan R. Zweifel, Keith R. Buck, Robert E. Campbell
  • Patent number: 9037558
    Abstract: Establishment of an exclusive lock on each of an outer database ownership table and an inner database ownership table is attempted. In response to establishing the exclusive lock on each of the outer database ownership table and the inner database ownership table, a switch is made to a pair of overlapping shared locks on each of the outer database ownership table and the inner database ownership table. Release and re-acquisition of each of the pair of overlapping shared locks on the outer database ownership table and the inner database ownership table is alternated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin T. Fries, Venkataraghavan Lakshminarayanachar, Rajesh C. Lalgowdar, Lohitashwa Thyagaraj
  • Patent number: 9032382
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product are provided for updating software deployed on computers in an enterprise computer network wherein each computer has a software update agent installed to enable the computer to receive software patch updates. The method includes determining a required software component and updates; determining a version of the agent and updating the agent if required; selecting a server from which required updates are to be downloaded; scanning a plurality of software components on a selected computer and comparing the components with updates available on the server to determine required updates; downloading the required patches from the server; and installing the patches on the selected computer. The system includes components that perform the method steps when operated on a computer in the network. A computer readable medium implements the method for updating software deployed on computers in a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: Colin Lee Feeser
  • Patent number: 9032383
    Abstract: Portions of an application can be delivered through a network without having to download the entire application. When an application is installed, HTML, CSS and JavaScripts® or other User Interface (UI) files can be copied into local cache. A version number can also be stored with this code, so that when the application is launched, a web service checks the latest version on a server computer. If the latest version differs from the cached version, then an update is needed. New UI files can then be downloaded to the local cache. The local cache can be a folder that is used by the application, wherein the folder is stored on a hard drive of the client device. Binaries associated with the application can be stored in a different folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan James D'Aurelio, Mark John Sawrey Leece, Douglas Duane Berrett
  • Patent number: 9015837
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying an update to data of an electronic device are provided. A system includes an auto-update module configured to receive an update from an update server over a secured connection. The update is applicable to a first version of the data installed on a source partition. The update includes an expected installation checksum associated with applying the update to the first version of the data. The auto-update module is configured to determine an actual installation checksum associated with a second version of the data installed on a target partition. The second version of the data includes the first version of the data with the update applied thereto. The auto-update module is configured to compare the expected installation checksum to the actual installation checksum, and to verify that the installation of the second version of the data was successful based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew De Los Reyes, Darin S. Petkov
  • Patent number: 9015693
    Abstract: The system provides a speech recognition program, an update website for updating a speech recognition program, and a way of storing data. A user may utilize an update website, to add, modify, and delete items that may comprise speech commands, dll's, multimedia files, executable code, and other information. Speech recognition program may communicate with update website to request information about possible updates. Update website may send a response consisting of information to speech recognition program. Speech recognition program may utilize received information to decide what items to download. A speech recognition program may send one or more requests to update website to download items. Update website may respond by transmitting, requested items to a speech recognition program that overwrite existing items with newly received items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D Goller, Stuart E Goller
  • Patent number: 9009695
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a system for changing over from a first adaptive data processing version (V1) on data processing means using at least one data model (dm) which is continuously adapted on the basis of data processing results to a second adaptive data processing version (V2) also using at least one data model (DM) to be continuously adapted, characterized in that, in a first phase, the second adaptive data processing version (V2) is used in parallel to the first data processing version (V1), thereby continuously adapting said at least one data model (dm) related to the first version (V1) as well as that data model (DM) related to the second version (V2), and in that the performance of data processing by means of the second version (V2) in checked to comply with a quality criterion, where after in a second phase, as soon as said criterion is met, the results of the data processing by means of the second version (V2) are outputted to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications Austria GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Unfried
  • Patent number: 9009694
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interactive graphical user interface (GUI) patch environment for installing a patch on the targeted systems. A system administrator or other authorized user interfaced with a machine may perform the installation of a patch on the machine using a software wizard. Additionally, the Wizard pre-verifies the patch dependencies (pre-installed software) required by the patch and checks the target systems to ensure the target systems possess the requisite dependencies. Once the target systems have been validated and the required dependencies identified on the target systems, the sequencing algorithm sorts patches in correct order before applying patches to the target systems. The user can remove the patch from the pre-validated patch list about to be applied to the target system. The patch dependency is checked before removing the patch from the pre-validated patch list for proper removal order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. DiRico
  • Patent number: 9009696
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for generating encoded identifications of selected subsets of installed software packages on a client machine. A physical or virtual client machine can host a set of installed software packages, including operating system, application, and/or other software. A package manager tracks the set of installed packages and updates available for the installed set. The package manager can be configured to capture an inventory of the installed packages, and generate an encoded identification of one or more selected subsets of the set of hosted or installed packages based on size, timestamp, and/or other attributes of the subsets and/or constituent files. An administrator or other user can for instance select only that subset or subsets related to a certain project, application, user group, or other selection criteria, and generate encoded identifications of those subsets for package updating, network management, and/or other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Kelby Vidal, James Antill
  • Patent number: 9003386
    Abstract: A computer system includes a processor, an application layer, and a data layer. The application layer includes a primary application layer, and at times of system upgrade or configuration change, a fallback application layer. The data layer includes a first layer that is not affected by a software upgrade or a configuration change, a second data layer that is modified by the software upgrade or the configuration change, and a third data layer that is available to users during the upgrade. The system, and in particular the fallback application layer and the third data layer, allow the system to be available to users during the software upgrade or system configuration change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Mariusz Debowski, Zawisza Pierzchalski
  • Patent number: 9003388
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit that stores reboot necessity information for respective versions of programs that are install targets of an electronic device, the reboot necessity information indicating whether the electronic device needs to be rebooted when a first program of a first version installed in the electronic device is updated to a second program of a second version; an extracting unit that extracts difference information indicating a difference between the first program and the second program in response to a request to acquire the second program, the request specifying the first version of the first program; a determining unit that determines whether the electronic device needs to be rebooted when the second program is installed, based on the difference between the first version and the second version indicated in the difference information and the reboot necessity information; and a responding unit that returns a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Han, Yuuko Sugiura, Tomoya Hirokawa, Taku Ikawa
  • Patent number: 9003364
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a request is received from a software module to retrieve a value stored in a pre-defined location. Prior to retrieving the value, an override tank is checked for a corresponding override value. When the override tank includes an override value, the override value in the override tank is provided to the software module. When the override tank fails to include a corresponding override value, an actual value is retrieved from a pre-defined storage location and provided to the software module. In one embodiment, the override value is an override system attribute value. In another embodiment, the override value is an override function return value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Farrugia, Michael J. Jones, David Dean Sanner
  • Patent number: 8997088
    Abstract: A method and system of deploying at least one software application from at least one source platform to at least one target platform is provided. The method may include obtaining configuration data on interdependency between the at least one target platform and the at least one software application. The method may further include checking a readiness of the at least one source platform for initiating deployment of the at least one software application. The method may further include checking a readiness of the at least one target platform for initiating deployment of the at least one software application and performing a selective deployment of the at least one software application after the readiness check. The method may further include performing a post-deployment assessment of the selectively deployed at least one software application after the selective deployment, wherein the post-deployment assessment includes checking a status parameter of the selectively deployed at least one software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Nagesh Nagaraj Gurikar, John Jesudason Doss, Sudipta Ghosh, Magesh Kasthuri
  • Patent number: 8997082
    Abstract: Devices and techniques to incrementally update content associated with an electronic publication are described. A patch generation module may be configured to generate patch data files comprising incremental changes associated with the electronic publication. A differential patch module located on a client device may be configured to obtain the patch data files. The differential patch module may also be configured to compare the patch data files and the electronic publication and identify the differences between the files. Additionally, the differential patch module may be configured to update the changes in the patch data files with the content of the electronic publication. Accordingly, the electronic publication may be updated to include the changes in the patch data files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Bacus, Garett Nell, Manoj Suresh Harpalani, Lokesh Joshi
  • Patent number: 8997085
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a host system identifies a set of differences between a first version of a software product and a second version of the software product. The set of differences include different file system files, database differences, and configuration differences. The host system creates database utilities and configuration utilities that correspond to the database differences and configuration differences, respectively. In turn, the host system creates an executable upgrade image that includes the different file system files, the database utilities, and the configuration utilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Micah Morton Cross, Eugene M. Stuart
  • Patent number: 8997083
    Abstract: An administrator system can generate a version identifier for a computing system based on the software packages installed on a computing system. The version identifier can represent the software packages installed on the computing system. The administrator system can utilize the version identifier to manage a network of computing systems. The administrator system can compare the version identifiers of the computing system to verify that the computing system have the same software packages installed. Likewise, the administrator system can compare the version identifiers of the computing system to a test version identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Kelby Vidal, James Antill
  • Patent number: 8997044
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a request is received from a software module to retrieve a value stored in a pre-defined location. Prior to retrieving the value, an override tank is checked for a corresponding override value. When the override tank includes an override value, the override value in the override tank is provided to the software module. When the override tank fails to include a corresponding override value, an actual value is retrieved from a pre-defined storage location and provided to the software module. In one embodiment, the override value is an override system attribute value. In another embodiment, the override value is an override function return value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Farrugia, Michael J. Jones, David Dean Sanner
  • Patent number: 8978024
    Abstract: A method for firmware update coordination in a federated computing system can include receiving in a host one of different computers coupled to one another in a federated computing system, different version levels of firmware versions in peer ones of the different computers. The method additionally can include recording in a compatibility list in the host computer, different version levels of firmware versions for respectively different peer ones of the computers. The method yet further can include selecting a firmware update to be applied to the host computer and comparing a version level of the selected firmware update to the different version levels in the compatibility list. Finally, the firmware update can be applied to the host computer only if the version level of the selected firmware update is present in the compatibility list, but otherwise rejecting the firmware update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fred Bower, III, Shun Rong Hu, William G. Pagan
  • Publication number: 20150067667
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that comprise receiving at a platform device data of client devices. The device data is stored in device files. The device files are replicated at multiple distribution platforms. The device file corresponding to each client device is downloaded to the device, and the downloading is performed from a distribution platform geographically closest to the client device. The downloaded device file is evaluated with the device data on the client device and a determination is made when a new device file is available for the client device. The new device file is downloaded from an update server when it is determined that the new device data file is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Adrian CHAN
  • Patent number: 8972972
    Abstract: A method for upgrading software having steps (A) to (D) is disclosed. Step (A) may deny a first server access to read from and write to a database controlled by a second server while second software in the second server is being upgraded. The second software as upgraded may be incompatible with first software running in the first server. Step (B) may generate data in the first server in response to a current operation of the first software while the second software is being upgraded. Step (C) may update the database by transferring the data from the first server to the database through the second server after the upgrade of the second software has finished. The first server generally remains denied to read from the database. Step (D) may upgrade the first software to be compatible with the second software in response to finishing the current operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Elemental Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Davis V. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8972973
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles firmware updates for hardware resources of a computing device. The firmware update system may be configured to handle firmware updates in a consistent manner across different computing platforms/architectures. A data structure is defined to associate each updateable resource with a corresponding identifier to enumerate the updateable resources to the firmware update system. The firmware update system may reference the data structure to produce representations of the each individual resource that provide an operating system level abstraction through which detection, analysis, acquisition, deployment, installation, and tracking of firmware updates is managed. Using the representations, the firmware update system operates to discover available firmware updates collectively for the enumerated resources, match the updates to appropriate resources, and initiate installation of the updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Cavalaris, Adam Lenart, Chad R. Siefert, David J. Roth, Cameron S. Brodeur, James A. Schwartz, Jr., Eric F. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8972966
    Abstract: Systems, methods and products directed toward facilitating firmware updates in a hybrid computing environment. One aspect includes providing a primary operating environment and a secondary operating environment in an information handling device; downloading one or more firmware update packages appropriate for the secondary operating environment to the primary operating environment; and executing a firmware update tool from the primary operating environment, the firmware update tool being configured to install the one or more firmware update packages on the secondary operating environment. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott E. Kelso, Jian Li, Steven R. Perrin, Matthew P. Roper, Bradley P. Strazisar, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 8972974
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for handling multiple invocation points in a software build task sequence are described. A computer may receive a task sequence. The task sequence may include instructions for combining a first image and a second image to form a third image, installing a first software stack on the computer from a fourth image, and installing a software component to a second software stack already installed on the computer. The computer may receive an indication of a start point to begin executing the task sequence, and may execute the task sequence beginning at the start point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel McCurdy, Craig Leslie Ewington, William Harrison McGraw, IV
  • Publication number: 20150058834
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that comprise receiving software files of client devices at a platform. The software files include software update images for use in updating software of the client devices. The software files are replicated at multiple distribution platforms. An electronic message is generated to a client device when a software file corresponds to the client device, and the electronic message includes a link. The client device is redirected to a distribution platform geographically closest to the client device upon selection of the link, and the software file is downloaded from the distribution platform to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Adrian CHAN
  • Patent number: 8966470
    Abstract: Improved techniques for interaction between a host device (e.g., host computer) and a portable media device (e.g., media player) are disclosed. According to one embodiment, interaction between the host device and the portable media device can be performed over a network. The network can include wired and/or wireless components. The network can also be local, regional or global in geographic coverage. The interaction over the network can be initiated by the portable media device, manually or automatically, so as to request a content update from the host device. In response to the requested content update, updated content is received at the portable media device from the host device, provided a network connection between the portable media device and the host device is available through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony M. Fadell
  • Patent number: 8966468
    Abstract: A system for remote loading of objects or files in order to update software includes operating system architecture that calls for different tasks to be broken down into software modules that are connected to one another by dynamic links or are composed of executable subroutines that have main dependence links to other parts of the operating system. Each of the modules is composed of object files or libraries that are represented by dynamic link libraries among themselves according to a number of dependence levels that are described in their respective attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Nathan, Dominique Dion
  • Patent number: 8966646
    Abstract: A method of managing a software license comprises loading a software program into volatile memory, obtaining authorization data, modifying a portion of the volatile memory relied upon by the program in accordance with the authorization data, executing the program, and causing the modifications to be deleted from the volatile memory. In some embodiments, selection criteria compared with the authorization data does not contain information corresponding to all of the content of the authorization data, thereby denying a software attacker the benefit of identifying and exploiting the selection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Kelce S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8966469
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store a list which makes the version of software correspond to mapping information, a first determination unit configured to, when updating the version of the software, determine by referring to the list, whether mapping information corresponding to a version before update is different from that corresponding to a version after update, a recognition unit configured to, when the first determination unit determines that these pieces of mapping information are different from each other, recognize a different mapping information item as information to be backed up, and an update unit configured to update the version of the software when the first determination unit determines that these pieces of mapping information coincide with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Nakamoto
  • Publication number: 20150052511
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include methods and/or systems for updating a medical device. Embodiments include medical devices which are configured for updates in response to various events including connection of a peripheral device to the medical device, a user initiated event, or based on received recommendations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Namvar Kiaie, Jean-Pierre Cole