Plural Version Management Patents (Class 717/170)
  • Patent number: 8745610
    Abstract: At the time of a maintenance work, a user computing machine does not give user data to a person (maintainer) who carries out maintenance and does not accept operations and data that are not relevant to the maintenance work so as to prevent the leakage of user data. Specifically, a user computing machine includes: a user data determination section determining whether a file of a VM of a computing machine used by a user is data created by the user, and a VM copy section, creating a copy of a VM which does not include data created by the user by calling the user data determination section. The maintenance is performed by supplying the VM which does not include data created by the user to a computing machine of the maintainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8745611
    Abstract: A system may include computer code for analyzing an upgrade from a first version to a second version of a software program that has been customized without performing the upgrade. The system may provide default state information of default program objects. The default program objects would be included in a default installation of the second version of the software program. The computer code may retrieve current state information of current program objects from an application database. The software program that has been customized may include the current program objects. The system may generate upgrade information based on a comparison between the current state information and the default state information. The upgrade information may identify a subset of the current program objects that would be impacted by the upgrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Sachin Saraf, Vidyut Dinkar Kichambare
  • Publication number: 20140149973
    Abstract: An energy management and control system that may manage versioning firmware for devices. The system may be structured in a hierarchy of enterprise, site and field levels, with one or more computing platforms at the various levels. An enterprise supervisor may detect and obtain new version firmware for the devices at the field level. The new version firmware may be transferred from the supervisor to one or more site controllers. The one or more site controllers may transfer the new version firmware to eligible field devices. The devices may report to their respective site controllers a status of a transfer of the new version hardware. The site controllers may report to the supervisor the status of the transfer. Detection of new version firmware may be automatic. Transfer of the new version firmware to virtually all of the eligible devices may be automatic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Walter, Ripunjeet Dutta
  • Patent number: 8739151
    Abstract: In-service upgrade of software can be achieved efficiently when software modules pass data using message or data queues. The use of data queues facilitates the transition from a software module's old behavior to a new behavior without risking a deadlock or dropped module call. Upgradeable objects connect to process objects that maintain the queues and their state data, and upgrade objects connect to the process objects of their predecessors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Genetec Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Racz, Vincent Labrecque
  • Patent number: 8739152
    Abstract: A system for assembling an update for a software release is described, comprising a processor and memory configured to define classes of software components, each class having a plurality of instances, each instance having a unique identifier (UID) and representing a software component having a plurality of versions; for each version of the software component, assign time stamps and indicator identifying release status of the version; introduce a flexible coupling between versions of software components and instances of classes using a pointer between a version of the software component and a UID associated with the version; select versions of software components from which pointers originate; for each instance of the class, to which the pointer points, select one version of the software component based on the assigned indicator; and assemble the selected versions of software components into the update of the software release. A corresponding method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Trend Micro Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeb Stuart Thorley, Justin Alexander Foster
  • Publication number: 20140143767
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment of a process for software version recommendation, a computer receives information representative of a software instance at a target machine, analyzes the received information using a set of predefined rules and a set of available updates metadata associated with a particular updates agent and target machine to identify information pertinent to a combination of a respective target machine associated with the particular updates agent. The computer, responsive to a determination to send the identified information as a recommendation to the respective target machine, sends the recommendation to the combination of the respective target machine associated with the particular updates agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Leho Nigul
  • Patent number: 8732697
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system, a method and a computer program product that facilitate access to one or more applications by a computing device. The disclosure includes a step of determining one or more contexts associated with the computing device or a user of the computing device, such that the one or more contexts describe environment or activity of the user or the computing device. The disclosure also includes a step of generating at least one contextual tag corresponding to the one or more contexts, after which the one or more applications associated with the at least one contextual tag are identified and the computing device is enabled to access the one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Premkumar Jonnala, Keertikiran Gokul
  • Patent number: 8732689
    Abstract: A lighting system controller is provided that is adapted to upgrade a lighting controller with a software component having multiple upgrade dependencies. According to one example, the lighting system controller is configured to generate an upgrade plan based on the current configuration of the lighting controller and the upgrade dependencies associated with the software component. Further, according to this example, the lightings system controller executes the upgrade plan to install the software upon with the software component is dependent prior to installing the software component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Sims, Jason Lien
  • Publication number: 20140137094
    Abstract: A method for automatically provisioning a platform implementation package to a client device may include receiving from an application executing on the client device, a request for functionality. The request may be received via a client library distributed with the application, and may be for functionality provided by the platform implementation package. The platform implementation package may provide functionality that is not provided by the client library. It may be further automatically determined, by the client device, that the functionality requires an update to the platform implementation package. In response, a request for the update to the platform implementation package may be communicated to a computing system. The update to the platform implementation package may be received from the computing system and installed on the client device. The requested functionality may be provided to the application by the updated platform implementation package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Gabriel Cohen, Attila Bodis, Ficus Kirkpatrick, Hiroshi Lockheimer
  • Patent number: 8726265
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for packing a version upgrade software package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Wang, Xudong Jin, Xiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 8726226
    Abstract: A tool supports management of engineering project changes using a current design diagram with links to implementation components, a proposed design diagram, and a work list of tasks for transforming the current design into the proposed design. Tasks recite intended changes such as add, remove, or refactor, with reference to implementation components to be changed, and tracking information. Work list tasks may be automatically generated based on design model differences correlated with project code, automatically generated based on tracked user design actions correlated with project code, and/or manually generated by users. Work lists may be exported. Users can mark a relationship for removal and view a corresponding updated work list. Users can trace impact of a work list on project context such as testing coverage, database structures, and user scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Groves, Jens Jacobsen, Suhail Dutta, Tracey Glass Trewin
  • Publication number: 20140130028
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus stores configuration information including sets of version information of modules of firmware in the apparatus; obtains, based on the configuration information, firmware information including sets of version information of modules of firmware in a latest version; compares the sets of version information in the configuration information with those in the firmware information, and, when the sets of version information in the configuration information are not coincident with those in the firmware information, determines that it is possible to update the firmware in the apparatus; downloads the firmware in the latest version; and compares the sets of version information in the downloaded firmware with those in the configuration information, and updates only the module of the firmware in the apparatus for which the version information in the downloaded firmware is different from that in the configuration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroshi MAEDA, Miki OOUCHI, Rie NAKAMURA, Shigeyuki ISHII, Ryo IWASAKI, Hiroki OZAKI, Hiroki MORI
  • Publication number: 20140130029
    Abstract: Virtual applications are automatically kept up to date with the current version of a virtual application. Instead of the client having to obtain the entire version of the current virtual application, the client obtains the portions of the current virtual application that are changed from its version of the virtual application. After obtaining the changes needed to update its version of the virtual application, the client integrates those changes into its version of the virtual application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: GURASHISH BRAR, JOE K. YAP, TREVOR MCDIARMID
  • Patent number: 8719585
    Abstract: Techniques for securely updating a boot image without knowledge of a secure key used to encrypt the boot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Grigor, Phillip Norman Smith
  • Patent number: 8719927
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for data filtering for communication devices. In one example, a method of receiving data from a data source on a communication device is disclosed. The method includes determining, at the communication device, a domain name of the data source. The method also includes determining, at the communication device, one or more communication networks the communication device is connected to. The method further includes processing, at the communication device, the domain name for acceptance based on the one or more connected communication networks. The method also includes receiving the data from the data source, at the communication device, if the domain name is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Hidayah Hassan-Le Neel, Olivier Pierre Marie Le Neel
  • Patent number: 8719809
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing point in time rollback and un-installation of software within computer networks are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of elements which perform data migration operations and a rollback and un-installation manager which monitors the elements and software installations. Upon detection of a software installation, the rollback and un-installation manager identifies the installation, obtains records of the computer network files modified by the installation, and causes copies of the modified files to be generated. At future dates, the records and copies are utilized to return the computer network to a state prior to the installation. In this manner the risks associated with removal single or multiple updates are greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Parag Gokhale
  • Publication number: 20140123124
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for altering stored firmware within a network device comprises receiving, by a first network device, information to download firmware. This information is provided from the first network device to at least a second network device, which is communicatively coupled to the first network device. The information enables the second network device to access a second version of firmware different than a first version of firmware installed on the second network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Aruba Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Paul Gray, Anthony Burke, David Munro, Yan Liu, Derek Crovo
  • Publication number: 20140123123
    Abstract: Propagation of software updates in a wireless mesh network is handled according to an “informed push” model. Nodes are given the software update that they need, but this is done in response to a sequence of propagating reports on the need for the upgrade (i.e., that node devices have old versions). Each node device executes a reporting cycle in which a report is sent to its neighbors that indicates the types and versions of software items that reside on the device; and for non-resident software items, the lowest versions of which the node device received knowledge from its neighbors. If a node device determines that its reporting neighbor has an old version of a software item and the node device contains a newer version of that software type residing locally, then it sends its neighbor the upgrade. Otherwise, the node “gossips” about the old version to its own neighbors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas Arthur Bahls
  • Patent number: 8713554
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for automated handling of a hotfix. In some embodiments, this includes obtaining defects submitted to a defect repository, querying the defect repository to obtain a defect, permitting the users to approve the defect as a cumulative hotfix candidate, receiving and storing check-in data corresponding to the cumulative hotfix candidate to a source code repository, approving the check-in data, triggering an automated compiling of a build of the version of the software, examining the build, triggering an automated testing of the build based on a determination that the build is clean, storing the build in a build repository when the automated testing of the build completes without error, and publishing the build.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Shelesh Chopra, William Scott, Christopher Sears, Shivashankar Vasanad
  • Patent number: 8713559
    Abstract: A system and method for guiding a user through a procedure for updating firmware on an uninterruptible power supply. In one example, the system includes a computer system and a communication link to connect the computer system to the uninterruptible power supply. The computer system includes a discovery component, which is configured to detect a version of the firmware installed on the uninterruptible power supply and to detect a model type of the uninterruptible power supply. The computer system also includes a firmware update component, a preparation sequence and an instruction component corresponding to the model type of the uninterruptible power supply and the version of the firmware installed on the uninterruptible power supply. The preparation sequence is configured to prepare the uninterruptible power supply for the firmware update component. The instruction component is configured to display instructions that guide the user through the procedure for updating the firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond M. Fallon, Jane E. Morgan, Daniel C. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8713556
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for updating virtual appliances. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving, under the control of a first update manager of a first virtual appliance, a second virtual appliance including a second update manager. The second virtual appliance may be received as an update to replace the first virtual appliance. Control of the update may be transferred from the first update manager to the second update manager, when the first update manager receives an indication representing completion of the update. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Erol Bozak, Alexander Gebhart
  • Patent number: 8713098
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method in a distributed network system is disclosed. The computer-implemented method includes: receiving, at a server, a first object update message from a server-side application, wherein the first object update message includes a first object identifier; identifying, among a plurality of object-client registration records, an object-client registration record that includes the first object identifier; updating the object-client registration record in accordance with the first object update message; selecting a set of client identifiers associated with the first object identifier from the object-client registration record; and, for a first client identifier in the selected set of client identifiers, sending a second object update message to a first client device associated with the first client identifier, wherein the second object update message includes the first object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Atul Adya, Gregory H. Cooper, Daniel Sumers Myers, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 8713561
    Abstract: A device may include a first manager to store attribute information of a first program in a first storage in response to an install request to install the first program, and a second manager to store attribute information of a second program in a second storage in response to an install request to install the second program. The second manager may store attribute information of a third program and attribute information of the second program included in the third program in the second storage, and store attribute information of the first program included in the third program in the first storage, in response to an install request to install the third program that includes the first program and the second program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoya Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 8713550
    Abstract: A software development application determines whether routine name and version number parameters have been identified (33). If so, the application determines whether the specified version of the routine can be accessed (35). If the specified version cannot be accessed, the application locates a substitute version of the routine (37) and compiles and links the routines and a source file to produce an executable file (39).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Anand Gajanan Bhat, Manish Makkar
  • Patent number: 8713525
    Abstract: A method, data processing system, and computer program product are presented for planning upgrades to a network data processing system. A processor unit identifies configuration information for hardware and software programs for a plurality of computers in the network data processing system. The processor unit obtains end of life dates for the software programs, release dates for the replacement software programs, and prerequisites for replacement software programs for the software programs identified in the configuration information. The processor unit identifies at least one change to the plurality of computers based on the configuration information and a set of prerequisites in the prerequisites for each of a plurality of replacement software programs for a plurality of software programs in the software programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Emad Attalla
  • Publication number: 20140115573
    Abstract: A method of conducting a software update of a gaming machine, including: starting a boot process of the gaming machine; determining during the boot process that a memory device potentially containing at least one software component more recent than a corresponding software component currently stored in gaming machine memory is in data communication with the gaming machine; determining that the memory device contains at least one authentic, more recent software component; and updating gaming machine memory with each more recent software component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Drazen Lenger
  • Patent number: 8707289
    Abstract: In one aspect, this application describes a method for determining a version of a software application targeted for a computing device. The method includes receiving, at an application marketplace system and from a user associated with a computing device that operates remotely from the application marketplace system, a request that corresponds to a software application distributed by the application marketplace system, the software application having multiple versions on the application marketplace system. The method also includes determining one or more device attributes that are associated with the computing device, and identifying a particular version of the software application, from among the multiple versions on the application marketplace system, that is targeted for the computing device based on the device attributes. The method also includes providing, for display to the user and in response to the request, information related to the particular version of the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Firman, Jasper S. Lin, Mark D. Womack, Yu-Kuan Lin, Sheng-Chi Hsieh, Juliana Tsang
  • Patent number: 8707288
    Abstract: Management of applications on remote devices is performed independently of managing platform software. A per platform player using a common protocol to communicate and receive applications is installed on a device. The player is developed and installed independently of applications which run using commands supported by the player. On player startup, the player obtains boot instructions, fetches an application manifest, and obtains player and application resources using the application manifest from a content and application server. The content and application server determines application resources to send to the player and tracks applications and application versions installed on a per user/per platform basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventor: James Roseborough
  • Patent number: 8707286
    Abstract: Unique context-based code enhancement of the core functionality of standard source code objects is performed at any position in the code. Desired insertion/replacement position(s) input by a user trigger the generation of a unique context for an enhancement. The unique context is based on characteristics of the code in the standard source code objects, such as the statements proximate to the insertion/replacement position(s). The unique context is associated with one or more extension source code objects that, when integrated into the existing source code at the insertion/replacement position(s), will provide the enhancement. At compile-time, the unique context used to unambiguously locate the insertion/replacement position(s). The extension source code objects can include industry or customer extensions, add-ons, plug-ins, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Michael Schneider
  • Patent number: 8707287
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for non-blocking dynamic update of statically-typed class-based object-oriented software executing as byte-code on a virtual machine within an actively running computer system is provided. A set of objects instantiated from an existing module or multiple modules (identifiable collections of application resources and class definitions in the form of byte-code representations) is ready for execution on a virtual machine in an actively running computer system. New versions of one or more modules corresponding to those already loaded into the actively running virtual machine are dynamically loaded into the virtual machine for the purpose of updating the running software. The class definitions within the loaded modules are prepared for dynamic update by inserting byte-code that enables; transparent state transfer and shared object identity between objects of a former version and the new version of a class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Syddansk Universitet
    Inventors: Allan Raundahl Gregersen, Michael Rasmussen, Bo Norregaard Jorgensen
  • Publication number: 20140109076
    Abstract: Firmware updates for, e.g., thin client devices may be achieved in a seamless, non-disruptive manner using a two-stage firmware loader, including a base loader pre-installed on the device and a caching loader downloaded, by the base loader, from a firmware server and thereafter responsible for downloading and updating other firmware application packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Pieter-Jan Boone, Lou Bergandi, Feroz Gora, David Kashtan, David M. T. Ting, Michael Michlin, Robert Calder, Alain Slak, Taras Lushney
  • Patent number: 8701100
    Abstract: A print controlling device is provided. The present print controlling device includes a storage unit to store information regarding software or firmware installed in an image forming apparatus, a search unit to search and identify whether there is firmware version newer than or later than that installed in the image forming apparatus using the stored firmware information, a determination unit to determine whether the searched or identified firmware of the newer or latest version is compatible with an application program installed in the print controlling device using compatibility information when firmware of the newer or latest version is identified, an interface unit to request and receive firmware of the newer or latest version from a firmware providing server according to the determination result, and an upgrade unit to upgrade the firmware of the image forming apparatus using the received firmware of the newer or latest version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-chul Jung, Hyung-jong Kang, In-chang Park
  • Patent number: 8701105
    Abstract: In a system and a method, a request from a client device to generate a downloadable file representing an offline version of a web-based application hosted by a web server is received. Application components and data used by the web-based application are packaged into the downloadable file, and the downloadable file is transmitted to the requesting client device. The web-based application is locked to prevent access to the web-based application. A revised downloadable file is received that includes changes to at least one of the application components and the data contained in the downloadable file. As applicable, the application components and data used by the web-based application are updated with the changes to the at least one of the application components and the data contained in the revised downloadable file. Subsequent to the updating, the web-based application is unlocked, and the downloadable file is invalidated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Stefan Knobel
  • Publication number: 20140101648
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to ensuring that only one version of an application is running on a cluster. In one scenario, a computer system includes a configuration agent that generates service instance version queries upon startup to determine which service instance version to activate, maintains a service instance version table that includes a listing of service instance versions currently running on the computer system as part of one or more application instances and activates specified service instances. The computer system also includes a failover manager that manages service instance version queries. The failover manager indicates which service instance version to activate to ensure that the appropriate, current version is activated for each service instance. The computer system further includes a cluster manager that creates, deletes and upgrades service instances as part of an application instance upgrade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: PehKeong Teh, Lu Xun, Anurag Gupta, Vipul A. Modi, Alex Wun
  • Publication number: 20140101649
    Abstract: High availability for a network may be achieved, for example, during a hitless upgrade by creating a replica controller virtual machine of an operating controller virtual machine (source controller). The replica controller virtual machine may be on a same or different server as the source controller virtual machine. The replica controller virtual machine may be copied with processes present in the source controller virtual machine and synchronized for runtime state. Upgrades or changes to software applications run in the source controller virtual machine may be provided to the replica controller virtual machine. Once enabled, the replica controller virtual machine may be operated without suspension of the source controller virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: KESHAV G. KAMBLE, DAR-REN LEU, VIJOY A. PANDEY
  • Publication number: 20140101650
    Abstract: A method for transparently upgrading derived database objects commences upon analysis of the data dictionary definition for an initial derived database object as compared to the data dictionary definition for a patched derived database object, then determining if a regenerated instance of the derived database object would be logically different from the initial derived database object. The determination is based on comparisons of the definitions of the initial derived database objects and patched definitions of respective database objects. The method produces a regenerated instance of the derived database object when a regenerated instance of the patched derived database object would be logically different from the initial derived database object. The method will suppress the production of a regenerated instance when a regenerated instance of the derived database object would not be logically different from the initial derived database object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: George BUZASKI, Kevin HUDSON, Santiago Xavier BASTIDAS, Ivo DUJMOVIC, Maximiliano ARDERIUS
  • Patent number: 8694982
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided that allow the user to quickly load new versions of applications on a scan tool. The latest versions of the applications that a scan tool can operate are loaded onto a memory device. The scan tool verifies which versions of the applications are authorized and allows the scan tool to only access information related to the authorized versions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Paul Wempen, Jayadeven Maniyullavalappil
  • Patent number: 8694987
    Abstract: A server rack system module is provided. Each rack internal device at least includes a control chip, and the rack internal devices include a plurality of servers. An integrated management module (IMM) is respectively coupled to the control chips, where the IMM stores integrated management firmware, and the integrated management firmware has latest version firmware of the control chip integrated therein and records latest version serial numbers of the latest version firmware. When the server rack system is started, the IMM reads a current version serial number of currently installed firmware of each control chip, and compares the current version serial number with the corresponding latest version serial number, so as to determine whether to update the currently installed firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Hao-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 8694984
    Abstract: A method of updating firmware that is included in a memory apparatus that includes first and second volatile memories and a non-volatile memory, can be provided by storing new firmware in the second volatile memory when old firmware is loaded into the first volatile memory and determining on a component basis which of a plurality of components of the old firmware is an updated component in the new firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sil Wan Chang
  • Patent number: 8694985
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for managing digital content in hierarchies are described. A first version of a digital image is received from an external device which tracks changes to the first version. It is determined that a second version of the digital image, changes to which have been tracked, exists. Based on comparing the tracked changes of both versions, the versions are combined. The first version is created by splitting the second version, which is stored in a master hierarchy, and transmitting the split version to the external device. During splitting, a child hierarchy of information is split from the master hierarchy, the child hierarchy including portions of the master hierarchy to access the second version such that the second version can be accessed independent of the master hierarchy. Changes to the versions are tracked in change tables, for example, using values that are mashed into a single record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Patrick Flisakowski, Keith Walter Rauenbuehler
  • Patent number: 8694986
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for providing update notifications on distributed application objects. When a new version of an object is created that another object depends on, a notification can be added to the dependent object to alert a person that manages the dependent object of the creation of the updated object. Dependent objects can include template objects, such as virtual machine template objects that refer to virtual disk objects and service template objects that refer to one or more virtual machine template objects, as well as service instance objects that represent service instances that are instantiated from template objects. Versions of objects within a family can be identified by sharing a family name and having different releases. A timestamp is used to represent when an object is released to determine which version of an object is the newest version in a family.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Shi, Srivatsan Parthasarathy, Biddappa Nanaiah Berera, Rajeet Nair, Rakesh Malhotra, Michael Michael, Eric Joseph Winner
  • Publication number: 20140096122
    Abstract: A facility for applying a software patch is described. Using an automatic patching agent, the facility receives the software patch. In response to receiving the software patch, without user intervention, the facility performs the following acts: First, the facility identifies an instance of an executable module that is currently loaded, and to which the received software patch pertains. Second, the facility applies the received software patch to the identified loaded executable module instance to modify the behavior of the identified executable module instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Blumfield, Gilad Golan, Jason Garms, Saud Alshibani, Scott A. Field
  • Publication number: 20140096123
    Abstract: Updating of a software object is described. A first version of a software object is instantiated. User-inputted data used by the first version of the software is received from a user, and a current configuration state and the user-inputted data are registered. A second version of the software object is instantiated and the current configuration state and the user-inputted data of the first version of the software object are exported to the second version of the software object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Boggs, Norman Lee Faus, David P. Huff, Bryan Kearney
  • Publication number: 20140096121
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating an upgrade of a cluster of servers in the presence of one or more inaccessible nodes in the cluster. During operation, the system receives an instruction to upgrade an older version of a distributed software program installed on each of a plurality of nodes forming the cluster. The system installs and activates a newer version of software on a subset of the plurality of nodes, the subset having fewer nodes than the entire cluster. The system receives an instruction to forcibly upgrade the cluster. Subsequently, the system upgrades the cluster so that the subset of nodes operate with the newer version of software, in which each node remains a member of the cluster during the upgrade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sameer Joshi, Jonathan Creighton, Suman R. Bezawada, Kannabran Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 8689206
    Abstract: A continuously operating system is provided and includes a processor and a computer readable medium to which the processor is operatively coupled, the computer readable medium having executable instructions stored thereon which, when executed, cause the processor to continuously load an operating system and to simultaneously operate as at least first and second mechanisms. The first mechanism loads a new module, which is a new version of an in-memory module of the operating system, into the operating system, and the second mechanism isolates and interrupts current access to the in-memory module such that subsequent access is to the new module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Marie R. Laser, Jessie Yu
  • Patent number: 8689208
    Abstract: Architecture that enables separation of a user interface (UI) upgrade from the content and application logic upgrade. Administrators can upgrade to take advantage of new infrastructure features, and independently schedule the UI upgrade, for example, to accommodate customization work or to ensure user training. Furthermore, administrators can now allow users to choose when to switch to the new UI. More specifically, the architecture facilitates the separation of a UI upgrade from content and application logic upgrade, the ability to control the UI upgrade at multiple levels of precision, the ability for application logic and UI components to change behaviors based on the UI version of the context, and the ability to “preview” the updated UI before permanently switching to it. Additionally, UI components can be filtered to only appear in the appropriate UI version, and the site's UI version can be compared to versions that a component is compatible with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Fred Kern, Timothy Paul McConnell, Sean Lamont Grant Livingston, Hai Liu, Luis Angel Mex
  • Patent number: 8689207
    Abstract: A method of updating an original version of content to a new version of content, in a non-volatile memory storage device is provided. The method comprising: providing a non-volatile content memory storage area; performing, while at least part of the content memory storage is being used, at least one in-place update operation that comprises writing at least one block of content associated with a particular version onto a corresponding block of content associated with a version other than the particular version; and performing, while the at least one in-place update operation occurs, a rendering process that comprises provision of requested content from the content memory storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Red Bend Ltd.
    Inventors: Evyatar Meller, Yair Noam
  • Patent number: 8683457
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed comprising a non-volatile memory storing a first version of a control program (CP), a first header comprising a first version identifier (VID) identifying the first version of the CP and a first VID check code generated in response to at least the first VID. The non-volatile memory further stores a second version of the CP, and a second header comprising a second VID identifying the second version of the CP and a second VID check code generated in response to at least the second VID. When the first and second VIDs are valid, the electronic device selects between the first version and the second version of the CP in response to the first and second VIDs, and executes the selected version of the CP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Hughes, Michael S. Allison
  • Publication number: 20140082601
    Abstract: Structural information of a process is stored as an instance hierarchy (e.g. parent-child relation) between occurrence nodes comprising occurrence identifications (IDs) and links to objects of an object pool. Efficient management of process versions (e.g. design, build, test, productive, archive) is accomplished by handling occurrences and corresponding linked objects so that a minimum set of data is physically copied. An algorithm governing the physical copying of process data, is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Michael Volkmer, Martin Naumann
  • Patent number: RE44836
    Abstract: A method for automatically registering the runtime environment and related component applications with an application gateway when transferring the applications from a first wireless device to a second wireless device is provided. Applications installed on the first wireless device are registered with an application gateway, which maintains a registration list of identification information for all registered wireless devices and applications installed thereon. A back-up is created of the applications and registration information for the runtime environment installed on the first wireless device for transfer to a second wireless device. An application container of the second wireless device determining installation and communicating to the application gateway identification information regarding the second wireless device and the restored applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Kenneth Wallis, Viera Bibr, Michael Shenfield, Brindusa L. Fritsch, Kamen B. Vitanov