Plural Version Management Patents (Class 717/170)
  • Patent number: 9535631
    Abstract: The invention discloses a multi-path management method and system for managing paths over which an IO is routed from a host to multiple logical volumes (LUNs) of a storage system, wherein the multiple LUNs of the storage system are mapped to the host, and the method comprises: grouping LUNs with the same paths between the host and the storage system into a group of LUNs; and using one path selection thread for all of LUNs in the group of LUNs to manage the same paths. The method and system lower the amount of work for path management and the amount of required resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Fu, Jiale Hu, Peng Shi, Zhihua Yu, Yaodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9535685
    Abstract: A technique identifies a version of a software application for installation on computerized equipment. The technique involves receiving an electronic communication containing a software version database which identifies different versions of the software application. The technique further involves performing an update assessment operation based on the software version database to determine whether there exists newer versions of the software application available for installation on the computerized equipment. The technique further involves providing an electronic notification to a user of the computerized equipment in response to a result of the update assessment operation indicating that there exists newer versions of the software application available for installation on the computerized equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Yourong Wang, Eric Wu, Jackson B. Myers, Rob P. Munsell, Brian R. Tetreault, Daniel K. O'Reilly, Robert Kumlin
  • Patent number: 9524157
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer program products for updating a web application displayed on a client machine. In some implementations, a server maintains a database of application identifiers identifying instances of one or more web applications. The server receives, from a first client machine, a communication identifying a first web application and a first application identifier, the instance of the first web application being associated with one or more components. The server determines that the first application identifier is not included in the database of application identifiers, and generates an updated application identifier for the instance of the first web application based on component version identifiers of the one or more components. The server stores the updated application identifier and transmits a notification to the first client machine indicating that the instance of the first web application is out-of-date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Oliver, Freeland Knight Abbott, III
  • Patent number: 9519466
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating adjusting computer code running in computing environments where writing of executable memory is restricted. An example method includes using a virtual machine to generate a first executable image from software code, and employing the first executable image to selectively modify the virtual machine and the first executable image, resulting in an updated virtual machine and a second executable image. The second executable image represents an updated version of the first executable image. To transform dynamic code, such as natively produced computer code, into one or more executable images for running on constrained devices, embodiments may leverage existing dynamic code generators (e.g., within Java HotSpot Performance Engine, also simply called HotSpot), selectively modifying them to generate different, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: M Bertrand Delsart
  • Patent number: 9503520
    Abstract: A system and method for utilizing a server to synchronize launchers between a smartphone and a browser running on a personal computer of a user. When the user installs an application on his smartphone, the application's icon also appears automatically on a toolbar of the browser. The toolbar visually resembles the screen of the smartphone, and opening the icon of the toolbar launches, on the personal computer, a program that is identical or equivalent to the application installed on the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CONDUIT LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen Shilo, Harel Tayeb, Suriel Benhadan, Eran Zinman
  • Patent number: 9503387
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein can provide for receiving a compute request for migrating an application from a source environment to a target cloud, determining a configured option of a first resource associated with the application, and determining at least one solution in the target cloud for the application. The solution is based, at least in part, on the configured option. In more specific embodiments, when the configured option indicates the first resource is splittable, a number of second instances of a solution in the target cloud is greater than a number of first instances in the source environment. In further more specific embodiments, when the configured option indicates the first resource is mergeable, a number of second instances of a solution in the target cloud is less than the number of first instances in the source environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Senhua Huang, Subramanian Chandrasekaran, Jaiganesh Mathaiyan, Madhav Madhavshree
  • Patent number: 9495132
    Abstract: Progress of a development cycle, such as for the development of a release of a software product, is tracked and managed using a release management system. Such a system allows groups and managers to retain any project planning or status files, in any appropriate structure. A manager can simply upload the file to the system as information is updated, and the system will apply appropriate templates and store the information in such a way that reporting and tracking can be done for any aspect of the development process at any level. For example, a single system can provide a high-level executive overview down to a detail level view of a particular group, using substantially current data for all aspects the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: James O'Mahony, Suneesh Raman, Archit Garg, Sylvio Tagalog, Jagannath Subramanian
  • Patent number: 9495686
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for serving a content item based on the acceptance of a new feature of an online product, which may include sending a message to the client device indicating availability of a feature for the online product and requesting acceptance of the feature. An indication of acceptance of the feature is received and stored in a parameter. When a request for a content item is received, a content item is selected from a content item database based, at least in part, on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zoltan Stekkelpak, Artem Chetverykov
  • Patent number: 9489191
    Abstract: An application program update system includes: a communication device having a cooperative application program for executing a content in cooperation with a portable communication terminal; a communication device update program storage device that stores a communication device update program for updating the cooperative application program; and a communication device update program acquisition device that inputs the communication device update program to the communication device when a version of the cooperative application program installed on the communication device does not match a version of the communication device update program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ukai, Takashi Uefuji
  • Patent number: 9489190
    Abstract: Techniques are described for updating applications installed on devices. The applications may include native applications having a web view component to handle interpreted language instructions. The applications may also include web applications executable within a browser. A message may be sent to a computing device, the message including update information specifying one or more updates to the state or the features of an application. The update information may be described using interpreted language instructions. To handle the updates to an application in instances when the application is inactive, a stand-alone interpreter engine may be employed instead of the web view component or instead of the interpreter engine included in a browser. Use of the stand-alone interpreter engine may mitigate possible performance effects or intrusive user interface elements from launching the web view component or the browser-based interpreter engine to perform update operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Maxim Spivak, Robert Franklin Ebert, Tapas Kanti Roy, Arindam Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 9483284
    Abstract: A version compatibility method may identify an interface provided by a first version of an operating system and identify an interface provided by a second version of the operating system. A monitoring module generates difference information between the first version and the second version of the operating system. A compatibility module on a host machine determines, using the difference information, whether a computer application program running on the host machine can resolve an interface dependency if an operating system running on the host machine is changed from the first version to the second version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Rakesh Pandit
  • Patent number: 9477497
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium, and system for automatically determining resource dependency includes automatically identifying with an application processing device one or more dependencies between two or more modules in an application. The application processing device determines one or more ordered lists of executing the modules based on the identified one or more dependencies. The application processing device provides the determined one or more ordered lists of executing the modules in the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Adams
  • Patent number: 9473576
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates service discovery based on the synchronization of manifests between devices in a content centric network by using a synchronization protocol based on exact match names. During operation, a local receives an advertisement corresponding to a remote manifest of a remote device. A manifest represents a collection of service records, and the advertisement includes a service record corresponding to the remote device. The local device updates its local manifest, in response to determining that the local manifest and the remote manifest correspond to a same namespace, by inserting the advertised service record into the local manifest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Marc E. Mosko
  • Patent number: 9449298
    Abstract: Techniques managing complex dependencies in a file-based team environment are provided. A software module is represented as an object. The object is defined via a file. The file includes relationships, and some of the relationships define dependencies to other objects. In some cases, attributes for the object are also included in the file and are defined via references to still other objects. The relationships and the attributes are carried with the object via the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Lee Edward Lowry, Rajesh Vasudevan, Brent Thurgood, Ryan Cox, Zack Grossbart, William Street, Volker Gunnar Scheuber-Heinz, Stephen R Carter
  • Patent number: 9448792
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of performing automatic risk analysis of software. An automatic risk analyzer may determine correlations between binaries of the software and source files of the software, between the source files and functions (i.e., sub-routines) of the software, between changes to source code of the software and defects, new features, and/or feature enhancements in the software, between attributes of the software (e.g., attributes associated with the changes to the source code), etc. at various time instances. The automatic risk analyzer may compare the correlations corresponding to a first time instance and the correlations corresponding to a second time instance to determine any of a variety of temporal relationships regarding underlying factors, including but not limited to new feature(s), feature enhancement(s), defect(s), churn rate, code coverage, code complexity, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vishwanath Narasimhan, Anandha K. Ganesan
  • Patent number: 9429553
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a processor-based analysis system and method. The technology includes a water analysis computer program, which may be an app for a smart device. Beneficially, an interactive visual display device is in communication with a sensing device. Advantageously, test parameter algorithms may be updated, and use of an auxiliary product with an intended test may be validated. Benefits further include improved accuracy of test results, user customization, and storage, management and output of associated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Industrial Test Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lea M. Jaunakais, Andrew J. Roberts, George L. Bailey, II, Michael C. McBride, John R. Wright
  • Patent number: 9424225
    Abstract: In embodiments of driver interface functions to interface client function drivers, a set of serial communication protocol driver interfaces are exposed by a core driver stack, and the serial communication protocol driver interfaces include driver interface functions to interface with client function drivers that correspond to client devices configured for data communication in accordance with the serial communication protocol. A client function driver can check for the availability of a driver interface function before interfacing with the core driver stack via the serial communication protocol driver interfaces. A contract version identifier can also be received from the client function driver via an extension of the driver interface functions, where the contract version identifier indicates a set of operation rules by which the client function driver interfaces with the core driver stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Randall E. Aull, Doron J. Holan, Mukund Sankaranarayan
  • Patent number: 9418087
    Abstract: A data classification module is configured to retrieve information from the repository and migrate the information into applications. The data classification module is configured to receive a request to migrate information and data from the repository into an application. The request can include the type of application and the type of information and data requested. The application can be an new application or an existing application. In order to locate information and data to migrate, the data classification module is configured to maintain rules that describe how the various applications maintain data and information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Mattox, Norman Lee Faus
  • Patent number: 9411617
    Abstract: A system and method for transforming name synthesized classes in response to dynamic class updates to existing classes, featuring the ability to provide replacement synthetic names for reloaded name synthesized classes. According to a preferred embodiment, the name synthesized classes are anonymous classes. The method stores and tracks the synthetic names for each name synthesized class as they are loaded or reloaded, intercepting the loading of the classes before being defined in a virtual machine. Then, the method maps the synthetic name of the name synthesized classes for each dynamic class update to replacement synthetic names of previously loaded name synthesized classes. In addition, the concepts of the invention are applicable to other types of name synthesized classes, such as local classes, bridge methods and lambda expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ZeroTurnaround AS
    Inventor: Allan Raundahl Gregersen
  • Patent number: 9411576
    Abstract: A software version management system comprising a host driver and at least one software module. The host driver comprises migration means to start, stop and replace the software modules on a computer system in response to replacement actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Hocker, Michael J. Jordan, Tamas Visegrady, Klaus Werner
  • Patent number: 9407959
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, used to monitor behavior with respect to a software program. In one aspect, a method includes playing media content using a first program that is limited to a first security context corresponding to a first domain of the first program, the first program having an object in the first security context corresponding to the media content; receiving an event including information indicating a monitoring program; instantiating the monitoring program in a second security context that is applicable to multiple domains, including the first domain, the instantiated monitoring program having access from the second security context to the object of the first program in the first security context; and receiving from the monitoring program information regarding playing of the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Jozsef Vass
  • Patent number: 9395969
    Abstract: An install request including a hierarchy of a complex computer environment is received, wherein the hierarchy comprises a first component needed on the first computer and one or more other components needed in the complex computer environment. One or more other computers on which to install the one or mother components is determined. Responsive to determining the one or more other computer on which to install the one or more other components, installation of the one or more other components on the one or mother other computers is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Massimo D'Alessandro, Arcangelo Di Balsamo, Nicola Milanese, Sandro Piccinini
  • Patent number: 9395971
    Abstract: An install request including a hierarchy of a complex computer environment is received, wherein the hierarchy comprises a first component needed on the first computer and one or more other components needed in the complex computer environment. One or more other computers on which to install the one or mother components is determined. Responsive to determining the one or more other computer on which to install the one or more other components, installation of the one or more other components on the one or mother other computers is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Massimo D'Alessandro, Arcangelo Di Balsamo, Nicola Milanese, Sandro Piccinini
  • Patent number: 9384300
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method and apparatus are provided to receive a first application archive, create a generic view model based on the first application archive, and create a second application archive based on the generic view model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Nimrod Barak, Doron Lehmann, Eyal Nathan
  • Patent number: 9361454
    Abstract: In response to a request for launching an application within an operating system of a data processing system, one or more extended entitlements are extracted from the application, where the one or more extended entitlements specify one or more resources the application is entitled to access. One or more security profile extensions corresponding to the one or more extended entitlements are dynamically generated. A security profile specifically for the application is created based on the one or more security profile extensions and a base security profile that has been previously compiled, where the base security profile specifies a list of a plurality of base resources. The application is then launched in a sandboxed operating environment that is configured based on the security profile specifically generated for the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-Olivier J. Martel, Kelly B. Yancey, Richard L. Hagy
  • Patent number: 9354902
    Abstract: A system engram encoding an existing configuration of a target system is received. The existing configuration includes one or more of hardware and software of the target system. The system engram is originally acquired by a first processing device and is received by a second processing device. The second processing device compares the system engram with a product engram encoding a required configuration of the target system for a product to be compatibly installed in relation to the target system. The required configuration includes one or more of required hardware and required software within the target system for the product to be compatibly installed in relation to the target system. The second processing device can output, as compatibility information of the product with the target system, results of comparison of the system engram with the product engram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Gabriel L. M. Kline
  • Patent number: 9348573
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to in-memory databases or search engines using a dependency manager or configuration manager for maintaining configuration in the database system. The system may include a supervisor that may request and receive data from dependency manager, where the supervisor may be linked to other components in the system. The dependency manager may be used as a container for data metadata, and software components, which may be used in the system configuration. The configuration may be developed through a dependency system, where the dependency manager may keep an entire dependency tree for all software and data in the system. Similarly, dependency manager may create a deployable package to guarantee deployment integrity and to ensure a successful execution of any suitable software and data in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: QBASE, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Lightner, Franz Weckesser
  • Patent number: 9348639
    Abstract: The present invention is a method, system, and computer program product enabling multiple versions/releases of a J2EE application to be served to clients from a single application server. One or more JNDI proxies are situated between each client and the application server. The JNDI proxies allow a same public “service name” to be utilized by different clients to access different programs/services on the application server. The JNDI proxies do this by translating the service name into a non-public “alias name” on behalf of the client. The alias name is a private name that the service provider who administers the application server understands and uses to locate the specific version of programs/services that the clients need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sook C. Chua
  • Patent number: 9348666
    Abstract: A user interface translation system can provide functionality of translating at least a portion of a user interface of a primary application. The user interface translation system may, for instance, add an overlay interface over a portion of the primary application. The primary application can conduct all the processing tasks. The overlay interface can correspond to user interfaces of well-known applications that users may prefer. In certain embodiments, users can select from a list of overlay interfaces. The user interface translation system can receive user control input from the overlay interface and map the received input to a corresponding command for the primary application. The user interface translation system can also train users to adapt to a change in user interface over a period of time or usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Gary Stephen Shuster, Brian Mark Shuster
  • Patent number: 9338064
    Abstract: A system and method that includes managing a computer cluster with a plurality of machines of a first version in an active configuration; adding at least one machine of a second version to the computer cluster; monitoring the operational status of the machine of a second version; and transitioning the computer cluster to use the machine of a second version in an active configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Twilio, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Stratton, Thomas Wilsher, Cheuk To Law
  • Patent number: 9325740
    Abstract: An applet server accepts requests for applets from client computers. A request specifies the format in which an applet is to be delivered to the requesting client computer. The applet server has a cache used to store applets for distribution to client computers. If the specified form of the requested applet is available in the cache, the applet server transmits the applet to the requesting client. If the applet is not available in the cache, the server will attempt to build the applet from local resources (program code modules and compilers) and transformer programs (verifiers and optimizers). If the applet server is able to build the requested applet, it will transmit the applet to the requesting client computer. If the applet server is unable to build the requested applet, it will pass the request to another applet server on the network for fulfillment of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Implicit, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Balassanian
  • Patent number: 9319406
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing device, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing device, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Patent number: 9313259
    Abstract: A method for updating an application program on a wireless terminal in a controlled manner is disclosed. When, a server receives an inquiry from a wireless terminal for updating an application program, the server determines whether there is an updated program available for updating the application program based on information included in the inquiry from the wireless terminal. The server also determines whether updating the application program of the wireless terminal which sent the inquiry is permitted or not at the time of receiving the inquiry based on the information included in the inquiry and criteria information stored in the server. When the server determines that updating the application for the wireless terminal is available and is permitted, the server sends information necessary for updating the application program to the wireless terminal. Then, the wireless terminal updates the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Sankar Shanmugam, Shahid Ahmed, Venkat Gaddam
  • Patent number: 9311624
    Abstract: One or more artifact drafts may be associated with each of a plurality of artifacts, each of the artifact drafts representing a state of the associated artifact at a point in time and one or more commands in a command stack that transformed the artifact draft's parent into the artifact draft. Multiple traceability links and traceability vertices represent connections between the artifact drafts of the artifacts. A traceability link includes an edge between an artifact draft of an artifact and an artifact draft of another artifact. A module is operable to navigate through said one or more artifacts of the plurality of artifacts from a reference temporal point via the plurality of traceability links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judah M. Diament, Jacquelyn A. Martino, John C. Thomas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9292363
    Abstract: Predicting consumption of APIs is provided. A set of consumed APIs corresponding to a user and software service applications related to APIs associated with the user is determined based on an API consumption history. A set of users related to the set of consumed APIs corresponding to the user and the software service applications related to the APIs associated with the user is retrieved from an API analytics engine. A set of API consumption prediction models corresponding to the user is generated based on the APIs associated with the user, the software service applications related to the APIs associated with the user, the set of consumed APIs corresponding to the user and the software service applications related to the APIs associated with the user based on the API consumption history, the set of users related to the set of consumed APIs, and APIs associated with the set of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jim A. Laredo, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9288235
    Abstract: Contextually aware device management techniques are described. Identifying data is provided via a communication connection by a client device to a service provider via a network that is usable by the service provider to identify the client device or functionality of the client device. One or more contexts are received at the client device from the service provider via the network that correspond to the identifying data. Each of the one or more contexts includes management objects along with one or more triggers configured to cause the context to transition to a corresponding one of a plurality of context states and thereby cause performance of one or more actions corresponding to the context state. The one or more contexts are implemented locally by the client device effective to identify and perform the one or more actions corresponding to the context state by the client device based on identification of the one or more triggers without use of network communication by the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Justin A. Hou, Javier Novales, Peter J. Kaufman, Erhan J. Kartaltepe, John C. Spaith
  • Patent number: 9286059
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an application recording portion in which application software is recorded; a patch obtaining portion obtaining patch data from a server; a patch recording portion in which the obtained patch data is recorded; and an application executing portion executing an application using the application software and the patch data. The patch obtaining portion includes a difference information obtaining unit obtaining data block difference information between a latest patch file retained by the server and a patch file recorded in the patch recording portion, and a download executing unit downloading an updated data block from the latest patch file according to the difference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Akiyuki Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 9280338
    Abstract: In an application runtime environment, an application may have multiple components that are loaded at or prior to execution of the application. An online storage service is used to store up-to-date versions of the components, along with a source manifest that indicates version numbers of the up-to-date versions. Upon application startup, the application retrieves the source manifest to determine whether updated versions are available. Upon identifying updated versions, the application downloads the updated versions and loads or reloads them into the runtime environment prior to initiating the main functionality of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Stickle, Peter Klewinghaus, Steven Reynolds Jones
  • Patent number: 9274790
    Abstract: A customization includes a name of a module of source code in an existing generic version of application software, a specific position within the module, and a name of a file which contains additional software. An existing customized version of the application software is then prepared, to execute the additional software in executing the existing generic version at the existing specific position. When a new generic version of the application software is received, the existing customization is displayed if applicable to a module in the new generic version, followed optionally by receipt of an update to the existing specific position. On indication of user approval, a new customized version of the application software is prepared, to execute the additional software in executing the module in the new generic version, at the existing specific position or at an updated specific position, which depends on the optional receipt of the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Prabhakaran Marimuthu, Tony P. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9268665
    Abstract: Metrics associated with computer code files within a codebase may be analyzed to identify bug-prone files. Functions of the method or system may determine metrics corresponding to each file of a plurality of codebase files within an application codebase. The functions may also store the metrics corresponding to each codebase file in a record of a database table, rank order the plurality of codebase files according to at least one metric, and flag each codebase file having a ranking over a threshold value of the metric. The codebase file metrics may describe fault-inducing characteristics of the plurality of codebase files and include both a total number of previous faults and a total number of changes that are associated with each codebase file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Flint Barrow, Simone Nicolo
  • Patent number: 9256412
    Abstract: A request to deploy a next version of a software component in a cloud environment is received. An analysis of a number of dependencies among software components of the cloud environment is received. Deployment of the next version of the component is scheduled based on the analysis. The next version of the software component is deployed in the cloud environment in accordance with the scheduled deployment. The next version of the software component is quarantined until a predefined criteria is satisfied. In one aspect, the predefined criteria is defined based on error rate of the next version of the software component. In a further aspect, the predefined criteria is defined based on received analysis among the components. Upon satisfying the predefined criteria, the next version of the software component is released from the quarantine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Pavel Genevski, Georgi Pavlov
  • Patent number: 9256425
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for versioning and refactoring of mashups. During the design phase of a mashup that is operable to access multiple external services, design information that defines or modifies a plurality of design elements included in the mashup is received from a user. Without receiving from the user any input that causes the plurality of design elements to be versioned, current versions of the plurality of design elements are automatically stored in a repository when the plurality of design elements are saved during development of the mashup. The mashup is deployed to one or more servers. Without receiving any input from the user that causes the mashup to be versioned, deploying the mashup comprises automatically storing in the repository a current version of the mashup and versioning information that associates the current version of the mashup with the current versions of the plurality of design elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SERENA SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kerstin Baird, Thomas Clement, Rohit Jainendra
  • Patent number: 9256417
    Abstract: An approach for assuring quality of a software installer is presented. A change between first and second views of an operating system is determined. The second view is recorded after executing an installer to create installed software application components. The installation is determined to be successful. A location for an installed shortcut for the software application is determined. Executable and command line information inside the shortcut is extracted using the location. Based on the extracted executable and command line information, the application is executed to perform a test of the application. While the application is executing, a close signal is sent to a window of the application. An exit code from the application is read. If the exit code matches a standard exit code, the test is documented as being successful. If the exit code does not match the standard exit code, the test is documented as being unsuccessful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Leonardo Tagliabue
  • Patent number: 9250972
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to server provisioning in a heterogeneous computing environment and provide a method, system and computer program product for secure and verified distributed orchestration and provisioning. In one embodiment of the invention, a server provisioning method can be provided. The server provisioning method can include establishing grouping criteria, grouping different target computing nodes into different groups of target computing nodes according to the established grouping criteria, server provisioning a root node in each of the different groups of target computing nodes, and relying upon the root node in each of the different groups to peer-to-peer server provision remaining nodes in each of the different groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Larisa Shwartz, Maheswaran Surendra, Naga A. Ayachitula, Genady Grabarnik, James S. Lipscomb
  • Patent number: 9235386
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described that facilitate the reuse of software assets within an enterprise. A software asset, as used herein, refers to a set of one or more related artifacts that have been created or harvested for the purpose of applying that asset repeatedly in subsequent development environments. A system, for example, is described that includes a repository to store artifacts, and an asset source to generate a software asset based on the artifacts. The system further includes an asset management system to receive the software asset from the asset source and store the software asset within an asset library. The system may further include a model having one or more elements, and an asset retrieval module to selectively retrieve a subset of the software assets from the asset library based on input from a user identifying one or more of the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: AKANA, INC.
    Inventors: Brent A. Carlson, Timothy J. Graser, Dave H. Gross, Debra L. Mariner, John J. Palof, Paul W. Tamminga
  • Patent number: 9229700
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for upgrading an access manager framework. In response to an upgrade request from a client, current and new versions of the access manager framework are identified. Upon successful identification of the current version, one or more supported upgrade paths are determined for the upgrade process. An appropriate upgrade path from the current version to the new version is determined upon successful identification of the current and/or new version of the access manager framework. In response to determination of the appropriate upgrade path, a version specific program upgrade component and a version specific upgrade program are associated with the determined upgrade path. In addition, a set of information may be extracted from the access manager framework, transformed, and imported to the upgraded access manager framework based at least in part upon the determined version specific upgrade program and the version specific program upgrade component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ramya Kukkehali Subramanya, Madhu Martin
  • Patent number: 9229707
    Abstract: In a distributed computer system with cluster architecture, a number of service requests are redirected from a first instance of the cluster to a second instance of the cluster for execution. A software patch is applied to one or more software components running on an application server node of the first instance of the cluster. A number of service requests are redirected from the second instance of the cluster to the first instance of the cluster for execution. The software patch is applied on the one or more software components running on an application server node of the second instance of the cluster. A number of new service requests are directed to the upgraded second instance of the cluster for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Lazar Borissov, Thomas Brodkorb, Volker Driesen, Anton Georgiev, Ivan Mihalev, Dencho Mitev
  • Patent number: 9225720
    Abstract: A cloud access security system provides security to data stored in the cloud. The cloud access security system maintains version service information that indicates servers that service web services calls to particular versions of a cloud application service. Upon detection of a web service call to an unknown version of the cloud application service, the cloud access security system redirects the web service call to a known good server that services web service calls that are made to a previous version of the cloud application service. The cloud access security system may employ an encryption scheme that allows for partial decryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Trend Micro Incorporated
    Inventors: Bharath Kumar Chandrasekhar, Jeremy Hubble
  • Patent number: 9223841
    Abstract: A computer-implemented data processing system and method writes a first plurality of copies of a data set at a first plurality of hosts and reads a second plurality of copies of the data set at a second plurality of hosts. The first and second pluralities of copies may be overlapping and the first and second pluralities of hosts may be overlapping. A hashing function may be used to select the first and second pluralities of hosts. Version histories for each of the first copies of the data set may also be written at the first plurality of hosts and read at the second plurality of hosts. The version histories for the second copies of the data set may be compared and causal between the second copies of the data set may be evaluated based on the version histories for the second copies of the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Vosshall, Giuseppe deCandia, Deniz Hastorun, Avinash Lakshman, Alex Pilchin, Ivan D. Rosero
  • Patent number: 9218161
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating user stories for a software product, includes collecting, by a processor, a plurality of requirements, creating, by the processor, a plurality of content space specification files that includes the plurality of requirements, processing, by the processor, the plurality of content space specification files to generate the user stories, defining, by the processor, a content space, and embedding, by the processor, the content space in the software product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward B. Boden, Chun S. Chang