Including Distribution Of Software (e.g., Push-down, Pull-down) Patents (Class 717/172)
  • Patent number: 11070427
    Abstract: An electronic device for updating firmware in a target device over the air includes a dispatching module and a firmware over the air (FOTA) core. The dispatching module is configured to establish a communication link between the electronic device and the target device. The FOTA core is configured to receive information corresponding to updated firmware via the established communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Jian Feng Lee, Yu-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: 11064419
    Abstract: A mobile device system and related method are disclosed by which the device is able to communicate wirelessly not only via a Wide Area Network (WAN) link but also via an alternate link such as a Wi-Fi link. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a command from a remote server, via the WAN link, to establish a Wi-Fi link when possible. The method further includes, upon establishing the Wi-Fi link, sending a message for receipt by the server indicating that the Wi-Fi link has been established, and receiving software update information from the server, the information being communicated to the mobile device via the Wi-Fi link. Further, the method includes one or both of (1) sending an acknowledgement for receipt by the server indicating that the information has been received and (2) receiving an instruction from the server that communications via the Wi-Fi link be ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jerome Vogedes, Ajit Panda
  • Patent number: 11055012
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for performing live migrations of software containers may include (i) identifying a request to migrate a software container from a source computing system to a target computing system while a process executes within the software container, (ii) creating a checkpoint of the process in execution (iii) transferring the checkpoint to the target computing system, (iv) updating the checkpoint recurrently by recurrently creating an incremental checkpoint of the process and merging the incremental checkpoint into the checkpoint, (v) predicting, before updating the checkpoint with an iteration of the incremental checkpoint and based on a size of the iteration of the incremental checkpoint, that finalizing a migration of the software container to the target computing system would meet a predetermined time objective, and (vi) finalizing the migration of the software container to the target computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gaurav Makin, Kody Kantor, Hao Wen, Zhichao Cao, Vallari Mehta
  • Patent number: 11048595
    Abstract: Examples of systems described herein include a virtualized file servers. Examples of virtualized file servers described herein may support disaster recovery of the virtualized file server. Accordingly, examples of virtualized file servers may support metadata fixing procedures to update metadata in a recovery setting. Examples of virtualized file servers may support hypervisor-agnostic disaster recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Nutanix, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Kumar Gopalapura Venkatesh, Devyani Suryakant Kanada, Kalpesh Ashok Bafna, Mausumi Ranasingh, Saurabh Tyagi, Vijaykumar Bellubbi
  • Patent number: 11036615
    Abstract: A method of and system for performing pilot testing of a software program in an organization is carried out by collecting pilot testing data generated from a pilot testing of a software program run on one or more hardware assets in the organization, determining whether a sufficient amount of pilot testing data has been collected, and, when so, calculating one or more pilot test metrics from the collected data. The calculated pilot test metrics may then be compared to similar metrics in a target population to evaluate the software program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Krishnan, Sandipan Ganguly, Ritu Singh, Shashidhar Rajashekara, Muskan Kukreja
  • Patent number: 11038966
    Abstract: A coordinator device comprising communication circuitry configured to connect the coordinator device to a first remote device and to receive remote device description data for the first remote device from the first remote device. The coordinator device comprises processing circuitry configured to enable execution of firmware for the first remote device outside of the first remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Arm IP Limited
    Inventor: Adriano Repetti
  • Patent number: 11004024
    Abstract: A service and resource orchestration system includes an orchestration apparatus, configured to: obtain order information of a customized service; obtain meta information of the customized service from a catalog apparatus, where the meta information is used to describe resource requirement information and a resource selection policy of the customized service; obtain, from a planning resource providing apparatus or a current instance apparatus according to the order information, the resource requirement information, and the resource selection policy, a resource required by the customized service; and generate instance data of the customized service. The system also may include a check apparatus configured to process currently running instance data obtained from the current instance apparatus and the instance data of the customized service to obtain final instance data for a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fengbao Wang
  • Patent number: 10997056
    Abstract: A method may include obtaining a first violation in a first portion of a first software program and obtaining a first proposed patch to remediate the first violation. The method may include identifying a second software program with a second portion that includes a second violation. The method may include simplifying the second portion of the second software program by removing one or more elements in the second portion that are identified as extraneous. The method may include applying the first proposed patch for the first violation to the simplified second portion to generate a repaired simplified second portion. The method may include obtaining an executable repaired simplified second portion from the repaired simplified second portion. The method may include presenting the second violation and the executable repaired simplified second portion as an example of how the first proposed patch would affect the first violation and the first software program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yoshida, Mukul R. Prasad
  • Patent number: 10943185
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to supervised machine-learning (“ML”) training platforms for artificial intelligence (“AI”) computer systems. The ML training platform may include isolated update testing. The isolated update testing may feature a plurality of environments with various levels of isolation. The ML training platform may also include bi-directional channels for controlled update propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: David H. Witting, Maruthi Z Shanmugam, Jamaal C. Long, Matthew Hsieh, Luis Gerardo Mojica de la Vega, Viju Kothuvatiparambil, Mahalakshmi Chandra Sekaran, Donatus Asumu, Karen Trevino
  • Patent number: 10936302
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described by which provide a technique for securely updating sub-systems of a device. A device includes multiple sub-systems including a first sub-system and a second sub-system. Each sub-system includes one or more processors. One or more processors of the first sub-system may be configured to perform the techniques herein. The one or more processors of the first sub-system are configured to download, from one or more nodes of a network, a sub-system update for the second sub-system in response to detecting an update to a ledger of a blockchain associated with the second sub-system. The one or more processors of the first sub-system are further configured to distribute the sub-system update for the second sub-system to the second sub-system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Kjell Henrik Eklund, Andreas Martin Viktor Ropel
  • Patent number: 10901722
    Abstract: Maintaining a plurality of software instances of a software program in a computing environment. An updating request is received for an updating process of the software instances from an old level to a new level. An attempt is made to update each software instance to the new level according to at least one updating policy. Responsive to a failure of the updating of each failed instance of the software instances, an exchanging instance is searched among the other software instances according to at least one searching policy, the exchanging instance being adapted to be exchanged with the failed instance for continuing the updating process according to at least one optimization criterion of the computing environment. The failed instance and the exchanging instance are exchanged in response to a positive result of the searching. The updating process corresponding to the failed instance is resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fabio Barillari, Ilaria Gorga, Sandro Piccinini
  • Patent number: 10853046
    Abstract: Disclosed are some implementations of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for deploying software applications on server clusters. Characteristics of the server clusters are used to generate a deployment plan indicating an order in which the server clusters are to be updated and a timing with which the server clusters are to be updated. The characteristics of a server cluster can include a risk rating associated with the server cluster, an amount of traffic processed by the server cluster, and/or a size of the server cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Gopi Krishna Mudumbai, Ram Narsimhamurty Mantri Pragada, Jayant Kumar
  • Patent number: 10833951
    Abstract: A cloud infrastructure diagnostics system comprises a cloud state configuration module operative to define a cloud state model with respect to a cloud infrastructure, wherein the cloud state model comprises a structured collection of selected operational characteristics relative to the cloud infrastructure components. The cloud state model may include a definition of dependencies between the cloud infrastructure components where applicable. A cloud state monitoring module is operative, responsive to the cloud state model definition, to collect periodic cloud state updates with respect to the cloud infrastructure. A cloud state analysis module is operative, responsive to receiving the periodic cloud state updates, to perform: comparing one or more cloud state updates to a corresponding predefined set of reference states; and determining one or more notifications to be transmitted with respect to the operational characteristics of the cloud infrastructure components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Hoang Huy Do, Sergey Odobetskiy
  • Patent number: 10812314
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for pushing a message. An exemplary method may include extracting, when the message to be pushed is detected, user information and application information in the message. The method may also include acquiring link information corresponding to the user information and the application information. The method may further include determining registered devices of the user information and registered applications on each registered device according to the user information, the application information, and the link information. The method may further include adding, when a plurality of registered applications on a registered device exist, identification information about the plurality of registered applications to the message corresponding to the registered device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Junxiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10802904
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth a technique for enabling a computing device to cure a configuration issue associated with an auxiliary computing device. According to some embodiments, the technique can include the steps of (1) receiving, from the auxiliary computing device, a request to repair the configuration issue, where the request includes device information associated with the auxiliary computing device, and (2) in response to determining, based on the device information, that the auxiliary computing device is known to the computing device: (i) establishing a secure communication link with the auxiliary computing device, (ii) identifying at least one problem associated with the configuration issue, (iii) generating repair information based on the at least one problem, and (iv) transmitting the repair information to the auxiliary computing device over the secure communication link to cause the auxiliary computing device to cure the at least one problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Bradley, Per Love Hornquist Astrand
  • Patent number: 10768921
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus for providing over-the-air-updates to IoT sensor nodes are disclosed herein. An example unmanned aerial vehicle includes an update deliverer to access a firmware update to be delivered to a sensor node in a network. The sensor node is coupled to an object. The example unmanned aerial vehicle includes a camera to generate image data and an identifier to identify the object based on the image data. The update deliverer is to deliver the firmware update to the sensor node based on identification of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Dhaval Vinayak Sharma
  • Patent number: 10768924
    Abstract: Implementations directed to providing a computer-implemented method for automating vehicle feature updates, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising receiving telematics data identifying an actual usage of a vehicle; performing a gap analysis between the actual usage of the vehicle and an expected usage of the vehicle; determining a feature update based on the gap analysis; providing the feature update to a product engineering module when the feature cannot be implemented by a software update; and providing the feature update to an onboard computer system when the feature can be implemented by a software update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Sunny Webb, Eric Philippe Henri Schaeffer, Robert Krueger, Teodoro Lio, Scott Anthony Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 10747650
    Abstract: Systems and methods for on-demand container-based development environments are disclosed. According to one embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor a method for using an on-demand development environment may include: (1) receiving, from a user interface, a request for an on-demand development environment for an application binary; (2) verifying that infrastructure for the on-demand development environment is not provisioned; (3) identifying a build template for the on-demand development environment; (4) selecting an endpoint for the on-demand development environment; (5) initiating the on-demand development environment on the endpoint using the build template; and (6) deploying the application binary to the on-demand development environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Shawn Wesley Alexander, Richard Ackroyd, Venkata Naveen Alapati
  • Patent number: 10747525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for distributing a software upgrade to client computing devices, the software upgrade being assigned to a software program, the client computing devices being communicatively coupled via a network, a target client of the client computing devices being adapted for executing the software program, the software program being adapted, when executed by the target client, for causing the target client to send via the network a signature specific to the software program, the method comprising intercepting network traffic from the client computing devices. The method comprises of detecting the signature in the intercepted traffic. The method comprises of collecting a network footprint from the intercepted traffic, the footprint being associated with the detected signature, the footprint comprising an identifier of the target client, the detected signature having been received from the target client. The method comprises of using the footprint for distributing the upgrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rosario Gangemi, Francesco Lupini, Bernardo Pastorelli, Leonardo Rosati
  • Patent number: 10733299
    Abstract: Based on version information owned by each of information processing apparatuses, an information processing apparatus that stores the newest version of a user application among the plurality of information processing apparatuses is specified, and an update program for updating the user application to the newest version of the user application is directly transmitted through wireless communication from the information processing apparatus that stores the newest version of the user application to an information processing apparatus that does not store the newest version of the user application among the plurality of information processing apparatuses, thereby updating the user application of an information processing apparatus performing this method among the plurality of information processing apparatuses, using the received update program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shiomi, Hitoshi Sakai, Hiromasa Shimada, Takumi Kanaya, Tsuyoshi Iwaki
  • Patent number: 10713037
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a system including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of: grouping one or more endpoints into endpoint groups such that each endpoint group of the endpoint groups can be processed by both a legacy software and a new software; receiving a request from a user, the request comprising the one or more endpoints; upon receiving the request, automatically and dynamically determining in real-time whether the request is a legacy software request for the legacy software or a new software request for the new software; and automatically either: processing the request using the legacy software when the automatically and dynamically determining in real-time determines that the request is the legacy software request; or processing the request using the new software when the automatically and dynamically determining in real-time determines that the requ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Laurence Reese, Alexander Robert Johnson
  • Patent number: 10705857
    Abstract: In an example, a method includes, in initialising an operations support system providing a common access point to a plurality of data services, accessing a list of modules, each module relating to at least one of the plurality of data services to be accessed via the common access point. A list of at least one processed modules data file may also be accessed, wherein each processed modules data file comprises bundled modules. The processed modules data files may be requested and a first module from the list of modules which is not part of a processed modules data file may be identified. At least one processed modules data file and the first module may be loaded to provide the operations support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jean-Charles Picard, Nicolas Donato
  • Patent number: 10686871
    Abstract: The Distributed Software Defined Network (dSDN) disclosed herein is an end-to-end architecture that enables secure and flexible programmability across a network with full lifecycle management of services and infrastructure applications (fxDeviceApp). The dSDN also harmonizes application deployment across the network independent of the hardware vendor. As a result, the dSDN simplifies the network deployment lifecycle from concept to design to implementation to decommissioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BIG DATA FEDERATION, INC.
    Inventors: Pouya Taaghol, Vivek Ramanna
  • Patent number: 10679199
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for monitoring status of one or more devices at a point-of-sales (POS) establishment via a network. In embodiments, the system for monitoring the devices includes a monitoring device that receives a device manifest including information of one or more devices preconfigured for installation at a POS establishment from a backend server via the network. In embodiments, the backend server preconfigures the monitoring device before the monitoring device is installed in the POS establishment. In embodiments, the monitoring device configures monitoring software using the device manifest and sends information of the configured monitoring software to a monitoring server via the network. In embodiments, the monitoring software collects status information of the devices and sends the collected status information to the monitoring server via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Revel Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Samuel Schlachet
  • Patent number: 10649966
    Abstract: When tenants migrate data from on-premises archiving solutions to a hosted service, tenants should maintain just enough data for compliance purposes and dispose of data that is no longer needed to reduce overall liability and compliance risk exposure. Embodiments are directed to providing selective import of data to a hosted service through a security and compliance system associated with the hosted service to reduce overall liability and compliance risk exposure. Data, usage pattern and security compliance policies associated with a tenant of the hosted service may be analyzed. A model for importing tenant data may be created based on the analysis. A suggestion may be presented to the tenant based on the model, where the suggestion includes a filter for importing tenant data. In response to receiving a confirmation to implement the suggestion, the filter may be applied to the tenant data as it is imported to the hosted service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Churli Su, Rameshkumar Perumal, Liang Huang, Sanjay H. Ramaswamy, Gaston L. Gerchkovich
  • Patent number: 10608953
    Abstract: The example embodiments are directed to a system and method for deploying and monitoring applications within a cloud environment including multiple execution engines. In one example, the system includes a network interface configured to receive an application from a client, and a processor configured to determine a cloud services platform, from among a plurality of different cloud services platforms, to be a host platform for the application, and retrieve API information from storage that is unique to the determined cloud services platform and which is to be used for communicating with the determined cloud services platform when executing the application, wherein the processor is further configured to launch an execution of the application via the determined cloud services platform and communicate with the determined cloud services platform on behalf of the executing application based on the retrieved API information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Sriramakrishna Yelisetti
  • Patent number: 10601955
    Abstract: An automated method for distributed and redundant firmware evaluation involves using a first interface that is provided by system firmware of a client device to obtain, at an evaluation server, a first firmware resource table (FRT) from the client device. The evaluation server also uses a second interface that is provided by a component of the client device other than the system firmware to obtain a second FRT from the client device. The evaluation server automatically uses the first and second FRTs to identify a trustworthy FRT among the first and second FRTs. The evaluation server automatically uses the trustworthy FRT to determine whether the client device should be updated. For instance, the evaluation server may automatically use the trustworthy FRT to determine whether firmware in the client device should be updated. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent J. Zimmer, Rajesh Poornachandran, Ned M. Smith, Mingqiu Sun, Gopinatth Selvaraje
  • Patent number: 10594735
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for tag-based security policy creation in a distributed computing environment. A security management module can receive an inventory event that relates to instantiation of a service. The security management module can identify the service that was instantiated and obtain a tag set that relates to the service. The tag set can include security tags that include a string that identifies a communications link associated with the entities included in the service that was instantiated. The security management module can identify policy rules associated with the security tags. The policy rules can define security for the service that was instantiated. The security management module can compute a security policy for the service and can provide the security policy to the computing environment for implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jayaraman Ramachandran, Rebecca Finnin, Jason Godfrey, Craig Harvey, Daniel Solero
  • Patent number: 10579358
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network stores an archive image to a storage location of the device. The archive image comprises a plurality of compressed files. For one or more of the files, the device copies a segment of a particular file in the archive image to a segment copy in the storage location of the device and deletes the segment of particular file from the archive image. The device repeats the copying and deleting steps until the particular file has been fully deleted from the archive image. The device reconstitutes the particular file by merging the segment copy with one or more other segment copies associated with the particular file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Avaneesh Anandrao Kadam, Ming-Wu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10564961
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an application deployment data store may contain electronic record associated with an application package uploaded by a deployer. An artifact report platform may access the application deployment data store and, based on the information in the application deployment data store, perform the following for each resource associated with a scope of a cloud-based or on-premises environment/system infrastructure: create a root artifact of a tree; detect the root artifact's set of artifacts; build an artifact dependency tree; for droplet roots, match sub-resources of droplet resource roots; and write the root artifact recursively to a result stream. Based on the result streams, the artifact report platform may output the artifact report to the remote operator device via the output port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Matthias Braun
  • Patent number: 10558447
    Abstract: Disclosed are an application push method and a server device. A set of target applications to be pushed is acquired, the target applications in the set of target applications to be pushed require a target terminal, to which the target applications are to be pushed, to at least have a target configuration parameter. A device configuration parameter of the target terminal is acquired. It is determined whether the device configuration parameter of the target terminal is matched with the target configuration parameter, and the target applications in the set of target applications to be pushed are pushed to the target terminal is performed if the device configuration parameter of the target terminal is matched with the target configuration parameter, otherwise, the procedure ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET SECURITY SOFTWARE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Haiwang Liu
  • Patent number: 10540151
    Abstract: A firmware provides a setup browser that generates a setup menu. An internal forms representation of setup data for rendering the setup menu is converted to markup language (ML) setup data. The ML setup data is provided to an application that provides a GUI for defining a modified setup UI for the firmware. The application provides a graphical, drag-and-drop, WYSIWYG, UI through which a user can edit existing forms and controls, create new forms and controls, and specify default values and other properties. When a user modifies the setup menu using the application, customized ML setup data is generated that defines the modified setup UI. The customized ML setup data is used to create setup data that is stored in a firmware device for use by the setup browser with the internal format representation of setup data to render the modified setup UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: American Medatrends International, LLC
    Inventors: Stefano Righi, Feng Li, Madhan B. Santharam, Presanna Raman, Howelle Blaine Summers
  • Patent number: 10534601
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for performing an In-Service Software Upgrade (“ISSU”) of a first packet forwarding component (PFC) of a virtual router configured to forward traffic flows for a plurality of session instances within a cloud-based data center. The techniques described herein may retain flow state information throughout the ISSU process without interrupting network traffic flow. In one example, a processor of a plurality of compute nodes within the data center receives a request to perform an ISSU of the first PFC. The processor spawns a second virtual routing agent and a second PFC. The second virtual routing agent synchronizes flow state information with a first virtual routing agent for the virtual router. After synchronizing the flow state information, the virtual router switches from forwarding traffic flows by the first PFC to forwarding traffic flows by the second PFC. The ISSU process deactivates the first virtual router and the first PFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Vinapamula Venkata, Rajagopalan Sivaramakrishnan, Sachin Bansal, Praveen K V, Hari Prasad Killi
  • Patent number: 10521218
    Abstract: Techniques for enabling a device that is configured to be repeatedly booted into a predefined “mission ready” functional state by loading hibernation data into a memory to utilize the hibernation data to generate the updated hibernation data based on system updates. Updates can be received during hibernation and the “mission ready” functional state can be repeatedly entered even after the system updates have been installed. The system updates may alter device drivers, an operating system and/or its corresponding registry and libraries, and/or an application. After receiving system updates, the device may enter an operating state using the system updates. A write filter can be used to protect certain sections of memory to avoid conflicts between the original system files and updated files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Paramesh Babu Rengarao Thyada
  • Patent number: 10492041
    Abstract: A modified computer program for a mobile device, tethered for use with a specific server, including tethering data (metadata tethered to the specific server; features or functions tethered to the specific server). Servers can provide databases, remote processing or storage, virtual machines, or specialized hardware or software that performs specific functions. A method for developers to submit mobile apps for review and tethering by agents, who examine descriptions of, and possibly try out, those mobile apps. Agents can determine whether to modify a mobile app to tether (or re-tether) it, and if so, can provide tethering data. The system either recognize elements in the untethered mobile app that can be modified, and modify them to tether it; or, the system provides software hooks for execution from within the mobile app. The system automatically submits the tethered mobile app to an app store. Tethered mobile apps are modified to both end-user login and login to the tethered server at once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Linqto Inc
    Inventors: William Sarris, Jared Reed, Erik Thomas
  • Patent number: 10460267
    Abstract: A method for reporting as-built data of a project is disclosed. In one embodiment, at least one attribute of a task perform by a handheld tool is recorded at the handheld tool. The attribute of the at least one task is reported via a wireless communication link to an information management system. The at least one attribute of the task is used to update a record of a project stored at the information management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Kahle, Pat Bohle, Markus Messmer, Oliver Glockner, Angela Beckenbauer, Till Cramer, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 10459750
    Abstract: Systems and methods are taught for providing customers of a cloud computing service to control when updates affect the services provided to the customers. Because multiple customers share the cloud's infrastructure, each customer may have conflicting preferences for when an update and associated downtime occurs. Preventing and resolving conflicts between the preferences of multiple customers while providing them with input for scheduling a planned update may reduce the inconvenience posed by updates. Additionally, the schedule for the update may be transmitted to customers so that they can prepare for the downtime of services associated with the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jiaxing Zhang, Thomas Moscibroda, Haoran Wang, Jurgen Aubrey Willis, Yang Chen, Ying Yan, James E. Johnson, Jr., Ajay Mani
  • Patent number: 10437580
    Abstract: Installation of an operating system update on a data processing system can begin by receiving one or more packages containing an operating system (OS) update that includes a first portion of the OS update and a second portion of the OS update. The first portion, once installed, provides a bootable OS which allows other applications to execute on the OS even without the second portion being installed. After the first portion has been installed, the installation process (e.g., an installer) commits the data processing system to boot off the first portion. After committing to boot off the first portion, the data processing system cannot boot off the prior OS. After the committing, the data processing system attempts installation of the second portion, and this attempt occurs automatically in response to successful installation of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edward E. Thomas, Eric S. Brown
  • Patent number: 10417017
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for determining a candidate patch for computer software is provided. According to a method, fingerprint(s) of patch(es) for a computer software is obtained first, wherein a fingerprint of a patch comprises function(s) being revised in the computer software if the patch is installed into the computer software. Then whether every function in the obtained fingerprint(s) of patch(es) has been called is monitored in response to beginning of execution of the computer software along to code path(s) related to bug(s). And at last candidate patch(es) is determined in response to end of the execution of the computer software along to the code path(s) related to the bug(s), wherein every function in the fingerprint of the candidate patch(es) has been called during the execution of the computer software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zi Hui Duan, Lu Sun, Jing Jing Wei, Dian Guo Zou
  • Patent number: 10365923
    Abstract: An information processing device, for an information processing system including a plurality of information processing devices, executes a process causing a processor of the information device to: classify the plurality of information processing devices into a plurality of device groups each including a given number of information processing devices; select information processing devices one by one from each of the plurality of device groups based on a given selection condition; assign the selected information processing devices to a first update group; and transmit, to first information processing devices each of which is any of the plurality of information processing devices and belongs to the first update group, an instruction to update software applied to the first information processing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Keiya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10338908
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for a modularized application framework. The embodiments disclosed herein may be used in enterprise software and development platforms to quickly deploy new applications and updates, using a decoupled modular configuration executed by a core framework. An embodiment operates by loading a first and second module into a framework. Information and/or services may be transferred from the first module to the second module or vice versa using the framework. Then, the first or second module is unloaded from the framework while the other module remains functional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jörg Goeppert, Niels Hebling, Klaus Herter, Hergen Siefken
  • Patent number: 10326749
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method validates Internet of Things (IoT) device firmware levels for peer-to-peer communication in a network. Communication rules between a first device and a second device are utilized to establish a session to validate IoT device firmware levels between the first device and the second device on a network. The first device utilizes a first zero knowledge communication authentication with the second device to get a first assessment and a first proof. The second device utilizes a second zero knowledge communication authentication with the first device to get a second assessment and a second proof. Communication between the first device and the second device via the network is disabled until all assessments are a pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeb R. Linton, Christopher M. Poulin
  • Patent number: 10313850
    Abstract: Systems and methods for upgrading firmware in multiple devices of a connected system are provided. Some systems can include a plurality of system devices in a mesh network of the connected system and a gateway device coupled to the mesh network. The gateway device can initially seed a firmware upgrade for the plurality of system devices, and some of the plurality of system devices can subsequently seed the firmware upgrade for other ones of the plurality of system devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Prajnith V. Kumar, Girish Jangam Gangadharam
  • Patent number: 10303456
    Abstract: Technologies for performing energy efficient software distribution include a mesh node. The mesh node is to obtain fingerprint data of a plurality of other mesh nodes in a network. The mesh node is also to determine corresponding characteristics of the mesh nodes from the obtained fingerprint data, including an energy status of each of the mesh nodes. The mesh node is also to perform an analysis of a software update, determine, as a function of the analysis of the software update, one or more target mesh nodes of the plurality of mesh nodes for the software update, and determine a path through the mesh nodes to the one or more target mesh nodes as a function of the fingerprint data. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Simon Hunt, Ned M. Smith, Barry E. Huntley, Rita H. Wouhaybi
  • Patent number: 10295978
    Abstract: An engineering device is provided with a link information storing portion that stores link information indicating a linked control program, from among existing control programs that are running in a controller, which operates in coordination with a new control program, and a restart notifying portion that sends to the controller, as a restart control program that is to be restarted at the same time as the new control program, the linked control program of the new control program, specified by the link information, at the time of a downloading process for the new control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AZBIL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10275440
    Abstract: A user interaction is detected that identifies an environment from which data is to be pulled for deployment in a solution represented by a solution package. Setup data is automatically extracted from an instance of an application that is to be replaced by the solution. An editable representation of the setup data is displayed for user configuration or modification. Application data is then extracted from the instance of the application according to the setup data, including any user modifications represented in the editable representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Sridhar Srinivasan, Muhammad Shahzad Alam, Arijit Basu, Satish J. Thomas, Jared T. Lambert
  • Patent number: 10171431
    Abstract: A method and system for secure message handling of an application across deployment locations. The application is divided into multiple processing nodes which process messages and can be deployed in multiple different locations. The application is analyzed to identify processing nodes referencing given data aspects having deployment constraints. It is ascertained whether one or more data aspects of the given data aspects are accessed by an identified processing node. If so, a restriction is determined for the identified processing node based on the deployment constraints of the accessed one or more data aspects and the identified processing node of the application is deployed according to the determined restriction for the identified processing node. If not, the identified processing node or a preceding processing node is marked to indicate a required tokenization of the one or more data aspects, wherein the tokenization removes the deployment constraints for the identified processing node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Hosie, Daniel J. McGinnes, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling, Dominic J. Storey
  • Patent number: 10154066
    Abstract: Assessing compromises of data security is achieved by establishing access control policies for data files in storage devices across an enterprise. A list is compiled of the data files that were accessed by processes executing on processors of the enterprise. A suspicion score is assigned to each of the processes based on deviations of in-memory behaviors of the processes from established criteria. In response to the suspicion score meeting a suspicious process criterion, the file system operations performed by the suspicious process are analyzed against the access control policies and the suspicion score is modified based on a degree to which the file system operations performed by the suspicious process violate the access control policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Anadi Madhukar, Vishnu Chaitanya Pedasingu, Renjith Damodara Pisharady
  • Patent number: 10055215
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for applying corrections during an upgrade procedure of a software management system include actions of receiving a set of white-listed object types, receiving a set of corrections to be imported, the set of corrections including a set of objects, to which corrections are to be applied during the upgrade procedure, determining a set of object types included in the set of corrections, the set of object types including one or more object types, and selectively permitting one or more transport requests to effect corrections of the set of corrections to be issued during the upgrade procedure based on the set of object types and the set of white-listed object types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Juergen Specht, Lars-Eric Biewald, Thomas Ullrich, Ralf-Juergen Hauck, Volker Driesen
  • Patent number: 9967605
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for customizing menus on a consumer electronic device, such as a television, based on, for example, the region where the device is located when it is connected to the network. Although the available network content and services differ by region, a single device may be manufactured and sold in all of these regions and countries, which is more efficient and flexible. This enables separate models to display menus based on uniform menu definitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, Ling Jun Wong, True Xiong, Leo Pedlow