Including Distribution Of Software (e.g., Push-down, Pull-down) Patents (Class 717/172)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9965562
    Abstract: A cloud-based industrial application provisioning system is provided. The industrial application provisioning system can reside on a cloud platform and be made available to developers and end users with access privileges to the cloud platform. Application developers can publish industrial applications to an application library on the cloud platform, where the application is cataloged within an industry-specific search hierarchy. A search engine allows a user to access the cloud platform and search for a desired industrial application. The library's hierarchical catalog allows the user to search for applications according to industry type, equipment in use, automation system type, or other suitable criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Lawson, Douglas J. Reichard, Joseph A. Harkulich, Rainer Hessmer, Sujeet Chand, David W. Farchmin
  • Patent number: 9936051
    Abstract: In an approach for managing network sockets, a computer receives a request to create a network socket to transfer data. The computer identifies information associated with the received request, including one or more of: a default network protocol, one or more supported network protocols, ahead of time initialization, a data transfer policy, a failure policy, and a security policy. The computer creates a second level hash map based on the identified information, wherein the second level hash map includes the supported network socket protocols and a connection state. The computer determines a network protocol to utilize associated with the received request. The computer establishes a connection for the network socket over the determined network protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy P. Ellison, Ankur Gupta, Sreedhar B. Kodali, Xiaoqiao Meng, Neil G. M. Richards, Sivasakthi Thirugnanapandi
  • Patent number: 9904558
    Abstract: A system to update firmware includes one of a number of clients and a server. The server includes a remote login module, an image scanning module, a comparing module, and a firmware updating module. The remote login module remotely logs in the client through SOL. The image scanning module obtains running images of running interface of the client at a preset speed in a preset period. The comparing module compares each running image to a preset PXE interface to determine whether the running image is consistent with the preset PXE interface. When the running image is consistent, the firmware updating module loads operating system image and firmware program image to RAM of the client and controls the client to run the operating system image and the firmware program image to update the firmware of the client. A firmware updating method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng-Chung Pan, Yen-Hsuan Chen, Chia-Lung Chiang
  • Patent number: 9894146
    Abstract: A dynamic lighting system may comprise a base node having a broadcast range, a plurality of lights being operatively associated with a set of basic nodes, and a network brain configured to communicate with the base node and store a node list with the unique identifiers for the set of basic nodes. The set of basic nodes may include local nodes in the broadcast range and remote nodes beyond the broadcast range. The network brain may be configured to send a broadcast message that is communicated to local nodes within the broadcast range and remote nodes beyond the broadcast range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Golota, Eric Mohr, Daniel Anthony, Ammar Muhsen, Michael Vartanian
  • Patent number: 9886266
    Abstract: In a method for managing updates for a software product, receiving a request to install a software product update, wherein the software product update modifies a software product on a computing device. The method further includes identifying a first set of one or more functions of the software product that are to be modified by the software product update. The method further includes identifying historical usage information corresponding to the software product, wherein the historical usage information indicates a second set of one or more functions of the software product and a number of times each respective function of the second set of one or more functions of the software product has been used by the computing device. The method further includes determining whether the software product update modifies at least one function of the software product that corresponds to historical usage information that exceeds a minimum usage threshold condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew M. Garratt, Andrew D. Humphreys, Martin G. Keen, John J. P. McNamara
  • Patent number: 9886261
    Abstract: Described are techniques for prioritizing devices to receive updates to an application executing on a device. Event data indicative of use of the application, the device, and other information associated with a user is obtained. For example, event data for a user account across many different devices may be obtained. Deployment parameters may specify how an update is to be distributed, such as maximum number of devices to deploy to, timing of deployment, and so forth. Based on the event data and the deployment parameters, a subset of the devices executing the application are selected. The update may then be distributed to the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Blair Livingstone Hotchkies
  • Patent number: 9864595
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method system, and device of updating local software. The method comprises: broadcasting a broadcast message for updating local software to multiple client ends; determining whether a response message about existence of the update software is received, updating local software through the client end sending out the response message, or through a remote server if no response message is received. Accordingly, restriction on transmission speed by OTA server in software update process and congestion in data transmission process can be avoided, thus improving downloading speed and facilitate a simultaneous update of software for a mass of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CHIGOO INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinheng Wang, Hui Zhang, Xiaohuan Lu
  • Patent number: 9813292
    Abstract: An operator node is configured to enable the management of nodes communicatively coupled to the operator node via a network. A selection of node objects is received by the operator node, the selected node objects including software components for inclusion within a node configuration. A configuration policy is generated based on the selected objects, the configuration policy including a set of tests (such as scripts or executables) that, when run, test for the presence of one or more of the selected node objects. A target node is scanned to determine the configuration of the target node, and the set of tests are applied to identify a set of objects identified by the policy but not installed at the target node. The target node is then re-configured to install the identified set of objects at the target node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Upguard, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan James Sharp-Paul, Michael Franz Baukes
  • Patent number: 9781020
    Abstract: An approach for deploying and managing applications in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment). A user uploads an application for deployment in the networked computing environment. Metadata of the application is analyzed and compared to metadata of previously deployed applications. Using the comparison, a set of architectures used in conjunction with previously deployed application(s) with similar platform and middleware requirements are presented to a user. The user can select an architecture for deploying the application. The application is continuously monitored after deployment, and alternative architectures to improve the application can be presented to the user, if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Abuelsaad, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Soobaek Jang, Daniel C. Krook
  • Patent number: 9760518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multimedia switch box device comprising a processing means; an interface and a plurality of universal serial bus, USB, connections. The processing means is configured to initiate download of software via the interface to an USB memory device connected to a first one of the plurality of USB connections, establish data connection between the USB memory device and a device connected to a second one of the plurality of USB connections after download of the software, and initiate download of the software from the USB memory device to the device connected to the second one of the plurality of USB connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Grossman, Jens Oertel, Thomas Degueldre
  • Patent number: 9736182
    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: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Anadi Madhukar, Vishnu Chaitanya Pedasingu, Renjith Damodara Pisharady
  • Patent number: 9727418
    Abstract: A method for execution, when a generic computing device is paired with a specific computing device (SCD) token, begins with the SCD token sending distributed storage network (DSN) access request to DSN memory via the generic computing device, wherein the DSN access request identifies SCD operation information that is stored as one or more of sets of encoded data slices in the DSN memory and wherein the SCD operation information was encoded using a dispersed storage error encoding function to produce the plurality of sets of encoded data slices. Then, the SCD token receives the one or more of sets of encoded data slices from the DSN memory via the generic computing device and decodes the one or more of sets of encoded data slices to retrieve the SCD operation information and enables the generic computing device to function as an SCD in accordance with the SCD operation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary W. Grube, Timothy W. Markison, Greg Dhuse, Jason K. Resch, Ilya Volvovski, Wesley Leggette
  • Patent number: 9722877
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing a cloud hosted application able to manage virtual network (“VN”) is disclosed. In one embodiment, a process of managing VN using virtual machines (“VMs”) receives a message or request from a user requesting a new VN to be built. The request is sent from a dashboard to a network orchestrator via a communication network. The orchestrator is a VN manager able to facilitate building a VN based on users' input. In one aspect, the orchestrator provides a set of templates that represent VN devices or components to users for facilitating construction of VN. After configuring a VN, a cloud capable of hosting the network is selected. The network or VN is subsequently launched using at least a portion of computing resources allocated in the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Pawan Uberoy, Praveen Madhav
  • Patent number: 9712403
    Abstract: A method provides node information. A command for requesting node information associated with a target node is received. The command includes a Management Object Identifier (MOI) and node object information associated with the target node. The node information associated with the target node is sent according to the MOI and the node object information in the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue Song, Haitao Liu, Xinmiao Chang
  • Patent number: 9696984
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an application upgrade method and an apparatus. The application upgrade method includes: receiving an application deployment request; determining a deployment package of a to-be-deployed application; determining that a version of a first platform node is below a version requirement of a node template of the to-be-deployment application for a first platform node template; acquiring a first platform node upgrade package that meets the version requirement of the node template of the to-be-deployed application for the first platform node template; upgrading the first platform node indicated by an identifier of the first platform node by using the first platform node upgrade package; determining an identifier of a to-be-upgraded application node; and upgrading the application node indicated by the identifier of the to-be-upgraded application node by using the deployment package of the to-be-deployed application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Zhu, Chuxiong Zhang, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9690566
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for virtual assembly patching in a cloud environment. In accordance with an embodiment, a virtual assembly builder can be used to virtualize installed components in a reference environment, and then deploy those components into another destination environment. A user can capture the configuration and binaries of software components into software appliance artifacts, which can be grouped and their relationships defined as software assembly artifacts. In accordance with an embodiment, assemblies stored as disk images in a repository can be patched by creating replacement images, importing the replacement images into the virtualization environment, and then performing a replacement or swap of an instance's existing virtual disks, with patched versions of those disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick Vinograd, Chris Broadbent, Padraic Russell, Yonatan Graber, Codanda Chinnappa, Rajiv Mordani, Masoud Kalali
  • Patent number: 9658845
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described that involve creating a where-used objects list that contains a set of provider's objects to be adjusted or tested in a customized program after an upgrade of a program, import of projects, patches, and so on. A set of contracts is created that corresponds to the set of provider's objects used in the customer system. Each contract contains information about the provider's object it is created for and assigned to. This information is used by a lifecycle tool to detect if a provider's object has been changed by comparing the contract information of the provider's object with a new imported version of the same provider's object. The provider's object is modified according to the detected change and the assigned contract is recreated to represent the latest data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Michael Acker, Franz-Josef Stortz, Juergen Remmel
  • Patent number: 9632802
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for automatically configuring a mobile program based on a customer's access to one or more applications. This method may maintain metadata for a mobile program in a directory. The mobile program may be configured to provide one or more services when installed on a mobile device. Each service may be associated with one or more applications. Customer landscapes identifying applications accessible by a customer may be maintained in the directory. A program identifier may be received from a mobile device of the customer. The program identifier may identify a mobile program installed on the customer's mobile device. A configuration file may be generated based on the received program identifier and transmitted to the customer's mobile device. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Bare Said, Peter Eberlein
  • Patent number: 9619221
    Abstract: For update of individual firmware of an image forming apparatus by a service person through a dedicated interface, an update information file indicating a range of versions of firmware in collective update is stored. In the collective update, applicable firmware is searched based on the versions included in the update information file to search sets of applicable firmware. When the sets of the applicable firmware searched in a distribution system are acquired, collective update of the firmware is performed based on a firmware set selected from the sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9606793
    Abstract: A system and method to facilitate backporting of bug patches to earlier versions of a project are disclosed. In one implementation, an indication that an error has been fixed for a version of a project managed by a code review system is received. An indication that a patch for the error has been applied to the earlier version of the project is received from the code review system. A message is sent to at least one participant of the project identifying the patch and the earlier version of the project, and indicating that the patch has been successfully applied to the earlier version of the project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nir Magnezi, Michael Kolesnik
  • Patent number: 9600262
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for allocating shared resources. Upon receiving requests for resources, the system determines whether there are any pending updates for a VM image for provisioning a virtual machine (VM) for the request. For each image with pending updates the system determines whether to replace the stored image with an updated VM image and provision from the replacement or, update a single instance of the image and provision from the single instance. The system also determines an optimal time to update images with pending updates. After replacing an image, the system provides an alert indicating that an updated said VM was provisioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marcos Dias De Assuncao, Marco Aurelio Stelmar Netto, Lakshminarayanan Renganarayana, Christopher C. Young
  • Patent number: 9591077
    Abstract: A method for maintaining the integrity of data stored on a storage device being transported by a vehicle comprises detecting a discrepancy between data stored on the storage device and a content inventory, and, upon detecting the discrepancy, analyzing the data stored on the storage device to identify specific portions of the plurality of content that are missing from the data stored on the storage device. The method further includes updating the content inventory to indicate that the specific portions of the plurality of content are missing from the data stored on the storage device, and restoring the identified specific portions of the plurality of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GOGO LLC
    Inventors: Premkumar Bangole, Steven Sobieszek, Anil Achut Rajasekharan
  • Patent number: 9568908
    Abstract: A cloud-based industrial application provisioning system is provided. The industrial application provisioning system can reside on a cloud platform and be made available to developers and end users with access privileges to the cloud platform. Application developers can publish industrial applications to an application library on the cloud platform, where the application is cataloged within an industry-specific search hierarchy. A search engine allows a user to access the cloud platform and search for a desired industrial application. The library's hierarchical catalog allows the user to search for applications according to industry type, equipment in use, automation system type, or other suitable criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Lawson, Douglas J. Reichard, Joseph A. Harkulich, Rainer Hessmer, Sujeet Chand, David W. Farchmin
  • Patent number: 9535681
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that comprise receiving at a platform device data of client devices. The device data is stored in device files. The device files are replicated at multiple distribution platforms. The device file corresponding to each client device is downloaded to the device, and the downloading is performed from a distribution platform geographically closest to the client device. The downloaded device file is evaluated with the device data on the client device and a determination is made when a new device file is available for the client device. The new device file is downloaded from an update server when it is determined that the new device data file is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Adrian Chan
  • Patent number: 9529576
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically provisioning resources based on application characteristics. In accordance with an embodiment, a system can include a computer, including a computer readable medium and processor. The system can further include one or more servers executing on the computer and an extensible application deployed to the one or more servers, wherein the application includes a plurality of real properties. A plurality of tenants can each utilize the application at the one or more servers. The extensible application is configured to be customized for each tenant, wherein customizing includes for each tenant, defining one or more virtual properties for the application in a metadata file, and mapping the one or more virtual properties to the application using the metadata file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blaise Doughan, Douglas Clarke
  • Patent number: 9514492
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing financial service extensions. In one implementation, a financial cloud system including a memory storing instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions is provided. The instructions may be executed to perform a process associated with providing the financial service extensions. The process may include providing a platform application to a client device. The process may also include receiving data associated with a financial service extension to be used in connection with the platform application. The process may further include receiving configuration data associated with the financial service extension. The process may additionally include configuring, by the processor, the financial service extension for use with the platform application. The process may also include providing, by the processor, the financial service extension to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Rodney Aiglstorfer
  • Patent number: 9477455
    Abstract: A set of artifacts is identified for deployment on a target device in a deployment. The set of artifacts are from a source computing system remote from the target device. A cache device can be determined as corresponding to the target device, the cache device separate from the target device. The set of artifacts are pre-distributed on the cache device in advance of the deployment. The set of artifacts are sent to the cache device from the source computing system to be held at the cache device prior to the artifacts being distributed to the target device. The deployment follows distribution of the set of artifacts on the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaron Avisror, Uri Scheiner, Ido Cohen
  • Patent number: 9436580
    Abstract: A tag delivery network is disclosed for delivering tags to collect analytics related to use of mobile applications. The tag delivery network may include multiple servers for communicating with mobile devices executing mobile applications. The mobile applications may be any mobile application that has been recompiled with, for example, a particular line of code and a static library. A recompiled mobile application may initiate a browser when executed by a mobile device. The tag delivery network may deliver a tag container to the browser. The tag container may load a bootstrap file which in turn may load one or more rule files and code files. These files may cause the mobile device to modify an appearance of the mobile application. The modification may be performed to carry out multivariate testing (e.g., A/B testing), content swapping, optimization of the mobile application, or personalization of the mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Ensighten, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Ryan Manion, Joshua C. Goodwin, Scott David Price, Miles A. Alden, Zackary Dean Ulrich, Arthur C. Yin, Jeremy P. Woska, Gautam B. Amin, Manudath Gurudatha, Jonathan David Chicquette
  • Patent number: 9417864
    Abstract: A system comprising a server in communication with a user device configured to run a plurality of applications. A data structure is held in the system, said data structure comprising multiple entries, wherein each entry associates an application pairing with a weighting, each application pairing comprising a source installation and a target installation. The user device running an application corresponding to one of the source installations selects one of the target installations to download from the server on the basis of the weightings, wherein each of the weightings is for the source installation is proportional to probability of the respective target installation being selected and installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Lars Jornow, Andreas Geidnert
  • Patent number: 9354859
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a device connected to a private network to efficiently retrieve a software/firmware update. The device may retrieve an update scheme that defines an external Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for a resource external to the private network and a primary URI for a primary resource connected to the private network. The device may compare own Internet Protocol address and the primary URI to determine whether or not the device is the primary resource. When the device is the primary resource, the device may retrieve the software/firmware update from the external URI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michael Yeung, Jianxin Wang, Sheng Lee
  • Patent number: 9348577
    Abstract: An automobile, vehicle, vessel or other device may include a plurality of modules, software applications, computer program products, controllers or other logically executing entities to facilitate controlling, implementing or otherwise enabling various operations according to computer-readable instructions, code or other information stored within a memory, such as within a file or other memory construct. A controller having capabilities sufficient to facilitate updating, modifying, creating or otherwise manipulating such stored files and/or corresponding instructions is contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Movimento Group
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Hoffman, Dan Umbach, Walter A. Dorfstatter
  • Patent number: 9317274
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for customizing a disk image. A base image is booted and the desired customizations are applied and captured using a known method. A maintenance environment is booted and a builder module incorporates the captured customizations into an integrated package. If user input is required then custom menus are also defined. A target operating system, independent of the base image, is hooked to invoke an injector module. The operating system is booted from the maintenance environment thereby invoking the injector module. The customizations from the integrated package together with any obtained from the custom menus are injected into the operating system. A customized image of the operating system is then saved, to be deployed to other computers or further customized as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Howell Jack Chambers, Jr., Franklin Wayne Harris, David Edward Karner, James Andrew North
  • Patent number: 9298371
    Abstract: Certain aspects direct to a baseboard management controller (BMC), which is capable of reducing write cycles and increasing longevity of its non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory of the BMC has a file system mounted thereon. The file system defines a configuration directory storing configuration data in a binary format and migration data. In booting, the firmware of the BMC compares its version information to the version information of the configuration data. If the version information matches, the BMC uses the configuration data as is. If the version information does not match, the firmware retrieves and uses the migration data to convert the first configuration data to an initialization (INI) file in a text-based format, and then converts the generated INI file back to the binary format to update the configuration data in the configuration directory. Finally, the firmware updates the migration data in the configuration directory for future migration use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jothiram Selvam, Venkatesan Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9292324
    Abstract: An arrangement in a virtual machine for virtual machine supervision is provided. The arrangement comprises a translator operable in the virtual machine. The translator comprises a receiving unit adapted to receive program code to be executed on the virtual machine and a rule referring to the execution of the program code. The arrangement further comprises a code unit adapted to create rule infused machine code based on the program code and the rule, such that the rule is enforced when the machine code is executed on the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Lars Rasmusson
  • Patent number: 9288164
    Abstract: Modifying a notification on one client device can trigger the generation and transmission of a silent notification to another client device that is associated with the same user account. The silent notification can include instructions to query for and modify a similar notification, if present, on the other client device. Silent notifications that are undeliverable can be stored in offline storage and delivery can be reattempted at a later point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Vyrros, Matthew Elliott Shepherd, Dylan Ross Edwards, Justin Wood, Daniel Ben Pollack, Pierre de Filippis, Jonathan Drummond, Justin Santamaria, Greg Novick
  • Patent number: 9280374
    Abstract: Drone virtual machines are leveraged to support asynchronous patch management by initiating a drone virtual machine in a maintenance environment to perform a patch management update, saving the updated virtual machine and then initiating the updated virtual machine in an operational environment accessible to clients. A drone is initiated in a maintenance environment for checking patch compliance in response to a request to initiate a virtual machine so that patch updates are performed before the virtual machine initiates in an operational environment accessible to operational clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Campbell McNeill
  • Patent number: 9274788
    Abstract: As methods for updating firmware, an information processing apparatus executes a first update method of acquiring update firmware from an external apparatus via a network, storing the acquired update firmware in a volatile memory, and updating the firmware of the information processing apparatus based on the stored update firmware, and a second update method of updating the firmware of the information processing apparatus using a method that is different from the first update method. Furthermore, based on the remaining amount of a battery, the information processing apparatus decides whether to permit both the update of the firmware using the first update method and the update of the firmware using the second update method, or to permit the update of the firmware using the second update method and not to permit the update of the firmware using the first update method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Yagi
  • Patent number: 9244914
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided in which applications that run on different devices can be upgraded with migration of data to a new database format. A method of upgrading a first version of an application installed on a first device to a second version is provided, where first and second transaction logs for respective first and second schema versions are stored in respective first and second log containers on a server computer, and the first version of the application stores data in accordance with a first schema version, and further stores a cache of at least a portion of the first transaction log in a log database on the first device, migrating the log database to the second schema version, storing a duplicate copy of the first transaction log in the second log container, and rewriting the duplicate copy of the first transaction logs using the second schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Trumbull, Nicholas W. Gillett, Adam C. Swift
  • Patent number: 9213842
    Abstract: An apparatus and related method to track data block operations in a cloud system are provided. Attributes associated with the data block operation may be attached to each individual data block targeted by the data block operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Chun Hui Suen, Peter Jagadpramana, Kok Leong Ryan Ko, Bu Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 9195479
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing selective notifications. In one aspect, a method includes receiving code for a web application, the code including a reference to a native application equivalent to the web application, and determining whether to display a notification regarding the native application equivalent to the web application, then selectively displaying the notification regarding the native application equivalent to the web application based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Jean Baptiste Maurice Queru