Including Downloading Patents (Class 717/173)
  • Patent number: 10732957
    Abstract: In some examples, a server may receive telemetry data from a computing device. The server may determine based at least in part on the telemetry data, (1) a device (e.g., hardware and software) configuration associated with the computing device and (2) one or more events (e.g., an installation log, a memory dump, or the like) associated with installing a software package on the computing device. Based at least in part on the one or more events. the server may determine a stability index associated with the software package and associate the stability index with the device configuration. The stability index may indicate a probability of errors not occurring after the software package is installed. After determining that the stability index satisfies a predetermined threshold, the server may provide the software package and the associated stability index for download to one or more additional computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Maheshwar Dattatri, Nikhil M. Vichare
  • Patent number: 10732394
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing a plurality of scanning devices in a high-throughput laboratory environment. Each of the scanning devices is configured for a remote boot operation from an administrative server that is communicatively coupled with the plurality of scanning devices via a local network. The remote boot replaces the complete operational firmware of a scanning device. The scanning devices are each configured to periodically provide operational information to the administrative server for centralized storage. The centralized storage of operational information for each of the plurality of scanning devices, coupled with the ability of the administrative server to initiate a reboot of any scanning device and thereby update the complete operational firmware of the scanning device, allows for centralized administration of multiple scanning devices that facilitates configuration, support, image data storage, and/or communication with outside servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Dailey, Aaron Stearrett
  • Patent number: 10713034
    Abstract: Updating web resources includes extracting web resources from the application to local files, and querying an external server for web resource updates specific to at least one operating condition of the client device. A client device includes at least one processor to execute computer readable instructions to extract a web resource from an application downloaded to a native container of a client device, and query a server for web resource updates with a query that comprises a native container identification. A server includes at least one processor to execute computer readable instructions to generate an update bundle for web resources downloaded in an application package by a client device, the update bundle comprising at least one update that is specific to an operating condition of the client device, and, in response to a request from the client device, send the update bundle to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Aleksandrov, Amit Ben-Sheffer, Raanan Avidor, Yoav Bodor, Ishai Borovoy, Yaron Goldberg, Todd Eric Kaplinger, Iddo Levin, Ran Enriko Magen, Ron Perry, Artem Spector
  • Patent number: 10708365
    Abstract: Action flow fragment management includes executing a parent action flow including multiple steps. At least two steps are distinct pages of a web application. During execution of the parent action flow, an action flow fragment expression is obtained and executed using data gathered from a data source to obtain an action flow fragment identifier. An action flow fragment corresponding to the action flow fragment identifier is selected and executed. When execution of the action flow fragment completes, execution of the parent action flow continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Sachin Gopaldas Totale, Deepak Michael
  • Patent number: 10705828
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for updating an application are disclosed. According to the method, an update tag corresponding to a target application is pushed to a terminal when determining that the target application is required to be updated, the target application being an application downloaded and installed in the background of the terminal. An acquisition request sent by the terminal based on the update tag is received, the acquisition request being used for requesting to acquire target update content corresponding to the target application. The target update content is pushed to the terminal based on the update tag, such that the terminal opens the target application of a latest version by loading the target update content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongguang Dong, Shun Chen, Wei Tong
  • Patent number: 10691428
    Abstract: A method and system for building a compliance software service using reusable and configurable components. The method may include one or more of receiving a request to build a software in association with an identified jurisdiction from among a plurality of jurisdictions, retrieving a plurality of configurable software components which comprise built-in functionality that is generic across the plurality of jurisdictions, dynamically configuring non-generic functionality for the identified jurisdiction within the plurality of configurable software components based on inputs received from a user, and creating a software program for the identified jurisdiction based on the dynamically configured software components and storing a file including the created software program in a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Karthik Thiru, Ravi Natarajan, Prateek Tripathi, Soumya Ranjan Das, Ankit Jain, Kishan Rao Ramesh Yaradi, Vijayalakshmi Mohandoss, Avinash Bhaskar, Kartik Chandra, Pavithra Thiagarajan, Yatendra Kumar Tiwari
  • Patent number: 10664263
    Abstract: A software management system includes a control system connected to a first network and including at least one of control circuitry and a sensor, each controllable by updating first control software in the respective at least one of the control circuitry and sensor, a software distribution device including first circuitry that stores second control software and transmits the second software through a second network, and a software update device including second circuitry that, while the software device is connected to the second network, receives the second software from the distribution device and stores the second software, and while the update device is connected to the first network, transmits the second software to the respective at least one of the control circuitry and sensor to cause the respective at least one of the control circuitry and sensor to update the first software using the second software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Takaaki Shogaki, Atsunobu Sakata, Tadashi Okubo, Dai Fukuda, Toshinobu Kira, Amane Ando
  • Patent number: 10656931
    Abstract: Systems and methods may provide for identifying a network event trigger generated in response to a network event being identified due to receipt of a message, from a client device, comprising a request for or to extend a configuration parameter. The systems and methods may further provide for identifying a software update for software of the client device in response to the network event trigger, and communicating a software update message comprising the software update to cause updating of the software of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: John Jason Brzozowski
  • Patent number: 10650545
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for linking subjects in an area of real space with user accounts. The user accounts are linked with client applications executable on mobile computing devices. A plurality of cameras are disposed above the area. The cameras in the plurality of cameras produce respective sequences of images in corresponding fields of view in the real space. A processing system is coupled to the plurality of cameras. The processing system includes logic to determine locations of subjects represented in the images. The processing system further includes logic to match the identified subjects with user accounts by identifying locations of the mobile computing devices executing client applications in the area of real space and matching locations of the mobile computing devices with locations of the subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Standard Cognition, Corp.
    Inventors: Jordan E. Fisher, Warren Green, Daniel L. Fischetti
  • Patent number: 10642593
    Abstract: Implementations are described of a computing device that migrates data and software applications from a first computing device to a second computing device, in order to preserve data and other application-related customizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Nichols, Samuel J. McKelvie, Navjot Virk, Mathew J. Dickson
  • Patent number: 10635572
    Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to systems and methods for validating and deploying microservices. In an example implementation, a plurality of similarities are calculated between a user environment and multiple pilot environments from application deployment test results. The test results are based on compatibility of catalogs of applications with each of the pilot environments. A list is presented with one or more of the catalogs of applications that are indicated as compatible and similar to the user environment based on the calculated similarities. The user can select catalog from the list that is deployed in the user environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yabusaki
  • Patent number: 10630757
    Abstract: The present invention provides an application sharing method and apparatus, which resolve a problem that not all applications can be shared. The method of the present invention includes: obtaining a distance between an icon of a first application and an icon of a second application, where the first application is a to-be-shared application, and the second application is used to share the first application; determining whether the distance is less than a preset distance; if the distance is less than the preset distance, obtaining application information of the first application in an application store on the Internet, and obtaining information about a to-share-with user, where the application information includes a link address of the first application in the application store; and sending the link address to the to-share-with user by using the second application. The present invention can be applied to application sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Wang, Huangwei Wu, Xi Huang
  • Patent number: 10620938
    Abstract: A server apparatus determines a configuration of a second processor via the network interface, the second processor being a processor of the client apparatus, determines an environment capable of executing the update program, selects a virtual machine source for generating a virtual machine that virtually realizes the determined environment out of the plurality of different virtual machine sources that the memory stores, generates a virtual machine that virtually realizes the environment by the second processor, by using the selected virtual machine source, generates a package including the generated virtual machine, the firmware, and the update program, and sends the package and a control command for installing the package in the client apparatus to the client apparatus via the network interface to cause the client apparatus to execute the update program by the virtual machine to update the firmware in the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Takeshi Hamakawa
  • Patent number: 10620942
    Abstract: In a method for adapting a firmware configured to control a wireless communication device, a first firmware is stored in a first storage area, and at least one delta encoding package is stored in at least one second storage area. A rule manager is configured to provide identification information indicating at least one delta encoding package. Bootstrap software is configured to, upon startup, retrieve the first firmware from the first storage area, retrieve from the rule manager identification information indicating at least one delta encoding package retrieve the indicated at least one delta encoding package from the second storage area, combine said first firmware and the at least one delta encoding package to a second firmware by way of a differential upgrade, and start the second firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Westerkowsky
  • Patent number: 10613851
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for systems and methods for performing upgrades in virtual environments. Some implementations are directed to using an upgrade service to provide pre-upgrade component detection and validation on host(s). A software package may be submitted to an existing software upgrade procedure of a host. The software package may include an upgrade executable that, when launched, provides a new software service, including initializing one or more new public-facing APIs to provide pre-upgrade host component detection and validation. Some implementations are directed to coordinating the upgrade of a first host using an upgrade service launched on another networked machine or second host. While running an upgrade service, the first host may make a request to the second host to coordinate the upgrade of components of the first host while the first host or a VM of the first host running the upgrade service is shut down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: James Ramsay, Michael Healey
  • Patent number: 10609509
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connectable to a device includes: an acquiring unit to acquire, from the device, a display request including destination information indicating a country or an area where the device is used and indicating information for requesting an application list screen for providing an application; a specifying unit to specify, based on application compatibility information in which application identification information identifying an application available for the device is associated with the destination information, the application identification information associated with the destination information included in the display request; and a first transmitting unit to transmit, to the device, the application list screen for providing the application identified by the application identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuhisa Saitoh
  • Patent number: 10606577
    Abstract: Deployment assurance services Accelerators (“DAS Accelerators”) include audit functionality that performs a sequential audit of each server listed in a customer's server list from customer's target environment. And artificial intelligence engine (“AI engine”) scans each server to match all required Include entries, which enables categories of product specific checks. Checks for each product category are processed sequentially, including database specific checks. All database platforms can be configured to connect on custom\nonstandard ports, using unique credentials. After each server audit is completed, the audit results are outputted to an encrypted file, a csv or database, depending on how the execution was configured by the customer. Audits review hardware, software, registry, integration and configuration details from customer servers for, e.g., the purpose of validating fitness for use. Various validation and environment reports are generated based on the audit results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Cognizant TriZetto Software Group, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Benson, Stuart R. Backer, Ryan R. McBurney
  • Patent number: 10606725
    Abstract: Various examples described herein provide for monitoring a peripheral device by data imported from the peripheral device. The peripheral data may comprise a script associated with monitoring or managing the peripheral device, or descriptive data describing a set of monitor values on the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Thomas Hanson, Justin E. York, Kenneth C. Duisenberg
  • Patent number: 10592269
    Abstract: A system for providing dynamic code deployment and versioning is provided. The system may be configured to receive a first request to execute a newer program code on a virtual compute system, determine, based on the first request, that the newer program code is a newer version of an older program code loaded onto an existing container on a virtual machine instance on the virtual compute system, initiate a download of the newer program code onto a second container on the same virtual machine instance, and causing the first request to be processed with the older program code in the existing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Allen Wagner, Sean Philip Reque, Derek Steven Manwaring, Xin Zhao, Dylan Chandler Thomas
  • Patent number: 10585661
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to automatically providing updates to at least one vehicle. Operations may include receiving, at a server remote from the at least one vehicle, Electronic Control Unit (ECU) activity data from the at least one vehicle, the ECU activity data corresponding to actual operation of the ECU in the at least one vehicle; determining, at the server and based on the ECU activity data, a software vulnerability affecting the at least one vehicle, the software vulnerability being determined based on a deviation between the received ECU activity data and expected ECU activity data; identifying, at the server, an ECU software update based on the determined software vulnerability; and sending, from the server, a delta file configured to update software on the ECU with a software update corresponding to the identified ECU software update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Aurora Labs Ltd.
    Inventor: Zohar Fox
  • Patent number: 10588011
    Abstract: Provided is an update method based on an FUMO protocol. The method includes: a server extending a standard FUMO node, and generating a plurality of FUMO extension nodes in one-to-one correspondence to a plurality of pieces of update package information; the server delivering via the extended standard FUMO node and the FUMO extension nodes the pieces of the update package information to a terminal according to a request message from the terminal, and the terminal downloading an update package selected by a user according to the pieces of the received update package information and updating using the downloaded update package. The solution solves the problem in the related art that only one update package is found in one session in a process of updating based on the FUMO protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 10564958
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for updating an application are disclosed. According to the method, an update tag corresponding to a target application is pushed to a terminal when determining that the target application is required to be updated, the target application being an application downloaded and installed in the background of the terminal. An acquisition request sent by the terminal based on the update tag is received, the acquisition request being used for requesting to acquire target update content corresponding to the target application. The target update content is pushed to the terminal based on the update tag, such that the terminal opens the target application of a latest version by loading the target update content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongguang Dong, Shun Chen, Wei Tong
  • Patent number: 10567503
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for updating data are provided. The method for updating data includes the follows. A terminal receives an update reminder message pushed by a cloud server. The terminal detects whether there is anchor point information corresponding to the update reminder message at the terminal; when the anchor point information corresponding to the update reminder message is detected at the terminal, the terminal sends the anchor point information to the cloud server so that the cloud server generates an update data packet based on the anchor point information. The terminal performs a first update process on data of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Lian Lin, Shiying Xie, Jin Liu, Juhong Lu
  • Patent number: 10564873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for updating a firmware on a device, from a current version to a new version, said firmware being split into: —a core part, —an extended part comprising a plurality of entry points callable by the core part, said method comprising: —inhibiting the entry points between the core part of the current version, called current core part, and the extended part of the current version, called current extended part; —erasing the current extended part; —downloading the core part of the new version, called new core part; —erasing the current core part; —downloading—the extended part of the new version, called new extended part; —activating the entry points between the new core part and the new extended part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Thales Dis France SA
    Inventor: Stephane Durand
  • Patent number: 10553111
    Abstract: A traffic information update method includes recognizing, by a terminal, a first traffic sign from a road image; detecting whether traffic information of the terminal includes first alert information corresponding to the first traffic sign; if the traffic information of the terminal does not include the first alert information, generating a traffic sign adding instruction corresponding to the first traffic sign; and sending the traffic sign adding instruction to a server. After finding a new traffic sign, the terminal may report a content indication and a location indication of the traffic sign to the server such that the server can directly update traffic information according to the information reported by the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongtao Liu
  • Patent number: 10552990
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes an image receiver configured to receive an input image corresponding to an azimuthal range where a viewpoint is movable; a communicator configured to communicate with a first display apparatus; and at least one processor configured to control the communicator to receive information of a first viewpoint from the first display apparatus, and control the communicator to transmit an image comprising a first area and a second area within the input image to the first display apparatus, the first area corresponding to the first viewpoint and being displayed on a screen of the first display apparatus, the second area being adjacent to the first area and including one or more widths corresponding to a moving characteristic of the first viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-young Lee, Hee-seok Jeong, Kyu-hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 10546040
    Abstract: A development tool is described herein. The development tool automatically identifies one or more resources associated with a first version of a Web site that is being developed by a user of the tool. The development tool also automatically interacts with at least one entity within a Web hosting environment to cause a companion resource to be provisioned in the Web hosting environment for each local resource so identified. The development tool may also automatically interact with at least one entity within the Web hosting environment to properly configure a published version of the Web site to utilize at least one companion resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer X. Zhang, Jonathan C. Lee, Ryan A. Nowak, Eric H. Wong, Vishal R. Joshi, Clea H. Allington, Wai Man Yuen, David L. A. Anson, Omar Khan
  • Patent number: 10528708
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for preventing unauthorized resource updates. In some embodiments, it may be determined that a mainframe computer is not within a service period. A control file may be obtained and decrypted. Using the decrypted control file, the mainframe computer may be determined to be authorized. An available resource update file may be selected based on a determination that the mainframe computer is authorized. An update to a resource of the mainframe computer may be facilitated based on the available resource update file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Brent J. Boisvert, Michael S. Bomar, John D. Eggleston, Ruben O. Manso, Brian D. Valentine
  • Patent number: 10530887
    Abstract: Systems for processing requests to execute a program code of a user use a message queue service to store requests when there are not enough resources to process the requests. The message queue service determines whether a request to be queued is associated with data that the program code needs in order to process the request. If so, the message queue service locates and retrieves the data and stores the data in a cache storage that provides faster access by the program code to the pre-fetched data. This provides faster execution of asynchronous instances of the program code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Nima Sharifi Mehr
  • Patent number: 10505802
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for network resource allocation is provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises determining a subscriber limit rate at which a subscriber computer can process updates received from a plurality of publisher computers, wherein each of the updates comprises an electronic digital message received over a computer network; determining, for each publisher computer of the plurality of publisher computers, a not-to-exceed rate of updates sent to the subscriber computer and storing a plurality of the offered rates; determining by the subscriber computer, for each publisher computer of the plurality of publisher computer, a utility of updates sent by the publisher computer and storing a plurality of the utilities; assigning to each publisher computer of the plurality of publisher computers a publisher limit rate at which the respective publisher computer sends updates to the subscriber computer using the offered rate and the utility of updates of the respective publisher computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Gonzalez Prieto, Alexander L. Clemm, Eric Voit
  • Patent number: 10496397
    Abstract: A method for updating firmware of cable modems optimizing management resources in a network comprising a web application, network collector, more than one cable modem, one or more servers. The method includes the web application receiving an update firmware policy, the policy defined by a list of cable modems to have their firmware updated, a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) pointing to a file within a server in the network, and the web application adding a policy with this information to a policies table. The network collector polls a database engine for a new policy and computing a list of cable modems to have their firmware updated, and the network collector sends a command to a cable modem to update to a new firmware, wherein the new firmware is specified by the URI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intraway R&D S.A.
    Inventors: Lucas Lodeiro, Matias Torchinsky, Leandro Rzezak
  • Patent number: 10466996
    Abstract: A server and a method for providing software update information related to a vehicular module may be configured to provide a server for providing software update information related to a vehicular module that may extract a software updatable module to provide software update information thereto based on module use information related to another vehicle corresponding to an estimated driving route and an estimated driving time of a software update target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Seok Joo Kwon
  • Patent number: 10452322
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a detection unit, a determining unit, and an execution unit. The detection unit detects that data is stored in a predetermined storage area in a memory. The determining unit determines whether the data stored in the predetermined storage area satisfies an execution condition of predetermined processing associated with the predetermined storage area. The execution unit executes the predetermined processing when the data satisfies the execution condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Mukasa
  • Patent number: 10452222
    Abstract: Various systems, such as operating systems and application suites, have multiple programs that are installed and settings that are configured in order to put the system in a desired operational state (e.g., a substantially fully functioning state). Different users can have different experiences based on different programs they use, and the set of programs they use can come from network locations. A set of system readiness tasks is created that identifies the various actions to be performed to put the system in the desired operational state. Performance of the set of system readiness tasks is coordinated to display, prior to achieving the desired operational state, a preview of a user interface of the system that is customized to a specific user of the system. Performance of the set of system readiness tasks continues, while displaying the preview of the user interface, until the desired operational state is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Alphin, III, Samuel D. Clement, Samer F. Sawaya, Henri-Charles Machalani, Ananda Sarkar, Naresh Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 10445155
    Abstract: A method for the communication between software components in a motor vehicle, the software components being able to be operated in different operating modes, wherein the software components communicate with one another in different ways in the different operating modes, and at a first point in time, it is determined which software components communicate with one another and in which way in the different operating modes, and a separate communication profile is determined on that basis for each of the different operating modes, the software components being operated in the different operating modes at a second point in time, and one or more computer unit(s) executing the software components is/are configured in accordance with a corresponding communication profile of the respective operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bjoern Saballus, Simon Kramer
  • Patent number: 10447816
    Abstract: An advanced metering infrastructure may be configured for automated meter reading, such as of utility (electric, natural gas, etc.) meters. Within a network, a data collector communicates with, and receives meter data from, a plurality of endpoints. Firmware on the endpoints may be updated by transmission, from the data collector, of a new firmware image. In one example, the data collector sends an announcement of a firmware update to the plurality of endpoints. At a time indicated by the announcement, the data collector multicasts the firmware update a plurality of times. The data collector then receives indications from a plurality of endpoints that did not successfully receive all blocks of the multicast firmware update. In response, the data collector sends missing blocks to the plurality of endpoints according to the indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lloyd Osterloh, James Patrick Ogle
  • Patent number: 10445104
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic device including a manipulation unit configured to acquire manipulation by a user, and a control unit configured to selectively execute one of a plurality of controls of the electronic device which are associated with a duration of the manipulation and to perform switching of at least one of the plurality of controls according to information indicating a state of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Takahashi, Takeshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 10430771
    Abstract: Systems and methods for payment processing on devices are provided. Such systems and methods enable payment processing to be completed with a peripheral device (such as a magnetic card reader) and a point of sales system, without the need for extensive developer integration. The system receives a payment charge amount from a point of sales system. The system also detects (or dynamically populates) peripheral devices that are used to capture account information. The peripheral device is a supported device type with an associated library, which includes data for properly interfacing with the peripheral device. The system provides the captured account data, a merchant ID and the amount of the charge to a payment management system. The system likewise receives a response (approve or decline) from the payment management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Bonestell, Kevin Oliver, Matthew D. Ozvat, Andrew Harris, Daniel Ourada
  • Patent number: 10423331
    Abstract: A storage device includes an application container containing one or more applications; a polymorphic storage device (PSD) kernel configured to receive a plurality of packets including data, messages, and commands from a host computer, and route the plurality of packets to an application in the application container based on a command included in the plurality of packets; and a PSD interface layer configured to provide an interface between the one or more applications and the PSD kernel. The storage device can be transformed from a first type of storage device to a second type of storage device according to the control command received via the PSD control interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Inseok Stephen Choi, Yang Seok Ki
  • Patent number: 10423402
    Abstract: Managing updates to executable programming code on a computer system in a computer network. A maintenance service utility is configured to launch a maintenance procedure at a specified time during operation of the computer system. Operation of a maintenance timer utility is activated during startup of the computer system to track and monitor the amount of time the computer system has been operating since startup. The maintenance service utility determines if there any updates to the executable programming code that require installation. The maintenance procedure is launched after a specified time if there are updates to the executable programming code. The computer system is automatically rebooted to install the updates to the executable programming code. A maintenance service editor utility enables the maintenance service utility to be configured to launch the maintenance procedure after a specified time if there are updates to the executable programming code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Colin Feeser
  • Patent number: 10419594
    Abstract: Provided is a method of operating a mobile device. The method includes: extracting at least one of card modules installed in the mobile device, based on a location of the mobile device; obtaining information regarding at least one external device that interacts with the at least one card module; and providing a user interface including the information regarding the at least one external device that interacts with the at least one card module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guangyu Sun, Yuanmo Xu, Daqun Guo, Wenzhao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10409585
    Abstract: Executable code is part of an over-the-air (OTA) update received by, for example, a computing device in a vehicle. In one example, the update is a secure over-the-air (SOTA) update of software that is stored in firmware of a vehicle component (e.g., firmware stored in memory of a storage device or a boot device that are mounted in a vehicle).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Alberto Troia, Robert Richard Noel Bielby
  • Patent number: 10409580
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first storage area for storing firmware including a processing program for communication processing with an external terminal, and a processor. A processor starts execution of the processing program when a request to start the communication processing is received from the external terminal during execution of the firmware in the first storage area, and stores a modification program supplied into a second storage area when the modification program is received during execution of the processing program. The modification program is a modified program of at least a partial program in the processing program. The processor terminates execution of the processing program when a request to terminate the communication processing is received, and rewrites the processing program in the first storage area using the modification program in the second storage area when execution of the processing program is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Sugaya, Jun Kunioka, Taketoshi Yamahata, Yusaku Tanaka, Zhenhuan Qu
  • Patent number: 10409576
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates application usage. During operation, the system obtains a user context associated with a first user, wherein the user context includes at least one of a location of the first user, profile data for the first user, device data associated with a computing device for the first user, and data types associated with existing applications on the computing device. Next, the system obtains a first set of new applications matching the user context. Finally, the system provides the first set of new applications to the first user for installation and use by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph J. O'Sullivan, Ricardo Marquez, Michael J. Graves
  • Patent number: 10402229
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for receiving a request to execute a custom process over a target system, the custom process including one or more operations, determining, for each operation of the custom process, a set of entities implicated by a respective operation based on an operations graph of the custom process, and relations paths of the respective operation, determining, for each set of entities, a sub-set of entities based on one or more constraints of the respective operation, providing, for each operation of the custom process, an operation process that is to be executed over one or more entities of a respective sub-set of entities, combining operation processes into a single custom process, and initiating execution of the single custom process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Petar Dimitrov, Jochen Wilhelm, Dimitar Bankov, Ivan Tsankov, Benjamin Hoke
  • Patent number: 10387536
    Abstract: A system and method for data gathering system, comprising a data-aware knowledge base storing knowledge on relative costs of obtaining various data items; and a data retrieval decision-making processor operative, when an individual data element is sought to be retrieved, to determine whether or not to retrieve the data element by comparing at least one parameter representing need for the data element, also termed herein a utility value, with at least one parameter, retrieved from the data-aware knowledge base, which represents relative cost of obtaining the data element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PERSONETICS TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: David D. Govrin, David Sosna, Ido Ophir, Dan Vatnik
  • Patent number: 10387133
    Abstract: A method and a related system for identifying unmatched registry entries may be provided. The method may comprise scanning a file system and discovering software based on a file signature, collecting first attributes of the discovered software, collecting native registry entries, and comparing the first attributes against second attributes of the collected registry entries based on a filtering rule. Thereby, the registry entries may be grouped into two groups. One group may represent matched registry entries and the other group may represent unmatched registry entries. The unmatched registry entries may be identified as unequivocal entries for further software discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pawel Gocek, Piotr Kania, Michal Paluch, Tomasz Stopa
  • Patent number: 10372435
    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: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marcos Dias De Assuncao, Marco Aurelio Stelmar Netto, Lakshminarayanan Renganarayana, Christopher C. Young
  • Patent number: 10374898
    Abstract: A process may include a step of receiving a request to perform a revision on plural network devices. The process may include a step of identifying at least a first group of the plural network devices according to a first predetermined criterion including at least a first feature with a same first predefined characteristic. The process may include a step of determining whether the requested revision can be successfully performed on network devices in the first group of the plural network devices. The process may include a step of storing on an electronic storage device a record of whether the requested revision can be successfully performed on the network devices in the first group of the plural network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jason Hartsock, Noah Lev Pritikin, Kevin J. Stalzer
  • Patent number: 10372515
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing data in one of a first legacy computer system that has a first operating system and a second legacy computer system that has a second operating system that is different from the first operating system. The method includes providing a front end application that is in communication with the first and second legacy computer systems, with the application being displayed on a user interface of a computer. Aircraft and maintenance data of a first legacy airline is associated with the first legacy computer system and aircraft and maintenance data of a second legacy airline is associated with the second legacy computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.
    Inventors: Harry E. Stripe, Kyle Edward Wander, Tedd Dale Adams, Justin Eldon Kerchal