Including Downloading Patents (Class 717/173)
  • Patent number: 8997088
    Abstract: A method and system of deploying at least one software application from at least one source platform to at least one target platform is provided. The method may include obtaining configuration data on interdependency between the at least one target platform and the at least one software application. The method may further include checking a readiness of the at least one source platform for initiating deployment of the at least one software application. The method may further include checking a readiness of the at least one target platform for initiating deployment of the at least one software application and performing a selective deployment of the at least one software application after the readiness check. The method may further include performing a post-deployment assessment of the selectively deployed at least one software application after the selective deployment, wherein the post-deployment assessment includes checking a status parameter of the selectively deployed at least one software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Nagesh Nagaraj Gurikar, John Jesudason Doss, Sudipta Ghosh, Magesh Kasthuri
  • Patent number: 8997087
    Abstract: A method and a system for customizing a handheld device being produced in manufacturing assembly. The method provides customization via configuration of the device by a server in a communication network. In response to a configuration predefined such via a customer purchase order, assigning, at the server, a group to the at least one handheld device, identifying, at the server, a configuration of components for download to the at least one handheld device, the configuration of components associated with the assigned group, and downloading, for installation at the handheld device, the configuration of components to the at least one handheld device of the assigned group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Psion Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Beatty, Harold Hsu, Miguel Watler, Nader Newman, Rastislav Hodul
  • Publication number: 20150089489
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a variable rate of requesting software data for a computer system onboard a vehicle is provided. The method determines a number of ignition cycles executed after first software data has been retrieved; and when the number of ignition cycles is greater than a threshold value, reduces a frequency for generating a software request, to obtain a reduced frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: SUSANTA P. SARKAR, JONATHAN R. SCHWARZ
  • Patent number: 8990795
    Abstract: A method for updating an application on a mobile device includes accessing, at the mobile device, application management information. The application management information identifies a plurality of applications installed on the mobile device and one or more granted permission settings associated with each installed application. The method also includes sending, from the mobile device to a server, a request for update information regarding each installed application and receiving, at the mobile device from the server, the update information. The update information identifies an update package for a respective application of the plurality of installed applications. The method also includes installing the update package without user interaction from a user of the mobile device if one or more required permission settings associated with the update package are included in the one or more granted permission settings associated with the respective application of the plurality of installed applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brunsman, Ilya Firman, Ficus Kirkpatrick, Jasper Lin, Aurash Mahbod, Linda K. Nguyen, Michael Siliski, Christian Sonntag, Andrew Devron Stadler, Christoph Studer
  • Patent number: 8990794
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an approach is provided that differences a source topology model associated with a source platform and a target topology model associated with a target platform. This differencing is performed by a processor and results in a topology difference. An operation in a workflow model is obtained from an asset library, the operation being associated with the topology difference. At least a portion of the asset library is stored in a persistent storage medium. The operation to deploy a portion of a solution is transmitted for deployment. The deployed portion of the solution includes a target image compatible with the target platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Indrajit Poddar, Yulia Gaponenko, Alexey Miroshkin, Vladislav Ponomarev, Igor Sukharev
  • Patent number: 8990290
    Abstract: The invention sets forth a New Network Model for building and managing distributed computing networks based on a fundamental network building block referred to as a DIME; an acronym for Distributed Intelligent, Managed, Entity, and a Signaling Infrastructure. The network model enables dynamic management of the programs comprising the DIME. Five of these programs are used for implementing the functional management services commonly referred to as Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance and Security, or FCAPS, at the DIME level. A combination of FCAPS management and Signaling Infrastructure enables DIME based Workflows, which are groups of connected DIMEs programmed to execute in coordination with each other to produce desired results. The network model further enables basic Workflow requirements, including those of task specialization; priority based mediation; fault tolerance; reliability; and resiliency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Rao V. Mikkilineni, Albert A. Comparini
  • Patent number: 8990880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to home devices such as set-top boxes, and more particularly to methods providing autonomous file transfers to and from such home devices. There is provided a method for spreading notifications pertaining to the completion of file transfers in time. The method is based on the concept of imposing different delay times on different devices, which delay times must be observed prior to notifying the server of a file transfer completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Geoffrey Cristallo, Piet Vandaele
  • Patent number: 8990771
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for building and distributing software packages. A package manager generation tool can interface with a set of stages of a development environment to receive source code configured for a software package build. The package manager generation tool can further receive a configuration file from a web user interface, wherein the configuration file can comprise a set of commands that, when executed, can build a software package from the source code. A distribution schedule can indicate one or more distribution systems to which to distribute the software package. The package manager generation tool can distribute the software packages to the distribution systems specified by the distribution schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel P. Radez
  • Publication number: 20150082297
    Abstract: Updating firmware on mobile devices can be performed during device management (DM) sessions between mobile devices and one or more servers. A server can provide data to at least one node of a firmware update management object (FUMO) stored at a mobile device. The data can indicate a plurality of different update file locations accessible via a network. The mobile device can download a plurality of update files from the plurality of different update file locations via the network in response to receiving the command. From a set of update files, each mobile device can thus obtain its particular firmware update as a subset of the update files as indicated by its FUMO. Metadata may be provided to the FUMO to express one or more conditions that the mobile device must meet in order to download respective update files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicants: BlackBerry Corporation, BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Owen PARRY, Jason Lee CARTER
  • Patent number: 8984503
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an approach is provided that differences a source topology model associated with a source platform and a target topology model associated with a target platform. This differencing is performed by a processor and results in a topology difference. An operation in a workflow model is obtained from an asset library, the operation being associated with the topology difference. At least a portion of the asset library is stored in a persistent storage medium. The operation to deploy a portion of a solution is transmitted for deployment. The deployed portion of the solution includes a target image compatible with the target platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Indrajit Poddar, Yulia Gaponenko, Alexey Miroshkin, Vladislav Borisovich Ponomarev, Igor Sukharev
  • Patent number: 8978027
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that provide compatible device drivers to mobile computing devices. In one embodiment, a method of determining compatibility between different versions of device drivers and operating systems of a mobile computing device is disclosed that includes: (1) establishing a test environment employing a current operating system of a mobile computing device, (2) applying an updated driver to the test environment and (3) determining system compatibility of the updated driver with the current operating system employing the test environment, wherein the determining is based on both direct and implied compatibility of the updated driver with the current operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Haemel, Cathy Donovan, Narayanan Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 8977722
    Abstract: Exchanging information via web is a way of life in modern society. Present invention utilizes dynamic workspace technology to allow people much efficiently and flexibly to exchanging information across global environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sheng Tai (Ted) Tsao
  • Patent number: 8978024
    Abstract: A method for firmware update coordination in a federated computing system can include receiving in a host one of different computers coupled to one another in a federated computing system, different version levels of firmware versions in peer ones of the different computers. The method additionally can include recording in a compatibility list in the host computer, different version levels of firmware versions for respectively different peer ones of the computers. The method yet further can include selecting a firmware update to be applied to the host computer and comparing a version level of the selected firmware update to the different version levels in the compatibility list. Finally, the firmware update can be applied to the host computer only if the version level of the selected firmware update is present in the compatibility list, but otherwise rejecting the firmware update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fred Bower, III, Shun Rong Hu, William G. Pagan
  • Patent number: 8978026
    Abstract: An architecture allows individual system components to be developed and tested individually, i.e., as distinct modules, and to be subsequently combined through standardized electrical and communication interfaces. Any combination of these modules can be implemented to form different products that provide any number of functions, such as an integrated system for monitoring a health condition and/or delivering a medication. The architecture also provides an approach for dynamically updating the product and offering its users the latest generation of technology even after the users have already purchased the product. In particular, the embodiments employ the communication interfaces to also provide connection to a remote network that can update or upgrade the product's software when the product is out in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Steven Charlton, Jun Chen, Lin Chen, Qiang Fu, Igor Gofman, Steven B. Harris, Paul L. Inman, Gary J. Johnson, Qiong Li, Harris Lieber, Derek Lok, Tony Nguyen, Paul M. Ripley, Gregory Stefkovic, Hoi-Cheong Steve Sun
  • Patent number: 8972965
    Abstract: A display device and method for controlling and updating the same are disclosed herein. The display device may include a broadcast receiver for receiving a broadcast signal, a demultiplexer for demultiplexing the received broadcast signal, a decoder for decoding the demultiplexed broadcast signal, and a display for displaying the decoded broadcast signal. An external device interface may be provided for receiving upgrade data from an upgrade device. The display device may include a memory for storing the upgrade data and version information of the upgrade device. A controller may be provided to process and display the received broadcast signal on the display, determine whether the upgrade device is connected to the display device, determine whether a version of the upgrade device is an updated version, and assign authority to control the display device to the upgrade device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Wooseong Chung, Jaehan Park, Chongsok Kim
  • Patent number: 8972966
    Abstract: Systems, methods and products directed toward facilitating firmware updates in a hybrid computing environment. One aspect includes providing a primary operating environment and a secondary operating environment in an information handling device; downloading one or more firmware update packages appropriate for the secondary operating environment to the primary operating environment; and executing a firmware update tool from the primary operating environment, the firmware update tool being configured to install the one or more firmware update packages on the secondary operating environment. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott E. Kelso, Jian Li, Steven R. Perrin, Matthew P. Roper, Bradley P. Strazisar, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 8972973
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles firmware updates for hardware resources of a computing device. The firmware update system may be configured to handle firmware updates in a consistent manner across different computing platforms/architectures. A data structure is defined to associate each updateable resource with a corresponding identifier to enumerate the updateable resources to the firmware update system. The firmware update system may reference the data structure to produce representations of the each individual resource that provide an operating system level abstraction through which detection, analysis, acquisition, deployment, installation, and tracking of firmware updates is managed. Using the representations, the firmware update system operates to discover available firmware updates collectively for the enumerated resources, match the updates to appropriate resources, and initiate installation of the updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Cavalaris, Adam Lenart, Chad R. Siefert, David J. Roth, Cameron S. Brodeur, James A. Schwartz, Jr., Eric F. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8972874
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) type model helps application designers create error free graphical user interface applications (GAPs). The GUI type model provides a reference set of GUI element types. The application designer assigns a selected GUI element type to each GUI element in a GAP design. The GUI element types help ensure consistent and proper treatment of the GUI element types at every stage in the development of the application, from initial planning and design, to compilation and execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Mark Grechanik, Qing Xie, Chen Fu
  • Patent number: 8966470
    Abstract: Improved techniques for interaction between a host device (e.g., host computer) and a portable media device (e.g., media player) are disclosed. According to one embodiment, interaction between the host device and the portable media device can be performed over a network. The network can include wired and/or wireless components. The network can also be local, regional or global in geographic coverage. The interaction over the network can be initiated by the portable media device, manually or automatically, so as to request a content update from the host device. In response to the requested content update, updated content is received at the portable media device from the host device, provided a network connection between the portable media device and the host device is available through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony M. Fadell
  • Patent number: 8966646
    Abstract: A method of managing a software license comprises loading a software program into volatile memory, obtaining authorization data, modifying a portion of the volatile memory relied upon by the program in accordance with the authorization data, executing the program, and causing the modifications to be deleted from the volatile memory. In some embodiments, selection criteria compared with the authorization data does not contain information corresponding to all of the content of the authorization data, thereby denying a software attacker the benefit of identifying and exploiting the selection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Kelce S. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150052512
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method to update firmware across multiple devices in a process facility using a single domain of a FOUNDATION Fieldbus protocol. In one embodiment, the system has a receiving device that couples with a pair of target devices, e.g., a first target device and a second target device. The receiving device includes operating instructions that can process an input and generate an output. The input comprises data comprising a first firmware component and a second firmware component for, respectively, the first target device and the second target device. The receiving device can direct the firmware component to the appropriate target device; generating a first output and a second output that distribute the firmware components to complete the upgrade process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Dimitrov Kostadinov, Larry Gene Schoonover, Anatoly Podpaly
  • Patent number: 8959183
    Abstract: A virtual process manager for use with a client application. Both the process manager and the client application are installed on a client computing device. In response to a user command to execute a virtual application at least partially implemented by a virtualized application file stored on a remote computing device, the client application sends a high priority command to the process manager to execute the virtual application. Before receiving the user command, the client application sends a low priority command to the process manager to download at least a portion of the virtualized application file. In response to the high priority command, and without additional user input, the process manager downloads any portion of the file not downloaded in response to the low priority command, and executes the virtual application on the client computing device. The client application may comprise a conventional web browser or operating system shell process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Code Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Jeremy Zeller, Kenji C. Obata
  • Patent number: 8955038
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for fine tuning access control by remote, endpoint systems to host systems. Multiple conditions/states of one or both of the endpoint and host systems are monitored, collected and fed to an analysis engine. Using one or more of many different flexible, adaptable models and algorithms, an analysis engine analyzes the status of the conditions and makes decisions in accordance with pre-established policies and rules regarding the security of the endpoint and host system. Based upon the conditions, the policies, and the analytical results, actions are initiated regarding security and access matters. In one described embodiment of the invention, the monitored conditions include software vulnerabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fiberlink Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Blair Nicodemus, Billy Edison Stephens
  • Publication number: 20150040118
    Abstract: A method for automatically updating software executed by an electronic device is disclosed herein. The method includes receiving, at the electronic device, an update indication from a server that updated software is available for the electronic device. The method further includes modifying, in response to the update indication, a boot state of the electronic device and initiating operation of the electronic device in an update mode. The updated software is received, at the electronic device, during operation in the update mode. The method further includes initiating, upon determining the updated software has been correctly received, operation of the electronic device in a normal mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Michael Adler, Joseph B. Grand, Andrew Shane Huang, Duane Stewart Maxwell, Kenneth Earl Steele, Stephen L. Tomlin
  • Patent number: 8949962
    Abstract: A service providing method of a server is provided. The method includes registering a service hub according to a service request; setting a service hub program corresponding to the service hub; receiving a request for the service hub program from a user terminal device belonging to an organization associated with the service hub; providing the service hub program to the user terminal device; and providing an application program corresponding to the user terminal device and the service hub program to the user terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seon-hak Kim, Nam-geol Lee, Il-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8949815
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing device drivers includes requesting a device driver update set for a plurality of devices connectable to a computing device. The method also includes receiving the device driver update set, installing each driver of the device driver update set on the computing device. At least one updated driver in the update set is an updated driver for a device that is disconnected from the computing device at the time of the request. The method further includes configuring the at least one updated driver for the non-connected to activate when the device is detected by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Henriksen Phaedrus, Faisal Ansari, Jordan Cohen, James Cavalaris, Adam Lenart, Ullattil Shaji, Rajiv Poonamalli, Sharad Goel
  • Patent number: 8943488
    Abstract: Methods for updating video game software or handheld game devices, and systems for performing the methods. In some embodiments a first handheld game device with a later version of a game update software of a second handheld game device with an earlier version of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Keith Oberg, Jesse Nathaniel Booth
  • Patent number: 8938731
    Abstract: A firmware control management device and a method implemented by the firmware control management device are described herein which are configured to determine whether or not to push a firmware update to a machine-to-machine (M2M) device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Eric Lee Valentine, Inayat Syed
  • Patent number: 8938734
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for providing user-driven configuration of application content packages. One process includes operations for receiving a request for configuring a user productivity feature for integration with an application running on a client device, presenting a configuration tool for allowing user-driven configuration of an application content package associated with the user productivity feature, and deploying the application content package for installation on the client device after receiving configuration of the application content package through the configuration tool. In some instances, the configuration tool is a hosted service provided on a server in a cloud computing network. Further, presenting the configuration tool can include presenting one or more back-end systems associated with the application for selection as a destination for the user productivity feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Filip Misovski, Markus Cherdron
  • Publication number: 20150020062
    Abstract: A software update manager running on an information handling system over a type 1 hypervisor operating system retrieves a virtual firmware update through a primary network interface. The virtual firmware update executes over the hypervisor to initiate a download of a firmware update to a management processor of the information handling system through a management network interface. The firmware update executes to update the firmware of the information handling system with an update process managed by an end user through the primary network interface and the software update manager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Kuzmack, Raajeev Kalyanaraman, Xianghong Qian
  • Patent number: 8935690
    Abstract: A method for installing an application according to an exemplary embodiment downloads an application purchased by a client and installs the application in a terminal in an asynchronous manner. The method includes transmitting a request to download at least one application to the server, downloading an application from the server in response to the request to download at least one application and storing the downloaded application, and installing the stored application in the terminal in an order of completion of downloading of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-hee Kim, Dong-sung Kim, Woo-hyuk Choi, Young-ha Kim, Nam-geol Lee
  • Patent number: 8935691
    Abstract: A method for downloading a first application to a target system through a host system consisting of downloading a first application adapted to run on a host system from a program store to a host system, and subsequently downloading a second application adapted to run on a target system from the host system to the target system. The first application and the second application enable the host system and the target system to exchange information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Mourad Ben Ayed
  • Publication number: 20150007164
    Abstract: Provided is a device and a method for smart device and sensor node integrated application update, including an application program updating device including a generator to generate a package in a storage space by installing a sensing application, an extractor to extract an installation file and a profile of an application program interworking with the sensing application from the package, a recognizer to recognize a sensor node by referring to the profile, an installer to install the application program by transmitting the installation file to the sensor node, and an executor to execute the application program and the sensing application when the application program is installed in the sensor node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sang Gi HONG, Byung Bog LEE, Jeong Gil KO, Nae Soo KIM
  • Patent number: 8924948
    Abstract: A context modeler comprising a computer software graphical subsystem and a solution packaging service. The computer software graphical subsystem renders a graphical user interface, which is used to map different objects from the web application platform and set their properties, thereby creating a mapping file for use by the packaging service. The packaging service is used to automatically create a solution package file for deployment within the web application platform. The solution package file is created when the packaging service uses one or more methods to generate a set of instructions for implementing computer processor or server action, and this set of instructions is wrapped inside a solution package file recognized by the web application platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: James Farhat
  • Patent number: 8924957
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems for simultaneously installing user-input-dependent software packages on multiple devices are disclosed. In one example, an exemplary method for performing such a task may comprise: 1) initiating installation of a software package on each of a plurality of client devices, 2) receiving, from each client device, a visual image generated during installation of the software package that depicts an installation step that requires user input, 3) consolidating the visual images into a consolidated view, 4) displaying, via an installation-management interface, the consolidated view to a user of the computing device, 5) receiving, via the installation-management interface, user input from the user for completing the installation step, and then 6) completing the installation step by sending the user input to each client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Newstadt, Shaun Cooley
  • Publication number: 20140380299
    Abstract: An aspect of an embodiment of the invention provides a communication apparatus for receiving update data for an application, which carries out data communication of transferring data containing at least any one of video data and audio data over a network, and updating the application using the update data. The communication apparatus includes: a receiving unit configured to receive related information that is information related to the update data; an update unit configured to start downloading the update data based on the related information; and a determining unit configured to make determination about an execution state of the application. The update unit controls resumption and suspension of the downloading of the update data based on a result of the determination made by the determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Shigeru NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8918779
    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: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Nichols, Navjot Virk, Samuel J. McKelvie, Mathew J. Dickson
  • Patent number: 8918778
    Abstract: An aspect relates to fail safe flashing techniques for a management device of a computer system. A non-volatile memory of the management device stores a current firmware, an actual critical information and a backup critical information, which is rewritable in a booting mode and read-only in a flash mode. A flasher module is launched to operate the management device in the flash mode. The actual critical information is copied to a volatile memory and erased in the non-volatile memory. A replacement firmware is used to upgrade the current firmware. The actual critical information is mixed and matched with a new critical information. A user input is requested to write the mixed and matched critical information back to the non-volatile memory as the actual critical information. When the user input is not received after a first predetermined time period, the mixed and matched critical information is automatically written back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Varadachari Sudan Ayanam, Baskar Parthiban, Samvinesh Christopher, Senguttuvan Marimuthu, Venkatesan Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8918777
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for retrieving a universal schema specification file that defines a structure of a product specific data set, retrieving the product specific data set that defines a specific configuration for a version of a product, validating the product specific data set using the universal schema specification file, and using the validated product specific data set and a product specific installable to automatically install the version of the product with the specific configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Madhu Kurimilla, Nooli Vamsi K. Rao
  • Patent number: 8918830
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for transmitting and a process for receiving update data. According to the invention, the update data are dispatched by a communication center to terminals with the aid of a broadcasting network. Next, the terminals report their update to the center through a bidirectional network. The center renews the campaign or stops the current campaign as a function of the number of terminals updated. When only a minimum number of terminals to be updated remains, the campaign is stopped, the last terminals not updated will be so via the bidirectional link. The invention also relates to the center implementing a dispatch process and the receiver for receiving and processing the update data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Nadine Patry, Louis-Xavier Carbonnel, Eric Gautier, Laurent Lesenne, François Roudier
  • Publication number: 20140373004
    Abstract: Updates for an enterprise's software product are made available to user devices on-line, even when network resources of the enterprise are unavailable. Software update sets and notifications concerning the update sets may be published by an enterprise for consumption by content distribution partners of the enterprise and parties not affiliated with the enterprise. Each abstraction relating to an update, including update notifications and update sets may include a cryptographic signature for later use in authenticating the source of the abstraction. Update notifications also may include information indicative of: available update sets; and network locations at which the update sets can be accessed. Further, an update notification may be configured with a time-to-live (TTL) value indicating a value of time after which the notification expires. TTL values give the enterprise some control over the distribution of update sets by limiting the lifespan of the update notifications corresponding to the update sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Abolade Gbadegesin, Mario C. Goertzel, Kenneth A. Showman, Joshua W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 8914783
    Abstract: Example systems and methods to maintain process control systems are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves identifying at least one of an update or an upgrade applicable to a configuration of nodes of a process control system. Software is provided for download to the process control system. The software represents an update and/or upgrade. Metadata for the software indicating applicability of the software to one or more nodes of the process control system is also provided for download. Automated installation of the software to one or more nodes of the process control system is facilitated based on the metadata from a workstation in communication with the one or more nodes of the process control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kim O Van Camp
  • Patent number: 8914004
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of selecting a resource of an application in a wireless terminal, which can selectively download an optimum resource of the application appropriate for the wireless terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a controller for, when a download of an application is selected, downloading an application having a resource corresponding to screen information of the wireless terminal from applications for respective resources for the application provided by an application provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae-Won Cho, Kyoung-Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 8914793
    Abstract: A remote upgrade server having a networking module and a processing unit is provided. The networking module provides a network access service. The processing unit receives an update checking request from a mobile communication device via the networking module, and determines a delay time period according to a current networking load in response to the update checking request. Also, the processing unit transmits an update configuration file including the delay time period to the mobile communication device via the networking module, so that the mobile communication device downloads the system update file from the remote upgrade server after the delay time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Hung-Pin Cheng, Chin-Cheng Chuo, Tsung-Ying Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8914790
    Abstract: A reduced capability subset of an application referred to as a “starter application” is provided on a computer device prior to purchase and intended for use by a user purchasing the computer device. The starter application may monitor input from the user when the starter application is executing to ascertain opportunities to inform the user of an upgrade and then solicit the user for purchasing the upgrade. The starter application may use a limited access browser to contact a server to assist in the solicitation and complete the transaction. Upon completing the transaction, the upgrade is provided to the computing device. The upgrade may comprise the full capability version of the application, templates, clip art, or other software. The upgrade may entail transmitting the upgrade to the computer device or providing an authorization key to unlock the upgrade that is already stored on the computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Terry Farrell, Norbert van Woerkom, Robert McQuillan, David Mowatt, Pieter Kasselman
  • Patent number: 8914785
    Abstract: A virtual appliance may be provided with firmware images that may be simulated in a run-time environment prior to loading into a network component. A kernel may be mapped to a virtual appliance image providing a virtual operating system image. Updates to the virtual appliance may provide updated versions of the virtual operating system image by mapping the updated virtual appliance image to an updated kernel. Various versions of the virtual operating system image may be stored and loaded into the virtual appliance without needing to downgrade a previous version of the operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: John I. Buswell
  • Patent number: 8914791
    Abstract: When a user of the wireless terminal connects the wireless terminal to a computer, the wireless terminal detects the connection and determines whether the connection is the first time for connection to the computer. If the connection is the first time connection, the wireless terminal obtains information of wireless terminal software on the wireless terminal. Then, the wireless terminal causes the computer to access a server via a network and to download to the computer a software upgrading assistance (SUA) program from the server. The SUA program assists update of the wireless terminal software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Doreen Salzano, Shyam T. Shyamalan, Arthe Sampath, Martin Abbott, Kathleen Chylinski, Farook Kaleem
  • Patent number: 8910146
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for automated time-to-value (TTV) measurement is disclosed. The method includes: initiating an installation module of an application to install the application on a data processing system; responsive to initiating installation of the application via the installation module, monitoring, via a TTV module of the application, a time period associated with the installation of the application; and recording, by the TTV module, the time period corresponding to the installation of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nnaemeka I. Emejulu, Andrew J. Lavery, Ye Liu, Mario A. Maldari
  • Patent number: 8910132
    Abstract: A method of operation of a bundle management system includes: generating a resource bundle with client-based script code based on a client device condition of a potential client device; generating a condition map correlating the client device condition to the resource bundle; generating a bundle set including the resource bundle based on a developer version of the client-based script code; uploading the condition map to a web service system; and configuring the web service system to operate a web service corresponding to the developer version of the bundle set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Kolesnikov, Andrey Sukhachev
  • Patent number: 8910151
    Abstract: A method for installing software components includes: a terminal receives a software component package delivered by a Device Management (DM) server directly or a download address of the component package and a command instructing to download delivered by the DM server, where the software component package contains more than one software component; if the terminal receives the download address and the command instructing to download, the terminal downloads the software component package from the download address; the terminal installs the obtained software component package locally and generates management nodes and subnodes of the management nodes corresponding to the software components under a Deployed subtree of the Software Component Management Object (SCOMO) of the terminal. With the present invention, the process of installing software component is more reasonable. A system and apparatus for installing software components are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shouling Cui, Xiaoqian Chai, Linyi Tian, Kepeng Li