Software Installation Patents (Class 717/174)
  • Patent number: 10237372
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for managing operation of telecommunications devices. In one aspect, a method includes actions of executing a container program that lacks scripts that manage operation of telecommunications devices that interact with a cloud platform, monitoring messages generated by the telecommunications, filtering the messages to select a subset of messages that trigger execution of the scripts by the container program, identifying, for each selected message in the subset of messages and from an index of available scripts, a particular script that is executed in response to receipt of the selected message, merging each particular script with the container program to create a management program that manages operation of the telecommunications devices based on the subset of messages, and managing operation of the telecommunications devices with the management program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ADTRAN, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Baird
  • Patent number: 10235147
    Abstract: The operating system of a computer maintains an extension catalog that stores data relating extensions with information about the contracts the extensions support. Extensions are registered in this catalog according to the contract they implement. The extension catalog can be queried to identify extensions that support a given contract. An extension can be selected from among the results from a query, and the selected extension can be activated. When activated, the extension is set up by the operating system as an independent process from, and with context from, the application for which it is an extension. Information about the extension is provided to the application to enable the extension and the application to communicate according to the supported contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Merry, Hart Wilson, Mohammad Almalkawi, Pierre-Yves Santerre, Sriram Sarda, Tassaduq Basu
  • Patent number: 10235149
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a preinstalled application management method for a mobile terminal, where storage space of the mobile terminal includes at least one directory, and an installation package of at least one preinstalled application is stored in the at least one directory. The method includes starting the mobile terminal; scanning the at least one directory; and installing the installation package of the at least one preinstalled application in the at least one directory to generate a preinstalled application having user-level permission. Using the method and the mobile terminal, a preinstalled application can be uninstalled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiyan Xu, Guoqiao Chen
  • Patent number: 10230791
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method are provided. The electronic device includes a communication unit configured to transmit and receive data; and a controller configured to, when a state of the electronic device that satisfies a condition for termination of a running application is detected while the application is in progress, control discovery of at least one external electronic device and transmit data of the running application to at least one electronic device selected from the discovered external electronic devices through the communication unit with an instruction for the at least one selected electronic device to process the data of the running application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong-Hyun Han, A-Reum Kim, Kyu-Ok Choi
  • Patent number: 10216505
    Abstract: Described embodiments provide ways to optimize application minimal sets based on the behavior of users. Described embodiments further provide ways to produce a minimal set that is optimized based on various attributes regarding the target endpoint onto which the minimal set is to be deployed, such as the target endpoint's operating system, applications installed on the target endpoint, hardware on the target endpoint, or profile information regarding the target endpoint's user. Also, described embodiments provide ways to prioritize the order of deployment when multiple minimal sets for various applications are downloaded to a target endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Doar, Rami Stern, Shadi Massalha, Or Lupovitz, Ehud Sicron
  • Patent number: 10216510
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for the silent upgrade of software and its dependencies on a client device. A client device can identify that a new version of the client application is available that upgrades a current version of the client application to the new version and download an installation package file for the new version of the client application. A unique identifier for the client application can be identified and used to search a registry of an operating system installed on the client device to locate information associated with the current version of the client application, such as a file path for the current version of the client application. The installation package file can be modified using information associated with the file path and a silent upgrade of the client application can be performed where the current version of the client application is upgraded with the new version of the client application without user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AIRWATCH LLC
    Inventors: Shravan Shantharam, Nikhil Ravishankar, Ishan Srivastava, Rene Jesus Olivera, Saransh Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 10210000
    Abstract: A method of generating a user interface for presentation to a user. The method comprises executing a first application computer program to provide a user interface, executing agent computer program code to interrogate and modify said user interface during execution of said first application computer program, and presenting said modified user interface. The first application computer program may be run on a server, while the modified user interface may be presented to a user at a client connected to said server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Versata FZ-LLC
    Inventor: Plamen Ivanov Valtchev
  • Patent number: 10200297
    Abstract: Method for queueing packets, each packet of the packets including timing information representing a remaining time until a deadline associated with delivery at its destination; the system including N queues, each queue thereof being configured for buffering at least one packet, the N queues having a cyclic order; the method including keeping track of a pointer, initially pointing to a queue of the N queues; afterwards, repeatedly incrementing the pointer over the N queues, according to the cyclic order, after each passing of a scheduling interval S; enqueueing each packet of the packets in a queue of the N queues, that queue differing from the queue to which the pointer is pointing, based on the packet's timing information and taking into account the cyclic order; and dequeueing enqueued packets from the N queues, while prioritizing dequeueing from the queue to which the pointer is pointing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Provenance Asset Group LLC
    Inventors: Werner Van Leekwijck, Koen De Schepper
  • Patent number: 10191731
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses manage rolling out of updates in a network-accessible server infrastructure which operates a plurality of instances of a supporting service. The supporting service is comprised by a plurality of service portions. The instances of the supporting service each include of the service portions. The instances of the supporting service are partitioned into a plurality of slices. Each instance is partitioned to include one or more of the slices, and each slice of an instance includes one or more of the service portions. A software update is deployed to the instances by applying the software update to the slices in a sequence such that the software update is applied to a same slice in parallel across the instances containing that same slice before being applied to a next slice, and waiting a wait time before applying the software domain to a next slice in the sequencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Huaming Huang, Yue Zhao, Muhammad Usman Sharif, Abhishek Singh, Avnish Kumar Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10185649
    Abstract: A method includes creating a macro plan for a test project, creating a micro plan for the test project, wherein the micro plan and the macro plan are based on at least one common parameter, and reconciling the macro plan and the micro plan by identifying deviations between the macro plan and the micro plan based on the at least one common parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kathryn A. Bassin, Sheng Huang, Steven Kagan, Shao C. Li, Zhong J. Li, He H. Liu, Susan E. Skrabanek, Hua F. Tan, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10181038
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an apparatus and method for deployment assurance checks for monitoring industrial control systems and other systems. A method includes identifying, by a risk manager system, a plurality of connected devices that are vulnerable to cyber-security risks. The method includes determining devices to be monitored from the plurality of connected devices. The method includes evaluating system resource usage, by the risk manager system, on each device to be monitored. The method includes providing recommendations to a user as to whether or not the user should proceed with the monitoring, based on the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Seth G. Carpenter, Eric D. Knapp
  • Patent number: 10176061
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for migrating virtual machines in a virtualization environment includes a plurality of host machines implementing the virtualization environment and a migration controller. Each of the host machines includes a hypervisor, one or more user virtual machines (UVMs) and a virtual machine controller. The system further implements a virtual disk comprising a plurality of storage devices, the virtual disk being accessible by the virtual machine controllers, which conduct I/O transactions with the virtual disk. The migration controller determines a segment size and, for each host machine, determines a number of required segments for the UVMs running on the host machine. The controller computes a number of reserved segments based on a total number of host machines and a largest one of the numbers of required segments. The reserved segments are then assigned among the plurality of host machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NUTANIX, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Grobman, Hexin Wang, Gregory A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10175979
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for predicting errors in a software code base. The system generates an element set from a plurality of defect records that identify the developer who originated the defect, the code revisions related to the defect, and a classification of the defect. The system predicts the probability and type of defects in software using a machine learning algorithm configured using elements from the defect records and the code related to the defect records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Elwell, Damien O'Malley, Dharin L. Nanavati, Aliza Carpio
  • Patent number: 10152343
    Abstract: In example implementations, when a management program deploys new virtual machines, the management program may identify candidate virtual machines for replacement, score the possibilities of replacement and relate the new virtual machines to candidate virtual machines if it determines the probability of replacement is high. The management program may also migrate virtual machines and storage volumes used by the virtual machines to other physical servers and storage arrays by related pairs of virtual machines. The management program may also inherit management policies from existing virtual machines being replaced and leverage them to manage new virtual machines, which replace the existing virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Kono
  • Patent number: 10152594
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device for identifying a virus APK. The method comprises: presetting a virus database comprising virus characteristic codes; detecting that a designated file in a target Android installation package APK contains at least one of the virus characteristic codes; and determining that the target Android installation package APK is a virus APK. In the application, the virus APK and a variation thereof can be rapidly, accurately and effectively identified, thereby improving the security of an APK application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited
    Inventors: Xun Wang, Xu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10146529
    Abstract: During development of an application storing monitoring tools within the source code of the application. During deployment, extracting all monitoring rules from the source code of the application; obtaining information to complete the monitoring rules and customize the monitoring rules to the application which is to be monitored; discarding duplicate monitoring rules; and sending the monitoring rules to a target monitoring tool for configuration of monitoring rules within the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francesco Fabrizi, Andrea Gianfelici, Angelo Littera, Claudio Valant
  • Patent number: 10142370
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to generate a security assertion document associated with a container image, and to use the security assertion document to determine whether a container image is suitable for use to assemble a corresponding container for execution in a host environment. In an example method, the generated security assertion document includes a security assertion resulting from an assessed policy rule. In the example method, the security assertion document is separate from the container image such that the generation of the security assertion document does not alter the container image itself. In an example method, the contents of the security assertion document may be analyzed and/or verified in relation to the associated container image in connection with determining whether or not to use the container image to assemble a corresponding container for execution in the example host environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC
    Inventors: Pravin Goyal, Gregory A. Frascadore
  • Patent number: 10126735
    Abstract: A control device comprising a processor and a memory. The memory contains computer readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to retrieve from a memory a queue containing a plurality of sets of instructions, each set of instructions corresponding to parameters for forming a unit of packaging material, cause a packaging machine to create a plurality of packaging units according to the parameters, receive user input corresponding to a rewind queue functionality, and rewind the queue to cause the packaging machine to rerun a portion of the queue and create some of the plurality of the packaging units during the rerun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PREGIS INTELLIPACK LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, George Bertram, Edward Eisenberger
  • Patent number: 10120999
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for implementing platform security on a consumer electronic device having an open development platform. The device is of the type which includes an abstraction layer operable between device hardware and application software. A secured software agent is provided for embedding within the abstraction layer forming the operating system. The secured software agent is configured to limit access to the abstraction layer by either blocking loadable kernel modules from loading, blocking writing to the system call table or blocking requests to attach debug utilities to certified applications or kernel components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: IRDETO B.V.
    Inventor: Ron Vandergeest
  • Patent number: 10115174
    Abstract: A system and method for forwarding an application user interface from a first computing platform to a second computing platform. The application user interface is generated using source content. The application user interface is encoded into two or more encoded content streams where the two or more encoded content streams contain source content representable as the application user interface and composition metadata associated with the application user interface. The two or more encoded content stream are sent to the second computing platform. The two or more encoded content streams may be received at the second computing platform where the two or more encoded content streams contain information decodable and reproducible as the application user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Danny Thomas Dodge, Etienne Belanger, Jason Robert Mawdsley
  • Patent number: 10114659
    Abstract: Examples provide for automatically provisioning hosts in a cloud environment. A cloud daemon generates a cloud host-state configuration, for a given cloud instance of a host, stored on a cloud metadata service prior to first boot of the given cloud instance of the host. A first boot of a plurality of cloud instances of hosts is performed using a stateless, master boot image lacking host-specific configuration data. On completion of the first boot of a given cloud instance of a host, the cloud host-state configuration is installed on the master boot image to generate a self-configured boot image including host-specific configuration data for the given cloud instance of the host. A second boot is performed on the given cloud instance of the host by executing the self-configured boot image to automatically provision the given cloud instance of the host in the cloud environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrei Warkentin, Harvey Tuch, William Lam
  • Patent number: 10108410
    Abstract: Software parses an app update schedule with a parsing utility to obtain a current app version number of an app and determines that the deployed app version number is older than the current app version number. The software conducts a dependency analysis of the current version of the app using a scanning utility that outputs a hierarchical tree diagram of dependent code modules. The hierarchical tree diagram identifies a name and a code version number for each dependent code module. The software uses the name and code number for each dependent code module to obtain all code version numbers for the dependent code module from the code database and determines whether at least one code version number for a dependent code module is later than the code version number for the dependent code module in the hierarchical tree diagram. Then the software creates an updated app using newer source code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventor: Amitt Mahajan
  • Patent number: 10101984
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention monitor and track usage patterns of various applications (apps) distributed among multiple mobile devices owned by a user. The data gathered during monitoring is stored in a mobile app usage repository. If the user considers installing a new app, a cognitive app analysis engine compares features and functionality of the new app against the usage patterns in the repository, to formulate recommendations as to which mobile device(s) the app should be installed on. The analysis engine provides its recommendations to the user, and may additionally perform automated installation of the app on the recommended device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin G. Keen, Brian M. O'Connell, James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10093227
    Abstract: A device for controlling the interior lighting of a motor vehicle comprises at least one lighting module capable of emitting a light beam in the passenger compartment, and means for detecting a plurality of gestures of an occupant of the vehicle forming a determined sequence triggering the control of the interior lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Thierry Fleurence, Aymeric Koniec
  • Patent number: 10089102
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an operating system on which a plurality of device drivers with different structures are installable, and is configured to: update a device driver that has been installed with a device driver to be updated when identifiers of the device driver that has been installed and the device driver to be updated are different; install the device driver to be updated when the identifiers of the drivers are identical and pieces of model information of the drivers are different; and display a message for inquiring a user of whether or not to update the device driver that has been installed with the device driver to be updated when the identifiers of the drivers are identical and the pieces of model information of the drivers are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiko Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10078662
    Abstract: A method and computer system for data storage in a network including receiving, from a user device, a target data to be stored, determining an application associated with the target data in the user device, obtaining a storage pattern generated by monitoring a historical data, the storage pattern indicating storage characteristics of the historical data, the historical data being associated with the application, and controlling a storage of the target data in a network based on the storage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Xue Qiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10073691
    Abstract: Utilizing several passes of a token among the operating system level virtualization applications (OSLVAs) running on each of an ordered list of nodes selectively upgrade user applications in specific containers after determining that each OSVLA hosting a container to be upgraded is live. A failed liveness check can cause a revision to the list of nodes. Post-upgrade health checks of each application, and a list-wide notification of a completed upgrade of the application instances, can follow a successful upgrade. A roll back of the upgrade across all nodes can follow an unsuccessful upgrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Steven Charles Dake
  • Patent number: 10067722
    Abstract: An administrator provisions a virtual disk in a remote storage platform and defines policies for that virtual disk. A virtual machine writes to and reads from the storage platform using any storage protocol. Virtual disk data within a failed storage pool is migrated to different storage pools while still respecting the policies of each virtual disk. Snapshot and revert commands are given for a virtual disk at a particular point in time and overhead is minimal. A virtual disk is cloned utilizing snapshot information and no data need be copied. Any number of Zookeeper clusters are executing in a coordinated fashion within the storage platform, thus increasing overall throughput. A timestamp is generated that guarantees a monotonically increasing counter, even upon a crash of a virtual machine. Any virtual disk has a “hybrid cloud aware” policy in which one replica of the virtual disk is stored in a public cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HEDVIG, INC
    Inventor: Avinash Lakshman
  • Patent number: 10069912
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for speedily upgrading (e.g., via service packs) components of a storage management system, such as media agents and data agents, which may number in the thousands. The disclosed methods and systems provide a lightweight and flexible approach. Executable files such as service packs are deployed to a network-shared file system and are served on demand to each targeted host computing device to launch a data agent and/or media agent component. New service packs (e.g., upgrades) are installed on another shared drive and the connection thereto is refreshed by each targeted storage management component to begin executing the new version on demand. The resultant overall upgrade process across the storage management system may be substantially shortened, and the network burden greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Brahmaiah Vallabhaneni, Paramasivam Kumarasamy
  • Patent number: 10044829
    Abstract: Control systems and methods for cache coherency are provided. One control method includes steps of transmitting a link-connect request to a second electrical device when the first electrical device is coupled to the second electrical device by a cache coherency (CC) interface by a first electrical device, establishing a link between the first electrical device and second electrical device according to the link-connect request by the CC interface, and operating a first operating system of the first electrical device by a second processing unit of the second electrical device after establishing the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: VIA ALLIANCE SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiin Lai, Meng-Chen Yang
  • Patent number: 10042668
    Abstract: Managing the execution of a computer software application by duplicating a primary instance of a computer software application during its execution in a primary execution context to create multiple duplicate instances of the computer software application in corresponding duplicate execution contexts, and effecting a selection of a different candidate subset of predefined elements for each of the duplicate instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gili Nachum, Vladimir Gamaley, Gil Perzy
  • Patent number: 10031737
    Abstract: Multiple devices having different architecture or platforms may be supported by the same application store. The related devices are used to synchronize the state of each device in a group, such as all the devices owned or used by a particular user. The devices themselves are used as separate payload delivery systems that are capable of sharing software, such as new or updated applications and operating systems, among the different types of devices in the group. A software payload may be created by a server that contains software for more than one device's architecture. They payload may include segments targeted for different platforms or architectures. Once the payload is loaded on one device, that device can then send the payload to the other devices within the group. Each device that receives the payload uses the appropriate software segment for its particular architecture or platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Lovitt
  • Patent number: 10027692
    Abstract: An example computer-implemented method includes receiving, via a processor, an application to be tested, a set of intrusive monitoring capabilities, and a set of external monitoring capabilities. The method includes executing, via the processor, the application in a clean environment to generate unmonitored application behavior. The method includes executing, via the processor, the application with intrusive monitoring based on two randomly generated seeds to generate trigger events and external monitoring to detect changes of application behavior in response to the intrusive monitoring. The method includes computing, via the processor, a correlation measure between the trigger events and the detected changes in the application behavior. The method includes modifying, via the processor, the application in response to detecting the application is evasive based on the correlation measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roee Hay, Sagi Kedmi, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 10021057
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of processing data containing information about relationships between contacts and a community of contact owners is provided, which includes the steps of: collecting data having contact information, contact owner information and one or more values related to the strength of a relationship between the contact and the contact owner; evaluating the strength of the relationship based on the one or more values; and storing the collected data and evaluated strength in a computer database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Reuters Global Resources Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hyatt, Michael Yoon, Wilbur Swan
  • Patent number: 10019275
    Abstract: In a virtualized computer system operable in more than two hierarchical privilege levels, components of a hypervisor, which include a virtual machine kernel and virtual machine monitors (VMMs), are assigned to different privilege levels. The virtual machine kernel operates at a low privilege level to be able to exploit certain features provided by the low privilege level, and the VMMs operate at a high privilege level to support execution of virtual machines. Upon determining that a context switch from the virtual machine kernel to a VMM is to be performed, the computer system exits the low privilege level, and enters the high privilege level to execute a trampoline that supports context switches to VMMs, such as state changes, and then the VMM. The trampoline is deactivated after execution control is switched to the VMM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Harvey Tuch, Andrei Warkentin
  • Patent number: 10013265
    Abstract: A method, executed by a computer, includes receiving, for a cluster, a request to create a new container host, wherein the cluster comprises a plurality of container hosts having a corresponding plurality of local repositories, creating the new container host, selecting an image for the new container host according to one or more host preferences, wherein the image is stored in an image location, and copying the image from the image location to the local repository of the new container host. A computer system and computer program product corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sudheesh S. Kairali, Neeraj Kumar Kashyap
  • Patent number: 9998459
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for securely deploying a shrouded virtual server. An example method includes sending, by a host manager, authentication information of a hosting system to a client device in response to a request from the client device. The \method also includes receiving a request to deploy a virtual server using a shrouded mode. The method also includes deploying a preconfigured hypervisor on the hosting system, where the preconfigured hypervisor is deployed in an immutable mode that disables changes to security settings of the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes deploying, by the preconfigured hypervisor, a preconfigured boot image as an instance of the virtual server on the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes sending, by the host manager, an identifier of the virtual server for receipt by the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Khary J. Alexander, Utz Bacher, Reinhard T. Buendgen, Patrick J. Callaghan, John C. Dayka, Thomas B. Mathias, K. Paul Muller, James A. O'Connor, William J. Rooney, Kurt N. Schroeder, Peter G. Spera, Tiberiu Suto, Sean Swehla, Stefan Usenbinz, Craig R. Walters
  • Patent number: 9977423
    Abstract: A control device comprising a processor and a memory. The memory contains computer readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to retrieve from a memory a queue containing a plurality of sets of instructions, each set of instructions corresponding to parameters for forming a unit of packaging material, cause a packaging machine to create a plurality of packaging units according to the parameters, receive user input corresponding to a rewind queue functionality, and rewind the queue to cause the packaging machine to rerun a portion of the queue and create some of the plurality of the packaging units during the rerun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Pregis Intellipack LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, George Bertram, Edward Eisenberger
  • Patent number: 9971795
    Abstract: A system and method for information technology (IT) migration includes determining a relationship among objects to be migrated such that the relationship includes a set of objects having at least one of a common feature or dependency between the objects in the set. The objects are grouped into a plurality of migration waves such that cross-wave relationships are minimized among the plurality of migration waves. The objects are migrated wave by wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard K. Athey, John K. Baker, Ronda L. Caswell, Steve N. Lee, Matthew A. Markley, Birgit Pfitzmann, Michael Tacci, Bruce G. Taylor, Tylon O. Willingham
  • Patent number: 9959098
    Abstract: A system and methods for dynamically creating spreadsheet workbooks at runtime on a computing device from a set of pre-defined spreadsheet modules. Each spreadsheet module has an associated interface definition, allowing users more easily to combine multiple modules into more complex spreadsheet applications. Interfaces are defined using a Spreadsheet Interface Definition Language (SIDL) which enables spreadsheet models to be defined independent of their implementation. Modules can be either pre-constructed as spreadsheet workbooks, or dynamically created at run time from module definitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sigma Sciences Limited
    Inventor: Robert Laurie Smith Devine
  • Patent number: 9934013
    Abstract: Extension patterns are deployed to core deployment patterns stored in a first software repository. An event relating to registration of a component is detected. In response to detecting the event, a tool registry can be queried to identify one or more extension deployment patterns for use with one or more core deployment patterns. Based upon the query, one or more extension deployment components can be retrieved from a second software repository. The one or more extension deployment components can be deployed on top of one or more instances of the one or more core deployment patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alberto Giammaria, Christopher A. Peters, Thomas Spatzier
  • Patent number: 9934482
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a delivery unit comprises a plurality of objects. The delivery unit is encapsulated within a transport container for delivery to an entity for installation. As new versions of the objects are created by modifying the source code, the modified versions of objects are included in the delivery unit along with unmodified versions of the remaining objects of the delivery unit. The modified versions of the objects are marked for installation, while the unmodified versions are not marked for installation. Upon installation, the objects marked for installation are extracted from the delivery unit while the objects not marked for installation are discarded. The extracted objects are then installed, thus updating any previous versions of the objects, while unmodified objects are not installed. In one representative embodiment, objects are procedures of a database system, which may be organized hierarchically into folders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Andreas Kemmler
  • Patent number: 9912520
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for receiving, via a network, a request from a client to establish a network tunnel over the network. A credential is received from the client in order to establish the network tunnel. The client is authenticated based upon the credential. The client negotiates, via the network, to establish the network tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmed Fuad Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9910694
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product provide a custom virtual appliance. One or more processors generate a description file of a custom virtual appliance based on a user requirement. The processor(s) acquire configuration metadata of the custom virtual appliance from the description file. The processor(s) create a list of candidate virtual appliances based on the configuration metadata. The processor(s) acquire a disk size of the custom virtual appliance based on configuration metadata. The processor(s), for a specific virtual appliance in the list: acquire a disk size of the specific virtual appliance; and determine, based on the disk size conversion information, whether the specific virtual appliance is required to convert a disk size of the custom virtual appliance. In response to determining that a candidate virtual appliance from the list is required to convert the virtual disk, the processor(s) construct the candidate virtual appliance as the custom virtual appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Li, Xin Peng Liu, Lei Qin, Jian Shu, Xi Ning Wang
  • Patent number: 9904532
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing software updates may receive one or more device states associated with the one or more devices at a service delivery platform separate from the one or more devices where each of the one or more device states includes version information. Store the one or more device states persistently. Receive a software update configuration at the service delivery platform. Receive one or more software update files at the service delivery platform associated with the software update configuration. Determine a candidate device list utilizing the software update configuration and the information contained in the one or more device states, the candidate device list containing references to one or more targeted devices, of the one or more devices, targeted to receive the software update. The software update manager may examine each of the relevant device states as specified in the software update configuration one by one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: 2236008 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Cardamore
  • Patent number: 9904534
    Abstract: Techniques are described for inter-tenant and intra-tenant software management services in a cloud environment. In an embodiment, a network service determines a target end state for a software product that is deployed by a set of one or more tenants. The network service generates, for the set of one or more tenants, a cacheable object for updating the software product to the target end state. The network service generates, for a particular tenant in the set of one or more tenants, tenant-specific configuration data for applying configurations associated with the respective tenant and target-specific configuration data for applying configurations associated with a respective deployment of the software product. The network service sends the cacheable object to each tenant of the set of one or more tenants and the configuration data to the particular tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Balasubrahmanyam Kuchibhotla, Hariprasanna Srinivasan, Bharat Paliwal, Kamaldeep Khanuja
  • Patent number: 9906578
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, one or more enterprise software application products, such as Fusion Applications, can be installed and/or configured according to an integration and deployment design/blueprint that is built or optimized for use within a multi-tiered enterprise deployment topology at an organization/customer's data center. Based on the organization/customer's site topology and needs/requirements, provisioning of the software applications can be optimized, and application life cycle operations performed. This enables each product component to be aware of the topology, which in turn provides customers with an “out-of-the-box” solution. The deployment topology can also be optimized for security, performance and simplicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Janga Aliminati
  • Patent number: 9886262
    Abstract: An upgrade or update that is available to a deployed computing system (or deployment) under analysis is identified. Performance improvement metrics measured at similar deployments, that incorporated the identified update, are accessed to estimate a performance improvement metric corresponding to incorporating the identified update at the deployment under analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Satish J. Thomas, Tomasz K. Kaminski, Andrew William Jewsbury
  • Patent number: 9881151
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide for selective system or root level access for applications on an information handling device. One aspect provides a method comprising determining whether an application has system privileges on an information handling device; and executing privileged code from the application on said information handling device responsive to determining that the application has system privileges through one or more native services operating on said information handling device. Other aspects and embodiments are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Joshua N. Novak, Rod D. Waltermann, David Rivera, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 9870580
    Abstract: A system may receive order information that may include information identifying a network service, associated with a service provider network, and a service location associated with the network service. The system may determine context information based on the order information that may include information associated with providing the network service to the service location via the service provider network. The system may generate a service order based on the context information. The system may create a virtual network function (VNF) based on the service request. The VNF may be created such that the VNF operates on a computing device associated with the system, and may be configured to provide the network service. The system may insert the VNF into the service provider network to cause the network service to be provided to the service location. The VNF may interact with a physical device of the service provider network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ravindra Rao, Ashay Chaudhary, Sandeep Sharma