Dependency Based Cooperative Processing Of Multiple Programs Working Together To Accomplish A Larger Task Patents (Class 718/106)
  • Patent number: 10996737
    Abstract: A system with improved power performance for tasks executed in parallel. A plurality of processing cores each to execute tasks. An inter-core messaging unit to conveys messages between the cores. A power management agent transitions a first core into a lower power state responsive to the first core waiting for a second core to complete a second task. In some embodiments long messages are subdivided to allow a receiving core to resume useful work sooner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Devadatta V. Bodas, Muralidhar Rajappa, Justin J. Song, Andy Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10970741
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved approach for implementing a system, method, and computer program product for integrating with a social media site, which can be used to create and configure a custom audience on the social media site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Strutton, Chad Estes, Stephanie Fossan, Eugene Thompson, Steven Keith Woods, Taha Sheikh
  • Patent number: 10956225
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for domain decomposition in parallel numerical computer modelling that remove the need for large-scale synchronization, decouple the regions within a simulation, and reduces wait times, increasing linear scalability and thus suitability for large-scale cloud deployment. Presently disclosed systems and methods include asynchronous message passing which decouples the computational units within the system and introduces an elasticity that allows wait time to be largely eliminated. Applications include domains in which computations are not easily parallelized and/or large-scale numerical simulations used with a large cluster or cloud computing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: James William Douglas Hobro
  • Patent number: 10949330
    Abstract: An embodiment of a semiconductor package apparatus may include technology to determine a size for a trace buffer based on instrumented code to be executed on a graphics processor, initialize the trace buffer in a shared memory based on the determined size, provide the instrumented code to the graphics processor to be executed, collect data in the trace buffer from the executed instrumented code, analyze the data collected in the trace buffer on a processor, and generate a trace of the instrumented code on the processor based on the analyzed data. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Konstantin Levit-Gurevich
  • Patent number: 10942694
    Abstract: A printing system includes a terminal apparatus with a printer driver that is installed in the terminal apparatus and generates data for an image formation apparatus based on print setting, and a server apparatus. The terminal apparatus and the server apparatus are connected to each other. The server apparatus includes a first setting device that sets specific setting data relating to the print setting, and an application device that applies the specific setting data to the terminal apparatus. The terminal apparatus includes a storage that stores setting data representing setting of the terminal apparatus, a reflector that reflects the specific setting data in the setting data, and a controller that refers to the setting data to perform control to modify the print setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Uemura
  • Patent number: 10942922
    Abstract: A computerized mechanism to formulate a data flow representation from a syntax tree. The syntax tree may be, for instance, an abstract syntax tree (AST) that is formulated by compiling query script, such as big data query script. Each node in the syntax tree is composed of one or more tokens (script portions) that are taken from the query script, which relationships between the tokens being syntactically represented by links between those tokens. Accordingly, the data flow representation may also be a data flow representation of the original query script itself. In order to formulate the data flow representation from the syntax tree, the data types of the various inputs and outputs of the syntax tree nodes are identified and bound to a corresponding data flow. This may be performed whilst honoring dependencies between the nodes. The data flow may be visualized to an author or reviewer of the script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David Joseph Cummings, Zhaoji Chen, Yifung Lin, Dian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10929046
    Abstract: Reads of data stored at the solid-state storage device are monitored. A set of data stored at the solid-state storage device is marked based on the monitoring of the reads of the data. A read request is received for a subset of data of the set of data stored at the storage device. In response to receiving the read request for the subset of data, the subset of data is relocated to a cache memory of the solid-state storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon James Coleman, John Colgrove, Peter Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10922130
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a confirmation unit and an application unit. If a changeable flag is attached to a process flow, the confirmation unit confirms whether or not a change exists in a master of the process flow. If the confirmation unit confirms that a change exists in the master, the application unit applies the change to the process flow that is to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10915463
    Abstract: A method includes determining, by a tracker controller of a hardware security module, that a first processor has submitted a first request to access a computing resource. The method also includes determining, by the tracker controller, whether the first request and a second request both request access to the same computing resource. The second request is submitted by a second processor. The method also includes preventing access to the computing resource based on a determination that the first request and the second request do not request access to the same computing resource. The method also includes permitting access to the computing resource based on a determination that the first request and the second request both request access to the same computing resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Silvio Dragone, Nihad Hadzic, William Santiago Fernandez, Tamas Visegrady
  • Patent number: 10915356
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that identifies a thread and selects a core from a plurality of processor cores in response to the selected core being available while satisfying a least used condition with respect to the plurality of processor cores. The technology may also schedule the thread to be executed on the selected core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ramakrishnan Sivakumar, Vijay Dhanraj, Russell Fenger, Guy Therien
  • Patent number: 10911543
    Abstract: Cloud robotics infrastructures generally support heterogeneous services that are offered by heterogeneous resources whose reliability or availability also varies widely with varying lifetime. For such systems, defining a static redundancy configuration for all services is difficult and often biased. Also, it is not feasible to define a redundancy configuration separately for each unique service. Therefore, in the present disclosure a trade-off between the two is ensured by providing At-most M-Modular Flexible Redundancy Model wherein an exact degree of redundancy is defined and is given to each service in a heterogeneous service environment and monitoring each task and subtask status to ensure that each subtask gets accomplished thereby enabling the tuning of the tradeoff between redundancy and cost and determining efficiency of the system by estimating number of resources utilized to complete specific subtask and comparing the resources utilization with the exact degree of redundancy defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Swagata Biswas, Swarnava Dey, Arijit Mukherjee, Arpan Pal
  • Patent number: 10891159
    Abstract: Activation policies for workflows are described. Some implementations support the configuring of a workflow such that an activity in the workflow can start processing items on which a prior activity's processing is completed, but before the prior activity has completed processing all the items. In addition, this activity can be configured to group the items received so far into a subset and process it according to the action of the activity and then send it to a next activity; and the activity can be configured to repeat this process multiple times using the items that have been received since the previous subset. In some implementations, an input set of items for a workflow is generated from a set of one or more sources, and the workflow is generated by splitting the input set into subsets via a recurring catch and release mechanism that is responsive to activation policies of the activities of the workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Peh Keong Teh, Gautam Dharamshi, Jon R. Helms
  • Patent number: 10893033
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to a computer system accessing a client credential set to authenticate with a destination computer system. A computer system may, subsequent to receiving an indication to make available an application for a particular user, retrieve configuration data specifying a reference to a key value. The computer system may maintain a data object that includes a client credential set for the particular user. In response to an occurrence of an event associated with the application, the computer system may access the client credential set of the particular user from the data object using the key value and an indication of the particular user. The computer system may then send a request including the client credential set to a destination computer system for authentication with the destination computer system and receive a response indicating whether the computer system has been authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Edward Heldman, Douglas Christopher Wilson, Jackson Gregory Reed, Kyle Warren Apple, Jacob Andrew Richwine
  • Patent number: 10885030
    Abstract: A second query execution part is added to a database management system comprising a first query execution part configured to execute a query based on a query execution plan of a query to a database and to return a query execution result to the query issuance source and a buffer management part configured to read a data of a read request from the database to store the data into the buffer and to provide the data to an issuance source of the read request if data of a read request has not been stored in a buffer in the case where the read request of data is received and configured to read data of a read request from the buffer and to provide the data to a issuance source of the read request if data of a read request has been stored in the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: HITACHI, LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Yuto Hayamizu, Kazuo Goda, Masaru Kitsuregawa, Nobuo Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10846362
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises a first conversion part storing a partial matrix for columns having a predetermined number or more of non-zero elements among columns in a matrix in a first format, and a second conversion part storing a partial matrix for the other columns in the matrix in a second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Araki
  • Patent number: 10831633
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product predict run-time to completion of workflows executing in a shared multi-tenant distributed compute clusters. The method, apparatus and computer program product receive a MapReduce workflow. The MapReduce workflow includes one or more MapReduce jobs for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Optum Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Love Hasija, Piyush Gupta
  • Patent number: 10825014
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling running of multiple security software applications, including: a secure element and at least one central processing unit coupled to the secure element, where the secure element includes a processor and a first random access memory; the processor is configured to: run secure operating system software and at least one security software application based on the secure operating system software; when it is required to run a second security software application, suspend running of a first security software application in the at least one security software application, control migrating first temporary data generated during running of the first security software application from the first random access memory to a storage device disposed outside the secure element, and based on the secure operating system software, run the second security software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shilin Pan
  • Patent number: 10789768
    Abstract: A graphics processing apparatus comprises fragment generating circuitry to generate graphics fragments corresponding to graphics primitives, thread processing circuitry to perform threads of processing corresponding to the fragments, and forward kill circuitry to trigger a forward kill operation to prevent further processing of a target thread of processing corresponding to an earlier graphics fragment when the forward kill operation is enabled for the target thread and the earlier graphics fragment is determined to be obscured by one or more later graphics fragments. The thread processing circuitry supports enabling of the forward kill operation for a thread including at least one forward kill blocking instruction having a property indicative that the forward kill operation should be disabled for the given thread, when the thread processing circuitry has not yet reached a portion of the thread including the at least one forward kill blocking instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Stephane Forey, Jørn Nystad, Reimar Gisbert Döffinger, Kenneth Edvard Østby, Toni Viki Brkic
  • Patent number: 10754687
    Abstract: There is provided a data processing apparatus that includes processing circuitry for executing a plurality of instructions. Storage circuitry stores a plurality of entries, each entry relating to an instruction in the plurality of instructions and including a dependency field. The dependency field stores a data dependency of that instruction on a previous instruction in the plurality of instructions. Scheduling circuitry schedules the execution of the plurality of instructions in an order that depends on each data dependency. When the previous instruction is a single-cycle instruction, the dependency field includes a reference to one of the entries that relates to the previous instruction, otherwise, the data dependency field includes an indication of an output destination of the previous instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: . Abhishek Raja, Chris Abernathy, Michael Filippo
  • Patent number: 10757286
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a plurality of programs, each executing a predetermined process. The information processing system includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores, for each of applications, each executing a series of processes using electronic data, an application associating flow information with application setting information. The flow information defines program identification information and an execution order. The application setting information defines parameter setting information, group setting information, and flow identification information. The memory further stores use screen information in association with application identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuusuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 10713129
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system for identifying one or more disaster recovery requirements for a network appliance, wherein the network appliance includes both storage functionality and compute functionality. The one or more disaster recovery requirements are provided to a potential disaster recovery target for the network appliance. The potential disaster recovery target is analyzed to determine if the potential disaster recovery target meets the one or more disaster recovery requirements of the network appliance. If the potential disaster recovery target meets the one or more disaster recovery requirements, the potential disaster recovery target is configured as a disaster recovery site for the network appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Himabindu Tummala, Daniel E. Cummins, Susmitha Pillarisetty
  • Patent number: 10684889
    Abstract: A method includes, in a program that includes a defined number of job slots for data updating processing jobs, scheduling a first job in one of the slots, and executing the first job, wherein the first job includes scanning a list of additional jobs and scheduling those additional jobs for execution, further wherein a total number of the additional jobs in the program exceeds the defined number of job slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Bill Clifford Riemers
  • Patent number: 10613838
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect, a system for analyzing computer usage data of a user to identify an underlying task being performed by the user is provided. The system includes a hardware processor and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing processor-executable instructions that, when executed by the hardware processor, cause the hardware processor to perform: receiving a plurality of events each indicative of an action performed by a user and contextual information associated with the action performed by the user, clustering the plurality of events to generate a plurality of clustered events, identifying a plurality of sub-tasks in the plurality of clustered events that each comprise a sequence of clustered events, identifying a task in the plurality of clustered events being performed by the user that comprises at least one sub-task, and generating a score for the task indicative of a difficulty of automating the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Soroco Private Limited
    Inventors: Yoongu Kim, Abdul Qadir, Arjun Narayanaswamy, Rohan Narayan Murty, Shane Barratt, George Peter Nychis
  • Patent number: 10606665
    Abstract: Job execution can be scheduled and monitored. Execution of a job results in generation of one or more data slices, which can be consumed as input by one or more related jobs. Data slices can be presented in an interactive view. Selection of a data slice in the view can trigger automatic identification of related data slices based on dependencies between data slices. Each data slice can also include and be presented with a status indicating the availability of corresponding data, such as pending, ready, or failed. Furthermore, selection of a data slice that failed to generate successfully can trigger identification of related data slices that failed or are predicted to fail to generate successfully.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Peacock, Cheryl Couris, Christina Storm, Amir Netz, Chiu Ying Cheung, Michael J. Flasko, Kevin Grealish, Giovanni M. Della-Libera, Sonia P. Carlson, Mark W. Heninger, Paula M. Bach, David J. Nettleton
  • Patent number: 10565274
    Abstract: The technology described herein allows applications to access user-interest information generated by a plurality of applications. User-interest data can be generated by applications when a user interacts with an application. The technology described herein allows an application to submit user interests to a system that makes the user interests available to other applications. The technology allows each application to subscribe to user interests that are consumable by the application. In this way, each application can control what user-interest information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Rahul Gupta
  • Patent number: 10564929
    Abstract: A combination of memory units and dataflow processing units is disclosed for computation. A first memory unit is interposed between a first dataflow processing unit and a second dataflow processing unit. Operations for a dataflow graph are allocated across the first dataflow processing unit and the second dataflow processing unit. The first memory unit passes data between the first dataflow processing unit and the second dataflow processing unit to execute the dataflow graph. The first memory unit is a high bandwidth, shared memory device including a hybrid memory cube. The first dataflow processing unit and second dataflow processing unit include a plurality of circular buffers containing instructions for controlling data transfer between the first dataflow processing unit and second dataflow processing unit. Additional dataflow processing units and additional memory units are included for additional functionality and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wave Computing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Nicol, Derek William Meyer
  • Patent number: 10535070
    Abstract: To assist in patent searching a description includes a consumer purchasing behavior profiling system having aspects including consumer profiles formed and updated based on a variety of data. Advertisers access to send targeted advertising messages to the consumers. Aspects include advertising information together with incentive level and mix being correlated with the consumer profile to produce a measure of the applicability of the ad to that consumer and the probability of converting that consumer. Other aspects include determining the mix of ad information, incentive level and type, and product offering that will be required to convert an ad viewer to a buyer. Aspects focus on using wireless devices with consumers. Other aspects reside in methods of using electronic coupons distribution and redemption to collect additional data points necessary to understand the consumer's purchasing decision process and factors that influence the purchasing decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TransX Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hung Tran
  • Patent number: 10430812
    Abstract: A system that predicts promotional cross item (“PCI”) effects for retail items for a store receives historical sales data for the store and stores the historical sales data in a panel data format. The system then aggregates the stored sales data as a first level of aggregation that is aggregated to the store, a product and a time period. The system further aggregates the first level of aggregation aggregated data as a second level of aggregation that is based on a promotional cross effect attribute (“PCEA”) and is aggregated to the store, the time period and a PCEA level. The system derives PCI effect predictor variables from the second level of aggregation and, for each PCEA within a retail item family, forms a regression model. The system then generates estimated model parameters for one or more PCI effects for each PCEA from the regression models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Z. Maria Wang, Peter Gaidarev
  • Patent number: 10417048
    Abstract: A thread scheduling mechanism is provided that flexibly enforces performance isolation of multiple threads to alleviate the effect of anti-cooperative execution behavior with respect to a shared resource, for example, hoarding a cache or pipeline, using the hardware capabilities of simultaneous multi-threaded (SMT) or multi-core processors. Given a plurality of threads running on at least two processors in at least one functional processor group, the occurrence of a rescheduling condition indicating anti-cooperative execution behavior is sensed, and, if present, at least one of the threads is rescheduled such that the first and second threads no longer execute in the same functional processor group at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Zedlewski, Carl A. Waldspurger
  • Patent number: 10410354
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an interface to transmit and receive data via a network, a processor connected to the interface, a memory storing an image processing program modules executable by the processor, wherein the image processing program causes the processor to perform operations. The operations include providing a point cloud of an image including objects into a segmentation network, segmenting point-wisely the point cloud into multiple classes of the objects and detecting boundaries of the objects using the segmentation network, wherein the segmentation network outputs a probability of associating primitive classes of the objects based on the segmented multiple classes and the segmented boundaries, verifying and refining the segmented multiple classes and the segmented boundaries using a predetermined fitting method, and correcting misclassification of the multiple classes of the objects by fitting the primitives to the multiple classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Duanshun Li
  • Patent number: 10409560
    Abstract: Source code of a graph analysis program expressed in a platform-independent language which supports linear algebra primitives is obtained. An executable version of the program is generated, which includes an invocation of a function of a parallel programming library optimized for a particular hardware platform. A result of executing the program is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley R. Bebee, Bryan B. Thompson, Thomas James Lewis, Olaf Hartig
  • Patent number: 10360024
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for the dynamic distribution, deployment, and configuration of optimizable code modules for use with software workflows running on a single compute device or across a network connected grid of compute devices. The system comprises one or more collections of software and data modules stored in a content catalog, conforming to a defined interface, and having metadata conforming to a schema that enables the modules to be statically or dynamically optimized by the controlling workflow and a workflow manager. The system provides a service that enables code modules to be located, deployed, configured, and updated by the controlling workflow, the workflow manager, or a remote manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Kersplody Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Eric Harold Howard, Timothy Mechigian Gruhl
  • Patent number: 10360375
    Abstract: A electronic device and a control method of the electronic device are provided. A control method includes providing a first environment in which at least one application can operate and a second environment having an operation environment at least partially different from the first environment; determining whether a first application among the at least one application is to be executed in the second environment, when an execution command of the first application is acquired; and executing the first application in the second environment, when it is determined that the first application is to be executed in the second environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Young-Su Seo, Nandeeshwar Kodihalli, Joon-Ho Park, Hye-Min Song, Yu-Jin Jung, Young-Jip Kim, Tae-Soo Lee, Bum-Taek Lim, Dong-Jin Choi, Jun-Tae Lee
  • Patent number: 10341214
    Abstract: Transaction data is generated during monitoring of a plurality of transactions in a system and a respective flow is determined, from the transaction data, for each of the plurality of transactions. Each of the determined flows involves participation of a respective subset of software components of the system. A plurality of sets of overlapping flows in the plurality of flows are determined and a particular one of the plurality of sets of overlapping flows is determined to correspond to a use scenario of the system. A measure of the degree to which a set of artifacts modeling the system corresponds to the use scenarios of the system is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Rich J. Lau
  • Patent number: 10332213
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed in an automated expense report system for identifying a delegated user and granting to the user delegate rights. At least one granted right includes one or more permissions to carry out certain operations in the expense report system such as permission to create an expense report, permission to access receipt data, permission to approve an expense report, or permission to view an expense report. At least one permission is associated with one or more workflows by which the operations are carried out. In one embodiment, data that identifies delegates is sent to an image capture device coupled to the expense report system and a delegated user carries out operations in the expense report system from the image capture device. In one embodiment, the expense report system keeps a database of the users and those delegating persons for whom a user is permitted to act.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Jayasimha Nuggehalli
  • Patent number: 10268511
    Abstract: The described technology is directed towards sharing asynchronous (async) tasks between task chains, including in a way that prevents cancellation of lower-level chain entity from cancelling a shared async task. A shared async task is wrapped in multiplexer code that maintains lower-level entity identities as a set of listeners of the shared async task, and when a listener cancels, only removes that listener from the set of listeners so that the shared async task does not cancel as long as one listener remains in the set. Also described is optimization to share an async task, and wrapping tasks in cancel-checking code that prevents the task from running its work if the task is intended to be cancelled but is queued to run before the cancel request is queued to run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventors: J. Jordan C. Parker, Tyler R. Furtwangler, Brandon C. Furtwangler, Nathan J. E. Furtwangler, Patrick Finnigan
  • Patent number: 10255230
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer storage mediums including a computer program product for managing data in a computing network are provided. One method includes registering a plurality of buffers with a work queue in a server and assigning ownership to each of the plurality of buffers to a different working thread in a plurality of working threads. The method further includes continuously polling, by a polling thread, the work queue to determine when work requests are received by the work queue, upon receipt of each work request, and performing each work request on each respective associated buffer by a working thread among the plurality of working threads that owns each respective associated buffer. One system includes a processor for performing the above method and one computer storage medium includes computer code for performing the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Amit, Vladislav Drouker, Gal Rosen, Saar Ron
  • Patent number: 10235214
    Abstract: Management of hierarchical process groups is provided. Aspects include creating a group identifier having an associated set of resource limits for shared resources of a processing system. A process is associated with the group identifier. A hierarchical process group is created including the process as a parent process and at least one child process spawned from the parent process, where the at least one child process inherits the group identifier. A container is created to store resource usage of the hierarchical process group and the set of resource limits of the group identifier. The set of resources associated with the hierarchical process group is used to collectively monitor resource usage of a plurality of processes in the hierarchical process group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher D. Filachek, Gabriel Nieves, Michael J. Shershin
  • Patent number: 10228679
    Abstract: An automation control system is provided that includes one or more components. The components include an embedded execution engine that is configured to execute one or more commands based upon data communicated to the one or more components from another component of the automation control system. The data is representative of a change to an object in the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Reichard, Joseph Bronikowski, Michael D. Kalan, Steven John Kowal, Subbian Govindaraj, Taryl J. Jasper, Kenneth S. Plache, Douglas W. Reid, Charles Rischar
  • Patent number: 10223409
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods for concurrent processing of operations on a tree-based data structure include: receiving input at a storage system managing a storage device in which the tree-based data structure is stored, the input identifying a set of heterogeneous operations to be applied to the tree-based data structure; determining one or more nodes of the tree-based data structure to which one or more of the set of heterogeneous operations are to be applied; and performing one or more of the set of heterogeneous operations concurrently and in bulk. Systems and methods for accomplishing the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lior Aronovich, Kien K. Huynh
  • Patent number: 10225292
    Abstract: Customizing an electronic meeting broadcast is described in which the meeting canvas is customized to the capabilities of the device of the participating user. The meeting server manages the electronic meeting including each of the participants' connections into the electronic collaboration space. As a part of the connection mechanism, the meeting server or a proxy/gateway connected to the meeting server has information on the capabilities of individual devices accessing the electronic meeting. Based on these capabilities and/or selections made by the meeting participant, the meeting server or proxy/gateway connected to the meeting server selectively identifies zero or more meeting objects from a collection of meeting objects supporting the meeting canvas of an electronic meeting and transmits only those meeting objects to the participant's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Pritham Shetty
  • Patent number: 10218775
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and web content management server device that sends each of a plurality of jobs requiring execution in order to service a received web service request to one of a plurality of slave web services configured to execute the plurality of jobs in parallel. A response from each of the plurality of slave web services is received. A web service response is generated based on the received responses. The generated web service response is provided in response to the received web service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: UsableNet Inc.
    Inventor: Enrico Scoda
  • Patent number: 10204126
    Abstract: An aspect includes concurrently executing two or more transactions over a database. A plurality of transactions is executed in parallel while recording each transaction's sensitivities and output deltas. A sensitivity of a transaction identifies an aspect of a database state whose modification has a potential of altering an output of the transaction, and an output delta of the transaction indicates a change to the database state that is a result of the transaction being executed. The output deltas are fed from a first transaction through a filter for a second transaction. The filter is based on the second transaction's sensitivities. The filtered deltas are processed in the second transaction to incrementally compute revised deltas and sensitivities for the second transaction. For each transaction that successfully commits, the transaction's deltas are applied to update the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LogicBlox, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd L. Veldhuizen
  • Patent number: 10198291
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method for runtime piggybacking of concurrent data-parallel jobs in task-parallel machine learning (ML) programs including intercepting, by a processor, executable jobs including executable map reduce (MR) jobs and looped jobs in a job stream. The processor queues the executable jobs, and applies runtime piggybacking of multiple jobs by processing workers of different types. Runtime piggybacking for a ParFOR (parallel for) ML program is optimized including configuring the runtime piggybacking based on processing worker type, degree of parallelism and minimum time thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthias Boehm, Berthold Reinwald, Shirish Tatikonda
  • Patent number: 10162704
    Abstract: Techniques for encoding data storage systems using grid encoded data storage systems are described herein. Data to be stored in a data storage system is obtained and the data is stored in a grid of shards using grid encoding techniques that store the data in a combination of data shards and derived shards. Each of the shards has at least a first index corresponding to one dimension of the grid and a second index corresponding to a second dimension of the grid. Loss of a plurality of data shards can be repaired because each shard is reproducible from one or more shards with a first index that is associated with the first index of the shard and is also reproducible from one or more shards with a second index that is associated with the second index of the shard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Caleb Kirschner, Bryan James Donlan, Colin Laird Lazier, Paul David Franklin
  • Patent number: 10120733
    Abstract: A remoting client and a remoting server are described. In one embodiment, the remoting client has a client remote access application, a client invoker, a marshaller, and an unmarhaller. The client remote access application provides a version indicator of the client remote access application and receives a version indicator of a server remote access application. The client invoker generates an invocation request including the version indicator of the client remote access application. The client remote access application determines a compatible version between the client remote access application and the server remote access application based on the version indicator of the client remote access application and the version indicator of the server remote access application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mitchell Elrod, Ron Sigal
  • Patent number: 10108552
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using cache lists for processors to determine tracks in a storage to demote from a cache. Tracks in the storage stored in the cache are indicated in lists. There is one list for each of a plurality of processors. Each of the processors processes the list for that processor to process the tracks in the cache indicated on the list. There is a timestamp for each of the tracks indicated in the lists indicating a time at which the track was added to the cache. Tracks indicated in each of the lists having timestamps that fall within a range of timestamps are demoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ash, Matthew G. Borlick, Lokesh M. Gupta, Matthew J. Kalos
  • Patent number: 10089176
    Abstract: Techniques for incrementally updating grid encoding data storage systems are described herein. A grid of shards with a plurality of virtual shards is created where each virtual shard is a representation of a shard in the grid of shards that is not backed by a data storage device and where each shard of the grid of shards has an index value. Data is then stored in the grid of shards by updating a shard to store the data and by also updating a second shard based on a set of shards with the same index value as the shard updated to store the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan James Donlan, Paul David Franklin, James Caleb Kirschner
  • Patent number: 10078575
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing computer readable instructions related to transfers of control is disclosed. A state transition of a unit of execution within a logical operation is logged during runtime of the computer readable instructions. Diagnostic information of the logical operation is associated with the state transition. The state transition and associated diagnostic information is provided for retrieval at a selected point in the computer readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Fanning, Felix Gerard Torquil Ifor Andrew, Daniel J. Moseley, Simon Calvert, Andrew R. Sterland, Timothy Rice, Jeffrey T. Fisher, Robert A. Paveza, Taylor C. Woll, Gregg Miskelly, Harold L. Pierson, III, Christopher Edmonds, Elliot H. Omiya, Karthik Vivek Nadig, Francisco Javier Wong, Zhaochuan Gao, Andriy Stasyuk
  • Patent number: 10061682
    Abstract: Testing computer software applications is performed by identifying first and second executable portions of the computer software application, where the portions are configured to access a data resource, and where at least one of the portions is configured to write to the data resource, instrumenting the computer software application by inserting one or more instrumentation instructions into one or both of the portions, where the instrumentation instruction is configured to cause execution of the portion being instrumented to be extended by a randomly-determined amount of time, and testing the computer software application in multiple iterations, where the computer software application is executed in multiple parallel execution threads, where the portions are independently executed at least partially in parallel in different threads, and where the computer software application is differently instrumented in each of the iterations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Omer Tripp