High Level Application Control Patents (Class 719/320)
  • Patent number: 10846206
    Abstract: In a software testing environment, a test script may be designed to search among outputs of an in-test target application for an expected output element having a specified property. A test execution engine executes the test script, and if such an output is not found, and the test script returns a “fail” result, the test execution engine revises the test script so that rather than searching for the originally specified property, the test script searches for a different property, where the different property is a property that the expected output element was observed to have during a previous execution of the test script. The test execution engine then executes the revised test script and reports its results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter P. Myron, Michael J. Mitchell, Samson Kim-Sun Kwong
  • Patent number: 10820042
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate a multiplexed delivery of media associated with guide display options. A transport stream carrying media associated with a current context of an interactive guide application may be supplemented with one or more secondary streams that are associated with other contexts of the interactive guide application that are likely to be requested from subsequent user interactions. The other contexts of the interactive guide may be determined based upon a correlation between the other contexts and the current context of the interactive guide. When a user interaction occurs at a multimedia device, the multimedia device may retrieve a media stream associated with the user interaction from a transport stream that is currently being received by the multimedia device, from a buffer at the multimedia device, or from local storage associated with the multimedia device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Krishna Prasad Panje
  • Patent number: 10769355
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to extended schemas. In some implementations, a method includes displaying a first extensible markup language schema definition (XSD) schema, where the first XSD schema includes a plurality of XSD elements arranged in a tree structure. The method further includes receiving a selection of at least one XSD element of the plurality of XSD elements. The method further includes displaying one or more XSD extension selections associated with the at least one XSD element. The method further includes receiving at least one XSD extension selection of the one or more XSD extension selections. The method further includes appending in the tree structure at least one XSD extension element based on the at least one XSD extension selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jorge Herreria, Thomas Hora
  • Patent number: 10719351
    Abstract: A method for controlling process is provided. The method for controlling process includes the follows. When it is determined that a duration that each of N processes in a kernel space of a terminal device is in an uninterruptible sleep state reaches or exceeds a preset period, whether the N processes have undergone a searched and killed operation within the preset period is detected. N is an integer greater than or equal to 1. When the N processes have undergone the searched and killed operation within the preset period, states of the N processes are changed, and an operating system is controlled to run the N processes according to the changed states of the N processes. Related terminal devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Li, Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10656927
    Abstract: Various aspects described herein are directed to a method or system that automates the release and deployment of a software application delivery model for the continuous release and deployment of the software application delivery model. These techniques identify a release and pertinent information thereof for a software application delivery model and determine dependencies among at least some of the pertinent information. Tracking records may be generated at least by tracking the release based in part or in whole upon the dependencies. The release or a portion of the release may be advanced from a current stage to a next stage along a release pipeline based in part or in whole upon the tracking records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Kathryn Hawrylo, Michele Gorostiza, Chetan Desai
  • Patent number: 10642931
    Abstract: In a method for generating narrative interface descriptions, a file including a machine-readable description of a computing interface is parsed to identify an element therein based on a property thereof. Cross-reference data including human-readable narrative information corresponding to the element is retrieved from a data source, and an embellished file is generated in which the element is modified to include the cross-reference data. Related methods, systems, and computer program products are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Cockayne, Raghunath Daita
  • Patent number: 10628422
    Abstract: In an approach, a database management system logically partitions a database object (such as a table) across multiple pluggable databases of a container database. When a database server receives a query at an application root, the database server consults a container map which provides a mapping between a set of partitioning criteria and a set of member pluggable databases of the application root. Using the container map, the database server identifies one or more pluggable databases of the set of member pluggable databases of the application root that contain records which potentially have the ability to match the predicates of the query. The database server then limits the execution of the query to the identified pluggable databases, effectively pruning away records contained by the other pluggable databases to increase the efficiency of executing the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Baby
  • Patent number: 10613916
    Abstract: Enabling a web application to call at least one native function of a mobile device includes accessing the web application by a browser of the mobile device. The web application includes at least one GUI element. The mobile device operates a listener module that is a TCP/IP socket listener listening for an address including a localhost IP address and a port number. Upon selection of the GUI element, a cross domain HTTP request is submitted by the browser to the listener localhost IP address. The listener module receives the request and calls the at least one native function in dependence on the received request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giulio Maltese, Gaetano Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 10613901
    Abstract: Context can be used to determine whether a virtual resource instance can be reused for a received event or request, which requires executing customer code using the instance. One or more rules can apply, which can be based upon aspects of the events, information associated with the events, or threat intelligence associated with the events. Once the context is determined, it can be determine whether any instances are available to process events for that context. The instances can include warmed instances, ready to execute the code for the event, or can be frozen instances which have state information available for loading without having to go through an initialization procedure. If no instances are available, a new instance can be initialized and used to execute the code. The number of instances available and flexibility with respect to context can vary over time and under load, among other such factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Nima Sharifi Mehr
  • Patent number: 10552132
    Abstract: According to various example embodiments, a first binary, i.e., an original binary of an application, and a second binary to be added to the application may be merged in a binary form without having to modify a source code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Line Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Pil Seo, Seong Yeol Lim, Kwang Hee Han, Sung Beom Ahn, Wang Jin Oh, Sang Hun Jeon
  • Patent number: 10546299
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with a fraudulent activity shell. According to one embodiment, a system includes an application having a normal environment and a shell environment. The system also includes a trigger logic that determines whether an action satisfies a trigger condition. In response to determining that the action satisfies the trigger condition, the trigger logic triggers the application to enter a fraudulent activity mode from a default mode. In the fraudulent activity mode, the normal environment is configured to hold the action. The shell environment is configured to display the action as executed in the fraudulent activity mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Garner, IV, Matthew Martinez, Beth S. Moss, Jennifer G. Spratley
  • Patent number: 10542496
    Abstract: The subject disclosure is directed towards a background transfer service that provides platform-level support for third party applications to queue data transfers to run in the background, including when the application is not running in the foreground. Applications may thus perform downloading and uploading tasks in the background; however the background transfer service manages the data transfer requests so as to limit each background application's ability to interfere with foreground application operations, that is, by controlling resource usage according to one or more policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc David McClure, Abolade Gbadegesin, Chittur Padmanabhan Subbaraman, Jianping Yin, Jorge I. Raastroem, Yasser Shaaban, Timothy Daniel Noonan, Rachel Jiang, Peter John Torr, Vishal Ghotge, Gregory Arthur De Souza, Pavan Rajamohan Hullumane, Adrian Dragomir, Darin Miller, Megan Galbraith Donahue
  • Patent number: 10489730
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for orchestrating a business process in a computer network. A script describing a business process is received from a client machine over the computer network. The script is compiled into executable program instructions. A reference to the script and data to be operated on by the script is received from the client machine over the computer network. The data is processed in accordance with the script. The result of the data processing is returned to the client machine over the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 10404542
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for supporting machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in a hierarchical network architecture including an M2M gateway are disclosed. An M2M entity, (such as M2M device, M2M gateway, or M2M network entity), may perform a service capability discovery procedure to discover an M2M service capability entity that may provide an M2M service capability, and register with the discovered M2M service capability entity. The address or identity of the service capability entity may be pre-configured or obtained from the dispatcher server. The M2M entity may indicate a support M2M service identifier and receive an identity or address of the M2M service capability entity mapping the service identifier. The gateway may advertise M2M service identifiers supported by the gateway so that the M2M device may access the gateway if there is a match. The address of M2M service capability entities may be obtained from the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: IOT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ana Lucia Pinheiro, Rocco DiGirolamo, Paul L. Russell, Jr., Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Nicholas J. Podias, Michael F. Starsinic, Dale N. Seed, Chonggang Wang, Guang Lu
  • Patent number: 10380096
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for data migration, such as when migrating a database from one form to a next and as may be performed at a time of software system version migration. One example embodiment, in the form of a method, includes loading a database migration script that includes a prior class from a software system prior to an upgrade of the software system and a new class from the software system after the upgrade to the software system. The method proceeds by then calling methods of the prior class to copy database data from database tables impacted by the database migration script to a memory device and executing the database migration script. The method then calls methods of the new class to copy the database data from the memory device back to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Gregor Leonard Stephen, Stuart Birse
  • Patent number: 10359923
    Abstract: An interface for configuring an interaction site is provided. First values corresponding to first parameters of an interaction page of the one or more interaction pages are received. Recommended interaction pages for the interaction site are selected based on the first values. An interface for selecting any interaction page of the recommended interaction pages is provided. Data indicating a selection of a particular interaction page is received. In response to receiving the data indicating the selection of the particular interaction page, an interface for configuring the particular interaction page is provided. Second values corresponding to second parameters of the particular interaction page are received. A second multi-step communication flow is determined based on (i) values corresponding to the parameters associated with the first multi-step communication flow and (ii) the second values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Praphul Kumar, Leon Vymenets
  • Patent number: 10332124
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an automatic connected vehicle subsequent owner method and system for automatically wiping personal data from the vehicle, transitioning remote services access to a subsequent owner, and delinking the vehicle from their smartphone or other interactive communication link. In one more embodiments, a computer implemented method provides for delinking customers and deregistering vehicles from original owners where those vehicles have been subsequently sold, discontinued, or otherwise transferred for the customer's ownership.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michelle Lynne Avary, Henry Plager
  • Patent number: 10333590
    Abstract: A communication device includes a first processing unit that detects a target and receives a first command for activating an interface upon a detection of the target. The communication device also includes a second processing unit that exchanges data with the target through the first processing unit. Further, the communication device includes an interface between the first processing unit and the second processing unit. The first processing unit selects a predetermined interface level from among a plurality of interface levels based on the first command and exchanges data with the second processing unit based on the predetermined interface level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Teruyama
  • Patent number: 10192549
    Abstract: An electronic device can receive user input via voice or text that includes tasks to be performed. A digital personal assistant infrastructure service can control to which registered action provider the task is assigned. Per-task action provider preferences can be stored. If a preferred action provider is not able to complete the task, the task can still be performed by a registered action provider that has appropriate capabilities. Machine learning can determine a user's preferences. Resource conservation and effective user interaction can result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vishwac Sena Kannan, Aleksandar Uzelac, Daniel J. Hwang, Robert L. Chambers, David Pinch, Zachary Thomas John Siddall
  • Patent number: 10140002
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including: a display controller that controls a user interface to display a first object; and a detection unit that detects an input received at the user interface, wherein the display controller performs a predetermined operation corresponding to the displayed first object based on a first input detected at a first position at which the first object is displayed and a second input detected at a second position in which the object is not displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wataru Kawamata
  • Patent number: 10127089
    Abstract: A computing device may receive from a first application executing on at least one processor an indication of an action to be performed. The computing device may determine, based on at least the indication of the action to be performed, a plurality of deep links to a plurality of actions performable by a plurality of applications. The computing device may select a subset of deep links from the plurality of deep links. The computing device may output for display a graphical user interface including an indication of each deep link from the subset of deep links. The computing device may receive an indication of a user input, the user input corresponding to a selection of one of the deep links from the subset of deep links. A second application executing on the at least one processor may perform an action linked to by the selected deep link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam William Powell, Neel Rao, Benjamin David Poiesz
  • Patent number: 10103783
    Abstract: Embodiments described in the present disclosure disclose a radio frequency discovery method that relates to a first device and a second device. At least two applications are installed on the first device. After a user selects a first application from the at least two applications, a near field communication controller in the first device obtains an RF technology supported by the first application; determines at least one to-be-used RF technology in information indicating the RF technology supported by the first application; then receives a detection command sent by the second device for a first RF technology; and when the to-be-used RF technology includes the first RF technology, sends a response message for the detection command to the second device; or when the to-be-used RF technology does not include the first RF technology, determines not to send a response message for the detection command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaona Zhao, Jingqing Mei, Xinmiao Chang
  • Patent number: 10067860
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for defining test bed requirements. A described technique includes receiving data specifying a first test to be performed for a software application. The data identifies test bed requirements for the first test. Data identifying characteristics of each of available test beds are obtained. Each available test bed includes one or more computing resources on which software tests are performed. The characteristics of each available test bed specify characteristics of the one or more computing resources included in the available test bed. A determination is made that the characteristics of a particular test bed of the available test beds satisfy the test bed requirements for the first test. In response to determining that the characteristics of the particular test bed satisfy the test bed requirements, the first test is performed using the particular test bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Rishi Kant Sharda, Vineet Sinha, Prasenjit Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10038616
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to classifying network streams and regulating behavior of the streams based on their respective classes. One technique for managing streams involves analyzing applications, obtaining indicia of features of the applications, and using those features to infer classes to which streams of the applications may be assigned. Another technique involves deploying beacon nodes at the edge of a network. The beacon nodes inform a stream manager about network conditions such as latencies with regard to network boundaries or regions. Another embodiment for facilitating management of streams involves a subscription service for UDP applications. A UDP application may subscribe to the service, which may be provided by an operating system hosting the application. Events are published to any subscribed UDP applications to inform the UDP applications of changes in networking conditions. The UDP applications, in turn, may adapt their internal transmission control logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Talat, Vibhor Bhatt, Jeff Sinnemaki, Alexei Aleksenko, Ilia Sacson, Jeffrey C. Fuller, Milena Salman, Madhusudhan Ravi, Mohammed Karam, Neel Jain
  • Patent number: 10007565
    Abstract: A computing device may receive from a first application executing on at least one processor an indication of an action to be performed. The computing device may determine, based on at least the indication of the action to be performed, a plurality of deep links to a plurality of actions performable by a plurality of applications. The computing device may select a subset of deep links from the plurality of deep links. The computing device may output for display a graphical user interface including an indication of each deep link from the subset of deep links. The computing device may receive an indication of a user input, the user input corresponding to a selection of one of the deep links from the subset of deep links. A second application executing on the at least one processor may perform an action linked to by the selected deep link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam William Powell, Neel Rao, Benjamin David Poiesz
  • Patent number: 9996481
    Abstract: A system, a method and a computer program product for managing memory access of an avionics control system having at least one control computer having at least one memory control device. The method includes assigning a memory access of at least one unique memory region of at least one memory unit to each of at least one application task or task set. A memory access of at least one application data update task is assigned to at least one subregion of one or more of the at least one unique memory region. At least one data parameter is written to the at least one subregion and the assigned memory access of the at least one application data update task de-activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Torkel Danielsson, Jan Håkegård, Anders Gripsborn, Björn Hasselqvist
  • Patent number: 9973475
    Abstract: A gateway device for implementing data security is described herein. The gateway device is coupled between a client device and a server device, and is configured to receive encoded data and a set of operations from the server device in response to a request for cloud services from the client device. The gateway device is configured to decode the encoded data, and to provide the decoded data and the set of operations to the client device. The client device is configured to perform the set of operations on the decoded data, and to incorporate the operation results into an application or interface corresponding to the requested cloud service. The gateway device is configured to encode the operation result data, and to provide the encoded operation result data to the server device for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Protegrity Corporation
    Inventors: Rajnish Jain, Vichai Levy, Ulf Mattsson, Yigal Rozenberg
  • Patent number: 9945900
    Abstract: A radio frequency front end testing method and a radio frequency front end testing device are provided in the present disclosure. The radio frequency front end testing device includes a processing module, a first multiplexing module and a second multiplexing module. The radio frequency front end testing method includes the steps of: transmitting a radio frequency front end testing control signal; switching a plurality of output channel terminals of the first multiplexing module and the second multiplexing module, and providing a testing data signal and a radio frequency front end testing clock signal to a plurality of devices under test; and executing a test procedure on the devices under test based on the testing data signal and the radio frequency front end testing clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIAL (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Min Wang, Hung-Wei Lai
  • Patent number: 9876534
    Abstract: A communication device includes a first processing unit that detects a target and receives a first command for activating an interface upon a detection of the target. The communication device also includes a second processing unit that exchanges data with the target through the first processing unit. Further, the communication device includes an interface between the first processing unit and the second processing unit. The first processing unit selects a predetermined interface level from among a plurality of interface levels based on the first command and exchanges data with the second processing unit based on the predetermined interface level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Teruyama
  • Patent number: 9829941
    Abstract: A mobile device includes an exterior housing, a display, a capacitive sensor, a temperature sensor, and a controller. The capacitive sensor is coupled to the exterior housing at a backside of the mobile device and the temperature sensor is coupled to one or more components of the mobile device. The controller is coupled to the capacitive sensor and to the temperature sensor. The controller is configured to adjust a temperature threshold of the mobile device in response to detecting the presence of a case installed on the exterior housing. The controller is also configured to adjust one or more operating parameters of the mobile device to control a temperature of the exterior housing to below the temperature threshold based on the output of the capacitive sensor and one or more readings of the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mehdi Saeidi, Melika Roshandell, Rajat Mittal, Ryan Coutts
  • Patent number: 9817908
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for organizing and/or searching news events. In one or more embodiments, a method can include encoding a news event based on named entities, actors, and actions mentioned in the news event, calculating a locality sensitive hash (LSH) key on the news event encoding, comparing the calculated LSH key to a plurality of LSH keys of respective stories, wherein each story of the respective stories comprises one or more associated news events that include LSH keys that are within a specified distance from each other, and associating the news event with a story of the respective stories that includes an LSH key that has a smallest distance from the LSH key of the received news event and is less than the specified distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: Raytheon Company, The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert J. Cole, Brian J. Simpson, Clyde Lee Giles, Zhaohui Wu, Chen Liang
  • Patent number: 9720900
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a first metadata defining how a user interface associated with an application under test should appear is generated using one or more computer processors. An image of the user interface associated with the application under test that is invoked during a test run is captured using one or more one or more computer processors. The captured image is converted, using one or more computer processors, into one or more of a second metadata and text. The first metadata is compared, using one or more computer processors, to the second metadata and the text. In response to the comparison resulting in a difference between the first metadata and the second metadata, the image is stored, using one or more computer processors, and an assessment request is generated using one or more computer processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy S. Bartley, Gavin G. Bray, Elizabeth M. Hughes, Kalvinder P. Singh
  • Patent number: 9716618
    Abstract: A scheduler may run a script. The script may have a plurality of configuration commands for a network device. A first configuration command of the plurality of configuration commands may be called to begin. A script engine may determine whether a termination request has been received. The script engine may run the first configuration command when it is determined the termination request is not received. While the first configuration command is running, the script engine may receive the termination request. Instead of terminating immediately upon detection of a termination request, the first configuration command may complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hoang-Nam Nguyen, Vijoy A. Pandey
  • Patent number: 9684706
    Abstract: The present document relates to cloud computing. In particular, the present document relates to methods and systems for cloud computing which enable the efficient and flexible placement of application components within a cloud. A computing device (101) is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Klaus Satzke, Stefan Wahl
  • Patent number: 9612888
    Abstract: A method of operating an operating system for providing inter-application communications between a publisher application and a subscriber application. The method includes receiving a publication request from the publisher application at an operating system, receiving a subscriber application from the subscriber application at the operating system, performing an operating system based event brokering procedure based on the publication request and the subscription request, and publishing an event based on the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kumar Marappan
  • Patent number: 9600274
    Abstract: Software that uses machine logic to identify expert(s) for functional components of source code, determining a confidence value for each functional component based on the availability of its respective expert(s), by performing the following steps: (i) receiving a first functional component of a set of source code; (ii) receiving a set of knowledgeable person(s) information including identifying information for at least one person and respectively associated availability information for each identified person, where each person identified in the set of knowledgeable person(s) information has knowledge of the first functional component; and (iii) calculating, based, at least in part, on the identified person(s) and their respectively associated availability information, a confidence value for the first functional component indicating an amount of availability of person(s) with knowledge of the first functional component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Simon A. S. Briggs, James K. Hook, Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln
  • Patent number: 9602581
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing remote access to an application using Dynamic-Linked Library (DLL) injection. A server remote access application executes a connect application that receives an identifier of the application as an argument. The application may be a game, etc., to which remote access is provided to one or more client devices. The connect application injects a Remoting DLL into the address space of the application, where the Remoting DLL provides a mechanism to communicate with a server remote access application. The server remote access application establishes a communications session between a client application on the client device and the application. Instructions directed by the application to the client application are captured by the Remoting DLL and provided to server remote access application. Similarly, inputs from the client device are communicated to the server remote access application and captured by the Remoting DLL, and then communicated to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Calgary Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew James Stephure, Monroe M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9589253
    Abstract: A workflow authoring system is described herein that provides a design-time authoring environment and a runtime component for displaying interactive, structured instructional content. The authoring environment provides custom controls, templates, and sample pages that allow authors to create a runnable workflow application. The application is a structured, interactive content type that provides users a better way to learn about data flows, workflows, and processes. The application also provides the ability to filter content based on specific actions the user takes, answers that the user provides, information that is retrieved from the user's environment, and so forth. This content model facilitates improved net satisfaction (NSAT) with software products, as users more readily find the information they are looking for and receive more dynamic instructional material. Authors that may not have programming experience can use the system to create rich, interactive content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas A. Eby, Steve Andrew De George
  • Patent number: 9576138
    Abstract: Mitigating return-oriented programming attacks. From program code and associated components needed by the program code for execution, machine language instruction sequences that may be combined and executed as malicious code are selected. A predetermined number of additional copies of each of the selected machine language instruction sequences are made, and the additional copies are marked as non-executable. The machine language instruction sequences and the non-executable copies are distributed in memory. If a process attempts to execute a machine language instruction sequence that has been marked non-executable, the computer may initiate protective action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Omer Y. Boehm, Eitan D. Farchi, Oded Margalit, Yousef Shajrawi, Michael Vinov
  • Patent number: 9516127
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking resources used by triggers such as alarms and timers that are used by mobile applications to schedule tasks and intelligently manipulating the timing of the triggers to optimize usage of resources such as, but not limited to: network, battery, CPU and/or memory are disclosed. In one embodiment, an intelligent alarm manipulator and resource tracker tracks triggers from multiple applications on a mobile device and corresponding use of resources resulting from the triggers on a mobile device. The intelligent alarm manipulator and resource tracker further determines correlations between the triggers and the corresponding use of the resources on the mobile device and manipulates, based on the correlations, timing or frequency of some or all of the triggers to optimize the use of the resources on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Abhay Nirantar, Ari Backholm
  • Patent number: 9477819
    Abstract: A method of authorizing use of a computer program only able to be used when an authorized message is received from an authorizing system includes providing an authorization system, making a request to use a computer program, signalling the request to the authorization system, the authorization system recording the use of the computer program and providing the authorization message to the computer program upon receipt of the authorization message the computer program may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Optimiser Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Leo Joseph Mullins
  • Patent number: 9454737
    Abstract: A process definition entered into a user interface that is coupled with an instant messaging client application can be identified. The process definition can represent an ad hoc business process. The process definition can utilize entities defined in a contact of the instant messaging (IM) client application. The process definition can execute. Upon reaching a terminating condition defined within the process definition, results of executing the process definition can be presented via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William B. Nicol, II, Andrew B. Smith
  • Patent number: 9443280
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for enhanced video performance in a video playback system are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a video frame from a video element in a web page, which is to be presented in a web browser and is unobscured by any other elements associated with the web page, the web browser, or a user interface, is directly rendered by a hardware decoder and composited with any associated web content or other elements directly to a video playback display device. When a video frame from the video element is obscured by another element the video frame is rendered by a processor in the video playback display device in order to incorporate the non-video graphics element on the video playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ningxin Hu, Yongnian Le, Xuefeng Deng
  • Patent number: 9430356
    Abstract: A method and associated system for repairing a script. A missed object is detected among one or more objects of the running script, the missed object being unrecognized from an original object of a previous running of the script. A change type of the detected missed object is determined. The script is repaired based on the change type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xue F. Gao, Chengen Guan, Xiao D. Zhang, Hai B. Zou
  • Patent number: 9390449
    Abstract: A sales system for coupling to a communications network. The sales system includes a sales interface at a first network address that includes a set of categorized interface elements. In addition the sales system includes another sales interface at a different network address that includes a second set of categorized interface elements. Finally the system includes a sales server at a third network address that may be used to operate both sales interfaces to provide an impression that the first and second sales interfaces are being operated by different entities. The sales server includes a categorization interface that responds to user input to define both sets of categorized interface elements. The categorized interface elements respectively include a plurality of specification elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Ackley, Joseph Aparo
  • Patent number: 9378010
    Abstract: Software that uses machine logic to identify expert(s) for functional components of source code, determining a confidence value for each functional component based on the availability of its respective expert(s), by performing the following steps: (i) receiving a first functional component of a set of source code; (ii) receiving a set of knowledgeable person(s) information including identifying information for at least one person and respectively associated availability information for each identified person, where each person identified in the set of knowledgeable person(s) information has knowledge of the first functional component; and (iii) calculating, based, at least in part, on the identified person(s) and their respectively associated availability information, a confidence value for the first functional component relating to the availability of person(s) with knowledge of the first functional component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Simon A. S. Briggs, James K. Hook, Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln
  • Patent number: 9356657
    Abstract: A communication device includes a first processing unit that detects a target and receives a first command for activating an interface upon a detection of the target. The communication device also includes a second processing unit that exchanges data with the target through the first processing unit. Further, the communication device includes an interface between the first processing unit and the second processing unit. The first processing unit selects a predetermined interface level from among a plurality of interface levels based on the first command and exchanges data with the second processing unit based on the predetermined interface level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Teruyama
  • Patent number: 9348667
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to an apparatus for managing an application program (AP) and a method therefor, and includes a processing module which, if the AP execution process thread corresponding to an AP to be terminated in a program block of an information processing device is terminated, reads the module information of each thread and the stack information of each module so as to select the module and stack having charge of processing a dynamic data exchange (DDE) message among each thread module and each module stack, and releases the termination of the thread including the selected module and stack. Thus, even in the state of terminating each AP execution process thread of the AP to be terminated (for example, user's unused AP), various problems due to the delay of processing the DDE message may be readily avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: HAN ALL TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Tae Yeop Kim, Heon Chae
  • Patent number: 9300647
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a software application that is configured to operate as an add-on software component to audio-playback software on a playback device of a media playback system. One embodiment may involve displaying, on a user interface of a controller of a media playback system, a zone identifier that identifies a zone of the media playback system, where the zone comprises a playback device that has audio-playback software installed thereon; and displaying, on the user interface of the controller, an application identifier in association with the zone identifier, where the application identifier indicates that a software application installed on the playback device is configured to operate as an add-on software component to the audio-playback software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Triplett
  • Patent number: 9262154
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for establishing upgrade paths. In one aspect, a method includes establishing an interim environment and platform, migrating the data from the legacy environment and platform to the interim environment and platform, and migrating the data from the interim environment and platform to the upgraded environment and platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Prabhakar Challa, Jingying Li