Object Oriented Dynamic Linking, Late Binding Patents (Class 719/332)
  • Patent number: 8566849
    Abstract: A naming service clustering method which permits naming service load balancing over a set of object references contained within the same cluster such that loads are equitably distributed among servers. Each cluster contains its own unique object binding table which contains object references which each typically represent a single server. Load balancing is performed using a load balance algorithm (e.g., Round Robin). The specific algorithm which is used to perform load balancing is specified upon creation of each naming service cluster. The method provides transparent load balancing among multiple object references in the same cluster. In addition, transparent “failover” among object references in the same cluster is achieved. The method also provides a dynamic addition of new object references into a cluster via binding, along with the dynamic removal of old object references from a cluster via unbinding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Borland Software Corporation
    Inventors: Cuie Zhao, Vishwanath Keshavamurthy Kasaravalli, Vijaykumar Natarajan
  • Patent number: 8561088
    Abstract: A method for registering a network application with an application programming interface (API) framework. In operation, a registrar may send a registration message that associates a namespace with the network application to the API framework. In one implementation, the namespace associated with the network application may be a uniform resource identifier. In another implementation, the registration message may specify a format of the standardized clients, a security policy, and the application resources associated with the network application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Kim, John Bruno, Thomas Jeyaseelan
  • Patent number: 8516455
    Abstract: An approach is provided in preparing a dynamically loaded kernel extension. The approach includes compiling a kernel extension program that includes a symbol, such as a function. The symbol is exported from the kernel extension program and a symbol broker that references the exported symbol is compiled. A kernel extension loader library is created with a defined callable symbol that corresponds to the exported symbol. The kernel extension loader library is linked by an external program after compilation of the external program resulting in a compiled external program. The kernel extension loader library dynamically loads the compiled kernel extension program, the compiled symbol broker, and the exported symbol when the defined callable symbol is referenced by during execution of the compiled external program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Philip Fried, Stephen Bailey Peckham
  • Patent number: 8516086
    Abstract: A workflow request having a set of device specific operations and credentials is obtained. The workflow request is parsed to locate at least one of the set of device specific operations and credentials. The located device specific operations and credentials are replaced with at least one logical device operation and logical credentials to create a generalized credential and protocol workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew N. Trossman, Gabriel Iszlai, Michael L. Y. Li
  • Patent number: 8510728
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for dynamic selection of a runtime classloader for a generated class file. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for dynamic selection of a runtime classloader for a generated class file is provided. The method includes extracting meta-data from a program object directed for execution in an application server and determining from the meta-data a container identity for a container in which the program object had been compiled. The method also includes selecting a container according to the meta-data. Finally, the method includes classloading the program object in the selected container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erik J. Burckart, Andrew Ivory, Todd E. Kaplinger, Stephen J. Kenna, Aaron K. Shook
  • Patent number: 8490051
    Abstract: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing a common generic interface for numeric types in statically typed languages. The common generic interface defines basic arithmetic operations, thereby allowing basic arithmetic operations to be performed on the numeric types. The common generic interface provides support for overflow detection when a result of an operation being performed on a particular numeric type will result in an overflow situation when the operation does not fit within a range supported by the particular numeric types. The common generic interface provides support for one or more mathematical properties to be retrieved for a particular one of the numeric types being used in a particular circumstance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melitta Andersen, James S. Miller, Anthony J. Moore, Ariel Weinstein, Josh Free
  • Patent number: 8490120
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamic, application dependency implicit, service configuration of application server environments. A dynamic and implicit mechanism can be provided using technologies such as OSGi and the Java Module System, that then reduce the need for external application server configuration. An application server so implemented can be enabled to dynamically/lazily load the required services implementations on demand, at the time an application is deployed and/or initialized at runtime, and to subsequently release any such resources consumed when they are no longer required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Larry Cable
  • Patent number: 8479177
    Abstract: A programming environment may have an abstract interface definition that may contain a redirection definition that may cause a call to be bound to a redirected method or function. The redirected method or function may be a conditional redirection, and some embodiments may perform various checks including signature checks, static and runtime access checks, and other verifications for the redirected method. The redirection may enable a programmer to modify a portion of an interface without having to re-implement all of the functions of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Raja Kirshnaswamy, Yi Zhang, Scott D. Mosier, Ladislav Prosek, Xiaoying Guo
  • Patent number: 8468552
    Abstract: A technique is provided for handling dynamically linked subject function calls arranged pass subject control flow to an intermediate control structure such as a procedure linkage table, then to subject linker code for modifying link information associated with the subject function calls during translation of subject code into target code in a dynamic binary translator. The subject code for execution on a subject processor is received by a translator, and corresponding target code for execution on the target processor is generated. The translator is arranged to build a function linkage table containing an entry giving the location of each function called by the subject code, so that code can be generated by the translator in which subject function calls are associated with code for performing the function, without generating target code corresponding to the intermediate control structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander B. Brown
  • Patent number: 8464281
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques to remotely access object events. An apparatus may comprise a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory may be operative to store a remote event bridge having a surrogate object that when executed by the processor is operative to allow an observer object for a first process to subscribe to an event of a subject object for a second process using the surrogate object. In this manner, the remote event bridge and the surrogate object operates as an interface between subject objects and observer objects without any modifications to either class of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: SAS Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Cummins Aiken Mebane, III
  • Patent number: 8448194
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the invention include propagating parameter definitions between computer elements and may include at least one memory device containing computer readable instructions. Also included is a computer processor executing the instructions on the memory device to perform the steps of selecting a sub-routine to be called by a calling unit. The processor may determine whether a definition for a parameter in the selected sub-routine is known to the calling unit using the computer processor, the calling unit also containing a definition for a parameter. The definitions for the parameters that are unknown to the calling unit are incorporated into the selected sub-routine using the computer processor. The process of the calling unit is executed. The computer processor is used to bind the definition for the parameter in the sub-routine to the definition of the parameter contained in the calling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Carsten Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8438557
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, apparatus and systems for reusing an application object for use with an application program, in which the object can be reused without causing nonconformity in the consistency or security, even if the object to be reused is updated. An example of a method includes detecting that the application program ends referring to the application object, detecting that the application object is updated by the application program, deciding to reuse the application object in response to detecting no update of the application object, making the application object reusable in response to the end of referring to the object, and decision to reuse the application object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michiaki Tatsubori
  • Patent number: 8434097
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for dynamically binding data from a remote data source in a container-based mobile application are described herein. The method includes the steps of: 1) defining a metadata source that references both a mobile business object (MBO) and the mobile application, the MBO being connected to the remote data store; 2) binding an attribute from the MBO to the mobile application using the metadata source; and 3) changing, dynamically, the binding of the attribute while the mobile application is executing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventors: David Brandow, Johannes Alberti, Himagiri Mukkamala
  • Patent number: 8434099
    Abstract: A method of producing an executable image from an object file without shared library support from the operating system, wherein the executable image requires a shared library file in order to resolve at least one of the symbols called for in the object file. A method of optimizing the loading of a previously linked file into working memory in a computer for executing in a single address space of the working memory, the file containing an instruction to make an indirect jump to a location in a shared library through an import section of the file. A method for optimizing the loading of a previously linked file into working memory in a computer for executing in a single address space of the working memory, the file containing plural sections with number-filled padding between the end of each section and a succeeding page boundary. A method of optimizing the loading of a previously linked file into working memory in a computer for executing in a memory sharable with other executables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alessandro Forin, Johannes V. Helander
  • Patent number: 8417231
    Abstract: Methods and systems enable mobile devices equipped with software defined radio based chipset modules to seamlessly re-program the mobile device to operate on any of a variety of service provider networks. By re-programming a mobile device equipped with software defined radio based chipset module, the mobile device can support communications over both GSM and CDMA communication networks. An environment is provided which allows a user to quickly and efficiently switch between service provider accounts supporting communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony Sanding, Balaji Vaidyanathan, Yogesh Tugnawat
  • Patent number: 8365206
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for handling component-object-model communications. The method may include identifying a request to instantiate a component-object-model object through a remote-procedure-call process. The component-object-model object may be associated with an out-of-process component-object-model server registered in a first environment. The remote-procedure-call process may be running in a second environment with a different registry than the first environment. The method may also include allowing the remote-procedure-call process to access the first environment. Corresponding systems and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan McCarten, Suneet Nandwani, Yury Mazin
  • Patent number: 8365194
    Abstract: A system using proxy actions to handle requests for actions that are not yet registered with a broker. When an action request is received and the action is not registered in the broker, a proxy action object is created and stored on a proxy action queue. Proxy action objects stored on the queue are read periodically and a check is made as to whether the actions they refer to have been registered yet. If an action for a queued proxy action object has been registered, the action request represented by the proxy action object delivered to the appropriate service provider component. If a proxy action object remains on the proxy action queue without the corresponding action being registered before a corresponding proxy action queue element lifetime timer expires, the proxy action object is removed from the proxy action queue without the action being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Balfe
  • Patent number: 8336063
    Abstract: A method of producing an executable image from an object file without shared library support from the operating system, wherein the executable image requires a shared library file in order to resolve at least one of the symbols called for in the object file. A method of optimizing the loading of a previously linked file into working memory in a computer for executing in a single address space of the working memory, the file containing an instruction to make an indirect jump to a location in a shared library through an import section of the file. A method for optimizing the loading of a previously linked file into working memory in a computer for executing in a single address space of the working memory, the file containing plural sections with number-filled padding between the end of each section and a succeeding page boundary. A method of optimizing the loading of a previously linked file into working memory in a computer for executing in a memory sharable with other executables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alessandro Forin, Johannes V. Helander
  • Patent number: 8321879
    Abstract: A multi-tier application for interaction with a user interface. The application comprises a presentation tier (e.g. a web server with a JSP/servlet engine) and a business logic tier (e.g. an application server) to manipulate data for subsequent presentation on the user interface. A direction module, such as a requested resource definition, has a plurality presentation and function definitions for accessing a presentation component defined externally to the requested resource definition and the function definition for identifying a function component also defined externally to the requested resource definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Emergis Inc.
    Inventors: Lenny Hon, Ken Schneider
  • Patent number: 8307292
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) and accompanying functionality for binding Web page definitional elements to a back-end state (e.g., client- or server-side back-end state) and custom logic is provided. In one embodiment, a template containing definitional elements, custom logic, and bindings are generated that define all or a portion of a Web page based on input received and functionality provided by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marcos, Arnaud Weber, Avie Tevanian, Rebecca Eades Willrich, Stefanie Herzer, Craig Federighi
  • Patent number: 8276167
    Abstract: Plug-in configurable middleware is provided for managing distributed applications. The middleware includes at least one core runtime engine configured as a plurality of concurrent instantiations on one or more hosts within a distributed architecture. These hosts can represent separate nodes or a single node within the architecture. Each core runtime engine instance provides the minimum amount of functionality required to support the instantiation of one or more plug-ins within that core runtime engine instance. Each core runtime engine instance is in communication with other concurrent core runtime engine instances and can share the functionality of plug-in instances with the other core runtime engine instances, for example through the use of proxies. A plurality of personalities representing pre-defined functions is defined and one of more of these personalities is associated with each core runtime engine instance. A plurality of pre-defined plug-ins are defined and associated with the personalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Challenger, Louis R. Degenaro, James R. Giles, Rohit Wagle
  • Patent number: 8266639
    Abstract: A service module that provides for discovery of one or more network interfaces connecting a prospective remote procedure call (RPC) client, facilitates the provision of RPC programs in a network including multi-horned systems. When a request for a network address to an RPC application providing an RPC program is received from the RPC client, the RPC bind daemon discovers from the module, using the client response address, over which interface(s) the client is accessible. The daemon then selects an address of a network path to the RPC application that the prospective client can access and returns the corresponding network address. The service module monitors the network stack for RPC get address requests and builds tables of client address entries with corresponding network interface identifiers. The entries are retired according to an aging policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adekunle Bello, Andrew Dunshea, Nikhil Hegde, Paul H. Hernandez, Aruna Yedavilli
  • Patent number: 8261297
    Abstract: The method is for deploying an input class in a computer readable memory. A state class is created that has at least one field and at least one proxy method and a behavior class version that includes at least one method on the basis of the input class. At least one method call of the state class is redirected to the behavior class version. Also, an arrangement and a computer-software are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Zeroturnaround Ou
    Inventor: Evgueni Kabanov
  • Patent number: 8250666
    Abstract: In one embodiment the present invention includes a security manager for managing security in a dynamic programming environment. The security manager interfaces between the dynamic programming environment and a non-dynamic programming environment. In this manner, the dynamic programming environment is unable to compromise the non-dynamic programming environment, yet still provide features desirable in a dynamic programming environment. An example using Ruby in a robust business programming environment is detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Yuecel Karabulut, Juergen Schmerder
  • Patent number: 8245144
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide techniques and processes for defining elements of a user interface (UI) using a tree of objects created based on a markup language. In some embodiments, a client application provides markup that defines one or more aspects of a UI to an application programming interface (API). The API parses the markup to determine a namespace and one or more UI elements defined by the namespace. Instances of the UI elements are created, and properties of the UI elements are set on the instances. A user interface may then be displayed that includes the instances of the UI elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn A. Van Ness, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Nikhil Dang, Martyn S. Lovell
  • Patent number: 8239877
    Abstract: In a data processing system, objects (in the object oriented sense of the word) are instantiated through the use of transmitted data which is marshaled and demarshaled through the use of protocols that acquire meta data for the transmitted data through the use of an already existing cache of such meta data which has proper content meeting version requirements as specified by an implementation key associated with the object. This eliminates the need for call back requests that may or may not succeed because of the presence of a firewall in a yet-to-be-established connection. A tool is provided for structuring the data, first on disk and then later in a more readily available portion of an active memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph K. Chacko, Erin L. Schnabel
  • Patent number: 8234656
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for implementing a high level object-oriented component infrastructure is directed to providing efficient development of programmable applications and systems. Objects of a system form an object hierarchy including child-objects and parent-objects. The system components include metadata describing properties of objects that are encapsulated into each of the components. A programmable object-oriented system locates the components placed in one or several catalogs and reads the metadata. This metadata is then used by the system for determining which module needs to be loaded for creation of an instance of an object in order to support functionality requested by another system object or by an external application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Kaspersky Lab, ZAO
    Inventors: Eugene V. Kaspersky, Andrey P. Doukhalov, Andrey V. V. Kryukov
  • Patent number: 8230413
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment issue a warning if a file to be used is an older version. In an embodiment, the warning includes an identification of the location of a newer version of the file. In an embodiment, the file is a class, and the old and new versions are found using a classpath, but in other embodiments any type of file or other object may be used. In this way, the use of incorrect versions of files may be detected and avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary Lee Bates, Paul W. Buenger
  • Patent number: 8230254
    Abstract: A technology for rescuing an object when a failure occurs in a redundant system. In a synchronization memory, an instance of an object, which includes the virtual function discrimination information for discriminating a memory area where a virtual function corresponding to the object is stored, the class information for discriminating a class corresponding to the object, and the object data to be used for the processing of the object, is stored according to the order of the processing. In a function memory, plural kinds of virtual functions generated for each process to be carried out by the object are stored. When the object of a new active server reproduces the process, the class corresponding to this object is discriminated using the class information, and the virtual function discrimination information of this object is rewritten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomotake Koike
  • Publication number: 20120185881
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that adds debugging support for compiling applications in memory using a core virtual machine server is described. In an exemplary method, the device receives source code for an executable. The device generates an internal representation of the source code and generates an object file in the memory of the device from the internal representation. The device links the object file to resolve one or more external symbols in the object file without storing the executable in a filesystem of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Nathaniel C. Begeman
  • Patent number: 8225328
    Abstract: A system and method provide access to a target object associated with a desired functionality. This is accomplished by creating an instance of a pre-existing object, replacing one or more functions of a table shared by all objects of the object's class, and triggering a call that ultimately causes the replacement functions to be called to allow access to the target object. The system includes software portions for enabling the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Johann Tomas Sigurdsson, Tomas Gunnarsson
  • Patent number: 8220007
    Abstract: Systems and methods which facilitate extension of software applications, without changing the software application binary code, through use of a data channel architecture are shown. According to embodiments, a robust bi-directional data channel is implemented within the software application allowing interaction with external code to provide extension of the software application to include one or more new and/or modified feature. Embodiments adapt a software application for loading of a trigger and an extension library for interfacing a feature module with the software application. The trigger may comprise a small piece of code, such as in a scripting language, adapted to be embedded in the software application at runtime which directs processing to a corresponding extension library. The extension library may comprise a command set, such as a scripting language dynamic link library or bundle, used for implementing a robust bidirectional protocol between the software application and external code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: John Yeh, Jeffrey Ahlquist
  • Patent number: 8200807
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method for use in a state diagramming environment on a computing device. The method includes obtaining a state diagram via the environment and processing a first event for the state diagram via the environment. The method also includes triggering a second event, wherein the triggering is based on the first event. The method further includes broadcasting the second event in a non-blocking fashion that allows the first event to continue being processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Raghavan, Pieter J. Mosterman
  • Patent number: 8196129
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and storage medium that, in an embodiment, determine the classes that are needed during a first invocation of an application and preload those classes during a subsequent invocation of the application. In various embodiments, the classes may be preloaded if they are within a specified package, if they were needed greater than a threshold number of times, if the class path did not change between the first invocation and the subsequent invocation, or if the jar files the contain the classes are in a class path. In this way, an embodiment of the invention may increase the performance of class preloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Keith Martin, Daniel John Moravec, Thomas Edward Musta, Eric Jon Van Norman
  • Publication number: 20120124597
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product of setting up a virtual connection at run time. The method includes the steps of: analyzing a topology of an application to determine at least one port pair where the port pair comprises an output port of a first operator and an input port of a second operator; configuring a first auxiliary operator to receive data from a first operator; configuring a second auxiliary operator to send data to a second operator; deploying the first operator, the second operator, the first auxiliary operator and the second auxiliary operator; receiving a function address of the second auxiliary operator; and sending the function address of the second auxiliary operator to a first destination; where at least one of the steps is carried out using a computer device so that the virtual connection is setup at run time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Yoonho Park, Philippe L. Selo, Chitra Venkatramani
  • Patent number: 8176333
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a method, system, and article of manufacture that ensures the integrity of programs having variable portions. One aspect of this invention is a method for protecting software products having variant portions. This method includes identifying a reference to an external target in a software product, creating an identifier for the external target, and adding the identifier to the reference. In some embodiments, the unique identifier is a digital signature and the reference to an external target is a call to an external library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Edward Aho, Joseph Patrick Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8166492
    Abstract: A hybrid environment may be used for addressing application compatibility between a host operating system and one or more application(s) optimized to run on a different (“guest”) version of the host operating system. A thunking wrapper consisting of a native thunking layer, a service thunking layer, and a subsystem thunking layer provides translation between the guest application and the host operating system for a seamless interface. Multiple thunking wrappers may be included to support application compatibility between multiple guest operating systems and the host operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Diaa Fathalla
  • Patent number: 8166095
    Abstract: A connection management system can achieve scalability for domain computing among a plurality of domains. Each of the plurality of domains comprises a collection of machines and resources that are administrated as a unit. A connection concentrator can connect, and support communication between, a plurality of processes in a first domain and a plurality of processes in a second domain. The connection concentrator uses one connection to communicate with any one of the plurality of processes in the first domain, and can communicate with each one of the plurality of processes in the second domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Ferwerda, Peter Bower
  • Patent number: 8156509
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer-usable program product for exchanging data using data transformation are provided. A first data binding component receives data from a function selector. A set of data bindings capable of invocation by the first data binding component is available. The function selector determines a content type associated with the data. The first data binding component receives the data and the content type from the function selector. The first data binding component invokes a data binding corresponding to the content type from the set of data bindings to transform the data into a data object. The data object has an object name. A target application is determined based on the object name, and the data object is then routed to a target application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Nathaniel Lacombe, Adriana M. Loghin, Travis Eli Nelson, Venkat Arun Reddy, Suraksha Vidyarthi
  • Patent number: 8146054
    Abstract: Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for processing a data object, for example, for searching for, creating or updating a data object. A computer implemented method for processing a data object includes receiving a request for the data object. A static portion and a dynamic portion for the data object are determined, and an instruction for the static portion and an instruction for the dynamic portion are processed separately. To search for a data object, a result from processing an instruction for the static portion and a result from processing the instruction for the dynamic portion are merged to form a hybrid data object. To create or update a data object, a result from processing an instruction for the static portion and a result from processing the instruction for the dynamic portion is saved in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Bruce Baker, Jinfang Chen, Benjamin Nelson Jeffcoat, Sushma Bharat Patel, Shaw-Ben Shepherd Shi
  • Patent number: 8141104
    Abstract: The WMI architecture includes a framework, known as CIM Object Manager (or CIMOM), which exploits WMI providers of dynamic services for the managed objects; in the WMI architecture, the CIM providers must be implemented as Common Object Model (COM) objects and must comply with a specific WMI provider interface (named “IWbemServices”). The invention discloses integrating non-compliant providers, for example written in the Java language, into the WMI infrastructure. For this purpose, a bridge provider is associated with each managed object that is supported by the Java providers. The bridge provider identifies the Java provider that must be invoked to fulfill a particular request (based on a specific CIM qualifier); the parameters of the request are converted into Java types, and a corresponding method is called on an intermediate Java object. The intermediate Java object then routes the request to the appropriate Java provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Roberto Longobardi
  • Patent number: 8135943
    Abstract: The routines to be called by the dispatching function are identified based on the contents of description files associated with the child modules containing the routines to be called. Once the routines to be called by the dispatching function have been identified, an initialization source file is generated that includes source program code for calling each of the identified routines. Once the initialization source file has been generated, the parent program module is built by compiling the individual routines to generate object code and then linking the compiled files to generate the parent program module. The resulting executable parent program module includes the proper calls to execute the identified routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventor: Feliks Polyudov
  • Patent number: 8127316
    Abstract: A system for detecting creation of a program instance includes an interceptor routine that obtains a parameter corresponding to a characteristic of a program instance and an interceptor module that can be injected into a native operating system process. In certain examples, the interceptor module can replace an address of a selected routine in an address table with an address to the interceptor routine, such that the native operating system process can call the interceptor routine in place of the selected routine. Additionally, the system can include a comparison module that compares the parameter to a set of identified programs to determine whether the program instance corresponds to at least one of the identified programs. The system can also include a security module that can modify execution of the program instance based at least in part on a determination that the program instance corresponds to at least one identified program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Quest Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Alessandro Binotto, Anton Gostev, Ivan Sergeevich Andreyev, Agafonov Artyom
  • Patent number: 8122460
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing dynamic interfaces in a JAVA program including methods having a common implementation and other methods to be handled independently. The system comprises a first dynamic proxy object implementing an invocation handler for providing default implementations; a separate object providing implementations of any method in a defined interface that requires independent handling; and, a second dynamic proxy object provided for checking a method definition object for an implementation of the method, and in response, one of: invoking the method on the separate object if the implementation exists, and if the implementation does not exist, invoking the method on the first dynamic proxy object. The second dynamic proxy object thus allows for a single implementation for repetitive methods, while allowing special cases to be handled independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian S. McCain, Jason L. Peipelman
  • Publication number: 20120030591
    Abstract: A component object binds business driven services to a graphical user interface (GUI). The object includes a data model, view model and controller. The view model graphically presents, and the controller manipulates data used by the object. The controller includes an event handler that respond to events generated within the GUI and binds data used by the object to a data source which can be another component object or a remotely located source. The event handler can call a local script to calculate the value of a data element within the object. The component object can be instantiated on a client, and can be configured to communicate with a corresponding component object on a server. The client and server component objects can exchange only that data that needs to be exchanged to maintain the current state of a user interface in the client computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Demant, Sebastian Droll, Joachim Fitzer, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Jan Heiler, Juergen Sattler, Frank Schertel, Markus Viol, Thorsten Weber
  • Patent number: 8104049
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer-implemented method, apparatus, and computer-usable program code for accessing a compatible library. The process receives a file name associated with a library reference. The library reference is included in an executable, and indicates a library used for executing the executable. The process receives environmental variable information in response to identifying an unavailable library in a secondary memory. The unavailable library is associated with the file name. The process accesses the compatible library from a shared library segment using the file name in response to receiving the environmental variable information. The compatible library is associated with the file name. The process utilizes the compatible library to execute the executable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shajith Chandran, Harikrlshna Manchineni
  • Patent number: 8099740
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for terminating a hidden kernel process. In use, a hidden kernel process structure associated with a hidden kernel process is identified. In addition, the hidden kernel process structure is inserted into an active process list. Further, the hidden kernel process is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmed Said Sallam
  • Patent number: 8095629
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for managing contact proxies and security proxies in networks that are organized as forests. For instance, contact proxies may be generated to represent user accounts and groups in forests other than the home forests of the user accounts and groups. Security proxy objects may be generated to represent group members (e.g., security principals and groups) in groups in forests other than the home forests of the group members. Furthermore, when both a contact object and a security proxy object exist for a member added to a group, one of the contact object or the security proxy object may be selected to represent the member in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Ward, Nima Ganjeh, Andreas B. G. Kjellman
  • Patent number: 8091097
    Abstract: A distributed virtual machine architecture includes a virtual machine client (16) and a virtual machine server (32). The virtual machine client provides a platform upon which an application may be run on a host device (12). The virtual machine server may appear anywhere within the network to which the host of the virtual machine client is connected (14). When the application request a class, the virtual machine client determines such class exists on the local host (12) or a client proxy exist for the class. If neither exists, the virtual machine client connects to the virtual machine server to send a request for the class. If a proxy does exist, a proxy is returned to the virtual machine client. However, if a proxy does not exist, the virtual machine server dynamically generates the proxy (34) to be returned to the virtual machine client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Chen, Philip Edward Straw
  • Patent number: RE43146
    Abstract: A search engine is provided for searching, evaluating and/or optimizing an emergent model on a computer network. The emergent model is created by independently generating, publishing references to, and subscribing to data objects and/or function objects in a manner free of a globally predefined data object and/or function object definition. Messages are sent to referencing data objects and/or function objects when referenced data objects and/or function objects change. Functions within the function objects are solved when the messages are received. The data objects and/or the function objects are stored in a distributed manner across multiple computing devices on a computer network. At least one of the data objects is defined as an input data object and at least one of the data objects is defined as an output data object to a search engine, the search engine generating changes to the input data object until the output data object satisfies a predefined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ocls Applications, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Wall, Timothy Wall