Oracle Patent Grants

Suite-wide navigation

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547415
Novel tools for navigating among a suite of business applications, including without limitaion menu systems for business application suites. In some cases, the menu is customized for a particular user of the business application suite. Hence, for example, a menu might comprise only items necessary to that user's job function and/or access level, as defined by one or more user roles that the user possesses. In another example, menu items may be provided only for actions that the user has…

System and method for supporting dynamic thread pool sizing in a distributed data grid

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547521
A system and method supports dynamic thread pool sizing suitable for use in multi-threaded processing environment such as a distributed data grid. Dynamic thread pool resizing utilizes measurements of thread pool throughput and worker thread utilization in combination with analysis of the efficacy of prior thread pool resizing actions to determine whether to add or remove worker threads from a thread pool in a current resizing action. Furthermore, the dynamic thread pool resizing system…

Method and system for implementing a multilevel file system in a virtualized environment

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547656
A global zone executing on a host OS that includes a multilevel filesystem (MLFS) associated with a label range, where the MLFS includes files and directories, where each of the files is associated with its own label and where each of the directories is associated with its own label. The global zone further includes a first non-global zone, where the MLFS is mounted in the first non-global zone as a first loopback file system. The host OS is configured to receive, from a process…

Methods and systems for file replication utilizing differences between versions of files

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547703
Methods and systems for efficient file replication are provided. In some embodiments, one or more coarse signatures for blocks in a base file are compared with those coarse signatures for blocks of a revised file, until a match is found. A fine signature is then generated for the matching block of the revised file and compared to a fine signature of the base file. Thus, fine signatures are not computed unless a coarse signature match has been found, thereby minimizing unneeded…

Optimized policy matching and evaluation for non-hierarchical resources

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547764
Improved techniques are provided for processing authorization requests. In some embodiments, an authorization request specifying a non-hierarchical resource can be processed without having to sequentially process the various security policies configured for a collection of resources.

Identifying individual intentions and determining responses to individual intentions

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547832
Systems and methods automatically determine responses to intention-focused content based on semantic analysis, natural language analysis, token analysis, social network analysis and influence ratings. The systems and methods identify relevant queries for product support, purchase or advocacy from multiple communications channels and further separate the high-value conversations and individuals from the low value conversations and individuals in an efficient manner. Described herein is a…

Automated generation of a three-dimensional space representation and planogram verification

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547838
The present disclosure provides an automated scheme for generating and verifying a three-dimensional (3D) representation of a target space. In one embodiment, the automatic generation of a 3D representation of a target space includes receiving target space data from one or more mobile data capture devices and generating a local point cloud from the target space data. In one embodiment, the local point cloud is incorporated into a master point cloud. In one embodiment, a polygon mesh is…

Data-driven customizable payroll element template

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547875
Various techniques can be used to customize payroll element templates. One method involves accessing a predefined payroll element template; receiving a template modification value, which is input by a payroll user in response to a question in a predefined payroll questionnaire; customizing the predefined payroll element template, based upon the template modification value, to create a customized payroll element template; and storing the customized payroll element template.

System and method for supporting smart buffer management in a distributed data grid

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548912
A system and method can support smart buffer management in a distributed data grid. A buffer manager in the distributed data grid can provide a plurality of buffers in a buffer pool in the distributed data grid, wherein the plurality of buffers are arranged in different generations and each buffer operates to contain one or more objects. The buffer manager can prevent a garbage collector from directly recycling the memory associated with each individual object in the buffer pool, and can…

Non-invasive contextual and rule driven injection proxy

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548985
User requests for a web application can be received at a reverse proxy. Web application code for a first application can be obtained. Data can be checked at the reverse proxy to determine whether to insert an element into the first application. If there is a match, a combined web application can be produced, including the first web application and the element.

Usage triggered telecommunications charging

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549306
An Online Charging System (“OCS”) that processes charging on a telecommunications network receives an indication of usage of a telecommunications service by a subscriber. In response to the indication, the OCS determines a configured offering for the service, where the configured offering includes a time period, and a credit and/or debit. The OCS determines if the usage of the service is a first usage within the time period, and when the usage is the first usage, applies the credit…

System and method for inferring immutability of program variables

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542166
In accordance with various embodiments, systems and methods are provided which facilitate inferring immutability of variables. A compiler analyzes local variables within source code to determine whether they are immutable. In particular embodiments the compiler examines locations where each variable is assigned to determine whether the variable was definitely unassigned before the assignment. Because the compiler can infer whether a local variable is immutable, it is possible for the…

Continuous deployment

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542175
A method is provided. The method stores a first version of an artifact in a first environment. Further, the method stores a second version of the artifact in the first environment. In addition, the second version of the artifact is distinct from the first version of the artifact. The method also deploys the first version of the artifact and the second version of the artifact to a second environment so that the first artifact and the second artifact can be run simultaneously in the second…

System and method for supporting resource manager (RM) instance awareness in a transactional environment

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542220
A system and method can support transaction processing in a transactional environment. A transactional server operates to receive resource manager (RM) instance information from a data source that is associated with one or more RM instances, wherein the received instance information allows the transactional server to be aware of which RM instance that the transactional server is currently connected to. Furthermore, the transactional server operates to save the received instance…

Dynamic co-scheduling of hardware contexts for parallel runtime systems on shared machines

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542221
Multi-core computers may implement a resource management layer between the operating system and resource-management-enabled parallel runtime systems. The resource management components and runtime systems may collectively implement dynamic co-scheduling of hardware contexts when executing multiple parallel applications, using a spatial scheduling policy that grants high priority to one application per hardware context and a temporal scheduling policy for re-allocating unused hardware…

Resource broker system for dynamically deploying and managing software services in a virtual environment based on resource usage and service level agreement

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542222
A system and method can deploy and manage software services in virtualized and non-virtualized environments. The system provides an enterprise application virtualization solution that allows for centralized governance and control over software and Java applications. The system includes a plurality of resource broker agents. Each resource broker agent resides on one of the plurality of virtualized and non-virtualized machines in the computing environment and can be used to manage the…

Dynamic assignment and enforcement of application-driven per-connection service level agreements

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544202
A method for handling connection requests. The method includes receiving, by an operating system (OS), a request from an application to create a connection, wherein the request comprises a connection identifier and a service-level agreement (SLA), determining that the application is authorized to create the connection, creating the connection targeting the application in response to the determination that the application is authorized to create the connection, and applying the SLA to the…

System and method for supporting virtualized switch classification tables

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544232
A system and method can support dynamic provisioning in a network switch environment, such as supporting virtualized switch classification tables in a network switch. The system can provide a plurality of memory blocks that can be used to build one or more classification tables for supporting packet processing. Furthermore, the system can comprise a management entity that operates to monitor traffic profile associated with a network port in the network switch. Then, the management entity…

Global unified session identifier across multiple data centers

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544293
Systems and methods are disclosed for using a global unified session identifier across data centers. When a user first accesses a data center and an initial session is created for the user in the data center, a session identifier is generated for the user session. Because the initial session is the first session created for that user, the initial session identifier is designated as the global unified session identifier for all sessions that may be created for the user in other data…

Pluggable authorization policies

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544294
A framework, which conforms to the OAuth standard, involves a generic OAuth authorization server that can be used by multiple resource servers in order to ensure that access to resources stored on those resource servers is limited to access to which the resource owner consents. Each resource server registers, with the OAuth authorization server, metadata for that resource server, indicating scopes that are recognized by the resource server. The OAuth authorization server refers to this…