Patents Assigned to Alibaba Group Holding Limited
  • Patent number: 11366690
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for scheduling commands in a virtual computing environment includes picking a command. It is determined whether the command is a synchronization command or a conditional command. A synchronization command is an independent command. A conditional command is a dependent command that depends on a synchronization command. In response to the command being determined as the synchronization command, a waiting queue is enabled for the command, the waiting queue storing conditional commands dependent on a running synchronization command. The command is dispatched to a processing engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Zhibin Xiao, Chunsheng Liu, Yuan Xie
  • Patent number: 11366979
    Abstract: Image data is accessed. The image data includes frequency domain components. A subset of the frequency domain components is selected based on the relative importance of the frequency domain components. Only the subset of the frequency domain components is provided to an accelerator that executes a neural network to perform an artificial intelligence task using the subset of frequency domain components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yuhao Wang, Minghai Qin, Yen-Kuang Chen
  • Patent number: 11366875
    Abstract: Methods and devices, the method including receiving a matrix of a neural network model; classifying at least a portion of the matrix as a first section based on a first distribution pattern of non-zero elements of the portion of the matrix; and identifying memory addresses of the non-zero elements in the first section of the matrix for loading, according to a first order determined based on the first distribution pattern, the non-zero elements in the first section into one or more vector registers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Guoyang Chen, Yu Pu, Yongzhi Zhang, Weifeng Zhang, Yuan Xie
  • Patent number: 11366574
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure disclose a human-machine conversation method, a client, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method comprises: providing a human-machine conversation interface; displaying, upon receiving first input, input information of a user; displaying, in response to the input information, a response result; displaying, upon receiving second input, a function identifier based on the second input, a service function corresponding to the function identifier being configured to respond to the input information; and determining, upon receiving third input, a target function identifier based on the third input, the target function identifier indicating a service function for responding to the input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Ming Hon Chow
  • Publication number: 20220188010
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system which facilitates data movement. The system allocates, in a volatile memory of a first storage drive, a first region to be accessed directly by a second storage drive or a first NIC. The first storage drive, the second storage drive, and the first NIC are associated with a first server. The system stores data in the first region. Responsive to receiving a first request from the second storage drive to read the data, the system transmits, by the first storage drive to the second storage drive, the data stored in the first region while bypassing a system memory of the first server. Responsive to receiving, from a third storage drive associated with a second server, a second request to read the data, the system retrieves, by the first NIC, the data stored in the first region while bypassing the system memory of the first server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Shu Li
  • Patent number: 11360640
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, device and browser for presenting recommended news, and an electronic device. Said method for presenting recommended news comprises: displaying a map; displaying recommended news tags on the map; receiving an operation of a user carried out in respect of the recommended news; and displaying a corresponding recommended news list. A new method for presenting recommended news is provided according to the embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaoli Liu, Weihan Huo, Zhewen Su, Yuanyuan Li, Ruizhao Lin, Sijia Chen
  • Patent number: 11360766
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a bulk array of non-volatile memory cells on an integrated circuit die and an arithmetic logic unit on the die coupled to the bulk array. The arithmetic logic unit is operable to perform arithmetic logic operations on contents of the bulk array responsive to instructions received from outside of the die. The non-volatile memory cells may include NAND-type flash memory cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Fei Xue, Shuangchen Li, Feng Zhu, Hongzhong Zheng
  • Patent number: 11360906
    Abstract: The devices within an inter-device processing system maintain data coherency in the last level caches of the system as a cache line of data is shared between the devices by utilizing a directory in one of the devices that tracks the coherency protocol states of the memory addresses in the last level caches of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Lide Duan, Hongyu Liu, Hongzhong Zheng, Yen-Kuang Chen
  • Patent number: 11361397
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for watermark embedding and extracting are provided. A method for watermark extracting includes obtaining a carrier object embedded with a watermark image; determining at least one encoding region that includes watermark information; determining a plurality of template lattices from the at least one encoding region, the plurality of template lattices comprising a plurality of positioning template lattices and one or more encoding template lattices; and obtaining the watermark information according to the plurality of template lattices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jieqian Zheng, Yongliang Liu
  • Patent number: 11354050
    Abstract: Data processing method, apparatus, and mobile terminal are provided. A requesting end adds a reserved field to data to be stored to obtain target data, and sends the target data to a storing end. The storing end allocates a memory to cache the target data, generates data metadata of the data to be stored in the target data, and writes the data metadata to a memory location corresponding to the reserved field in the memory. The embodiments of the present disclosure realize zero copying, ensure the efficiency of data storage, and improve the system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jinxin Liu, Chengyu Dong, Shanyang Liu
  • Patent number: 11354200
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system which facilitates organization of data. During operation, the system receives data associated with a logical block address (LBA) to be written to a non-volatile memory. The system stores, in a data structure, a mapping of a first physical block address (PBA) corresponding to the LBA to a first status for the data, wherein the first status indicates data validity and recovery being enabled for the data. Responsive to receiving a command to delete the data, the system modifies the first status to indicate data invalidity and recovery being enabled for the data. Responsive to receiving a command to recover the previously deleted data, the system modifies the first status to indicate data validity and recovery being enabled for the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Shu Li
  • Patent number: 11356677
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for processing video content. The method can include: partitioning, along a partitioning edge, a plurality of blocks associated with a picture into a first partition and a second partition; performing inter prediction on the plurality of blocks, to generate a first prediction signal for the first partition and a second prediction signal for the second partition; and blending the first and second prediction signals for edge blocks associated with the partitioning edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Ru-Ling Liao, Jie Chen, Yan Ye, Jiancong Luo
  • Patent number: 11354233
    Abstract: A system is provided for facilitating crash recovery. The system receives an input/output (I/O) request for data associated with a logical block address. The system retrieves, from a first mapping table associated with a first storage drive, a physical location corresponding to the logical block address, wherein the first mapping table is stored in a random access memory which comprises a block device, and wherein a driver for the block device is stored in system memory separately from the first mapping table stored in the block device. The system accesses the physical location to execute the I/O request. Responsive to determining a crash associated with the driver, the system restarts the driver to recover access to the first mapping table absent of reconstruction of the first mapping table which involves reading data from the first storage drive and extracting mapping relations between logical addresses and physical addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Shu Li
  • Patent number: 11354283
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a data migration method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving a migration task of migrating data in a first system to a second system; and calling upper-layer interfaces corresponding to the migration task, and calling underlying operation interfaces of the first system and the second system by the upper-layer interfaces through an abstract interface class to migrate the data of the first system to the second system. Bidirectional data transmission and migration can be implemented between any two data ends. Bidirectional data transmission and migration between any data terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Yizhe Chen
  • Patent number: 11354256
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a multi-core interconnection bus, including a request transceiver module adapted to receive a data request from a processor core, and forward the data request to a snoop and caching module through a request execution module, where the data request includes a request address; the snoop and caching module adapted to look up cache data validity information of the request address, acquire data from a shared cache, and sequentially return the cache data validity information and the data acquired from the shared cache to the request execution module; and the request execution module adapted to determine, based on the cache data validity information, a target processor core whose local cache stores valid data, forward the data request to the target processor core, and receive returned data; and determine response data from the data returned by the target processor core and that returned by the snoop and caching module, and return, through the request transceiver module, the response d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Xiang, Taotao Zhu
  • Patent number: 11355163
    Abstract: The systems and methods are configured to efficiently and effectively include processing capabilities in memory. In one embodiment, a processing in memory (PIM) chip a memory array, logic components, and an interconnection network. The memory array is configured to store information. In one exemplary implementation the memory array includes storage cells and array periphery components. The logic components can be configured to process information stored in the memory array. The interconnection network is configured to communicatively couple the logic components. The interconnection network can include interconnect wires, and a portion of the interconnect wires are located in a metal layer area that is located above the memory array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Wei Han, Shuangchen Li, Lide Duan, Hongzhong Zheng, Dimin Niu, Yuhao Wang, Xiaoxin Fan
  • Patent number: 11354313
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to transforming a user-defined table function (UDTF) to a derived table in a database management system (DBMS). It may be detected by the DBMS that a query indicates the UDTF. A derived table may be constructed from the UDTF. The derived table may be derived from a set of statements of the UDTF. The derived table may be introduced to the query to fulfill the UDTF. A query plan may be generated for the query by the DBMS. The query plan may be generated in response to introducing the derived table in the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Craig S. Aldrich, Stephanie A. Burrichter, Scott P. Hanson, Rafal P. Konik, Roger A. Mittelstadt, Jane A. Vold
  • Patent number: 11356684
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides method and systems for signaling chroma quantization parameter (QP) table. According to some disclosed embodiments, the methods include: receiving a bitstream of video data; determining whether a luma-to-chroma QP mapping table is signaled, based on a first flag in the bitstream; and in response to the first flag being a first value, determining the signaled luma-to-chroma (P mapping table based on the bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yan Ye, Zhao Wang
  • Patent number: 11356679
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for processing chroma sampled pictures. An exemplary video processing method includes: determining whether a chroma component is included in a sequence of frames; and in response to a determination that the chroma component is included in the sequence, activating a sub-process for processing the sequence, wherein the sub-process comprises one or more of joint coding for chroma residues (JCCR), block differential pulse coded modulation (BDPCM), palette mode, or adaptive color transform (ACT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Ru-Ling Liao, Jie Chen, Yan Ye, Jiancong Luo
  • Patent number: 11347857
    Abstract: Identity information processing method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining customized information of a user process on an integrated chip; determining a target operational firmware preloaded on a reconfigurable chip according to the customized information; generating first process identity information used for verifying the user process based on the target operational firmware and a fixed operational firmware of a non-reconfigurable chip; and providing the first process identity information to a privacy certificate issuing authority for performing firmware legitimacy verification of an operational firmware to determine that an identity of the user process is legitimate according to a result of the firmware legitimacy verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yingfang Fu, Peng Xiao