Patents Assigned to Oracle America, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10860696
    Abstract: A system and method for secure generation and distribution of digital encryption keys is disclosed. The system may also be used to protect and distribute other types of secure information, including digital, audio, video, or analog data, or physical objects. The system may include a tamper-respondent secure token device, which may be configured to destroy or disable access to the secure information contained therein in response to attempts to physically or electronically breach the device. Outputs may be provided in a secure manner through various interfaces without using electricity (wires) or electromagnetic radiation. Inputs may be provided in a secure manner, including through the use of a gesture-based input interface. Destruction or disablement of the device and/or its secure contents may be provided upon detection of tamper attempts or upon input of a self-destruct command. Proof of the destruction or disablement of the device or its contents may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Hughes, Robert F. Tow
  • Patent number: 10810613
    Abstract: An ad search engine comprises a click tag parser, a rich media parser, an ad copy database, a request/query processing module, a user interface module and a content preservation module. The ad search engine advantageously receives and stores information about ad placement, context and advertising statistical and metadata in the ad copy database. In response to a query, the request/query processing module searches the ad copy database for advertisements matching the input query. The user interface module receives the results and presents them in a novel user interface composed of an array of tiles where each tiles represents a placement of the advertisement. The present invention also includes a several novel methods including a method for displaying ad search results, a method for generating an ad search result user interface, a method for populating an ad database, a method for ad preservation and a method for generating derived insights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jonah Goodhart, Noah Goodhart, Robert Collier Crowell, Robert Ken Miller
  • Patent number: 10776154
    Abstract: In shared-memory computer systems, threads may communicate with one another using shared memory. A receiving thread may poll a message target location repeatedly to detect the delivery of a message. Such polling may cause excessive cache coherency traffic and/or congestion on various system buses and/or other interconnects. A method for inter-processor communication may reduce such bus traffic by reducing the number of reads performed and/or the number of cache coherency messages necessary to pass messages. The method may include a thread reading the value of a message target location once, and determining that this value has been modified by detecting inter-processor messages, such as cache coherence messages, indicative of such modification. In systems that support transactional memory, a thread may use transactional memory primitives to detect the cache coherence messages. This may be done by starting a transaction, reading the target memory location, and spinning until the transaction is aborted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: David Dice, Mark S. Moir
  • Patent number: 10755300
    Abstract: A system for collecting and presenting information about advertising analytics comprises an ad preparation server, an ad server and an analytics server. The ad preparation server receives advertising assets (e.g., ads) and modifies them to include a data collection script. The preparation server then sends the modified ads to the ad server for delivery along with underlying content to users. The underlying content and modified ads are delivered to client devices that present the content and execute the data collection script. The data collection script collects and sends advertising analytic data back to the analytics server in a non-intrusive manner. The present invention also includes a method for preparing ads, a method for deriving a heat map, a method for generating and sending advertising data, and a method for generating a representation of a focus of attention for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jonah Goodhart, Noah Goodhart, David J. Titus, Michael Garrett Seiler, Elliot Aaron Kulakow
  • Patent number: 10742526
    Abstract: A system and methods for dynamically controlling sample rates and data flow in a distributed networked environment by dynamic determination of statistical significance or characteristics for an unlimited number of data collection scripts concurrently executed on concurrently rendering web pages operating an unlimited number of advertisements. Consumer and media behaviors are sampled on all the different components of the distributed environment to gather information, which is transmitted to a downstream statistical analytics system. The system and methods are configured to balance the communication data flow and load among servers and browsers in this distributed networked environment that are engaged in viewing of online content including online content with one or more advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Fichter, Christopher R. Tsoufakis, Nikki K. Gomez, Aniq Rahman, Jonah Goodhart, Michael Garrett Seiler, Suryansh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10715864
    Abstract: A system that is an independent measurement system to gauge video consumption or viewing is disclosed. Methods for formulating a universal set of measurements or metrics that is operable across all video players, video-content types, ad (advertisement) networks, display devices, and browsers is also disclosed. This set of measurement or metrics advantageously is configured to operate consistently and equally well regardless of the particular video player, video-content type, network, display devices, and browsers that are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Fichter, Christopher R. Tsoufakis, Nikki K. Gomez, Aniq Rahman, Jonah Goodhart, Michael Garrett Seiler, Suryansh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10699235
    Abstract: Selection of web page advertisements for placement into a web page may use attention data that ranks the elements of the web page according to the attention the elements receive from users during interactions with the web page. The content of ads can be matched to the content of the most highly ranked elements of the web page rather than the web page as a whole. Alternatively, ads can be selected that historically produce a preferred pattern of behavior such as an attention shift from a highly ranked element of the web page to the ad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Robert R Hauser
  • Publication number: 20200193487
    Abstract: A system for analyzing user consumption of content on web pages or determining user engagement with content comprising a data collection script and an content-engagement-inference engine. The data collection script determines one or more content elements to be measured from a web page and collects description data associated with the one or more content elements. The description data describes information about the one or more content elements. The content-engagement-inference engine creates an inference or analytics result based on the description data. The inference or analytics result describes how the one or more content elements have been consumed by users and then provides the inference or analytics result for users to designated entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Fichter, Christopher Tsoufakis, Nikki K. Gomez, Aniq Rahman, Jonah Goodhart, Michael Garrett Seiler, Suryansh Agarwal, Theodore V. McConnell
  • Patent number: 10679452
    Abstract: A payment device is provided for use in transactions such as credit purchases at a retail store. The device includes a non-volatile memory containing a set of multiple identifiers that are associated with a customer account. The multiple identifiers are also known to an agency that provides the customer account. The device further includes a processor operable to select one identifier out of the set of multiple identifiers for use with any particular transaction involving the device and the customer account. This identifier is then conveyed from the device, typically via a store terminal, to the agency that maintains the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventor: Emrys J. Williams
  • Patent number: 10657586
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention provide for deploying an offering to a customer in a data processing system having an offering platform program operatively connected to a distributed offering network. An offering deployment package including the offering is received from a remote offering platform program. The offering included in the offering deployment package is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wookey, Michael J. Gionfriddo
  • Patent number: 10600089
    Abstract: A system for analyzing user consumption of content on web pages or determining user engagement with content comprising a data collection script and an content-engagement-inference engine. The data collection script determines one or more content elements to be measured from a web page and collects description data associated with the one or more content elements. The description data describes information about the one or more content elements. The content-engagement-inference engine creates an inference or analytics result based on the description data. The inference or analytics result describes how the one or more content elements have been consumed by users and then provides the inference or analytics result for users to designated entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Fichter, Christopher R. Tsoufakis, Nikki K. Gomez, Aniq Rahman, Jonah Goodhart, Michael Garrett Seiler, Suryansh Agarwal, Theodore V. McConnell
  • Patent number: 10467593
    Abstract: An enhanced enterprise system integrates enterprise application functionality of a conventional enterprise system and collaboration functionality of a conventional collaboration system to provide a centralized project or team space for managing and capturing the collaborative activity that is inherent in the enterprise application processes. For example, the enhanced enterprise system allows a user to access an enterprise application object and to create a shared team space for the enterprise application object. This causes the enhanced enterprise system to provision a collaborative site or team space within the integrated collaboration system, and associate the team space to the enterprise application object through which the team space was provisioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. White, Brian C. Rowles
  • Patent number: 10467652
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to system architecture of a measurement platform configured to determine advertisement awareness by consumers and methods for determining advertisement awareness by consumers at low cost. The system architecture is flexible and may be applied to any advertisement and is configured to operate without involvement or approval of the advertiser. The system uses user recognition rather than user recall as an indication of measuring awareness within a publisher's website, by tracking advertisement exposure to consumers and dynamically constructing sample interrogation sets to query consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore McConnell, Jonah Goodhart
  • Patent number: 10440013
    Abstract: In a method for using and maintaining user data stored on a smart card, a smart card receives a user data request for the user data stored on the smart card. The smart card determines whether the user data request is a data maintenance request or a data use request. A data maintenance request is for modifying user data stored on the smart card. A data use request is for read only access to user data stored on the smart card. The smart card uses a first process to determine whether to allow the user data request when the user data request is determined to be a data maintenance request. The smart card uses a second process, different from the first method, to determine whether to allow the user data request when the user data request is determined to be a data use request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Eduard K. De Jong
  • Patent number: 10372811
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided to generate a plural number of differing data displays, each based upon a multi-information display template that has the information to drive each separate data display. Each data display may be different as regards selected information to appear on each data display, selected placement of the information on each data display depending upon a selected and defined style, an at least one selected and defined mode of information to appear on any one data display, and the utilization of specific display program capabilities (such as a browser). Additionally, a method and apparatus is provided for a user to enter the information into a computing system, and for the computing system to generate the multi-display template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Fuad Rashid, Jesse Ambrose, Domingo Mihovilovic, Peter Thorson, Anil Mukundan
  • Patent number: 10373139
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium including computer readable code that, when executed by a processor, is configured to receive, from a user network device, a first request to execute an application on the user network device. The first request includes a user identification, routing information, and requested application information, encrypted using a public key. The user network device is configured to display the application on a television display device. The code is further configured to decrypt the routing information and requested application information using a private key, send a second request for subscription information to a service provider, receive the subscription information from the service provider, and determine that a license corresponding to the application is associated with the user. The code is further configured to generate and send an application package configured to deploy the application using a Java Runtime Environment on the user network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard A. Traversat, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Michael J. Duigou, Henry Jen, Brian Goetz
  • Patent number: 10346149
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention provide for deploying an offering to a customer in a data processing system having an offering platform program. A customer asset that is a hardware or software component of a customer device is located. The customer asset and its location on the customer device are identified by the offering. A request to deploy the offering is received. The offering is transmitted to the customer device and enabled on the customer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wookey, Michael J. Gionfriddo
  • Patent number: 10339573
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention provide for deploying an offering to a customer in a data processing system having an offering platform program. The offering platform program includes a web services framework for providing web services. A set of standard web service interfaces is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wookey, Michael J. Gionfriddo
  • Patent number: 10324984
    Abstract: An indexing system for documents such as web pages divides a document into elements, such as document object model elements. User attention data from prior interactions with the document are analyzed to determine those elements of a document that satisfy a threshold requirement of user attention. Elements meeting the user attention threshold requirement are added to a set of indexable content for the document. Furthermore, document sections are determined based on attention data and each section is indexed separately. Indexing is per section and based only on the indexable content, thereby enhancing the index relevance, increasing the efficiency of search engines and reducing spamdexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Robert R. Hauser
  • Patent number: 10303722
    Abstract: An indexing system for documents such as web pages divides a document into elements, such as document object model elements. User attention data from prior interactions with the document are analyzed to determine those elements of a document that satisfy a threshold requirement of user attention. Elements meeting the user attention threshold requirement are added to a set of indexable content for the document. Furthermore, document sections are determined based on attention data and each section is indexed separately. Indexing is per section and based only on the indexable content, thereby enhancing the index relevance, increasing the efficiency of search engines and reducing spamdexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Robert R Hauser