Oracle Patents

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  • Publication number: 20170329660
    Abstract: Techniques are described for modeling variations in correlation to facilitate analytic operations. In one or more embodiments, at least one computing device receives first metric data that tracks a first metric for a first target resource and second metric data that tracks a second metric for a second target resource. In response to receiving the first metric data and the second metric data, the at least one computing device generates a time-series of correlation values that tracks correlation between the first metric and the second metric over time. Based at least in part on the time-series of correlation data, an expected correlation is determined and compared to an observed correlation. If the observed correlation falls outside of a threshold range or otherwise does not satisfy the expected correlation, then an alert and/or other output may be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: SAMPANNA SALUNKE, DUSTIN GARVEY, URI SHAFT, LIK WONG
  • Publication number: 20170329682
    Abstract: A method of reconstructing data from a failed storage device in a storage pool includes identifying a plurality of data blocks that are stored on the failed storage device, and sorting the plurality of data blocks in an order in which the plurality of data blocks are located on the failed storage device. Each of the plurality of data blocks may be associated with an I/O operation. The method may also include grouping the I/O operations for the plurality of data blocks into sequential I/O operations based on the order in which the plurality of data blocks are located on the failed storage device, and executing the sequential I/O operations to resilver a new storage device replacing the failed storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Carl Taylor, Zhu Xiao
  • Patent number: 9819623
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with routing messages in a network are described. In one embodiment, a method includes acquiring engagement information about each of a plurality of individuals that are members of a network associated with a user. The engagement information is acquired as a message is received from the user. The method may also include analyzing the network and the engagement information using a set of predefined metrics to determine a probability that each of at least a subset of the plurality of individuals will respond to the message. The method may also include routing the message to at least one individual in the subset as a function of the probability that each of at least a subset of the plurality of individuals will respond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vasanthan Gunaratnam
  • Patent number: 9819609
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for supporting multitenant execution of a tenant-unaware program invoked from a multitenant middleware application. An exemplar method can provide, at one or more computers, including an application server environment executing thereon, a plurality of partitions, and a plurality of tenant-aware programs, wherein each of the plurality of tenant-aware programs is associated with a partition. The method can associate each of the plurality of partitions and the plurality of tenant-aware programs with a tenant of a plurality of tenants. The method can invoke the tenant-unaware process from a calling partition of the plurality of partitions, and collect tenancy information about the calling tenant. Based upon the collected tenancy information, the method can scope execution of the tenant-unware process to the calling tenant by launching the tenant-unware process as a containerized process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vijay Kyathanahalli Nanjundaswamy
  • Patent number: 9819759
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for data mining and analytics from social networking sites. One method commences upon receiving a social event from a first social networking site, classifying the social event to determine a social site action, and modifying at least some aspect of the social event to create a modified social event based at least in part on the classification. The modified social event is broadcasted to additional social networking sites. An incoming social event may be subjected to security processing before classification, and social networking sites to receive a broadcasted message may be determined based at least in part on the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasan Madhavan, Darren Michael Guilbert
  • Patent number: 9817994
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for integrating a database into a cloud computing environment. In accordance with an embodiment, a system includes a service management engine (SME) configured to execute in the cloud environment and to access a provider type including coordinates to a database and authentication information for the database. When a service deployed to the cloud environment requests use of a database, the provider type can trigger creation of the database and a schema for use by the associated provider. In accordance with an embodiment, the provider type can include coordinates to a container database (CDB) and authentication information for the CDB. When a service deployed in the cloud environment requests a database, the provider type can trigger creation, via the CDB, of a pluggable database (PDB), with a schema for use by the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sakshi Jain, Kshitiz Saxena, Shalini Muthukrishnan
  • Patent number: 9818086
    Abstract: Techniques for providing predictive metrics relating to employment positions are provided. A method may include receiving, by a computing device, data relating to a plurality of employment positions, wherein the data is received from a plurality of customers. The computing device may aggregate the data received from the plurality of customers and may determine statistics using the aggregated data, which are based on each of the plurality of employment positions. The computing device may generate one or more predictive metrics relating to the plurality of employment positions using one or more of the statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sharad Thankappan, Samar Lotia, Saurabh Pandey, Irvin Shuster
  • Patent number: 9817762
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a computing system that facilitates performing prefetching for scatter/gather operations. During operation, the system receives a scatter/gather prefetch instruction at a processor core, wherein the scatter/gather prefetch instruction specifies a virtual base address, and a plurality of offsets. Next, the system performs a lookup in a translation-lookaside buffer (TLB) using the virtual base address to obtain a physical base address that identifies a physical page for the base address. The system then sends the physical base address and the plurality of offsets to a cache. This enables the cache to perform prefetching operations for the scatter/gather instruction by adding the physical base address to the plurality of offsets to produce a plurality of physical addresses, and then prefetching cache lines for the plurality of physical addresses into the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sanjiv Kapil, Darryl J. Gove
  • Patent number: 9816836
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with identifying mismappings of electric meters using voltage data are described. In one embodiment, a method includes selecting an electric meter from a plurality of electric meters represented in a connectivity model. The connectivity model is an electronic data structure that specifies information about connections between the plurality of electric meters and transformers in an electric distribution grid. The example method may also include analyzing mismapping metrics that characterize voltage data about the selected electric meter in relation to a set of electric meters that are geographically related to the selected electric meter to determine whether the connectivity model includes a mismapping of the selected electric meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Patrick Steigler
  • Patent number: 9818076
    Abstract: A system is provided that visualizes an allocation of resources. The system displays a chart, where the chart includes a list of tasks and a timeline including time units. The system further displays task indicators within the timeline of the chart, where a task indicator includes task indicator segments, and where an area of a task indicator segment is proportional to a work scope of a resource allocated to a corresponding task. The system further receives a user interaction that includes a movement of the task indicator segment from a first task indicator that corresponds to a first task to a second task indicator that corresponds to a second task. The system further allocates the resource from the first task to the second task. The system further modifies the display of at least one task indicator within the timeline of the chart based on the allocation of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Vaibhav Aparimit, Manish Kumar, Raghavan Srinivasan, Niladri De, Surya Vedula
  • Patent number: 9819421
    Abstract: An optical receiver includes: an active transimpedance amplifier (TIA) that converts a photocurrent from a photosensor into an active voltage signal; a high-speed amplifier that amplifies the active voltage signal to produce an amplified voltage signal that comprises an output for the optical receiver; and a reference-voltage-generation circuit that generates a reference voltage for the high-speed amplifier. This reference-voltage-generation circuit includes a dummy TIA that is identical to the active TIA, but does not receive a live input signal, and produces a dummy voltage signal. It also includes a low-speed amplifier which includes: an active input that receives the active voltage signal from the active TIA output; a dummy input that receives the dummy voltage signal from the dummy TIA output; and an output that controls directly or indirectly the reference voltage for the high-speed amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jingqiong Xie, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Xuezhe Zheng, Jeffrey W. Denq, Kannan Raj, John E. Cunningham, Hiren D. Thacker
  • Publication number: 20170323117
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enabling tenant hierarchy information to be migrated directly between different multi-tenant system (e.g., from a shared IDM system to a Nimbula system, or vice versa). A corresponding new tenant is created in a Nimbula system based on a combination of the tenant information and the service information from the shared IDM system. The Nimbula system extracts the tenant name and the service name from a request and asks the shared IDM system to verify that the user actually is a member of the tenant identified by the extracted tenant name. Upon successful authentication of the user, the Nimbula system requests the IDM system for roles that are associated with both the user and the extracted service name. The Nimbula system enable access to the service upon determining whether the requested operation can be performed relative to the specified service based on the roles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Pleau, Naresh Revanuru
  • Publication number: 20170324218
    Abstract: An optical source is described. This optical source includes a semiconductor optical amplifier (with a semiconductor other than silicon) that provides an optical gain medium and that includes a reflector. Moreover the hybrid external cavity laser includes a photonic chip with: an optical waveguide that conveys an optical signal output by the semiconductor optical amplifier; and a ring resonator, having a resonance wavelength, which reflects at least a resonance wavelength in the optical signal, where the reflector and the ring resonator define an optical cavity. Furthermore, the photonic chip includes: a thermal-tuning mechanism that adjusts the resonance wavelength; a photo-detector that measures an optical power output by the ring resonator; and control logic that adjusts the temperature of the ring resonator based on the measured optical power to lock a cavity mode of the optical cavity to a carrier wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Jin-Hyoung Lee, Xuezhe Zheng
  • Publication number: 20170322877
    Abstract: Embodiments provide techniques for estimating seasonal indices for multiple periods. Some embodiments can receive a signal comprising a plurality of measures sampled over a span of time from an environment in which one or more processes are being executed. Some embodiments may then extract a seasonal effector and a de-seasonalized component from the signal. Next, some embodiments can apply one or more spline functions to the seasonal effector to generate a first model. Some embodiments may then apply a linear regression technique to the de-seasonalized component to generate a second model. Some embodiments may then initiate actions associated with the code. Some embodiments may then generate a forecast of the signal based on the first model and the second model. Next, some embodiments may initiate, based at least in part on the forecast, one or more actions associated with the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Eric S. Chan
  • Publication number: 20170322861
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a thread classification method that represents stack traces in a compact form using classification signatures. Some embodiments can receive a stack trace that includes a sequence of stack frames. Some embodiments may generate, based on the sequence of stack frames, a trace signature that represents the set. Some embodiments may receive one or more subsequent stack traces. For each of the one or more subsequent stack traces, some embodiments may determine whether a subsequent trace signature has been generated to represent the sequence of stack frames included within the subsequent stack trace. If not, some embodiments may generate, based on the trace signature and other subsequent trace signatures that were generated based on the trace signature, the subsequent trace signature to represent the subsequent sequence of stack frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Eric S. Chan
  • Patent number: 9811433
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for performing user-initiated logging and auto-correction in hardware/software systems. Embodiments commence upon identifying a set of test points and respective instrumentation components, then determining logging capabilities of the instrumentation components. The nature and extent of the capabilities and configuration of the components aid in generating labels to describe the various logging capabilities. The labels are then used in a user interface so as to obtain user-configurable settings which are also used in determining auto-correction actions. A measurement taken at a testpoint may result in detection of an occurrence of a certain condition, and auto-correction steps can be taken by retrieving a rulebase comprising a set of conditions corresponding to one or more measurements, and corrective actions corresponding to the one or more conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chae Hun Jeong, Christopher Bartlett Papineau, Pradip Kumar Pandey, Gurbinder Singh Bali
  • Patent number: 9811322
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a program may include obtaining the program and obtaining a points-to analysis that may include points-to tuples. The method may further include obtaining a result of a query based on the program. The method may further include extracting a data-flow trace specification that includes flow tuples. Each flow tuple may include a source variable defined in a first method and a sink variable defined in a second method. The method may further include adding, in a recursive manner until a termination condition is triggered, a trace edge to a data-flow trace graph for each points-to tuple of a list of points-to tuples. The respective points-to tuple and a first flow tuple may be used to form a first points-to tuple that is added to the list of points-to tuples. The list of points-to tuples may be initialized to the result of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Stepan Sindelar, Padmanabhan Krishnan, Bernhard Scholz, Raghavendra Kagalavadi Ramesh, Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 9811386
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for supporting multitenant execution of a tenant-unaware program invoked from a multitenant middleware application. An exemplary method can provide a plurality of partitions, and a plurality of tenant-aware programs, wherein each of the plurality of tenant-aware programs is associated with a partition. The method can associate each of the plurality of partitions and the plurality of tenant-aware programs with a tenant of a plurality of tenants. The method can invoke the tenant-unaware process from a calling partition of the plurality of partitions, the calling partition being associated with a calling tenant of the plurality of tenants. The method can collect tenancy information about the calling tenant. And, based upon the collected tenancy information, the method can scope execution of the tenant-unaware process to the calling tenant by setting up a process execution environment and resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vijay Kyathanahalli Nanjundaswamy
  • Patent number: 9811359
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a software load balancer is deployed to distribute incoming managed file traffic among multiple nodes running in a cluster. In one aspect, a separate instance of the software load balancer may be instantiated for each protocol that will be used (e.g., FTP, FTP-SSL & SSH-FTP). In one embodiment, the software load balancer includes a standalone java application that is configured to run outside the purview of an application server. In a further embodiment, the software load balancer is able to manage transfers to multiple nodes in (e.g., multiple managed file transfer servers) in a cluster. Therefore, in one embodiment, only one instance of the software load balance needs to be deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ganesh Bansal
  • Patent number: 9811541
    Abstract: A system and method can support in-memory session replication in a server cluster using a lazy deserialization approach. The server cluster can include a primary application server and a secondary application server. The primary application server operates to receive a request associated with a session from a client and maintains session information associated with the session. Based on the session information, the primary application server can responds to the client. The secondary application server operates to receive and maintain serialized session information from the primary application server. The secondary application server operates to update the serialized session information based on one or more session updates received from the primary application server. When the primary application server fails, the secondary application server can generate deserialized session information based on the updated serialized session information and responds to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naresh Revanuru, Lenny Phan, Scott Oaks
  • Patent number: 9811560
    Abstract: Techniques related to version control based on a dual-range validity model are disclosed. In an embodiment, an online analytical processing (OLAP) server stores a plurality of version records describing versions of a data item. A version record may describe any open transactions for a version of the data item. The version record may specify a commit timestamp for the data item at a database and a valid timestamp at least as great as the commit timestamp. The commit timestamp and the valid timestamp may specify a validity range. The version record may also specify an expiration timestamp, which along with the valid timestamp may specify an unresolved range. The OLAP server may also identify a valid version of the data item for a query timestamp that corresponds to a query for particular data in the data item and that falls within either the validity range or the unresolved range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Andrea Di Blas, Benjamin Schlegel, Sam Idicula, Sabina Petride, Kantikiran Pasupuleti, Nipun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9813227
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for applying a controllable early/late offset to an at-rate clock data recovery (CDR) system. Some embodiments operate in context of a CDR circuit of a serializer/deserializer (SERDES). For example, slope asymmetry around the first precursor of the channel pulse response for the SERDES can tend to skew at-rate CDR determinations of whether to advance or retard clocking. Accordingly, embodiments use asymmetric voting thresholds for generating each of the advance and retard signals in an attempt to de-skew the voting results and effectively tune the CDR to a position either earlier or later than the first precursor zero crossing (i.e., h(?1)=0) position. This can improve link margin and data recovery, particularly for long data channels and/or at higher data rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jianghui Su
  • Patent number: 9812842
    Abstract: A hybrid optical source comprises an optical gain chip containing an optical gain material that provides an optical signal, and an optical reflector chip including an optical reflector. It also includes a semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) chip, which comprises a semiconductor layer having a planarized surface facing the semiconductor reflector. The semiconductor layer includes: an optical coupler to redirect the optical signal to and from the planarized surface; and an optical waveguide to convey the optical signal from the optical coupler. While assembling these chips, a height of the optical gain material is referenced against the planarized surface of the semiconductor layer, a height of the optical reflector is referenced against the planarized surface of the semiconductor layer, and the optical reflector is aligned with the optical coupler, so that the optical signal emanating from the optical gain material is reflected by the optical reflector and into the optical coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Shubin, Xuezhe Zheng, Jin Yao, Jin-Hyoung Lee, Jock T. Bovington, Shiyun Lin, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 9812845
    Abstract: An optical transmitter includes: a set of reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOAs) or other reflective gain media, a set of ring filters, a set of intermediate waveguides, a shared waveguide, a shared loop mirror, and an output waveguide. Each intermediate waveguide channels light from an RSOA in proximity to an associated ring filter to cause optically coupled light to circulate in the associated ring filter. The shared waveguide is coupled to the shared loop mirror, and is located in proximity to the set of ring filters, so that light circulating in each ring filter causes optically coupled light to flow in the shared waveguide. Each RSOA forms a lasing cavity with the shared loop reflector, wherein each lasing cavity has a different wavelength associated with a resonance of its associated ring filter. The output waveguide is optically coupled to the shared loop mirror and includes an electro-optical modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jin-Hyoung Lee, Xuezhe Zheng, Daniel Y. Lee, Ying Luo, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 9813426
    Abstract: A method and system for managing temporal aspects of accounts and entitlements in target systems in an organization is provided. In an embodiment, an identity management system may receive request to create an account on a target system of the organization. In some embodiments, the identity management system may cause, in co-operation with the target system, the account to be created in the target system, at a first time. In some aspects, the identity management system may associate a second time with the account. In some examples, the second time may correspond to an activation time of the account. In some embodiments, the identity management system may cause in co-operation with the target system, the account to be activated on the target system, at the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Saheli Dey Vidhun, Amol Dharmadhikari
  • Patent number: 9813283
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for transferring data between servers and a remote entity having multiple peripherals. Multiple servers are connected to a remote entity over an Remote Direct Memory Access capable network. The remote entity includes peripherals such as network interface cards (NICs) and host bus adapters (HBAs). Server descriptor rings and descriptors are provided to allow efficient and effective communication between the servers and the remote entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ariel Cohen, Abhinav Anand, Pierre Aulagnier, Gerald Cheung, Naveed Cochinwala, Greg Lockwood, Ganesh Sundaresan, Susheel Tadikonda, Vikram Venkataraghavan, Ming Wong
  • Patent number: 9813490
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for efficiently re-partitioning data using scheduled network communication are provided. Given re-partitioning data defining the data blocks to be sent amongst a plurality of server nodes, a corresponding network schedule is determined to send the data blocks in a coordinated manner. The network schedule is divided into time slots, wherein each of the plurality of server nodes can send up to one data block and receive up to one data block in each time slot. By using a greedy selection algorithm that prioritizes by largest senders and largest receivers, a near optimal schedule can be determined even in the presence of heavy skew. The greedy selection algorithm can be implemented with a O(T*N^2) time complexity, enabling scaling to large multi-node clusters with many server nodes. The network schedule is of particular interest for database execution plans requiring re-partitioning on operators with different keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sam Idicula, Aarti Basant, Vikas Aggarwal, Stephan Wolf, Nipun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9813407
    Abstract: Techniques for providing enrollment services for various types of electronic devices in a communication network is disclosed. The electronic devices may include devices associated with a user and headless devices not associated with any user. In certain embodiments, a device enrollment system is disclosed that controls the authentication and enrollment of both user devices and headless devices within a communication network. The device enrollment system detects a particular device within a communication, identifies a type of enrollment policy to be applied to the device based on a type of the device, applies a set of enrollment rules to the device in accordance with the enrollment policy and enrolls the device if the device satisfies one or more criteria specified by the enrollment rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamad Raja Gani Mohamad Abdul, Bhagavati Kumar Jayanti Venkata, Harsh Maheshwari, Nagaraj Pattar, Ravi Verma
  • Patent number: 9813492
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for automatic migration of poller proxy services in a service bus environment. A singleton service framework component keeps a poller singleton application running on any of the managed servers in the cluster. The poller singleton application is registered with a cluster change listener, which listens for any state change in the cluster. Each poller proxy service is homogeneously deployed on each managed server in the cluster, and is associated with a poller engine configured to run on a particular managed server. When a managed server fails, the poller singleton application can migrate each poller engine configured to run on the failed managed server, to a running managed server, based on a preferred server list of the poller proxy service associated with that poller engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satish Duggana, Ashok Shukla
  • Patent number: 9813491
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for exporting one or more file systems through multiple nodes of a cluster. One or more of the exported file systems may be simultaneously exported through a single node of the cluster. A bundle, or mapping between a node in the cluster and a file system, is created. The bundle represents an amount of work assigned to the node. A bundle is reassigned from one node to another node in the cluster in response to a failover, an addition of a new node to the cluster, or in response to a load balancing determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick S. Glover, George Sanderson, Donald Allan Graves, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9813362
    Abstract: A system for communicating a multi-destination packet through a network switch fabric is described. The system receives the multi-destination packet at an input port of the network switch fabric, wherein the multi-destination packet is directed to multiple output ports, and wherein the network switch fabric has a virtual output queue (VOQ) architecture, wherein each input port maintains a separate VOQ for each output port. The system sends the multi-destination packet by inserting the multi-destination packet into VOQs associated with the multiple output ports. While inserting the multi-destination packet in each VOQ, if the VOQ is empty, the system inserts the multi-destination packet at a head of the VOQ. Otherwise, if the VOQ is not empty and if the VOQ contains an end of a last complete packet received by the VOQ, the system inserts the multi-destination packet into the VOQ at the end of the last complete packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Arvind Srinivasan, Shimon Muller
  • Publication number: 20170316454
    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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore McConnell, Jonah Goodhart
  • Publication number: 20170316457
    Abstract: A system and methods for simulating human usage of mobile devices by simulating human behavior patterns operating mobile devices and using the simulation of human usage to obtain advertising or other online content specific to certain entities that is displayed on the mobile devices. The advertising or other online content specific to the certain entities is transmitted to an analytics server, where the advertising or other online content is interpreted and deciphered to obtain particular elements that relate to the advertising and online content including, but not limited to, an identification of the specific entity, the size of the advertising or other online content, the locations where the advertising or other online content appears, and the path by which the advertising or other online content travels to the mobile devices for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Gralla, Daniel Rassi, Robert Crowell, Noah Goodhart, Jonah Goodhart, Aniq Rahman, Robert Miller, Paul Kiernan
  • Publication number: 20170316447
    Abstract: A system and methods configured for intelligent export and integration of analytics system data, by which user input either drives or controls a control mechanism (e.g., instruction set or a programming language), which allows or executes export of data into downstream databases and programs in a way that allows direct use of the data by those systems without use of manual or a case-by-case reformatting or importation processes. The control mechanism serves as a powerful tool for users to use for exporting data directly from a database into templates or downstream data bases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20170316465
    Abstract: A system and methods for creating an instant interactive visualization and providing a display of what an advertisement may appear as on any published web page. In some implementations, the system and methods provide an ad-context visualization and mock-up tool that enables a user to view mock-up representations of one or more advertisements and show prospective or current advertising clients with ease what a particular advertisement will ultimately appear as in a context specified by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America,Inc.
    Inventors: David Titus, Nicholas Perez, Robert Crowell, Robert Miller, Noah Goodhart, Aniq Rahman
  • Publication number: 20170316462
    Abstract: A system and methods for providing data to interested entities (e.g., publisher or advertiser) on consumer behavior when viewing advertising displayed on web pages is described. In some implementations, a JavaScript tag or other code is designated with the purpose of examining and communicating the consumer behaviors of web page consumers to an external server. The JavaScript tag is equipped with a customized pixel or similar signaling software, which is invoked under certain pre-defined conditions associated by any one of the interested entities with the JavaScript Tag and known to all users (e.g. publisher or advertiser) of the JavaScript Tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore V. McConnell, Christopher Tsoufakis, Michael Garrett Seiler, Nikki Kyle Gomez, Jonah Goodhart, Aniq Rahman
  • Publication number: 20170316455
    Abstract: A system and methods for providing accurate counting of advertisement impressions is described. The system and methods include bloom filter technology or other space-efficient probabilistic data structure algorithms to efficiently determine whether any particular advertisement impression across an enormous set of possibilities has been viewed previously or not, without having to search through every instance of rendering of any particular advertisement impression. The present system and methods include arrays of multiple bloom filters and manipulate them to correct for false positives when conditions create the risk of false positives that may have occurred during data capture on a browser. In addition, the system and methods generate unique qualification identifiers for advertising served, which is evaluated by the bloom filters before a count is incremented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Fichter, James Hartzell, Michael Garrett Seiler, Christopher Tsoufakis
  • Publication number: 20170316443
    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: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Goodhart, Noah Goodhart, Robert Collier Crowell, Robert Ken Miller
  • Publication number: 20170316467
    Abstract: The system and methods of the present technology are configured to determine the in-view status of advertising from within an iframe configured to display the advertising, without relying on code operating the hosted web page bearing the advertising. The system and methods use a plug-in or applet resident in a client device and the application programming interface (API) of the client device, in combination, to determine if the advertising is in-view or not, by superimposing one or more invisible animation frames over a screen area occupied by the advertising. Each superimposed invisible animation frame has access to data on view-ability. The application programming interface (API) by examining the frame rate progression of the one or more invisible animation frames determines if the advertising on which the invisible animation frames are superimposed is in fact in-view and then reports this information to a server configured to collect this data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Garrett Seiler, David Jon Titus, Christopher Ross Tsoufakis, Daniel Evan Fichter, Nikki Kyle Gomez, Jonah Goodhart, Aniq Rahman
  • Publication number: 20170316079
    Abstract: Techniques are described for performing cluster analysis on a set of data points using tri-point arbitration. In one embodiment, a first cluster that includes a set of data points is generated within volatile and/or non-volatile storage of a computing device. A set of tri-point arbitration similarity values are computed where each similarity value in the set of similarity values corresponds to a respective data point pair and is computed based, at least in part, on a distance between the respective data point pair and a set of one or more arbiter data points. The first cluster is partitioned within volatile and/or non-volatile storage of the computing device into a set of two or more clusters. A determination is made, based at least in part on the set of similarity values in the tri-arbitration similarity matrix, whether to continue partitioning the set of data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Edwina Lu, Dustin Garvey, Sampanna Salunke, Lik Wong, Aleksey Urmanov
  • Publication number: 20170316446
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Goodhart, Noah Goodhart, David J. Titus, Michael Garrett Sailer, Elliot Aaron Kulakow
  • Publication number: 20170316466
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to a system and methods for estimating the impinging elements and traffic paths by an advertisement as it is delivered from its originating ad server to the web server from which the webpage including the advertisement is delivered to an end viewer. The methods are server-based and provide output to a viewer's browser upon receiving a web page as input and yield data for a particular advertisement frame about the various intermediate processes used to deliver the advertisement, for example, frames, pixels, advertisement servers, advertisement networks, advertisement tags, advertisement exchanges, cookies, supply side distribution systems, demand side buying systems, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Goodhart, Noah Goodhart, Robert Crowell
  • Publication number: 20170317689
    Abstract: Aspects of dynamic data compression selection are presented. In an example method, as uncompressed data chunks of a data stream are compressed, at least one performance factor affecting selection of one of multiple compression algorithms for the uncompressed data chunks of the data stream may be determined. Each of the multiple compression algorithms may facilitate a different expected compression ratio. One of the multiple compression algorithms may be selected separately for each uncompressed data chunk of the data stream based on the at least one performance factor. Each uncompressed data chunk may be compressed using the selected one of the multiple compression algorithms for the uncompressed data chunk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Young Jin Nam, Aaron James Dailey, John Forte
  • Publication number: 20170318339
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Fichter, Christopher R. Tsoufakis, Nikki K. Gomez, Aniq Rahman, Jonah Goodhart, Michael Garrett Seiler, Suryansh Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20170316110
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for transforming RDF quads to relational views. The method commences by receiving a named graph, the named graph comprising at least one RDF quad, and analyzing the named graph to produce analysis metadata. The method uses the analysis metadata to generate relational views. The method further comprises publishing a relational view in the form of a SPARQL query. The quality of the results can be quantitatively measured and reported by calculating a goodness score based at least in part on aspects of the relational view definitions. Several variants for transformation include generating relational view definitions formed using a named-graph strict variant, or a named-graph relaxed variant, or a named-graph agnostic variant. The transformations can form outputs responsive to characteristics or properties such as a number of classes, a number of single-valued properties, a number of nullability properties, or a number of type-uniformed ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jagannathan SRINIVASAN, Jayanta BANERJEE, Vinh Thi Kim NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20170316092
    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: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20170317897
    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: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Fichter, Christopher R. Tsoufakis, Nikki K. Gomez, Aniq Rahman, Jonah Goodhart, Michael Garrett Seiler, Suryansh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9807041
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing a user messaging service for use with a cloud computing environment. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes a notifier component, which receives information describing notifiable events that occur within the cloud environment during the provisioning of the enterprise applications, and communicates the information to a user messaging service at a user messaging server. The user messaging service is configured, according to one or more user communication preferences, to communicate to users, notifications describing the notifiable events, via one or more channels according to the preferences associated with the users. For example, a cloud account user can indicate a preference that status notifications for that user, such as completion of an operation or operational alerts, be communicated via one or more preferred channels, for example email, instant messaging, or social media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajiv Mordani, Bhakti Mehta, Nazrul Islam, Chanda Patel, Anissa Lam
  • Patent number: 9804887
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for scheduling and executing user-restricted processes within distributed computing systems. More specifically, certain embodiments of the present invention describe systems and methods by which runtime requests to execute user-restricted processes may be received, processed, and scheduled via a user application of an enterprise system or other distributed computing system. Requests may be received via transaction pages of user applications to schedule and execute user-restricted processes. The user application, a process scheduler, and/or other components within the distributed computing system may determine user contexts associated with the requests, and may determine whether or not the requested processes may be scheduled and executed. Such processes may include, for example, report generation processes, processes to initiate system functions, and/or processes to perform system maintenance within the distributed computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramasimha Rangaraju, Virad Gupta, Deepankar Narayanan, Raghu Edalur, Mohini Sahoo, Vivek Verma
  • Patent number: 9807003
    Abstract: A system and method can support partition-aware routing in a multi-tenant cluster environment. An exemplary method can support one or more tenants within the multi-tenant cluster environment. The method can associate each of the one or more tenants with a partition of a plurality of partitions. The method can then associate each of the plurality of partitions with one or more nodes of a plurality of nodes, each of the plurality of nodes being associated with a leaf switch of a plurality of switches, the plurality of switches comprising a plurality of leaf switches and a plurality of root switches. Finally, the method can generate one or more linear forwarding tables, the one or more linear forwarding tables providing isolation between the plurality of partitions, wherein each of the plurality of nodes is associated with a partitioning order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen