Patents Examined by Albert M Phillips, III
  • Patent number: 11966407
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for communicating with a plurality of databases. An example method includes: initiating a communication with a database from a plurality of databases; selecting from a plurality of integration templates an integration template corresponding to the database; using the selected integration template to generate a communication procedure corresponding to the communication; and using the communication procedure to provide the communication to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Luma Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Bansod, Marcelo Oliveira
  • Patent number: 11960555
    Abstract: A method of providing results from a search engine comprises generating an initial set based on a query received from a user; generating an attention value based on the query and on the initial set; applying the attention value to the initial set; and presenting a set of results in response to the query, wherein the results are generated according to the application of the attention value to the initial set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Home Depot Product Authority, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Ahmadvand, Sayyed M. Zahiri, Simon Hughes, Khalifeh Al Jadda, Surya Kallumadi, Eugene Agichtein
  • Patent number: 11960460
    Abstract: Provided are a method, an apparatus, and a computer program stored in a computer readable medium for conducting an arithmetic operation efficiently in a database management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TmaxTibero Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dohyeong Kim
  • Patent number: 11961023
    Abstract: A computer system receives a definition of a group that includes an indication of a hierarchal rank of group members, a plurality of content items that correspond to the group, and identifying information indicating at least one group member that corresponds to a content item. A search input by a first user is detected and an indication of a hierarchal rank for the first user is stored. Determining a weight to assign to a search result includes comparing a hierarchal rank of at least one group member that corresponds to the first content item with the hierarchal rank of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bending Spoons S.p.A.
    Inventors: Anirban Kundu, Andrew Henderson Malcolm, Amir Doron
  • Patent number: 11960450
    Abstract: The efficiency of segment cleaning for a log-structured file system (LFS) is enhanced at least by storing additional information in a segment usage table (SUT). Live blocks (representing portions of stored objects) in an LFS are determined based at least on the SUT. Chunk identifiers associated with the live blocks are read. The live blocks are coalesced at least by writing at least a portion of the live blocks into at least one new segment. A blind update of at least a portion of the chunk identifiers in a chunk map is performed to indicate the new segment. The blind update includes writing to the chunk map without reading from the chunk map. In some examples, the objects comprise virtual machine disks (VMDKs) and the SUT changes between a list format and a bitmap format, to minimize size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenguang Wang, Ilia Langouev, Vamsi Gunturu, Junlong Gao
  • Patent number: 11960533
    Abstract: Provided are mechanisms and processes for performing visual search using multi-view digital media representations, such as surround views. In one example, a process includes receiving a visual search query that includes a surround view of an object to be searched, where the surround view includes spatial information, scale information, and different viewpoint images of the object. The surround view is compared to stored surround views by comparing spatial information and scale information of the surround view to spatial information and scale information of the stored surround views. A correspondence measure is then generated indicating the degree of similarity between the surround view and a possible match. At least one search result is then transmitted with a corresponding image in response to the visual search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: FYUSION, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Abhishek Kar, Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Pantelis Kalogiros, Ioannis Spanos, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 11954102
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for executing structured query language queries having a schema associated therewith against an application programming interface using natural language. The schema can be chunked such that embeddings of the resulting chunks are stored in a vector store. Schemas (or subschemas) generated using on or more chunks of the vector store may be provided to a large language model along with a NL query to generate a structured query language query which may be executed against the application programming interface. This allows large language models to produce structured query language queries, such as GraphQL queries even if a GraphQL schema is too large to be provided to the model as context. Aspects disclosed herein also provide techniques for client code generation and client software development kit generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Rama Palaniappan, Aditi Rajawat, Estanislau Auge-Pujadas
  • Patent number: 11947518
    Abstract: A system for maintaining consistency of a data value using a probability includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive a data value for storing. The processor is configured to store the data value in a data element of a data structure and determine, using an adaptive filter, a probability of certainty associated with the data value. The probability of certainty associated with the data value depends on a time since the data value was updated. The adaptive filter provides as output the probability of certainty and store the probability of certainty associated with the data value in the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Sayan Chakraborty, Jonathan David Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 11947494
    Abstract: A first name of a first prime data element may be used to traverse a sequence of edges in a tree data structure to navigate to a leaf node which corresponds to a set of prime data elements, where each edge in the sequence of edges may correspond to a successive portion of the first name. The leaf node may store navigation lookahead fields, where each navigation lookahead field may store one or more further successive portions of a name of a corresponding prime data element in the set of prime data elements. The navigation lookahead fields may be used to determine where to insert the first prime data element in the leaf node. An entry in the leaf node may be allocated to store information related to the first prime data element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Ascava, Inc
    Inventor: Harshvardhan Sharangpani
  • Patent number: 11947581
    Abstract: A plurality of personalized news feeds are generated from input feeds including digital content items based on a dynamic taxonomy data structure. Entities are extracted from the input feeds and relationship strengths are obtained for the extracted entities and the digital content items. The dynamic taxonomy data structure is updated with the extracted entities and entries for the digital content news items are included at the corresponding branches based on the relationship strengths. Attributes are obtained for the entities and those entities corresponding to the trending topics are identified. Personalized news feeds are generated including the digital content items listed under the entities. Digital content items are added or removed from the digital content feeds based on one or more entity attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Srikanth G Rao, Tarun Singhal, Mathangi Sandilya, Issac Abraham Alummoottil, Raja Sekhar Velagapudi, Rahel James Kale, Ankur Garg, Jayaprakash Nooji Shekar, Omkar Sudhakar Deorukhkar, Veera Raghavan Valayaputhur
  • Patent number: 11947499
    Abstract: A peer-to-peer global namespace for storage system metadata federations. Specifically, the disclosure proposes a peer-to-peer metadata federation architecture, where enterprise storage metadata for any and all geo-distributed sites may be distributed across and continually reconciled by a network of nodes, instead of being maintained by a single node assigned to a given geographic location. In implementing a federation, the network of nodes may lack exploitable, centralized points of vulnerability, and therefore, may exhibit no central point of failure. Furthermore, the disclosure proposes the implementation of a global metadata namespace for the enterprise storage metadata spanning the entirety of an enterprise (across all geographic locations). The global metadata namespace may be maintained on each node through event-based synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Qi Bao
  • Patent number: 11941063
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and device embodiments for implementing semantic discovery. An embodiment operates by retrieving a plurality of entities from a database instance. A semantic graph representation of the plurality of entities is generated within a graphical user interface. Context information is received from a user. A focus node is determined from the plurality of nodes using the context information. A semantic context of the focus node is determined, wherein the semantic context includes the focus node, a subset of the plurality of nodes, and subset of the plurality of edges. Responsive to the receiving, a visual indication of the semantic context is displayed within the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Judith Schneider, Christian Grail, Joachim Fiess, Guido Wagner, Johanna Wittig
  • Patent number: 11941038
    Abstract: Systems, methods and/or computer program products for controlling and visualizing topic modeling results using a topic modeling interface. The interface allows user directed exploration, understanding and control of topic modeling algorithms, while offering both semantic summaries and/or structure attribute explanations about results. Explanations and differentiations between results are presented using metrics such as cohesiveness and visual displays depicting hierarchical organization. Through user-manipulation of features of the interface, iterative changes are implemented through user-feedback, adjusting parameters, broadening or narrowing topic results, and/or reorganizing topics by splitting or merging topics. As users trigger visual changes to results being displayed, users can compare and contrast output from the topic modeling algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Raghu Kiran Ganti, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Shreeranjani Srirangamsridharan, Jae-Wook Ahn, Michele Merler, Dean Steuer
  • Patent number: 11934440
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a method for aggregating source data to form ontological frameworks. Aggregation functions are defined for ontological frameworks modeling categories of components of a facility. Each aggregation function defines a target component selected from a Things category, an Events category, and a Methods category. Defining the target component includes aggregating information from one or more components selected from one or more of the Things category, the Events category, and the Methods category. Source data is received in real-time from disparate sources and in disparate formats. The source data provides information about the components of the facility and external systems with which the facility interacts. Using the aggregation functions, the source data is aggregated to form the ontological frameworks. Each ontological framework models a component of the Things category, a component of the a Events category, or a component of the Methods category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Marko Maucec
  • Patent number: 11928111
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electronic apparatus includes: translating a first query text of a first language to acquire a second query text of a second language; transmitting the second query text to an external device; acquiring, from the external device, a first response text of the second language in response to the second query text; acquiring a second response text acquired by translating the first response text into the first language, and identifying whether the second response text semantically matches to the first query text by inputting the second response text and the first query text into a first neural network model configured to identify whether a query and a response semantically match; and acquiring a third query text of the second language by retranslating the first query text based on a result of identifying that the first query text and the second response text do not semantically match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Yoonjung Choi, Jisang Yu, Hyojung Han, Jonghyun Kim, Hejung Yang
  • Patent number: 11921689
    Abstract: A method of maintaining a data structure comprising: creating a data block; transmitting a message to validator devices requesting permission to add said data block to the data structure; determining that consensus is reached, and in response: forming a first sub-chain in the data-structure by adding the data block to the data structure, the first sub-chain starting with a genesis block and ending with said data block, wherein the data block comprises a block number indicating the number of blocks in the data structure from the genesis block, and creating a further data block; transmitting a further message to the validator devices requesting permission to add said further data block to the data structure; determining that consensus is reached, and in response, forming a second sub-chain by adding the further data block to the data structure after said data block, the second sub-chain starting with said further data block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: RKVST Limited
    Inventors: Mansoor Ahmed-Rengers, Jonathan Geater
  • Patent number: 11915153
    Abstract: Training examples are created from telemetry data, in which each training example engineered features derived from the telemetry data, storage system characteristics about the storage system that processed the workload associated with the telemetry data, and the response time of the storage system while processing the workload. The training examples are provided to an unsupervised learning process which assigns the training examples to clusters. Training examples of each cluster are used to train/test a separate supervised learning process for the cluster, to cause each supervised learning process to learn a regression between independent variables (system characteristics and workload features) and a dependent variable (storage system response time). To determine a response time of a proposed storage system, the proposed workload is used to select one of the clusters, and then the trained learning process for the selected cluster is used to determine the response time of the proposed storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Paulo Abelha Ferreira, Adriana Bechara Prado, Pablo Nascimento da Silva
  • Patent number: 11915206
    Abstract: A processor may determine that a particular computer-readable vehicle repair order (RO) (e.g., including first and second RO portions) corresponds to an existing cluster of ROs due to the particular RO including RO data that refers to a particular vehicle symptom. The processor may determine that the first RO portion includes first data representative of a non-specific vehicle component and may then responsively also determine that the second RO portion includes second data that the at least one processor can use to determine a specific vehicle component associated with the particular RO. Responsively, the processor may determine the specific vehicle component based on the first and second data and may then add the particular RO to a different cluster of ROs that is arranged to contain ROs that correspond to the particular vehicle symptom and to the specific vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Bradley R. Lewis, Brett A. Kelley
  • Patent number: 11907162
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, methods, and systems are disclosed for minimizing data volume growth in a database system under changes to an encryption status of a plurality of data pages persisted to a database. Initially, a request is received to update an encryption parameter associated with the database. Next, it is determined whether a candidate page requires encryption changes. In response to determining that the candidate page is not currently in use by one or more active database snapshots and not currently loaded in main memory, the candidate page is loaded into main memory. Next, an encryption operation is performed on the candidate page, and the encrypted page is designated for persistence. Finally, based on a current number of candidate pages already encrypted during a current save point cycle, the selective iteration is paused until a subsequent save point cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Dirk Thomsen, Axel Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11907202
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards caching session state data on a client device, so that services called by the client device and other services can use the session state data without having to recollect such information from a server or servers that maintain the ground truth values for the session state data. The session state data can be divided into payload datasets based on domains or the like, so that only a relevant part of the session state data need be attached to a given communication, and/or updated when a session variable changes in some way. A payload dataset can be encoded or encrypted so that a service can verify the integrity of the payload dataset before using it, such as for service-to-service communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Hazel Diana Mary, Erik Fortune, Adam Gilman, Franklyn Hu