Patents Examined by Alford Kindred
  • Patent number: 9934260
    Abstract: A computing device creates a state of an analytic model. An analytic engine of an analytic model of an analytic model type is initialized. The analytic model is trained using a dataset and the analytic engine. A request to save a state of the analytic model is received. In response to receipt of the third indicator, the state of the trained analytic model is serialized. The state includes a reentry point name of a function of the analytic model type called to instantiate the trained analytic model. The serialized state is written to an output file. The written state is read from the output file. The state of the trained analytic model is restored using the read state. An analytic result is computed based on data in a second dataset different from the named dataset using the restored state of the trained analytic model. The computed analytic result is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Georges H. Guirguis, Dominique J. Latour, Robert S. Ray
  • Patent number: 9904689
    Abstract: Processing a file system operation is disclosed. An indication of a desired operation of a distributed file system is received. A metadata node for the desired operation is identified. It is indicated to the identified metadata node to process the desired operation. In the event the identified metadata node becomes not fully functional before the processing by the identified metadata node is confirmed, the distributed file system is analyzed to determine whether to indicate again to process the desired operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhrubajyoti Borthakur, Dmytro Molkov, Hairong Kuang
  • Patent number: 9898535
    Abstract: A method of performing a digital search, wherein the result set returned is additionally narrowed via a virtual personality, represented by an animated avatar selected by the user prior to enacting the search. The avatar consists of a virtual identity, which, when reduced to keyword characteristics and then applied to a search algorithm, enables the filtering of result sets according to the inferred desires of the hypothetical individual instantiated by the virtual identity itself, expressed as an avatar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Mark C. Edberg
  • Patent number: 9886460
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a level of a first hierarchy and a second hierarchy of data attributes is determined where the first hierarchy and the second hierarchy share the determined level and each subordinate hierarchical level. The embodiment further removes from a set of tuples of a database operation at least one tuple that lacks corresponding data in a data source based on the tuple containing elements corresponding to non-intersecting sets of attributes at the determined level. Embodiments of the present invention include a method, system and computer program product for reducing tuple sets in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David B. Cushing, Avery W. Hagleitner, Jose Vazquez, Yu Zou
  • Patent number: 9846696
    Abstract: A method, medium, and apparatus are disclosed for indexing multimedia content by a computer. The method comprises segmenting the multimedia content into a plurality of segments. For each segment, the method identifies one or more features present in the segment, wherein the features are of respective media types. The method then identifies, for each identified feature in each segment, one or more respective keywords associated the identified feature. Then, the method determines, for each identified keyword associated with an identified feature in a given segment, a respective relevance of the keyword to the given segment. The respective relevance is dependent on a weight associated with the respective media type of the identified feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Tommy Arngren, Joakim Soderberg, Marika Stalnacke
  • Patent number: 9836353
    Abstract: A determination is made as to whether one of a system definition file data set and a catalog data set is unavailable for orderly restart of an information system. The system definition file data set provides resource definition information for the information system and the catalog data set provides resource state information for the information system. A determination is made that the other of the system definition file data set and the catalog data set is available. The unavailable one of the system definition file data set and the catalog data set is reconstructed by rebuilding the system resource definition and state information used by the unavailable one of the system definition file data set and the catalog data set using system resource information within the other available one of the system definition file data set and the catalog data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Johnson, Mark W. T. Todd, Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 9747363
    Abstract: Some computer applications, such as database applications, generate sparse arrays that map identifiers to field values. To reduce memory usage, only those blocks of the array with non-empty entries are stored, and only the entries between and including the first non-empty entry and the last non-empty entry are stored. The offset and length of this range of non-empty entries is stored. To retrieve a value for an entry of the array, it is determined whether the entry is in an empty block or a non-empty block. If the entry is in an empty block, a null value is returned for the entry. If the entry is not in the stored range of entries for a non-empty block, a null value is returned for the entry. Otherwise, the value stored in the block for that entry is returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ATTIVIO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Smith, Gabi Steinberg
  • Patent number: 9449116
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for inserting a key into and removing a key from a composite data structure including a radix tree and an auxiliary data structure. In an example, a method of inserting a key into the composite data structure includes receiving an instruction to store a first key in the composite data structure. The composite data structure stores a second key. The method further includes generating, based on comparing the first and second keys, one or more sequences of elements. The method also includes splitting each of the generated sequences of elements into a prefix and a suffix, storing the respective prefixes into the radix tree; and storing the respective suffixes into the auxiliary data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Tsirkin
  • Patent number: 9367585
    Abstract: A data storage and query method supporting an agile development and horizontal scaling, in a field of computer applications, includes steps of: transforming data into a 2-tuple (Key, MiniTable) and identifying any MiniTable (having a data set removed) with a unique Key, wherein the MiniTable includes multiple data columns; a structure of each data column is limited by a pre-defined mode; and the data columns are sorted according to a primary key defined by the mode. The data storage and query method obtains a capability of the horizontal scaling via removing dependency among the data sets, and a capability of the agile development via supporting an analogous SQL grammar by saving dependency among the data within the data sets. The data storage and query method can be applied to a data management system which supports the horizontal scaling of big data and the agile development of short development lifecycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: GUANGDONG ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY INSTITUTE LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Nie, Zhiwei Xu, Guojie Li, Jingjie Liu, Qiang Yue
  • Patent number: 9218254
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for recovering an application from a fault or an attack are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a method is provided for enabling a software application to recover from a fault condition. The method includes specifying constrained data items and assigning a set of repair procedures to the constrained data items. The method further includes detecting a fault condition on the constrained data items during execution of the software application, which triggers at least one repair procedure. The triggered repair procedures are executed and the execution of the software application is restored. In some embodiments, the restoring comprises providing memory rollback to a point of execution of the software application before the fault condition was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Michael E. Locasto, Angelos D. Keromytis, Angelos Stavrou, Gabriela F. Ciocarlie
  • Patent number: 9201747
    Abstract: A real time database system configured to store database content with a plurality of data sets, the database content being partitioned in different partitions. The system comprises a plurality of master databases, each master database containing a partition of the database content, each partition being provided on a different physical storage unit and at least one replica database, each replica database containing subpartitions of the partitions stored in master databases. The system further comprises at least one distributor configured to route a request for a data set to the master database, where the data set to which the request refers to, is provided, and divide each partition into several subpartitions. Additionally, the system comprises at least one replicator, configured to generate a replica of each subpartition, and configured to store each replica on a replica database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jose Maria Chercoles Sanchez, Roman Ferrando Llopis
  • Patent number: 9183069
    Abstract: A mechanism for managing failure of applications in a distributed environment is disclosed. A method includes detecting failure in an application node among a plurality of application nodes when the application node does not respond to a status message. The method further includes routing, by enterprise application nexus application processing interface (EANA) module, a first lock message to the failed application node and ancestors' nodes of the failed application node when the failed application node is an aware application node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Filip Elias, Filip Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9176830
    Abstract: A method for determining software errors in a virtualization-based integrated control system detects software errors for each partition (software of a vehicle controller) and recovers automatically. Thus, system reliability, which is an advantage of virtualization techniques, can be further enhanced, thereby providing an operator with stability, and software errors can be easily addressed by writing error information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hyun Woo Lee, Young Woo Park, Min Hyuk Oh, Hae Young Kwon, Se Won Kim, Hyuck Yoo
  • Patent number: 9141487
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to migrating affected services away from a faulted cloud node and to handling faults during an upgrade. In one scenario, a computer system determines that virtual machines running on a first cloud node are in a faulted state. The computer system determines which cloud resources on the first cloud node were allocated to the faulted virtual machine, allocates the determined cloud resources of the first cloud node to a second, different cloud node and re-instantiates the faulted virtual machine on the second, different cloud node using the allocated cloud resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gaurav Jagtiani, Abhishek Singh, Ajay Mani, Akram Hassan, Thiruvengadam Venketesan, Saad Syed, Sushant Pramod Rewaskar, Wei Zhao
  • Patent number: 9141463
    Abstract: A method for specifying an error location by an information processing apparatus that includes a plurality of devices connected to each other through a transmission path includes deciding, when an interrupt is generated, whether the interrupt is a periodic interrupt or an error interrupt, and storing, where the generated interrupt is a periodic interrupt, history information of errors of each of the devices, but analyzing, where the generated interrupt is an error interrupt, the stored history information of errors of the devices to specify a suspect location of the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Kimihiro Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 9141496
    Abstract: Methods and devices for testing a physical layer (PHY) of an asymmetrical interconnect interface using a traffic generator/analyzer (TGA) are described. At least one special PHY test sequence is transmitted to the asymmetrical interconnect interface during link start up to place the device under test in PHY testing mode in which the TGA is used to generate and analyze data. The asymmetrical interconnect interface can then receive a configuration command and configure the asymmetrical interconnect interface in response to the configuration command. The asymmetrical interconnect interface can then use the TGA to transmit test sequences to, or receive test sequences from, e.g., a tester, on at least one identified lane of the asymmetrical interconnect device, which at least one identified lane is set by the configuration command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ST-ERICSSON SA
    Inventor: Andrei Radulescu
  • Patent number: 9141639
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present description, a copy relationship is established between a storage location at a first site and a storage location at a second site in a data storage system, wherein a dynamically assignable bitmap preset to one of a plurality of different predetermined bit patterns is selected as a function of both the availability of the selected bitmap and the type of predetermined bit pattern identified for the selected bitmap. The selected bitmap may be assigned as an out-of-sync bitmap wherein updates to the storage location at one site, which are to be copied to the storage location at the other site, are indicated in the selected bitmap, and data writes being written to the storage location at the one site, are copied to the storage location at the other site, using the selected bitmap as an out-of-sync bitmap. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nedlaya Y. Francisco, Theodore T. Harris, Jr., Suguang Li, Mark L. Lipets, Carol S. Mellgren, Raul E. Saba, Alfred E. Sanchez, Warren K. Stanley
  • Patent number: 9058277
    Abstract: Methods and systems for prefetching data for a processor are provided. A system is configured for and a method includes selecting one of a first prefetching control logic and a second prefetching control logic of the processor as a candidate feature, capturing the performance metric of the processor over an inactive sample period when the candidate feature is inactive, capturing a performance metric of the processor over an active sample period when the candidate feature is active, comparing the performance metric of the processor for the active and inactive sample periods, and setting a status of the candidate feature as enabled when the performance metric in the active period indicates improvement over the performance metric in the inactive period, and as disabled when the performance metric in the inactive period indicates improvement over the performance metric in the active period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Sharad Dilip Bade, Alok Garg, John Kalamatianos, Paul Keltcher, Marius Evers, Chitresh Narasimhaiah
  • Patent number: 8799555
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for storing and retrieving boot data (e.g., a first stage bootloader) in and from a non-volatile memory (“NVM”), such as a NAND flash memory. To increase storage reliability, the boot data may be stored in a subset of the pages in a boot data storage area, such as in only lower pages. The subset may be selected based on the specific operating specifications and characteristics of the NVM. To prevent a boot ROM from having to maintain a NVM-specific map of which pages are used to store boot data, the map may be maintained in the NVM itself. For example, the map may be in the form of a linked list, where each page storing boot data can include a pointer that points to the next page that stores boot data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Post, Matthew Byom
  • Patent number: 8782336
    Abstract: A hybrid control module includes a host interface control module configured to transfer data to and from a host interface. A first embedded multi-media card (eMMC) interface is configured to (i) connect to a second eMMC interface of a control module embedded solid-state memory (SSM) and (ii) transfer the data between the hybrid control module and the control module embedded SSM. A buffer management module is (i) in communication with the host interface control module, the first eMMC interface and a disk access control module and (ii) configured to buffer the data in volatile memory. The data is received by the buffer management module and from at least one of the host interface control module, the first eMMC interface, or the disk access control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Sehat Sutardja, Son Hong Ho