Patents Examined by Alford W. Kindred
  • Patent number: 10831794
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for providing alternate keys in a keyed index includes creating a first base record in a keyed index of a database, the first base record including a first unique key and a first data record, wherein the first data record includes at least one sub key and at least one first value, each sub key being correlated with a different one of the at least one first value in a sub key/value pair, and creating one or more alternate key records in the database, each of the alternate key records including one of the at least one sub key which is correlated with the first base record and the first unique key of the first base record. The database adheres to virtual storage access method (VSAM) in some approaches. In other approaches, a number of alternate key records created is equal to a number of first sub keys in the first data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Terri A. Menendez
  • Patent number: 10831724
    Abstract: An enhanced resource reconciliation process is disclosed to examine the metadata hierarchy of unidentified instances of configuration objects within a particular “data partition” (sometimes called a dataset) of an enterprise configuration management database (CMDB) and perform reconciliation against a target dataset, such as a golden, i.e., production, dataset. The enhanced reconciliation process could identify against instances in the production dataset that are of the same class as the unidentified instance—as well as instances that come from any “candidate” classes. Candidate classes could consist of, e.g., classes upstream or downstream from the unidentified instance in the metadata hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Vitaly Morozov
  • Patent number: 10817500
    Abstract: A system for managing database logging, the comprises a processor; and a user task executing in a database server process and executable by the processor, the user task to: receive in a database management system on a database server, a command to manipulate a portion of a database managed by the database management system; obtain a lock on the portion of the database; create a first log record in a first private log cache associated with the user task, the first log record recording a data manipulation to the portion of the database; enqueue the first log record to a queue; and release the lock on the portion of the database after copying the first log record to the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SYBASE, INC.
    Inventors: Fei Zhou, Sarika Iyer, Graham Ivey
  • Patent number: 10810225
    Abstract: A system and method for processing source data, which includes a translation processor configured on a server to translate a stream of source data received at the server into a stream of formatted data types based on one or more of parameter definitions for the source data and new parameter information for the source data having an unknown data type. The source data can be received at the server from multiple sources and the data format may not be consistent from one source to another. An analytics processor on the server can be configured to operate on the out-of-tolerance data type to perform one or more of trend data analytics, associated data analytics and preventative action analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher M. Mutschler, Brian K. Predmore, Susan C. Jacintho, Nitin L. Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10795900
    Abstract: A messaging system provides recommendations of content that account holders of the messaging system might be interested in engaging with. In order to determine what to recommend, the messaging system generates a model of account holder engagement behavior organized by type of engagement. The model parameters are trained on differences between expected engagement behavior based on past data and actual engagement behavior, and include a set of common factor matrices that are trained using data from more than on engagement type. As a consequence, engagement behavior of other account holders with respect to other types of engagements different than the one sought to be recommended serves as a partial basis for determining what engagements of the sought-after type are recommended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Venumadhav Satuluri, Sebastian Schelter, Reza Bosagh Zadeh
  • Patent number: 10791145
    Abstract: In one set of embodiments, methods, systems, and apparatus are provided to attach one or more service policies to resources in an enterprise by receiving a first service policy, receiving a first policy attachment that identifies one or more policy attachment attributes of resources in the enterprise, and generate a first global policy attachment that references the first policy attachment and the first service policy. The method can include receiving a request to access a resource including an attribute that matches one of the policy attachment attributes. The method can include determining that the first service policy is an effective policy for the resource based on the matching resource attribute with the policy attachment attribute. The method can include controlling access to the resource responsive to the request using the effective policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Jason Bryan, Nickolas Kavantzas, Prakash Yamuna
  • Patent number: 10789137
    Abstract: A system and method to create a clone of a source computing system, the system including the steps of selecting a memory space coupled to the source computing system, retrieving uncoded data from the selected memory space, encoding the uncoded data by use of a bit-marker-based encoding process executing on a backup server, storing encoded data in a protected memory coupled to the backup server, wherein the protected memory is protected from a power interruption, retrieving the encoded data from the protected memory; and decoding, the encoded data onto a target computing system, wherein the target computing system is separate from the source computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Formulus Black Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M. Ignomirello, Suihong Liang
  • Patent number: 10783151
    Abstract: Features are provided for proactively grouping content for personalized content feeds based on the expected relevance of the content to groups or classes of users. Such proactive grouping can allow personalized (or semi-personalized) content feeds to be delivered with low user-perceived latency. The proactive grouping may be used in conjunction with a more computationally-intensive and higher-latency process for generating personalized feeds. A user's content feed may be provided using a two-phase delivery process in which an initial set of content for the feed is provided from the proactively grouped content collection with which the user is associated. While the user is viewing the initial set of content, the second phase of the delivery process may be performed in which additional content is selected specifically for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leopold Bushkin, Rajendra Kumar Vippagunta
  • Patent number: 10783592
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for collecting social media users who have a specific profile. The method includes retrieving a set of lists connected by at least one criterion to a particular list that is included in a set of reliable lists whose users have already been reliably deemed to have a specific profile. The method includes calculating a list name based confidence value and a list member based confidence value for each list in the retrieved set of lists. The method includes updating the set of reliable lists by adding all lists in the retrieved set of lists that have the list name based confidence value above a first threshold value and the list member based confidence value above a second threshold value. The method includes outputting a listing of users belonging to set of reliable lists as the social media users who have the specific profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Amano, Kohichi Kamijoh, Masaki Ono, Daisuke Takuma
  • Patent number: 10769118
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for storing data in multiple stages may include (1) establishing an initial storage period for regulatory compliance and a subsequent storage period for business reference, (2) storing data during the initial storage period for regulatory compliance, (3) upon expiration of the initial storage period, stripping rich content from the data while preserving text content in the data, and (4) storing the stripped data during the subsequent storage period for business reference. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Aeham Abushwashi
  • Patent number: 10769547
    Abstract: One or more client devices, systems, and/or methods of improving mobile searches are provided. A feature (e.g., “snow boots”), generated on a client device, is identified. The feature is evaluated to identify a goal (e.g., finding snow boots) associated with the feature. A mission (e.g., finding outdoor apparel), associated with the goal, is identified. A query (e.g., “outdoor stores near Akron”) associated with a second goal (e.g., find outdoor apparel store) associated with the mission is identified using a model generated utilizing a machine learning method trained using a query-goal-mission structure. A query recommendation (e.g., “outdoor apparel store”) comprising the query is presented to the user. A user satisfaction metric, associated with the query, the query recommendation, a result generated by the query recommendation, etc. is determined based upon user interaction with the query recommendation and the result. The model may be tuned based upon the user satisfaction metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Zhen Yue, Alyssa Glass Owara, Zhigeng Geng
  • Patent number: 10754842
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing database transactions include executing a first transaction request in a preplay mode that locks the requested data with a prefetch-lock and reads one or more requested data items from storage into a main memory buffer; locking the requested data items with a read/write lock after said data items are read into the main memory buffer; and performing the requested transaction on the data items in the main memory buffer using a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bishwaranjan Bhattacharjee, Mustafa Canim, Mohammad Sadoghi Hamedani, Kenneth A. Ross
  • Patent number: 10747739
    Abstract: A data storage system may implement implicit checkpoint for generating a secondary of a table. Indexing updates may be replicated and maintained across a replica group storing a table for a data store. Upon detection of a restart event for generating a secondary index, a replica in the replica group may evaluate the indexing updates to determine an index creation restart point according to an order for indexing the table. The generation of the secondary index may be resumed at the index creation restart point. In this way, secondary index generation may continue whether or not a previously indexing replica in the replica group, such as a master replica, is available to continue generating the secondary index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran Kumar Muniswamy Reddy, Xianglong Huang, Pejus Manoj Das, Wei Xiao
  • Patent number: 10740349
    Abstract: A system for reuse of content within documents can include storage media on which a document graph is stored, and indexing software that, when executed by a processing system, directs the processing system to at least: identify content component types within a source document; and represent content components in a document graph at least connected by ‘contains’ edge to source document. A search of the document graph for reusable content can then be directed to related content components including those of a particular content component type or relevancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bernhard S. J. Kohlmeier, Pradeep Chilakamarri, Bjørn Olstad
  • Patent number: 10740358
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for managing and processing large amounts of complex and high-velocity data by capturing and extracting high-value data from low value data using big data and related technologies. Illustrative database systems described herein may collect and process data while extracting or generating high-value data. The high-value data may be handled by databases providing functions such as multi-temporality, provenance, flashback, and registered queries. In some examples, computing models and system may be implemented to combine knowledge and process management aspects with the near real-time data processing frameworks in a data-driven situation aware computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Eric S. Chan, Dieter Gawlick, Adel Ghoneimy, Zhen Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 10735532
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing location-based recommendation to a user that leverages common characteristics between the user and other users in a network such that the common characteristics are derived based on monitoring and analyzing user information at different times and locations. A computing device receives information associated with each of a plurality of entities in a network, including a transaction and an activity, the transaction and the activity each being associated with a location and a time. The computing device receives updated information and creates a data structure relating the first entity and a subset of the plurality of entities based on the updated information. The computing device determines a recommendation related to the updated information, calculates a relevance value between entities in the subset of entities, and transmits the recommendation to one of the entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AXON VIBE AG
    Inventors: Roman Oberli, Thomas Annicq
  • Patent number: 10729396
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reviewing medical images. One system includes an electronic processor configured to create a data structure for tracking anatomical findings. The electronic processor is further configured to receive a first annotation marking a first anatomical finding within a first electronic medical image, wherein the first electronic medical image was captured during a first imaging procedure of an anatomical structure, and add data to the data structure representing a first parameter of the first anatomical finding. The electronic processor is also configured to receive a second annotation marking a second anatomical finding within a second electronic medical image, wherein the second electronic medical image was captured during a second imaging procedure of the anatomical structure, and add data to the data structure representing a second parameter of the second anatomical finding. The electronic processor is also configured to display at least a portion of the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Murray A. Reicher
  • Patent number: 10726083
    Abstract: A search engine system, including a slash-tag server. The server can be configured to receive a query including at least one key word from a user, generate an alternative search query, based on the at least one key word in the search query received from the user. The alternative search query may include at least one slashtag associated with the at least one key word for use in searching unaltered internet documents. Also, it may launch a search query using the alternative search query. Further, a web server could be configured to retrieve content from one or more nodes of at least one database cluster, based on the launched search query, generate a first search result, based on the alternative search query, and cause display of the first search result in a web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. Annau, Gregory B. Lindahl, Samuel Makonnen, Michael Markson, Keith Peters, Robert Michael Saliba, Al Sary, Rich Skrenta, Dan Swartz, Robert N. Truel, Timothy Walters
  • Patent number: 10719498
    Abstract: Technologies provide management capabilities for collectable data structures. The collectable data structure can be configured to define an object and attributes related to the object. For example, the collectable data structure can be used to represent a digital card and the object can represent a person, item, or location. The collectable data structure can be configured to function as a stand-alone collectable item, or the collectable data structure can be configured to interact with an application or platform, such as a game application, productivity application, operating system, or a Web-based service. In some configurations, the management capabilities can utilize a system that is configured to function as a closed system, such as an application store, or an open system that can be managed by a pool of entities. Techniques for generating and modifying collectable data structures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Darcy
  • Patent number: 10713215
    Abstract: A method for allocating non-conflicting inode numbers between files generated at a first location and files generated at another location is provided. The method includes providing an inode number allocation rule table indicating availability for assignment a plurality of inode number allocation rules associated with the first location and the another location, generating a fileset at the first location by assigning an available inode number allocation rule to the fileset, registering, in the inode number allocation rule table, information associated with the fileset, and generating a file at the first location by determining the fileset within which to generate the file; and allocating an inode number for the file based on the available inode number allocation rule assigned to the fileset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Sosuke Matsui, Izuru Narita