Patents Examined by Angelica Ruiz
  • Patent number: 11068545
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, systems, and storage media having computer-processable instructions for assigning an n-dimensional asset identifier to an asset (n?3). The identifier can be generated by determining a position of the asset in n dimensions, wherein the position is based at least on the center of mass of the asset's geometry. Extents are determined for each of the n dimensions, wherein each extent is measured from the center of mass to a surface of an n-dimensional bounding polytope containing the asset. The position and the extents of the asset can then be encoded or embedded into a single, non-opaque, code string. The position and the extent information are intrinsic to the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Mark I. Borkum, Na Wang, Efthimios Alexandros Vlachokostas, Harry Bergmann
  • Patent number: 11055069
    Abstract: To reduce a burden on a user in editing tree structure data with a text editor. When a selection range is designated on an edit screen, a node selection unit of a tree structure data editing device selects one or more node IDs in the tree structure data, based on the position of the selection range. When a paste target for the selection range is designated on the edit screen, a connection target determination unit determines a connection target node ID in the tree structure data, based on the position of the paste target. A tree structure data editing unit edits the tree structure data such that the node or nodes identified by the one or more node IDs is/are connected to the node identified by the connection target node ID. A conversion unit convers the tree structure data edited by the tree structure data editing unit into text data. A display control unit updates the edit screen displayed, based on the text data converted by the conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Aoki, Asami Ando, Hidetomo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11055360
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a data write-in method and apparatus. The data write-in method includes: selecting a target replica server from a plurality of replica servers managed by a metadata server according to remaining capacity of the plurality of replica servers; selecting a write-in disk in the target replica server according to remaining capacity and load of disks managed by the target replica server; and storing write-in data into the write-in disk through the target replica server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Chengyu Dong, Jiaji Zhu, Haiyong Zhang, Feng Cao, Yong Wang, Wenhui Yao, Junping Wu, Yang Wu, Yuanyuan Dong, Dongzheng Wu, Jing Lu
  • Patent number: 11042448
    Abstract: A technique for archiving NAS (network attached storage) servers includes replicating multiple locally-backed volumes, which support respective file systems of a NAS server, to respective cloud-backed volumes backed by a cloud-based data store. After replication has updated the cloud-backed volumes with contents from the locally-backed volumes, the technique further includes performing a group snapshot operation on the cloud-backed volumes. The group snapshot operation creates a point-in-time version of the cloud-backed volumes, which provides a replica of the NAS server archived in the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Bono
  • Patent number: 11030261
    Abstract: The present disclosure may be directed to systems and methods for managing and monitoring services and modules. The system may include receiving, from a user device, a request to perform a test on a target application programming interface; calling the target application programming interface; and retrieving a search result page associated with the target application programming interface. The system may include retrieving a rule based on the target application programming interface and applying the rule to the retrieved search result page associated with the target application programming interface. The system may include determining whether to implement the target application programming interface based on the results of the applied rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Seul Ki Lim, Jae Man Jang
  • Patent number: 11023543
    Abstract: An incentivized electronic platform includes machine instructions when executed by the CPU that implement logic that includes transmission of a first digital register of first digital content items and a second digital register of second digital content items. The logic further includes reception of a digital user ranking based on user selection from the first and a second digital registers and including at least one charted digital content item and at least one of uncharted digital content item. The logic further includes calculation of a score associated with the digital user ranking over a period of time based on an activity tracking parameter of the first digital content items and the second digital content items on the digital user ranking within a predefined association of the user. The logic further includes transmission of an indication of the score associated with the digital user ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Fan Label, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Sloan
  • Patent number: 11011052
    Abstract: A control system includes a server and a plurality of nodes. The server transmits data of command strings being described in combination of sequential processing and loop processing to the nodes. The nodes store the data of command strings received from the server. Each node includes a plurality of application programming interface (API) units that perform predetermined sequential processing. Each node selects an API unit on the basis of the command strings acquired from the server and causes the selected API unit to perform sequential processing and loop processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichiro Yamashita, Takahisa Suzuki, Koji Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10997143
    Abstract: A correlithm object processing system includes a memory that stores a first string correlithm object comprising a first plurality of sub-string correlithm objects, and a second string correlithm object comprising a second plurality of sub-string correlithm objects. A string correlithm object engine communicatively coupled to the memory determines the anti-Hamming distances between each of the sub-string correlithm objects of the first string correlithm object pairwise with each corresponding sub-string correlithm object of the second string correlithm object, and stores the determined anti-Hamming distances in a distance table. The engine identifies a group of neighboring anti-Hamming distances stored in the distance table that are greater than a predetermined number of standard deviations beyond a standard distance and, in response, determines the corresponding sub-string correlithm objects of the first and second string correlithm objects to be a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick N. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10997185
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information query method and apparatus. The method includes: obtaining a query word input by a user through a terminal, identifying a target entity in the query word and determining a globally unique identifier (GUID) of the target entity for a knowledge map; determining a target entity type corresponding to the target entity according to a corresponding relationship between an entity and the entity type. The target entity type is used to indicate the target attribute and/or target entity relationship to be queried of the target entity; according to the GUID and an identifier of the target attribute and/or an identifier of the target entity relationship, querying an attribute value and/or a related entity corresponding to the identity of the target attribute and/or an identifier of the target entity relationship in the knowledge map; returning a search result to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Liang Dong, Haifeng Jia, Nengwei Hua, Huachun Ma, Canhui Ge
  • Patent number: 10997146
    Abstract: An in-memory database server hosting a tenant of a multi-tenant software architecture can receive a definition of a custom data field that is unique to an organization having isolated access to the tenant. The custom data field can extend a standard table defined by central metadata stored at a system tenant of the multi-tenant software architecture. Tenant private metadata that includes the definition can be stored in memory accessible only to the tenant. A tenant-dependent table that includes the custom data field can be formed, for example by retrieving central metadata defining the standard table from the system tenant and adding the custom data field using the definition. The tenant-dependent table can be presented for access via a database client at the organization. Related systems, articles of manufacture, and computer-implemented methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Yong Sik Kwon, Yongsik Yoon, Joo Yeon Lee, Oliver M. Steinau, Markus Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10990587
    Abstract: A system and method of storing and analyzing information is disclosed. The system includes a compiler layer to convert user queries to data parallel executable code. The system further includes a library of multithreaded algorithms, processes, and data structures. The system also includes a multithreaded runtime library for implementing compiled code at runtime. The executable code is dynamically loaded on computing elements and contains calls to the library of multithreaded algorithms, processes, and data structures and the multithreaded runtime library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: John T. Feo, David J. Haglin, Alessandro Morari, Antonino Tumeo, Oreste Villa, Jesse R. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10990849
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus of screening samples, and a method and an apparatus of searching for service object data are provided. The method of screening samples includes setting up a plurality of screening layers; selecting training samples needed by a current screening layer in the plurality of screening layers; extracting target sample features suitable for the current screening layer from the training samples; determining a screening quantity suitable for the current screening layer using the target sample features; and screening target samples based on the target sample features and the screening quantity. The embodiments of the present disclosure can adaptively adjust respective screening quantities of various screening layers, and can maximally optimize resources, thus balancing effects and performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Fei Xiao, Shichen Liu, Wenwu Ou, Si Luo
  • Patent number: 10990353
    Abstract: Multiple items of first address information are identified by a server associated with a first service provider. Each item of first address information is identified from a corresponding item of first account information provided by the first service provider. Multiple items of second address information are identified by the server. Each item of second address information is identified from a corresponding item of second account information provided by a second service provider. For each item of first address information, a determination is made, by the server, that an item of second address information matches the particular item of first address information, and a mapping relationship is established, by the server, between an item of first account information, corresponding to the particular item of first address information, and an item of second account information, corresponding to the item of second address information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Zhou, Jun Xiong, Dijun He
  • Patent number: 10983974
    Abstract: A method of generating a knowledge-tree to manage education-related information and experience-related information is provided with a plurality of learner accounts, at least one verification account, and at least one external viewing account. A specific learner account from the plurality of learner accounts uploads personal educational information and a personal experiential information to a remote server. Based upon the uploaded information, the verification account executes a verification process and a career planning process. The verified information and a career roadmap created for the specific learner account will be presented to the external-viewing account. The specific learner account can be a job seeker and the external viewing account can be a potential employer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Baranitharan Venkatakrishnan, Bhaskar Babu Narasimhaiah
  • Patent number: 10984059
    Abstract: A method for data retrieval is described. Interface circuitry of an information processing apparatus receives a request for data retrieval from a database. The database stores content sharing information in a social network. The request includes a first user identifier and a first link identifier. The processing circuitry determines whether the first user identifier and the first link identifier are associated in the database as a consequence of a previous sharing of a first article corresponding to the first link identifier using the first user identifier. Further, when the first user identifier and the first link identifier are determined to be associated, the processing circuitry searches for a first message identifier in the database. The first message identifier identifies a first message that includes information of the previous sharing of the first article. The processing circuitry then retrieves the first message according to the first message identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Bin Huang, Xun Luo, Jianchen Zhu, Min Luo, Shanmin Tang, Yongsheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10979380
    Abstract: Security provisioning is enabled at a communication device. A method can include: executing a high security application on a communication device based, at least, on detecting that high security is enabled for the communication device and detecting execution of a low security application; outputting, via a user interface (UI), information configured to detect an entry to the communication device; detecting an entry at the UI of the communication device; determining whether the entry corresponds to security access information stored in the communication device; and providing access to the communication device based, at least, on determining that the entry corresponds to the security access information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Cristy Swink, Jason Sikes, Benjamin Fineman, Christopher Marshall Turitzin, Alex Tam, Hannah Regier
  • Patent number: 10970353
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products for identifying original content. In one aspect a method is described that includes identifying a first document in a collection of documents. The first document contains a content piece and the content piece does not occur in any earlier document in the collection. The first document is associated with a first author and the first author associated with a first rank. The first rank of the first author is determined using a score of the content piece. The score is a figure of merit of the content piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Douwe Osinga, Stefan Christoph
  • Patent number: 10956275
    Abstract: A storage system according to certain embodiments includes a client-side signature repository that includes information representative of a set of data blocks stored in primary storage. During restore operations, the system can use the client-side signature repository to identify data blocks located in primary storage. The system can also use the client-side signature repository to identify multiple locations within primary storage where instances of some of the data blocks to be restored are located. Accordingly, during a restore operation of one client computing device, the system can source a data block to be restored to the client computing device from another client computing device that is in primary storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus S. Muller, David Ngo
  • Patent number: 10949397
    Abstract: Techniques described and suggested include systems and processes for handling data and client lock management in multi-tenant storage systems, such as distributed storage systems. In some embodiments, data lock and client lock records are stored in connection with a plurality of data stores on which client data resides. In some embodiments, a storage hub operably connected to the data stores determines and retain client lease information. In some embodiments, the client lease information is used in conjunction with the data lock and client lock records to effect and determine the validity of locks on various data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob A. Strauss, Matteo Frigo
  • Patent number: 10949568
    Abstract: Provided is an anonymization system for performing distributed, stateless, and persistent anonymization of with variable encoding. The anonymization system may receive a first file with at least a first data element. The first data element may include a tag and restricted data. The anonymization system may change a first encoding of the tag having a first size to a second encoding having a second size that is smaller than the first size. The anonymization system may replace the restricted data with different anonymized data based on a persistent mapping of the restricted data to the anonymized data, and may output the first data element with the second encoding of the tag and the anonymized data to a database or an anonymized second file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Illuscio, Inc.
    Inventor: William Peake, III