Patents Examined by Anh Ly
  • Patent number: 10997159
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving a unique identifier of a blockchain system resource from among a plurality of blockchain system resources associated with a blockchain, generating a notification board for the blockchain which is implemented independently from the blockchain and stored on a distributed ledger including the blockchain, and storing the unique identifier of the blockchain resource and a blockchain ID within the notification board on the distributed ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Futoshi Iwama, Takaaki Tateishi, Shunichi Amano, Sachiko Yoshihama
  • Patent number: 10990595
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for asynchronous execution of queries on statically replicated graph data. In an embodiment, a graph is partitioned among a plurality of computers executing the graph querying engine. One or more high-degree vertices of the graph are each replicated in each graph partition. The partitions, including the replicated high-degree vertices, are loaded in memory of the plurality of computers. To execute a query, a query plan is generated based on the query. The query plan specifies a plurality of operators and an order for the plurality of operators. The order is such that if an operator requires data generated by another operator, then the other operator is ordered before the operator in the query plan. Replicated copies of a vertex is visited if matches made by subsequent operator(s) are limited by data unique to the replicated vertices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Roth, Sungpack Hong, Petr Koupy, Jinsu Lee, Vasileios Trigonakis, Abderrahmane Melhaoui, Stefan Kaestle
  • Patent number: 10984001
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for interacting with a graph database structure. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at an application, information regarding a first entity; transmitting, to a graph database, a query regarding the first entity; receiving, at the application, query results based on one or more relationships between the first entity and other entities in the graph database; making, by the application, an inference based on the query results; modifying, by the application, a user interface of the application based on the inference by displaying at least one user interface element suggesting a selection of an application option; and receiving, by the application, a user selection of the suggested application option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhir Srinivas, Kevin Geraghty
  • Patent number: 10984036
    Abstract: A computing device is programmed to receive data collected from communications of a user. The computer identifies portions of the collected data including a keyword selected from a list of media content elements or lists of keywords associated with each of the media content elements. The computer associates each portion with a media content element. The computer further determines a score for each media content element based on at least one of the number of references, words included in the portion of collected referring to the media content element, and the voice quality of the portion of collected data referring to the media content element. Based on the scores, the computer assigns media content elements to the user. The computer recommends media content items to the user based at least in part on the media content elements assigned to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Prakash Subramanian, Nicholas Brandon Newell
  • Patent number: 10984013
    Abstract: A data intake and query system receives raw machine via an internet protocol (IP) such as the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP). The system has configurable global settings for the received raw machine data that determine properties such as the metadata that is associated with raw machine data. Each event is associated with a token, which is also configurable and provides settings such as metadata settings for the raw machine data. The raw machine data is stored as events based on the metadata. Electronic devices that generate raw machine data may transmit the raw machine data to the data intake and query system within HTTP messages. The HTTP messages may also include settings such as metadata for the raw machine data. The raw machine data is stored as events based on the global metadata settings, token metadata settings, and HTTP message metadata settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Block, Patrick Lane Ogdin
  • Patent number: 10977292
    Abstract: A computer system processes documents in a content repository. Each document of a plurality of documents is classified into one of a functional category and a clinical category. Each document is annotated using one or more corpora to generate document annotations. Documents satisfying one or more query terms are identified by comparing each query term to the document annotations. The identified documents are ranked based on a determined relevance. Guidelines are produced based on the ranking of the identified documents. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and program product for processing documents in a content repository in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cheryl L. Eifert, Claudia S. Huettner, Marta Sanchez-Martin, Vanessa Michelini, Kirk Beaty, Jia Xu, Fang Wang, Pengwei Yang, Bhuvan Sharma, Mengdi Zhu
  • Patent number: 10970347
    Abstract: A system and method for managing user activity context includes monitoring a user's actions on an electronic device; analyzing a resource accessed by the user; identifying an activity being performed by the user based on the analysis of the resource; and generating an activity context graph for the identified activity, wherein the activity context graph includes information regarding the resource. The activity context graph may be updated with additional resources accessed by the user if the additional resources are associated with the identified activity. The activity context graph may be provided to another user and may be updated to reflect the other user's profile, settings, or other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Akram Bou-Ghannam, Garfield Vaughn, Yahia Chemlal, Moncef Benboubakeur
  • Patent number: 10963530
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus for determining improved data objects are provided. An example method receives a request for a renderable data object from a location source device associated with a user profile including instant location data. The method queries an explicit locations database and an implicit locations database and coranks this multisource locations data. The method compares the coranked locations with one or more object redemption locations of each renderable data object. The method determines a proximity score for each renderable data object and ranks each renderable data object based upon proximity score. The method then identifies a proximate data object having a minimum proximity score and transmits the proximate data object to the location source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Lerner, Leopold Silberstein, Emma Sawin
  • Patent number: 10963438
    Abstract: Methods and systems for database query efficiency improvement are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes mirroring a primary database to a secondary database; creating a testing database comprising the schema; receiving a query; running the query on the testing database; and evaluating the query by: identifying predicates in the query; determining most common values for each column name by querying the secondary database; creating, for each column name, a list comprising at least one of the most common values; creating a test predicate comprising one of the column names and an entry for the list corresponding to the column name; creating a test query comprising one or more test predicates; determining a resource utilization of the query by running each of the test queries on the secondary database; and providing, to a user interface for display, an efficiency improvement recommendation when the resource utilization exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: Bin Dong, Zhan Chen, Zhiyong Huang, Chuanchuan Han, Junzhao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10956507
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an intended user selection of a search result. For example, a system may display a first set of search results, including a first search result, and thereafter replace display of the first set of search results with a second set of search results, including a second search result. The system may receive selection of the second search result. If the selection of the second search result was received shortly after display of the second set of search results replaced the first set of search results, the system may update the selection from the second search result to the first search result. For example, if selection of the second search result occurred shortly after display of the second search result replaced the first search result, the system may determine that the user intended to select the first search result but inadvertently selected the second search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCarty, Glen E. Roe
  • Patent number: 10956362
    Abstract: Raw data in distributed servers is divided into groups of data called buckets containing raw data that have timestamps that fall within a specific time range. When a bucket becomes inactive a server can archive the bucket to an external storage system. The external storage system containing archived data may be specified in a search query. Archived data from the external storage system is obtained, processed, and a search performed on the processed archived data using the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Clint Sharp, Petter Eriksson, Ledion Bitincka, Jason Szeto, Elizabeth Lin, Nima Haddadkaveh
  • Patent number: 10956392
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for an address system to identify a field and/or a row in a data structure. A method may include receiving a request to modify a field of data, wherein the field of data is identified by a received field key. A method may also include determining whether the field of data was rendered for display. A method may also include modifying the field in a tree structure in an instance in which the field of data was rendered for display, wherein the received field key is configured locate an address object that is related to the field. A method may also include modifying the field of data in a tree structure in an instance in which the field of data was not rendered for display by locating the received field key in a field key lookup map, wherein the field key lookup map is configured to locate the address object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Allscripts Software, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey Eugene Atkin, Charles Christopher Horne
  • Patent number: 10956424
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are applicable to the field of communications technologies, and provide an application recommending method and system, and a server. The method includes receiving data reported by at least one terminal, where the data includes static data and first application behavior data that are collected by the at least one terminal, and the static data is used to identify a type of a terminal; obtaining an activity index of each application on terminals of different types according to the first application behavior data; and receiving an application list request sent by a first terminal, querying, according to the application list request, an activity index of each application on terminals that are of the same type with the first terminal, and recommending an application with an activity index greater than a preset first activity index threshold to the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lianxi Liu
  • Patent number: 10942923
    Abstract: A database query to be run against a database is received by a processor. The query includes a query predicate. The query predicate includes a condition. The condition applies to a single database table. The condition is parsed to create an input vector. The input vector is submitted to a neural network. The neural network is trained to calculate the selectivity, a number of unique values (NUV) of results of applying predicates to the single database table, and a high mode frequency (HMF) of results of applying predicates to the single database table. The neural network determines the selectivity of the query predicate, an NUV for each column in the result of applying the query predicate to the single database table, and an HMF for each column in the result of applying the query predicate to the single database table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Yinuo Zhang, Sung Jin Kim, Grace Kwan-On Au
  • Patent number: 10942904
    Abstract: In a data processing system, mapping circuitry is provided to map one of J first identifiers received from an upstream component to one of K second identifiers to be provided to a downstream component (K<J). K mapping entries are each associated with a respective second identifier and each store mapping information for identifying which first identifier is mapped to the associated second identifier. For a first subset of mapping entries, allocation circuitry prevents allocation of a given first identifier to a mapping entry of the first subset other than a selected group of one or more mapping entries of the first subset selected based on the given first identifier. For a second subset of mapping entries associated with a second subset of the K second identifiers, the allocation circuitry permits the given first identifier to be allocated to any mapping entry in the second subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventor: Antonio Garcia Guirado
  • Patent number: 10936676
    Abstract: Biases in search and retrieval (i.e., situations where searchers seek or are presented with information that significantly deviates from the truth) may be detected by comparison to one or more authoritative sources. Once bias or potential bias is detected, techniques may be applied to indicate and/or compensate for the bias. Such techniques may allow users to more easily assess the veracity of search results, and increase the chances that users will locate accurate answers to their questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: Eric Joel Horvitz, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Ryen William White
  • Patent number: 10936640
    Abstract: A system and method for intelligent visualization of unstructured data in a column-oriented data table includes receiving unstructured data from a plurality of sources for recording into the column-oriented data table having a database schema using a plurality of keys to visualize one or more attributes in the column-oriented data table, determining that a semantically related key is used to visualize the one or more attributes contained in the unstructured data received from the plurality of sources, wherein the semantically related key is different from the plurality of keys and is not synchronized with the database schema of the column-oriented data table, formatting the unstructured data to synchronize the unstructured data with the database schema of the column-oriented data table, and outputting the synchronized unstructured data into the column-oriented data table so that the unstructured data is visualized according to the database schema of the column-oriented data table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matheen A. Pasha, Soma Shekar Naganna, Abhishek Seth, Subramanian Palaniappan, Pushpalatha M. Hiremath
  • Patent number: 10930316
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for modifying playlists of media assets. In some aspects, these methods and systems are provided by way of receiving a user input that causes a media asset in a playlist to cease from being played back and to be removed from the playlist. User interactions associated with the playlist may subsequently be monitored, where, in response to detecting a user interaction while monitoring, a number of user interactions that have been received subsequent to the user input may be determined. The number of user interactions may be compared to a threshold number, and, when the number of user interactions corresponds to the threshold number, the media asset may be inserted into the playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ROVl GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Shane Losey, Maeve Kathleen Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10929603
    Abstract: An aspect of auto-completion of text entered by a user includes configurable data collection components that collect from software applications text data and metadata representing an initial state of each of the applications and text data and metadata representing changes to the state of one or more of the applications. A central text matching component receives and stores the text data and metadata. A sending component sends text entered by the user in a text-entry field and any metadata associated with it to the central text matching component. A comparison component compares the entered text and associated metadata to the stored text data and metadata and locates matching text strings. A weighted ordering component ranks the matching text strings using the metadata and its configuration settings. A completion component completes the entered text at the text-entry field based on a selection of one of the located matching text strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David R. Bell, Peter J. Cullen, John W. Duffell, Darren J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10929384
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems and methods for validating a target data table based on a source data table. A distributed memory comprises a plurality of computing systems, each storing at least a portion of the source data table and the target data table in local memory. Processing engines can be efficiently executed on each of the plurality of computing systems to perform comparison functions based on in-memory data. A checksum comparison engine is configured to compare source and target checksums. A data aggregation engine is configured to produce column-based aggregation summaries. A rule generation engine is configured to generate validation rules for checking by a validation engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Karunanithi, Venkat Ramana Rao Rapolu, Sandeep George Moolayil, Azad Krishna Tripathi, Suraj Kumar Baghel, Surya Janjam