Patents Examined by Anteneh Girma
  • Patent number: 8880509
    Abstract: A method of generating predictive reports includes recording a user identification, a timestamp including a connection date, and a query associated with report requested by a user from a database system for each connection of the user identification to the database system during a predetermined period. A plurality of intervals is defined in the predetermined period. Retrieved are instances of the user identification associated with connections of the user identification to the database system during a threshold number of the plurality of intervals based on a position that a current date occupies in a current interval, such that a position of each connection date in a respective interval is the same as the position that the current date occupies in the current interval. The query is executed to generate the report from the database system on the current date prior to a request for the report from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Olivier Daude, Marc Gatignol
  • Patent number: 8880539
    Abstract: A system for generating signatures of an input multimedia data element comprises a partitioning unit for recursively partitioning the input multimedia data element into a plurality of multimedia data elements, wherein each of the plurality of the minimum size multimedia data elements is a minimal partition of the input multimedia data elements; a signature generator for generating for each of the plurality of minimum size multimedia data elements a respective signature; and a storage unit for storing the respective signatures respective of the plurality of minimum size multimedia data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cortica, Ltd.
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Ordinaev, Yehoshua Y. Zeevi
  • Patent number: 8874611
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and article of manufacture of the present invention detects the presence of references to the same concept in separate sections of text, and, with no input required from the reader, presents the reader with information concerning the detected references to the concept. The information provided may comprise information related to the location of the reference to the concept in other sections of text, and the reader also is provided the ability to move from one reference to a concept directly to another reference to the same concept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Philip R Krause
  • Patent number: 8868601
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program for consolidating data logged in log files in a network of servers, each server running at least one application that logs data into files on the server, the method comprising: providing a consolidating message queue for receiving the log data and file name; intercepting log data being written into a log file by a file system and sending that log data and the file name of the log file to a consolidating message queue; receiving the log data and file name in a consolidating message queue; and saving the log data in the consolidating message queue from all the servers to a consolidated file or data structure associated with the file name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Leigh
  • Patent number: 8868619
    Abstract: A method for creating a multimedia data search engine platform to allow fast search of multimedia content data elements (MMDEs). The method comprises collecting MMDEs from at least an external source storing MMDEs; generating a plurality of signatures for each of the collected MMDEs; generating signature reduced clusters (SRCs) for the collected MMDEs by clustering the plurality of signatures generated for each of the collected MMDEs; and generating concept structures from the generated SRCs, wherein the concept structures generated for different SRCs are utilized to compare between different MMDEs, thereby searching for an input MMDE that matches the collected MMDEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Cortica, Ltd.
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Ordinaev, Yehoshua Y. Zeevi
  • Patent number: 8868580
    Abstract: Processing data includes profiling data from a data source, including reading the data from the data source, computing summary data characterizing the data while reading the data, and storing profile information that is based on the summary data. The data is then processed from the data source. This processing includes accessing the stored profile information and processing the data according to the accessed profile information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joel Gould, Carl Feynman, Paul Bay
  • Patent number: 8862555
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a computer-implemented method for generating difference data between reference and target files. A difference engine performs a first procedure to generate difference data representing the difference between the reference and target files if the reference and target files are sequences of sorted data records. The first procedure may compare a lexical order of a record from the reference file against a lexical order of a record from the target file. An entry may be added to a copy list if the records are the same, and an entry may be added to an add list if that the record from the reference file is lexically greater than the record from the target file. Another embodiment relates to an apparatus for generating difference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Trend Micro Incorporated
    Inventors: Qiuer Xu, Jinju Long, Liwei Ren
  • Patent number: 8862622
    Abstract: A method and system for automated generation of social networks. A graphical user interface receives a user query for an entity of interest, and outputs a graphical network showing entities and associations related to the entity of interest. A search engine interface transmits the query to a search engine, and receives references to documents. A named entity extractor downloads a selection of the documents, and generates a list of named entities referenced in the downloaded documents. A network inference module receives each list of named entities, and generates associations between the named entities in each list. An entity matcher operates on the associations to consolidate them in instances wherein differently named entities are determined to be the same named entity, and provides a consolidated list of named entities and associations to the user interface for display as a graphical network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sprylogics International Corp.
    Inventors: Aleksandar Zivkovic, Avichai Shachar
  • Patent number: 8856110
    Abstract: Providing a response to a query comprising receiving a query request, to which a response containing a numerical value is expected, from a querying device, identifying at least one input series as relating to the query request, the or each input series having at least one numerical input measurement, assigning a weighted score to the or each input series identified as relating to the query request, selecting at least one input series from among the input series identified as relating to the query request, the selection being dependent on the weighted score assigned to the or each input series identified as relating to the query request, generating a response to the query request, the response containing a numerical value based on the or on one of the numerical input measurements of the selected at least one input series, thereby providing said response to the querying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Meterfy Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Gordon Walsham
  • Patent number: 8849784
    Abstract: A method of accessing tape storage analytics data from tape libraries. The method includes generating a user interface on client devices. The user interface includes a first screen displaying graphics or an analysis table based on the tape storage analytics data. The method includes receiving user input selecting the displayed graphics or an item within a cell of the analysis table and displaying a second screen, which presents a subset of the tape storage analytics data and provides data on operation of at least tape libraries or library components (e.g. robots, elevators, CAPs, pass through ports), tape drives, and tape media within the tape libraries, or alternatively, activities involving any or a combination of these components. The receiving and modifying steps are repeated to navigate between data corresponding to a tape library or its comprising components, a tape drive, media, or corresponding activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Chad Norman Alber, Jitesh Baku Jhatakia, Michael Paul Abramovitz, John Mitchell Black, III, Cathleen Susan Wharton
  • Patent number: 8849753
    Abstract: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for automating asynchronous programming in single threaded systems. A wrapper is automatically generated around an original function. When metadata indicates the wrapper should be utilized for asynchronous data retrieval, the wrapper calls a data retrieving function asynchronously. Asynchronous retrieval of data is initiated from the data retrieving function using a direct callback. A specially marked exception is thrown to cause control to leave and get caught by a special exception in the wrapper. When the direct callback function is called because the data has been retrieved, the data is saved. The wrapper is called again in a synchronous fashion, which causes the wrapper, original function, and data retrieving function to be called again. When the data retrieving function is called again, data that was saved by the direct callback function is retrieved, and then returned to the calling function through the callback function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adam D. Nathan, Andrew Sterland, Michael J. Leonard, Timothy Rice, John I. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 8849785
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for processing voice commands. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining an occurrence count for terms that occur in resources that a search engine has identified as being responsive to an original search query, identifying a term that occurs in the resources, based on the occurrence count, providing the term and a control for display on a client device, the control being associated with the term and with promotion or demotion criteria, receiving a signal indicating that the user has selected the control, and automatically reformulating the original search query based on the term and the promotion or demotion criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Hamilton Shattuck
  • Patent number: 8849855
    Abstract: When categories are assigned to pieces of information, a search can be focused based on the categories. In an online forum, information is categorized by topic, and a search can be focused on the topic by adding additional search terms or restrictions to a search query, where the additional search terms or restrictions are based upon the categories. The restrictions may restrict the search to a particular web site that is determined based upon the category. In an online forum for answering questions, where the questions are categorized by topic, information related to a question may be located by performing a Web search for search terms extracted from the question. The search can be focused on relevant web sites restricting the search to sites that are related to the question's category. The results of the search may be displayed as related links alongside the question in the online forum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Praveen R. Swadi
  • Patent number: 8849782
    Abstract: A method of accessing tape storage analytics data gathered from tape libraries. The method includes generating a user interface on a client device via a web browser. The user interface includes a first screen displaying graphics or an analysis table generated based on the tape storage analytics data. The method includes receiving user input selecting a portion of the displayed graphics or an item within a cell of the analysis table and, then, modifying the user interface to display a second screen, which presents a subset of the tape storage analytics data corresponding to the selected portion and to operation of at least one of one or more tape libraries, one or more tape drives, and one or more tape media within the tape libraries. The receiving and modifying steps may be repeated to navigate between data corresponding to a tape library, a tape drive, and media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: John Mitchell Black, III, Michael Paul Abramowitz, Duc T. Ho, Jon Mark Holdman, Judith Gaye Leach, Cathleen Susan Wharton
  • Patent number: 8849783
    Abstract: A method of accessing tape storage analytics data from tape libraries. The method includes generating a user interface on client devices. The user interface includes a first screen displaying graphics or an analysis table based on the tape storage analytics data. The method includes receiving user input selecting the displayed graphics or an item within a cell of the analysis table and displaying a second screen, which presents a subset of the tape storage analytics data and provides data on operation of at least tape libraries or library components (e.g. robots, elevators, CAPs, passthrough ports), tape drives, and tape media within the tape libraries, or alternatively, activities involving any or a combination of these components. The receiving and modifying steps are repeated to navigate between data corresponding to a tape library or its comprising components, a tape drive, media, or corresponding activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Paul Abramovitz, John Mitchell Black, III, Judith Gaye Leach, Cathleen Susan Wharton, Scott Allen, Chad Norman Alber, Karl Kevin Nicoletti
  • Patent number: 8838631
    Abstract: A facility management system has a facility GIS database configured with electronic map data and facility management GIS data containing data for identifying a location and a form of a facility located along a railway or a road, a facility register database configured to manage a name of a rail or a road, a kilometer post and attribute information in association with one another, and a kilometer post information management section configured to manage coordinate data of the facility on the general map and the kilometer post in association with each other. When searching for attribute information from the facility register database, the kilometer post information management section is referred to obtain kilometer post information by using the coordinate data of the facility and the attribute information of the facility is searched from the facility register database by using the kilometer post information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: JR East Consultants Company
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Kobayashi, Fumio Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 8838586
    Abstract: The following relates to ranking search results consisting of locations or recommending locations to visit based on recorded data representing visits by a plurality of users to the locations represented as search results or recommended locations to visit. The data representing users' visits can be recorded by receiving data anonymously reported by handheld communication devices carried by the plurality of users. A handheld communication device, which is carried by a user, can report to the system the user's present location optionally associated with a time stamp. The handheld communication device can report either a single location coordinate or a collection of coordinates gathered over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jaron Waldman, Chad Richard
  • Patent number: 8838528
    Abstract: Systems and methods of coalescing and capturing data between events prior to and after a temporal window are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes determining a temporal window based on one or more of a user data and an automatically generated data, coalescing data between events prior to the temporal window using a processor and a physical memory and capturing data between events after the temporal window. The coalescing data between events prior to the temporal window may be determined by a set of overlapping operations to a data set, wherein certain operations have non-overlapping sectors which are not coalesced. Shifting a data view around a recovery point through a direction-agnostic roll algorithm that may use a roll-forward algorithm to shift the data view to a time after the recovery point and/or a roll-backward algorithm to shift the data view to a time before the recovery point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Inmage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Atluri, Jayesh Shah, Satish Kumar
  • Patent number: 8832151
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving a request for a container document, determining whether the request is for a container document associated with a user group, determining whether a requestor of the request is associated with a level of status within the user group among a plurality of levels of status within the user group, determining the level of status of the requestor based on a determination that the requestor is associated with a level of status within the user group, requesting configuration information based on a determination that the container document is associated with a user group and the level of status, receiving the configuration information, and serving the container document using the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Shoumen Saha, Jesse Shieh, Jon Snitow
  • Patent number: 8825697
    Abstract: A method and system to improve personal and collaborative information management and search. The method is to actively or passively capture pieces of information and the connections among them across disparate technologies and the human mind, while people keep working with familiar tools, and to snapshot such information objects to be globally addressed, persistent in time, and hyperlinked based on the connections. The system can be injected in existing digital information technology (servers and the cloud or personal and mobile computing devices) to capture, connect, share, synchronize, search and serve the information objects and their connections. This is particularly effective in finding information that is buried and disorganized across devices, applications, internet accounts, and people, or information and connections in the users' mind and actions that otherwise do not get captured in digital form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Stefano Foresti
    Inventor: Stefano Foresti