Patents Examined by Ashish K. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10180962
    Abstract: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A REAL-TIME PHONE CONFIGURER (hereinafter “RTPC”) implement efficient and scalable monitoring, regulation, and allocation of computational processing, data, labor, and/or the like resources within an enterprise. The RTPC may provide personalized and feature-specific telephone access to users based on discerned user characteristics. The RTPC may, for example, allow users to engage softphone telephone applications at different client terminals and yet maintain the same, personal phone number. The RTPC may further configure the user's softphone experience with a telephone feature configuration selected for that user, such as may be based on an evaluation of specified rules in view of discerned user characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: IQOR US Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Kapoor, Abhilash Madhavarapu
  • Patent number: 10135462
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for deduplicating sub-chunks in a data storage system selects a data chunk to deduplicate and generates a sketch for the selected data chunk. A similar data chunk is searched for using the sketch. A set of fingerprints corresponding to sub-chunks of the similar data chunk is loaded. The set of fingerprints for the similar data chunk is compared to a set of fingerprints of the selected data chunk and the selected chunk is encoded as a set of references to identical sub-chunks of the similar data chunk and at least one unmatched sub-chunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Grant R. Wallace, Philip N. Shilane, Mark L. Huang, Edward K. Lee, Kai Li
  • Patent number: 10120855
    Abstract: A method for consolidating reusable image components with multi-media contents is provided. The method includes defining a location in a content template for storing a library of reusable image components and multi-media contents. The method further includes transmitting at least one multi-media content of a digital asset management environment, wherein the transmitted at least one multi-media content is stored in the defined location of the content template with the library of reusable image components. The method further includes determining if the selected at least one multi-media content was transmitted, stored and, is present in the defined location of the content template. The method further includes generating in the defined location of authoring content template, another library of reusable image components of the at the least one multi-media content, if the at least one multi-media content is not confirmed present in the defined location of the content template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Baldwin, Mark C. Hampton, Stefan A. Hepper, Eric Martinez de Morentin
  • Patent number: 10095715
    Abstract: A data backup method for a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal including the same. The method includes: receiving a data backup request; backing up information data by blocks and generating backup data of each block; scanning the backup data of each block and generating corresponding statistics information; and storing the backup data and the statistics information of each block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Yin
  • Patent number: 10089379
    Abstract: A sequence of one or more input objects are sorted by identifying a property that is exhibited by a sequence of one or more input objects, determining whether each input object from the sequence of one or more input objects exhibits the property, storing each of the one or more input objects into a buffer, wherein an input object is stored in a first buffer if it exhibits the property and an input object is stored in a second buffer if it does not exhibit the property, sorting each of the one or more input objects in each buffer, and merging the one or more input objects in each buffer into a sequence of one or more input objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hong Min, Yefim Shuf, Hubertus Franke, Allan Benjamin Lebovitz, Christopher John Crone, Akiko Hoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10068178
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for associating geographical locations with annotations corresponding to content. In one method, a language model is developed. The language model is developed from the location information and the one or more annotations associated with content uploaded by users. The language model is based on the probabilistic distribution of locations over one or more annotations. Further, when a user provides one or more annotations, the system and the method may use the language model to identify one or more locations associated with the one or more annotations provided by the user. The language model predicts one or more geographical locations based on the probabilistic distribution of locations over the annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Oath, Inc.
    Inventors: Roelof van Zwol, Vanessa Murdock, Pavel Serdyukov
  • Patent number: 10055392
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to determine a proximate save time difference between a target version of electronic content and a next (proximate in time and newer) version of the electronic content. An aged save time difference may be determined as the time difference between the current time and either one of the target version or the next version. The target version of the electronic content may be pruned from a plurality of revisions of the electronic content if the proximate save time difference is less than a selected fraction of the aged save time difference. The plurality of revisions, less the pruned revisions, may be displayed along a historical time line as part of a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Mike Kraley
  • Patent number: 10055755
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products target content to users based on receipt of partial terms. One or more terms associated with a campaign are identified, the campaign having an associated content item that is presented to users responsive to requests for content. A campaign sponsor is presented with an option to target the content item to users based on receipt of a partial form of one of the one or more terms. A selection of a designation of the partial form of the term is received from the content sponsor for use in targeting. The content item is optionally presented in a search suggestion control along with search completions in response to receipt of the partial form of the term in a search control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ezequiel Vidra
  • Patent number: 10055493
    Abstract: Generating a playlist may include designating a seed track in an audio library; identifying audio tracks in the audio library having constructs that are within a range of a corresponding construct of the seed track, where the constructs for the audio tracks are derived from frequency representations of the audio tracks, and the corresponding construct for the seed track is derived from a frequency representation of the seed track; and generating the playlist using at least some of the audio tracks that were identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Geremy A. Heitz, III, Adam Berenzweig, Jason E. Weston, Ron J. Weiss, Sally A. Goldman, Thomas Walters, Samy Bengio, Douglas Eck, Jay M. Ponte, Ryan M. Rifkin
  • Patent number: 10049022
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program for high-availability database systems. The method commences by replicating (e.g., from a first server to a second server) a data structure having entries describing resource locks and client states. The replication can be performed to any number of servers. Upon detecting a failure of a connection between the first server and a client to which the first server is connected, the system establishes a new connection between the second server and the client by updating the replicated data structure to describe new connection between the second server and the client and updating the entries of the replicated data structure to reflect the new connection and the then current aspects of the resource locks and client states. The client can be a database instance, and the act of replicating can be accomplished using a broadcast channel. The servers can be organized in a computing cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Rajiv Gamani Wickremesinghe, Harish Nandyala, Prasad V. Bagal, Richard Lawrence Long, Shie-rei Huang, Dungara Ram Choudhary
  • Patent number: 10037336
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique performs block deduplication. The technique involves generating a list of candidate blocks and adding classifications to the list of candidate blocks. The classifications classify the candidate blocks on the list into different categories based on a set of block sequence matching criteria. The technique further involves performing, based on the classifications added to the list of candidate blocks, further block deduplication processing on first candidate blocks having a first classification while not performing further block deduplication processing on second candidate blocks having a second classification. Examples of the categories include an “exact long match” category, a “disrupted long match” category, a “loosely long match” category, and a “short match” category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ying Hu, Richard P. Ruef, Kurt W. Everson, Ruiling Dou
  • Patent number: 10034055
    Abstract: Examples techniques may involve preference conversion. An example implementation may involve detecting a first input indicating a first preference for a first media provided by a first media provider. The first preference may correspond to a first preference type. The implementation may further involve converting the first preference to a converted first preference. The converted first preference may correspond to a second preference type and the second preference type may correspond to the first media provider. The implementation may further involve sending the converted first preference to the first media provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Maarten van der Heide
  • Patent number: 10032130
    Abstract: A method for transforming data includes receiving information defining a transformation of a source file to a target file, wherein the information identifies a web service and generating, based on the received information, a script operable when executed to implement the defined transformation. The script is then stored. The method further includes receiving a request to perform the transformation on a first file and initiating execution of the script. Additionally, as part of executing the script, the method includes transmitting a service request to the web service that includes input data obtained from the first file. Also as part of executing the script, the method includes receiving a service response from the web service, wherein the service response includes output data and writing the output data to a second file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Rishi Bhatia, Matthew J. Schulze, John M. Tomaszewski, Robert B. Kittredge, Davanum Srinivas
  • Patent number: 10025807
    Abstract: Acquiring dynamic data is disclosed including extracting a search term from a search request string that is received, looking up the search term in a threshold value dictionary to acquire a dynamic threshold score corresponding to the search term, using the search term as a query condition and the dynamic threshold score corresponding to the search term as a filter condition to acquire, in an index data table, one or more corresponding pieces of index information, acquiring data information corresponding to the search term based on the index information in the index data table, and sending the data information to be displayed in a page of a website. The dynamic threshold score varies based on a characteristic factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Linfeng Zhang, Peng Huang, Xipu Wang, Wenbin Zheng
  • Patent number: 10025588
    Abstract: A database system includes a parser that is capable of parsing database queries containing user-defined data type (UDT) methods. The database query is transformed by the parser into a statement according to a specified format. In performing the transformation, redundant instantiations of UDTs and invocations of methods are removed. In one implementation, the redundant instantiations and invocations are removed by grouping and combining clauses containing UDT methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventor: Hoa Thu Tran
  • Patent number: 10013477
    Abstract: Computationally efficient accelerated D2-clustering algorithms are disclosed for clustering discrete distributions under the Wasserstein distance with improved scalability. Three first-order methods include subgradient descent method with re-parametrization, alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM), and a modified version of Bregman ADMM. The effects of the hyper-parameters on robustness, convergence, and speed of optimization are thoroughly examined. A parallel algorithm for the modified Bregman ADMM method is tested in a multi-core environment with adequate scaling efficiency subject to hundreds of CPUs, demonstrating the effectiveness of AD2-clustering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jianbo Ye, Jia Li, James Z. Wang
  • Patent number: 10007398
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program for providing an integrated supplier information tool. An exemplary apparatus is configured to provide a user interface associated with an integrated supplier information tool, whereby the integrated supplier information tool is associated with a contract database and an electronic invoicing database, and wherein the user interface enables a user to select one or more options for presenting information associated with the contract database and the electronic invoicing database; integrate data from the contract database and the electronic invoicing database; receive an indication to select at least one option within the supplier information tool; and in response to receiving the indication to select the at least one option, present on the user interface data related to at least one of the contract database or the electronic invoicing database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Rajan Khurana
  • Patent number: 10007695
    Abstract: Computer-implemented techniques for replication-lag constrained deletion of data in a distributed data storage system. In some aspects, the techniques improve the operation of a computing system by preventing too high of a delete rate that causes severe replication lag while at the same time increasing and decreasing the delete rate over time to a maximum allowable delete rate constrained by measured replication lag in terms of both local replication lag and geographic replication lag. In one implementation, the delete rate is adjusted by increasing or decreasing a pause interval that determines how long a database data deletion process pauses between submitting database deletion commands to a database server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Mehant Baid, Bogdan Munteanu, Daniel K. Tahara
  • Patent number: 9996569
    Abstract: In searching an index in an original search structure for a database, portion(s) of the index are determined to be stored in a memory in an alternate search structure. The alternate search structure with the portion(s) is created and stored in the memory. The index is searched by traversing the alternate search structure and possibly the original search structure. The alternate search structure may be traversed more efficiently than the original search structure. The number of portions of the index may be a tunable parameter or selected based on a performance improvement/expense ratio. The search of the index begins at the alternate search structure. During traversal of the one or more portions in the alternate search structure, if traversal is to continue at a portion in the original search structure, the identity of this portion is obtained. The traversal is continued at this identified portion in the original search structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Lyle
  • Patent number: 9998321
    Abstract: Domain Name System (DNS) Queries and DNS Responses both use the same packet format. The DNS packet format includes a header section, a question section, an answer section, an authority record section and an additional record section. In conventional DNS Queries, the header section and the question section are used; the answer section, authority record section and additional record section are empty. In the present invention, when issuing a query, the client places the question in the question section as usual, and places all the answers it already knows into the (previously empty) answer section. When receiving a query, a responder checks to make sure that the answer it is about to give is not already included in the answer section. If the answer is listed in the answer section of the query, it means that the client already has that information, and doesn't need to be told again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart D. Cheshire