Patents Examined by Bruce M Moser
  • Patent number: 10554438
    Abstract: A quality management platform for home devices is implemented on a computer system and comprises a knowledge repository and a query engine. The knowledge repository includes a knowledge graph of nodes connected by edges. The nodes represent concepts relating to home devices and their operation and faults, and the edges represent relations between the concepts. The query engine receives requests relating to home devices, queries the knowledge graph based on the requests, and returns responses based on the query results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA AMERICA CORP.
    Inventor: Dongyan Wang
  • Patent number: 10552921
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, system, and computer program product for semantically analyzing the content within an internal social network. Using the results of the analysis, the executives can gain a better understanding of, and insight into, the organization and its employees. A dashboard tool may be used in some embodiments of the invention to visualize the results of the semantic analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srividhya Subramanian, Mary E. G. Bear, Mehrshad Setayesh, Noah Horton
  • Patent number: 10546031
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide a first element in an interface presentable to a user through which a plurality of ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user for a selected period of time. A second element in the interface through which a plurality of non-ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Choi, Nathan Andrew Sharp, William Samuel Bailey, Ashoke K. Chakrabarti, Joshua Barton Dickens, Joy-Vincent Niemantsverdriet
  • Patent number: 10536294
    Abstract: A quality management platform for home devices is implemented on a computer system and comprises a knowledge repository and a query engine. The knowledge repository includes a knowledge graph of nodes connected by edges. The nodes represent concepts relating to home devices and their operation and faults, and the edges represent relations between the concepts. The query engine receives requests relating to home devices, queries the knowledge graph based on the requests, and returns responses based on the query results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA AMERICA CORP.
    Inventor: Dongyan Wang
  • Patent number: 10514988
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for server migration includes the step of providing an onsite system that comprises a server. A storage appliance is provided. The storage appliance is coupled with the onsite system. A bootable server image is created. The bootable server image is stored on the storage appliance. The bootable server image is migrated to a cloud-computing environment using the storage appliance. A version of the bootable server image is generated in the cloud-computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kuldeep Nagarkar, Ashish Khurange, Sachin Durge, Dhiraj Akude, Supriya Sitaram Dere, Ravender Goyal
  • Patent number: 10509809
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to evaluating whether two data records reflect the same entity using a classifier in the absence of ground truth. Without ground truth, it is difficult to determine the precision or recall of a classifier. The present disclosure generates output data comprising a list of unique signatures generated from a set of records that are compared with each other. The output data may also comprise corresponding record pairs limited to a predetermined sample size for each unique feature signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amperity, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yan, Stephen Meyles, Mona Akmal, Michael P. Fikes
  • Patent number: 10503696
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to optimizing one or more database tables that may include one or more redundant records. Records are clustered and assigned stable identifiers. In this manner, the underlying records within a cluster are not removed or deleted. As updates to the database are made, new clustering analyses are performed using the underlying records and any updates made. Newly identified clusters are reassigned stable identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Meyles, Yan Yan, Dan Suciu, Michael P. Fikes
  • Patent number: 10496709
    Abstract: Systems, methods and program instructions are described for calling a database function with a URL. Many databases have functions, also referred to as logical elements, built into the database that can be called to retrieve data. A web URL can be used to call such a programming function by formatting the URL in a specific manner. After the URL is received, it can be parsed to determine the resource path and parameters, if any exist. The database function specified in the URL is called using the specified parameters, if any exist. The results can be interpreted and an appropriate response can be streamed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AsterionDB, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Guilford
  • Patent number: 10496713
    Abstract: Systems and methods of a gain adjustment component for content selection infrastructure are provided. The system can receive a selection of multiple topics identified by a semantic analysis technique, and identify one or more keywords. The system can determine relevance scores between each of the keywords and the multiple topics. The system can generate an aggregated relevance score for each keyword based on the relevance score for the keyword and each of the multiple topics. The system can determine a threshold based on a metric associated with the multiple topics. The system can determine to input or exclude each of the one or more keywords based on a comparison of the corresponding aggregated relevance score with the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gavin James, Justin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10489348
    Abstract: Data records are joined using a computer. Data records in a first plurality of data records and a second plurality of data records are hashed. The data records in the first and second pluralities are respectively assigned to first and second groupings based on the hashes. Associated pairs of groupings from the first and second groupings are provided to a thread executing on a computer processor, and different pairs are provided to different threads. The threads operate on the pairs of groupings in parallel to determine whether to join the records in the groupings. A thread joins two data records under consideration if the hashes associated with the data records match. The joined data records are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Alteryx, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Harding, Jr., Adam D. Riley, Christopher H. Kingsley, Scott Wiesner
  • Patent number: 10489467
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are provided for tying together an HTTP request to a function in the database which returns media data. The invention provides for receiving an HTTP request for data from a web client, wherein the HTTP request includes a URL and dynamic values specific to the web client. The URL can be parsed to determine the resource path and parameters, if any exist. Many databases have functions, also referred to as logical elements, built into the database that can be called to retrieve data. The database function specified in the URL is called using the specified parameters, if any exist, and using the dynamic values from the client. The results can be streamed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AsterionDB, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Guilford
  • Patent number: 10482144
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to provide a first element in an interface presentable to a user through which a plurality of ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user for a selected period of time. A second element in the interface through which a plurality of non-ephemeral media content items are accessible by the user is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Choi, Nathan Andrew Sharp, William Samuel Bailey, Ashoke K. Chakrabarti, Joshua Barton Dickens, Joy-Vincent Niemantsverdriet
  • Patent number: 10482129
    Abstract: Disclosed approaches for accessing data involve determining in a first stage of a pipelined processing circuit, hash values from keys in a data access request and determining in a second stage of the pipelined processing circuit and from a hash table, addresses associated with the hash values. In a third stage of the pipelined processing circuit, data are read at the addresses in a memory arrangement, and in a fourth stage of the pipelined processing circuit a subset of the data read from the memory arrangement is selected according to a query in the data access request. In a fifth stage of the pipelined processing circuit, the subset of the data read from the memory arrangement is merged into response data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Michaela Blott, Ling Liu, Daniel Ziener, Kimon Karras
  • Patent number: 10474651
    Abstract: Analysis of system information includes retrieving selected snapshots comprising the system information to be analyzed. Further, one or more operations can be performed on the system information to extract resultant information. The resultant information can be provided over a graphical user interface to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Shan Yang, Guoping Peng, Irwan Halim
  • Patent number: 10474726
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to generating a digital document. In one example, the present subject matter includes generating one or more seed topics based on topic-based textual data. The present subject matter further includes determining a list of candidate topics based on the one or more seed topics, where each candidate topic is associated with content corresponding to the candidate topic. Further, the present subject matter includes selecting a candidate topic from amongst the candidate topics, where the candidate topic is selected based on a pre-defined selection rule, and generating the digital document based on content associated with the candidate topic selected from amongst the candidate topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventor: Krishnan Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 10467244
    Abstract: A method and system for generating structured data from semi-structured data are provided. The method includes reading a plurality of records from a data file including semi-structured data. Further, the method includes obtaining aligned delimiters in a list for every record that has been read. The method also includes selecting a most occurring delimiter from the list. The method then includes constructing a regular expression using the selected delimiter to split the records into different fields. The method also includes reconstructing the records for the regular expression to fit and split into fields. In addition, the method includes displaying the records split into the fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNIFI SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Ravikiran Krishnan, Ayush Parashar, Sudeep Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10452043
    Abstract: A building management system (BMS) includes building equipment configured to provide samples of one or more data points in the building management system and a timeseries service. The timeseries service is configured to identify a first timeseries processing workflow that uses an input timeseries as an input and defines processing operations to be applied to the samples of the input timeseries, perform the processing operations defined by the first timeseries processing workflow to generate a first derived timeseries comprising a first set of derived timeseries samples, identify a second timeseries processing workflow that uses the first derived timeseries as an input and defines processing operations to be applied to the samples of the first derived timeseries, and perform the processing operations defined by the second timeseries processing workflow to generate a second derived timeseries comprising a second set of derived timeseries samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Sudhi R. Sinha, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Erik S. Paulson, Vijaya S. Chennupati
  • Patent number: 10437840
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for performing soft entity resolution. A plurality of data objects are retrieved from a plurality of data stores to create aggregated data objects for one or more entities. One or more retrieved data objects may be associated with the same entity, based at least in part upon one or more attribute types and attribute values of the data objects. In response to a determination that the one or more of the retrieved data objects should be associated with the same entity, metadata is generated that associates the data objects with the entity, the metadata being stored separately from the data objects, such that the underlying data objects remain unchanged. In addition, one or more additional attributes may be determined for the entity, based upon the data objects associated with the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Poh, Anshuman Prasad, James Ding, John Holgate, Ranajay Sen, Shuo Zheng
  • Patent number: 10430122
    Abstract: A storage unit (SU) includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed storage network (DSN), a memory that stores operational instructions, and processing circuitry operably coupled to the interface and to the memory. The processing circuitry is configured to execute the operational instructions to perform various operations and functions. The SU, of a first SU set, receives a partially encoded slice request to restore a set of encoded data slices (EDSs) that are based on first dispersed storage error coding function parameters. The SU generates a decode threshold number of partially EDSs based on the first and second dispersed storage error coding function parameters. The SU then outputs the decode threshold number of partially EDSs to a second SU set to undergo selective combination respectively to generate new EDSs for storage within the SUs of the second decode threshold number of SUs of the second SU set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Wesley B. Leggette, Andrew D. Baptist, Greg R. Dhuse, Jason K. Resch, Gary W. Grube, S. Christopher Gladwin
  • Patent number: 10424000
    Abstract: Disclosed is an invention for methods, processes and systems that, among its enabling features and benefits, enhance retrieval of relevant information over a communication network. For instance, methods, processes and systems for performing annotation of digital information are provided. One method includes searching for items of interest using a search engine. Once the URIs associated with the item of interest are identified, a plurality of attributes are provided that may be associated with each URI. A user may provide the values for the attributes or the system may suggest values for the attributes based on information associated with each URI. Once the attributes and values are assigned, the annotated URI along with the attributes and values is stored. Another method provides for sharing of the annotated information. A user may communicate annotated information to an external storage system for sharing with other users having access to the external storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Edmond K. Chow