Patents Examined by David T Brooks
  • Patent number: 10311114
    Abstract: Systems, software, and computer implemented methods can be used to present stylized text snippets with search results received from a search query. A search query is received and at least one web-addressable document responsive to the search query is identified. At least a portion of the text associated with the at least one responsive document and including at least a portion of the search term is retrieved. Further, style information associated with the retrieved portion of text is also retrieved. The style information is then applied to the associated portion of text to create a stylized portion of text associated with the at least one responsive document. A set of search query results including a listing of responsive documents and, for at least one of those documents, a stylized portion of text, is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vijayakrishna Griddaluru
  • Patent number: 10296622
    Abstract: Arrangements and methods provide item data information to one or more merchants. A Web server includes various modules that interact with customer item search queries and item data to create a set of attributes that is sent to a merchant as part of an item data form. The set of attributes included on the form is designed to aid in describing and identifying various items that a merchant may offer or currently offer for purchase on an e-commerce service provider. The set of attributes may also be used to augment or generate an item attribute index usable in conjunction with a service provider searching mechanism related to items offered for sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pratik Suresh Dave, Randall Winston Puttick
  • Patent number: 10268698
    Abstract: Two different representations of content are maintained, at least one of which is a composite representation of the content. The composite representation is multiple different components, each component stored as a separate file and each component including some of the data of the content. The composite representation also includes a manifest that identifies the various components. Different devices can edit the content, and access to the content is coordinated via a synchronization system. The synchronization system manages generation of one or more representations of the content. The synchronization system also manages synchronization of the different representations of the content, allowing changes made on various different computing devices to be reflected in the different representations of the content, and managing situations in which different computing devices may attempt to change the content concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver I. Goldman, Roey F. Horns, Habib Khalfallah, Julian R. Wixson
  • Patent number: 10261960
    Abstract: A method is described that includes providing a snapshot counter for a storage system implemented with multiple distributed consistent database instances. The method further includes recognizing the taking of a snapshot of the storage system by incrementing the snapshot counter from a first snapshot counter value to a second snapshot counter value. The method further includes, in response to a first change for one of the distributed consistent databases subsequent to the taking of the snapshot, performing the following: saving state information of the distributed consistent database as the state information existed prior to the change and associating the first snapshot counter value to the state information. Associating the second snapshot counter's value with the distributed consistent database having the first change. Another method for the taking of a snapshot of a distributed consistent database is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Scality, S.A.
    Inventors: Giorgio Regni, Vianney Rancurel, David Pineau, Guillaume Gimenez, Jean-Marc Saffroy, Benoit Artuso
  • Patent number: 10248718
    Abstract: A device may receive a text, from a text source, in association with a request to generate an ontology for the text. The device may generate a set of word vectors from a list of terms determined from the text. The device may determine a quantity of term clusters to be generated to form the ontology based on the set of word vectors. The device may generate term clusters based on the quantity of term clusters, attributes, and/or non-hierarchical relationships. The term clusters may be associated with concepts of the ontology. The device may provide the term clusters for display via a user interface associated with a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Sanjay Podder, Niharika Gupta, Annervaz Karukapadath Mohamedrasheed, Shubhashis Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10248686
    Abstract: To enable a shared model comprising shared plans having a hierarchy with two or more levels, a data item stored in a shared plan is provided with relationship information indicating whether or not there is a previous data item in the shared plan, whether or not there is a next data item in the shared plan, and whether or not the data item has a relationship to a data item in a higher level plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Tekla Corporation
    Inventors: Teemu Rantanen, Ragnar Wessman
  • Patent number: 10248730
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a statistical method and apparatus for webpage access data. The method includes that: an initial dataset of user-accessed page behaviors is collected; first-time access data of a user is extracted from the initial dataset; the first-time access data is judged by using a pre-set judgement model to obtain a judgement result; when the judgement result is contrary to a pre-set result of the pre-set judgement model, dating-back matching is performed in the initial dataset by using the first-time access data to obtain associated access data; and the initial dataset is spliced and repaired based on the associated access data to obtain a repaired dataset. By means of the disclosure, the problem in the traditional art that the user identification accuracy is dissatisfactory due to the loss of Cookie information is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING GRIDSUM TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kaiduo He
  • Patent number: 10241894
    Abstract: A dynamic shared-memory data race detection tool with data-scoping capabilities to reduce runtime overheads is disclosed. The tool allows users to restrict analysis of memory locations to heap and/or stack variables that are of interest to them using explicit calls to functions provided in a library that is part of the race detection tool. The application code is instrumented to insert probes at all memory instructions and linked with the data race detection library to perform data-scoped race detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yuan Zhang, Hazim Shafi, Khaled S. Sedky
  • Patent number: 10235370
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a data validation service on behalf of an entity is provided. The apparatus may include a receiver configured to receive a file from a client and a processor. The processor may be configured to assign a file identification number to the file, forward the file to an operations area within the entity, and provide data validation relating to the file based on the file identification number. When the file is located in the operations area, the file may retain its file identification number originally assigned to the file upon receipt by the entity. When the data validation request includes a request for file status information, the file status information response to the request may include one of collected, not collected and suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia Rudek, Michelle D. Nichols
  • Patent number: 10235441
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional aggregation using user interface workflow composition is described. A determination is made whether aggregation is complete for each level of a multi-dimension aggregation. Data is retrieved for a level of aggregation in response to a determination that aggregation is not complete for each level of the multi-dimension aggregation. The data is aggregating based on the level of aggregation. The aggregated data is stored for a next level of aggregation. The data for a final level of aggregation is output to a user interface in response to a determination that aggregation is complete for each level of the multi-dimension aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Makhlin, Alex Vladimir Popovich, Raman Walia, Boris Grinblat, Nathaniel Davidson, Uri Kochavi
  • Patent number: 10223437
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adaptive data repartitioning and adaptive data replication is provided. A data set stored in a distributed data processing system is partitioned by a first partitioning key. A live workload comprising a plurality of data processing commands is processed. While processing the live workload, statistical properties of the live workload are maintained. Based on the statistical properties of the live workload with respect to the data set, it is determined to replicate and/or repartition the data set by a second partitioning key. The replicated and/or repartitioned data set is partitioned by the second partitioning key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Boris Klots, Vikas Aggarwal, Nipun Agarwal, John Kowtko, Felix Schmidt, Kantikiran Pasupuleti
  • Patent number: 10223452
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a web site to expose various search providers that it promotes to browsers that navigate to that site. In at least some embodiments, the search providers are exposed using the HTML of a web page. When a browser navigates to that site, it processes the HTML of the associated web page and exposes the promoted search providers to the user. In at least some embodiments, the browser can permit use of one or more search providers without requiring the user to install the search provider. Alternately or additionally, in at least some other embodiments, the browser can enable the user to quickly and efficiently install the search provider so that the search provider can be available whenever the user uses their browser application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron J. Sauve, Amar S. Gandhi, Bruce A. Morgan, Carlos Yeung, Prashant Singh
  • Patent number: 10216785
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer system accesses for a first user contact information of one or more second users. The computer system then determines one or more contemporaneous attributes of the first user, determines one or more contemporaneous attributes of each of the second users, and then dynamically sorts the contact information of the second users based at least on the contemporaneous attributes of the first user and the contemporaneous attributes of the second users. The computer system then provides the sorted contact information of the second users for display to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Xiu Deng
  • Patent number: 10216814
    Abstract: A data integration system is disclosed that incorporates one or more techniques for eases the design and maintenance of a mapping. As components are added to an existing design, the data integration system removes the need to specify all input and output attributes. In one aspect, components types are implement that allow entity relationships to be added and/or edited in a flow view of a logical design. Therefore, attributes of components representing datasets can be added and propagated to downstream components with minimal effort on the part of a map designer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Allan, Kwok-hung (Thomas) Lau, Yu (Jeff) Gong
  • Patent number: 10210282
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a search engine capability for large datasets are disclosed. These methods and systems employ a Partition-by-Query index containing key-values pairs corresponding to keys reflecting concept-ordered search phrases and values reflecting ordered lists of document references that are responsive to the concept-ordered search phrase in a corresponding key. A large Partition-by-Query index may be partitioned across multiple servers depending on the size of the index, or the size of the index may be reduced by compressing query-references pairs into clusters. The methods and systems described herein may to provide suggestions and spelling corrections to the user, thereby improving the user's search engine experience while meeting user expectations for search quality and responsiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Geoffrey Rummens Hendrey
  • Patent number: 10198530
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a search engine capability for large datasets are disclosed. These methods and systems employ a Partition-by-Query index containing key-values pairs corresponding to keys reflecting concept-ordered search phrases and values reflecting ordered lists of document references that are responsive to the concept-ordered search phrase in a corresponding key. A large Partition-by-Query index may be partitioned across multiple servers depending on the size of the index, or the size of the index may be reduced by compressing query-references pairs into clusters. The methods and systems described herein may to provide suggestions and spelling corrections to the user, thereby improving the user's search engine experience while meeting user expectations for search quality and responsiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffrey Hendrey
  • Patent number: 10176190
    Abstract: A memory system for utilizing a deduplication process may include a controller, a storage media, and a non-volatile RAM including a metadata journal and a metadata cache, the metadata cache including an address table and a fingerprinting table, and the metadata journal including a plurality of transactions indicating whether a transaction is successfully written on the storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Indra G. Harijono, Yan Zhang, Zhenchuan Chai
  • Patent number: 10176189
    Abstract: A deduplication system and method involves interaction between a software-based system that manages the overall background deduplication process and a hardware-based system that includes a hardware-based filesystem manager and a hash generator. A filesystem checkpoint mechanism is leveraged to manage the background deduplication process and also to reduce processing complexity with respect to identifying chunks that are candidates for deduplication and processing such chunks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Data Systems Engineering UK Limited
    Inventors: Neil Berrington, Namita Lal, Gaurav Sharma
  • Patent number: 10169454
    Abstract: A method for extracting a relations graph uses an ontology graph in which nodes represent entity classes or concepts and edges represent properties of the classes. A property is associated with a constraint which defines a range of values that can be taken without incurring a cost. Input text in which entity and concept mentions are identified is received. An optimal set of alignments between a subgraph of the ontology graph and the identified mentions is identified by optimizing a function of constraint costs incurred by the alignments and a distance measure computed over the set of alignments. The relations graph is generated, based on the optimal set of alignments. The relations graph represents a linked set of relations instantiating a subgraph of the ontology. The relations graph can include relations involving implicit mentions corresponding to subgraph nodes that are not aligned to any of the concept or entity mentions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Salah Ait-Mokhtar, Vassilina Nikoulina
  • Patent number: 10169355
    Abstract: Knowledge representation in a multi-layered database includes systems and methods for storing and retrieving data in the multi-layered database. The multi-layered database includes an object database layer that stores objects corresponding to real world entities and each object is associated with object properties, object relationships, and relationship properties. Underlying the object database layer is a graph database layer that stores nodes, node properties associated with the nodes, edges, and edge properties associated with the edges, wherein the nodes correspond to objects, node properties are indicative of the object properties, the edges are indicative of the object relationships, and the edge properties are indicative of the relationship properties of the object. Further, underlying the graph database layer is a backend database layer that stores corresponding data and metadata. Data can be stored and retrieved from the multi-layered database by composing and decomposing information between layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Satyanarayan Ramaswamy, Viju Chacko, Ravi Padmaraj, Shampa Sarkar