Patents Examined by Dawaune A Conyers
  • Patent number: 10572544
    Abstract: A method for document similarity analysis. The method includes generating a reference document content identifier for a reference document, including identifying frequently occurring terms in reference document content, encoding each frequently occurring term in a term identifier and combining the term identifiers to form the reference document content identifier associated with the reference document. The method also includes obtaining at least one document similarity value by comparing the reference document content identifier to a set of archived document content identifiers stored in a document repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Chao Chen, Kun Zhao, Jingjing Liu, Ying Teng
  • Patent number: 10565230
    Abstract: A technique preserves efficiency for replication of data between a source node of a source cluster (“source”) and a destination node of a destination cluster (“destination”) of a clustered network. Replication in the clustered network may be effected by leveraging global in-line deduplication at the source to identify and avoid copying duplicate data from the source to the destination. To ensure that the copy of the data on the destination is synchronized with the data received at the source, the source creates a snapshot of the data for use as a baseline copy at the destination. Thereafter, new data received at the source that differs from the baseline snapshot are transmitted and copied to the destination. In addition, the source and destination nodes negotiate to establish a mapping of name-to-data when transferring data (i.e., an extent) between the clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Zheng, Michael L. Federwisch, Blake H. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10552710
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for analyzing sequential data. Analyzing the sequential data can include grouping or clustering data that are similar in some way, e.g., similar ranges of quantities, similar categories, etc. More specifically, a method for hierarchical clustering of sequential data can comprise creating a dotplot of the sequential data. The dotplot can represent a plurality of sequences within the sequential data. A number of clusters represented by the plurality of sequences can be initialized, e.g., one cluster per sequence. A pair of sequences of the plurality of sequences having a longest sequential match can be identified, e.g., based on a line fitting technique, and merged into a single cluster. Identifying a pair of sequences of the plurality of sequences having a longest sequential match and merging the identified pair of sequences into a single cluster can be repeated until a single cluster remains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Helfman, Joseph H. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10534799
    Abstract: A behavior detection module receives a training database and applies a transformation to the attributes that improves the uniformity of the values associated with each attribute. The transformed training database is used to construct a random forest classifier (RFC). The RFC includes a plurality of decision trees and generates a classification label estimate for a data entry with a plurality of attributes. The classification label estimate is determined based on classification estimates from the plurality of decision trees. Each parent node of a decision tree is associated with a condition of a transformed attribute that directs the data entry to a corresponding child node depending on whether the condition is satisfied or not. The data entry is directed through the tree to one out of a set of leaf nodes, and a classification label associated with the leaf node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventor: Alok Gupta
  • Patent number: 10528979
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to sharing access to end user information in a multi-screen environment for the purpose of enhancing application functionality and end user experience including advertising functionality and experience. The invention includes storing end user information obtained from a first screen environment in an end user context database (ECD), and accessing the end user information in the ECD for use in a second screen environment. The multi-screen environments include a television, a network access device, such as a personal computer configured to provide access to the Internet, a telephone and other mobile and home devices such as PDAs. The first screen environment is different from the second screen environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Erickson, Gilbert McGrath
  • Patent number: 10530654
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for filtering and/or creating Points-of-Interest (POIs). In one embodiment, a list of POIs is obtained and then filtered based on crowd data related to the list of POIs to provide a filtered list of POIs. In another embodiment, one or more crowd-sourced POIs are created based on one or more crowds relevant to a corresponding bounding region for POI creation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CRIA, INC.
    Inventors: Steven L. Petersen, Scott Curtis, Kenneth Jennings
  • Patent number: 10521466
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating a digital assistant are provided. In accordance with one or more examples, a method includes, at a user device with one or more processors and memory, receiving unstructured natural language information from at least one user. The method also includes, in response to receiving the unstructured natural language information, determining whether event information is present in the unstructured natural language information. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination that event information is present within the unstructured natural language information, determining whether an agreement on an event is present in the unstructured natural language information. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination that an agreement on an event is present, determining an event type of the event and providing an event description based on the event type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jerome R. Bellegarda, Mathieu Jean Martel, Alexandre Carlhian, Antoine Vinel, Jannes G. Dolfing, Sabrine Rekik, Markus Berget, Hafid Arras
  • Patent number: 10503698
    Abstract: Replication of search-related configuration customizations across multiple individual configuration files of search heads of a cluster for a consistent user experience. The cluster of search heads may be synchronized such that the search heads operate to receive the configuration or knowledge object customizations from one or more clients. Following synchronization, the respective search heads may display the knowledge object customizations to the one or more clients via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Woo
  • Patent number: 10496645
    Abstract: A system and method for processing a database query may include determining a set of tables referenced in a query; representing the set of tables by vertices of a graph; and, if the graph is incomplete, then determining the query is associated with a shard conflict. A system and method may determine a query is not associated with a shard conflict if, and only if, the graph is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ignite ScalArc Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Noam Asner, Doron Levari
  • Patent number: 10489396
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for a content management system. In response to determining that a change has occurred to a management policy in the content management system and in response to further determining that the content management system includes one or more items that are affected by the change to the management policy, new attribute values are associated with the items asynchronously. The new attribute values are in accordance with the changed management policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Chen, Khanh M. Le, Yong L. Li, Randal J. Richardt, Phong K. Truong, Alan T. Yaung, Xian Zou
  • Patent number: 10489398
    Abstract: Methods for a content management system. In response to determining that a change has occurred to a management policy in the content management system and in response to further determining that the content management system includes one or more items that are affected by the change to the management policy, new attribute values are associated with the items asynchronously. The new attribute values are in accordance with the changed management policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Chen, Khanh M. Le, Yong L. Li, Randal J. Richardt, Phong K. Truong, Alan T. Yaung, Xian Zou
  • Patent number: 10482104
    Abstract: A system for providing continuous availability comprises a second computing site that is geographically remote from a first computing site. The second computing site comprises a storage unit configured to store units of work data and data synchronously replicated from the first computing site. The second computing site further comprises a group of workloads configured to process the units of work data asynchronously replicated from the first computing site. The second computing site further comprises a software replication module configured not to replicate any data while the first computing site is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Serge Bourbonnais, Jing Cheng, You-Chin Fuh, David B. Petersen, James Z. Teng, Hong Jing Ying, Miao Zheng
  • Patent number: 10474534
    Abstract: In a block-based backup system, a technique allows indexing changed files between backups so that files not changed are not re-indexed. Block identifiers specifying backed-up blocks are received. A file table record is accessed to determine a location of a file table zone. Records in the file table store last modified timestamps for files associated with the records. The file table zone location is compared with the block identifiers to select a subset of records. Each record in the subset is associated with a block from the file table zone that corresponds to a block identified by the block identifiers. The subset is parsed to extract timestamps. The timestamps are compared with a next-to-last backup date. If the associated file was modified after the next-to-last backup date, a determination is made that the file blocks were backed up in the last backup and the file should be indexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Kishore Yadav Rangapuram, Sriprasad Bhat Kasargod
  • Patent number: 10474694
    Abstract: A system for providing continuous availability comprises a second computing site that is geographically remote from a first computing site. The second computing site comprises a storage unit configured to store units of work data and data synchronously replicated from the first computing site. The second computing site further comprises a group of workloads configured to process the units of work data asynchronously replicated from the first computing site. The second computing site further comprises a software replication module configured not to replicate any data while the first computing site is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Serge Bourbonnais, Jing Cheng, You-Chin Fuh, David B. Petersen, James Z. Teng, Hong Jing Ying, Miao Zheng
  • Patent number: 10474698
    Abstract: An aggregation processing system includes a data transmission unit for transforming data which is a target of an aggregation process into a format of a tuple having a key and for transmitting the tuple to a data processing unit, and the data processing unit for performing an aggregation process of a tuple which has been transmitted. When a tuple transmitted from the data transmission unit is received, the data processing unit invokes an operator and performs an aggregation process. In the aggregation process, aggregated data is generated based on the tuple received by the data processing unit and a related input table, and writing to an output table or generation of an output tuple is performed based on the generated aggregated data. A plurality of aggregation processes are implemented by combining processes by the operators, and the plurality of aggregation processes are performed as one transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kaoru Hosokawa, Taku Sasaki, Noriaki Umayahara, Gaku Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10467187
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for restoration of MICROSOFT Exchange Server mail. MICROSOFT Exchange Server mail is retrieved from a virtual copy of the MICROSOFT Exchange database. Virtualization is implemented by a system filter. Logs are applied to a virtualized DB in order to synchronize it with a real DB of the MICROSOFT Exchange. The data located in the remote archive does not need to be copied into the real folder, because the data is made available by virtualization means. After the logs are applied, the virtualized DB is opened (without being mounted) from files from the virtual folder. From this point on, the DB of MICROSOFT Exchange can be viewed and the data can be queried and retrieved from the virtualized DB. Thus, a single message or a mailbox can be retrieved very fast, as if it were being retrieved from a real MICROSOFT Exchange DB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Acronis International GbmH
    Inventors: Igor E. Korshunov, Maxim V. Lyadvinsky, Serguei M. Beloussov, Alexey Sergeev
  • Patent number: 10467248
    Abstract: A synchronization method can include: calculating a maximum anchor; and creating a sync action entry for a data record on a local machine, a data record on a remote machine, or a combination thereof, an action change number set to a greatest change number between a change number for the data record on the local machine and a change number for the data record on the remote machine, and a composite clock number set: to the maximum anchor based on the action change number of the sync action entry being less than the maximum anchor, and to the action change number of the sync action entry based on the action change number of the sync action entry being less than an action change number of a subsequent sync action entry and the action change number of the sync action entry being greater than the maximum anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SOFTFRAME, INC.
    Inventor: Peter John Nicklin
  • Patent number: 10467081
    Abstract: Systems, products and methods for enabling symptom verification. Verifying a symptom may include eliminating repeated symptom definitions or eliminating symptoms having low accuracy. A computer system enables verification of a symptom including a rule for detecting a set of events related to a given problem. The computer system includes a symptom database which stores the symptom, a specimen database which stores a specimen including a set of events detected according to a rule of a certain symptom, and an analysis unit which analyzes the specimen stored in the specimen database using a new symptom in order to determine whether to add the new symptom to the symptom database. The present disclosure also includes a method and a computer program for enabling verification of a symptom including a rule for detecting a set of events related to a given problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomu Aoyama, Toshimichi Arima, Yukihiro Murakami, Tadashi Tsumura
  • Patent number: 10467250
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a detailed description of techniques for data model design collaboration using semantically correct collaborative objects. Certain embodiments comprise detecting various interaction events from designers collaborating on designing a virtual multidimensional data model to generate unit of work objects characterizing certain design transactions invoked by the interaction events. The unit of work objects are used to determine a set of committed modifications to the virtual multidimensional data model design for broadcasting to the collaborating designers. Some embodiments comprise unit of work objects based on various multidimensional data model rules, syntactic rules, semantic rules, and/or other criteria to determine valid committed modifications. Other embodiments comprise unit of work objects from multiple design transactions that are merged to determine the committed modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AtScale, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Baird, James Lai
  • Patent number: 10353923
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, systems and methods for building data cubes to be stored in a cube store are presented. In some embodiments, a metadata engine generates the cube metadata. In further embodiments, cube data is generated by a cube build engine based on the cube metadata and source data. The cube build engine performs a multi-stage MapReduce job on the source data to produce a multi-dimensional cube lattice having multiple cuboids. In further embodiments, the cube data is provided to the cube store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Qing Han, Xu Jiang, Yi Song, Chauncey Li