Patents Examined by Debbie Le
  • Patent number: 9785513
    Abstract: A data center for data backup and replication, including a pool of multiple storage units for storing a journal of I/O write commands issued at respective times, wherein the journal spans a history window of a pre-specified time length, and a journal manager for dynamically allocating more storage units for storing the journal as the journal size increases, and for dynamically releasing storage units as the journal size decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ZERTO LTD.
    Inventors: Tomer Ben-Or, Gil Barash, Chen Burshan, Yair Kuszpet
  • Patent number: 9767119
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring hosts and storage devices in a storage system includes a memory containing machine readable medium comprising machine executable code having stored thereon instructions for performing a method of managing application performance and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to execute the machine executable code to detect a first datasource for a storage device, determine one or more first storage identifiers associated with the storage device, record the first storage identifiers, detect a second datasource for a compute resource, determine a file system used by the compute resource, determine a second storage identifier associated with the file system, and in response to determining that the second storage identifier matches one of the first storage identifiers, record a first association between the file system and the compute resource and record a second association between the file system and the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Sprague, Ran Gilboa, Jeremy Decker, Sara Han, Michael Johnson, Francisco Rosa, Yarom Gabay, Pengyue Li
  • Patent number: 9767174
    Abstract: A probabilistic data structure is generated for efficient query processing using a histogram for unsorted data in a column of a columnar database. A bucket range size is determined for multiples buckets of a histogram of a column in a columnar database table. In at least some embodiments, the histogram may be a height-balanced histogram. A probabilistic data structure is generated to indicate for which particular buckets in the histogram there is a data value stored in the data block. When an indication of a query directed to the column for select data is received, the probabilistic data structure for each of the data blocks storing data for the column may be examined to determine particular ones of the data blocks which do not need to be read in order to service the query for the select data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anurag Windlass Gupta
  • Patent number: 9760910
    Abstract: The AUTOMATED ADVERTISING AGENCY APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“AAA”) provides a platform that, in various embodiments, is configurable to provide advertisement generation and/or placement facilities leveraging real-time or near real-time updating of social media data. The AAA may be configured to automatically direct advertising purchasing, configuration and placement, guide marketing efforts, and implement marketing strategies maximizing target impact. The AAA may further be configurable to forecast financial data, such as revenues, associated with queried products or services, and to direct optimized advertising configuration, purchasing and/or placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Quantifind, Inc.
    Inventors: Ari Tuchman, John Stockton
  • Patent number: 9756119
    Abstract: A method includes receiving first data from a first data source that continuously generates a first set of records with first common fields. The first data is filtered by selecting a first sub-set of fields of the first common fields to form first filtered data. Second data is received from a second data source that continuously generates a second set of records with second common fields. The second data is filtered by selecting a second sub-set of fields of the second common fields to form second filtered data, where the first filtered data and the second filtered data are generated simultaneously. Rules are applied to the first filtered data and the second filtered data in real-time to identify selected real-time events. The selected real-time events are reported prior to persistently storing the first filtered data, the second filtered data and the selected real-time events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Striim, Inc.
    Inventors: Alok Pareek, Ali Kutay, Steve Wilkes, Sami Akbay
  • Patent number: 9753484
    Abstract: A SAT filter builder and method for building a SAT filter is provided. Hash functions are utilized to map elements of a domain subset to a set of literals which are in turn used to create a set of equations. These equations are conjoined to provide a satisfiability instance. The satisfiability instance is provided to an equation solver and the solution is provided to an array to build the filter. A query tool is also provided which allows the filter built by the SAT filter to test an element for set membership. The query tool utilizes the same hash functions used by the SAT filter builder to map the element to be tested to a set of literals. These literals are used to create an equation. The solution identified by the SAT builder tool is then provided to the equation created by the query tool and set membership is determined by determining whether the equation provided by the query tool is satisfied by the solution provided by the SAT filter builder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Victor W. Marek, Andrew J. Mayer, Katrina J. Ray, Sean A. Weaver
  • Patent number: 9747327
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to managing content item syndication by maintaining referential integrity between isolated systems. A computing device receives a first content item, wherein the first content item has an external dependency with a second content item defined by a first reference. In response to determining that the second content item does not exist on the computing device, the computing device generates a second reference to replace the first reference, wherein the second reference defines a dependency of the first content item to a third content item. The computing device generates a link that directs a user to the third content item in response to the user attempting to access the second content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Baldwin, Lee Berry, Asela J. Mallawaaratchy, Eric M. Morentin
  • Patent number: 9747382
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions for measuring web page value are described. For example, web page content information for a web page can be obtained. The web page can be decomposed into web page content components based on the web page content information. Content types can be determined for the web page content components. The web page content components can be weighted based on the content types and/or based on other criteria. Web page resources can be obtained in advance for web pages and/or content components based on the weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Robert Warman, Samuel John Young, Peter Sven Vosshall, Kurt Kufeld
  • Patent number: 9747259
    Abstract: Review, comparison, modification, and/or merging of multiple sources of data associated with media content are facilitated. Multiple documents can be simultaneously reviewed with a base document, and the changes or differences associated therewith can be flexibly reviewed, compared, accepted, and/or rejected to efficiently generate a new document having the changes or differences merged. Documents can be reviewed compared, modified, and/or merged based on sections of the base document. Efficient and selective search-and-replace of data associated with media content in files of various data sources or locations is thus enabled for a wide array of document tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Infinote Corporation
    Inventor: Yogen Kapadia
  • Patent number: 9740768
    Abstract: The present disclosure in particular relates to data processing, and more particularly, to systems and methods for identifying and extracting an informative segment from data objects. In one embodiment, a system for facilitating identification of an informative segment from a data is provided. The system includes one or more processors; and a memory storing processor-executable instructions comprising instructions to generate a customized search query based on one or more input parameters, process the data to obtain a plurality of machine-readable data objects, obtain one or more approximate results corresponding to the informative segment based on the customize search query and the plurality of data objects, validate the one or more approximate results based on a comparison of the one or more approximate results and the data, and provide the validated one or more approximate result to identify the informative segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Dipti Mohan Fondekar, Mahesh Kshirsagar
  • Patent number: 9734146
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating patient health care by providing discovery, validation, and quality assurance of nomenclatural linkages between pairs of terms or combinations of terms in databases extant on multiple different health information systems that do not share a set of unified codesets, nomenclatures, or ontologies, or that may in part rely upon unstructured free-text narrative content instead of codes or standardized tags. Embodiments discover semantic structures existing naturally in documents and records, including relationships of synonymy and polysemy between terms arising from disparate processes, and maintained by different information systems. In some embodiments, this process is facilitated by applying Latent Semantic Analysis in concert with decision-tree induction and similarity metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, John Christopher Murrish, Kanakasabha Kailasam
  • Patent number: 9734175
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention introduces a method for accessing data in cloud storage space, which contains at least the following steps. A file is obtained. File uploads are generated, where each file upload contains partial data of the file. The file uploads are stored in storage servers of the cloud storage space, where the storage servers are governed by different cloud storage providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Wei-Kuo Liang
  • Patent number: 9734018
    Abstract: According to certain aspects, systems and methods are provided for automating recovery of a networked data storage environment. For instance, a system can generate a data recovery package configured to automatically carry out a process for recovering a data storage environment and/or associated data. The content of the particular workflow depends on the data storage environment, and can be defined by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Harakhchand Kripalani, Parag Gokhale
  • Patent number: 9727599
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method for correcting an invalid script in a web application includes determining an invalid reference in an invalid script. A storage location is determined in a database corresponding to the invalid reference based on a data relationship mapping, wherein the data relationship mapping indicates the correspondence between the reference and a storage location in the database. An up-to-date value at the storage location is queried and the queried up-to-date value is determined to be the correct value of the invalid reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Yi Kong, Zi Yan Tu, Xi Ning Wang, Zhen Yu Xing, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9720752
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed an apparatus and method for receiving information to write on a clustered system comprising at least a first cluster and a second cluster, determining that a failure event has occurred on the clustered system creating unsynchronized information, the unsynchronized information comprising at least one of inflight information and dirty region information, and performing a resynchronization operation to synchronize the unsynchronized information on the first cluster and the second cluster based on log information in at least one of an inflight tracker log for the inflight information and a dirty region log for the dirty region information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Yuedong Mu, Paul Ngan, Manoj Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 9715596
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes retrieving, from one or more data stores, one or more objects requested by an application accessed by a first user of an online social network, wherein each object is associated with a privacy setting, and wherein a percentage of the retrieved objects have a privacy setting likely to make the object visible to the first user, determining, for each retrieved object, a visibility of the object with respect to the first user, and sending, to the application accessed by the first user, one or more of the retrieved objects, wherein each sent object has a visibility that is visible to the first user, and wherein objects having a visibility that is not visible to the first user are not sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gintaras Andrius Woss, Sriram Sankar, Zhongxian Chen, Kihyuk Hong, Kedar Dhamdhere, Rajat Raina
  • Patent number: 9715552
    Abstract: Techniques for presenting content to users. The techniques include: obtaining user context information including a first keyword; identifying, based on the first keyword, a first attribute and a second attribute among the plurality of attributes, the first attribute being a characteristic of the first keyword and the second attribute being another characteristic of the first keyword; obtaining, based on the user context information, at least one second-order user preference among attributes in the plurality of attributes including a preference between the first attribute and the second attribute; identifying a set of content items among the plurality of content items based on the first attribute and the second attribute; determining a ranking of content items in the set of content items based on the at least one second-order user preference; and presenting content items to the user in accordance with the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Primal Fusion Inc.
    Inventors: Ihab Francis Ilyas, Mohamed A. Soliman
  • Patent number: 9710539
    Abstract: A method for performing email analytics is described. The method includes extracting emails from the configured email repository. The emails are then grouped into mail groups based on identification of content similarity of the emails. A network graph is then constructed for each of the mail group to identify an association of emails in the mail group based on header-level analysis of emails. Thereafter, email analytics is performed on the mail groups by clustering the mail groups into mail clusters based on temporal progression of emails in the mail groups. Key phrases are then determined based on a content analysis of emails in the mail groups in the mail clusters. The key phrases are then associated with the network graphs of the mail groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Lipika Dey, Gautam Shroff, Somya Singh
  • Patent number: 9710454
    Abstract: The present disclosure is descriptive of discovering structure, content, and context of a media event, e.g., a live media event, using real-time discussions that unfold through short messaging services. Generally, a sampling of short messages of a plurality of users is obtained. The sampling of short messages corresponds to a media event. A segment in the media event is identified using the sampling of short messages, and at least one term taken from the sampling of short messages is identified. The at least one term is indicative of a context of the identified segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: David Ayman Shamma, Lyndon Kennedy, Elizabeth F. Churchill
  • Patent number: 9703890
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods and systems that determine whether or not two graph-like representations of two physically or temporally distinct computer systems or computer-system configurations are equivalent. The currently described methods and systems extract a first and second ordered set of subgraphs from each of a first and second graph-like representation of a first and a second computer system. The ordered sets of subgraphs are logically aligned, forming a set of subgraph pairs. The currently described methods and systems transform the first and second subgraph of each subgraph pair into a corresponding first and second set of trees, label the trees, and then compare labels at each level of the trees to determine whether or not an isomorphic tree can be found in the second set of trees for each tree in the first set of trees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Shishir Mahesh Kakaraddi, Ravi Soundararajan