Patents Examined by Debbie M. Le
  • Patent number: 10318564
    Abstract: Retrieving from the Internet unstructured text related to a specified domain is described. Training data is accessed; the training data comprises unstructured text related to the specified domain. A first classifier is trained using features of the training data. It is used to classify unstructured text having plurality of features, to obtain unstructured text examples related to the domain. The unstructured text examples are used to retrieve from the Internet similar examples which do not have at least some of the plurality of features. Optionally, a second classifier is trained using the similar examples. Additional unstructured text is retrieved from the Internet and the second classifier is used to label the additional unstructured text for domain relevance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Achraf Abdel Moneim Tawfik Chalabi, Eslam Kamal Abdel-Aal Abdel-Reheem, Sayed Hassan Sayed Abdelaziz, Yuval Yehezkel Marton, Michel Naim Naguib Gerguis
  • Patent number: 10311525
    Abstract: A social networking system classifies content items according to their qualities for ranking and selection of content items to present to users within, for example, a newsfeed. Low-quality content items that are unlikely to be interesting or relevant to a user may be distinguished though they may appear to be popular among users in the social networking system. The social networking system identifies within the content items one or more features that are indicators of the quality of the content items. The social networking system can use one or more classifiers to evaluate the content items based on the features, and it can compute a quality metric indicating the quality of a content item based on the result obtained from the classifiers. The quality metric can be used in the ranking and selection of a set of content items to provide to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erich James Owens, David Vickrey
  • Patent number: 10311155
    Abstract: A system includes identification of a group of records of a plurality of records of a database table associated with a plurality of columns, each of the plurality of records including zero or one value for each column, determination of a plurality of rules, each rule associated with one or more of the plurality of columns and for determining a record from which to select values for the associated one or more columns, evaluation of each of the plurality of rules to determine, for each rule, a record of the group of records, and determination of a first record of the group of records based on the record determined for each rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Ronald Dupey, Jeffrey Woody, Prasanthi Thatavarthy, Ryan Champlin, Chad Taylor
  • Patent number: 10303803
    Abstract: A system comprising a hardware storage device storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for matching social data to a user of a networked-based content publisher are provided. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may access social network entries published on one or more social networks. Social network entries that include a reference to content published by a particular content publisher may be identified. A social network profile corresponding to a first social network entry of the identified social network entries may be identified. The method may further include determining that the social network profile corresponds to a particular user of the content publisher based on information embedded in the reference to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Corinne Elizabeth Sherman
  • Patent number: 10303894
    Abstract: Embodiments allow, within database security policies, the grant of data change operation-specific privileges to particular users to be applied within particular data realms in a given table. Furthermore, according to one or more embodiments, User Privilege column-level privileges are explicitly associated with one or more data access operations such that the grant of such a column-level privilege allows the user to perform only those data access operations that are explicitly associated with the column-level privilege. Enforcement of the data security policies includes prevention of data leakage via WHERE and RETURNING INTO clauses. According to one or more embodiments, a two-phase rewrite is used to optimize enforcement of column-level privileges. During the two-phase rewrite of a given query, the privileges checked during enforcement of the User Privilege data security policies are pruned to avoid unnecessary privilege checks given the columns that are accessed in the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Tanvir Ahmed, Yi Ru, Chao Liang, Vikram Reddy Pesati
  • Patent number: 10303788
    Abstract: A minimum value (MV) is computed for start timestamps that each correspond to an uncommitted transaction. In an embodiment, the MV is computed for a pluggable database that is open on at least first and second instances of a database. The MV is computed for the first instance as of a first current timestamp (CT). The MV and the first CT are communicated to a second instance that has a second CT. If the first and second CTs are equal, the second instance store the MV. If the first CT is bigger, the second CT also becomes equal to the first CT. If the first CT is smaller, the MV is discarded, and the first CT becomes equal to the second CT. In an embodiment, if the MV remains unchanged for a predetermined time period, a start timestamp corresponding to the MV is advanced to a current or future timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kartik Kulkarni, Juan R. Loaiza, Vivekanandhan Raja, Kothanda Umamageswaran, Sanket Hase, Vasudha Krishnaswamy, Tirthankar Lahiri
  • Patent number: 10296613
    Abstract: A system according to certain aspects improves the process of managing log data. The system may receive a log data file including one or more log lines that contain information relating to computing operations. At least some of the log lines may include a static portion and a variable portion. The system may process a first log line to identify and extract a static portion from the first log line, and determine a first value for the first log line based on the extracted static portion. The system may process a second log line to identify and extract a static portion from the second log line, and determine a second value for the second log line based on the extracted static portion. The system may compare the first and second values, and based on the comparison, organize the first and second log lines together for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Amey Vijaykumar Karandikar, Anand Vibhor, Mrityunjay Upadhyay
  • Patent number: 10270862
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for invoking a non-search action based on a search query. A server system receives a search query from a remote computing device. The server system determines whether the search query includes reserved text that indicates an intent by a user that provided the search query to the remote computing device to perform a non-search messaging action instead of or in addition to obtaining search results. The server system provides to the computing device, in response to determining that the search query includes the reserved text, code for causing the remote computing device to display a draft communication that includes at least the search query without the reserved text, and for allowing the user to edit the draft communication before transmitting the draft communication for receipt by recipient users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tak Keung Cheng, Robert Stacey, Othar Hansson, Brett R. Lider, Tomer Kol, Iftach Hyams
  • Patent number: 10268703
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method for associating images with semantic entities and providing search results using the semantic entities. An image database contains one or more source images associated with one or more images labels. A computer may generate one or more documents containing the labels associated with each image. Analysis may be performed on the one or more documents to associate the source images with semantic entities. The semantic entities may be used to provide search results. In response to receiving a target image as a search query, the target image may be compared with the source images to identify similar images. The semantic entities associated with the similar images may be used to determine a semantic entity for the target image. The semantic entity for the target image may be used to provide search results in response to the search initiated by the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Maks Ovsjanikov, Yuan Li, Hartwig Adam, Charles Joseph Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10268687
    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: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, John Christopher Murrish, Kanakasabha Kailasam
  • Patent number: 10248685
    Abstract: A minimum value (MV) is computed for start timestamps that each correspond to an uncommitted transaction. In an embodiment, the MV is computed for a pluggable database that is open on at least first and second instances of a database. The MV is computed for the first instance as of a first current timestamp (CT). The MV and the first CT are communicated to a second instance that has a second CT. If the first and second CTs are equal, the second instance store the MV. If the first CT is bigger, the second CT also becomes equal to the first CT. If the first CT is smaller, the MV is discarded, and the first CT becomes equal to the second CT. In an embodiment, if the MV remains unchanged for a predetermined time period, a start timestamp corresponding to the MV is advanced to a current or future timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kartik Kulkarni, Juan R. Loaiza, Vivekanandhan Raja, Kothanda Umamageswaran, Sanket Hase, Vasudha Krishnaswamy, Tirthankar Lahiri
  • Patent number: 10248709
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for management of partitioned data storage spaces are provided herein. An exemplary method includes storing sets of structured data records among partitioned data storage spaces, with data fields of the structured data records correlated among the sets by relational associations. The method includes maintaining data fields in a first set of structured data records, the data fields comprising promoted data fields that reference properties of data fields of a second set of structured data records. Responsive to an update to a data field of a first structured data record, the method includes determining if the update relates to a promoted data field, implementing a portion of the update in the second set of structured data records, and propagating the update to associated promoted data fields in the first set of structured data records along with any intervening changes received for the associated promoted data fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tittu Jose, Arshish Kapadia, Tarkan Sevilmis, Peter Adam Outcalt, Colin Daniel Eugene Jeanne
  • Patent number: 10235406
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for management of partitioned data storage spaces is provided herein. An exemplary method includes storing sets of structured data records among partitioned data storage spaces, with data fields of the structured data records correlated among the sets by relational associations. The method includes receiving a change action related to a selected structured data record, and responsive to the change action, scheduling execution of the change action in a reminder index. The method includes executing the change action according to at least scheduling indicated by the reminder index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tittu Jose, Arshish Kapadia, Tarkan Sevilmis, Peter Adam Outcalt, Michael T. McLean
  • Patent number: 10225302
    Abstract: A low-latency cloud-scale computation environment includes a query language, optimization, scheduling, fault tolerance and fault recovery. An event model can be used to extend a declarative query language so that temporal analysis of event of an event stream can be performed. Extractors and outputters can be used to define and implement functions that extend the capabilities of the event-based query language. A script written in the extended query language can be translated into an optimal parallel continuous execution plan. Execution of the plan can be orchestrated by a streaming job manager which schedules vertices on available computing machines. The streaming job manager can monitor overall job execution. Fault tolerance can be provided by tracking execution progress and data dependencies in each vertex. In the event of a failure, another instance of the failed vertex can be scheduled. An optimal recovery point can be determined based on checkpoints and data dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jingren Zhou, Zhengping Qian, Peter Zabback, Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10204015
    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: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZERTO LTD.
    Inventors: Tomer Ben-Or, Gil Barash, Chen Burshan, Yair Manor
  • Patent number: 10200459
    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: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Striim, Inc.
    Inventors: Alok Pareek, Ali Kutay, Steve Wilkes, Sami Akbay
  • Patent number: 10198441
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying duplicate media items in a media system are provided. In particular, media content can be uploaded to a serve. The media content can be fingerprinted. A digest is generated based on the fingerprint. The digest is indexed and potential matching media items are identified. Matches are determined from the potential matching media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Johan Georg Granstrom, Nicola Muscettola
  • Patent number: 10191974
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for integrating an enterprise's structured and unstructured data to provide users and enterprise applications with efficient and intelligent access to that data. In accordance with exemplary embodiments, the generation of classification information about unstructured data can be hardware-accelerated by processing streaming unstructured data through a reconfigurable logic device, a graphics processor unit (GPU), or chip multi-processor (CMP) to generate the classification metadata about the unstructured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: IP RESERVOIR, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald S. Indeck, David Mark Indeck, Naveen Singla, David E. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10169359
    Abstract: Distributed content-aware compression and decompression techniques are provided for data, such as seismic data. Data is compressed by obtaining a file chunk of a plurality of file chunks of a larger file, a start offset of the file chunk, and a data descriptor indicating how the file chunk should be processed based on characteristics of the larger file. Headers in the file chunk are compressed using a substantially lossless header compression technique to obtain compressed headers. Samples in the file chunk are compressed using a substantially lossless sample compression technique to obtain compressed samples. The compressed headers and compressed samples are packed into a single bit stream comprising a compressed version of the file chunk. The compression can be performed in a physical or logical layer of storage nodes of a file system or in compute nodes of a computing cluster. The compression can be executed on demand by an external agent and/or in a background mode by a storage operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Rômulo Teixeira de Abreu Pinho, Angelo E. M. Ciarlini, Luiz Guilherme Oliveira dos Santos, Edward José Pacheco Condori, André de Almeida Maximo, Alex Laier Bordignon
  • Patent number: 10157293
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user, a request to post content to the online social network, identifying a plurality of second users, wherein each second user is associated with a privacy setting, and wherein a percentage of the identified second users have a privacy setting likely to make the content posted by the first user accessible to the second user, determining, for each identified second user, whether the content posted by the first user is accessible to the second user, and sending, to one or more client systems of one or more of the second users, respectively, instructions for presenting the content posted by the first user, wherein the content is sent to second users determined to be able to access the content and is not sent to second users determined to be not able to access the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gintaras Andrius Woss, Sriram Sankar, Zhongxian Chen, Kihyuk Hong, Kedar Dhamdhere, Rajat Raina