Patents Examined by Fred I. Ehichioya
  • Patent number: 10013142
    Abstract: A method and associated system that enable files in a file directory to be queued or marked prior to sending the files to a common application. A first selectable function is provided to queue a selected file within a first queue, wherein only selected files are queued, and wherein files from different folders may be queued. A selection of an application with which to open the queued and selected files is received. A second selectable function is provided to automatically open all of the queued and/or selected files with the application, wherein files across different folders can be opened with a single operation of the second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randolph M. Forlenza, John P. Kaemmerer
  • Patent number: 10007669
    Abstract: Systems and methods for exporting and automatically converting files that make up a digital content work from a first proprietary format to a second format, the second format being a format compatible with an open standards format. Such automatic conversion includes parsing a designated table of contents metadata file to build a list of the files referenced therein. For one or more respective files identified from the table of contents metadata file, each respective file is converted to an HTML5 file, from which a set of EPUB (or other open standards format) -compatible metadata files are created. The EPUB files include a manifest and a spine, which, together with the HTML5 files, are collectively packaged in an EPUB (or other open standards format) container file for distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Inkling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Forman, William Schwarzenbach
  • Patent number: 9959310
    Abstract: A system includes activation of an OData service exposing a parameterized database view, the OData service exposing a Parameter Entity Type and a Result Entity Type, wherein the Parameter Entity Type specifies one or more input parameters of the database view as properties of the Parameter Entity Type, and defines a Parameter Entity Type key formed by each of the one or more input parameters, and wherein the Result Entity Type specifies the one or more input parameters and one or more output of the database view as properties of the Result Entity Type, and defines a Result Entity Type key formed by each of the one or more input parameters and at least one of the one or more output parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Florian Foebel, Bjoern Friedmann, Boris Gruschko, Christian Mohr, Martin Strenge, Sascha Zorn
  • Patent number: 9922078
    Abstract: An information retrieval method, process, and apparatus are provided which includes iterative or parametric data set querying. The result of each query iteration is displayed in an easy to analyze fashion, enabling the user to interactively refine the query with additional iterations. Each field of data in a data set is represented by a filter in a filter tree table. A user may graphically select and de-select filters using the filter tree table. The selections are converted into a filtering query that is run against the data set to produce filtered data. A summary query is then run against the results of the filtering query. The filtered data is displayed, along with the selected filters of the filter tree table. The filter tree table may also include and display other information related to each filter, such as an associated data item count as generated by the summary query. Further user input is accepted, with the user input further selecting or de-selecting data groupings to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dakota Software Corporation
    Inventors: Reginald C. Shiverick, Robert Brooks Pollock
  • Patent number: 9892031
    Abstract: A plurality of free list data structures are maintained in a multi-processor computing system that each correspond to one processor of the multi-processor computing system and that each comprise an ordered queue of processor-specific items. Thereafter, a number of processor-specific items allocated to each free list data structure is calculated. Processor-specific items allocated to a first of the free list data structures are moved to a second of the free list data structures when the number of calculated processor-specific items in the first free data structure exceeds a first threshold. In addition, processor-specific items allocated to the second of the free list data structures are moved to the first of the free list data structures when the number of calculated processor-specific items in the first free data structure is below a second threshold. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Ivan Schreter, Daniel Booss
  • Patent number: 9864659
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method and associated system and computer program product. A capacity utilization of an application system and a backup system for a first period of time is monitored, resulting in retrieving utilization statistics indicative of the capacity utilization. An application load score for the application system and a backup load score for the backup system are determined for several time slots of a backup schedule. For each time slot, a suitability score is determined, by combining the application load score and the backup load score. The suitability score is indicative of a suitability of the application system and the backup system in combination for execution of a backup during the time slot. A first time slot whose suitability score does not exceed a predefined threshold is selected. The backup is scheduled for the first time slot for the application system and for the backup system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Oliver Roehrsheim, Erik Rueger, Tim U. Scheideler, Thomas A. Snellgrove
  • Patent number: 9792316
    Abstract: A system, method, and medium for detecting expired data in a data deduplicated storage system are disclosed. The system receives a request to insert a file into the deduplicated storage system. In response, the system determines a unique identifier for the file and stores the unique identifier in a list of unique identifiers associated with a data object that stores the file content. The system determines that the data object is not expired based at least in part on the identifier being present in the list of unique identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Nick Cremelie
  • Patent number: 9690795
    Abstract: A data repository configured for storing original content and modified content which are addressable for point-in-time retrieval thereof. The data repository comprising one or more digital files which are associated with the original content. A log is provided which records actions implemented on the one or more of the digital files. A versioned repository is generated after an action is implemented on the one or more digital files. The versioned repository comprising one or more modified digital files which are associated with the modified content. A version identifier is associated with the versioned repository for facilitating point in time retrieval thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Sean McGrath
  • Patent number: 9633139
    Abstract: The present invention provides for quick and efficient searching. One embodiment includes a first instruction configured to read at least a first search string and a second search string entered into a same first search field, and a second instruction configured to incrementally filter search results to locate at least a first document that has a least a first word that begins with the first string and a second word that begins with the second string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Future Search Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gross, Steven Lee Colwell
  • Patent number: 9514286
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for evaluating a context-based (e.g., XACML) policy having a set of attributes using a weighted index tree having one or more leaves extending from a root node. Each leaf of the tree represents a policy rule. A depth-first path down the leaf represents one or more attributes of the set of attributes that must be present in a request for the rule to be applicable. An input is evaluated against the weighted index tree to generate a response. One type of input is an authorization request, in which case the response is an authorization decision (e.g., permit or deny). Another type of input is a query for a set of entitlements, in which case the response is a set of entitlements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Craig Robert William Forster
  • Patent number: 9483555
    Abstract: A flexible method for cataloguing metadata makes it possible for users of digital media systems to define the set of metadata tags that best describe recordings within each genre. Tagging recordings with appropriate metadata facilitates selection of a desired recording. In addition, flexible metadata tags minimize the display area required to present information essential to selecting the desired recording. A flexible method for specifying a Play Queue makes it possible to queue items comprising Collections of Tracks. Tracks can be collected according to various criteria. One type of Collection simply lists the desired Tracks from a single album. Other Collections specify Tracks based on a search of the catalog, a random selection from the catalog, or a previously saved list. Collections maintain their identity in the Play Queue, so users can easily modify or remove a Collection or change the sequence of Collections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: 3BEEZ, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Barish, Eric A. Shreve
  • Patent number: 9417977
    Abstract: In one embodiment the present invention includes a system for transaction recovery in a distributed computing environment. The system includes a transaction log server, application servers, and resource servers. The transaction log server stores a shared transaction log. The application servers implement a distributed transaction application and accesses the shared transaction log when performing a transaction using the distributed transaction application. The resource servers store data and that operate with the application servers to access the data according to the transaction. If one of the application servers fails, another application server assumes responsibility for a portion of the shared transaction log that was previously accessed by the failed application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Thomas H. Walter, Ralf Kuersch, Nikolai D. Tankov, Peter H. Peshev
  • Patent number: 9411853
    Abstract: An in-memory aggregation (IMA) system having a massive parallel hardware (HW) accelerated aggregation engine uses the IMA for providing maximal utilization of HW resources of any processing unit (PU), such as a central processing unit (CPU), general purpose GPU, special coprocessors, and like subsystems. The PU accelerates business intelligence (BI) application performance by massive parallel execution of compute-intensive tasks of in-memory data aggregation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Healthstudio, LLC
    Inventors: Michal Dovrtel, Vaclav Dovrtel, Vladimir Havlena
  • Patent number: 9384360
    Abstract: A policy language for an information management system allows specifying or more policies using policy abstractions. The policies and policy abstractions are decoupled from one another, so policies and policy abstractions may be specified and altered separately from each other. A policy may refer to any number of policy abstractions. Multiple policies may reference a single policy abstraction, and a change to that policy abstraction will result in multiple policies being changed. Further, policy abstractions may be nested, so one policy abstraction may reference another policy abstraction, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: NextLabs, Inc.
    Inventor: Keng Lim
  • Patent number: 9367579
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for implementing a file change log in a distributed file system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method involves operating a distributed file system that presents a namespace and maintaining a file change log for the namespace. Operating the distributed file system involves executing an instance of a file system on each of several nodes. Maintaining the file change log can involve maintaining a single file change log for the namespace. Updates to the single file change log can be handled by a primary node or controlled using a locking mechanism. Alternatively, several private file change logs (e.g., one per node) can be maintained, and these private file change logs can be merged into a single file change log (e.g., by a primary node).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nookala Sunder Phani Kumar, Joseph Michael Maionchi, Edwin F. Menze, III, Dheer Moghe, Anurag Agarwal, Jobi Ariyamannil, Craig Keatley Harmer
  • Patent number: 9324115
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention comprise systems, computer program products, and methods for a financial and social management system that provides improved tracking and management related to how, where, when, and with whom a user enters into activities. The financial and social management system captures activity information and images from various sources of information, including but not limited to social networking accounts, e-receipts, location determination devices, and the like, and associates the activity information and images with the activities. The financial and social management system aggregates the activity information for a number of activities based on the location, user, entity, category, cost, time period, or the like and displays the aggregated activity information in an activity review interface. The financial and social management system may supplement the aggregated activity information with educational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Elizabeth S. Votaw, Laura Corinne Bondesen, Matthew A. Calman, Katherine Dintenfass, Candice Michelle Jones, Charles Karim Aweida, Parker Holt Bossier, Rebecca A. Chen, Nandhita Kumar, Min Zhao
  • Patent number: 9317605
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for presenting forked auto-completions. In one aspect, a method includes receiving characters from a user device, obtaining an auto-completion that corresponds to the received characters, obtaining corpora and respective corpus scores associated with the auto-completion, selecting corpora based on the corpus scores, and providing the user device with data identifying the auto-completion and the selected corpora.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dragan Zivkovic, Hidetoshi Tajima, Peter Jin Hong
  • Patent number: 9300619
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dynamically providing web-based multimedia to a mobile phone are described. According to one embodiment, an RSS feed is received that references multimedia files meeting one or more criteria. A playlist is generated dynamically from the multimedia files. The playlist is a single virtual multimedia file. An updated RSS feed is received that references one or more additional multimedia files meeting the one or more criteria. A second playlist is generated dynamically from the multimedia files and the one or more additional multimedia files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Scirocco Michelle Six, Sterling Mace, Rajeev Raman, Stephen Mui, Jason Fisher
  • Patent number: 9292565
    Abstract: A method for template based recognition of food product information includes capturing an image of food product packaging and extracting an attribute from the image. The attribute is used to find a matching template in a template-database. The matching template is then used to extract food product information from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Varun Bhagwan, Justin Ormont, Heather Underwood
  • Patent number: 9286618
    Abstract: Determining whether two merchant location database entries are describing the same merchant location. A subject merchant location database entry and comparison candidate merchant location database entries include a DBA name field, a street address field, and one or more additional descriptive fields descriptive of one or more predetermined characteristics of the respective merchant location. The subject merchant location database entry is compared to a set populated with candidate merchant location database entries, candidates having a predetermined minimum textural similarity with the subject merchant location database entry on the basis of each entry's DBA name field or street address field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: MasterCard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter Francis Lo Faro, Steve Oshry, Anita Christine Galliani, Gary Randall Horn