Patents Examined by Greta Robinson
  • Patent number: 9792339
    Abstract: Content can be replicated automatically to facilitate distribution of the content to one or more devices. Determinations can be made automatically regarding where to replicate data, how to replicate data, and when to replicate data based on a variety of collected data with respect to devices, content servers, content sources, and content. More particularly, one or more content servers can be identified as targets for content replication and a protocol can be determined to replicate content from at least one source to the one or more content servers identified. Subsequently, replication can be initiated to the one or more content servers with the corresponding protocol at a determined time. Further, similar mechanisms can be employed to enable automatic determination of how and when to distribute or replicate content from one or more content servers to one or more target devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Prasanna K. Jayapal, David C. James, Leyu Feng, Bippen Bisht, Brandon M. Waterloo
  • Patent number: 9785637
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for computing, applying, and displaying document deltas. Snapshots are stored of documents, and the stored snapshots are flattened. Deltas of the flattened snapshots are computed. The deltas are converted to representations of changes in the document by inverting the flattening. The representations of changes are displayed to a user via a feed. Users of the systems and methods can accept, reject, and comment on the changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kartik Ayyar, Christopher Jienping Han
  • Patent number: 9773010
    Abstract: A counter module may identify a number of files operations that have accessed files of a network file system. A folder comprising a first file associated with a file operation may be identified. A file activity count for the folder may be incremented based on the file operation to the first file located in the folder. A second folder that comprises the first folder may also be identified. A file activity count for the second folder may also be incremented in response to the incrementing of the file activity count for the first folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Anantharaman Ganesh, Michael Andrew Hart
  • Patent number: 9767161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for another type of file. Other methods are described and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Marcel van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler
  • Patent number: 9747303
    Abstract: Media, methods and systems are provided for interfacing a mobile device to an application virtual machine via an application programming interface (API). A first set of file connection properties for one or more internal storage locations and a second set of file connection properties for one or more external storage locations are defined at a mobile device. The first and second sets of file connection properties define the file storage locations for a plurality of media types. Requests are received from the application virtual machine for the first and second sets of file connection properties. The application virtual machine identifies a current default storage area that can be selected from the one or more internal storage locations and the one or more external storage locations, and indicates whether the current default storage location is an internal storage location or an external storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond Emilio Reeves, Ryan Alan Wick, John Marvin Jones, III
  • Patent number: 9747297
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing shared folders and files within a remote and local file system includes determining a remote and local file system state. The remote file system state includes remote hash values for remote instances of shared folders, shared sub-folders, shared files, shared sub-level files, and shared shortcuts. The local file system state includes a local hash values for local instances of shared folders, shared sub-folders, shared files, shared sub-level files, and shared shortcuts. The method also includes comparing the remote file system state and the local file system state to determine any differences in the hash values within the remote file system state and the local file system state and synchronizing any shared folder, shared sub-folder, or shared file having a differing value in the remote file system state and the local file system state across the local file system and the remote file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amaan Ahmed Penangwala, Scott Anthony Plant, Richa Sehgal, Kevin Gillett, Borislav Andruschuk, Stephen Joseph Oakley, Arun Ponniah Sethuramalingam, Noah Eisner
  • Patent number: 9734162
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for optimizing spatial queries, the method comprising a computer receiving a spatial data set, and a target spatial shape. The computer determining a distribution data set which aligns with the geometry of the spatial data set. The computer performing a query to determine a list of full and partial shapes of the spatial data set located within the target spatial shape. The computer determining a ratio for a determined partial shape of the spatial data set using the distribution data set. The computer determining an apportioned value of a variable of the spatial data set within the determined partial shape. The computer summarizing into a result set the value of the variable within the determined list of full and partial shapes of the spatial data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Craig A. Statchuk
  • Patent number: 9734261
    Abstract: Context data is determined for a web page. The context data includes textual data that describes subject matter displayed on the web page. A client query is retrieved from a client-retrieved instance of the web page. An identifier associated with the web page capable of distinguishing the web page from other web pages is determined. In response to receiving the client query, a plurality of queries are retrieved from a database. Whether one or more of the retrieved queries correlate the determined web page context and the received client query is determined. A set of one or more queries from the plurality of queries is selected based on the selected set of queries each having been determined to correlate the web page context data and the client query. The selected set of the plurality of the queries is sent to the client-retrieved instance of the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin B. Haverlock, Mark Marrara, Dan O'Connor, William G. O'Keeffe, Cale Vardy
  • Patent number: 9727588
    Abstract: A method is used in applying XAM processes. A set of content is received via any of a file system interface, a block based interface, an object based interface to an object addressable data storage system. An object derived from the set of content and having an object identifier is stored in the object addressable data storage system. The object is made available for retrieval via the object based interface using the object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Scott R. Ostapovicz, Douglas A. Wood, Uday K. Gupta, Stephen J. Todd
  • Patent number: 9727602
    Abstract: New data messages for updating a database can indicate a latency tolerance. The latency tolerance can constrain new data records based on such new data messages to also indicate the latency tolerance. Latency-tolerant data records can be constrained to remain in the working database for a minimum duration. Data records present in the working database can be prioritized according to prioritization criteria that increases priority of data records indicating latency tolerance. Matching incoming data messages with the data records present in the working database can be based on such prioritization. A matched data record can be updated or deleted upon successful match with an incoming data message. The latency tolerance can be applied to trading systems for financial instruments or interests as a long-life order that rests in an order book without being able to be cancelled or updated for the minimum duration in exchange for priority during order matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TSX INC.
    Inventors: Deana Djurdjevic, Kevin Sampson, Derek Hwong
  • Patent number: 9721041
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems, including a method for presenting information. A command is identified from an application, the command associated with a configuration model. The identified command is matched to a step defined within the configuration model, each step in the configuration model associated with a request to a particular backend system, wherein each request is associated with at least one representation, the representation defining a visualization associated with the results returned in response to the request. The requested step is added to an analysis path, the analysis path storing a series of ordered steps performed during execution of the application. The request associated with the added step is executed including sending the request to the particular backend system for execution, and the analysis path is updated. A representation object is generated in response to executing the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Hendrik C. R. Lock, Stefan Jetter, Oliver Rooke
  • Patent number: 9716733
    Abstract: An electronic device with one or more processors, memory and a display obtains information that enables distribution of content to a plurality of clients having different file format processing capabilities. The device provides, to a first client, first information that enables access to respective content in a first file format and provides, to a second client, second information that enables access to the respective content in a second file format different from the first file format. The first information identifies a first set of file portions that can be combined to generate the respective content in the first file format. The second information identifies a second set of file portions that can be combined to generate the respective content in the second file format. The second set of file portions includes one or more shared file portions that are included in the first set of file portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Ludvig Strigeus, Eric Hoffert, Andreas Oman
  • Patent number: 9705972
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include managing a set of data associated with a corpus. By analyzing the corpus, a domain is established to characterize the subject matter of the set of data. A user identifier is generated for a portion of the set of data. Based upon a credibility computation, a quality factor for a portion of the set of data is determined. The credibility computation includes using both the domain and the user identifier to determine the quality factor for the portion of the set of data. The quality factor for the portion of the set of data is compared with a threshold. In response to a quality factor for a portion of the set of data exceeding the threshold, the portion of the set of data is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew S. Aaron, Joel W. Branch, Shang Q. Guo, Jonathan Lenchner, Daniel A. Mazzella, Maharaj Mukherjee, John C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9704133
    Abstract: A system and a method for objectively evaluating qualitative levels of academic journals in the field of science and engineering are disclosed. The system for evaluating journals includes: a winner or member's paper database which includes information of papers published by a researcher who is awarded a prize or elected to a member of the academy in the field of science and engineering; a journal database which includes information of papers published in journals to be evaluated; a winner or member's paper ratio evaluation section which calculates a winner or member's paper ratio for the journals by using the information of papers of the journal database and the information of papers of the winner or member's paper database; and a journal evaluation section which evaluates a degree of contribution of the journals in awarding the prize or electing to the member of the academy from the winner or member's paper ratio calculated by the winner or member's paper ratio evaluation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF KOREA
    Inventors: Sung-Jong Lee, Kwisun Park, Sang Deog Han, Kyung Woo Lee, Eun-Jong Cha
  • Patent number: 9684694
    Abstract: Text including at least a first term can be presented on a display. An enterprise glossary is queried to identify other terms that match the first term. Data assets to which each of the other terms are linked and which include data values for the other terms can be identified. A first score indicating a level of relevance of the respective data asset to an enterprise is assigned to each of the data assets. A frequency distribution of the data values in the data assets is determined. Based at least on the first scores indicating the level of relevance of the respective data assets to the enterprise and the frequency distribution of the data values in the data assets, second scores are assigned to each of the data values. A plurality the data values which are assigned highest of the second scores are presented on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Fankhauser, Joshua Fox, Benjamin Halberstadt, Roger K. Hecker
  • Patent number: 9665638
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for securely storing information of a user in a user profile to prevent access to the information and minimize the amount of information disclosed during a security breach. Information pertaining to a user is obtained from one or more sources and organized into a user profile and securely stored in a database. The user profile can be stored remotely in a cloud-based system at a remote encrypted server, with portions of the profile stored in separate locations with separate encryption to minimize the risk of unauthorized access to one portion of the information. The fields of data in the user profile can also be separately encrypted with separate encryption keys and separately stored in separate databases to minimize the amount of information which could be disclosed by the unauthorized access to a single encryption key or a single database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: FHOOSH, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Eigner, William Eigner, Eric Tobias, Charles Kahle, Anthony F. Iasi
  • Patent number: 9660946
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying specific locations where to attach or detach e-mail attachments based on e-mail storage locations is disclosed. The method allows to search in a mail-attachment connection table all the attachment locations that are in relation to the e-mail where the attachment is to be attached to or to be detached from and to present to a user all attachment locations that have a relevance for the attach/detach operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Beatrice Coulomb, Gerard Marmigère, Carole Truntschka
  • Patent number: 9646058
    Abstract: The disclosed methods, systems, and computer-program products allow a business to generate data quality indicators for relationships in a database. In an embodiment, one or more relationships linked to a customer are retrieved from a database to form a set of relationships. A match confidence code is generated for each relationship based on a score generated by the comparison of customer data associated with the respective relationship and corresponding customer data obtained from an external industry database. A link confidence code is subsequently determined for the customer based on a score generated by the scores used to define the match confidence code for each relationship in the set of relationships and on internal data associated with each relationship in the set of relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: III Holdings 1, LLC
    Inventors: Prashant Sharad Churi, German Gonzalo Creamer, Sara Tresch, Mary Weissman
  • Patent number: 9639593
    Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a sequence engine comprising a local queue configured to receive captured data in a first sequence, the captured data including a plurality of individual messages, each message including sequence information representative of a chronological order in which the messages was captured, a coupling facility in communication with the local queue, the coupling facility comprising a plurality of data tables wherein a first one of the plurality of data tables is configured to store the captured data in the first sequence, and a dispatcher in communication with the plurality of data tables and configured to resequence, based on the sequence information, the captured data into a second sequence, wherein the second sequence corresponds to the chronological order in which the plurality of individual messages were captured, and to forward the captured data to a destination database in the second sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventor: John Randy Frerking
  • Patent number: 9633079
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for generating and using temporal metadata partitions. Metadata can be stored in temporal metadata partitions based upon a time range included in the metadata. Furthermore, metadata can be stored in multiple temporal metadata partitions to which the metadata is relevant. As such, metadata can be stored in manner that allows event data to be understood in the context of temporally accurate and/or relevant metadata. Functionality for executing queries of event data and providing results in view of metadata, as well as the merging of multiple temporal metadata partitions also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Theodore Johnson, Marios Hadjieleftheriou, Vladislav Shkapenyuk