Patents Examined by Greta Robinson
  • Patent number: 9298749
    Abstract: A universal data management interface (UDMI) system includes a processing system generates a visual interface through which a user can access, manage, and manipulate data on plural different types of remote databases. The UDMI connects to multiple standard database management systems and to allow multiple users to access, manage, and manipulate data within each of the multiple standard database management systems. The UDMI also allows multiple virtual databases that reside in a single database to be available as a network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: S. AQUA SEMICONDUCTOR, LLC
    Inventor: Jasmin Cosic
  • Patent number: 9292597
    Abstract: A computer processor accesses QA forum activity associated with users of a QA forum, wherein the QA forum activity contains historical questions, historical answers, and profiles, each having elements including QA forum information. The processor accesses historical online social activity corresponding to the users of the QA forum, each historical online social activity having elements including at least social activity information. The processor performs a first similarity calculation and selects an at least one model answerer based on the similarity between elements of a question on the QA forum, and the elements of the QA forum activity associated and corresponding to each of the users of the QA forum. Based on a second similarity calculation, the processor determines a similarity between the QA forum user elements and the at least one model answerer elements, and identifies at least one prospect answerer from the QA forum users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lin Luo, Fei Wang, Michelle X. Zhou
  • Patent number: 9292540
    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: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond Emilio Reeves, Ryan Alan Wick, John Marvin Jones, III
  • Patent number: 9288605
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided with a first receiver for receiving changing information relating to a plurality of different sets of data such as financial data and a second receiver for receiving said changing information in synchronism with said first receiver means. A data base is provided to store information received by the first receiver and a subscriber profile store stores information associating a subscriber with a group of said different sets of data. The apparatus is arranged to supply, via the mobile telecommunications network, information from the data base for the group of data sets associated in the subscriber profile store with a subscriber when communication with that subscriber is first established and thereafter to supply changing information relating to the group of data sets associated with that subscriber directly to the subscriber from the second receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Quest Patent Research Corporation
    Inventors: Horea Bacila, Ovidiu Ban, Catalin Suciu
  • Patent number: 9286363
    Abstract: A facility for navigating within a body of data using one of a number of distinct browse graphs is described. Initially, a navigation request is received. Based upon information contained in the received navigation request, the facility selects one of the plurality of browse graphs. In response to user input, the facility browses the body of data using the selected browse graph. The browse graphs may each correspond to a collection of the body of data, such as a website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. McDade, Anne K. Krook, Bonnie Bouman
  • Patent number: 9275083
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for providing data policy management over application objects in a storage system environment. An application object may comprise non-virtual or virtual objects (e.g., non-virtual-based applications, virtual-based applications, or virtual storage components). An application object manager may represent application objects by producing mapping graphs and/or application object data that represent application objects in a standardized manner. A mapping graph for an application object may describe a mapping between the application object and its underlying storage objects on a storage system. Application object data may describe a mapping graph in a standardized format. Application object data representing application objects may be received by an application policy manager that manages data policies on the application objects (including virtual applications and virtual storage components) based on the received application object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Neelesh M. Thakur, Kumar Parthasarathi, Vani Bappanadu, Santosh C. Lolayekar, Balamurali Palaiah, Boris Teterin
  • Patent number: 9276885
    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: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Beatrice Coulomb, Gerard Marmigére, Carole Truntschka
  • Patent number: 9262772
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least one lifeotype of at least one player of the game, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and affecting the game play based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing an interactive space, determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual in the space, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and modifying at least one attribute of the space based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Stivoric, Eric Teller, David Andre, John A. Monocello, III
  • Patent number: 9262461
    Abstract: Keys are obtained and aggregated by storing a primary object as an entry in a parent keys storage and a child keys storage, the entry identified as unvisited in each. An object evaluation process is then performed until all unique entries in the parent keys storage and all unique entries in the child keys storage have been visited and by committing the keys of at least one related object as an entry to the hierarchical database. The object evaluation process visits each unvisited object in the parent keys storage and child keys storage by selecting, for the unvisited object, objects in the parent direction that have not already been visited and objects in the child direction that have not already been visited and by inserting the keys of the selected related objects as entries in the parent keys storage or child keys storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: B.V.K.Venu Gopala Rao, Muruganandam Somasundaram, James L. Broadhurst, Timothy J. Weltzer
  • Patent number: 9251253
    Abstract: Methods and systems for indexing patent related prior art citations are disclosed. Electronic documents can be obtained from one or more patent information systems. An OCR process can be performed on some of the electronic documents. Citations within the documents can be identified and compared to a trusted records list. The citations can be associated with one or more predetermined categories. For example, citations can be categorized into groups such as when a reference is cited (e.g., with original filing, pre and post allowance), who provided the reference (e.g., cited by the applicant, or the examiner), and how the reference is characterized (e.g., statutory basis, combination of references). The citations and corresponding categories can be output to a user or made available for subsequent processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Craig M. Brown, Michael William Paddon, Guy Perry
  • Patent number: 9235628
    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 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Theodore Johnson, Marios Hadjieleftheriou, Vladislav Shkapenyuk
  • Patent number: 9218496
    Abstract: A social network allows its members to regulate what data is accessible to other members using one or more privacy settings. A particular member of the social network can modify the one or privacy settings to grant or deny different users access to different data. When a member modifies a privacy setting, the social network determines which information pathways communicating data between members are affected. The affected information pathways are then modified responsive to the privacy setting to communicate data identified by the modified privacy setting and enforce the new privacy restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ezra Callahan, James H. Wang, Nicolas Vera
  • Patent number: 9218344
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, methods, and software for automatically processing data included in a document and identifying and recommending citations matching the processed data. The system allows a user to select and submit text segment(s) for analysis and to select from a set of recommended citations a citation(s) that matches the text segment as well as profile data for inclusion in the document. One or more citation libraries or authority databases are queried to find citations for recommendation which best match the text segment selected and submitted by the author. The system automatically processes data submitted by an author to generate a set of recommended citations for consideration and for inclusion within a document while the document is presented by a document rendering application. A selected citation is then formatted and inserted in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Reuters Global Resources
    Inventors: Khalid Al-Kofahi, Charles Macomber, Jason Rollins, Ellen Rotenberg, Christine Killian
  • Patent number: 9213708
    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: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    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: 9213773
    Abstract: Described herein is an image-based system for retrieving information about a deceased person or animal and an image-based method of retrieving information about a deceased person or animal. The systems disclosed herein are characterized by the absence of a visible identifier indicating the availability of the information, such as a tag, bar code, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Paradise Pictures, LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Neal, David G. Hopper
  • Patent number: 9195676
    Abstract: A portable content player, a content storage device, and a method of synchronizing content between the portable content player and the content storage device, the method including: generating a first content state list for content stored in the content storage device and a second content state list for content stored in the portable content player; generating an execution list based on the first content state list and the second content state list; and matching the first content state list with the second content state list by executing a synchronization command included in the execution list on content selected to be synchronized. Accordingly, a user can automatically match the content state lists of the portable content player and the content storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min-soo Koo
  • Patent number: 9195697
    Abstract: A system and method receives a plurality of data streams from a smart pen device and a computing device, and indexes the data streams to a synchronized time index. A processor receives a first data stream representing gesture data captured by a smart pen device, and a second data stream representing a sequence of states associated with applications executing on a computing device, such that each state identifies content displayed by a computing device while the gesture data is captured. For example, a state could be a particular page of a digital document displayed by the computing device. After receiving the first and second data streams, the processor indexes the data streams to a synchronized time index, and stores the indexed data streams in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Livescribe Inc.
    Inventors: David Robert Black, Brett Reed Halle, Andrew J. Van Schaack
  • Patent number: 9171054
    Abstract: A data structure comprises a clump header table, an inline tree data structure, and one or more auxiliary data structures. Each clump header record includes an indicator of a location in the inline tree data structure of corresponding binary string segments. Clump header records or auxiliary header records include indicators of corresponding locations in the corresponding auxiliary data structure. Each auxiliary data structure can be altered without necessarily altering the inline tree or clump header table. A dedicated, specifically adapted conversion program generates the clump header file, the inline tree data structure, and the one or more auxiliary data structures. The data structure can be stored on any computer-readable medium, and can be read entirely into RAM to be searched (with or without filtering on one or more filter data fields). A dedicated, specifically adapted search and filter program is employed, which can list or enumerate the retrieved data records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Moonshadow Mobile, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy W. Ward
  • Patent number: 9152977
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting instances of click fraud are disclosed. Click fraud occurs when, for example, a user, malware, bot, or the like, clicks on a pay per click advertisement (e.g., hyperlink), a paid search listing, or the like without a good faith interest in the underlying subject of the hyperlink. Such fraudulent clicks can be expensive for an advertising sponsor. Statistical information, such as ratios of unpaid clicks to pay per clicks, are extracted from an event database. The statistical information of global data is used as a reference data set to compare to similar statistical information for a local data set under analysis. In one embodiment, when the statistical data sets match relatively well, no click fraud is determined to have occurred, and when the statistical data sets do not match relatively well, click fraud is determined to have occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Gere Dev. Applications, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Kazimierz Zwicky
  • Patent number: 9141725
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for presenting static and dynamic data corresponding to an entity within an application on a mobile device. An entity object is created as part of a data model within the application such that the entity object has a plurality of fields with the plurality of fields having static data corresponding to the entity. Based on the static data corresponding to the entity, dynamic data corresponding to the entity is received into the entity object from at least one of a plurality of applications executable within the mobile device. The static and dynamic data from the entity object corresponding to the entity is displayed simultaneously within a user interface of the application in a single presentation view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Mercer, Ralph Thomas, Srikiran Prasad