Patents Examined by Hosain Alam
  • Patent number: 10019676
    Abstract: A system and method to batch and collate construction notices, legal notices, and other documents by recipient, such that multiple notices can be sent in a single mailing, and to allow for these document batches to accumulate over time until the approaching of a deadline for the document's delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Express Lien, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Gerard Wolfe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10013414
    Abstract: A method for management entity operations includes parsing a request to collect data for an entity in a communications system, the parsing to produce a parsed request and dependency information related to the request, and generating sets of model elements in accordance with context tokens and content tokens derived from the parsed request, the content tokens including extrinsic metadata and intrinsic metadata of the parsed request. The method also includes generating a platform-neutral description of results of the request from an optimized graph derived from the sets of model elements, executing the request to collect the data as requested, and storing the data as collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: John Charles Strassner
  • Patent number: 10002169
    Abstract: A processing device retrieves data from a plurality of applications and extracts identifying information about each of the plurality of application from the data. The processing device organizes the identifying information into a data structure based on entities associated with the data and stores the data structure in a searchable repository, wherein the identifying information is located in the data structure by searching the searchable repository for the entities associated with the data. In response to a request from one of the plurality of applications, the processing device retrieves stored information from the searchable repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Mattox, Norman Lee Faus
  • Patent number: 10002186
    Abstract: Precise quantile determination in a distributed environment is provided where data is distributed among worker nodes, one of which functions as a coordinator node. Each worker node has local data for precise quantile determination. The coordinator node derives a maximum relative error value ? which guarantees an exact result for every quantile can be determined in two passes with optimal memory consumption on this node. The worker nodes perform a distributed computation of quantile summaries of datapoints, that specify lower and upper bounds of quantile ranks for selected datapoints. The coordinator node merges the quantile summaries and determines, for each quantile rank, lower and upper bounds for values between which the quantile must occur. The worker nodes filter out, in a second pass, those datapoints that are not within the bounds and stream the qualifying data to the coordinator node. The coordinator node computes precise quantiles from the qualifying data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Software AG
    Inventors: Daniel Schreck, Sebastian Millies
  • Patent number: 9965472
    Abstract: A question/answer creation system is described. The system includes a memory device and a processor connected to the memory device. The processor is configured to import a document having a set of questions based on content in the document, automatically create a candidate question from the content in the document, automatically generate answers for the set of questions and the candidate question using the content in the document, present the set of questions, the candidate question, and the answers to a content creator for user verification of accuracy, and store a verified set of questions in the document. The verified set of questions includes at least one verified question from the set of questions and the candidate question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jana H Jenkins, David C Steinmetz, Wlodek W Zadrozny
  • Patent number: 9965548
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system comprising a processor and a memory configured to implement a question and answer system (QA), for improving answers to an input question. An input question is received and parsed for a known set of critical information required to answer the input question. Responsive to one or more pieces of critical information failing to be identifiable in the input question, a user who submitted the input question is prompted for the one or more pieces of critical information via a graphical user interface (GUI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter F. Haggar, Dane A. Johnson, Mark G. Megerian, John E. Petri, Stephan J. Roorda, Leah R. Smutzer, Richard J. Stevens, Richard L. Stillwell
  • Patent number: 9946724
    Abstract: Implementations are provided herein for data deduplication, and more particularly, to post-process data deduplication on a large scale out storage system. Multiple techniques and implementations are disclosed that offer greater efficiency, higher performance, and more stability when performing post-process data deduplication at large scale. Disclosed implementations are based on a process for data deduplication involving four main phases: enumeration, commonality, sharing, and update. Multi-level hashing can be used to identify candidates for deduplication during the enumeration phase, providing a more efficient use of compute resources. In addition, datasets can be phase rotated through the post-process deduplication steps providing a more controllable deduplication environment as well as a more efficient use of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sourav Ghosh, Jeffrey Tremaine, Matthew Fleming, Eric M. Lemar, Mayank Rajawat, Harsha Mahuli
  • Patent number: 9946771
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to search techniques. In one example process, the device concurrently displays remote search results and local search results. In another example process, the device provides previews of search results that include actionable user interface objects. In another example process, the device concurrently displays options for initiating a search using various search engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah Daniel Shaw, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 9934258
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically generating database views and class objects for allowing access to domain data stored in a repository are provided. A computer-implemented method, a system, and/or a machine-readable medium storing instructions executable by one or more processors may include generating a database view and a class object using metadata included in a domain model, and retrieving domain data from a repository using the database view and the class object. For example, a method may include obtaining a domain model from a repository, the domain model including metadata corresponding to a set of domain data stored in the repository, generating a database view of a subset of the set of domain data using the metadata, generating a class object for the subset using the metadata, generating mapping information, and retrieving the subset of domain data from the repository using the database view, the class object, and the mapping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dennis Floyd Fuglsang, Joshua Jeffrey Spiegel
  • Patent number: 9934300
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a computer system for optimizing data analysis. A set of analytics are received and a plurality of subsets of the set of analytics is generated. An optimization goal(s) is defined. The plurality of subsets of analytics are applied to a set of data. The output of applied analytics are recorded on a data storage device by the computer. Performance values of the computer applying the plurality of subsets of analytics are recorded and displayed. An optimal subset of the plurality of subsets of analytics is calculated, using recorded performance values and outputs of the applied plurality of subsets of analytics, being based on the optimization goal. A set of applied analytics are displayed, where the set of applied analytics includes a number of subsets of analytics of the plurality of analytics that meet the criteria of the optimal subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Varun Bhagwan, Clemens Drews, Daniel F. Gruhl, Neal R. Lewis, April L. Webster, Steven R. Welch
  • Patent number: 9934220
    Abstract: A method for question/answer creation for a document is described. The method includes importing a document having a set of questions based on content in the document. The method also includes automatically creating a candidate question from the content in the document. The method also includes automatically generating answers for the set of questions and the candidate question using the content in the document. The method also includes presenting the set of questions, the candidate question, and the answers to a content creator for user verification of accuracy. The method also includes storing a verified set of questions in the document. The verified set of questions includes the candidate question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jana H Jenkins, David C Steinmetz, Wlodek W Zadrozny
  • Patent number: 9934243
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for determining completion of commands in a library system and providing an indication of the completion to a component of the media library system so that other commands which are dependent upon the completion can be efficiently issued and executed. In one embodiment, a tape is mounted in a drive of the library and a filesystem mount command is issued to initiate a filesystem mount operation. Diagnostic information generated by the operating system for this operation is communicated to the media library management application. When the filesystem mount process is completed, a corresponding diagnostic message is communicated to the media library management application. Until this message is received by the media library management application, commands that are dependent upon the completion of the filesystem mount process are inhibited, and afterward these dependent commands are allowed to be issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: KIP CR P1 LP
    Inventor: Damien Kick
  • Patent number: 9928301
    Abstract: A target domain name is classified using hash strides including domain name components. The hash strides are fed into a set of bloom filters programmed to identify pre-determined domain name categories. A programmable mapping table is provided for selecting one of many probable classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Arun Kumar Sreenivas Prasad
  • Patent number: 9928292
    Abstract: A target domain name is classified using hash strides including domain name components. The hash strides are fed into a set of bloom filters programmed to identify pre-determined domain name categories. A programmable mapping table is provided for selecting one of many probable classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Arun Kumar Sreenivas Prasad
  • Patent number: 9929896
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a mobile device collects serviceability data from applications executing on the mobile device based upon one or more serviceability state changes provided by a server. The mobile device filters the collected serviceability data according to one or more collection filter rules provided by the server and, in turn, sends the filtered serviceability data to the server accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Nagy, Paul J. Reder
  • Patent number: 9922083
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for partitioning data for a query operation of one table of the database system is provided. The computer-implemented method comprises estimating a value distribution of the attribute in the result table based on a first value distribution of the attribute in the first column of the first table. The computer-implemented method further comprises determining boundaries for partitioning ranges of the attribute, based on the estimated value distribution, wherein the partitioning ranges correspond to a same number of rows of the result table. The computer-implemented method further comprises partitioning the first table with processing nodes of the query operation, based on the determined boundaries of partitioning ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lukasz Gaza, Artur M. Gruszecki, Tomasz Kazalski, Konrad K. Skibski, Tomasz Stradomski
  • Patent number: 9922108
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for facilitating the transformation of data from a tabular data set organized according to a data schema to an object based data set organized according to a data ontology. The provided systems and methods offer a graphical user interface for mapping the tabular based data to the object based data set according to the data ontology. The tabular based data may be transformed according to the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David Meiklejohn, Jeppe Hallgren, Vitaly Pavlenko
  • Patent number: 9916325
    Abstract: A method includes flushing a write transaction based on byte-ranges within a file system block. It is determined if the write transaction is a first write transaction to the file system block and whether to flush the received write transaction to a recovery log. If it is determined to flush the write transaction to the recovery log and the received write transaction is the first write transaction: the data associated with the write transaction is appended in the recovery log and byte-ranges remaining in the file system block are recorded, and also recording an associated particular bit value or particular bit pattern that the remaining byte-ranges must be set to before the remaining byte-ranges are accessed or when a recovery sequence for recovering data in the recovery log executes due to failure. The write transaction is replicated. The entire file system block byte-range is marked as committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Hildebrand, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 9904688
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to small write performance enhancements for parallel file systems. One embodiment includes flushing a received write transaction from a first memory device to a second memory device on a node in a file system based on one or more byte-ranges within a file system block. It is determined to flush the received write transaction to a recovery log that is stored in a non-volatile storage layer of the file system. If it is determined to flush the received write transaction to the recovery log: appending data associated with the received write transaction in the recovery log of the file system, replicating the data associated with the received write transaction in another non-volatile storage layer of another node if required, and marking the one or more byte-ranges as committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Hildebrand, Frank B. Schmuck
  • Patent number: 9904716
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a computer program product for optimizing data analysis. A set of analytics are received and a plurality of subsets of the set of analytics is generated. An optimization goal(s) is defined. The plurality of subsets of analytics are applied to a set of data. The output of applied analytics are recorded on a data storage device by the computer. Performance values of the computer applying the plurality of subsets of analytics are recorded and displayed. An optimal subset of the plurality of subsets of analytics is calculated, using recorded performance values and outputs of the applied plurality of subsets of analytics, being based on the optimization goal. A set of applied analytics are displayed, where the set of applied analytics includes a number of subsets of analytics of the plurality of analytics that meet the criteria of the optimal subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Varun Bhagwan, Clemens Drews, Daniel F. Gruhl, Neal R. Lewis, April L. Webster, Steven R. Welch