Patents Examined by Jean B. Fleurantin
  • Patent number: 10380143
    Abstract: Aspects include operating a distributed database that includes multiple computing nodes that are connected via a network for exchanging data, and a database management system for managing a source dataset and a target dataset. The target dataset is stored in a distributed fashion across the multiple computing nodes. The method includes repeatedly, using the multiple computing nodes, checking for a matching condition between a source element selected from a source dataset and one of multiple target elements in the target dataset. The multiple computing nodes are used to calculate a command set of a merged command list of commands to merge the source element with the target element using the matching condition. The command set is executed to merge the source element with the target dataset before checking for the matching condition between a next source element selected from the multiple source element and one of the multiple target elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Brodt, Alexander Lang, Oliver Schiller, Knut Stolze
  • Patent number: 10379969
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes methods, software, and systems, including a method for using and managing ephemeral tables. User inputs associated with a database management system are received from an application. The user inputs are associated with a particular user and a particular application. From an auto-save cache index, one or more ephemeral tables are identified that are associated with the user inputs. The ephemeral tables are mapped to one or more tables in the database management system. Using the user inputs and the auto-save cache index, the one or more ephemeral tables are updated. Information associated with the user inputs is automatically stored on a temporal basis. The information survives database sessions, transaction boundaries, and database management system restarts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventor: James Crawford
  • Patent number: 10366062
    Abstract: A cluster of data transfer devices is used to augment the capabilities of a data storage system. For example, the cluster of data transfer devices may be configured to store a portion of a bundle of redundancy coded shards in a similar fashion as a data storage system. As another example, the cluster may be configured to provide other capabilities incident to the devices used, such as computational capabilities. Data stored on the cluster may be read from and written directly to the cluster without transfer of data to the data storage system. In some embodiments, a connecting entity (such as a customer entity) may interchangeably interface with the data storage system and the cluster, and the requested capabilities may be directed to either in a fashion that is transparent to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Laird Lazier, Adam Frederick Brock, James Caleb Kirschner
  • Patent number: 10360181
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files by facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in marketspaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular marketspaces to Category B data files participating in the same marketspaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Danny A. McCall
  • Patent number: 10346181
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed where a plurality of precompiled hardware templates are stored in memory, each of the hardware templates being configured for loading onto a re-configurable logic device such as a FPGA to define a data processing operation to be performed by the re-configurable logic device, each of the data processing operations defined by the precompiled hardware templates having an associated performance characteristic. A processor selects a precompiled hardware template from a plurality of the precompiled hardware templates in the memory for loading onto the re-configurable logic device based at least in part on the associated performance characteristics of the data processing operations defined by the precompiled hardware templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: IP Reservoir, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Chamberlain, Mark Allen Franklin, Ronald S. Indeck, Ron K. Cytron, Sharath R. Cholleti
  • Patent number: 10339134
    Abstract: A system for generating normalization candidates for a search query includes a database for storing session logs with each session log including query data and a processor in communication with the database and configured to execute computer-readable instructions causing the processor to analyze session log data to generate sets of query reformulations for a plurality of search queries, select one of the sets containing a normalization candidate that matches the search query, filter the selected set of reformulations, tie the candidates in the selected set to a category, compare the categories of the candidates, remove at least one reformulation from the selected set when the category of one candidate is uncommon with the category of the other candidate, and store the remaining candidates in the database. A method and one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating stemming pairs for a search query are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Monadhika Sharma
  • Patent number: 10339136
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computing system program products for incrementally calculating skewness for Big Data or streamed data in real time by incrementally calculating one or more components of skewness. Embodiments of the invention include incrementally calculating one or more components of skewness in a modified computation subset based on the one or more components of the skewness calculated for a previous computation subset and then calculating the skewness based on the incrementally calculated components. Incrementally calculating skewness avoids visiting all data elements in the modified computation subset and performing redundant computations thereby increasing calculation efficiency, saving computing resources and reducing computing system's power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CLOUD & STREAM GEARS LLC
    Inventor: Jizhu Lu
  • Patent number: 10331630
    Abstract: A hot folder mechanism is employed to provide a truly integrated architecture for easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy scale-out computation and scale-out storage. A folder of an Ingest, Transform, Store (ITS)-Network attached storage (NAS) system can be configured as “hot.” The configured hot folder can then detect changes on its content, analyze such content, perform transform services on the content, and output the computation results as files on other specified output folders. In one aspect, file system nodes of the ITS-NAS can present the content to high performance computing (HPC) compute nodes of the ITS-NAS as well as to dispatch the execution of transform services to the HPC compute nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Jaumir Valença da Silveira Junior, Rômulo Teixeira de Abreu Pinho, Angelo Ernani Maia Ciarlini, Karin Koogan Breitman
  • Patent number: 10332007
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for generating document training sets is provided. Unclassified documents are provided to two or more classifiers. A classification code assigned to each unclassified document is received. A determination is made as to whether a disagreement exists between classification codes assigned to a common unclassified document via different classifiers. The common unclassified document with a disagreement in classification codes are provided for further review. Results of the further review include one of a new classification code and confirmation of one of the assigned classification codes. The unclassified documents for which a disagreement exists are grouped as a training set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nuix North America Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Knight, Sean M. McNee
  • Patent number: 10324975
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a bulk keyword management application. The bulk keyword management application allows a user to associate a plurality of keywords with a plurality of media items at once. The plurality of keywords may be searchably associated with the plurality of media items. Associating keywords to media items in bulk effectively organizes a gallery of media items in a time efficient manner, making the gallery easy to navigate through a search means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SMUGMUG, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Andrew Murray, Dan Wieme, Iria Tam, Mike Diaz
  • Patent number: 10318530
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computing system program products for iteratively calculating kurtosis for Big Data. Embodiments of the invention include iteratively calculating one or more components of a kurtosis in a modified computation subset based on the one or more components of the kurtosis calculated for a previous computation subset and then calculating the kurtosis based on the iteratively calculated components. Iteratively calculating kurtosis avoids visiting all data elements in the modified computation subset and performing redundant computations thereby increasing calculation efficiency, saving computing resources and reducing computing system's power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CLOUD & STREAM GEARS LLC
    Inventor: Jizhu Lu
  • Patent number: 10289645
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing search results. An expert search thread associated with a search term is received. A first query from a first user based on the search term is received, and a set of results to the first query is provided, where the set of results includes the expert search thread. A credibility score is determined for the expert search thread. A second query is received from a second user based on the search term. A placement of the expert search thread in a set of results for the second query is determined based on the credibility score for the expert search thread, and the set of results for the second query is provided to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Brandstetter
  • Patent number: 10275488
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computing system program products for incrementally calculating covariance for Big Data or streamed data. Embodiments of the invention include incrementally calculating one or more components of a covariance for two modified computation subsets based on one or more components of the covariance calculated for two previous computation subsets and then calculating covariance based on the incrementally calculated components. Incrementally calculating the components of a covariance avoids visiting all data elements in the modified computation subsets and performing redundant computations thereby increasing calculation efficiency, saving computing resources and reducing computing system's power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CLOUD & STREAM GEARS LLC
    Inventor: Jizhu Lu
  • Patent number: 10255329
    Abstract: Methods and devices for interacting with information using a computing device. A plurality of nodes in a database may be created and stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium and accessible by a processor. Each node may have at least one data element and be linked to at least one other of the plurality of nodes such that the link reflects a relationship between the data elements referenced by the linked nodes. A plurality of information areas may be displayed, each displaying information stored in one of the data elements and positioned relative to the plurality of information areas based on the relationship. The plurality of information areas may be positioned such that a final portion of information displayed in a first information area in a sequence is aligned with an initial portion of information displayed in a subsequent information area in the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ventovate, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Sherwin Zadeh, Dariush Habibollah Zadeh, Shohreh Moini
  • Patent number: 10248737
    Abstract: A method and a system for determining the state of a device in an aircraft, this state being specified by a current version of the device as implemented in the aircraft. The method according to the invention comprises: transmitting a request to a database and receiving in response a list of updates previously performed on the device, each update specifying an earlier version and a later version; and from a directed graph, such that each edge corresponds to an update of a set of updates associated with devices of the type of the device of interest, determining a sub-graph corresponding to the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Julien Astier
  • Patent number: 10248690
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computing system program products for decrementally calculating correlation for Big Data or streamed data. Embodiments of the invention include decrementally calculating one or more components of a correlation for two modified computation subsets based on one or more components of the correlation calculated for two previous computation subsets and then calculating the correlation for the modified computation subsets based on the decrementally calculated components. Decrementally calculating the components of a correlation avoids visiting all data elements in the modified computation subsets and performing redundant computations thereby increasing calculation efficiency, saving computation resources, and reducing computing system's power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CLOUD & STREAM GEARS LLC
    Inventor: Jizhu Lu
  • Patent number: 10235414
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computing system program products for iteratively calculating kurtosis for streamed data. Embodiments of the invention include iteratively calculating one or more components of a kurtosis in an adjusted computation window based on the one or more components of the kurtosis calculated for a previous computation window and then calculating the kurtosis based on the iteratively calculated components. Iteratively calculating a kurtosis avoids visiting all data elements in the adjusted computation window and performing redundant computations thereby increasing calculation efficiency, saving computing resources and reducing computing system's power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CLOUD & STREAM GEARS LLC
    Inventor: Jizhu Lu
  • Patent number: 10210284
    Abstract: A method and a system for managing data of a database in a MES system enables improved horizontal scalability of the client-server applications. The manufacturing execution system manages and controls the planning and execution of a production process of a product. Resources and clients generate and request data related to the production process. A relational database system includes a write database and a read database. A central service bus links the resources to the write database. A logical worker entity handles commands from the resources and clients queued in the central service bus, thereby interpreting the actions related to the write database, collecting the data required to complete the actions, and launching the execution of the command. A logical reader entity captures all data requests from the resources and clients, launching the requests for data from the read database and sending the data back to the requesting resource or client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Marco Cereghino
  • Patent number: 10204123
    Abstract: A method for accessing and automatically correlating data from a plurality of external data sources that includes: A) defining at least two sets of data by querying a plurality of existing external data sources using user application software, a central computer and user defined search statements; B) generating a computer program code which provides access to the external data sources; C) loading the sets of data in a memory of the central computer using the computer program code to gain access to the external data sources; D) storing references which specify links to each of the sets of data provided by the external data sources in a data storage of the central computer; and E) automatically correlating data from the sets of data by using the referenced sets of data using at least one rule of correlation included in the user application software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DATAWERKS HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Oswaldo Cavalcanti Dantas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10198328
    Abstract: A method for handling of open transactions in a data replication environment. The method includes querying one or more tables of a source database to determine a first open transaction associated with the one or more tables of the source database. The method further includes determining a database user that initiated the first open transaction. The method further includes querying one or more tables of the target database corresponding to the one or more tables of the source database associated with the first open transaction, to determine whether the database user has access privileges for the one or more tables of the target database and dynamically skipping replication of the first open transaction to the target database, such that the data replication system no longer waits for the first open transaction to complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pravin K. Kedia, Nirmal Kumar, James D. Spyker