Patents Examined by Jean B. Fleurantin
  • Patent number: 9984113
    Abstract: A method of constructing a plurality of downloadable files from an application file and a plurality of transcripts. The application file stores data blocks and implements an application. Each of the transcripts stores at least one order in which at least a portion of the data blocks of the application file were accessed by the application when executed previously. The transcripts are combined into a combined transcript storing at least one combined order comprising a combined portion of the data blocks. The data blocks of the combined portion are arranged in a data structure having an origin. A first set of data blocks within a predetermined distance from the origin is stored in at least one initial execution file. A second set of data blocks outside the predetermined distance from the origin is stored in downloadable sequence files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CODE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji C. Obata
  • Patent number: 9984136
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and program products for federating a plurality of data sources using semantic data models are disclosed. A configuration ontology may be generated for each data source to identify how to access the data source. Generated metadata ontologies may be generated based upon extracted metadata to specify the data present at each data source. Domain ontologies may be generated for one or more target data environments that comprise a respective lexicon for specifying queries of the plurality of data sources. Bridge ontologies may be generated comprising electronic mappings between each data source and each domain ontology. For each data source that cannot be queried in place, a re-hosted data ontology may be generated by extracting the data and converting it to a corresponding triple data structure based upon the respective bridge ontology and the respective extracted metadata. Queries may then be directed to the plurality of data sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ExlService Technology Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: David Scott Read, Scott Van Buren
  • Patent number: 9978048
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a connected sales associate service application via a mobile device. The application provides for an integrated platform upon which various tools for providing support to a sales associate are built. The application includes a database of information regarding the operation of a retail establishment, and a database of reference materials. The application provides a user interface for allowing several sales associate to access a central server for the retail establishment on multiple mobile devices. The user interface displays information regarding sales and inventory information and reference materials for products, such as user's manuals, which enable the sales associate to answer questions posed by customers. A sales associate can thus search for and find all store products which meet a customer's specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SEARS BRANDS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Rafeh Masood, Gina Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9972057
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a technique is disclosed herein to determine a first group of users for which a particular user is a member and automatically generate a first ranking of users in the first group. For the particular user, automatically generate one or more first action recommendations to increase rank among the users in the first group. And to a device accessible by the particular user, automatically provide a particular ranking of the particular user from among the first ranking and the one or more first action recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jinchun Xia, Jacob Kessler, Elaine Chien, Zhijun Chen
  • Patent number: 9952938
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems enable restoring a database system more efficiently. A server computing device may be configured to determine a recovery time interval for a session store database system so as to allow a large number of sessions (e.g., ninety percent of sessions, etc.) to start and finish within that interval, periodically review database records to identify a database record that has not been updated within a most recent recovery time interval, add the identified database record to a journaling log, and update the identified database record to include information identifying a time at which the database record was last added to the journaling log. After detecting a failure event, the server computing device may perform the database operations identified in the journaling log to restore the database system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: OPENET TELECOM LTD.
    Inventors: David Rolfe, Cameron Ross Dunne, Alan McNamee, Andrew D'Souza
  • Patent number: 9952937
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems enable restoring a database system more efficiently. A server computing device may be configured to receive a database transaction request that includes information identifying a database operation, determine a priority value for the database operation, and add the database operation to a journaling log based on the determined priority value. After detecting a failure event, the server computing device may perform the database operations identified in the journaling log to restore the database system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: OPENET TELECOM LTD.
    Inventors: David Rolfe, Cameron Ross Dunne, Alan McNamee, Andrew D'Souza
  • Patent number: 9953106
    Abstract: Systems, software, and methods are described herein dynamically generate traversal code for a graph analytics environment. In one example, a method of dynamically generating traversal code for a graph analytics environment includes, in one or more processing systems, identifying a query expression for a relational analytics environment. The method further includes generating the traversal code for the graph analytics environment based on the query expression, and executing the traversal code in the graph analytics environment on a graphical database. The method also provides communicating results of the traversal code to the relational analytics environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GraphSQL, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu Xu
  • Patent number: 9940377
    Abstract: Techniques are described for allocating computing storage capacity to customers of a provider network. Storage capacity that is allocated to a customer is backed up with a replica of the allocated storage capacity. A request is received for a copy of contents of the allocated storage capacity. Responsive to the indication, the requested copy is provided and is configured to reference the replica when the requested copy is accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Abdul Sathar Sait
  • Patent number: 9940380
    Abstract: A system for modeling tabular data containing column and pivot table formats. Tabular data containing categorical and/or metric data is received and the metric data is determined. A group of identified columns are grouped comprising one or more adjacent columns containing similar metric data. Adjacent columns with unique metric types are not grouped. A number of columns (n) and rows (m) are identified. A table is generated comprising two sub-tables. A first sub-table is populated by metric data of ungrouped columns, repeated n times, containing ungrouped column category labels. A second sub-table with two columns, populated with grouped column category labels, repeated m times, and metric data from the grouped columns respectively. Category labels of the second table are determined via semantic analysis. The generated table, containing (n×m)+1 rows, is communicated to a model library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph P. Fourny, Graham A. Watts
  • Patent number: 9940336
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for monitoring files in a computer system are provided. In this regard, aspects of the invention facilitate file monitoring without file handle use, as it pertains to file monitoring and tailing, thereby mitigating file handle locking conflicts. In various implementations, information for the monitored files is obtained from the kernel using a filter driver in the I/O path. When the filter driver detects write operations being performed on monitored files, file-write data is copied and placed in a kernel buffer, where it can be pulled by a user mode monitoring process and fed to a monitoring application. As such, there is no need for coordination between the monitoring process and the user mode processes of other third-party applications writing data to monitored files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: William King Colgate, Sharad Kylasam
  • Patent number: 9934465
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing and synthesizing complex knowledge representations (KRs) may utilize an atomic knowledge representation model including both an elemental data structure and knowledge processing rules stored as machine-readable data and/or programming instructions. One or more of the knowledge processing rules may be applied to analyze an input complex KR to deconstruct its complex concepts and/or concept relationships to elemental concepts and/or concept relationships to be included in the elemental data structure. One or more of the knowledge processing rules may be applied to synthesize an output complex KR from the stored elemental data structure in accordance with an input context. Multiple input complex KRs of various types may be analyzed and deconstructed to populate the elemental data structure, and input complex KRs may be transformed through the elemental data structure to output complex KRs of different types, providing semantic interoperability to KRs of different types and/or KR models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Primal Fusion Inc.
    Inventors: Anne Jude Hunt, Alexander David Black, Peter Joseph Sweeney, Ihab Francis Ilyas
  • Patent number: 9928288
    Abstract: A system for modeling tabular data containing column and pivot table formats. Tabular data containing categorical and/or metric data is received and the metric data is determined. A group of identified columns are grouped comprising one or more adjacent columns containing similar metric data. Adjacent columns with unique metric types are not grouped. A number of columns (n) and rows (m) are identified. A table is generated comprising two sub-tables. A first sub-table is populated by metric data of ungrouped columns, repeated n times, containing ungrouped column category labels. A second sub-table with two columns, populated with grouped column category labels, repeated m times, and metric data from the grouped columns respectively. Category labels of the second table are determined via semantic analysis. The generated table, containing (n×m)+1 rows, is communicated to a model library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph P. Fourny, Graham A. Watts
  • Patent number: 9930501
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for sending a cellular text message to a system server through a data network, including an identification of a requested database record and a forward address. The system server then performs a database lookup or related search and sends an enhanced message or a file to the forward address, which could be a cellular phone, e-mail address, server, computer, mobile device, or any hardware or device associated with the intended recipient that is communicatively coupled to the system server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LIM EMPIRE, INC.
    Inventor: John Lim
  • Patent number: 9916312
    Abstract: A method includes (a) receiving a command to create an upper-deck filesystem of a specified size, the upper-deck filesystem residing within a logical volume expressed from a container file of a lower-deck filesystem, (b) provisioning a plurality of storage provisioning units (SPUs) from a storage pool of the data storage system to the container file in an order reflecting proximity of the SPUs within storage devices of the data storage system, the plurality of SPUs providing storage for the entire container file, and (c) subsequent to provisioning the plurality of SPUs to the container file, executing a plurality of threads in parallel to write metadata of the upper-deck filesystem to the plurality of SPUs, representing the upper-deck filesystem. Other embodiments are directed to a system, a computerized apparatus, and a computer program product for performing methods similar to that described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: David Haase, Michael C. Brundage, Walter C. Forrester, Paul T. McGrath, Miles A. de Forest
  • Patent number: 9910916
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for identifying and displaying key excerpts of a digital work and related key excerpts of other digital works. Key excerpts are identified by evaluating (a) the number of interactions by human readers within each of the key excerpts and (b) the number of reviews that reference each of the key excerpts. Related excerpts from other books can be identified by comparing the key excerpts of the other books. Excerpts can be displayed by subject, and links are provided to move from one subject to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Manching Tseng, Abhishek Patnia, Adam Joseph Iser, Christopher Michael Ellis, Alice Chu
  • Patent number: 9898492
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to managing data with flexible schema. A method, computer storage medium, and system are provided for managing data with flexible schema. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a logical view for logical tables of a database; and managing mappings between the logical tables and a physical table according to predefined mapping constraints, each of the logical tables mapped as a part of the physical table. The mapping constraints at least specify that (i) a logical column in the logical tables is mapped to at least one physical column in the physical table, and (ii) distinct logical columns in one of the logical tables are mapped to distinct physical columns in the physical table. As a result, schema evolution may be done with minimized data migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Philip A. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9898312
    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: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: IP RESERVOIR, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Chamberlain, Mark Allen Franklin, Ronald S. Indeck, Ron K. Cytron, Sharath R. Cholleti
  • Patent number: 9886498
    Abstract: A title standardization system is may be configured to detect an edit operation associated with the job title field of a member profile stored by an on-line social network system and, in response, perform operations to derive a canonical title that represents a raw title string found in the job title field. The derived canonical title may be then associated with the member profile, in which the originally-obtained subject title string was found. This association may be stored in a database for future use, e.g., for targeting job recommendations, recruiting, making professional contacts, as well as for other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arpit Amar Goel, Uri Merhav, Vitaly Gordon, Kin Fai Kan, Craig Martell
  • Patent number: 9875513
    Abstract: Provided are equity crowdfunding platform for startup projects and methods of using thereof. An exemplary equity crowdfunding platform comprises an online service, a processor, and a database in communication with the online service and the processor. The online service is configured to receive information associated with a crowdfunding request from an owner of a startup project. The processor checks the information using a set of pre-defined rules to determine whether the startup project complies with the pre-defined rules. If the startup project related to the information complies with the pre-defined rules, the processor generates a crowdfunding request page for startup project using the information. The crowdfunding request page is provided to investors via the online service. The database is configured to store at least the information, the pre-defined rules, and the crowdfunding request page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Dylan T X Zhou
  • Patent number: 9870407
    Abstract: Business groups are created to secure business entities of a BI data model. In one aspect, a user to be secured is selected and a business group of the BI model is retrieved. Based on the business group, access to a business entity of the BI model is secured. The business group is associated with the business entity it secures. A value of the secured business entity is selected. A user is secured by assigning the user to the business group for the selected value. The value of the secured business entity is assigned to the user. In one aspect, requests from the user to access the secured business entity are filtered based on the assigned, to the user, value of the business entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Yannick Cras, Gilles Vergnory Mion, Damien Guinan, Helmut Petritsch