Patents Examined by Jeffrey A Burke
  • Patent number: 10229176
    Abstract: In an embodiment a method is provided. The method includes receiving forecast information in a computer from a first group of users. The method also includes integrating the forecast information into a database and corresponding OLAP cube accessible by the computer. The method further includes receiving comments on specific entries of the forecast information in the computer from a second group of users. The method also includes receiving changes of the forecast information in the computer from a second group of users The method further includes integrating comments and changes into the database and OLAP cube. Moreover, the method includes providing a display of the comments and the changes to the first group of users in an interface to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Right90, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Orumchian, Art Stabenow, Dean Skelton, David Petiot
  • Patent number: 10223542
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising upon determining that a received query requests values of sensitive data stored in a secure database table of a database, computing a security score for the received query based on a determined specificity of a selection predicate of the received query, and upon determining that the security score exceeds a security threshold, performing a predefined operation to restrict access to the requested values of the sensitive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rafal P. Konik, Roger A. Mittelstadt, Brian R. Muras, Mark W. Theuer
  • Patent number: 10140338
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a method includes receiving an unstructured text query, identifying nodes and edges from a social graph that correspond to n-grams in the text query, generating structured queries that include references to the identified nodes and edges, receiving a selection of a structured query, identifying target nodes that correspond to the structured query, and then generating search results that include target nodes with privacy settings where the nodes and edges along the path connecting the target node and the querying user are all visible to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yofay Kari Lee, Michael Benjamin Cohen, Maxime Boucher, Alisson Gusatti Azzolini, Xiao Li, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Michael Curtiss, Chaitanya Mishra
  • Patent number: 10114626
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program product for deployment of objects are disclosed. Using a deployment infrastructure of a database system, a deployment container for deployment of at least one object at runtime of an application is generated. The container includes at least one artifact for the object and a container schema indicative of at least one dependency associated with the object. At least one deployment privilege is associated based on the container schema with the artifact for the object. The artifact of the deployment container is deployed based on the associated deployment schema during runtime of the application. The container can be an isolated container and an access privilege to an object can be requested based on a synonym for deployment purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jonathan Bregler, Alexander Bunte, Arne Harren, Andreas Kellner, Daniel Kuntze, Vladislav Leonkev, Simon Lueders, Volker Sauermann, Michael Schnaubelt, Le-Huan Stefan Tran, Michael Wintergerst, Cornelia Kinder, Christopher Schildt, Andreas Thumfart, Ralph Debusmann, Andre Hildebrandt, Stefan Baeuerle, Meinolf Block, Klaus Kopecz, Anil K. Goel, Roger Killian-Kehr
  • Patent number: 10108637
    Abstract: A spatial-temporal storage method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include, in a first layer, a geometric translation circuit configured to split spatial-temporal information into row keys and translate a geometry query into a range scan, and a multi-scan optimization circuit configured to compute an optimal read strategy to optimize the range scan translated by the geometric translation circuit into a series of block starting offsets and block sizes, and, in a second layer, a block grouping circuit configured to allow grouping of blocks in the second layer while preserving spatial data locality when splits of spatial-temporal information occur in the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raghu Kiran Ganti, Shen Li, Mudhakar Srivatsa
  • Patent number: 10073858
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for tuning and sizing one or more storage appliances in a storage system with respect to an application load and for optimizing a storage system based on a configuration of a client network and/or a storage appliance in a storage network. In one implementation, data corresponding to an application load configured to be applied to a storage appliance in the storage system is obtained. The application load is characterized in the context of a configuration of the storage system. One or more recommendations for optimizing performance of the storage system based on the characterized application load are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Baranowsky
  • Patent number: 10063627
    Abstract: A system and a method for delivering an event from an event publisher to an event subscriber via an event broker are disclosed. The event broker performs several functions such as receiving an event published by an event publisher of a first domain, assigning a priority based on a second domain to a plurality of subscribers of the second domain, processing the event based on a rule and the priority, and further delivering the event published by the event publisher of the first domain to the plurality of event subscribers of the second domain in accordance with the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Hossein Eslambolchi, John McCanuel, Prakash Vasa
  • Patent number: 10031953
    Abstract: A server receives a query identifying one or more attributes of an entity. The server accesses a set of candidate templates for answering the query based on the one or more attributes of the entity, each candidate template having one or more fields, wherein each field is associated with at least one constraint. The server obtains a set of information that answers the query and selects a template from the set of candidate templates, where the selected template has a maximum number of fields with constraints that are satisfied by the set of information. The server then generates a phrase by adding the set of information to the one or more fields of the selected template, such that the phrase comprises an answer to the query. Finally, the server communicates the phrase to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Engin Cinar Sahin, Vinicius J. Fortuna, Emma S. Persky
  • Patent number: 10031672
    Abstract: A deduplication storage system with snapshot and clone capability includes storing logical pointer objects and organizing a first set of the logical pointer objects into a hierarchical structure. A second set of the logical pointer objects may be associated with corresponding logical data blocks of a client data object. The second set of the logical pointer objects may point to physical data blocks having deduplicated data that comprise data of the corresponding logical data blocks. Some of the logical pointer objects in the first set may point to the logical pointer objects in the second set, so that the hierarchical structure represents the client data object. A root of the hierarchical structure may be associated with the client data object. A snapshot or clone may be created by making a copy of the root and associating the copied root with the snapshot or clone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC
    Inventors: Wenguang Wang, Radu Berinde, Christos Karamanolis, Jorge Guerra Delgado, Srinath Premachandran
  • Patent number: 10007697
    Abstract: A location search device is provided. The location search device includes a storage in which character string information indicative of a location is divided into three or more search hierarchical levels according to units of division of the search hierarchical levels. The location search device searches for a location by references the character string information in a predefined search sequence of search hierarchical levels to sequentially identify a division on each search hierarchical level based on a character string input from a user. When the location search device accepts a user input designating a search hierarchical level that is reached by moving backward the predefined search sequence of the search hierarchical levels, the location search device regresses to the designated search hierarchical level and re-identify a division.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Erika Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10007935
    Abstract: The information processing system according to one embodiment includes a specifying unit and an extraction unit. The specifying unit specifies a content word co-occurring with onomatopoeia in one review among a plurality of posted reviews stored in a storage unit. The extraction unit extracts a posted sentence containing the content word from the plurality of posted reviews. In general, posted sentences or posted reviews containing onomatopoeia are likely to include users' actual experiences. By extracting the posted sentences that contain the content word which is likely to co-occur with onomatopoeia, it is possible to effectively extract the posted sentences on which users' actual experiences are written.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Keiji Shinzato
  • Patent number: 9996464
    Abstract: Managing a cache includes determining from metadata of a received service request whether a cache data response may satisfy the request as a function of recognizing a cacheable method name specification within request metadata by a service provider associated with the request, and determining whether the request is an inquiry in order to decide if the request may be satisfied by the cached data. Aspects also include searching the cache for the data response if determined the data is cacheable and the request is an inquiry, and sending the request on to a service provider if the data response is not a cacheable response, or the request is an update request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyajima, Masaru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9990380
    Abstract: The invention includes an algorithmic method for dynamically computing complex relationships among objects of an underlying functional system. The invention includes a method to algorithmically determine a set of functional locations in n-dimensional functional space of a set of elements of a functional system by electronically representing a set of data entities in a database system, the database system comprising a logical data model for structuring data sets from which functional information can be derived, using the logical data model to associate a set of characteristics with a reference point in the functional information system, selecting a functional positioning algorithm, and wherein the functional positioning algorithm executes a set of steps that takes as input a set of characteristics and returns as output a set of locations in n-dimensional functional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Locus LP
    Inventors: Rory Riggs, Elizabeth Bowling, James Breitmeyer, Jonathan Chandler, Vin Harng Chew, Barry Fox, Daniel Goldman, Lauren Hsu, Richard Kahn, Diana McKeage, Sean Sandys, Christopher Silkworth, Amy Whitaker
  • Patent number: 9984083
    Abstract: A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for managing data. In some embodiments, this includes receiving a query from a client, based on the received query, analyzing a catalog for location information, based on the analysis, determining a first storage system, an associated first file system, an associated first protocol translator, a second storage system, an associated second file system, and an associated second protocol translator, identifying a first data and a second data, wherein the first data is stored on the first storage system, and the second data is stored on the second storage system, running a first job on the first data using the associated first protocol translator, wherein the first job is not a native job of the first file system, and running a second job on the second data using the associated second protocol translator, wherein the second job is not a native job of the second file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sameer Tiwari, Milind Arun Bhandarkar, Bhooshan Deepak Mogal
  • Patent number: 9965359
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for removing a deadlock during replication from distributed source tables to a replica node. An embodiment operates by detecting a deadlock at a parallel log replayer at a replica node. A first replication log entry from a queue at the parallel log replayer is then selected based on whether removing the first replication log entry from the queue removes the deadlock. The first replication log entry is then forwarded to a waiting queue. A second replication log entry is then replayed at the parallel log replayer. After replaying the second replication log entry, the first replication log entry is replayed at the parallel log replayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Juchang Lee, Chang-Gyoo Park, Hyoung-Jun Na, Deok-Hoe Kim
  • Patent number: 9965360
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for synchronizing lost change between a source table and a replica table. An embodiment operates by detecting a restart at a source node or a replica node. Row-ID values of replication log entries are then compared to row-ID column values of rows at a replica table of the replica node. Replication errors at a source table or the replica table are then determined based on the row-ID comparison. The rows of the source table and the replica table are then updated based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Juchang Lee, Kyu-Hwan Kim, Hyoung-Jun Na, Chang-Gyoo Park, Hyejeong Lee
  • Patent number: 9959178
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for replicating a database transaction to a replica table. An embodiment operates by receiving a replication log entry and an associated transaction commit log entry for a database transaction to be replayed to a row at a replica table. A row-ID value of the replication log entry is compared to a row-ID column value of the row at the replica table. The replication log entry is then replayed at a parallel log replayer based on the comparison. The database transaction is then committed to the replica table by replaying the associated transaction commit log entry at a transaction log replayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Juchang Lee, Chang-Gyoo Park, Hyoung-Jun Na, Kyu-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9937414
    Abstract: Software on a server transmits a copy of a string of text data containing game state parameters to a client device executing an instance of a computer-implemented game. The string is serialized and unstructured. The instance modifies the game state parameters according to game logic and events generated by a user as the user plays the game. The software on the server then receives a batch file transmitted after a threshold period of time by the instance. The batch file includes a plurality of events. The software processes the plurality of events in the batch file against game logic to update one or more of game state parameters in the string and stores the text data in the updated string in a persistent database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Amitt Mahajan, Sifang Lu, Luke Thomas Rajlich, Timothy D. Wang
  • Patent number: 9916382
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for determining a first subject of a first content item corresponding to a first storyline, determining a second subject of a second content item corresponding to a second storyline, determining first data associated with the first subject, determining second data associated with the second subject, comparing at least a portion of the first data to at least a portion of the second data, determining that the first subject is related to the second subject, and associating the first content item with the second content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Hughes Clarke, Mike Iampietro, Aby Thomas Angilivelil
  • Patent number: 9910857
    Abstract: Methods and systems for data management are disclosed. With embodiments of the present disclosure, data files originating from the same source data can be de-duplicated. One such method comprises calculating one or more of a first characteristic value for first data in a first format, and one or more second characteristic values for one or more data in one or more second formats into which the first data can be converted, said characteristic value uniquely representing an arrangement characteristic of at least part of bits of data in a particular format. The method also includes storing one of the first data and the second data in response to one of the calculated characteristic values being the same as a stored characteristic value corresponding to a second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peng Hui Jiang, Pi Jun Jiang, Xi Ning Wang, Liang Xue, Wen Yin