Patents Examined by Joon Hwan Hwang
  • Patent number: 7383273
    Abstract: Instructions are generated to manipulate target objects and relationships in a relational database when a source object having a one-to-many relationship of privately owned type with the target objects is manipulated. To generate instructions, mapping meta-data is used which contains information as to how object classes of the object model map to tables in the database and how relationships map to foreign keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Yaoping Wang, James Bryce Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7379945
    Abstract: A system and a process for combining document management and issue management with a hierarchical set of process steps in a unified context is described. A virtual foldering system provides a basic container for documents, issues, process steps, and other components. Each process step (or “task”) is a virtual folder, which can contain contents and other process steps, thus resulting in a hierarchical definition of the overall process and content. The hierarchy of components may be described in extended markup language (“XML”) and then deployed into a relational database management system (“RDBMS”), where it is used to define the structure of a process-driven application. Access control and personalization for users are provided through a permissions scheme that is based on user groups, roles, and organizations. Users are only presented with their assigned tasks and issues, as well as other portions of the process they need to be aware of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter D Hirsch, Abhideep Singh
  • Patent number: 7373358
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) tool for maintaining categorization schemes includes a categorization area that displays user-input fields which may be used to define a number of categories and a number of links that form a categorization scheme. The categorization scheme is organized to enable the computer-executed process to categorize the data. The categorization causes the selection of categories that correspond to the data. The selection is made by making a category determination beginning at the top level and proceeding to the children of categories that correspond to the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christopher Ronnewinkel, Janaki Kumar, Michael Kuehn
  • Patent number: 7363333
    Abstract: The present invention is a recording method for recording data to a disc shaped record medium 10 corresponding to a hierarchical file system, the method comprising the steps of recording management information for managing a hierarchical structure of the file system to a particular area 16 of the disc shaped record medium, treating an unused area of the particular area 16 as a particular file, and recording information with respect to an initial location and an initial length of the particular file and information with respect to a current location and a current length of the particular file to the particular area 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Aridome, Makoto Yamada, Hirofumi Todo
  • Patent number: 7330847
    Abstract: A system, method and processor medium that manages automatic generation of output from an on-line analytical processing system. Scheduled services are processed in an on-line analytical processing system and output from the OLAP system is then automatically forwarded to one or more subscriber output devices specified for that service. The system manages the operation of the service processing system to increase throughput, increase speed, and improve the administrator control over the processing. The system may maintain dynamic recipient lists that are resolved by system. The system enables administrator control over processing by enabling administrators to view all services and all subscribers of the system, by maintaining an address book containing entries for subscribers of the service and enables a system user to view the contents of the address book, and by scheduling processing of services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: MicroStrategy, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Saylor, Kyle N. Yost, Peter G. Wilding, Robert G. Trenkamp
  • Patent number: 7321895
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate data retrieved from the logical fields of an abstract database using a timeline. The logical fields specified by a database abstraction model are extended to include attributes that specify where data corresponding to a logical field occurs on a timeline. Query results may be displayed by ordering query results as points (for an event) or segments (for a duration) on the timeline. Further, query processing techniques disclosed by the present invention allow users to include temporal operators such as “before”, “after”, “during”, and “within” in an abstract query. Temporal operators provide users with the ability to include temporal relationships in an abstract query, without having to construct a complex conditional expression from more primitive logical operators (e.g., “ands” and “ors”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Daniel P. Kolz
  • Patent number: 7310630
    Abstract: An inputting/designating section inputs a multimedia object or designates a multimedia object previously stored in a database. A feature-value-determining section determines the feature value of the input or designated multimedia object. A weighting-factor-determining section determines the determined feature-value weighting factor of the multimedia object. A similarity-retrieval section retrieves the similarity of the multimedia object previously stored in the database by using the determined feature value and the determined feature-value weighting factor. A displaying section displays a multimedia object similar to the multimedia object designated by the inputting/designating section in accordance with the result of similarity retrieval. A similarity-ranking-changing section changes similarity rankings of the displayed multimedia object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihito Furuhashi, Hiroshi Matsuzaki, Takao Shibasaki
  • Patent number: 7305408
    Abstract: A system for cross attribute analysis for sales data in a multi-dimensional planning system. The system includes a set of processing modules that performs cross attribute analysis and manipulation in online analytical processing (OLAP) and multi-dimensional planning applications by dimension splitting. A number of processing module are utilized to perform the required processing. The system includes a hierarchy processing module for aggregating data up a hierarchical data structure, a dimension splitting module for creating pseudo-hierarchical data structures from data within the hierarchical data structure, and a multi-dimensional data viewing module for displaying a set of multi-dimensional data set according to the hierarchical data structure in a multi-dimensional spreadsheet. A single dimension corresponds to an attribute of the data contained within the hierarchical data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Adrian Morris
  • Patent number: 7302447
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for associating a virtual column with a target physical table. The data for the virtual column originates from a source physical table where the data physically resides. In this way, users can access the data in a manner consistent with the users' logical perspective of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Daniel P. Kolz
  • Patent number: 7299223
    Abstract: Users can create computational models in a spreadsheet application and automatically apply the model to data stored in a relational database. By importing a sample of the data from a database table into the spreadsheet application, users can build spreadsheet models that perform analysis and computations on the sample data. Once the model is complete, the spreadsheet model is translated into an SQL format model understood by the database. The SQL model can operate on the entire data set in the database, rather than just the sample data used to construct the model. The SQL model and its associated data are stored in the database, and the model can be executed on a different sets of data. A web browser based front-end allows model users to access the SQL model via a web browser, eliminating the need for model users to have a spreadsheet application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Aman Namait, Allison Waingold, Martin Roth, Andrew Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7290018
    Abstract: Change-driven replication includes determining in a first replication data included in a collection of business master data by performing an explosion of the collection of business master data and transmitting the data to be replicated from a central data system to one or more target data systems, determining which data included in the collection of business master data has changed since the first replication by exploding only the changed data, replicating only the changed data in a second replication, and transmitting the changed data from the central data system to at least one of the target data systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Muecklich, Wolfgang Kalthoff, Uwe Fischer, Markus Breiter
  • Patent number: 7284006
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided that includes receiving a document and determining a file type for the document. In addition, the document is segmented into blocks of text as a function of the file type and at least one keyword and a summary is generated for the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Yunbo Cao, Hang Li
  • Patent number: 7277903
    Abstract: An archive system is provided for long term storage of large amounts of data that is particularly suited for multi-year storage of medical data such as cardiac images, patient demographics and reports. One or more digital versatile disks (DVDs) may be employed as the storage media. In the archival process, all of the data for a particular patient, procedure or study is stored and uniquely identified within one DVD. Each DVD may have an executable program stored thereon for independently accessing the archived data from the selected DVD. Before the DVD is recorded, the data to be archived is segmented into a plurality of information groups where each group is based on data for the particular patient, procedure or study. Then, the DVD is reviewed to determine whether a sufficient amount of storage space is present to ensure that the information group will be entirely stored within one DVD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Heartlab, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. Petrocelli
  • Patent number: 7275053
    Abstract: A surveillance and reporting system (SRS) is provided that enables a user to monitor and generate reports from multiple related sources pertaining to events associated with each of these sources. The SRS is internet based, thereby providing access to remote users. The SRS also provides for identification of the sources by combining multiple databases related to each source in a tabular form in order to enable generation of complete reports and in order to enable sorting and filtering based upon more extensive source identification criteria. The SRS also accommodates changes in the underlying identification data by revising or generating up to date tables containing current identifying data for each of the multiple sources in a tabular form, thereby avoiding the need to reprogram the report procedures as a result of changes in the underlying data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Cingular Wireless II, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gardner, Brad Snyder, Todd Zeiler
  • Patent number: 7275058
    Abstract: A method for determining a k order statistic is provided. The method initiates with identifying at least two sorted sets. Then, a recurrence configured to eliminate elements of the at least two sorted sets is defined. Next, an index value associated with a k order statistic is reduced through the recurrence to obtain a base case. After obtaining the base case, a minimum value of remaining elements is selected from the at least two sorted sets. The minimum value corresponds to the k order statistic. A display controller having circuitry for determining a median value and a computer readable medium having program instructions for determining a k order statistic are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald Boskovic
  • Patent number: 7275054
    Abstract: When a user inputs a first extraction condition and a second extraction condition, a first data group is extracted from data registered in a database based on the first extraction condition, and a second data group is extracted from the database based on the second extraction condition. Then, common data that is data that belongs to both the first data group and the second data group is extracted. Finally, information about the common data and other data, which is data in the second data group other than the common data, is displayed in a distinguishable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hiratsuka, Makoto Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 7266556
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”) that manages the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Joshua L. Coates
  • Patent number: 7266555
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”), to manage the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman
  • Patent number: 7257575
    Abstract: When using finite-state devices to perform various functions, it is beneficial to use finite state devices representing regular grammars with terminals having markup-language-based semantics. By using markup-language-based symbols in the finite state devices, it is possible to generate valid markup-language expressions by concatenating the symbols representing the result of the performed function. The markup-language expression can be used by other applications and/or devices. Finite-state devices are used to convert strings of words and gestures into valid markup-language, for example, XML, expressions that can be used, for example, to provide an application program interface to underlying system applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Johnston, Srinivas Bangalore
  • Patent number: 7243114
    Abstract: A management apparatus searches whether or not a notification file corresponding to a document name displayed on a display is present within a difference management table, and displays a predetermined indication “*”, which indicates the presence of a notification file, on the display, when a notification file is present. When conventional documents are converted into electronic documents, there arises problems that rather inconveniences would be brought compared to the paper-printed documents before converted into the electronic documents, and these inconveniences may cause mistakes in the work and misjudgments in the maintenance and operation of machinery and equipment and may induce considerable economical loss in the business activities and serious accidents in the maintenance and operation of machinery and equipment. However, these problems are solved by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masashi Akazawa, Masanao Fukuichi, Akinobu Miyamoto, Akiko Gondo