Patents Examined by Khanh B. Pham
  • Patent number: 11176129
    Abstract: Methods for automatic selection of degrees of parallelism for efficient execution of queries in a database system are performed by systems and devices. An incoming query associated with a query system is received and features of the incoming query are determined. A system state of the query system and a set of executing queries are also determined, along with a query state of each executing query in the set. At runtime of the incoming query, allocation of a degree of parallelism for executing the query is determined by calculating different possible execution times for the incoming query at least partially concurrently with the set of executing queries. Execution times are calculated for different parallel thread options and based on query features, system state, or query states of executing queries. The execution of the incoming query is initialized with the parallel thread option corresponding to a specific execution completion time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Zhiwei Fan, Rathijit Sen, Harshada Chavan, Alan Halverson
  • Patent number: 11176160
    Abstract: An SQL interceptor inserted as a proxy between a database client and the corresponding database server intercepts a constrained application-generated SQL query and composes a new data request. Parameter values in the SQL query determine whether the new data request is sent to a database server or a web service provider. A reserved table name specified in the SQL query triggers a rewrite of the data request. Parameter values in the query are used to select among a plurality of executable modules to use for rewriting the data request. Special data encoding and formats need to be used based on the source of data that will receive and respond to the rewritten data request. For example, communication between a database client and server may use a vendor-specific, non-standard binary encoding, and XML and JSON response data must be reformatted as an SQL response for processing by the database client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Marius Adamut
  • Patent number: 11157533
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for a conversational system driven by a semantic network with a library of templated query operators are provided. The embodiment may include loading one or more operators for the conversational system to the library of templated query operators. The embodiment may also include receiving a query statement from a user. The embodiment may further include identifying an operator from the library to process the received query. The embodiment may also include identifying one or more input terms for the identified operator within the received query. The embodiment may further include generating one or more output terms based on processing the one or more identified input terms using the identified operator. The embodiment may also include generating a natural language response to the received query based on the one or more generated output terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pratyush Kumar, Karthik Sankaranarayanan
  • Patent number: 11157468
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for multi-release and parallel development of a database. The present invention is configured to determine a first version of a database release, wherein the first version is based on a first script; receive an incremental script associated with the first version of the database release; implement a database modeling tool to generate a second script, thereby creating a second version of the database release based on at least the first script and the incremental script; automatically generate an incremental database package based on at least the second version of the database release; and deploy the incremental database package, wherein deploying further comprises creating a second version of the database release based on the second script, wherein the second script is a baseline script for the second version of the database release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satyen Raghavendra Sharma, Sandeep Verma
  • Patent number: 11151159
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for receiving, by a target sent from a source, a first hash signature associated with a page of data. It may be determined that the first hash signature exists on the target. The target may receive a second hash signature sent from the source associated with the page of data. A third hash signature may be generated at the target. It may be determined that the second hash signature matches the third hash signature indicating the page of data exists on the target. A data-less write command may be executed using the page of data existing on the target to deduplicate the page of data existing on the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: David Meiri, Anton Kucherov
  • Patent number: 11151158
    Abstract: A data duplication device (200) determines a duplication range using a data processing graph. The data processing graph indicates information of input/output data to and from a duplicate source program involved in a duplicate source system (110). The duplication range is a range of data to duplicate from the duplicate source system to a duplicate destination system (120). The data duplication device acquires duplicate data corresponding to the duplication range from the duplicate source system. The data duplication device registers the duplicate data with the duplicate destination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11138205
    Abstract: A query-processing server provides natural language services to applications. More specifically, the query-processing server receives and stores domain knowledge information from application developers, the domain knowledge information comprising a linguistic description of the natural language user queries that application developers wish their applications to support. A first portion of the domain knowledge information is applied to transform a natural language query received from an application to an ordered sequence of question elements. A second portion of the domain knowledge information is applied to group the ordered sequence of question elements into a plurality of distinct structured questions posed by the natural language query. The distinct structured questions may then be provided to the application, which may then execute them and obtain the corresponding data referenced by the questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Soundhound, Inc.
    Inventors: Keyvan Mohajer, Bernard Mont-Reynaud, Philipp Hubert
  • Patent number: 11126945
    Abstract: A distributed ledger node of an organization management support system includes a request unit configured to request a determination on participation to a business network from a node of another organization on a distributed ledger system when receiving a request for new participation to a business network from a node of a specific organization, and a management unit configured to collect a determination result of at least the node of the other organization, finally determine the participation on the basis of the collected result, and reply to the node of the specific organization with a result of the final determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nagai, Hironori Emaru, Junji Kinoshita, Tatsuya Sato
  • Patent number: 11126655
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method comprising: receiving one or more items of metadata associated with an item of content, each of the items of metadata identifying a characteristic of a part of the item of content; receiving one or more items of user behaviour information corresponding to an engagement of a user with one or more parts of the item of content; and linking the metadata to the user behaviour in dependence on user engagement for the part of the content associated with the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Shaw, Paul Mardling, Mark Christie
  • Patent number: 11119991
    Abstract: A data storage and retrieval system for a computer memory for maintaining a database for product life cycle support (PLCS database). A computer system receives data exchange packets comprising data fields and populated with data according to different respective database schema and selects optimal data from amongst the packets. A master data exchange packet is formed comprising common field headers and the optimal data in data fields of the master data exchange packet. The system maps the common field headers to corresponding field headers of the PLCS database schema, and loads the optimal data of the master data exchange packet into the PLCS database according to the mapped PLCS field headers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
    Inventors: Stephen David Apps, Roger Leonard Hobley
  • Patent number: 11113306
    Abstract: Person-centric multi-channel opinion mining is performed in a single data repository, such as a data lake. An exemplary method comprises obtaining multi-channel heterogeneous data from a plurality of channels; identifying entities that are targets of opinion information across the plurality of channels; extracting a plurality of user identities from the plurality of channels; aligning the plurality of extracted user identities across the plurality of channels to link common user identities; identifying the entities that are targets of the opinion information of the extracted user identities; linking opinion information of the extracted user identities with a user identity associated with an opinion holder that expressed the opinion information; determining whether the opinion information comprises a positive or negative opinion; and providing a summary of the opinion information of a given opinion holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Karin Breitman, Rodrigo Dias Arruda Senra, Adriana Bechara Prado
  • Patent number: 11113637
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for exchanging content with a content management system comprising an extended record data structure. A plurality of records are maintained at the travel management system in an extended record data structure that includes first data containers containing standard data elements and second data containers containing non-standard data elements. Each non-standard data element is associated with a respective structure description file defining a structure of the attributes of the non-standard data element. A first data exchange message is generated at the travel management system and includes the structure description file of one of the non-standard data elements and a set of values corresponding to values of the attributes of the one of the non-standard data elements. The first data exchange message is transmitted according to a first data exchange format from the travel management system to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Vanessa Fontebride, Christel Charrat, Ludovic Le Sinq, Marion Francois, Pierre Gadeyne, Christian Ceelen
  • Patent number: 11107010
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for exchanging content with a content management system comprising an extended record data structure. A plurality of records are maintained at the travel management system in an extended record data structure that includes first data containers containing standard data elements and second data containers containing non-standard data elements. Each non-standard data element is associated with a respective structure description file defining a structure of the attributes of the non-standard data element. A first data exchange message is generated at the travel management system and includes the structure description file of one of the non-standard data elements and a set of values corresponding to values of the attributes of the one of the non-standard data elements. The first data exchange message is transmitted according to a first data exchange format from the travel management system to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Amadeus S.A.S.
    Inventors: Vanessa Fontebride, Christel Charrat, Ludovic Le Sinq, Marion Francois, Pierre Gadeyne, Christian Ceelen
  • Patent number: 11100139
    Abstract: This application is directed to performing a plurality of activities each of which is performed in a respective application with content associated with a content type selected from a group consisting of television programming, online content, on-device application, information views, and other content types. Each activity is associated with a timestamp, and described using a predefined format covering an action and content associated with the action. Each of the plurality of activities is then logged into an activities log in accordance with the predefined format. A plurality of user selectable affordances are displayed concurrently in a home screen on a display of the client device. Each of the affordances is associated with one of the plurality of activities performed with associated content, and the plurality of affordances includes at least two affordances associated with two distinct activities of the plurality of activities performed by two distinct applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Laligand, Stephen Shiu Lam Leung, Justin Koh, Richard William Bragg
  • Patent number: 11082472
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for associating multiple users with a media presentation device are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving first user preferences; receiving second user preferences; receiving requests to associate the first user preferences and the second user preferences, respectively, with a media presentation device; causing the first user preferences and the second user preferences to be associated with identifying information of the media presentation device; receiving, from the media presentation device, a request to present a slideshow of images based on user preferences and identifying information of the first user device and a third user device; determining that the first user preferences are associated with the media presentation device; determining that user preferences of the third user device are not associated with the media presentation device; and causing content based on the first user preferences to be presented by the media presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Raunaq Shah, Matt Van Der Staay
  • Patent number: 11055319
    Abstract: A method is described of identifying time-series signals that contain information useful for predicting impending event messages relating to one or more of safety, maintenance, and system operation information before they occur. The method includes loading a plurality of time-series signals with assigned signal name and associated time-series data into a machine-readable storage medium and grouping the plurality of time-series signals based on textual similarity of the corresponding signal names into a signal cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Ensberg, Chetan Prabhu, Marlee Ann Stevenson, Kamron Saniee
  • Patent number: 11042665
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein facilitate interfacing between processing nodes and a plurality of data repositories. In one example, a method of interfacing between a processing node and a plurality of data repositories includes identifying, for the processing node, a data access request using a first data access format, wherein the data access request includes a data connector identifier. The method further includes translating the access request to a second data access format based on the data connector identifier, and identifying a data repository in the plurality of data repositories to service the data access request based on the data connector identifier. The method also provides accessing data for the data access request in the data repository via the second data access format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Thomas A. Phelan, Michael J. Moretti, Joel Baxter, Gunaseelan Lakshminarayanan, Kumar Sreekanti
  • Patent number: 11042553
    Abstract: Facilitating of content entity annotation while maintaining joint quality, coverage and/or completeness performance conditions is provided. In one example, a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprises computer-readable instructions that, in response to execution, cause a computing system to perform operations. The operations include aggregating information indicative of initial entities for content and initial scores associated with the initial entities received from one or more content annotation sources and mapping the initial scores to respective values to generate calibrated scores. The operations include applying weights to the calibrated scores to generate weighted scores and combining the weighted scores using a linear aggregation model to generate a final score. The operations include determining whether to annotate the content with at least one of the initial entities based on a comparison of the final score and a defined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Balakrishnan Varadarajan, George Dan Toderici, Apostol Natsev, Weilong Yang, John Burge, Sanketh Shetty, Omid Madani
  • Patent number: 11036746
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for determining a dominant object of a query and employing the dominant object to provide enhanced search services are discussed. A query is segmented into a set of n_grams. Entity extraction and resolution (EER) methods are employed to determine implicit and explicit aspects for each n_gram. N_grams that include explicit aspects are pruned from the set of n_grams and a pruned set of candidate n_grams is generated from the non-pruned n_grams. Knowledge graphs are employed to generate a ranked list of associated categories for each candidate n_gram. A ranked list of categories associated with the un-segmented query is generated based on knowledge graphs. The candidate n_gram with the highest ranked associated category that is also a highly ranked category associated with the un-segmented query is selected as the dominant object of the query. Enhanced search results are provided based on the determined dominant object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Thrivikrama Taula, Amit Srivastava
  • Patent number: 11036762
    Abstract: A data storage service implements encoding techniques for generating compound partition keys, compound clustering keys, or a combination for more flexibility in storing data in a key-value database system. In some aspects a request to store data with multiple partition keys and/or multiple clustering keys may be received. Length information may be added to the partition keys, and the results concatenated together to form a compound partition key used to store the data in the database. Ordering information may be added to the clustering keys, and the results concatenated together to form a compound clustering key, to be used in storing and sorting data in the database. In some cases, the clustering keys may be made a uniform length, such as by padding keys, as necessary, to have a length that is a multiple of an arbitrary number, and then dividing the clustering keys into chunks of that arbitrary number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Bruck, Aishwarya Kamal, Almero Gouws, Derek William Richard Chen-Becker, Haifeng He, Andrey Markin, Akshat Vig