Patents Examined by Kimberly Lovel
  • Patent number: 8250086
    Abstract: A method of providing enterprise applications with shared access to a data warehouse. A web service request is issued over a data network from a first client enterprise application to a second server enterprise application. A database query is then constructed at the second server enterprise application. It is then determined whether a response to the web service request will include the results of posing the database query against the data warehouse, or the SQL syntax necessary to pose the query. If the response is to include the results of posing then the second server enterprise application poses the query against the data warehouse and issues the results to the first client enterprise application. If the response to the request is to include the SQL syntax necessary to pose the query, then the second server enterprise application provides the database query syntax to the first client enterprise application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Teradata U S, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Coutts, Alnasir Ladha, Lorenzo Danesi
  • Patent number: 8219564
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide mechanisms that overcome limitations of existing indexes by creating two-dimensional (2D) spatial indexes to quickly locate data containers that match two or more predicates. This is accomplished by representing metadata attributes describing a data container as dimensions in a 2D space so that a data container can be expressed as a point or a cell in a 2D space with coordinates being a pair of values of the selected attributes. A space filling curve is used to traverse the 2D space and convert each pair of the 2D coordinates to a single space filling curve value. A 2D spatial index is then created based on the computed space filling curve values so that one value can be associated with one or more points (data containers) in the index. Advantageously, the created spatial index provides for searching and processing fewer metadata entries, thereby decreasing the time typically used to search for data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Minglong Shao, Andrew Leung, Shankar Pasupathy, Timothy Clayton Bisson
  • Patent number: 8190626
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for the comparison of anonymized data entries are described. In one embodiment the present invention is a computer-implemented method for comparing anonymized data entries, including separately processing data entries in a query list and a search database by: normalizing, generating variants, scoring, and anonyminizing. The expanded and anonymized data entries in the query list and the search database are then compared to find an exact match. In another embodiment, the present invention is a system for comparing anonymized data entries, having a list expansion module, an anonymizer module, and a matching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: The Mitre Corporation
    Inventors: Catherine Nelson Ball, Gary D. Forman, Elizabeth K Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8180741
    Abstract: A computer system, method and/or computer-readable medium provide independent data objects to a token in compressed form. The independent data objects are representative of security information associated with the token. The system includes an interface operable to communicate with a token, and a processor cooperatively operable with the interface. The processor is configured to determine a set of independent data objects that are associated with the token, and to aggregate the set of independent data objects associated with the token into a group. Also, the processor is configured for compressing the group into a unit of contiguous data, and writing the unit of contiguous data to the token via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Relyea
  • Patent number: 8180745
    Abstract: A system to create a first database object in the object-oriented database, the first database object associated with a primary key, a first group ID m, and a first delta ID m, associate a first pointer with the first database object, create a second database object in the object-oriented database, the second database object associated with the primary key, a second group ID n, and a second delta ID n, associate a second pointer with the second database object, and create a third database object in the object-oriented database, the third database object associated with the primary key, the first group ID m, and a third delta ID m+1. The third database object is associated with a change to the first database object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Andrei Suvernev, Thorsten Glebe
  • Patent number: 8180773
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for detecting a duplicate document. A plurality of documents may be assigned to categories, each category corresponding to a collection of duplicates, or near duplicate documents. A new document may be received. The new document may be evaluated against each category to determine a similarity score between the new document and each category. The new document may be identified as a duplicate based on the similarity scores and thresholds for each category. An action may then be performed on the duplicate based on duplication rules. The thresholds and duplication rules may be customized by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivas V. Chitiveli, Barton W. Emanuel, Alexander W. Holt, Michael E. Moran
  • Patent number: 8176096
    Abstract: A data visualization interactivity architecture may be provided. The architecture may allow the creation of a data visualization, such as a chart, and may expose an interactive feature on the visualization. The architecture may provide integration with multiple rendering platforms. When a user selects the exposed feature, the architecture may translate the selection into a common format and modify the data visualization according to layout rules independent of the rendering platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Barry C. Allyn, Chris Becker, B. Scott Ruble
  • Patent number: 8176011
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for maintaining profiles of information channels available on the Web, wherein the information channels are accessed via pull-only protocols. The method includes monitoring one or more channels by a channel pull action at a monitoring rate, wherein the monitoring rate is determined for the one or more channels based on the number of update events in a previous time period. The method may optimally include filtering the update events in the time period by a novelty measure, wherein the filtering disregards events that do not include significant novel information. The monitoring rate is adapted based on reinforcement learning applying iterative learning rules over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Carmel, Haggai Roitman, Elad Yom-Tov
  • Patent number: 8176056
    Abstract: A ranking component ranks documents, such as web pages or web sites, to obtain a ranking score that defines a quality judgment of the document. The ranking score of a particular document is based on the ranking score of the documents which link to it and based on affiliation among the documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Bharat, Amit Singhal, Paul Haahr
  • Patent number: 8161080
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for managing transactions in a telecommunications network. The method includes creating an XML transaction detail file. At least one transaction detail record is stored in the XML transaction detail file in response to a telecommunications transaction. The at least one transaction detail record includes transaction data corresponding to the telecommunications transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: John Kenneth Gallant
  • Patent number: 8161046
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and/or methodology for selectivity estimation of set similarity queries. More specifically, the invention relates to a selectivity estimation technique employing hashed sampling. The invention providing for samples constructed a priori that can efficiently and quickly provide accurate estimates for arbitrary queries, and can be updated efficiently as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Marios Hadjieleftheriou, Nick Koudas, Divesh Srivastava, Xiaohui Yu
  • Patent number: 8161006
    Abstract: In order to reduce a period of time required for a database operation and maintenance job, provided is a database management method in a database management apparatus that manages a database stored in a storage apparatus including: executing load processing of storing data which is read from the storage apparatus in a memory; executing job processing by reading and writing the data which is stored in the memory; executing unload processing of writing the data which is stored in the memory in the storage apparatus; and executing maintenance processing for the database using the data which is stored in the memory at timing for executing at least one of the load processing and the unload processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuo Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8156145
    Abstract: A method for processing queries is provided. A database server receives and executes a query to generate a relation. The query comprises first one or more clauses and a model clause. The model clause comprises a rule that has a left-side expression and a right-side expression. In one embodiment, the right-side expression of the rule includes a window function, which specifies one or more partition columns. In an embodiment, the left-side expression comprises a for-loop predicate. The for-loop predicate is unfolded after the database server compiles the query. In one embodiment, the left-side expression of the rule comprises one or more existential predicates, where each existential predicate evaluates to a Boolean value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Tolga Bozkaya, Andrew Witkowski
  • Patent number: 8150852
    Abstract: A converter for converting an application program that is executed for every job request into a batch processing program for collectively processing a plurality of job requests. The converter includes: a code identifier for identifying a portion of the application program that includes a service request to another server, and a portion that does not include a service request; an integration unit for converting the service request into a collective service request that collectively issues a plurality of service requests corresponding to the plurality of job requests; a multiplexing unit for converting the processing code in the application program into a multiplexed code for executing multiple processings corresponding to the plurality of job requests; and an output unit for outputting, as the batch processing program, the application program that the integration unit and the multiplexing unit have processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Komatsu, Moriyoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 8145666
    Abstract: Real-time attributes are processed according to a syntax schema for a directory access protocol service by associating by a computer a real-time attribute with a directory structure, the real-time attribute being externally stored from the directory structure; responsive to an access request via a directory access protocol for access to a database value for the real-time attribute, obtaining by a computer a current value from a real-time data source external to the directory structure, and converting by a computer the obtained value from a format not compatible with the directory access protocol to a compatible format; and returning by a computer to a requester the converted real-time attribute directly in the directory access protocol, wherein storing and updating of the converted real-time attribute value in the directory structure are eliminated or avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jason M. Bell, Mark Joseph Cavage, Kristin Marie Hazlewood, Gary Dale Williams
  • Patent number: 8145601
    Abstract: A method for transmitting records of changes to data from a production location to a storage location. The method stores in a log, records of changes to data stored at a production location. Those records are transmitted and a transmitted records checkpoint is generated that is transmitted at the end of the transmitted records. A records checkpoint conformation is received and the plurality of transmitted records are purged from the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Giedrius Zizys, Kestutis Patiejunas
  • Patent number: 8135682
    Abstract: A system for administrating over changes to a record shared by a plurality of users authorized to do so is provided with a resource to officiate over an official version of the record and to communicate with the plurality of users over a medium for non-persistent communications. Typically, this medium is the Internet. In response to a request of a given user, the resource replies with a communication sending a copy of the official version. In consequence of a return by the given user of a request to effect given changes, the resource compares a saved original edition of the sent copy to the official version so if in case of a match the resource effects the given changes to the official version, or else not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: David A. Crockett
  • Patent number: 8131757
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product provide the ability to locate and display data in a taxonomy. A canonical taxonomy is defined (that is not exposed to a user that is searching for parts) by defining canonical categories and canonical attributes in a hierarchical structure. Mapping taxonomies are defined that define mapping categories that map to both canonical categories and canonical categories plus canonical attributes. Part data is processed based on the mapping taxonomies during which the data is mapped to a canonical category. A search request is specified in a particular mapping taxonomy format and results are returned (and displayed) that include data from multiple different taxonomies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Haley, Laura Quiroga
  • Patent number: 8131768
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for analyzing data-flow using program expressions or terms by extracting a control flow graph node from a work list; merging symbolic term values at join nodes; performing simplification of term values using rewriting logic; determining successors of the graph node to which data must be propagated; and updating symbolic data for elements of the successors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
    Inventor: Nishant Sinha
  • Patent number: 8126885
    Abstract: A method, a device and a computer readable storage medium for enhancing user experience associated with searching data associated with one or more applications/services accessible on a mobile computing device. The result of the search is selected organized based on previous history of user actions to present the most relevant data entries to the user. Options associated with the searched data entries are also selected and organized based on previous history of user actions to facilitate performing of the user's intended functions on the mobile computing device. Further, searched data entries may be presented to the user in an argument oriented presentation mode where the searched data entries represent arguments for functions or a function oriented presentation mode where the searched data entries represent functions to be performed on the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Srikiran Prasad, Matias G. Duarte, Jeremy G. Lyon, Michelle Koh, Daniel Marc G. Shiplacoff, Yunmei Wei