Patents Examined by Kris E Mackes
  • Patent number: 10706097
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for navigating, outputting and displaying non-linearly connected groups of transmedia content. Specifically, the invention involves retrieving, from a database, an ordered group of transmedia content data objects comprising a plurality of transmedia content data objects and linking data, whereby each element of the linking data defines a directional link from one of the transmedia content data objects to another of the transmedia content data objects; generating a two-dimensional graph structure representing the ordered group of transmedia content data objects whereby each graph node corresponds to a transmedia content data object and each graph edge corresponds to an element of the linking data; and outputting the graph structure on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebekkah Laeuchli, Isabel Simo, Max Grosse, Markus Gross, Sasha Schriber, Maria Cabral, Merada Richter
  • Patent number: 10706049
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for querying a nondeterministic graph, which are used to implement quick query of a nondeterministic graph, reduce query complexity, and improve query efficiency. The method comprises receiving a query instruction, where the query instruction is used to query a nondeterministic graph for data that satisfies a query condition; determining two vertices in the nondeterministic graph according to the query instruction; determining all possible paths that use one vertex in the two vertices as a start point and the other vertex as an end point; calculate a probability of a first event or a second event corresponding to each of the paths; and obtaining, according to the probability of the first event or the probability of the second event, a query result corresponding to the query instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiefeng Cheng, Cheng He, Wei Fan
  • Patent number: 10693828
    Abstract: A social networking system selects a set of contacts for presentation to a user of the social networking system. A contact is an additional user or a group of users maintained by the social networking system. To select the set of contacts, the social networking system generates scores associated with additional users of the social networking system and groups of users based on interactions between the user and various additional users and between the user and groups of users. Based on the scores associated with additional users and with groups of users, the social networking system selects a set of contacts from the additional users and the groups of users. Information identifying the set of contacts is communicated from the social networking system to a client device for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksandar Ilic, Chuang Wu, Peter Henry Martinazzi, Ziqing Mao
  • Patent number: 10691655
    Abstract: Various technologies pertaining to extracting data encoded in a tree-structured document and generating a table based upon the extracted data are described herein. In a first embodiment, the table is generated without requiring input from a data cleaner. In a second embodiment, the table is generated based upon examples set forth by a data cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vu Minh Le, Sumit Gulwani, Ranvijay Kumar, Chiu Ying Cheung
  • Patent number: 10678804
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for cross-system journey modeling based on relation of machine data. An example method includes obtaining information describing a user journey that includes multiple steps, each step corresponding to a query to be applied to one or more field-searchable data stores storing events, each event including a portion of machine data that reflects activity in an information technology environment and that is produced by a component of that information technology environment, and each event being associated with a timestamp extracted from the portion of machine data of that event. Events returned as a result of the query of each step are related. The results of the relating are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Joerg Beringer, Isabelle Park
  • Patent number: 10664505
    Abstract: An approach is provided for identifying entity relationships based on word classifications extracted from business documents stored in a plurality of corpora. In the approach, performed by an information handling system, a plurality of cluster classifications are identified for the business documents so that entity information from the business documents can be classified or assigned to the cluster classifications, such as by performing natural language processing (NLP) analysis of the business documents. The approach applies semantic analysis to identify and score entity relationships between the entity information classified in the cluster classifications, and based on the scored entity relationships, cluster relationships between the cluster classifications are identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Swaminathan Chandrasekaran, Lakshminarayanan Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 10664481
    Abstract: A data processing method includes receiving a stream of digital data with a plurality of objects and, in response to receiving an object, tokenizing the object to create a tokenized object, and storing the tokenized object in a token database. The method further includes comparing the tokenized object to a plurality of other tokenized objects stored in the token database, computing a pattern associated with the tokenized object, storing the pattern in a pattern database, and managing a size of the pattern database by identifying, a subset of patterns that are eligible for deletion from the pattern database based on an age of each pattern, ranking each pattern of the subset based on a quality and a popularity metric, identifying, based on the ranking and from the subset, a second pattern and deleting the second pattern from the pattern database to produce an updated database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Attias, Alberto Gonzalez Prieto
  • Patent number: 10650012
    Abstract: A method involves receiving, from a user, a user query for data contained within a multi-dimensional dataset comprising a plurality of data objects, generating a multi-dimensional search box for use in searching the multi-dimensional dataset according to the user query, wherein the size of the multi-dimensional search box is approximated based upon a percentage of the scale of the dataset and upon the standard deviation of the data object distribution of the dataset, searching the multi-dimensional dataset using the multi-dimensional search box, and returning, to the user, data from the multi-dimensional dataset contained within the multi-dimensional search box. The multi-dimensional search box may be generated in part by modeling the range of values as an arbitrary start point within the multi-dimensional data set with extents that are Gaussian distributed with a standard deviation less than the scale of the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Ronald J. Wroblewski
  • Patent number: 10650020
    Abstract: A system analyzes transformations for processing datasets. The transformations may be used for build a transformation script for preprocessing data for analysis by big data analysis systems. The system receives a new transformation for analysis. The system determines a measure of an impact of the new transformation operation on a dataset. The system determines statistical information describing rows of the transformed dataset that are impacted by the new transformation. The system receives request to add the new transformation to the transformation script responsive to presenting the statistical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Trifacta Inc.
    Inventors: Vihang Jitendra Mehta, Seshadri Sadasivan Mahalingam, Philip John Vander Broek
  • Patent number: 10650047
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a computer implemented method of analyzing a graph having a plurality of vertices and edges to identify a subgraph of the graph, wherein the subgraph includes an exact subset. The method includes applying, by a first processor, a heuristic analysis to the graph to determine an initial subset of the graph. The method further includes applying, by either the first processor or a second processor, an exact analysis to the initial subset to determine an exact subset of the initial subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10642937
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for interactively associating a semantic concept with a unique term that is input by a user. As the user is creating a document and/or once the user has completed a draft of the document, the document is parsed to identify unique terms (e.g., persons, places, things, services, etc.) in the document. When a unique term is identified, a query is generated to locate one or more semantic concepts (e.g., URLs, URNs, or other identifiers, for example) that are associated with the identified unique term and a notification indicative of the results is generated. From this notification, the user can select whether to associate the unique term with any and/or all of the located semantic concepts. In this way, supplemental content may be added to a document that the user is creating, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Francis Hurst
  • Patent number: 10628405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for manipulating non-linearly connected transmedia content, in particular for creating, processing and managing non-linearly connected transmedia content. The disclosure includes content creation modes and version control systems for non-linearly connected transmedia content data, in which individual transmedia content data items are connected to either other via directional linking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Rebekkah Laeuchli, Isabel Simo, Max Grosse, Sasha Schriber, Markus Gross, Maria Cabral
  • Patent number: 10628472
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided, in a question answering (QA) system, for performing persona-based question answering is provided. An identification of a requested persona is received from a user along with a natural language question input specifying an input question to be answered by the QA system. Responsive to receiving the requested persona, components of the QA system are customized to answer questions from a viewpoint of the requested persona. An answer to the input question is generated from the viewpoint of the requested persona based on the customization of the components of the QA system. The answer to the input question is output in a form representative of the requested persona.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Alexander Pikovsky, David G. Radley, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 10621259
    Abstract: In a URL error-correcting method, after a URL is received from a terminal, a server determines whether a web page corresponding to the URL exists. When there is no web page corresponding to the URL, the server determines that the URL is an incorrect URL. Similarity matching is performed using the URL with a URL in a URL database, to acquire a pre-determined quantity of URLs that are most similar to the URL, as alternative error-corrected URLs. The error-corrected URLs are sent to the terminal. The correctness of a URL is determined by means of determining whether a web page corresponding to the URL exists. When the URL is incorrect, similarity matching is performed with a URL in a URL database to obtain URLs possibly needed by a user, so as to achieve error correction of a URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Yonghua Li
  • Patent number: 10621208
    Abstract: A category name extraction device includes a specifying means configured to specify a word contained in a plurality of item information respectively belonging to a plurality of categories in parallel structure, qualifying or being qualified by a name of a category where each item information belongs, and being in common to a plurality of item information belonging to a plurality of different categories, as a reference word, an extraction means configured to extract a word contained in a phrase contained in item information belonging to any of the plurality of categories, qualifying or being qualified by the reference word, and being different from names of the plurality of categories, as a candidate category name, and an output means configured to output the candidate category name extracted by the extraction means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: YoungJoo Chung
  • Patent number: 10621242
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating online content creator profiles and providing a searchable platform for the online content creator profiles. Creator information, online content information, and/or other information may be obtained from multiple online sources. The creator information, online content information, and/or other information may be organized into creator profiles for individual ones of the creators. User defined search parameters defining a search query may be received. The user defined search parameters may indicate one or both of the creator information, the online content information, and/or other information. One or more of the individual ones of the creators may be identified based on the creator information and/or the online content information included in the creator profiles for the one or more of the individual ones of the creators satisfying the user defined search parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Cherie Hurwitz, Benjamin Collier, Ryan Lissack, Kristopher Johns, Kyle Medina, Chad Wyszynski
  • Patent number: 10606822
    Abstract: Dynamic updating of metadata associated with a file system is described herein. In accordance with an example, the updating includes creating a shadow file system metadata (FSM) index map in a shadow data block. The shadow data block is associated with a metadata storage of the file system and the metadata storage stores metadata files associated with the file system. The shadow FSM index map is associated with the metadata storage through an index map of the metadata storage, the index map being indicative of the metadata files in the metadata storage. The shadow FSM index map is updated to dynamically update the metadata associated with the file system, in the metadata storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Anand A Ganjihal, Santigopal Mondal, Anoop Kumar Raveendran, Sandya Srivilliputtur Mannarswamy
  • Patent number: 10599676
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for management of redundant data storage centers is provided herein. An exemplary method includes redundantly storing data records across the redundant data storage centers, with a first data storage center operating as a primary data storage center configured to respond to at least user input related to the data records. The method includes placing the first data storage center into an intermediate mode which comprises ceasing response to the user input by the first data storage center and executing pending operations related to previous user input received by the first data storage center, and designating the second data storage center as the primary data storage center configured to respond to at least further user input related to the data records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arshish Kapadia, Peter Adam Outcalt, Paul Gaston Shealy
  • Patent number: 10599651
    Abstract: Systems for database system management. A method embodiment commences upon intercepting a feature or command that is issued from a software application that interfaces with a database management system. Rules are used to identify that the feature or command is of a first type (e.g., an older type). The feature or command is analyzed to determine if it is a candidate to be modified or upgraded to implement a newer feature or command of a second type (e.g., a newer type). Modifications are made to the old feature or command of the first type to implement a new feature or command of a second type. The new feature or command of the second type is sent to the database management system for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamed Zait, Sunil Parrokkaren Chakkappen, Jiaqi Yan
  • Patent number: 10599741
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a computer-implemented method for efficiently viewing documents. The method includes entering and saving keywords and user control parameters corresponding to the keywords, and searching the document for the keyword to find a located keyword. Next, the method changes an area around the located keyword as a function of the saved user control parameters, where the parameters include a warp, a mark and a snip parameter, to provide a changed document. Lastly, the changed document is provided to a rendering engine. In another aspect, the method communicates with a rendering engine (“RE”) and comprises entering and saving a keyword and its corresponding user control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Big Fish Design, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Corlett, Aaron C. Lyman