Patents Examined by Kuen S Lu
  • Patent number: 10387800
    Abstract: A new approach is proposed to support two variants of the approach to effectively generate reason codes for an ensemble model. Both variants involve treating the ensemble model as a black box, identifying trivial values for input variables to the ensemble model, replacing each of the input variables to the ensemble model with its corresponding trivial values and then evaluating the impact on a score of the model after the trivial value replacement. The evaluation result of the impact is then used to generate the reason codes for the ensemble model. Specifically, the first variant is configured to perform one round of replacement, wherein variables with top drops in the score will be the reason codes. The second variant is configured to perform multiple rounds of replacement, which in each round, keeps the identified reason codes variables replaced with trivial values and analyzes incremental drops of replacing remaining variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: WePay, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun He
  • Patent number: 10380115
    Abstract: A method of searching a relational database table which includes: providing a relational database table having a plurality of rows and columns such that each of the plurality of columns has a column name descriptive of data in the each of the columns; providing a relational database management system (RDBMS) to manage access to the relational database table; providing at least one metadata tag to some of the plurality of columns wherein the metadata tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term that is assigned to the some of the plurality of columns; responsive to selecting at least one metadata tag and responsive to selecting a search string, searching by a search and join function of the RDBMS columns of the some of the plurality of columns corresponding to the at least one metadata tag in the relational database table to find data matching the search string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Binayak Dutta
  • Patent number: 10380171
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing devices capable of the reception and playback of one or more crafted media channels transmitted over an intermittent connection. The one or more channels may be customized by the end user to bias the programming towards individual tastes or moods. The channels may be delivered over an intermittent, unidirectional link, for example a Satellite Radio receiver in a home or car. Content may also be delivered over an intermittent, bidirectional link, for example to a portable media player via a wireless 802.11 or other networked connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SLACKER, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Kindig, Celite Milbrandt
  • Patent number: 10373062
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating a sequence of symbols based on input data for a neuro-linguistic model. The model may be used by a behavior recognition system to analyze the input data. A mapper component of a neuro-linguistic module in the behavior recognition system receives one or more normalized vectors generated from the input data. The mapper component generates one or more clusters based on a statistical distribution of the normalized vectors. The mapper component evaluates statistics and identifies statistically relevant clusters. The mapper component assigns a distinct symbol to each of the identified clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Omni AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Jung Seow, Gang Xu, Tao Yang, Wesley Kenneth Cobb
  • Patent number: 10372685
    Abstract: A client request, formatted in accordance with a file system interface, is received at an access subsystem of a distributed multi-tenant storage service. After the request is authenticated at the access subsystem, an atomic metadata operation comprising a group of file system metadata modifications is initiated, including a first metadata modification at a first node of a metadata subsystem of the storage service and a second metadata modification at a second node of the metadata subsystem. A plurality of replicas of at least one data modification corresponding to the request are saved at respective storage nodes of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Vincent, Wayne William Duso, Matti Juhani Oikarinen, Matteo Frigo, James Christopher Sorenson, III
  • Patent number: 10353861
    Abstract: Functional units of a processor fetch and decode architectural instructions of an architectural program. The architectural instructions are of an architectural instruction set of the processor. An execution unit includes first and second memories, a register and processing units. The first memory holds data in rows with addresses. The second memory holds non-architectural instructions of a non-architectural program. The architectural and non-architectural instruction sets are distinct. The processing units execute the non-architectural program instructions to read data from the first memory, perform operations on the data read from the first memory to generate results, and to write the results to the first memory. The register holds information that indicates progress made by the non-architectural program during execution. The first memory is also readable and writable by the architectural program. The architectural program uses the information to decide where in the first memory to read/write data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: VIA ALLIANCE SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: G. Glenn Henry, Terry Parks
  • Patent number: 10346379
    Abstract: An online system generates implied links between objects distributed by the online system based on a plurality of users' behaviors with respect to the objects. For a behavior of a user with respect to an object that satisfies a link criterion, the online system identifies a connection between the user and the object. Local object graphs are generated to represent the relationships between the objects connected to each user, and the local object graphs are merged into a global object graph. An adjacency matrix is extracted from the global object graph as a representation of the strength of relationships between the objects distributed by the online system. The online system may then apply graph analysis techniques to the adjacency matrix, thereby analyzing the relationships between the objects without relying upon explicit links between the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew David Walkingshaw, Boris Lev Aleksandrovsky, Arthur Anthonie van Hoff, Markus Breunig
  • Patent number: 10346445
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of systems and methods are provided for determining detailed locations of entities. One exemplary method includes receiving at least one signal record for a communication device associated with a user. The at least one signal record includes multiple signal strengths, a temporal indicator, and an identifier unique to the communication device. The exemplary method further includes accessing multiple discrete event records associated with the entity, correlating one of the multiple discrete event records to the at least one signal record based on the temporal indicator included in the at least one signal record, and generating a location range associated with the entity, based on the signal strengths included in the at least one signal record, whereby a location of the entity, distinct from one or more other entities, is indicated by the location range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Po Hu, Henry Weinberger
  • Patent number: 10346350
    Abstract: A processor includes an architectural register file loadable with micro-operations by architectural instructions of an architectural instruction set of the processor and an execution unit that executes instructions. The instructions are either architectural instructions or microinstructions into which architectural instructions are translated. The execution unit includes a decoder that decodes the instructions into micro-operations, a mode indicator that indicates one of first and second modes, a pipeline of stages to which are provided micro-operations that control circuits of the stages of the pipeline, and a multiplexer. The multiplexer selects for provision to the pipeline a micro-operation received from the decoder when the mode indicator indicates the first mode and selects for provision to the pipeline a micro-operation received from the architectural register file when the mode indicator indicates the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: VIA ALLIANCE SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: G. Glenn Henry, Terry Parks
  • Patent number: 10338961
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a data processing apparatus, a plurality of file operation requests, each file operation request including a priority, a deadline, and an operation type and representing a request to perform an operation on at least one file maintained in a distributed file system; identifying, by the data processing apparatus, a group of file operation requests to be executed together from the plurality of file operation requests, the identification based at least in part on at least one of: the file operations in the group of file operations being directed to a same storage system, or file operations in the group of file operations sharing a common operation type; and sending a request to execute the group of file operation requests to a system configured to perform the group of file operation requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chi Ma, Kenneth J. Goldman, Yonggang Zhao, Stephen P. G. Gildea
  • Patent number: 10339159
    Abstract: Overlay datasets provide an efficient, flexible and scalable mechanism to represent the logical replication of one or more prior defined datasets. Only changes made to an entity in an overlay dataset's underlying dataset are replicated into the overlay dataset (such changes do not affect the underlying dataset). Read operations directed to the overlay dataset will find entities in the overlay dataset if they exist and in the underlying dataset(s) if no overlay-specific entity exists. Accordingly, overlay datasets provide an efficient mechanism for making changes to an existing dataset without suffering the high processing time and storage overhead associated with prior art copying and versioning techniques. Overlay datasets also provide a natural mechanism to keep two or more datasets in synchronization because changes to a base or underlying dataset's entities are “visible” in its associated overlay dataset (unless the entity has been modified in the overlay dataset).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Mueller, Jiani Chen
  • Patent number: 10339098
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated methodology contemplating a processor-based storage controller and a nontransient, tangible computer memory configured to store a plurality of data files. Computer instructions are stored in the computer memory defining container-level array storage logic that is configured to be executed by the controller to sequentially containerize the data files to a plurality of virtual storage containers, and to flush the virtual storage containers by migrating each storage container's contents to a respective physical storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Spectra Logic, Corp.
    Inventor: Matthew Thomas Starr
  • Patent number: 10339113
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-program product for effecting incremental changes to a repository are disclosed. The method includes receiving an incremental feature package and applying the one or more revisions to the repository. In such methods, systems, and computer-program products, the incremental feature package includes one or more revisions to be made to a repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anil Billapati, Roshni Ramesh, Madhan Kumar Dk, Kerry Macarthur, Venkatesh Nayak, Vinay Kompella, Girish Pradhan, Darshan Kumar
  • Patent number: 10331690
    Abstract: A method of sorting and displaying data on a portable electronic device includes: determining geographical coordinates of the portable electronic device, providing search criteria to the portable electronic device, performing a search in a database based on the search criteria resulting in a list of database records, determining a search area of the portable electronic device and displaying selected records from the list of database records on a display screen of the portable electronic device. Each of the selected records is located within a search radius, which originates at the geographical coordinates of the portable electronic device, and within the search area, which is determined based on a pointing direction of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Nicholas Blommesteijn
  • Patent number: 10325031
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and/or systems of manipulating tree expressions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Robert T. and Virginia T. Jenkins as Trustees of the Jenkins Family Trust dated Feb. 8, 2002
    Inventor: Jack J. LeTourneau
  • Patent number: 10296662
    Abstract: A log record from a host machine node includes an invariant string and a term. A template identifier is selected, from among template identifiers within a template repository, for a template string matching the invariant string. A sampling count threshold is selected from among a set of sampling count thresholds based on the template identifier and the term. A template-term count is obtained based on a number of earlier log records that were received since the count was reset and have a template identifier and a term that match the template identifier and the term of the log record. Based on the template-term count satisfying the sampling count threshold, an index entry is generated in a sampled log records index based on the log record and the template-term count is reset to a defined value. Based on the template-term count not satisfying the sampling count threshold, the template-term count is incremented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CA, INC.
    Inventor: Sreenivas Gukal
  • Patent number: 10282375
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for aggregating data about multiple user interactions with a media (video or audio) item and analyzing the aggregated data. Based on the analysis, a recommendation and/or a report may be generated. Alternatively, one or more changes are automatically made to the media item. A recommendation indicates how the media item may be improved. The recommendation may indicate where the media item should be modified. The recommendation is then provided to a creator of the media item. A report indicates where within the media item different user interactions are occurring. If a change is automatically made to a media item, then a report may be generated that indicates a difference between user interactions before the change and after the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Sivakumar Loganathan, Deepak Ponraj, Puneet Sethi
  • Patent number: 10275539
    Abstract: A closed-loop natural language query pre-processor and response synthesizer architecture accepts natural language queries and dynamically synthesizes query results. The query results may be in the form of data stories. The architecture identifies, selects, and composes candidate response elements into a coherent and meaningful query result. The architecture also implements an adaptable delivery mechanism that is responsive to connection bandwidth, query source preferences, query source characteristics, and other factors. Feedback from multiple sources adapts the architecture for handling subsequent queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Georgios Krasadakis
  • Patent number: 10261801
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request to process a set of data using a data processing application. The method includes, based on a feature associated with the set of data, selecting between (i) a first mode in which one or more running processes of the data processing application are used to process the set of data and (2) a second mode in which one or more new processes of the data processing application are started up. The method includes causing the data processing application to be executed according to the selected mode to process the set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventor: Ben Fisher
  • Patent number: 10255333
    Abstract: A computerized method and system to communicate information between a supported client computer and a remote support organization have been described. At the supported client computer, status information, generated by one or more client applications when executing on the supported client computer, may be retrieved. The status information may be stored in a client database on the supported client computer. A first client database definition for a client data item may be mapped to a first tag, the first client database definition may be associated with the client database and the client data item may include the status information. A client message document including the first tag may be communicated to a support server of the remote support organization. The status information may be stored in, and retrieved from, the client database via a functional abstraction layer comprising one or more customized application program interfaces (API).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products LP
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste