Patents Examined by Mahesh Dwivedi
  • Patent number: 9449022
    Abstract: Ranking and displaying comparable properties entails receiving appraisal information comprising a subject property and appraiser-chosen comparable properties corresponding to the subject property. Property data corresponding to a geographical area is accessed, in support of determining model-chosen comparable properties based upon the appropriateness of each of the comparable properties as comparables for the subject property. A map image is displayed for the geographical area, along with indicators on the map image indicative of the subject property, at least one of the appraiser-chosen comparable properties, and at least one of the model-chosen comparable properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Fannie Mae
    Inventors: Megan C. Berry, Alexei M. Kisselev, Eric Rosenblatt, WenXiong Yao, Felix G. Meale, Adam Davis
  • Patent number: 9449059
    Abstract: A method includes providing a source report for display that includes a first plurality of data values each associated with a first context, the first context comprising an intersection of dimensions of a multidimensional database. The method includes receiving a selection of a first data value of the first plurality, and providing a drill-through report for display generated based at least in part on the selected data value. The drill-through report includes a second plurality of data values each associated with a second context comprising an intersection of at least one dimension of the first context and at least one other dimension not in the first context. The method includes receiving an indication of a relationship between the selected data value and the drill-through report, updating the source report to include a graphical representation of the relationship, and providing the updated source report having the graphical representation for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Amer Hammoud
  • Patent number: 9449005
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metadata storage system and a management method for a cluster file system. The metadata of the cluster file system is stored by using a DRAM+SSD+HDD three-tier architecture, and the metadata is written sequentially into a metadata buffer in the DRAM based on write-in time. When a metadata buffer fully written, it is written back into the SSD sequentially to form a new metadata storage unit, and corresponding metadata index information in a header structure thereof is stored into the DRAM in a form of a metadata index unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhuo Chen, Jin Xiong
  • Patent number: 9443217
    Abstract: A quality inspection and analytics system may include a quality inspection module to receive the information for inspection lots and display the information for the inspection lots simultaneously in a scrollable screen via a user interface. The information for the inspection lots may include inspection metrics, expected values for the inspection metrics and measured values for the inspection metrics. The quality inspection module may receive a usage decision and store the usage decision. Also, the system may include a quality analytics module to execute causal analysis of rejected inspection lots based on the inspection lot information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Venkatesh R. Iyer
  • Patent number: 9441983
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: generating a point of interest record based on normalizing an entry record; calculating a similarity score based on comparing a plurality of the POI record to each other; and generating an affinity group with a control unit based on the similarity score meeting or exceeding an edge weight threshold for displaying on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaffe Wong, Aliasgar Mumtaz Husain, Sunny Dinmohamed Panjwani
  • Patent number: 9445522
    Abstract: A novel structurally-embedded construction, design, and maintenance record data management system and a related method of operation provide immediate and on-the-property access to construction, design, and maintenance records that are electronically stored and updated in an electronic archive of the structurally-embedded construction, design, and maintenance record data management system. An authorized personnel who is physically on the property of a building, a bridge, a monument, or another construction structure for maintenance or improvement work, even after a natural disaster event, can readily access and update a history of construction, design, and maintenance records on-site. The extensive time, efforts, and expenses in tracking down various documents and information associated with a particular construction structure (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Taeho Um
  • Patent number: 9442960
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer-readable medium are provided which provide an efficient data layout for image data and fast access to samples of an image stored in hierarchical z-order format. An array of image data of a physical entity is ordered in a hierarchical z-order at a computing device. Data blocks are created from the array ordered based on the hierarchical z-order. Data files containing a predetermined number of successive data blocks are created from the created data blocks. A directory structure is created in a file system of a second computing device based on the hierarchical z-order. The created data files are stored in the created directory structure based on the hierarchical z-order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventor: Valerio Pascucci
  • Patent number: 9436758
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use in partitioning documents having customer feedback and support content are provided. One exemplary computer-implemented method including executing instructions stored on a computer-readable medium includes receiving a plurality of documents, at least a portion of the plurality of documents including customer feedback related to an issue and support content responsive to the customer feedback, filtering the plurality of documents to retain one of the customer feedback and the support content within a plurality of filtered documents, partitioning the plurality of filtered documents into multiple clusters, receiving a new document, and partitioning the new document based on at least one keyword included in one of the multiple clusters of filtered documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn M. Lewis, Kirill Buryak, Nadav Benbarak, Aner Ben-Artzi, Jun Peng
  • Patent number: 9436764
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer media for enhancing search results, as well as user interfaces for performing search queries and navigating search results, are provided. A search query is received from a user. A plurality of web pages relevant to the search query are identified. At least one of the relevant web pages is identified as popular. A search result page is generated including a search result listing and a search result page header. The search result page header includes a link to the popular web page to provide the user with a quick and easy way to select a popular web page relevant to the user's search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Ronald Ray, Brian MacDonald, Steven W. Macbeth, Mira Lane, Laura Kern, Rodney Coleman Edwards, Steven Tullis, Sanaz Ahari, Daniel Marantz
  • Patent number: 9430666
    Abstract: A system for facilitating data access and management on a smart card is provided. According to one exemplary aspect of the system, a storage architecture is provided in the smart card which allows data stored thereon to be shared by multiple parties. Access to data stored on the smart card is controlled by various access methods depending on the actions to be taken with respect to the data to be accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Sonia Reed, Christian Aabye
  • Patent number: 9424282
    Abstract: A system and method that dynamically adapts to workload changes and adopts the best possible physical layout on the fly—while allowing simultaneous updates to the table. A process continuously and incrementally computes the optimal physical layout based on workload changes and determines whether or not switching to this new layout would be beneficial. The system can perform online reorganization of hybrid main memory databases with a negligible overheard, leading up to three orders of magnitude performance gains when determining the optimal layout of dynamic workloads and providing guarantees on the worst case performance of our system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: HASSO-PLATTNER-INSTITUT FUR SOFTWARESYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Hasso Plattner, Martin Grund, Jens Krueger
  • Patent number: 9418141
    Abstract: A multi-function search box on a word page is provided to enable a user to enter a word. The multi-function search box includes a text input control to provide text input functionality. The text input control is capable of suggesting a complete word based on a partially entered word. A dropdown display area is provided in the multi-function search box to display a list of words, every word therein contextually related to the fully entered or partially entered word. Another dropdown display area is provided to display contextually related options for a selected word in the list of contextually related words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Boath Faris, Anthony Dominic Amidei, Joshua Allen Rehling, Stephen Garcia
  • Patent number: 9418089
    Abstract: The formulation of a merged sorted list from multiple input sorted lists in multiple phases using an array pair. Initially, the first array is contiguously populated with the input sorted lists. In the first phase, the first and second input sorted lists are merged into a first intermediary merged list within the second array. Each subsequent phase merges a prior intermediary merged list resulting from the prior phase and, a next input sorted list in the first array to generate a next intermediary merged list, or a merged sorted list if there or no further input in the first array. The intermediary merged lists alternate between the first array and the second array from one phase to the next phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan David Goldstein, Badrish Chandramouli
  • Patent number: 9405816
    Abstract: A database associated with a primary database cluster may be replicated in a backup database cluster located in a different location in order to provide a highly-available fault tolerant database service. The databases are reconciled through a cluster management module distributed in each database cluster. The cluster management module uses a set of reconciliation data structures to track locally the reconciled states of each database in each database cluster, the operations made locally to the databases in each database cluster, and the author of the operations. The cluster management module in each database cluster engages in a stateless messaging protocol using the set of reconciliation data structures to determine whether or not the databases may be reconciled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandre Verbitski, Hao Xia, Santeri Voutilainen, Tomas Talius, Michael Nelson, Sree Kuchibhotla, Vishrut Shah
  • Patent number: 9406080
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for enabling the automated selection of keywords for rapid keyword portfolio expansion are disclosed. In some embodiments, a report is generated comprising selected keywords and a corresponding value for each selected keywords, with the corresponding value being based on the corresponding keyword being omitted from trafficking on a search engine, and at least a portion of the selected keywords are removed from being trafficked on the search engine based on the selection of the keywords to be omitted, with the removing of the at least a portion of the selected keywords being performed in response to a user input corresponding to the report, the user input being used to determine the at least a portion of the selected keywords to be omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Tang, Joel R. Minton
  • Patent number: 9405841
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing dynamic and category specific search suggestions are provided. According to one embodiment, a partial search query entered by a user can be used to determine a set of relevant search queries, which can be displayed as search suggestions within a search query suggestion window. Each query in the list can be associated with at least one specific category. According to various embodiments, the set of relevant queries and associated categories are dynamically updated as the user modifies the partial search query. Furthermore, each category is selectable by the user such that a detailed list of items associated only with the selected category can be displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Amacker, Blair L. Hotchkies, Daniel R. Parshall, Brent Robert Mills, Anil A. Sewani, Daniel E. Rose, Alexandru I. Indrei, Jason P. Patrikios
  • Patent number: 9400818
    Abstract: A tree-based trylock technique for reducing contention on a root trylock includes attempting to acquire a trylock at each node of a tree-based hierarchical node structure while following a traversal path that begins at a leaf node, passes through one or more of internal nodes, and ends at a root node having the root trylock. The trylock acquisition operation succeeds if each trylock on the traversal path is acquired, and fails if any trylock on the traversal path cannot be acquired. A trylock housekeeping operation releases all non-root trylocks visited by the trylock acquisition operation, such that if the trylock acquisition operation succeeds, only the root trylock will be remain acquired at the end of the operation, and if the trylock acquisition operation fails, none of the trylocks will be remain acquired at the end of the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Paul E. McKenney
  • Patent number: 9396226
    Abstract: A tree-based trylock technique for reducing contention on a root trylock includes attempting to acquire a trylock at each node of a tree-based hierarchical node structure while following a traversal path that begins at a leaf node, passes through one or more of internal nodes, and ends at a root node having the root trylock. The trylock acquisition operation succeeds if each trylock on the traversal path is acquired, and fails if any trylock on the traversal path cannot be acquired. A trylock housekeeping operation releases all non-root trylocks visited by the trylock acquisition operation, such that if the trylock acquisition operation succeeds, only the root trylock will be remain acquired at the end of the operation, and if the trylock acquisition operation fails, none of the trylocks will be remain acquired at the end of the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Paul E. McKenney
  • Patent number: 9390148
    Abstract: A method includes providing a source report for display that includes a first plurality of data values each associated with a first context, the first context comprising an intersection of dimensions of a multidimensional database. The method includes receiving a selection of a first data value of the first plurality, and providing a drill-through report for display generated based at least in part on the selected data value. The drill-through report includes a second plurality of data values each associated with a second context comprising an intersection of at least one dimension of the first context and at least one other dimension not in the first context. The method includes receiving an indication of a relationship between the selected data value and the drill-through report, updating the source report to include a graphical representation of the relationship, and providing the updated source report having the graphical representation for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Amer Hammoud
  • Patent number: 9390103
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to an information searching method based on geographic location, an information searching system based on geographic location, and a computer program product for searching for information based on geographic location. An information searching method based on geographic location is provided. The method includes acquiring need information and geographic location information corresponding to a mobile terminal user, looking up a preset geographic location zone threshold value based on the need information, preconfigured mappings of preset geographical location zone information and category information, and searching for target information corresponding to the need information based on the geographic location information of the mobile terminal user and the preset geographic location zone threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Yi Peng