Patents Examined by Marc Filipczyk
  • Patent number: 10157194
    Abstract: A journaled database system may comprise data nodes that maintain a collection of data structured in accordance with a schema. A change to the schema may be applied by a journal module while a journal consumer continues to operate using a prior version of the schema. A buffer may be formed and have stored therein records describing state change instructions according to the prior view of the schema. An index of correspondence between the records in the buffer and in the source journal may be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Daniel Cole, John Michael Morkel, Yevgeniy Mikhaylyuta, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt
  • Patent number: 10002048
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the present description, a logical file unit containing a set of data stored in cache or other memory and mapped by a reference pointer to a physical file unit in a storage, may be overwritten with new data in the memory without first read/write copying the data in memory to a new logical file unit in the file system. Instead, the original physical file unit of data in the storage is preserved and the original reference pointer for the original physical file unit of data may be used to map a new logical file unit in the file system to the original physical file unit storing the original set of data. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramamohan Chennamsetty, Blaine H. Dolph, Sandeep R. Patil, Riyazahamad M. Shiraguppi
  • Patent number: 9959357
    Abstract: Enable using a user computer to search the user's personal content items hosted by an online content management service, the online content management service having an indexer computer configured to generate a base index of the user's content items hosted by the service, a base index server computer configured to transmit the generated base index over a network to the user computer, an index mutation generator computer configured to generate index mutations for subsequent changes to user's hosted content items, and an index mutation sever computer configured to transmit the generated index mutations over the network to the user computer. In one aspect, the system and method enable searches of the user's hosted content items and changes thereto to be conducted at the user computer using an index local to the user computer constructed based on the base index and the index mutations received by the user computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Samir Goel, Franck Chastagnol, Abhishek Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9953042
    Abstract: Among other things, in one aspect, in general, a system for managing data in a data storage system includes a plurality of index nodes each storing a map of entries, each entry of the map including an identifier corresponding to a particular portion of data stored in the data storage system, and metadata indicating a location where the particular portion of data is stored in the data storage system, and one or more supernodes configured to return an identification of an index node that recently submitted a request for a particular identifier associated with at least one of the portions of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Coburn, Michael Fortson
  • Patent number: 9934294
    Abstract: A system and method for using past information for future search results is disclosed. A database system may comprise a first database cluster H and a second database cluster L. Social media mentions are mapped to products in the database system. Thereafter, each record in the database system is tracked to determine if mentions on social media platforms are increasing or decreasing, using a social media popularity trend signal. The social media popularity trend signal is created by comparing social media mentions during one time period to social media mentions in another time period. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Varun Srivastava, Yiye Ruan, Yan Zheng
  • Patent number: 9922335
    Abstract: A social networking system dynamically adjusts a number of advertisements presented to a user along with organic content items by modifying a ranking including organic content items and advertisements. Partial engagement scores are generated for organic content items based on an expected amount of user interaction with each organic content item, and scores are generated for advertisements based on expected user interaction and bid amounts associated with each organic content item. An engagement score measuring the user's estimated interaction with a content feed including organic content items without advertisements and an additional engagement score measuring the user's estimated interaction with a content feed including organic content items and advertisements are determined from the partial engagement scores and the scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tanmoy Chakraborty, Ke Pan, Sourav Chatterji
  • Patent number: 9916358
    Abstract: A method for obtaining sample data includes associating data extracted from an incoming query with a key corresponding to an index table file, downloading data based on a filename, offset, and data range obtained from a table entry corresponding to the key, inserting the downloaded data to an inner join between a query table and a big data table, and obtaining data corresponding to a sample from the inner join.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Erland Wittkotter
  • Patent number: 9904719
    Abstract: A content management system synchronizes content items across client computing systems connected by a network. The content management system provides a first party web application to the user. The first party application receives input from the user to create a dependency on another piece of information on a content item in the content management system. The input from the user contains a formula defining the relations between the information source and the created dependency. The value of the dependency is then dependent on the information in the referenced content item and changes based on updates to that content item. The user may also create dependencies with synchronized third party content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Zeis Newhouse
  • Patent number: 9858157
    Abstract: An existing data protection environment is analyzed to determine a plurality existing infrastructure containers. A popular infrastructure container is identified from the plurality of existing infrastructure containers. Responsive to determining that the popular infrastructure container does not exist within a central repository, the restore container is created within the central repository to match the popular infrastructure container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kavita Chavda, Nagapramod S. Mandagere, Steven Pantridge, Ramani R. Routray
  • Patent number: 9836466
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing objects. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided. The method includes receiving a query comprising a tag and executing the query. An object identifier is retrieved from a data table, based on the tag. The method further returns a result of the query. The result includes the object identifier that was retrieved from the data table. The method further performing an action related to an object having the retrieved object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Brandwine, Matthew T. Corddry
  • Patent number: 9767134
    Abstract: A method and/or computer program product locally manages configuration item (CI) information on CI systems. A request is received for authorized CI information that describes an authorized change to be made to a particular CI system. In response to receiving the request for the authorized CI information, a ticketing system searches a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) stub database for a location of a CI to be changed according to the authorized change to the particular CI system, where the CMDB stub database contains no CIs, and where the CMDB stub database contains a location of CI systems in which CIs are locally stored. One or more processors initiates the authorized change to the particular CI system requested by the request, and updates, by the particular CI system, the CI in the particular CI system to reflect the authorized change to the particular CI system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric M. Anderson, Robert A. Davis, Christopher J. Dawson, Rajesh Radhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9753972
    Abstract: Information may be presented to a user by receiving a selection of one or more terms passively displayed in a document, loading the terms to a search configuration, generating first results responsive to a user's predicted interest as expressed in the search configuration, and enabling display of the first results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Lara Mehanna
  • Patent number: 9754006
    Abstract: A cache module responds to an operation request, from a front end, for long relation chain data of a user, and synchronously sends a modification request in the operation request to a receiving module; the receiving module receives the modification request from the cache module, and synchronously stores the modification request into an operation log file of a storage device; a saving module reads the modification request in the operation log file of the receiving module, and modifies the long relation chain data in a database (DB) according to the read modification request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 9727541
    Abstract: A method for bidirectional hyperlink management of a hypertext associated with an on-line media is provided. The method may include searching the on-line media for at least one keyword associated with the hypertext. The method may also include scanning a website associated with the hypertext based on the search of the at least one keyword. The method may further include locating at least one dead-link uniform resource locator (URL) associated with the scanned website. Additionally, the method may include managing the at least one located dead-link based on a set of pre-defined rules associated with the on-line media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aya R. Elgebeely, Mohamed M. Elsayed, Su Liu, Ashraf G. Sadek
  • Patent number: 9697245
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for data-dependent clustering of geospatial words. In some embodiments, a matrix of words and locations may be obtained. A plurality of locality-sensitive hash (LSH) functions may be generated. A plurality of sparse row vectors may be generated. A plurality of sparse LSH functions may be generated based on the plurality of LSH functions. A clustering bucket may be determined from a plurality of clustering buckets for each of the plurality of sparse row vectors using the sparse LSH functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Butler, Qiang Chen, Bo Han
  • Patent number: 9690760
    Abstract: A method for bidirectional hyperlink management of a hypertext associated with an on-line media is provided. The method may include searching the on-line media for at least one keyword associated with the hypertext. The method may also include scanning a website associated with the hypertext based on the search of the at least one keyword. The method may further include locating at least one dead-link uniform resource locator (URL) associated with the scanned website. Additionally, the method may include managing the at least one located dead-link based on a set of pre-defined rules associated with the on-line media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aya R. Elgebeely, Mohamed M. Elsayed, Su Liu, Ashraf G. Sadek
  • Patent number: 9665583
    Abstract: In one example, a method for facilitating read-write processes in a read-only environment includes intercepting a write request directed to read-only data, the write request including a data block. A file object construct is then created that is representative of the read-only data, and the file object construct is stored in association with a unique identifier. The data block of the write request is written to a data structure so that the data block is mapped to the file object construct. The file object construct, when retrieved, includes a representation of the read-only data modified in accordance with the write request, but no change is required to be made to the underlying read-only data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventor: David VonThenen
  • Patent number: 9639549
    Abstract: For a hybrid of proximity and identity similarity based deduplication in a data deduplication, comparing color intensity for additional classification enhancement of colored files grouped together by file coloring where a preferred character is represented for the file coloring using a code selected from a multiplicity of codes that represent a variety of contexts. The original meaning of the preferred character is retained when representing the preferred character for the file coloring by the code selected from the multiplicity of codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itzhack Goldberg, Neil Sondhi
  • Patent number: 9594901
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for securing access to a file system. A directory is established in a hierarchical file structure having access permission defined by a first owner. A subdirectory is established in the directory. A sub-level subdirectory is established in the subdirectory having access permissions defined by a second owner. The subdirectory is publically accessible to anyone satisfying the access permission defined by the first owner, such that a change directory system call is executed for a user in the subdirectory, even though the user has not authenticated the access permission defined by the second owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Arthur Zaifman, Govind Chidambaram, Jimmy Tant, Suraj Kumar Varma
  • Patent number: 9594777
    Abstract: Genetic data in row-wise flat files, such as VCF and VCF-like files, comprising a plurality of data elements of different types is analyzed using a parallel framework in an MPP shared-nothing distributed database having a plurality of distributed segments by first parsing the data into groups of data elements of the same types, converting the data into entry-wise genetic data such that the same types of data elements are in a column, and distributing and storing the entry-wise genetic data in the distributed segments. SQL database queries are used to analyze the genetic data, including locating probable significant associations between genotype and phenotype data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah J. Aerni, Noelle L. Sio