Patents Examined by Mark Andrew X Radtke
  • Patent number: 8380694
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein include new, more efficient ways to collect product reviews from the Internet, aggregate reviews for the same product, and provide an aggregated review to end users in a searchable format. One aspect of the invention is a graphical user interface on a computer that includes a plurality of portions of reviews for a product and a search input area for entering search terms to search for reviews of the product that contain the search terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Google, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Matthias Ruhl, Mayur D. Datar
  • Patent number: 8380746
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a database system includes first, second and third storing units, and an image generating unit. The first storing unit stores a first data table that describes plural first data records respectively including information concerning plural information fields. The second storing unit stores a second data table that describes second data records each including plural kinds of attribute information respectively representing display attributes concerning the information fields. The third storing unit stores, concerning the information, display definition data that describes plural kinds of attribute information respectively representing display attributes set independently of the display attributes represented by the attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Shimizu, Masanori Sambe, Masao Hiruma
  • Patent number: 8332436
    Abstract: In embodiments, methods and systems for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to provide a user interface designed by a tenant of the on-demand database service. The customization can include including third party content into the customized user interface, overriding a standard object, and providing content inline at a specified location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ballard, Doug Chasman, Eric Bezar, Mary Scotton
  • Patent number: 8332435
    Abstract: In embodiments, methods and systems for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to provide a user interface designed by a tenant of the on-demand database service. The customization can include including third party content into the customized user interface, overriding a standard object, and providing content inline at a specified location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ballard, Doug Chasman, Eric Bezar, Mary Scotton
  • Patent number: 8332437
    Abstract: In embodiments, methods and systems for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to provide a user interface designed by a tenant of the on-demand database service. The customization can include including third party content into the customized user interface, overriding a standard object, and providing content inline at a specified location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ballard, Doug Chasman, Eric Bezar, Mary Scotton
  • Patent number: 8321449
    Abstract: A method and system for rating media. The media is one or a combination of audio, video and textual data. The media rating method comprises surveying at least a portion of media data received from a device and detecting generation of rating data, the rating data for appraising the media data. The method further comprises transmitting the rating data to the device. The system comprises a device-readable medium having programming instructions stored therein. The instructions when executed on a first device cause the first device to survey at least a portion of media data received from a second device, detect generation of rating data and transmit the rating data to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: JOOK Inc.
    Inventor: Min-Liang Tan
  • Patent number: 8316020
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for creating a group profile based on user profile attributes and a rule. In use, a plurality of user profiles is identified. Furthermore, a group profile is created based on attributes of the user profiles and at least one rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventor: Amit Kleinmann
  • Patent number: 8306954
    Abstract: Methods and systems for efficient file replication are provided. In some embodiments, one or more coarse signatures for blocks in a base file are compared with those coarse signatures for blocks of a revised file, until a match is found. A fine signature is then generated for the matching block of the revised file and compared to a fine signature of the base file. Thus, fine signatures are not computed unless a coarse signature match has been found, thereby minimizing unneeded time-consuming fine signature calculations. Methods are also provided for determining whether to initiate a delta file generation algorithm, or whether to utilize a more efficient replication method, based upon system and/or file parameters. In accordance with additional embodiments, the lengths of valid data on physical blocks are obtained from physical block mappings for the files, and these lengths and mappings are utilized for delta file generation, to minimize unnecessary signature computations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Piyush Kumar Srivastava, Madhusudhana Honnuduke Srinivasa Murthy
  • Patent number: 8306977
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method for providing a user with a set of user-generated labels for tagging an item, including receiving an indication of a request from a user to tag an item, identifying one or more user-generated labels of a plurality of user-generated labels corresponding to the item in response to receiving the indication, each user-generated label of the plurality of user-generated labels representing a sentiment regarding the item and being associated with a fitness value and providing for display of the one or more user-generated labels to the user, and for receiving an entry from the user, the entry comprising an alternative user-generated label corresponding to the item, wherein the alternative user-generated label is different from the one or more user-generated labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Joseph Alexander Gildfind
  • Patent number: 8306971
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of generating a map view includes accessing a dataset having multiple records and multiple fields. One or more of the multiple fields are identified as geographical fields. Geographical codes are automatically associated with a first one of the identified geographical fields. A geographical map is generated for the dataset. Generating the geographical map includes generating a first plurality of marks on the geographical map. The first plurality of marks is positioned on the geographical map in accordance with the geographical codes associated with the first one of the identified geographical fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Stolte, Jock Douglas Mackinlay, Richard Michael Grantham Wesley, Ross Thomas Bunker, Austin David Dahl
  • Patent number: 8301606
    Abstract: In a data management method using a hierarchical folder structure where an item such as data or a folder can be registered in multiple folders, attribute information is appended to each relational data piece that represents a pair of a child item that is either data or a folder registered in a folder and a parent folder in which the child item has been registered. This attribute information is referred to when a single child item has been registered in multiple parent folders, in order to select one of the multiple parent folders. By selecting a relational data piece based on the attribute information so that each child item can be registered in a single parent folder, at least part of the hierarchical folder structure is converted into a tree structure where a single child item belongs to a single folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hajime Futatsugi
  • Patent number: 8301596
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and article of manufacture for providing supplemental video content for third party websites is disclosed. In one embodiment, coded instructions are transmitted from a content enhancement server to a host server, for incorporation into the webpage source code. The host server is controlled by a first entity and the content enhancement server is controlled by a second entity commercially distinct from the first entity. Keywords are obtained by executing of the coded instructions in the webpage received in the client computer from the host server to send the address of the requested webpage to the content enhancement server, which generates supplemental substantive video content information for transmission to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hulu LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Cheng-min Lin, Bradley J. Suter
  • Patent number: 8290982
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for defining access to brand related assets are provided. One method includes generating a website that relates to a specific brand, where the specific brand is associated with a plurality of assets that are integrated with the website, and the plurality of assets are obtained from a number of disparate sources. The method also includes assigning each asset an identifier, where the identifier defines a relation of each asset to the specific brand and defining a dashboard access to the specific brand. The dashboard access is configured to identify a user privilege for accessing specific ones of the plurality of assets of the specific brand, the user privilege enabling one or more of viewing details of an existing asset, adding a new asset, and modifying an existing asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Ankarino Lara, Scott Bedard, Anthony D. Chen, Shravan K. Goli, Alexei Stoliartchouk
  • Patent number: 8271461
    Abstract: Systems and computer-implemented processes for storage and management of information artifacts collected by information analysts using a computing device. The processes and systems can capture a sequence of interactive operation elements that are performed by the information analyst, who is collecting an information artifact from at least one of the plurality of software applications. The information artifact can then be stored together with the interactive operation elements as a snippet on a memory device, which is operably connected to the processor. The snippet comprises a view from an analysis application, data contained in the view, and the sequence of interactive operation elements stored as a provenance representation comprising operation element class, timestamp, and data object attributes for each interactive operation element in the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: William A. Pike, Roderick M. Riensche, Daniel M. Best, Ian E. Roberts, Marie V. Whyatt, Michelle L. Hart, Norman J. Carr, James J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8266097
    Abstract: A computer-readable, non-transitory medium stores the system analysis program which can accurately analyze the operational status of a system without modifying functions of the system for providing services. A message analysis unit analyzes the contents of collected messages, and determines the times of occurrence of the messages, the process types requested by the messages, and whether or not each of the messages is a request message or a response message. In response to an instruction for model generation, a model generation unit generates a transaction model satisfying at least one limiting condition related to caller-called relationships between processes, based on a set of messages selected in accordance with a selection criterion based on the certainty of existence of caller-called relationships. Then, in response to an instruction for analysis, an analysis unit analyzes the processing status of a transaction based on a protocol log conforming to the transaction model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Lilian Harada, Nobuhiro Yugami, Kenichi Kobayashi, Hiroshi Otsuka, Ken Yokoyama, Riichiro Take, Kazumi Kubota, Yuuji Hotta, Naoki Akaboshi
  • Patent number: 8260763
    Abstract: A method comprises using a processor to list candidate resources that may be matched with a plurality of service entities. The method also comprises eliminating at least one possible match between the candidate resources and the plurality of service entities. The method further comprises, for each of the plurality of service entities, rating the candidate resources. The method still further comprises ranking the plurality of service entities. The method still further comprises matching each of the plurality of service entities with at least one of the candidate resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Devlopment Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Farlon de Alencar Souto, Leonardo Fagundes Da Silva, Filipe Gomes Esperandio
  • Patent number: 8260753
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for information management comprises monitoring output from an application, wherein the output is monitored substantially continuously; determining if the output is associated with a predetermined type of version; and saving data associated with the output if the output is associated with the predetermined type of version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay Pratap Singh Kushwah, Akhil Kaushik, Jian Xing, Mayank Joshi, Pashupati Kumar, Subramaniam Periyagaram, Rangarajan Suryanarayanan, Yogita Bijani
  • Patent number: 8255372
    Abstract: Data used and generated by the process of validating XML documents is divided into two categories: compile-time static data and runtime data. Runtime data may be specific to a particular XML document and changes when validating the XML document, while compile-time data does not change in this way. For example, compile-time data may be data that defines, according to a schema, the descendant elements and ordering between them. Runtime data is information generated to track which descendants occurred in a particular XML document being validated. Compile-time static data, once generated to validate a particular XML document, is cached within a shared volatile memory. Once the compile-time data is cached, the compile-time static data may be used to validate other XML documents without the need to regenerate the compile-time static data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Medi, Sam Idicula, Nipun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 8255356
    Abstract: An apparatus receives an instruction indicating a time when a query for the data acquisition is to be executed. The apparatus executes the query at the time indicated in the received instruction, and generates a document using data acquired from the execution of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toyohiko Ushiku
  • Patent number: 8239354
    Abstract: In an aggregated file system, a method of processing a user file retrieves user file metadata and user data from a metadata server and applies operations to the user data in accordance with a file open request from a client. At the end of the process, the method stores the processed user data at a location in accordance with a predefined rule and updates the metadata in the metadata server to reference the processed user data at the location. In some embodiments, the predefined rule is to choose a location between the metadata server and a separate storage server in accordance with the size of the processed user data. If the size is still smaller than a predetermined threshold, the user data is stored in the metadata server. Otherwise, the user data is stored in the storage server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Lacapra, Srinivas Duvvuri