Patents Examined by Mark D Featherstone
  • Patent number: 11222011
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to blockchain-based transaction processing. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining pieces of transaction data. At least a portion of the pieces of transaction data have a respective group identifier that identifies a node group for the piece of transaction data. Each node group includes multiple blockchain nodes. Pieces of transaction data that have a same first group identifier that identifies a first node group are identified in the obtained pieces of transaction data. The pieces of transaction data are packaged into a first packaging result based on the pieces of transaction data having the same first group identifier. The first packaging result is submitted to a blockchain for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dayi Yang
  • Patent number: 11216436
    Abstract: The method includes identifying at least one of a minimum value, a maximum value, and a Bloom filter value for a row of data in a metadata table, wherein the metadata table contains metadata corresponding to a row of data in a main table. The method includes adjusting at least one of an identified first minimum value to a second minimum value, an identified first maximum value to a second maximum value, and an identified first Bloom filter value to a second Bloom filter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ian R. Finlay, Christian M. Garcia-Arellano, Adam J. Storm, Calisto P. Zuzarte
  • Patent number: 11216869
    Abstract: A system and method for a media filter publication application are described. The media filter publication application receives a content item and a selected geolocation, generates a media filter based on the content item and the selected geolocation, and supplies the media filter to a client device located at the selected geolocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Sheldon Chang, Timothy Michael Sehn, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11216474
    Abstract: Techniques for processing a natural language query are provided. The techniques include obtaining a set of statistics representing a contextual significance of a set of words in a data model for a data set. Next, the set of statistics is used to match a set of semantic intents for a natural language query of the data set to one or more data elements in the data model. The data element(s) and the data set are then to generate a result of the natural language query, and the result is provided in a response to the natural language query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant Pandey, Eakta Aggarwal, Richard Yungning Liu, Robert Cooke Zwiebach
  • Patent number: 11204916
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to creating and implementing an innovative table-level stored procedure that builds and executes the necessary query dynamically based on the parameter values passed from the calling program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Robert A. Winiarski
  • Patent number: 11200547
    Abstract: A method performed by one or more computers includes obtaining a collection order initiated by a user; determining a quantity of payers for the collection order; determining whether the user selects to invoke a one-click friends list, and if so, generating, a one-click friends list corresponding to the quantity of payers, wherein the one-click friends list is determined by collecting and analyzing cumulative behavioral data of the user based on historical collection orders of the user within a predetermined time period; and receiving user input from the user to determine that the one-click friends list matches an actual friends list for the collection order, and in response, initiating collection corresponding to the collection order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jingwei Xu
  • Patent number: 11200258
    Abstract: A new approach is proposed to support grouping and storing a data stream based on the types of data items in the stream for efficient data batch processing and analysis. First, the data stream is uploaded to a cloud storage, wherein the stream of data includes a plurality of data items of different types generated by and collected from different users and/or devices. The data items are then retrieved, grouped and saved by a preprocessing unit into a plurality of batch data queues, wherein data items in each batch data queue are of the same type. One or more batch processing units are then configured to fetch and batch process data items from the batch data queues and store these data items of the same data type to one or more cloud storage files for further processing and analysis on the cloud storage one batch data queue at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Cloud Technology (US), Inc.
    Inventors: Meng-Fu Hsieh, Jung-Hsuan Fan, Jim Chang
  • Patent number: 11188577
    Abstract: A system, method and computer product for managing distributed transactions of a database. A transaction manager is provided for each of a plurality of transactions of the database. Each transaction manager is configured to perform functions that include generating a transaction token that specifies data to be visible for a transaction on the database. The database contains both row and column storage engines, and the transaction token includes a transaction identifier (TID) for identifying committed transactions and uncommitted transactions. A last computed transaction is designated with a computed identifier (CID), record-level locking of records of the database is performed using the TID and CID to execute the transaction, and the plurality of transactions of the database are executed with each transaction manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frank Renkes, Juchang Lee
  • Patent number: 11188424
    Abstract: A method relates to backing up a VM. The method can include placing an application being hosted by a VM in a backup state and capturing a snapshot of the VM to generate a VM image of the VM. The method can further comprise resuming the application, extracting application blocks corresponding to the application from the mounted VM image, and storing the application blocks and the VM image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Micro Focus LLC
    Inventors: Veeresh Mallappa Anami, Sunil Turakani
  • Patent number: 11188594
    Abstract: Techniques herein improve computational efficiency for wildcard searches by using numeric string hashes. In an embodiment, a plurality of query K-gram tokens for a term in a query are generated. Using a first index, an intersection of hash tokens is determined, wherein said first index indexes each query K-gram token of said K-gram tokens to a respective subset of hash tokens of a plurality of hash tokens, each of hash token of said plurality of hash tokens corresponding to a term found in one or more documents of a corpus of documents. The intersection of hash tokens comprises only hash tokens indexed to all of said plurality of query K-gram tokens by said first index. Using a second index, documents of said corpus of documents that contain said term are determined, said second index indexing said hash tokens to a plurality of terms in said corpus of documents and for each term of said plurality of terms, a respective subset of documents of corpus of documents that contain said each term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul Manohar Kadwe, Saurabh Naresh Netravalkar
  • Patent number: 11188535
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for distributed data processing. One of the methods includes: generating a first Bloom filter based on data of a local device, and sending the first Bloom filter to a remote device; receiving a second Bloom filter from the remote device, wherein the second Bloom filter is generated by the remote device based on data of the remote device; filtering data of the local device by using the first Bloom filter and the second Bloom filter to produce successfully filtered data and unsuccessfully filtered data; and performing a join operation on unsuccessfully filtered data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing OceanBase Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mengmeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11182378
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for processing database requests on a database hosted on a stateless, non-persistent computing environment are provided. A server stores database requests to insert update or delete data in a unit of work set identified by a unique code. The database requests are performed on the database upon receiving an instruction to commit the database requests to the database. If an instruction is sent to rollback a unit of work set the database remains unchanged. This allows a client to handle requests in logical groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Charles, John Randy Frerking, Richard Jackson
  • Patent number: 11175995
    Abstract: In an example, method of data protection in a document database system includes grouping documents input to the document database system into super documents, each of the super documents including a plurality of chunks, each of the plurality of chunks including one of the documents. The method further includes operating an object storage system according to a storage policy that implements parity processing, where the parity processing includes computing parity chunks for the super documents and storing the parity chunks in an object store, where a plurality of the parity chunks are computed for each of the super documents. The method further includes sending each of the super documents to the object storage system for parity processing according to the storage policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Lior Hipsh, Yoel Calderon
  • Patent number: 11164659
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for identifying targets for distinguishing cell types. In some embodiments, the method comprises: hierarchically clustering expression profiles of cells to generate a dendrogram with each leaf representing the expression profile of a different individual cell. The dendrogram can be pruned by eliminating invalid splits (and their children). The remaining leaves in the dendrogram can be merged, independent of their locations in the dendrogram, based on their distances to one another to generate clusters of expression profiles. The method can identify targets for distinguishing cell types based on targets that are expressed differentially in the clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jue Fan, Jesse Zhang, Jing Hu
  • Patent number: 11163726
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for compressing at least one delta file for a plurality of genomic data files is provided. The present invention may include receiving the plurality of genomic data files as input. The present invention may also include determining a plurality of rows by traversing the received plurality of genomic data files. The present invention may then include comparing the plurality of rows associated with the traversed plurality of genomic data files. The present invention may further include generating a plurality of resulting delta files based on the compared plurality of rows. The present invention may also include compressing the generated plurality of resulting delta files by utilizing a general purpose file compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mihail Corneliu Constantinescu, Adyasha Maharana
  • Patent number: 11151203
    Abstract: Techniques for generating interest embedding vectors are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system/process/computer program product for generating interest embedding vectors includes aggregating a plurality of web documents associated with one or more entities, wherein the web documents are retrieved from a plurality of online content sources including one or more websites; selecting a plurality of tokens based on processing of the plurality of web documents; and generating embeddings of the selected tokens in an embedding space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Vishnu Priya Natchu
  • Patent number: 11151151
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide improvements in integration template generation. In embodiments, existing customer integration flows already created by users are analyzed using computer-implemented methods, and from these customer integration flows, templates are created that encapsulate the general patterns that are seen in existing customer integration flows. The customer integration flows are anonymized by removing proprietary and/or identifying data. The result is customer integration templates based on actual real-world usage, which can more accurately resemble the needs of customers as compared to traditional templates that are authored by someone envisioning how he thinks the applications will be linked together, but not based on how they actually are used. Disclosed embodiments can generate integration templates based on general patterns encountered by multiple users that serve as a good starting point for any user that wants to do similar integrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Reeve, Trevor C. Dolby, Matthew E. Golby-Kirk, Andrew J. Coleman
  • Patent number: 11144566
    Abstract: A distributed network of participating Extract Transform Load (ETL) servers is received. Data source mappings are generated for the distributed network, where the data source mappings indicate which participating ETL servers in the distributed network have access to which tables in data sources. Network metrics are obtained that indicate, for each pair of participating ETL servers, an average data transmission speed and a unit cost. Data source metrics are obtained for the tables in the data sources. A link mappings table is generated that lists mappings of each link to a network in between participating ETL servers. A plurality of distributed execution plans are generated using the network metrics, the data source metrics, and the link mappings table. An execution plan is selected from the plurality of execution plans according to an optimization criteria. The selected execution plan is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Raghavendra R. Dhayapule, Jean-Claude Mamou, Yeh-Heng Sheng
  • Patent number: 11144540
    Abstract: This specification describes techniques for managing assets in a blockchain. One example method includes receiving, from a target user recorded in a distributed database of the blockchain network, a user input including a request to generate an asset object in the blockchain network, the blockchain network including an account object and a contract object, determining, based on the user input, an asset type of the asset object, initiating, in the blockchain network, the contract object corresponding to generate the asset object based on the asset type, the asset object including a digital asset corresponding to a physical asset associated with the target user, assigning the asset object to a target object of the target user, and adding address information of the asset object to the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xuebing Yan
  • Patent number: 11138207
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to a system, a device and a method for expression-based retrieval of expressive media content. A request may be received to search for content items in a media content management system. Media content items may be procured from different content sources through application programming interfaces, user devices, and/or web servers. Media content items may be analyzed to determine one or more metadata attributes, including an expressions. Metadata attributes may be stored as one or more content associations. The media content items may be stored and categorized based on the content associations. A search router rules engine may determine search intent based on the search query, which may include a pictorial representation of an expression, such as an emoji. A dynamic interface may be integrated in a device operating system through various access points, including a button, a trigger key, a keyword trigger, and an overlay button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David McIntosh, Erick Hachenburg, Bryan Hart, Kyler Blue, Jeff Sinckler, Steven Dobek