Patents Examined by Nicholas E Allen
  • Patent number: 10380078
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for performing dynamic storage tiering in a virtual environment. For example, one method can involve identifying a location of a storage object within a virtual machine file, where the virtual machine file includes multiple storage objects. The method then involves detecting whether the storage object meets a criterion of a tiering policy. If the storage object meets the criterion, the storage object is moved from one tier of a multi-tier storage system to another tier of the multi-tier storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay Kumar, Venkatesha M. G.
  • Patent number: 10373273
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for evaluating an impact of a user's content utilized in a social network. Content in a document (e.g., a presentation) that has been posted on a social network environment is detected as being reused by another user in another document. The author of the reused content is then identified. A counter keeping track of the number of times this content has been adopted in derivative works is then incremented. A score (“impact score”), representing the author's ability to influence other users to adopt the author's content in other users' derivative works, is then generated based on the number of times this content has been adopted in derivative works. Social credit is then provided to the author using the impact score. In this manner, recognition is provided to the author thereby providing motivation for users to post created content in the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan F. Brunn, Jeffrey R. Hoy, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10346372
    Abstract: A method of processing data at a server 302 for maintenance of a database 516 of points of interest, such as speed limit enforcement devices. Each of the devices represented in the database has at least one attribute and a confidence value indicative of the accuracy of the at least one attribute associated therewith. The confidence value is time dependent and varies according to a predefined decay function. A report 500 relating to an attribute of a speed limit enforcement device is received at the server 302 from a mobile device 200. The confidence value associated with the speed limit enforcement device is adjusted in accordance with the received report, and information relating to the speed limit enforcement device 520, 522 is selectively transmitted to the or another mobile device 200 based on the confidence value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V.
    Inventors: Antoine Carl van der Laan, Richard Hendrik Josephus Jonkman
  • Patent number: 10346550
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating search indexes in a virtual desktop environment are disclosed. An initial index generation module is configured to generate initial iterations of search indexes for a plurality of users associated with respective virtual desktops and store the initial iterations of search indexes on a shared data store. An incremental search indexing module is configured to update existing iterations of search indexes associated with the plurality of users according to respective schedules. A search processing module is configured to receive a search query from a first user while the first user is logged into the first virtual desktop, identify, utilizing an iteration of the search index associated with a first user and stored on the server storing search indexes for the plurality of users associated with respective virtual desktops, matching documents, and to cause search results corresponding to the matching documents to be presented via the first virtual desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: X1 Discovery, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Botta, Stuart Bray, Roland Vilett, Todmund Cole
  • Patent number: 10331797
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for more efficient multi-row atomic, consistent, isolated and durable (ACID)-compliant transactions with snapshot isolation semantics (or just “multi-row transactions” for short). In some embodiments, the techniques are implemented in a computing system that includes a client application, a lightweight in-memory lease-based lock service, a multi-row transaction orchestrator, and an underlying database system. The transaction orchestrator implements a read protocol and a write protocol that provides support to the client application for carrying out multi-row transactions against the underlying database system irrespective of whether the database system itself supports multi-row transactions. The transaction orchestrator explicitly maintains transaction-level locks obtained from the lease-based lock service as part of the transaction protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Chang, John Antonio Carrino
  • Patent number: 10331349
    Abstract: The present disclosure introduces a method and an apparatus of shrinking virtual hard disk image file. The present techniques search a garbage data block in a file and revise a record of the garbage data block in a block allocation table (BAT). The file includes one or more data blocks and a BAT that records information of each data block. The garbage data block is a data block that does not store effective data. The present techniques move an effective data block subsequent to the garbage data block, revise a record of the effective data block in the BAT after the moving, and shrink a size of the file after the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Zhen-hua Song, Qian Wang, Jia Wan, Weicai Chen
  • Patent number: 10324904
    Abstract: Examples are generally directed towards converting complex structure attributes into flattened data. A configuration capture component analyzes a set of objects associated with a set of complex structure attributes. A complex structure attribute is an attribute of an object that is an array attribute or a nested object attribute. The configuration capture component performs a hash type conversion to convert nested object attributes into flattened data. The configuration capture component performs an array type conversion to convert nested array attributes into flattened data. The flattened data is stored or imported in a set of flattened data files. An expansion component converts the flattened data files back into the complex structure attributes without losing or corrupting the complex structure data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Eric Wu, Jing Ding, Yourong Wang, Yujie Xie, Yingyan Zheng, Zhidong Mao
  • Patent number: 10311150
    Abstract: Systems and methods use a ZFS file system in a Windows-based computing environment without protocol conversion or native ZFS support on Windows-based computing devices. Windows-based computing devices may obtain native Windows-based access to data in a storage volume that is managed by a Unix-based storage management server executing a ZFS volume manager and file system. ZFS clones may be served as logical unit numbers to Windows-based computing devices. The ZFS nature of the accessed storage volume is unbeknownst to the Windows-based machines. This enables Windows-based utilities, applications, and tools executing on a Windows-based computing device to operate upon the data in ZFS-managed space the same as they might have operated on a workspace in an array-created hardware snapshot in the prior art. Users may use storage space from their Windows-based computing devices according to a Windows-based file system such as NTFS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan Bansod, Hiten Suresh Parmar, Bin Yao
  • Patent number: 10311154
    Abstract: Columns of a table are stored in either row-major format or column-major format in an in-memory DBMS. For a given table, one set of columns is stored in column-major format; another set of columns for a table are stored in row-major format. This way of storing columns of a table is referred to herein as dual-major format. In addition, a row in a dual-major table is updated “in-place”, that is, updates are made directly to column-major columns without creating an interim row-major form of the column-major columns of the row. Users may submit database definition language (“DDL”) commands that declare the row-major columns and column-major columns of a table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Tirthankar Lahiri, Martin A. Reames, Kirk Edson, Neelam Goyal, Kao Makino, Anindya Patthak, Dina Thomas, Subhradyuti Sarkar, Chi-Kim Hoang, Qingchun Jiang
  • Patent number: 10297163
    Abstract: An on-demand learning system provides an enhanced leaning environment capable of delivering relevant content on virtually any topic to specific learners. The learning system implements technical features that facilitate curation and subject matter validation of many different types of content. The technical architecture of the learning system also supports intelligent matching of learners to subject matter areas, creation of specific subject matter boards, and resilient maintenance of the boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Gordon A. Trujillo, Samir Desai, Bhaskar Ghosh, Sanjeev Vohra, Jayant Swamy, Rahul Varma, Vijay Srinivas, Ellyn Shook, Manoharan Ramasamy
  • Patent number: 10296532
    Abstract: There is provided methods, apparatuses and computer program products for obtaining access to contents. In a method a content for at least one segment of a media presentation is defined. A meta information element for the media presentation is provided. Further, meta data relating to the content of the at least one segment is included to the meta information element. The meta data comprises information on how to access the content of the segment. A reference to the meta data of the content is included in the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sailesh Sathish, Igor Danilo Diego Curcio
  • Patent number: 10282479
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for collecting data regarding resource views. In one aspect, a method includes generating a tag that includes instructions that, upon execution of the instructions, cause a device to perform operations including identifying content located in at least one particular portion of a structured resource. The particular portion can be specified by the instructions. The operations may include generating resource view data that includes parameters identifying the device and at least a portion of the identified content. The operations may include sending the resource view data to a server. A request for the tag may be received. The tag may be provided in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Damian Reeves
  • Patent number: 10275526
    Abstract: A social networking aggregator computer program that filters user updates from several sources and merges them with geo-tagging data to provide real-time “weather maps” of symptoms and ailments, which can then be used to forecast where and when illnesses spread. Data sources include, but are not limited to popular social media “user broadcasting” platforms, social network sites and smartphone applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sickweather Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Dodge, James Sajor, Michael Belt
  • Patent number: 10255646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system, method and medium for associating portions of advocational documents with portions of tribunal decisions in view of common or similar characteristics that are identified between the associated entities. In addition, the associated advocational document portions are imparted with certain characteristics resulting from such an association, such as inheriting the topic of the associated tribunal decision portion or inheriting general characteristics of the decision such as judge or jurisdiction. This allows for the subsequent retrieval of advocational documents in view of various criteria associated with a decision or portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Blake Howald, Isabelle Moulinier, Andrew Mushett, John Ohle, Chris Schultz
  • Patent number: 10248670
    Abstract: Migrating content between enterprise content management systems is described. A source object identifier is identified for metadata tables for content for a source enterprise content management system, based on a migration job definition. The metadata tables are retrieved from the source enterprise content management system, based on the source object identifier. A target object identifier is identified for a target enterprise content management system, based on the metadata tables and the migration job definition. An object identifier map is created that maps the source object identifier to the target object identifier. The metadata tables are stored to the target enterprise content management system, based on the object identifier map. The content for the source enterprise content management system is retrieved. The content is stored as content for the target enterprise content management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Mohen, Christopher Dyde
  • Patent number: 10241809
    Abstract: A context-sensitive help system for obtaining insights from a target environment in an unobtrusive manner. The context-sensitive help system detects a search or opening of a help document containing a plurality of placeholders and product/component names by a user; crawls documents in the knowledgebase and extracts product and/or component names and corresponding configuration parameters or placeholders; stores the product and/or component names and placeholders in the placeholder dictionary along with links and an index to documents in the knowledgebase. The system extracts insights from the target environment in an unobtrusive manner; and replaces placeholders in the help document with values from the target environment based on the insights from the target environment; and then displays the help document to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bharath Gopalakrishnan, Albee Jhoney, Sundaravelu Shanmugam
  • Patent number: 10204002
    Abstract: A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for maintaining a cache index inside a deduplicated storage system is discussed. A determination is made to flush a cache buffer to the cache index, wherein both the cache buffer and the cache index comprise a plurality of cache buckets, wherein the cache buckets are stored on a plurality of logical data blocks. A write is initiated to at least one of the plurality of logical data blocks, wherein the write comprises at least one of the cache buckets. An error is received in response to the write request. The error is stored in a memory on the deduplicated storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Satish Visvanathan, Mahesh Kamat, Rahul B Ugale, Ganesh Karuppur Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 10198558
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program for implementing data source security cluster are provided. Security tokens may be generated for a plurality of data sources. Clients may request a security token from each data source. The client may send the security tokens and a data query to a federation engine. The federation engine may generate a plurality of sub-queries from the query. The federation engine may match a sub-query and particular security token to a data source. The federation engine may validate each security token and send, to each data source, the matching sub-query for that data source. Each data source may send a result to a sub-query to the federation engine, which may join all of the results into a virtual view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventors: Filip Nguyen, Filip Elias
  • Patent number: 10175894
    Abstract: A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for populating an index cache on a deduplicated storage system is discussed. A determination to flush an in-memory index to a hard drive (“HDD”) on the deduplicated storage system is made, wherein the in-memory index comprises in-memory hash buckets containing fingerprint identifiers and container identifiers. A first HDD index is loaded from the HDD into a memory, wherein the first index includes a plurality of HDD buckets. The fingerprint identifiers and the container identifiers are merged from the in-memory hash buckets into the HDD buckets. The HDD buckets are mapped to a plurality of solid state drive (“SSD”) buckets, the SSD buckets together comprising a SSD index. The fingerprint identifiers and container identifiers are inserted into the plurality of SSD buckets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Satish Visvanathan, Mahesh Kamat, Rahul B Ugale
  • Patent number: 10171860
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for implementing and using interactive information. In one embodiment, a user may specify certain information that should be collected by the embodiment. The embodiment may monitor or search through one or more data streams for all information matching or corresponding to the user's specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: David Christopher St. John-Larkin