Patents Examined by Phuong-Thao Cao
  • Patent number: 10318592
    Abstract: When different client devices request the same document, most of content of the response from the server (i.e. the response document from a web server) will be the same. Embodiments allow the client devices to use fingerprints, i.e. hashes, sent by a capture system to pinpoint only the changing portions of the document instead of sending the entire document. In various embodiments, the client compares client-generated fingerprints for the document with capture system-generated fingerprints for most likely appearing portions of text of the document or related documents to fully represent and sends to the capture system the client document in a compact and efficient way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Quantum Metric, LLC
    Inventors: Mario Luciano Ciabarra, Jr., Yiduo Wang
  • Patent number: 10311046
    Abstract: A pruning method includes representing a set of sequences in a data structure. Each sequence s includes a first symbol w and a context c of at least one symbol. Some of the sequences are associated with a conditional probability p(w|c), based on observations of cw in training data. For others, p(w|c) is computed as a function of the probability p(w|?) of the respective symbol w in a back-off context ?, p(w|?) being based on observations of sequence ?w in the training data. A scoring function ƒ(cw) value is computed for each sequence in the set, based on p(w|c) for the sequence and a probability distribution p(s) of each symbol in the sequence if it is removed from the set of sequences. Iteratively, one of the represented sequences is selected to be removed, based on the computed scoring function values, and the scoring function values of remaining sequences are updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Matias Hunicken, Matthias Gallé
  • Patent number: 10311095
    Abstract: Example embodiments include User Experience Analysis (UEA) system and method. The system and method are employed to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze user experiences, in order to provide electronic content recommendations. The system and method may be employed to provide user specific content recommendations that are based on a determined value-congruence, or relevancy, between electronic content and the recommendation profile generated for the user. The recommendation profile may be determined based on qualitatively and quantitatively analyzing positive appraisal sensations. The positive appraisal sensations may be associated with the user's physiological and/or psychological responses to predetermined content consuming experiences presented to the user, according to the embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Renée Bunnell
  • Patent number: 10303705
    Abstract: An organization categorization system and method is disclosed. The organization categorization system and method relies on server data to discover which business organizations are consuming the finite resources of the server and in what proportions. Organizations are categorized according to their consumption of resources. The categorization system and method further ascribes a relative business value to each organization to facilitate the allocation of resources among the various organizations in a business. In an example embodiment, users of the server resources use the SAS programming language and the server resources execute SAS applications that support the SAS programming language. The organization categorization system and method connects an executed computer program to a business-defined classification of applicability to purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Humana Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew B. Hollister, Elizabeth Barth-Thacker
  • Patent number: 10296656
    Abstract: A method for managing a database, each item of data in the database being associated with a timestamp and a data point, the timestamps being used as row keys for rows of a table in the database, the method comprising: obtaining a behavior characteristic of a user based on a previous data access to the database by the user; partitioning columns in the table into column families based on the obtained behavior characteristic and system configuration of the database; and causing data in the database to be stored in respective column families at least in part based on the associated data point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li Li, Liang Liu, Junmei Qu, Wen Jun Yin, Wei Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10282444
    Abstract: One of the methods includes, obtaining a natural language query from a user; while converting the natural language query into structured operations to be performed on structured application programming interfaces (APIs) of a knowledge base: responsive to detecting a linguistic ambiguity associated with the converting, wherein the linguistic ambiguity identifies two or more interpretations of a word included in the natural langue query: resolving the linguistic ambiguity by selecting an interpretation of the word, from the two or more interpretations of the word, based on one or more join paths that have been generated based on a data schema of the knowledge base; modifying the converting in accordance with the selected interpretation of the word, to generate one or more structured operations; performing the one or more structured operations on the structured APIs of the knowledge base; and returning search results matching the natural language query results to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tolga Bozkaya, Armand Joseph Dijamco
  • Patent number: 10268550
    Abstract: A recovery solution can employ virtualization software to create a virtualized Active Directory forest from a source Active Directory forest. A recovery agent can be installed on the domain controllers prior to creating copies of the domain controllers in the virtualized forest. Additionally, the recovery agent can be added to a list of trusted applications if the domain controller includes security software. The recovery solution can employ the virtualization software to store a command file at a known directory path. This command file can include commands that should be executed on the virtualized domain controller to configure it properly. The recovery agent can be configured to periodically scan the known directory path to determine whether a command file has been stored in the directory. If the recovery agent locates a command file, it can extract and execute any commands in the command file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUEST SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventors: Sergey Alexandrovich Kalitin, Fyodor Aleksandrovich Taranov, Sergey Romanovich Vartanov
  • Patent number: 10268734
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a computing device, a search query from a client device; obtaining, by the computing device, classification and confidence information by applying natural language classification to the search query; generating, by the computing device, search results based on the classification and confidence information, wherein a ratio of the search results is based on the classification and confidence information; and providing, by the computing device, the search results to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 10261829
    Abstract: A sequence of tuples, each having one or more attributes, is received at one of one or more processing elements operating on one or more processors. Each processing element may have one or more stream operators. A first stream operator may be identified as one that only processes an instance of a first attribute in a currently received tuple when a difference between an instance of the first attribute in a previously received tuple and the instance of the first attribute in the currently received tuple is outside of a difference threshold. A second stream operator may generate a difference attribute from a first instance of the first attribute in a first one of the received tuples and a second instance of the first attribute in a second one of the received tuples. The difference attribute may be transmitted from the second stream operator to the first stream operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, James E. Carey, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10262035
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a system, non transitory computer-readable medium, and method for estimating database performance. A request for an estimate of data is read. The estimate is calculated based at least partially on a node located in a data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Harumi Kuno, Goetz Graefe
  • Patent number: 10262004
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed to initiate a snapshot of a volume distributed across a plurality of storage nodes of a distributed file system. The systems may create in the plurality of storage nodes a writeable sub-volume associated with the volume of the distributed file system. The system may identify a previous writeable sub-volume associated with a previous snapshot and mark the previous writeable sub-volume as read-only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Vijay Bellur
  • Patent number: 10255358
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to generate session information based on information regarding items of a plurality of item types associated with interactions performed by active users of a social networking system. A graph is generated based on the session information. At least a first item of the items is assigned to a cluster based on similarity between the item and the cluster. The cluster is provided to a recommender system to facilitate selection of relevant information for potential presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Ray Green
  • Patent number: 10248668
    Abstract: A first set of metadata may be received, via a network, which includes structural information about a first database. The structural information may be compared with one or more software signatures. Each software signature may include a software identity that is mapped to one or more associated database structure identities. A first match estimate may be generated based on the comparing of the structural information with the one or more software signatures. It may be inferred that the first database is likely included in a first software product based on the generating of the match estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tomasz Hanusiak, Konrad Wojciech Komnata, Jaroslaw Osinski, Grzegorz Szczepanik
  • Patent number: 10242006
    Abstract: A system for identifying and/or recommending relevant media content is provided. The system includes a relevancy component, a classification component and a notification component. The relevancy component determines a topic or an event related to media content and associates the media content with a group of media content based on the topic or the event. The classification component assigns a classifier value to the media content based on data associated with the media content and the group of media content. The notification component generates a notification message associated with the media content for a user based on the classifier value and a temporal-based relevancy value generated as a function of user context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Philo Juang, Shirley Connie Gaw, Pepijn Crouzen, Tim Dasilva, Benoît de Boursetty
  • Patent number: 10242125
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to regular expression matching. An example method may include generating a data structure based on a non-deterministic finite automaton (NFA) that represents a regular expression. The data structure may include a set of segments where each segment indicates a segment starting state of the NFA. Each segment may represent zero or more consecutive states of the NFA starting at the segment starting state. Different segments of the set of segments may be capable of indicating different segment starting states on the NFA. Each segment may represent a partial match of the regular expression to the string. The method may further include analyzing the string in relation to the NFA. The method may further include modifying the data structure as the string is analyzed. Such modification may include attempting to expand at least one of the segments in the set to represent additional states of the NFA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: David Lehavi, Omer Barkol
  • Patent number: 10235148
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for creating, exporting, viewing and testing, and importing custom applications in a multitenant database environment. These mechanisms and methods can enable embodiments to provide a vehicle for sharing applications across organizational boundaries. The ability to share applications across organizational boundaries can enable tenants in a multi-tenant database system, for example, to easily and efficiently import and export, and thus share, applications with other tenants in the multi-tenant environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: David Brooks, Lewis Wiley Tucker, Benji Jasik, Timothy Mason, Eric David Bezar, Simon Wong, Douglas Chasman, Tien Tzuo, Scott Hansma, Adam Gross, Steven Tamm
  • Patent number: 10229219
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to determine a value associated with at least one signal indicative of objectionable material in a content item. The value associated with the at least one signal indicative of objectionable material can be compared with a threshold value associated with the at least one signal. A demotion value can be determined in response to satisfaction of the threshold value associated with the at least one signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erich James Owens, Varun Kacholia
  • Patent number: 10223359
    Abstract: A processor may create a preference vector by generating preference vector entries in fields that correspond to content attributes associated with at least one media program presented via a media device, each entry including a playback duration and a year. The processor may create a media entity matrix of entity vectors for entities associated with production of media programs. For each entity vector, the processor may generate matrix entries in fields that correspond to content attributes associated with at least one media program associated with the entity, each matrix entry including a year and a score, the score weighted by an epoch factor based upon a time span associated with the at least one media program presented via the media device. The processor may determine entity rankings based upon dot products between the preference vector and the entity vectors and provide a recommendation based upon the rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Hsu, Ashok Sahu
  • Patent number: 10200808
    Abstract: Methods and devices for determining a number of mobile devices travelling from a first location to a second location are disclosed. A method includes determining a first subset of mobile location records associated with the first location, determining mobile device identifiers associated with the first subset, and modifying mobile location records in the first subset by replacing a mobile device identifier contained in each mobile location record with a new identifier of the first subset. The method may then determine a second subset of mobile location records associated with the second location, modify mobile location records in the second subset by replacing a mobile device identifier contained in each mobile location record with a new identifier of the first subset, and determine a number of mobile devices that travelled from the first location to the second location based upon the new identifier of the first subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Mark Austin, Jeremy Fix
  • Patent number: 10191952
    Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for processing a large file. The system may receive record data comprising a plurality of records having an identification value in a common field having a data format. The system may determine a plurality of focus values based on the data format and create a plurality of virtual processing units based on the plurality of focus values. Each of the plurality of virtual processing units may process a sub-group of the plurality of records that corresponds to the focus value associated with the respective virtual processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Japan Bhatt