Patents Examined by Scott A Waldron
  • Patent number: 10289674
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for generating target text based on target data. The method includes one or more processors decomposing one or more portions of text into at least one corresponding keyword and at least one corresponding template. The method further includes learning a classification model associated with selecting a template based on a category of a keyword. The method further includes identifying a target keyword that is represented by target data. The method further includes selecting a target template that is used to represent the target data based on a category associated with the identified target keyword utilizing the classification model. The method further includes generating target text that represents the target data based on the selected text template based on the selected target template and the identified target keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Emiko Takeuchi, Daisuke Takuma, Hirobumi Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 10289962
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for training a distilled machine learning model. One of the methods includes training a cumbersome machine learning model, wherein the cumbersome machine learning model is configured to receive an input and generate a respective score for each of a plurality of classes; and training a distilled machine learning model on a plurality of training inputs, wherein the distilled machine learning model is also configured to receive inputs and generate scores for the plurality of classes, comprising: processing each training input using the cumbersome machine learning model to generate a cumbersome target soft output for the training input; and training the distilled machine learning model to, for each of the training inputs, generate a soft output that matches the cumbersome target soft output for the training input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Oriol Vinyals, Jeffrey A. Dean, Geoffrey E. Hinton
  • Patent number: 10289956
    Abstract: A method for updating a factor graph (10;10?;10?) of an a posteriori probability estimator, the factor graph including at least one repetition node (13;13?;13?) and at least one sum node (11;11?;11?), wherein at least two connections are associated with each node, and wherein each connection is associated with an incoming message at the node and with an outgoing message from the node, wherein the method includes the steps of: storing the nodes' incoming and outgoing messages into memory (12;12?;12?) of the estimator as messages belonging to one same class of wrapped and/or sampled Gaussian messages; updating the node of the factor graph (10;10?;10?) by using a resulting message belonging to the class of incoming messages, the resulting message being obtained by processing the incoming wrapped and/or sampled Gaussian messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Guido Montorsi
  • Patent number: 10282660
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for identifying environmental stimuli in an artificial nervous system using both spiking onset and spike counting. One example method of operating an artificial nervous system generally includes receiving a stimulus; generating, at an artificial neuron, a spike train of two or more spikes based at least in part on the stimulus; identifying the stimulus based at least in part on an onset of the spike train; and checking the identified stimulus based at least in part on a rate of the spikes in the spike train. In this manner, certain aspects of the present disclosure may respond with short response latencies and may also maintain accuracy by allowing for error correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor Hokkiu Chan, Ryan Michael Carey
  • Patent number: 10274946
    Abstract: When identifying a maintenance target device that is subject to maintenance in an information system realized by connecting a plurality of devices including a monitoring target device, a maintenance target device identification unit identifies the maintenance target device on the basis of contents of configuration information in the information system or contents of maintenance target device information, and a filtering target device identification unit identifies a filtering target device to be affected by the maintenance of the maintenance target device on the basis of a distance matrix calculated from an adjacency matrix obtained from the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Shuto Murai, Tsuyoshi Higuchi
  • Patent number: 10268959
    Abstract: A cognitive information processing system environment comprising: a plurality of data sources, at least some of the plurality of data sources comprising travel relevant data sources; a cognitive inference and learning system coupled to receive a data from the plurality of data sources, the cognitive inference and learning system processing the data from the plurality of data sources to provide cognitively processed travel relevant insights, the cognitive inference and learning system further comprising performing a learning operation to iteratively improve the cognitively processed travel relevant insights over time; and, a destination, the destination receiving the cognitively processed travel relevant insights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cognitive Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Sanchez, Manoj Saxena, Akshay Sabhikhi
  • Patent number: 10255310
    Abstract: A method and system for managing searches of a data set that is partitioned based on a plurality of events. A structure of a search query may be analyzed to determine if logical computational actions performed on the data set is reducible. Data in each partition is analyzed to determine if at least a portion of the data in the partition is reducible. In response to a subsequent or reoccurring search request, intermediate summaries of reducible data and reducible search computations may be aggregated for each partition. Next, a search result may be generated based on at least one of the aggregated intermediate summaries, the aggregated reducible search computations, and a query of adhoc non-reducible data arranged in at least one of the plurality of partitions for the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Sorkin, Steve Yu Zhang, Ledion Bitincka
  • Patent number: 10229161
    Abstract: Approaches, techniques, and mechanisms are disclosed for improved caching in database systems that deal with multiple data access patterns, such as in database systems that interface with both OLTP and Data Warehouse clients. A cache is deployed between a database server and a storage system that stores data units. Some of the data units accessed by the database server are buffered within the cache. The data units may be associated with data access patterns, such as a random data access pattern or a scan data access pattern, in accordance with which the database server is or appears to be accessing the data units. A processor selects when to cache data units accessed by the database server, based at least on the associated data access patterns. Recent access counts may also be stored for the data units, and may further be utilized to select when to cache data units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sarat B. Kakarla, Jia Shi, Selcuk Aya, Kothanda Umamageswaran, Juan R. Loaiza
  • Patent number: 10228818
    Abstract: Content that is significant to a user may be determined. An indication that a user finds content within a document significant may be received. In response to the received indication, the document may be analyzed to identify a set of topics associated with the content of the document. From the set of topics, a subset of topics responsible for the user finding the document significant may be identified. A user profile associated with the user may be updated based on the subset of topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Hermannus Vandermolen, Charles Fish, Karen Howe, Paul Vidich, Scott J. Levine
  • Patent number: 10223369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for processing electronic messages. The system includes a communications module configured to interoperate with a plurality of email servers and coupled to a message processing module. The message processing module is configured to identify inbound messages and process such messages based on statistical analysis, user training, and shared rules. The system is compatible with most existing email clients and servers. The invention also relates to methods for processing messages and methods for training message processing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SaneBox, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Roseman, Peter Kovacs, Jason Gloudon, Garvin Gloudon, Dmitri Leonov
  • Patent number: 10210277
    Abstract: An example method involves accessing web-traffic data associated with a web page hosted by a first computing-device, wherein the web page comprises meta-tag data; using the accessed web-traffic data to determine that the first computing-device received a threshold amount of requests that (i) were for the web page and (ii) originated from a geographical region; responsive to the determining, modifying the meta-tag data based on the geographical region; and transmitting the modified meta-tag data to a second computing-device, wherein the second computing-device is configured for (i) receiving the transmitted modified meta-tag data, (ii) receiving a request for a list of search results based on a set of search terms, (iii) responsive to receiving the request, using the set of search terms and the modified meta-tag data to perform a web search, thereby generating a list of search results, and (iv) transmitting the list of search results to a third computing-device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tribune Media Company
    Inventors: Ryan Philip McKenzie, Jerome Schulist, Jason Greene
  • Patent number: 10204151
    Abstract: This application relates generally to defining a domain-specific syntax characterizing a functional information system and performing operations on data entities represented by the domain-specific syntax, including defining a domain-specific syntax, receiving and storing a domain-specific data entity, assigning a syntactic tag to the domain-specific data entity, and electronically storing the tag assigned to the data entity in the electronic data store so that the tag is logically linked to the stored data entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Locus LP
    Inventors: Rory Riggs, Peter Beetham, Greg Gocal
  • Patent number: 10198471
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable performing semantic joins using a big table corpus. Pairs of values from at least two data sets are identified. The pairs of values include one value from a first one of the data sets and one value from a second one of the data sets. Statistical co-occurrence scores for the identified pairs of values are determined based on historical co-occurrence data. The determined statistical co-occurrence scores are used for predicting a semantic relationship between the at least two data sets. The predicted semantic relationship is used for joining the at least two data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yeye He, Kris Kuppuswamy Ganjam, Xu Chu
  • Patent number: 10198505
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer program products that may be used to provide crowd-based scores for experiences, which are computed based on measurements of affective response of multiple users who had the experiences. The measurements of affective response may be collected using a wide array of sensors that measure physiological signals and/or behavioral cues. Additionally, the scores may be personalized for a certain user based on similarities between a profile of the certain user and profiles of the multiple users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 10191656
    Abstract: A method for storing XML documents a hybrid navigation/streaming format is provided to allow efficient storage and processing of queries on the XML data that provides the benefits of both navigation and streaming and ameliorates the disadvantages of each. Each XML document to be stored is independently analyzed to determine a combination of navigable and streamable storage format that optimizes the processing of the data for anticipated access patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sam Idicula, Balasubramanyam Sthanikam, Nipun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10185754
    Abstract: Methods and systems for discerning human intent based on user-generated metadata are provided. Communications from a plurality of social networks are evaluated to determine whether they are associated with contexts indicative of user intent. When a social network communication is determined to be associated with such a context, a tag may be generated associating the social network communication with the indicated human intent. In addition, information regarding the social network communication may be exported to an application responsible for responsive action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: VOCUS NM LLC
    Inventors: Vishal Harshvardhan Sankhla, Rajeev Anand Kadam
  • Patent number: 10176236
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure can include systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to receive at least one database query to be executed. Code corresponding to the at least one database query can be generated. One or more optimizations to the generated code can be performed to produce specialized modular code. The one or more optimizations can include Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation techniques. Respective portions of the code can be distributed to a plurality of distributed computing systems for execution, wherein each of the distributed computing systems is connected to a portion of the plurality of distributed computing systems. A result for the at least one database query can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick An Phu Nguyen, David Kryze, Theodore Vassilakis, Apostolos Lerios
  • Patent number: 10175860
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer storage media, and user interfaces are provided for non-committal intent preview, disambiguation, and refinement of a search. A search prefix comprising one or more characters associated with an unexecuted search query is received. One or more intent suggestions are suggested to a user. For each of the one or more intent suggestions, one or more entity identifications associated with each of the one or more intent suggestions are received. Metadata corresponding to at least one entity associated with the one or more entity identifications is retrieved from an entity data store. Without retrieving search results for the unexecuted search query, an aggregated intent preview based on the retrieved metadata corresponding to the at least one entity is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Marantz, Aaron Chun Win Yuen, Guarang P. Prajapati, Parthasarathy Govindarajen, Kuansan Wang, Yu-Ting Kuo, Arun Kumar Sacheti, Yin-Cheng Ting
  • Patent number: 10169484
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to manage process control search results are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a search parameter from a user via an application to view search results associated with the search parameter, determining a display context based on the application, searching a search index for control parameters that match the search parameter to form a set of matched control parameters, wherein the search index includes control parameters that correspond to runtime data generated by a controller within a process control system, and rendering the set of matched control parameters for display via the application as the search results based on the determined display context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Richard Bellville, Bryan Michael Jones, John Mark Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10162855
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for optimizing data analysis. An example method for optimizing a computer for performing queries of a database can include determining a number of distinct members in a lowest hierarchy level of each hierarchy dimension and determining a unique hierarchy identifier for such distinct member; determining the hierarchy dimension with the fewest number of distinct members in its lowest level; ranking the hierarchy dimensions by the number of distinct members in the lowest level; generating a first hypergraph tree for the hierarchy dimension with the fewest number of distinct members in its lowest level; and generating an additional hypergraph tree for a hierarchy dimension having more than the fewest number of distinct members in its lowest level. Each hypergraph tree includes multiple nodes and each node corresponds to one of the unique hierarchy identifiers. The additional hypergraph tree includes fewer tiers than the first hypergraph tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dundas Data Visualization, Inc.
    Inventor: Oleg Andros