Patents Examined by Sheree Brown
  • Patent number: 10242313
    Abstract: A technical solution is described for implementing a computer-executed system of association memory matrices to replace the proximal layers of a convolutional neural network (CNN). An example method includes configuring one Associative Memory Matrix (AMM) for each configured layer in the CNN. This one-to-one conversion method motivates the name to the product: the Joint Proximity Association Template (JPAT) for Neural Networks. The invention is a numerically stable soft-ware based implementation that (1) reduces the long training times, (2) reduces the execution time, and (3) produces bidirectional intra-layer connections and potentially, inter-layer connections as well. The method further includes, potentially, forming a single AMM, from the multiple AMMs corresponding to the multiple and proximal layers of the CNN, in anticipation of the well-known Universal Approximation Theorem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: James LaRue, Denise LaRue
  • Patent number: 10031929
    Abstract: A method of accommodating at least one difference between a first database schema and a second database schema is provided. The method includes receiving a request generated by an application program using a first version of a database schema, and generating a response including a reserved element that corresponds to a custom slot provided in the first version of the database schema. The method further includes communicating the response to the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alon Cohen, Bhaven Avalani, Zahid N. Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9996621
    Abstract: A system for and method for providing pages, more specifically a system includes a server configured to receive a query and an engine that is able to retrieve a set of pages by first retrieving a partition that contains them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugo Zaragoza
  • Patent number: 9996608
    Abstract: Generating a compliance framework. The compliance framework facilitates an organization's compliance with multiple authority documents by providing efficient methodologies and refinements to existing technologies, such as providing hierarchical fidelity to the original authority document; separating auditable citations from their context (e.g., prepositions and or informational citations); asset focused citations; SNED and Live values, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Unified Compliance Framework (Network Frontiers)
    Inventor: Dorian J. Cougias
  • Patent number: 9990147
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for optimizing resource utilization in distributed storage systems. A data migration technique is described that may operate in the background in a distributed storage data center to migrate data among a fleet of storage units to achieve a substantially even and randomized data storage distribution among all storage units in the fleet. When new storage units are added to the fleet and coupled to the data center network, the new storage units are detected. Instead of processing and storing new data to the newly added storage units, as in conventional distributed storage systems, the new units are blocked from general client I/O to allow the data migration technique to migrate data from other, previously installed storage hardware in the data center onto the new storage hardware. Once the storage load on the new storage units is balanced with the rest of the fleet, the new storage units are released for general client I/O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Christopher Sorenson, III, Gang He, Saurabh Goel
  • Patent number: 9978024
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and article of manufacture provides the ability to visualize master data management (MDM) data as part of a MDM workflow user interface (UI) in a computer system. MDM data resides in one or more tables of a relational database management system. An MDM system maintains, as part of a process and framework, a first process workflow to manage relationship data. The relationship data is data required to manage an association of one piece of MDM data to another piece of MDM data. A first process workflow provides a UI node that contains a link to a file that describes UI components to display when the first process workflow is executed. A first component of the UI component identifies an Adobe™ Flex™ based UI component. The Adobe™ Flex™ based UI component enables the representation and viewing of the MDM data in a hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Ryan, Neelesh V. Bansode, Carl L. Christofferson
  • Patent number: 9971833
    Abstract: A method and computer readable medium is described for directing a search engine web crawler's local web browser to refresh the top-level container that is currently displaying the content presented by a remote computer with the new content that a navigational link, within a remote desktop, remote application window, or remote graphical windowing user session, points to. Links can be modified so as to be recognizable by the remote machine as unique from traditional hyperlinks. Upon navigation action on such a link, the client of a remote desktop, remote graphical application window, or remote graphical windowing user session is redirected so that it wholly reloads its computing context with that provided by a destination URL or URI. Such a URL or URI may point to another remote desktop, remote application window, or remote graphical windowing user session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Balz
  • Patent number: 9965544
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program for generating a social timeline is provided. A plurality of data items associated with at least one relationship between users associated with a social network is received, each data item having an associated time. The data items are ordered according to the at least one relationship. A social timeline is generated according to the ordered data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Sittig, Mark E. Zuckerberg
  • Patent number: 9965641
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for policy-based access control in association with a sorted, distributed key-value data store in which keys comprise n-tuple structure that includes a cell-level access control. In this approach, an information security policy is used to create a set of pluggable policies. A pluggable policy may be used during data ingest time, when data is being ingested into the data store, and a pluggable policy may be used during query time, when a query to the data store is received for processing against data stored therein. Generally, a pluggable policy associates one or more user-centric attributes (or some function thereof), to a particular data-centric label. By using pluggable policies, preferably at both ingest time and query time, the data store is enhanced to provide a seamless and secure policy-based access control mechanism in association with the cell-level access control enabled by the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Michael R. Allen, John W. Vines, Adam P. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9961121
    Abstract: A system for making and maintaining connections and providing and transmitting information between governmental persons or candidates and the audience, comprising a processor connected to a network; a database connected to the processor; a governmental person user interface operable to interact with the processor and the database; an audience user interface operable to interact with the processor and the database; wherein the processor is able to obtain information associated with a governmental person from the governmental person user interface; obtain information associated with a governmental person from a third party source; obtain information associated with an audience user; store the information obtained in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Dafan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9928465
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining if an account identifier is computer-generated. One method includes receiving the account identifier, dividing the account identifier into a plurality of fragments, and determining one or more features of at least one of the fragments. The method further includes determining the commonness of at least one of the fragments, and determining if the account identifier is computer-generated based on the features of at least one of the fragments, and the commonness of at least one of the fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. McQueen, Lachlan A. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 9842125
    Abstract: A method for the organizing, managing, mapping, distributing, transportation and displaying of multi-layered content and/or data in a tactile volumetric (three-dimensional), flat (two-dimensional) and/or multi-dimensional container and/or panel which functions as a macro controller through tactile, sensatory, audible and/or other forms of user control. This includes the means to manipulate content and/or data through a visual and/or multi-sensatory interface that stores content and media in a nested and sub-nested hierarchical container and sub-container array which can give real-time feedback to any involved party. These containers and/or panels provide a means to permanently move and validate content between servers, devices and/or users, while giving a real-time visual and/or multi-sensatory response and representation to that user. This system also provides a means to ingest and convert legacy media formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ATLYS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Nathan Adelman
  • Patent number: 9836519
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and stored instructions are described herein for densely grouping dimensional data and/or aggregating data using a data structure, such as one that is constructed based on dimensional data. When smaller tables are joined with a larger table, a server may analyze the smaller tables first to determine actual value combinations that occur in the smaller tables, and these actual value combinations are used to more efficiently process the larger table. A dense data structure may be generated by processing dimensional data before processing data from fact table. The dense data structure may be generated by compressing ranges of values that are possible in dimensions into a range of values that actually occurs in the dimensions. The compressed range of values may be represented by dense set identifiers rather than the actual compressed range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Adam Kociubes, Ekrem S. C. Soylemez, Martin Roth
  • Patent number: 9830620
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for organizing data using basic atomic units of information includes generating an object of interest (OI) comprising an OI name and an OI description. The OI is a basic atomic unit of information. The OI comprises an audience and data associated with the OI is searchable. The method includes assigning one or more characteristics to the OI. The one or more characteristics of the OI are searchable. A first OI is linked with one or more second OIs having at least one overlapping audience or characteristic. The second OI is accessible by a link displayed in the first OI. The first OI is displayed in a visual format that is accessible to a plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Igor Gershteyn
  • Patent number: 9830347
    Abstract: An approach for managing memory usage in cloud and traditional environments using usage analytics is disclosed. The approach may be implemented in a computer infrastructure including a combination of hardware and software. The approach includes determining that space is available within one or more tables which have schema definitions with string fields having a predefined length. The approach further includes creating a virtual table and mapping the available space to the virtual table for population by one or more records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Avinesh Kumar, Sandeep R. Patil, Gandhi Sivakumar, Matthew A. Terry, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: 9805122
    Abstract: A search engine for finding objects that correspond to a search request, including an input module for receiving a keyword query from a user, and a search module being configured to map the keyword query to the identifiers of objects that semantically match the keyword or the plurality of keywords contained in the keyword query, and to generate a search result that contains a listing of matching object identifiers, is characterized in that the search module is further configured to generate the search result by considering network layer information about the user within the process of mapping the keyword query to identifiers of matching objects, wherein the network layer information include sophisticated information the search module receives from a dedicated entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Jan Seedorf, Saverio Niccolini, Martin Stiemerling, Flavio Junqueira, Marco Serafini, Ivan Kelly, Vincent Leroy, Berkant Barla Cambazoglu
  • Patent number: 9792311
    Abstract: A system and method are described for storing and managing relationship data defining relationships between a plurality of users using a plurality of partitions. For example, a system according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: a relationship graph updater to fetch edge records defining user relationships on an online service from a plurality of queues at a specified time interval, each of the plurality of queues associated with a graph partition, the relationship graph updater creating a temporary update file for each of the plurality of graph partition; a relationship graph merger to determine if each temporary update file has already been merged and, if not, then merging relationship graph data contained in the update files with existing relationship graph data; and the relationship graph merger providing its merged results to a plurality of different relationship graph services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Derrick S. Huhn
  • Patent number: 9787762
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for editing a file information system of a host device by using a client device connected to the host device via a Near Field Communication (NFC) channel while maintaining the foreground-running application execution screen of the host device. A method for managing a file information system of a host device by using a client device according to the present invention includes establishing a near field communication channel between the client device and the host device; copying the file information system from the host device to the client device; editing, at the client device, the file information system by means of an application selected in the file information system; and updating the file information system stored in the host device with the edited file information system which is transmitted from the client device to the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 9779077
    Abstract: Various arrangements for creating a pivot table are presented. A set of stored records may be accessed. A plurality of stored records from the set of stored records may be selected to be represented in a plurality of cells of the pivot table. A graphical representation may be generated for display for each stored record of the plurality of stored records. Each graphical representation may be generated for display within a cell of the plurality of cells of the pivot table. Each graphical representation of the pivot table is actively linked with the corresponding stored record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Hendrik van den Broek
  • Patent number: 9767115
    Abstract: A system for replicating a filesystem running on multiple nodes comprising an originator system and a replica system. The originator system includes a plurality of nodes. The replica system includes a plurality of nodes and a processor. The plurality of nodes of the replica system are paired with the plurality of nodes of the originator system. The processor is configured to receive an indicator of a node of the plurality of nodes of the replica system finishing replication for a view of a filesystem at a point in time. The processor is further configured to indicate that replication for the view of the filesystem is complete in the event that all replica system nodes have received their indication for the view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Pratap Vikram Singh, Hua Zhong