Patents Examined by Sherief Badawi
  • Patent number: 10599944
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to providing visual feedback for inspection algorithms and difference filters used to process test and reference images from an inspection system. A user interface may be configured for displaying information and accepting user commands. A computing system communicatively coupled to the user interface may be configured to receive at least one set of test and reference images collected by the inspection system. The computing system may be further configured to provide at least one visual representation of the test and reference images via the user interface to show effects of an inspection algorithm and/or difference filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Hucheng Lee, Junqing Huang, Lisheng Gao
  • Patent number: 10592863
    Abstract: A method for preparing a presentation connects a plurality of geographically dispersed contributors to a controller through a network to collaborate to prepare the presentation, allows the contributors to propose contributions to the presentation residing on storage devices under the control of the contributors, makes the proposed contributions available for viewing and comment by all contributors, allows the controller to select one or more of the proposed contributions, and provides the controller access through the network to the storage devices to retrieve the selected contributions for inclusion into the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Nicholas T. Hariton
  • Patent number: 10540075
    Abstract: A system, method and computer readable medium provide a gesture-based graphical user interface to determine allocation information to instruct an allocation. A gesture-based I/O device displays a graphical user interface having: an amount region configured to define an allocation amount; a plurality of source regions each configured to define an allocation source; and a plurality of destination regions each configured to define an allocation destination. Input is received via the gesture-based I/O device as a swipe gesture having at least two directions, the swipe gesture interacting with the amount region to define the allocation amount and interacting with at least one of a source region of the plurality of source regions and a destination region of the plurality of destination regions to define an allocation source and an allocation destination for the allocation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: THE TORONTO-DOMINION BANK
    Inventors: Paul Mon-Wah Chan, John Jong Suk Lee, Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby
  • Patent number: 10528718
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a data confidence index are presented herein. In one embodiment, a method includes setting a default confidence index for a remote computing device, the confidence index indicating trustworthiness of data provided by the remote computing device, the remote computing device operating as part of a network of cooperating devices; applying a plurality of ordered rules for the remote computing device, respective rules comprising a rule pre-condition and a confidence index adjustment, respective rules considering one of a behavior of the remote computing device and a property of the remote computing device; and adjusting the confidence index for the remote computing device responsive to results of applying the plurality of ordered rules. A system and apparatus substantially perform steps of the disclosed method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Suneet Nandwani, Jie Zou
  • Patent number: 10528318
    Abstract: For a mobile computing device, enhanced functionality may be provided by associating actions with combined speech and touch gestures. A touch gesture is received into the device and simultaneously or near-simultaneously speech is received into the device. The touch gesture and speech are processed to determine a result and the device performs an action based on the result. In particular embodiments, commands for a mapping application may be based on spoken search terms and geographic areas marked by touch gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INNOVATION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10467217
    Abstract: A system includes a first storage, a second storage, and a processor. The first storage is configured to store a Cuckoo hash table which includes a plurality of locations. The second storage is configured to store a graph including a plurality of nodes. The processor coupled to the first storage and the second storage is configured to map each of the locations in the Cuckoo hash table to each of the nodes in the graph, and to determine whether a first entry to be added to a first location in the Cuckoo hash table creates a loop in the graph by executing a filter module. More particularly, the processor is to execute the filter module by detecting a presence of the loop before the first entry to occupy the first location in the Cuckoo hash table, the first location associated with a node, in the graph, occupied by a second entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Patrick William Bosshart
  • Patent number: 10467200
    Abstract: Described are techniques for processing an instance of a data structure. A request to process an instance of a data structure at a first point in time is received. At least one of the data elements in the data structure is a dynamic data element that uses an association specifying how to access data for the dynamic data element in accordance with criteria evaluated using a current context determined at a point in time. In response to receiving the request, first processing is performed including determining whether the dynamic data element is referenced at the first point in time, and, if so, evaluating the criteria using a current context determined at the first point in time, and retrieving data for the dynamic data element in accordance with a current context determined at the first point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pegasystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Trefler, Mark Replogle, John Clinton
  • Patent number: 10459916
    Abstract: A method for updating a plurality of database statistics during a query execution is provided. The method may include receiving a compiled query. The method may also include determining if the received compiled query requires at least one table scan operation on a full table to resolve the received compiled query. The method may further include determining if a plurality of table statistics associated with the full table has not been updated within a pre-defined time-period, whereby the determining is based on the determination that the received compiled query requires at least one table scan operation on the full table to resolve the received compiled query. The method may additionally include collecting a plurality of statistics associated with the full table based on the determination that the plurality of table statistics associated with the full table has not been updated within the pre-defined time-period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samar T. Desai, Dattatreya Govindappanavar, Mahadev Khapali, Mohan Narayanswamy
  • Patent number: 10445316
    Abstract: A query builder provided according to an aspect of the present invention facilitates users to conveniently generate database queries directed to database servers storing data elements organized according to attributes. In an embodiment, configuration data indicating a comparison predicate to be used for each combination of an attribute and a conditional operation is maintained. A user may then provide as inputs a first attribute, a first conditional operation and a first value. In response, the query builder examines the configuration data to determine a first comparison predicate specified for the combination of the first attribute and the first conditional operation. The query builder incorporates the first value in the first comparison predicate to construct a second comparison predicate and then forms a first database query with the second comparison predicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Deepak Goel
  • Patent number: 10445294
    Abstract: Solutions are provided that use shared scan phases and scan output for various file-level incremental data analysis systems. In one embodiment, a shared scan phase is initiated for a plurality of files in a file system. During the shared scan phase, one or more rules are applied to the files in the file system to identify files on which to perform one or more operations. Shared scan output is created that includes information describing the identified files and operations to be performed on the identified files. Embodiments of the present invention can reduce the amount of time and computing resources that would otherwise be consumed by performing separate walkthroughs of a file system during separate scan phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Diederich, Itzhack Goldberg, Erik Rueger, Neil Sondhi
  • Patent number: 10437787
    Abstract: A method for performing a comparison between first and second points in time snapshots of a file system entity, the method may include: (I) receiving by a storage system a command that was sent from a host computer, the command is network file system protocol compliant, wherein the command comprises (i) an operation code, and (ii) information about a virtual path, the virtual path that comprises (ii.a) first fields that comprise snapshot comparison parameters indicative of the first and second points in time snapshots of the file system entity, and (ii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: .INFINIDAT LTD
    Inventors: Cyril Plisko, Alexander Goldberg, Leon Kull
  • Patent number: 10423387
    Abstract: A method for highly efficient data sharding includes: receiving a dataset containing event data; identifying a classifier field of the dataset; identifying an event field of the dataset; generating a data structure for the dataset using the classifier field and the event field; and storing the dataset by partitioning the dataset into shards using the classifier field as a shard key and ordering data within each shard by the classifier field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Interana, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Johnson, Boris Dimitrov
  • Patent number: 10424092
    Abstract: A system or computer usable program product for representing a piece of a road as a first ordered series of line segments connected in an end-to-end fashion; representing the piece of the road as a second ordered series of line segments connected in an end-to-end fashion; for each given pair of two consecutive points of the second ordered series of points, determining a corresponding plurality of in-between points from the first ordered series of points; for each given line segment of the second ordered series of line segments, determining a first traffic characteristic value corresponding to the given line segment and a portion of the piece of the road which the given line segment represents; and presenting a visual representation of the piece of the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liam J. Murphy, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Shane O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10394773
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of events associated with a workspace or stream are stored to a functional data structure. Each of the plurality of events includes at least an indication of when an operation in the workspace or stream occurred and who performed the operation. Nodes of a change set history tree corresponding to the events can be recursively identified until a node corresponding to a change set of interest is identified. Responsive to identifying the node corresponding to the change set of interest, the event corresponding to such node can be identified as an event that added the change set of interest to the workspace or stream. The indication of when the operation represented by the event occurred and who performed the operation can be retrieved from the subject event. The indication of when the operation represented by the event occurred, and who performed the operation, can be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Lafreniere, Andrew J. Niefer, Michael F. Valenta
  • Patent number: 10394774
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of events associated with a workspace or stream are stored to a functional data structure. Each of the plurality of events includes at least an indication of when an operation in the workspace or stream occurred and who performed the operation. Nodes of a change set history tree corresponding to the events can be recursively identified until a node corresponding to a change set of interest is identified. Responsive to identifying the node corresponding to the change set of interest, the event corresponding to such node can be identified as an event that added the change set of interest to the workspace or stream. The indication of when the operation represented by the event occurred and who performed the operation can be retrieved from the subject event. The indication of when the operation represented by the event occurred, and who performed the operation, can be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Lafreniere, Andrew J. Niefer, Michael F. Valenta
  • Patent number: 10387411
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and program product that determine a density of a key value referenced in a database query over at least one range of rows, and utilize the determined density to optimize the database query. By doing so, the density of various key values may be determined and compared, and a bit map may be generated over the range of rows of the key value that is denser, resulting in a reduction of resources to build and use the bit map. Moreover, from the bit map over the range of rows to be selected after using the determined density, dense regions may be identified that can be used to optimize block I/O's according to the number of rows to be selected based on the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Day, Randy L. Egan, Roger A. Mittelstadt
  • Patent number: 10353783
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing a recovery operation for a host. A user interface is provided than enables user interface interactions that are common to or independent of the host and user interface interactions that are specific to a client backup module selected for the recovery operation. The user interface retrieves a plug-in to enable the user interface interactions that are specific to the client backup module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Shern S. Jauhal
  • Patent number: 10353932
    Abstract: A method includes hierarchically identifying occurrences of some of the words in the set of sentences; creating a first index for each of some of the words based on the upper hierarchy of occurrences identified for each word; receiving input of a queried word; hierarchically identifying occurrences of the queried word in the set of sentences; creating a second index based on the upper hierarchy of occurrences identified for the queried word; comparing the first index and the second index to calculate an estimated value for the number of occurrences of a word in the neighborhood of the queried word; and calculating the actual value of the number of occurrences of a word in the neighborhood of the queried word based on an upper hierarchy and lower hierarchy of the occurrences on condition that the estimated value is equal to or greater than a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Takuma, Hiroki Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10353894
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and a subpopulation size estimation and uncertainty quantification system (SE system) for estimating size of a target subpopulation size and quantifying size estimation uncertainty are provided. The SE system constructs an entity database including unique entities mapped to contacts retrieved from a contact database. The SE system receives a query defining target attributes of entities of the target subpopulation from a user device. The SE system estimates size of the target subpopulation delimited by the query by determining a first estimate of the size of the target subpopulation matching the target attributes by performing a mark and recapture estimation, and by determining a second estimate of the size of the target subpopulation matching the target attributes by performing a catch per unit effort estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Manoj Ramnani, James Timothy Oates
  • Patent number: 10339147
    Abstract: Technology is provided for data set scoring. In one example, a method includes analyzing first and second characteristics of a data set. The first and second characteristics represent a quality of data values in the data set. At least the first characteristic is independent of the data values in the data set. The method further includes assigning a score to the data set based on the first and second characteristics. The data set may be ranked against a plurality of other data sets based on the score. The score of the data set may be provided together with a scoring scale to enable a determination of the quality of the data values based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Joanna Barmes, Samuel Ytzhak Donnelley, James Edward Kinney, Jr., Alessya Labzhinova