Patents Examined by Thong H Vu
  • Patent number: 10325029
    Abstract: A respective volatility attribute associated with each of one or more tables of a computerized database is used in any of various aspects to (a) determine how table data is stored in a physical storage device; (b) regulate the use of a materialized query table using database table data; and/or (c) influence circumstances under which indexes are created or advised by database analytic software. Various optional additional uses of a volatility attribute to manage a database are disclosed. Preferably, database parameters are automatically monitored over time and database table volatility state is automatically determined and periodically adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rafal P. Konik, Roger A. Mittelstadt, Brian R. Muras, Mark W. Theuer
  • Patent number: 10289719
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with a command acceptance unit (110) to accept a query command (201) to acquire data from a database, the query command including a value designation range to designate a range of a definition value corresponding to the data to be acquired, an acquisition definition storage unit (160) to store acquisition definition information (161) wherein a value definition range is associated with an acquisition method to acquire data from the database, and a command generation unit (120) to judge whether a range that overlaps with the value definition range exists in the value designation range, and when it is judged that the overlapping range exists, to generate a data acquisition command (202) to acquire data corresponding to a definition value included in the overlapping range in an acquisition method corresponding to the value definition range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Tanaka, Mitsunori Kori
  • Patent number: 10235374
    Abstract: A key-value store for storing and retrieving user files based on key-value pairs, hereafter referred to as KVPs. For each user of the key-value store, each file of a set of files of said each user is stored as one or more pairs of KVPs. Each of said one or more pairs comprises a KVP of a first type and a KVP of a second type. The KVP of the first type comprises at least a part of contents of said each file, whereas the KVP of the second type comprises metadata (and possibly attributes) of said each file. Each KVP of the second type links to one or more KVPs of the first type. Further provided are related method and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Elli Androulaki, Robert Basham, Nikola Knezevic, Martin Petermann, Harold J. Roberson, II, Wayne A. Sawdon, Alessandro Sorniotti
  • Patent number: 10229058
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for providing rolling updates of distributed systems with a shared cache. An embodiment operates by receiving a platform update request to update data item information associated with a first version of a data item cached in a shared cache memory. The embodiment may further operate by transmitting a cache update request to update the data item information of the first version of the data item cached in the shared cache memory, and isolating the first version of the data item cached in the shared cache memory based on a collection of version specific identifiers and a version agnostic identifier associated with the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Bill Ataras
  • Patent number: 10223410
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a first data set from a first data source and a second data set from a second data source, the first data set including a first plurality of entities and the second data set including a second plurality of entities. The method also includes identifying a verified relationship between a first entity from the first plurality of entities and a second entity from the second plurality of entities and determining that a third entity from the first plurality of entities has a first same-as relationship with a fourth entity from the second plurality of entities based on one or more of the verified relationship or relationships between the first plurality of entities and the second plurality of entities. The method further includes generating first output data including the first same-as relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Tallamy, Laurent Edmond Pierre Bertrand, Pete Rai
  • Patent number: 10216741
    Abstract: A respective volatility attribute associated with each of one or more tables of a computerized database is used in any of various aspects to (a) determine how table data is stored in a physical storage device; (b) regulate the use of a materialized query table using database table data; and/or (c) influence circumstances under which indexes are created or advised by database analytic software. Various optional additional uses of a volatility attribute to manage a database are disclosed. Preferably, database parameters are automatically monitored over time and database table volatility state is automatically determined and periodically adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rafal P. Konik, Roger A. Mittelstadt, Brian R. Muras, Mark W. Theuer
  • Patent number: 10185632
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for minimizing table lock duration during lost change resynchronization between a source table and a replica table. An embodiment operates by detecting a restart at a source node or a replica node. A source table at the source node is then locked based on the detection. A database transaction is then created for a lost change resynchronization operation and the source table is unlocked. The database transaction is then compared to another database transaction based on its timestamp. Based on the comparison, either the database transaction for the lost change resynchronization operation or the other database transaction is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Juchang Lee, Joo-Yeon Lee, Kyu-Hwan Kim, Deok-Hoe Kim, Kyungyul Park
  • Patent number: 10176252
    Abstract: Identifying unit identifies a character selected by a user from among plural characters in a terminal, through communication with the terminal via communication unit. Comparison unit, when a first character is identified by identifying unit, compares a history of selections of the first character and a history of selections of a second character with reference to history database. Output unit outputs expression data based on a result of the comparison by comparison unit with reference to expression database, which data represents an expression used when the first character interacts with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Toshiharu Kurisu, Yuki Tsuge, Naoki Hashida, Kyoko Masuda
  • Patent number: 10169347
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for software identification, dependency analysis, and manipulation of file system layers of container images are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes extracting multiple layer files from an input image; identifying software components in each of the extracted layer files; manipulating the input image based on said identifying and user-defined parameters, wherein said manipulating comprises (i) selecting a sub-set of the layer files for retention, (ii) removing a sub-set of the layer files, and (iii) modifying one or more of the layer files selected for retention and/or inserting one or more new layer files in place of one or more of the removed layer files; and outputting a modified version of the input image that includes the sub-set of the multiple layer files selected for retention and any new layer files inserted in place of removed layer files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Praveen Jayachandran, Vijay Mann, Shripad J. Nadgowda, Mudit Verma
  • Patent number: 10162868
    Abstract: Data mining systems and methods are disclosed for evaluating pairwise substitutability relationships among items. For example, a pairwise similarity measure may correspond to a value quantifying the extent to which an item A is favored over an item B by a population of users. Given a base item selected by a user, the system may select a candidate item from a set of potential substitute items for the base item based on current estimates of corresponding pairwise similarities. The system may then present the candidate item to the user in a context of comparison against the base item and obtain an indication of user preference between the two. The system may then update corresponding pairwise similarities based on the indication of preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Giovanni Zappella
  • Patent number: 8055758
    Abstract: The state of an apparatus is reported to a remote computer using an embedded device in the apparatus. The embedded device detects the state, generates a message that reports the state using a self-describing computer language, and sends the message to the remote computer. The remote computer receives the message and extracts the state of the embedded device from the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Axeda Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7974297
    Abstract: An embodiment is a technique to perform queue management. A packet is received from an upper layer or a classifier in a multi-hop mesh network. The packet has a packet type classified by the classifier. The received packet is enqueued into one of a plurality of buffers organized according to the packet type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangpeng Jing, Aixin Liu, Abhishek Patil, Djung N. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7965737
    Abstract: A method is provided for transforming a first transport level address into a second transport level address: the first address representing at least one digital data broadcasting service from at least one non-meshed broadcasting network and comprising data identifying the at least one digital data broadcasting service; the second address including a source field and/or a destination field in datagrams addressed to at least one communication network. The method includes the following steps: recovering data identifying the at least one digital data broadcasting service; inserting at least part of the identifying data in the second address of the datagrams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: David Roy, Gilbert Bonizec, Franck Geslin
  • Patent number: 7957412
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a transmission line, a receiver circuit, and a high pass filter circuit coupled between the transmission line and a receiver circuit input. The receiver circuit is configured to receive a data signal over the transmission line at a first data rate. The high pass filter circuit is connected between the transmission line and a receiver circuit input and has a corner frequency that is less than approximately the first data rate and is greater or equal to than approximately one-half the second data rate. The second data rate is an effective data rate caused by an expected data pattern on the transmission line. Other devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Cray Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steinberger, Ricky J. Hakes, Christopher K. White
  • Patent number: 7957384
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transferring data through a network switch. The network switch comprises a plurality of ports each having at least one port identifier and associating with at least one virtual local area network (VLAN) database, and a relational lookup engine storing a plurality of relations between at least one media access control (MAC) address and the at least one port identifier. At least one port receives a frame of data comprising a destination MAC (DMAC) address and the relational lookup engine uses the DMAC address to retrieve an associated port identifier that identifies a port to which the frame is forwarded. A source MAC (SMAC) address of the frame is used to produce an input relation for the relational lookup engine to identify the associated port identifier that identifies the port that received the frame of data for learning associations between the ports and MAC addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: James Madison Kelley
  • Patent number: 7957382
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for handling data containing embedded addresses. In general terms, prior to transmission of data having an embedded address or port, an initiating host sends a NAT Probe to an end-host with which the initiating host wishes to communicate. The NAT Probe includes the embedded address or port and a type indicating that translation of the address and/or port is requested if needed. As the NAT Probe traverses through one or more NAT devices as it is transmitted to the end-host, each NAT device is enabled to recognize the NAT Probe type and translate the embedded address and/or port, depending upon the individual NAT device's configuration. When the NAT Probe reaches the final hop NAT device or end-host, a NAT Probe Reply is sent back to the initiating host. The NAT Probe Reply contains a translated embedded address and/or port which is compatible with the end-host's network. The NAT Probe Reply also contains a type which differs from the type of the NAT Probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahadev Somasundaram, Siva S. Jayasenan, Senthil Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 7953834
    Abstract: A local area network includes a plurality of devices and a firewall for interfacing the LAN to a wide area network. In the LAN, each device generates a message packets for transmission over the network in which a time to live field contains an initial value that is preferably selected to be a function of the maximum path length for transfer of message packets within the local area network. Similarly, the firewall, when it receives message packets from the WAN for transmission to a device on the LAN provides in the time to live field an initial value that is preferably selected to be a function of the maximum path length for transfer of message packets within the local area network. When the firewall received a message packet from the LAN for transmission over the WAN, it provides a default initial value that is selected for use for message packets transmitted over the WAN in the time to live field, which typically will be significantly higher than the initial value that is used in the local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Eli Shagam, Scott B. Gordon
  • Patent number: 7953086
    Abstract: A first set of instructions associated with an egress of a datagram may be determined, the first set of instructions identifying a first subset of a second set of instructions, the first subset including multiple individual network identifiers identifying which network portion to transmit a replication of the datagram. Which one of the multiple individual network identifiers corresponds to the datagram may be determined from the first subset of the second set of instructions and may be based on the egress of the datagram, wherein each network identifier corresponds to a different egress. The replication of the datagram may be provided to the egress of the determined network identifier for transmission to the network portion as identified by the determined network identifier corresponding to the datagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Weitong Chuang, Chien-Hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 7949009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting multiturn modulo control axis data which includes at least one control axis position value (600°-604°; 245°-248°) and an associated control axis modulo value (720°; 360°) in one communication system which includes at least two participants, at least one real-time data transmission channel (CH1) being provided for the cyclic transmission of data between the participants; the at least one control axis position value (600°-604°; 245°-248°) is transmitted together with the associated control axis modulo value (720°; 360°) in one data telegram (22; 33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Schultze
  • Patent number: 7949006
    Abstract: A wireless communication device, and a method thereof, for media burst control of discrete content for a push-to-cellular communication. One circuit of device communicates continuous data via a real time data, such as RTP. Another circuit communicates control information associated with the continuous data via a real time control protocol, such as RTCP. A third circuit communicates discrete data and control information associated with the discrete data via a non-real time protocol, such as MSRP. A request signal for floor control is transmitted by a first device and received by a second device via a non-real time protocol associated with discrete media. The discrete media is then transmitted by the first device and received by the second device via the non-real time protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Balakumar Jagadesan, Lawrence A. Willis