Patents Examined by Tony Mahmoudi
  • Patent number: 10394818
    Abstract: A system and method is described for database split generation in a massively parallel or other distributed database environment including a plurality of databases and a data warehouse layer providing data summarization and querying functionality. A database table accessor of the system obtains, from an associated client application, a query for data in a table of the data warehouse layer, wherein the query includes a user preference. The system obtains table data representative of properties of the table, and determines a splits generator in accordance with one or more of the user preference or the properties of the table. The system generates, by the selected splits generator, table splits dividing the user query into a plurality of query splits, and outputs the plurality of query splits to an associated plurality of mappers for execution by the associated plurality of mappers of each of the plurality of query splits against the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ashok Shivarudraiah
  • Patent number: 10387369
    Abstract: A method is used in managing file deletions in storage systems. A request to delete a portion of a file of a file system is received. A first indirect block is associated with the portion of the file and includes a set of file system blocks. A second indirect block associated with a replica of the file is identified. The first and second indirect blocks share a subset of the set of file system blocks. The replica of the file represents a state of the file at a particular prior point in time. Metadata of the second indirect block is updated indicating that the subset of the set of file system blocks are no longer shared between the first and second indirect blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: William C. Davenport, Philippe Armangau, Junping Frank Zhao
  • Patent number: 10353701
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems, including methods for generating visualizations. On a client side, a user request is received for an inter-entity call visualization. Code analysis data is accessed. A visualization model is built. The visualization is shown. User inputs are received for interacting with the visualization. The visualization is updated based on the received user inputs. On a server side, a request is received for code analysis data. The requested data collected, including running analyzers for any available data. The requested data is sent. The code analysis data can be used for other purposes than visualizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Radu-Florian Atanasiu, Anne Keller, Wei Wei, Heiko Witteborg, Wolfgang Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10331736
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein that include a method involving a computing system receiving a first message from a first playback device and a second message from a second playback device. The first message and the second message including first metadata and second metadata, respectively. The computing system determines that the first media item and the second media item are the same based on the received first metadata and the received second metadata, and in response, stores association data. The computing system receives an identification of one or more streaming services accessible by the third playback device which includes the first streaming service, and a media-item request including the second service media-item identifier used by the second streaming service. In response to receiving the media-item request, facilitating media streaming access to the first media item by the third playback device using the first streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Beckhardt, Gregory Paul Ramsperger
  • Patent number: 10318583
    Abstract: Systems and methods for relationship recommendations systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. In one embodiment, a relationship recommendation server system includes a processor wherein a relationship recommendation program configures the processor to obtain a graph database including a set of nodes including node attribute data and a set of edges including edge attribute data and describing relationships between nodes in the set of nodes, determine a set of motif data, where the motif data describes at least one subgraph including a subset of the nodes and a subset of the edges within the graph database, obtain a search node, generate additional edges between the search node and a subset of the nodes within the graph database, where the additional edges form subgraphs including the search node that are isomorphic to a subset of the motif data, and recommend relationships based on the generated additional edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Evan Feinberg, Julien Clancy
  • Patent number: 10318492
    Abstract: A predictive storage application selectively determines files from a computing system to send to a predictive storage service that makes the files available for use in another computing system. The predictive storage application may receive events indicating a use of files. The predictive storage application may determine that a file has enough importance and send it to a predictive storage service. Other aspects of the disclosure are described in the detailed description, figures, and claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Anthony Eisner
  • Patent number: 10318577
    Abstract: A method for identifying a need of a user based on an image word interpretation, the method comprising: assigning prime keywords and style keywords to a plurality of images, wherein the images having the prime and style keywords assigned thereto are stored by at least one image category of the images; receiving a target keyword from the user depending on a need of a user; displaying images within the at least one image category, and receiving a preferred image by the at least one category from the user; extracting a target image that matches the target keyword based on the received preferred image; and displaying the extracted target image in accordance with at least one way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PERCEPTION
    Inventor: Kisuk Oh
  • Patent number: 10229202
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for social media bot to Representational State Transfer (REST) proxy for data systems. An adapter for a social media application and message to Representational State Transfer (REST) mappings are provided. A social media bot is created to represent a data system component. The social media bot and the adapter are used to enable the data system component to interact with the social media application by using the message to REST mappings to map social media messages for the social media application and REST calls that are used to access the data system component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff J. Li, Ivan M. Milman, Wendi L. Nusbickel
  • Patent number: 10229203
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for social media bot to Representational State Transfer (REST) proxy for data systems. An adapter for a social media application and message to Representational State Transfer (REST) mappings are provided. A social media bot is created to represent a data system component. The social media bot and the adapter are used to enable the data system component to interact with the social media application by using the message to REST mappings to map social media messages for the social media application and REST calls that are used to access the data system component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff J. Li, Ivan M. Milman, Wendi L. Nusbickel
  • Patent number: 10225345
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for managing an object related to a plurality of groups of users is disclosed. The method, system, and computer program product include utilizing identifiers of objects so that a requesting user can submit an object-request for access to the object utilizing a chosen identifier of the user. The method, system, and computer program product may work on a number of collaborative systems, file sharing mediums, or operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10223450
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to data delivery in distributed applications. One example method includes identifying a data source associated with a shuffle operation, the data source configured provide data from a data set associated with the shuffle operation; identifying a data sink associated with the shuffle operation, the data sink configured to receive data provided by the data source; associating a shuffler component with the shuffle operation, the shuffler component configured to receive data from the data source and provide the data to the data sink; receiving, by the shuffler component, a first data portion from the data source; providing, by the shuffler component, the first data portion to the data sink; receiving, by the shuffler component, a second data portion from the data source, the second data portion being received from the data source prior to or concurrent with providing the first data portion to the data sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A. Armstrong, Matthew B. Tolton, Hossein Ahmadi, Michael Entin
  • Patent number: 10225346
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for managing an object related to a plurality of groups of users is disclosed. The method, system, and computer program product include utilizing identifiers of objects so that a requesting user can submit an object-request for access to the object utilizing a chosen identifier of the user. The method, system, and computer program product may work on a number of collaborative systems, file sharing mediums, or operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10210226
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for interactive social media access to data systems. A social media gateway interface with adapters for each of multiple social media applications is provided. An event is published from a data system to at least one of the multiple social media applications. A social media bot is created to represent the data system. The social media bot and one of the adapters are used to enable the data system to interact with at least one of the multiple social media applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arron J. Harden, Jeff J. Li, Ivan M. Milman, Wendi L. Nusbickel
  • Patent number: 10210461
    Abstract: A method for performing assisted knowledge discovery includes receiving a dataset. Each of a plurality of analytical techniques is applied to the received data set to generate a plurality of corresponding analytical results. A composite validation metric is applied to each of the plurality of analytical results. The composite validation metric is a single scoring/ranking function that is created from a plurality of different scoring/ranking functions. The plurality of analytical results is presented to a user arranged in accordance with the results of the applying the composite validation metric to each of the plurality of analytical results. A selection from the user from among the plurality of analytical results is recorded. The user's selection is used to modify the composite validation metric such that the analytical techniques responsible for generating the selected analytical result is scored/ranked more highly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alain Biem, Nagui Halim, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Daby M. Sow, Deepak S. Turaga, Long H. Vu
  • Patent number: 10204127
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing storage and retrieval in an information storage system cache is disclosed that uses the hashing technique with the open-addressing method for collision resolution. Insertion, retrieval, and deletion operations are limited to a predetermined number of probes, after which it may be assumed that the table does not contain the desired data. Moreover, when using linear probing, the technique facilitates maximum concurrent, multi-thread access to the table, thereby improving system throughput, since only a relatively small section is locked and made unavailable while a thread modifies that section, allowing other threads complete access to the remainder of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Michael Nemes, Mikhail Lotvin, David Garrod
  • Patent number: 10205767
    Abstract: Provided is a management system for a big data processing device that includes a system management master node and at least one system management agent node communicatively coupled to the system management master node over a network. A first request-based communication path may be provided for transmitting data from a system management agent node to the system management master node and a second response-based communication path is provided for transmitting data from the system management master node to the system management agent node. The system management agent node may be configured to detect whether an instruction is included in a response received over the second communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo Youl Lee, Seung Kab Rho, Seok Keun Oh, Sang Hyun Yun, Su Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10204150
    Abstract: Techniques are described for allowing a user to define hierarchical relationships for a multidimensional data model without assistance from a data administrator. The hierarchical relationships can be stored as on the client device as part of report metadata so that they are customizable by the client. A graphical user interface is also described for generating reports using a reporting tool. Through move and select operations, a report along with its underlying hierarchical relationships can be customized by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Shan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10204026
    Abstract: A method is provided for automatically discovering topics in electronic posts, such as social media posts. The method includes receiving a corpus that includes a plurality of electronic posts. The method further includes identifying a plurality of candidate terms within the corpus and selecting, as a trimmed lexicon, a subset of the plurality of candidate terms using predefined criteria. The method further includes clustering at least a subset of the plurality of electronic posts according to a plurality of clusters using the lexicon to produce a plurality of statistical topic models. The method further includes storing information corresponding to the statistical topic models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: UDA, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Weissinger, Luis Stevens, Vincent Schiavone
  • Patent number: 10192222
    Abstract: An internet-based method and system is disclosed for creating and printing sheets of more customized stickers. The system includes, a database of assets stored on a central server accessible via the internet, wherein the assets are graphic images, objects and text that can be accessed and manipulated by a user at a remote location. A user interface provides the user with a canvas corresponding to the sheet of stickers, asset tools to access, select and save assets that are used to create the stickers, asset transformation tools to manipulate the assets on the canvas, and die-cut tools to create die-cut borders surrounding each of the stickers. The once the sheet of stickers has been created, the user can place an order for the sheet to be printed and delivered to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: StickerYou Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Witkin, Tamer El Shazli
  • Patent number: 10127510
    Abstract: A system is provided that manages aggregated information-driven approvals. The system creates an aggregation attribute that includes an aggregation function that automatically aggregates a plurality of data values into an aggregate data value for an attribute across a plurality of components of a document. The system defines an attribute identifier for the aggregation attribute, where the attribute identifier defines the attribute of the document whose data values are automatically aggregated by the aggregation function. The system further defines one or more filters for the aggregation attribute, wherein the one or more filters define the components of the document whose data values are automatically aggregated by the aggregation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karlay Tan, Sudhir Subramanian, David Scott Merrill, Lee Hian Quek