Patents Examined by Tony Mahmoudi
  • Patent number: 10120900
    Abstract: A method and system for executing a query in parallel is disclosed. A master node may receive a query from a client and develop query plans from that query. The query plans may be forwarded to worker nodes for execution, and each query plan may be accompanied by query metadata. The metadata may be stored in a catalog on the master node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Caleb Welton, Hitoshi Harada, Jeffrey Cohen, Lei Chang, Radhika Reddy, Tao Ma, Zhanwei Wang
  • Patent number: 10114825
    Abstract: As part of query processing within a distributed execution environment framework, available resources taken into account when generating an execution plan and/or executing an execution plan to determine whether to parallelize any operations. Related apparatus, systems, methods and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Christoph Weyerhaeuser, Tobias Mindnich, Johannes Merx, Joerg Schad, Julian Schwing
  • Patent number: 10102210
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for migration data from a source to a target in the background using an optimal number of threads. In one implementation, a file system operation request is received at the target. The file system operation request specifying a read request for a directory having a directory level migration attribute on the target that is marked. An optimal number of threads is allocated for migrating the directory. Metadata for content in the directory is obtained from the source using the optimal number of threads. A directory entry for a file in the directory is created on the target using the metadata, the directory entry for the file associated with a file level migration attribute that is marked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Young Jin Nam, Timothy Patrick Haley, Swanand Shreekant Rao
  • Patent number: 10102211
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for migration data from a source to a target in the background using an optimal number of threads. In one implementation, a directory entry in a source file system is compared to a size threshold. An optimal number of threads for a migration associated with the directory entry is allocated. The optimal number of threads is determined based on a degree of parallelism available for the migration and the comparison of the directory entry to the size threshold. The directory entry is migrated from the source file system to a target file system using the optimal number of threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Young Jin Nam, Timothy Patrick Haley, Swanand Shreekant Rao
  • Patent number: 10089328
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system capable of grouping objects without needing to pre-define a group associated with a sorting condition. A determination unit determines whether or not one of a first object and a second object different from the first object is included in a determination region that is set based on a position of another one of the first object and the second object. A grouping unit groups the first object and the second object based on a result of a comparison between the attribute information associated with the first object and the attribute information associated with the second object in a case where it is determined that the one of the first object and the second object is included in the determination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Koike
  • Patent number: 10061804
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product optimizes an order of execution of column join operations. A first partitioning of the first data column splits the first data column into first subsets of rows. A second partitioning of the second data column splits the second data column into a second subsets of rows. Cardinalities of sub-tables derived by a respective joining of the subsets of rows of the first and second data columns are estimated, based on the first and second value frequency information. An order of execution of multiple join operations is then optimized based on the estimated cardinalities of the sub-tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marek Grochowski, Artur M. Gruszecki, Tomasz Kazalski, Grzegorz S. Milka, Konrad K. Skibski, Tomasz Stradomski
  • Patent number: 10031943
    Abstract: A request may be received to join one or more attributes of at least two independent sets of data into a data structure. The one or more attributes may include a time attribute. The two independent sets of data may be included within a data store. It may be determined that there are one or more null values associated with the join to the data structure. In response to at least the determining that there are one or more null values associated with the join, one or more values may be imputed into one or more fields corresponding to the one or more null values, wherein there are no null values in the one or more fields subsequent to the imputing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ramya Raghavendra, Joshua M. Rosenkranz, Mudhakar Srivatsa
  • Patent number: 10025942
    Abstract: A system and method of establishing permissions for multi-tenancy storage using an organization matrices is provided. The method includes a computing application for setting permissions for accessing data entries of a multi-tenant database, the data entries storing data associated with a number of computing devices where the multi-tenant database is accessible by two or more tenants and/or sub-tenants. The method includes displaying via a graphical user interface that displays the one or more tenants in a single workspace where the tenants are displayed in a hierarchical structure. The method includes receiving a permission commands to establish the permissions for a tenant and causing the permissions to be set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PTC Inc.
    Inventors: John Schaefer, Rick Bullotta
  • Patent number: 10001382
    Abstract: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AN EVENTUAL EVENT CALENDARING PLATFORM (hereinafter “EECP”) transforms inputs (e.g., user information, user profile information, event information, import calendar information, etc.) via components (e.g., Event Retrieval Component, Event Collection Component, Event Assignment Component, Eventually Button, Event Collection and Scoring Component, Event Calendaring Component, etc.) into outputs (e.g., user calendar, user calendar RSS feed, user profile, etc.). The EECP provides dynamic, management, analysis, and control of event information and relationships. In one embodiment, the EECP may be configured to provide a user with a calendar implementation that may be populated with events based on the user's identified interests, preferences and historical activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
    Inventor: David N. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9935919
    Abstract: This disclosure relates in general to the field of directory information systems and/or services. In a method embodiment, a method of arranging objects in a directory information system includes providing a plurality of objects to a computer-readable medium having a directory information structure. Each object may have one or more characteristics and each object may be stored, for example, in the computer-readable medium according to the directory information structure. Storing the objects may further include performing a mathematic operation on at least one of the characteristic(s) of the object, and arranging the object in the directory information structure based at least in part on a result of the mathematical operation performed on at least one of the characteristic(s) of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Harvey, Justin J. McDonald, Ronald W. Ramsay
  • Patent number: 9922036
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods and computer program products for duplicating files on client device for storage in a cloud storage server. An example method includes: receiving, by a user device, a request to upload a file stored locally on the user device into the cloud storage server; determine time required to generate a unique file identifier for said file and time required to upload said file to the cloud storage server; responsive to the time required to generate the unique file identifier for said file exceeding the time required to upload said file to the cloud storage server, initiating the uploading of the file to the cloud storage server; and responsive to the time required to upload said file to the cloud storage server exceeding the time required to generate the unique file identifier, generating said unique file identifier and transmitting the unique file identifier to the cloud storage server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventor: Sergey Petrovich Nechaev
  • Patent number: 9910893
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed for implementing failover and resume when using ordered sequences in a multi-instance database environment. The approach commences by instantiating a first database instance initially to serve as an active instance, then instantiating a second database instance to serve as an instance of one or more passive instances. The active database establishes mastership over a sequence and then processes requests for the ‘next’ symbol by accessing a shared sequence cache only after accessing a first instance semaphore. The active instance and the passive instance perform a protocol such that upon passive database detection of a failure of the active database, one of the passive database instances takes over mastership of the sequence cache, and then proceeds to satisfy sequence value requests. The particular order is observed in spite of the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fulu Li, Atsushi Morimura, Michael Zoll, Vineet Marwah, Amit Ganesh
  • Patent number: 9886472
    Abstract: The method includes generating, by one or more computer processors, a first piece of data based on a defined set of data characteristics. The method further includes generating a first bit, wherein the first bit corresponds to the first generated piece of data. The method further includes sending the first generated piece of data to a target location. The method further includes receiving the first generated piece of data from the target location. The method further includes determining whether to validate the first generated piece of data received from the target location. The method further includes adjusting the first generated bit based on the determination of whether to validate the first generated piece of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Deborah A. Furman, Anthony T. Sofia
  • Patent number: 9871862
    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: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Patent number: 9860319
    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: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, John Rice
  • Patent number: 9852181
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product optimizes an order of execution of column join operations. A first partitioning of the first data column splits the first data column into first subsets of rows. A second partitioning of the second data column splits the second data column into a second subsets of rows. A first value frequency information indicates a frequency of attribute values within a subset of rows of the first data column processed. A second value frequency information indicates a frequency of attribute values within a subset of rows of the second data column. Cardinalities of sub-tables derived by a respective joining of the subsets of rows of the first and second data columns are estimated, based on the first and second value frequency information. An order of execution of multiple join operations is then optimized based on the estimated cardinalities of the sub-tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marek Grochowski, Artur M. Gruszecki, Tomasz Kazalski, Grzegorz S. Milka, Konrad K. Skibski, Tomasz Stradomski
  • Patent number: 9830101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for data access in a storage infrastructure. The storage infrastructure comprises a host system connected to at least a first storage system and a second storage system. The first storage system receives, from the host system, a write request for storing a data chunk, the write request is indicative of a first identifier of the data chunk. The first storage system calculates a hash value of the received data chunk using a hash function. The first storage system determines a first storage location in the first storage system of the data chunk and sends a write message including the hash value, the first identifier and the first storage location to the de-duplication module. The de-duplication module determines whether the hash value exists in the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Achim Christ, Nils Haustein, Dominic Mueller-Wicke, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 9823978
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for cross-system user-level management of data objects stored in one or more information management systems, and for user-level management of data storage quotas in information management systems, including data objects in secondary storage. An illustrative quota manager is associated with one or more information management systems. The quota manager comprises a quota value representing the maximum amount of data storage allowed for a given end-user's primary and secondary data in the one or more information management systems. The quota manager determines whether data associated with the end-user has exceeded the storage quota, and if so, prompts the end-user to select data for deletion, the deletion to be implemented globally, across the primary and secondary storage subsystems of the respective one or more information management systems. Meanwhile, so long as the quota is exceeded, the quota manager instructs storage managers to block backups of end-user's data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manas Bhikchand Mutha, Pavan Kumar Reddy Bedadala, Jun H. Ahn, Pavlo Mazur, Jatin Kirtikumar Sanghvi
  • Patent number: 9824156
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for improving geographic targeting of digital content. In some implementations, a targeting request that identifies a target geographic region is received. Groups of geographic regions that each include the target geographic region and at least another geographic region are identified. Combined targeting accuracies are computed for the groups of geographic regions. One or more of the groups of geographic regions are selected based on their combined targeting accuracies being higher than a targeting accuracy for the target geographic region. Data describing the selected one or more groups of geographic regions is provided for output in response to the targeting request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Luuk van Dijk, Jeffrey D. Oldham, Hartmut Maennel, Krzysztof Duleba, Zoltan Szamonek, Fiona Herring, Aileen Tang
  • Patent number: 9805032
    Abstract: A system including a client and a server in a client-server architecture. The client transmits requests to the server for content subject to a sorting criterion that is ultimately used to sort results of the search. The server identifies an item matching the sorting criterion from its items collection. The server further generates an identifier for the directory item. The identifier is generated from the sorting criterion and is transmitted to the client. The client uses the identifier to sort the matching items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Richard Bryan Sagar