Patents Examined by Truong Vo
  • Patent number: 10380268
    Abstract: The disclosed method and system allow a user to conveniently access a webpage using a short code without typing a web address. To solicit a user to see a webpage, the user will be given a short code that is easy to remember instead of a full web address. Later, the user will send the code to a directing server, where a corresponding relationship between the short code and the intended web address has been previously recorded, and the user will be directed to the webpage. The supply of easy-to-memorize short codes is limited by the possible number of combinations of a few digits; however, this method and system can be universally used without feeling the lack of available codes because each short code is designed to be valid only in a limited geographic area and for a limited time frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Blazee, Inc.
    Inventor: Chienpyng Yeh
  • Patent number: 10296660
    Abstract: Detailed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatuses to be used for feature searching using an entry-based searching structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Hsiang-Tsung Kung
  • Patent number: 10282465
    Abstract: Detailed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatuses to be used for feature searching using an entry-based searching structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tsung-Han Lin, Hsiang-Tsung Kung
  • Patent number: 10146858
    Abstract: A new document is processed for ingestion into a corpus of a cognitive computing system by associating with a category of documents already contained within the corpus, such as a topical category. Then, the cognitive computing system is engaged automatically to query one or more questions previously-associated with the category to discover discrepancies between the new document and those already in the corpus. If a discrepancy is found, a confidence factor based upon extracted natural language entities and relationships is assigned to the discrepancy, and it is flagged and reported to a user for reconciliation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Elie Feirouz, Ashok Kumar, William G. O'Keeffe
  • Patent number: 10140358
    Abstract: The described implementations relate to processing of electronic data. One implementation is manifest as a technique that can include obtaining a relational query that references one or more data items and associating progress intervals with the data items. The technique can also include converting the relational query into a corresponding streaming query, and providing the streaming query and the data items with the progress intervals to a stream engine that produces incremental results of the query. For example, the progress intervals can be based on row numbers of a relational database table. The progress intervals can be used to define event lifetimes of streaming events that are provided as inputs to the stream engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Danyel A. Fisher, Steven M. Drucker, Jonathan D. Goldstein, Badrish Chandramouli, Robert A. DeLine, John C. Platt, Mike Barnett
  • Patent number: 10133639
    Abstract: Backing up electronic data files excluding confidential data. An electronic trigger event for initiating a data backup operation is detected. Data files are identified for backup. One or more files, or parts of a file, are designated for exclusion from the backup process. The backup process initiates a backup operation of one or more files, excluding the designated files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Muhtar B. Akbulut, Mario A. Maldari, David D. Taieb
  • Patent number: 10120882
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for performing personalized actions on mobile devices associated with a media presentation device are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: determining that a mobile device is associated with a media presentation device, wherein the media presentation device is in an operating mode that presents a sequence of images; receiving a user command that indicates interest in an image from the sequence of images; determining metadata associated with the image; causing the metadata to be stored with a representation of the image and a user account identifier; receiving a request to review saved image information corresponding to one or more images in which the user command indicative of interest has been received; and, causing a user interface element to be presented that allows a user of the mobile device to navigate through the saved image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chaitrali Amrutkar, Peng Guan
  • Patent number: 10121213
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method, system, and computer-readable storage medium with instructions for recommending locations to a user. Preferred criteria may be selected by the user, for example, or a third party, and provide objective or subjective information that the user is seeking in a location. Embodiments may include compiling objective information with the location and comparing the objective information to preferred criteria. A user's profile may be compared to another person's profile, where the other person's profile is associated to the location. A location may be recommended to the user if the objective information correlates to the preferred criteria and if the other person's profile correlates to the user's profile. Subjective information associated with the location may be provided to the user along with the recommended location. Furthermore, a location may be recommended to the user if the subjective information correlates to the preferred criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Reynaldo Medina, III, Michael Patrick Bueche, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10114827
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a storage device and a processor that provides a repository. The repository receives a first file, modifies the first file to include first metadata, stores the first file including the first metadata to the storage device, receives a second file, wherein the second file is different from the first file, determines that the second file includes the first metadata, and stores the second file to the storage device in response to determining that the second file includes the first metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Shibi Panikkar, Ajit Kar
  • Patent number: 10097660
    Abstract: A system and method can support a transactional system in a heterogeneous computing environment. The transactional system can provide one or more buffers, wherein said one or more buffers operate to represent one or more data structures in a mainframe computing environment in the heterogeneous computing environment. Also, the transactional system can provide a transactional adaptor, which operates to convert one or more data elements between said one or more data structures in the mainframe computing environment and said one or more buffers in the transactional system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jimin Cai, Xiangdong Li, Lipeng Wang, Todd J. Little
  • Patent number: 10095791
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an information search method and apparatus, where the method includes: acquiring a query keyword input by a user and a bookmark website address; acquiring a target bookmark website address according to the query keyword and the bookmark website address, where a page to which the target bookmark website address points includes the query keyword; and displaying a page label item corresponding to the target bookmark website address. By using the present invention, a website address that is actually required by a user can be more comprehensively and accurately found, so as to improve query efficiency and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Devices (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hao Jing
  • Patent number: 10095560
    Abstract: An application monitoring infrastructure that enables application configuration changes on multiple machines across multiple OS types to be tracked by identifying data containers that are to be monitored for changes, detecting a change to a monitored data container, and storing data representative of a changed version of the monitored data container responsive to detecting that the monitored container was changed. The data containers that are to be monitored for changes are identified from templates, and a unique template is provisioned for each of the applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Adar Margalit, Eran Dvir
  • Patent number: 10095688
    Abstract: The systems and methods of the invention provide a network querying or content system which drives high relevance question sets or content to users and presents it in the optimal template to ensure user interaction. In accord with at least one aspect, the system assesses the context (of a user) by interpreting the optimal template based on personality mapping of the user and relevancy mapping of the query or content. In a technically efficient manner, the system employs client-based managers and builders to select, supplement, or build user profiles and user interface templates to optimize queries or content based on a user's present profile. The systems and methods of the invention perform processing, in a technically efficient manner, to assess question or content set interaction and relevancy to generate targeted question sets or content that encourage overall user health and wellness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Josh Schilling, Praduman Jain, Dave Klein
  • Patent number: 10083198
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of data processing, disclosing a method and apparatus of inter-databases data updating. A method of inter-databases data updating of the present disclosure includes the steps of generating a third row of data based on data of a first database, where data of at least one column of the third row of data is a no-operation operator, the no-operation operator indicating no data change; and updating a fourth row of data of a second database based on the third row of data, where no-operation operator columns of data of the third row of data are not utilized to update data of corresponding columns of the fourth row of data, non no-operation operator columns of data of the third row of data are utilized to update data of corresponding columns of the fourth row of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Xianghe Yang
  • Patent number: 10073899
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for automatic data translation in computing systems. Certain techniques are disclosed herein that enable applications to utilize data in optimal formats specific to each application in an effectively transparent manner, removing the burden to perform data format or type checking, conversions, etc. An automatic data translation module (ADTM) is implemented that automatically translates data as it passes between certain applications. In some embodiments, the ADTM receives a first particular format of data from a first application and automatically/transparently converts the first particular format of data into another representation of the same data, but in a second format utilized by a recipient application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Russell Tempero, Jennifer Pinczes, Robert Lyle Wall
  • Patent number: 10073850
    Abstract: A system to transform large amounts of files comprises input modules that handle incoming files, transformation modules that transform incoming files in a respective source format into outgoing files in a respective destination format and release modules that handle outgoing files. A web interface enabling a user to configure workflows comprising an input module, one or more transformation modules and one or more release modules. A workflow database, a task queue to store tasks resulting from the workflows. A sender service that loads a workflow, executes an input module thereof, and stores tasks resulting from the workflow in the task queue. A receiver service that reads a task from the task queue, loads a corresponding workflow, and executes the transformation modules and release modules of the workflow to transform incoming files into outgoing files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Frederik Hilaire Leon Rosseel, Michiel Luc Nathalie Van Driessche, Maxime Vermeir
  • Patent number: 10067987
    Abstract: A system maintains data objects representing insights. The system captures an insight object as a segmented media object. The system maintains user circles based on various topics of interest to users. The system assigns expertise scores to users within a circle. A user may have different expertise scores for different topics. The systems assigns significance scores for the insight objects based on user interactions performed with the insight object, the interactions weighted by expertise scores of users performing the interactions for topics associated with the insight. The system determines a schedule for repeated delivery of the insight to one or more users. The system adjusts the delivery of the insight to a user based on scheduled events or user activity of the user and delivers the insight in accordance with the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Arti Khanna, Kapil Singhal
  • Patent number: 10067983
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for analyzing tickets using discourse cues in communication logs are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes analyzing a plurality of communication logs associated with a query related to an information technology issue to determine one or more discourse relationships between the plurality of communication logs; generating a hierarchical structure representing the plurality of communication logs and the one or more determined discourse relationships; associating the query with one or more classified queries by (i) determining one or more patterns in the hierarchical structure and (ii) comparing the one or more determined patterns to patterns associated with multiple historical hierarchical structures associated with classified queries; and determining one or more information technology issue categories applicable to the query based on said associating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arjun R. Akula, Gaargi B. Dasgupta, Tapan K. Nayak
  • Patent number: 10067985
    Abstract: A method of operation of a computing system includes: receiving a request for representing the request from a user; generating a request profile based on the request for processing the request; determining a matching expert with a control unit for the request based on the request profile and based on member profiles for representing members; and communicating the request for the matching expert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventors: Arjun Shrinath, Aliasgar Mumtaz Husain, Qi Dai, Liang Wang, Peng Yan
  • Patent number: 10061849
    Abstract: An override of automatically shared meta-data of media method and apparatus are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a server device includes automatically populating a hierarchy using a play-list history data associated with a media data of a client device, and modifying the hierarchy based on a user override. The hierarchy may be a hierarchy of the play-list history data of certain items associated with the media data of the client device. A modified hierarchy may be generated based on an addition, deletion and/or an adjust modifying operation of the user override on the hierarchy, and may be automatically populated on a new mark-up language file. A new compatibility rating may be determined between the user and the other users based on the similar attributes between the modified hierarchy and the other hierarchies, and each user may be enabled to view mark-up language files of the other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Beats Music, LLC
    Inventor: David Hyman