Patents Examined by William Spieler
  • Patent number: 10437872
    Abstract: A computer implemented and computer controlled method of arranging data for processing and storage thereof at a data storage engine. To identified data elements, an action is assigned from a plurality of actions as well as an association between data elements of an action according to a respective topology comprised of an ordered plurality of data categories including a subject data category, an object data category, a spatial data category and a temporal data category. By matching the identified data elements with action topology combinations and using the order of the data elements, one data element is matched with one data category. Instance information is supplemented to matched action topology combinations. In a computer readable format, at a data storage engine, identified data elements, instance information and associations between identifiers resulting from identifying, assigning, matching and supplementing are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DYNACTIONIZE N.V.
    Inventor: Michael Rik Frans Brands
  • Patent number: 10430481
    Abstract: There is disclosed a computer-implemented method of generating a content recommendation for a user of an electronic device, the method executable by a recommendation, the content recommendation being associated with a content item available at one of a plurality of network resources accessible via the communication network. The method comprises: executing a first machine learning algorithm module in order to determine a sub-set of recommended content sources from a plurality of possible content sources that is based on at least some of a first sub-set of user-specific content sources and a generated second sub-set of user-non-specific content sources; analyzing the sub-set of recommended content sources to select a plurality of potentially-recommendable content items; executing a second machine learning algorithm module in order to select, from the plurality of potentially-recommendable content items, at least one recommended content item; the selection being made on the basis of a user-profile-vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventor: Aleksey Viktorovich Tikhonov
  • Patent number: 10430477
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a method includes receiving, from a client device associated with a first user of an online social network, a text query comprising one or more character strings, identifying one or more data objects that match at least a portion of one or more of the character strings, wherein each of the identified data objects is connected to the first user within the online social network, generating one or more recommended queries that each comprise the character strings of the text query and references to one or more of the identified data objects, and sending, to the client device associated with the first user in response to receiving the text query, one or more of the recommended queries for display to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yofay Kari Lee, Michael Benjamin Cohen, Maxime Boucher, Alisson Gusatti Azzolini, Xiao Li, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10430436
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to visually encoding data and analyzing an associated dataset. More specifically, the embodiments relate to encoding a dynamic dataset and supporting data exploration of the dynamic dataset. In various embodiments, data and data viewing history are tracked according to defined criteria, which form a data version and viewing analysis record. The data and record can be displayed in many ways. In one embodiment, a visual display of differences between a first version and a second version of data is shown. In another embodiment, the visual display is dynamic and changes in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cody G. Dunne, T. Alan Keahey, Mauro Martino, Deok Gun Park
  • Patent number: 10423593
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to visually encoding data and analyzing an associated dataset. More specifically, the embodiments relate to encoding a dynamic dataset and supporting data exploration of the dynamic dataset. In various embodiments, data and data viewing history are tracked according to defined criterion, which form a data version and viewing analysis record. The data and record can be displayed in many ways. In one embodiment, a visual display of differences between a first version and a second version of data is shown. In another embodiment, the visual display is dynamic and changes in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cody G. Dunne, T. Alan Keahey, Mauro Martino, Deok Gun Park
  • Patent number: 10416894
    Abstract: Systems and methods dynamically manage replicas of data sets. A collection of data stores is used to redundantly store one or more replicas of one or more data sets. The replicas may be used to respond to read requests from multiple sources. Upon identification of a need to allocate storage space to a data object, space used by one or more of the replicas is allocated to the data object. Various parameters may be utilized in the selection of one or more replicas whose storage space can be allocated to the data object. The parameters may be based at least in part on characteristics of the one or more data sets relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Bradley E. Marshall, Tate Andrew Certain, Nicholas J. Maniscalco
  • Patent number: 10417231
    Abstract: A system for locating a receipt for a product includes a server computer of a business, a database coupled to the server computer for storing customer purchase history including electronic receipts, and a mobile computing device coupled to the server computer. The mobile computing device includes a memory for storing an application and a processor coupled to the memory for executing the application. The executing of the application causes the processor to receive an input of product identification information from the product, transmit the product identification information to the server computer, and obtain an electronic receipt selected from the electronic receipts stored in the database with the selected electronic receipt including a listing of the product. Also disclosed herein are a method and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for locating a receipt for a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Holly Tegeler Collier, David Martin Nelms
  • Patent number: 10417206
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to associating data from different sources to generate a person-centric space. In one example, information related to a person is received. First data is obtained from a first source private to the person based on the information. One or more types of cross-linking keys are identified from the first data. Second data is obtained from at least one second source based on the one or more types of cross-linking keys. The first data is associated with at least a portion of the second data based, at least in part, on the one or more types of cross-linking keys to generate cross-linked data. The person-centric space is generated based on the cross-linked data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Oath, Inc.
    Inventors: Nachiappan Nachiappan, Jimmy Phan, Amritashwar Lal, Su Chan
  • Patent number: 10409823
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes, in an online social network, accessing one or more first content objects associated with a user in the online social network and a second content object, determining topics and corresponding first weights of the topics for the first content objects using a topic extraction algorithm, where each first weight indicates a strength of an association between the corresponding topic and the first content object(s), determining one or more second weights of the topics for the second content object, where each second weight indicates a strength of an association between the corresponding topic and the second content object, and calculating a similarity score for the second content object based on a comparison of, for each topic, the first weight to the second weight, where the similarity score is to be used in a determination regarding presentation of the second content object to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Qin, Zhong Zhang, Sergiu-Cosmin Ferentz, Dan Ionut Fechete
  • Patent number: 10409876
    Abstract: Intelligent capture, storage, and retrieval of information for task completion are provided. A user can explicitly request to capture information, or user information is implicitly captured from one or more data streams. Semantic understanding of captured information is provided, wherein offline processes are run that analyze captured information to bucket them into a set of pre-defined high value scenarios. Whenever a capture falls into such scenarios, additional structured information about the capture is extracted. Further, aspects provide for storing and indexing information in a data repository. Users are enabled to explicitly retrieve the stored information using a natural language interface, or stored information can be proactively provided to the user based on context to enable task completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: Rajasekhar Vinnakota, Deepinder Singh Gill, Ravi Gupta, Vipindeep Vangala, Srinivasa Varadhan Thirumalai-Anandanpillai
  • Patent number: 10397752
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure includes a method, a system and a computer program product for matching a participant with an interest group at a venue. The system including computer inputs that receive signals identifying locations of participants in a venue having sessions, the computer inputs identifying a session location for each participant. An aggregator is coupled the computer inputs and determines interests of each participant by aggregating common session characteristics with participant behavioral characteristics and ranking a degree of interests for each participant. A matcher is coupled to the aggregator receives interest group ranked lists for each interest group, the matcher further matching the interest group to the participant by matching the degree of interests for each participant to the interest group interests. A signal output is coupled to the matcher and transmits an output signal to a representative based on a relevancy parameter being above a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Desmond, Sophia Krasikov, Pietro Mazzoleni
  • Patent number: 10387474
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying topics in unstructured data. The method includes obtaining unstructured data from at least one data source, wherein the obtained unstructured data includes at least one unstructured data object; determining, based on the obtained unstructured data, at least one set of topic identification rules; identifying, based on the at least one unstructured data object and the at least one set of topic identification rules, at least one candidate topic of the unstructured data; and analyzing the unstructured data with respect to the at least one candidate topic to determine at least one representative topic from among the at least one candidate topic, wherein each of the at least one representative topic indicates a context of at least a portion of the unstructured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HARMON.IE R&D LTD.
    Inventor: Roy Sheinfeld
  • Patent number: 10382056
    Abstract: Evaluating LIKE predicates against compressed data. An alphabet, a LIKE predicate, a compressed string, and a compression dictionary for the compressed string are received. Entries in the compression dictionary include a character string and an associated token. The LIKE predicate is converted to an equivalent pattern matching form, involving a search pattern of length m. For each character of the alphabet that appears in a string associated with a token, a mask of predetermined length k is created. For each entry in the compression dictionary a cumulative mask of length k is computed. A bit vector of length k is initialized, based on the search pattern. Successive tokens in the compressed string are processed using a logical shift of the bit vector and a bitwise operation of the bit vector with the cumulative mask associated with the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Lyle
  • Patent number: 10366081
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to data collection. In aspects, when data is desired from one or more data sources, a size and/or other data regarding the data is obtained. Then, a data structure is generated that indicates multiple chunks of the data to obtain. Using the data structure and a query template, a query is generated to obtain a chunk of data. The obtained chunk of data is stored in a local store. If more chunks need to be obtained, first a wait for a period is performed before submitting another query for another chunk of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Puneet Bhatia, Spencer Alan Bishop
  • Patent number: 10366061
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to visually encoding data and analyzing an associated dataset. More specifically, the embodiments relate to encoding a dynamic dataset and supporting data exploration of the dynamic dataset. In various embodiments, data and data viewing history are tracked according to defined criterion, which form a data version and viewing analysis record. The data and record can be displayed in many ways. In one embodiment, a visual display of differences between a first version and a second version of data is shown. In another embodiment, the visual display is dynamic and changes in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cody G. Dunne, T. Alan Keahey, Mauro Martino, Deok Gun Park
  • Patent number: 10366109
    Abstract: A classification method executed by a computer for classifying a plurality of records into a plurality of groups, the classification method includes: acquiring the plurality of records, the plurality of records including a variable value respectively; tentatively classifying the plurality of records into the plurality of groups; calculating a commonality value indicating a degree of commonality of the variable value among the plurality of groups, based on the variable value included in each of the tentatively classified groups; classifying the plurality of records into the plurality of groups based on the commonality value; and outputting a result of the classifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Maruhashi, Nobuhiro Yugami, Ryo Ochitani
  • Patent number: 10360183
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores therein an encoding program that causes a computer to execute a process including: first creating a plurality of pieces of encoded data that are obtained by encoding a plurality of files by using a specific encoding format; second creating a plurality of encoded blocks that are obtained by dividing combined encoded data, the combined encoded data being obtained by combining the plurality of pieces of the encoded data into blocks with a fixed length; and third creating an index associated with each of the plurality of the encoded blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Kataoka, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Kosuke Tao
  • Patent number: 10359836
    Abstract: A method of providing guidance in connection with a technological task includes determining, from an interaction of an end user with a computer system, a current context and task of the end user, identifying a change in a cognitive state of the end user, where the change in the cognitive state is associated with performance of the task using the computer system, searching a plurality of user experiences corresponding to the change in the cognitive state of the end user and the user's current context, selecting at least one of the user experiences according to a selection parameter for determining a selected user experience, and injecting the selected user experience into the current context of the end user via an output device of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Maureen Elizabeth Kraft, Holly Lee Nielsen, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10353975
    Abstract: Disclosed are a terminal, a server and event suggesting methods thereof, the event suggesting method using word embedding, the method including: determining user preference information about a predetermined object by assigning values to a plurality of reference items with respect to user input data corresponding to the object; generating user intent information, which includes values based on the plurality of reference items, based on at least one piece of review data corresponding to a plurality of events for recommendation objects, and accessing a database built up by adding the generated user intent information to the plurality of events; and suggesting an event following the object among the plurality of events based on a similarity between the user preference information about the object and the user intent information of each event included in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-rai Oh, Ho-jin Choi, Zae-myung Kim, Kyo-joong Oh, Chae-gyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10346315
    Abstract: A hashing scheme includes a cache-friendly, latchless, non-blocking dynamically resizable hash index with constant-time lookup operations that is also amenable to fast lookups via remote memory access. Specifically, the hashing scheme provides each of the following features: latchless reads, fine grained lightweight locks for writers, non-blocking dynamic resizability, cache-friendly access, constant-time lookup operations, amenable to remote memory access via RDMA protocol through one sided read operations, as well as non-RDMA access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Siddharth Teotia, Krishna Kunchithapadam, Tirthankar Lahiri, Jesse Kamp, Michael J. Gleeson, Juan R. Loaiza, Garret F. Swart, Neil J. S. MacNaughton, Kam Shergill