Patents by Inventor John Randall West

John Randall West has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10621203
    Abstract: In embodiments, systems and methods may involve using a platform as disclosed herein for applications described herein where the systems and methods involve receiving a dataset in an analytic platform, the dataset including fact data and dimension data for a plurality of distinct product categories. It may also involve storing the data in a flexible hierarchy, the hierarchy allowing the temporary fixing of data along a dimension and flexible querying along other dimensions of the data. It may also involve pre-aggregating certain combinations of data to facilitate rapid querying, the pre-aggregation based on the nature of common queries. It may also involve facilitating the presentation of a cross-category view of an analytic query of the dataset. In embodiments, the temporarily fixed dimension can be rendered flexible upon an action by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid Conrad Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 10325272
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a method is described for reducing bias by data fusion of a household panel data and a loyalty card data. In embodiments, a method is provided for receiving a consumer panel dataset in a data fusion facility, receiving a consumer point-of-sale dataset in a data fusion facility, receiving a dimension dataset in a data fusion facility, fusing the datasets received in the data fusion facility into a new panel dataset based at least in part on an encryption key, estimating a consumer behavior using a first model based on the consumer panel dataset, estimating a consumer behavior using a second model based only on those consumers present in both the consumer panel dataset and the consumer point-of-sale dataset, and refining the first model based at least on the results of the second model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 9466063
    Abstract: Using a computer, a database comprising a field is identified. A query relating to the field is identified. Prior to processing the query, the field is dynamically altered to conform to a desired bit size. The query is processed. The results of the query are returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason, Ting Liu
  • Publication number: 20160224996
    Abstract: Improved capabilities are described for identifying a first classification scheme associated with product attributes of a first grouping of products, identifying a second classification scheme associated with product attributes of a second grouping of products, and receiving a record of data relating to an item, the classification of which is uncertain. It may also involve receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products and assigning the item to at least one of the classification schemes based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification schemes, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and the known attributes of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, JR., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 9390158
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented that may involve receiving a causal fact dataset including facts relating to items perceived to cause actions, wherein the causal fact dataset includes a data attribute that is associated with a causal fact datum. It may also involve pre-aggregating a plurality of the combinations of a plurality of causal fact data and associated data attributes in a causal bitmap. It may also involve selecting a subset of the pre-aggregated combinations based on suitability of a combination for the analytic purpose. It may also involve storing the subset of pre-aggregated combinations to facilitate querying of the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid Conrad Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 9262503
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a first classification scheme associated with product attributes of a first grouping of products, identifying a second classification scheme associated with product attributes of a second grouping of products, and receiving a record of data relating to an item, the classification of which is uncertain. It may also involve receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products and assigning the item to at least one of the classification schemes based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification schemes, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and the known attributes of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid Conrad Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 8719266
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for perturbing non-unique values may comprise finding the non-unique values in a data table, perturbing the non-unique values to render unique values, and using the non-unique values as an identifier for a data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: John Randall West
  • Publication number: 20140032269
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for perturbing non-unique values may comprise finding the non-unique values in a data table, perturbing the non-unique values to render unique values, and using the non-unique values as an identifier for a data item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: John Randall West
  • Patent number: 8504598
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for perturbing non-unique values may comprise finding the non-unique values in a data table, perturbing the non-unique values to render unique values, and using the non-unique values as an identifier for a data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: John Randall West
  • Patent number: 8489532
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a classification scheme associated with product attributes of a grouping of products of an entity, receiving a record of data relating to an item of a competitor to the entity, the classification of which is uncertain, receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products, and assigning a product code to the item, based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification scheme, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and at least one known attribute of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid Conrad Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Publication number: 20120173472
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a classification scheme associated with product attributes of a grouping of products of an entity, receiving a record of data relating to an item of a competitor to the entity, the classification of which is uncertain, receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products, and assigning a product code to the item, based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification scheme, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and at least one known attribute of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 8160984
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a classification scheme associated with product attributes of a grouping of products of an entity, receiving a record of data relating to an item of a competitor to the entity, the classification of which is uncertain, receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products, and assigning a product code to the item, based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification scheme, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and at least one known attribute of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: SymphonyIRI Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Publication number: 20110137924
    Abstract: Using a computer, a database comprising a field is identified. A query relating to the field is identified. Prior to processing the query, the field is dynamically altered to conform to a desired bit size. The query is processed. The results of the query are returned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason, Ting Liu
  • Patent number: 7949639
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for updating data sources. The method may include identifying a plurality of data sources, identifying a plurality of overlapping attribute segments to use for comparing the data sources, calculating a factor as a function of each of the plurality of overlapping attribute segments, and using the factors to update a first group of values in the second data source to reduce bias. Further, at least a first data source is more accurate than a second data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: SymphonyIRI Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 7581212
    Abstract: A general technique using semantic analysis is provided that can be used for converting a specific automation test script (and its underlying test case), generated from generally available or proprietary test automation tools, into an abstract test case representation. The abstract test case representation is based on a test case representation model that includes application states (state information), external interaction sequences (control flow information) and input data. The abstract representation in essence provides a platform independent representation of test cases. An application object model provides the representational capabilities required for capturing structural and behavioral properties of the application under test. The abstract test case representation can be validated against and further enriched by specific object information from an application metadata repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Symphony Services Corp.
    Inventors: John Randall West, Satheesh Kumar Madathiparambil Gopinathan Nair, Andrew Hyun-Chul Kim
  • Publication number: 20090018996
    Abstract: In embodiments, systems and methods may involve using a platform as disclosed herein for applications described herein where the systems and methods involve receiving a dataset in an analytic platform, the dataset including fact data and dimension data for a plurality of distinct product categories. It may also involve storing the data in a flexible hierarchy, the hierarchy allowing the temporary fixing of data along a dimension and flexible querying along other dimensions of the data. It may also involve pre-aggregating certain combinations of data to facilitate rapid querying, the pre-aggregation based on the nature of common queries. It may also involve facilitating the presentation of a cross-category view of an analytic query of the dataset. In embodiments, the temporarily fixed dimension can be rendered flexible upon an action by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 7478365
    Abstract: A general rule-based technique is provided for generating a test case from an abstract internal test case representation. The abstract internal test case representation is based on a test case representation model that includes application states (state information), external interaction sequences (control flow information) and input data. The abstract representation in essence provides a platform independent representation of test cases. An application object model provides the representational capabilities required for capturing structural and behavioral properties of the application under test. Rules can be specified to define which application states (state information), external interaction sequences (control information) and input data sets should be used in the generation of the test case. A technique based on platform mapping is provided to convert a test case into an automation test script for any specific test script execution environment for any specific application platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Symphony Services Corp.
    Inventors: John Randall West, Satheesh Kumar Madathiparambil Gopinathan Nair, Andrew Hyun-Chul Kim
  • Publication number: 20090012971
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a first classification scheme associated with product attributes of a first grouping of products, identifying a second classification scheme associated with product attributes of a second grouping of products, and receiving a record of data relating to an item, the classification of which is uncertain. It may also involve receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products and assigning the item to at least one of the classification schemes based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification schemes, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and the known attributes of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Publication number: 20090006309
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented that may involve receiving a aggregated dataset, wherein the aggregated dataset includes data from a panel data source, a fact data source, and a dimension data source that have been associated with a standard population database. The process may also involve storing the aggregated data in a partition within a partitioned database, wherein the partition is associated with a data characteristic. The process may also involve associating a master processing node with a plurality of slave nodes, wherein each of the plurality of slave nodes is associated with a partition of the partitioned database. The process may also involve submitting an analytic query to the master processing node. The process may also involve assigning analytic processing to at least one of the plurality of slave nodes by the master processing node, wherein the assignment is based at least in part on the association of the partition with the data characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason, Ting Liu
  • Publication number: 20090006156
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented may involve specifying an availability condition associated with a component of an analytic platform. It may involve storing the availability condition in a matrix. It may involve using the matrix to determine access to the component of the analytic platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason