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).

  • Publication number: 20090006788
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented that may involve specifying an availability condition associated with a data hierarchy in a database. It may also involve storing the availability condition in a matrix and using the matrix to determine access to data in the data hierarchy. In embodiments, the data hierarchy may be a flexible data hierarchy wherein a selected dimension of data within the hierarchy may be held temporarily fixed while flexibly accessing other dimensions of the data. In embodiments, the process may further involve specifying an availability condition, wherein the specification of the availability condition does not require modification of the datum or restatement of the database.
    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
  • Publication number: 20090006490
    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: Application
    Filed: January 29, 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
  • Publication number: 20080319829
    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: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    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
  • Publication number: 20080294583
    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: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    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: 20080294996
    Abstract: The methods and systems disclosed herein include an analytic platform, with a customized retailer portal application, that may be used to perform data projection and release methodologies in order to create an integrated, flexible, actionable view of data such as data relating to consumers, consumer behavior, commodity sales, and other commercial activities like those pertaining to relationships between consumers and stores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    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: 20080294372
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for using an analytic platform to obtain a projection. A core information matrix may be developed for data set, where the core information matrix may include regions representing the statistical characteristics of alternative projection techniques that may be applied to the data set. In addition, a user may be provided with an interface whereby the user may observe the regions of the core information matrix to facilitate selecting an appropriate projection technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    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: 20080288209
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for using an analytic platform to obtain a projection, where a user of an analytic platform may select at least one dimension on which the user wishes to make a projection from the data set. A core information matrix may be developed for data set, where the core information matrix may include regions representing the statistical characteristics of alternative projection techniques that may be applied to the data set, and may include statistical characteristics relating to projections using any selected dimensions. In addition, a user interface may be provided whereby a user may observe the regions of the core information matrix to facilitate selecting an appropriate projection technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    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: 20080288538
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    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: 20080288522
    Abstract: A method for reading the altered data field in accordance with the field alteration data is provided. The method may include altering a data field characteristic of a data field in a data table, saving the field alteration datum associated with the alteration in a data storage facility, submitting a query requiring the use of the data field in the dataset and reading the altered data field in accordance with the field alteration data. The alteration may generate a field alteration datum and a component of the query may consist of reading the field alteration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    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: 20080288889
    Abstract: The methods and systems disclosed herein include an analytic platform, with a data visualization application, that may be used to perform data fusion methodologies in order to create an integrated, actionable view of consumers, consumer behavior, commodity sales, and other commercial activities, such as the relationship between consumers and stores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    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: 20080270363
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented that may involve storing a core information matrix in a partition within a partitioned database, wherein the partition is associated with a data characteristic. It 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. It may also involve submitting a query to the master processing node, wherein the query relates to a projection. It 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 partition association. It may also involve processing the projection-related query by the assigned slave node, wherein the analysis produces a partial projection result at the assigned slave node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, 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: 20080263065
    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: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: John Randall West
  • Publication number: 20080263000
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for receiving data within an aggregation facility, precalculating, and fixing a dimension of the data table. The data may be aggregated, wherein at least one data dimension remains flexible. An analytic query may be received that is associated with at least one data dimension. An analytic query may be processed by accessing the aggregated data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: John Randall West, Gregory David Neil Hudson