File Or Database Maintenance Patents (Class 707/609)
  • Patent number: 10325003
    Abstract: A method including: receiving at a server a first request from a first provider to retrieve a first configuration for a first lookup order; determining the first configuration for the first lookup order using the server based at least in part on both an ordering specified by the first lookup order and the first call being through the direct dependency relationship; providing the first configuration to the first provider; receiving at the server a second request from the first provider to retrieve a second configuration for a second lookup order; determining the second configuration for the second lookup order using the server based at least in part on both an ordering specified by the second lookup order and the second call to the first provider by the application being through the transitive dependency relationship; and providing the second configuration to the first provider. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Prashant Dighe, Bhanu Cherukumille, Niraj K. Agarwal, Brian M. Johnson, Soumen Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10320882
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for discovering and tracking uniform resource locators (URLs) for the purposes of managing sponsored data. For instance, in one example, a method includes monitoring a request for a stream of data delivered to a user endpoint device via a content distribution network, wherein the stream of data is accessed via a digital content distribution application running on the user endpoint device, discovering a uniform resource locator associated with the stream of data, and updating a list of sponsored uniform resource locators in accordance with the discovering, wherein the sponsored uniform resource locators comprise uniform resource locators that are permitted to be accessed by the digital content distribution application without impacting a data allowance allocated to the user endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Dadlani, Constance Goshgarian, Maria Dillard, Jeffrey Wilson, Ranny Sue, Umesh Balani, Arlene Cava, Michael McBride, Pankaj Sharma, Xavier D. Riley
  • Patent number: 10318486
    Abstract: A method for de-duplicating updates in virtual machines (VMs) is provided that may be executed on a host computer u a hypervisor. Client VMs are derived from a base image, and the method includes: creating a temporary virtual machine, updating the temporary virtual machine, identifying modified blocks of the updated temporary virtual machine, and identifying files associated with the modified blocks. Moreover, the method includes determining block identifiers of matching files of a VM corresponding to identified files of the updated temporary VM, moving block content of blocks relating to the determined block identifiers from its initial location to a free location within the client VM if the block content and the matching files are not identical in the client virtual machine and the temporary VM, and de-duplicating content within the client VM, generating a complete bootable image, and replacing the base image by the temporary VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marco H. Kroll, Thomas Pohl, Martin Troester
  • Patent number: 10303785
    Abstract: An approach is provided for managing a reorganization of a database object. Because a reorganization utility cannot acquire exclusive access to the object to complete the reorganization, determinations are made: an amount of transaction log records corresponding to active units of work using the database object is determined to be less than a first threshold; a sum of costs of SQL statements executed in the units of work is determined to be less than a second threshold; and a priority of the reorganization is determined to indicate a greatest priority among multiple priorities. Based on the determinations, (1) a reorganization lock providing exclusive access to the database object is acquired, (2) process(es) holding lock(s) on the database object experience a lockout error, a rollback of the process(es) is issued, and the lock(s) are released, and (3) the utility completes the reorganization based on the lock(s) being released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vasu Gajendran, Sriram Lakshminarasimhan, Ramesh C. Pathak, Suryanarayana K. Rao
  • Patent number: 10305968
    Abstract: A CCN network node use reputation values for one or more interfaces to determine how to forward an Interest. During operation, the network node can receive an Interest or Content Object via a network interface, determines one or more candidate outbound faces for forwarding the Interest by performing a longest-prefix-matching lookup in a forwarding information base (FIB) using the Interest's name or name prefix as input. A respective FIB entry maps a name prefix to a forwarding rule that includes a corresponding outbound face for the name prefix. The node can determine a reputation value for each of the candidate outbound faces based on reputation information stored in association with the Interest's name or name prefix, and selects a candidate outbound face with a reputation value exceeding a first predetermined threshold. The node can then forward the received Interest via the selected outbound face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Priya Mahadevan, Glenn C. Scott
  • Patent number: 10296607
    Abstract: A data storage system protects data identified for deletion which has been created or modified between scheduled data backups. For instance, the system monitors data operations and when the data operation is a delete, the system determines whether the data identified for deletion has been protected by a backup operation. Data that has not been backed up, such as newly created data, is copied to temporary storage before deletion. When the data has been protected, the system determines whether the data has been modified after the backup operation. Data modified after the backup operation is copied to temporary storage before deletion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul S. Pawar, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Douglas Cary Swallow, Prakash Varadharajan
  • Patent number: 10289617
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for accessing on-premise and off-premise datastores organized using different application schemas. An interface serves requests, from a tenant, by accessing either the on-premise datastore or the off-premise datastore. The interface receives a request for a particular data set. Based on the request itself, the interface selects either the on-premise datastore or the off-premise datastore to retrieve the particular data set. The interface retrieves the particular data set from the selected datastore without attempting to retrieve the particular data set from the non-selected datastore. The interface transmits and/or presents the particular data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Jun Lam, Laurentiu Busuioc, Yongran Huang, Anand Maurya, Peter Ondrejka, Laszlo Nyakas, Kyle I. Parent, Paolo Juvara, Wansoo Park
  • Patent number: 10275408
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing platform configured to implement an analysis and visualization tool utilizing a mixture of multiple reliability measures to characterize each of a plurality of product and part combinations. The analysis and visualization tool comprises a data aggregation module configured to extract product and part data from a big data repository, a reliability measure generator configured to process the extracted product and part data to generate a plurality of reliability measures for each of a plurality of different product and part combinations, a mixture model module configured to compute a score from the plurality of reliability measures for each of the different product and part combinations, and a visualization module configured to generate at least one visualization as a function of the scores computed for the respective different product and part combinations. The generated visualization may comprise a quadrant plot view visualization displaying the computed scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Raphael Cohen, David M. Dionisio, Phu Son Le, Hengli Liang, Jenny L. Beazley
  • Patent number: 10275308
    Abstract: A file and a sequence of snapshots of the file are stored in a storage device. The sequence of snapshots includes sequentially captured copies of earlier states of the file. A dependency tree indicating data blocks that are different between a given snapshot and a previous snapshot in the sequence of snapshots is stored in the storage device. The sequence of snapshots is sequentially scrubbed, beginning with an earliest snapshot in the sequence of snapshots. When scrubbing a snapshot, each of the data blocks identified in the dependency tree as being different than the data blocks of a previous snapshot in the sequence of snapshots are scrubbed. If a corrupted data block is detected, a determination of which later snapshots include the corrupt data block is made based on the dependency tree and the corrupted data blocks are corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Maxta, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Czezatke, Raghu Shastry
  • Patent number: 10271205
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) for a first mobile device, wherein the IMSI comprises fifteen digits. Further embodiments can include generating a first integrated circuit card identifier (ICCID). In addition, embodiments can include determining a match between the first ICCID and a second ICCID for a second mobile device and adjusting the first ICCID responsive to determining the match. Also, the embodiments can include transmitting the adjusted first ICCID. Transmitting the adjusted first ICCID facilitates a SIM manufacturer to provision a SIM with the first ICCID to a first mobile device to provide communication services. Other embodiments are described in the subject disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Inderpreet Singh Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 10268696
    Abstract: Systems and methods for compressing a raw logical data object (201) for storage in a storage device operable with at least one storage protocol, creating, reading, writing, optimizatic in and restoring thereof. Compressing the raw logical data object (201) comprises creating in the storage device a compressed logical data object (203) comprising a header (204) and one or more allocated compressed sections with predefined size (205-1-205-2); compressing one or more sequentially obtained chunks of raw data (202-1-202-6) corresponding to the raw logical data object (201) thus giving rise to the compressed data chunks (207-1-207-6); and sequentially accommodating the processed data chunks into: said compressed sections (205-1-205-2) in accordance with an order said chunks received, wherein said compressed sections serve as atomic elements of compression/decompression operations during input/output transactions on the logical data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chaim Koifman, Avi Zohar, Jonathan Amit
  • Patent number: 10255320
    Abstract: Search integration is described. The actions include receiving, by one or more processors, a query. The actions include identifying search results that are responsive to the query. The actions include identifying, based on the query and the search results, structured data to supplement the search results, wherein the structured data is generated from binary table data that is received and deserialized by one or more processing modules. The actions include processing the structured data and the search results. The actions include providing, for output, the processed search results and the processed structured data results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventor: Scott Cappiello
  • Patent number: 10248547
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that collects a set of call stack data associated with a set of test cases executed on an application. The program further generates a set of call graphs based on the set of call stack data. Each call graph in the set of call graphs includes a set of nodes representing a set of functions in the application executed in the corresponding test case in the set of test cases. The program also determines, for each call graph in the set of call graphs, a set of short paths and a set of short sequences in the call graph. The program further receives a notification indicating a modification to a function in the application. The program also determines a subset of the set of test cases to test the modification to the function based on the sets of short paths and the sets of short sequences in the set of call graphs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Yang Peng, Yunfeng Jiang, Junshan Xu, Yueling Wang
  • Patent number: 10241934
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, upon receiving a use request including an identifier of a program and authentication information, a use request processing unit makes a determination on validity of the use request based on an ID management information and access authority management information, generates an access key when the use request is valid, registers the access key in access key management information in correlation with a usable address range, and returns the access key to a transmission source of the use request. Upon receiving a read/write request including an address where reading-out or writing of data is performed and an access key, a read/write request processing unit makes a determination on validity of the read/write request based on the access key management information, and executes reading-out or writing of data with respect to a shared memory in response to the read/write request when the read/write request is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Shirai, Tatsunori Kanai, Yusuke Shirota
  • Patent number: 10237395
    Abstract: An apparatus is capable of sharing information through a presence service in a communication network and capable of providing presence information of a Mobile Station (MS). The apparatus extracts at least one of application information and contents indication information from an application in execution. Presence information is generated that includes at least one of the application information and the contents indication information, and transmitting the presence information to a presence server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-He Jung, Dae-Kyu Shin, Keun-Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 10229283
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for managing applications in non-cooperative environments. Embodiments of the invention provide the ability to manage non-cooperative applications and operating systems. For example, applications and operating systems at a user's (e.g., an information worker's) personal device (e.g., smartphone) can be appropriately managed to provide more secure access to a corporate IT infrastructure. An IT worker can programmatically repackage an application, deploy it to a user's personal device, and manage the user's ability to use the application through policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shruthi Achutha, Neil A. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 10216494
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may be used with local spreadsheet applications, web, and/or cloud-based spreadsheet solutions, to create complex custom software applications. Spreadsheets themselves lack the conceptual framework to be used as a platform tool to build custom or complex software applications. Using the methods and systems described herein using low-code/no-code techniques, a designer can create custom and/or complex software applications using one or more spreadsheets as the underlying blueprints for the software application. The resultant software application may be static/read-only, or may be interactive to allow users to dynamically add, delete, edit, or otherwise amend application data, e.g., via one or more online web pages or via a mobile application. Data transfer may be one-way or bi-directional between the blueprint spreadsheets and the resultant software application, thereby allowing amended data to be transferred from the software application back into spreadsheet form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Stachura
  • Patent number: 10215572
    Abstract: A map update determination system includes a traveling plan generation unit generating, based on a target route of a vehicle set in advance and map information, a traveling plan of the vehicle including a control target value for the vehicle in accordance with a position on the target route, a detection value acquisition unit acquiring, in association with the position on the target route, a control result detection value resulting from an automatic driving control for the vehicle executed based on a road environment in a vicinity of the vehicle, a traveling situation of the vehicle, a position of the vehicle, and the traveling plan, an evaluation value calculation unit calculating an evaluation value of the traveling plan for each zone, and a map update determination unit determining a necessity of an update of the map information for each zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Urano, Koji Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10204132
    Abstract: A method includes displaying events that correspond to search results of a search query, the events comprising data items of event attributes, the events displayed in a table. The table includes columns corresponding to an event attribute, rows corresponding events, cells populated data items, and interactive regions corresponding to at least one data item and selectable to add one or more commands to the search query. A reference event attribute is determined based on an analysis of a data object. A supplemental column corresponding to a supplemental event attribute is added to the table based on the reference event attribute. Supplemental interactive regions are added to the table and correspond to supplemental data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Miller, Marc V. Robichaud, Cory Burke, Alexander James, Jeffrey Thomas Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10204093
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include display of a data summary view of a set of events that correspond to query results of a query. Each event of the set of events may include data items of a plurality of event attributes. In embodiments, the data summary view can include various summary reports. Each summary report can include summary entries and a summary graph that each present a summary of data items of a selected event attribute, of the plurality of event attributes. At least one summary report can include summary entries that are selectable by a user. The method may further include filtering the set of event, in response to, and based on, selection of one or more of the selectable summary entries by the user and updating of at least the first and second summary graphs to correspond to the filtered set of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Miller, Marc V. Robichaud, Cory Burke, Jeffrey Thomas Lloyd, Alexander James, Andrew Robbins
  • Patent number: 10203842
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, in a first query interface, a query composed by the user by typing commands into a query box of the first query interface and based on the receiving of the query, causing events corresponding to query results of the query to be displayed in the first query interface with fields corresponding to the events. Based on the selection by the user of an option, a second query interface is displayed with a table that includes events that correspond to query results of a loaded query. The table includes columns corresponding to event attributes, rows corresponding to events. Cells are populated with the data items of event attributes, where one of the columns corresponds to a field of the fields displayed in the first query interface. The table also includes interactive regions selectable by the user to add one or more commands to the loaded query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Miller, Marc V. Robichaud, Cory Burke, Alexander James, Jeffrey Thomas Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10185708
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, computer-readable media, and systems directed at providing a data summary view. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving a request to display a data summary view of search results of a search query. The request may be received while the search results are displayed in a table format. The method may further include causing display of the data summary view. The data summary view can include a summary report for a selected event attribute of a plurality of event attributes that are represented in the table format. The summary report can include summary entries that present a summary of data items of the selected event attribute and a summary graph of the data items. The summary graph may depict a distribution of at least a subset of the data items of the selected event attribute over a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Miller, Marc V. Robichaud, Cory Burke, Jeffrey Thomas Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10169345
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods access a Linear Tape File System (LTFS) repository that stores data associated with an external entity (e.g., file system, application). Data is copied from the LTFS repository, selectively converted to a form associated with a cloud repository, and provided to the cloud repository. A mapping between corresponding addresses in the LTFS repository and cloud repository is established. Requests by the external entity for data may be satisfied from either the LTFS repository or the cloud repository until a changeover event is detected and are then satisfied from the cloud repository afterwards. The external entity runs on a different computer than the method. The method is transparent to the external entity, is performed independent of the external entity, and continues under its own control until a selected amount of data is moved from the LTFS repository to the cloud repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventor: Roderick Wideman
  • Patent number: 10162903
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include actions of receiving search results that are responsive to the search query, the search results being respectively representative of resources, processing one or more triggering rules based on at least one of the search query and the search results, determining, based on processing the one or more triggering rules, that a set of data records is to be displayed in a search results page with the search results, the set of data records including data records that are specific to the user, determining a display prominence of at least one data record in the set of data records, the display prominence indicating a prominence of the at least one data record when displayed in the search results page, and providing the search results and the set of data records for display, the at least one data record being displayed based on the display prominence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chengling Chan, Maureen Heymans, Jason L. Smart
  • Patent number: 10157205
    Abstract: In an approach to preparing a query execution plan, a host node receives a query implicating one or more data tables. The host node broadcasts one or more implicated data tables to one or more processing nodes. The host node receives a set of node-specific query execution plans and execution cost estimates associated with each of the node-specific query execution plans, which have been prepared in parallel based on global statistics and node-specific low level statistics. The host node selects an optimal query execution plan based on minimized execution cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lukasz Gaza, Artur M. Gruszecki, Tomasz Kazalski, Konrad K. Skibski, Tomasz K. Stradomski
  • Patent number: 10140256
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for evaluating digital content. In one aspect, a system includes a distributed computing system that accesses the third-party corpus database to evaluate the various third-party content and transmit, to a user device, digital data that produce visualizations of at least a portion of a set of the various third-party content in a display of the user device. The digital data include instructions that cause presentation of at least some of the visualizations of the various third-party content at the user device according to respective formatting that was selected by the distributed computing system for each of the at least some of the various third-party content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Henning Hohnhold, Omkar Muralidharan, Christopher Davis Monkman
  • Patent number: 10127243
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to performing a write operation in a filesystem. Replica files embedded with respective sets of data are stored are on persistent storage local to replica nodes of the filesystem. The storage includes atomically updating the replica files to the replica nodes. Each set of data has information for self-characterizing each replica file. A map stored at persistent storage local to a remote node is updated. The map maintains information for identifying each replica file stored at each replica node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mohit Saxena
  • Patent number: 10120578
    Abstract: A method for optimizing data storage for write-in-free-space workloads is disclosed. In one embodiment, such a method includes receiving a write request to write an updated version of data to a new block address in free space. The new block address maps to a destination extent. The method further determines an old block address, mapping to a source extent, storing a previous version of the data. The method determines whether the source extent is the same as the destination extent. If the source extent is not the same as the destination extent (i.e., the old block address and new block address point to blocks in different extents), the method transfers temperature statistics associated with the old block address from the source extent to the destination extent. The method writes the updated version of the data to the new block address. A corresponding system and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Xue Qiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10120875
    Abstract: Techniques for deduplicating data streams are described herein. According to one embodiment, a first data stream is received to be stored in a storage system, where the first data stream includes data blocks and each data block includes a header and a footer. A boundary detector is to detect boundaries of the data blocks by matching at least a portion of a header with a footer of each data block and a header of an adjacent data block. An anchoring unit is to anchor the first data stream based on the determined boundaries of the data blocks using a plurality of anchors. A deduplication engine is to deduplicate the first data stream into a plurality of deduplicated data segments based on the plurality of anchors. The deduplicated data segments are then stored in one or more persistent storage devices of the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Abhinav Duggal, Anshita Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10116597
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of introducing users of a service includes sending a suggestion to a first user of a service and suggesting an introduction of a second user to a third user of the service. The second and third users are both identified as contacts of the first user in a contact list of the first user and the second and third users satisfy predefined selection criteria with respect to shared contacts, comprising users identified in contact lists of both the second and third users. The method also includes receiving, from the first user, a response to the suggestion; and upon receiving a positive response to the suggestion from the first user, sending the introduction to at least one of the second and third users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Reza Behforooz, Jonas Lindberg, Roderick A. Chavez, Gary S. Burd
  • Patent number: 10110601
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authenticating a user attempting to access content are provided. The method includes requesting a first at least one user credential, determining if the requested first at least one user credential matches a second at least one user credential used when the user accessed previously accessed content, and generating a list of content providers requiring the second at least one user credential for access when the first at least one user credentials matches a second at least one user credential. The method also includes requiring the user to select a content provider from the list of content providers, allowing the user to access the content if the selected content provider corresponds to the content being accessed by the user, and preventing the user from accessing the content if the selected content provider does not correspond to the content being accessed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bjorn Markus Jakobsson, James Roy Palmer
  • Patent number: 10108717
    Abstract: By means of providing directly a data mining requiring user with a universal internet information data mining requirement description human-machine interaction template, the present invention provides big internet data with a set of both open and strictly-defined constraints for concept collection, data structures, and data mining operations, thus satisfying three factors for establishing a data mining model, providing an important condition for increasing the value density of an internet mining service, and allowing for implementation of universal and parallel mining of structured data, semi-structured data, and non-structured data of the internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sha Liu, Dongqin Yao
  • Patent number: 10110427
    Abstract: A content publishing system receives content items from content provider systems for providing to users. The content publishing system further receives mapping tables from the content provider systems specifying weights for users of the content provider systems. The content publishing system provides content items to users based on the user specific weights received from the content provider systems. As a result, a content provider system can identify users that are likely to be interested in specific content items and assigns weights to these users to adjust the likelihood of the users receiving appropriate content items via the content publishing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinghao Yan, Lee Charles Linden
  • Patent number: 10097659
    Abstract: Technologies for providing high performance geographically distributed data storage, retrieval and update are disclosed herein. In particular, a key/value storage service exposes a network service application programming interface (“API”) that includes create, update, retrieve, delete and configuration methods in some configurations. In order to implement the methods exposed by the API, the key/value storage service utilizes an in-memory cache service to store key/value pairs in an in-memory cache for highly performant retrieval. The key/value storage service also utilizes a distributed persistent storage service for storage of key/value pairs in a persistent backing store and for propagation of the key/value pairs to geographically distributed instances of the distributed persistent storage service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Siddhartha Shankara Rao
  • Patent number: 10095773
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method for processing a social endorsement for an item. Structured data for a first item is received in association with a first webpage, the structured data for the first item defining properties of the first item that are specific to the first item. An indication of a social endorsement for the first item is received in association with the first webpage. In response to receiving the indication of the social endorsement, an item element corresponding to the first item is identified within a data structure. The data structure stores plural item elements, each item element including a description of the item and social endorsement information associated with the item. The social endorsement information associated with the identified item element is updated within the data structure, based on the received indication of the social endorsement for the first item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Evan Mallory Gilbert, Daniel Wesley Dulitz
  • Patent number: 10089190
    Abstract: Data protection is disclosed. A directory is used to identify keys in a key value database. Each identified key is walked through to identify values and a file is identified based on the walk through. The identified file is restored to a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Jian Xing
  • Patent number: 10091626
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a processor that can determine a standard inquiry message from an inquiry command captured at a first communication device of a first user. The standard inquiry message can have an importance rating based on an urgency of the inquiry command and based on behavior information associated with the first user. The processor can deliver the standard inquiry message and the importance rating to a communications management agent of a second communication device, where an inquiry indicator accompanies the delivery of the standard inquiry message at the second communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Dana Tardelli, Ginger Chien, Adrianne Luu, Leonid Razoumov, Nemmara K. Shankaranarayanan
  • Patent number: 10083196
    Abstract: A database storage system creates secure snapshots or virtual databases based on a source database that stores sensitive information. The database storage system applies a masking function to the sensitive data and stores the masked data in the secure snapshot. The database storage system creates secure snapshots that share masked database blocks with other secure snapshots. The database storage system shares masked database blocks by storing information identifying a previously created masked database block for a new secure snapshot. If a masked database block for the new secure snapshot is different from the previously created masked database block, the database storage system stores metadata including the difference between the two masked database blocks. The database storage system allows sharing any transformed database blocks across snapshot, if the transformed database blocks are obtained by applying a transformation function to data of the source database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Delphix Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Noah Schrock, Hubert Ken Sun, Matthew Allan Ahrens, Matthew Benjamin Amdur
  • Patent number: 10084875
    Abstract: A method of transferring data executed by a data transfer device, the method includes receiving a plurality of first data and a plurality of second data, accumulating the received plurality of first data and the received plurality of second data respectively, sending, to a first node, the plurality of first data accumulated during a first period, and sending, to a second node, the plurality of second data accumulated during a second period, wherein, the first period is longer than the second period when a first data amount of the plurality of first data to be sent to the first node per unit time is greater than a second data amount of the plurality of second data to be sent to the second node per the unit time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Shunsuke Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10079893
    Abstract: A method, system and a Common Service Entity (CSE) for sending a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) application request are provided. The method includes that: after receiving a request sent by an M2M application, a local CSE sends the request of the M2M application to a target CSE according to a value of a request type or according to a value of delay time for request sending and a value of a request type in the request, wherein the request sent by the M2M application includes one or more of the following parameters: an application identifier, the delay time for request sending and the request type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 10073844
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are described for processing data change requests. In one exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented method receives one or more requests in a software production environment for one or more data changes to data from a requestor. The method executes the request(s) in a rollback mode. The method generates a snapshot of the executed request(s). The method also transmits the snapshot to an approver. In response to an approval of the snapshot from the approver, the method also executes the request(s) in a commit mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
    Inventors: Matthew Grzech, Suresh Kalkavery
  • Patent number: 10061824
    Abstract: A search interface is displayed in a table format that includes one or more columns, each column including data items of an event attribute, the data items being of a set of events, and a plurality of rows forming cells with the one or more columns, each cell including one or more of the data items of the event attribute of a corresponding column. Based on a user selecting one or more of the cells, a list of options if displayed corresponding to the selection, and one or more commands are added to a search query that corresponds to the set of events, the one or more commands being based on at least an option that is selected from the list of options and the event attribute for each of the one or more of the data items of each of the selected one or more cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Vincent Robichaud, Cory Eugene Burke, Jeffrey Thomas Lloyd, Jesse Miller
  • Patent number: 10055333
    Abstract: In certain aspects, a method includes: receiving a first graph that includes components and flows, the components representing operations performed on data records, the flows representing flows of data records between components; receiving a specification that is separate from the first graph, the specification defining one or more insertions, each of the insertions associated with a flow of the first graph; generating one or more components that each corresponds to one of the insertions; and generating a second graph that includes components and flows that correspond to at least some of the components and flows of the first graph and the one or more generated components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventors: Carl Offner, Brond Larson, Paul Bay, Dan Teven, Joel Gould
  • Patent number: 10055443
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing method of processing history information of a manufacturing apparatus with an information processing apparatus including a storage, the method comprising a first transferring step of transferring, based on a request from a first information processing apparatus, history information stored in the storage to the first information processing apparatus, an updating step of updating the history information stored in the storage, and a second transferring step of transferring, based on a request from a second information processing apparatus, history information stored in the storage to the second information processing apparatus, wherein the second transferring step transfers, in a case where history information requested by the second information processing apparatus has not been obtained from the manufacturing apparatus, the history information to the second information processing apparatus after the history information is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Masuda
  • Patent number: 10037154
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for copying a data object to a target storage pool using a hybrid of storage pools, in which at least one of the storage pools of the hybrid is particularly efficient at identifying data that should be used for copying the data object to the target storage pool, and at least one of the storage pools of the hybrid is particularly efficient at retrieving the data that should be sent to the target storage pool. The system comprises a performance storage pool for storing data and having relatively high performance for retrieving stored data; a deduplicating storage pool for storing deduplicated data and storing metadata about data objects in the system and which has relatively high performance for identifying and specifying differences in a data object over time; and a controller for causing the performance storage pool to retrieve differences and provide the data to the target storage pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Actifio, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Provenzano, Philip J. Abercrombie, Madhav Mutalik
  • Patent number: 10019493
    Abstract: A related information presentation device is designed to communicate client terminals so as to search and present users with useful content information unanticipated by users with reference to a plurality of indirectly related content information which is not directly related to each other but which is assumed to be indirectly related to each other through the same relevant content information. Upon receiving a search expression input by each user of a client terminal, the related information presentation device searches specific content information so as to automatically extract indirectly related content information, correlated to the specific content information, from among a plurality of indirectly related content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: NEC CORPORATION, NEC SOLUTION INNOVATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kawano, Takuya Abe, Kengo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10015229
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for efficient data transfer using metadata sharing. The method includes: determining difference blocks by comparing a metadata map of a requested file to a pre-existing metadata map at a receiving site, wherein a difference block is a data block the receiving site needs to generate the requested file; mapping the difference blocks in a missing metadata map; transmitting the missing metadata map from the receiving site; and transferring the difference blocks to the receiving site from a plurality of available servers, wherein the difference blocks are transferred to allow for the fastest transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emmanuel Barajas Gonzalez, Shaun E Harrington, Ben K Rawlins
  • Patent number: 10013454
    Abstract: A search interface is displayed in a table format that includes one or more columns, each column including data items of an event attribute, the data items being of a set of events, and a plurality of rows forming cells with the one or more columns, each cell displaying a textual representation of at least one of the data items of the event attribute of a corresponding column. Based on a user selecting a portion of the textual representation in a corresponding cell, a list of options is displayed that corresponds to the selected portion of the textual representation. Furthermore, one or more commands are added to a search query that corresponds to the set of events, the one or more commands being based on at least an option that is selected from the list of options and the selected portion of the textual representation in the corresponding cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Vincent Robichaud, Cory Eugene Burke, Jeffrey Thomas Lloyd
  • Patent number: 9996267
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for adjusting synchronization rates of volumes. Volumes and their copies (i.e., mirrored volumes) provide physical or virtual storage on a data storage medium. Depending on the function (i.e., the purpose) of mirrored volumes, a certain synchronization rate is recommended. Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for an automatic dynamic adjustment of individual synchronization rates by adapting to changes in system workloads in order to avoid degradation of user-driven input/output (IO) and to efficiently achieve nearly 100% synchronization for all mirrored volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Byrd, Scott J. Colbeck
  • Patent number: 9990365
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for selecting folders to upload to a cloud system. A plurality of folders on a client system is identified, where the plurality of folders is associated with metadata. A respective score for each folder in the plurality of folders is evaluated by applying a set of rules to the metadata. A subset of folders is selected from the plurality of folders based on the respective scores, and a recommendation is provided to upload the subset of folders to the cloud system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ian Kilpatrick, Cayden Meyer