Checking Consistency Patents (Class 707/690)
  • Patent number: 10331797
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for more efficient multi-row atomic, consistent, isolated and durable (ACID)-compliant transactions with snapshot isolation semantics (or just “multi-row transactions” for short). In some embodiments, the techniques are implemented in a computing system that includes a client application, a lightweight in-memory lease-based lock service, a multi-row transaction orchestrator, and an underlying database system. The transaction orchestrator implements a read protocol and a write protocol that provides support to the client application for carrying out multi-row transactions against the underlying database system irrespective of whether the database system itself supports multi-row transactions. The transaction orchestrator explicitly maintains transaction-level locks obtained from the lease-based lock service as part of the transaction protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Chang, John Antonio Carrino
  • Patent number: 10268721
    Abstract: Embodiments regard protected handling of database queries. An embodiment of a method for querying database system views and tables includes: receiving a user query from a user, the user query being directed to one or both of a view and a table of a database, wherein the user is not a database administrator; parsing the user query with a query parser to identify elements of the user query, parsing the query including determining whether the query meets certain database access criteria; automatically generating a database query based on the parsing of the user query, the generation of the database query including generating a database query that is limited by the database access criteria; accessing the one or both of the view and the table using the generated database query, wherein the access is limited to read-only access; and obtaining a result of the access of the one or both of the view and table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc
    Inventors: Arup Dutta, Prem Veeramani, Jesse Yarbro Collins
  • Patent number: 10242012
    Abstract: A method is used in managing truncation of files of file systems. A request is received to delete a portion of a file of a file system. A set of extents associated with the portion of the file is determined where the file has been identified for deletion. A replica of the set of extents is created. The replica represents a state of the set of extents at a particular prior point in time. The portion of the file is deleted by updating metadata of the file. The replica is asynchronously deleted in background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Basov, Philippe Armangau, William C. Davenport
  • Patent number: 10242011
    Abstract: A method is used in managing truncation of files of file systems. A request is received to delete a portion of a file of a file system. A replica of the file is created. The replica represents a state of the file at a particular prior point in time. The replica shares a set of file system blocks of the file with the file. The portion of the file is deleted by updating metadata of the file. The replica of the file is asynchronously deleted in background by de-allocating the set of file system blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Basov, William C. Davenport, Philippe Armangau
  • Patent number: 10235238
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer program product includes a computer readable medium having stored thereon computer readable program instructions. The instructions are configured to cause modules of a computer system to: determine whether data are in condition to be propagated beyond the processor to a network environment; and in response to determining the data are in condition to be propagated beyond the processor: perform a data integrity check on the data; receive a result of a second data integrity check from a secondary computer system; compare the result of the data integrity check to the result of the second data integrity check; and, based at least in part on determining the result of the data integrity check matches the result of the second data integrity check, propagate the data beyond the processor. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Ono, Randolph Scott Kolvick, Joseph J. Jakubowski
  • Patent number: 10229122
    Abstract: A pluggable migration framework can interface with a plurality of repositories that store metadata related to one or more applications. A user can customize the applications to suit the user's business requirements. The user can develop and test the customized applications in a source environment, and the customized features can be stored as metadata in one or more of the plurality of repositories. When the customized application is ready to be used by others, it can be migrated to a target environment. The pluggable migration framework can include an orchestrator that enables the user to export metadata from the plurality of repositories in the source environment, and import the metadata to a plurality of repositories in the target environment, without requiring the user to re-implement the custom features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Kellner, Revathy Narasimhan, Deena Philip, Mohan Arthur, Sayantan Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10216740
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for fast parallel data processing in a distributed storage system. An example method includes receiving at least one digital object; determining, by a processor of a computing device, whether the at least one digital object has a fixed data block structure; in response to determining that the at least one digital object has a fixed data block structure, determining by the processor a size of each fixed data block of the at least one digital object; determining a number of archive chunks for storing the at least one digital object on a selected plurality of storage servers based at least upon the size of each fixed data block; and partitioning the at least one digital object into the number of archive chunks for storing on the selected plurality of storage servers using erasure coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ACRONIS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Andrei Neporada, Vladimir Simonov, Stanislav Protasov, Mark Smulevich, Serguei Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10198476
    Abstract: A system for reconciling object for a configuration management databases employs statistical rules to reduce the amount of manual identification required by conventional reconciliation techniques. As users manually identify matches between source and target datasets, statistical rules are developed based on the criteria used for matching. Those statistical rules are then used for future matching. A threshold value is adjusted as the statistical rules are used, incrementing the threshold value when the rule successfully matches source and target objects. If the threshold value exceeds a predetermined acceptance value, the system may automatically accept a match made by a statistical rule. Otherwise, suggestions of possibly applicable rules may be presented to a user, who may use the suggested rules to match objects, causing adjustment of the threshold value associated with the suggested rules used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Vitaly Morozov, Eric Humphrey
  • Patent number: 10181948
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for verification of data, including updates to applications, firmware, operating system libraries or other such data. This may be done through the use of a distributed ledger system to provide a secure anti-tamper mechanism for software and firmware updates that may be independently accessed and verified by any device. Distributed ledger systems, sometimes referred to as block chains, are online data storage systems with cryptography-based architecture providing links between records stored in “blocks”. Each block contains a hash of a previous block, providing a chain of linked blocks that are immutable: any alteration of a record changes the hash of the subsequent block, which changes the hash of the next subsequent block, etc. Accordingly, any modification of data is easily detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Fortress Cyber Security, LLC
    Inventors: Dejan Nenov, Roumen Kassabov
  • Patent number: 10176217
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically scheduling builds of derived datasets in a distributed database system that supports pipelined data transformations are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Dang, Gustav Brodman, Yi Xue, Stacey Milspaw, Yifei Huang, Yanran Lu
  • Patent number: 10169169
    Abstract: Creating and using highly available transaction logs in a distributed storage system is described, where the storage controller functions of the distributed storage system are separated from that of distributed storage system storage media. In an exemplary embodiment, a storage controller server receives a transaction entry at a first storage pool of the distributed storage system. The storage controller server further looks up a transaction log to store the transaction entry, where the transaction log is associated with a second storage pool. The storage controller server routes the transaction entry to the second storage pool, wherein the second storage pool stores the transaction entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Faraz Shaikh, Sandip Agarwala, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Shravan Gaonkar, Mallikarjunan Mahalingam, Smit Shah, Mayuresh Vartak, Praveen Vegulla, Krishna Yadappanavar
  • Patent number: 10146791
    Abstract: A processing device receives a request for access to a source file that is stored in an initial location in a file system. The processing device determines that the source file is associated with a migration to a new location. The processing device reads the source file from the initial location if the request is a read request and writes to the source file at the initial location and writes to a destination file at the new location if the request is a write request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Amar Tumballi Suryanarayan, Shishir Nagaraja Gowda, Anand Vishweswaran Avati
  • Patent number: 10127285
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a listing of factors to evaluate during calculating of an index score for documents in a database is received, as well as a ranking of each factor in the listing of factors. A relevance multiplication factor is also obtained. Then a document to index in the database is received and the document is indexed. An index score is calculated for the document based on the listing of factors and the ranking of each factor. Then a search query on the database is received. A search score for the document is calculated based on the search query. Then an overall relevance score is calculated for the document for the search query by combining the index score and the search score using the relevance multiplication factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ariba, Inc.
    Inventors: Raj Vuppala, Dinesh Shahane, Harshad Chavan
  • Patent number: 10114559
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for generating node access information for a transaction accessing nodes of a data set index. Pages in the memory are allocated to internal nodes and leaf nodes of a tree data structure representing all or a portion of a data set index for the data set. A transaction is processed with respect to the data set that involves accessing the internal and leaf nodes in the tree data structure, wherein the transaction comprises a read or write operation. Node access information is generated in transaction information, for accessed nodes comprising nodes in the tree data structure accessed as part of processing the transaction. The node access information includes a pointer to the page allocated to the accessed node prior to the transaction in response to the node being modified during the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Derek L. Erdmann, David C. Reed, Thomas C. Reed, Max D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10089279
    Abstract: A method for the automatic generation of at least one document includes a step for selecting values of the first parameter and the second parameter so as to form a generation context, a step for consulting the static index so as to obtain the virtual document associated with said generation context, a step for making a request in the database for the layout and paragraphs pointed to by the virtual document obtained, and a step for generating said document in an electronic format, containing the paragraphs returned by said request and the layout returned by said request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: VALIPAT SA
    Inventor: Olivier Gerardin
  • Patent number: 10089492
    Abstract: A surveillance system for monitoring of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) application navigation through a plurality of navigation interfaces of an EMR application. The system includes an EMR system that includes the EMR application. The system includes a context-sensitive engine that includes an agent device to record EMR application navigation data in real time and contextual data comprising application sensitive, user sensitive and context sensitive data. The system includes an information management server to facilitate serving of information blocks to the EMR system from a plurality of distributed databases in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Netspective Communications LLC
    Inventor: Shahid N. Shah
  • Patent number: 10042895
    Abstract: A product matching system, comprising a memory configured to store a database of first product records, each record associated with values of one or more first attributes describing a respective product corresponding to the record. In addition, the system includes an input interface configured to receive a second product record associated with values of one or more second attributes describing a given product. A processing unit adapted to compare the values of the second attributes of second product records received through the input interface to the attributes associated with first product records in the database, to link the second attributes of second records determined to match a first record with the matching first database record, and to use the second attributes of the second records determined to match a first record, in comparing the first database record to further product records that are subsequently received through the input interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Upstream Commerce Ltd.
    Inventors: Shai Geva, Amos Peleg
  • Patent number: 10019480
    Abstract: Tuning a production database system through the use of a remote mimic. In response to receipt of a query tuning request against a database system, information about that system is obtained and a mimic of the system is set up in a remote system environment. The mimic aims to imitate the database system in all relevant ways with respect to the tuning request. A tuning analysis is then performed on this mimic system such that there is substantially no impact to operations of the original database system. Tuning results are then applied to the original database system. The entire process takes place with little or no human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Chamberlin, Ting Y. Leung, Kevin H. Low, Kun Peng Ren, Chi Man J. Sizto, Daniel C. Zilio
  • Patent number: 10019258
    Abstract: Examples relate to providing hardware assisted software versioning for clustered applications. In one example, virtualized global memory is accessible to application servers that provide a clustered application, where the clustered application includes multiple versions of a common data structure. After one of the application servers stores an element that is compatible with one version of the common data structure, other versions of the common data structure are located in the virtualized global memory. The element is then invalidated in the other versions of the common data structure to prevent access and translated directly in the virtualized global memory to the other versions of the common data structure. At this stage, the element can be validated in the other versions of the common data structure for access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Douglas L. Voigt, Donald E. Bollinger, Daniel Juergen Gmach, Dejan S. Milojicic
  • Patent number: 10013201
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer program product is configured for performing deduplication in conjunction with random read and write operations across a namespace divided into a plurality of disjoint regions. The computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, where the computer readable storage medium is not a transitory signal per se. The program instructions are executable by a computer to cause the computer to perform a method including: maintaining a metadata structure for each of the plurality of disjoint regions via the respective region manager(s) of the plurality of disjoint regions, each metadata structure comprising metadata indicating a physical storage location of one or more data chunks associated with the respective region; and performing, by the computer, a deduplicated write operation of a first data chunk in a first region of the plurality of disjoint regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Amit, Aviv Caro, David D. Chambliss, Joseph S. Glider, Chaim Koifman, Yosef Shatsky
  • Patent number: 9998141
    Abstract: A method and a system for transmitting data are provided. In a source apparatus, original data is divided into a plurality of source segments, a similarity calculation is performed for each of the source segments to obtain a similarity set, and the similarity set is transmitted to a target apparatus. In the target apparatus, whether a target segment corresponding to the source segment exists in the target apparatus is determined according to the similarity set to obtain a comparison result, and the comparison result is transmitted to the source apparatus. In the source apparatus, after the original data is dehydrated according to the comparison result to obtain dehydration data, the dehydration data is transmitted to the target apparatus. In the target apparatus, the dehydration data is rehydrated to the original data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Bin Li, Ching-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 9996582
    Abstract: Tuning a production database system through the use of a remote mimic. In response to receipt of a query tuning request against a database system, information about that system is obtained and a mimic of the system is set up in a remote system environment. The mimic aims to imitate the database system in all relevant ways with respect to the tuning request. A tuning analysis is then performed on this mimic system such that there is substantially no impact to operations of the original database system. Tuning results are then applied to the original database system. The entire process takes place with little or no human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Chamberlin, Ting Y. Leung, Kevin H. Low, Kun Peng Ren, Chi Man J. Sizto, Daniel C. Zilio
  • Patent number: 9940405
    Abstract: Business process provider(s) process client data. The clients use certain formats (client formats, defined by client format fields). The client format fields instantiated in documents are analyzed. Based on this analysis, the client processes are automatically grouped into different process platforms for processing. For example, similar client processes preferably are grouped together into the same process platform, in order to increase efficiency of processing. In another aspect, the user interfaces used by the business process provider(s) may be constructed from different blocks, where the blocks are automatically defined based on the analysis of client format fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BEYONDCORE HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Arijit Sengupta, Brad A. Stronger
  • Patent number: 9916315
    Abstract: A computer implemented system for comparing at least two visual programming language files, the system comprising an intransient repository, a user interface, an authentication module, a menu driven selector module, an extractor module, a transient repository, a processor and a report generation module. A computer implemented method for comparing at least two visual programming language files, the method comprising the steps of verifying login credentials of a user, identifying a file type, identifying a file format, identifying file path to the files stored in an intransient repository, extracting files from the intransient repository, creating a copy each of the files in a transient repository, carrying out iterations of node-wise comparison between the files using a DOM parser and generating a report in a chosen file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Jayanthi Kothandam, Geethalakshmi Rajendrababu, Samundeeswari Chinnaraju
  • Patent number: 9881073
    Abstract: A method for reconfiguration of a database, the method includes extracting a plurality of entity candidates based on a plurality of attribute names and first information about a relation degree between the attribute name and the entity, first identifying a plurality of entity candidate groups in which each is comprised of extracted the plurality of entity candidates and has a correspondence relation with all the attribute names and the number of the entity candidates is minimum, second identifying the entity candidate group, in which a total of relation degrees between the entities in the entity candidate group is maximum, based on second information about the relation degree between the entities, and assigning each of the plurality of attribute names to either one of the plurality of entity candidates so as to have the correspondence relation of the attribute name and the entity candidate based on the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kuniharu Takayama, Satoshi Munakata, Naoto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9870365
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for managing filesystem inodes. The mechanism monitors inode consumption in a filesystem. The mechanism periodically determines a number of inodes to add to the filesystem based on the inode consumption and adds the number of inodes to the filesystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nikhil Khandelwal, Gregory E. McBride, Richard A. Welp
  • Patent number: 9811347
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing dependencies for Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) devices are described. In some embodiments, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include a host processor and a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) coupled to the host processor, the BMC having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the BMC, cause the BMC to: receive, from another IHS remotely located with respect to the IHS, a request to change a value of a given attribute of a Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) device coupled to the IHS; and use a dependency matrix to determine how the change is affected by a current value of another attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: William C. Munger, Sundar Dasar, Divya Vijayvargiya
  • Patent number: 9813745
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing and distributing video information in an interactive information distribution system by storing video information on either a centralized or de-centralized secondary storage partition in a network of provider and subscriber equipment, and therein distributing the video information to a subscriber having made a request for such video information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: James B. Armstrong, Christopher W. B. Goode
  • Patent number: 9804878
    Abstract: A virtual machine may be identified. A status indicator associated with a last volume of a series of volumes of a virtual disk that is associated with the virtual machine may be received. The virtual machine may be executed to write new data to the last volume of the series of volumes or a previous volume of the series of volumes in view of the status indicator that is associated with the last volume of the series of volumes of the virtual disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Litke, Federico Simoncelli
  • Patent number: 9804926
    Abstract: Cataloging file system-level changes to a source storage between image backups of the source storage. In one example embodiment, a method for cataloging file system-level changes to a source storage between image backups of the source storage may include obtaining first file system metadata (FSM) associated with a first image backup of the source storage that represents a first point in time, obtaining second FSM associated with a second image backup of the source storage that represents a second point in time, identifying a set of blocks that changed in the source storage between the first point in time and the second point in time, analyzing the set of blocks, the first FSM, and the second FSM, and cataloging files and/or directories that changed in the source storage between the first point in time and the second point in time based on the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: STORAGECRAFT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Robison, Nathan S. Bushman, Scott Barnes
  • Patent number: 9785657
    Abstract: Generation of synthetic database data includes annotated query subplans for a multiple table query workload that includes a desired cardinality for nodes (v) in the subplans. The subplans may be merged and represented by a direct acyclic graph (DAG). The maximum entropy joint probability distribution for each attribute (x) for each node (v) is determined as: p ? ( x ) = exp [ ( ? v ? ? w v ? f v ? ( x ) Z ] ) for each node v, where wv is a weight of node v, fv is a conjunct of predicates in a subplan rooted at node v, and Z is a normalization factor. This distribution is determined such that the desired cardinality, and selectivities for each node v determined from the desired cardinality, are satisfied. The data for a plurality of tables are generated by sampling the maximum entropy joint probability distribution for a domain of attributes (x) of a plurality of tables. Data may be efficiently generated for multiple table queries and for DAGs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Atreyee Dey, Prasan Roy
  • Patent number: 9785659
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for determining whether a character code point value of a first plurality of character code point values corresponds to a second character code point value from a second plurality of character code point values, first value associated with a first encoding version and the second value associated with a second encoding. In response to the first value does not corresponding to any of the second character code point values, a determination is made as to whether the value corresponds to a third character code point value of a third plurality of code point values stored in a character value record table (CVRT). In response the value corresponding to the third value, an entry in the CVRT that associates the character with the third value is made; and the character is stored in conjunction with an application associated with the second encoding using the third value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 9680830
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for evaluating the security of data access statements. Specifically, in one embodiment of the claimed subject matter there is provided a technique for evaluating the security of data access statements, comprising: evaluating the criticality of multiple SQL statements contained in multiple sessions accessing a database; generating a critical item set from the multiple sessions, each element in the critical item set indicating one or more SQL statements contained in a session; extracting at least one association rule from the critical item set, each of the at least association rule indicating a sequence of SQL statements contained in a session; and calculating the criticality of each of the at least one association rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hao Feng, Sheng Yan Sun
  • Patent number: 9645775
    Abstract: A printer includes an access module to control access among different participants, one participant at a time, to at least some encrypted parts of a composite document print job located at the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Helen Balinsky, Andrew M. Spencer, Nassir Mohammad
  • Patent number: 9600212
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for verifying the receipt of print jobs submitted to an Automated Document Factory (ADF) system from a client. The ADF system receives a print work summary from the client indicating print jobs scheduled for submission to the ADF system. The ADF system may then receive print jobs from the client. A determination is made regarding the differences between the print jobs received from the client and the print jobs scheduled for submission as indicated in the print work summary. A tracking report is generated indicating the differences, and a notification is provided to the client when the tracking report indicates that a difference exists between the print jobs received from the client and the print jobs indicated in the print work summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ned Otey, Adam A. Swartz
  • Patent number: 9507777
    Abstract: Methods, data processing systems and machine readable non-transitory storage media are described that can provide, in one embodiment, a non-time based description of types of metadata in a time based metadata track that can be associated with, in time, a time based media track. The description can include a set of keys, or other identifiers, that specify the types of metadata in the metadata track, and the description can also include values describing the structure of each key and values describing how to interpret each key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Flick, David Singer
  • Patent number: 9509666
    Abstract: Techniques involving migrating authenticated content on a network towards the consumer of the content. One representative technique includes a network node receiving an encrypted seed having at least a location of the user data at a network service that stores the user data, and a cryptographic key to access the user data. The seed is received in response to a user login attempt to the network service. The user data is requested from the location using at least the received cryptographic key. The method further includes receiving and storing the user data at the network node, where the network node is physically closer to a location of the user than is the location of the network service. If the user is successfully authenticated, user access is provided to the stored user data at the network node rather than from the network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Baskaran Dharmarajan, Andy Chin, Aladdin A. Nassar
  • Patent number: 9501649
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining potential impacts of applications on the security of computing systems may include (1) identifying an application subject to a security vulnerability assessment, (2) requesting information that identifies a potential impact of the application on a vulnerability of at least one computing system to at least one exploit associated with the application, (3) receiving the information that identifies the potential impact of the application on the vulnerability of the computing system, wherein the information may be derived at least in part from data from at least one additional computing system on which the application has previously been installed and (4) directing a determination about an installation of the application on the computing system based at least in part on the information that identifies the potential impact of the application on the vulnerability of the computing system. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Piyush Sharma, Peter Ashley
  • Patent number: 9483473
    Abstract: Embodiments in the present disclosure include systems and methods related to a high-availability architecture for a cloud-based concurrent-access collaboration platform. The disclosed technology relates to an active data center which includes multiple document server instances that handle user requests for concurrently accessing documents. Multiple document server instances are implemented on a single physical server. This architecture uses an instance assignment manager to assign documents to the document server instances, a primary repository to store backup snapshots of the documents, and a datastore to store all changes made to the documents. The disclosed technology also involves a backup data center that can be swapped with the active data center automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ansel, Miles Spielberg, Yuan Cheng, Lance Co Ting Keh, Antoine Boulanger, Jonathan Berger, Komal Mangtani, Kevin Gao, Remington Wong, Naeim Semsarilar, Yingming Chen, Florian Jourda
  • Patent number: 9471663
    Abstract: Systems and methods for classifying media items in a media system are provided. In particular, media items can be uploaded to a serve. Data describing the media items can be monitored. Alterations of data describing the media items or inconsistencies of the data describing can be detected. A corrective action can be determined based on the alterations and or the inconsistencies. The corrective action can manage media items in multiple classification systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Johan Georg Granström, Anosh Raj
  • Patent number: 9465879
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is use of a preview of content from a target document, as provided by a content preview source such as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed, by a search engine. The content preview source includes the preview of the target document's content and a reference, e.g., a Universal Resource Locator (URL) or other link. A content preview document is generated using data extracted from the content preview source. The content preview document is made available in a searchable index used by a search engine to respond to a search query. A fetch operation is scheduled to fetch the target document using the reference provided in the content preview source. Once fetched, the data extracted from the content preview source can be associated with the target document, and can be used in presenting the target document in search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Siva Gurumurthy, Hang Su, Vladimir Ofitserov
  • Patent number: 9442955
    Abstract: A method is used in managing delete operations in files of file systems. An indirect data block of a file of a file system is deleted. A parent indirect data block pointing to the indirect data block is removed from a list. The parent indirect data block has been added to the list for flushing contents of the parent indirect data block to a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Sitaram Pawar, Philippe Armangau, Jean-Pierre Bono, Christopher Seibel
  • Patent number: 9424290
    Abstract: Systems and methods for validating data in a communication network environment include receiving a data transformation specification from a user. The data transformation specification is analyzed to determine data transformation rules which are indicative of a relationship between corresponding fields of the source repository and the target repository. Test cases and test scripts are generated based on the data transformation rules and the test cases and the test scripts are executed on the source repository and the target repository to validate the relationship between the corresponding fields of the source repository and the target repository. Thereafter, a log file, indicative of the outcome of the execution of the test cases and the test scripts, is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Dharmendra Jha
  • Patent number: 9411835
    Abstract: A method of validating data between a first system and at least one second system, wherein the first and second systems have corresponding data volumes, the method comprising isolating first and second data volumes in the first and second systems respectively, wherein the first and second data volumes comprise the corresponding data volumes; generating a checksum for the first and second data volumes; comparing the checksum between the first and second data volumes; and indicating an error if the checksum between the first and second data volumes is different; and inserting results into a database for reporting, for event monitoring or for statistical analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: J. C. Taylor Antique Automobile Agency, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Corcoran
  • Patent number: 9413760
    Abstract: A system and method for data quality analysis between untrusted parties is provided. A dataset having attributes each associated with one or more elements is maintained. An encrypted request is received from a client regarding data quality for one of the attributes. The encrypted request includes an interest vector of separately encrypted values identifying those elements of interest for the attribute. A condensed data vector representing the elements is generated for the attribute and is the same length as the interest vector. An aggregate of the elements of interest is determined by calculating for each element in the condensed data vector, an encrypted product of that element and a corresponding element of the interest vector and by determining a total product of all the encrypted products. A data quality value is assigned to the elements of the attribute in the dataset based on the aggregate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Julien Freudiger, Shantanu Rane, Alejandro E. Brito, Ersin Uzun
  • Patent number: 9369368
    Abstract: The present solution relates to systems and methods for capturing and consolidating packet tracing in a cluster system. A multi-nodal cluster processing network traffic contains multiple nodes each handling some of the processing. A node may initially receive a flow and transfer processing of the flow to another node for processing. A flow may therefore pass from one node to another, from two nodes to many nodes. In some instances, it is helpful to generate a trace of a flow. For example, in debugging a network communication flow, a trace of the flow through the cluster can be helpful. Each node has a packet engine (“PE”) which processes data packets and can, when trace is enabled, generate a trace file for the packets processed at the respective node. A trace aggregator merges these distinct trace files into an aggregate trace for the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Krishna Khanal, Shekhar Chandra, Saravana Annamalaisami
  • Patent number: 9317513
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a content database storing extracted content. A content manager engine executing on a computer system performs various functions in relation to the content database. The content manager engine may extract content fragments from documents of different document types and store the content fragments to content entries of the content database. The content manager engine may reproduce a selected document using the content database, allow direct modification of content entries, and merge two documents of different types into a single document. The content manager engine may also be configured to produce a solution document using the content database based on one or more received user selections. A solution document may be provided to address issues or queries regarding computer system hardware or software. The solution document may comprise a description of any services, products, and/or technologies related to the issue or query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan R. Bell, Steven S. Smith, Jim G. Crumpler
  • Patent number: 9317205
    Abstract: Information processing system for rapidly performing analysis of semistructured data while preserving fault-tolerance of data for a store request acquiring the number which has been stored of the same and data structures set beforehand, refer to data structure management information to determine a data store unit, instructs replica creation of the data with regard to the data stored in the data store unit in which any of the replicas have been stored, transmits an instruction, for performing a data operation, to a data structure operation unit, whereupon a processing unit, in accordance with the content of an analysis request, performs analysis processing by way of either data stored in any of the data storage units after a data structure operation or data which have not been subject to a data structure operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Sawazaki, Naoki Ikawa, Kei Takeda
  • Patent number: 9292566
    Abstract: Based on events corresponding to operations performed with respect to a data store, a measure is computed that represents an instantaneous consistency level, at a point in time, of data that is subject to the operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Wojciech Golab, John Johnson Wylie
  • Patent number: 9294360
    Abstract: An operation controlling method, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and an operation controlling apparatus are provided for controlling operations performed on a common working area in a system, wherein the system includes one or more display sections being configured to display the common working area so as to allow plural operators to perform operations on the common working area. The method includes: determining an operator who has performed an operation on the common working area; storing an operation history in a storage section with the operation and the operator; accepting one or more designated operators, before performing an editing operation using one or more operation histories; and performing the editing operation using one or more operation histories, where the one or more operation histories are obtained by extracting one or more operation histories being associated with the one or more designated operators from operation histories in the storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takamura, Shinya Ogino, Ikuko Kanazawa, Toshihiro Motoi, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Noriko Hoshino