Database And File Access Patents (Class 707/705)
  • Patent number: 9940331
    Abstract: Improved techniques involve a storage processor proactively scavenging provisioned free blocks in snap container files and punching holes in the scavenged provisioned free blocks. For example, the storage processor may locate provisioned free blocks by accessing container file system metadata. The storage processor may then punch holes, i.e., release ownership of the snap container file on the identified provisioned free blocks. The storage processor may also delete or otherwise invalidate pointers to those blocks in the snap container file's inode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Bono, Xiaoye Jiang, William C. Davenport, Philippe Armangau, Yingchao Zhou
  • Patent number: 9940145
    Abstract: Methods and systems may provide a way for a system to anticipate usage patterns and automatically open a chain of application and browser windows based on typical usage. Additionally, a user may manually identify and create the chain of application and browser windows. In one example, application and browser chaining may be correlated with location, time of day, and profile of the user logged into the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Geetika T. Lakshmanan, Dana L. Price, Shelbee D. Smith-Eigenbrode
  • Patent number: 9928283
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide tracing of data through a transformation process using tracers added to the data during the transformation. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving a plurality of data records; processing the data records using a plurality of transformation rules, wherein each of the transformation rules corresponds to a respective one of a plurality of tracers; and adding the tracers to the data records as needed to indicate those of the transformation rules used to process each data record. After processing the data records using the transformation rules, the data records are provided to a target system, and the transformation process is validated using the tracers added to the data records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: VALIDUS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard John Catalano, Sr., Daryl David Crockett-Grabus
  • Patent number: 9928292
    Abstract: A target domain name is classified using hash strides including domain name components. The hash strides are fed into a set of bloom filters programmed to identify pre-determined domain name categories. A programmable mapping table is provided for selecting one of many probable classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Arun Kumar Sreenivas Prasad
  • Patent number: 9928301
    Abstract: A target domain name is classified using hash strides including domain name components. The hash strides are fed into a set of bloom filters programmed to identify pre-determined domain name categories. A programmable mapping table is provided for selecting one of many probable classifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Arun Kumar Sreenivas Prasad
  • Patent number: 9923943
    Abstract: A service may provide media content metadata describing available media content to reader devices, the service including a zeroth characteristic indicating a count of additional data characteristics of the service and a count of read cycles of the data characteristics to retrieve the metadata. Each of the data characteristics may include an indication of the read cycle of the data characteristic, a data element including a portion of the metadata, and an indication of a data offset of the data element into the media content metadata. Responsive to all subscribed reader devices downloading data from one of the data characteristics, including update data of a next read cycle in the characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Livio, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Dickow, Michael Burke, Scott Smereka, Joel J. Fischer
  • Patent number: 9924230
    Abstract: A method for presenting interactive multimedia programs includes selecting a multimedia program having a plurality of segments, classifying the multimedia program and the plurality of segments according to content, and generating a plurality of additional content items based on the classification, each of which being associated with at least one of the plurality of segments. The method further includes generating a plurality of pre-defined queries for each of the plurality of segments based on a content of the segment and at least one speech recognition grammar based on the plurality of pre-defined queries. The plurality of additional content items are retrievable responsive to the plurality of pre-defined queries. The method further includes generating a data stream including the at least one speech recognition grammar and all of the plurality of additional content items and the plurality of pre-defined queries arranged according to an order of the plurality of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paritosh Dinubhai Patel
  • Patent number: 9904708
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for processing a query in a relational database system having a hybrid storage of a memory tablespace and a disk tablespace, with the configuration of the present invention, by extending a table partitioning technology in order for the relational database system to use the disk tablespace and memory tablespace in a hybrid manner, it is possible to implement data discrimination due to different data storages in one logical table and create scan plans in compliance with the difference in the storages, thereby establishing an optimal scan plan to the query intended to access the storages having different properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TMAXDATA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youngjae Choi, Sangyoung Park, Sungwook Moon, Sehoon Seo
  • Patent number: 9906575
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a content (e.g., media) transfer or fling platform or system and method in which content may be sent, transferred, or flung from an electronic device to an output device via a rendering device. The content may be transformed (e.g., processed) to meet a content quality based on network conditions and output device capabilities. The media may be stored locally in the electronic device or in a network attached storage or remote from the electronic device. Content stored remotely from the electronic device may also be flung under control of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Corey Farrell, Randall Hounsell, Michael Connelly
  • Patent number: 9881063
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for changing query result data graphically displayed on an electronic device. A query of a data repository is performed. A graphical representation of a set of query results identified from the query is displayed. The set of query results includes a plurality of query result records. The graphical representation includes a first node corresponding to a first record field value and a second node corresponding to a second record field value. A region proximal to the first node displays at least one query result record having the first record field value. A query result record of the at least one query result record having the first record field value is selected. A field value of a selected query result record is changed from the first record field value to the second record field value by transitioning the selected query result record to a region proximal to the second node of the graphical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Gordon Marum, Samuel George Padgett, Steven Keith Speicher, Michael John Tabb
  • Patent number: 9881064
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for changing query result data graphically displayed on an electronic device. A query of a data repository is performed. A graphical representation of a set of query results identified from the query is displayed. The query results include a plurality of query result records. The graphical representation includes a first node corresponding to a first record field value and a second node corresponding to a second record field value. A region proximal to the first node displays a query result record having the first record field value. A query result record having the first record field value is selected. A field value of a selected query result record is changed from the first record field value to the second record field value by transitioning the selected query result record to a region proximal to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Gordon Marum, Samuel George Padgett, Steven Keith Speicher, Michael John Tabb
  • Patent number: 9876798
    Abstract: A method of replacing an unauthorized media item on one platform with an authorized media item on another platform is provided herein. The method includes receiving a user request to send a notice pertaining to unauthorized content corresponding to an authorized media item of the user. The user is a rights holder of the authorized media item. The method further includes generating a notice identifying the unauthorized content to a third-party platform as being unauthorized. The unauthorized content is identified in a media item presented by the third-party platform and the notice includes a link to the authorized media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 9870265
    Abstract: Systems and methods for prioritizing cloud-based computing tasks are provided. An example method includes, identifying a first plurality of service requests submitted by a plurality of users including a first user; selecting a first service request, in the plurality of service requests, in accordance with a first priority, where the first service request is submitted by the first user; selecting a second service request submitted by the first user, in a second plurality of service requests submitted by the first user, in accordance with a second priority, where the second service request is associated with a first job type; and selecting a third service request submitted by the first user, in a third plurality of service requests submitted the first user, in accordance with a third priority, where the third plurality of service requests submitted the first user are associate with a same job type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SUCCESSFACTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Mao Geng, Yukching Leung, Ming Zhang, Fan Wang
  • Patent number: 9864804
    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: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Siva Gurumurthy, Hang Su, Vladimir Ofitserov
  • Patent number: 9852227
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for control for persistent search results and iterative searching where a query from a user is received via a web browser and a web search for the query is performed with a processor. Search results of the web search are displayed in a toolbar of the web browser, wherein at least one of the search results in the toolbar includes a refinement option. The refinement option can include a show me more like this refinement option and/or a show me less like this refinement option. A selected refinement option is received from the user with a user interface; and, refined search results are displayed in the toolbar based on the selected refinement option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jason M. Blackwell, Kevin Chiu, Claude J. Elie, Kimberly Knight, Beverly M. Lovelace, John E. MacDonald, IV, Matthew Starr, Marc Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 9846864
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for open digital media distribution. According to one embodiment, a system is provided which performs the operations of: creating a profile (e.g., artist or label profile) based on an input from a first party; receiving a digital media upload from the first party, wherein the digital media upload contains media content and the first party has a property interest in the media content; receiving from the first party an assignment of a payment account to the digital media upload, such that money from sales relating to the digital media upload is deposited into the payment account; receiving from the first party a sales parameters associated with the digital media upload; presenting through a computing device the digital media upload for sale to a second party; and selling the digital media upload to the second party through a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9838486
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for checking documents using colloquialisms. Colloquialisms used in messages by users in a social network are tracked. The relationships (e.g., co-worker) between the senders and recipients of these messages are identified. A social graph is then generated to depict the relations between the users in the social network based on these identified relationships. Furthermore, usage patterns of colloquialisms (e.g., a particular colloquialism is used only with close friends as opposed to co-workers) are formulated. A rule set is generated using the social graph and formulated usage patterns. By using the rule set to check documents, documents may be more accurately checked for spelling and/or grammatical errors by taking into consideration the appropriate usage of colloquialisms based on the context (e.g., communicating with a friend). Furthermore, alternative words or phrases may be appropriately recommended based on the context using such a rule set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mustansir Banatwala, David A. Brooks, Joseph A. Russo
  • Patent number: 9830041
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device, including a controller to: transmit a client program having a graphical user interface to a media device operating in an interactive television network, wherein the client program presents a symbolic overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate commentary with the media content received at the media device; and present the commentary by symbolic representations in a carrousel format within a window of the presentation of the symbolic overlay and in a vicinity of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert King
  • Patent number: 9824118
    Abstract: A system and method for querying a database is disclosed. Database tables are represented as nodes in a model. Each node is associated with at least one leaf. The nodes can be interconnected with one another. A model input is received by a server from a client device, the model input including a starting node, one or more leaves, and optionally one or more filters. A query is executed against a database based on the model input. A subsequent query can be generated by selecting a result of the first query. Also disclosed is a technique for cancelling queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Looker Data Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd Tabb, Benjamin Porterfield
  • Patent number: 9811571
    Abstract: Data that includes a query of a temporal database is received from a remote application server. The query specifies at least one fact and a system time and an application time for the at least one fact. Thereafter, a bitemporal timeline index is accessed to identify data responsive to the query. The bitemporal timeline index includes a system time dimension and an application time dimension. Next, the identified data can be retrieved and provided to the remote application server. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Martin Kaufmann, Anil Kumar Goel, Chang Ge, Donald Kossmann
  • Patent number: 9804961
    Abstract: A file system for flash memory that stores meta data and user data of a file separately in different types of non-volatile memory. By separating non-user meta data and user data in different types of memory devices, it maximizes the benefits provided by each type of memory devices by storing the proper type of data therein. A memory product managed by such a file system is more competitive than peer products in terms of cost, capacity, endurance and startup time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: AUPERA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Zhengning Zhou, Yu Feng Liao
  • Patent number: 9773046
    Abstract: In analyzing learning content, a social learning system receives from at least one client system in the social learning system a creation of at least one informal course by a learning content creator. Each informal course comprises learning content and metadata describing the learning content and the learning content creator. The social learning system further receives social data from a plurality of client systems in the social learning system for the at least one informal course. When the social learning system receives a query from a learning content administrator system in the social learning system including query parameters, the social learning system searches at least one of the metadata and the social data for one or more informal courses matching the query parameters and returns a list of one or more informal courses matching the query parameters as a query result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Boyer, Adam L. Cutler, Jodi M. Cutler, Keith MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 9767476
    Abstract: Methods of aggregating and importing user-generated and/or professional ratings of media content are provided. User-generated ratings may have been previously created at a ratings source by a user associated with a customer profile. The method for aggregating ratings includes importing the ratings from the ratings source, storing the ratings in a customer profile, normalizing the ratings, and storing the normalized ratings. The normalized rating may be used to determine recommendations and preferences. The method for importing ratings includes receiving authentication information for a ratings source, authenticating to the ratings source, importing the ratings from the ratings source, and storing the ratings in a customer profile. Changes in the ratings may be detected and updated in the customer profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: REDBOX AUTOMATED RETAIL, LLC
    Inventors: Imran Maskatia, Jason Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 9768974
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for sending a message about a new video to a group of related users are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, the method comprises: determining that a new video associated with a content creator has been uploaded to a video sharing service; identifying a group of candidate users to receive a message indicating that the new video is available; identifying a sub-group of users within the group of candidate users based on relationships of users within the group to each other; determining a time to send the message; transmitting the message to the sub-group of users at the determined time; determining that the message has been selected by a user device associated with a user of the sub-group of users; and causing the new video to be presented in a user interface including a communication interface associated with the sub-group of users on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 9760353
    Abstract: An instrumentation analysis system processes data streams by executing instructions specified using a data stream language program. The data stream language allows users to specify a search condition using a find block for identifying the set of data streams processed by the data stream language program. The set of identified data streams may change dynamically. The data stream language allows users to group data streams into sets of data streams based on distinct values of one or more metadata attributes associated with the input data streams. The data stream language allows users to specify a threshold block for determining whether data values of input data streams are outside boundaries specified using low/high thresholds. The elements of the set of data streams input to the threshold block can dynamically change. The low/high threshold values can be specified as data streams and can dynamically change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SignalFx, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Raman, Arijit Mukherji, Kris Grandy, Phillip Liu
  • Patent number: 9760610
    Abstract: A system and method for personalized search user searcher features may include obtaining a search term from a member of a social network at a user device via the network interface. An initial result may be generated based on the search term, including a first group of content items from a social network and stored in a content database, the content items including member profiles of members of the social network. Each of the content items of the first group may be ranked based on information indicative of interactions from an activity database with the content items of the first group, the interactions being by at least a second user of the social network different than the first user. A second group of the content items may be displayed, including at least some of the first group of the content items, based on the rank of the first group of the content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Shakti Dhirendraji Sinha, Asif Mansoor Ali Makhani, Viet Thuc Ha, Lin Guo, Senthil Sundaram
  • Patent number: 9753737
    Abstract: In various embodiments, application development tools can allow developers to control whether or not an attribute of a view object is displayed by declaratively associating a data security privilege with the attribute. Associating a data security privilege with the attribute can be done by adding a specially named custom property on the view object attribute. Modifications to a base class can provide any necessary support to retrieve the privilege and determine whether a current user is allowed to view the attribute for the current record/row. If the user is authorized to view the attribute for the current record/row, then the attribute value is returned and displayed. Otherwise, redacting information, such as “*****” can be returned and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terence Munday, Nischal Sanghal
  • Patent number: 9753991
    Abstract: A system and method for personalized search based on similarity may include obtaining a search term. An initial result based on the search term and including a first group of content items as stored in a content database may be generated. Each of the content items of the first group may be ranked based, at least in part, on similarity scores, each of the similarity scores individually based on a first member profile relative to individual ones of second member profiles to which an activity related to a content item of the first group corresponds. The user device may display a second group of the content items, including at least some of the first group of the content items, according to the rank of the first group of the content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Shakti Dhirendraji Sinha, Asif Mansoor Ali Makhani
  • Patent number: 9734210
    Abstract: A system and method for personalized search based on searcher interest may include obtaining a search term from a member of a social network at a user device via the network interface. An initial result may be generated based on the search term, including a first group of content items from a social network and stored in a content database, the content items including member profiles of members of the social network. Each of the content items of the first group may be ranked based on information from an activity database, the activity database storing the information related to the social network, the activities including interactions with search results that include ones of the member profiles. A second group of the content items may be displayed, including at least some of the first group of the content items, based on the rank of the first group of the content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Shakti Dhirendraji Sinha, Asif Mansoor Ali Makhani, Viet Thuc Ha, Lin Guo, Ramesh Dommeti, Senthil Sundaram, Ganesh Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 9727578
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to supporting coordinated access to a clustered file system's shared disk storage subsystem by using dynamic creation of file access layout for different workloads and access patterns. Active file servers in the cluster have equivalent access to shared data of said file system. In one embodiment, a particular file server in the cluster is configured to coordinate the file system's layout. The particular file server, in response to a particular client's request for a layout of a file stored by said file system in said subsystem determines a file access layout for a parallel file access protocol to use when servicing an I/O request by said client, marks said layout as active for the client, and sends the layout to the client. The file access layout is determined based on one or more of current file system resources, a specific workload type and a specific byte-range of the file included in the client request, and properties of the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Eshel, Dean Hildebrand, Frank B. Schmuck, James C. Wyllie
  • Patent number: 9727595
    Abstract: A map searching system determines locations responsive to a search query. The map searching system parses the search query to generate a set of search tokens and searches a plurality of location category indices using the search tokens. The location category indicies specify indexes of locations according to various location categories, such as points of interest and cross streets. The resulting records selected from the search tokens are scored based on scoring weights specific to the location category index that a record was selected from. After scoring, a number of high-scoring records are selected as the responsive records to the location search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Hamby, Zhaolei Song
  • Patent number: 9729519
    Abstract: A machine has a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to receive an email account request, a name and a public key. A selected domain name is designated from a group of available domain names. A user name is generated based upon the name. An email account is formed using the user name and the selected domain name. The public key is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Anonyome Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ashley, Steve Shillingford, Greg Clark, Simon Gee, Tim Bartley
  • Patent number: 9720949
    Abstract: Client-side partition-aware batch insert operations are presented. For example, a server generates partition metadata, which is provided to a client. The client uses the partition metadata to determine the database nodes to which to send batch insert requests. For example, the client divides batch insert data, such as records for a partitioned table, among multiple database nodes having partitions of the table. The client issues batch insert requests to the respective database nodes for execution. When executed by the database nodes, batch insert operations can be performed in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Chul Won Lee, Juchang Lee, Alexander Schroeder, Myunggon Park, Sang Kyun Cha
  • Patent number: 9721025
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises, by a computer system, receiving a search term, determining a search constraint for a search query, and generating a search query. The search query includes the search term and the search constraint. The search query requires that at least a first number of search results that are returned in response to the search query match both the search term and the search constraint. The search query permits at least a second number of the search results to match only the search term. The computer system provides the search query for a search against a store of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sriram Sankar, Ryan Allen Stout, Thomas Jackson
  • Patent number: 9710518
    Abstract: Disclosed in one example is a method for searching. In some examples, the method includes receiving an unstructured search query, parsing the unstructured search query into a plurality of structured search attributes using a search term attribute dictionary, performing a search of a structured database based upon the plurality of structured search attributes to identify a plurality of search results, populating a plurality of form fields of a search form with the plurality of structured search attributes, and displaying the search form in association with the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Heyning Cheng, Daniel Tunkelang
  • Patent number: 9712638
    Abstract: There are provided a system, a method and a computer program product for suggesting content to a group. The system identifies a group of users in a social network. The system receives inputs associated with the social network group. The system aggregates the received inputs. The system analyzes the aggregated inputs. The system searches, based on the aggregation and the analysis, one or more tailored content to be delivered to the group in Internet, one or more database and one or more data warehouse. The system delivers the tailored content to the group in the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Jeffrey D. Haggar, Eileen J. Min, Michael M. Skeen, Eric Woods
  • Patent number: 9706518
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide location-based, application-feature notifications for a multi-feature application that executes on a device. For instance, when a feature (e.g., a functionality, or service) of an application becomes available in a particular region, some embodiments provide a notification of the availability of the new feature in the particular region. In some embodiments, the notification is a location-based notification that is provided to only devices that execute in or near the particular region in which the location-based feature has recently become available. In other embodiments, the notification is also provided to devices that are not near the particular region (e.g., are provided to all devices in the United States, when the feature becomes available in California).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew B. Ball, Christopher Blumenberg, Seejo K. Pylappan, Nils Stefan Daniel Bengtsson, Per Fahlberg, Megan M. Frost, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 9704016
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes an outputter configured to output a content including a plurality of content parts, a signal processor configured to extract a first fingerprint corresponding to a first content part among the plurality of content parts of the content from at least one of a video signal and an audio signal constituting the content while the content is output, a communicator configured to transmit the first fingerprint to a server, and receive a second fingerprint corresponding to a second content part among the plurality of content parts of the content and first event information corresponding to the second fingerprint from the server, a storage configured to store the second fingerprint and the first event information, and a controller configured to control the outputter to output the first event information in coordination with the second content part of the content being output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-seok Jang, Tae-ung Jung
  • Patent number: 9697254
    Abstract: A system, computer-implemented method, and a computer-readable storage medium for a data graph traversal are provided. The input parameters for traversing the data graph are received. The data graph having a set of vertices and a set of edges are stored in a column based format in a memory cache of a computer device based on the input parameters is traversed. The traversal generates a set of traversed vertices that are the result of the graph traversal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Marcus Paradies, Michael Rudolf, Christof Bornhoevd, Wolfgang Lehner
  • Patent number: 9684455
    Abstract: A method for providing efficient processing for many concurrent streams of sequential I/O requests is provided. In response to receiving an I/O request, the method includes determining if the I/O request corresponds to an active stream. If the request corresponds to an active stream, then the method includes updating an existing active list entry of an active list corresponding to the active stream, and if the I/O request does not correspond to an active stream, then instead converting and configuring an inactive list entry of an inactive list into a new active list entry. The inactive list stores available but unallocated resources, and the active list stores allocated resources. The active list includes a head at one end of the active list and a tail at an opposite end. The active list head corresponds to a most recently used entry, and the tail corresponds to a least recently used entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Zachary David Traut, Michael David Barrell
  • Patent number: 9684681
    Abstract: Database processing using columns to present to a processing unit decompressed column data without changing the underlying row-based database architecture. For some embodiments, a database accelerator is used to efficiently process the columns of a database and output tuples to a processing unit's memory, such that the columns can be quickly processed (with the advantages of a column-based architecture) to create tuples of requested data, but without having to depart from a row-based architecture at the processing unit level or having decompressed data scattered throughout the processing unit's memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason A. Viehland, John S. Yates, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9679083
    Abstract: Technologies for displaying sort results on a computing device includes determining a plurality of sort criteria of the set of data items to be sorted and associating a visual property to each sort criteria. A sort priority of sort criteria may also be determined. The set of data items are sorted based on the sort criteria and sort priority. The sort result is displayed using the visual properties of identify the sorting order of each corresponding sort criteria. The visual properties may include, for example, the display location, size, color, animation, or other visual aspect of the data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hayat Benchenaa, Daren P. Wilson, Aras Bilgen, Dirk Hohndel
  • Patent number: 9674292
    Abstract: In some examples, a service bus may include one or more computing devices configured to translate requests from one or more client applications to one or more proxy services. According to at least one example, a system may create a resource object based at least in part on a template. The template may be associated with configuration information that may identify at least one parameter associated with a third-party application. In some examples, the third-party application may be a web service or a client application. Additionally, the system may generate a message flow based at least in part on the resource object. The system may also process a request, from the third-party application, based at least in part on the message flow. Further, the system may provide a graphical user interface (GUI) associated with the template, the GUI configured to enable input of the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Greg M. Fichtenholtz, Pradeep Bollineni, Jia Yu
  • Patent number: 9668024
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for controlling television user interactions using a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant can interact with a television set-top box to control content shown on a television. Speech input for the virtual assistant can be received from a device with a microphone. User intent can be determined from the speech input, and the virtual assistant can execute tasks according to the user's intent, including causing playback of media on the television. Virtual assistant interactions can be shown on the television in interfaces that expand or contract to occupy a minimal amount of space while conveying desired information. Multiple devices associated with multiple displays can be used to determine user intent from speech input as well as to convey information to users. In some examples, virtual assistant query suggestions can be provided to the user based on media content shown on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Harry J. Saddler, Lia T. Napolitano, Jonathan H. Russell, Patrick M. Lister, Rohit Dasari
  • Patent number: 9665169
    Abstract: Technology for media playback is provided. In one example, a method may include identifying playback of media. Wakefulness data may be collected during the consumption from a wakefulness detector. A determination may be made whether an asleep state exists. The determination may be based on the wakefulness data collected from the wakefulness detector and based on historical user sleep data. The method may include terminating the playback of the media when the asleep state is determined to exist and resuming playback of the media upon request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rong Dai, Georges Raouf Georges Bargoud, Bashar Mohd Qudah, Shouda Wang
  • Patent number: 9665622
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for publishing product information. The present disclosure provides a method for publishing product information. Based on a stored search click log of buyers, correlation information between inquiry words and categories in the search click log is calculated. A keyword input by the seller is matched to the inquiry words. The keyword may be a word or a phrase that includes one or more words. If the keyword is matched to at least one inquiry word, at least one category corresponding to the matched inquiry word is obtained based on the correlation information. The product information is stored under one or more categories of the obtained categories. The present techniques improve the accuracy rate of recommended categories to the seller and the return rate of the published product information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Li Sun, Zhenyuan Wu, Feng Lin, Jiayu Tang
  • Patent number: 9665338
    Abstract: A display method is applicable for a display apparatus. The display method includes transmitting preview data outputted by a client terminal to a host terminal such that the host terminal displays a preview image corresponding to the preview data. After the host terminal displays the preview image, if the host terminal outputs a first display permission signal, the display apparatus is utilized to display an image corresponding to an image signal outputted by the client terminal. A display apparatus, a video system and a projector are disclosed herein as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Bo-Tao Lin, JianHua Lu, Chun-Hua Zhang, Tsung-Cheng Lo, Mao-Hua Cheng, Chun-Wen Wang
  • Patent number: 9659047
    Abstract: An extent map (EMAP) database may include one or more extent map entries configured to map extent IDs to PVBNs. Each extent ID may be apportioned into a most significant bit (MSB) portion, i.e., checksum bits, and a least significant bit (LSB) portion, i.e., duplicate bits. A hash may be applied to the data of the extent to calculate the checksum bits, which illustratively represent a fingerprint of the data. The duplicate bits may be configured to denote any reoccurrence of the checksum bits in the EMAP database, i.e., whether there is an existing extent with potentially identical data in a volume of the aggregate. Each extent map entry may be inserted on a node having one or more key/value pairs, wherein the key is the extent ID and the value is the PVBN. The EMAP database may be scanned and utilized to perform data deduplication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Alok Sharma, Satbir Singh, Sudhanshu Gupta
  • Patent number: 9652458
    Abstract: A system and method for deriving associations between assets is disclosed. The system comprises a signature module, a matching module and an association module. These components of the system are communicatively coupled to each other. The signature module generates a first fingerprint for a first asset. The matching module determines a matching fingerprint that matches the first fingerprint from a candidate set. The matching module determines a first asset type for the first asset associated with the first fingerprint and a second asset type for a second asset associated with the matching fingerprint. The matching module determines an association test. The association module associates the first asset with the matching asset based on whether the association test is passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: David E. Rosenstein, David G. King, Kevin R G Montler
  • Patent number: 9647955
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the systems, methods, and devices disclosed herein comprise a computer resource monitoring and allocation system. In an embodiment, the resource monitoring and allocation system can be configured to allocate computer resources that are available on various nodes of a cluster to specific jobs and/or sub-jobs and/or tasks and/or processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Pepperdata, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Andrew Suchter, Charles C. Carson, Jr., Kimoon Kim, Choongsoon Chang, Scott Alexander Banachowski, Judith A. Hay