Database And File Access Patents (Class 707/705)
  • Publication number: 20150120688
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts trial data that is extracted from contents of original data and is responsive to a process to be provided, a first transmission unit that transmits the trial data to a plurality of process providing units, an evaluation unit that receives and evaluates trial results of processes that the process providing units have performed on the transmitted trial data, and a selecting unit that selects from the plurality of process providing units a process providing unit that is to provide the original data, according to an evaluation result by the evaluation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hirochika SHIONOIRI, Kohshiro INOMATA, Fumihisa SUZUKI, Yosuke KINOSHITA, Yasushi AMANO, Hideo FUJII
  • Patent number: 9020921
    Abstract: A method of accessing tape storage analytics data from tape libraries. The method includes generating user interfaces on client devices. Each user interface includes a first screen displaying graphics or analysis tables based on the tape storage analytics data. The method includes receiving user input selecting the displayed graphics or an item within a cell of the analysis table and modifying the user interface to display a second screen, which presents a subset of the tape storage analytics data corresponding to operation of at least one of one or more tape libraries or library components (e.g., robots and elevators), tape drives, and tape media within the tape libraries or, alternatively, activities involving any of a combination of these components. The receiving and modifying steps are repeated to navigate between data corresponding to a tape library, a tape drive, and media and to operations involving these and other tape library components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Chad Norman Alber, Michael Paul Abramovitz, Jitesh Bakul Jhatakia, Cathleen Susan Wharton, John Mitchell Black, III, Terry Donald Schmitt, Karl Kevin Nicoletti
  • Patent number: 9020964
    Abstract: Surrogate heuristic identification is described, including receiving data associated with content, evaluating the content to identify one or more data structures associated with the content, processing the one or more data structures to generate a fingerprint, wherein the fingerprint is hashed to provide a reference identifier, and sending the reference identifier to a client file and a service file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Pinehill Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Charles F. Kaminski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9020919
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing extended search are provided. The method includes receiving user-inputted keywords; extending the user-inputted keywords according to geographical information to acquire extended keywords; performing a search by using the extended keywords; and returning search results to the user. With the present technical solutions, privilege control can be effectively performed in a cloud storage system. With the present embodiments, more information may be provided to a user for reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keke Cai, Hong Lei Guo, Zhong Su, Hui Jia Zhu
  • Patent number: 9020924
    Abstract: Systems and methods to generate modified/refined user inputs based on the original user input, such as a search query, are disclosed. The method may be implemented for Roman-based and/or non-Roman based language such as Chinese. The method may generally include receiving an original user input and identifying core terms therein, determining potential alternative inputs by replacing core term(s) in the original input with another term according to a similarity matrix and/or substituting a word sequence in the original input with another word sequence according to an expansion/contraction table where one word sequence is a substring of the other, computing likelihood of each potential alternative input, and selecting most likely alternative inputs according to a predetermined criteria, e.g., likelihood of the alternative input being at least that of the original input. A cache containing pre-computed original user inputs and corresponding alternative inputs may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Wu, Dekang Lin, Zhe Qian, Jie Zhou
  • Patent number: 9020920
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for determining a pattern for communications conducted between agents at a contact center and contact parties. In particular embodiments, the pattern is based on a utilization of one or more information resources by the agents during the communications. Depending on the embodiment, the communications may comprise one or more of telephone calls, text messages, emails, and Web chats. In addition, in various embodiments, a particular information resource from among the one or more information resources is identified based on the pattern and is associated with a keyphrase found in at least two of the communications. Accordingly, as a result of the association, the particular information resource is made available to at least one agent at the contact center during a time the agent is fielding a subsequent communication in which the keyphrase is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Haggerty, Karl H. Koster
  • Patent number: 9020918
    Abstract: An information registration device includes an object information acquiring unit and a content information registering unit. The object information acquiring unit acquires object information obtained by performing processing for detecting and identifying an object for image data. The content information registering unit registers target content information in a database in association with the object information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi Ikenoue, Takayuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9020991
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for determining an available space in one or more data blocks. A physical data storage area associated with one or more portions of a database may be determined. An available space in each data block of one or more data blocks in the physical data storage area may be determined. A number of new data rows that can be added to each data block may also be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Shuma
  • Patent number: 9015138
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods to provide or establish links, web addresses or web content with media (e.g., audio, videos or imagery). In one implementation, we provide a method comprising: upon receipt of a content identifier associated with media, initiating a time-limited auction for a right to associated a link or website with the content identifier; receiving additional bids for the right; and at a conclusion of a predetermined time associated with the time-limited auction, awarding the right to associate a link or website with the content identifier. In another implementation we provide a method including awarding a right to provide or host web content; and monitoring provided or hosted web content to ensure that non-advertising content is maintained at or above a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: William Y. Conwell, Kenneth L. Levy
  • Patent number: 9015141
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to measure search results are disclosed. A disclosed example method to measure search results includes identifying a preview event for a search result associated with a search query, and storing the preview event in association with a search engine identifier and a web page identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Balaji Ravindran
  • Patent number: 9015097
    Abstract: A frequently-asked-question (FAQ)-based system receives question(s) from a user and generates answer(s) based on data about the question(s). In one embodiment, a method includes retrieving, from a memory, a global structure and candidate answers therein. The method can include computing a first, second, and third probability of a candidate answer based on a local structure of the candidate answer within the global structure, content of the candidate answer given content of a query and context of the candidate answer given the content of the query, respectively. The method can include providing a combined probability of the candidate answer based on the first probability, second probability, and third probability. The method can improve efficiency of a FAQ-based system by automating organization of semi-structured data in a database. Therefore, a human user does not need to manually generate the database when it is already generated in semi-structured form, a semi-structured HTML document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Ding Liu
  • Patent number: 9015635
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein is directed to controlling presentation and selection of objects that are digital images depicting subjects. According to one aspect, a plurality of objects is presented via a presentation device. Each object s associated with at least one other object of plurality of objects and is a digital image of a subject. A first object presented is selected in response to a first selection event associated with the first object. A second object non-adjacent to the first object is determined based on a predefined relationship associating the first object with the second object. The second is presented via the presentation device adjacent to the first object in response to the determination. An indication of the predefined relationship is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Scenera Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David B. Lection
  • Patent number: 9009126
    Abstract: A system and a method for discovering and ranking trending links about topics are presented. The method comprises steps of receiving a plurality of messages from a social networking server, identifying a plurality of trending objects from the plurality of messages, generating at least one trending score for each trending object of the trending objects, and presenting a list of the trending objects based on the trending scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bottlenose, Inc.
    Inventors: Nova Spivack, Dominiek ter Heide
  • Patent number: 9008865
    Abstract: A standardized identification code is used to identify each flight parameter used on board an aircraft and to provide some of its characteristic information. Descriptive complementary information is advantageously associated with the identification codes to form parameter identification maps stored, for example, in a shared database. The parameter identification codes may in particular be used to perform certain checks when parameter values are received. These checks make it possible to process only the monitored parameter values and to generate alerts if an inconsistency is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Olivier Joseph
  • Patent number: 9009130
    Abstract: An affinity server estimates an affinity between two different time based media events (e.g., TV, radio, social media content stream), between a time based media event and a specific topic, or between two different topics, where the affinity score represents an intersection between the populations of social media users who have authored social media content items regarding the two different events and/or topics. The affinity score represents an estimation of the real world affinity between the real world population of people who have an interest in both time based media events, both topics, or in a time based media event and a topic. One possible threshold for including a social media user in a population may be based on a confidence score that indicates the confidence that one or more social media content items authored by the social media user are relevant to the topic or event in question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bluefin Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ben Fleischman, Deb Kumar Roy, Jeremy Rishel, Anjali Midha, Matthew Miller
  • Patent number: 9009092
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for creating variations when transforming data into consumable content. In accordance with the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a computing device can execute a transformation engine for transforming data into the consumable content. The computing device can be configured to analyze the data to identify relationships among data elements or other portions of the data, and to identify any possible approaches to transforming the data (“worlds”) based upon the relationships and the data. The worlds can be ranked and selected based upon rank. The computing device can obtain rules associated with the selected and apply the rules to the data to generate the output. In some embodiments, the computing device can be configured to obtain and apply feedback regarding the world selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Michelstein, David Benjamin Lee, Katrika Morris, Christopher Hugh Pratley, Sarah Faulkner, Steven Richard Hollasch, Nathaniel George Freier, Hai Liu, Chad Garrett Waldman, Brett David Brewer
  • Patent number: 9007364
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products for providing an augmented reality display of an image with record data. In one example, image data is received at one or more processors. A request message is sent requesting record data associated with the image data from one or more of a plurality of records stored in a database system. In some implementations, when the requested record data is received, a graphical display of the record data in combination with the image can be provided on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Samuel W. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9009094
    Abstract: A system and method that utilizes knowledge representation system to express relationships among consumers, between consumers and businesses, within a specific business, and across businesses. The system and method supports defining which businesses consumers patronize, which locations they prefer, and what products and services they intend to secure from what businesses. The system can supports defining how businesses are structured, what businesses are similar, and how businesses relate both to consumers and to other businesses. By combining this consumer knowledge and business knowledge the system enables a number of mutually compatible applications across a matrix of consumer and business interactions (consumer-to-consumer, consumer-to-business, and business-to-business).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Bauer
  • Patent number: 9002815
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for migrating content items from a source user account to a target user account. A user can specify content items in the source user account to be migrated to an existing or new target user account. A new content entry including an account identifier of the target account and a pointer to the content item can be created for each migrated content item. Further, a determination can be made as to whether a sharing link to each content item exists, and if so, the content pointer of the old content entry is modified to forward or redirect to the new content entry. An active flag associated with the old content entry can be set to false or 0 to indicate that the old content entry is no longer active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Beckmann, Joshua Jenkins, Francois Alexander Allain, Jeffrey Bartelma
  • Patent number: 9002814
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for identifying location based rules related to a network connected device are described. A network connected device may transmit a set of data identifying the location of the device and an identifier unique to the device to a server. The server may also receive an action request, wherein the action request is associated with the identifier. The server may select a rule in a database to address the action request, the rule applicable to the identifier and location of the device. Various embodiments related to financial card transactions, access to financial information, emergency services contact, and electronic message filtering are also addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventor: Gilman R. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9003470
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying received data, analyze the quality of the displayed data formulating a media-parameter suggestion for the encoder to alter the characteristics of data to be sent to the receiver, and sending from the receiver, the formulated suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Erich Haratsch, Barin Geoffry Haskell, Joern Ostermann
  • Patent number: 9002813
    Abstract: A system and method for execution plan preparation. One or more processors executing an application process of an application server receive a request from a client computer over a network. The one or more processors parse the request to determine one or more components of the request. An execution plan for the request is generated based on the one or more components determined by the parsing, and the execution plan is then sent to a database for execution of the request by a database process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Boris Gruschko, Bjoern Friedmann, Christian Mohr, Florian Foebel, Martin Strenge
  • Patent number: 9003288
    Abstract: Systems and methods have been developed for displaying contextually relevant advertisements to users as media objects are being rendered. One or more data sources with contextual information for different portions of each media object are maintained. From this contextual information, keywords may be generated and used to locate contextually-related advertisements. The advertisements are selected based on contextual information about the media object in order to match or otherwise be contextually relevant with the media content being rendered. As the subject matter of the media object changes during rendering, different advertisements related to the new context are provided that replace the prior advertisement. The advertisements are displayed in an area that could be used for other purposes when the rendering device is not rendering media objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Clarke-Martin, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8996488
    Abstract: A rule-based system for improving accuracy of geocoding results is provided including a communications device configured to transmit a query including a textually identified location and a geocoding accuracy module configured to receive the query from the communications device and successively remove constraints from the textually identified location until a match is located. Related methods and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Asher, Christopher Giles
  • Patent number: 8996492
    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: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Marcus Paradies, Michael Rudolf, Christof Bornhövd, Wolfgang Lehner
  • Patent number: 8996490
    Abstract: A method is used in managing logical views of directories. A directory logical view is created from a primary logical view. The primary logical view includes a set of storage objects. The directory logical view includes a subset of the set of storage objects. A root of the directory logical view indicates a file directory. The file directory includes the subset of the set of storage objects in a hierarchy. A mapping object is created for the directory logical view. The mapping object manages access to the subset of the set of storage objects. The mapping object for the directory logical view is a version of a mapping object for the primary logical view. Information is removed from the mapping object for the directory logical view. Information remained in the mapping object after removing the information is associated with the file directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Philippe Armangau, Jean-Pierre Bono, William Davenport
  • Patent number: 8996489
    Abstract: A method of pushing content, such as eLearning packages, to mobile devices is disclosed. The content push stores the content locally on the user's mobile device so the content can be viewed offline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Leblanc, Jody D. Glidden
  • Patent number: 8996491
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided to permit a first person (e.g., Tom) to be in a communication session (e.g., a chat session) with a second person (e.g., George) and to select a contact's name (e.g., Harry), and immediately set up another communication (e.g., a chat session) with the selected contact (e.g., Harry). Since there may be multiple contacts having the same name as the selected contact, e.g., “Harry”, mechanisms are provided to communicate with a desired person (e.g., “Harry Smith” and not “Harry Jones”). The mechanisms may make such a determination based on “Harry Smith” being the more likely person that Tom, the first person, desires to communicate with (e.g., based on a context of Tom and/or Harry Smith).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas F. Bitonti, Wendell J. Bouknight, Jr., Dana L. Price
  • Patent number: 8996487
    Abstract: A system and method for improving the relevance of search results using data container access patterns. An indexing process tracks data access patterns and updates an access data structure. When executing a search operation, a search process first identifies a set of data containers containing the search terms. The search process then utilizes the access data structure to rank the identified data containers based on the collected data access pattern information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Shankar Pasupathy, Garth Richard Goodson
  • Patent number: 8996642
    Abstract: The present disclosure facilitates servicing information technology support tickets. In some embodiments, the system includes a server configured to access a database storing two support tickets, each of which can have a ticket identifier and information to facilitate providing information technology support to a computing device. The server can receive an indication of a status from two computing devices, each of which can be associated with one of the support tickets. The server can determine a priority of each ticket based on its status, where the priority of the first ticket is higher than the priority of the second ticket. The server can initiate a chat session associated with the first computing device and the first ticket to provide information technology support to the first computing device, based on the priority of the first ticket and the status of the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: ConnectWise Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Bellini, III, Linda Brotherton
  • Patent number: 8996486
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for limiting the number of results returned by a data store in response to a query. Upon receiving an initial query, the data store returns a page of results that includes a subset of the data items within the data store satisfying the conditions of the query. The data store also provides a marker indicating the extent of the set of data items. If a subsequent query that requests additional results which satisfy the same query conditions and that includes the marker is received, the data store returns a page of results that includes a subset of data items that are disjoint from the initial subset, and provides an updated marker which indicates the extent of the union of the initial and subsequent subsets. If still further results are desired from the data store, an additional query containing the updated marker may be submitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Invention, LLC
    Inventors: W. Daniel Hillis, Eric Bax, Augusto Callejas, Harry Kao, Mathias L. Kolehmainen
  • Patent number: 8996831
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing object versioning in a storage system may support the logical deletion of stored objects. In response to a delete operation specifying both a user key and a version identifier, the storage system may permanently delete the specified version of an object having the specified key. In response to a delete operation specifying a user key, but not a version identifier, the storage system may create a delete marker object that does not contain object data, and may generate a new version identifier for the delete marker. The delete marker may be stored as the latest object version of the user key, and may be addressable in the storage system using a composite key comprising the user key and the new version identifier. Subsequent attempts to retrieve the user key without specifying a version identifier may return an error, although the object was not actually deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason G. McHugh, Praveen Kumar Gattu, Michael A. Ten-Pow, Derek Ernest Denny-Brown, II
  • Patent number: 8997043
    Abstract: In encoding for putting one or more files and/or one or more files in a folder into a single archive file, original hierarchy information and standard hierarchy information generated by converting characters in a special character coding in each file name to characters in a standard character coding are recorded in the archive file. If the character coding used in the original hierarchy information in the archive file cannot be used in the system environment used in decoding, a file name in the standard character coding is generated from the standard hierarchy information and is converted to a character coding that can be used in the system environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Harada, Takehiro Moriya, Yutaka Kamamoto
  • Patent number: 8996494
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for modeling costed entities and performing a value chain analysis. In one implementation, methods and systems may implement a costing platform. The costing platform may be adapted for modeling any set of costed entities and processing value chains. Value chains may be modeled by a user via the costing platform, so that networks comprised of objects and edges, and costed entities located at the objects can be modeled and functions can be added to determine key figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gunther Liebich, Peter Von Zimmermann, Roman A. Rapp
  • Patent number: 8996485
    Abstract: A user who is browsing the web may use a web site verification service to ascertain whether a web site that appears to be associated with a trusted entity is actually associated with that entity. The web site verification service retains the URL of an unauthenticated web site. The user types a text string naming the entity that the user believes should be associated with the web site into a text box. A database such as an internet search engine database or a database containing a list of trusted entities and their URLs may be queried using the user-supplied text string. The retained URL may be compared to the resulting list of URLs. If the retained URL does not match one of the URLs in the query results, the user may be warned that the web site does not appear to be associated with the trusted entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Voltage Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Sathvik Krishnamurthy, Guido Appenzeller, Matthew J. Pauker, Lucas C. Ryan, Terence Spies
  • Patent number: 8996493
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for storing reports for use by tenants of a multi-tenant on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for storing reports for use by tenants of a multi-tenant on-demand database service may allow tenants of the multi-tenant on-demand database service to create, modify, etc. reports programmatically, as desired, and may allow the multi-tenant on-demand database service to make the reports accessible to other tenants of the multi-tenant on-demand database service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Neelav Rana, Peter S. Wisnovsky, Thomas Kim
  • Patent number: 8990211
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for managing entities using observations. In one aspect, a method includes receiving data identifying an entity; generating a user interface document that, when rendered by a user device, presents a plurality of attribute values to a user and allows the user to modify one or more of the plurality of attribute values; and storing an observation in a data store, the observation including a user-modified value of one of the plurality of attribute values and a context including one or more of the presented attribute values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Janos, Alan C. Strohm, Boulos Harb, Steven M. Stern, Arnaud Sahuguet, Ademir de Alvarenga Oliveria
  • Patent number: 8990244
    Abstract: A system and method of sensing and responding to service discoveries on a consumer's machine and, more particularly, to a system and method of sensing (discovering) service needs on a consumer's machine using a resident Daemon, and responding to the service discoveries using an extension of UDDI. The method comprises receiving a keyword from a local machine, locating a service associated with the keyword, and notifying the local machine about the service that matches the keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zhendong Bao, William P. Shaouy
  • Patent number: 8990167
    Abstract: A system and method for storing and providing metadata. Metadata may be retrieved from multiple sources. The metadata is stored in facets in a repository and tagged to indicate one or more of the source, a time frame, or an associated data object. In response to receiving a request for metadata, a system selects metadata based on the specified object, source, or time frame. Access permissions corresponding to the requester are used to select and provide metadata for which the requester has permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: David Noor
  • Patent number: 8988223
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for managing RFID tags, where an RFID tag and associated RFID tag data are presented to a computing device through an RFID drive management facility as a seamless extension of a logical file system within the computing device such that the RFID tag and associated RFID tag data can be managed in a manner that is consistent with other items within the file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: TEGO Inc.
    Inventors: David Puleston, Timothy P. Butler, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, Leonid Mats
  • Patent number: 8990166
    Abstract: A data size characteristic of contents of a related unit of data to be written to a storage by an input/output module of a data storage application can be determined, and a storage page size consistent with the data size can be selected from a plurality of storage page sizes. The related unit of data can be assigned to a storage page having the selected storage page size, and the storage page can be passed to the input/output module so that the input/output module physically clusters the contents of the related unit of data when the input/output module writes the contents of the related unit of data to the storage. Related methods, systems, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Dirk Thomsen, Axel Schroeder, Ivan Schreter
  • Patent number: 8990160
    Abstract: Indexing functionality can be shifted to one or more backup servers in a backup system. In one implementation, a backup server can receive one or more data backups from one or more production servers. The backup server can then build or create one or more indexes at the backup server, which correspond to the contents of the one or more data backups. In one implementation, one or more management agents can also identify any appropriate components that might be needed to read the backup data at the backup server pursuant to building the one or more indexes. In either case, the one or more indexes can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as to manage data usage quotas at the one or more production servers, as well as to retrieve data from the backup server based on specific file requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Sen, Robert M. Fries, Karandeep Singh Anand
  • Patent number: 8990181
    Abstract: A method for transferring data between a host device and an external device is described. The external device has FAT32 file system. The method accepts parameters for an incoming data file from the host device. Further, the method allocates memory blocks for the incoming file data on the external device based on the parameters and indexes the allocated memory blocks on a memory index table to create a file footprint. The method reads the memory index table to identify the file footprint and receives the incoming file data from the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Standard Microsystems Corporation
    Inventors: Lokesh Johri, Sasikala Divakaruni, Andrew Bartlett, Richard W. Holbrook
  • Patent number: 8990180
    Abstract: A method for controlling multimedia data corresponding to at least one multimedia area included in content created by a content creator based on the state in which the content is displayed through a screen of a user terminal, includes the steps of: (a) creating information on the multimedia area to activate a specific multimedia data among the multimedia data if the specific multimedia area among the all the areas included in the content is displayed on the screen of the user terminal; (b) recording the content in connection with the information on the multimedia area; and (c) providing the recorded content to the user terminal if a request for viewing the content is received from the user terminal. With this method, the user may create the content systematically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventor: Byoung Seok Yang
  • Patent number: 8984011
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for caching variably sized access control lists (ACLs) in a data storage system utilizing page object caching. A request to access a file is received. An inode number of the requested file is identified. A hash key based on the inode number and a predefined hash value is determined. A determination is made as to whether the hash key is contained in a hash list. In response to determining that the hash key is contained in the hash list, access to a page object in the memory is provided. The page object contains an access control list (ACL) associated with the requested file. The ACL is retrieved from the page object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Paresh Chatterjee, Srikumar Subramanian, Raghavan Sowrirajan
  • Patent number: 8984656
    Abstract: Database management and security is implemented in a variety of embodiments. In one such embodiment, data sets containing sensitive data elements are analyzed using aliases representing sensitive data elements. In another embodiment, the sensitive data elements are stored in an encrypted form for use from a secure access, while the alias is available for standard access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Verisk Crime Analytics, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Duhaime, Brad J. Duhaime
  • Patent number: 8983920
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for enabling assessment of the quality of a search index. In one embodiment, objects are processed to produce corresponding text that is stored and indexed. The objects are also processed to identify and store corresponding metadata values for indexing. Error conditions that are detected during the processing of objects to generate corresponding text are tracked and compared to determine the most severe of the error conditions. An indication of the most severe error condition is stored in a first consolidated error field. Errors that are encountered in the identification and storage of metadata values are counted and this count is stored in a second consolidated error field. Both of the consolidated error fields are indexed in the same manner as the text and metadata for the objects, so that the stored error information can be used in queries of the search index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Open Text S.A.
    Inventor: Patrick Thomas Sidney Pidduck
  • Patent number: 8983896
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, system, and program for providing access to spatial data. A request for data is received. Enterprise and third party data are integrated. The integrated data is processed. Spatially referenced results are generated using the processed data. The spatially referenced results are returned in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Paradigm Alliance, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim A. von Kaenel, David Neil Dyrnaes, C. Suresh Kumar, Jared Paul Wayman, Jonathan David Goodwin, Craig Evan Trivelpiece, Joseph Mihalich, Anthony Page Jenkins, Richard Hoyt Odom, Jr., Mark Andrew Stier, Anne Janetta Obee
  • Patent number: 8983922
    Abstract: A user is enabled to specify policy information for use by a persistence manager in determining how to persist information relating to a data item so as achieve a desired level of reliability. The user is permitted to specify at least two behavior requirements to be associated with information to be persisted. The first behavior requirement is specifiable for a first system state, and the second behavior state is specifiable for a second system state. The behavior requirements are interpretable by the persistence manager to determine a persistence behavior necessary to conform with the policy information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francis Nicholas Parr, Andrew John Schofield, Stephen James Todd
  • Patent number: 8977689
    Abstract: A system facilitates collaborative communications and information sharing in a network defined by a model. The model and a portion of the system are stored on a storage component coupled to a terminal. The system captures context information and user-defined data, the user-defined data provided during user interaction of the user in a first domain of the network, and dynamically stores the context information as metadata associated with the user-defined data, the user-defined data and the metadata stored on the storage component; a tracking component for tracking a change of the user from the first domain to a second domain of the network and dynamically updating the stored metadata based on the change, where the user accesses the user-defined data from the second domain; and an interface to the system that permits the user to create and view the user-defined data according to the model of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas F. Beaven