Query Mapping Patents (Class 707/763)
  • Patent number: 10409795
    Abstract: In an approach, the database server generates a request for data representing rows of a table, the request identifying one or more data blocks stored on a storage system. The database server then generates metadata describing one or more filtering conditions to be applied to the rows and sends the metadata along with the request to the storage system. The storage system, when applying filtering conditions to a column containing a LOB, determines whether the LOB is stored in-line or out-of-line. If the column contains an out-of-line LOB, the storage system skips the filtering conditions on the column. If the column contains an in-line LOB, the storage system applies the filtering conditions to the column. Upon obtaining the filtered data from the storage system, the database server retrieves the data blocks for out-of-line LOBs and applies the skipped filtering conditions to create a final result set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Vineet Marwah, Amit Ganesh, Teck Hua Lee, Hui Joe Chang, Zhen Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 10353981
    Abstract: In the context of tracking systems, it is difficult to ensure that an organization has a complete, accurate database of contacts stored in its tracking system. When tracking systems users are required to manage exporting and importing of contacts from their desktop mail clients and handheld devices, it is almost certain that contact information will not be kept up-to-date and that confidence in the accuracy of the contact information will not be high. By enabling a remote directory access portal in the tracking system, all users can be assured that they have available the latest contact information for the organizations' contacts. In addition to providing directory access, the tracking system can authenticate users and, based on the users' entitlements, authorize users' access to specific contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bullhorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey D. Greene, Arthur L. P. Papas, William Mirie Kimeria, Richard L. Leeds, III
  • Patent number: 10334045
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting a first write request that includes a first encoded data slice of a first data object encoded under a first encoding scheme, and a first slice identifier corresponding to the first encoded data slice assigned to a first memory location of a distributed storage network (DSN) based on the first slice identifier. A second write request that includes a second encoded data slice of the first data object encoded under a second encoding scheme, and a second slice identifier corresponding to the second encoded data slice, is transmitted, and the second encoded data slice is assigned to a second memory location of the DSN based on the second slice identifier. A request to access the first data object is received. A derived second slice identifier is generated in response to determining that the first data object requested for access is stored under multiple encoding schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ethan S. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 10268779
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for determining a server conversational state in an interactive dialog between a server and an administrator is provided. The embodiment may include receiving a query statement from a user. The embodiment may also include updating a context map to reflect a context of the received query statement. The embodiment may further include transmitting a request to one or more cognitive engines capable of resolving the received query statement. The embodiment may also include processing the transmitted request in each of the one or more cognitive engines. The embodiment may further include updating the context map with a resolution operation performed by the one or more cognitive engines. The embodiment may also include displaying a response to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anu Jalan, Naveen Kumar T, Priya Kannan, Shashank M S
  • Patent number: 10235434
    Abstract: A method for optimizing loading of relational data for applications is disclosed. The method includes monitoring a plurality of requests selecting entities and processes to be executed for the selected entities. The plurality of requests is generated in an application server. The method also includes associating an application context with each of the processes to be executed for the selected entities. The application context includes the process to be executed using an entity stored in a database external to the application server. The method further includes generating a fetch plan for the entity stored in the database and modifying, the generated fetch plan in view of the selected entities and the associated application context. The fetch plan may include lazy loading of the entity stored in the database (e.g., by loading the entity from the database and deferring loading of one or more attributes of the entity form the database).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Slavicek, Rostislav Svoboda
  • Patent number: 10169475
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for navigating content in a portal. Category information is obtained for a portal. The category information is displayed in the navigation portlet to form displayed category information. Content information is obtained for the portal. The content information is displayed in the content viewer portlet to form displayed content information, wherein the navigation portlet and the content viewer portlet communicate to each other to update displayed category information and displayed content information after a user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yixing Gong, Richard Daniel Margetic
  • Patent number: 10089377
    Abstract: A system and method is described for database split generation in a massively parallel or distributed database environment including a plurality of databases and a data warehouse layer providing data summarization and querying functionality. A database table accessor of the system obtains, from an associated client application, a query for data in a table of the data warehouse layer, wherein the query includes a user preference. The system obtains table data representative of properties of the table, and determines a splits generator in accordance with one or more of the user preference or the properties of the table. The system generates, by the selected splits generator, table splits dividing the user query into a plurality of query splits, and outputs the plurality of query splits to an associated plurality of mappers for execution by the associated plurality of mappers of each of the plurality of query splits against the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashok Shivarudraiah, Garret Swart, Douglas Surber, Jean De Lavarene
  • Patent number: 10083222
    Abstract: A computer for identifying categories of web pages. The computer comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory, and an application stored in the non-transitory memory. When executed by the processor the application builds an unvalidated table of uniform resource locators (URLs) in the non-transitory memory based on crawling the World Wide Web, navigates to at least some of the URLs stored in the unvalidated table, analyzes web pages to identify keywords, evaluates the URLs to belong to one or more web page categories using web page categorization rules based on the identified keywords, stores an entry for each evaluated URL in a validated table in the non-transitory memory, each entry comprising the URL, the one or more categories associated to the URL, and the keywords identified in the web page associated to the URL, performs a frequency analysis of keywords associated to URLs, and adapts the web page categorization rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Robin D. Katzer
  • Patent number: 9898553
    Abstract: A processor captures, during the run-time of a first event, run-time metadata associated with the first event, the run-time metadata comprising a data lineage and a data provenance. The data lineage identifies input data existing before the first event and resulting data of the first event. The data provenance identifies an agent executing the first event. The processor then generates a property graph with the property graph comprising a plurality of nodes. The plurality of nodes comprises a first node, a second node, and a third node. The first node comprises an identification of the input data existing before the first event. The second node comprises an identification of the agent executing the first event, and the second node is coupled to the first node. The third node comprises an identification of the resulting data of the first event, and the third node is coupled to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Samuel Gralnick
  • Patent number: 9886950
    Abstract: Technologies for automatic domain model generation include a computing device that accesses an n-gram index of a web corpus. The computing device generates a semantic graph of the web corpus for a relevant domain using the n-gram index. The semantic graph includes one or more related entities that are related to a seed entity. The computing device performs similarity discovery to identify and rank contextual synonyms within the domain. The computing device maintains a domain model including intents representing actions in the domain and slots representing parameters of actions or entities in the domain. The computing device performs intent discovery to discover intents and intent patterns by analyzing the web corpus using the semantic graph. The computing device performs slot discovery to discover slots, slot patterns, and slot values by analyzing the web corpus using the semantic graph. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yael Karov, Eran Levy, Sari Brosh-Lipstein
  • Patent number: 9747359
    Abstract: A technique includes, in response to an access to a database involving access to a table and specifying a natural key, using the database to translate the natural key to a surrogate key based at least in part on a mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventor: Rohit N Jain
  • Patent number: 9690875
    Abstract: Search results are provided for mobile computing devices. Search results are retrieved based on a search term. Each of the search results is assigned to one or more categories. The categories and the assigned search results are provided to the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device is adapted to display each of the categories and a partial list of the search results for each of the categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tuan Huynh, Hiromi Kobayashi, Takeshi Tanaka, Hirokazu Sawada, Tsutomu Kagoshima
  • Patent number: 9442977
    Abstract: Embodiments extend the relational model and language of standard SQL, to recognize features of higher level entity-relationship models (ERMs). SQL extensions implemented in the data design language (DDL) incorporate Entities (and Views) having custom-defined/semantic structure, rather than being limited to primitive types (e.g. flat tables as in standard SQL). Entities are defined similar to structured types with an underlying persistency, but with a uniquely identifying leading key. In DDL, these entities are combined with associations in the data model. The associations of the extended SQL reflect relationships between entities in the ERM. Associations are specified by adding an element to a source entity, with an association type pointing to a target entity. This may be complemented by providing optional information (e.g., cardinality, keys, filter conditions), up to a complete JOIN condition. In the query language (QL), JOINs may be replaced by the use of simple path expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Timm Falter, Daniel Hutzel, Stefan Baeuerle, Andreas Gruenhagen
  • Patent number: 9342581
    Abstract: A system may provide generation of a file to declare one or more persistent classes, the file formatted according to a markup language syntax, and generation, based on the file, of code of an object-oriented language to declare the one or more persistent classes and to describe a structure of each of the one or more persistent classes. Further aspects may include calling a constructor to register an interface to a description of a persistent class, accessing the registered interface to determine the structure of the persistent class, and processing an instance of the persistent class based on the determined structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Peter Goertz
  • Patent number: 9253173
    Abstract: A transactional server is configured to receive a transactional procedure call from a client to initiate one or more transaction processes. Said transactional server includes a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication server which is configured to forward the transactional procedure call from the transactional server to a distributed authentication server for authentication. When the transactional procedure call to initiate a transaction is received at the transactional server, the LDAP authentication server identifies a user associated with the transactional procedure call, determines that the distributed authentication server should authenticate the user, and initiates an LDAP session between the transactional server and the distributed authentication server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hong-Hsi Lo, Rich Lee
  • Patent number: 9230006
    Abstract: In the context of tracking systems, it is difficult to ensure that an organization has a complete, accurate database of contacts stored in its tracking system. When tracking systems users are required to manage exporting and importing of contacts from their desktop mail clients and handheld devices, it is almost certain that contact information will not be kept up-to-date and that confidence in the accuracy of the contact information will not be high. By enabling a remote directory access portal in the tracking system, all users can be assured that they have available the latest contact information for the organizations' contacts. In addition to providing directory access, the tracking system can authenticate users and, based on the users' entitlements, authorize users' access to specific contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Bullhorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey D. Greene, Arthur L. P. Papas, William Mirie Kimeria, Richard L. Leeds, III
  • Patent number: 9176983
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a digital map database wherein multiple instances of geocoded objects pertaining to points of interest (POI) and/or three-dimensional (3D) objects contained within one or more building blocks are compared to find undesirable duplicate geocoded objects. Cross-referencing information is stored and preference information about which geocoded object or object property/attribute should be used is assessed to determine priority for selection or presentation on the display screen of a navigation device or other suitable computing device. Cross-references can be pre-calculated at compile time or calculated on-the-fly by the navigation application at run time and may be persistently stored in dedicated data structures. When duplicate geocoded objects are found, only the most accurate information or a super set of (attribute) information is used by applications or presented to a user thereby preventing confusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: TOMTOM GERMANY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Volker Hiestermann, Hans-Ulrich Otto
  • Patent number: 9081875
    Abstract: Certain examples provide systems and methods to organize clinical data using detailed clinical models and frames. An example system includes a clinical element query processor to query data organized according to one or more detailed clinical models. The clinical element processor is to form a frame from instances of the queried data. The example system also includes a transformer to receive the frame and operate on the data in the frame to transform the frame into a component to be used as a part of a clinical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Ferris James, David Edwards
  • Patent number: 9015184
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for archiving data objects. It is determined whether a data object was rejected by an archiving module due to an information field thereof violating a protocol. If it is determined that the data object was rejected due to violation of the protocol, a compliant information field that complies with the protocol is generated such that the compliant information field causes the archiving module to permit archiving of the data object violating the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Herschel Schwartz, Tarcio Constant, Scott Alan Lemieux
  • Patent number: 9009185
    Abstract: A performance management system leverages an iterative process to provide performance reports, with reduced computing resources. In response to a request for a performance report, a respective subset of performance data records may be received from each of a plurality of sources. It may then be determined whether additional performance data records are to be requested from the plurality of sources for the report. The received data may be processed and the resultant report may be outputted. For example, the iterative process may be applied to generate a top-n report based on network flow performance data in a computer information system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sevone, Inc.
    Inventor: Vesselin Bakalov
  • Patent number: 9002871
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method of a distributed database system includes the step receiving a query in a query language from a client with a distributed database system. An index that matches the query is located. The index is pre-generated from a database table in the distributed database system. A map function of a MapReduce programming model is implemented using the index. A reduce function of the MapReduce programming model is implemented using the output of the map function. Optionally, a finalize function can be implemented using the output of the reduce function. The distributed database system can be a scalable NoSQL database. The reduce function can be optional when the value of the output of the map function is guaranteed to be unique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Brian J. Bulkowski, Venkatachary Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 9002870
    Abstract: For the purpose of mapping an inbound Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transaction to one or more outputs there are operations comprising receiving an inbound EDI transaction, and translating the inbound EDI transaction to any combination of EDI outbound transactions and non-EDI outbound transactions. Such translation is performed according to a map file, which is generated as follows. The inbound and any outbound EDI transactions are defined, and templates of the inbound and outbound EDI transactions are also defined. Then, mappings between the template of the inbound EDI transaction and the templates of the outbound EDI transactions are defined. A mapping between the inbound EDI transaction and application data may also be defined, where the application data may include a text file, a XML file, and/or a table of a database. Rules relating to or governing the mapping of the inbound EDI transaction to outputs may also be created. These definitions, mappings and rules are stored in the map file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Leibowitz, Eric Nilson
  • Patent number: 8996555
    Abstract: A framework for a question and answering (Q&A) system defines a mapping of recognized semantics of user questions, to a well structured query model that can be executed on arbitrary data warehouses. Embodiments may utilize a plugin-based architecture, with various elements responsible for: extracting information from a user's question, formulating and executing a structured query, and post-processing a result by rendering a chart. Plugins within a certain processing step may be executed independently of one another, imparting a significant degree of parallelism. The framework may build on top of natural language processing technologies, and in particular embodiments may be based upon established standards (e.g. RDF and SparQL) thereby allowing adaptation to a variety of domains and use cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Nicolas Kuchmann-Beauger, Falk Brauer
  • Patent number: 8990239
    Abstract: Systems and methods for photograph mapping are disclosed herein. In one embodiment a first digital image and at least one user-generated datum is received from at least one user. The first image is geographically organized according to the at least one datum. The first image is associated with at least one location and at least one direction. The first image is provided from a first person perspective to a user in response to a request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Lance Butler
  • Patent number: 8983993
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system allowing to query data warehouses using SPARQL. An aspect of the system may support the representation of multidimensional data as virtual graphs. Another aspect of the system may provide mapping of SPARQL queries directed against multidimensional data vis-à-vis the graphs to native queries directed against the multidimensional data. Responses from the native queries may then be translated to a SPARQL response format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Aline Senart, Corentin Follenfant, Anne-Elisabeth Gazet
  • Patent number: 8977638
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards managing and tracking item identification of a plurality of items to determine if an item is a new or existing item, where an existing item has been previously processed. In some embodiments, two or more item identifiers may be generated. In one embodiment, generating the two or more item identifiers may include analyzing the item using a small item size characteristic, a compressed item, or for an identifier collision. The two or more item identifiers may be employed to determine if the item is a new or existing item. In one embodiment, the two or more item identifiers may be compared to a record about an existing item to determine if the item is a new or existing item. If the item is an existing item, then the item may be further processed to determine if the existing item has actually changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Amritpal Singh Bath, Mitchell Neuman Blank, Jr., Vishal Patel, Stephen Phillip Sorkin
  • Patent number: 8977631
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method is illustrated including receiving a feedback request identifying a particular user, retrieving a feedback entry in response to the feedback request, the feedback entry containing a first term, building a scoring model based, in part, upon a term frequency count denoting a frequency with which the first term appears in a searchable data structure, mapping the first term to a graphical illustration based upon a second term associated with the graphical illustration such that the graphical illustration may be used to represent the second term, and generating a feedback page containing the first term and the graphical illustration. The method may include assigning a value to the first term so as to identify the first term, assigning the first term to the searchable data structure, and extracting the first term from the searchable data structure based, in part, upon an extraction rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Neelakantan Sundaresan, Kavita Ganesan, Harshal Ulhas Deo
  • Patent number: 8965900
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a particular number of best entities are found in a database with a spatial index that satisfy both spatial criteria and entity filtering criteria. For each of a set of targets in the spatial index whose bounding box meets the spatial criteria, a spatial score is calculated. If the spatial score is less than a minimum spatial score in a current map of best entities and the current map is full, the target is excluded from further consideration. If the spatial score is not less than the minimum spatial score, when the target is an entity that meets the entity filtering criteria, the current map is updated to store the entity and the spatial score for the entity. When each of the targets in the spatial index has been subject to test or excluded from consideration, the current map is returned as a final result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith A. Bentley, Raymond B. Bentley
  • Patent number: 8943087
    Abstract: Method, system and computer usable medium are provided for processing information items from first and second databases, wherein information items in the first database are related in first way, and information items in the second database are related in a second way. The method comprises providing a semantic relationship between the information items in the first database and the information items in the second database, the semantic relationship providing a single point of entry to the first and second databases. That single point of entry is used to enter a query to the databases, and the semantic relationship is used to navigate between the first and second databases to provide a response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mukund Mohan
  • Patent number: 8943088
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for processing a database query between one or more clients and one or more databases. The database query, which is formatted using a first protocol, is received from one of the clients. One of the databases is selected to process the database query and the database query is translated from the first protocol to a second protocol. The translated database query is then sent to the selected database for processing. A response to the database query, which is formatted using the second protocol, is received from the selected database and the response is translated from the second protocol to the first protocol. The present invention determines which of the clients sent the database query and sends the translated response to the client that sent the database query. This method can be implemented as a computer program embodied on a computer readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Monica Rose Cleghorn, Kevin V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8938444
    Abstract: Techniques for external application-directed data partitioning in data exported from a parallel database management system (DBMS) are provided. An external application sends a query, a total number of requested access module processors (AMPs), and an application-defined data partitioning expression to the DBMS. The DBMS executes the query with the results vertical partitioned on the identified number of AMPs. Individual external mappers access their assigned AMPs asking for specific partitions that they are assigned to process the query results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Xu, Olli Pekka Kostamaa
  • Patent number: 8930394
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a search query for a search of samples of sensor data is received. The search query indicates one or more requested values of one or more data parameters. The samples are represented by a characteristic function indicating whether a given binary representation represents a sample. A query function representing the one or more requested values is formulated. The query function and the characteristic function are used to identify one or more samples that have the one or more requested values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Stergios Stergiou, Jawahar Jain
  • Patent number: 8924391
    Abstract: Texts may be classified by mapping the texts to concept space, and by dividing the concept space based on substantive classes. A concept space containing a diverse set of concepts is defined. One example of a concept space is the set of on-line encyclopedia articles, each of which is an example of a concept. A text is scored for relevance against each concept, and a vector is created containing each of the scores. The vector represents the text's position in concept space. For any given substantive class of texts, the concept space may be divided into regions containing texts that are members/non-members of the class. The dividing boundary may be determined by training a classifier on a set of labeled examples of texts that fall inside and outside the class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Carolyn P. Johnston, Bernard L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 8918415
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer-implemented system, and a computer program product for answering a database-based query of a computerized database system. The method includes: generating a canonical individual ind' with respect to a role and a concept, for an existential restriction in an ontology used in the computerized database system; converting implicit data in original data into explicit data using the canonical individual ind' and the ontology; and retrieving an answer meeting all query conditions in a query from the original data and the converted explicit data. The computer-implemented system includes: a canonical individual generation unit; a data conversion engine; and a query unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Han Yu Li, Sheng Ping Liu, Jing Mei, Yuan Ni, Guo Tong Xie
  • Patent number: 8918414
    Abstract: There are provided an information providing device, an information providing processing program, and an information providing method which can efficiently recommend information related to a shooting spot matching a user's preference. The information providing device is configured to search for image data based on object information specified by a user with respect to a frame, and an arrangement of the object information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Takami
  • Patent number: 8918413
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a digital map database wherein multiple instances of geocoded objects pertaining to points of interest (POI) and/or three-dimensional (3D) objects contained within one or more building blocks are compared to find undesirable duplicate geocoded objects. Cross-referencing information is stored and preference information about which geocoded object or object property/attribute should be used is assessed to determine priority for selection or presentation on the display screen (12) of a navigation device (10) or other suitable computing device. Cross-references can be pre-calculated at compile time or calculated on-the-fly by the navigation application at run time and may be persistently stored in dedicated data structures. When duplicate geocoded objects are found, only the most accurate information or a super set of (attribute) information is used by applications or presented to a user thereby preventing confusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: TomTom Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Volker Hiestermann, Hans-Ulrich Otto
  • Patent number: 8909609
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for a distributed associative memory base. Such methods may include providing a distributed memory base that includes a network of networks of associative memory networks. The memory base may include a network of associative memory networks, a respective associative memory network comprising associations among a respective observer entity and a plurality of observed entities that are observed by the respective observer entity. Ones of the associative memory networks are physically and/or logically independent from other ones of the associative memory networks. Methods include imagining associations from the associative memory base using a plurality of streaming queues that correspond to ones of a plurality of rows of ones of the associative memory networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Saffron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Fleming, Yen-min Huang
  • Patent number: 8909664
    Abstract: Today information Peer-to-Peer networks sometimes share improper information. Embodiments of the invention solve this problem by creating a list of shared information for analysis. In particular, a method or corresponding apparatus of an example embodiment includes a network node to obtain one or more searches from a Peer-to-Peer network. Next, the network node compares the one or more searches to one or more criteria. After comparing, the network node updates the one or more criteria to include variations of the one or more searches. Further, the network node issues the one or more searches based on the updated criteria. Next, the network node determines resultant information associated with the one or more searches. After determining, the network node creates a list of the resultant information for analysis. Using the list, an operator or software logic can analyze the resultant information to identify patterns and, in turn, identify improper information sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Tiversa IP, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel P. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8892588
    Abstract: An Internet infrastructure supports searching of images by correlating a category selection with that of plurality of images hosted in Internet based servers in selected categories. An image search server supports delivery of search result pages to a client device based upon a search image or category selection, and contains images from a plurality of Internet based web hosting servers. The image search server delivers characteristic analysis of an image to the client device upon request. The selection of images is based upon: (i) word match, that is, by selecting images, titles of which correspond to the search image; and (ii) image correlation, that is, by selecting images, image characteristics of which correlates to that of category selection. The selection of images in the search result page also occurs on the basis of popularity. The category selection server also selects category based upon user's choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Enpulz, L.L.P.
    Inventor: James D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8893269
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method, article of manufacture, and apparatus of importing authorities for backup systems. In some embodiments, this includes having a directory service engine retrieve authorities from an external directory service, obtain users and groups from the authorities, map the users and the groups to roles of internal authorities, and distribute the mapping to the internal authorities. The directory service engine may also export authorities to the external directory service and may be used for communication with the external directory service for authentication and access control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventor: Harish Jayaram
  • Patent number: 8874601
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to computing, and in particular, to a systems and methods for a querying a database. Certain embodiments implement a model-driven database query (“the SADL query”) facilitating a design-time tool that allows a developer to create the query based upon existing Business Objects (BOs) and their associations. This SADL query leverages mapping between business-layer entities and database-layer entities, such mapping being derived from association metadata already extant in the business model used to create the Business Objects. In certain embodiments, query views may be based upon associations present within the business layer, rather than upon database-level entities (such as joins or restriction rules) that are typically relied upon in conventional query creation. Embodiments of the present invention may thus align query creation more closely with the structure of the business layer, and may also render query design agnostic relative to the identity of the underlying database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Marcel Hermanns, Jens Weiler, Michael Brombach, Monika Kaiser, Jan Teichmann, Thomas Gauweiler, Daniel Hutzel
  • Patent number: 8874538
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating a compilation of media items. A plurality of media items is received. Respective context vectors for the media items are determined. The context vectors include, at least in part, orientation information, tilt information, altitude information, geo-location information, timing information, or a combination thereof associated with the creation of the respective media items. A compilation of at least a portion of the media items is generated based, at least in part, on the context vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate, Igor Danilo Diego Curcio, Francesco Cricri, Kostadin Nikolaev Dabov
  • Patent number: 8874607
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a set of samples of sensor data is accessed. The set of samples records measurements taken by one or more sensors. Each sample is represented as a minterm to yield a set of minterms. A characteristic function is generated from the set of minterms. The characteristic function indicates whether a given minterm is a member of the set of minterms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Stergios Stergiou, Jawahar Jain
  • Patent number: 8874600
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide data management solutions that go beyond the traditional warehousing system to support advanced analytics. Furthermore, embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for extracting data from an existing data warehouse, storing the extracted data in a reusable (intermediate) form using data parallel and compute parallel techniques over cloud, query processing over the data with/without compute parallel techniques, and providing querying using high level querying languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Himanshu Gupta, Rajeev Gupta, Laurent S. Mignet, Mukesh K. Mohania, Ullas B. Nambiar
  • Publication number: 20140258321
    Abstract: Described herein is a technology to facilitate dynamic bridging of an application server and a data server. In accordance with one aspect, a query script based on source code of an application is generated at the application server. The query script may include at least one placeholder that represents a dynamic term in the source code of the application. The query script may be processed by replacing the placeholder with a static term generated based on one or more values received during execution of the application. The query script is then executed to manage data at a data server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Xiaowei LIU, Yingyu CHEN
  • Patent number: 8812897
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for distributing data items within a plurality of nodes. A data item update request is replicated from a master node in a plurality of nodes to a plurality of slave nodes within the plurality of nodes. The replicated data item update request is determined to be locality-based durable. Responsive to the determination that the replicated data item update request is locality-based durable, the data item update request is confirmed to a client, wherein the client had originated the data item update request. Upon failover of the master node to another node within the plurality of nodes, a fault-tolerant failover quorum ensures that all previously confirmed updates are found and recognized by the new master node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Helmick, Jakub Kulesza, Timothy Andrew Rath, Stefano Stefani, David Alan Lutz
  • Patent number: 8810593
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for analyzing data. In one aspect, a mixer server receives a request for a visualization of television reporting data, translates the request for the visualization of the television reporting data into sharded requests, and provides each sharded request to a respective shard server. Each shard server processes a respective proper subset of the television reporting data to generate data representing the visualization, and provides the data representing the visualization to the mixer server. The mixer server aggregates the data representing the visualizations received from each of the shard servers, and provides the aggregated data representing the visualization as a response to the request for the visualization of the television reporting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Gildfind
  • Patent number: 8782072
    Abstract: Searching of images by correlating a search image with a plurality of images hosted in Internet based servers by an image search server. The image search server supports delivery of search result pages to a client device based upon a search string or search image, and contains images from a plurality of Internet based web hosting servers. The image search server delivers a search result page containing images upon receiving a search string and/or search image from the web browser. The selection of images in the search result page is based upon: (i) word match, that is, by selecting images, titles of which correspond to the search string; and (ii) image correlation, that is, by selecting images, image characteristics of which correlates to that of search image. The selection of images in the search result page also occurs on the basis of popularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Enpulz, L.L.C.
    Inventor: James D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8775479
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are described for state maintenance of a large object. In one approach, the method, system and computer program product perform by associating one or more buffers with a transaction involving a large object, the large object data may be accessed using the one or more buffers during the transaction, and storing data for the large object from the one or more buffers in one or more sets of contiguous blocks. In one approach, a system performs state maintenance of a large object with a cache that associates one or more buffers with a transaction involving a large object, the large object data may be accessed using the one or more buffers during the transaction, and the cache stores large object data from the one or more buffers in one or more sets of contiguous blocks in storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Nirman Kumar, Kaan Baloglu, Dheeraj Pandey, Krishna Kunchithapadam, Sujatha Muthulingam, Vipin Gokhale, Bharat Baddepudi
  • Patent number: 8762406
    Abstract: A database server receives a data request from a client. In response to the data request, the database server selects, from a database, actual data that satisfies criteria specified by the data request. The database server retrieves the selected actual data from the database. Also in response to the data request, the database server redacts the retrieved data in real time without modifying the actual data contained within the database. This may be accomplished by the prior insertion of masking operators into a top SELECT clause of a query representation generated during semantic analysis. The database server returns the redacted data to the client as a reply to the data request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Min-Hank Ho, Javed Samuel, Peter Knaggs, Dah-Yoh Lim, Paul Youn