Query Templates Patents (Class 707/779)
  • Patent number: 8433691
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for updating security association database entries in a system having multiple security channels by selectively granting access to the entries by a plurality of the multiple security channels that may need to update the same entry using a first-come, first-served scheme. The apparatus includes a controller circuit that functions to carry out the method which, for each of the multiple security channels, includes determining whether another of the security channels has a higher priority to access a particular security association database entry. If no other channel has a higher priority, then the channel requesting access to the entry retrieves it from its address location, modifies it, and writes the modified entry back to its address location. The controller prevents other channels from simultaneously, or substantially simultaneously, retrieving and modifying the same entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Exelis, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee P. Noehring, Chad W. Mercer, Steve J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130091105
    Abstract: A system to collect and analyze performance metric data recorded in time-series measurements, converted into unicode, and arranged into a special data structure. The performance metric data is collected by one or more probes running on machines about which data is being collected. The performance metric data is also organized into a special data structure. The data structure at the server where analysis is done has a directory for every day of performance metric data collected with a subdirectory for every resource type. Each subdirectory contain text files of performance metric data values measured for attributes in a group of attributes to which said text file is dedicated. Each attribute has its own section and the performance metric data values are recorded in time series as unicode hex numbers as a comma delimited list. Analysis of the performance metric data is done using regular expressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Ajit Bhave, Arun Ramachandran, Sai Krishnam Raju Nadimpalli, Sandeep Bele
  • Publication number: 20130091168
    Abstract: A system to collect and analyze performance metric data recorded in time-series measurements, converted into unicode, and arranged into a special data structure. The performance metric data is collected by one or more probes running on machines about which data is being collected. The performance metric data is also organized into a special data structure. The data structure at the server where analysis is done has a directory for every day of performance metric data collected with a subdirectory for every resource type. Each subdirectory contain text files of performance metric data values measured for attributes in a group of attributes to which said text file is dedicated. Each attribute has its own section and the performance metric data values are recorded in time series as unicode hex numbers as a comma delimited list. Analysis of the performance metric data is done using regular expressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Ajit Bhave, Arun Ramachandran, Sai Krishnam Raju Nadimpalli, Sandeep Bele
  • Patent number: 8402047
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that generates queries to search for matching forms in a set of forms, without requiring a pre-configured forms management system. During operation, the system obtains a form template, wherein the form template includes a form schema which specifies field names and data types for fields in form instances associated with the form template. Next, the system allows a user to specify search criteria for one or more fields defined by the form schema. Then the system generates a query based on search criteria entered by the user, and runs the query against the set of forms to identify matching forms. Finally, the system generates a list of the matching forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrea L. Mangini, Peter Merrill
  • Publication number: 20130046787
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to interface an application to a database are disclosed. An example method includes determining a query used by an application that is to communicate with a database via a database driver. The query is tested on the database via the database driver. Such testing includes storing a query template when a received result of the query matches an expected result of the query. A database access framework is generated to interface between the application and the database driver based on the stored query template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Justin Michael Ford, Michael Hale
  • Patent number: 8380742
    Abstract: Increased reporting capabilities from a database system may be available in a customer relationship system while functionality of the customer relationship management system is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mehmet Kerem Kiziltunc, Claus Busk Andersen, Lars-Bo Christiansen, Julia Lisovaya
  • Patent number: 8370333
    Abstract: Query utilization in which a rate of a plurality of queries to a data source may be determined for a plurality of time periods. A cost may be associated with a query state transition. A query state may be assigned to a particular query on a particular time period of the plurality of time periods based on the rate of queries for the particular time period and the cost of the query state transition. A query burst may be identified during the plurality of time periods based on assignment of a query state to the plurality of queries. The query may exhibit a normal query state, a normal-to-deviated query state transition, and a deviated query state. A query burst identification module may identify a query burst during the plurality of time periods, a burst conversion module may convert the query burst to a wavelet using a wavelet transform, a clustering module may apply a clustering technique to the wavelet, and a query classification module may classify the query burst based on applying the clustering technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Neelakantan Sundaresan, Nishith Parikh
  • Patent number: 8370386
    Abstract: A computer-based method for creating data mining task templates for utilization in data mining activities is described. The method includes defining, via a template editor and an associated user interface, a task template for discovery of common patterns occurring within data mining events, generating a task editor/wizard from the task template, creating example tasks via the task template and task editor/wizard, running at least one of the example tasks, and refining the task template using results returned from execution of the at least one of the example tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Changzhou Wang, Jai Joon Choi
  • Patent number: 8346803
    Abstract: Target file generation systems and methods are described, which are optionally for use by ordinary computer users enable those users to readily generate target files without the requirement that they know the internal layout structures of the target files. A user is enabled to select a template file from a plurality of template files via a user interface configured to be displayed on a computer display to the user, wherein the template files include changeable fields associated with corresponding field delimiters and prompting labels. An incomplete software program file containing variable name locations is accessed from memory. The program file is parsed to locate the variable name locations. The label names obtained from the template file selected by the user are inserted into the variable name locations to further complete the software program file. The software program file is stored in computer memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Knapp Investment Company Limited
    Inventor: Peter Hon-You Chang
  • Patent number: 8325386
    Abstract: The transfer of a duplicate electronic document between image forming devices is done with an electronic document that is formed of only resolution-independent vector data and the like, and a normal printing of the duplicate electronic document or printing of different resolution is performed by developing the vector data. In high-quality printing of the duplicate electronic document, a Fill Map included in the original document the information indicating the location of an electronic document of copy source that is embedded in a metadata specifies is obtained, and this printing is made using the Fill Map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Koike
  • Patent number: 8321457
    Abstract: Techniques for building a web site with database components include a web site building appliance having a processor, a computer readable medium, and a special purpose operating system. The computer-readable medium carries a web site wizard including a template and instructions. The template holds data indicating a first arrangement of components associated with a first type of web site. The instructions configure the processor for presenting a user with a series of one or more user interfaces including controls for modifying the first arrangement of components. The instructions also configure the processor for receiving input from the user in response to user interaction with the controls indicating a modified arrangement. The instructions further configure the processor for building the web site automatically in response to the input from the user. The web site is based on the modified arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Tan, Pascal Sero, Kevin Walsh
  • Publication number: 20120290620
    Abstract: A database query template and metadata mapping provide an end-user to generate customized database reports via a user interface. The parameters and data available to the end-user can be modified by editing the database query template and metadata mapping without modifications of the underlying system. A database query template includes query language keywords, variables, and template-tokens and defines the metrics, dimensions, data comparisons, filters, and aggregations available to an end-user. Template tokens include restriction tokens for comparing and filtering data, options-section-tokens for defining and omitting sections of the query template, and descriptor tokens for identifying dimensions and metrics of the database. The database query template is transformed into a database query based on values input by a user. The metadata mapping associates the variables of the database query template to the database data model and can include data constraints for validation of user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Zhenguo Guan, Sam Wu
  • Publication number: 20120271850
    Abstract: In the method of processing documents relating to shipped articles, automatic means execute the following steps: performing character recognition in at least one document made available by a carrier of the articles; obtaining at least one article reference made up of characters; obtaining at least one character string associated with the reference and distinct therefrom; calculating respective match percentages between the string and templates in a database; determining whether at least one of the percentages satisfies at least one predetermined condition; and when the condition is satisfied, associating the article reference with a template of the database relating to said percentage, and executing an action concerning the article reference by means of the associated template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: ITINSELL
    Inventors: Loic Licata Messana, Florian P. Cimetiere, Sylvain N. Valette, Julien Fiette
  • Patent number: 8296334
    Abstract: Documents having a structured nature such as contracts, legislation, etc. can be graphically depicted to emphasize their logical structure. A document map may graphically show clauses of a document as nodes with the requirements of the clause as branch structures from the nodes. The requirement elements of a clause may be logically linked by a logical operator for the clause, such as AND, OR, NOT etc. Each requirement element may include a validation field that allows a user to indicate whether a requirement has been validated. Validation of the clause can be calculated based on the validation field values, typically Boolean values, and based on the logical operator. The validation map may be used to determine compliance with a document, costs of compliance, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Nathan Joel McDonald
  • Patent number: 8289340
    Abstract: A method for creating a coordinated image display by designing a digital template for the image display. The template includes a number of openings for displaying digital images. Each of the openings has at least one stored required image attribute that must be satisfied to a programmed degree according to the artistic design of the template. A template recipe includes an image attribute for a dependent opening, which means that it's defined to be dependent upon at least one image attribute of an image in another opening of the template. The computer system automatically searches an image database for an image satisfying the required image attribute for the dependent opening. If a user of the computer system manually replaces or modifies an image upon which another image depends, the computer system will automatically search the image database for a new image that satisfies the required dependency upon the replaced or modified image, if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Raymond W. Ptucha, Laura R. Whitby, William Bogart
  • Patent number: 8285725
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for, and method of, identifying a universal entity representation in an electronic universal database that corresponds to a foreign entity representation in an electronic foreign database, each entity representation including a plurality of linked records, each record including a plurality of fields, each field capable of containing a field value, each field value associated with a field value weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group Inc.
    Inventor: David Alan Bayliss
  • Patent number: 8274523
    Abstract: A method for creating an artistically coordinated image display. A digital template is provided for said image display and it includes of openings for placing images each having at least one required attribute for an image. A programmed computer system automatically searches a database of images for images to be placed in the openings and each of the images satisfy the openings required image attributes. One or more vertical and horizontal lines are demarcated in the so that subjects in the image can be placed on the lines or their intersecting points by modifying and shifting the image appropriately. A subject of the image can also be measured and its size can be set as a reference measurement unit to assist in aesthetically placing subjects proportionally within the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Raymond W. Ptucha, Laura R. Whitby, William Bogart
  • Patent number: 8271103
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method for creating a new model or updating a previously-created model based on a template are described. A template is generated from a previously-created model. The previously-created model specifies a set of parameters associated with a manufacturing process, a process tool or chamber. Variables associated with the manufacturing process are acquired, monitored, and analyzed. A statistical analysis (or multivariate statistical analysis) is employed to analyze the monitored variables and the set of parameters. When any of the monitored variables satisfy a threshold condition, a new model is created or the parameters of the previously-created model are updated, adjusted, or modified based on the template and the monitored variables. A user interface facilitating communication between a user and the systems and display of information is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Hendler, Stela Diamant Lazarovich, Ron Hadar, Nouna Kettaneh, Uzi Levami, Dmitry Perlroizen
  • Patent number: 8260825
    Abstract: A system may include a database of physical data tables, a logical database schema of logical entities associated with the physical data tables, and an abstraction layer comprising a plurality of dimension objects mapped to the logical entities, at least one of the plurality of dimension objects comprising one or more properties associating the at least one of the plurality of dimension objects to one or more others of the plurality of dimension objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Limited
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Cras, Serge Thepaut, Gilles Vergnory-Mion, Juan Francisco Calvente
  • Publication number: 20120209883
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content item search apparatus includes an extraction unit, a storage and a presentation unit. The extraction unit extracts one or more elements corresponding to a search word from one or more content items for each of classes, based on extraction rules indicating expressions to extract the elements indicating character strings required to specify relationships between the search word and the classes. The storage stores, as expression information, the extracted elements and the search word. The presentation unit generates one or more explanatory expressions associated with the search word based on generation rules and the expression information, and presents the explanatory expressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hideki TSUTSUI, Masaru SUZUKI, Toshihiko MANABE
  • Patent number: 8244758
    Abstract: State information for a page can be stored and restored using a component state manager to extract and set state information for various components on a page. Each appropriate component can register with the state manager, such that when a user requests to store state information, the state manager can extract state information for each registered component and store the state information accordingly. The user can be provided with a tag or other identifier that allows the user to subsequently request recreation of that state. In response to receiving the identifier, the state manager retrieves the stored state information and sets the state of each respective registered component on the page. The identifiers can be shared with other users to allow those users to also quickly access the same state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Del J. Cornali
  • Patent number: 8239387
    Abstract: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to clustering electronic documents, such as, for example, web pages, and may also relate to template identification for electronic documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Madaan, V. G. Vinod Vydiswaran, Rupesh R. Mehta
  • Patent number: 8229854
    Abstract: A transaction processing system for the real time authorization of payment transactions, The system comprises a verification system (4) connected to an issuer card management system (3). A cardholder can access the system via an interface (2) which can be for example the Internet, a wireless device, telephone, or a branch visit. The interface allows the cardholder to input rules governing how their credit card transactions are to be authorized. When the cardholder initiates a purchase transaction with their credit card, an authorization request is passed from the card network to the verification system which executes the rules created by the cardholder in order to approve or deny the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Orbiscom Limited
    Inventors: Kavanagh Stephen, Conor Clarke, Kleron Guilfoyle, Patrick Brosnan
  • Patent number: 8224845
    Abstract: Methods of generating a transactions prediction model using a computer for optimizing a number of transactions associated with a database system include capturing a database workload, where the database workload includes a number of statements corresponding with the transactions over a specified period of time, where each of the statements includes a variable parameter; then generating a generalized statements from the statements by replacing the variable parameter with a constant value; then generating other generalized statements, where if two or more of the number of the generalized statements are the same grouping the generalized statements to correspond with the other generalized statements; and then creating transaction classes, where each of the transaction classes includes at least one generalized statements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bjoern Broll, Torsten Steinbach
  • Publication number: 20120179719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a searching system and method arranged to search information available from one or more data sources. The searching system comprises a user interface and a storage means which is arranged to store search templates. The search templates include search profiles which include parameters which are arrange to direct the search in accordance with the nature of the search enquiry. The parameters may include the time period of data sources to be searched, the data sources to be used, and keywords delimiting with the search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Enrico Coiera
  • Publication number: 20120179720
    Abstract: A system to automatically generate query language in software is described. The system receives a request for data that is persistently stored in a database. The system selects a predefined query template from a number of query templates based on the request. The system utilizes the query template to receive content from at least one different source, the first source being a prototype data object. The system generates a query statement based on the query template that includes the content. Finally the system queries the database using the query statement to retrieve the requested data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Seitz, Christopher J. Kasten
  • Publication number: 20120173556
    Abstract: A method and system for managing semantic and syntactic metadata. Heterogeneous data is received. After the heterogeneous data is received, the semantic metadata associated with the received heterogeneous data is captured and syntactic metadata associated with the received heterogeneous data is captured. The semantic metadata describes contextually relevant or domain-specific information about data based on an industry-specific or enterprise-specific metadata model or ontology. The syntactic metadata included grammatical rules and structural patterns governing an ordered use of formats and arrangement pertaining to specified data. The received heterogeneous data and said captured semantic metadata and said syntactic metadata are logically linked. The heterogeneous data is stored in a repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ock Kee Baek, Arti Abhay Kale, Tao Liu, Pradeep Madaiah
  • Patent number: 8214381
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally related to data processing, and more specifically to retrieving data from a database. An abstract query may include query conditions and a first logical field comprising conditions for determining whether a second logical field will have a predefined value in the future. Upon execution, the abstract query may return results that satisfy the conditions for determining whether the second logical field will have the predefined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Daniel P. Kolz
  • Patent number: 8212834
    Abstract: A system storing digital templates for an image display. The template has a plurality of digital openings for displaying digital images and each opening has at least one corresponding required attribute that is digitally stored in association with its corresponding opening. At least one designated image for display in at least one of the openings is identified and stored. The designated image has image attributes that are used to select complementary images from a database to be stored in other openings of the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: William Bogart, Laura R. Whitby, Raymond W. Ptucha
  • Publication number: 20120150842
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein that can implemented by a middle tier of a multi-tier data retrieval system to select data operation(s) that correspond to a query. The query may be received from a front tier. The selection is performed by comparing the query to a query template associated with each data operation. The query template for each data operation includes an algebraic description of queries that each respective data operation can satisfy. The selected data operation(s) are then executed against a data service to obtain data, which is then provided to the front tier. In some embodiments, an execution plan may be created by the middle tier for satisfying the query. The execution plan can include the selected data operation(s) and post-processing step(s). The post-processing step(s) can be applied to the obtained data to satisfy the query. The post-processed data is then provided to the front tier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Marcelo L. Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20120143914
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention facilitate the solicitation of user input while allowing for dynamic changes to that input while concurrently ranking the same. Ranking occurs in real-time and allows for a user to alter their contribution or vote until the close of a contribution period allowing real-time influences to be taken into account. Contributions may be provided in response to or as a part of a template driven nomination process. Solicitations of input may occur in the context of a pre-defined slate of options for voting, nominating certain options for a subsequent or concurrent voting process, or choosing/suggest more than one option such as the best of a slate of options or the individual ranking of a slate of options. Embodiments of the present invention capture all user nominations or suggestions while simultaneously providing the real-time ranking and dynamic re-ranking of those nominations or suggestions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Lang, Kyle Faulkner
  • Patent number: 8195692
    Abstract: A method for managing semantic and syntactic metadata. The method begins with receiving heterogeneous data from either a machine or a human. Next, the method captures the semantic metadata corresponding to the received heterogeneous data by means of a semantic template. Next, the method captures the syntactic metadata corresponding to the received heterogeneous data by means of a syntactic template. After capturing the semantic and syntactic metadata, the method logically links the received heterogeneous data with the captured semantic and syntactic metadata. Finally, the method stores the received heterogeneous data in a repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ock Kee Baek, Arti Abhay Kale, Tao Liu, Pradeep Madaiah
  • Patent number: 8195691
    Abstract: The structuring of data items in a hierarchical structure. A user interface permits a user to define, for each generation of a hierarchical tree, the child characteristics for child data items of particular nodes in the hierarchical tree. Then, a query, or a query template, may be formulated using the child characteristic and the designated parent data item. This may be repeatedly performed to allow for multiple generations of data items to be formed. The query may, at some point, be submitted to identify which data items are child data items or the parent data item. The data items that result from the query (or at least a portion of the data items) may then be assigned as child data items of the parent data item. The query may be postponed until the node is expanded by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James Randall Flynn, Shung Lai Franky Lam
  • Patent number: 8171050
    Abstract: A computer-based method represents a subset of a dataset table of rows and columns. The method includes selecting a set of blocking variables corresponding to blocking columns of the dataset table. For each row in the dataset table, a tuple of values for the blocking columns uniquely identifies the row within the dataset table. The method also includes selecting a set of non-blocking variables that correspond to columns of the subset. The set of non-blocking variables does not intersect the set of blocking variables. The method also includes creating a block information structure that includes both the set of non-blocking variables and, for each blocking variable in the set of blocking variables, a set of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Sharyn O'Halloran, David Epstein, Martin Betz
  • Patent number: 8166065
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for another type of file. Other methods are described and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Marcel van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler
  • Patent number: 8156144
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing a metadata search interface is disclosed. The technology creates a configuration file for the metadata search interface comprising a predicate describing a search parameter of the metadata search interface. The configuration file further comprises a control attribute which associates the predicate with a control describing how a display element displayed on the metadata search interface is displayed and a correlation between the display element and the predicate. The technology further comprises generating the metadata search interface in runtime based upon the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Begley, Sean Squires, Max Kryatov
  • Publication number: 20120072455
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for providing parameterized queries in complex event processing (CEP). The method includes providing a query template which includes one or more bind variables, providing sets of parameters corresponding to the one or more bind variables, and parsing the query template to determine positions of the one or more bind variables. The method further includes scanning the provided sets of parameters to determine which of the sets of parameters are to be bound to the one or more bind variables, binding the one or more bind variables which are determined to be bound to the sets of parameters, and substituting the bound one or more bind variables with the corresponding sets of parameters. The method further includes injecting all incarnations of the parameterized queries into the system, and one template/parameterized query is configured to run them all.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Parul Jain, Vikram Shukla, Anand Srinivasan, Alexandre de Castro Alves, Eric Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20120066256
    Abstract: Method and system for generating dynamic content. A request and associated information is received for generating a dynamic content page (DCP). The DCP is generated by a DCP generation engine by integrating a number of pieces of content accessible from respective sources. The content pieces to be included in the DCP are identified and arranged in a fashion consistent with the request and the associated information. A locator is then associated with the DCP, so that the DCP can be subsequently located through the locator. Such generated DCP and/or locator are provided as a response to the search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Shiv RAMAMURTHI, Reiner Kraft
  • Patent number: 8135675
    Abstract: A method of efficiently generating and sending emails including creating an email template, setting up a campaign query, and distributing the email template and a set of information associated with the campaign query to a plurality of server groups. The method also includes running the campaign query on each of the plurality of server groups and obtaining a plurality of matching users; dividing the plurality of matching users into one or more batches; merging the email template with a set of information corresponding to each of the plurality of matching users from a first batch for each of the plurality of server groups, and sending the first batch of the merged emails directly from each of the plurality of server groups without saving copies of the merged emails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Mypoints.com Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Burgoyne, James John Bohannon
  • Patent number: 8135738
    Abstract: A predicate over a single column of a table is converted into at least one IN-list, wherein the IN-list is generated for a set of tuples of the column, and the generation is done over a data structure representing a set of distinct values of the column where the predicate applies and having a smaller cardinality than the table. The generated IN-list is evaluated over the set of tuples and the results of the evaluation are outputted as an evaluation of the predicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lin Qiao, Vijayshankar Raman, Frederick Ralph Reiss, Richard S. Sidle, Garret Frederick Swart, F. Ryan Johnson
  • Patent number: 8122052
    Abstract: Methods, articles of manufacture and systems are provided for simplifying a query building process by limiting the number of fields presented to a user for building queries. The number of fields presented to the user may be limited by hiding one or more logical fields from the user based on usage characteristics. For example, a logical field that is rarely used or has not been used within a predetermined period of time may be hidden from the user. For some embodiments, a fallout manager may monitor the use of logical fields in building queries, update usage characteristics, and mark logical fields as hidden based on the usage characteristics. A graphical user interface may not present to a user logical fields that have been marked as hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Frederick A. Kulack, Richard J. Stevens, Eric W. Will
  • Patent number: 8122003
    Abstract: One implementation provides a method for acquiring knowledge from multiple knowledge bases in a knowledge repository. The method includes identifying first and second knowledge bases within the knowledge repository by analyzing a search request received from a client system. The first knowledge base contains knowledge of a first type and the second knowledge base contains knowledge of a second type. The method further includes generating instructions that, when executed, cause first and second requests to be sent to the knowledge repository in sequential fashion to acquire knowledge from the first and second knowledge bases, such that the second request is sent after the first request, and such that the second request includes knowledge of the first type from the first knowledge base acquired in response to the first request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Yuh-Cherng Wu
  • Publication number: 20120036121
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving user input that defines a search query, and providing the search query to a server system. Information that a search engine system determined was responsive to the search query is received at a computing device. The computing device is identified as in a first state, and a first output mode for audibly outputting at least a portion of the information is selected. The first output mode is selected from a collection of the first output mode and a second output mode. The second output mode is selected in response to the computing device being in a second state and is for visually outputting at least the portion of the information and not audibly outputting the at least portion of the information. At least the portion of information is audibly output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Michael J. Lebeau, William J. Byrne, David P. Singleton
  • Patent number: 8112433
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for collecting and processing feedback information in organizational communications. The system includes an information processing apparatus, a communications mechanism, a database, and a mechanism for collecting data. The communications mechanism operates with the information processing apparatus for providing communications to a user of the information processing apparatus. The database operates in conjunction with the information processing apparatus and the communications mechanism. The database stores data. The mechanism for collecting the data operates in response to the communications related to the user by the communications mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Alcantaro J. Correa
  • Patent number: 8090743
    Abstract: Provided are a document management system and method. The document management system including a database storing documents and a document classification unit for automatically classifying the documents stored in the database, wherein the document classification unit comprises a feature extraction module extracting features based on a keyword included in the documents and vectorizing the extracted features, a similarity judgment module judging similarity among the documents using vectors formed by the feature extraction module, and a classification system module classifying the documents stored in the database according to a preset classification system, the document classification unit performing document classification according to the classification system with respect to documents provided to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Wan Kyu Cha, Jeong Joong Kim, Han Joon Ahn
  • Patent number: 8086590
    Abstract: A computer system, computer media, and computer-implemented method for generating product suggestions and providing product information are provided. The computer system includes a relevance engine, a product database, and a graphical user interface to respond to user queries and to provide product details associated with one or more products included in the user queries. The relevance engine determines which products are similar to products included in the user queries. The graphical user interface displays product suggestions that refine the user queries without executing the query on the product database, where a subset of the product suggestions are linked to product details pages. User selection of any of the product suggestions within the subset directs the user to a product details page for a specific product and bypasses a listing of results having many products that match the refined user queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Can Zheng, Jigar Vijay Mody, Mikhail Mikhailov
  • Publication number: 20110314060
    Abstract: An XML template having one or more nodes is received. Mapping information indicating an association of data and nodes of the uploaded XML template is obtained. Once the mapping is received, the structure of the XML template is determined. Based on the determined structure and the mapping provided, an XML based SQL query is generated. The generated SQL query can be executed to provide the XML document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Arnab Sinha, Bharat Kumar Thakur
  • Patent number: 8073868
    Abstract: This invention provides the data network user with an interactive search engine environment that helps him focus on the object of his search. Through a powerful graphical user interface (GUI), the user is provided with terms closely related to what he is looking for, even when he has no prior knowledge of the subject or its terminology. The user is also provided with suggested terms that should be excluded from the search because of the high probability of interfering with the search. The contribution of each term to the search progress is explained to the user. The invention then enables the user to build complex queries combining the related terms in a visual and simple way that facilitates the search process and saves time. This invention allows the user to create a detailed, precise, and longer search query then is customarily executed today.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: SortFix, Ltd.
    Inventor: Amir Lavi
  • Patent number: 8046376
    Abstract: There is provided a system to respond to a request for data. The system receives a request for the data, queries at least two data sources for the data based on the request and receives results that include the data that is populated to at least one data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Seitz, Christopher J. Kasten
  • Publication number: 20110219028
    Abstract: A data consumer is provided with a system that enables automatic generation of a virtual database schema in order to support a customized pattern of data consumption across one or more source databases. In one embodiment, a metadata manager component is configured to facilitate creation of a first data tag and a second data tag. A schema definition manager component is configured to facilitate creation of a data entity that groups the first data tag with the second data tag. A virtual schema generation service component generates the virtual database schema by analyzing the data entity and, based on the grouping of the first data tag with the second data tag, automatically generating and storing a database query statement that, when executed, causes a retrieval of data consistent with data location indicators included in the first and second data tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: c/o Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan Dove, Jonathan Alan Handler