Database Access Control Methods Patents (Class 707/781)
  • Publication number: 20150127607
    Abstract: Data management systems and methods include a cloud-based platform coupled to a system of agents or folders hosted on client devices. The platform does not store actual data but instead makes use of metadata provided by the agents to track a location of all data in the system and manage the distributed storage, movement and processing of the actual data among the agents. In so doing, the platform pools networked storage into “virtual clusters” using local storage at the agents. The agents collectively monitor, store, and transfer or move data, and perform data processing operations as directed by the platform, as described in detail herein. The agents include agents hosted on or coupled to processor-based devices, agents hosted on devices of a local area network, agents hosted on devices of a wide area network, agents hosted on mobile devices, and agents hosted on cloud-based devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Bret SAVAGE, Casey MARSHALL, Geoffrey STUTCHMAN, Ross ELTHERINGTON, Steve OWENS, George NORTHUP
  • Patent number: 9026553
    Abstract: Systems and methods for obtaining access to a database file managed by an operating system in a computing system are disclosed. One method includes transmitting a call to an operating system from a database management system, the call requesting access to a database file. The method also includes receiving an address from the operating system at the database management system. The address represents a general address of the database file managed by the operating system. The method further includes transmitting a call to the operating system from the database management system, which includes an address and a size of a view of the database file to be created. The method also includes receiving an address of the view of the database file from the operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Rieschl, James Merten, Matthew Trautman, John Loberg
  • Patent number: 9026518
    Abstract: Systems and methods for clustering content according to similarity are provided that identify and group similar content using a set of tags associated with the content. A topic model of a group of content is built, producing a probability distribution of topic membership for the content. Individual items of content are then clustered using a clustering algorithm, and a distance matrix from the probability distribution is built. Based on the distance matrix, individual items of content are labeled as “must-link” or “cannot-link” pairs with the group of content. The topic model is then embedded into successively smaller dimensions using a kernel method, until the clustering is stable with respect to both the behavioral and content domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CBS Interactive Inc.
    Inventors: Ned Rhinelander, Clifford Lyon
  • Patent number: 9024974
    Abstract: Information technology tools can be provided to manage access by a plurality of attendees through a network to a presentation. Each of the attendees is registered with an associated content access status, and presentation data for the presentation is provided to a registered attendee based on the particular content access status of the registered attendee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Tamari
  • Patent number: 9026541
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to optimizing user response rate in social media. One embodiment includes generating a statistical model for modeling a likelihood of social media user response from data collected from social media using a set of available features. The social media users are ranked in an estimation set based on the statistical model. The ranked social media users are placed in a rank ordered list. A sub-interval on the rank ordered list is selected for maximizing the response rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jalal U. Mahmud, Nimrod Megiddo, Jeffrey W. Nichols, Michelle X. Zhou
  • Publication number: 20150113019
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to obtaining access-restricted search related structured data. Stored access-restricted search related structured data may be obtained in response to an authorized informational query request. An access-restricted data key corresponding to the informational query request may be compared with a database data access key in a database that includes the access-restricted search related structured data to determine whether access to such data is allowed. Search results that include and/or are based on access-restricted search related structured data may also be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Jiang, Hui Xu
  • Patent number: 9015139
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing a search based on a snapshot image captured from media content presented to a user. The snapshot image contains features of the media content that the user wishes to target for the search. A search system recognizes features of the snapshot image and creates a search query based on the snapshot image. The search query is used to identify features of the snapshot image, and search results related to the identified features are presented to the user. Supplemental data or user input received with the snapshot image may be used in analyzing and identifying features of the snapshot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Ka Chun Wong
  • Patent number: 9009196
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to database access. In aspects, a request for access to a database is received at a node of a database cluster. Also received at the node is an intent associated with the request. If the intent is to potentially write to the database, a primary instance of the database services the request. If the intent is to read from but not write to the database, an identifier of a secondary instance of the database is sent to the requestor for use in accessing the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raghu Ram, Rohan Samuel Lam, Chadwin J. Mumford, Peter Gvozdjak, David W. Olix, Matthew A. Neerincx, Junfeng Dong
  • Patent number: 9009137
    Abstract: Data is published by publishers to an information service configured to receive data sets and allow consumers to consume the data sets via queries. Structural information of the data sets (e.g., column information) is presented to the publishers to select which information of the data sets can be a search parameter and which information can be returned in query results. Query interfaces are automatically created based on the selections by the publisher, and the back end databases are optimized for such query interfaces, e.g., creation of indexes based on the search parameters or query results selected by the publisher. A query aggregator can automatically combine a given query interface with other query interfaces to form more complicated (but still permitted) queries based on the intersection of permissions for the given query interface and the other query interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Moe Khosravy, Lukasz Gwozdz, Christian Liensberger, Gregory David Swedberg, René Jacco Bouw, Roger Soulen Mall
  • Patent number: 9009183
    Abstract: A telemetry system can parse and transform one or more change sets from a format intended to be processed by a computer to a form that is readily consumable by a human. The report or display generated to present the results can be customized for a particular domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Haroon Ahmed, James D. Laflen
  • Patent number: 9009195
    Abstract: An intelligent framework is provided that is disposed between a high-level language environment and a database system environment. According to one embodiment, a software framework infers the need for one or more integrity constraints. The software framework programmatically receives (a) information regarding definitions of a multiple data structures associated with multiple objects participating in a software application, and (b) information regarding relationships among the data structures, where each object represents an instance of a data structure of the multiple data structures. Then, the software framework infers the need for one or more integrity constraints based upon the information regarding definitions of the data structures and the information regarding relationships among the data structures. Finally, the software framework instructs a storage system to apply the one or more integrity constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: RPX Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Dillon
  • Patent number: 9009145
    Abstract: A method for searching for a travel product having one or more data elements associated therewith from a plurality of potentially suitable travel products in a system comprising a web based interface for receiving inputs from a user and from one or more sources of data, and for displaying results to a user based on the inputs; a business logic layer providing access to the sources of data in a predetermined manner, such as based on rules and preferences; and a database including data relating to the parties associated with the system; wherein the method comprises the steps of: entering one or more search parameters into the interface; launching multiple simultaneous searches based on the search criteria and one or more attribute of the travel product to the one or more sources of data to identify the potentially suitable travel products; displaying the potentially suitable travel products on the interface; selecting one or more of the potentially suitable travel products for further processing; further proces
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Amadeus S.A.S.
    Inventors: Lea Camille Cahill, Alexandra Candelas, Sean P. Carapella, Donna Leigh Goudie, Mary G. Keagul
  • Patent number: 9008117
    Abstract: Methods and a media system and storage system for cross-media storage coordination include but are not limited to storing a first data version of specified content based on a particular media format: storing at least a second data version of related content based on a different media format: providing a cross-reference between the first data version and the at least second data version to enable coordinated management by a designated user and/or an approved device for search and possible retrieval of the first data version and/or the at least second data version: and implementing communication access by one or more parties and/or the designated user via a communication type that is correlated with the first data version and/or the at least second data version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, William Henry Mangione-Smith, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Publication number: 20150100601
    Abstract: A method for execution by one or more processing modules of a dispersed storage network (DSN) includes receiving a data access request for at least one data segment stored in the DSN. A vault associated with data access request is identified along with one of a plurality of sub-vaults associated with the vault. Access information corresponding to the one of the plurality of sub-vaults is retrieved to determine whether the access request is allowed. When the access request is allowed, a sub-vault directory associated with the one of the plurality of sub-vaults is retrieved to identify a DSN address corresponding to the data access request, and fulfilling the data access request based on the DSN address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: CLEVERSAFE, INC.
    Inventors: Wesley Leggette, Bart Cilfone
  • Patent number: 9002808
    Abstract: A method includes registering a web application, which is executable through a web browser, as a default file handler of a particular type of locally-stored files. A computing device provides a file manager interface that is configured to facilitate interaction, by a user, with a local filesystem of the computing device. The file manager interface receives a user selection of a file included in the local filesystem, where the file belongs to the particular type of files. Based on the user's selection, a user selectable action element is provided in the file manager interface to invoke the registered web application to handle the selected file. The file manager interface receives a user selection of the user selectable action element; and in response to the user selection of the user selectable action element the registered web application is automatically invoked to handle the selected file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kan Liu, Zelidrag Hornung
  • Patent number: 9002814
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for identifying location based rules related to a network connected device are described. A network connected device may transmit a set of data identifying the location of the device and an identifier unique to the device to a server. The server may also receive an action request, wherein the action request is associated with the identifier. The server may select a rule in a database to address the action request, the rule applicable to the identifier and location of the device. Various embodiments related to financial card transactions, access to financial information, emergency services contact, and electronic message filtering are also addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventor: Gilman R. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9002817
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for interleaving search results. A method includes presenting multiple first search results received from a first search engine. The first search results satisfy a search query directed to the first search engine and are presented in an order. A second search result from a second search engine is inserted at a position between two otherwise adjacent first search results. The second search result is received from a second search engine in response to the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Bailey, Johnathan J. Effrat, Amit Singhal
  • Patent number: 9002788
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for transferring files between hosts including reading a first configuration file to obtain file retrieval criteria, logging into a retrieval host to retrieve a file based on the file retrieval criteria, saving retrieved file to a local host, reading a second configuration file to obtain file push criteria, including instructions for where to push the retrieved file, pushing the retrieved file to a push host based on the file push criteria, pushing an enabled hosts file from the local host to the push host, the enabled host file containing configuration criteria and sending a notification to the retrieval host if a file meeting the configuration criteria has not been retrieved from the retrieval host to the local host, or sending a notification from the local host to the push host if a file meeting the configuration criteria has not been pushed to the push host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Verisign, Inc
    Inventors: Karl M. Henderson, John Kenneth Gallant
  • Publication number: 20150095639
    Abstract: A processing device is to determine that a module, executed from a memory by the processing device, is initialized from opening a first database. The processing device is to identify a second database to be opened from a request from an application to access data that is stored in the second database. The processing device is to create, a slot, via the initialized module, to open the second database using the initialized module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Relyea
  • Patent number: 8996514
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of determining the relevance, to a user, of documents accessible over a computer network involves analyzing information relating to a first document, identifying a second document corresponding to the first document using a computer, obtaining information that indicates the relevance of a second document, determining the relevance of the first document using the information indicating relevance of the second document. The first document may be a mobile document, while the second may be a non-mobile document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Benedict A. Gomes, Masanori Harada
  • Patent number: 8996510
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, eye-tracking data may be collected from a user while the user is viewing a visual sensory stimulus. If the eye-tracking data includes an eye motion pattern exceeding a predetermined threshold, then the eye-tracking data may be used to identify a visual element within the user's field of view. In addition to the visual element, attributes and context information related to the sensory experience may be determined. Information related to the sensory experience may be stored in a repository for purposes of aiding the user's recollection of the visual element at a future time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Buckyball Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit V. Karmarkar, Sharada Karmarkar, Richard R. Peters
  • Patent number: 8996497
    Abstract: User queries are received, with each query requesting a service from a server. Overlapping experiments are performed on at least a portion of the queries, with each experiment modifying one or more parameters associated with the queries or parameters associated with processing of the queries, and with the experiments organized into layers. Two or more experiments in different layers are allowed to be performed on the same query, and for any given layer, at most one experiment is allowed to be performed on the same query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Agarwal, Eric Bauer Arbanovella, Diane Lambert, Ilia Mirkin, Michael M. Meyer, James A. Morrison, Daryl Pregibon, Susan Shannon, Diane L. Tang
  • Patent number: 8996547
    Abstract: Media fragmentation may be provided. First, a request for a manifest may be received from a client. Then, in response to the received request for the manifest, the manifest may be sent to the client. Next, a request may be received from the client for a file fragment. The request may indicate a start time and an end time corresponding to the file fragment. The request may be in a format defined by the manifest. Then a lookup table may be queried for a first byte location in a media file corresponding to the start time and a second byte location in the media file corresponding to the end time. Next, a portion of the media file between the first byte location and the second byte location may be extracted from the media file. The portion may comprise the file fragment. The file fragment may be sent to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Bocharov, Geqiang Zhang, Gurpratap Virdi, Vishal Sood
  • Patent number: 8996831
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing object versioning in a storage system may support the logical deletion of stored objects. In response to a delete operation specifying both a user key and a version identifier, the storage system may permanently delete the specified version of an object having the specified key. In response to a delete operation specifying a user key, but not a version identifier, the storage system may create a delete marker object that does not contain object data, and may generate a new version identifier for the delete marker. The delete marker may be stored as the latest object version of the user key, and may be addressable in the storage system using a composite key comprising the user key and the new version identifier. Subsequent attempts to retrieve the user key without specifying a version identifier may return an error, although the object was not actually deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason G. McHugh, Praveen Kumar Gattu, Michael A. Ten-Pow, Derek Ernest Denny-Brown, II
  • Publication number: 20150088934
    Abstract: A hosted application gateway server node may be communicatively coupled to backend systems, client devices, and database shards associated with database servers. Through the gateway server node, various services may be provided to managed containers running on client devices such that enterprise applications can be centrally managed. A sharding manager may manage relationships of database items across database shards. Each shard stores a copy of a table representing a split of a relationship. A shard ID mask is included in each item's ID. At query time, the shard ID can be extracted and used to query the correct database. This query routing mechanism allows navigation from one shard to another when multiple items are in a relationship (e.g., share the same resource such as a document). As such, embodiments can eliminate the need for APIs to join in data that span multiple shards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Beckman, Robert Laird, Geoffrey Michael Obbard
  • Patent number: 8990250
    Abstract: Assembling a cohort includes: receiving genetic characteristic information pertaining to a desired genetic characteristic; using the genetic characteristic information to search a data storage comprising information of previously genotyped individuals to derive a candidate group having the desired genetic characteristic; and assembling the cohort based at least in part on the candidate group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnab Chowdry, Alexander Kompel, Michael Polcari
  • Patent number: 8990248
    Abstract: In one embodiment, network devices such as IP phones may be upgraded with a set of files. A master network device in the set of network devices is identified. The master network device retrieves or receives one or more files in the set of files. The master network device then distributes the file(s) to one or more network devices in the set of network devices, thereby enabling the file(s) to be distributed in a hierarchical manner to remaining network devices in the set of network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Baugh, Todd Lindstrom
  • Patent number: 8990230
    Abstract: Particular embodiments receive an indication from a first user that the first user desires to play a game; retrieve, from a social-networking system, one or more second users who are connected to the first user within a threshold degree of separation within the social-networking system; and invite each second user to play the game with the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lunt, Nicholas Galbreath, Jeffrey Winner
  • Patent number: 8990264
    Abstract: A method for managing storage functions in a data replication environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, such a method includes continually monitoring for changes to a storage configuration at a secondary site. Upon detecting changes to the storage configuration at the secondary site, the method transmits remote metadata describing the changes to the primary site and stores the remote metadata at the primary site. The method then initiates a storage management function at the primary site which is mirrored to the secondary site. In order to perform the storage management function, the method reads the remote metadata at the primary site to determine the storage configuration at the secondary site. The method then performs the storage management function at the primary site in a way that takes into account the storage configuration at the secondary site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas Marc Clayton, Lisa Joan Gundy, John Richard Paveza, Beth Ann Peterson, Alfred Emilio Sanchez, David Michael Shackelford, Warren Keith Stanley, John Glenn Thompson
  • Patent number: 8990263
    Abstract: A method for managing storage functions in a data replication environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, such a method includes continually monitoring for changes to a storage configuration at a secondary site. Upon detecting changes to the storage configuration at the secondary site, the method transmits remote metadata describing the changes to the primary site and stores the remote metadata at the primary site. The method then initiates a storage management function at the primary site which is mirrored to the secondary site. In order to perform the storage management function, the method reads the remote metadata at the primary site to determine the storage configuration at the secondary site. The method then performs the storage management function at the primary site in a way that takes into account the storage configuration at the secondary site. A corresponding apparatus, system, and computer-readable medium are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas Marc Clayton, Lisa Joan Gundy, John Richard Paveza, Beth Ann Peterson, Alfred Emilio Sanchez, David Michael Shackelford, Warren Keith Stanley, John Glenn Thompson
  • Patent number: 8990249
    Abstract: Described is a system for managing a multi-user revision control repository which provides multi-level access control. The present invention describes creating configuration files which describe a set of management states of management areas of a repository. The configuration files describe access control to a set of management areas, and the set of management states is stored in the repository to create a self-hosting management implementation. A new commit is processed to the repository by contacting a revision control repository server with a client software, communicating a user's new revision to the revision control repository server, verifying the user's authentication and authorization prior to collecting a new revision with the revision control repository server, and executing a custom script configured to run on the revision control repository server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Aleksey Nogin, Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 8990251
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided techniques for providing perceivable stimuli in an interface of a multi-tenant on-demand database system. These techniques for providing perceivable stimuli facilitate collaborative efforts of groups of users of a multi-tenant on-demand database system while maintaining access constraints amongst users associated with a common tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Paul Durdik, Daryl Josephson
  • Patent number: 8990950
    Abstract: Enabling discretionary data access control in a cloud computing environment can begin with the obtainment of a data request and response message by an access manager service. The response message can be generated by a data storage service in response to the data request. The access manager service can identify owner-specified access rules and/or access exceptions applicable to the data request. An access response can be determined using the applicable owner-specified access rules and/or access exceptions. Both the response message and the access response can indicate the allowance or denial of access to the requested data artifact. The access response can be compared to the response message. If the access response does not match the response message, the response message can be overridden to express the access response. If the access response matches the response message, the response message can be conveyed to the originating entity of the data request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen P. Kruger, Olgierd S. Pieczul
  • Patent number: 8990189
    Abstract: A method for identifying knowledgeable and available contacts in a given instant messaging system for possible communication purposes. The method includes a computer receiving a keyword and searching for the keyword in correspondence files of users of the instant messaging system. Based on the results of the search, the computer identifies users that have used the keyword in their correspondence. The computer determines the availability of each of the identified users and ranks the identified users based on predefined criteria, which includes at least the determined availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Kennedy, Paula Prendergast, Ronan Redican, Carol S. Zimmet
  • Patent number: 8990247
    Abstract: Network operators are striving to find ways to provide stable video services amid a rapid increase in video traffic. In order to provide stable video services with constrained network resources, network operators attempted to reduce video file sizes using a content adaptation engine (CAE). However, network operators failed to efficiently readdress video flows to CAEs. This disclosure provides systems and methods for efficiently readdressing video flows to CAEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhaskar Bhupalam, Jayaraman Iyer, Vivek Kansal, Biswaranjan Panda
  • Patent number: 8984011
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for caching variably sized access control lists (ACLs) in a data storage system utilizing page object caching. A request to access a file is received. An inode number of the requested file is identified. A hash key based on the inode number and a predefined hash value is determined. A determination is made as to whether the hash key is contained in a hash list. In response to determining that the hash key is contained in the hash list, access to a page object in the memory is provided. The page object contains an access control list (ACL) associated with the requested file. The ACL is retrieved from the page object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Paresh Chatterjee, Srikumar Subramanian, Raghavan Sowrirajan
  • Patent number: 8984008
    Abstract: A computing device has multiple user profiles. While a particular user profile is the currently-active user profile of a computing device, the computing device determines whether a binary that is not associated with the particular user profile is already stored at the computing device. In response to determining that the binary is not already stored at the computing device, the computing device downloads the binary from a computing system other than the computing device and associates the binary with the particular user profile. If the binary is already stored at the computing device, the computing device associates the binary with the particular user profile without downloading the binary again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dianne Kyra Hackborn, Andrew Devron Stadler, Amith Yamasani, Kenneth Root
  • Patent number: 8983630
    Abstract: An automated event viewing method for a process control network that includes a plurality of distributed control system (DCS) servers that receive process event data from one or more industrial processes, wherein each DCS server is connected to one or more operator consoles for monitoring the one or more industrial processes. The method includes receiving process event data of the industrial processes in real time from the plurality of DCS servers and transmitting in real time the process event data of the industrial processes to one or more operator consoles that are not connected to the DCS server from which the process event data originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Godwin, Jason Le-On Chong, Walter Kelly Tan De Jesus, David Granatelli, Chris Michael Gilbert, Craig Stuart Ashley
  • Patent number: 8983986
    Abstract: Particular embodiments access a search query submitted by a first user of a social-networking system; identify one or more web pages in response to the search query; for each of the one or more web pages, determine a value indicating a number of user clicks associated with the web page by one or more second users of the social-networking system who are connected to the first user within the social-networking system; and send a set of hyperlinks for the one or more web pages, wherein hyperlinks for web pages where the value is greater than zero are visually emphasized over other hyperlinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lunt, Nicholas Galbreath, Jeffrey Winner
  • Patent number: 8984007
    Abstract: Provided is a member or content search method in a virtual private community (VPC) network including at least one of a first VPC including communication devices owned by a predetermined user, a second VPC that may be positioned in an upper layer of the first VPC, and a third VPC that may be positioned in an upper layer of the second VPC, the method including receiving, by one of the communication devices, a search request comprising one of VPC identifiers of a user, verifying a VPC corresponding to the VPC identifiers that may be included in the search request, in response to the search request, and searching for members included in the verified VPC, a VPC positioned in a lower layer of the verified VPC, or contents owned by the members included in the verified VPC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaehoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20150074044
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages access to data. During operation, the system provides a graph-based data model of the data, wherein the graph-based model comprises a set of nodes and a set of directed edges among the nodes. Next, the system stores the graph-based data model in a set of partitions, wherein each partition from the set of partitions includes one or more nodes from the set of nodes and all outgoing edges from the one or more nodes. Finally, the system enables lookup of a set of outgoing edges associated with a source node from the one or more nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Dropbox, Inc,
    Inventors: Zviad Metreveli, Akhil Wable
  • Patent number: 8977610
    Abstract: Techniques allow automatic identification of statistically significant attribute combinations in a dataset, and provide users with an understanding thereof including starting points for further analysis. Statistically significant combinations may be obtained from large data sets by limiting combinations to four or fewer attributes. The combinations obtained may be ranked to differentiate patterns, e.g. according to factors such as error ratio, decision tree depth, occurrences, and number of attributes. Still further insights may be achieved by ranking attributes according to the number of statistically significant combinations in which they appear. For useful visualization of statistically significant information within the patterns, only those having at least one measure/numeric may analyzed for further insight (e.g. by an outlier algorithm) and presented as output in a chart (e.g. pie, bar) form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Arindam Bhattacharjee, Ganesh Vaitheeswaran, Prasanna Bhat Mavinakuli
  • Patent number: 8977647
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for conditionally allowing an application of an entity access to data of another entity in an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for conditionally allowing an application of an entity access to data of another entity in an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to limit such access to the data, as desired. Furthermore, embodiments of such mechanisms and methods may provide additional security when sharing data among different subscribers to an on-demand database service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alexis Viripaeff, Vinod Mehra, Alex Warshavsky, Nate Horne, Peter J. Dapkus
  • Patent number: 8977639
    Abstract: A server system receives a visual query and identifies an entity in the visual query. The server system further identifies a client-side action corresponding to the identified entity and creates an actionable search result element configured to launch the client-side action. Examples of actionable search result elements are buttons to initiate a telephone call, to initiate email message, to map an address, to make a restaurant reservation, and to provide an option to purchase a product. The entity identified in the visual query may be indirectly associated with a client-side action whose contact address or appropriate link is found in a search result associated with the identified entity. The client system receives and displays the actionable search result element, and upon a user selection of the actionable search result element, launches the client-side action in an application distinct from the visual query client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Petrou, Avi Flamholz, Matthew R. Casey, Theodore Power
  • Publication number: 20150066987
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to accessing a set of data tables in a source database. A set of table categories is provided for tables in the source database and a set of metrics is provided. For each table of the set of the data tables: the set of metrics is evaluated, the evaluated set of metrics is analyzed, and the table is categorized into one of the set of table categories using the result of the analysis. Information indicative of the table category of each table of the set of tables is output, and in response, a request to select data tables of the set of data tables is received according to a part of the table categories for data processing. A subset of data tables of the set of data tables is selected using the table categories for performing the data processing on the subset of data tables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Sebastian Nelke, Martin Oberhofer, Yannick Saillet, Jens Seifert
  • Patent number: 8972371
    Abstract: A local search engine geographically indexes information for searching by identifying a geocoded web page of a web site and identifying at least one geocodable web page of the web site. The system identifies a geocode contained within content of the geocoded web page of the web site. The geocode indicates a physical location of an entity associated with the web site. The system indexes content of the geocoded web page and content of the geocodable web page. The indexing including associating the geocode contained within content of the geocoded web page to the indexed content of the geocoded web page and the geocodable web page to allow geographical searching of the content of the web pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Local Corporation
    Inventor: Xiongwu Xia
  • Patent number: 8972988
    Abstract: A live migration process between different locations is realized without migrating data stored in a storage area to another location. A network device, which is included in each of locations, for coupling to another one of the locations, the network device stores a program for realizing an access processing module for managing accesses, and coupling management information for managing a coupling relationship between the plurality of virtual machines and the plurality of storage areas, and wherein the access processing module is configured to: receive a notification to start a live migration process, refer to the coupling management information to identify a port for accessing a storage area allocated to a virtual machine; acquire an address of a transfer destination device to which an access request is transferred; generate conversion information; and control the access request based on the conversion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kozo Ikegami, Takashi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8972431
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing a data search through a search query is disclosed. The method includes receiving the search query and parsing the search query to retrieve a search term. The search term includes a plurality of words. In the search term, a first combination of two or more of the plurality of words and a second combination of two or more of the plurality of words are indentified. The first combination and the second combination include a common term. The first combination ends with the common term and the second combination begins with the common term. The method further includes retrieving synonyms for the first combination and the second combination exist in a synonym storage and the search query is then modified to include the first combination in a logical OR relationship with the synonyms of the first combination and the second combination in a logical OR relationship with the synonyms of the second combination. The modified search query is executed against a data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: William A. Press, Nicholas B. Geh
  • Patent number: 8972676
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for assigning device adaptors and background tasks to use to copy source extents to target extents in a copy relationship. A relation is provided of a plurality of source extents in source ranks to copy to a plurality of target extents in target ranks in the storage system. One target rank in the relation is used to determine an order in which the target ranks in the relation are selected to register for copying. For each selected target rank in the relation selected according to the determined order, an iteration of a registration operation is performed to register the selected target rank and a selected source rank copied to the selected target rank in the relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Benhase, Theresa M. Brown, Lokesh M. Gupta, Carol S. Mellgren
  • Patent number: 8966648
    Abstract: Improved privacy preservation techniques are disclosed for use in accordance with data mining. By way of example, a technique for preserving privacy of data records for use in a data mining application comprises the following steps/operations. Different privacy levels are assigned to the data records. Condensed groups are constructed from the data records based on the privacy levels, wherein summary statistics are maintained for each condensed group. Pseudo-data is generated from the summary statistics, wherein the pseudo-data is available for use in the data mining application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charu C. Aggarwal, Philip Shi-Lung Yu