Database Management System Frameworks Patents (Class 707/792)
  • Patent number: 10402387
    Abstract: In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes calculating cardinality differences and combined sizes for one or more data block pairs in a relational database. The method also includes selecting a data block pair from the one or more data block pairs based on a calculated cardinality difference and a calculated combined size associated with the selected data block pair. The method further includes merging the selected data block pair to form a merged data block, and replacing the selected data block pair in the relational database by the merged data block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Boris Gruschko, Christian Mohr, Martin Strenge, Florian Foebel, Bjoern Friedmann
  • Patent number: 10382514
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for presenting timed media represented by data in a markup language (e.g., HTML) including examining a tag or metadata which is capable of specifying more than one form or representation of timed media, such as different versions of a video encoded according to different video codec standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Carlson, Kevin Calhoun, David W. Singer
  • Patent number: 10380026
    Abstract: A storage system implements a sparse, thinly provisioned logical-to-physical translation layer. The storage system may perform operations to modify logical-to-physical mappings, including creating, removing, and/or modifying any-to-any and/or many-to-one mappings between logical identifiers and stored data (logical manipulation operations). The storage system records persistent metadata to render the logical manipulation (LM) operations persistent and crash-safe. The storage system may provide access to LM functionality through a generalized LM interface. Clients may leverage the LM interface to efficiently implement higher-level functionality and/or offload LM operations to the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sundararaman, Nisha Talagala, Robert Wipfel, Sriram Subramanian, Vladislav Bolkhovitin
  • Patent number: 10366331
    Abstract: There is provided a method, a system and a computer program product for supporting a decision making process. The system receives a decision model from a decision maker, the decision model used for determining a solution to a decision problem based on attributes and uncertainties of the decision problem. The decision problem includes information about a plurality of outcome vectors that represent all possible outcomes and the uncertainties associated with the decision problem. The system determines whether the received decision model can be solved without receiving any preference information from the decision maker. The system receives partially specified preference information from the decision maker if the received decision model cannot be solved without any preference information. The system solves the decision model with the partially specified preference information. The system recommends, based on the solution, one or more decisions to the decision maker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, University College Cork—National University Of Ireleand, Cork
    Inventors: Lea A. Deleris, Radu Marinescu, Abdul Razak, Peter Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10339155
    Abstract: A method of transferring data between database locations comprising: providing a location reference comprising location values of one or more data collections stored in a database; providing an indicator in association with at least one data collection of the one or more data collections, the indicator being provided in response to initiation of a transfer process of the at least one data collection from a first location of the database to a second location of the database; wherein the indicator is changeable between a first state and a second state, the first state being indicative of the initiation of the transfer process; and as part of the transfer process of the at least one data collection, selectively updating a location value of the at least one data collection in the location reference, in dependence on a determination of whether the indicator is in the first state or the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Fredrik Persson
  • Patent number: 10339119
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable calibrating site-level search results by associating a set of search results of a second search query with a first search query for subsequent uses of the first search query. Specifically, a first result set is generated from a first search query. The first result set does not include one or more desired query results. A second result set is generated from a second search query. The second result set includes the one or more desired query results. The second result set is associated with the first search query so as to include the one or more desired query results when the first search query is subsequently executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 10331947
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for automatic detection of string and column delimiters in tabular data files are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes detecting (i) candidate column delimiters in a file containing tabular data and (ii) candidate string delimiters in the file containing tabular data; evaluating the likelihood of validity of each possible candidate column delimiter-candidate string delimiter pairing among the detected candidate column delimiters and the detected candidate string delimiters; and outputting, to at least one user, the candidate column delimiter-candidate string delimiter pairing having the highest likelihood of validity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shitesh Saurav, Peter Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10331477
    Abstract: A technique for operating a computer system to support an application, a first application server environment, and a second application server environment includes intercepting a work request relating to the application issued to the first application server environment prior to execution of the work request. A thread adapted for execution in the first application server environment is created. A context is attached to the thread that non-disruptively modifies the thread into a hybrid thread that is additionally suitable for execution in the second application server environment. The hybrid thread is returned to the first application server environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fraser Bohm, Ivan D. Hargreaves, Julian Horn, Ian J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10331727
    Abstract: Rendering graphical user interfaces to a user computing device to display commonly categorized entities includes receiving a search request comprising a point of interest query input into a graphical user interface hosted by the one or more computing devices. The system determines airports or other commonly categorized entities, that are closest to the point of interest and displays a list of the entities that are closest to the point of interest. The graphical user interface configures a set of boundaries for a map display on the graphical user interface based on a configured number of entities to be displayed and presents the point of interest and the entities on the map. The graphical user interface displays a transit time for one or more modes of transportation from the point of interest to each of the entities to allow the user to assess the preferred entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Nabil Naghdy, Melisa Tokmak, Signe Nørly
  • Patent number: 10331443
    Abstract: Embodiments involve a data organization procedure and a development environment system that is set up to carry out the data organization procedure. The data organization procedure according to an embodiment envisages that a stored data set or a data set to be stored is organized according to a first structure, whereby the data set is subdivided according to aspects of the content and/or according to access rights aspects into partial data sets, whereby in addition to the first structure another structure is envisaged, according to which the data set is organized, whereby the data set is subdivided into authority areas, whereby each authority area includes at least one partial data set according to the first structure, whereby each partial data set includes at least one data unit, and whereby a responsible user set is allocated to each authority area, whereby the user set includes at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Torsten Nitschke, Benno Heines, Rolf Salzmann, Carsten Kolodziej, Robert von der Ahe
  • Patent number: 10289713
    Abstract: Metadata objects in metadata for a computer program are logically validated to confirm that content of the metadata has referential integrity. The metadata objects may also be logically validated according to specific validation rules that apply to the type of the metadata object. Recursive or non-recursive techniques may be used, depending upon the size of the metadata. Related systems, methods and computer programs are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: David Patrick King, James Michael Newman
  • Patent number: 10244367
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a short message identification method and device, and a storage medium. The method includes receiving a short message via a terminal; extracting key information from the short message via a preset short message identification engine to identify the short message; and providing the key information to applications associated with the key information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinji Chen, Jiankai Zhao, Jin Tang
  • Patent number: 10225152
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the evaluation and remediation of an access control policy is disclosed. In the method and apparatus, an intermediary service may make access request, on behalf of a customer, to one or more computing resources and the access control policy is evaluation to determine whether the request is authorized. Further, remediation options for the access control policy are offered for the request to be authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Branchek Roth, Daniel Stephen Popick, Derek Avery Lyon, John Michael Morkel, Graeme David Baer, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Khaled Salah Sedky
  • Patent number: 10204177
    Abstract: A method for matching a first list of pattern strings to a second list of data strings, the first list including zero or more wildcards, may include identifying, for each pattern string in the first list, a data string in the second list corresponding with a respective one of the pattern strings. The method may further include determining whether the first list matches the second list by determining, for each pattern string in the first list, whether a respective one of the strings includes a wildcard for matching zero or more characters of a data string corresponding with the pattern string, and further performing a wildcard string comparison between the pattern string and the data string corresponding with the pattern string. The method may additionally include providing a data value indicating whether the first list matches the second list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Ballentine, Steven B. Jones, Bonnie M. Ordonez
  • Patent number: 10204300
    Abstract: A system is described for interactively analyzing plays of a sporting event based on real-world positional tracking data. Using positional information regarding the players and/or ball and/or other objects obtained from a tracking system, along with identified event data and contextual information, the system processes a library of plays (e.g., one or more seasons' worth of a league's contests) into a searchable database of plays using multiple alignment templates and discriminative clustering techniques. A user interface is described for interacting with the database in a graphical manner, whereby users can query a graphical depiction of a play and receive the most similar plays from the library, along with statistical information relating to the plays. The user interface further permits the user to modify the query graphically (e.g., moving or exchanging players, ball trajectories, etc.) and obtain updated statistical information for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: STATS LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lucey, Long Sha, Xinyu Wei
  • Patent number: 10198532
    Abstract: A compressed data structure is disclosed for storing collected data and delivering ad-hoc data analysis. The compressed data structure can reduce hardware requirements, such as data storage requirements, and decrease processing requirements during ad-hoc data analysis. Raw data can be pre-aggregated to a base level of aggregation (base cell level) that is determined by the unique combination of attributes available for aggregation. Rather than storing the raw data, the entire distribution is stored at the base cell level along with a selection of pre-computed statistics of the raw data. At the time of ad-hoc analysis, pre-computed results based on the raw data can be retrieved or computed from the pre-computed statistics, or analysis of higher-level data can be computed on-demand based on the pre-aggregated base level data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Stacey Michelle Christian, Katherine Fullington Taylor, Donald James Erdman
  • Patent number: 10180773
    Abstract: A method, device, interface and systems thereof is hereby presented to facilitate interactions between sets of attributes and axes of computer-readable elements with corresponding graphical arrangements of associated documents. Interactions are generally facilitated through an interaction tool having input and output capabilities. Documents can be classified by associating documents with an interaction element from the interaction tool. Conversely, selecting an interaction element is used as a basis to display documents corresponding to the attributes associated with the selected interaction element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Mathieu Audet, Francois Cassistat
  • Patent number: 10176206
    Abstract: A web service interface may receive a web service request that describes multiple objects. Each of the multiple objects may be associated with a common object, such as in a parent-child relationship. The web service can identify the common object and the multiple relationships between objects, and instead of creating duplicate versions of the common object, the web service can create a single record representing the common object in, for example, a database. Records for each of the multiple objects referring to the common object can reference the common object record in the database using, for example, foreign keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Dhaval Manharlal Mehta, Jianying Huang
  • Patent number: 10168963
    Abstract: Storage conditioning for a data storage system having D data storage devices (DSDs) is provided. E erasure codes (ECs) for an object are stored in the system, D>E. A map of d E-sized vectors of the D DSDs is produced. A DSD appears in e vectors. The ratio d/e is the reduced form of D/E. A hash value is produced for the object. A destination vector for storing the ECs is selected using the hash value according to a pre-determined, substantially uniform distribution. A compromised vector affected by a first DSD becoming unable to store ECs is identified. An intact vector that is not affected by the first DSD is identified. A complete set of ECs is produced from an incomplete set of ECs in the compromised vector and is distributed to the intact vector then copied back when the compromised vector is once again intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventor: Don Doerner
  • Patent number: 10140319
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for analyzing a data model and identifying anomalies within the data model. Data stored in a database is transformed into a data model by the invention, wherein the invention analyzes the data and generates relationships between tables and information contained within to generate the model. The data model itself is then analyzed in order to accurately identify anomalies such as ragged hierarchies, many-to-many issues, and/or double counting issues present in the data model which might affect the data integrity. Upon analyzing the data model, the invention compiles lists of discovered information and presents the results to a user in the form of a data analysis report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America
    Inventors: Daniel D. Widjanarko, Yarlagadda Anudeepa, Rudraraju Ramakrishnamraju, Belhekar Durgadatta
  • Patent number: 10079843
    Abstract: A method and system for processing network metadata is described. Network metadata may be processed by dynamically instantiated executable software modules which make policy-based decisions about the character of the network metadata and about presentation of the network metadata to consumers of the information carried by the network metadata. The network metadata may be type classified and each subclass within a type may be mapped to a definition by a unique fingerprint value. The fingerprint value may be used for matching the network metadata subclasses against relevant policies and transformation rules. For template-based network metadata such as NetFlow v9, an embodiment of the invention can constantly monitor network traffic for unknown templates, capture template definitions, and informs administrators about templates for which custom policies and conversion rules do not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NETFLOW LOGIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: William G. Friedman, Alexander Velednitsky
  • Patent number: 10055442
    Abstract: The processing of transaction oriented data tends to be row-oriented, while the processing of analytical operations tends to be column-oriented. Various systems, sometimes referred to as operational data warehouses, may comprise mechanisms adapted for use in scenarios where both transactional data processing and analytical queries are to be performed efficiently. The operational data warehouse (ODW) may perform and update data efficiently by maintaining a table in structures comprising a column store, a delta store, a delete bitmap, and a delete buffer. In this environment, key values may be associated for each row such that the ODW may more efficiently seek rows. Further, rows may also be excluded from a column store based at least in part on a filter criterion. The filtering criterion may be used to filter out rows based on a created predicate set by a user or the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Birka, Weiyun Huang, Vasileios Papadimos, Per-Åke Larson
  • Patent number: 10025803
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, two or more attributes that are included in a plurality of attributes are aggregated into a group defined by a first data definition language syntax. The first data definition language syntax defines the group as having a groupID and one or more of an attribute definition defined in a comma-separated list and a group definition. The attribute definition is defined by a second data definition syntax. The first data definition language syntax includes the second data definition language syntax. The first data definition language syntax is structured in a manner to allow a database operation associated with the group to be applied to all attributes and/or groups included therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karla Bester, Allan T. Chandler, Mark A. Shewell, Stephen J. Yates
  • Patent number: 10009707
    Abstract: Interworking LWM2M and OMA DM protocols is disclosed. A new DDF MO enables adding LWM2M object definitions to DM Servers and Gateways. This MO allows a DM Server/Gateway to accept newly defined MOs, such as LWM2M Object definitions. New procedures are defined for registering DDF documents to the newly created DDF MO. A new registration interface is added in the GwMO protocol to allow an LWM2M Server to register end devices to a DM gateway. A protocol translation mechanism bridges the gap between non-RESTful to RESTful protocols, such as OMA DM and/or GwMO to LWM2M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Quang Ly, Chonggang Wang, Dale N. Seed, Shamim Akbar Rahman, Xu Li
  • Patent number: 9990303
    Abstract: Techniques herein are for sharing data structures. In embodiments, a computer obtains a directed object graph (DOG) containing objects and pointers interconnecting the objects. Each object pointer (OP) resides in a source object and comprises a memory address (MA) of a target object (TO). An original address space (OAS) contains the MA of the TO. The objects are not contiguous within the OAS. The DOG resides in original memory segment(s). The computer obtains an additional memory segment (AMS) beginning at a base address. The computer records the base address within the AMS. For each object in the DOG, the computer copies the object into the AMS at a respective address. For each OP in the DOG having the object as the TO of the MA of the OP, the computer replaces the MA of the OP with the respective address. AMS contents are provided in another address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Uladzislau Sharanhovich, Anand Srinivasan, Dmitry Golovashkin, Vaishnavi Sashikanth
  • Patent number: 9952797
    Abstract: Presented herein are mass data storage networks, file system protocols, non-transitory machine readable devices, and methods for storing data blocks in mass data storage systems. Methods for storing data blocks in a file system are disclosed which include: receiving by storage controller of the data storage system a request to write a data file to a system storage module; determining whether the data file includes a sub-K data chunk that is less than approximately four kilobytes; identifying a packed block that stores a plurality of sub-K data chunks and has sufficient storage space available to store the sub-K data chunk; and placing, by the storage controller in the packed block, the sub-K data chunk and a corresponding data length and a respective offset identifying a location of the sub-K data chunk in the packed block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Manish Katiyar, Anathan Subramanian, Subramaniam Periyagaram
  • Patent number: 9892375
    Abstract: A system for generating an on-line report that includes a host site connected to user terminals via the Internet. The host site has a relational database for storing data and a server connected to the database and to the Internet. Users access and manipulate data, create report templates, and customize and run reports on the host site. The host site includes web pages that display options for accessing the relational database to create a data framework, web pages that display options for accessing the data framework to design a report template, and web pages that display options for accessing the report template to customize and run at least one report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: AutoDocs, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Klein, Andrew Gifford
  • Patent number: 9883033
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tracking and responding to mobile events in a relationship management system is described. The method may include detecting a mobile event associated with a user of a relationship management system. Furthermore, the method may include analyzing the mobile event to determine at least one relationship management process associated with the user for which the mobile event is related. The method may also include generating one or more relationship management system notifications for transmission to the mobile device of the user prior to initiation of the mobile event, and generating one or more relationship management suggestions or relationship management system notifications for transmission to the mobile device of the user after a termination of the mobile event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jason Li, Adam Evans, Steve Loughlin, Patricio Echague
  • Patent number: 9864816
    Abstract: A data guide is dynamically generated. The data guide describes the structures of hierarchical data objects added to a collection of hierarchical data objects. Examples of hierarchical data objects are documents that conform to XML (Extensible Mark-up Language) or data objects that conform to JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). The data guide may be created and/or updated as hierarchical data objects are added to the collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Zhen Hua Liu, Beda Christoph Hammerschmidt, Ying Lu, Rahul Manohar Kadwe, Douglas McMahon
  • Patent number: 9852648
    Abstract: A method of automated domain knowledge structure generation includes crawling learning materials. The method may include extracting structural information from the learning materials. The method may include extracting knowledge points from the learning materials. The method may include inferring dependency relationships between the knowledge points. The method may include aligning one or more of the knowledge points with one or more of the learning materials. The method may also include generating a domain knowledge structure. The domain knowledge structure may include the extracted knowledge points organized at least partially according to the inferred hierarchy and dependency relationships. The extracted knowledge points may include the aligned learning materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Kanji Uchino
  • Patent number: 9776090
    Abstract: When processing images in a virtual environment in which a plurality of avatars respectively representing associated users evolve, an image processing method is employed comprising the following stages: an adaptation request is received for the display of the avatars on the terminal of a given user, the request comprising at least one adaptation criterion to distinguish the display of the avatars. The data representing the avatars is modified based on the adaptation criterion, and the modified data for an adapted display of the avatars is sent to the terminal of the given user. Additionally, the display of avatars in a virtual environment may be adapted. A corresponding image processing processor, virtual world server and communication terminal for implementing such methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Abdelkrim Hebbar, Hakim Hacid, Abderrahmane Maaradji
  • Patent number: 9761205
    Abstract: A map display method display a plurality of drawing pictures. The device and the method facilitate comprehension of relevance between drawing objects included in the drawing pictures. The map display device includes an input/display unit receiving user operation input related to drawing picture display and displays a first drawing object related to map information in a first drawing picture and a second drawing object related to map relevant information in a second drawing picture; and a controller controlling an overlapping state between the first drawing picture and the second drawing picture in accordance with input of user operation received by the input/display unit and outputs, to the input/display unit, a picture in which one of the first and second drawing objects masks the other one in a portion where the first and second drawing pictures are overlapped with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Mistubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Arita, Mitsuo Shimotani
  • Patent number: 9720939
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a computer implemented method and system for developing variables for model generation comprises: initiating, via an input to a computer, creation of a new variable for a dataset for model generation; extracting, by the computer, data relevant to the variable from one or more data sources; processing, by the computer, the extracted data to automatically generate an input variable; displaying, via a user interactive interface, the processed data relative to a target variable; modifying, via the user interactive interface, one or more parameters that define the input variable; executing, by the computer, the input variable by extracting code that captures the processing step to generate the input variable; and storing, in a database, the extracted code for the input variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Burton W. Andrews, Mary Elizabeth Cain, Mark Pleasnick, Scott Michael Smith, Art Weston
  • Patent number: 9710479
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request to perform an update on a base data set in a record-oriented file system, wherein one or more affected records within the base data set are modified by the update. Affected alternate index (AIX) records corresponding to the affected records are located, and individual record-level locks are acquired on each affected AIX record. Each of the affected AIX records is updated according to the update after acquiring the individual record-level locks on each of the affected AIX records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Debra J. Benjamin-Deckert, Lawrence L. Law, Terri A. Menendez
  • Patent number: 9690846
    Abstract: Enabling intelligent navigation is described, including: performing analysis of historical user activity data with respect to a query term to generate reference data associated with the query term; selecting a navigation recommendation model for the query term based at least in part on the reference data; using the reference data and the selected navigation recommendation model to determine a set of recommendation data associated with the query term, wherein the set of recommendation data includes at least a portion of a category system to be displayed in response to a subsequently received query including the query term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Anxiang Zeng, Chunxiang Pan
  • Patent number: 9671958
    Abstract: A method of and system for managing a data set stored on units of storage space in a storage facility is disclosed. The method and system may include identifying prospect extents of the data set. The prospect extents may include a first prospect extent stored on a first unit of storage space and a second prospect extent stored on a second unit of storage space. The method and system may include congregating the first prospect extent and the second prospect extent on a destination unit of storage space in the storage facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle B. Dudgeon, David C. Reed, Esteban Rios, Max D. Smith
  • Patent number: 9672558
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for table-form presentation of hierarchical data. Some such embodiments include aggregating a hierarchical dataset as it may be stored in several rows of each of one to many tables or other similar data storage structures, grouping data according to the hierarchy, and writing the data in hierarchical groups to a table structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Gerd Egen
  • Patent number: 9665648
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for user interest modeling. A method may include receiving an input from a user for specifying one or more topics from among a predetermined hierarchy of topics and subtopics. The method may additionally include retrieving one or more documents associated with the user and extracting language tokens from the documents based, at least in part, on the specified topics. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sailesh Sathish, Jilei Tian, Rile Hu
  • Patent number: 9659276
    Abstract: An example of a method includes determining, electronically, a social network associated with a user in response to the user visiting a web page. Further, the method includes determining, electronically, a first buddy of the user on the social network. Furthermore, the method includes identifying, electronically, a first event from events associated with the first buddy which matches an event associated with the web page. In addition, the method includes displaying the first event and information associated with the first buddy on the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Travis Kuhl, Steve Krutzler, Sarah Gallivan Mitchell, Scott Rocher
  • Patent number: 9613087
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for optimized continuous query processing in an in memory data grid (IMDG). In an embodiment of the invention, a method for optimized continuous query processing in an IMDG includes receiving a request to add an object to an IMDG. The method also includes evaluating a continuous query upon the object in order to produce a result. The method yet further includes adding an attribute to the object referencing the continuous query and assigning a value to the attribute of the result. The method even yet further includes inserting the object with the attribute into the IMDG. Finally, the method includes returning the value of the attribute in lieu of repeating an evaluation of the continuous query in response to receiving a request to repeat an evaluation of the continuous query in respect to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dustin K. Amrhein, Douglas Berg, Nitin Gaur, Benjamin M. Parees
  • Patent number: 9600562
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the field of database technology. More specifically, embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and system for importing E-R model data utilizing dependency information in an E-R model data schema. This disclosure provides a method for importing E-R model data, comprising: receiving an imported E-R model data file and a data schema of the E-R model; determining a dependency type of each entity in the data file based on the data schema, wherein the dependency type corresponds to at least one of no correlation, weak correlation, or strong correlation; and correspondingly importing each entity in the E-R model data file based on the determined dependency type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xin Peng Liu, Lei Shi, Hao Wan
  • Patent number: 9582444
    Abstract: Universal serial bus (USB) devices may be redirected to a server to create USB virtual devices. Each of the USB devices to be redirected may have one or more partitions but each partition may not be suitable for redirection. A user may select one or more partitions for redirection. The server may read the selected partitions. The server will create virtual volumes for only the selected partitions and will mount a file system for each of the selected partitions only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ankit Kumar, Sharad Patesaria
  • Patent number: 9569486
    Abstract: An embodiment provides intermediate data derived in the form of column stores which are in turn based on hierarchical data stores. This intermediate data represents a reduced subset of data matched appropriately to a query (or modified query) such that the amount of data handled in a query processing task on large data is greatly reduced. An embodiment may appropriately choose column data stores and/or modify queries in order leverage parallelization techniques such as map-reduce in order to query large data. The result is the ability to query large data stores in parallel while reducing the amount of data that must be handled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Himanshu Gupta, Rajeev Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Sriram K. Padmanabhan, Sriram Raghavan
  • Patent number: 9524308
    Abstract: A system and method are described, wherein the system includes an enterprise crawl and search framework, abstracts an underlying search engine, provides a common set of application programming interfaces for developing search functionalities, and allows the framework to serve as an integration layer between one or more enterprise search engines and one or more enterprise applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sandeep Yarramreddy, DJ Vasant Ursal
  • Patent number: 9477695
    Abstract: A request for a metadata object is received where the request includes an identifier. It is determined whether the metadata object is stored in a metadata cache, including by: selecting a sub-cache in the metadata cache based at least in part on the identifier and determining whether the metadata object is stored in that sub-cache. If it is determined the metadata object is not in the metadata cache, a request (in a format associated with the source) to obtain the metadata object is sent to a source with which the metadata object is associated. If the metadata object provided by the source is in a native format which is not the same as the common format, the metadata object is transformed from the native format into the common format. Access to the metadata object in the common format is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Lyublena Antova, Florian Waas, Sivaramakrishnan Narayanan, Venkatesh Raghavan, Mohamed Soliman, Konstantinos Krikellas
  • Patent number: 9471649
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for presenting search results. In one aspect, a method includes displaying a search engine results page in a first presentation mode or a second presentation mode, wherein, in the first presentation mode and the second presentation mode, the search engine results page includes (i) a text region that displays textual information relating to one or more search results that are responsive to a search query and (ii) an image region, wherein, in the first presentation mode, the image region displays contextual information relating to two or more of the search results that are responsive to the search query, and wherein, in the second presentation mode, the image region displays contextual information relating to a single search result that is responsive to the search query; and receiving a user input, then switching the search engine results page between the first presentation mode and the second presentation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Jin Hong, Dragan Zivkovic, Yoshitake Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9396198
    Abstract: A computer system, comprising: a file server; a metadata server; and a business server, the metadata server being coupled to a storage apparatus for providing a save area for storing at least one file that is removed from the file server, the metadata server storing a metadata repository for managing metadata of a file and the files stored in the save area, the metadata server being configured to: store a file as a saved file in the save area, in a case of detecting that the file stored in the file server is to be removed; and store information indicating a location of the file in the file server and information indicating the location of the saved file in the save area in association with each other in the metadata repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobumitsu Takaoka, Shoji Kodama
  • Patent number: 9396251
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for detecting and tracking virtual containers are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes detecting a virtual container. The method further includes collecting virtual container data for the virtual container. The method also includes associating, by a processing device, the virtual container to at least one of a plurality of images. Additionally, the method includes building, by the processing device, a container event database based on the virtual container data and the association of the virtual container to the at least one of the plurality of images, so as to enable tracking of software in the plurality of images and in live virtual containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael K. Boudreau, Blair Googer, Jaime B. Marsnik, Bradley T. Moore
  • Patent number: 9392010
    Abstract: A method and system for processing network metadata is described. Network metadata may be processed by dynamically instantiated executable software modules which make policy-based decisions about the character of the network metadata and about presentation of the network metadata to consumers of the information carried by the network metadata. The network metadata may be type classified and each subclass within a type may be mapped to a definition by a unique fingerprint value. The fingerprint value may be used for matching the network metadata subclasses against relevant policies and transformation rules. For template-based network metadata such as NetFlow v9, an embodiment of the invention can constantly monitor network traffic for unknown templates, capture template definitions, and informs administrators about templates for which custom policies and conversion rules do not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NETFLOW LOGIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: William G. Friedman, Alexander Velednitsky
  • Patent number: 9369478
    Abstract: The disclosure herein describes a system for facilitating intelligent auditing of security log records. A set of security policies are converted into a set of web ontology language (OWL)-based rules. At the same time, log records are also converted into an OWL-based format. The system then applies the OWL-based rules, which can be in the form of a number of semantic web rule language (SWRL) statements, to the OWL-formatted log data. As a result, the system can identify potential security breaches which cannot be easily identified by conventional auditing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Nicira, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasantha Kumar, Azeem Feroz