Custom Data Structure Types Patents (Class 707/793)
  • Patent number: 10417180
    Abstract: In a cloud storage system, fast recovery from a crash of a cloud gateway or the cloud storage is afforded without the necessity of traditional garbage collection. Data objects are each broken up into a plurality of chunk objects that are prefixed with a unique non-repeating forever increasing generation number that is incremented for each different data object. The chunk objects of a particular data object are identified and listed in a manifest file that is also associated with that generation number. Upon a crash of either the cloud gateway or the cloud storage, a query identifies the cloud and deletes all orphaned chunk objects prefixed by and all manifest files associated with the prevailing generation number at the time of the crash. The deleted chunk objects and manifest files are regenerated and restored to cloud storage to return to consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kedar Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 10394717
    Abstract: A cluster allocation bitmap determines which clusters in a band of storage remain unallocated. However, concurrent access to a cluster allocation bitmap can cause CPU stalls as copies of the cluster allocation bitmap in a CPU's level 1 (L1) cache are invalidated by another CPU allocating from the same bitmap. In one embodiment, cluster allocation bitmaps are divided into L1 cache line sized and aligned chunks. Each core of a multicore CPU is directed at random to allocate space out of a chunk. Because the chunks are L1 cache line aligned, the odds of the same portion of the cluster allocation bitmap being loaded into multiple L1 caches by multiple CPU cores is reduced, reducing the odds of an L1 cache invalidation. The number of CPU cores performing allocations on a given cluster allocation bitmap is limited based on the number of chunks with unallocated space that remain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Carey, Rajsekhar Das
  • Patent number: 10332076
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a schedule acquisition unit configured to acquire a schedule registered by a user, an action-history acquisition unit configured to acquire an action history of the user, and a past-schedule correction unit configured to correct a past schedule among the schedule on the basis of the action history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Morita, Atsushi Ishihara, Yoshinori Kurata, Hajime Senuma, Masayuki Takada, Yoshiki Takeoka, Shouichi Doi
  • Patent number: 10303704
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for processing a data set that is not organized according to a schema being used for organizing data (referred to herein as an “unstructured data set”). An unstructured data set is analyzed based on a group of structured data sets that are organized according to the schema. A particular structured data set is determined to be associated with the unstructured data set. The unstructured data set is stored in association with the particular structured data set. Periodically, the unstructured data set is re-analyzed based on a current version of the group of structured data sets. Additionally or alternatively, an unstructured data set is analyzed based on a particular schema of a set of schemas. A subset of information is extracted from the unstructured data set, and stored in accordance with the particular schema. Periodically, the unstructured data set is re-analyzed based on a current version of the set of schemas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Rob Goris, Yu Jun Lam, Yongran Huang, Peter Ondrejka, Pradeep Prabhakar Kinjawadekar, Kit Sum Belinda Chan-Most, Kyle I. Parent, Paolo Juvara, Laszlo Nyakas
  • Patent number: 10296425
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to optimizing data processing across server clusters and data centers using checkpoint-based data replication. A computing platform may determine to initiate a data processing job associated with identifying one or more features of a source dataset, and the data processing job may include multiple processing steps. Based on determining to initiate the data processing job, the computing platform may generate one or more commands directing one or more cluster server nodes associated with a data center to execute the multiple processing steps. The one or more commands may direct the one or more cluster server nodes to update a checkpoint table as each processing step is completed, and may further direct the one or more cluster server nodes to replicate processing results data to at least one other data center. Subsequently, the computing platform may send the generated commands to the cluster server nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Tao Huang, Archie Agrawal, Sateesh Siripurapu, Xianhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10298983
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for dynamically ordering content and discrete content segments are presented. A set of discrete content segments is received having a first order for distributing the set of discrete content segments during a display of a media stream. Event data is received. The event data is representative of a set of events depicted by the media stream. A set of event instances is determined from the event data representing the set of events depicted by the media stream. A second order is generated for the set of content segments based on the set of event instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, David Eramian, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman
  • Patent number: 10284582
    Abstract: Systems and methods include: receiving digital event type data that define attributes of a digital event type; receiving digital fraud policy that defines a plurality of digital processing protocols; transmitting via a network the digital event data and the digital fraud policy to a remote digital fraud mitigation platform; using the digital event data to configure a first computing node comprising an events data application program interface or an events data computing server to detect digital events that classify as the digital event type; using digital fraud policy to configure a second computing node comprising a decisioning API or a decisioning computing server to automatically evaluate and automatically select one digital event processing outcome of a plurality of digital event processing outcomes that indicates a disposal of the digital events classified as the digital event type; and implementing a digital threat mitigation application process flow that evaluates digital event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sift Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Sadaghiani, Micah Wylde, Keren Gu, Eugenia Ho, Noah Grant
  • Patent number: 10229004
    Abstract: A method begins by a processing module receiving updated weighting factors for each of a plurality of storage sets. The method continues with the processing module identifying locally stored encoded data slices of a plurality of locally stored encoded data slices for transfer to one or more storage sets of the plurality of storage sets based on the updated weighting factors. The method continues with the processing module, for each identified locally stored encoded data slice, assigning a transfer priority level. The method continues with the processing module, for each identified locally stored encoded data slice, facilitating transfer of the identified locally stored encoded data slice to the one or more storage sets in accordance with the corresponding assigned transfer priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Asimuddin Kazi, Michael J. Niedbala, Jason K. Resch
  • Patent number: 10185730
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for Key-Value-Tuple-encoded (KVT-encoded) object storage. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, chunks of objects, storing payload data or metadata, are persistently stored by servers using KVT-encoded storage. Furthermore, the KVT encoding may be applied to advantageously re-structure content within a distributed object storage cluster, especially for object storage systems that allow payload references to be cached extensively. For such systems, it is of considerable value to honor (use as valid) existing chunk references after the underlying content has been re-structured. Further, the KVT encoding taught herein is completely compatible with a fully-distributed object storage cluster. One embodiment relates to a storage server that includes a persistent storage module that provides a key-value application programming interface that encodes multiple key-value-tuple (KVT) entries for one chunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Nexenta Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Caitlin Bestler, Robert E. Novak, Alexander Aizman
  • Patent number: 10146857
    Abstract: A data source software component generator apparatus for generating a representation of one or more data sources for selection from a plurality of data sources to satisfy a data dependency of a software service, each data source including a definition of at least one semantic identifier corresponding to data accessible via the data source, the data sources being represented organized into clusters of multiple data sources based on a semantic association between semantic identifiers of data sources in a cluster, each cluster being represented as one or more data structures, and the data dependency being defined by a specification including one or more semantic identifiers corresponding to data required for execution of the software service, the apparatus comprising: a data source encapsulator unit adapted to encapsulate each cluster as an executable software component; a semantic identifier selection unit adapted to select, from a set of semantic identifiers for all data sources represented in a cluster of a s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ghanea-Hercock, Alexander Laurence Healing
  • Patent number: 9953331
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for implementing extensibility in sales prediction engines. An extensibility framework may be used to modify the metadata schema of the data used by the sales prediction engine to account for extended attributes and entities. The sales prediction engine is also modified to recognize the extended attributes and entities so that a user will be able to create new rules and train new models based on the extended attributes and entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahim Mohamed Yaseen, Hetal J. Shah, Manish Bhatia, Chethan Rathna Nagarajan, Jayashree Manjunath, Krishna Murty Mulukutla
  • Patent number: 9946800
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for performing a cognitive operation. An input graph is received having a plurality of first nodes, where subsets of first nodes are coupled to one another via first edges and each first edge has an associated weight. A blinking graph model is generated based on the graph, where blink rates are associated with second edges and are calculated based on weights of corresponding first edges in the input graph. The blink rate specifies a fraction of time a corresponding second edge is determined to be present in the blinking graph model. A relatedness metric is calculated for a target node relative to a node of interest based on the blink rates of the second edges. The relatedness metric indicates a degree of relatedness of the target node to the node of interest. A cognitive operation is then performed based on the relatedness metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Haifeng Qian, Hui Wan
  • Patent number: 9916897
    Abstract: A storage device includes nonvolatile memories and a device controller configured to store data being received from an external device in an internal RAM, according to a command and an address being received from the external device. The device controller controls the nonvolatile memories according to the data stored in the internal RAM, distinguishes whether phase bits received with the data and also stored in the internal RAM are valid, and processes the data stored in the internal RAM when the phase bits are valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee Hyun Nam, Youngjin Cho
  • Patent number: 9866619
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for transmitting a hierarchical data file from a first computer device to a second computer device. The first computer device receives a request for transmitting a first hierarchical data file. The first computer device modifies the first hierarchical data file based on a rule based filter. The first computer device receives from the second computer device a list of unique variables whose contents differ from contents in an existing file on the second computer device. The first computer device sends to the second computer device the contents of the unique variables. The contents of the unique variables are saved on the second computer device in a second hierarchical data file. The second hierarchical data file comprises pointers linking to contents of variables that are not the unique variables in the existing file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco A. S. Netto, Lucas C. V. Real
  • Patent number: 9798745
    Abstract: A method of storing data items may comprise receiving an uncompressed data item for storage from a client process of a plurality of client processes over a computer network; storing the uncompressed data item; acknowledging storage of the data item to the client process and receiving at least one additional uncompressed data item for storage from the client process or from another one of the plurality of client processes. The stored uncompressed data item may then be compressed and stored. Upon receiving a request for access to the data item from one of the plurality of client processes over the computer network, the compressed data item is decompressed before providing the decompressed data item to the requesting client process over the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Andy Tomlin, Justin Jones
  • Patent number: 9772987
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable media are disclosed that allow developers working within desktop applications to create application-specific documents that integrate with web-based applications. Using a desktop integration framework, a developer can design documents having components that provide user interfaces to data associated with data models of the web-based applications. In one aspect, how a component looks and is configured can be dynamically driven at runtime based on metadata of its underlying data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund Alexander Davis, Freddy Nole Bafuka, Shaun Logan, Yuandi Jin, Brian Rowles
  • Patent number: 9619453
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable media are disclosed that allow developers to place popup or list pickers as components of a document using a desktop integration framework. The popup or list pickers can be tied to model metadata allowing a pick list to be dynamically generated when the document is rendered. This allows workbook developers to leverage existing Model layer metadata combined with simple workbook configuration to easily create powerful Search and Select user interfaces for choosing values for ADF Table cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Shaun Logan, Edmund Alexander Davis, Brian Rowles
  • Patent number: 9459729
    Abstract: A processing system for sensing includes a sensor module that includes sensor circuitry coupled to sensor electrodes, the sensor module configured to acquire a sensor frame, and a determination module connected to the sensor electrodes. The determination module is configured to determine a first delta frame from the sensor frame and a first baseline generated using a first processing mode, and determine a second delta frame from the sensor frame and a second baseline generated using a second processing mode. The second processing mode is different than the first processing mode. The determination module is further configured to determine that the first delta frame and the second delta frame are inconsistent with respect to at least one input object. The processing system copies at least a portion of the second baseline to the first baseline based on the first delta frame and the second delta frame being inconsistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Tom Vandermeijden
  • Patent number: 9418097
    Abstract: Implementations are provided herein for sending event notifications based on modifications to files and/or directories. When a file is read, modified or changed under the conditions for a registered event notification, a consistency point can be established. An impact list can then be determined based on the target. It can then be determined whether the version of event caches associated with the files and folders identified in the impact list match a global event cache version determined at the time of the consistency point. If the event caches are an old version, the system call can be restarted, and the event caches can be rebuilt to the current version. If the event caches of the impact list are current, the file system operation can be performed, and notifications can be sent based on the set of listeners identified within the current set of event caches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitri Chmelev, Rachel J. Hestilow, Justin M. Husted
  • Patent number: 9378392
    Abstract: In embodiments, methods and systems for controlling access to custom objects are provided. These techniques for controlling access to custom objects can enable embodiments to utilize a key for the protection of the security of data that is to remain private while not compromising efficiency of a query. The key for a requested custom object is identified and then used so that only an appropriate portion of a custom entity share table is searched to locate access information. It is then determined whether the user can access at least a portion of the custom object, and the appropriate and allowed data is sent to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Craig Weissman, Kevin Oliver, Benji Jasik, Kedar Doshi
  • Patent number: 9367253
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems divide data into a plurality of portions such that the data is recoverable using a subset of the plurality of portions. For each portion of the data, a storage device different than storage devices storing all other portions of the data is selected. The selecting of storage devices includes distributing the portions of data based upon diversity of geographic locations of storage devices and diversity of storage device characteristics. The storage device characteristics include at least one of hardware characteristics, software characteristics, and operating history characteristics. Each portion of the data is stored on a corresponding selected storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Rick Brauen
  • Patent number: 9350805
    Abstract: A computer-implemented platform may comprise hardware and software configured to allocate crowdsourced resources. An aggregate effort of a plurality of users may be efficiently directed toward a task by allocating resources according to an aggregate distribution of input from the users. The magnitude of the aggregate input of users may be manifest graphically, in a manner that emphasizes information having high priority. A map may include a representation of network comprising a plurality of nodes connected by connections. A node may include a problem and/or a solution, and a connection may describe a relationship between at least two nodes. Aggregate input may be used to revise the map, and analysis of the revised map may yield a resource allocation that directs users toward higher value effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Martin Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9342598
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a memory device configured to store instructions, and a processing device that, in response to executing the instructions stored in the memory device, may be configured to perform operations. The operations may include identifying a first set of search results associated with a first user and identifying a second set of search results associated with a second user. The first set of search results may be compared with the second set of search results, and the second set of search results may be modified based, at least in part, on the comparison. The processing device may be configured to generate a modified version of the second set of search results that is displayed to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 79 LLC
    Inventor: Joon Maeng
  • Patent number: 9292534
    Abstract: In a method, system, and computer-readable medium having instructions for sharing information between tenants of a multi-tenant database, information is received on a connection between a first tenant of a multi-tenant database and a second tenant and the connection has information on a scope of data from the first tenant shared with the second tenant, data is allowed for a record of the first tenant to be accessible to the second tenant in accordance with the connection, information is received on a file related to the record of the first tenant, and data is allowed from the file to be accessible to the second tenant in accordance with the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Aditya S. Kuruganti, Simon Z. Fell, Jayaprakash Pasala, Samatha Sanikommu, Kedar Doshi, Sanjaya Lai
  • Patent number: 9246985
    Abstract: Techniques for preventing information disclosure via dynamic secure cloud resources are provided. Data (information) remotely housed on a particular cloud resource of a particular cloud is periodically, randomly, and dynamically changed to a different cloud resource within the same cloud or to a different cloud resource within an entirely different cloud. A requesting principal for the data is dynamically authenticated and a current location for the data is dynamically resolved and the principal is securely and dynamically connected to the current cloud resource and current cloud hosting the data for access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Allen Sabin, Jeremy Ray Brown, Lloyd Leon Burch
  • Patent number: 9213941
    Abstract: A computing device includes at least one processor and at least one module, operable by the at least one processor to receive an communication, determine, based at least in part on the communication, one or more candidate responses to the communication, and receive an indication of user input that selects a candidate response from the one or more candidate responses. The at least one module may be further operable by the at least one processor, responsive to receiving the indication of user input that selects the candidate response, to send the candidate response, determine, based at least in part on at least one of the candidate response and the communication, an operation that is contextually related to the candidate response, and execute the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Morten Just Petersen
  • Patent number: 9198344
    Abstract: A setup wizard is executable on a controller for a tractor and configured to interact with configuration modules of each implement operable with the tractor. The implements connected to the tractor may be auto detected or manually indicated by an operator. The setup wizard generates an initial series of questions intended to determine the intended use of the implements. The series of questions may be limited to one that requires one of two answers, such as yes/no. Based on the answers to the initial series of questions, the setup wizard may generate still additional questions or begin execution of each of the configuration modules as a function of these answers. The setup wizard may preload settings of an implement, select a portion of the setup screens that need to be reviewed, or provide a visual indication to the operator on the status of each configuration module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Marvin Prickel, John Stratton, Paul Weisberg
  • Patent number: 9128978
    Abstract: An embodiment for method for identifying and selecting events and routing them into the marketing mix, creating event marketing and marketing portfolios. In the method, events may be extracted from a database of events. The extracted events may then be passed through one or more manual or automatic data filters to identify one or more events that correspond to a predetermined goal of an enterprise (e.g., increase sales, increased product recognition, etc). Information concerning the corresponding events may then be provided in the form of a report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: PROJECT: WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Meyer, David Rich, Anjali Chawla
  • Patent number: 9117079
    Abstract: A single virtual machine is implemented upon a computer and an operating system executes within this virtual machine. A sample file suspected of being malware is received and any number of versions of the software application corresponding to the sample file are installed. Each version of the software application is executed within the operating system, each version opening the sample file. Behavior of each version and of the sample file is collected while each version is executing. A score indicating malicious behavior for each version with respect to the sample file is determined and reported. The versions may execute serially in the happening system, each version terminating before the next version begins executing. Or, all versions may execute concurrently within the operating system. Files and registries are hidden to facilitate installation. System information is changed to facilitate execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Trend Micro Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Huang, Xiaochuan Wan, Xinfeng Liu, Qiang Huang
  • Patent number: 9069017
    Abstract: A test and measurement instrument including a user interface; and a controller is described. The controller is configured to receive a serial bit stream; apply a regular expression to the serial bit stream; and present acquired data, or other data, through the user interface in response to the application of the regular expression to the serial bit stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: TEKTRONIX, INC.
    Inventor: Keith D. Rule
  • Patent number: 9031991
    Abstract: Various techniques for providing a Web Service interface to an order management system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a Web Service interface receives a hierarchical property set, which includes properties being input to an order management system. The Web Service interface accesses mapping information, which associates a variable in a flat property set with a hierarchical property set path. The Web Service interface uses the mapping information to convert the hierarchical property set to the flat property set, based upon the mapping information, and then causes the order management system to process the flat property set. The Web Service interface can also use the same mapping information to convert a flat property set generated by the order management system into a hierarchical property set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark David Lewis, Ying Wang, Re Lai
  • Patent number: 9026533
    Abstract: Documents written using a markup language such as XML may be decomposed into Path and Parent Associated Node (PPAN) elements, each of which is a linear data structure that includes the content of a node, the parent-child relationship of the node, and the path level of the node. A number of PPAN elements may be grouped together to form A PPAN chain. A PPAN matching process uses the PPAN elements/PPAN chain to search for structured documents that match the PPAN chain. The PPAN matching process is able to perform query and match at the same time to accelerate the PPAN matching process, and also enables complex services to be represented by generic structured documents. Optionally, the PPAN matching process may support wildcard requests so that services may be discovered without prior knowledge of the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: RPX Clearinghouse LLC
    Inventors: Zhonghui Yao, Kent Felske
  • Patent number: 9020981
    Abstract: Systems and methods generating schemas that represent multiple data sources are provided herein. According to some embodiments, methods may include determining a schema for each of the multiple data sources via a computing device communicatively couplable with each of the multiple data sources, each of the multiple data sources including one or more data structures that define how data is stored in the data source, generating a negotiated schema by comparing the schemas of the multiple data sources to one another and interrelating data points of the multiple data sources based upon the schemas, interrelating the negotiated schema with the schema for each of the multiple data sources based upon the interrelation of the data points, and storing the negotiated schema in a storage media by way of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Comprehend Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Morrison, Jud Gardner, Matthew Saffer
  • Publication number: 20150106404
    Abstract: Data streams are generally selected according to user preferences and transmitted to the user in general alignment with expressed preferences of the user. Such data streams may be music, including music videos. Users may indicate their general or specific preferences with regards to song, artists, or albums. Any other aspects or factors that might affect the user's preferences can be taken into account. A playlist is created that combines all of these factors. The playlist then serves as the basis for feeding the data streams to the user. Each user is able to express his or her own preferences and receive music corresponding to those preferences on an on-going basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. BOULTER, Todd M. BEAUPRE
  • Patent number: 9009117
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for creating, exporting, viewing and testing, and importing custom applications in a multitenant database environment. These mechanisms and methods can enable embodiments to provide a vehicle for sharing applications across organizational boundaries. The ability to share applications across organizational boundaries can enable tenants in a multi-tenant database system, for example, to easily and efficiently import and export, and thus share, applications with other tenants in the multi-tenant environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: David Brooks, Lewis Wiley Tucker, Benji Jasik, Timothy Mason, Eric David Bezar, Simon Wong, Douglas Chasman, Tien Tzuo, Scott Hansma, Adam Gross, Steven Tamm
  • Patent number: 9002895
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for creating, via a development tool, a unit type for display on a web page in response to a keyword on the web page. A development tool may identify a unit type template for creating a unit type. The unit type may comprise a tooltip for augmenting a keyword on a web page. A user may select, via the development tool, a media block component to add to the unit type. The user may place the media block component on a layout of the unit type. The development tool may generate script code to define the layout of the unit type as a set of cells and rows within a predetermined sized container. The media block component may be placed in a cell and a row of the set of cells and rows. The script code may provide execution direction for rendering media of the media block component while displaying the unit type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Vibrant Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Toby Doig, Douglas DeMarco, Robert Hammond
  • Patent number: 8996581
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for obtaining hierarchical information of planar data. The method comprises mapping at least one data item from a same data set in the planar data to at least one node in a tree structure formed by a structured terminology system. The method also comprises obtaining at least one sub tree structure in the tree structure, each of the at least one sub tree structure taking the at least one node as all of its leaf node. The method also comprises selecting a target tree structure from the at least one sub tree structure and obtaining hierarchical information in the target tree structure. An apparatus corresponding to the above method is also provided. With the above method and apparatus, hierarchical information of data items may be obtained from planar organized data to facilitate subsequent and further analysis and management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yue Pan, Xing Zhi Sun, Ying Tao, Lin Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 8996580
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating a multimedia play list based on user experiences in a portable multimedia player are provided. The apparatus includes an analyzer for analyzing user experience information input to the multimedia player, a recorder for recording the user experience information in a multimedia tag, a play list generator for generating a play list by analyzing the user experience information and the multimedia tag information recorded by the recorder, and a reproduction unit for reproducing multimedia according to the generated play list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoo-Mi Noh
  • Patent number: 8996518
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a data processing system having multiple executable threads that is configured to generate a cross-product matrix in a single pass through data to be analyzed. An example system comprises memory for receiving the data to be analyzed, a processor having a plurality of executable threads for executing code to analyze data, and software code for generating a cross-product matrix in a single pass through data to be analyzed. The software code includes threaded variable levelization code for generating a plurality of thread specific binary trees for a plurality of classification variables, variable tree merge code for combining a plurality of the thread-specific trees into a plurality of overall trees for the plurality of classification variables, effect levelization code for generating sub-matrices using the plurality of the overall trees for the plurality of classification variables, and cross-product matrix generation code for generating the cross-product matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Schabenberger, James Howard Goodnight
  • Patent number: 8990258
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables users to interactively create, customize, and execute reports on data stored in databases using only a web browser. The user can create, customize, and execute reports by selecting various report elements including, for example, data sources, fields, filters, labels, charts, dashboards, and the like. Advantageously, the present invention enables users to create the reports through an Internet connection, without any special software, such as web browser plug-ins, database applications, and the like, without knowledge of data access languages, such as SQL, and without direct access to a database server. The present invention can directly connect to a plurality of different database types through a virtual or physical network connection. It fully functions without requiring the creation of additional configuration items like catalogs, models or secondary schemas by a programmer or database administrator (DBA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Izenda, Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjay Bhatia
  • Patent number: 8983980
    Abstract: Embodiments for a Mining Data Records based on Anchor Trees (MiBAT) process are disclosed. In accordance with at least one embodiment, the MiBAT process extracts data records containing user-generated content from web documents. The web document is processed into a Document Object Model (DOM) tree in which sub-trees of the DOM tree represent the data records of the web document. Domain constraints are used to locate structured portions of the DOM tree. Anchor trees are then located as being sets of sibling sub-trees which contain the domain constraints. The anchor trees are then used to determine a record boundary (i.e. the start offset and length) of the data records. Finally, the data records are extracted based on the anchor trees and the record boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xinying Song, Yunbo Cao, Chin-Yew Lin
  • Patent number: 8984016
    Abstract: A method for process management in a collaborative service-oriented workshop for processing objects associated with data representing real data or processes, each object including a structure for storing links to other objects. After determining at least one function and at least one piece of information enabling the execution of the at least one function, an object including at least one reference to the at least one function and the at least one piece of information is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bernard Marquez, Thierry Chevalier
  • Patent number: 8984018
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a computer-implemented method comprising storing data in an application using an application custom data type and application custom data structure. The data is stored in a database using the application custom data type and the application custom data structure. In one embodiment, a request is sent to access the data from the application to the database. The data is retrieved from the database in response to the request in the application custom data type and the application custom data structure. In one embodiment, the data is sent from the database to a shared memory in the application custom data type and the application custom data structure and the data is retrieved by the application from the shared memory in the application custom data type and the application custom data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Meinolf Block, Martin Strenge, Christian Mohr, Boris Gruschko, Franz Faerber
  • Patent number: 8977640
    Abstract: A method of processing a supply query is described. The method includes receiving a first supply query comprising a first set of attributes. A size of the first set of attributes is compared to a threshold value. A second supply query comprising a second set of attributes is generated when the comparison indicates that the size of the first set of attributes is greater than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Ramana Yerneni, Saurabh Sodani, Jayanth Anandaram
  • Patent number: 8965934
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating answering a query on a database. Example embodiments include: accessing a database tree having a plurality of nodes; receiving a set of input variable values, a non-empty set of output variables, and information indicative of a node in the database tree; determining a traversal cost based on the node and the set of input variable values; determining a lower bound based on the node and the set of input variable values, wherein the lower bound corresponds to an upper-bound probability estimate based on one or more of the plurality of nodes and the set of input variable values; pruning one or more of the plurality of nodes based on the traversal cost, the lower bound, and a pruning bound; and returning a result including a non-empty set of output variable values based on the set of input variable values, the node, the traversal cost, and the lower bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Quova, Inc.
    Inventor: Armand Erik Prieditis
  • Patent number: 8943100
    Abstract: In a method for storing data in a relational database system using a processor, a collection of values is assigned to a structure dictionary, each of the values represents the value of a row for an attribute and has a unique ordinal number within the collection. and the structure dictionary contains structures defined based on at least one of interaction with a user of the system via an interface, automatic detection of structures occurring in data, automatic detection of frequencies of values occurring in data, analysis of a history of queries, and predetermined information about structures relevant to data content that is stored in the system. For each structure, forming a structure match list from ordinal numbers of values matching the structure, and a structure sub-collection from values matching the structure, using the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Infobright Inc.
    Inventors: Dominik Slezak, Graham Toppin, Marcin Kowalski, Arkadiusz Wojna
  • Patent number: 8930308
    Abstract: A system for associating metadata with at least one media file is provided. The system includes a memory storing transcription information associated with the at least one media file, at least one processor coupled to the memory, and a component executed by the at least one processor and configured to associate metadata with the at least one media file by storing an association between the transcription information and the metadata within the memory. In the system, the transcription information may be synchronized with the at least one media file and the association engine may be further configured to associate the metadata with a portion of the at least one media file by storing an association between a portion of the transcription information and the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: 3Play Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Johnson, Harriet Ruth Owers-Bradley, Anatole Khesin, Roger S. Zimmerman, Joshua Miller, Jeremy E. Barron, Christopher S. Antunes
  • Patent number: 8930405
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media program scheduling facility 1) retrieving data associated with a fantasy game, the data representing players of interest engaged in a real-life competitive activity that forms a basis for the fantasy game, 2) determining, based on the data representing the players of interest and on media program listing data associated with a plurality of media programs, one or more of the media programs that are associated with the players of interest, and 3) providing a scheduling screen for display, the scheduling screen containing listing information for each of the one or more media programs determined to be associated with the players of interest. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Don Relyea, Brian Roberts, Heath Stallings
  • Publication number: 20150006586
    Abstract: Provided are a data structure including a header area, and a payload area comprising data, a method of generating the data structure, and extracting information from the data structure. At least one of the header area and the payload area includes at least one sub-area in which one or more signal fields are included. At least one signal field among the signal fields includes information for signalling presence or absence of one or more information fields located at least partly in the data structure, the one or more information fields corresponding to the one or more signal fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Alain MOURAD, Sung-hee HWANG, Daniel ANSORREGUI, Belkacem MOUHOUCHE, Hak-ju LEE
  • Patent number: 8924427
    Abstract: A method and system for early notification of a pending deletion event of deleting a recording. Notification options are configured. The notification options are maintained with respect to a user profile associated with a user. Configuring the notification options includes (i) configuring a notification interval between successive notifications of the pending deletion event of deleting the recording and (ii) configuring a notification of the pending deletion event of deleting the recording that was recorded by another user. The notification of the pending deletion event of deleting the recording is sent to the user via a notification method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Amsterdam, Kulvir S. Bhogal, Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Brian M. O'Connell