Access Augmentation Or Optimizing (707/2) Patents (Class 707/999.002)
  • Patent number: 10318589
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for detecting and displaying potentially volatile data. A metadata store, which is attached to a data store, is used for storing metadata corresponding to the stored data. A data retrieval component is used for retrieving a first and a second subset of data from the data store. Furthermore, a metadata retrieval component is used for retrieving a first and a second subset of the metadata corresponding to the first and second subsets of data from the data store. In addition, a comparator is used for comparing the first and the second subsets of the metadata. Additionally, a display control component, responsive to the comparator, is used for varying an indicator associated on a display with the first subset of data or the second subset of data to indicate an inconsistency between the first subset of metadata and the second subset of metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kathleen Sharp, Colin C. Stone, Joseph R. Winchester
  • Patent number: 10315113
    Abstract: A system and method is provided that simulates gameplay of non-player characters (NPCs) distributed across networked end user devices. The system may identify end user devices that are connected to the system through a network and are available to participate in a simulation in which each participating end user device is provided with one or more NPCs to be executed. An end user device may be available to participate when it has sufficient computing capacity, such as when in an idle or standby state. As such, the system may leverage spare computing capacity of networked end user devices to execute NPCs at networked end user devices during a simulation. In this manner, the behavior of an NPC may be tested using real-world conditions that may affect gameplay, such as a network connection quality, user-to-user game engine coordination and data exchanges, and/or other real-world conditions associated with networked end user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Marr, Keith S. Kaplan, Nathan T. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10311077
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for converting a database table and implementing upgrades and/or migrations are described. A bridge schema comprising a bridge view for a table in a database of an original schema is created and a bridge application server instance is created, the bridge application server instance configured to utilize the bridge schema to access the table of the original schema. The table of the original schema is revised to conform to a specified target schema and a target application server instance configured to access the revised table is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Juergen Specht, Volker Driesen
  • Patent number: 10303791
    Abstract: A method includes joining data between at least two data sets. Values of one or more join attributes of each of the data sets is represented in a compressed form, indicated by an encoding scheme. A compression scheme for the one or more join attributes is dynamically selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gopi K. Attaluri, Ronald J. Barber, Naresh K. Chainani, Guy M. Lohman, Ippokratis Pandis, Vijayshankar Raman, Richard S. Sidle
  • Patent number: 10296625
    Abstract: Methods, systems and articles of manufacture for discovering relationships among data elements within a dataset are disclosed. A first relationship is identified between a first data element and a second data element by identifying a correlation between a first attribute of the first data element and the first attribute of a second data element. A second relationship indicator is generated that is indicative of a relationship between the first data element and the second data element based on the correlation between the first attribute of the first and second data elements. Various embodiments can identify implicit relationships across one or more levels of explicit relationships where the explicit relationships can be across different attributes. Such techniques can be employed in various types of application programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Fadi Victor Micaelian
  • Patent number: 10272335
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for executing video games by a gaming computer and enabling remote play. In example, a method includes receiving a command from a first player via a first client and a computing network. The method updates a game state of a video game based on the command received from the first player and receiving a first point of view of the first player via the computing network. The method communicates at least part of the game state to a first image generator executed by the gaming computer and sends via the computing network to the first client a first image based on the game state and the first point of view using the first image generator. The first image is configured for rendering by the first client. The first image is a video image of a plurality of video images presented to the first client, which is accessing the gaming computer for remote play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: David Perry, Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira
  • Patent number: 10262078
    Abstract: A method of optimizing graph operations is performed by a computing system. The method comprises: (1) receiving a first request to perform a first operation on a first graph, where the first graph comprises a set of vertices and a set of edges, each edge connecting a pair of vertices, and each vertex having one or more associated properties; (2) logging the first request, but not performing the first operation; (3) receiving a second request to perform a second operation; (4) logging the second request, but not performing the second operation; (5) receiving a query for data from the first graph, where the data includes property values for one or more vertices; (6) in response to the query: (a) generating a second graph by optimizing and performing the first and second operations; and (b) returning data responsive to the query, where the returned data is based on the second graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Haijie Gu, Yucheng Low, Carlos Guestrin
  • Patent number: 10261669
    Abstract: Systems and methods utilize navigation information to prepare electronic documents for display and/or provide electronic documents for display. In particular, in one or more embodiments, methods and systems identify pages likely to be selected for display based on a current page selected for display and navigation information. Moreover, one or more embodiments include systems and methods that determine an order of preparing pages for display based on navigation information. Navigation information includes, for example, navigation direction; navigation rate; a page previously selected for display; information regarding the contents of a page; and data regarding how one or more users have previously navigated one or more pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Samuli Kekki, Vladimir Grecescu, Dmitry Shkolnik
  • Patent number: 10249095
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for presenting notifications associated with applications in a context-based manner. In one implementation, the technique maintains a data store that provides application annotation information that describes a plurality of anchors. For instance, the application annotation information for an illustrative anchor identifies: a location at which the anchor is virtually placed in an interactive world; an application associated with the anchor; and triggering information that describes a set of one or more triggering conditions to be satisfied to enable presentation of a notification pertaining to the application. In use, the technique presents the notification pertaining to the application in prescribed proximity to the anchor when it is determined that the user's engagement with the interactive world satisfies the anchor's set of triggering conditions. The triggering conditions can specify any combination of spatial factors, temporal factors, user co-presence factors, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Semih Energin, Anatolie Gavriliuc, Robert Thomas Held, Maxime Ouellet, Riccardo Giraldi, Andrew Frederick Muehlhausen, Sergio Paolantonio
  • Patent number: 10235431
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are disclosed to optimize the size of index files to improve use of storage space available to indexers and other components of a data intake and query system. Index files of a data intake and query system may include, among other data, a keyword portion containing mappings between keywords and location references to event data containing the keywords. Optimizing an amount of storage space used by index files may include removing, modifying and/or recreating various components of index files in response to detecting one or more storage conditions related to the event data indexed by the index files. The optimization of index files generally may attempt to manage a tradeoff between an efficiency with which search requests can be processed using the index files and an amount of storage space occupied by the index files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Mathew, Ledion Bitincka, Igor Stojanovski, Dhruva Kumar Bhagi
  • Patent number: 10229101
    Abstract: A smart fill feature is provided, which may be utilized to provide suggestions to a user and to prepopulate fill results in a spreadsheet. Characteristics associated with a set of data may be recognized and used to help determine fill results Suggestions may be determined from internal and or/external data sources, and may use contextual information in a data set to determine what a user may be trying to accomplish. External data sources may include one or more Internet data sources or internal corporate databases, providing a large amount of data from which to search for potential fill results. A split column command may be used to split a column into two or more columns. Data may be split between columns or combined by various methods, which may include, by example, by direct manipulation via tokens, or via a slider UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Augusto Otero, John Campbell, Uhl Albert, Daniel Parish, Aaron Lamar Wilson, Steve Tullis
  • Patent number: 10229377
    Abstract: A method for partitioning a database includes obtaining business dependency between data in a plurality of tables in the database on the basis of a business process associated with the database; generating, on the basis of the business dependency, a dependency graph describing a dependency relationship between the plurality of tables; cutting the dependency graph into at least two sub-graphs; and vertically partitioning the database into at least two parts corresponding to the at least two sub-graphs respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ning Duan, Chun Hua Tian, Ji Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10225250
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a set of media content items associated with a first user of a social networking system. It can be determined that a second user of the social networking system is attempting to access at least a portion of the set of media content items associated with the first user. A first subset of media content items can be dynamically selected out of the set of media content items. In some cases, each media content item in the first subset can satisfy specified selection criteria. The second user can be provided with access to a representation of the first subset of media content items. In some instances, the representation of the first subset can be provided in a media access interface associated with the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thai Gia Tran, Koon-Ho Christopher Wong, Jonathan Emery Arena, Lavinia Petrache, Dan Barak
  • Patent number: 10204105
    Abstract: In one embodiment a method for presenting conversational history is implemented on a computing device and includes: deriving a collaboration activity index as a function of at least a frequency of a conversation's communications over a period of time, mapping the collaboration activity index to a conversation timeline according to a timeline for the period of time; and displaying the conversation timeline on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingfeng Yang, Yasi Xi, Bo Huang, Rongrong Pan
  • Patent number: 10185982
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides computer-implemented systems and processes for determining and analyzing a user review status for a first item purchased or otherwise selected by a user; automatically and periodically monitoring review statutes for various alternative items, which may include competing, substitute, or replacement items relative to the first item; and generating an item recommendation based at least in part on a determination of which alternative items may be more positively rated than the first item. When a determination is made that an alternative item may be earning more positive feedback than the first item of interest, the system notifies the user that a possibly better item is available. Candidate alternative items may be identified based on the user's browsing history, groups of related items, or other sources. Candidate items may be weighted based on various attributes of the reviews, including average rating, number of ratings, number of reviews, and type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David James Kane-Parry
  • Patent number: 10182055
    Abstract: A management entity communicates over a network with devices on which security rules are configured to control network access. Data that indicates a hit count for each security rule across the devices is repeatedly collected from the devices. The indicated hit counts for each security rule are aggregated over different repeating time intervals to produce repeatedly aggregated hit counts for respective ones of the different repeating time intervals. The security rules are generated for display on a user interface screen as selectable options. Responsive to a selection of one of the security rules, a selected security rule and most recently aggregated hit counts for the different repeating time intervals for the selected security rule are generated for concurrent display on the user interface screen. The display of the most recently aggregated hit counts for the selected security rule is updated as time progresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Lawrence, Jason M. Perry, Yedidya Dotan, Denis Knjazihhin, Umesh Kumar Miglani
  • Patent number: 10176231
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for estimating most frequent values. A sample of values made up of rows is received from each of multiple nodes. The sample of values from each of the multiple nodes are aggregated to generate a sample table storing the rows. A descending list of most frequent values and associated frequencies is obtained using the sample table. Most frequent values are pruned from the descending list whose associated frequencies are below a minimum absolute frequency. The remaining most frequent values are extrapolated to reflect a data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James L. Finnerty, Venkatesh S. Gopal, Venkannababu Tammisetti, Paul-John A. To
  • Patent number: 10163172
    Abstract: A method for calculating lists of events in activity streams includes calculating a list of activity events for a user's activity stream based on weights assigned to implicit actions and explicit actions; and prioritizing the list of the activity events in the user's activity stream based on the weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Brooks, Miguel A. Estrada, Ethan L. Perry, Thomas Schaeck, Michael C. Wanderski
  • Patent number: 10162706
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for managing a RAID array of data storage devices. The declustered RAID array is configured to tolerate a predetermined number of failing data storage devices. The declustered RAID array of data storage devices is split into a plurality of regions, each of the plurality of regions is divided into a plurality of sets, and each of the sets of the plurality of sets utilizes a different combination of the data storage devices. The declustered RAID array provisions a plurality of LUNs from respective sets of each of the plurality of regions, and in response to a failure of one or more of the plurality of data storage devices, up to the predetermined number of failing data storage devices, the RAID array rebuilds at least one copy of each of the plurality of virtual LUNs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Agombar, Ian Boden, Gordon D. Hutchison
  • Patent number: 10154423
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method of network diagnostics are provided. First condition information about a wireless local area network is obtained. Second condition information about an access network connecting the wireless local area network to a wide area network is obtained. Third condition information about the wide area network is obtained. Based on the first, second and third condition information, a condition report is provided to a diagnostic module configured to identify one or more network issues across the wireless local area network, the access network and the wide area network based on the condition report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Huang
  • Patent number: 10133797
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for implementing data warehouse management are disclosed. A data warehouse management system includes a job request scheduler configured to generate a workflow for data warehouse operations. The data warehouse management system includes a request manager configured to retrieve job requests for the data warehouse operations from the job request scheduler. The data warehouse management system includes a priority queue service configured to place each of the job requests into a respective priority queue based on their priorities. The data warehouse management system includes a worker service configured to retrieve the job requests from the priority queues in a priority order and to cause execution of the data warehouse operations. The data warehouse management system includes a data warehouse service including one or more database clusters configured to store data relating to the data warehouse operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Maheshdatta Mishra
  • Patent number: 10108985
    Abstract: Access requests to a database are monitored for average time taken to fulfill the requests and whether a queue of unfulfilled requests is building up beyond an acceptable threshold. When the queue has built up beyond the acceptable threshold and/or when the average time taken to fulfill the requests has exceeded a delay threshold value, database access requests may be rejected. In one advantageous aspect, a graceful degradation in performance may be achieved by selectively rejecting access requests of a lower priority and favoring access requests of a higher priority for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventor: Gian-Paolo Musumeci
  • Patent number: 10109021
    Abstract: A method for calculating lists of events in activity streams includes calculating a list of activity events for a user's activity stream based on weights assigned to implicit actions and explicit actions; and prioritizing the list of the activity events in the user's activity stream based on the weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Brooks, Miguel A. Estrada, Ethan L. Perry, Thomas Schaeck, Michael C. Wanderski
  • Patent number: 10102100
    Abstract: Performing an automated interaction with a computer software application by identifying, among a plurality of regions of an interface of a computer software application, a region for which a region-level measure exists of user interaction that occurred within the region of the interface, determining if the region-level measure meets or exceeds a predefined minimum level of user interaction, and performing an automated interaction with an element at least partly found within the region if the region-level measure meets or exceeds the predefined minimum level of user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Igal Kreichman, Ariel Sakin, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 10061792
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for retrieving data from a database. An embodiment operates searching for a key in a first index. The method determines that the searching will require a storage access request and issues the storage access request. The method continues searching for the key in a second index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventors: Anant Agarwal, Steven A. Kirk, Blaine French, Nandan Marathe, Shailesh Mungikar, Kaushal Mittal
  • Patent number: 10055447
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for operating a database includes: receiving a query including a first component indicating a criteria for generating a materialized query table (MQT) from the database and a second component having a condition for generating a reference value indicating a state of one or more items in the database; generating the MQT from the database where the MQT includes data items satisfying the criteria; generating, by executing the second component in response to receiving the query, a first reference value; receiving, subsequent to generating the first reference value, a second query for retrieving a data item from the MQT; generating, by executing the second component in response to receiving the second query, a second reference value; determining whether the first and second reference values are equal; and updating the MQT when the first reference value is not equal to the second reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Edgar M. Garcia Tellez
  • Patent number: 10055972
    Abstract: The invention includes systems, methods, and software applications for centrally maintaining information and automatically distributing relevant portions of the information to remote users. In one embodiment, a central server stores the information, which is maintained on the central server. Periodically, or each time the server information is updated, the server identifies the portion of the information that is relevant to each user and downloads the relevant portion of information to each user, for example to a mobile device such as a Blackberry™. The invention may be used to maintain and timely distribute information related to emergency response procedures, sales or servicing schedules, and delivery schedules, among other things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Pat Mendonca, Jonathan C. Pruett
  • Patent number: 10049400
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating location-aware group recommendations are discussed. For example, a method can include operations for receiving a group recommendation request, accessing user profile data associated with members of the group, and generating a group recommendation. The group recommendation request can be received at a network-based system and include identification of a first and second user as well as information identifying a current location associated with the first and second users. Accessing the user profile information can include accessing user profile information for both the first and second users. The group recommendation can be generated based on the current location data and a combination of at least a portion of the user profile data from the first and second users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jim Caralis, Nataly Kogan, Masumi Nakamura, Michael Mastroianni, Jason Sundram
  • Patent number: 10048850
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a non-transitory computer readable medium are disclosed. The electronic apparatus comprising: a processor; and a memory having program code stored thereon, the program code being such that, when it is executed by the processor, it causes the processor to: control a display of a first parameter-setting image that relates to values of one or more parameters related to imaging, the first parameter-setting image comprising a graph and an indicator point that is movable by user input, where the values of the one or more parameters related to imaging are set based on a location of the indicator point in the graph; and display, in association with the first parameter-setting image, a second parameter-setting image that relates to values of at least one additional parameter related to imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Keiichi Yoshioka, Ayaka Tamura, Satoshi Akagawa
  • Patent number: 10042824
    Abstract: In an embodiment of an approach for detecting hyperlinks to inapplicable content, a processor identifies a hyperlink in a first page, wherein the hyperlink references a second page. In one embodiment, a processor accesses content of the second page. In one embodiment, a processor determines whether content of the first page matches, within a predefined threshold, the content of the second page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Moore, Vanessa L. Wilburn
  • Patent number: 10043037
    Abstract: Methods and systems for scrubbing confidential insurance account information are provided. According to embodiments, a scrubbing server can receive a request to scrub confidential insurance data that includes the contents of an insurance account information database and an indication of the category of confidential data stored in the database. The scrubbing server can scrub the valid data contained in the received database, replacing confidential information with “scrambled” data that is not confidential. The scrubbing server can transmit the contents of the scrubbed database back to the requesting party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Paul Middleman
  • Patent number: 10037357
    Abstract: Methods, system, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for selecting between location-specific and global search results. One method includes receiving a query and a location identifier identifying a geographic location, obtaining a location-specific set of search results responsive to the query and a global set of search results responsive to the query, and determining a cluster score for the global set of search results. The method further includes selecting either the global set of search results or the location-specific set of search results as a primary set of search results according to one or more scores for the location-specific and global sets of search results, wherein the one or more scores include the cluster score, and identifying one or more identified search results in the primary set of search results for presentation in response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Donaker, David Blackman
  • Patent number: 10025863
    Abstract: A method and system for recommending content to a user whose interest(s) has not been identified is disclosed. A base user profile may be created for association with the user. The base user profile may be created by generating a list of ranked interests of a set of representative users. The list of ranked interests may be generated based on activity information obtained for the set of representative users. Content may be recommended to the user based on the base user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Sudharsan Vasudevan, Herat Gandhi, Mahesh Inturi, Chinmayi Narasimhadevara, Sumit Ailawadi
  • Patent number: 10021102
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a system and method for classifying an application session for forwarding or refrain from forwarding to a client. Generally, classifying an application session includes: receiving a first request from a client device at a first network device; transmitting, by the first network device, a second request to obtain classification information corresponding to the first request; forwarding, by the first network device, the first request from the client device prior to receiving the classification information corresponding to the first request; receiving, by the first network device, the classification information corresponding to the first request; receiving, by the first network device, a first response corresponding to the forwarded first request; and based on the classification information, forwarding or refraining from forwarding the first response to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ARUBA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Santashil PalChaudhuri, Prateek Kapoor, Jagachittes Vadivelu, Sudeepto Roy, Naveen Manjunath
  • Patent number: 9977814
    Abstract: A database system that supports associating a custom metadata type with loosely coupled triggers may be implemented to include instructions to receive a definition of a custom metadata type, the definition comprising at least one relationship field associated with a triggerable database object. The database system may also include instructions to associate the definition of the custom metadata type with a loosely-coupled trigger, and to cause the loosely-coupled trigger to execute based on generating a custom metadata record of the custom metadata type. The custom metadata record including a triggerable database object value for the relationship field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Avrom Irwin Roy-Faderman
  • Patent number: 9971840
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of managing remote devices. The system can include a server with memory, a detection module, and a collection module. The memory can store a management information base (MIB) having a hierarchical tree of object identifiers and corresponding object values. The detection module can query devices and receive a first object identifier and its first object value, which can vary from those in the MIB; and use patterns to match the first object identifier and object value; and generate an identification of the device from the matches. The collection module can use the identification to select a collection template, which can indicate a subtree of the MIB and a collection pattern; traverse the subtree and identify a second object identifier that matches the collection pattern, and its second object value; and associate the second object value with the first object value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Connectwise, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Logan, Kevin Davis
  • Patent number: 9940409
    Abstract: This invention provides a contextual search tool to a user. The contextual search tool receives a search from the user and provides search results, content, and dynamic contextual information (e.g., dynamic contextual questions, user information, and account information) to the user. The contextual search tool then receives contextual information input from the user (input for the dynamic contextual information, selection of the search results, or the like) and updates the search results and the dynamic contextual information. As such, the invention of the present invention improves the ability of the contextual search tool to provide tailored, customized, and relevant search results to the user based not only on the search terms provided by the user, but based on dynamic contextual information that changes as the user takes actions within the contextual search interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brent Alan Shelkey, Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Craig Sobol, Carrie Anne Hanson, Ivory Assan, Shira Bauman, Matthew Hsieh, Shuangshuang Li, Gabriela Moreno Cesar
  • Patent number: 9928307
    Abstract: A method and related hardware for improved search engine results delivered to multiple devices associated with a same user is provided. The multiple devices may each have a user profile associated therewith and the search results delivered may be based on the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Fiatal
  • Patent number: 9922056
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for prioritizing database failover. In one embodiment, an order in which to failover databases is determined based on a priority order of databases and the time at which the failover process occurs, which can be used to help reduce possible down time users can experience while waiting for the database most important to them to be failed over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Juilee S. Hapse, Priyanka K. Joshi, Nishant Sinha
  • Patent number: 9910582
    Abstract: Techniques described and suggested herein include systems and methods for navigating content in the form of a scrollable information sets. In an embodiment, a portion of a scrollable information set is displayed on a user device. As the user navigates through the information set, one or more location indicators are modified. The location indicators each correspond to a position within the information set and are configured to facilitate user input for navigating to a corresponding position within the information set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Amacker
  • Patent number: 9882970
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating distribution of application functionality across a multi-tier client-server architecture are provided. According to one embodiment, data from a database associated with a server computer system is cached into a hierarchical data map by an application running on the server computer system by instantiating multiple data points and assigning each an ephemeral ID that uniquely identifies it. Each of the data points includes a name field and a value field. A request is received by the server from a client. The request contains a value to be stored within a particular data point that is specified by its ephemeral ID. Responsive to the request, the particular data point is identified based on the ephemeral ID and the value contained in the request is transferred to the value field of the particular data point. Changed contents within the hierarchical data map are then persisted to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dillon Software Services, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Dillon
  • Patent number: 9880758
    Abstract: Described are data replication techniques. Writes of cycle N directed to a first storage device of a first data storage system are received. Writes of cycle N?1 directed to the first storage device are transmitted to a second data storage system. Writes of cycle N?2 directed to the first storage device are applied to a second storage device of the second data storage system. An acknowledgement regarding cycle N?1 is sent to the first data storage system responsive to determining that the writes of cycle N?1 directed to the first storage device have been received by the second data storage system and that the writes of cycle N?2 have been applied to the second storage device. At least some writes of cycle N directed to the first storage device are transmitted to the second data storage system prior to the first data storage system receiving the acknowledgement regarding cycle N?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Bhaskar Bora, Benjamin Yoder
  • Patent number: 9875086
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which an information handling system deploys a first microservice included in an application to a first microservice runtime environment (MRE). The information handling system receives a first set of performance metrics corresponding to a performance level of the first microservice in the first MRE, and receives a second set of performance metrics corresponding to a second MRE. Then, the information handling system determines that the first microservice will have a higher performance level in the second MRE than in the first MRE based on comparing the first set of performance metrics against the second set of performance metrics. As a result, the information handling system redeploys the first microservice from the first MRE to the second MRE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric M. Anderson, Szymon W. Harat, Michal P. Malczewski, Artur Szczotka
  • Patent number: 9836545
    Abstract: Users receive content recommendations from a personalized, generalized recommendation service that aggregates and selects content of high personal relevance to each individual user from a large pool of both personal and public content. The received content is filtered and the content determined to be relevant is cached. When a user request for content is received, the cached content is rescored and the content determined to be most relevant based on satisfaction of a relevance threshold is selected and forwarded to the user. Feedback methodologies are also implemented so that a user's actions are taken into consideration in real time and can affect subsequent recommendations to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Chris LuVogt, Vu B. Nguyen, Brian Theodore, Bruce Robbins
  • Patent number: 9832246
    Abstract: Personal content server apparatus and associated methods that allow a user (e.g., cable or satellite network subscriber) to access content, such as a video program, from a location outside the subscriber's network. In one embodiment, a personal content server streams the content to the subscriber over a network connection from the local e.g., (subscription) network to a remote network upon authorization by a content manager process. Various access, business or operational rules are applied depending on the content and delivery mode; e.g., to live video broadcast, video-on-demand (VOD), or archived content from the subscriber's digital video recorder (DVR) or networked PVR. Secondary content (e.g., promotions, advertisements, etc.) can also be selectively replaced if desired in order to make the remotely delivered content more appropriate to the remote user's context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. LaJoie, Michael Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9791837
    Abstract: Systems and methods of monitoring, analyzing, optimizing and controlling data centers and data center operations are disclosed. The system includes data collection and storage hardware and software for harvesting operational data from data center assets and operations. Intelligent analysis and optimization software enables identification of optimization and/or control actions. Control software and hardware enables enacting a change in the operational state of data centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: BASELAYER TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: George Slessman, William Slessman, Kevin Malik, Jeremy Steffensen, Kjell Holmgren, Michael McDonald
  • Patent number: 9760547
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products and systems are described for computer implemented online-content management. Multiple online content items authored by multiple authors for online publication are received at one or more first computers. For each online content item, a reputation score is determined for the author corresponding to the online content item. The reputation score is based at least in part on one or more reviews of the online content item provided by one or more reviewers other than the author. An online content item from the multiple online content items is published for display on one or more second computers, which includes displaying an advertisement in conjunction with displaying the online content item. A share of revenue for the author of the online content item for displaying the advertisement is determined based at least in part on the reputation score of the author.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Brougher, Nathan Stoll, Sepandar D. Karnvar, Brian Axe, Christian Oestlien
  • Patent number: 9741046
    Abstract: A system that provides a fulfillment solution blueprint is provided. The system defines order layers for the fulfillment solution blueprint. The system further defines provider functions for the fulfillment solution blueprint. The system further assigns each provider function to an order layer. The system further defines interface contracts for the fulfillment solution blueprint. The system further assigns each interface contract to a provider function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmad Naser Abdelrahman, Paul Hugh Wilkie Bishop, Deepankar Dey, Todd Spraggins, Glenn Dexter Swanson
  • Patent number: 9740752
    Abstract: A social networking system obtains linguistic data from a user's text communications on the social networking system. For example, occurrences of words in various types of communications by the user in the social networking system are determined. The linguistic data and non-linguistic data associated with the user are used in a trained model to predict one or more personality characteristics for the user. The inferred personality characteristics are stored in connection with the user's profile, and may be used for targeting, ranking, selecting versions of products, and various other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Nowak, Dean Eckles
  • Patent number: 9734487
    Abstract: In a new Notification Service, applications can publish data and allow users to subscribe to that data how they wish, with methods for secure redaction and secure authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: William Vincent Arconati, Jonathan Michael Hurley, Alan Brett Gilbert