Pattern Matching Access (707/6) Patents (Class 707/999.006)
  • Patent number: 10250433
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a first status message from a first recording device. The first status message includes a first recording identifier. The method further includes determining to initiate a second recording on a particular recording device based, at least in part, on the first status message and configuration settings. In addition, the method includes initiating a second recording on the particular recording device. Furthermore, the method includes creating a second recording identifier. The method also includes storing information related to the first recording identifier and the second recording identifier in a metadata file. Additionally, the method includes transmitting a second status message for receipt by other recording devices. The second status message includes the second recording identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: WatchGuard, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Thompson, Eric Riley, James Walter Exner, Brent G. Robertson
  • Patent number: 10216616
    Abstract: A processor is disclosed and comprises a front end including circuitry to decode instructions from an instruction stream; a data cache unit including circuitry to cache data for the processor; and a core triggering block (CTB) to provide integration between two or more different debug capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Beeman C. Strong, Matthew C. Merten, Lee W. Baugh
  • Patent number: 10210431
    Abstract: In the image processing device, the image processing method and the recording medium, the image analyzer carries out image analysis on an image. The tag information assignor assigns the image with tag information corresponding to objects present in the image based on the result of the image analysis. The first assignment ratio calculator calculates an assignment ratio of common tag information assigned to images owned by users as the first assignment ratio. The second assignment ratio calculator calculates an assignment ratio of the common tag information assigned to images owned by each user as the second assignment ratio. And the tag ranking determiner ranks the common tag information assigned to images owned by the user based on the difference between the first assignment ratio and the second assignment ratio of the common tag information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ono
  • Patent number: 10198417
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data entering and submission for an online interface using a remote entering/submitting mechanism, said system comprising: a. at least one data entry field in an online interface; b. a remote entering/submitting mechanism comprising: i. a pointer generating or retrieving system adapted to generate a pointer data to be displayed on the online interface; ii. a central interface system adapted to receive a communication linked to a pointer data from an electronic device; iii. a pre-populated database comprising one or more pointer data which are pre-defined; and iv. a central database adapted to store correlative information in relation to one or more pre-defined pointer data; and c. a submission component capable of submitting data after receiving the communication from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Mitesh L. Thakker
  • Patent number: 10187447
    Abstract: A system for online conversion attribution. The system includes a short uniform resource locator (URL) service programmed to, in response to receiving a short URL from a device: provide a cookie that includes a short URL ID to the device, and provide a short URL descriptor including the short URL ID to a user mapping service. The system further includes the user mapping service programmed to receive the short URL descriptor, receive a social media descriptor including a social media ID, map the short URL ID to the social media ID using the short URL descriptor and the social media descriptor, and attribute, using the mapping, a conversion on a website accessed using the device based upon receipt of the short URL ID from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Shariq Rizvi, Ameet Ranadive, Abhishek Shrivastava, Wenchang Zhou, Bill Darrow, Santosh Kancha, Travis Lull, Tom Larson, Yimin Wu, Xiaochuan Qin
  • Patent number: 10146814
    Abstract: A data storage system may implement recommending throughput capacity for generating a secondary index for an online table. Secondary indexes may be created for a table stored in multiple partitions in the data storage system. The data storage system may allow users to provision throughput capacity to process access requests at secondary indexes. The throughput capacity may also be used to perform updates at the secondary index as part of generating the secondary index. A creation throughput capacity may be determined that compensates for performing the updates to generate the secondary index. A user may receive a recommendation with the creation throughput capacity for creating the secondary index and may accept or modify the creation throughput capacity. The creation throughput may be automatically provisioned to create the secondary index, in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aanchal Gupta, Kiran Kumar Muniswamy Reddy, Stuart Henry Seelye Marshall
  • Patent number: 10146915
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for sharing and publishing files. In one aspect, the database system can maintain a user database, a file database and a library. The database system can receive a first request initiated by a first user to share a first file with one or more second users and, responsive to the first request, enable a second set of one or more permissions for each of the second users. The database system also can receive a second request initiated by the first user to publish the first file to the library and, responsive to the second request, publish the first file to the library. The database system additionally can restrict access to the published file based on permissions associated with the library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Miko Arnab Bose, Robert J. Snell, Mark Francis Movida, Valliappan Annamalai Natarajan, Adam Thielemann Wegel, Matthew Charles Hagenian, Durgesh Singh
  • Patent number: 10133714
    Abstract: A nonextensible schema is obtained including a first content model of ANY. Based on the nonextensible schema, a compact syntax regular language for XML next generation (RNC) file is generated that includes a second content model of ANY. The second content model of ANY can correspond to the first content model of ANY. The RNC file is modified, based upon the RNC file including the second content model of ANY, so as to explicitly enumerate all semantics of the second content model of ANY as elements in the RNC file. A regular language for XML next generation (RNG) file is later generated based on the modified RNC file. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Genneva Wang, John Mitchell, Kaushik Macherla, Joseph Baysdon, Yvonne Wang
  • Patent number: 10133788
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for determining resource quality based on resource competition. In an aspect, a method comprises: for each of a plurality of resource locators: generating first value for the resource locator that indicates, for a plurality of first sets of search results that each include the resource locator, a number of occurrences of other resource locators that were impressed and not selected when the resource locator was selected; generating a second value for the resource locator that indicates, for a plurality of second sets of search results that each include the resource locator, a number of occurrences of other resource locators that were selected when the resource locator was impressed and not selected; and generating, based on a difference between the first value and the second value, an adjustment factor for the resource locator for adjusting a score associated with the resource locator during a search operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Moustafa A. Hammad, Hyung-Jin Kim, Rajan Patel, Thomas E. Bagby
  • Patent number: 10108816
    Abstract: A medical image and data application service provider system provides a way of remotely viewing and manipulating medical images and data for diagnostic and visualization purposes by users unconstrained by geography. Medical images and data are stored on one or more servers running application service provider software along with meta-data such as access control information, origin of information and references to related data. A set of medical data consisting of related information is sent as an encrypted stream to a viewing station running client software in a secure execution environment that is logically independent of the viewing station's operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TailStream Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Kelley D Wise
  • Patent number: 10097489
    Abstract: An e-mail message is received that specifies at least one recipient and which includes an attachment. The attachment is a file having a header specifying at least one e-mail address for a permitted recipient. The header is analyzed to determine whether the at least one recipient is specified as a permitted recipient. The e-mail message is relayed to the at least one recipient if is determined that the at least one recipient is a permitted recipient. In addition or in the alternative, delivery of the e-mail message to the at least one recipient is prevented if is determined that the at least one recipient is not a permitted recipient. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10083170
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a system and method for short form and long form detection. Given candidate short forms, the system can generate one or more n-gram combinations, resulting in one or more candidate short form and n-gram combination pairs. For each candidate short form and n-gram combination pair, the system can calculate an approximate string matching distance, calculate a best possible alignment score, calculate a confidence score, calculate a topic similarity score, and calculate a semantic similarity score. The system can determine the validity, through a meta learner, of the one or more valid candidate short form and n-gram combination pairs based upon each short form and n-gram combination pair's confidence score, topic similarity score, and semantic similarity score, and store the valid short form and n-gram combination pairs in a repository. The system has no language specific constraints and can extract short form and long form pairs from documents written in various languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Md Faisal M. Chowdhury, Michael R. Glass, Alfio M. Gliozzo
  • Patent number: 10073764
    Abstract: Various technologies pertaining to computer-executable instruction sequence forensics are described herein. In a general embodiment, an application development framework supports a function library that includes a plurality of recording functions. Calls to these functions are inserted into source code or bytecode of the computer-executable instruction sequence. The source code is then compiled, resulting in formation of instrumented machine code of the computer-executable instruction sequence. Alternately, the runtime environment interprets instrumented bytecode for the instruction sequence. A processor executes the machine code, and the called functions cause the processor to generate forensic data pertaining to portions of the computer-executable instruction sequence that correspond to locations in the source code where the calls were inserted. An execution instance of the computer-executable instruction sequence is visualized based upon the forensic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Sundermier, Bettina K. Arpin, David Karmol, Lawrence P. Ray, Kenneth Michael Munoz, William Lawry, Jamie L. Coram, Thomas Anthony Artale, Patrick DeMoss, Lucas Leighton Nunno, Aaron Easter
  • Patent number: 10069924
    Abstract: Among other disclosures, a method may include receiving a trigger identifying a person associated with a communication, the communication being transmitted by a communication application. The method may include retrieving information relating to the person. The method may include providing the information to an interface associated with the communication application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Brezina, Adam Smith, Gregory Duffy
  • Patent number: 10019430
    Abstract: The invention comprises a system and method for storing consumers' data and automatically filling out forms by sending this information to merchants, allowing users to complete forms and exchange information much faster than could be done by hand. The invention includes an online repository of personal information, and a method to provide easily accessible, secure, sharable data. The invention includes a central repository for forms data, through which merchants can build their own applications, interact with other users, and avoid the inconvenience of filling out forms. The invention will only release the data, to a merchant, that is needed to complete a specific form. A user can send and receive form-related data during different transactions. Consumers will create and maintain a web-based Online Profile (OP) with data that merchants can access, after authentication, via a device with web access. The invention reduces identity theft, via a record of all a consumer's transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Ralph Rossi, John Anthony Capone, Dan Gerard Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 10007739
    Abstract: Methods for reconciling an address database include comparing addresses in an update database to addresses in a production database. A second comparison of unique addresses from the first comparison is executed, the second comparison allowing matching of addresses that the first comparison did not match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Valassis Direct Mail, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Gundersen, Michael A. DeGiule, Muhammad Al-Amin Niang
  • Patent number: 9990345
    Abstract: A regular language for XML, next generation (RNG) file referencing an RNG schema file is obtained. Subsequently, the referenced RNG schema file is stored in a file directory structure matching a reference definition of the schema in the RNG file. Based on the RNG file, a first nonextensible schema and a first extensible schema are generated each corresponding to the referenced RNG schema file. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Kaushik Macherla, Genneva Wang, John Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9977822
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing for migrating feedback data from one digital asset to another digital asset are disclosed. Typically, the one digital asset is available for distribution from a network-based media distribution system, but then subsequently is removed from distribution for any of a number of reasons. However, since the one digital asset has been in use at the network-based media distribution system, it has accumulated feedback data. Hence, if the another digital asset serves (e.g., due to equivalency) to replace the one digital asset, then the accumulated feedback data from the one digital asset can be transferred to the another digital asset. As a result, the another digital asset can benefit from the feedback data that was previously associated with the one digital assert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Wadycki, Ashish Sharma, Michael H. Walker, Ricardo D. Cortes, Sebastien P. Sahuc, Tracy L. Pirnack
  • Patent number: 9858317
    Abstract: Systems and methods for ranking communities based on members are described. One of the methods includes receiving a search query. The search query is received from a first user of a social network. The method further includes determining communities associated with the social network. Each community includes one or more posts. The one or more posts in a community are received from one or more members of the community. The method includes examining reputations of the members of the communities that satisfy the content match and ranking the communities based on the examination of the reputations of the members for presentation of the communities in a ranked order on a client device in response to the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Christopher Horling, Okan Kolak
  • Patent number: 9826375
    Abstract: The present invention provides computer-implemented systems and methods directed to facilitating communication between users in close proximity who have indicated a mutual interest in one another. The exemplary method generally comprises the following steps: affiliating a first and a second user with an interactive network. The system then receives and stores user selected profiles and associates those profiles with each user. Users can browse these profiles and select profiles in which they are interested. If the system receives data indicating that two users have mutually selected each other's profiles, the system pairs these users. The system receives geo positioning data from each mobile device and utilizes this data to determine if users are in close proximity. If the system determines that users are in close proximity, then the system determines if the users have mutually selected the other's profile as a profile of interest, e.g., matched users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Rufus Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Grifoni
  • Patent number: 9798726
    Abstract: A search query is received from a first user through one or more input devices. A set of results is determined from content stored on a computer system based on the search query. The set of results includes a first subset of results not accessible to the first user due to access control. A list of results is provided to the first user. The list excludes the first subset of results. A target result is identified from the first subset of results. An owner is identified with control over access to the target result. The owner is notified that the target result is not accessible to at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mustansir Banatwala, David A. Brooks, Joseph A. Russo
  • Patent number: 9785534
    Abstract: Abandonment indicator data is used to customize the user experience of an interactive software system, by monitoring and obtaining data about whether a user is at risk of abandoning the interactive software system. The resulting abandonment indicator data is analyzed and used to dynamically modify the user's experience by selecting user experience components based on the analysis of the user's abandonment indicator data. In this way, different types of user experience components can be utilized to provide the user with an individualized user experience that is customized to the user. Different types of user experience components can be utilized to adjust the user experience to adapt to the individual user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Paulus, Luis Felipe Cabrera, Mike Graves
  • Patent number: 9747295
    Abstract: A method of updating fields of records in a dataset mediated by a database management tool (DMT) that does not an API function for updating individual fields of records. The method comprises adding a temporary field to each record in a dataset by the DMT, copying a subset of the records in the dataset by an application that is not the DMT, changing at least one field in each of the copied subset of records by the application, changing the temporary field of the copied subset of records by the application. The method further comprises adding the subset of records to the dataset by the DMT, aggregating, by the DMT, the dataset based on a selection criterion defined with reference to the temporary field, wherein aggregating removes conflicts between records that have the same unique identifier based on the temporary field values of the conflicting records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Jawahar Antao
  • Patent number: 9720986
    Abstract: A method for integrating data into a database comprises storing data comprising a plurality of records which each comprise a plurality of attributes; analyzing a sample of records from the plurality of records by: identifying duplicate pairs of records in the sample records; analyzing each attribute of each record of the duplicate pairs of records to identify a respective attribute condition which is indicative that the pairs of records are duplicates; wherein the method further comprises: comparing each attribute of a record with the respective attribute condition and, if the attribute satisfies the attribute condition, allocating the record to a disjoint group which comprises records with an attribute that satisfies the same respective attribute condition; identifying duplicate pairs of records in the records in each disjoint group; identifying duplicate pairs of records in records that are not allocated to a disjoint group; and consolidating each duplicate pair of records into one consolidated record and s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: QATAR FOUNDATION
    Inventors: George Beskales, Ihab Francis Ilyas Kaldas
  • Patent number: 9680911
    Abstract: A method of short uniform resource locator (URL) lookup and feedback of various examples may include: receiving a request related with a short URL associated with a target URL; identifying resource information of the short URL which is descriptive of credibility of network resources pointed to by the target URL; and making the resource information provided to a user. Another method of short URL lookup and feedback of various examples may include: receiving a request related with a long URL; identifying an identity of a website providing network resources pointed to by the long URL, the identity is a character string or a logo; generating a short URL which includes the identity; and making the short URL provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Changwen Yuan
  • Patent number: 9665665
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention discloses a method, computer program product, and system for a method of determining the credibility of a visualization. Visualization data is received from an electronic device. The visualization data is compared to a plurality of visualization credibility criteria to determine a level of credibility for each of the visualization credibility criteria. The credibility of the visualization is rated based on the level of credibility for each of the visualization credibility criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen D Gibson
  • Patent number: 9613319
    Abstract: A server computing system determines a plurality of statistics for a plurality of test documents, determines a number of false negatives for a corpus of documents based on one or more of the plurality of statistics for the plurality of test documents. The classification of a document of the corpus of documents is a false negative if classification of the document by a classification model is negative and classification of the document by a user is positive. The server computing system calculates an effectiveness of an information retrieval system on a corpus of documents based on the number of false negatives for the corpus of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shengke Yu, Venkat Rangan
  • Patent number: 9589295
    Abstract: Example purchasing systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method identifies a purchase request that includes a first item to purchase from a first merchant and a second item to purchase from a second merchant. A first virtual machine is invoked and executes an instance of a browser application to purchase the first item from the first merchant. A second virtual machine is invoked and executes another instance of the browser application to purchase the second item from the second merchant. The method receives a first purchase confirmation from the first merchant and receives a second purchase confirmation from the second merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: VM-Robot, Inc.
    Inventor: Alistair Black
  • Patent number: 9583191
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a programming content addressable memory (CAM) comprising at least one match line, the at least one match line being preloaded to high, and being logically OR-ed for all selector lines the at least one match line being inverted to low upon a match result the at least one match line comprising transistors and grounding which are activated only when a stored data value and a corresponding selector line evaluate to 1 and the corresponding selector line having a logical AND with the stored data value, wherein the programming CAM is implemented as a Bit Indexed Explicit Replication (BIER) table. Related apparatus, systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: IJsbrand Wijnands, Gregory J. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9569528
    Abstract: Among other aspects disclosed are a method and system for detecting confidential information. The method includes reading stored data and identifying strings within the stored data, where each string includes a sequence of consecutive bytes which all have values that are in a predetermined subset of possible values. For each of at least some of the strings, determining if the string includes bytes representing one or more format matches, wherein a format match includes a set of values that match a predetermined format associated with confidential information. For each format match, testing the values that match the predetermined format with a set of rules associated with the confidential information to determine whether the format match is an invalid format match that includes one or more invalid values and calculating a score for the stored data, based at least in part upon the ratio of a count of invalid format matches to a count of other format matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventor: David Fournier
  • Patent number: 9569503
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically mapping LATs and candidate answers to multiple taxonomies without a need to merge these taxonomies. The method includes using a syntactic analysis of a corpus to extract all type instances of the LAT. The extracted instances are then mapped to a given taxonomy and clustered in a set of supertypes. Each supertype receives a score based on the coverage of LAT instances in the corpus. The method includes mapping the candidate answer to the same taxonomy to determine if the candidate answer is an instance of a significant supertype. Then the score of a candidate answer is obtained by aggregating or taking a maximum of the score of the matched significant supertypes. This score evaluates the type match between the LAT and candidate answer for a taxonomy. Multiple taxonomies can be used to increase the chance of LAT and candidate answer mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sugato Bagchi, Mihaela A. Bornea, James J. Fan, Aditya A. Kalyanpur, Christopher Welty
  • Patent number: 9542388
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for identifying unchecked criteria in unstructured and semi-structured data within a form. Text spans representing unchecked criteria within unstructured text in a form are detected and classified to facilitate accurate interpretation of the text. Section identification and annotation operations are then performed to identify and categorize sections within the form. Checklist sections within the form, along with associated checkmarks and boxes, are then identified, followed by the identification of checked item, criteria scope, and previously undetected checklist sections. Once all checklist sections and checked criteria have been identified, remaining text spans within a checklist section are annotated as unchecked criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott R. Carrier, Elena Romanova, Marie L. Setnes
  • Patent number: 9542428
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatus, and methods for identifying and processing duplicative records in one or more database systems. In various implementations, a first data object may be created and stored in a first database system, where the first data object includes a plurality of data fields capable of storing a plurality of data values. A trigger function may be executed in response to creating the first data object, where the trigger function causes one or more servers to determine if one or more existing data objects stored in the second database system match the first data object, and where the trigger function further causes one or more servers in the first database system to retrieve one or more data values from the one or more existing data objects. The retrieved one or more data values may be stored in one or more data fields of the first data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Kemp
  • Patent number: 9483236
    Abstract: Data is received that characterizes a score model. Thereafter, the score model is normalized by transforming it into a directed acyclic graph. The directed acyclic graph is then transformed into a structured rules language program. The structured rules language program is then transformed into a program using a concurrent, class-based, object-oriented computer programming language (e.g., JAVA, C, COBOL, etc.). Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: FAIR ISAAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrei R. Yershov, Andrew K. Holland
  • Patent number: 9208218
    Abstract: Methods, storage media, and apparatuses associated with evaluating a content item are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, a computer-implemented method may include receiving, by a search expression generator operated by a computer, the content item. Additionally, the method may include generating a search expression, by the search expression generator, based on the content item, to facilitate evaluating the content item based at least in part on searching other content items using the search expression. The search expression may indicate nested juxtapositions of sub-expressions of the search expression. In other embodiments, at least one storage medium may include instructions implementing a search engine that applies the search expression to a collection of other content items. In still other embodiments, an apparatus may include a configurator adapted to organize the collection of other content items. Other embodiments may also be disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Zalag Corporation
    Inventor: Samuel S. Epstein
  • Patent number: 9098360
    Abstract: A storage unit stores rule information that includes information indicating a plurality of operations based on event data. A computing unit searches the rule information to find information indicating a first operation, information indicating an operation of a condition determination that is executable regardless of the result of the first operation, and information indicating a second operation that is associated with the condition determination and uses the result of the first operation. The computing unit generates control information for controlling the execution order of the operations such that the first operation is executed in accordance with the result of the condition determination and such that the second operation is executed after the first operation. When the event data is input, the computing unit executes an operation corresponding to the input event data, based on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuo Mineno, Toshiya Hanamori, Toshihiro Nishimura, Masaharu Koyabu
  • Patent number: 9087341
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing for migrating feedback data from one digital asset to another digital asset are disclosed. Typically, the one digital asset is available for distribution from a network-based media distribution system, but then subsequently is removed from distribution for any of a number of reasons. However, since the one digital asset has been in use at the network-based media distribution system, it has accumulated feedback data. Hence, if the another digital asset serves (e.g., due to equivalency) to replace the one digital asset, then the accumulated feedback data from the one digital asset can be transferred to the another digital asset. As a result, the another digital asset can benefit from the feedback data that was previously associated with the one digital assert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Wadycki, Ashish Sharma, Michael H. Walker, Ricardo D. Cortes, Sebastien P. Sahuc, Tracy L. Pirnack
  • Patent number: 9043272
    Abstract: A system for determining the start of a match of a regular expression has a special state table which contains start state entries and terminal state entries; a plurality of start state registers for storing offset information indicative of the start of a match of the regular expression; a deterministic finite state automaton (DFA) next state table which, given the current state and an input character, returns the next state. The DFA next state table includes a settable indicator for any next state table entry which indicates whether to perform a lookup into the special state table. A compiler loads values into the special state table based on the regular expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: INSIDE SECURE
    Inventors: Daniel Wyschogrod, Leonid Leibman
  • Patent number: 9043409
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for publishing services and performing queries for service in a network are described herein. Service descriptions writing in a native search description language are translated to a normalized schema. The normal schema is published to the network. Queries to the network, which may be written in any native search description language, are also translated to normalized schema prior to performing the search. Accordingly, all services available can be published and located in a query without consideration of the native search description language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashwin Swaminathan, Ranjith Subramanian Jayaram, Vidya Narayanan
  • Patent number: 9020928
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for processing streaming data using programmable logic are disclosed. With an exemplary embodiment, a programmable logic device can be used to sort streaming data and provide a processor with access to the sorted data. With another exemplary embodiment, an Internet search engine can include a programmable logic device to perform match operations in response to search queries for web pages. With another exemplary embodiment, a programmable logic device is configured to perform match operations on streaming data while a processor is freed to perform other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: IP Reservoir, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald S. Indeck, Ron Kaplan Cytron, Mark Allen Franklin
  • Patent number: 9009150
    Abstract: This invention relates to an advertisement machine which provides advertisements to a user searching for desired information within a data network. The machine receives, from a user, a search request including a search argument corresponding to the desired information and searches, based upon the received search argument, a first database having data network related information to generate search results. It also correlates the received search argument to a particular advertisement in a second database having advertisement related information. The search results together with the particular advertisement are provided by the machine to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: RPX Clearinghouse LLP
    Inventors: Richard Prescott Skillen, Frederick Caldwell Livermore
  • Patent number: 9009328
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamically negotiating a device name for establishing a communications session between a host computer and a client computer are provided. A host computer receives from a client computer, a device name that includes as part of the device name at least a wildcard character. The host computer replaces the wildcard character with one or more characters that can be used in device names, to generate a unique device name that is not already being used by the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shashikanth Rao Thambrahalli, Harshavardhana M. Puttamadaiah, Supriya Kannery
  • Patent number: 8997182
    Abstract: A method of registering a legacy device, a method of transferring data, and a method of authenticating a legacy device are provided. The method of registering a legacy device by using a virtual client, which allows the legacy device to access a domain, includes: receiving unique information on the legacy device from the legacy device which requests the domain to register the legacy device; searching a registrable legacy device list including the unique information on the legacy device which can be registered in the domain for the unique information on the legacy device; and requesting a domain manager, which manages the domain, to register the legacy device, when the unique information on the legacy device is included in the registrable legacy device list, and not allowing the legacy device to be registered in the domain when the unique information on the legacy device is not included in the registrable legacy device list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Man-soo Jeong, IL-gon Park, Koo-yong Pak, Min-gyu Chung, Sung-hyun Cho, Soo-jung Kim, Kiran Kumar Keshavamurthy
  • Patent number: 8990234
    Abstract: An efficient fact checking system analyzes and determines the factual accuracy of information and/or characterizes the information by comparing the information with source information. The efficient fact checking system automatically monitors information, processes the information, fact checks the information efficiently and/or provides a status of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Lucas J. Myslinski
  • Patent number: 8977689
    Abstract: A system facilitates collaborative communications and information sharing in a network defined by a model. The model and a portion of the system are stored on a storage component coupled to a terminal. The system captures context information and user-defined data, the user-defined data provided during user interaction of the user in a first domain of the network, and dynamically stores the context information as metadata associated with the user-defined data, the user-defined data and the metadata stored on the storage component; a tracking component for tracking a change of the user from the first domain to a second domain of the network and dynamically updating the stored metadata based on the change, where the user accesses the user-defined data from the second domain; and an interface to the system that permits the user to create and view the user-defined data according to the model of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas F. Beaven
  • Patent number: 8977614
    Abstract: This invention relates to an advertisement machine which provides advertisements to a user searching for desired information within a data network. The machine receives, from a user, a search request including a search argument corresponding to the desired information and searches, based upon the received search argument, a first database having data network related information to generate search results. It also correlates the received search argument to a particular advertisement in a second database having advertisement related information. The search results together with the particular advertisement are provided by the machine to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Rockstar Consortium US LP
    Inventors: Richard Prescott Skillen, Frederick Caldwell Livermore
  • Patent number: 8965412
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in response to a user application request to determine a location of a user-device having a Wi-Fi radio, the Wi-Fi radio is triggered to transmit a request to Wi-Fi access points within range. Messages are received from the Wi-Fi access points, each message identifying the Wi-Fi access point sending the message. Signal strength of the messages received from the Wi-Fi access points is calculated. A reference database of stored locations for Wi-Fi access points in a target area is accessed to obtain the stored locations for the identified Wi-Fi access points. Based on the number of the identified Wi-Fi access points identified via received messages, a corresponding location-determination algorithm is chosen from a plurality of location-determination algorithms. The location of the user-device is determined using the stored locations for the identified Wi-Fi access points, the signal strengths of the received messages and the chosen location-determination algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Russel K. Jones, Edward J. Morgan, Michael G. Shean
  • Patent number: 8958661
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to generate templates from web images for searching an image database are described. In one embodiment, one or more retrieved images (e.g., from the Web) may be used to generate one or more templates. The templates may be used to search an image database based on features commonly shared between sub-images of the retrieved images. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Navneet Panda, Yi Wu, Jean-Yves Bouguet, Ara Nefian
  • Patent number: 8938458
    Abstract: A customized, topical database and methods for constructing and using such a database are provided. Selection and indexing of articles is done by experts in the topic with which the database is concerned. As a result, articles are indexed in a manner that allows facile, rapid retrieval of highly relevant articles with few or no false positives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Nelson Information Systems
    Inventor: John M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8928936
    Abstract: Systems and associated methods provide for converting an RGB color image to a grayscale image via a lookup table of correction values. The lookup table is generated and used to compensate for errors in converting the color image to the grayscale image. The lookup table is generated by generating a reference image having pixels with color values in the RGB color space, converting a first copy of the reference image to a grayscale reference image via interpolation, and converting a second copy of the reference image to an intermediate image. The intermediate image comprises chrominance and luminance values (e.g., YCbCR or YCgCo). The chrominance values are removed from the intermediate image. The intermediate image is then compared to the grayscale reference image to generate the correction values. The lookup table may then be applied to a grayscale image that has been converted from the RGB color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Arianne Therese Hinds, Nenad Rijavec, Natalie Dawn Ross