Query Processing For The Retrieval Of Structured Data (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.014)
  • Patent number: 11327999
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reorganizing a partition-by-growth database with LOB columns. An example method includes creating a partition assignment table by performing a logical reorganization of the partition-by-growth database, wherein an assignment of at least one base table row and its corresponding LOB in the partition assignment table differs from a current assignment of the at least one base table row. The method also includes performing a base table reorganization based on the partition assignment table in parallel with a LOB auxiliary table reorganization based on the partition assignment table and a LOB dataset assignment table. The method may also include applying changes to the reorganized base tables and the reorganized LOB auxiliary tables using the partition assignment table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Barry
  • Patent number: 11269830
    Abstract: Venn diagrams are computed for a given plurality of input sets. The process of computing the Venn diagrams is executed on columnar database systems for efficient execution. The computation of various subsets of the Venn diagrams is performed by determining subsets of various combinations of the input sets and computing set differences of the intersection sets. The process orders the execution of various steps of computing the subsets for the Venn diagram in an order that reduces the number of times an input set is loaded. Information describing various subsets of a Venn diagram is used to render the Venn diagram for display, for example, on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Carles Bayés Martín, Jesús Malo Poyatos, Marc Rodriguez Sierra, Alejandro Sualdea Pérez
  • Patent number: 11238122
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for obtaining, by a computing device, query data from a query submitted by a user on a social network; determining, by the computing device, a topic of the query by extracting information from the query data; matching, by the computing device, the topic to content stored in a content database; determining, by the computing device, that the content can be shared with the user based on relationship data dynamically derived from user activity within the social network; and initiating, by the computing device, sharing of the content with the user based on the determining that the content can be shared, wherein the user is not statically connected to the content or the author of the content in the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roberto Giordani, Marco Martino, Gianluca Bernardini, Giuseppe Ciano, Angelo Albanese, Roberto Piras, Salvatore D'Angelo, Valeria Perticara′
  • Patent number: 11218509
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating supervisory control of localized meeting groups is provided. A method includes the steps of generating a master meeting group based on input received from a master organizer, generating a plurality of authentication tickets based on input received from the master organizer of the master meeting group identifying a local organizer for each authentication ticket of the plurality of authentication tickets, transmitting the plurality of authentication tickets to each of the local organizers, authenticating a plurality of local organizers based at least partially on an authentication ticket for each local organizer, and generating a plurality of meeting subgroups associated with the master meeting group based at least partially on the at least one meeting parameter. Each meeting subgroup is associated with at least one local organizer and is generated based at least partially on input received from the at least one local organizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Meetup, Inc.
    Inventors: David Pashman, Odile Beniflah, Jake Levine, Nick Stamas
  • Patent number: 11188443
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method, apparatus and system for processing log data. A specific embodiment of the method includes: acquiring multiple pieces of to-be-processed log data generated based on a log within a preset time period, the to-be-processed log data including multiple attributes and preset indicators; determining multiple attribute value groups; determining, for an attribute value group, based on indicator values of preset indicators respectively indicated by multiple pieces of to-be-processed log data having each attribute value in the attribute value group, an indicator statistic value of the preset indicators of a log having each attribute value in the attribute value group; and generating a log data aggregation table based on indicator statistic values of preset indicators respectively corresponding to the multiple attribute value groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Miao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11176213
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying and recommending electronic content to consumers. In accordance with an implementation, one or more elements of electronic content are identified based on video graph data. In an exemplary method, information associated with a first element of video content is received, and corresponding video graph data is obtained. One or more second elements of video content that are similar to the first element of video content are identified based on the obtained video graph data. A subset the first and second elements of video content is subsequently identified for delivery to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Kocks, Guoning Hu, Ping-Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 11122342
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for causing to be provided contextual information for a content item. The system identifies that a subject in a content item is currently being referenced and determines when the subject was last referenced in the content item. For example, the system identifies a king being discussed by characters in a television series and determines the king was referenced three months ago. The system determines, based on the last time the subject was referenced, whether to provide contextual information about the subject. Using the determined three-month lapse in time since the king was last referenced, the system determines that contextual information about the king should be provided. Accordingly, the system causes to be displayed the contextual information after determining contextual information should be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Aman Puniyani, Ankur Anil Aher, Jagadeswar Reddy Mettupalli
  • Patent number: 11093528
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for data supplementation and verification. A method includes determining that an identifier within aggregated data is not a previously classified known identifier. A method includes transmitting an identifier to a search interface of a server of a third party service provider. A method includes receiving results associated with an identifier from a third party service provider. A method includes parsing results to determine whether a plurality of results have a common pattern associated with a classification. A method includes, in response to determining that a plurality of results have a common pattern associated with a classification, associating the classification with an identifier based on the common pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: John Ryan Caldwell
  • Patent number: 11016977
    Abstract: A method for detecting a pattern of events, comprising: receiving a template defining the pattern of events to detect; producing a join query for a relational database from the template; selecting a cost function for the join query, wherein a computation cost of the join query is equivalent to a computation cost of matching between a plurality of events from a plurality of streams of events and the template; identifying a preferred plan for executing the join query according to a minimal value of the cost function; producing an ordered set of a plurality of patterns, according to the preferred plan, by converting a plurality of database operations of the preferred plan into the ordered set of the plurality of patterns; and using the ordered set as an input for detecting a plurality of matches between the plurality of patterns and the plurality of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Ilya Kolchinsky, Assaf Schuster
  • Patent number: 11012513
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide autonomous vehicle network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable network of autonomous vehicles comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes. In particular, systems and methods for data-driven managed services built on top of a network of autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventors: Henrique Manuel Pereira Cabral, João Francisco Cordeiro de Oliveira Barros
  • Patent number: 11012491
    Abstract: A system for aggregating a user's web browsing data which may include cookies placed on a user's computing device from various websites. The system receives authorization from a user to retrieve cookie and other data associated with the user. The system then accesses cookie data and personal data associated with the user. In some embodiments, the aggregation system communicates with websites that placed the cookie data on the user's computer to determine one or more characteristics of the user based on the cookie data (which may be understandable only by the placing website). The system may then provide the user's aggregated data or a portion thereof to requesting entities. The user may have access to a user interface which provides information about the user's aggregated data and allows the user to determine how much information to share with requesting entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ConsumerInfor.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Kapczynski, Michael John Dean
  • Patent number: 10997166
    Abstract: A system and method for structuring search results for attribute comparison are presented. A product selection from a user device is received. The product selection has a plurality of attributes associated with it. A plurality of adjustable sliders configured to allow the user to refine a search is generated and caused to be displayed in a user interface of the user device. One or more adjustments of the plurality of adjustable sliders is received. In response to the user to an adjustment made to a first adjustable slider of the plurality of adjustable sliders, an analysis of a networked database for search results that match values indicated by the plurality of adjustable sliders including the adjustment made to the first adjustable slider is performed. The search results are caused to be presented on the user interface displayed on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Philip Moore, Yu-Hsuan Wang, Raymond Jeczen Pittman, Michael George Lenahan, Ben Lucas Mitchell, David Louis Lippman
  • Patent number: 10891289
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a method for optimizing data storage includes receiving an input data stream, where each data record received in the data stream is tagged with a group of one or more tags. The method further includes, for each data record of data records that have been received in the data stream, using the group of one or more tags of the corresponding data record to update a data structure tracking coexistence implications of tags that have been observed together in the groups of tags of the data records. The method further includes using the data structure tracking coexistence implications of tags to optimize a query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Wavefront, Inc.
    Inventor: Clement Ho Yan Pang
  • Patent number: 10885043
    Abstract: To provide search results to be presented in accordance with changes in the state of search performed by a user. A search device includes: a search means that searches a storage means storing records for records that match an input search condition to not less than a set relevance level and outputs search results; and a specificity inference means that, when a user operation is input after the search means has output search results corresponding to a first search condition, infers whether or not specificity of the search results is acceptable on the basis of the user operation, and, when the specificity is inferred to be acceptable, raises a relevance level that the search means uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10885007
    Abstract: Embodiments for triggering custom metadata extraction by a processor. Information may be extracted from an event so as to access data across a plurality of heterogeneous storage systems. Metadata may be extracted from the data that is accessed such that the metadata is assigned as custom metadata and indexed into a centralized search index, wherein the custom metadata is correlated to existing metadata associated with the data in the centralized search index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Deepavali Bhagwat, Nilesh Bhosale, Joseph Dain, James Hewitt, Dean Hildebrand, Wayne Sawdon
  • Patent number: 10824617
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for tracking changes to database data. A method includes determining a change to be executed on a micro-partition of a table of a database and executing the change on the table by generating a new micro-partition that embodies the change. The method includes updating a table history that includes a log of changes made to the table, wherein each change in the log of changes includes a timestamp, and wherein updating the table history includes inserting the change into the log of changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Snowflake Inc.
    Inventors: Istvan Cseri, Torsten Grabs, Benoit Dageville
  • Patent number: 10789295
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that searches a graph database. During operation, the system obtains a log-based representation of a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph comprises a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. Next, the system obtains a first query containing a first search pattern for searching the log-based representation. The system then matches the first search pattern to one or more records in the log-based representation. Finally, the system outputs, as a first result of the first query, the one or more records in a subgraph of the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yejuan Long, Scott M. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10776340
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for tracking changes to database data. A method includes determining a change to be executed on a micro-partition of a table of a database and executing the change on the table by generating a new micro-partition that embodies the change. The method includes updating a table history that includes a log of changes made to the table, wherein each change in the log of changes includes a timestamp, and wherein updating the table history includes inserting the change into the log of changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Snowflake Inc.
    Inventors: Istvan Cseri, Torsten Grabs, Benoit Dageville
  • Patent number: 10776438
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information providing system, an information providing server, an information providing method, and a program for information providing system, to acquire information actually interesting to a user from sources on which the user places importance and provide the information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Takumi Kageyama
  • Patent number: 10713579
    Abstract: A method estimates similarities in data streams. A data source receives input vectors from users. A sketch feature generator converts the input vectors into sketch feature vectors corresponding to the users, wherein each sketch feature vector represents data and meta-information from each user received in a most recent sample period. A similarity comparator compares each sketch feature vector against other sketch feature vectors to calculate similarity probabilities between the users. A processor running a decision loop determines a prediction result for at least one user based on the similarity probabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohamed Ahmed, Konstantin Kutzkov, Sofia Nikitaki
  • Patent number: 10664488
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of executing a user query includes presenting a user interface to allow a user to enter a query, receiving a user-entered textual request through the interface, launching a search service to rewrite the textual request into a search query, sending the search query to a presentation server, receiving an answer to the query, and returning the answer to the user as a graphical representation. A computer-implemented method includes receiving a crawl request from a user, launching a crawl manager to monitor the crawl request and track statistics related to the crawl, starting a crawl task based upon the crawl request, indexing a business intelligence presentation server to create a data index, and storing the data index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ananth Venkata, Jacques Vigeant, Satish Gopalakrishna
  • Patent number: 10657368
    Abstract: Automatic processing of documents often generates results far different from those obtained by manual human processing. For a given document processing task, many different techniques can be tried but it is often not known which will best emulate manual, human processing. This application discloses data processing equipment and methods specially adapted for a specific application: analysis of the breadth of documents. The processing may include context-dependent pre-processing of documents and sub-portions of the documents. The sub-portions may be analyzed based on word count and commonality of words in the respective sub-portions. The equipment and methods disclosed herein improve upon other automated techniques to provide document processing by achieving a result that is quantitatively closer to manual, human processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AON RISK SERVICES, INC. OF MARYLAND
    Inventor: William Michael Edmund
  • Patent number: 10642806
    Abstract: Venn diagrams are computed for a given plurality of input sets. The process of computing the Venn diagrams is executed on columnar database systems for efficient execution. The computation of various subsets of the Venn diagrams is performed by determining subsets of various combinations of the input sets and computing set differences of the intersection sets. The process orders the execution of various steps of computing the subsets for the Venn diagram in an order that reduces the number of times an input set is loaded. Information describing various subsets of a Venn diagram is used to render the Venn diagram for display, for example, on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Carles Bayés Martín, Jesús Malo Poyatos, Marc Rodriguez Sierra, Alejandro Sualdea Pérez
  • Patent number: 10609084
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating supervisory control of localized meeting groups is provided. A method includes the steps of generating a master meeting group based on input received from a master organizer, generating a plurality of authentication tickets based on input received from the master organizer of the master meeting group identifying a local organizer for each authentication ticket of the plurality of authentication tickets, transmitting the plurality of authentication tickets to each of the local organizers, authenticating a plurality of local organizers based at least partially on an authentication ticket for each local organizer, and generating a plurality of meeting subgroups associated with the master meeting group based at least partially on the at least one meeting parameter. Each meeting subgroup is associated with at least one local organizer and is generated based at least partially on input received from the at least one local organizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Meetup, Inc.
    Inventors: David Pashman, Odile Beniflah, Jake Levine, Nick Stamas
  • Patent number: 10601785
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable obscuring a query from an external web service provider. More specifically, a user-submitted query is split into at least two non-identical, secondary search queries. The non-identical search queries are submitted to an external web services provider separately, at different times spread throughout a search timeframe, from different virtual locations, thereby obscuring the original search query from the external web services provider. An internal system receives and merges the search results of the non-identical secondary queries from the external web services provider. The internal system then performs a second search on the merged results using the original user-submitted search query to find the results within the merged results that are most relevant to the original query. These relevant results are then presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Feller, Hank Ibell, William Lucy, Joseph Marrero Corchado
  • Patent number: 10601784
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable obscuring a query from an external web service provider. More specifically, a user-submitted query is split into at least two non-identical, secondary search queries. The non-identical search queries are submitted to an external web services provider separately, at different times spread throughout a search timeframe, from different virtual locations, thereby obscuring the original search query from the external web services provider. An internal system receives and merges the search results of the non-identical secondary queries from the external web services provider. The internal system then performs a second search on the merged results using the original user-submitted search query to find the results within the merged results that are most relevant to the original query. These relevant results are then presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Feller, Hank Ibell, William Lucy, Joseph Marrero Corchado
  • Patent number: 10496618
    Abstract: Data replication in a data grid can be managed. For example, a computing device usable in the data grid can determine a version number for a key-value pair. The computing device can determine the version number by increasing a counter corresponding to the key-value pair to a new value and using the new value as the version number for the key-value pair. The computing device can store the key-value pair and the version number for the key-value pair in a memory device that is included in the computing device. The computing device can then transmit an electronic communication to a remote computing device that is located remotely from the computing device in the data grid. The electronic communication can cause the remote computing device to store the key-value pair and the version number for the key-value pair in another memory device that is included in the remote computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Radim Vansa
  • Patent number: 10394919
    Abstract: Techniques for context-based queryless presentation of items are described. Without receiving an explicit query, an inferred query is determined based on a first set of context signals associated with a triggering event. Items matching the inferred query are selected based on a second set of one or more context signals associated with the triggering event. One or more results items identifying the one or more matching items are caused to display. Result items may be displayed in association with an explanation that identifies context values used to select an item or one or more attributes of the item that are relevant to a user or the inferred query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OpenTable, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Layne Reese, Brett Matthew Westervelt, Yige Wang, Jeremy Ryan Schiff, Steven Charles Schlansker
  • Patent number: 10353958
    Abstract: A visual analytics system includes a memory and a processor. The processor executes a clustering application having an interactive user-interface rendered on a client computer. The clustering application determines a first cluster of data items of a data set, the data items in the first cluster having first attribute values that are similar to each other within a first degree of similarity and determines a second cluster of data items of the data set, the data items in the second cluster having second attribute values that are similar to each other within a second degree of similarity. For visual analytics, the user interface receives a user selection of a third degree of similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Markus Latzina
  • Patent number: 10296627
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are disclosed for generating integrated data records by correlating source data records stored at different registry source data repositories. A set of source data records is retrieved based on execution of one or more search queries against a set of registry source data repositories. A data record matching rule is selected for execution on the set of source data records. The matching rule specifies one or more input properties, each of which specifies at least one data field designator, and optionally, a matching algorithm and an input property match threshold value. The matching rule is executed on pairwise combinations of source data records to obtain a set of matched source data records. An integrated data record is generated and populated with respective data from each of one or more of the matched source data records. The integrated data record is linked to each source record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FISERV, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Bowman, Vikram Gupta, Phillip Andrew Schroder, Gregory David Smelker, Amirali Sunderji
  • Patent number: 10277659
    Abstract: A system for aggregating a user's web browsing data which may include cookies placed on a user's computing device from various websites. The system receives authorization from a user to retrieve cookie and other data associated with the user. The system then accesses cookie data and personal data associated with the user. In some embodiments, the aggregation system communicates with websites that placed the cookie data on the user's computer to determine one or more characteristics of the user based on the cookie data (which may be understandable only by the placing website). The system may then provide the user's aggregated data or a portion thereof to requesting entities. The user may have access to a user interface which provides information about the user's aggregated data and allows the user to determine how much information to share with requesting entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ConsumerInfo.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Kapczynski, Michael John Dean
  • Patent number: 10248699
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method routes a current question to one or more of a plurality of online communities. A computer system can determine, for the current question presented by an asking user a plurality of question-to-question similarity values, a plurality of question-to-user similarity values and a plurality of question-to-community similarity values. The system can select one or more of the plurality of online communities based on the similarity values. The system can route the current question presented by the asking user to the selected one or more of the plurality of online communities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aditya Pal, Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 10248736
    Abstract: A method of managing data in a telecommunication network data structure is disclosed. The method comprises receiving, by a translation application executing on a telecommunication network computer system, a request to translate source data stored in a source data structure to a target data structure; identifying, by way of information stored in a taxonomy repository, a data store key within the source data; a category of an element of the source data; inferring, by way of information stored in the taxonomy repository a relationship between the data store key and the element; converting, by the translation application, a format of the data store key to a format of a target data store key, and a format of the element to a format of a target element. The method further comprises storing, by the translation application, the target data store key and the target element in the target data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Roberta M. Carroll, Carter Wayne Floyd, Jr., Steven A. Hoskins, Kenneth W. Samson
  • Patent number: 10216787
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer-readable medium, and computer-implemented method for contextual data mining using a relational data set includes monitoring one or more data sources for information relating to the relational data set, the relational data set comprising one or more data objects in one or more classes, detecting activity corresponding to a first data object in the one or more data objects based at least in part on information gathered from at least one data source, determining whether the activity exceeds a predefined threshold, identifying a second data object in the one or more data objects which is connected to the first data object based at least in part on an analysis of relationships between the one or more data objects, and transmitting information relating to the second data object based at least in part on a determination that the activity exceeds the predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Geographic Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Keyvan Rafei, Alex Taranenko
  • Patent number: 10192000
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing distributed storage and visualization for a graph database system for very large graph databases is presented. A graph database can comprise nodes and edges stored as artifacts, which can then be indexed using a distributed index system. A system capable of performing such tasks can include a processing system that creates an index of the artifacts, a construction system that can create a graph database from a text file, and a reading system that can create a text file from a graph database by finding requested artifacts in the graph of interest. A visualization system can perform queries on a graph database, then create sub-graphs containing the results for visualization purposes. The sub-graph can receive navigation inputs that display various portions of the sub-graph. Other embodiments also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Venkata Swamy Martha
  • Patent number: 10186275
    Abstract: A sharing method for video and audio data presented in an interacting manner applies to story-telling. The story from a book or other source includes a plurality of preset sentences, each having a plurality of keywords and which correspond to a preset video frame. The keywords represent roles and non-roles, and each of the roles corresponds to an image. Voice sources of the roles of the story are set according to a user instruction. Audio data of storytelling is matched with the keywords of the preset sentences, wherein the audio data is acquired from the voice sources. A matched sentence is acquired from the preset sentences. The preset video frame corresponding to the matched sentence is selected and displayed for vividness of presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fei-Fan Yu
  • Patent number: 10135705
    Abstract: A cloud-based analytics system streams industrial data from customer facilities to a cloud platform as torrential data streams, and performs analytics on the data contained in the data streams based on a selected set of rules. The rules can be designed to diagnose current or potential issues, to monitor for alarm conditions, or to perform other types of analytics. One or more data pipelines migrate data from plant facilities to a data lake residing on the cloud platform. Data streams can be segregated according to customer, and can further be segregated according to plant facility, production area, or any other suitable classification. Each data stream has an associated manifest that identifies the set of rules to be used to process data in each data stream, allowing selected rules to be applied to each data stream in an ad hoc manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Asenjo, Francisco P. Maturana
  • Patent number: 10134067
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, identifications of user actions are received from a first user device, the user actions being actions related to identifying data from a multi-tenant database to view. A portion of a first search query is received from a first user device corresponding to a first tenant in a multi-tenant architecture. A list of permissions for the first user device is then obtained. A plurality of fields is retrieved from a multi-tenant database based on the portion of the first search query, the fields obtained from data stored by multiple different tenants in the multi-tenant database, the plurality of fields retrieved being limited to fields for which the first user device has permission to view. Then a plurality of autocomplete suggestions are identified from the plurality of retrieved fields, the identifying based on the user actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ariba, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran Gangadharappa, Raj Vuppala, Dinesh Shahane, Harshad Chavan
  • Patent number: 10115061
    Abstract: Methods and systems for motif recognition in graph sets. Distribution scores comparing the canonical representations of a compressed graph in the set of graphs versus the canonical representations of a compressed graph in a reference graph are used to determine the significance of the compressed graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Securboration, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee S. Krause, Craig T. Hagan, Bruce R. McQueary, James B. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10110671
    Abstract: A method, system, and device for managing hardware resources in a cloud scheduling environment includes a zone controller. The zone controller can manage groups of node servers in a cloud datacenter using a checkin service. The checkin service allows server groups to be created automatically based on one or more hardware characteristics of the node servers, server health information, workload scheduling or facilities management parameters, and/or other criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mrittika Ganguli, Mohan J. Kumar, Deepak S, Jaiber J. John
  • Patent number: 10089370
    Abstract: An extraction method for extracting a sub query to be converted to a program for processing stream data continuously inputted to a database, from a query including instructions, as sub queries, to be issued to a database management system. The extraction method includes receiving input of the query and a lower limit value of efficiency as processing time per unit memory increase amount. A calculating operation calculates a one memory increase amount and the efficiency using the memory increase amount and the processing time to be reduced. The method selects a sub query whose calculated efficiency is equal to or higher than the lower limit value and extracts the selected sub query as a conversion object on condition that the integrated memory increase amount is equal to or smaller than the maximum memory increase amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Haruki Imai, Hideaki Komatsu, Akira Koseki, Toshiro Takase
  • Patent number: 10033767
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating supervisory control of localized meeting groups is provided. A method includes the steps of generating a master meeting group based on input received from a master organizer, generating a plurality of authentication tickets based on input received from the master organizer of the master meeting group identifying a local organizer for each authentication ticket of the plurality of authentication tickets, transmitting the plurality of authentication tickets to each of the local organizers, authenticating a plurality of local organizers based at least partially on an authentication ticket for each local organizer, and generating a plurality of meeting subgroups associated with the master meeting group based at least partially on the at least one meeting parameter. Each meeting subgroup is associated with at least one local organizer and is generated based at least partially on input received from the at least one local organizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Meetup, Inc.
    Inventors: David Pashman, Odile Beniflah, Jake Levine, Nick Stamas
  • Patent number: 9910931
    Abstract: The present application describes a method for improving user experience with filtering information. A free text entry is received on a user interface of a computer. A navigation key entry is also received on the user interface. Next, it is determined whether the free text entry fulfills criteria for a field input. Further, information is filtered based upon the fulfilled field criteria and the received navigation key entry. The application also is directed to a system for improving user experience on an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Zendesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurio Leon Guerrero, Steven Kai-Mai Yan, Amir Hadjihabib, Kurt Ruppel
  • Patent number: 9864802
    Abstract: Methods for product data management and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method for rules-based knowledge-driven search filters includes receiving metadata for a plurality of searchable objects, the metadata including at least one of an object type definition and object properties. The method includes defining search filter rules based on user properties and data conditions. The method includes performing a search according to a rule-based configuration, the rule-based configuration including filters for object properties and filter ordering rules. The method includes displaying search results according to the rule-based configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Parasuram, Javeed Nizami
  • Patent number: 9836466
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing objects. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided. The method includes receiving a query comprising a tag and executing the query. An object identifier is retrieved from a data table, based on the tag. The method further returns a result of the query. The result includes the object identifier that was retrieved from the data table. The method further performing an action related to an object having the retrieved object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Brandwine, Matthew T. Corddry
  • Patent number: 9779180
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a method. The method may include intercepting a request including one or more select queries sent to a database; generating a parametric form for each of one or more select queries; processing the parametric form to determine whether the one or more select queries cause an n-query issue comprising multiple selects, when executed at the database; and indicating an exception, when the one or more select queries cause the n-query issue. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SuccessFactors, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Wong
  • Patent number: 9767099
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods are provided for providing dynamic interaction with a research publication database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ZappyLab, Inc.
    Inventors: Lenoid Teytelman, Alexei Stoliartchouk, Matthew Davis
  • Patent number: 9767141
    Abstract: A method of processing a database can include comparing, using a processor, a delta file with a risk assessment criterion, wherein the delta file is generated from a first schema and a second and different schema, assigning a risk level to a change specified within the delta file according to the comparing, and applying the change of the delta file to a test database conforming to the first schema according to the assigned risk level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Margaret A. Eker, Nnaemeka I. Emejulu, Karthikeyan Ramamoorthy
  • Patent number: 9767219
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a method. The method may intercepting a result provided by a database in response to a query; modifying the intercepted result to enable detection of an order by problem; and detecting, based on the modified intercepted result, whether the query is missing an order by clause. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SuccessFactors, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Wong
  • Patent number: 9723143
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the invention relate to automated business and service dialing. According to one exemplary embodiment, a business dialing system is disclosed. The system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of business objects containing phone numbers corresponding to a plurality of business entities. The system further includes a user input device configured to detect key presses. The system also includes a processor coupled to the user input device and the memory. The processor is configured to generate a key sequence and a number sequence based on the detected key presses. The processor is further configured to search the memory for business objects corresponding to the key sequence. The system further includes a display device configured to display the number sequence and the business objects. The user input interface is further configured to detect a selection of a business object, among the business objects, or a dial command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SHANGHAI CHULE (COO TEK) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jialiang Wang, Kan Zhang, Yang Zhao, Haichao Xie