Details Of Database Functions Independent Of The Retrieved Data Type (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.134)
  • Patent number: 8812643
    Abstract: Encoding and/or decoding of messages. On the encoding end, a composite encoder encodes message from an internal format that is used by internal system components into an external format. However, the composite encoder may encode the outgoing messages into different external formats on a per-message basis. For incoming message, a composite decoder decodes incoming messages from any one of a plurality of external formats into the internal format also on a per-message basis. A per-message report mechanism permits internal system components and the encoding/decoding components to communicate information regarding the encoding or decoding on a per message basis. XML messages can be converted automatically into Binary messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Jared Maine, Michael J. Coulson, Tirunelveli R. Vishwanath, Erik B. Christensen
  • Publication number: 20140074890
    Abstract: A method of synchronously providing data from software and a website is applied in the software installed to the website, and the software creates a database, and the method includes the following steps: a user end enters into the website via a network to login the software; the user end applies for an access of the software; the software sets an authorization level of the user end; the user end obtains the access of the software; the user end creates one or more records of data in the database by the software; the user end sets an authorization level for retrieving and storing the data by the software; and the software retrieves the retrievable data from the database according to the authorization level of each user end and produces a webpage to output the retrieved data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: LUNG CHENG TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventor: PEI SHIN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20130226941
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to data processing. Bloom filters are used to process data at high speed. A Bloom filter that is initialized based on a source string can be used to quickly determine the similarity between the source string and a query string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Ramakumar Kosuru, Choudur Lakshminarayan
  • Publication number: 20130124562
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for exporting content items from multiple disparate content sources to a single repository. Query parameters are received for locating content items hosted by one or more content servers of different types for export. Native search queries are generated for each content server from the query parameters and are executed on each content server. An export manifest listing the content items for export is built from query results received from the content servers. Each content item listed in the export manifest is then retrieved from the corresponding content server and stored in a single export repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Quentin Gary Christensen, Adam David Harmetz, Ryan Thomas Wilhelm, Julian Zbogar Smith, Yingtao Dong, John D. Fan, Thottam R. Sriram, Radhakrishnan Sundaresan, Anupama Janardhan, Graham Lee McMynn, Ramanathan Somasundaram, Jessica Anne Alspaugh, Bradley Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20130046737
    Abstract: A survey system of the present invention includes a mobile-computing device having a user interface for receiving survey data from respondents, a management server including a survey data validation module, and a terminal having a user interface. The mobile-computing device includes a survey application which encodes the survey data with at least one identifier and transmits the encoded survey data to the management server. The survey data validation feature of the management server analyzes the encoded survey data for validity and determines a probability of authenticity of the survey data. Statistical survey results, as well as the probability of authenticity of the survey data is presented to an end user through the user interface of the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Bleile, Emil Tsankov
  • Publication number: 20130031073
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for presenting static and dynamic data corresponding to an entity within an application on a mobile device. An entity object is created as part of a data model within the application such that the entity object has a plurality of fields with the plurality of fields having static data corresponding to the entity. Based on the static data corresponding to the entity, dynamic data corresponding to the entity is received into the entity object from at least one of a plurality of applications executable within the mobile device. The static and dynamic data from the entity object corresponding to the entity is displayed simultaneously within a user interface of the application in a single presentation view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventor: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
  • Patent number: 8229952
    Abstract: A system to query a database based on a logical schema of the database and an abstraction of the logical database schema, the abstraction including a plurality of objects and one or more properties associating one or more of the plurality of objects to one or more others of the plurality of objects. The system includes reception of a query including a first plurality of objects of the abstraction, a first one or more properties associating one of the first plurality of objects with another one of the plurality of objects, and two or more instances of a first one of the first plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Limited
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Cras, Juan Francisco Calvente, Yucheng Sha, Serge Thepaut
  • Publication number: 20120185490
    Abstract: Relevance analysis devices, methods, and programs analyze a mutual relevance between a plurality of users utilizing a server that allows users to view information provided by target viewed users. The devices, methods, and programs specify an analysis reference user and an analysis target user. The devices, methods, and programs specify a route that spans between the analysis reference user and the target viewed user, and specify a mutual relevance between the analysis reference user and the analysis target user based on a number of component routes that make up the specified route and based on a number of the component routes in which an origin-side user is registered as a target viewed user by an end-side user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo YAMADA, Ryuya MURAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20120173579
    Abstract: A method, and computer-readable media for performing the method, for managing business transactions. Electronic transaction documents are received from authenticated users and stored in a database, with system usage data regarding users' access to and use of the system captured and stored in the database. Only specified parties are afforded access to system usage data for each user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Robert E. Marsh
  • Patent number: 8203732
    Abstract: Even if there are many printed images similar to a query image, this invention can effectively use a display window with a limited size and support to specify the print request source of each similar image by classifying and displaying the images according to additional information containing information indicating the print request source which has issued a print request for the image. Therefore, when a query image is input and images similar to the query image are found, the similar images are classified according to the user names of users who have printed them. The numbers of times of printing of the similar images and maximum similarities are displayed for the respective user names.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotaka Shiiyama
  • Publication number: 20120047116
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a characteristic function representing data is received. A first hash code calculated from the characteristic function is received. The characteristic function is transformed to an arithmetic function. A second hash code is calculated from the arithmetic function. If the first hash code equals the second hash code, the data is designated as valid; otherwise, the data is designated as invalid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Stergios Stergiou, Jawahar Jain
  • Publication number: 20120005172
    Abstract: A computer-readable recording medium stores therein an information searching program that causes a computer having access to archives including a compressed file group of compressed files that are to be searched and that have described therein character strings, to execute: sorting the compressed files in descending order of access frequency of the compressed files; combining the compressed files in descending order of access frequency after the sorting at the sorting such that a storage capacity of a cache area for a storage area that stores therein the compressed file group is not exceeded by a combined size of the compressed files combined; and writing, from the storage area into the cache area, the compressed files combined at the combining, the compressed files combined being written prior to a search of the compressed files combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Kataoka, Tatsuhiro Sato, Takashi Tsubokura
  • Publication number: 20110213785
    Abstract: Social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Orkut, are changing our communication habits by introducing new tools that simplify and increase on-line interaction. The exemplary embodiments present methods for measuring the social strength among contacts on the basis of users' on-line interactions, which may be significantly used in real-time collaborative task management (e.g., inviting contacts for collaboration, selecting suitable tools for communication, prioritizing information flow). Moreover, exemplary embodiments provide a framework for developing new mobile social networking applications (social search client, smart dialer or contact applications) by extending the use of social ranking of contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Johan KRISTIANSSON, Josef HALLBERG, Juwel RANA, Kåre SYNNES, Stefan HÅKANSSON
  • Publication number: 20100057743
    Abstract: A method for centrally providing a profile of a user's degree of preference for one or more items across categories in a plurality of domains of interest in a taxonomy of preferences is described. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying a user's degree of preference for an item from a plurality of indicators. The user's degree of preference for the item is associated with a category in a domain of interest and is stored in a profile of the user. In another embodiment, the profile identifies preferences of the user in a taxonomy of preferences across categories in a plurality of domains of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Pierce
  • Publication number: 20100042579
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus is provided that may include circuitry to generate, at least in part, and/or receive, at least in part, at least one request to access at least one portion of data. The at least one request may indicate, at least in part, at least one subset of the at least one portion of the data that is of relatively higher importance than one or more other subsets of the at least one portion of the data that are of relatively lower importance. The at least one request may be to request, at least in part, that the at least one subset be accessed prior to the one or more other subsets are accessed. The at least one request may be comprised, at least in part, in at least one packet in accordance with a protocol that permits variable packet size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Steen K. Larsen, Ramakrishna Huggahalli
  • Publication number: 20100010822
    Abstract: A method, data structure, and medium are provided for generating and presenting advertisements to users through a social networking web site. Objective information describing a product is received from a promoter, and subjective information describing the product is received from users of the social networking web site. An advertisement is then generated by combining the information received from the promoter and the users of the social networking web site. Ratings are calculated for each of a plurality of advertisements and analyzed to select advertisements to present to a user through the social networking web site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: HRISHIKESH BAL, MICHAEL WALDMAN RECKHOW
  • Publication number: 20100005097
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for capturing and restoring database session state. Production database server components save the session state of each of a plurality of database sessions. The components store workload units that are processed in these sessions. The components store updated session states in response to certain events. Thus, the components may capture multiple session states, pertaining to various different points in time, for each session. The captured session states and the captured workload are moved to a test database server. A user selects, from among the time points represented by the session states, a point in time at which the user would like workload replay to begin. Sessions are re-created on the test database server. Session states of these sessions are set to reflect the session states as they existed at the user-selected time point. Workload units are replayed in the sessions relative to the test database server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chao Liang, Feng Cao, Rajendra Pingte
  • Publication number: 20090271403
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing apparatus including; a first similarity degree calculating section for calculating the degree of similarity between a predetermined item and a calculation target item: and a related item determining section for determining a predetermined quantity of the calculation target items as the related items of the predetermined items in the descending order of the degree of similarity, wherein meta information related to the calculation target item based on the behavior history of user is added to the predetermined items and the degree of similarity between the predetermined item and the calculation target item is calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Naoki KAMIMAEDA, Tomohiro Tsunoda
  • Publication number: 20090248614
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for determining preferences from information mashups and, in particular, a system and method for constructing a ranked list from multiple sources. In an exemplary embodiment, the system and method tunably combines multiple ranked lists by computing a score for each item within the list, wherein the score is a function of the associated rank of the item within the list. In one exemplary embodiment, the function is equal to 1/(n?(1/p)), where p is a tuning parameter that enables selection between responsiveness in the combined ranking to one candidate ranked highly in one source versus responsiveness in the combined ranking to a candidate with lower but broader support among the various sources ranking the candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Varun Bhagwan, Tyrone Wilberforce Andre Grandison, Daniel Frederick Gruhl, Jan Hendrik Pieper
  • Publication number: 20090222488
    Abstract: “Smart bookmarks” are described which facilitate aggregation, sharing, and dynamic access to the content in which a particular user has an interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Marco Boerries, Keith Saft, George Grinsted, Lee Parry, Carlo P. Bernoulli, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20090138427
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing data on application-level activity and other user information to enable real-time multi-dimensional reporting about a user of a mobile data network. A data manager receives information about application-level activity from a mobile data network and stores the information to provide dynamic real-time reporting on network usage. The data manager comprises a database, data processing module, and analytics module. The database stores the application-level data for a predetermined period of time. The data processing module monitors the data to determine if it corresponds to a set of defined reports. If the data is relevant, the processing module updates the defined reports. The analytics module accesses the database to retrieve information satisfying operator queries about network usage. If the operator chooses to convert the query into a defined report, the analytics module creates a newly defined report and populates it accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Asawaree KALAVADE
  • Publication number: 20090138510
    Abstract: Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for servicing a problem with respect to a data processing system. A report of a problem with respect to a particular data processing system is received at a service facility. A help desk ticket is created for the received report that includes a description of the problem with respect to the particular data processing system. A ticket identifier is associated with the help desk ticket. The help desk ticket and the associated ticket identifier are stored in a database managed by the service facility, and the ticket identifier is also stored at the particular data processing system. The ticket identifier stored at the particular data processing system is accessed to identify the help desk ticket associated with the ticket identifier, and the help desk ticket identifies the problem with respect to the particular data processing system to enable servicing of the problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, David Bruce Kumhyr, Stephen James Watt
  • Publication number: 20090077009
    Abstract: A structured document storage and management technique utilizes a generic document model tree that contains structured document nodes. A symbol conversion module contains untagged data associated with one or more of the structured document nodes and with a corresponding number of value codes. An encoded vector set includes a set of encoded vectors corresponding to the one or more structured document nodes having associated untagged data. Each of the encoded vectors contains one of the value codes at an index position that corresponds to a particular structured document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jaroslaw Miszczyk, Brent J. Baude, Gottfried Schimunek, Robert A. Bittner
  • Publication number: 20090077019
    Abstract: A system and computer readable medium for processing a request to retrieve data from a database is disclosed. The system and computer readable medium of the present invention comprises receiving the request which comprises a function that processes at least one data item specified in the request, retrieving the at least one data item from a database, and invoking the function. When the function is invoked, at least one parameter comprising information related to the at least one data item is passed to the function. Thus, a function can be written independently of the data which they are called to process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: STEPHEN J. TODD
  • Publication number: 20090070355
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for data stream switching. While accepting data change messages from a historical data stream, in response to determining that the end of the historical data stream is approaching, consumption from a real time data stream is resumed. In accepting data change messages from one of a historical data stream and a real time data stream, a data change message identifier (DCMID) for a data change message is obtained. Then, it is determined whether the data change message is from the real time data stream. In response to determining that the data change message is from the real time data stream, the DCMID is processed against a historical data structure to determine whether the related data change message has been seen in the historical data stream. In response to determining that the data change message is from the historical data stream, the DCMID is processed against a real time data structure to determine whether the related data change message has been seen in the real time data stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Michael CADARETTE, Lawrence E. KIRK, Robert Daniel LOVE, Gregg Andrew UPTON, Anil Venkatesh VARKHEDI, Charles Joseph WEIGEL, III
  • Publication number: 20090063508
    Abstract: A storage including an access processor configured to access data according to an access request specifying a file or a directory as an object of processing according to a content of a file handle cache held in a source of the request, further includes an access capability assigning unit configured to assign, when a file or a directory is made, an access capability serving as an identifier for uniquely identifying the file or the directory, and store the assigned access capability paired with a file handle for the file or the directory as metadata for the file or the directory and an access capability decision unit configured to decide, for the access request received by the access processor, whether the file handle specified as the object of processing of the access request is valid or invalid, based on a combination of the file handle and the access capability, wherein the access processor returns the access capability along with the file handle paired with the access capability according to a file handle a
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi YAMATO, Yoshiaki SAKAE
  • Publication number: 20090037414
    Abstract: A system for hosting one or more online feedback forums to receive and manage feedback is provided. An online feedback forum can be affiliated with a provider of a service and/or product and enables users of the service and/or product to add postings to provide feedback, browse postings, and add comments to postings. Also, an online feedback forum can allow users to vote on various postings. When a new posting is added by a user, contextual information associated with the user's activity with a provider's service and/or product is also included. Contextual information includes information that is not directly inputted by the user but provides additional information for placing the user's posting in better context. The online feedback forum further enables the affiliated provider and/or its agents to add official responses to postings and otherwise manage postings of the online feedback forum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Olivier, Joshua Richardson
  • Publication number: 20090030942
    Abstract: A method of providing performance data is disclosed that includes receiving a performance data request at a set-top box device from customer premises equipment. The performance data request identifies a first performance data measurement and the first performance data measurement is related to a performance aspect of the set-top box device. The method also includes identifying a first portion of a data structure that includes the first performance data measurement. The data structure further includes a second portion designated for a second performance data measurement. The data structure is stored at a data storage device associated with the set-top box device. Further, the method includes retrieving the first performance data measurement from the data storage device based on the first portion of the data structure and sending data associated with the first performance data measurement from the set-top box device to the customer premises equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: AT&T Knowledge Ventures, LP
    Inventor: Baofeng Jiang
  • Publication number: 20090019046
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for configuration item (CI) status value analysis for multiple performance monitors. In one embodiment of the invention, a multi-CI analysis method can be provided. The method can include weighting different CI status values produced by different performance monitors for a single resource in a monitored computing system and displaying selected ones of the weighted different CI status values according to relevance determined by weight. In one aspect of the embodiment, weighting different CI status values produced by different performance monitors for a single resource in a monitored computing system can include locating the different CI status values for the single resource in a configuration management database (CMDB), identifying the different performance monitors producing the different CI status values in the CMDB and applying weights to the different CI status values according to CI status value characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brett A. Coley, Niraj Joshi, Wayne B. Riley
  • Publication number: 20090006313
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing and modeling the frequency of queries are provided by a query analysis system. A query analysis system analyzes frequencies of a query over time to determine whether the query is time-dependent or time-independent. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-dependent queries based on their periodicities. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-independent queries based on causal relationships with other queries. To forecast the frequency of time-independent queries, the query analysis system analyzes the frequency of a query over time to identify significant increases in the frequency, which are referred to as “query events” or “events.” The query analysis system forecasts frequencies of time-independent queries based on queries with events that tend to causally precede events of the query to be forecasted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Liu, Jun Yan, Benyu Zhang, Zheng Chen, Jian Wang
  • Publication number: 20080313213
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which high dimensional source data corresponding to rows of records with identifiers, and columns comprising dimensions of data values, are processed into a file model for efficient access. An inverted index corresponding to any dimension is built by mapping data from raw dimension values to mapped values based on mapping entries in a dimension table. The record identifiers are arranged into subgroups based on their mapped value; a count and/or an offset may be maintained for locating each of the subgroups. The raw values for a dimension are maintained within a raw value file. For sparse data, the raw value file may be compressed, e.g., by excluding nulls and associating a record identifier with each non-null. A data manager provides access to data in the data files, such as by offering various functions, using caching for efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Haidong Zhang, Guowei Liu, Yantao Li, Bing Sun, Jian Wang
  • Publication number: 20080306902
    Abstract: A system and method to track and display the status of an electronic document submitted through a web-portal to a multifunctional peripheral device. The multifunctional peripheral device receives an electronic document file upon which it is to perform a service and logs the receipt in a central status database. During the processing of the electronic document file, the multifunctional peripheral device continually updates the status information corresponding to that file in the central status database. Through a web-portal, a user selects from a list of recently submitted document files one file for which status information is desired. The multifunctional peripheral device then accesses the central status database, retrieves the file, and displays, via the web-portal, detailed document and status information corresponding to the selected document file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Fabio M. Gava, Kenneth J. Stephenson, Mustafa Seifi, Marianne L. Kodimer, Harpreet Singh
  • Publication number: 20080301204
    Abstract: A system and method for correlated analysis of wasted space and capacity efficiency in complex storage infrastructures are provided. The system and method of the illustrative embodiments bring together wasted space data from all areas and components of the storage infrastructure into a single set of reports correlating information from these various sources in the storage infrastructure. In addition, correlated analysis of this collected information is performed with regard to wasted space. Logical storage devices of the storage infrastructure which are unused by host systems may be identified and appropriate corrective actions may be automatically taken. Moreover, automated recommendations and other automated corrective actions may be taken based upon the correlated analysis of the correlated data collected from the various components of the storage infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Frank Arthur Chodacki, Gregory John Tevis, David Gregory Van Hise
  • Publication number: 20080288514
    Abstract: The present invention provides a methodology for truncating a logical structure having data matching a predefined pattern. For example, the present invention truncates a logical structure so that branches of the structure are automatically ceased at a recursive ancestor instead of at a descendant. By using the methodology of the present invention, the total number of nodes of the logical structure that will be automatically displayed for a user is represented by the formula N*N+1. Thus, when N=10, the total number of nodes that are automatically displayed for the user is 101. This quantity is far more user friendly than the 9,864,101 nodes that would be displayed when N=10 under previous approaches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Srinivas Chari, Crystal J. Su
  • Publication number: 20080288544
    Abstract: Meta data specifying modification constraints for one or more of the attributes of an (operational) policy is generated/provided. Thereafter, the meta data is associated with the policy so that the constraints specified by the meta data can govern the modification of the policy. Under the present invention there are at least two ways of associating the meta data with a policy. In one embodiment, the meta data is embodied as a meta policy that can be associated with one or more (operational) policies. In another embodiment, the meta data is inserted into individual policies as additional attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: John A. Bivens II, David L. Kaminsky
  • Publication number: 20080282159
    Abstract: A summarization system and method. The summarization method includes utilizing a first body of information to obtain a second body of information, which is identified (by a hyperlink, an attachment identifier, a reference, etc.) in the first body of information. A summary of the obtained second body of information is then computed. The computed summary can be displayed to a user and/or stored for later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lucretia H. Vanderwende, Michael Gamon, Rajatish Mukherjee
  • Publication number: 20080275870
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium comprises data structure for providing information about levels of similarity between pairs of N documents. The data structure comprises a plurality of entries of similarity values representing levels of similarity for a plurality of pairs of the documents. Each of the similarity values represents a level of similarity of one document of a given pair relative to the other document of the given pair. The similarity value of each entry is greater than a threshold similarity value that is greater than zero. The plurality of similarity-value entries are fewer than N2?N in number if the similarity values are asymmetric with regard to document pairing, and the plurality of similarity-value entries are fewer than N 2 - N 2 in number if the similarity values are symmetric with regard to document pairing. A method and apparatus for generating the data structure are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: James G. Shanahan, Norbert Roma, David A. Evans
  • Publication number: 20080250075
    Abstract: This invention provides a document management system regarding deleted information for suppressing restoration of information that one does not wish to be referred to again. This invention comprises an electronic document DB device in which a DB is stored and a DB device used for electronic document backup that stores a BDB. When the electronic document to be deleted of the DB stored in the electronic document DB device is indicated, the DMA deletes the electronic document from the DB. Furthermore, when the electronic document is indicated, the DMA deletes the electronic document corresponding to the electronic document in the BDB stored in the DB device used for backup from the DB device used for electronic document backup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Imai
  • Publication number: 20080243757
    Abstract: A method of dynamic data transfer width adjustment is provided. The method includes firstly detects a data size of a transfer data. A data transfer width mode is detected according to a data address of transferring data. The data transfer width mode includes at least one of a word mode, a half-word mode, and a byte mode. According to the data address, the data transfer width mode, and the data size, the data is transferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yu-Shu Chen, Jhen-Ji Tu, Chan-Hao Chang
  • Publication number: 20080243895
    Abstract: Provided is a method, system, and program for providing an object discovery agent (ODA) client. There is one object discovery agent (ODA) client and at least one ODA, wherein each ODA is associated with one application and includes: (i) application programming interfaces (APIs) to communicate with the associated application to discover definition information on objects maintained by the application and (ii) code to communicate with the ODA client. The ODA client communicates with one of the at least one ODA to cause the ODA to gather definition information on at least one object used by one application. The gathered object definition information is provided to an integration server to integrate the object in an environment including heterogeneous objects from different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oleg Musteata, Glen Bentley, Yury Kosov, Zeenat Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20080168064
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing incoming messages associated with a user. One exemplary method includes receiving an incoming message for a user account, determining whether at least one messaging impairment associated with the user account is present, storing the received message into a first storage location associated with the user account when no messaging impairment is present, and storing the received message into a second storage location associated with the user account when the at least one impairment is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joanne Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20080104038
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for performing structural joins for answering containment queries. Such inventive techniques may be used to perform efficient structural joins of two interval lists which are neither sorted nor pre-indexed. For example, in an illustrative aspect of the invention, a technique for performing structural joins of two element sets of a tree-structured document, wherein one of the two element sets is an ancestor element set and the other of the two element sets is a descendant element set, and further wherein each element is represented as an interval representing a start position and an end position of the element in the document, comprises the following steps/operations. An index is dynamically built for the ancestor element set. Then, one or more structural joins are performed by searching the index with the interval start position of each element in the descendant element set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shyh-Kwei Chen, Kun-Lung Wu, Philip Yu
  • Publication number: 20080104149
    Abstract: A method for managing data includes receiving individually accessible data units, each identified by a key value; storing a plurality of blocks of data, each of at least some of the blocks being generated by combining a plurality of the data units; and providing an index that includes an entry for each of the blocks. One or more of the entries enable location, based on a provided key value, of a block that includes data units corresponding to a range of key values that includes the provided key value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Ephraim Meriwether Vishniac, Marshall A. Isman, Paul Bay, H. Mark Bromley, John L. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20080077574
    Abstract: A recommendation system is used to provide suggestions in environments such as message boards, RSS aggregators, blogs and the like by comparing member interests and creating recommendation items corresponding to categorized topics or other members. In some instances a natural language can assist in processing content to sort it into the appropriate topic bin. An advertising module cooperates with the system to provide content based ads relevant to the recommended items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: John Nicholas Gross
  • Publication number: 20080059465
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for searching network data for one or more predetermined strings are disclosed. In one embodiment, the string search is a multi-stage search where the stages of the search are performed by different hardware components. In one embodiment in a first search stage, a first processor performs a comparison of blocks of incoming data to determine whether the blocks potentially represent the beginning of one of the predetermined strings. If a potential predetermined string is identified, a second processor performs a further search to determine whether the string matches one of the predetermined strings. Because the first processor searches only for the beginning of the predetermined strings, the first stage comparison can be performed quickly, which improves network performance as compared to more detailed searching. The second stage is performed by second processor, which allows the first processor to search for potential matching strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Boris Beylin
  • Publication number: 20080046458
    Abstract: The present invention provides a social networking system and method by which customized tags can be created by a registered user in an online social networking environment and distributed to facilitate social networking. The tags represent personal characteristics and preferences associated with users of the online social networking environment. A graphical user interface (GUI) is provided in the online social networking website that enables a specific user to create and customize tags. Tags can be embeddable in that a user can insert the tag in a website GUI for display. Also, tags may have embedded content, e.g. a photo, a song, a profile page location, etc and may be sponsored or traded in the social networking website. Also a skin that shows the personal profile page GUI style may be customized, sponsored, or traded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Tseng, Johann Schleier-Smith
  • Publication number: 20080022020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting information between a computer device and a consumer electronic device (CE device) having a storage unit, the CE device being adapted to present the computer device a file system when connected with each other, having the steps of: writing a file, advantageously a small file, having a predetermined filename and containing the information to be transmitted in the file system of the CE device; reading the file having the predetermined filename and with the information contained; wherein the writing and reading steps are alternately performed by the computer device and the CE device for transmitting respective information from one device to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Andreas ECKLEDER, Richard LESSER
  • Publication number: 20080005158
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a state-based, regular expression parser in which data, such as generally unstructured text, is received into the system and undergoes a tokenization process which permits structure to be imparted to the data. Tokenization of the data effectively enables various patterns in the data to be identified. In some embodiments, one or more components can utilize stimulus/response paradigms to recognize and react to patterns in the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Mark Zartler, Robert Hust