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Data processing: database and file management or data structures June archive of inventions by patent app class 06/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20070150434 - Information processing system, content output apparatus, and method and program of controlling an information processing apparatus by a content output apparatus: In an information processing system including an information processing apparatus and a content output apparatus which are connected to each other, the content output apparatus is configured to include a function identification file creation unit adapted to, in accordance with a button operation by a user, create a function identification... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070150454 - Apparatus and method of searching hierarchical directory structure for desired address information using user entered keyword: A technique is disclosed of searching a hierarchical directory structure for desired address information. A plurality of directories are arranged in a multi-level hierarchical structure in association with a plurality of sets of address information. This technique includes: searching the hierarchical structure using at least one user-entered keyword as a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20070150453 - Image processing apparatus, image searching method, and program: A processing apparatus and method for selecting images, the apparatus and method including displaying a catalog of a plurality of images on an image display device, obtaining information when at least one image is selected from the plurality of displayed images, the information relating to an image corresponding to the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070150472 - Search by document type: A method of finding documents. A method of finding documents comprising, ranking documents according to relevance to form a ranked relevance list, ranking documents according to type to form a ranked type list, and interpolating the ranked relevance list and the ranked type list to form a list of documents... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070150475 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An object of this invention is to allow a user to easily confirm whether the access right is set within a desired range in a system which can set the access right. To achieve the object, according to this invention, an information processing apparatus includes a unit which stores a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070150431 - Method and apparatus for handling a group of at least one data object: The invention relates to real-time handling of data in more in particular, estimation of time needed to retrieve frames for video rendering, taking fragmentation of frames into account. Especially for data retrieval for trick-play, this is non-trivial, as it is not known on beforehand whether the frames to be retrieved... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070150432 - Method and mechanism for loading xml documents into memory: A method and apparatus for loading an XML document into memory is provided. A client loads one or more array elements into a first partition of an array that is maintained in memory. Each array element represents an XML element of an XML document. Upon determining that an amount of... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070150433 - Method for managing file in version control system: A method for managing a target file in a version control system is provided. According to this invention, when a user requests to check-out, check-in, update, or add tags to an target file, the version control system operates on a substitute file instead of the target file. The substitute file... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.
20070150438 - Evaluation of name prefix and suffix during a search: A method, system, and computer readable medium for evaluating a string input for a name, categorizing the words within the string into different fields, and using the relations to make better or exact hits during a name search possible.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070150435 - Parameter adjustment device: A parameter adjusting device configured to adjust a great number of parameters of a physical model by a genetic algorithm using multiple processing units within a short time. A parameter adjusting device comprises a processing assignment means wherein a part of a multiple processing means is assigned to search processing... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20070150437 - Protection against timing and resource consumption attacks: Systems and methods are provided for obscuring an amount of a resource used to process an item. In general, contemplated techniques comprise assigning a maximum allowable amount of the resource for processing a sub-part of the item. If the maximum allowable amount of the resource is reached, processing the sub-part... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070150436 - Query generator: A query generator for generating a query that returns a result set comprising data retrieved from a database and data returned by an analytic function that operates on at least a portion of the retrieved data is disclosed. The result set is arranged as a table having a plurality of... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP
20070150439 - Systems, methods, and interfaces for reducing executions of overly broad user queries: The present inventor devised, among other things, an exemplary information retrieval system that promises to reduce the execution of overly broad queries. One exemplary system detects overly broad queries and presents users one or more potentially relevant portions of a hierarchical subject matter classification system, instead of executing the query... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070150450 - Apparatus and method for quick retrieval of search data: A storage system includes a client host, a storage device, and a separate data search appliance. The client software executing on the client host composes a query and sends a data search request to the storage device. The storage device passes the received query to the connected data search appliance.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070150449 - Database program acceleration: A method and system are provided to automatically generating structured query language (SQL) to accelerate program execution in a database. Analysis of a target program checks usage status of objects and field data, and to determine which columns and table of a database record are required for program access. The... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC
20070150443 - Document alignment systems for legacy document conversions: A method for aligning documents which may be in different XML formats includes inputting source and target leaves of a source and documents in first and second tree structured formats and assigning a cost to each of a plurality of matches. Each match may include a source leaf and a... Agent: Ann M. Skerry, Esq. Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP
20070150445 - Dynamic holds of record dispositions during record management: Dynamically withholding certain records from a disposition during record management. Search criterion that identifies records that should be withheld from the disposition may be received. The content of the records and/or information about that record content may be compared to the search criterion to determine which of the records should... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20070150457 - Enabling one-click searching based on elements related to displayed content: One-click searching is enabled based on elements related to displayed content. A first content available over a network is retrieved. One or more first-type elements associated with the first content using a rule-based algorithm are identified. The one or more first-type elements are selected from a plurality of predefined elements... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20070150442 - Library services in communication networks: Communication networks, phones, and associated methods are disclosed that provide library services to users of phones. A phone displays a library search screen to a user, and the user enters one or more library search parameters. The phone generates a request message that includes the library search parameter(s), and transmits... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20070150448 - Method and apparatus for optimizing large data set retrieval: A method of detecting when an application running on a UNIX computer requests information from a data server, of retrieving from the data server the minimum amount of information required by the application, and of ensuring that the application gets full group information if the application requires it. Other embodiments... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070150440 - Method and circuit for retrieving data: Non-contiguous storage of data objects seriously hampers retrieval speed of said data objects (202). Furthermore, when multiple data objects are retrieved of which some are fragmented, retrieval time of all data objects gets less predictable. Therefore, it is desirable to retrieve non-fragmented data objects only. For certain cases, this is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070150444 - Methods and apparatus for organizing and presenting contact information in a mobile communication system: Methods and apparatus for gathering, organizing and displaying contact information in a mobile communications network. In one embodiment, a method for operating a mobile communication network includes an information server and a mobile communications device coupled to the service via a wireless connection. The method comprises transmitting a location identifier... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates
20070150441 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for associating policies with tuples using a pub/sub protocol: Methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for associating policies with tuples using a pub/sub protocol. A tuple is subscribed to for receiving a notification when the tuple is updated. A policy tuple is associated with the subscription to the tuple. The policy tuple identifies an action associated with... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC
20070150452 - Preference information collecting system, device, method, and program: A preference-information gathering system is capable of gathering information on every commodity and/or every service, which are each of interest to a user, as user's preference information. The preference-information gathering system includes a user portable terminal (102) capable of storing a user identifier uniquely identifying the user, an information searching... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070150455 - Recursive document network searching system having manual and learned component structures: An apparatus and method for a recursive document network searching system comprising a searchable document database containing multiple root and sub-root documents containing relational links to other documents where the relational links are manually created or are created by way learned functional components. An inventive aspect of this work is... Agent: Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP
20070150456 - Search system and method: A search system used in an ebook reading device is provided. The system includes a search module, a relevancy calculating module, and a sort module. The search module is for searching metadata of the ebooks and comparing the metadata searched with corresponding metadata of an ebook currently displayed, thereby obtaining... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070150458 - System for extending data query using ontology, and method therefor: Provided are an information query extension system and method, and more particularly, a method for efficiently managing heterogeneous data using a defined specification language to represent information distributed on the Internet, and extending a conceptual query which is a criteria for integration for a specific purpose.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070150451 - Systems, methods, software, and interfaces for analyzing, mapping, and depicting search results in a topical space: The present inventor devised, among other things, information retrieval systems, methods, software, and related interfaces that help users assess and if necessary bolster the quality of their manual selections from search results. One exemplary system receives a set of documents selected from search results for an input query, identifies key... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070150447 - Techniques for generic data extraction: Techniques are presented for generic data extraction. Metadata defines a data extraction element with reference to an identifier, a data source, and one or more rules. The metadata may be processed to populate the data extraction element when a reference is made within a data template to the identifier. The... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070150446 - Working with two different object types within the generic search tool: A computer implemented method of carrying out a search of one or more databases on the basis of a search request from one or more applications, the method comprising: carrying out a first search of the one or more databases for objects having a first object type on the basis... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070150461 - Selectively searching restricted documents: A first subset of attributes of documents responsive to at least one restriction may be displayed. Thereafter, a selection of a graphical user interface element associated with one of the attribute in the first subset may be received resulting in a display of a window comprising an alphanumeric input element.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20070150459 - System and method for filtering query results using model entity limitations: A method, system, and article of manufacture to process database queries are disclosed. One embodiment comprises receiving an abstract query against a database having a multiplicity of data records. The abstract query identifies a model entity that defines a focus of the abstract query. The method further comprises receiving a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070150460 - Systems and methods for providing victim location information during an emergency situation: A monitoring system receives data from embedded systems that are located within a building. The embedded systems may be contained within components (e.g., sensors, switches, etc.) that are situated within the building. Rules are defined for interpreting the data. The monitoring system interprets the data based on the defined rules... Agent: Madson & Austin Gateway Tower West
20070150467 - Adaptive evaluation of text search queries with blackbox scoring functions: Disclosed is an evaluation technique for text search with black-box scoring functions, where it is unnecessary for the evaluation engine to maintain details of the scoring function. Included is a description of a system for dealing with blackbox searching, proofs of correctness, as well experimental evidence showing that the performance... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP
20070150463 - Advanced method of searching, drafting and editing of electronic files: A method of searching, drafting and editing of electronic files includes the use of one or more peripheral computers, each computer handling an assembly of one or more updatable data bases having electronic documents, the electronic documents including information suitable to identify the same documents, each peripheral computer handling searches... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070150462 - Content-related information delivery system: A content-related information delivery system for delivering information related to a content to a user-owned apparatus. The system is composed of a playback apparatus and a server. The playback apparatus monitors a current playback position of the content during playback, generates playback position information specifying a segment of the content,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20070150465 - Method and apparatus for determining expertise based upon observed usage patterns: The invention comprises a set of complementary techniques that dramatically improve enterprise search and navigation results. The core of the invention is an expertise or knowledge index, called UseRank that tracks the behavior of website visitors. The expertise-index is designed to focus on the four key discoveries of enterprise attributes:... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070150464 - Method and apparatus for predicting destinations in a navigation context based upon observed usage patterns: The invention comprises a set of complementary techniques that dramatically improve enterprise search and navigation results. The core of the invention is an expertise or knowledge index, called UseRank that tracks the behavior of website visitors. The expertise-index is designed to focus on the four key discoveries of enterprise attributes:... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070150466 - Method and apparatus for suggesting/disambiguation query terms based upon usage patterns observed: The invention comprises a set of complementary techniques that dramatically improve enterprise search and navigation results. The core of the invention is an expertise or knowledge index, called UseRank that tracks the behavior of website visitors. The expertise-index is designed to focus on the four key discoveries of enterprise attributes:... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070150468 - Preprocessing content to determine relationships: Relationships are determining by preprocessing content. A first content available over a network is retrieved. One or more first-type elements associated with the first content using a rule-based algorithm is identified. The one or more first-type elements are selected from a plurality of predefined elements associated with a topic and/or... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20070150471 - Apparatus and method for identifying patterns in a multi-dimensional database: An apparatus to identify patterns in a multi-dimensional database is described. In particular, a computer-readable medium to direct a computer to function in a specified manner is provided. The computer-readable medium comprises instructions to automatically identify a plurality of patterns associated with data comprising the multi-dimensional database and instructions to... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070150470 - Method and apparatus for determining peer groups based upon observed usage patterns: The invention comprises a set of complementary techniques that dramatically improve enterprise search and navigation results. The core of the invention is an expertise or knowledge index, called UseRank that tracks the behavior of website visitors. The expertise-index is designed to focus on the four key discoveries of enterprise attributes:... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070150469 - Multi-segment string search: A method and system for searching multi-segment strings is provided. The search system receives a query string containing part or all of the segments that are to be matched as query segments. Upon receiving the query string, the search system compares the query segments provided in the query string with... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070150473 - Search by document type and relevance: A method of finding documents. A method of finding documents comprising, ranking documents according to relevance to form a ranked relevance list, ranking documents according to type to form a ranked type list, and combining the ranked relevance list and the ranked type list to form a list of documents... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070150474 - Priority differentiated subtree locking: A locking arrangement for data structures is provided that prevents deadlocks, but still allows different threads to simultaneously obtain locks on different nodes of a data structure for both read and write operations. The locking system differentiates locks based on a priority hierarchy. The locking system will fail a request... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 003797 & 013797
20070150482 - Customer relationship management system and method: A software-based customer relationship management system and method.... Agent: Dla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary Us, LLP
20070150478 - Downloading data packages from information services based on attributes: Identifying a location of a metadata package to an application program. The system maintains a plurality of metadata packages and locations associated therewith. The plurality of metadata packages is filtered based on attributes in a request received from the application program to identify at least one metadata package. The location... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070150481 - File distribution and access mechanism for file management and method thereof: A file access and management mechanism over Internet, and a method for distributing a file in arbitrary storage spaces and maintaining file security in the storage spaces are introduced herein. In addition, a method for maintaining file availability in the aforementioned storage spaces, a conversion manner between a network address... Agent: J.c. Patents, Inc.
20070150476 - Integrated cuber management system: A method and system for monitoring and controlling the processing of thermoplastics. The system includes a graphical interface and a server attached to the equipment in the cubing process. The interface includes a depiction of the equipment in the cubing process. A touch screen interface allows the user to control... Agent: Dubois, Bryant, Campbell & Schwartz, LLP
20070150483 - Network service for providing related content: A repository is maintained that includes a first content available over a network. A score is assigned to an association of the first content and an element, where the element is associated with a topic, industry, and/or entity. A second content is obtained associated with a content provider. An association... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20070150480 - Service delivery platform: A service delivery platform is disclosed, including method and apparatus for managing the delivery of a variety of services to customers or subscribers. Exemplary services that may be managed using the service delivery platform include telecommunication services such as cable, wire line and wireless services. The service delivery platform creates,... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070150479 - System and method for accessing and managing mobile device metadata: A system and method are provided for accessing and managing information, or metadata, describing content residing on a number of agent devices. In general, the system includes a central node and a number of agent devices communicatively coupled by a network. In operation, the central node communicates with the agent... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20070150484 - Systems and methods for multi-media transfer: Systems and methods are presented for sharing multi-media applications and files on line. A central server acts as the receiving, organizing and playing point for multi-media applications from multiple users having authorized access to a particular member's secure position within the central server.... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC
20070150477 - Validating a uniform resource locator ('url') in a document: Validating a URL in a document, including identifying the URL in the document, where the URL identifies a computer resource containing text, the document contains other text in addition to the URL, and the document is under edit by a user in an editing program on a computing device. Embodiments... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)
20070150494 - Method for transformation of an extensible markup language vocabulary to a generic document structure format: A method determines structures and features of an original document to make style decisions. The extensible markup language of the original document is analyzed to produce instance mapping. The document type definitions of the original document are analyzed to produce document type definitions mapping. Lastly, the instance schema of the... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP
20070150493 - Structured document processing apparatus, method, and program: Statistical information about instance documents and schema information are used to integrate multiple state transitions that enable sectioning of a structure document, thereby generating an optimum automaton. In integrating state transitions, consecutively matching state transitions are held in the form of an ID list, which is then used to count... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070150486 - Two-dimensional conditional random fields for web extraction: A labeling system uses a two-dimensional conditional random fields technique to label the object elements. The labeling system represents transition features and state features that depend on object elements that are adjacent in two dimensions. The labeling system represents the grid as a graph of vertices and edges with a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20070150487 - Inferred relationships from user tagged content: A tagged content inference system and method is provided. The system facilitates browsing of content with a pseudo-hierarchical feel using algorithmically-deduced relationships between items based on user applied tags. Based, at least in part, upon tagged content, an inference component can infer relationships between items (e.g., creating a pseudo-hierarchy) in... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070150490 - Items on workplaces: This document discusses, among other things, a system and a method for using a meta-model to manage relationships between software artifacts, the method comprising determining a meta-model; identifying one or more available artifacts in one or more software applications; using the meta-model to define one or more relationships between the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070150496 - Machine-implemented activity management system using asynchronously shared activity data objects and journal data items: Machine-assisted methods and apparatus are disclosed for allowing individual users to develop and organize respective activity descriptions and supporting journal items according to their respective preferences. Cross-referencing mappings may be created between activity descriptions and journal items in order to find, filter and organize disparate data. Cross-referencing mappings may also... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20070150492 - Method and system for allocating file in clustered file system: Described is a system and algorithm for allocating files in various storage units available within the CFS, as well as a technique for enabling storage system administrator(s) to control the file allocation in Clustered File Systems (CFS). The CFS server may execute one or more file allocation algorithms, which enable... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070150489 - Method of representing continuum of data as a rolling column within a relational model: A method and apparatus for representing a continuum of data as a rolling column within a relational model is disclosed. Data from a continuous data source may be used to populate a rolling column. Metadata defining the rolling column specifies the correct portion of data from the continuum of data... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070150485 - Navigating through a displayed hierarchical data structure: The invention relates to a method for navigating through a displayed hierarchical data structure including a parent node and a plurality of child nodes the method comprising: displaying the parent node at a parent position, displaying each of the plurality of child nodes at a respective child node position; assigning... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070150495 - Program for mapping of data schema: A data item name constituting a source data schema is extracted (1051), a data item name constituting a target data schema is extracted (1052), element concepts included in the extracted data item names of the source data schema and the target data schema are extracted (1053), a distinctive relation between... Agent: Reed Smith LLP Suite 1400
20070150491 - Server middleware for enterprise work group presence solution: An apparatus, system, method and computer product and medium are provided to implement operations of defining a group presence profile for a group of individual entities, the group presence profile having group attributes associated therewith; obtaining presence information for the individual entities of the group; and managing presence information for... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, LLP
20070150488 - System and method for migrating databases: A method, system and article of manufacture for migration of databases and, more particularly, for optimizing migration of a database from a source system to a target system. One embodiment provides a computer-implemented method for optimizing migration of a database from a source system to a target system. The method... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070150500 - Device for reporting software problem information: A device, method, and program for automatically reporting a software problem for a reproducing procedure and determining a place where a problem occurred in global user environments. Data including various types of messages assigned to individual languages is extracted from resource files of software that is used in international environments,... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20070150497 - Block data compression system, comprising a compression device and a decompression device and method for rapid block data compression with multi-byte search: According to the present invention these objectives are accomplished by a Compression Unit comprising an Input-FIFO (8), connected to a Modeling Unit (6), where said Modeling Unit (6) is connected to a multitude of memory locations represented by Trie-Dictionary (4) memory, to a Zero-Finder Look-Up Table (3), to search means... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20070150501 - Conversion of data sets between data set types: A computer implemented method converts a data set of a first type to a data set type of a second type. The method includes casting up a first data set of a first type to a prescribed data set type that is large enough to encompass a data set of... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070150499 - Dynamic bulk-to-brick transformation of data: Multi-dimensional surrogation systems and methods are provided that generate at least one up-to-date data surrogate using information of data and numerous data changes received from at least one data source, including a production system. Embodiments described further perform bulk-to-brick transformation of the up-to-date data surrogate. Brick-level data, or item data,... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070150498 - Social network for distributed content management: Methods and systems for managing distributed content are disclosed. Data objects may be received at host nodes. Each data object may be assigned an attribute value for each of one or more attributes that correspond to the data object. A network overlay may be determined based on the attribute values... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20070150506 - Data storage system: An alternative form of database architecture is described, comprising a plurality of data items, and a plurality of hierarchical node structures, wherein each data item is stored together with relationship data detailing nodes in one or more of the hierarchical node structures with which the data item is associated. The... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP
20070150502 - Methods, systems and computer program products for calendar based delivery of downloadable content: Methods of accessing downloadable content using a calendar application on a device include identifying an event in the calendar application of the device that includes downloadable content identification data. Access information for the downloadable content is provided to a content access application of the device based on the identified event... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20070150503 - Modeling recurring events in a data store: Time-related properties may be modeled independent of a base object. Rather than storing time properties with the object, they may be stored independently. A given object may be stored once, even if it has a recurrent time property. The description of a “meeting,” for example, may be stored once. Each... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070150505 - System and method for efficiently filtering and restoring tables within a multi-tiered enterprise network: A system and method are described for efficiently filtering and restoring tables within an enterprise application server. For example, one embodiment of the invention detects that a filtering function has been selected for a particular table node and responsively stores elements from the table node within a backup table collection.... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070150507 - System for a configurable open database connectivity conduit: A configurable conduit generator module is utilized to generate customizable conduits. The configurable conduit may be configured to provide the synchronization rules between client databases and corresponding enterprise databases. The configurable conduit generator module may be configured to provide a point-and-click environment to create the configurable conduit. In particular, a... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC
20070150504 - Xpath expression binding using xpath tracker with dynamic or static path evaluation: Various embodiments are disclosed relating to binding an application to one or more nodes of a tree (e.g., XML tree or XML document). According to an example embodiment, a tree path navigator (e.g., XPath navigator) may be invoked or called to dynamically evaluate a tree path expression to track one... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070150508 - Constraint derivation in context following for use with object code insertion: A method of creating constraints for use with object code insertion technology can include deriving an A-representation and a B-representation of values produced by execution of instructions of a portion of object code, wherein prior to object code insertion the A-representation and the B-representation of a value produced by same... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.
20070150509 - Method and apparatus for improving transactional memory interactions by tracking object visibility: In a multi-threaded computer system that uses transactional memory, object fields accessed by only one thread are accessed by regular non-transactional read and write operations. When an object may be visible to more than one thread, access by non-transactional code is prevented and all accesses to the fields of that... Agent: Robert C. Kowert Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20070150517 - Apparatus and method for multi-media recognition, data conversion, creation of metatags, storage and search retrieval: This invention relates to the storage and search retrieval of all types of digital media files, whether allowing the user to create index keys, metatags within each media file(s), provides search and indexing capability. The search terms and index keys are based on contextual elements within the media, including meta... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20070150512 - Collaborative meeting assistant: A data collaboration system that aggregates data from a number of multi-modal mobile devices in connection with collaborative note taking, presentation generation, memorializing a meeting, etc. The data collaboration system can automatically compile, index and/or memorialize data from numerous multi-modal multi-lingual mobile devices. More particularly, the system can filter and... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070150514 - Establishment and execution system for enterprise activity management systems: The invented establishment and execution system for enterprise activity management system comprises an enterprise activity flow planning system and an enterprise activity flow execution system. The enterprise activity flow planning system comprises: an activity flow planning module to allow users to define flows of a plurality of enterprise activities; an... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070150518 - Information recording medium, method of configuring version information thereof, recording and reproducing method using the same, and recording and reproducing apparatus thereof: In one embodiment, the method includes reading control information including version information from a specific area of the recording medium. The version information includes a first version information and a second version information. At least one of the first version information and the second version information is used to determine... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070150516 - Location toolbar for internet search and communication: A utility to invoke web services with information identifying an estimated geographic position of a user. The utility includes a geographic position estimating engine for periodically estimating a geographic position of the user in a first predetermined position information format and a database of website entries stored in an electronically... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP
20070150515 - Method and apparatus for determining usefulness of a digital asset: The invention comprises a set of complementary techniques that dramatically improve enterprise search and navigation results. The core of the invention is an expertise or knowledge index, called UseRank that tracks the behavior of website visitors. The expertise-index is designed to focus on the four key discoveries of enterprise attributes:... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070150513 - Method and apparatus for generating a new event directly from a document: The application relates to the field of communications and more particularly to an apparatus and method of generating a new event from a document. In accordance with one aspect of the present application, recognized date/time references contained in a document allow a new event to be created. Such date/time references... Agent: Moffat & Co
20070150511 - Method and apparatus for handling user's attributes sharing between service providers: The invention deals with sharing user's attributes among service providers wherein a service provider, the Attribute Provider, hosts a user's attribute and registers an attribute offering in a Discovery Service Framework for other service providers, the Attribute Requestors, knowing the Attribute Provider hosting the user's attribute. The problem faced is... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20070150510 - System for evaluating enterprise and program for evaluating enterprise: An enterprise evaluation system and an enterprise evaluation program capable of evaluating the value of an enterprise by analyzing the search and development strategy or the intellectual property strategy of the enterprise. Among patent applications filed by a specified enterprise within a specified period, required registration period is calculated for... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20070150521 - Facilitating a sender of email communications to specify policies with which the email communication are to be managed as a record: Specifying the policies with which (portion of) an email communication is to be stored as a record, within the content of the email communication. In an embodiment, an attachment file specifies such policies in the form of XML tags. As a result, a user may merely need to attach a... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20070150522 - Method, system, and program for processing a file request: Provided are a method, system, and program that processes a file request to operate on a target file that is directed to a file system. A determination is made as to whether a rule specifies a file attribute satisfied by the target file. In response to determining that the target... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20070150519 - Organiser for complex categorisations: The invention relates to an organizer for complex categorizations. The development of computer science in general and the Internet in particular has led to an ever-increasing amount of information being made available to a large number of people, many of whom are not computer experts. As a result, new and... Agent: Angel Palacios
20070150520 - User defined event rules for aggregate fields: Enterprise resource planning systems can be configured to help businesses keep track of events that could affect one or more supply chains. A key purpose for such a system is to ensure a smooth flow of goods or services from suppliers to purchasers. One way to help ensure that the... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20070150523 - Method for the creation of a documentary chain and the updating thereof based on a structured model: The present invention relates to a method for the production of a documentary chain and for the updating thereof on the basis of a structured model, and according to a characteristic, one starts from a structured model from which relevant fragments are extracted, the final document is thereafter architectured in... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Gilman & Berner, LLP
20070150525 - Efficient support for workspace-local queries in a repository that supports file versioning: Evaluation of workspace-local queries on a repository that supports versioning is enabled by tracking which versions of resources that are stored in the repository are associated with particular workspaces. A mapping is created and maintained for each workspace and each workspace-enabled table, i.e., a repository table that supports multiple versions... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070150526 - Enterprise server version migration through identity preservation: Systems and methods are described for service availability that provides automated recovery of server service in a timely and application intelligent manner, maintaining application consistency and integrity, while preserving server identity. The systems and methods, referred to herein as a Service Preservation System (SPS), manage complete recovery of server data... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070150524 - Uptating data in a mobile terminal: A method of differentially updating stored data in a mobile terminal from a first data version to an updated data version. The method comprises detecting whether the stored data in the mobile terminal includes one or more corrupted portions of the stored data inconsistent with the first data version; loading... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20070150527 - File transfer system, file storage apparatus, method for storing file, and program: A file transfer system includes a source apparatus and a destination apparatus connected to each other via a predetermined transmission path. The source apparatus includes a source-list generating unit generating a first list, a file storing unit, a list rewriting unit, and a file transmitting unit. The destination apparatus includes... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070150528 - Memory device and information processing apparatus: A file management information area of a memory includes a FAT and a replacement information table. In the FAT, chain information on a file is recorded and in the replacement information table, replacement information of a defective area is recorded. In order to read out the file, a file system... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070150529 - Reciprocal data file publishing and matching system: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files is disclosed. The method includes facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file... Agent: W. Edward Ramage06/21/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archive of inventions by patent app class
20070143266 - Computer-implemented method and system for combining keywords into logical clusters that share similar behavior with respect to a considered dimension: A computer-implemented method and system for combining keywords into logical clusters that share a similar behavior with respect to a considered dimension are disclosed. Various embodiments are operable to order a list of keywords from high activity to low activity, partition the list into at least two sets, a head... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth/ebay
20070143292 - Method, system, and program product for access control to resource content: A method, system, and computer program product are provided for performing access control. Regarding an arbitrary document or the like in a logical hierarchy structure, there is provided a method for determining whether a range of access authority set for a certain user with respect to a document or the... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20070143304 - Electric device with wireless communication module: The present invention discloses an electric device with a wireless communication module which receives weather information through a pager network, calculates well-being indexes from the weather information, and provides the well-being indexes to the user in a real time. The electric device with the wireless communication module includes a pager... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070143303 - Method and system for automatically updating software: A method and a system for performing automatic software updating capable of efficiently managing update cycles are provided. The method of performing automatic software updating in a client includes requesting information on an update cycle from a server at a check cycle of an update cycle change representing a cycle... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070143244 - Database system: There is provided a database system 1 including a source cluster, in the form of a source clique 2, for providing a clique shared spool file 3. This spool file is provided for consumption by a target module 4 belonging to a target cluster, in the form of a target... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070143242 - Disk-based cache: An application domain in a front end server processes an object request from a web browser application to determine whether to retrieve the object from a cache on a local disk or from an external database via a back end server. The determination is made by comparing metadata associated with... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070143241 - Field supported user interface for feature limited computing devices: A user interface is provided for a feature limited mobile device that provides a field delimited prompt for data. The user interface displays truncated field prompts that identify input data. When input data is assembled, the mobile device generates a character delimited query string and transmits it to an enterprise... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070143243 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing intelligent agent services: A method, system, and computer program product for implementing intelligent agent services is provided. The method includes identifying sources of information topically related to an interest. The interest is specified as first information elements. The method also includes creating a search string from at least a portion of the first... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth
20070143250 - Adaptable database system: An adaptable relational database system comprises a database schema having relational integrity, wherein the database schema includes a plurality of entities associated with a plurality of attributes. The plurality of attributes in the database may be varied such that the database includes a first set of attributes associated with a... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20070143251 - Administration of resources in system-wide search systems: A method and system for administration of a search system (310) for searching data from a plurality of applications. The method includes defining the requirements of a plurality of applications (301-303) to send data to the search system (310), and using optimization techniques (312) to adapt the resources (420) of... Agent: Stephen C. Kaufman IBM Corporation
20070143253 - Database system: There is provided a parallel database system 1. System 1 includes a storage device 2 for maintaining a plurality of rows 3. System 1 also includes a plurality of access modules 4 for accessing in parallel a respectively assigned one or more of rows 3. An interface 5 receives data... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070143252 - Electronic equipment and method for automatic synchronization and communication system: An electronic equipment, a communication system and a method for automatic synchronization. In the communication system, at least two electronic equipments are provided. The electronic equipment can synchronies files and/or directories stored in their respective memories. Therefore, each electronic equipment may include a memory, a connecting device, a synchronizing device,... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070143246 - Method and apparatus for analyzing the effect of different execution parameters on the performance of a database query: A database application re-uses one or more query execution strategies for a given logical query, and saves historical data concerning query execution performance under differing execution parameters. The historical data is analyzed to identify environmental variables and/or imported variables which significantly affect execution performance. Preferably, an auxiliary data structure includes,... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20070143248 - Method using query processing servers for query processing of column chunks in a distributed column chunk data store: An improved system and method for query processing in a distributed column chunk data store is provided. A distributed column chunk data store may be provided by multiple storage servers operably coupled to a network. A storage server provided may include a database engine for partitioning a data table into... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20070143249 - System and method for deploying an sql procedure: An SQL procedure deployment system deploys a query procedure comprising a procedural logic component and a database request component from a source system to a target system. At generation of the query procedure, the system generates a query procedure source code, a symbol table, and an encapsulated optimization results to... Agent: Samuel A. Kassatly Law Office
20070143254 - System and method for efficiently performing memory intensive computations including a bidirectional synchronization mechanism for maintaining consistency of data: A system and method for efficiently performing memory intensive computations including a bidirectional synchronization mechanism for maintaining consistency of data on which computations will be performed. This can be used to solve various problems such as those in a business context. Synchronization occurs in a near-real-time fashion between data in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20070143245 - System and method for managing presentation of query results: A method, system and article of manufacture for managing presentation of query results. One embodiment comprises receiving, from a requesting entity, a query having at least (i) one result field for which data from one or more databases is to be returned, (ii) one or more conditions for filtering which... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070143247 - Systems and methods for an enterprise services framework using a state model: Embodiments consistent with the principles of the invention check, before the data underlying a changed primary object is persistently save, for related objects whose data is also affected by the change. The related objects may be two or more degrees removed from the primary object. The changed primary object and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070143268 - Content reproducing apparatus, list correcting apparatus, content reproducing method, and list correcting method: A content reproducing apparatus includes: a recording unit that records content impression values obtained by digitizing impressions of plural contents, respectively, and a list for registering the plural contents corresponding to the plural content impression values in a selection area with a reference impression value set as a reference and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070143260 - Delivery of personalized keyword-based information using client-side re-ranking: Search and information systems are provided that facilitate ranking of promotional material such as advertisements in view of personal information related to users who search for information from public databases. In one aspect, a search and information system is provided. The system includes a search component to locate data for... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070143264 - Dynamic search interface: A dynamic search interface presents a context which changes in response to user interaction. When the user engages the interface, it responds dynamically to display relevant information and controls. When the user disengages the interface, it returns to a simpler form.... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20070143265 - Indexing of digitized entities: The invention relates to indexing of digitized entities in a large and comparatively unstructured data collection, for instance the Internet, such that text-based searches with respect to the data collection can be ordered via a user client terminal. Index information is generated for each digitized entity, which contains distinctive features... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP Bank Of America Plaza
20070143267 - Information storage medium, information reproducing apparatus, and information reproducing method: According to one embodiment, an information storage medium, and the program comprises referring to a manifest from a playlist that manages playback presentation of a playback presentation object, referring to one of a markup and a script from the manifest, monitoring defining of a name corresponding to an event in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070143269 - Information storage medium, information reproducing apparatus, and information reproducing method: According to one embodiment, an information storage medium, and the program comprises referring to a manifest from a playlist that manages playback presentation of a playback presentation object, referring to one of a markup and a script from the manifest, monitoring defining of a name corresponding to an event in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070143262 - Interactive search engine: A method and apparatus for providing a highly interactive user interface to a search engine using user input prediction is disclosed. As the user enters a portion of a query in a query field, the portion of the query is sent over a network to a query predictor. The query... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070143272 - Method and apparatus for retrieving similar image: A similarity calculation processing unit calculates a similarity between a query image and each of a plurality of retrieval target images by using a layout feature amount and an image-property feature amount relating to the query image and the retrieval target image, and ranks the retrieval target images in descending... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070143255 - Method and system for delivering internet content to mobile devices: The present invention provides methods and systems for delivering Internet-derived content to mobile devices with non-persistent connectivity. The methods include the creation of a small, high-quality, representative subset of content from the Internet, which is delivered to the mobile devices. The systems and methods allow updating of Internet-derived content present... Agent: Lawrence A. Husick Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
20070143258 - Method and system for generating a collaborative search chronicle in a network environment: A method, system and program of generating a chronicle of search terms used in a network environment of a community are provided. A term is received from a user in a current search. The term is matched in a search chronicle, wherein the search chronicle is a database comprising a... Agent: Ibm Corp. (clg) C/o Cardinal Law Group
20070143259 - Method for query processing of column chunks in a distributed column chunk data store: An improved system and method for query processing in a distributed column chunk data store is provided. A distributed column chunk data store may be provided by multiple storage servers operably coupled to a network. A storage server provided may include a database engine for partitioning a data table into... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20070143257 - Methods for assisting a person in transitioning from one disposable absorbent product to another: The present disclosure generally relates to methods for assisting consumers in transitioning from a current absorbent product to a future absorbent product. Also described are transition aids for assisting in this transition. In particular, the transition aids provide a consumer with a means for comparing different characteristics of their current... Agent: Senniger Powers (kcc)
20070143273 - Search engine with increased performance and specificity: The present invention discloses a system and methods for retrieval of most relevant information from a given digital data repository. This is done in the first step by verifying two conditions of relevance, presence of query words plus presence of at least one type of relationship between the words in... Agent: Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP
20070143263 - System and a method for focused re-crawling of web sites: A method (100) of crawling the Web (620) is disclosed. The method (100) crawls (120) Web pages on the Web starting from a given (110) set of seed Universal Resource Locators (URLs). Crawled Web pages are partitioned (140) into sets of relevant and irrelevant pages. A set of exclusion and/or... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Lll Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20070143270 - System and method for appending security information to search engine results: A system for appending security information to search engine results, including a search engine for locating, in a computer network, web pages that include at least one designated search term, for issuing a security analysis request to a content security scanner to assess at least one designated web page for... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070143271 - System and method for appending security information to search engine results: A system for appending security information to search engine results, including a search engine for locating, in a computer network, web pages that include at least one designated search term, for issuing a security analysis request to a content security scanner to assess at least one designated web page for... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070143261 - System of a hierarchy of servers for query processing of column chunks in a distributed column chunk data store: An improved system and method for query processing in a distributed column chunk data store is provided. A distributed column chunk data store may be provided by multiple storage servers operably coupled to a network. A storage server provided may include a database engine for partitioning a data table into... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20070143256 - User access to item information: Included is a user device for communicating product information. The user device might include a data storage device and a product identifier input device configured to receive a product identifier. Also included in the user device is logic configured to retrieve at least one user preference, logic configured to retrieve... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ Bellsouth I.p. Corp
20070143276 - Implementing strong atomicity in software transactional memory: A software transactional memory system is described which utilizes decomposed software transactional memory instructions as well as runtime optimizations to achieve efficient performance. The decomposed instructions allow a compiler with knowledge of the instruction semantics to perform optimizations which would be unavailable on traditional software transactional memory systems. Additionally, high-level... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20070143274 - Method using a hierarchy of servers for query processing of column chunks in a distributed column chunk data store: An improved system and method for query processing in a distributed column chunk data store is provided. A distributed column chunk data store may be provided by multiple storage servers operably coupled to a network. A storage server provided may include a database engine for partitioning a data table into... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20070143275 - Work-context search strings for work-embedded e-learning: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to e-learning and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for contextually invoking e-learning services for work-embedded e-learning. In one embodiment, a method for on-demand work-embedded learning can be provided. The method can include... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20070143282 - Anchor text summarization for corroboration: A system and method for corroborating a set of facts. If the anchor text of the references to a document matches the name of a set of facts, the referenced document is used to corroborate the set of facts. By analyzing the anchor text of the references to the document,... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20070143284 - Apparatus and method for constructing learning data: An apparatus and method for efficiently constructing learning data required in statistical methodology used in information retrieval, information extraction, translation, natural language processing, etc. are provided. The method includes the steps of: generating learning models by performing machine learning with respect to learning data; attaching tags to a raw corpus... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070143277 - Content based partial download: The present invention provides a system and method for storing a single file comprising multiple parts of content data and for selectively downloading at least one part thereof, including: the relevant files out of a zip-archive instead of the whole archive; a chapter instead of the whole book; the cover... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070143278 - Context-based key phrase discovery and similarity measurement utilizing search engine query logs: Usage context obtained from search query logs is leveraged to facilitate in discovery and/or similarity determination of key search phrases. A key phrase extraction process extracts key phrases from raw search query logs and breaks individual queries into a vector of the key phrases. A Similarity Graph generation process then... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070143280 - Determining cardinality of a parameter using hash values: A method and system for aggregating configuration information from friend devices is provided. The aggregation system attempts to foil attacks on the privacy of data contributed to a request by aggregating data from a cluster of friend devices in such a way that it is difficult for a device in... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20070143279 - Identifying important news reports from news home pages: A method and system for determining the importance of news events based on news reports published by news sources on news home pages is provided. A news system identifies news home pages that contain references to news reports on detail pages. The news system calculates the importance of a news... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20070143281 - Method and system for providing customized recommendations to users: In one embodiment, a method includes displaying a plurality of ratings provided for an item by a plurality of users, and, for each of the plurality of ratings, graphically illustrating relevance of a corresponding rating to an information recipient.... Agent: Jennifer Hayes Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20070143283 - Method of optimizing search engine rankings through a proxy website: A system and method for optimizing the rankings of web pages of a commercial website within search engine keyword search results. A proxy website is created based on the content on the commercial website. When a search engine spider reaches the commercial website, the commercial website directs the search engine... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070143285 - System and method for matching schemas to ontologies: Embodiments of the invention include a system for matching elements of a schema to entity groups of an ontology. The system includes a first storage means configured to store an element of the schema that is identifiable with a child node of a parent node of a tree and a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth/sap
20070143286 - File management method in file system and metadata server therefor: A file management method in a file system and a metadata server therefor are provided. The file management method in a file system includes: generating first metadata and a first object having an identical first identifier with respect to a first file; and finding second metadata and a second object... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070143287 - Coordinating access to memory locations for hardware transactional memory transactions and software transactional memory transactions: Provided is a method, system, and program for coordinating access to memory locations for hardware transactional memory transactions and software transactional memory transactions. A hardware transaction executing in hardware transactional memory initiates a request to access a memory location. A fault is returned to the hardware transaction request in response... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Int77
20070143289 - Differential data privacy: Systems and methods are provided for controlling privacy loss associated with database participation. In general, privacy loss can be evaluated based on information available to a hypothetical adversary with access to a database under two scenarios: a first scenario in which the database does not contain data about a particular... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070143288 - Information processing apparatus, and method for retaining security: When a user, who has logged onto an information processing apparatus (100), executes a logoff procedure, a saving unit (160) executes the following processes. Firstly, from among the files residing in a data storage unit (110), any files that are recognized as requiring a security protection and hence are to... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20070143290 - Priority determination apparatus, service processing allocation apparatus, control method and program: A service priority is changed to allow an application server more flexibly to cope with diversified sales promotion strategies in electronic commerce. The priority of a service is determined by a service request history recording section for each user, a section for identifying the user who requested a service in... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20070143291 - Utilizing component targets in defining roles in a distributed and integrated system or systems: Disclosed are methods of and systems for creating roles on a centralized management server that include one to many authorizations for a given identity as well as the component targets they will be authorized for. The authorizations are defined based on the intersection of the task and the component for... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070143298 - Browsing items related to email: A system for browsing items related to an email comprises a grouping component that groups items into a plurality of sets of related items. A tagging component associates one or more tags with each of the sets of related items, and an email display component displays an email and one... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070143299 - Commitment of transactions in a distributed system: A method, computer program product, and system for committing transactions in a distributed system are provided. The method, computer program product, and system provide for receiving a request from a client to commit a transaction at a coordinator node in the distributed system, tracking a tail log sequence number for... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070143307 - Communication system employing a context engine: A communication system employable with a communication device coupled to an E-commerce database via a communication network, and method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the communication system includes an input engine configured to receive a query from the communication device directed to the E-commerce database. The communication system... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20070143297 - Extended digital information retrieval for wireless devices: A method and implementing system are provided for enabling a wireless device to access a remote server service containing an extended information database in digital form. In an exemplary embodiment, a user is provided with the ability to retrieve and store entries using a cell or other wireless device from... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)
20070143306 - Integrated website management system and management method thereof: The present invention relates to an integrated website management system and a management method thereof, and more specifically, to an integrated website management system and a management method thereof, in which log information on the visitors to the website and a result of searching thereof are display on a single... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070143302 - Inter-node communication in a distributed system: Techniques for enabling services in different nodes of a distributed system to communicate using data elements, each data element including a metadata descriptor having one or more property-value pairs, the enabling including identifying a relationship between a first service and a second service based on a data element provided by... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20070143305 - Methods and apparatus for storing functions associated with an electronic form: The disclosed system empowers technical and non technical users to author logical business objects, author intelligent business forms, and create automated workflows. The logical business objects include data definitions and methods from existing and new data sources. An object broker interprets the business object definition and brokers data/information and method... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20070143295 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for delivering associated content on a communication network: Content can be delivered on a communication network by associating additional content elements with media files that may, for example, be purchased by a customer. A customer may select one or more media files that are packaged with one or more associated content elements and communicated, e.g., downloaded, to the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20070143294 - Network information access system: A network information access system includes a track, an access point, a sensor, a server, and a power supply. The access point generates at least one loading status signal and has a driving unit and a rolling unit. In this case, the rolling unit is connected to the driving unit... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070143293 - Portable device and network information browsing system and method: A network information browsing system includes a host and a portable device, which includes a transmitting module, a database, an interface module, a selecting module, and a re-searching module. In this case, the host retrieves a plurality of data through network. The transmitting module connects to the host for receiving... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070143301 - Remote user interface for external connections: Methods and systems for a remote user interface and remote debugging in a computer system comprising an application server and at least two client systems are provided. A first client operated by a user wishing to debug a remote application running between a second client and the application server registers... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070143300 - System and method for monitoring evolution over time of temporal content: A method and a system to receive temporal content from many sources over a transmission line, store the temporal content in at least one storage device, extract entity content from the temporal content, analyze entity occurrences to determine temporal content trends, receive a search query from a user, and render... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070143296 - Taxonomy-based method and system for targeted advertising: A method for filling an impression slot of a web page with a targeted advertisement comprises determining a target context topic associated with the web page's content and a most relevant behavior segment associated with prior browsing behavior of the user, and providing an ad related to the target context... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP
20070143308 - User-friendliness in switching a picture to be displayed: A network device comprises a Web service provider. In order to cause a client having a function as a Web browser in a network to display a series of multiple pictures, the Web service provider sends the client in response to a request from the client a markup language file... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070143314 - Determination of database statistics using application logic: A database system may provide determination of statistics for a field of a database table. The determination may include determination of whether the field of the table is associated with a check table, and, if the field of the table is associated with a check table, determination of a number... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20070143318 - High precision internet local search: High-precision local search is performed on the Internet. A map image-rendering software provider embeds spatial keys into maps, which are then provided to producers of Internet content such as map providers. For example, a homeowner may post a message on a web bulletin board advertising his house for sale, and... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20070143315 - Inter-partition communication in a virtualization environment: Techniques for enabling applications of software stacks in different virtualization partitions to communicate using data elements, each data element including a metadata descriptor having one or more property-value pairs, the enabling including identifying a relationship between a first application and a second application based on a data element provided by... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20070143317 - Mechanism for managing facts in a fact repository: Methods and systems for processing facts with one or more janitors. Facts are extracted from documents on the Internet or other sources. Facts can be any data or series of data in the documents including an attribute and a file. The data can be in the form of text, graphics,... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20070143309 - Methods, systems, and products for searching interactive menu prompting system architectures: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for searching a searchable listing of an interactive menu prompting system. A search request is received, and the search request includes a search term. A query is sent to determine whether the search term occurs within in the searchable listing. A search result is... Agent: Scott P. Zimmerman, PLLC
20070143313 - Peephole dbms reorganization allowing concurrent data manipulation: A method, apparatus and program storage device readable by a computer tangibly embodying a program of instructions executable by the computer is provided for reorganization of database data. The computer database reorganization method reorganizes one set of database data blocks at a time, allowing concurrent data manipulation. Method identifies a... Agent: Sandra M. Parker Law Office Of Sandra M. Parker
20070143312 - Power filter for online listing service: A unique system and method that facilitates searching an online listing service by employing a plurality of attributes, parameters, and search terms in a search query is provided. The system and method involve using parameters such as the listed item's location and a trust category associated with the listed item... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070143310 - System and method for analyzing communications using multi-dimensional hierarchical structures: A system and method is provided which processes communication into a useful multi-dimensional, hierarchical structure that illustrates visible multi-dimensional relationships between elements of the communication and also provides an understanding of the concepts underlying the communication. A communication is initially separated into its constituent elements. Queries to structured databases and... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP
20070143311 - System for query processing of column chunks in a distributed column chunk data store: An improved system and method for query processing in a distributed column chunk data store is provided. A distributed column chunk data store may be provided by multiple storage servers operably coupled to a network. A storage server provided may include a database engine for partitioning a data table into... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20070143316 - Universal plug and play virtual directory service system and method thereof: A UPNP virtual directory service system is disclosed, which includes: a UPnP internet; a UPNP storage device which is electrically coupled to the UPNP internet, and outputs a usable signal; and a control point which is electrically coupled to the UPnP internet, and comprises a virtual storage device, wherein the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070143329 - System and method for analyzing communications using multi-dimensional hierarchical structures: A system and method is provided which processes communication into a useful multi-dimensional, hierarchical structure that illustrates visible multi-dimensional relationships between elements of the communication and also provides an understanding of the concepts underlying the communication. A communication is initially separated into its constituent elements. Queries to structured databases and... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP
20070143327 - Application generator for data transformation applications: A utility is provided for generating applications for a variety of data conversion or handling application environments. A user can use a graphical user interface to purpose application adaptable modules to define a desired application. In one implementation, the user interface (1500) includes a node tree panel (1502) and a... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20070143320 - Automatic schema discovery for electronic data interchange (edi) at runtime: Automatic schema discovery for electronic data interchange (EDI) in EDI documents. The EDI documents are received in a batch from a source. Each of said EDI documents has at least one EDI transaction corresponding to a transaction type. Rules are applied according to EDI standards to decode the EDI transactions... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070143321 - Converting recursive hierarchical data to relational data: A system and method of converting a recursive XML document into a relational schema comprises providing a recursive XML document; parsing an external mapping script specifying a mapping from the recursive XML document to a relational table format; building a recursive shredding tree based on the external mapping script and... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070143323 - Correlating cross process and cross thread execution flows in an application manager: Data relating to execution flows running on different processes or threads at a computer system is correlated. The execution flows may represent sequences of software components that are invoked or other computer system resources that are consumed. A first execution flow fulfills a first request by transmitting a second request... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP
20070143322 - Document comparision using multiple similarity measures: Disclosed herein is a method for comparing documents. The method includes the steps of: determining a plurality of similarity measures; and determining an overall similarity measure for the plurality of documents, based on the plurality of similarity measures. In one embodiment, the similarity measures are chosen from the group of... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Mcginn & Gibb, PLLC
20070143326 - Dynamic circular work-stealing deque: A deque of a local process in a memory work-stealing implementation may use one or more data structures to perform work. If the local process attempts to add a new value to its deque's circular array when the data structure is full (i.e., an overflow condition occurs), the contents of... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun
20070143324 - Graphical user interface icon for documents with status indicator: A user interface for a computer system provides an icon view of a workspace in which the appearance of individual icons therein reflect real time changes in the status of the objects they represent. When a computer is instructed to display an icon view of a workspace, the computer may... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070143328 - Method and apparatus for formatting and initialization of an optical media: A computer-driven method for the initialization of re-writable optical media is provided. Embodiments include a method for the formatting of optical media to include defining a file system and writing a UDF reader to the optical media to enable implementation on a plurality of optical media devices in a plurality... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20070143325 - Method and system of marketing using effectiveness metrics: A system of marketing using effectiveness metrics includes a server hosting an internet application, a database capable of storing information received by the server, and a digital storage medium providing a user interface when inserted into a client device. The user interface includes at least one link to the internet... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070143319 - Method of processing and storing mass spectrometry data: A data compression technique is disclosed for Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FTMS). A statistical analysis is applied to the data in the frequency domain since most of this data is a result of randomly distributed electronic noise. A fit of the whole frequency dataset to the distribution is made to... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20070143332 - Apparatus and method for generating reports from a shared list of parameters: A computer readable medium comprises executable instructions to form a list of parameters for a report. The list of parameters is compared to existing lists of parameters. A selected list of parameters is designated. A report is generated with the selected list of parameters.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070143331 - Apparatus, system, and method for generating an ims hierarchical database description capable of storing xml documents valid to a given xml schema: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for automatically generating an Information Management System (IMS) hierarchical database description from an arbitrary Extensible Markup Language (XML) schema. The apparatus, system, and method may include the steps of: parsing an XML schema including a single root element; generating an XML schema tree... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20070143333 - Creating search folders within applications for other applications: The invention discloses a system and method for creating search folders within a first application that are for a second application. The search folders can be stored within the first application and contain any number of search queries that can be executed by the second application. When a search query... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20070143334 - Electronic data interchange (edi) schema simplification interface: Electronic data interchange schema simplification interface for representing a plurality of electronic data interchange (EDI) schemas to a user. Each of the plurality of EDI schemas has data associated therewith. A unitary structure is identified representing the plurality of EDI schemas by decoding the data in the plurality of EDI... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070143337 - Method for simplifying databinding in application programs: A method for communicating between an application and a database by using a lightweight stored procedure data-binding framework for applications written in object oriented programming languages such as JAVA, significantly reduces the coding effort required to communicate with a relational database. Once the developer specifies the needed tabular data, the... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC
20070143335 - Partition-based undo of partitioned object graph: The performing of actions on an object graph that contains multiple objects. The objects are categorized into partitions. Taking into account the partitions, a particular non-final action performed on the object graph may be undone without necessarily first undoing all of the one or more subsequent actions. Instead, if the... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20070143330 - Processing an xml schema: Disclosed is a method of processing XML data for use in a software application program. The method takes an XML schema or XML data of the schema, generates xpath definitions for each XML data element from the schema, or generates an XSL file for each XML data element from the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ Bellsouth I.p. Corp
20070143336 - Systems and methods for position management: Methods and systems for position management are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for providing position management may include a community of position management including members and a position management system. The position management system may be configured to create an organization chart with one or more employment positions associated... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070143339 - Architecture for a smart enterprise framework and methods thereof: A system for enabling a user to execute an application on a client device is disclosed. The system includes a first datastore for storing metadata pertaining to design, development, deployment, presentation, and/or execution of the application. The design, development, deployment, presentation, and/or execution of the application may pertain to user... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.
20070143338 - Method and system for automatically building intelligent reasoning models based on bayesian networks using relational databases: Method and system of building a reasoning model using relational databases is provided. The method includes identifying data objects in relational databases; determining dependency relationships between the data objects; translating the data objects into nodes of a Bayesian network; and automatically translating the dependency relationships into a graphical structure of... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20070143340 - System and method of time-based cache coherency maintenance in user file manager of object-based storage system: A cache coherency maintenance system and method of a user file manager in an object-based storage system are provided. According to the cache coherence maintenance system and method, by maintaining the coherency of a writeback cache based on time using a timer, metadata and data information are efficiently managed. Accordingly,... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070143346 - Transfer apparatus, transfer method, and transfer program: A transfer apparatus includes: a storage section configured to store a plurality of content data; a communication section configured to communicate with external equipment; and a control section configured to control the communication section in such a manner as to transfer content data from the storage section to the external... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070143344 - Cache maintenance in a distributed environment with functional mismatches between the cache and cache maintenance: Various embodiments of a computer-implemented method, system and computer program product maintain a cache in a distributed environment comprising a front-end server and a back-end server. One or more data sources are accessible to the back-end server. The front-end server and the back-end server support a first query language having... Agent: International Business Machines Corp.
20070143348 - Demographic assessment and presentation for personal area networks: Embodiments of the present invention comprise methods and apparatus that enable a user of a portable computing device to collect and view demographic data representing the statistical makeup of a group of other users in his or her surroundings. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention enable a user of... Agent: Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & Mcivor, LLP
20070143342 - Destination based extraction of xml clinical data: Destination based extraction of XML clinical data. A system includes a validation module, an extraction module, and a translation module. The validation module is configured to receive Extensible Markup Language (XML) clinical data and validate the XML clinical data. The extraction module is configured to extract data from the XML... Agent: Pamela R. Crocker Patent Legal Staff
20070143345 - Entity display priority in a distributed geographic information system: A system for ranking geospatial entities is described. In one embodiment, the system comprises an interface for receiving ranking data about a plurality of geospatial entities and an entity ranking module. The module uses a ranking mechanism to generate place ranks for the geospatial entities based on the ranking data.... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20070143347 - Method and system for a buyer real estate information service: A method for providing buyer real estate information. The method includes receiving at least one buyer related search criterion; performing a search of a data repository containing buyer real estate information using the at least one selected buyer related search criterion; and identifying any buyer in the data repository matching... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC
20070143341 - Using a memory device in a kiosk: A publicly accessible memory interface is provided in a kiosk system. The kiosk system may include various types of information, such as game related content, that may be made available to a user of the kiosk system. The publicly accessible memory interface typically allows the user to download the information... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070143343 - Web analytics data ranking and audio presentation: Tools and techniques are provided to obtain web analytics data, identify data events likely to be of interest to a user, rank identified data events, summarize data events in a form suitable for transmission to a cell phone or other limited-display mobile device, and interacting with a user of such... Agent: Ogilvie Law Firm
20070143350 - Advanced desktop reporting: A multidimensional database report is automatically generated from data provided by an application without the need to access a server or server application. A client-side process takes the data from a desktop or client-side application and generates cube files that are stored locally with respect to the desktop application. A... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070143353 - Apparatus and method for on-demand in-memory database management platform: A method and apparatus for constructing a memory-based database service platform, in which database can be on-loaded and off-loaded or unloaded as needed, and can reserve schedule and size of memory and other resources, including CPUs, network, backup, mirroring and recovery recourses. With the service platform, multiple different types of... Agent: 24ip Law Group Usa, PLLC
20070143354 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: When a hot folder monitoring section detects entry of a data file into a hot folder, a job ticket creating section creates a print job for the entered data file. A print data transmitting section transmits the created print job to a printer. If the hot folder monitoring section determines... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070143349 - Information processing apparatus, file management method, and file management program: An information processing apparatus causes a display unit to display a save screen for saving a file to a memory under control of a CPU. When a condition to be assigned to the file is specified via the save screen, the information processing apparatus assigns the specified condition to path... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070143352 - Method and system for implementing database migration using a staged approach: A method for implementing staged database migration of a database includes implementing a first migration stage by expanding headers for one or more subfiles from a first file address format to a second file address format, wherein subsequent overflow blocks to be associated with said one or more subfiles are... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20070143351 - Web site multi-stage recycling: Web sites, such as collaborative web sites, support a multi-stage recycling bin scheme in which items erroneously deleted from a web site can more quickly and efficiently be restored to the web site. In a multi-stage recycling bin scheme a user deletes an item from a web site to a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070143358 - Data synchronization system and method: A method and system for synchronizing data between a network server and a mobile device is provided. In an embodiment, a plurality of object instances may be received from the network server, and at least one object instance may be selected. For each selected object instance, the plurality of object... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070143356 - Enforcing workflow for implementing unique identification: A computer-performed method of providing unique identifiers (UIDs) for items. Input indicating one or more items is received. A UID is issued for one of the one or more items. The issued UID is stored in a database. The method includes controlling access to the database to enforce a workflow... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC
20070143355 - Regulatory compliance advisory request system: A regulatory compliance advisory request system includes a user interface configured to receive a request relating to a compliance matter and a computing device, communicatively coupled with the user interface and a data store. The computing device is configured to operate on the request to thereby create a record in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070143357 - System and method for efficient replication of and access to application specific environments and data: A peer-to-peer system and method for efficient replication of and access to application specific environments and their data that includes automatically accessing application specific metadata to determine the location of application specific data and then replicating or providing access to the application metadata and data to a set of peers.... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group
20070143362 - Database system including center server and local servers: A database system includes a center server and local servers. The center server includes a replication requesting unit, a data consolidating unit including a center DB freeze requesting unit and a center DB freeze release requesting unit, a replication source managing table and a data consolidation completion notifying unit. Each... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070143360 - Filtering of transactional memory operations using associative tables: A software transactional memory system is described which utilizes decomposed software transactional memory instructions as well as runtime optimizations to achieve efficient performance. The decomposed instructions allow a compiler with knowledge of the instruction semantics to perform optimizations which would be unavailable on traditional software transactional memory systems. Additionally, high-level... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20070143361 - Image processing program, image processing method, image processing device, and image processing system: A storage medium readable by a computer, the storage medium storing a program of instructions executable by the computer to perform a function for processing an image, the function includes: executing a job; creating a log image from an image handled in the job and accumulating the log image; transferring... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070143359 - System and method for recovery from failure of a storage server in a distributed column chunk data store: An improved system and method for recovery from failure of a storage server in a distributed column chunk data store is provided. A distributed column chunk data store may be provided by multiple storage servers operably coupled to a network. A storage server provided may include a database engine for... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20070143367 - Attribute based resource allocation: A method of attribute based resource allocation is presented. A resource such as a pool of storage has certain properties or attributes associated with portions of the pool. When a request for storage is needed, the requester provides a selection expression which comprises properties and logical operators. From the selection... Agent: Emc Corporation C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20070143363 - Label-aware b-tree-like index for efficient queries in a versioning system: A mechanism for querying a label-aware index in the context of versioning is provided. The key of the label-aware index is a composite key and includes a unique label identifier, corresponding to a specific label, and the key of the original index, which key itself may be a composite key.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070143366 - Retro-fitting synthetic full copies of data: Multi-dimensional surrogation systems and methods are provided that generate at least one data surrogate using information of data and numerous data changes received from at least one data source. Embodiments described herein perform shadowing of production server databases, including creation of synthetic fulls by retrofitting log shipping to enterprise database... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070143365 - Synthetic full copies of data and dynamic bulk-to-brick transformation: Multi-dimensional surrogation systems and methods are provided that generate at least one up-to-date data surrogate using information of data and numerous data changes received from at least one data source, including a production system. Embodiments described further perform bulk-to-brick transformation of the up-to-date data surrogate. Brick-level data, or item data,... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070143364 - Techniques to manage contact information: Techniques to manage contact information are described. An apparatus may comprise a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may include a contact database management module to dynamically associate different sets of contact information with different contact information databases based on changes in a contact value parameter for each set... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC C/o Intellevate
20070143368 - Conflict resolution in highly available network element: A method of storing data in a network database system comprising receiving a first value for a dataset, the first value corresponding to a first node, storing the first value for the dataset, receiving a second value for the dataset, the second value corresponding to a second node, wherein the... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20070143373 - Enterprise server version migration through identity preservation: Systems and methods are described for service availability that provides automated recovery of server service in a timely and application intelligent manner, maintaining application consistency and integrity, while preserving server identity. The systems and methods, referred to herein as a Service Preservation System (SPS), manage complete recovery of server data... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070143374 - Enterprise service availability through identity preservation: Systems and methods are described for service availability that provides automated recovery of server service in a timely and application intelligent manner, maintaining application consistency and integrity, while preserving server identity. The systems and methods, referred to herein as a Service Preservation System (SPS), manage complete recovery of server data... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070143372 - Method and system for detecting granular data store changes: A method and system for detecting granular data store changes in a computing environment. Data values stored in a first relational database are changed. Each data value is stored in a row and a column of the first relational database. Rows (i.e., changed rows) including the changed data values are... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20070143369 - System and method for adding a storage server in a distributed column chunk data store: An improved system and method for adding a storage server in a distributed column chunk data store is provided. A distributed column chunk data store may be provided by multiple storage servers operably coupled to a network. A storage server provided may include a database engine for partitioning a data... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20070143371 - System and method for performing replication copy storage operations: A system and method are provided for performing storage operations relating to a first secondary copy of electronic data. A storage policy or storage preferences may dictate that a replication copy should be used in storage operations performed to a particular client, sub-client, data, media or other item. Based on... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070143370 - Tva metadata automatic generation service for home networks: An automatic metadata generation service system for use in home networks includes a home network interface adapted to perceive user network activity on a home network. A metadata generation service module generates user metadata based on the user network activity. An update service module automatically updates one or more existing... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs
20070143375 - Well-known transactions in data replication: A well-known transactions feature in data replication that takes the “last seen” transaction watermark, stores the watermark for each source in a topology, and tags each transaction with information associated with its origin. The tagged data is called Originator Information, and contains, but is not limited to, information on the... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070143377 - Media content router: The present invention is a router with extended capabilities allowing it to make digital media content on a home local area network accessible over a wide area network such as the Internet, and a method for using such a media content router. The router can provide automated services for the... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.
20070143379 - Metadata driven deployment of applications: A computing device includes a deployment engine to communicate with a deployment repository that includes metadata that is used in the deployment of an application. The metadata may include references or links to resources to be included in the deployment of the application. The deployment engine determines whether the deployment... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070143376 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for displaying at least one electronic media file on an electronic calendar based on information associated with the electronic calendar: Media files may be displayed on an electronic calendar based on information associated with the electronic calendar. For example, a media file that is associated with a particular day or month may be displayed on the electronic calendar. Media files may also be displayed on the electronic calendar based on... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20070143378 - Non-volatile memories with adaptive file handling in a directly mapped file storage system: In a memory system with a file storage system, an optimal file handling scheme is adaptively selected from a group thereof based on the attributes of the file being handled. The file attributes may be obtained from a host or derived from a history of the file had with the... Agent: Parsons Hsue & De Runtz LLP
20070143380 - Apparatus, system, and method for reorganizing a set of database partitions: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for reorganizing a set of database partitions based on a ranked set of database partitions. The apparatus includes an evaluation module to determine a fragmentation indicator for each database partition within a set of database partitions. A ranking module ranks the set of... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20070143381 - Method to reduce wasted character data areas of java strings: A string handling method, program, and information processing apparatus capable of reducing the amount of data stored in a storage. An information processing apparatus handles strings. The information processing apparatus includes a storage storing a group of strings including a plurality of strings each of which consists of a plurality... Agent: Ido Tuchman06/14/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archive of inventions by patent app class
20070136230 - Electronic device and control method thereof: An electronic device comprises a memory unit and a controller. The memory unit is operable to store data and accessibility information that shows whether the data is accessible. The controller is operable to determine whether the accessibility information is stored in the memory unit when having access to the data.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070136226 - Jdf package management method: A method of managing incoming files in a work environment that includes receiving at least one incoming file, extracting and storing in memory at least one of a ticket and a content file from the incoming file, reading the ticket extracted from the incoming file, updating a path to the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20070136227 - Location-based searches by measuring location-based clickthrough measurements using implicit location: A location-based search engine is improved by using a ranking algorithm that combines clickthrough measurements with implicit user location. The location is passed to the search, without requiring explicit user input of the location.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ Lucent Technologies, Inc
20070136228 - Systems and methods for check-in processing: Systems and methods are disclosed to provide remote check-in for one or more targeted events for a user by tracking a check-in time for each targeted event using a queue; and scheduling a transmission of a message to the user through a wireless device a predetermined time before the targeted... Agent: Tran & Associates
20070136229 - Transmitter-receiver system, transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, receiving apparatus, receiving method, and program: A transmitter-receiver system includes: a transmitting apparatus configured to transmit data categorized into groups recorded on a recording medium; and a receiving apparatus configured to receive the data; wherein the transmitting apparatus includes: a read unit configured to read a destination of the data, the destination which is recorded on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070136237 - Apparatus and method for generating reports with masked confidential data: A computer readable medium includes executable instructions to receive a query, receive information about the identity of the query requester, send the query to at least one data source, receive data from the at least one data source, and apply confidentiality criteria to the data based on a set of... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070136232 - Displaying tags to provide overall view of computing device activity as recorded within log of records: Tags are displayed to provide an overall view of computing device activity of a log of records. A bar element is displayed, having sides corresponding to a beginning and an ending time of the log. The tags are displayed within the bar element. Each tag corresponds to a time between... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20070136233 - Method for analyzing, deconstructing, reconstructing, and repurposing rhetorical content: A system and method are disclosed for analyzing, deconstructing, reconstructing, and repurposing rhetorical content. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a content management system (400) having a database (404), and a controller (402) for managing the database. The controller can be programmed to... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20070136231 - Method for providing access to information in a network: A method, system and computer program product for accessing information from a dataset in a network is provided. An example of the dataset may include a webpage, which has a pre-defined context associated with it. A dictionary is selected, corresponding to the pre-defined context. Context-relevant information is identified from the... Agent: William L. Botjer
20070136235 - Methods and apparatus to determine a software application data file and usage: Systems and methods are provided to monitor usage of software applications and services. According to some embodiments, it may be determined that an application event has occurred. At least a portion of a file name may be accessed and compared to one or more actual file identifiers. An actual file... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070136234 - Methods and systems for generating query and result-based relevance indexes: Methods and systems for generating query and result-based relevance indexes are provided. For one embodiment, a plurality of queries is received from a plurality of users. Each query of the plurality of queries is measured based on one or more metrics. The measured data of each query is stored. The... Agent: Stephen M. De Klerk Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20070136236 - Service broker realizing structuring of portlet services: The present invention relates to network computing and in particular to a method and respective system for operating a Web Services search method in a networked environment—in particular the Internet, wherein a Service Broker is requested by a Service Consumer for offering Web Services, and a Service Provider provides a... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software Mcguinness & Manaras LLP
20070136239 - Stream data processing system and method for avoiding duplication of data process: Provided is a stream data processing system and method for avoiding duplication of data process. The system including: an evaluation result storing unit for updating and storing a query condition evaluation result; a window evaluating unit for performing window evaluation; a data separating unit for separating data into new data... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070136238 - System and method to improve processing time of databases by cache optimization: A system and method are disclosed to improve processing time of a database system by continuous automatic background optimization of a cache memory that is fragmented into a plurality of cache fragments is described. The system and method include collecting indicators about efficiency of individual cache fragments by at least... Agent: Kunzler & Associates
20070136246 - Answer determination for natural language questioning: Open-domain question answering is the task of finding a concise answer to a natural language question using a large domain, such as the Internet. The use of a semantic role labeling approach to the extraction of the answers to an open domain factoid (Who/When/What/Where) natural language question that contains a... Agent: At&t Corp.
20070136240 - Compact disc playing system and it spalying method: An optical disc playing system, comprises a selecting apparatus for receiving a command from a user, which requires to play a part of content of a program in the optical disc; a sending apparatus for sending a request which requires to provide the related information of said part of content;... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070136247 - Computer-implemented system and method for obtaining customized information related to media content: A computer-implemented system and method for obtaining information related to media content is disclosed. Embodiments relate to a computer-implemented method including: obtaining a user profile from an external location, extracting media content interests from the user profile, correlating the media content interests to media characteristic information related to media content... Agent: James H. Salter
20070136253 - Document managing apparatus and method: An image forming apparatus (1000) is equipped with a scanner (1002) for scanning a paper document to thereby convert it to document data; a document memory (1008) for storing the document data; and a history memory (1007) for holding a history of user operations on the document data in association... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20070136258 - Full-text search device performing merge processing by using full-text index-for-registration/deletion storage part with performing registration/deletion processing by using other full-text index-for-registration/deletion storage part: When a number of document data registered in one of full-text index-for-registration/deletion storage parts reaches a predetermined number, or when a capacity of the full-text index-for-registration/deletion storage part reaches a predetermined capacity, a merge processing is performed for merging data from the full-text index-for-registration/deletion storage part to a full-text index-for-search... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070136257 - Information processing apparatus, metadata management server, and metadata management method: According to one embodiment, there is provided an information processing apparatus including a storing unit which stores moving image contents. A scene searching key transmitting unit transmits, to a metadata management server via a network, a scene searching key for searching for a scene from the moving image contents stored... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070136249 - Information processing system and information processing method: An information processing system including a support section that displays a document in a given region and supports creation of the document, an acceptance section that accepts a search request in relation to a search target when the search target is selected from the document in the given region, and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070136248 - Keyword driven search for questions in search targets: A system and method performs a search for news story articles including at least one question. The at least one question is associated with at least one search keyword received from a user. At least one news story article including at least one question associated with the at least one... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20070136256 - Method and apparatus for representing text using search engine, document collection, and hierarchal taxonomy: Embodiments of a data representation system for describing specific data sets, such as documents, web pages, or search engine queries, based on data tokens, such as words or n-grams, contained in a collection of documents are described. Such a system can be used in any type of information retrieval application,... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070136261 - Method, system, and apparatus for routing a query to one or more providers: A method and system for routing a query to one or more providers. The system may include a search interface for presenting a service list including one or more services offered by the one or more providers, permitting selection of one or more of the one or more services, and... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070136245 - Methods and apparatus to recall context relevant information: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate retrieval of context relevant information. According to some embodiments, an event associated with a computer system is captured. In response to the captured event, a subset of data objects are selected that may be related to the event. A list associated with the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070136241 - Portable application registry: This document describes techniques that enable an application to operate as if the application were running on its native computing system when it is actually running on another computing system. The techniques may do so by building a portable registry having metadata particular to the application, which can be stored... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070136244 - Query-driven sharing and syndication: A unique system, user interface, and method that facilitate sharing objects in a query-based storage environment are provided. A query can be generated using metadata and the results therefrom can be obtained and shared with one or more recipients. The query and/or query results can be represented as an icon.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070136243 - System and method for data indexing and retrieval: Described is a system and method to create an index for a plurality of documents, the index including hash codes corresponding to each word in the plurality of documents, wherein each hash code corresponds to one or more of the plurality of documents, receive a query including a search word,... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20070136259 - System and method for displaying information in response to a request: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for generating an online listing, such as a yellow pages listing, that includes information about an object, such as a business, and also includes at least one image of the structure containing the object. For example, the image may be... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070136255 - System and method for generating, maintaining, and rendering landing and web pages: A system and method are provided for generating, maintaining and rendering landing pages. The system may include a user interface configured to allow input of an identification of a plurality of fields and rendering criteria. A template defines a look and feel of a web page. A landing page generating... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20070136251 - System and method for processing a query: The invention provides a system and method of processing a query directed to a database. The invention comprises implementing the steps of: obtaining the query from a user; disambiguating the query using a knowledge base to obtain a set of identifiable senses associated with words in the query; obtaining a... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
20070136254 - System and method for processing integrated queries against input data stream and data stored in database using trigger: Provided are a system and a method for processing integrated queries against an input data stream and data stored in a database using trigger. The system for processing an integrated query against an input data stream and data stored in a database using a trigger, including: a data stream manager... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070136260 - System, computer program product and method for managing documents: A system, method and computer program product for managing documents. The system includes a document manager that is configured to search for application services providers (ASPs) over a network and based on a user input. The document manager can search documents within the ASPs, retrieve documents and URLs, store documents... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070136242 - System, method and program to manage changes to computer system: Automated system, method and program for managing a change to a computer program. One or more servers which the changed computer program accesses or uses to perform one or more functions are determined. One or more other computer programs in one or more other servers which access the one or... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20070136252 - Systems and methods for centralized publisher tagged data sales listings: A novel listing republication system and methods are provided for republication of sales listings from websites with syndication feed websites of commercial retailers. Users mark websites with syndication feed entries for republication using a unique tag keyword. Other tags of the website with a syndication feed or taxonomy-like hierarchical organization... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP
20070136250 - Xml database mixed structural-textual classification system: One aspect of the present invention is a system for classifying element nodes in a subtree-structured XML database. The XQE structural-textual classification system is sensitive to both the textual resemblance between document elements as well as the structural resemblance between document elements. The XQE structural-textual classification system might use the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070136265 - Apparatus, system, and method for automated identity relationship maintenance: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for automatically maintaining identity relationships among disparate enterprise information systems. The apparatus comprises a synchronization hub comprising an identity relationship repository, a relationship service module, a consistency module, and an adjustment module. The relationship service is configured to access a target relationship entry... Agent: Kunzler & Associates
20070136263 - Discovering web-based multimedia using search toolbar data: Toolbar search data is utilized to facilitate search engine crawlers to locate resources on a network such as, for example, multimedia resources on the Internet. In one instance, for example, users who opt into a user feedback experience have their toolbar searches relayed to a toolbar data mining component which... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070136266 - Electronic business information system: An electronic business information system includes an information center and a search platform. The information center is adapted for a user to access through a public communication network, and includes an information database storing a plurality of business profiles each having an interface subject. The interface subjects of the business... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan
20070136269 - Information monitoring method: A method of monitoring information of a plurality of computers including converting item identification information in an acquisition request for performance information into item identification information of a target computer as a monitoring target and transmitting by a communication device the converted acquisition request to the target computer; obtaining, for... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070136264 - Intelligent data retrieval system: An electronic assistant which dispatches tasks on the user's behalf and according to his or her preferences is disclosed. The assistant has an enactor for processing data received from a sensor and for changing its environment via an actuator. The enactor receives instruction from a predictor/goal generator, which in turn... Agent: Tran & Associates
20070136268 - Just in time loading list: Some applications require the use of a long list of items. For example, an email application may have a long list of emails or an online banking application may have a long list of transactions. A problem arises, however, when there are many items in the list because it may... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20070136267 - Methods and apparatus to determine context relevant information: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate a user's access to data objects. According to some embodiments, information associated with use of data objects is automatically collected. The collected information may be analyzed to determine relevance evidence between data objects, and the relevance evidence may be stored. A first data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070136262 - Polymorphic result sets: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for processing a database query. Database queries are submitted with an indication of a selected output format, To process the query, data records are retrieved and formatted according to the selected output format, as well as formatted for additional output formats supported by... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070136270 - System and method for providing profile matching with an unstructured document: A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for automatically matching the profile of unstructured electronic documents to objective sets of criteria. The is accomplished by evaluating text in the documents, comparing it to a set of weighted keyword criteria, generating a rating based on adherence to the criteria,... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20070136273 - Capturing reading styles: Disclosed herein is a method of capturing the reading style, reading plan and private ontology of a user, collectively referred to as the worldview. The process of capturing and applying the reading style includes the following activities: determining the reading style of the user, creating a worldview of the user... Agent: Ashok Tankha Of Counsel, Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
20070136275 - Clustering of content items: A method for clustering a plurality of content items. The method comprises, determining intervals between at least some of the content items, and then selecting a seed pair of content items using the determined intervals. The seed pair is then assigned to a current cluster, before an interval is determined... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070136271 - Enterprise evaluation device and enterprise evaluation program: There are provided an enterprise evaluation device and an enterprise evaluation program capable of analyzing research and development strategy and intellectual property strategy together with information on financial affairs of an enterprise, thereby evaluating the enterprise value. The device includes: technical document acquisition means for acquiring technical documents such as... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20070136276 - Method, system and software product for locating documents of interest: A computer-implemented method of maintaining a list of documents of interest to a user within a corpus of documents includes associating an editable user document with said corpus of documents and generating an initial list of documents within the corpus based upon an initial content of the editable user document.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070136272 - Ranking academic event related search results using event member metrics: A system receives a search query related to an academic event of multiple academic events, the academic event having a committee with one or more members. The system searches a corpus of documents associated with the multiple academic events based on the search query to produce a set of search... Agent: Harrity Snyder, LLP
20070136277 - System for and method of extracting and clustering information: Provided is a system for and method of extracting and clustering information. The system includes a clustering criterion designing unit that reconstructs a plurality of clustering criteria for each layer or applies weights to the plurality of clustering criteria in order to design a new clustering criterion, an input data... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070136274 - System of effectively searching text for keyword, and method thereof: A system of the present invention stores: a first index which designates lists of keywords contained in texts from identifications of the respective texts; a second index which designates lists of texts containing keywords from identifications of the respective keywords; and the number of texts containing the respective keywords. Then,... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070136278 - Computer network: A computer network (1) for processing received event data, the computer network comprising a grid of data processors (2), each data processor being provided with a node management program, the computer network further comprising shared data storage means (3) which is accessible and shared by the data processors, the shared... Agent: Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
20070136280 - Factoid-based searching: A query and a factoid type selection are received from a user. An index of passages, indexed based on factoids, is accessed and passages that are related to the query, and that have the selected factoid type, are retrieved. The retrieved passages are ranked and provided to the user based... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20070136282 - Information processing apparatus and method, information recording medium, and computer program: An information processing apparatus includes a data processor configured to obtain first content stored in a first information recording medium and second content which is stored in a second information recording medium and which is usable together with the first content, and to perform content playback processing by using the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070136283 - Method of providing information via context searching from a printed substrate: A method of providing information to a user via a printed substrate, said substrate comprising user information and coded data indicative of a region identity associated with the substrate and of a plurality of locations on the substrate, said method comprising the steps of: receiving, in a computer system, interaction... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20070136281 - Training a ranking component: A query and a factoid type selection are received from a user. An index of passages, indexed based on factoids, is accessed and passages that are related to the query, and that have the selected factoid type, are retrieved. The retrieved passages are ranked and provided to the user based... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20070136279 - Url shortening and authentication with reverse hash lookup: A shortened identifier, such as a shortened URL, is used to access data, a service, and/or another resource that is associated with a full identifier, such as a full URL. In an exemplary embodiment, a hash key is generated from the full URL and included with a domain identifier to... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070136288 - Document processor, document classification device, document processing method, document classification method, and computer-readable recording medium for recording programs for executing the methods on a computer: In the document processor, a document memory which stores input document data; a selector which selects all or part of document data stored in the document memory; a characteristics extractor which extracts data relating to characteristics of letter rows from all or part of the document data selected by the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070136285 - Method and apparatus for globally approximating quantiles in a distributed monitoring environment: The invention comprises a method and apparatus for determining a rank of a query value. Specifically, the method comprises receiving a rank query request, determining, for each of the at least one remote monitor, a predicted lower-bound rank value and upper-bound rank value, wherein the predicted lower-bound rank value and... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ Lucent Technologies, Inc
20070136284 - Method for constructing and repurposing rhetorical content: A system and method are disclosed for constructing and repurposing rhetorical content. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a content management system (400) having a database (404), and a controller (402) for managing the database. The controller can be programmed to construct (606)... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20070136287 - Method for sorting data files: In a method for sorting data blocks in a communications network having users, ratings of data blocks are stored in the network. The ratings are provided by network users and used to sort data blocks, so as to produce an assortment of data blocks reflecting an interaction among ratings provided... Agent: Henry M. Feiereisen Henry M. Feiereisen, LLC
20070136286 - Sortable collection browser: Disclosed is a method of browsing a collection of sortable items (201) stored in a digital system. A plurality of grouping hierarchies (207, 217) are provided, each comprising a sort order and zero or more grouping levels (204-206, 214-216) forming groups with which the items are associable. At least one... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070136289 - Lock elision with transactional memory: In a system comprising a transactional memory architecture, initiating a transactional memory based transaction and then, within the transaction, checking a lock and if the lock is free, executing a critical section.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20070136290 - Removal of unnecessary read-to-update upgrades in software transactional memory: A software transactional memory system is described which utilizes decomposed software transactional memory instructions as well as runtime optimizations to achieve efficient performance. The decomposed instructions allow a compiler with knowledge of the instruction semantics to perform optimizations which would be unavailable on traditional software transactional memory systems. Additionally, high-level... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20070136291 - Access control for elements in a database object: A method, computer program product, and system for controlling access to elements in a database object are provided. The method, computer program product, and system provide for receiving a request from a user to access the database object, determining whether an access restriction is imposed on the database object, and... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070136292 - Apparatus and method for generating an electronic document, and storage medium: An electronic document generating apparatus comprises a generating unit that assigns a value to a variable area in a source electronic document for defining a format, to newly generate an electronic document, and a setting unit that establishes, independently of the generated electronic document, security policy information which defines an... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20070136293 - Peripheral device: A peripheral device having one or more functions comprises: an input unit letting a user input identification information; function selection buttons each of which is previously associated with one of the functions and can be operated for selecting the associated function; a usage per-mission information storing unit previously storing usage... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070136294 - Systems and methods for rule inheritance: Systems and methods for automating and increasing the efficiency of access to data using inheritance of access rules within an organization based upon the relationship of positions within the organization and the roles associated with the positions. In one embodiment, a role structure is used in conjunction with a hierarchical... Agent: Mark L. Berrier Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP
20070136308 - Accumulating access frequency and file attributes for supporting policy based storage management: A system and method for performing policy-based storage management using data related to access frequency and file attribute accumulation. A switch device provides transparency for transactions between a client and a storage network. The transparency allows objects (e.g., files or directories) to be moved (e.g., migrated) on the storage network... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20070136309 - Advertisement distributing system and advertisement distributing method: An objective is to appropriately distribute an advertisement about a communication service. A cluster extractor 11 extracts a plurality of clusters, based on communication records between communication terminals 30. A clustering coefficient calculator 12, an average path length calculator 13, and a degree distribution calculator 14 calculate a clustering coefficient,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070136302 - Automated device blog creation: Automated device web log (“blog”) creation is described. Data associated with a computing device is automatically gathered and transmitted to a server. The gathered data may include, but is not limited to, configuration data, reliability data, health data, performance data, user-entered problem reports, and so on. The server formats the... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070136295 - Computerized system and method for advanced advertising: The invention provides an improved algorithm for selecting paid advertisements for inclusion with search engine results or with any resource retrieved from the Internet. The algorithm collects personalized data of each user and feeds the collected personalized data into search queries of search engines, to retrieve paid advertisements. The advertisements... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070136314 - Contents providing system and method for preventing improper contents purging and method for managing contents: Provided is a contents providing system. The system includes a storing unit, a plurality of server nodes, a dispatcher node, and a storing/deleting management node. The storing unit stores synchronization data according to a service state of each contents data that can be provided. The plurality of server nodes change... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070136300 - Control method for modifying engineering information from a remote work site and a system of the same: A control method for modifying information concerning a remote work site includes: (i) setting up a database that comprises information concerning a remote work site; (ii) using an electronic device that has an image-capturing unit, in order to capture images of equipment or construction sites at the remote work site;... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, P.C.
20070136298 - Detection of inaccessible resources: Detection and indication of inaccessible resources associated with a webpage is disclosed. Dependent resource identifiers are generated. The identifiers facilitate the query of a resource database to ascertain the status of dependent resources. The status of the dependent resources facilitates the marking of the resources in the webpage, and/or the... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070136306 - Distributed method for synchronizing and updating bookmarks on multiple computer devices: Multiple computer devices are networked, and each computer device stores a bookmark database. A user can add delete or change bookmarks on any of the computer devices. Alterations made to a bookmark database are stored locally. Every alteration is time stamped. If a bookmark is deleted, it is marked as... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20070136315 - Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving content on distributed storage system: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting and receiving a stream of content in a distributed storage system. In the present invention, a stream of a copy of content is received from a plurality of storages being distributed in a network, and a stream of the original content is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070136311 - Method and system for reducing connections to a database: A system automatically maintains a plurality of client connections associated with a plurality of clients, the plurality of client connections including active and idle connections. A first server receives a request from a client of the plurality of clients to access a second server of a plurality of second servers... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth/ebay
20070136305 - Method for synchronizing and updating bookmarks on multiple computer devices: Multiple computer devices are networked, and one device is designated as a bookmark server. The bookmark server stores and maintains a master bookmark database that is available to all the networked devices. Each bookmark in the bookmark database includes a bookmark time stamp. If a bookmark is added, deleted or... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20070136304 - Method, system and apparatus for providing information to client devices within a network: A method (40), system (10) and control device (14) are provided for delivering information, such as Emergency Alert System (EAS) information, to one or more client devices (16) in a network, e.g., a home network or business network. The control device (14), which is connected to the client devices (16)... Agent: General Instrument Corporation Dba The Connected Home Solutions Business Of Motorola, Inc.
20070136313 - Method, system and program for displaying pages downloaded from over a network in an application window: Disclosed is a system method and program for displaying pages in a viewer program on a computer display monitor. The viewer program displays an application window. The viewer program downloads a first and second pages from one of multiple servers over a network and then automatically concurrently displays the first... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP
20070136296 - Methods and apparatus to present event information with respect to a timeline: A charting application generates a so-called timelink chart. To generate the timelink chart, the charting application renders a timeline axis representing a segment of time. The charting application further renders a business event axis in (orthogonal) relation to the timeline axis. Positions on the business event axis indicate respective types... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20070136303 - Monitoring a response time for a user request: A processing system allows for the monitoring of user requests such that a response may be provided within a defined maximum processing time (MPT). The user request relating to issues or concerns with a product or application/usage of the product is received through an input portal, such as a web... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070136307 - Network device and operation management method thereof and network communication system using the same: A network device for managing middleware stored in an application server, including a receiving module for receiving a user instruction, a first detecting module for detecting whether the middleware is in use, a second detecting module for detecting whether the user instruction is preset to be executed by the middleware,... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20070136297 - Peer-to-peer remediation: A network in which peer-to-peer remediation is provided to keep clients in the network up-to-date. As network clients establish peer-to-peer connections, they exchange status information. The status information allows the clients to mutually identify whether one client is more out-of-date than another. The more up-to-date client provides update information to... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070136310 - Procedure to collect, maintain, and distribute workers' preferences for professional recruiter contact: A system for collecting, maintaining, and distributing information and preferences of workers regarding whether and how they wish to be contacted by professional recruiters (or “headhunters”). Such a system involves the workers entering identifying information (e.g., name, profession, phone number, address, etc.) and their preferences though an Internet website, email,... Agent: David Derrico
20070136312 - System and method for correlating between http requests and sql queries: The system and method correlate between hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) requests and structured query language (SQL) queries. The system operates in two modes: learn mode and protect mode. In the learn mode, the system identifies pairs of uniform resource locators (URLs) and SQL templates, in addition to, pairs of correlation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070136301 - Systems and methods for enforcing protocol in a network using natural language messaging: A network access device is configured to receive requests for network resources from a client device, generate a natural language message regarding the request, and forward the natural language message to a network administrator using a communication program such as an email program, Instant Massaging (IM) program, or a Short... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20070136316 - Systems and methods for report design and generation: A system and method for generating reports from a data source using a word processing template having at least one field that expresses a command and at least one field that expresses a reference to the data source. A processor generates a report using the data source and the word... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20070136299 - Tracking user access of a network management system: A system records information relating to performing a logical activity on a group of devices. The information includes information transmitted to each device in the group of devices and information received from each device in the group of devices. The system also uses the recorded information for troubleshooting purposes.... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20070136324 - Apparatus and method for creating portable etl jobs: A computer readable medium with executable instructions to receive a job and correlate a data store with each data source associated with the job. A first configuration profile is associated with the data store. A second configuration profile is specified for the data store. Dependent flows are identified. The dependent... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070136326 - Apparatus and method for defining relationships between component objects in a business intelligence system: A computer readable memory includes a first data structure storing information characterizing a parent component object, a child component object, and a relationship object. The parent component object, the child component object, and the relationship object are associated to form a record of an edge in a graph that characterizes... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070136325 - Database schema for content managed data: Embodiments of the present invention is directed to a data structure in conformance with a database schema for accessing and managing content managed data and to a system, a method and a computer program product for creating the database schema. According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for... Agent: International Business Machines CorpIPLaw
20070136318 - Document-based information and uniform resource locator (url) management: The present invention enables users to dynamically manage historical data within documents bearing one or more links, and retain the relationships defined by the links. The present invention tracks the links not just from source documents to destination documents, but also from destination documents back to the source documents, organizes... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20070136317 - Estimating the size of a join by generating and combining partial join estimates: A program product, an apparatus, and a method of estimating a join size by generating partial join estimates and combining the partial join estimates. In particular, robust formulas are provided that may result in more consistent estimates and fewer inaccuracies. Inconsistencies and inaccuracies are generally present in conventional join size... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20070136330 - Historical data warehousing system: A method comprises obtaining data from a source system. Further, the obtained data is pre-processed by a stepwise operation to generate pre-processed data. The last operated upon data is recorded. In addition, the pre-processed data is transformed into subject-oriented data by utilizing reusable primary keys and Relational Database Management System... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20070136323 - Mapping data structures: Systems and techniques for mapping data structures in a data processing environment to help ensure the accessibility of stored information. In one implementation, an article includes a machine-readable medium storing instructions. The instructions are operable to cause one or more machines to perform operations. The operations include receiving a first... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20070136333 - Method of inspection and a user interface for a business measure modeling tool: A method of carrying out a certain action on a model, such as a business measures model (BOM Observation Model), wherein the model includes a plurality of elements, the or each of which represent a part of the model, the method comprising extracting each element of the model using a... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20070136327 - Mobile content management apparatus: A mobile content management apparatus including: a data storage storing first meta information comprising metadata defining general attributes of mobile content, second meta information including metadata defining unique attributes of each of the different types of mobile content, and third meta information including metadata related to statistics on the mobile... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070136319 - Network management system: A system includes a relational database and processing logic. The relational database is configured to define a relationship between a group of logical activities and groups of physical commands that perform the logical activities. The processing logic is configured to receive a request to perform one logical activity of the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20070136320 - Remote module incorporation into a container document: A system and method for serving content in a container document. The system comprises a container server that identifies one or more modules for use with a container document, receives a module specification from a remote server, and serves the container document including module data based on the module specification.... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070136331 - Storage-efficient and collision-free hash-based packet processing architecture and method: An architecture and method for data storage and retrieval which also addresses a number of key problems associated with systems employing hash-based techniques. The architecture and method employs a collision-free hashing scheme called Bloomier filter while eliminates its false positives in a storage efficient way. Wildcard support is added through... Agent: Brosemer, Kolefas & Associates, LLC (necl)
20070136322 - System and method for a content history-based electronic guide: A system and method for a content history-based electronic guide. One method includes tracking content accessed by a viewer; updating a history buffer based on the accessed content; and generating a content history-based electronic guide based on content, related guide data and the history buffer.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20070136328 - System and method for managing files to be attached to and detached from an electronic document: A file is attached by a sender to an electronic document. The directory path corresponding to the attached file, is lexicographically encoded and merged with the file name of the attached file to form a file location identifier that contains the location where the file is detached at a recipient's... Agent: Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20070136329 - System for automatic arrangement of portlets on portal pages according to semantical and functional relationship: The present invention relates to the field of network computing, and in particular to method and system for designing a Web Portal comprising a hierarchical structure of portal pages and portlets for accessing Web contents accessible via the Portal. A typical larger enterprise's portal contains large numbers, e.g., thousands of... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software Mcguinness & Manaras LLP
20070136332 - System for managing a user defined type in a database: A system for managing a user defined type (UDT) in a database. The system includes an interface for receiving data indicative of the UDT. A processor is responsive to the data for defining a language specific information package for UDT, presently in the form of a Java class file representative... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070136321 - System for preparing a patent application: A method of preparing a patent application by running a software macro to present a Tool bar (FIG. 1) to display options of Setup for document information and Number Claims for numbering the claims and Build Description for duplicating the claims into the description section and Build Intro Sections for... Agent: Harold W. Milton, Jr.
20070136334 - Communication system and methods: An apparatus and methods for creating a precise, consistent communication of technical notations is disclosed (100). The apparatus and methods provide a standardization for the aural communication of mathematics and scientific content that clearly communicates equations, derivatives, integrals, fractions, and other algebraic, scientific, and mathematical components (12). This standard of... Agent: Keith J. Swedo Sommer Barnard
20070136343 - Data independent relevance evaluation utilizing cognitive concept relationship: A measurable means to evaluate a given relevancy verification process to a human decision process is provided. For example, a cognitive concept relationship (CCR) system can be utilized to provide a relevancy verification evaluation that is independent of the relevancy quality of the test data employed to train the relevancy... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070136340 - Document and file indexing system: A computer system where portions of the indexing application are inserted between the user application and the disk write processing software so that the indexing information for the particular document being stored is obtained as the document is being stored. In a separate parallel operation this document indexing information is... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20070136347 - Encoding and decoding systems: Methods and systems enable uncompressed source data, corresponding to previously-compressed data, to be manipulated or otherwise modified, prior to being rendered by a rendering application. For example, audio data can be modified to include additional audio content, and/or video data can be modified to include additional video content. Accordingly, when... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070136346 - Executing a join plan using data compression: A join plan creates an intermediate table from two or more database tables within a database. In doing so, at least one projected and compressible column within one of the database tables is identified, where the column contains data values to which the application of a compression data transformation results... Agent: John D. Cowart Intellectual Property Section
20070136344 - File compression system and method: A file compression system and method for compressing an intended file to reduce the time taken to open the file, wherein it entails storing at least one piece of data about the authority to read which includes a reading parameter and a compression coefficient corresponding to the reading parameter, loading... Agent: Fulbright And Jaworski LLP
20070136335 - Method and system for multiple independent extensions of a concept taxonomy via description logic classification: A method and system facilitating multiple independent extensions of a concept taxonomy. Separate classification operations determine how one or more distinct sets of additional concepts, each comprising an extension, fit in with the original taxonomy while leaving the original taxonomy intact and substantially without copying it. Classification results are recorded... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP
20070136341 - Method for balancing binary search trees: Method for balancing a binary search tree. A computer implemented method for balancing a binary search tree includes locating a node in a binary search tree, determining whether a depth of the located node is greater than a threshold, and performing balancing operations. If the depth of the located node... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20070136337 - Module specification for a module to be incorporated into a container document: A computer readable medium, an electronic document or a system that uses on of these that includes code that specifies a module for a container document using a content type element, a content element and one or more preference elements.... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070136342 - Processing a user inquiry: Processing a user inquiry includes receiving the user inquiry from an input source. The inquiry may then be processed by a processing device to determine various inquiry factors. These factors provide an indication of the content of the inquiry, such as words associated with particular problems, the software or hardware... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070136345 - System and method for delivering results of a search query in an information management system: A system and method for managing data repositories may include providing techniques for end users to access and manipulate reports stored in the repositories. Text-based, image-based, or other types of reports may be stored in online and/or offline repositories, and in response to a search request, reports stored in the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070136338 - Valid transformation expressions for structured data: Structuring a data structure that is of a particular type that has a particular schema used for validation, in a manner that permits selected components of the data structure to be optionally transformed while retaining the ability to validate the data structure. The data structure includes information that is sufficient... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20070136339 - Variable rate sampling for sequence analysis: Variable rate sampling may be used across a set of software services or for the same software service to construct a sequence of sampling sets. Users are selected over a time period using a sampling scheme to create the sampling sets. The sampling rate may change over time depending upon... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20070136350 - Apparatus and method for determining which objects to place in a container based on relationships of the objects: An apparatus and method to analyze relationships of objects when all objects in combinations are required for the problem resolution to determine which objects to place in a container (cache) to thereby improve database performance and utility. Preferred embodiments are illustrated with respect to attribute caching in a computer database... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20070136359 - Contents list providing apparatus and contents list providing method: According to one embodiment, a contents list providing apparatus includes a list obtaining unit which obtains a contents list of contents stored in a contents server coupled to the contents list providing apparatus via a network. An updated list generating unit generates, based on the contents list obtained by the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070136360 - Database for use with a wireless information device: A database which is accessible by a wireless information device and is (a) for entities and (b) has attributes which are remotely extensible by an application author using a standard protocol over a network. The database offers, in one implementation, an extensible and dynamic framework (i.e. it is a system... Agent: Synnestvedt Lechner & Woodbridge LLP
20070136356 - Mechanism for drivers to create alternate namespaces: An intra-operating system isolation mechanism called a silo provides for the grouping of processes running on a single computer using a single instance of the operating system. The operating system divides the system into multiple side-by-side and/or nested environments enabling the partitioning and controlled sharing of resources and providing an... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070136361 - Method and apparatus for providing xml signature service in wireless environment: Provided are a mobile extensible Markup Language (XML) signature service providing apparatus and method. The mobile XML signature service providing apparatus includes: an XML message analyzing unit authenticating a mobile client, according to an XML signature template generation request or an XML signature verification request received from the mobile client;... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070136355 - Method and system to detect and analyze clinical trends and associated business logic: A method and system are provided for determining and analyzing clinical trend data. Unstructured data at a medical facility is classified utilizing a rule database into structured data, and associated with various parameter identifiers. The structure data is then statistically analyzed and graphical displays and/or reports are produced showing the... Agent: Schiff Hardin LLP Patent Department
20070136357 - Methods and apparatus for designing a workflow process using inheritance: The disclosed system empowers technical and non technical users to author logical business objects, author intelligent business forms, and create automated workflows. The logical business objects include data definitions and methods from existing and new data sources. An object broker interprets the business object definition and brokers data/information and method... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20070136358 - Methods and apparatus for storing data associated with an electronic form: The disclosed system empowers technical and non technical users to author logical business objects, author intelligent business forms, and create automated workflows. The logical business objects include data definitions and methods from existing and new data sources. An object broker interprets the business object definition and brokers data/information and method... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20070136352 - Reporting row structure: A method and an apparatus for generating reports and other outputs from a computer program. A user first defines a focus area, composed of chosen data types and then creates a row definition for the focus area. In defining the row definition the user defines groups and subgroups from the... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20070136348 - Screen-wise presentation of search results: The invention relates to a method of presenting results of searching a document (200, 300). Occurrences (230, 240) found in a part of the document (210, 310) are presented to the user on one screen. In a subsequent step, a further part of the document (220, 320), comprising at least... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070136353 - System and method for data model and content migration in content management application: A system and method for data model and content migration in content management applications is disclosed that facilitates data migration by utilizing a markup-language format to preserve dependency and enable compatibility among various platforms, applications, devices, etc. The invention generally includes retrieving a plurality of objects, determining a dependency of... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20070136354 - System and method for importing content into a content management system using an e-mail application: An e-mail based content import system imports content into a content management system using an e-mail application. A user selects values for address fields of an e-mail, enters a content item in a body of the e-mail, enters content metadata in a body text of the e-mail, and selects files... Agent: Samuel A. Kassatly Law Office
20070136351 - System and methods for previewing alternative compositions and arrangements when composing a strictly-structured flow diagram: A system (102) for previewing changes to a structured flow diagram is provided. The system includes a user interface (110) that displays a structured flow diagram according to a predetermined visual format. The system (100) further includes a preview module (112) for generating a modified display of a portion of... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20070136362 - Systems and methods for report design and generation: A system and method for generating reports from a data source using a word processing template having at least one field that expresses a command and at least one field that expresses a reference to the data source. A processor generates a report using the data source and the word... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20070136363 - Systems and methods for report design and generation: A system and method for generating reports from a data source using a word processing template having at least one field that expresses a command and at least one field that expresses a reference to the data source. A processor generates a report using the data source and the word... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20070136349 - Uniform framework for standardization and transmission of documents electronically: A system for generating outgoing and translating incoming messages, comprising a core engine and a plurality of plug-ins; outgoing system further comprising a trading partner agreement database (TPAD). For the outgoing message, the TPAD identifies a particular extensible document format protocol plug-in and a particular extensible exchange protocol plug-in from... Agent: Wagner, Murabito & Hao LLP
20070136364 - Apparatus and method for transporting a business intelligence objects between business intelligence systems: A computer readable medium includes executable instructions to create a first export file that defines attributes and relationships associated with a first business intelligence object. A second export file that characterizes a second business intelligence object associated with the first business intelligence object is formed. The first export file and... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070136366 - Method and system for structured object modeling: A method for modeling classes to create an application in an object-oriented programming environment based on a hierarchical rooted classification (E) and inheritance-based naming of an entity is disclosed. The method comprising in the logic classification (EB), on a first level, determining whether the entity belongs to a single-element class... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20070136368 - Method for rendering multi-dimensional image data: A method for rendering multi-dimensional image data having a plurality of objects is disclosed. The method includes the following steps: providing an object database for storing the objects, providing a first pointer storage block, obtaining a depth value of the objects as a pointer which points to an address of... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20070136367 - Methods and apparatus for dynamically modifying a business object definition: The disclosed system empowers technical and non technical users to author logical business objects, author intelligent business forms, and create automated workflows. The logical business objects include data definitions and methods from existing and new data sources. An object broker interprets the business object definition and brokers data/information and method... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20070136365 - Reducing unnecessary software transactional memory operations on newly-allocated data: A software transactional memory system is described which utilizes decomposed software transactional memory instructions as well as runtime optimizations to achieve efficient performance. The decomposed instructions allow a compiler with knowledge of the instruction semantics to perform optimizations which would be unavailable on traditional software transactional memory systems. Additionally, high-level... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20070136378 - Apparatus for and method of using an electronic medical records (emr) system: In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention, medical personnel may enter into an electronic medical records (EMR) storage mechanism the precise treatment instructions issued to a patient. A database is accessible to the patient to allow the patient to review the patient's records, including the exact treatment instructions.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070136376 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program: An information processing apparatus and a method for managing dispensing information associated with a prescription for medicine, the apparatus and method including inputting acquiring information for acquiring dispensing status information associated with a prescription for medicine, sending the input acquiring information to at least one other device, and receiving the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070136375 - Information storage medium, information reproducing apparatus, and information reproducing method: According to one embodiment, an information storage medium, and the program comprises referring to a manifest from a playlist that manages playback presentation of a playback presentation object, referring to one of a markup and a script from the manifest, monitoring defining of a name corresponding to an event in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070136373 - Intellectual property portfolio management method and system: A method and system for managing intellectual property (IP). An IP filing for an IP asset is displayed in a display matrix on a computer screen. A status for the IP filing is indicated through the display matrix. A filing instruction or a prosecution instruction for the IP filing is... Agent: Honeywell Intellectual Property Inc Patent Services
20070136374 - Method and system for providing on-line interactivity over a server-client network: Apparatus and a method for communicating media over a network including encoding the media into a server database at a server, downloading from the server database to a client database generally only those portions of the media which are necessary to satisfy user requests and in response to a user... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20070136372 - Methods of quality of service management and supporting apparatus and readable medium: A change in user interest level of a user application of a client device in communication with a network infrastructure at a first quality of service level is assessed (306). In response, the quality of service associated with the user application is dynamically changed (308) to a second quality of... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20070136377 - Optimum value search apparatus and method, recording medium, and computer program product: This invention provides an optimum value search apparatus, method, recording medium, and computer program product used in designing, analyzing, or testing a device having a plurality of factors that have effects on a characteristic. In this method, an orthogonal array is generated by setting level values obtained from the initial... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070136370 - Peer-to-peer file sharing: A peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing system is provided with an enhanced search method for a client node therein. A search from the client contains a primary search of metadata words and a secondary search of content file keys taken from the primary search results. The results of the secondary search... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson
20070136371 - Profile-based user access to a network management system: A system includes a relational database and processing logic. The relational database is configured to define a relationship between users and a group of device groups to which the users are permitted access. The processing logic is configured to receive identification information from a user, identify one or more device... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20070136369 - Program sharer: The present invention provides a program sharer software that uses technology including storage systems on servers and data access redirection to enable frequently used software (such as document editing software, program development tools, drawing software, ERP software, CAD/CAM software mail software, and so on,) to be executed on client terminals,... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services
20070136386 - Automated system for identifying and dropping marginal database indexes: A method and system for managing indexes used to retrieve data from a database stored on a computer, includes determining whether any marginal indexes exist in the database, and removing one or more of the marginal indexes from the database. An index is considered marginal when: (1) it is an... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070136383 - Database tuning method and system: A method for tuning a database system is disclosed. A tuning strategy is received comprising a first procedure to determine a suggested tuning action, and a second procedure to measure performance of the database system. The suggested tuning action is determined and pre-action performance measured according to the respective procedures.... Agent: Mollborn Patents Attn: Ibm
20070136385 - Defensive heap memory management: A data structure, method and system are provided incorporating a general purpose memory allocator and defensive heap memory manager. This provides an ability to reliably detect various types of memory errors, dynamically enable or disable memory debugging, enhance success of read and write operations using various memory verification techniques. Further,... Agent: Greg Goshorn, P.C.
20070136382 - Efficient path-based operations while searching across versions in a repository: A technique and mechanism for efficiently searching across multiple versions of a resource is provided. New operators are provided that take into account the versions of a particular resource. The query engine evaluates the new operators using either an index-based approach or a functional approach. Under an index-based implementation, a... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070136381 - Generating backup sets to a specific point in time: A system, method and computer program product are provided for generating backup sets for a specific point in time from backup data stored in a backup storage device. A backup set, in accordance with an illustrative embodiment, is a collection of the files and data that would have been the... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20070136384 - Method and apparatus for organizing nodes in a network: In current Distributed Storage Systems, applications may determine the device on which data shall be stored. The invention provides a method for automatically selecting an individual storage device within a DSS. A method for automatically classifying a node in a network comprises determining data classes, automatically classifying data of said... Agent: Joseph J. Laks, Vice President Thomson Licensing LLC
20070136379 - Process for integrating and applying quality control on irregular time-series data: A process for integrating and applying quality control on irregular time-series data comprising the steps of: A component that accepts any number of tag points for integration over arbitrary, user-specified intervals, internal statistical algorithms for manipulating the data streams, routines for accepting values from external sources that can be either... Agent: Darrell D. Massie
20070136380 - Robust end-of-log processing: A method of invalidating an unused log file in a database includes examining a discard log information storage area and determining if a discard log exists. If the discard log exists, the log is invalidated. The headers of each of the log files that have been fully invalidated are then... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070136388 - Systems, methods and apparatus of an email client: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which an email client accesses email data through an interface to a database manager, the database manager having a high level security manager.... Agent: Ramirez & Smith
20070136387 - Transaction-safe fat files system: In one aspect, the present disclosure describes a process for maintaining file allocation tables (FATs) for a volume of storage medium. The process includes triggering, by a write operation, modification of data in an existing sector of a data file by writing of data to a new sector of the... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070136392 - Apparatus and method for managing application context: An apparatus and method for managing application context is provided. A first one of a plurality of terminals, each including at least one application, collects and transmits context information of the application to a migration server so that it is stored and managed in the migration server. The migration server... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070136390 - Method and system for maintaining current data for wireless devices: A system is disclosed. The system includes a server to receive a request representing changes to data residing at a device. The request is received from the device that is coupled to the server. The server includes a first synchronizer to identify the changes via web services description. The server... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070136389 - Replication of a consistency group of data storage objects from servers in a data network: Consistency errors may arise during replication of diverse data storage objects from servers in a data network. For preventing consistency errors, a server is programmed for responding to a request for a report of whether or not the server can replicate the dataset without causing a consistency error. Such a... Agent: Richard Auchterlonie Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP
20070136391 - Storage system, nas server and snapshot acquisition method: The correspondence relationship between local paths in local namespaces for snapshots FS0-SNAP0, FS1-SNAP0, and FS2-SNAP0 of file systems FS0, FS1, and FS2 and global paths in a global namespace for those snapshots is defined so that the directory configuration in the global namespace of the snapshots FS0-SNAP0, FS1-SNAP0, and FS2-SNAP0... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070136393 - System for highly available transaction recovery for transaction processing systems: A highly available transaction recovery service migration system in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention implements a server's Transaction Recovery Service (TRS) as a migratable service. In one embodiment of the present invention, the TRS is a server instance or software module implemented in JAVA. The TRS migrates... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20070136394 - Compositing deltas when merging artifacts in a version control system: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to merging artifacts in a version control system and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for compositing deltas when merging artifacts in a version control system. In one embodiment, a method for compositing... Agent: Steven M. Greenberg, Esquire Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20070136396 - Apparatus, system, and method for synchronizing change histories in enterprise applications: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for synchronizing change histories in enterprise applications. An access module accesses a source data object container provided by a source EIS and a destination data object container provided by a destination EIS. The source data object container comprises a source change history, and... Agent: Kunzler & Associates
20070136397 - Information life-cycle management architecture for a device with infinite storage capacity: A system for information life-cycle management includes a metadata depicter, a policy manager, a data manager, and a data organizer. The metadata depicter is configured to create metadata for an attribute of a data type. The policy manager is configured to apply the metadata as a rule to data records... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc
20070136395 - Protecting storage volumes with mock replication: A file server and a data protection manager server can work in tandem to efficiently backup protected volumes, and also provide efficient access to replicas of the protected volumes. In one implementation, a file server institutes a mock replication process, in which the file server observes data associated with write... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20070136399 - Selective dedication of recording resources to a web self-service interface: Recording resources are selectively dedicated for recording data exchanged between entities attached to a network including at least one agent in an enterprise, a user, and a server connected to the agent and the user. At least one interconnection point is selected among interconnection points in the network including one... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070136398 - Storage system control device, storage system control program, and storage system control method: There is disclosed a storage system control device, storage system control program, and storage system control method, which realize large capacity at low bit cost and improve response. A storage system control device 11 controls an online hard disk 12 and a near-line hard disk 13, and includes an online... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070136400 - Method and apparatus for integrating user communities with documentation: An embodiment of the present invention integrates virtual user communities (e.g., forums, example exchanges, etc.) with on-line support information or documentation pertaining to tasks (e.g., installation or use of a software product, use of a consumer product, etc.) a user is attempting to perform. The community is integrated with the... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC
20070136401 - Apparatus and method for garbage collection: A garbage collection apparatus and a method using the same are disclosed. The garbage collection method comprises: making a list of objects that must be deleted from a memory; calculating a predetermined residual time for responding to an external command; deleting the listed objects from the memory during the residual... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070136402 - Automatic prediction of future out of memory exceptions in a garbage collected virtual machine: A method, article of manufacture and apparatus for automatically predicting out of memory exceptions in garbage collected environments are disclosed. One embodiment provides a method of predicting out of memory events that includes monitoring an amount of memory available from a memory pool during a plurality of garbage collection cycles.... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070136403 - System and method for thread creation and memory management in an object-oriented programming environment: A system and method for thread management, including one or more smart pointers that can be identified while creating a copy of the stack, and incremented the reference counter within the smart pointer to reflect the copy operation.... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP06/07/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archive of inventions by patent app class
20070130099 - Compression of servo control logging entries: In controlled mechanical hardware, such as servo-controlled hardware, data from the control algorithm is obtained and logged for possible later analysis. Loss-less compression is provided without increasing the size of the storage memory. Instead of continuously storing the complete (absolute) value of a monitored control parameter, an absolute value is... Agent: Law Office Of Dan Shifrin, PC - Ibm
20070130101 - Method and system for granting access to personal information: A system and method to permit users to have personal unique identifiers associated with personal information stored on a database accessed by an identity server is disclosed. The identity server is connected to one or more networks including the Internet. Users can distribute the personal unique identifier to third parties... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070130100 - Method and system for linking documents with multiple topics to related documents: A method and system for linking documents with multiple topics to related documents employs two distinct processes: a fabrication process to pre-establish candidate target document links within a case law or other document for discrete topics, for example, points of law and landmark cases, that represent related documents that are... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20070130104 - Method of navigation within a portal application, a system for navigating within a portal system, a user terminal and a computer readable storage medium: The invention relates to a method of navigating within a portal application, the portal application having one or more defined roles, wherein the one or more roles have one of a plurality of navigation schemes assigned to the role, wherein the navigation scheme navigates a user within the application in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070130103 - Methods and systems for processing a plurality of errors: As part of handling a large amount of error information generated on a mainframe system associated, for example, with a telephone billing system, a utility software program allows a user to easily process the error information. The information is generated by the mainframe in flat file format and converted into... Agent: Withers & Keys For Bell South
20070130102 - Systems and methods for consolidating shipments: Systems and methods are provided for managing the delivery of ordered products from at least one supplier location to a customer via at least one consolidation location within a supply chain management system. In one embodiment, the availability of the ordered products is checked based on a plurality of ATP... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20070130111 - Claims status interrogation and task management system: A system and method is provided for processing claim status queries and information concerning claims related to provisions of healthcare to patients. The system includes an input processor for receiving status query data including a plurality of different status queries concerning a plurality of different claims for healthcare services of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070130110 - Combining nested aggregators: A method and system for transforming a query tree that includes more than one aggregator. The method includes identifying a first aggregator in the query tree, identifying a second aggregator that is located below the first aggregator in the query tree, and merging the second aggregator with the first aggregator... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070130116 - Mapping of an rdbms schema onto a multidimensional data model: A Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) having any arbitrary structure is translated into a multi-dimensional data model suitable for performing OLAP operations upon. If a relational table defining the relational model includes any tables with cardinality of 1,1 or 0,1, the tables are merged into a single table. If the... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070130109 - Metadata collection within a trusted relationship to increase search relevance: A system and method for collecting internet publisher data is disclosed in which metadata pertaining to the internet publisher is acquired in the context of a trusted relationship with the internet publisher to increase reliability of metadata utilized in the presentation of internet search engine results. In a preferred embodiment,... Agent: John Berryhill
20070130113 - Method and system for navigation and visualization of data in relational and/or multidimensional databases: A computer-implemented design tool for the navigation and visualization of data in at least one relational and/or multidimensional database. The design tool allows a user to partition a display screen into a plurality of frames, to insert and configure controls within each frame to form a dashboard, the controls defining... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20070130117 - Method of providing information via a printed substrate with every interaction: A method of providing information to a user via a printed substrate, said substrate comprising user information and coded data, said coded data being indicative of a region identity associated with the substrate and of a plurality of locations on the substrate, said method comprising the steps of: receiving, in... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20070130114 - Methods and apparatus to optimize processing throughput of data structures in programs: Methods and apparatus to optimize the processing throughput of data structures in programs are disclosed. A disclosed method to automatically optimize processing throughput of a data structure in a program comprises recording information representative of at least one access of the data structure, analyzing the representative information, and modifying the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20070130107 - Missing index analysis and index useage statistics: A method of accumulating and aggregating statistics concerning the use of database table indexes includes using a plurality of counters to register index use. The plurality of counters allow multiple instances of index usage to be recorded simultaneously. A missing index may be detected using an optimal index in a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070130112 - Multimedia conceptual search system and associated search method: The current disclosure uses the disciplines of Ontology and Epistemology to implement a context/content-based “multimedia conceptual search and planning”, in which the formation of conceptualization is supported by embedding multimedia sensation and perception into a hybrid database. The disclosed system comprises: 1) A hybrid database model to host concept setup.... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC Suite 1404
20070130105 - Obtaining server usage information: Methods of obtaining server usage information and organization information related to the market/organizational context in which the server is operated. Server information is collected from servers and is sent over a network. Server usage information may be obtained by receiving server information over a network and processing the server information.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070130115 - Optimizing a query that includes a large in list: An optimization technique involves optimizing a SQL query, in which the SQL query includes a large IN-List query to access data in a table. The technique includes determining whether an IN-List exceeds a predetermined size, and, if so, removing the IN-List query statement and inserting a new query statement including... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070130108 - Remote read-write access to disparate data stores: Providing a rich user experience on a network client in which personal information management (PIM) data from a plurality of data sources is aggregated and displayed to the user. An aggregation system connects to data sources and maps attributes of PIM data in the data sources to a common object... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070130106 - System and method for protecting data in a database: A system and method for protecting data stored in a database, such as a non-production database is provided. The database comprises a plurality of data sets, wherein each data set comprises a plurality of data parts. At least one of the plurality of data sets is related to at least... Agent: William L. Botjer
20070130122 - Computer-implemented method and system for enabling anonymous communication between networked users based on common search queries: A computer-implemented method and system for enabling anonymous communications between networked users based on common search queries is disclosed. The present invention relates to a computer-implemented system and method for receiving a first search query from a first user, receiving a second search query from a second user, at least... Agent: James H. Salter
20070130123 - Content matching: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that improve the identification of related content. An article for which to identify matching content is received or selected. The raw text of the article is analyzed to reduce the raw text to a core set of words, and the results are stored in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070130124 - Employment of task framework for advertising: A task-based advertisement system and method are provided. The system employs high-order concepts (e.g., booking a flight, checking stock quotes etc.) embodied in “task(s)” which can then be bid upon by advertisers. The task(s) employed by the system are based upon a semantic solution to a natural-language query. The system... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070130118 - Method and apparatus for manipulating data within a remote database in a multiple tier environment: An embodiment of the present invention enables manipulation of data on a remote server and ensures uniqueness of data identifiers in a multi-tier environment, where a database client communicates through one or more intermediate servers to reach the target server containing the remote database. In particular, a client system transmits... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC
20070130128 - System and method for finding desired results by incremental search using an ambiguous keypad with the input containing orthographic and typographic errors: A system for finding and presenting content items in response to keystrokes entered by a user on an input device having a known layout of overloaded keys selected from a set of key layouts. The system includes (1) a database containing content items and terms characterizing the content items; (2)... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP
20070130129 - System and method for image-based searching: Disclosed is a system and method for web browsing via an image model. In one embodiment, a preview panel with cascading images exists featuring a plurality of images for a particular business and, below, a plurality of rows of images dedicated to all of the businesses. In the plurality of... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070130121 - System and method of displaying a document including an embedded link: A method and system of displaying a document including an embedded link within text of the document. The method includes receiving an open document command. It is determined whether at least one link is embedded in the text of at least a portion of the document, responsive to the open... Agent: Ibm Corp. (clg) C/o Cardinal Law Group
20070130120 - System and method of selectively searching textual content: The Hyperlinked Document Find Tool (“HDFT”) is a tool for recursively searching textual content of a first file and a hyperlinked file embedded in the first file and stored under the same root directory as the first file. The HDFT selects the first file, enters a search term, searches for... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rus) C/o Rudolf O Siegesmund Gordon & Rees, LLP
20070130131 - System and process for searching a network: A system for searching a network for network based content related to a search query, such as multimedia and streaming media, includes an adapter for formatting the search query, a first database containing previous search results and a second database for storing currently returnable metadata, a search processor, and at... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070130125 - System, process and software arrangement for assisting in navigating the internet: A system, method, software arrangement and computer-accessible medium are provided that permit improved access to web pages within a web site via a standardized interface that can be displayed as hierarchal menus. Such menus may be provided by receiving a request to browse a web site, obtaining the link structure... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070130127 - Systems and methods for automatically categorizing digital assets: Systems and methods for managing digital assets in a distributed computing environment are described. Meta-data for the digital assets is stored separately from the digital assets. Meta-data for some of the digital assets is copied and stored at a central location. Meta-data for the digital assets is generated by clients... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20070130130 - Systems and methods for securing customer data in a multi-tenant environment: Network security is enhanced in a multi-tenant database network environment using a query plan detection module to continually poll the database system to locate and raise an alert for suspect query plans. Security also can be enhanced using a firewall system sitting between the application servers and the client systems... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070130126 - User distributed search results: A universal distributed search system allows users to find and distribute search results (possibly including advertisements) to those with whom they communicate. The search results can be easily distributed by the user via a simple interface that allows the search results to be easily added to the user's content. In... Agent: Harrity Snyder, LLP
20070130119 - User/process runtime system trace: A tracer object for tracing a user or process in a data processing system is provided. An application receives a tracer key containing a request for information to be traced. The received tracer key is checked against all tracer keys that the application has stored. If a match between two... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20070130132 - Apparatus and method for personalized data delivery: A computer readable memory stores a set of executable instructions forming a personalized data delivery module. The personalized data delivery module includes executable instructions to receive a data request from a client device, invoke a user profile corresponding to a user generating the data request, gather personalized data from a... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070130133 - Incorporating network constraints into a network data model for a relational database management system: A technique used with PL/SQL routines that are wrappers for Java routines which permits a PL/SQL wrapper routine to supply a Java class to the Java routine executed by the wrapper routine. The invocation of the wrapper routine includes a parameter value that specifies the class. The relational database system... Agent: Gordon E. Nelson, Patent Attorney, PC
20070130135 - Information processing apparatus, data communication apparatus, control methods therefor, address management system, and program: An address book data download request issued from a data communication apparatus is received. On the basis of authority of a user of the data communication apparatus which has issued the download request and a security level set for each address information in address book data stored in a storage... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070130134 - Natural-language enabling arbitrary web forms: A form filler system and method are provided. The system can allow a user to fill out forms quickly using natural language. A user can navigate to a particular web site and type a natural language query into a text input box. Based, at least in part, upon the query,... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070130136 - Relational database access system using semantically dynamic objects: A relational database access system and method provides a new data representation and a query technique which allows information system end users to access (query) relational databases without knowing the relational structure or the structure query language (SQL). The present invention utilizes semantically dynamic objects.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070130138 - Methods and apparatus for storing a collaboratively designed workflow process: The disclosed system empowers technical and non technical users to author logical business objects, author intelligent business forms, and create automated workflows. The logical business objects include data definitions and methods from existing and new data sources. An object broker interprets the business object definition and brokers data/information and method... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20070130137 - Methods and systems for optimizing text searches over structured data in a multi-tenant environment: Search systems and methods for searching structured data and enhancing the relevancy of search results provided to a requesting user or application. Enhanced search results are provided by searching a cache of a users most recently used items to eliminate or reduce search indexing latency. Also, more relevant search results... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070130140 - Method and device for high performance regular expression pattern matching: Disclosed herein is an improved architecture for regular expression pattern matching. Improvements to pattern matching deterministic finite automatons (DFAs) that are described by the inventors include a pipelining strategy that pushes state-dependent feedback to a final pipeline stage to thereby enhance parallelism and throughput, augmented state transitions that track whether... Agent: Thompson Coburn, LLP
20070130139 - Search system for providing information of keyword input freguency by category and method thereof: The present invention relates to a search service system and a method thereof, and more particularly, relates to a search service system capable of providing an input order of a keyword which is input into the search service system, according to a category to which the keyword belongs, and a... Agent: Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP
20070130141 - Computer-implemented electronic diary to enter locked notes for historical archival: A system for the entry of notes on a policy or claim, wherein the notes, after submission, are stored is non-editable form and are locked in a database for historical archival. In one scenario, the entered notes are editable and can be deleted for a pre-set time period, wherein, after... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan
20070130144 - Method and system for concurrent processing of list items: For concurrent processing of list items by multiple control threads, a list structure is provided in the form of a reference list referencing items by a sequence number and a plurality of sub-lists across which the items are distributed. The reference list is locked when allocating or retrieving a sequence... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20070130143 - System and method for file sharing and collaboration on the internet: Embodiments of the invention enable a self-registered user to store files and/or folders on a web server system, each file and/or folder having different share levels for other self-registered users. The other users can then access each file and/or folder based on their respective share levels after logging in to... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.l.p
20070130142 - System and method for handling parallel updates of objects requiring time sensitive acknowlegement: A system and method of updating persistent objects in a persistent store. In response to receipt of a confirmation of task competition, an attempt is made to acquire a lock for corresponding item data in the persistent store. Regardless of whether the lock is acquired, a successful update of the... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070130147 - Exponential noise distribution to optimize database privacy and output utility: An amount of noise to add to a query output may be selected to preserve privacy of inputs while maximizing utility of the released output. Noise values can be distributed according to a substantially symmetric exponential density function (“exponential distribution”). That is, the most likely noise value can be zero,... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070130146 - Method and system for managing data: Method and system for validating data residing on different servers is provided. The method includes providing a first user interface from a first location, said first user interface providing access to data residing on a server in the first location, a substantial copy of said data made available on a... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20070130148 - Real-time overall monitor system: A real-time overall monitor system according to this invention may keep track of the executive states of activities done by employees, comprising client computers and a monitor server. The client computers are mainly used by the employees to do all kinds of activities in working hours, and after the activities... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070130145 - User activity based document analysis: Actions of a user that correspond to various documents are identified by observing and analyzing low level system events driven by the user's interactions with one or more windows for displaying the documents. The identified user activity is used to characterize the documents. Characterizations can include relationships between the documents,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070130158 - Downloadable content delivery management using a presence server: Methods of receiving availability data at a subscriber of a presence service include receiving from a presence server providing the presence service availability information associated with users associated with the subscriber of the presence service. Update information associated with a downloadable content record stored at a device remote from the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20070130154 - Dynamic connection establishment using an object link: Techniques are provided for creating dynamic connections to objects on remote database clusters. Service-to-instance mapping information is provided to a listener process for a cluster database. The service-to-instance mapping indicates the current provider instance(s) of each object within the cluster database. To establish a connection to a remote object, a... Agent: Oracle International Corporation C/o Bingham Mccutchen LLP
20070130150 - Embedded gamer card across multiple devices and networks: A gamercard associated with an integrated gamer profile to identify a gamer is provided to the gamer and other PC/console users who also participate in other online gaming community activities such as game-related web sites. The gamercard is also provided to the user in a modular fashion formatted in a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070130166 - Information processing apparatus, server apparatus file processing method, storage medium, and program: In a system that includes a client for managing a file and a document management server for storing the file on a storing portion, the client requests to a policy management server to issue policy data to be set to the storing portion. Then, the client creates a control file... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070130164 - Method and system for managing information in an on-line community: A method and system for managing information in an on-line community is described. One embodiment assigns, in an information management system, a distinct domain to each member of the on-line community, each member of the on-line community being associated with a client computer that is connected with the information management... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20070130159 - Method and system to present video content: A method and system to preview video content. The system comprises an access component to receive a search request and a loader to simultaneously stream a plurality of videos associated with the search request. The system may further comprise a trigger to detect a pointer positioned over a first video... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070130152 - Method, apparatus, and program product for building integration workflow endpoints into web components: A relay component is deployed to a Web application. The relay component converts Web software components to a format expected by an integration broker. Developers may then implement an integration strategy entirely in the integration broker and then connect the presentation layer of the Web pages to the integration broker... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20070130149 - Method, system, and computer program product for troubleshooting/configuring communications settings of a computer system: The present invention provides a client and server tool that interrogates file sharing attributes of a client/server system from both the client side and the server side. These attributes may include software fireballs, sharing policies, and security attributes. By interrogating the file sharing attributes from both the client and server... Agent: Synnestvedt & Lechner, LLP
20070130162 - Methods and apparatus for combining properties and methods from a plurality of different data sources: The disclosed system empowers technical and non technical users to author logical business objects, author intelligent business forms, and create automated workflows. The logical business objects include data definitions and methods from existing and new data sources. An object broker interprets the business object definition and brokers data/information and method... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20070130155 - Propagation of user preferences to end devices: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are disclosed to provide propagation of user preferences to multiple end devices of potentially diverse types. In one embodiment, a method of providing propagation of user preferences to multiple end devices can comprise receiving a request for user preference information, the request originating from a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070130168 - Storage control sub-system comprising virtual storage units: A storage control device provided in a storage control system reports a virtual storage capacity value stored in a shared memory, to a host terminal, and ensures that, after the virtual storage capacity value has been stored in the host terminal, the virtual storage capacity value thus reported cannot be... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070130160 - System and method for supporting portable apparatus: Disclosed is a support system and method proper for support of a portable apparatus. In the system and method a periphery control module controls the portable apparatus. A communication module intermediates communication with a communication network. An input controller controls input of a command from a user. A control module... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070130161 - System and method for supporting portable apparatus: A server apparatus for providing content data includes a generator configured to generate second management data based on first management data, the first management data managing first identification data for identifying the content data locally within the server apparatus, the second management data managing second identification data for identifying the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070130156 - System, apparatus, and method for dynamically customizing and configuring applications: A system and method for dynamically customizing and/or configuring applications on devices. The user interface of a base application resident on a terminal can be modified in accordance with the invention. Terminal-related information is transmitted from the terminal upon initial activation of the base application at the terminal. The terminal-related... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20070130167 - Systems and methods for providing authentication credentials across application environments: The present invention relates to a system for providing a modified URL from a proxy server to a virtualized computing environment attempting to access a remote resource. The modified URL may contain information which allows a proxy server which receives a request for the URL to generate a request for... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20070130165 - Systems for fast efficient retrieval of medical image data from multidimensional data sets, related methods and computer products: Data retrieval systems for retrieving data from a multidimensional medical data set include: (a) a client configured to electronically request image data of a patient; (b) a server in communication with a plurality of electronically stored multidimensional patient medical image data sets; and (c) a data retrieval interface in communication... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20070130157 - Techniques for performing file operations involving a link at a database management system: A method and apparatus for performing file system operations involving a link is provided. A request to perform a file system operation involving a link is received from a client at a database server. The link may establish a relationship a source resource has to a target resource. The source... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070130153 - Techniques to communicate and process location information from communications networks on a mobile computing device: A system, apparatus, and method for techniques to retrieve and process information from communication networks on a mobile computing device are described. The apparatus may include a first interface module to receive a query and to display results of said query. The results include location information of at least one... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20070130151 - Using errors to perform a search: The invention is directed towards a system and method for proving content to a user. The invention can be configured to present the content to the user if a user intentionally or unintentionally inputs an incorrect URL into an address field of a browser window instead of presenting the user... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20070130163 - Work item management through a client application: Manipulating work item data with a client application, such as a messaging application, that does not have native capability to manipulate work item data. A user interface is provided through the client application that enables a user to create, edit, delete, search, or otherwise manipulate a state of the work... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070130174 - Automating business events: A method, computer system, and database system for automating a business rule in a database are disclosed. One or more database triggers associated with a business rule state machine are enabled and the business rule state machine is initialized.... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070130170 - Data ecosystem awareness: A user input is received. The user input creates or alters an association that links at least two elements within a system of data. A user is provided with, based at least in part on the association, an indication of relevant data.... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20070130176 - Document processing method, recording medium, and document processing system: There is provided a document processing method in which a document is created by applying one or more templates to multiple structured documents stored in a folder among a group of folders having a hierarchical structure in a document database, the method including acquiring a first structured document including multiple... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20070130178 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus for generating, on the basis of specific data containing a plurality of record data, print data to be processed by a printing apparatus, includes a tree view display unit adapted to display, when record data in a specific field contained in the specific data changes, a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20070130169 - Information recording apparatus and information recording control program: In the case where the information data recorded in the recording medium is recorded in a predetermined area of the recording means, detection whether the indentification information for identifying the recording medium is attached, is conducted, when the indentification information is attached, a predetermined area is selected based on the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070130177 - Media management system: Media management systems and methods are provided for authoring, managing, navigating, and collaborating electronic media. The media management systems and methods, collectively referred to herein as a Binder Presentation System (BPS), provide an application for presenting digital content that allows users to quickly create, manage, share and view rich media... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070130172 - Method and apparatus for creating topological features inside a database system: A technique used in a relational database management system that provides a topology data model in which topological elements are stored in topology element tables. The technique allows topological elements to be added to the topology element tables while a feature specifier that represents a feature composed of the topological... Agent: Gordon E. Nelson, Patent Attorney, PC
20070130180 - Methods and transformations for transforming metadata model: Transformations are provided for transforming a metadata model that contains model objects. The metadata model has a multiple layers including a lower layer containing one or more lower abstraction model objects having a lower abstraction level and a higher layer containing one or more higher abstraction model objects having a... Agent: Gardner Groff Santos & Greenwald, P.C.
20070130173 - Methods of operating computer system with data availability management software: According to some embodiments, a method includes running a first application program on a computer system, running a second application program on the computer system, and running a data availability manager (DAM) program on the computer system. The first application program is operative to indicate to the DAM program that... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20070130179 - Resolving variant data set type into explicit data set type: A computer implemented method resolves variant data set type into explicit data set type in a design. The method includes generating a design database that includes an object library. An explicit data set type is propagated within the design to an input of a variant exposer. An exposer is identified... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070130171 - Techniques for implementing indexes on columns in database tables whose values specify periods of time: Techniques for history enabling a table in a database system so that past versions of rows of the history-enabled table are available for temporal querying. The table is history enabled by adding a start time column to the table and creating a history table for the history-enabled table. The history... Agent: Gordon E. Nelson, Patent Attorney, PC
20070130175 - Video metadata correction apparatus and method: This invention is to provide a technique for properly correcting video metadata related to and synchronized with the video. This video metadata correction apparatus includes: a section identification unit that identifies a section including incorrect video metadata based on information concerning video metadata in a first video metadata storage for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070130184 - Adaptive data dictionary language, extendable for a security system: A system, method and computer program product for storing configuration data for use in configuring a device while a program utilizing the configuration data is undergoing a revision at the device. The method includes a first step of providing a data structure indicating a manner in which configuration data is... Agent: Honeywell Law Department Patent Services
20070130186 - Automatic task creation and execution using browser helper objects: A task system and method are provided. The system provides an automated approach for task creation, maintenance and/or execution. The system includes a browser that receives search results and at least one task associated with a query from a search engine. The system further includes a browser helper object that... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070130182 - Data ecosystem awareness: Information pertaining to human interactions with multiple data systems is collected. At least one of the human interactions occurs outside of an Internet environment. A user is provided with, based at least in part on the collected information, an indication of relevant data.... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20070130188 - Data hashing method, data processing method, and data processing system using similarity-based hashing algorithm: Provided are a data hashing method, a data processing method, and a data processing system using a similarity-based hashing (SBH) algorithm in which the same hash value is calculated for the same data and the more similar data, the smaller difference in the generated hash values. The data hashing method... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070130185 - Efficient deletion of leaf node items within tree data structure: Leaf node items within a tree data structure are efficiently deleted. A leaf node item of a leaf node of the tree data structure is marked for deletion. The leaf node is marked as containing leaf node items that have been marked for deletion. A flag for a region encompassing... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20070130181 - Method and apparatus to propagate delta information from an enterprise information system: Disclosed is a computer implemented method, computer program product, and data processing system for propagating object fields associated with an event to a client application. A software module gets an event having an event identifier, wherein the event identifier is associated with a business object. The software module analyzes the... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20070130187 - Method and system for selectively decoding audio files in an electronic device: A method and system for operating an electronic device (102) that is operably coupled to an audio output device (104) is provided. The method includes receiving an encoded audio file at the electronic device. Further, the method includes selectively decoding (202) the encoded audio file, in correspondence with a spectral... Agent: Motorola, Inc Intellectual Property Section
20070130183 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for associating computer-system-accessible resources using behaviors: Methods, systems, and computer program products for associating computer-system-accessible resources using behaviors are disclosed. According to one method, first and second resources accessible via a computer system are identified. A behavior for associating the first and second resources at an instance level is determined. The first and second resources are... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC Jenkins, Wilson & Taylor, P.A.
20070130190 - Data storage device, information transmitter, data storage system and information processing system: To provide a data storage device and a data storage system capable of giving an arbitrary name to a folder and a file in each data to be stored in a memory. For example, pieces of code information are corresponded to respective two-dimensional bar codes and stored in a code... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070130193 - Interactive tool for constructing and editing process diagrams: Systems and methods are provided for assisting a user in creating a process diagram according to a specific methodology. A template library includes a plurality of entities associated with the methodology. Each of the plurality of entities has an associated one of a plurality of entity categories. A user interface... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20070130191 - Method and system for analyzing effectiveness of compliance function: A method quantifies compliance risk management effectiveness at a point in time and over time. A computer-implemented method for doing so creates a graphical display of compliance exceptions identified within the organization over time and displays a plot or curve for each source that identified the compliance exceptions. The graphical... Agent: Fortkort & Houston Suite 500
20070130192 - Method and system for configuring network devices through an operations support system interface: A method for configuring an entity in a communications network through an operations support system interface (“OSSI”), comprising: establishing an object for the entity in the interface of a data processing system, the object having at least one attribute derived from a script template for the entity; receiving at least... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.
20070130189 - Method of creating a description document in markup language of a global service provided on a communication path: A method of creating a description document in markup language of a global service provided by at least two successive nodes on a communication path in the communication network, using description documents of a unitary service provided by each of said nodes on the communication path, each description document of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070130195 - Modeling enumeration tables for relational databases: Provided are method, system, and article of manufacture, wherein a table is determined to be an enumeration table, in response to an indication provided to an application. Metadata corresponding to rows and columns of the enumeration table is generated. A model that logically represents the enumeration table by storing the... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20070130194 - Providing natural-language interface to repository: Providing a natural-language interface to a repository includes retrieving information from at least one repository, and generating a computer-readable ontology using the information. The computer-readable ontology is configured for use in interpreting user-entered natural-language statements regarding the at least one repository. A computer system including at least one repository has... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070130196 - Removing data set exposers and collectors from behavioral design code: A computer implemented method removes an exposer and a collector from a design. A first transport is identified in a design that connects to both exposer and collector. The method determines whether a collector output and an exposer input have matching data set type. If the data set type of... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070130198 - Data management device, data management system and data management method: Contents can be opened to a suitable group by a simple operation. A data management method allows a plurality of users to browse stored data. The method includes setting association of first data which is previously set to be opened and at least one second data. Third groups to which... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070130197 - System and method to track the status, physical location, and logical location of workflow objects in a workflow cycle: A system and method for tracking the status, physical location, and logical location of a workflow object in a logical insurance lifecycle. As an object product of a particular insurance process is created, and progresses logically through the phases of associated with the lifecycle of an insurance policy and its... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan
20070130210 - Compatible progressive download method and system: Disclosed is a compatible progressive download method and system. In the system, a terminal acquires format information of a remote content file prior to download of the content file and sets a progressive download environment based on the acquired format information. The terminal then simultaneously downloads data in a position... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20070130204 - Dynamic electronic rating and ranking system: A computer rates applicants to different business relationship programs. For an application of a company to a business relationship program, the computer receives a program value, company information values and company sales values, and determines a rating value based thereon. Potentially different rating formulas are associated with the different business... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP
20070130199 - File managing apparatus, file managing method, file managing method program, and recording medium that records file managing method program: The present invention applies illustratively to an optical disk apparatus that handles an index file formed by a series of entries comprising extract information about files. In operation, the apparatus organizes a plurality of still picture files into a single movie file and registers anew the movie file into the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070130212 - Haptic authoring: Methods are presented for authoring geometrical databases which incorporate touch or haptic feedback. In particular, a database of geometrical elements incorporates attributes necessary to support haptic interactions such as stiffness, hardness, friction, and so forth. Users may instantiate objects designed through CAD/CAM environments or attach haptic or touch attributes to... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20070130208 - Hierarchical, multi-tiered mapping and monitoring architecture for service-to-device re-mapping for smart items: A service repository is used to store at least one service in association with service metadata describing service requirements of the service. The service repository also may store one or more platform-specific service executables. A service mapper is used to determine device metadata associated with each of a plurality of... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20070130200 - Interactive phone book: In a telecommunications device a number or address is selected from a stored list for initiating a call or sending a message from the telecommunications device to the number or address. The list includes names and one or more numbers and/or addresses corresponding to each name. At least some of... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20070130205 - Metadata driven user interface: Metadata is used to create customized user interface (UI) portions for an application. The metadata may be XML-based and can be interpreted and then rendered to implement a customized UI that also supports data binding between data and the UI controls. Once created, the metadata is processed by a rendering... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070130203 - Method and system to provide targeted advertising with search results: A method and system to provide targeted advertisements with video search results is provided. The system comprises a query component to detect a request for a search and an advertisement selector to present one or more video advertisements to a user according to characteristics associated with the search.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070130202 - System and method for automatically generating a searchable plug-in from text files: A plug-in generating system generates a searchable plug-in from text files. The system selects the text files from one or more directories of text files for inclusion in the searchable plug-in. The system converts the selected text files into a plurality of HTML files for providing enhanced search capability of... Agent: Samuel A. Kassatly Law Office
20070130211 - System and method for downloading contents to mobile terminal: A method for downloading content data to a mobile terminal. The method includes selecting, via the mobile terminal, a desired content data from content data stored on a content server over a mobile communication network, transmitting the selected content data from the content server to a user account server, and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070130209 - System and method for generating consumer relational marketing information in a system for the distribution of digital content: This invention uses the ability to generate consumer relational marketing information from a database of transaction for digital content using a digital content mediator (“DCM”) to track the distribution of digital content. By using information from the transaction log, which can be either generated directly by the DCM server (typically... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
20070130206 - System and method for integrating heterogeneous biomedical information: A system and method for using heterogeneous data from multiple healthcare information sources in a medical decision support system is disclosed. Each healthcare information system stores medical data using a different local schema. The medical decision support system provides responses to user queries. A query is received from a user... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070130207 - System and method for managing shared collections: This document describes, among other things, systems and methods for managing shared collections. A method comprises receiving, by a network-based commerce system, an indication from a client device to create a collection; receiving, by the network-based commerce system, a textual description of the collection from the client computer; automatically classifying... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070130201 - System, method, and computer program product for synchronizing price information among various sources of price information: A system, method, and computer program product to synchronize price information among various sources of price information in response to the modification of a price of an item by one source. The price modification may occur in response to a request for price information for a particular item and an... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070130214 - Apparatus, system, and method for continuously protecting data: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for continuously protecting data. A mirror module mirrors a primary record set to a base record set. A log module accumulates each record change to the primary record set in a log. A change selection module selects a record change from the log.... Agent: Kunzler & Associates
20070130213 - Node polling in consistency group formation: Provided are a method, system, deployment and program for managing data transfer in consistency group formation. In one embodiment, nodes are periodically polled to determine traffic conditions. An estimated drain time for a node such as the most congested node, for example, is compared to a drain time limit and... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20070130217 - Many to many data synchronization: The invention allows any number of connected computing devices to synchronization data with each other without being wired directly to each other. The invention provides for generic data handling in addition to type-specific data handling to allow plug-in support for additional data types without altering the basic infrastructure of the... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20070130216 - Method, system, and program for data synchronization: Disclosed is a technique for data synchronization. A first identifier for a portion of data on a primary volume is determined, wherein a unique identifier is associated with each portion of data at the primary volume. A second identifier for a portion of corresponding data at a secondary volume is... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20070130215 - Methods and systems for managing multiple updates to time-constrained data: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing updates to time-constrained data contained in a database. The disclosed systems and methods may include applying a time constraint to govern permissible relationships between a set of related records contained in a database. An application may comprise a client interface allowing a client... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070130218 - Systems and methods for roll-up of asset digital signatures: Systems and methods for managing digital assets in a distributed computing environment are described. Meta-data for the digital assets is stored separately from the digital assets. Meta-data for some of the digital assets is copied and stored at a central location. Meta-data for the digital assets is generated by clients... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20070130220 - Degraded operation technique for error in shared nothing database management system: To realize a degraded operation for equalizing loads on servers to prevent performance from being degraded in a server system having a cluster configuration in which a node in which an error occurs is excluded. The server system includes a plurality of DB servers for dividing a transaction of a... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070130219 - Traversing runtime spanning trees: The traversal of runtime spanning trees is facilitated in a distributed operational environment. Distributed traversal of runtime spanning trees may be implemented in different scenarios. However, by way of example only, distributed traversal of runtime spanning trees is described herein primarily in the context of a distributed system simulation scenario.... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070130224 - Deleting master data: Systems and techniques for deleting master data. In one implementation, a method includes identifying a version of a collection of master data to be deleted, publishing at least a portion of the version of the collection of master data from the client data processing system to a server in the... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070130222 - Establishing copy relationships to copy source data to target data: Provided are a method, system, and program for establishing copy relationships to copy source data to target data. A request is received to establish a copy relationship indicating to copy source data to target data. A determination is made as to whether the source data defined in the request comprises... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20070130223 - Method for synchronizing information: A method for synchronizing an event in a first datastore and a second datastore. The method comprises the steps of selecting a first datastore comprising a plurality of events, selecting a second datastore, and providing a synchronization setting for an event in the plurality of events so as to indicate... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20070130221 - Secured and filtered personal information publishing: Selectively shared and filtered personal information collections are provided. Personal information collections include calendars, task lists, address books, and other collections of information that may be provided by personal information manager (PIM) software. Personal information collections published on a server may be limited on a user-by-user basis as to who... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070130227 - Apparatus and method for journaling database changes using minimized journal entries that may be output in human-readable form: A minimized journaling mechanism stores minimized journal data in a format that allows for display and outputting the journal data in human-readable form. When a change to a record occurs, instead of writing only the changed bytes, all of the bytes in each field that changed are written to the... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20070130230 - Backup and restore of file system objects of unknown type: File system objects of unknown type are backed up and restored. A list of file system objects is received from a file system. The file system objects are to be backed up. For each file system object that has a file type that is unknown, the following is performed. First,... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20070130231 - Closed-loop supportability architecture: A closed-loop supportability system for a database system includes a system health check administrator to allow the definition of supportability service level goals, a supportability regulator to regulate the execution of the database system to attempt to achieve the supportability service level goals, a supportability monitor to provide real-time views... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070130226 - Database system that provides for history-enabled tables: Techniques for history enabling a table in a database system so that past versions of rows of the history-enabled table are available for temporal querying. The table is history enabled by adding a start time column to the table and creating a history table for the history-enabled table. The start... Agent: Gordon E. Nelson, Patent Attorney, PC
20070130228 - Filesystem snapshot enhancement to improve system performance: Reducing copy on write activity during snapshot backup processing in computer system. A snap shot of the data is created. As the backup of each file is successfully completed, the copy-on-write functionality for the file is disabled. As the backup of each other file is successfully completed, the copy-on-write for... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20070130229 - Merging metadata on files in a backup storage: Provided are a method, system, and program for merging metadata on files in a backup storage. A query is received for information on files from a file system for a client node. A determination is made of metadata for files in a backup storage for the client node stored external... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20070130232 - Method and apparatus for efficiently storing and managing historical versions and replicas of computer data files: The present invention is associated with a system and a method for providing comprehensive data protection for data, which includes receiving a file and storing a first modified version of the file along with a first difference file, wherein the first difference file contains differences between the first modified version... Agent: Boris A. Matvenko, Esq. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20070130233 - Representing media as folders in backup systems: Embodiments are directed to a network backup system (NBS) that supports numerous backup policies or schemes for controlling backup jobs and corresponding copy jobs in accordance with media object associations. The media object associations include logical associations between media (represented by media folders) and media objects (representing related media in... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070130225 - Service inventory prompt and actions: Backup storage apparatus and related methods wherein a controller and operator control panel are provided that cooperate to control functions and display information regarding the apparatus. The controller and operator control panel is configured to implement an inventory service level function that selectively displays a selectable skip inventory item, if... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070130234 - Support system for data migration: The identification information about unnecessary files is registered to generate an unnecessary-file database. The identification information about files stored on a plurality of storage devices connected to a host computer is acquired to judge with the unnecessary-file database whether the identification information about files conforms to unnecessary-file conditions. Files nonconforming... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070130236 - Method, apparatus and program storage device for providing real-time file system charge-back accounting per management object during a report cycle: A method, apparatus and program storage device for providing real-time file system charge-back accounting with real time historical minimum and maximum usage per user or group during a report cycle. In a first storage area of file system memory, space allocation data for a current accounting period is monitored and... Agent: David W. Lynch Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel
20070130235 - System and method for generation of an information handling system mof file from cim metadata: A MOF file for management information of an information handling system is automatically generated from CIM metadata that represents the configuration of the information handling system and a CIM schema that defines classes of the CIM. A MOF file precompiler extracts MOF classes from the CIM metadata and applies the... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20070130238 - Garbage collector support for transactional memory: A software transactional memory system is described which utilizes decomposed software transactional memory instructions as well as runtime optimizations to achieve efficient performance. The decomposed instructions allow a compiler with knowledge of the instruction semantics to perform optimizations which would be unavailable on traditional software transactional memory systems. Additionally, high-level... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20070130237 - Transient cache storage: A method and apparatus for storing non-critical processor information without imposing significant costs on a processor design is disclosed. Transient data are stored in the processor-local cache hierarchy. An additional control bit forms part of cache addresses, where addresses having the control bit set are designated as “transient storage addresses.”... Agent: Ibm Corp. (mrn) C/o Law Office Of Michael R. NicholsPrevious industry: Data processing: artificial intelligence
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